“Themes of childhood memories and innocence lost, at once heartfelt and often as humorous as it is frightening, this collection is a must-have for all horror lovers.”
Tortured children turn to a mysterious urban legend for help. Four childhood friends remember events from a summer long ago, and the return of first love with deadly consequences. A rookie policewoman makes a terrible bargain. The streets of Manchester host young murdered girls, walking side-by-side with their friends that are still alive. These tales, and more, forthcoming from Simon Bestwick, author of The Faceless and The Feast of All Souls.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Simon Bestwick’s horror fiction has been scaring readers for many years, known for executing horror in many forms and guises. Author of numerous novels, including Wolf’s Hill (nominated for an August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel 2019) and Breakwater (nominated for best novella, British Fantasy Awards, 2019), and countless short-stories, this new collection features fifteen of Bestwick’s tales and novelettes. Themes of childhood memories and innocence lost, at once heartfelt and often as humorous as it is frightening, this collection is a must-have for all horror lovers. Simon Strantzas (Nothing is Everything) says: “Simon Bestwick’s And Cannot Come Again shows once more why he’s one of England’s premiere authors of short fiction. In here you will find stories that haunt you, frighten you, and dare you to understand those parts of yourself you pray remain hidden from the rest of the world. A startling book of loss and revelation.”
Why Simon is excited about this book:
“And Cannot Come Again is my first full-length collection in six years, and it contains some of my favourites of my own stories, such as ‘The School House’, ‘Angels Of The Silences’ and ‘The Children Of Moloch’, along with an all-new novella. I’m very proud of it, and I hope you’ll come along for the ride.”
Forthcoming from ChiZine Publications 20 August 2019, And Cannot Come Again: Tales of Childhood, Regret, and Innocence Lost by Simon Bestwick is available for pre-order now.