I've heard a lot of good things about Mr. Oliver's work. Will need to wait till my copy of "Shades of Darkness" arrives, and, of course, his story in "The Fourth Black Book of Horror" before I can find out for myself.
There is the touch on the shoulder that comes when you are walking quickly homewards in the dark hours, full of anticipation of the warm room and bright fire, and when you pull up, startled, what face or no-face do you see?
Post by David A. Riley on Mar 13, 2009 12:43:29 GMT
Looks a splendid book and I am looking forward to my copy arriving.
Reggie Oliver has been extraordinarily lucky so far with the production values of the small press publishers he has been involved with for his short stories, whether Haunted River or Ash-Tree Press. Strangely enough, only the Ash-Tree Press book has a dustjacket.
Madder Mysteries - Reggie Oliver (2009, Ex Occidente Press)
Baskerville's Midgets The Wig: A Monologue for an Actor Tawny The Head The Devil's Funeral A Donkey at the Mysteries The Game of Bear (by M. R. James, completed by Reggie Oliver) The Devil's Number
The Ghost Stories of Another Antiquary, Montague Summers and the Supernatural Tale The Scholar and the Story Teller: Aspects of M. R. James Religion, Evil and Obsession in the Ghostly Stories of Henry James Putting on the Surrealist Hat: The Decadent Aesthetic of Juules Charnier
The Cabinet of Curiosities
The Sleeping Portrait of Monkshood Hall Temporary Disappearance of a School The Destruction of the Great Empires by Trees Mrs Midnight's Animal Comedians A Boiled Egg Called Lowestoft A Cautionary Tale Concerning Beards The Romantic Ruin at St Botolph's The Rev. Arthur Gasport and His Daemonograph "I Uomini di Burro" by Ugo Sossigi Soren Unting and His Philosophy
As one of those who was unable to secure a copy of this when it was quasi-affordable, I am pleased to report that the now-titled Madder Mysteries and Some Others is going to be released by Tartarus Press sometime in the future. Mr. Oliver posted his illustration to The Game of Bear on his facebook page. I have to admit I am very excited about this news!