“You can never tell what is going to happen in a Cate Gardner story.”
You’re not the first to talk to your dead here, the vagrant said. The living always chase after their dead until they come upon their own.
Formed from shadow and dust, ghosts inhabit the abandoned office building, angry at the world that denies them. When Katy sees her deceased boyfriend in the window of the derelict building, she finds a way in, hoping to be reunited. Instead, the dead ignore, the dead do not see and only the monster that is Yarker Ryland has need of her there.
Why We’re Excited About This Book:
Cate Gardner is one of the most distinctive writers in the genre at the moment, producing stories by turns disturbing, surreal and twisted. She’s previously written about the First World War, dragons, fallen angels, the Yellowbrick road, weird starving zombie-things, and Death as a love interest–and that was just in one book (2012’s Theatre Of Curious Acts). You can never tell what is going to happen in a Gardner story.
Now she returns with a new novella from Spectral Press, The Bureau Of Them, a tale of grief and the dead, which promises to be as darkly disturbing and original as ever.
With stunning cover art by David Chatton-Barker and an introduction by Angela Slatter, The Bureau Of Them is an essential purchase.
“Mosby is A thoughtful, intelligent writer who is also a master of slowly building tension.”
Charlie Matheson died two years ago in a car accident. So how is a woman who bearing a startling resemblance to her claiming to be back from the dead? Detective Mark Nelson is called in investigate and hear her terrifying account of what she’s endured in the ‘afterlife’.
Detective David Groves is a man with an unshakeable belief in the law, determined to bring his son’s killers to justice. But Groves’ search will mean facing someone with an altogether more ruthless approach to right and wrong.
Former Detective John Mercer is slowly recovering from the case that nearly destroyed his life, but a connection to Charlie Matheson brings the realisation that he still has demons left to face.
And at the centre of it all, are two brothers with a macabre secret. They’ve been waiting. They’ve been planning. They’ve been killing. And for Mark Nelson, David Groves and John Mercer, they’re about to unleash hell on earth.
The hardest crimes to acknowledge are your own…
Why We’re Excited About This Book:
Steve Mosby is a crime writer, but don’t let that fool you–his previous works like Black Flowers and The Dark Room have been as dark and creepy as anything marketed as horror. And don’t just take our word for it; Ramsey Campbell has cited Black Flowers as one of his top five horror novels published since 2000 in an interview.
A thoughtful, intelligent writer who is also a master of slowly building tension, Mosby writes about troubled and broken people. In his latest, one such person is Detective David Groves, who every year receives a birthday card for his son… his murdered son, whose killer has never been found. This year, though, the card has a message inside: ‘I know who did it’.
With such a set up, I Know Who Did It promises to be another brooding and disturbing work from Mosby. You won’t want to miss this one.
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