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Featured Book

Book cover ofMurder Ballads
  • Title: MURDER BALLADS (Limited Edition)
  • Author: Mark BEECH (Editor)
  • Publisher: Egaeus Press
  • Published: 2017
  • Edition: First Limited
  • Ref: 11810

About The Book

A LIMITED EDITION HARDBACK (375 copies only) edited by Mark Beech. Published without a dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated. Unread.

SYNOPSIS:  (from the Egaeus Press website)  “A collection of seventeen dark tales & novellas, in which some of today’s finest weird story writers provide previously unpublished work inspired by traditional murder ballads. The results are sometimes enigmatic, sometimes witty, sometimes desperately grim; just like the songs they often appear to belong outside — either before or after — recorded time, in some malleable epoch of blood-drenched mythology. They channel not only these ballads, but also that certain brand of outmoded publication which once revelled so joyfully in all manner of luridness; publications such as The Newgate Calendar, The Illustrated Police News and of course the Victorian Penny Dreadful.

It is sumptuously illustrated with reclaimed images from these glorious sources.  The Stories are:

Prelude; Twa Sisters, Ane Swan by Avalon Brantley; The Ballad Box by Alison Littlewood; And Yet Speaketh by Timothy J. Jarvis; Heaven’s Nightblooming Garden by Helen Marshall; The Baby Farmer by Philip Fracassi; The Sweet Princess Prized by Brendan Connell; Black Wedding: A Footnote by Louis Marvick;
The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners by Angela Slatter; The Vampyre Trap by Reggie Oliver; The Kink of Human Mildness by Rhys Hughes; In Scarlet Town by Rosanne Rabinowitz; “We’ll Never Know” by Daniel Mills; Something Close to Grace by Lisa L. Hannett; Out of Bounds by Stephen J. Clark; Old Maid by Colin Insole; os cithara by Charles Schneider; Through Flame and Fume by Albert Power.”

Packed weight 950gms.  IN STOCK FOR IMMEDIATE DESPATCH

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    Thank you so much for the entire experience. I will be recommending you far and wide.
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    Most of us buy things on line all the time, and the service is, as we all know, variable. Sometimes you buy something and it stands out as being a special transaction and you just feel you’d like to tell others in the hope that they will buy something from the same place and have similar experiences. So it was with my recent purchase of Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky.
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    August 2016
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    Charlie

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