Dave Brzeski (ed.) - Shadmocks and Shivers: New tales inspired by the stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes
Blurb: Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes, England's very own 'Prince of Chill', would have been 100 years old in 2019.
To celebrate this, fifteen of the finest authors currently working in the supernatural genre have come together to contribute new tales of The Monster Club, Clavering Grange, Temptations Unlimited, Madam Orloff, Vampires, Ghosts and of course Shadmocks.
The anthology is edited by Dave Brzeski and will consist of new stories based on the themes and characters created by Chetwynd-Hayes. The book will feature 15 yarns by Tina Rath, Adrian Cole, John Llewellyn Probert, Stephen Laws and others, including Ron himself. Plus a feature by Robert Pohle on Chetwynd-Hayes' The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories. Cover artist is the fantastic Jim Pitts.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.