Winter isn't coming…it's already here, and with it comes a horror no door can keep out.
It's there in the yard, in the faces of the snowmen a young boy doesn't remember building.
It's in the oddly empty streets below Santa Claus's crumbling sleigh.
It's in the unnatural movement of the snow that suffocates a widower's town, and in the cold eyes of a lonely man's estranged children.
Here, there is no holiday cheer, only spine-chilling fear, in the DEAD OF WINTER.
Featuring seven stories, an introduction by the author, and a list of recommended books for the winter season.
About the Author
Born and raised in a small harbor town in the south of Ireland, Kealan Patrick Burke knew from a very early age that he was going to be a horror writer. The combination of an ancient locale, a horror-loving mother, and a family full of storytellers, made it inevitable that he would end up telling stories for a living. Since those formative years, he has written five novels, over a hundred short stories, six collections, and edited four acclaimed anthologies. In 2004, he was honored with the Bram Stoker Award for his novella The Turtle Boy.
Kealan has worked as a waiter, a drama teacher, a mapmaker, a security guard, an assembly-line worker at Apple Computers, a salesman (for a day), a bartender, landscape gardener, vocalist in a grunge band, curriculum content editor, fiction editor at Gothic.net, and, most recently, a fraud investigator.
When not writing, Kealan designs book covers through his company Elderlemon Design.
A movie based on his short story "Peekers" is currently in development as a major motion picture.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read "The Turtle Boy" and while I wasn't crazy about the story, it was well written and I looked to see what other books Burke had out there. In this collection of short stories, the only one I liked was 'They Know.' It was the most interesting and kept me reading to find out what would happen. The rest of the stories were shorter but uninteresting. The first two stories were rather stupid.