Author Archives: Steve Bacon

THE SLEEPING DEAD by Richard Farren Barber

Jackson Smith is attending a job interview at a high-rise business building in the city when he sees a man take his own life. Further horrific events take place, challenging Smith’s sanity, and drawing on his last self-preservation as he … Continue reading

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A TEST OF WILLS by Charles Todd

When Colonel Harris is murdered in Warwickshire, Inspector Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard is dispatched north to investigate his murder. It is 1919 and the country is still reeling from the after-effects of the Great War. Rutledge, himself a veteran … Continue reading

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RULES FOR PERFECT MURDERS by Peter Swanson

Widower Malcolm Kershaw manages a book store in Boston. One snowy morning he is contacted by an FBI agent, Gwen Mulvey, who wants to talk to him about a blog post he wrote years before, where he detailed his favourite … Continue reading

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The Cutting Room – Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen edited by Ellen Datlow

The editor Ellen Datlow has long been an indicator that the anthology you are about to read is going to be a good one. She has been editing in the speculative fiction industry for many years. The Cutting Room is … Continue reading

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The Girls by Emma Cline

Emma Cline’s The Girls is a fascinating coming of age story set in Los Angeles of the late 1960’s. It details the almost-obsessional relationship between a young girl, Evie, and a group of girls whose paths cross one fateful day. … Continue reading

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Thin Air by Michelle Paver

Michelle Paver wrote a superb ghost story in Dark Matter, an incredibly creepy novel set in the Arctic in the 1930s.This novel, Thin Air, strikes a similar tone, only this time it details a fateful  Himalayan expedition.Paver beautifully invests the … Continue reading

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MURMURED IN DREAMS is published

It’s been a while since I’ve had chance to update my blog (due to my personal life taking a priority for the past year or so) but I jut wanted to update things to reflect that my second short story … Continue reading

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Review section added to the site

Just a quick update to say that I have introduced a review section, which links to my Goodreads reviews for books that I have read and reviewed. Occasionally some of these are provided by NetGalley, although I tend in general … Continue reading

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The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

An incredibly entertaining slice of retro fun, this novel is essentially a coming of age story that blends many pop-culture references from my childhood.It’s a strange book – in that it’s difficult to predict what will happen – but it … Continue reading

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The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman

This is a very intriguing novel with mystery elements blended skilfully with the concept of time travel.The science part (ie the time travel) is casually done – there’s no hard scientic theory included – but that’s not really important, as … Continue reading

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