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THE HUNTER’S QUARRY by Mark West

The Hunter’s Quarry is the latest novel from the pen of Mark West, following on from Don’t Go Back in February 2022 and Only Watching You in March 2022. This one has a slight shift in tone to the previous … Continue reading

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FELLSTONES by Ramsey Campbell

I’ve been a fan of the work of Ramsey Campbell from as far back as I can remember. Back in the day I always felt his novels had a rather different style to that of his short stories, however I’ve … Continue reading

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MOONFLOWER MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz

Moonflower Murders is the second of the Susan Ryeland novels from the pen of Anthony Horowitz, following on from 2016’s Magpie Murders. Horowitz is a very proficient author and seems to be running a couple of series concurrently. I had … Continue reading

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THE MAN IN THE FIELD by James Cooper

I recently read (and reviewed) the latest short story collection by British writer, James Cooper, which was published by PS Publishing last month. I found it to be an excellent book, very worthy of your time. Following hot on its … Continue reading

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SCAR TISSUE by James Cooper

Scar Tissue – from British specialist publisher PS Publishing – is the latest short story collection from British writer James Cooper. It works as both a superb example of the author’s fiction output and also as a catalogue of insightful … Continue reading

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FIVE STORIES HIGH edited by Jonathan Oliver

I’ve been reading the anthologies of Jonathan Oliver for several years. He has a great eye for talent and his books usually have a diverse and fascinating array of contributors. Five Stories High breaks from the standard format to include … Continue reading

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ALL THE PLACES I’VE EVER LIVED by David Gaffney

Part murder ballad, part ghost story, part true crime, All The Places I’ve Ever Lived takes you on a gripping journey from the small-town murder of a teenage girl in the 1970s to the recent real-life shootings in Whitehaven, West … Continue reading

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ONLY WATCHING YOU by Mark West

Several months after Claire’s husband leaves her for another woman, her friend Amy convinces her to join a local ‘singles’ group at a nearby pub, in an effort to kick-start her social life. For the past months she has been … Continue reading

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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF THE MUMMY edited by Paula Guran

The Mammoth Book of the Mummy, edited by genre stalwart Paula Guran, collects together 19 stories (in which we get a decent variation on the book’s theme) about mummies – Egyptian and otherwise – including three new tales. There is … Continue reading

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DON’T GO BACK by Mark West

The sudden death of Kate Marshall prompts old schoolfriend Beth Parker to face a difficult return to Seagrave, the coastal town in which they grew up. Since she departed for university, Beth has moved on. Now married and trying for … Continue reading

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