Berserker: Green Hell by Lee Franklin

A terrifying debut novel set during the Vietnam War.Australian Lance Corporal Terence 'Pinny' Pinfold and his squad find themselves in the midst of the living hell of the Vietnam War.Known as Reapers, their job is to go in after the firefights, collect dog tags and any evidence of war crimes.As each soldier tries to make... Continue Reading →

Creatures of Clay by Patrick Moody

Welcome to Stark Falls, New Hampshire, 1985. A quaint, wholesome town, where couples picnic on the green, kids hang at the malt shop and drive-ins, and neighborhood potlucks are the place to be. White picket fences line well-manicured lawns, and evening concerts at the bandstand fill the town with the sound of joy.But in the... Continue Reading →

Your Turn To Suffer by Tim Waggoner

Lori is determined to confront the Cabal and get her life back…. Having not read much by Tim Waggoner before this, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. From the blurb, Lori Palumbo has to ‘confess and atone – or suffer’, so I was envisaging some kind of cult type thing, especially with the Cabal... Continue Reading →

Dark Missives by Dan Howarth

My pre-release review copy. Great cover! This is Dan Howarth’s first collection of short fiction and it’s a good one, filled with diverse stories that all successfully highlight Howarth’s abilities as a writer.   There are eleven stories in total covering a range of topics, including wrong doings in a holiday park, the Liverpool blitz, stalkers, and a home that doesn’t want to be... Continue Reading →

The Apocalypse Strain by Jason Parent

A multi-national research team study an ancient pandoravirus in a remote Siberian research facility. Much calamity and death ensue. Okay, so the actual blurb for the book reads a lot longer than my synopsis, but that should be enough to give you the gist. I went into this assuming it would be a bad idea... Continue Reading →

Revenger by Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Reynolds is probably best known for his Revelation Space sequence of books, which is how I came across him (fun fact – Revelation Space is the first thing I ever bought from Amazon). If you like hard science fiction, then these books are a must and once I’d read them, I devoured everything else... 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 →

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