Category: Reviews

Book Review: Last Case at a Baggage Auction by Eric J. Guignard

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“Add brilliant pacing to the intriguing premise and great characters and Guignard has given us an all-around fantastic and fun tale.”   As an author and editor, Eric J. Guignard has been nominated six times for a Bram Stoker Award, winning twice; Best Anthology for After Death … (Dark Moon Books, 2013) and Best Fiction …

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Book Review: Crossroads by Laurel Hightower

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Book Review: Crossroads by Laurel Hightower “Hightower strikes the perfect balance between horror and drama, sadness and hope, in this tale of tragedy and the purest love.”   It has been a busy couple of years for author Laurel Hightower since the publication of first novel Whispers in the Dark (Journalstone, 2018). Not only has …

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Book Review: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

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“… Jones has delivered a masterpiece that will appeal to both die-hard horror fans and fans of exceptional dramatic writing.”   To list every book written by Stephen Graham Jones—or, indeed, every award win and nomination—would take far more space and time normally reserved for our book reviews, never mind the biographical section at the …

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Book Review: The Apocalypse Strain by Jason Parent

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“The strength lies in the action and pacing more than relatable characters or a complex, hard-hitting story, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. And no mean feat, either.”   When Jason Parent wowed us with his collection Wrathbone and Other Stories (Red Room Press, 2016) in November of 2016, he had published a …

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Book Review: Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay

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“An incredibly moving story of friendship in the darkest of times by an author who knows how to excavate our deepest fears, and utilise them to thrill and entertain.”   If you love horror fiction, then you at least know the name Paul Tremblay, even if you haven’t read his work yet. He has published …

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Book Review: All The Dead Men by Errick Nunnally

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“A thrilling, action-packed continuation of Smith’s dark, blood-soaked story that has us eagerly anticipating the next chapter.”   Before Errick Nunnally opted for art school—where he trained and graduated as a graphic designer—he served one tour in the United States Marine Corp. Since then, when he isn’t working, or spending time with his family, or …

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Book Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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“A masterpiece of modern gothic storytelling, complete with a captivating storyline driven by a strong cast and brooding atmosphere, Mexican Gothic deserves all the plaudits it has received, and then some.”   Her name certainly won’t be new to horror fans. But Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s star has been on the rise over the past couple of …

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Book Review: Murmur by Patrick Freivald

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“Maintaining a dark and gritty atmosphere for a whole book while managing to develop a romance between two strong characters and allowing it to flourish is no mean feat … it makes for one sexy, intriguing, and bloody tale.” Patrick Freivald is the four-time Bram Stoker Award nominated author of books such as Blood List …

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Book Review: Stations of Shadow by J. Daniel Stone

Stations of Shadow by J. Daniel Stone

“Based on the experience of reading his latest art, there are surely few people more qualified to deliver jet black poetic tales from the shadowy streets of the Big Apple than J. Daniel Stone.”   Born and raised in New York City, it stands to reason that author J. Daniel Stone would choose to set …

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Book Review: Touch the Night by Max Booth III

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“Deeply unsettling and horrifically harrowing … not for the faint-of-heart but, if you’re brave enough, it is an incredibly entertaining and rewarding read.”   He is the Editor-in-Chief of Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, the Managing Editor of quarterly horror fiction magazine Dark Moon Digest, and a host on two podcasts: Castle Rock Radio (alongside partner …

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Book Review: Until Summer Comes Around by Glenn Rolfe

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“Throw in the coming-of-age angle, with all of the promise of a first true love, and Rolfe has delivered a horror novel with heart, soul, and bite”   Whether you are in the mood for a ghost story (The Haunted Halls, Shadow Work Publishing, 2016) or “creature horror” (Becoming, Alien Agenda Publishing, 2017) or a …

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Book Review: Doom Cabaret by John McNee

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“Although there are only seven stories, they showcase a great range of horror … while they differ in levels of darkness and subject matter, they are all truly horrific and pitch black in tone.”   John McNee lives on the west coast of Scotland, journalist by day and author of strange and disturbing horror stories …

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Book Review: Devil’s Creek by Todd Keisling

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“[Keisling] has received praise from some fans of the indie horror scene, but it is time that all horror fans knew his name, thanks to the universal appeal of Devil’s Creek, a masterpiece of horror fiction.”   A horror author and graphic designer from Kentucky, Todd Keisling is the author of six novels and one …

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Book Review: Black Bubbles by Kelli Owen

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“Black Bubbles is a large and varied collection, tackling many different subjects and narrative types, but all with Owen’s tremendous storytelling style.”   As an editor and reviewer for more than a decade, Kelli Owen developed and refined her taste in fiction. With a personal style that ranges from thriller to psychological horror to extreme …

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Book Review: The Best of Both Worlds by S.P. Miskowski

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“The power of great storytelling lies in the author’s ability to create a world as real as our own and fill it with such compelling and engaging characters so that we can’t resist bearing witness to the horror as it unfolds. It is a power that Miskowski has in abundance.”   S.P. Miskowski has been …

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