News, reviews and stuff – 13:02:2014

Quite a packed little blog entry we have for you today, so without any more faffing let’s get on with the show: First we have a review of the British Fantasy Award-winning novella The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine by John Llewellyn , from Paul Feeney on his Sound and Fury blog. That one can be accessed right … Continue reading

New reviews 22:01:2014

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s first review of The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark comes another one, this time from William Burns over at Horror News Network – you can read what he thought right HERE. If you would like to order copies, then please see below – copies of all editions are still available: … Continue reading

13 Ghosts & Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine: special offers!

The 13 Ghosts of Christmas As we mentioned a couple of blogs ago, there will be no Christmas Ghost Story annual this year, due to moving house and all the disruption that entails. As recompense we are offering anyone who didn’t buy last year’s edition the chance to get copies at a great price and, … Continue reading

Monday Morning Reviews

Beginning of another week, and so we bring you notice of some more reviews, three to be precise, of two favourites from the Spectral roster: First up, Whiststable by Stephen Volk – far and away our biggest selling title ever. James Everington was kind enough to make it a recommendation of his here, and following that, here’s David … Continue reading

Award-winning offer: The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine

To celebrate John Llewellyn Probert winning the British Fantasy Award for Best Novella at the World Fantasy Convention last weekend, we are making the paperback of The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine available at bargain prices for those who haven’t yet had the immense pleasure of reading John’s gory and blackly comedic paean to the films … 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

New review – 27:06:2013

So, just for a change, we bring you notice of a new review, and it isn’t one of Whitstable – instead it’s a write-up of John Llewellyn Probert’s The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine and it’s from the ‘What are you reading for…?’ blog. All you need to do to see what was said about the book is to click … Continue reading

Major news – 18:06:2013

We’ve been dying to tell you this news for about six weeks or more now, but at last we can reveal that Spectral Press has, for the second year running, been nominated for a British Fantasy Award, for Best Small Press (PS Publishing Independent Press). This is an absolute validation for all the hard work … Continue reading

The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine: the Kindle edition

Someone is killing doctors in the style of the murders in Vincent Price movies, leaving the Bristol police baffled. The only man who could possibly be responsible died years ago… … or did he? Yes, that’s right, the (mis)adventures of everybody’s favourite monstrous villain Dr. Valentine is now available as an eBook from Amazon – … Continue reading

Reviews and news – 19:03:2013

The reviews keep coming in for Whitstable and here’s the latest – this one’s by writer Tom Ruffles and it’s been posted to his personal blog. You can read the review by clicking here. The latest issue of Black Static, #33, has a review by Peter Tennant of an old favourite here at Spectral Towers – The … Continue reading


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