Horror books

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Unseen works by ‘queen of gothic fiction’ Shirley Jackson published
Two previously unseen short stories by Jackson, rated by Stephen King as one of the great horror fiction writers, are to appear in US magazine the Strand

Sarah Shaffi

09, Jun, 2022 @2:05 PM

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Devil House by John Darnielle review – mysteries and rumours
A true-crime author investigates an occult double murder in this metafictional puzzle from the Mountain Goats frontman

Chris Power

05, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Whitby Abbey seeks budding bloodsuckers to break vampire record
English Heritage announce bid to stage world’s largest gathering of people dressed as a vampire at site that inspired Bram Stoker

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

20, Apr, 2022 @4:31 PM

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The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror – reviews roundup
Woman, Eating by Claire Kohda; Lambda by David Musgrave; Plutoshine by Lucy Kissick; The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi; and The Way of the Worm by Ramsey Campbell

Lisa Tuttle

11, Mar, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield – deep emotions
A woman returns to her wife transformed after a deep-sea voyage in this powerful debut novel

Aida Edemariam

09, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Catriona Ward: ‘When done right, horror is a transformative experience’
The award-winning novelist on the Mojave desert, her itinerant childhood and her longstanding hypnagogic hallucinations

Hephzibah Anderson

26, Feb, 2022 @6:00 PM

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The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror – reviews roundup
The This by Adam Roberts; All the White Spaces by Ally Wilkes; The Embroidered Book by Kate Heartfield; The Leviathan by Rosie Andrews; Echo by Thomas Olde Heuvelt; and They by Kay Dick

Lisa Tuttle

11, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror
Cosmogramma by Courttia Newland; The Love Makers by Aifric Campbell; The Second Shooter by Nick Mamatas; Dead Relatives by Lucie McKnight Hardy; and Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

Lisa Tuttle

12, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Halloween shows us you can’t keep a good ghost down. And nor should you | Stephanie Merritt
The ghost story is enjoying a revival. No wonder – we’re hardly short of repressed fears to turn into fiction

Stephanie Merritt

31, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Chapter and curse: is the horror novel entering a golden age?
The writers responsible for today’s vengeful spirits, talking cats and haunted escape rooms discuss the genre’s startling rebound

Alison Flood

29, Oct, 2021 @10:05 AM

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Reprieve by James Han Mattson review – ‘horror shows who we are’
A murder in a grisly escape room is brilliantly described – but the violence of a bigoted society is where the true nightmares lurk

Sarah Ditum

20, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Terrifying Women: the trio of ‘horror fiends’ embracing stage fright
A new female-led festival aims to challenge the sexist tropes and subvert the narratives of scary theatre

Arifa Akbar

19, Oct, 2021 @6:41 PM

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