Vessels

Vessels

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by Kealan Patrick Burke
     
 

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On a remote island off the coast of Ireland, an unpiloted boat drifts ashore, watched by a man to whom the dead are something to be feared…

In a small stone chapel that stands hunkered against the vicious island winds, a woman whispers a frantic prayer to the gathering dark as something pale and dreadful scratches at the window.

A young girl…  See more details below

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On a remote island off the coast of Ireland, an unpiloted boat drifts ashore, watched by a man to whom the dead are something to be feared…

In a small stone chapel that stands hunkered against the vicious island winds, a woman whispers a frantic prayer to the gathering dark as something pale and dreadful scratches at the window.

A young girl races to the shore to meet her lover and finds something monstrous instead…

And in a confessional, a dead man waits to tell his sins…

A gunshot in a church in Los Angeles leads Tim Quinn halfway around the world and into a nightmare, for on Blackrock Island, he will find love, murder and madness, and discover an earth-shattering truth about the Curtain, and those who hide behind it.

The third book in the Timmy Quinn series.

Editorial Reviews

Carl Hays
"Burke is a newcomer worth watching" - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
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"one of the most clever and original writers in contemporary horror fiction" - BOOKLIST

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976853138
Publisher:
Bloodletting Press
Publication date:
12/28/2006

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Meet the Author

Born and raised in Dungarvan, Ireland, Kealan Patrick Burke is an award-winning author described as "a newcomer worth watching" (Publishers Weekly) and "one of the most original authors in contemporary horror" (Booklist).

Some of his works include the novels KIN, MASTER OF THE MOORS, CURRENCY OF SOULS and THE HIDES, the novellas THE TURTLE BOY (Bram Stoker Award Winner, 2004), VESSELS, MIDLISTERS, and JACK & JILL, and the collections RAVENOUS GHOSTS and THE NUMBER 121 TO PENNSYLVANIA & OTHERS (Bram Stoker Award-Nominee, 2009).

Kealan also edited the anthologies: TAVERNS OF THE DEAD (starred review, Publishers Weekly), BRIMSTONE TURNPIKE, QUIETLY NOW (International Horror Guild Award Nominee, 2004), the charity anthology TALES FROM THE GOREZONE and NIGHT VISIONS 12 (starred review, Publishers Weekly, British Fantasy Award & International Horror Guild Award nominee).

A movie based on his short story "Peekers", directed by Mark Steensland (DEAD @ 17), and scripted by veteran novelist Rick Hautala (Bedbugs, The Mountain King), screened at a variety of international film festivals and won a number of awards. You can view the film at the author's website.

As actor, Burke played the male lead in Greg Lamberson's film SLIME CITY MASSACRE, the long-awaited sequel to the cult classic SLIME CITY, which will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, and Video On Demand in 2011.

Visit Kealan on the web at www.kealanpatrickburke.com

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Vessels 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
VESSELS was even better than THE HIDES, which I thought was great. VESSELS is engrossing, well written, and fast paced. I was also highly impressed with the grammar and editing of this PUBIT novel. So many new and self published books lack proper spelling and grammar. I am looking forward to more by this author, especially in the Timmy Quinn series. VESSELS is a ghost story and it delivers! Scary and suspenceful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just about to read Vessels. I can't wait for more books.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kealan is a super writer and his stories will keep you wanting more,one book will taunt you into another,and another.Great work
TBerri119 More than 1 year ago
It's great to find a new writer who writes the kind of stories you like. Stephen King fan here & I love Kealan Burke's stories. Can't wait to see what comes next.
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