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Crooked Houses


Crooked Houses

Alas! Is there a theme in supernatural fiction more prone to cliché and cozy familiarity than the haunted house story?

With this mammoth new anthology, Egaeus Press aims to reclaim that supremely primal tradition, not only from glossy movies, cartoons and television-era ghost hunters, but also from the Victorians, and the great, academic spook story authors of the 20th Century who, by their nature, sought to calibrate, anthro- pomorphise and provide justification for acts by forces which might hitherto have been considered beyond the scope of human comprehension.

Crooked Houses takes its cue from this earlier age. Though many of the stories presented are set in the modern world, the forces which pervade are primeval, unquantifiable; the stuff of folk-tales, family curses and collective nightmares.

These houses have very deep roots. These houses have teeth.

The book comprises 17 previously unpublished stories. The full table of contents is as follows:

YOUR HOUSE, ANY HOUSE. THAT HOUSE.Rebecca Kuder
THE SULLIED PANERichard Gavin
THE SHEPHERD’S HOUSEColin Insole
THE WEST WINDOWHelen Grant
THE PSYCHOMANTEUMSteve Duffy
THE CRUMBLIESReggie Oliver
THE DEVIL WILL BE AT THE DOORDavid Surface
THE HOUSE OF THE MEREJohn Gale
FAIREST OF THEM ALLAlbert Power
MIASMATALynda E. Rucker
THE READERS OF THE SANDS Mark Valentine
DOLL’S HOUSECarly Holmes
AT LOTHESLEY, MONTGOMERYSHIRE, 1910James Doig
IN CROMER ROADRebecca Lloyd
HOUSE OF SANDKatherine Haynes
MYTHOLOGYJane Jakeman
THE PINER HOUSETimothy Granville

Edited by Mark Beech

The book is a lithographically printed, 352 page hardback with colour endpapers; limited to just 325 copies.

ISBN 978-1-916465770.

FIRST PRINTING SOLD OUT.
DUE FOR REPRINTING IN JANUARY 2021.


Crooked Houses

Crooked Houses

Crooked Houses

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