Something was Stirring: Seasonal Tales of Horror

Ho! Ho! Ho!

In the sprit of the season I’m releasing a free ebook of Christmas horror stories.

In a tradition that dates back to the Victorians – and mostly carried on today in films – people would gather around the fireplace on Christmas Eve and terrify each other with tales of ghosts and goblins and grisly murders.

This also occasioned plenty of eggnog, sherry, brandy, whisky and other Christmas treats. ‘More of gravy than the grave’ is true enough.

The book can be downloaded from Amazon or read here on my blog, starting tomorrow night, Krampusnacht.

(The spectacular cover design for the book was once again done by David Fleck.)

Something was Stirring

Seasonal Tales of Horror

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

So the song goes, but tinsel and presents and Santa Claus mean little to rough sleeper Leah, who finds herself stalked by a spirit of deadly Christmas cheer.

Speaking of which, Santa Claus is all very well for good boys and girls, but what about the bad ones? What about the school bullies who torment thirteen-year-old Pista every day? Who will give them what they deserve? They used to say that Krampus delivered the coal, but he’s not been seen in a long time.

There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago

As far back as the Great War, as far back as the oldest ale house in New York, whose motto ‘Be Good or Be Gone’ doesn’t just apply to the living.

Get close to the fire and enjoy four seasonal tales of horror in the old tradition of Christmas Eve ghost stories.



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