The gardens and orchards of the Home Counties. Quintessential England. Cottages, sleepy lanes. But also alchemy, devil cults and village curses. Where country house murders happen for real, evil landlords slaughter their guests, and Hellfire Clubs celebrate the powers of darkness …
The horned huntsman of Windsor
The hideous apparition at Ravensden
The unholy church at Thundridge
The hammer slayings at Denham
The death omen at Naphill
The forlorn phantom of Shere
The brutish horror at Buckland
And many more chilling tales by Steve Duffy, Reggie Oliver, Gail-Nina Anderson, Sam Dawson, Andrew Hook, Steven J Dines, Tina Rath, Paul Finch, John Llewellyn Probert, Helen Grant, Mick Sims, Tom Johnstone, Allan Ashley, David J Howe and Jason Gould.
‘A top-quality anthology … if you are a fan of short stories, especially the British variety, then this anthology is well worth closer inspection.’ Tony Jones, Gingernuts of Horror
‘Terror Tales of Cornwall, for me at least, has three levels as there are good stories, very good stories, and excellent ones.’ Joe X Young, Gingernuts of Horror
‘According to Finch, the mission of this anthology series is to “reclaim the dark heart of Britain’s literary legacy”. The best stories here do that. Befitting our present state of contagion anxiety, the creatures and dark forces that move through these tales are disturbingly indistinct and insidious.’ William Brown, Horrified
‘Terror Tales Of The Home Counties is an excellent anthology, bringing together 15 stories of supernatural woe with 14 short articles about the mythology of the Home Counties that has inspired such storytelling. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.’ Patrick Mahon, SF Crowsnest
304pp. B-format paperback original anthology.
Published 22 October 2020
ABOUT THE EDITOR
Former police officer and journalist Paul Finch was a script-writer on The Bill and now, as a best-selling crime novelist, is the author of the very popular DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg and DC Lucy Clayburn novels (the first one of which made the Sunday Times Top 10 list). He is also widely published in the horror and fantasy fields, having written Doctor Who scripts for Big Finish and winning the British Fantasy Award twice for his short stories and novellas. He has also now edited 12 volumes of the Terror Tales series.
Paul is a native of Wigan, Lancashire, where he still lives with his wife and business partner, Cathy.