Dirty little secrets

Dirty little secrets

Those of you not in the horror-book biz (which I suspect is most of you) may be surprised to learn that February is Women in Horror Month, in an attempt to boost awareness of all the kickass women who are writing dark fiction. Not because they’re women, but...
The real Mary King’s Close

The real Mary King’s Close

” “Gardyloo!” If you heard that cry a couple of hundred years ago, you would do well to run for cover, because a few seconds later a torrent of foulness would descend from above as someone emptied the contents of their chamber pot. From the seventeenth...
The haunting of Abercromby Square

The haunting of Abercromby Square

Before I begin this week’s tale of terror, some most welcome writing news! My publisher has chosen the winner of the Name My Book contest, and the lucky recipient of all the honors, including unlimited bragging rights, is JG Faherty with his suggestion, Valley...
The creepy catacombs of St. Stephen’s

The creepy catacombs of St. Stephen’s

Catherine Cavendish’s latest novel – Wrath of the Ancients – is largely set in Vienna, Austria’s imperial capital and surely one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in the world. Its streets teem with culture and its proud residents are almost fiercely...