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Falling Into Heaven

(2004)
A novel by

 
 
The Maynard Sims Library presents the finest in traditional English ghost stories and unsettling tales of quiet fear.

Falling Into Heaven is a collection of short stories. Ghosts, demons and the fears and dreads that cannot be explained.

Originally published in limited edition hardback it is now available as e-book and paperback.

CONTENTS

Introduction by William P Simmons

1.IMAGES
2.DEAD MEN'S SHOES
3.A VICTORIAN POT DRESSER
4.SAND CASTLES
5.CALLING DOWN THE LIGHTNING
6.SOAKING WET WITHOUT A BOAT
7.SALVATION
8.SHORTCUTS
9.CAVISO GAMO
10.OCTOBER CRIES
11.DANCERS
12.FLOUR WHITE AND SPINDLE THIN
13.GLIMPSES
14.SLIDING DOWN THE SLIPPERY SLIP

"After experimenting with different ways of producing shivers in their previous collection Incantations, the authors have reached a new equilibrium in their writing style, cleverly manipulating hard material with a delicate touch and effectively blending different shades of terror into a deliciously frightening potion. Drink up, dear reader, you won't regret it!" THE ALIENONLINE

"Maynard & Sims. The names are now inseparable and it cannot be too long before they are a permanent fixture on the shelves of the more discerning bookshops...this collection shows that they have really come of age. Maynard & Sims may write traditional horror stores but that is no mean feat; they are restrained when others attempt to achieve the shock factor." BRITISH FANTASY SOCIETY

It could be that the best thing to do would be to give as little information about this amazing collection as possible. Hints of plot and glimpses of setting are unnecessary once this book is in your hands. Even if your intention is only to dip into a few brief stories or just to get a taste of it, Falling Into Heaven will have you, ever so gently, by the throat; what started as a quick skim will find you hours later, eyes glued to the page, fingernails gouging into the magnificent cover. Maynard and Sims will have you and it is useless to struggle. LISA DUMOND

Maynard & Sims are seasoned entertainers, and like all such they know how to bring down the curtain. The last story in the book, 'Sliding Down the Slippery Slip', is a showstopper and one of the finest horror stories I've read recently. The first person narration of a disturbed soul, its obliqueness brings to mind the rituals and ceremonies of Machen's classic tale The White People, but tainted with a perverse sexuality that is thoroughly modern, the story made all the more effective by the narrator's unreliability, with the hint that much of what happens could just be in her mind. It is a virtuoso performance, insidiously suggestive and rich in ambiguity, the ideal note on which to close this collection and proof of what these much underrated writers are capable of producing when at their best. PETER TENNANT

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Used availability for Maynard Sims's Falling Into Heaven

Hardback Editions

2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: FALLING INTO HEAVEN (FOURTEEN TALES OF TERROR)
Author(s): L H Maynard, M P N Sims
ISBN: 1-902309-50-2 / 978-1-902309-50-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sarob Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Falling Into Heaven: The Maynard Sims Library. Vol. 6 (Volume 6)
Author(s): Maynard Sims
ISBN: 1-4974-7144-3 / 978-1-4974-7144-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2014 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Falling Into Heaven (The Maynard Sims Library Book 6)
Author(s): Maynard Sims
Publisher:
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