Carrie Rickard, escaping an abusive relationship back in London, tries to escape her own past by throwing herself into her restoration project: Fairwood House, known to locals of Pagham-on-Sea as The Crows. Unable to resist the lure of the house as it whispers to her, Carrie's obsession only grows when she discovers it was the site of a sixty-year-old unsolved murder.
As Carrie digs deeper into the mystery surrounding the bloodless child stuffed up the kitchen chimney in the 1950s, she awakens dark and dangerous forces that threaten her own life. Cue an introduction to her eldritch neighbour, a foul-mouthed modern-day Merlin in a hoody and a tracksuit, who claims he can see the future. But Ricky Porter has some secrets of his own, not least of which are what's really under his hood, and what he's got in the cellar…
THE CROWS is a Gothic Paranormal novel for fans of haunted houses, eldritch monsters, and things that go bump in the night. Content Warning for psychological abuse, body horror, gore, strong language, and scenes of an unsettling nature.
¨He was a Cambridge man and, having no other living relatives and few friends outside of those whom he could also count as colleagues, he spent much of the ink from his pen not expended upon notes and essays, corresponding with his ever loving and miraculously ever patient sibling.A sibling, who, for her part, had become somewhat accustomed to her brother’s habit of sharing his thoughts and musings in these interminable scrawlings. She, to her credit, maintained the habit of reading and responding to them in a timely fashion. Albeit whilst also maintaining the necessary habit of skim reading some of the more self-indulgent philosophical musings, of the type that this particular missive threatened to become.¨
Lucy and her young family have moved to a cottage on a quiet lane in a peaceful coastal town. Her husband is moving work but she is running away from the memory of the son she lost. She wants a fresh start, but the house is not going to let her look to the future, not when the past has so much it wants to show her. The first night in the house will confuse her. The second night will terrify her. The third will change everything, because a door to the other side has opened and they are coming…
Rosalie Parker runs the independent UK publishing house Tartarus Press with R. B. Russell. Her previous collections include The Old Knowledge (Swan River Press 2010) and Damage (PS Publishing 2016). "In the Garden" was selected for Best New Horror 21 (2010), and "Random Flight" for Best British Horror 2015. Rosalie lives in Coverdale, North Yorkshire, the magnificent landscape of which inspires and sometimes provides the settings for her writing.THE DREAMING: Dusk is some way off and I stand at the bar, waiting to be served. I've been here often on my way home from work-It's half-empty on early summer evenings, and the staff are efficient and not averse to passing the time in conversation.
Critically-acclaimed audiobook reader BARNABY EDWARDS (Doctor Who, The Voyage Of The Beagle, Space Danger) performs 11 tales of ghostly gothic spookiness. From tales of Vampyres and spirits, to devil’s deals and ethereal coachmen. Short but oh so sweet, these 11 stories from some of the most lauded authors of the Gothic period, prove that you only need a few pages to tell a truly terrifying tale.
The Vampyre by John Polidori
How It Happened by Arthur Conan Doyle
There Was A Man Dwelt By A Churchyard by M.R. James
One Summer Night by Ambrose Bierce
By Word Of Mouth by Rudyard Kipling
The Clock by W.F. Harvey
A Deal With The Devil by Bram Stoker
The Wolves Of Cernogratz by Saki
Rose Rose by Barry Pain
The Last Stage Coachman by Wilkie Collins
On The Brighton Road by Richard Middleton
Immerse yourself in the haunting tale of "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe, a gripping narrative that delves into the macabre secrets of the Usher family. As an old friend answers the distress call of Roderick Usher, he is thrust into a world of decaying opulence, sinister occurrences, and familial madness. Poe's evocative prose and skillful portrayal of atmosphere draw listeners into a chilling exploration of psychological terror and the crumbling boundaries between reality and the supernatural.
A woman lures her lover to a dark, watery death in "Cold, Silent, and Dark", a short horror story by Kary English from the audio horror anthology Come Join Us by the Fire.
Come Join Us by the Fire, edited by Theresa DeLucci, is an audio-only horror anthology of 35 short stories from Nightfire Books, a horror imprint of Tor Books. The collection showcases the breadth of talent writing in the horror genre today, with contributions from a wide range of bestselling genre luminaries including China Miéville, Chuck Wendig, Richard Kadrey, and Victor LaValle; Shirley Jackson Award winners Paul Tremblay, Priya Sharma, and Sam J. Miller; Nebula Award winners Brooke Bolander, Alyssa Wong, Kij Johnson; and many, many more.
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