BRAM STOKER AWARD NOMINATED!
No one in Willow Street pays it any notice, not the disgruntled Campbell family next door, not Alice Cowley and her suicidal daughter, or Mr. and Mrs. Markham down the road. Not even Darryl, the loner at number seventy, who is abnormal himself, thinks much about it. It is just the old Kemper House, forgotten and abandoned.
Until it makes itself known.
When the stench of death wafts from Kemper House through Willow Street, and comes to the attention of recent resident and newspaper reporter, Ben Traynor, it starts a chain of horrors that brings Kemper House’s curse into their own homes and leads others direct to its door. Kemper House not only haunts its neighbours, it infects them with an evil that traverses time and reality itself.
INCLUDES THE BRAM STOKER AWARD-NOMINATED STORY, “The Book of Last Words”
This Sublime Darkness contains seven dark stories of grief, madness and nightmares, from Bram Stoker Award-nominated author Greg Chapman.
In this collection, a small-town secret unearths itself, a stone drives a madman onto the streets of Whitechapel, a man takes a new wife – and the ghost of her mother, a photo album sends a grieving man into a spiral of nightmares, a creature collects the last words of death-row inmates, an insomniac fights nocturnal evils, unaware of the evil within, and a widow has one final embrace with his long lost love…
“Greg’s imagination is akin to a living, breathing haunted house attraction. Every time he opens a door for his readers, whether in his art or his writing, there’s no telling what terror will spring out” – James Chambers
2020 Australian Shadows Award finalist in the Best Collected Work category
Eight stories, an essay and artwork by two-time Bram Stoker Award-nominated author, Greg Chapman.
Table of contents:
Horror Fiction: A Bleak and Depressing Look at Truth
The Pest Controller’s Wife
Feast of Feasts
Five short Halloween themed tales by Australian Shadows Award finalist, Greg Chapman
“DAUGHTERS OF THE VEIL” – A young woman discovers the death of her twin sister was not suicide, but something much more sinister.
“OCTOBERVILLE” – When Tom Crane crashes his car into a tree he heads to the nearest town, only to find that Octoberville has a very unhealthy obsession with Halloween.
“HELL-O-WEEN” – A group of demon children go Trick or Treating in Hell, meeting some of humanity’s worst along the way. (Originally published in 2009).
“THE END OF HALLOWEEN” – Death looks upon the Earth to find no one celebrates Halloween anymore.
***INCLUDES THE NEW TALE “Left on October Lane”***