Blog of crime and supernatural writer Tony Richards, author of more than a dozen novels and creator of the fictional town of Raine's Landing, Massachusetts, where the real witches of Salem fled.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
TICKET TO TERROR
My latest collection of short fiction -- my seventh -- is now available for preorder from Dark Renaissance Books. THE UNIVERSAL AND OTHER TERRORS has eleven stories and a novella, with fiction from Hitchcock's, The Black Book of Horror, Scheherazade and Midnight Street, and includes five brand-new stories -- Aegea, Under the Shroud, Covered Mirrors, The Visitors in Marvell Wood, and the title story -- that see their very first publication in this book.
As well as painting the cover, the terrific M. Wayne Miller had illustrated every individual story ... you can take a look at some of those on the art gallery of my website.
And here's the back cover material for the book:
What could be so bad about a golden Greek beach with scores of beautiful young
people lying on it? Where could be the danger in a perfectly normal-looking
southern English seaside town? Or an even more ordinary town out in the Nevada
desert? An old, abandoned building on a rocky shore…what could be awful about
that? Discover the truth behind the origins of Abraham van Helsing. Find out how a
decrepit old man continues to attract beautiful young women. Learn about the
real link between crows and the Grim Reaper. Travel a few decades into the
future and see a fresh and modern Africa…and the menace that still lurks there.
Here are twelve new stories, five of them previously unpublished and unique to
this collection, that will open your eyes to the hidden terrors in the world
around us. Read them at your peril. Praise for Tony Richards “A hell of a writer, one of today’s masters of dark fiction.” Mario
Guslandi, Horror World “Richards is a master at combining horror, fantasy and humor in a way
that will mesmerize readers from cover to cover.” Rhomylly Forbes, Romantic
Times Book Reviews “The rest of us stand on the sidelines with eyes wide open at his audacity
and wonder what he’ll do next.” Peter Tennant, Black Static
“…Richards creates something unique.” Clay Bye, Alternative Reads
THE UNIVERSAL is only available as a collector's edition at the moment, but a trade paperback edition will be along soon. You can find out more more it here.