The Deluxe Edition of Lawrence Gordon Clark book: an update

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The good news about the ultra limited Deluxe Edition of The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark is that they will be here either tomorrow (Friday 30th May) or Monday 2nd June. The slipcases however still need to be made. In view of the already inordinate delay occasioned by various issues, Spectral will be sending the book out to customers first followed by the slipcases when they’re ready. This is so that customers can at least read the book they have waited for. All purchasers will be notified by email of this situation individually.

All it remains for us to do is to thank all who bought the book for their extreme patience! 

Thank you! 

Home and Hearth by Angela Slatter: they’re here!

Angela Slatter's chapbook at Chateau Spectrale

Angela Slatter’s chapbook at Chateau Spectrale

As you can see above, the latest Spectral chapbook, Home and Hearth by award-winning Australian writer Angala Slatter, has now been delivered – dispatch to subscribers and others will begin within the next few days! There are still about ten copies left, email us on spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com to secure your copy now!

Caroline’s son returns to home and hearth at last. She’s a good parent or so she tells herself. She did everything a mother could to bring Simon back, even lied for him. The only problem is that Caroline’s not sure actually wants him here anymore.

Has Simon changed? Or is he still a danger? And does it matter now that the shadows are beginning to stir in the empty rooms of Caroline’s house?


We have been informed that, provisionally at least, the reprinted Unsigned HBs of The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark will be here with us on Friday, 11th April. Deliveries of replacement copies will begin shortly afterwards.

May we extend our appreciation to our customers for their patience! Many thanks.



Reviews round-up – 09:01:2013

Midweek again, and here we are with some more reviews of Spectral output:

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First up is Gef Fox’s review of The 13 Ghosts of Christmas – this one was posted to Goodreads but will also appear on his blog Wag the Fox on 18th January. The review is here.

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Goodreads is also the place where Ross Warren chose to review the latest in the Spectral series of chapbooks, David Tallerman’s The Way of the Leaves – that one can be found right here.

Another review of the chapbook has just been posted to KM Lockwood’s The Wedding Ghost blog – to read what she thought of the eighth entry in series of short stories, just go here.


Yesterday, we posted an apologetic blog about how the paperback edition of The 13 Ghosts of Christmas wouldn’t arrive here at Spectral Towers until next week – well, late last night we were told that the books had already been printed and shipped out. We are awaiting delivery which should (theoretically) be today. As soon as they reach us they’ll be packaged up and sent out to purchasers. Thanks for everyone’s patience!

Onward and upwards!