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A Hazy Shade Of Winter

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'This book is the first collection of Simon Bestwick's tales of supernatural horror,' writes Joel lane, in his introduction to A HAZY SHADE OF WINTER. 'I don't think it will be the last. These stories . . . are disturbing, emotionally frank, thematically diverse, and rich in descriptive skill. Bestwick allies traditional story-structures with an uncompromising modernity of outlook.'

Like his contemporaries Terry Lamsley, Paul Finch, and Tim Lebbon, Simon Bestwick combines a respect for, and a knowledge of, the classic ghost story with a voice which is concerned with the way we live now. The characters in his stories find themselves in landscapes - both physical and mental - that are immediately and recognizably modern, but which contain terrors which are universal and timeless. In Bestwick's world, an innocent walk in unfamiliar surroundings becomes a journey into a nightmare; a stranded tourist faces a bizarre challenge; a harassed employee takes a desperate revenge on her employer; and a secondhand book of ghost stories becomes the instrument of a malevolent, restless spirit. Nothing is quite what it seems; and the line which separates us from something much worse often vanishes altogether.


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Used availability for Simon Bestwick's A Hazy Shade Of Winter

Kindle Editions

January 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Author(s): Simon Bestwick
Publisher: Christopher Roden/Ash-Tree Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA