Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
The Apprenticeship of Sherlock Holmes. In 1870s Paris, long before meeting his Dr Watson, the young man who will one day become the world’s greatest detective finds himself plunged into a mystery that will change his life forever. A brilliant man—C. Auguste Dupin—steps from the shadows. Destined to become his mentor. Soon to introduce him to a world of ghastly crime and seemingly inexplicable horrors. The spectral tormentor that is being called, in hushed tones, The Phantom of the Opera . . . The sinister old man who visits corpses in the Paris morgue . . . An incarcerated lunatic who insists she is visited by creatures from the Moon . . . A hunchback discovered in the bell tower of Notre Dame . . . And—perhaps most shocking of all—the awful secret Dupin himself hides from the world. Tales of Mystery, Imagination, and Terror, investigated in the company of the darkest master of all. Available in jacketed hardcover and a signed edition, limited to 100 copies, you can pick up your copy here, now.
Coming 31 March from Thunderstorm Books, Stories for the Next Pandemic by Brian Keene, bundled together with Mary SanGiovanni’s the Shape of Night
Written during the 2020 Pandemic, the stories in this new collection from bestselling, award-winning author Brian Keene are an eclectic mix of quiet slow burn terror, extreme horror, splatterpunk, bizarro and weird fantasy. In a year of deep divisions among humankind, Stories for the Next Pandemic is an evocative, atmospheric, and frightening look at the fears that still unite us…and the end that awaits us all. Coming as part of a 2-book set, with Mary SanGiovanni’s The Shape of Night, you can pre-order both of these titles, direct from Thunderstorm Books, here.
From Red Cape Publishing and P.J. Blakey-Novis, author of Tunnels, Embrace the Darkness, and Four, come his sixth collection of short horror stories, Home. Home includes eight stories based around the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Supernatural powers, possession, vicious serial killers, creature features, and more come together in this varied collection of disturbing and strange tales. Released on 10 March in paperback and eBook formats, you can pre-order your copy here, now.
The new issue of Apex Magazine is available now, featuring new fiction by A. C. Wise, Annie Neugebauer and more, alongside classic fiction by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali and Jason Sandford. Non-fiction is provided by Wendy N. Wagner and ZZ Claybourne, as well as interviews with selected authors and cover artist Thomas Tan. A preview story from the issue is available at the Apex website here, where you can also order your copy in eBook or physical editions, as well as taking out an annual subscription.
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