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Bloody Books® is the new international horror fiction imprint published by Beautiful Books of London.

If you are a North American visitor, then you can buy Bloody Books® from all good bookshops, online stores or direct from our distributor : International Publishers Marketing (IPM), Tel 1-800-758-3756, www.internationalpubmarket.com.

For Australasian visitors, our books are available in bookshops too via our distributor Peribo, 58 Beaumont Road, Mount Kuring-Gai, NSW 2080, Australia (Tel: 00 612 9457 0011, Fax: 00 612 9457 0022), email info(at)peribo.com.au.

The Bloody Books® imprint is curated by Adèle Hartley, the Director of Dead By Dawn, Scotland’s International Horror Film Festival, which has run in Edinburgh for 13 glorious years.

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Joseph D’Lacey

God is supreme. The flesh is sacred. From this all nourishment flows…

Abyrne is a decaying town, trapped by an advancing wilderness. Its people depend on meat for survival. Meat is sanctified and precious, eaten with devout solemnity by everyone.

A feud smoulders between the religious and secular powers holding the town in their thrall – whoever controls the food supply controls everything. Conflict is imminent.

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Through A Glass, Darkly
Bill Hussey

The Demons have woken, the Dreaming has begun…

When a young man goes missing from the Fen village of Crow Haven, Inspector Jack Trent is sent to investigate. He finds an isolated, insular community which harbours a shocking secret. A secret he has already glimpsed in his dreams. Now, in a race against time, Jack must piece together the mystery surrounding Dr Elijah Mendicant and the ancient Darkness of Crow Haven. He must save the life of an innocent child and stop an ageless evil from rising once more.

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Luis Scafati

A mysterious, shadowy figure is stalking the streets and a strange, inexplicable affliction has struck the young women of the town. Pale and listless, they drift aimlessly through their days, then writhe in their beds all night, tortured by inflamed visions of carnality. To the eminent Dr Van Helsing, this can only mean one thing…

Beautifully disturbing illustrations and pared-down adapted text breathe new life into Bram Stoker’s classic chiller, Dracula. A luxuriously presented picture book for adults.

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Read by Dawn
Volume One

Hosted by Ramsey Campbell

Curated by Adèle Hartley

The first in the new Bloody Books horror fiction imprint.

“If there is an international language for horror, this anthology is it…this is one to keep your eyes on in the future.” Hellnotes

“We hope the annual “Read by Dawn” collection will establish itself quickly as an international celebration of the best in contemporary horror.” www.thedeepening.com

Read By Dawn is the first in an annual international series of contemporary horror writing from new and established authors.

Internationally acclaimed horror author Ramsey Campbell (“Britain’s most respected living horror writer,” Oxford Companion to English Literature) hosts Volume One with an introductory and closing piece, and provides a hugely atmospheric story, A Place of Revelation.

The volume contains 27 stunning new stories from England, Scotland, USA, Australia, Finland, Canada, representing the best in contemporary horror writing.

The series is curated by Adèle Hartley, the influential Festival Director of Dead by Dawn, Scotland’s International Horror Film Festival.

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Read by Dawn
Volume Two

Edited by Adèle Hartley

After the critical success of the first volume of new contemporary international horror fiction in 2006, we are proud to announce the publication of Volume II.

Following another highly competitive international call for entries, editor Adèle Hartley and her team have selected 25 stunning new horror short stories to keep readers awake at night.

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Read by Dawn
Volume Three

Edited by Adèle Hartley

The third volume in the acclaimed series of new horror fictions.

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Classic Tales of Horror
Volume One

Classic Tales of Horror Volume One presents fifteen classic stories by the world’s great writers. From the piercing cry of Poe’s Tell-Tale Heart to the terrible quiet of Andreyev’s Silence, this is horror at its most unforgiving.

  • The Ghostly Rental – Henry James
  • Markheim – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Horla – Guy de Maupassant
  • The Dream Woman – W Wilkie Collins
  • Confession Found in a Prison – Charles Dickens
  • Silence – Leonid Andreyev
  • The Withered Arm – Thomas Hardy
  • The Mysterious Mansion – Honore de Balzac
  • Transformation – Mary Shelley
  • The Tell-Tale Heart – Edgar Allan Poe
  • Some Terrible Letters – James Hogg
  • Lost Face – Jack London
  • True Relation of the Apparition – Daniel Defoe
  • The Man and the Snake – Ambrose Bierce
  • The Blast of the Book – G K Chesterton

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Classic Tales of Horror
Volume Two

Edited by Jonathan Wooding

Classic Tales of Horror Volume Two continues the series of classic horror stories with a chilling new collection:

  • The Mortal Immortal – Mary Shelley
  • Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook – M R James
  • The Lifted Veil – George Eliot
  • William Wilson – E A Poe
  • The Phantom Coach – Amelia B Edwards
  • Afterward – Edith Wharton
  • Schalken the Painter – Sheridan Le Fanu
  • The Friends of the Friends – Henry James
  • The Kit-Bag – Algernon Blackwood
  • Man-Size in Marble – E Nisbit
  • The Moonlit Road – Ambrose Bierce
  • The Judge’s House – Bram Stoker
  • The Picture in the House – H P Lovecraft
  • The Werewolf – Frederick Marryat
  • The Body-Snatcher – R L Stevenson

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