Obsessed with genre fiction book covers. Occasional author interviews and bursts of short fiction. Though not a bookseller, I draw inspiration from this quote: "The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most."
Truly horrifying novel. Highly recommended if you want to be forever scared.
“Bram Stoker… M.R. James… Stephen King… Now there is Barry Graham.”- Scottish Field
“I’m there when it gets dark to kill you if I can…”
The Bogey Man’s sinister chant used to scare the wits out of Gary Scott when he was a five-year-old, growing up in the worst part of Glasgow. But now, nearly twenty years later, he’s an experienced, and, he likes to think, hard-nosed journalist. He’s far too preoccupied with real life in all its seedy variety to worry about imaginary horrors. So why does he keep being drawn back to the dark closes and crumbling tower blocks of Maryhill?
As one bizarre and grisly event succeeds another, as the deaths begin to pile up, Gary realizes that he himself is, somehow, inextricably involved. Then, one night, the Bogey Man arrives under his window.
Of Darkness and Light, Barry Graham’s first novel, is an elegant story of horror both physical and psychological, a taut and vivid slide into panic.
Ebook and paperback cover design for REAL ILLUSIONS, a collection of stories by Robert Swartwood. The paperback cover design is such it gives the impression one can look through it (bottom image is of the back).
Ebook and paperback cover design for ASHES, Brett Battles’ 4th Project Eden thriller. ASHES delivers on all fronts - it is an effortless, great and fast read, and like the first three books Brett Battles leaves you wanting for more.
Written before RUN, Blake Crouch’s SNOWBOUND is now finally available under new management and a (much needed) new cover. SNOWBOUND is a full throttle no holds barred thrill ride set mostly in Sarah Palin’s territory (and almost as scary). If you are looking for something that will excite and chill at the same time, look no further.
Darpocalypse is the second book of the exciting The Living Dead series by Joseph Souza. The first book - The Reawakening, was received with rave reviews. If you want to read a zombie or dystopian yarn unlike anything you’ve read before this is it. Published by Permuted Press.
These six dark and ominous stories are a great read, and best devoured in the evening, sitting next to an open fire, with a bottle of great Zinfandel and Pecorino Romano within reach. Joe would approve.