News and reviews 07:11:2014

First, there will be a review of Tim Lebbon’s superb novella Still Life in Black Static #43, out very soon. Among other things, Peter Tennant, the reviewer says of it: “Lebbon has produced a strange and compelling story, beautifully written and with a prevailing mood of hope underlying the surface despair, a tale in which what is not … Continue reading


We all like bargains – especially people who love books! So, to celebrate Spectral’s favourite time of year, Autumn (and the approach of Hallowe’en), we are holding our first ever sale, with some high quality books at excellent prices on offer. We will be running this sale until Christmas, after which prices will return to … Continue reading

New reviews 27:05:2014

Today, on this somewhat miserable Tuesday morning, we have two new reviews, for Tim Lebbon’s Still Life novella and Paul Kane’s Ghosts collection, both published in SST Publications’ Beware the Dark magazine, issue #2,  and both written by William J. Grabowski. First up, Still Life: I can think of a handful of writers who first popped onto my radar during … Continue reading

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

News and reviews 14:01:2014

It’s a beautifully sunny but frosty morning here in the grounds of Château Spectrale, and we will celebrate by telling you of some recent reviews which have come our way: First, we have a write-up of our two latest books, Tim Lebbon’s Still Life novella and Paul Kane’s Ghosts collection – this one appears on Anthony Watson’s Dark … Continue reading

Still Life: reporting from the front line

And so, as we stand on the precipitous edge of 2013, ready to jump into 2014, we would like to tell you about a new review of Tim Lebbon’s latest novella, Still Life. It’s been posted on the British Fantasy Society website, has been written by Sandra Scholes, and her despatch can be found here. The … Continue reading

A Ghostly review and some event news

Seems like we haven’t had a review to tell you about in a while, so luckily one came into our inbox yesterday from Mass Movement Magazine – this one looks at Paul Kane’s Ghosts collection and is written by Jim Dodge. You can find that write-up right here. You can order copies of the book (as well as … Continue reading

Some new reviews

A bleary, blustery Monday, so what better way to cheer ourselves up than to read about some new reviews? The first one is for Tim Lebbon’s latest novella, Still Life, which appears at and has been written by Niall Alexander. You can find out what he says by going here. Next up is Simon Bestwick’s … Continue reading

The First Still Life reviews

Yes, they are now starting to come in – the reviews for Tim Lebbon’s  latest novella from Spectral, Still Life. So, without any further preamble, they are: Gef Fox’s write-up on his Wag the Fox review blog, which you can read here. And Adam Joffrain’s thoughts on the book (in French), which you will find on his … Continue reading

Still Life & Ghosts: paperbacks

As previously noted, the hardback editions of the latest Spectral publications, Tim Lebbon’s novella Still Life and Paul Kane’s supernatural collection Ghosts, will not be available until after the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton at the end of this month. However, the paperbacks are now ready, and you can order them below at the special convention … Continue reading


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