Mortbury Press

The Black Book of Horror

"Black Book stands squarely in the great literary tradition of horror and supernatural fiction..."

Black Static

CROWS - Frank Nicholas
REGINA vs. ZOSKIA - Mark Samuels
THE OLDER MAN - Gary Fry
POWER - Steve Goodwin
CORDS - Roger B. Pile
THE SOUND OF MUZAK - Sean Parker
SHAPED LIKE A SNAKE - D. F. Lewis
ONLY IN YOUR DREAMS -  David A. Sutton
THE WOLF AT JESSIE’S DOOR - Paul Finch
SIZE MATTERS - John Llewellyn Probert
SPARE RIB: A ROMANCE - John Kenneth Dunham
FAMILY FISHING - Gary McMahon
SUBTLE INVASION - David Conyers
A PIE WITH THICK GRAVY - D. F. Lewis
LOCK-IN - David A. Riley
LAST CHRISTMAS (I GAVE YOU MY LIFE) - Franklin Marsh
"SHALT THOU KNOW MY NAME?" - Daniel McGachey
TO SUMMON A FLESH EATING DEMON - Charles Black

Cover art by Paul Mudie

"And after reading the first one, knowing there are four more waiting makes me feel all tingly inside."   Grim Rictus Reviews

 

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The Second Black Book of Horror

 

'The Second Black Book of Horror is an ideal read if you like your horror gutsy, suspenseful, and with unfortunate endings for your protagonists.'

Albedo One

Black Glass - Gary McMahon
Amygdala - David A. Sutton
Now and Forever More - David A. Riley
The Cold Harvest - Steve Goodwin
On the Couch - Craig Herbertson
All Under Hatches Stow'd - Mike Chinn
The Crimson Picture - Daniel McGachey
Squabble - D. F. Lewis
The Eye in the Mirror - Eddy C. Bertin
The Meal - Julia Lufford
In Sickness And... - John Llewellyn Probert
Onion - L. H. Maynard & M. P. N. Sims
The Pit - Rog Pile
 
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"...plenty of violence, blood and mutilation." Adam J. Shardlow, Prism
 
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The Third Black Book of Horror

 

THE SCAVENGER - Rog Pile
TAKASHI’S LAST SYMPHONY - Gary McMahon
A SENSE OF MOVEMENT - David A. Riley
LAST NIGHT - Joel Lane
WIDOW’S WEEDS - Paul Newman
OUT OF HER HEAD - Christine Mortimer
FAMILY TIES - Steve Lockley & Paul Lewis
DEATH-CON 1 - Sean Parker
LIKE A BIRD - Mike Chinn
THE SPOON - John Mains
THE LAKE - Franklin Marsh
SYNCHRONICITY - Craig Herbertson
IN THE THICKET - Paul Finch
JOHN & JENNY AND THE LUMP: A CAUTIONARY TALE - John Llewellyn Probert
IN AN OLD OVERCOAT - Frank Nicholas
THE LOOKER - Julia Lufford
WHAT WE CANNOT RECALL - Gary Fry

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The Fourth Black Book of Horror





Soup - Craig Herbertson 
Words - Paul Finch 
A Cry For Help - Joel Lane 
With Deepest Sympathy - Johnny Mains 
Many Happy Returns - Carl T. Ford 
All Hallow's Even - Franklin Marsh 
Dead Water - David A. Sutton 
And Still Those Screams Resound...'- Daniel McGachey 
Love is in the Air - Gary McMahon 
The Head - Reggie Oliver 
The Devil Looks After His Own? - Ian C. Strachan 
Bad Hair Day - Gary Fry 
Flies - Hazel Quinn 
Nails - Rog Pile 
The Lord of the Law - David Conyers



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The Fifth Black Book of Horror

“Are you hungry for some more horror? Do you have an appetite for the abominable?

Then you need The Fifth Black Book of Horror. Thirteen morsels of the macabre for those with a taste for terror.”

Reggie Oliver - Mrs. Midnight
Marcus Gold - The Man With A Hole In His Head
Ian C. Strachan - Starlight Casts No Shadow
Craig Herbertson - Leibniz’s Last Puzzle
Paul Finch - Hangman Wanted: Apply In Writing
Rosalie Parker - In The Garden
David A. Riley - Their Own Mad Demons
Raymond Vaughn - Winter Break
John Llewellyn Probert - De Vermis Infestis
Richard Staines - No Such Thing As A Friendly
Anna Taborska - Schrodinger’s Human
David Williamson - The Chameleon Man
John Llewellyn Probert - Two For Dinner

Cover art by Paul Mudie

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The Sixth Black Book of Horror

THE SIXTH BLACK BOOK OF HORROR

Take a journey into HORROR!

