Anyone with a craving for bleak crime fiction crossed with the Lovecraftian/occult should enjoy this well-crafted work of looming darkness
Every single word is dedicated to moving the plot along. Mr. Riley doesn’t waste one single word
About the Author
David A. Riley writes horror, fantasy and SF stories.
In 1995, along with his wife, Linden, he edited and published a fantasy/SF magazine, Beyond.
His first professionally published story was in the 11th Pan Book of Horror in 1970. This was reprinted in 2012 in The Century’s Best Horror Fiction edited by John Pelan for Cemetery Dance. He has had numerous stories published by Doubleday, DAW, Corgi, Sphere, Roc, Playboy Paperbacks, Robinsons, etc., and in magazines such as Aboriginal Science Fiction, Dark Discoveries, Fear, Fantasy Tales.
His first collection of stories (4 long stories and a novelette) was published by Hazardous Press in 2012, His Own Mad Demons.
A Lovecraftian crime noir horror novel, The Return, was published by Blood Bound Books in the States in 2013.
A second collection of his stories, all of which were professionally published prior to 2000, The Lurkers in the Abyss & Other Tales of Terror, was launched at the World Fantasy Convention in 2013. A third collection of stories, Their Cramped dark World, will shortly be published by Hazardous Press.
His stories have been translated into Italian, German, Spanish and Russian.
Through his imprint, Parallel Universe Publications, he is publishing two collections of short stories by Craig Herbertson and Charles Black (The Heaven Maker and Other Gruesome Tales and Black Ceremonies).