Steve Stred’s Books From The Crypt 12
Three books you should’ve read by now.
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Who knows, but it’s my job to tell you why you should read these books!
But first – a book haiku!
Wishing more books read
Hoping more stories consumed
We are better friends.
Edition number twelve arrives and would you look at this – three awesome books await!
Hearts & Bones – Theresa Derwin.
Originally Published October 2019.
Derwin brings us two dark stories, two stories that work so well together but are actually light years apart. What I loved most about this duology is seeing the scope of Derwin’s talent. It also shows the variety you can get within dark fiction itself. This is an easy single sitting read and one you’ll gobble up in no time at all!
Year 47 – Bo Chappell.
Originally Published October 2016.
I actually read the anthology inspired by this book first (By Year’s End), so it was only fitting I read this. And wow. Chappell can write. Released almost five years ago, this horror-western mashup makes some of the Splatter Westerns out now seem tame. With a fantastic over-arching narrative, this book was outstanding.
The Watcher in the Woods – Charlotte Bond.
Originally Published April 2020.
How about a collection that features re-imagined classic folk stories? Bond delivers with this release and will make you feel dread and unease with each and every story. This one will keep you guessing, even if you know the source story somewhat. The author manages to easily put their own stamp on each one.
There we go! The first dozen Books From the Crypt has come and gone and you know what?
Many more to come!
Steve Stred is the Splatterpunk Nominated Author of ‘Sacrament’ and ‘Mastodon.’
Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Steve has released over a dozen novels and novellas as well as a number of collections. He has appeared alongside some of horror’s biggest names within some truly excellent anthologies.
He is a proud co-founder of the LOHF Writer’s Grant and an Active Member of the HWA.