Simon Bestwick’s The Judgement Call: a preview

Spectral Press logoThe next issue in the Spectral series of chapbooks. Volume XI, will be Simon Bestwick’s The Judgement Call, which will now be available to subscribers and purchasers in OCTOBER. To whet your appetite, however, we give you the back-cover blurb, which goes thusly:

A rainy Christmas Eve, and Miles is driving home. A loving husband and father, he has no dark secrets, no buried guilt. Or so he thinks.

On a deserted, unlit lane, his car goes off the road. In a cottage nearby, he finds three strangers, all brought there seemingly by chance or accident.

But then, outside, a horn begins to sound.

And all who hear the judgement call must answer for their sins.

The cover design is being created at this moment by the excellent Neil Williams as always, and will be revealed in due course. This really is a brilliant tale, and will act as a nice lead-in to the annual Christmas ghost story volume, The 2013 Ghosts of Christmas,┬ácoming out in December, Work will be staring on that one shortly, just as soon as everything is finished with the two books being launched at this year’s World Fantasy Convention in Brighton at the end of October/beginning of November.

In the meantime, don’t forget that you can subscribe to the chapbook series (Paypal buttons down the side of this blog) – you will receive four issues a year directly to your door. There are also 3- and 5-year subscription options available as well. Future chapbooks will be coming from the likes of Angela Slatter, Robert Shearman,┬áLisa Hannett, and Peter Atkins, In order to ensure of getting your copy of these chapbooks, then please do consider subscribing!

More soon!