THIRD TIME UNLUCKY – The World War One Story of Reginald Salmon

by Stephanie Hornett

From letters sent back home and a diary recovered from the battlefield at Arras, this is the true story of Reginald (Reg) Salmon, who joined the army as a Royal Engineers ‘Sapper’ in 1915, and his younger brother, Harold (Shrimp) Salmon, who was classified as unfit for military service overseas on medical grounds.

Reg was on active service in three battles of the Great War: the Battle of Loos in 1915, where he was gassed by his own side; the Battle of the Somme in 1916; and the Battle of Arras in 1917, where he was wounded by enemy gunfire.

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Six interconnected tales of spine-chilling terror to disquiet and entertain.

SKAYNE 1: The Library at Iffley Tower

by Jonathan Barnes

A delicious feel of both M.R. James and H.P. Lovecraft. Sci-Fi Bulletin.

It is the end of the nineteenth century and Ketteridge, a troubled university don, has a story to tell. He is ready at last to give the full details surrounding the disappearance of his friend, Dr Julian Laing – and the appalling truth about the library at Iffley Tower…

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SKAYNE 2: The Tempelstone Gate

by Jonathan Barnes

…insidiously creepy tale. Another taut vignette. SciFi Bulletin.

It is December, 1917. As war drags on in Europe, damaged ex-soldier Robert Black is summoned to his old school in the city of Tempelstone by a former master, Charles Falconer.

Believing himself to have seen the very worst of the world on the battlefield of Ypres, Black is unprepared for the horror that Falconer has uncovered – a terrifying secret which lurks in the shadows of an old stone chapel…

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SKAYNE 3. The Last Constitutional

by Jonathan Barnes

A chillingly different perspective… SciFi Bulletin

Summer. 1927. Ex-pat Freddy Illingsworth, in flight from England since the 1890s and now resident in Athens, takes a long walk every day at noon. Growing old and consumed by loneliness, he seems to find comfort in the routine – at least until the day when, in the baking heat upon a hillside close to the Acropolis, he catches a glimpse of something that ought to be impossible…

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by Jonathan Barnes

…a definite M.R. James vibe… Another change of pace and style works well. SciFi Bulletin

1958. British Intelligence agent Anthony Guist has been despatched to a guesthouse in the small seaside town of Chiding-on-the-Sands to meet a Soviet defector. Coolly unflappable until today and a dedicated sceptic, he is about to encounter a very different – and bloodcurdling – visitor.

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SKAYNE 5. Synch in Progress

by Jonathan Barnes

…like an updated version of Nigel Kneale’s classic play ‘The Stone Tapes’… A taut mix of psychological terror and horror. SciFi Bulletin

It is the summer of 2011 and Detective Inspector Dennis Stoneham is working the night-shift. Celebrations for the Royal Wedding are in full swing but Stoneham wants no part of it. Instead, he’s become fascinated by the story of a young thief in the cells – a woman who swears that she stole something terrible from a stranger on the underground, something which permits communication of an impossible kind…

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SKAYNE 6. The Ground Outside

by Jonathan Barnes

…very much in Hammer territory… An appropriately dark final story which ties up some loose ends while leaving enough unsaid. SciFi Bulletin

Now. When widowed ex-actor Peter Stockman rents a house in the countryside to nurse his grief and work on his memoirs he is surprised to find that he is not quite alone. Shadows and memories crowd around him and something more palpable – the haunting quality of what lies just beyond his back door, the strange atmosphere of the ground outside…

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