Nightmare by Stephen Leather

Posted on 15th May 2012 in Reviews

When we last left hard-boiled and supernaturally-inclined PI Jack Nightingale (in Nightmare‘s prequel Midnight) he’d met with the demon Proserpine to discuss her numerous and quite flagrant attempts to kill him. That meeting had concluded with something of an uncomfortable revelation for Jack, and a realisation that he really needed to stop trying to read the intentions and guesswork of the otherworldly and diabolically-evil-influenced party-set.

Nightmare, the third book in the series, opens at a rapid pace. Leather is an author adept at getting his readers turning the pages of his books eagerly, and there’s little time for dallying around here. So it is that Jack’s pulled from his flat by the police, who seem to perpetually flick between both needing and deploring him in some way or other, and carted off swiftly to assist them with their enquiries. Click here to read more.. »

Sprung Spring and Something About Terror

Posted on 7th May 2012 in Blog

Spring may well have sprung a few weeks ago (or sprung a leak given the dire wet-weather that’s been all the rage here in the U.K.) but don’t fret. As per usual, the horror collective review crowd headed up by The Monster Librarian, are once again launching our Spring into Terror season. During this time we link up to share our reviews of horror books released in this period, and to give a little bit of extra love to that genre of fiction that holds a special place in our hearts.

So please, spare a moment to check out The Monster Librarian, Horror World, Hell Notes and Horror Fiction Review sites for their coverage of horror book reviews during the Spring into Terror season. As ever, check out our super cool mascot for this as painted by artist Darlene Wanglund – Mr Horatio P. Bunny. For the next couple of weeks we try and give a special season cross-site focus to our beloved scary fictional genre, so do check here and the other sites for related reviews.