Category: Reviews

Book Review: Doom Cabaret by John McNee

Doom Cabaret by John McNee - cover

“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 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-doom-cabaret-by-john-mcnee/

Book Review: Devil’s Creek by Todd Keisling

Devil's Creek by Todd Keisling - cover

“[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 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-devils-creek-by-todd-keisling/

Book Review: Black Bubbles by Kelli Owen

Black Bubbles by Kelli Owen - cover

“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 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-black-bubbles-by-kelli-owen/

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

The Best of Both Worlds by S.P. Miskowski - cover

“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 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-the-best-of-both-worlds-by-s-p-miskowski/

Book Review: White Pines by Gemma Amor

White Pines by Gemma Amor - cover

 “With great skill, Gemma Amor has delivered a wonderful story, as full of tremendous emotion as it is terrifying action.”   A relatively new voice in the horror genre in the past couple of years, Gemma Amor has quickly made a name for herself as a hard-working author. After releasing her first collection, Cruel Works …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-white-pines-by-gemma-amor/

Book Review: Don’t Smell The Flowers! They Want To Steal Your Bones! by Duncan P. Bradshaw

Don't Smell the Flowers by Duncan P. Bradshaw - cover

  “ … there is so much fun to be had in the weird and wacky imagination of Duncan P. Bradshaw that we may not want to leave.”   He has written zombie horror stories, science fiction horror stories and straight-up bizarro stories. But, since he published his novella about a serial-killing vacuum killer (Mr …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-dont-smell-the-flowers-they-want-to-steal-your-bones-by-duncan-p-bradshaw/

Book Review: A Red Winter in the West by C.S. Humble

A Red Winter in the West by C.S. Humble - cover

“Humble doesn’t disappoint … Fans of the weird western genre who enjoy their stories with equal parts action and horror told with captivating characters will LOVE this book—we sure did!”   It has been almost two years since we were introduced to the work of C.S. Humble with his weird western, The Massacre at Yellow …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-a-red-winter-in-the-west-by-c-s-humble/

Book Review: We Need to Do Something by Max Booth III

We Need To Do Something by Max Booth III

“Exceptional, fearless, and, much to our benefit, only getting better with every story.”   Fresh from “destroying” independent horror publishing with his last anthology (Tales from the Crust, 2019, co-edited with David James Keaton) and before the release of his forthcoming novel, Touch the Night, from Cemetery Dance, Max Booth III has surprised us with …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-we-need-to-do-something-by-max-booth-iii/

Book Review: Arterial Bloom, Edited by Mercedes M. Yardley

Arterial Bloom, edited by Mercedes M. Yardley, cover by Todd Keisling

“Following on from Crystal Lake Publishing’s hugely successful Tales From The Lake series, Arterial Bloomwill sit proudly alongside those tomes and, undoubtedly, the best anthologies that 2020 has to offer.“   In the introduction by the ever-eloquent Linda D. Addison, the Stoker award-winning author and poet touches on the bravery in editor Mercedes M. Yardley’s …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-arterial-bloom-edited-by-mercedes-m-yardley/

Book Review: The Dregs Trilogy by Chris Kelso

The Dregs Trilogy by Chris Kelso

“[Kelso] weaves threads of each individual character, their complex histories, the overarching nightmarish theme of Ultra-Realism and the horror of being human together to create a bleak work of nihilistic art.” Chris Kelso is a chameleon, literarily speaking. The young Scot has written fiction with wide-ranging genre tags, from bizarro to science fiction, horror to …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/book-review-the-dregs-trilogy-by-chris-kelso/