CAROLE JOHNSTONE

British Fantasy Award Winner 2014; 3x British Fantasy Award Nominee

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Terror Tales of the Lake District

Just arrived back from a very sunny south of France and was cheered up by news that the horror anthology, Terror Tales of the Lake District is now available for pre-order from Gray Friar Press.

Here, for your interest, is the official back-cover blurb:

The Lake District – land of mountains and megaliths, night-black lakes and fathomless woods filled with spectral mist …

The eerie entity on Striding Edge
The living corpse of Croglin
The demented clown of Muncaster
The winged horror of Langdale
The drowned bride of Windermere
The hairy brute of Beetham
The nightmares on Burnmoor

And many more chilling tales by Ramsey Campbell, Adam Nevill, Simon Clark, Peter Crowther, Reggie Oliver, Gary McMahon and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.


The book contains ten works of original horror fiction set in the Lake District, and three classic reprints. It also features numerous anecdotal tales concerning supposedly true incidents of Lakeland terror.

For more info., including details of future plans for the series, check out editor Paul Finch's website.

I really enjoyed writing my contribution for this (The Claife Crier), although I enjoyed finishing it more; sometimes anthology themes present you with more of a challenge than others, and this was definitely one of them! But Paul was a dream to work with, and I ended up being very happy with the result, as well as the pretty impressive company. Of course, I generally recommend every antho I appear in (well, duh), but I know this is one I would have loved regardless. Buy it!

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