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The Unblemished The Grin of the Dark The Unblemished by Conrad Williams and The Grin of the Dark by Ramsey Campbell
reviewed by David Hebblethwaite
Horror fiction is still a relative rarity in the British mass market, so it's great to hear that Virgin Books are starting a monthly series of horror titles. It's also good to hear that the first few will be reissues of small press publications. Of course, we still want the books to be good -- but, with the first two at least, there's nothing to worry about in that regard.

The Overnight The Overnight by Ramsey Campbell
reviewed by Georges T. Dodds
In 2002, the author stunned just about everybody by taking on a job in a large British bookstore chain. It is this experience which underlies this novel of a what occurs to the staff of an American style mega-bookstore situated in a drained fen with a genius loci that is rather inimical to amicable interpersonal relationships and whose "physical expression" is actively fatal to people.

Alone with the Horrors Alone with the Horrors by Ramsey Campbell
reviewed by Georges T. Dodds
When first published in 1993, this then 30-year retrospective of the author's work, won both the Bram Stoker Award and the World Fantasy Award. Here, his early Lovecraftian piece "The Room in the Castle" is replaced by another eldritch tale "The Tower from Yuggoth," but otherwise remains the same. An interesting and informative introduction where the author discusses the influences of M.R. James, H.P. Lovecraft and Fritz Leiber, and assesses the flaws and merits of individual stories, is also part of the package.

The Darkest Part of the Woods The Darkest Part of the Woods by Ramsey Campbell
reviewed by William Thompson
A rather old-fashioned horror tale, this novel is as much about atmosphere and psychological insights into the author's characters as it is about the buildup of tension or horrific drama. The author is in no hurry to reveal what is lurking within his woods. Between seemingly strange and haunting events, everyday life continues: people go to work, attend art exhibits, send their children to ballet classes at the local community centre, and worry about the future of sons who seem unable to decide upon a vocation.

Nazareth Hill Nazareth Hill by Ramsey Campbell
reviewed by Chris Donner
The novel focuses on the degenerating relationship between a father and daughter, but Nazarill, their house, is always in the background, feeding their conflict. The history of this imposing structure is hidden deeply, forgotten by most of the townspeople, but it begins to haunt the tenants.

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