Thirteen Ghosts of Christmas - Archieved Post

November 21, 2012 - 4:57 pm No Comments

Look what I’m reading at the moment to get me into the seasonal mood!


Edited by Simon Marshall-Jones
Introduction by Johnny Mains

Christmas – a season of goodwill given to all mankind, and of snowbound winter wonderlands; a time for the gathering of families and friends to share in a bounteous harvest of good cheer, of sparkling decorations and roaring fires lighting up the parlour; and of glittering presents strewn beneath the glorious fir tree, and of excited children full of boundless joy in their hearts. And the time when the ghosts of those long gone, of the restless, the unhappy and the bitter are closest to the living, walking abroad in the frozen landscape outside the cosy living-room window.
Here are thirteen seasonal tales of those lonely, wandering spirits, guaranteed to bring delicious thrills to all aficionados of the ghostly and the supernatural. Inside these pages you will find, amongst others, stories of eerie urban myths, age-old rituals, lost invaders from history, haunted weather phenomena, strange spirits, and creatures of myth and legend, told by some of the finest and most exciting writers working in the field today.
So, this Christmas, stoke the fire in the grate, pour yourself a glass of fine port, dim the lights and settle down in your favourite armchair, then sit back and relax, and prepare to have your spine well and truly chilled by these ghostly seasonal tales!

Introduction by Johnny Mains
John Costello
Jan Edwards
William Meikle
Raven Dane
Richard Farren Barber
Nicholas Martin
Thana Niveau
Martin Roberts
Paul Finch
Gary McMahon
Neil Williams
John Forth
Adrian Tchaikovsy

The 13 Ghosts of Christmas is the first in the Spectral Press Ghost Story Annuals, which will be published every December.
The 13 Ghosts of Christmas, edited by Simon Marshall-Jones, wraparound cover by Vincent Shaw-Morton. 202 pages. Available in a numbered hardback limited to 100 copies worldwide, with full-colour covers, gold foil blocking on titles on front and spine, coloured endpapers and silk ribbon bookmarker. Also available as an unlimited paperback – both will be published in December 2012.
Introduction by Johnny Mains
The 13 Ghosts of Christmas
Publisher’s Acknowledgements by Simon Marshall-Jones
Bonus material: Preview of Whitstable by Stephen Volk (Spectral Visions III – May 2013)
Available from the publishers: Spectral Press, 5 Serjeants Green, Neath Hill, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK14 6HA, United Kingdom.

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