The driver who takes a wrong turning.

Visit Wales’s Scariest Places.

The Doom found in a country church.

A trip to Whitby that leads to a disappearance.

The commercial traveller who comes face to face with death.

A pagan site with a bloody history.

Whether the destination is a Derbyshire village; a seaside hotel; a Spanish resort; a cinema in Bristol or a house in the country, in The Sixth Black Book all roads lead to HORROR!

John Llewellyn Probert – Six Of The Best
Simon Kurt Unsworth – Traffic Stream
Steve Lockley – Imaginary Friends
R. B. Russell – An Unconventional Exorcism
Paul Finch – The Doom
Gary Fry – Keeping It In The Family
Craig Herbertson – Spanish Suite
Reggie Oliver – Mr. Pigsny
Alex Langley – The Red Stone
Stephen Bacon – Room Above The Shop
David A. Riley – Their Cramped Dark World
Mick Lewis – Gnomes
Anna Taborska – Bagpuss
David Williamson – The Switch
Mark Samuels – Keeping Your Mouth Shut

Cover art by Paul Mudie

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The Seventh Black Book of Horror

 

THE PIER
Thana Niveau

MINOS OR RHADAMANTHUS
Reggie Oliver

MORNING’S ECHO
Joel Lane

IT BEGINS AT HOME
John Llewellyn Probert

FLITCHING’S REVENGE
Gary Power

REST IN PIECES
David Williamson

WALK TO THE SEA
Rog Pile

ROMERO’S CHILDREN
David A. Riley

THE GREEN BATH
Paul Finch

TELLING
Steve Rasnic Tem

SWELL HEAD
Stephen Volk

WALKING THE DYKE
Alex Langley

THE CREAKING
Anna Taborska

BERNARD BOUGHT THE FARM
James Stanger

TED’S COLLECTION
Claude Lalumière

NEW TEACHER
Craig Herbertson

THE IN-BETWEENERS
Tony Richards

Cover art by Paul Mudie

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The Eighth Black Book of Horror

 

QUIETA NON MOVERE - Reggie Oliver
THE LAST COACH TRIP - David A. Riley
HOME BY THE SEA - Stephen Bacon
BOYS WILL BE BOYS - David Williamson
BEHIND THE SCREEN - Gary Fry
THE OTHER TENANT - Mark Samuels
TOK - Paul Finch
LITTLE PIG - Anna Taborska
CASUALTIES OF THE SYSTEM - Tina & Tony Rath
HOW THE OTHER HALF DIES - John Llewellyn Probert
MUSIC IN THE BONE - Marion Pitman
THE COAL-MAN - Thana Niveau
MEA CULPA - Kate Farrell

Cover art by Paul Mudie

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The Ninth Black Book of Horror

 

 

The Anatomy Lesson - John Llewellyn Probert

The Mall - Craig Herbertson

Salvaje - Simon Bestwick

Pet - Gary Fry

Ashes to Ashes - David Williamson

The Apprentice - Anna Taborska

Life Expectancy - Sam Dawson

What's Behind You? - Paul Finch

Ben's Best Friend - Gary Power

The Things That Aren't There - Thana Niveau

Bit on the Side - Tom Johnstone

Indecent Behaviour - Marion Pitman

His Family - Kate Farrell

A Song, A Silence - John Forth

The Man Who Hated Waste - Marc Lyth

Swan Song - David A. Riley

 

Cover art by Paul Mudie

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The Tenth Black Book of Horror

 

 

STIFF --- Angela Blake
THE EASTER BUNNY --- Tom Johnstone
THE LAST TESTAMENT OF JACOB TYLER --- David Surface
THE WAR EFFORT --- Carl P. Thompson
THE PRE-RAPHAELITE PAINTING --- David A. Sutton
CHRISTMAS IN THE RAIN --- Chris Lawton
DEEPER THAN DARK WATER --- Gary Power
MARSHWALL --- Paul Finch
EXPLODING RAPHAELESQUE HEADS --- Ian Hunter
THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER --- John Llewellyn Probert
THE PYGMALION CONJURATION --- Mike Chinn
THE BOY --- David Williamson
THE LAST WAGON IN THE TRAIN --- Andrea Janes
DAD DANCING --- Kate Farrell
GUINEA PIG GIRL --- Thana Niveau

Cover art by Paul Mudie

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