As Shadows Fall by JD Adamsson "His eye was distracted by the gurning of some fishwife, who was coiling rope on the deck of a filthy-looking barge, moored to the quay beyond where the stern of the Elsebeth reared proudly from the stinking waters of the dock." London coroner Gideon investigates what looks like ritualized child … Continue reading What We Do in the Shadows
Shadowed Perspectives: A Collection of Curious Tales by JD Adamsson "She is no more than a smudge in the ancient, glacial ice." This was a globe-trot of men and women struggling to live their lives but getting caught up in something supernatural. Each story was new and distinct. I'm conflicted about short stories. I think horror … Continue reading Quantum Creep
Sea Call by JD Adamsson "A few people come out here, seeking the good life. But the Winter's harsh, the storms are rough, and if those don't test you, the midges will." Conrad, ex-cop and worried father, travels to the island of Lewis to find his missing son. The kid took a trip to the Hebrides … Continue reading Where Midges Fear to Tread
The Accidental Adventures of Mr Rail (Book 1): Blub by Larry Appleseed "You expect Blubs and Clackers to be dangerous, but you never expect a broom handle to hurt you, reasoned Master Galbage. The broom handle takes you by surprise." Kenneth, head of HR for a top secret observation post on the moon, responds to a … Continue reading King of The Who?
Grandma's House by Mark Ayre This is a spunky little tale. Again, I didn't read the blurb so this work provided a revolving door of surprises. My first surprise: another British writer. Why does this always happen to me? My second surprise: it's a comedy horror which made me a little skeptical at first. My third surprise: there's a … Continue reading Blood and BJs
The Shimmer at Fog Cottage by Pete Worrall I didn't realize this was a British novella until the first character tutted. A cascade of tutting followed. I approve. This book moved briskly and had the feeling of a TV police procedural. The first scene felt like a Torchwood cold open. Not the awkward later seasons of Torchwood. I'm talking Peak Chibnall. … Continue reading Shimmering and Tutting