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    {Review} THE CORMORANT, by Stephen Gregory

    THE CORMORANT by Stephen Gregory Published by Valancourt Books on April 28, 2013 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 147 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon '[An] artful first novel, reminiscent of the tales of Poe . . . Gregory uses a low-key style and subtle lyricism to build an atmosphere of nightmarish horror in a tale that could become a classic.' - Publishers Weekly '[A] first-class terror story with a relentless focus that would have made Edgar Allan Poe proud.' - New York Times '[N]o summary can do justice to the subtlety of Gregory's first novel, with its fresh, vivid, sensual prose and its superb descriptive and evocative…

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    THE RED HOUSE by David J. Thacker

    THE RED HOUSE by David J. Thacker Published by Pendragon Press on 1.1.2010 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror Pages: 37 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads Deep in the woods stands the mysterious Red House. It is a source of fascination to a group of local boys who find that the mystery deepens when they encounter a strange boy nearby. "Captures the ambient fear of growing up, reminding me of Tim Lebbon and Graham Joyce, and at times evokes the spirit of Machen" - Stephen Volk A young group of boys spending the bulk of their summer vacation in the woods meet a new boy named Lawrence. He’s dirty and…

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    {Review} OUT BEHIND THE BARN, by John Boden & Chad Lutzke

    OUT BEHIND THE BARN by John Boden Published by Shadow Work Publishing on October 5, 2018 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Weird Tales Pages: 127 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon The boys crept to the window and watched as Miss Maggie carried the long bundle into the barn, the weight of it stooping her aging back. Rafter lights spilled from the barn doors and Davey saw an arm fall from the canvas-wrapped parcel. He smiled. “She got someone!” Both children grinned and settled in their beds, eyes fixed to the ceiling. This was family growth. "Boden and Lutzke weave heartache and a backwoods tale as easily as…