Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Released 2 November from Dark Moon Books, Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World
For nearly forty years, renowned paranormal investigator Professor Charlatan Bardot has examined, documented, and acquired stories of haunted buildings around the world. Partnered with leading anthologist Eric J. Guignard, and gifted artists Steve Lines and James Gabb, the greatest of Charlatan’s discoveries are made available now in this comprehensive travel anthology! From the Philippines’ tragic Ame-Soeur Clothing Factory, to Sweden’s reverent Fish Church; from Tanzania’s vengeful Unguja Restaurant, to Canada’s cursed Crow Island Lighthouse, Charlatan Bardot presents a lifetime of experience and insight into paranormal architecture. 27 feature stories and 36 tiny tales are included of haunted temples, diners, hotels, shops, hospitals, outposts, theaters, and other building types, along with maps, travel notes, illustrations, and more, all designed to provide an immersive experience for veteran travelers and armchair ghost hunters alike! Enter Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World and explore the strange and curious locales of the globe and of your imagination. Available to pre-order in paperback, eBook and hardcover editions, you can guarantee your copy now, here.
With his “highly visual and cinematic worldbuilding” (Booklife by Publishers Weekly), Brian Asman spins a horrifying and imaginative tale of an ordinary family and their extraordinary new house… Sabrina Haskins and her family have just moved into their dream home, a gorgeous Craftsman in the rapidly-growing Southwestern city of Jackson Hill. Sabrina’s a bored and disillusioned homemaker, Hal a reverse mortgage salesman with a penchant for ill-timed sports analogies. Their two children, Damien and Michaela, are bright and precocious. At first glance, the house is perfect. But things aren’t what they seem. Sabrina’s hearing odd noises, seeing strange visions. Their neighbors are odd or absent. And Sabrina’s already-fraught relationship with her son is about to be tested in a way no parent could ever imagine. Because while the Haskins family might be the newest owners of 4596 James Circle, they’re far from its only residents… Available in paperback and eBook, you can grab your copy here.
Coming November from PS Publishing, Best New Horror #31. In this latest edition of The world’s longest-running annual showcase of horror and dark fantasy you will find cutting-edge stories by such authors as Ramsey Campbell, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Alison Littlewood, Jonathan Carroll, Michael Marshall Smith, Angela Slatter, Reggie Oliver and Richard Christian Matheson, amongst many others. You’ll also find the usual Introduction: Horror in 2019 and Necrology of those who have left us. Also available in a trade paperback edition, PS Publishing have just 100 copies of this signed, limited hardcover edition with an illustrated slipcase and will be offering a trade paperback edition free with this purchase. Grab it here while stocks last.
Sweet Little Chittering is a quaint looking village, nestled in the English countryside. Picturesque, peaceful… deadly. The day of the annual village fete will be one that nobody can forget, one that many may not even survive. Experience the horrific events in these thirteen interconnected stories, all taking place on the same day. From strange cults to serial killers, demons to curses, Sweet Little Chittering is a village you’ll be desperate to escape… if it will let you. Includes stories by Bob Pipe, Teige Reid, MJ Dixon, Annie Knox, Damon Rickard, Jack Joseph, P.J. Blakey-Novis, Tony Sands, Matthew Davies, Freddy Beans, Richard Rowntree, Rae Dixon, and Tristan Sargent. Available to pre-order in eBook, with the paperback to follow soon, you can make sure of your copy here.