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Out of print
Best British Horror
Horror & ghost stories
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198 x 129mm

Best British Horror 2015


The Home of Horror

British Fantasy Award winning editor Johnny Mains ferries Salt’s Best series into the dankest recesses of horror with tales written by the UK’s top ghouls.

‘His own face, reflected in the smoked glass of the kitchen cabinet, looked about a hundred years old . . .’ – The Third Time, Helen Grant

‘. . . used his straw to drink up the rest of the redness, which he found more delicious than milkshake . . .’ – Alistair, Mark Samuels

‘It was maybe a little strange to cast an English actor as a serial killer from the backwoods of Kentucky, but everyone knew the Brits were good at playing evil . . .’ – Something Sinister In Sunlight, Lisa Tuttle

‘Other methods included cutting all the legs off first, then finally the head. This could only be attempted with the more ratty dogs . . .’ – Dog, Reece Shearsmith

With stories from: Steven J. Dines, Helen Grant, Christopher Harman, Andrew Hook, Jane Jakeman, Graham Joyce, Stephen Laws, Alison Littlewood, Rebecca Lloyd, Helen Marshall, Gary McMahon, Alison Moore, Rosalie Parker, Sara Pascoe, John Llewellyn Probert, R.B. Russell, Mark Samuels, Priya Sharma, Reece Shearsmith, Lisa Tuttle, Simon Kurt Unsworth and Conrad Williams.

 ‘Johnny Mains is an admirable figure, the Herbert van Thal of our age’ – The Independent

‘Mains’ knowledge of fantastical fiction is enormous’ – Robin Ince

‘Mains is the Minister For Horror’ – Charlie Higson

Praise for Previous Work

‘Johnny Mains has done a great job here of mixing authors, genres, and styles, offering up a Best British Horror 2014 anthology that has a little bit to offer for every fan of the genre.’ —Beauty In Ruins

‘Never less than entertaining.’ —Eric Brown, The Guardian

‘[B]elieve me, should you purchase a copy of this fine anthology, you will be entertained.’ —Total Quality Reading

The Best British Horror 2014 is the first anthology, hopefully of many, showcasing the new genre stories coming from the United Kingdom.’ —Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Reviews

‘As a whole this book is a progressive and divergent anthology each one of these stories is exceptional and more than deserving of a place in an anthology with this name. Anyone who thinks the genre is dead will have their opinion overturned by this brilliant book.’ —Ginger Nuts of Horror