“Long out-of-print, Wagner’s most sought-after collection is finally available again to scare the hell out of readers both young and old.”
‘In the Pines’, set in the Tennessee woods, a classic ghost story still relevant today.
‘River of Night’s Dreaming’ a nightmarish masterpiece inspired by The King in Yellow.
‘Beyond Any Measure’, Wagner’s take on the vampire tale.
‘Sticks’, thought to be the inspiration behind The Blair Witch Project.
These, plus an additional rare story, the author’s afterword, and a new introduction by Ramsey Campbell.
Why we’re excited about this book:
The name Karl Edward Wagner (1945-1994) is legendary in the worlds of horror and fantasy fiction. The celebrated creator of the immortal Kane, Wagner is the author of such works as The Other Woman and Killer. Wagner is mostly celebrated for his short fiction, collected in Why Not You and I, Exorcisms and Ecstasies, Where the Summer Ends, and Walk on the Wild Side, and as editor of the long-running The Years Best Horror Stories series (1980-1994). Long out-of-print, Wagner’s most sought-after collection is finally available again to scare the hell out of readers both young and old. Washington Post said: “Wagner is always a fascinating writer … his tales of ancient evils working on the present are brilliantly modern.”, and Peter Straub (Ghost Story, KOKO) said: “He knows exactly what he’s doing; he’s scary, entertaining, and knowledgeable.”
Unleashing from Valancourt Books 17 January 2023, and with a new introduction by the acclaimed Ramsey Campbell, In a Lonely Place by Karl Edward Wagner is available for pre-order now.