- Author: Peter Atkins
- Page Count: 298
- Pub. Date: March 1, 2016
- Status: E-Book
by Peter Atkins
About the eBook:
FACT: When Stephen Lumby was being slaughtered he lost as much sweat, induced by mortal terror, as he would have lost on a two-mile run.
FACT: Although the majority of Katharine Elizabeth Ferritti was found in a deserted hardware store, smaller pieces of her were still being discovered by sewer workers up to two months after her killing.
FACT: Lumby, Ferritti and ten other people were all murdered in the first eleven days of June. Their ages ranged from eight to sixty-one. In each case, on the available surface nearest to the body, scrawled in the victim's blood, was a single word:
Facts not released by the police: in each case, the cause of the death was rupture of the heart by a sharpened wooden stake; in each case the victim's mouth was stuffed with garlic.
Praise and Reviews:
"Atkins knows how to tell a story and keeps this one thrumming with tension. Devotees of dark suspense will find it to their liking."
— Publishers Weekly
"An audacious mix of vampires, ghosts, goddesses, and psychopaths. Wonderful stuff!"
"Morningstar is a wonderful book—intelligent, well-written and filled with memorable scenes and images."
"Atkins is a brilliant supplier of shudders and splendors."
Peter Atkins is the author of the novels Morningstar, Big Thunder, and Moontown and the screenplays Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III, Hellraiser IV, and Wishmaster. His short fiction has appeared in such anthologies as The Museum of Horrors, Dark Delicacies II, Hellbound Hearts, Gutshot, and The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes, and has been selected eight times for one or more of the various "Year's Best" anthologies. His most recent book, Rumours of the Marvellous, a collection of his short fiction, was a finalist for the British Fantasy Award. He is the co-founder with Glen Hirshberg of The Rolling Darkness Revue, an annual folly they commit at whatever theatre will let them. He blogs at: peteratkins.blogspot.com