A return to the Quiet Room

What They Hear in the Dark cover image

Just like we said in a recent blog-post, you can’t keep a good one down. Gary McMahon’s What They Hear in the Dark is certainly one of those, and Ann Giardina Magee of The Horrifically Horrifying Horror Blog seems to agree. Last week she posted a new review of this long sold out classic to HHHB, which you can read here.


Alison Littlewood’s chapbook, The Eyes of Water, goes off to be printed today – subscriber copies will start to be sent out next week and promo copies soon after that.

Nowhere Hall returns to haunt once more

Nowhere Hall cover image

To paraphrase something someone once said, you can never keep a good story down – which is certainly true in the case of Cate Gardner’s Nowhere Hall, as here comes a new review, written by Ann Giardina Magee and posted on The Horrifically Horrifying Horror Blog. You can find out what Ann said about Cate’s tale here.


A small heads up: Alison Littlewood’s Spectral chapbook The Eyes of Water will be available within the first two weeks of June – all subscribers and individual purchasers will have received their copies by the end of the month. Many thanks for your patience.

Amazonian wonders

The Respectable Face of Tyranny front cover

Over the weekend, Spectral had its Amazon review cherry popped, not once, but twice. The first of those reviews was posted by Riju Ganguly on the Amazon UK site and can be found here.

The second review is by Ann Giardina Magee from all the way over in New Orleans and was posted on the Amazon US site – her review can be found here.

Thanks to both Riju and Ann for taking the time to write the reviews! More reviews soon!

Letter from New Orleans: a Spectral review

Spectral Press logoAlmost as if to reinforce the point I made yesterday about the Spectral imprint having something of an international reach comes this mini-retrospective review, from Ann Giardina Magee of the famed capital of the Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Louisiana, and posted to her Booze and Books blog. The review takes a look at not just the last three chapbooks published but Spectral Press itself. Even in this age of the internet and instant global communication, it still gives us a warming frisson to know that Spectral books are being read by people from all over the world and, what’s more, appreciating what we’re doing. Even better, that they think highly enough of them that these readers go on to do things like blog about what they think of the books, as Ann has done. Many thanks to her indeed for taking the time out to write this – you can read what Ann had to say by clicking here.


Just a short update to let you all know that the limited hardback of this novella by Gary Fry is being printed and bound – copies should be available early next month as scheduled. Purchasers will get their copies very shortly afterwards.