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Stephen Laws – Ghost Train

Posted by demonik on June 5, 2009

Stephen Laws – Ghost Train (Sphere, 1987)

 Cover illustration: Nick Bantock

Cover illustration: Nick Bantock

Loathsome. An unspeakable abomination. A horror buried so deep in his psyche he can remember not a single detail of what it has done to him. He stands in the railway station and shudders uncontrollably.
The dreams at night. The Ghost Train Man back again after all those years. Robbie with the noose around his neck still, so dead, so cold. Childhood nightmares resurrected after the incident on the train.
Approaching the platform now, ticket in hand. Go on urges one voice; Go back cries another. Mind spinning, people staring. The feeling of choking earth fills his mouth but he must fight his way on board and confront the demons that are lurking there …

“Superbly written .. . a frenzied climax” – YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

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Clive Barker – Books Of Blood Volume 4

Posted by demonik on June 5, 2009

Clive Barker – Books Of Blood Volume 4 (Sphere, 1985)

Cover illustration by Clive Barker

Cover illustration by Clive Barker

Blurb:

In volume IV of Clive Barker’s Books Of Blood, five more marrow-curdling excursions beyond the pale:

THE BODY POLITIC
What happens when we lose control of our own hands? Murder, murder and more murder.

THE INHUMAN CONDITION
The knots were tied by a master, to bind monsters. Not that Karney knew that when he started to untie them …

REVELATIONS
Twenty-five years ago the Motel became known as The Slaughterhouse of Love. Tonight’s guests are about to find out why.

DOWN, SATAN!
Gregorius spent his fortune building a Hell on Earth. But every Hell needs its Fallen Angel …

THE AGE OF DESIRE
The aphrodisiac worked beyond its makers’ wildest dreams. Now their guinea-pig’s in heat… and Death is just another one night stand.

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Clive Barker – Books Of Blood Volume 3

Posted by demonik on June 5, 2009

Clive Barker – Books Of Blood Volume 3 (Sphere, 1984)

Cover illustration by Clive Barker

Cover illustration by Clive Barker

Blurb:

Another five stories to take you to the brink, in the third volume of Clive Barker’s Books Of Blood ….

Son Of Celluloid:
There’s something haunting the old cinema. Something that gives you a taste of stardom … then sucks out your eyes!

Rawhead Rex:
The ultimate monster is on the loose, with a hunger that won’t be satisfied this side of Hell.

Confessions Of A Pornographer’s Shroud
When the Porn Kings tortured Ronnie Glass to death they didn’t believe in Resurrection. They do now.

Scapegoats:
Four lost people on a lost island, with the dead calling from the sea…

Human Remains:
Gavin was a whore, happy to sell his body for hard cash. Until he met the creature that wanted to own his flesh forever.

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Clive Barker – Books Of Blood Volume 2

Posted by demonik on June 5, 2009

Clive Barker – Books Of Blood Volume 2 (Sphere, 1984)

Cover illustration by Clive Barker

Cover illustration by Clive Barker

Blurb:

In the second volume of Clive Barker’s Books Of Blood, five more tales of mind-shaking terror ….

DREAD
One man’s obsession with fear drives his victims one step beyond sanity, to unspeakable slaughter.

HELL’S EVENT
The race is on. And the Devil will take the hindmost

JACQUELINE ESS: HER WILL AND TESTAMENT
A story of sex and power, and the bloodbath that awaits us at the limits of desire…

THE SKINS OF THE FATHERS
Once, they had fattened a human child, these monsters from beneath the desert. Now they want him back…

NEW MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE
History is about to repeat itself in Poe’s notorious street, as old horrors return to shed new blood!

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Clive Barker – Books Of Blood Volume 1

Posted by demonik on June 5, 2009

Clive Barker – Books Of Blood Volume 1 (Sphere, 1984)

Cover illustration by Clive Barker

Cover illustration by Clive Barker

Blurb:

The dead wrote on the boy’s flesh. Turned him into a living BOOK OF BLOOD. These are the stories they wrote …

The Midnight Meat Train:
a stomach-churning ride on the New York subway, to feed the Old Gods on human meat.

The Yattering And Jack:
Man versus Demon, in a black comedy of lunatic violence …

Pig Blood Blues:
They told Redman the pig was possessed, but he didn’t believe… until the nightmare came trotting after him.

Sex, Death And Starshine
The show must go on. Even if the audience has just risen from the dead!

In The Hills, The Cities:
There are monsters nobody has ever dared imagine before; vast enough to take your breath away. And they’re waiting in the hills …

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