Review: The Wishing Pool and Other Stories, by Tananarive Due (Akashic)

New Tananarive Due book klaxon!! Okay, some of these stories have already been published elsewhere, but any new work from Due is cause for celebration.  Due has broken this work into sections; Wishes, The Gracetown Stories, The Nayima Stories, and Future Shock. The Wishes section contains my favorite stories; tales with a hint of the … Continue reading Review: The Wishing Pool and Other Stories, by Tananarive Due (Akashic)

Review: Dark Stars, edited by John F. D. Taff (Tor Nightfire)

You know me, I love a spooky anthology. And Tor Nightfire are dominating the horror game with their consistently awesome releases. So Dark Stars ticked so many of my boxes, and is chock-full of superb stories from the best modern horror writers. The stories in this collection are incredibly varied, but all succeed in reaching … Continue reading Review: Dark Stars, edited by John F. D. Taff (Tor Nightfire)

Review – Nothing But Blackened Teeth, by Cassandra Khaw (Macmillan Audio/Nightfire)

Look at that title! You basically know what you’re getting into with a title like that, right? I love a good audacious title.  If you are a horror aficionado, you will be shaking your head in despair right from the start of Nothing But Blackened Teeth. Five friends meet up in Japan, to celebrate the … Continue reading Review – Nothing But Blackened Teeth, by Cassandra Khaw (Macmillan Audio/Nightfire)

Review – When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson, edited by Ellen Datlow (Titan Books)

I am so excited to be able to finally share my love of this incredible anthology! When Things Get Dark is easily one of the best, and most consistent anthologies I’ve read in years. Each writer has brought their A-Game in Shirley’s name. Comparisons to Jackson’s work are a dime-a-dozen, and often completely unwarranted. But … Continue reading Review – When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson, edited by Ellen Datlow (Titan Books)

Book Review – The Last Good Man, by Thomas McMullan (Bloomsbury)

I am an absolute sucker for unsettling tales set in weird little pockets of England, as I am from a very odd bit of northern England. I particularly enjoy stories of weird rituals, or backwards societies, similar to The Wicker Man, or Midsommar. Stories that are slightly unnerving, because they are dangerously on the cusp … Continue reading Book Review – The Last Good Man, by Thomas McMullan (Bloomsbury)