BABY STRANGE by Jim Shields
A Dark Intelligence Has Been Poisoning Carefully Selected Lives.
The Con Man : ‘Reverend’ Joe McGill claims he’s a healer, but he’s chosen the wrong man to con.
The Psychotic Gangster : Arthur Bewlay has cancer eating away at his face. He’s in no mood to be messed around—either by fake miracle workers or his dead brother Tommy—and he’ll stop at nothing in his desperate desire to live.
The Eccentric Recluse : Maryam Clemenceau is just what both McGill and Bewlay need—a real miracle worker with a bona fide gift. But it comes at a considerable cost.
The Architect : The sinister link between a Maryam’s Gothic apartment block, and Bewlay’s boarded up, abandoned Victorian pub—buildings that are contaminated with fear and the echoes of old and ominous power.
Baby Strange opens with Joe beaten and bound in the back of a car, on his way to an appointment with a cement pit under a Glasgow flyover . . . this is not to be the lowest point of his day.
MY NAME IS MARY SUTHERLAND by Kate Farrell
From an unspecified institution where she has been for three years, seventeen year old Mary Sutherland tells her story to a television crew. Through her narrative and letters to her father, who never replies, we learn of a contented life that is turned upside down when her mother dies suddenly and Martin, her father, remarries with indecent haste. He is besotted with the elegant and calculating Tiffany, and Mary becomes marginalized for the twin crimes of being fat and having bad hair.
My Name Is Mary Sutherland is a tale of parental neglect, the psychological abuse of a minor, and the terrible price that is ultimately paid.
BORROWED TIME by Tim Lebbon
A collection of three novellas that together comprise the Apocalypse Trilogy.
Naming of Parts . . . a young Jack and his family flee the zombie plague to find his sister, but it’s not only people who are rising from the dead.
Changing of Faces . . . were-creatures attack a beached cruise liner, the one place that Jack dares call home.
Shifting of Veils . . .the world has moved on. Mad, murderous wraiths haunt the overgrown towns. And Jack must embark on a final desperate journey to reunite his family.
THINK YOURSELF LUCKY by Ramsey Campbell
David Botham just wants a quiet ordinary life—his job at the travel agency, his relationship with his girlfriend Stephanie. He doesn’t want to be a writer, and he certainly doesn’t think he’s one. The online blog that uses a title he once thought up has nothing to do with him. He has no idea who is writing it or where they get their information about a series of violent deaths in Liverpool. If they’re murders, how can the killer go unseen even by the security cameras? Perhaps David won’t know until they come too close to him—until he can’t ignore the figure from his past that is catching up with him. Perhaps denying it isn’t just the worst thing he can do but fatal…
In Ramsey Campbell and the Twenty-First-Century Weird Tale Richard Bleiler argues that Campbell has brought the new century into supernatural fiction. Following The Grin of the Dark and The Seven Days of Cain, Think Yourself Luckyfinds new demons online. But perhaps they are ourselves . . .