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Michael Slade – Shrink

Posted by demonik on December 1, 2019

Michael Slade – Shrink  (NEL, 1998)

 Chris Moore

Blurb:

Once your head’s cut off, that’s the worst that can happen to it, right?

Wrong…

Over a decade ago, Michael Slade exploded onto the international psychohorror thriller scene with Headhunter. Now comes SHRINK, his latest soul-searing exploration of the most chilling reaches of perverted lust and multiple murder.

The Special X unit is mailed a shrunken human head by a crazed killer out to taunt them. A grisly campaign of terror in which male victims are hunted down and viciously brutalised before being beheaded is underway. And as the slaughter continues, it becomes apparent that more than one psycho is at work.

Robert DeClereq, Zinc Chandler and other members of the Special X team find themselves embroiled in a complex case of nightmare horror come to dreadful life – a case with its twisted roots in a dark past of obscene, sadistic ritual where the screams of the damned echo eternally through the most labyrinthine dungeon of all; the human mind ….

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Guy N. Smith – Thirst

Posted by demonik on November 4, 2018

Guy N. Smith – Thirst (NEL, Feb. 1980)

Blurb:

It was the most deadly weedkiller ever invented.

There had already been an accident — an inquisitive child found
foaming at the mouth, clamouring for water, his body a mass of pustulating sores. Now a whole tanker-load had gone astray — crashed into a reservoir feeding one of the most densely populated areas in Britain.
It was too late to cut off the supply. They could only wait for the horror to strike.
Thousands were already doomed to the terrible, lingering death — thousands more would die in the ensuing pandemonium as the people panicked and the authorities declared martial law …

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Elleston Trevor – The Sibling

Posted by demonik on August 12, 2017

Elleston Trevor – The Sibling  (NEL, 1980)

Blurb:
“And now you are even further back in time,” said Dr Reisenkonig softly. “Now you are only an infant, just eleven months old. Tell me, what do you remember?”
“I hate it. I hate it! It’s called sisser! Mommy goes away from me now, to see it! Hurt sisser! Burn sisser! Kill sisser! “

For three years they had been kept apart, torn from each other as children because they were both too wicked, too cruel to live together in the same house. They played weird and shocking games, turning their childhood into a battle-ground of hatred – forever testing, forever taunting, forcing each other closer to the brink. There was the boy’s favourite horse, screaming as it sought to trample him to death in its stable; a mutilated doll; a trapped rat ripping flesh away from the girl’s arm in its panic to escape: a boat slowly drifting away from land, its tiny occupant rigid with fear.

Now brother and sister meet again. Grown up and attractive, Debbie and Raff find a strange delight in each other’s company, and for their parents, millionaire banker Charles Stuyvesant and his wife, this Christmas promises to be a happy one. Yet, as old rivalries are submerged. as hate develops into love, the madness of their youth returns. No one is prepared for those first streaks of blood across the snow, for the sinister intrusion of a past demanding ritual and sacrifice, or for the accelerating violence that this time cannot he controlled.

This brilliant psychological thriller combines elements of horror, fantasy and unnatural passion with frightening intensity. The Sibling will stun you with its power.

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Paperback & Pulp Fair, Bloomsbury, Sun. Oct. 29th 2017

Posted by demonik on August 4, 2017

The Paperback & Pulp Book Fair returns to The Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, Russell Square, London WC1H 0DG on Sunday 29th October 2017 (9-30 – 3pm). Admission £1.50. Dealers tables £55.

For more information, please email organiser Neil Pettigrew

harry.npATvirgin.net

Please spread the word.

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Kenneth Rayner Johnson – The Succubus

Posted by demonik on August 4, 2017

Kenneth Rayner Johnson – The Succubus (Nel 1980, originally Blond & Briggs, 1979)

Blurb:

WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING TO ME?

In a London flat a young man has gone to ground. Hiding out until the storm of public interest in a bizarre sex-and-kidnap court case blows over.

But in the night, he is visited by something at once irresistible and terrifying.

In the night comes a creature in the form of the most desirable of women to possess him until the very last pang of lust is slaked. Panic-stricken friends, brilliant psychiatrists, and one dead-end psychic researcher hold the ring as modern medicine confronts the essence of evil.

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