News Round-up Week Ending 29 October 2021

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …


Released 5 November, from Crystal Lake Publishing and writer Alessandro Manzetti, 150 Exquisite Horror Books

Compiled and edited by the Bram Stoker Award-winning author Alessandro Manzetti, this is a guide to the best 150 books of modern horror, weird, and dark fantasy fiction (single author novels, novellas, and collections of short stories) published between 1986 and 2020. This captivating book includes publication details, reading notes and ratings for each work, as well as top-ten lists contributed by well-known writers, editors, critics, and essayists, including Joe R. Lansdale, Ramsey Campbell, John Skipp, Ellen Datlow, Stephen Jones, Linda D. Addison and many more. Available to pre-order in eBook format, with a paperback edition to follow soon, you can grab your copy here.

BeheadedThe Sinister Horror Company present a collaboration between Guy N. Smith and J. R. Park in Beheaded, coming 6 November

Two ages of horror collide and things are about to get nasty. Guy N. Smith & J. R. Park team up in an explosion of violence that leaves the pages soaked in blood. Angela, a gifted potter, wants to follow her dreams, but trapped in an abusive marriage her life is crumbling around her. Her hatred calls across time, awakening a murderous force that proves to be something far more terrifying than an old man’s ghost story. The Sinister Horror Company are proud to present the last book worked on by pulp horror master, Guy N. Smith. Available to pre-order in paperback and eBook formats, you can guarantee your copy here.

CreepYardleyCreep, the new novella by writer Lou Yardley, out now

Angus Rutland has been to war and now it’s time to go back home. Battle has changed him and he knows that life is going to change for him in Red Fern too. And he’s absolutely right. It’s just not going to change in the way he has planned. Angus expected independence from his parents, a house and maybe a new career. Instead, he’s found himself up to his neck in monsters, treachery, and an invading army. This novella is a deliciously dark fantasy set in Lou Yardley’s monstrous world of Venari. Dive right in for monsters and gore! Available in eBook, paperback and hardcover formats, you can pick up your copy now.

DirtyHeadsOut now from author Aaron Dries and Black T-Shirt Books, Dirty Heads

The story of a boy who dreamed of becoming a man… But dreamed up a monster instead. You’re on the run. Marked. Don’t think about the kid you used to be when you’re homeless and dumpster-diving in the rain. Just eat whatever you find to keep your engine full. Because the shadow with too many teeth wants you tired. You’re easier to catch when you’re tired.
It has hunted you since the summer of 1994, back when we confessed who we were through mixtapes. When every movie at the video store had dirty heads. You were thirteen and thought you knew who you were. Only the shadow with too many teeth knew you better. It still does. And it won’t stop. Not until you come home. Back to where it all began. Available to buy in eBook and paperback editions, you can pick up your copy here.

We Will Find A Place For YouNew from author Elford Alley and Desert Creek Publishing, We Will Find A Place For You, out now

A grieving father attempts the unthinkable to keep his child alive. A contractor discovers a secret in the soil of a haunted house. A community faces a plague after a drought-stricken lake reveals a forgotten cemetery.  We Will Find a Place for You is a collection of horror stories about the inevitable, and the lengths we will go to avoid it. But trying to cheat death only invites greater horrors from the void. Enjoy twenty-three terrifying tales from the author of the acclaimed collections The Last Night in the Damned House and Other Ghost StoriesAsh and Bone: Tales of Terror, and Find Us and Other Stories. Remember, there’s a place for you too in the void. Available in eBook and paperback editions, you can grab your copy here.


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