Stories Influenced by the Masters of Dark Literature
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Author: Paul Kane
Publication details: Black Beacon Books, 2023
Genres: gothic, horror, ghost stories, dark literary
Length: 11 stories / 240 pages
Cover: Greg Chapman
STORIES INFLUENCED BY THE MASTERS OF DARK LITERATURE
What was the real story behind Jekyll and Hyde? How do you cheat the most notorious curse of all time? Why are people getting sick with a strange malady that makes them bleed to death, and how are they being brought back to life in a futuristic nightmare? What happens when the world’s most famous vampire falls in love, or the world’s greatest detective takes on his most dangerous foe? How will a deadly serial killer be caught, and how will a certain paranormal investigator deal with his most unusual case to date? These and many more questions will be answered in Dark Reflections, a collection of spine-tingling tales by award-winning and #1 bestselling author Paul Kane (the British Fantasy Award-Nominated Monsters, Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell, Before, The Storm), which pay homage to the masters of dark fiction, including M.R. James, Charles Dickens, William Hope Hodgson, H.P. Lovecraft, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Edgar Allan Poe. With an introduction by the legendary Kim Newman (Anno Dracula, An English Ghost Story) and cover by Greg Chapman, you’ll find a lot to reflect on in here…
The Greatest Mystery
Dracula in Love
Thicker Than Water
The Grey Room
"These are love stories – in the sense that they were written by someone in love with the material… someone who recognises the sparks in stories that make us want to read and re-read them."
- From the Introduction by Kim Newman
"In this collection Paul Kane takes tales from some of literature's finest and most respected writers and turns them on their heads. Some are sequels, some told from a different viewpoint and all of them are equal to or better than the original stories. For those, like me, who like their fiction darkly delightful, you will absolutely adore Dark Reflections."
- Jim X Dodge, author of Theta House and The Bite