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A collection of strange tales for those who like horror, the supernatural, and science fiction. These six short stories explore some classic themes in contemporary settings. All have a dark vibe which creates the overall tone of the collection.

The book opens with "The Sable Lane Catering Company" which puts blood, gore, and terror immediately on the menu with a snapshot of a serial killer serving up something special for his sadistic clientele.

Next up is a pure 80s horror homage, with "John: Carpenter" giving a direct nod to the movie director's catalog of work.

"Skullcherry Orchard" sees a paranormal investigation take a turn for the worst in rural North West England. It's a traditional ghost story given a contemporary flavor.

Story number four is rooted in the occult practices of the Nazi regime circa WWII and proves a terrifying and tragic turn of events for those who want to know just "What's In The Box?"

No book of dark tales could be complete without a reworking of the time-honored vampire saga, and "Mother Rain and Father Wolf" does just that. Presented as a warning to those who would meddle in the truth which lies behind a mythology, it chronicles age-old revenge on the Church.

Lastly, "Floor 9" is a sci-fi piece which is quite simply designed to mess with your head. It has a split narrative and is a tad on the trippy side, and hopefully just good fun.

If you purchase and enjoy this book of shorts, then please consider my full-length novels: The Jesus Man and Nexilexicon.

©2019 Keith Anthony Baird (P)2020 Keith Anthony Baird

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OK no spoilers, but let me just say the first story alone is worth getting this anthology for. If you like things that make you cringe and come in your eyes even though you’re not looking at anything this is the book for you. All of the stores are good they have five of them and as I said they are all really good but the first one seems to rise above the rest. I highly recommend this book if you love horror And the nail ration skills of Hannibal Hills then you’ll love the spot. If you have never listen to a book narrated by Mr. Hill’s you are in for a treat. So if you were undecided before, now you know this is the book to get.