News Round-up Week Ending 3 July 2020

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

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New from Crystal Lake Publishing and writer Mark Allan Gunnells, 324 Abercorn, coming 8 July

Brad Storm doesn’t believe in ghosts, but moving into the house at 324 Abercorn just may change his mind. Best-selling author Bradley Storm finally has enough money to buy and restore his dream home. Despite 324 Abercorn’s reputation as one of the most haunted houses in America, Bradley isn’t worried. He doesn’t believe in the supernatural. Then strange things begin to happen. Objects no longer where he left them. Phantom noises heard from empty rooms. Shadows glimpsed from the corner of his eye. Is his house truly haunted, or is there something more sinister happening on the property? With the help of Bradley’s new boyfriend and a few friends who are just as intrigued with the seemingly inexplicable occurrences surrounding the infamous house, they set out to find the truth of what stalks the halls at 324 Abercorn. Coming 8 July from Mark Allan Gunnells (The Daylight Will Not Save You) and Crystal Lake Publishing in paperback and eBook, you can pre-order your copy now, here.

Chapel Street

Released today through Touchpoint Press, Chapel Street, the new novel by Sean Paul Murphy

Rick Bakos never had a chance at happiness. After enduring the tragic death of his father in a car accident, Rick grew up to helplessly watch both his older brother Lenny and his mother Agnes succumb to madness and suicide. Nor were they the first members of his family to kill themselves. Suicide has steadily stalked the Bakos family since they first arrived in Baltimore from Bohemia at the turn of the 20th Century. Turning to genealogy to better understand his self-destructive family, Rick works as a volunteer for the website RestingPlace. After photographing the grave of Betty Kostek for the webpage, Rick finds himself drawn into a maelstrom of horror. Each night he finds himself inexorably drawn closer to self-destruction. Rick’s only ally is a fellow volunteer named Teri Poskocil. She, too, has fallen under the suicidal spell of the late Betty Kostek. The couple soon discovers their pairing wasn’t a coincidence. Their great-grandparents were next door neighbors on Chapel Street nearly a century earlier. So were Betty’s grandparents. Together Rick and Teri must solve the mystery of Chapel Street before they find death at their own hands. Released today, 3 July, get hold of your copy right now, here.


C is for Cannibals, the latest anthology in Red Cape Publishing’s A – Z of Horror series, available for pre-order now

Red Cape Publishing are proud to announce the release of the horror anthology book ‘C is for Cannibals’ on 24 July. Within these pages you will find a collection of thirteen gut-wrenching stories from some of the finest independent writers on the scene today. From those with a taste for human flesh to people merely trying to survive, C is for Cannibals contains a range of twisted stories not for the weak of stomach. You have been warned! The book includes stories by Oscar Kirby, Charles R. Bernard, Evan Purcell, Lou Yardley, O.D. Smith, P.J. Blakey-Novis, Dale Parnell, R.C. Rumple, Aisling Campbell, J.L. Hoy, Kristofer Kinsella, Mark Anthony Smith, and Todd Jordan. Available in paperback and eBook, you can pre-order your copy here.


Miami Fox Publishing release special eBook edition of Bram Stoker’s Lair of the White Worm, as part of their eBook Classics range

Miami Fox Publishing’s ‘The Lair of the White Worm‘ sensationally brings Stoker’s tale back from the dead, with original illustrations by Pamela Colman Smith, author of ‘Chim Chim, Folk Stories from Jamaica’ (1905), and includes retro trade print adverts that pay homage to the novel’s original unabridged release from Rider and Son of London. This special release features the original 1911 novel, along with special illustrations, an essay on the Ken Russell-directed film and more besides. Find further information and buy your copy, here.


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