The complete short fiction of a master of modern horror fiction
In ‘Out of Sorts’, things get hairy for a man’s wife and his mistress when he begins to feel unwell on the night of a full moon. In ‘Travelling Light’, a traveller is obliged to share a room with a strange man who seems to know a little too much about a series of bizarre murders in which wives have been slain by their husbands. A tourist fascinated by the serial killer John Reginald Christie undergoes an uncanny and horrific experience on a trip to London in ‘Forget-Me-Not’. And in ‘Samhain’, marital strife threatens to turn deadly when a witch turns to black magic to do away with her pathetic husband.
The thirteen stories collected here represent the complete short fiction of Bernard Taylor, one of the bestselling horror authors of the 1970s and ’80s, author of The Godsend and Mother’s Boys, both adapted for film, and Sweetheart, Sweetheart, hailed by Charles L. Grant as the finest ghost story of all time. In these tales, which often feature an unexpectedly cruel or bizarre twist, Taylor offers a clever mixture of horror and black humour that will delight fans of the genre.
Critical Acclaim for Bernard Taylor
‘I enjoyed every horrid word of it’ - Daily Telegraph on The Godsend
‘The best ghost story I have ever read … a potential classic’ - Charles L. Grant on Sweetheart, Sweetheart
‘Weaves a web that grows tighter with each turn of the page’ - Booklist on The Reaping