ENCOUNTERS WITH ENOCH COFFIN by W.H. Pugmire and Jeffrey Thomas (Signed Limited Edition Hardcover) (Preorder)
Enoch Coffin is a proud inhabitant of Massachusetts, an artist following in the footsteps of local legend Richard Upton Pickman. Coffin is an artist with a singular quest: to capture in paint, or ink, or clay — however he might — sights that no mortal has ever portrayed in art before…and lived to exhibit. His quest will take him throughout actual New England locations, and that other New England of H. P. Lovecraft, where his models will be doomed souls, ravening ghouls, and entities from beyond the veil.
Individually acclaimed for their weird fiction, in this collection of short stories authors W. H. Pugmire and Jeffrey Thomas collaborate to paint the portrait of a character every bit as fascinating and unique as the subjects of his artistic encounters.
With haunting illustrations on the front and back cover by renowned illustrator Santiago Caruso and interior illustrations accompanying every story by illustrator Clint Leduc, Encounters with Enoch Coffin is anticipated to be one of the best-selling Dark Regions Press titles of 2013.
Table of Contents:
Ye Unkempt Thing
Matter of Truth and Death
They Smell of Thunder
Every Exquisite Thing
Ecstasy in Aberration
Unto the Child of Woman
One of only 150 signed and numbered hardcover copies.
COLD COMFORTS by Peter Crowther (Signed Limited Edition Hardcover) (Preorder)
You know, you think you know someone and then . . . kablooey! Something comes walking along, right up to you, and then punches you in the nose. It’s like that with Peter Crowther.
After reading Peter’s previous collection for Cemetery Dance, the poignantly dark The Longest Single Note back in 1999, you’d think you have his measure — after all, it echoes the nostalgia and gore served up in Escardy Gap, his epic collaboration with James Lovegrove. But then he sideswipes you with the science fictional tales of Songs of Leaving and you think, ah, okay . . . got him now (particularly as you’ve read the Forever Twilight novellas)! But then comes The Spaces Between The Lines, as bleak a gathering of horror yarns as you’re ever likely to find (and if you don’t believe us, read ‘Bedfordshire’) . . . which neatly ties into his take on witches, By Wizard Oak.
So, at that point, you’re certain you have it. How could you not. It’s easy, right? He’s a soft-centered, spookmeister with an eye for wonder and the far reaches of space. Fine. But whooahhh hold on there! Along comes this baby . . . a bona fide set of crime and mystery stories, no less. And so, dear reader, it kind of looks like you know Jack.
Cats figure strongly in this book (though Peter Crowther has never owned one) and private eyes (well, one anyways) . . . and there are no mean streets in England, though one or two of them can get a little grumpy. Unnatural death also figures strongly here, though Peter hasn’t killed anybody (not as far as we know). He hasn’t smuggled drugs either (as in ‘Boxing Day’), hasn’t shot craps with dice that can foretell the future (the Runyonesque ‘Tomorrow Eyes’), doesn’t play trumpet (though, like Cal Williston in ‘The Musician of Bremen, GA,’ he does love the Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan version of ‘Moonlight in Vermont’), hasn’t tried to poison anyone (‘The Allotment’), and as far as he knows Sherlock Holmes and the good Doctor Watson never did make it to the genteel Yorkshire town of Harrogate (‘The Adventure of the Touch of God’).
Eighteen stories from the fertile and frisky mind of one of England’s most accomplished genre wordsmiths. And now we all know exactly what makes Peter tick. At least until next time.
Hardcover Limited Edition of 750 signed copies bound in full-cloth and Smyth sewn
MISTER WEED-EATER by Joe R. Lansdale (Signed Limited Edition Hardcover in Slipcase)
The first edition of Mister Weed-Eater is Limited to Two Hundred Seventy-Four numbered copies and Twenty-Six lettered copies , specially bound, all of which have been signed by the author and the illustrator. Designed by James Cahill, and printed by Mackintosh Topography. This is number 85 of 274 copies.
Hardcover, with slipcase. No Dust Jacket issued. 38 Pages. Book is in fine condition but the slipcase is only in very good condition, it has rubbing, shelf wear, toning, and soiling.
Mister Weed-Eater recounts the story of Mr. Job Harold, who befriends a blind man hired by the church across the street to cut the church’s lawn. The newly-hired landscaper, utilizing a brand new weed-eater with which to trim the yard, is, of course, unable to evaluate the fruits of his labor. Taking a break from the Texas heat, he turns to Mr. Harold for what appears to be an innocent critique of his work. In actuality, it is a brazen attempt by the groundskeeper to maneuver himself into the man’s house and his life.
At first hesitant even to involve himself in the blind man’s business, Mr. Harold, nonetheless, ends up taking the sightless man by the elbow and tries to convey the slip-shoddiness of his weed-eating, yard-whacking efforts. Mr. Harold quickly becomes irritated with the blind man. From that moment on, the macabre and dark-humored tale evolves into a bizarre journey of chaos and bedlam, with the once-routine life of Job Harold becoming a topsy-turvy disarray of self-survival.
THE SIEGE OF 318: THIRTEEN MYSTICAL STORIES by Davis Grubb (First Edition Hardcover)
This is a first edition hardcover in near fine condition in near fine dust jacket. Very light shelf wear else fine
The Siege of 318
The Burlap Bag
Fifty of the Blue
A Pair of Spectacles
Every Road I walked Along
The Stainless Steel Savior
The Baby Sitter
A Swipe of the Brush
An Even Stranger Fruit
SHADOWS by Shaun Hutson (First UK Hardcover Edition)
In Oxford and Paris psychic investigators are attempting to probe forbidden areas of the mind. In New York, writer David Blake is studying the methods of miracle healer Jonathon Mathias. Driven by their own desperate motives, these researchers are about to unlock Pandora’s Box.
This is a first UK edition in near fine condition in a like dust jacket.