Post by primrosehildebrand on Sept 27, 2020 9:17:54 GMT
Noose and Gibbet (2020)
Russell Stickles is a sociopath although he'll never admit to it. We follow his life as a 'spy-breaker' working for London Controlling Section and Wing Commander Dennis Wheatley in 1941, through to 1956 where Russell becomes an accidental author meeting the likes of Herbert van Thal and Robert Aickman to owning an old bookshop in 1987 and trying to save the life of a young girl that he can see is a fellow sociopath. The novellas are 'The Cut', 'Choke' and 'A Man at War' - and we see the development of a fully-formed deviant who lives by his own code who may help or hinder those he comes into contact with.
Written by British Fantasy Award winner Johnny Mains, A MAN AT WAR is a strange brew of three genres - horror, revenge tale and WWII thriller.
All novellas were written in the first 2 months of lockdown - taking pre-orders at moment. Limited edition hardback (150 copies) - £25 including postage in the UK - £30 including postage Europe and £35 USA and beyond (postage rates are awful nowadays.)
EDIT - I don't know how to resize the picture, Dem, could you fix it?
"Mr Tod Robbins shows a wild fertility of imagination of extraordinary promise, although it is now wasted on unworthy material" - Edward J. O’Brien (The Best Short Stories of 1920)