Horror in the Eye of the Beholder

By  Marta Oliehoek-Samitowska  The cover. Not going to lie - I don't like it Horror in the Eye of the Beholder is an entertaining selection of interviews covering the links between cinematic horror and literature, and specifically the influences between both. The book contains 21 interviews with different authors, from genre legends Ramsey Campbell and Adam Nevill through to relative newcomers such as Gemma Amor.   Each interview starts... Continue Reading →

There Goes Pretty by CC Adams

Cover ©Dark Minds Press Not all marriages are happy. But very few become this terrifying. CC Adams is turning into a prolific writer, with a solid body of work behind him. Novellas like Forfeit Tissue and But Worse Will Come marked him out as someone to keep an eye on. This, his latest, from Dark... Continue Reading →

Arcana by Paul Kane

Great cover! Paul Kane is a name that deserves far wider recognition. His imagination is all over the place and you are never sure what you’re going to get from him. So far he has covered a reimagination of the Robin Hood myth, the end of the world with a disease, Sherlock Holmes crossing paths... Continue Reading →

Prince of Nightmares by John McNee

Victor goes to spend a few nights in the most haunted hotel in the world. What could go wrong? That’s a very brief synopsis as I don’t really like going into details on a plot for fear of inadvertently giving away a spoiler. Even books that have ‘you won’t see the twist coming!’ give me... Continue Reading →

A Song For The End by Kit Power

I may as well start this with a disclaimer: I am a big fan of Kit Power's writing. If you read my best of 2020, you'll have seen My Life In Horror on there, which was a series of articles originally written for Gingernuts of Horror. It is an absolutely superb collection of essays on... Continue Reading →

My best of a shit year

Compiling any ‘best of’ list is always tricky and usually scorn inducing; how can he put that on there as this is so much better? If that’s you when you finish reading this, well, you can always make your own damn list.

Ten Thousand Thunders by Brian Trent

A great cover and great blurb had my expectations sky high for this and overall, it didn't disappoint. Basically, our main hero, Gethin Bryce, dies in the opening sentence as a result of a shuttle explosion. He's then reskinned/regenerated/reproduced and has to investigate his own death. Of course, this is the tip of a massive... Continue Reading →

Downwind, Alice by CC Adams

Lovely cover! by Greg Chapman There is something about CC Adams' writing that I really like. His stories have a wonderful sense of place and this is one of the strongest elements in all the stories of his that I've read. I used to live in London, which probably helps, but damn, sometimes he makes... Continue Reading →

A Hazardous Engagement -Review

This is another limited edition novella from Newcon Press and part of the Blood and Blade novella set. I reviewed Chivalry here. Written by Gaie Sebold, this is another hugely enjoyable and engaging short fantasy tale. Madis and her team of thieves have to steal a magical belt that's locked to the waist of a... Continue Reading →

Rosewater by Tade Thompson Review

Wow, what a book! I loved this and am about to order the next two books in the series. The book follows Kaaro in two different timelines, with occasional dips into other points in Kaaro's life. He is an excellent protagonist: a thief and psychic who doesn't seem to care much about anyone or anything... Continue Reading →

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