Author Archives: petertennant

OR: Scaremongers

A review that originally appeared in Maelstrom #9:- Scaremongers edited by Andrew Haigh. Published by Tanjen. ‘B’ format paperback, 280pp, £6.99. Legend has it that short story collections without a theme are notoriously difficult to place with publishers, though as … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – Take the Night

Out on Friday the 8th of July.

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OR: The Hellfire Club

A review that originally appeared in Maelstrom #9:- The Hellfire Club by Peter Straub. Published by Harper Collins. Paperback, 588pp, £5.99. Imagine that the authorship of Lord of the Rings was called into question, with accusations flying that Tolkien pinched … Continue reading

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Rock n’ Roll Star/The World Goes On

We end this month long celebration of BJH with a double bill.

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Books Read in 2006

This post follows on from Books Read in 2005, which I posted at the end of May. And for 2006 I read exactly one hundred books, down eight from 2005’s total. In terms of new discoveries, no writers leap out. A … Continue reading

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OR: Bite

A review that originally appeared in Maelstrom #9:- Bite by Richard Laymon. Published by Headline. Paperback, 378pp, £5.99. It’s called Bite, so naturally there’s a vampire, or at least someone who claims to be a vampire. His name is Elliot … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – The Black Phone

Based on a Joe Hill story that appeared in The Third Alternative #39.

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OR: Last Rites & Resurrections

A review that originally appeared in Maelstrom #8:- Last Rites & Resurrections. Edited by Andy Cox. Published by TTA Press. ‘B’ format paperback, 170pp, £5.99. For close on three years Andy Cox has been publishing fiction that eludes easy definition … Continue reading

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Hymn

Offhand, this might be my favourite BJH song (I can’t be sure without checking back through the entire discography – so many good tunes).

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NR: Witch Bottle

After an absence of eight years, Witch Bottle sees author Tom Fletcher make a triumphant return to the bosom of the horror genre from which his novel writing career launched in 2010 with The Leaping. (By way of a sidebar, … Continue reading

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