Three friends go on a fishing trip that turns out badly wrong, whereas another three attend a bullfight held at midnight. A travelling circus and a lone performer both provide terrifying forms of ‘entertainment.’ A newly homeless man finds out the dark truth lurking at the heart of our great cities. And a Catholic priest discovers even darker horrors at a mission deep in Africa. Here are a dozen stories that will quicken your heart and freeze the very marrow in your bones. Don’t read them at too late an hour … for who knows what nightmares might come?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tony Richards' novels have been published by HarperCollins, Tor, Dark Regions Press, and Pan Macmillan, with his latest 2 -- TROPIC OF DARKNESS and UNDER THE ICE -- out from Schusters/Pocket and Samhain Publishing. His debut work -- 'The Harvest Bride' -- made the shortlist for the HWA Award for Best First Novel, and in 2008 his collection 'Going Back' was shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award. He has seen into print more than a hundred short stories, with his tales appearing in Asimov's, Hitchcock's, F&SF, Weird Tales, Cemetery Dance, and many top anthologies including Best New Horror. Widely traveled, he often uses places he has visited as settings for his work. His fiction includes the Raine's Landing dark fantasy adventures, a group of stories set in the imaginary town of Birchiam-on-Sea on the south coast of England, his Future Africa tales in Hitchcock's, and his Immortal Holmes series on Amazon Kindle.