News Round-up Week Ending 7 December 2018

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

The Isle

Available now from Grey Matter Press, The Isle, by John C. Foster

Part New England gothic, part supernatural thriller and part hard boiled crime story, The Isle is the latest novel by John C. Foster (Night Roads). When US Marshal Virgil Bone is sent to a remote community to collect a corpse, he finds himself imprisoned there both by nature and the will of a man whose influence runs deep into the bloody history of the community. Released on 4 December, The Isle is available now, here.

New adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s The Case of Charles Dexter Ward available now on BBC Sounds podcast player

Reimagined as a modern-day mystery podcast, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is a BBC podcast adaptation of the original story by H. P. Lovecraft. Featuring presenter Matthew Heawood (played by Barnaby Kay) and his research assistant Kennedy Fisher (played by Jana Carpenter), the mystery begins when Ward, an inmate in solitary confinement in a mental institution, disappears without trace. The podcast follows the investigation across the Atlantic to New York, then Providence and then into the heart of darkness. The podcast is a BBC Sounds exclusive at the moment, but will be widely available shortly. You can listen to it right now, here.

Its Alive

It’s Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares To Life coming 14 December from Crystal Lake Publishing

Edited by Joe Mynhardt and Eugene Johnson, It’s Alive is the latest non-fiction release from Crystal Lake Publishing, written to help writers of dark fiction take their ideas and flesh them out into stories or books, ready for publication. The contributor list for this book is phenomenal with luminaries such as Joe R. Lansdale, Chuck Palahniuk, Rachel Autumn Deering, Lisa Morton and many more besides. There is just a week to go until this book is available, so you can pre-order your copy now, here.


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