A Spectral Miscellany 24:02:2014

Today, we would just like to remind people that Spectral is not just about The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark, and that we have other goodies on offer. See below for a wholesome raft of books available NOW! STILL LIFE by Tim Lebbon (Spectral Visions IV) Jenni’s husband was part of the Road of Souls––his … Continue reading

Ghosts and Still Life: the back cover blurbs

This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for – below are the respective blurbs for Paul Kane’s Ghosts collection of supernatural short stories and Tim Lebbon’s novella Still Life, both of which are due to be launched at this year’s World Fantasy Convention (31st October – November 3rd 2013, Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton, UK). Pre-order buttons … Continue reading

Pre-orders: Still Life novella by Tim Lebbon & Ghosts collection by Paul Kane

A little later than planned, due to internet issues, here’s today’s blog: At the end of October/beginning of November, Spectral will be launching two books by top-class writers, Still Life by Tim Lebbon and Ghosts by Paul Kane (cover artwork by Edward Miller shown above). They will be officially launched at World Fantasy Con in Brighton, but you … Continue reading

23:07:2013 – a new review and some news

Yesterday we had a review of a book which was published at Christmastime  last year and today we bring you notice of a review of a book that was launched at last year’s FantasyCon at the end of September – John Llewellyn Probert’s The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine. This one’s from the British Fantasy Society … Continue reading

Spectral Collected Chapbooks I – VIII: Special Edition

We decided in our infinite wisdom to put this very special edition on pre-order this afternoon, so those who are interested can secure their copies of this EXTREMELY LIMITED set as soon as possible. There are ONLY TEN of these available. So, here’s what you get: All EIGHT chapbooks presented in their original formats from … Continue reading

Whitstable by Stephen Volk: press info

Below is the press-release for the forthcoming novella from Stephen Volk, Whitstable: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTROVERSIAL “GHOSTWATCH” WRITER PUBLISHES NOVELLA AS TRIBUTE TO HORROR STAR PETER CUSHING IN HIS CENTENARY YEAR 1971. A middle-aged man, wracked with grief, walks along the beach at Whitstable in Kent. A boy walks approaches him and, taking him for the … Continue reading

Whitstable: news and pre-orders

As most of you horror aficionados know, 2013 is the centenary of one of the finest actors Britain has ever produced – Peter Cushing. There will be many celebrations to mark the event, and Spectral Press is joining in by publishing a novella, called Whitstable by Stephen Volk, the writer mostly known for his groundbreaking … Continue reading

The 13 Ghosts of Christmas: format change

Just a short blog this morning, to let you know of a slight change to the physical format of the hardback edition of the first Spectral Christmas Ghost Story Annual aka The 13 Ghosts of Christmas. It will now feature cloth boards in a fetching dark green, foil stamped titles in gold on front and spine, … Continue reading

The 13 Ghosts of Christmas: the full wraparound cover

This morning Spectral Towers is completely fogbound – a fortuitously appropriate atmosphere in which, we deem, to reveal the eerily beautiful wraparound cover to The 13 Ghosts of Christmas anthology, due to be published this time next month. We think that the combination of Vincent Shaw-Morton’s and Neil Williams’ talents have created yet another winner here. … Continue reading

The 13 Ghosts of Christmas: Final Table of Contents

We here at Spectral Towers are proud to announce the final complete Table of Contents of Spectral’s first ever Christmas Ghost Story Annual,  aka The 13 Ghosts of Christmas: Introduction                                                         … Continue reading


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