Ulthar Press has released Pickman’s Gallery, an anthology devoted to Richard Upton Pickman, one of HP Lovecraft’s most enduring characters. Among other fantastic stories, it includes “The Ghoul’s Portrait”, my tale of thieves, ghouls and sorcerers. (more…)
A body drained of blood is found on Hampstead Heath. Three nights later, a white face is seen pressed against a window in Highgate. In Hampstead tube station, something titters in the shadows of the platform. In Surrey, a phone rings.
The agents of the Westenra Fund are on the case… (more…)
I’ve posted a new story for patrons over at my Patreon today. “La Chauve-Souris” is a science-fiction story of sorts – it’s also a monster story, and maybe slightly Lovecraftian? – and one that went in a weird direction. Originally, I conceived of it as a detective story, but that’s not how it turned out. (more…)
Today’s look at the world of the Royal Occultist features the bureaucratic wrangling of the Ministry of Esoteric Observation… (more…)
The newest instalment of the Eight Lamentations series popped up on the Black Library site today. “War-Claw” is a full-length audio drama that finds Owain Volker, Gunmaster of Azyr, and his companion, Zana Mathos, on the hunt for one of the eponymous Lamentations at a mountain outpost, besieged by unnatural creatures. (more…)
I’m pleased to say that my tale of comedic horror, “Bruno J. Lampini and the Boots of Frankenstein”, will appear in the sixth issue of The Audient Void: A Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy.
Bruno J. Lampini is a character I’ve been wanting to introduce for awhile. He’s a sort of eldritch spiv – a dealer in arcane artefacts, buying and selling them for well-paying (mostly) clients. The character’s name was inspired by George Zucco’s character in House of Frankenstein (1944), the unfortunate ‘Professor Lampini’. Lampini’s world is also inspired by Universal’s monster movies – a sort of monochrome take on the 1930’s, complete with random storms, fog and dodgy accents.
I hope to do more stories featuring the character, if I get the time. I’ve even got some ideas lined up. What do you think of “Bruno J. Lampini and the Bones of Dracula”? Or what about “Bruno J. Lampini and the Hair of the Werewolf”?