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January 2024

Ask an Agent: January 2024

In this first of a new monthly column, we check in with one of our resident agents to answer those questions you’re too afraid to ask for yourself. This month, Laura Bennett of the Liverpool Literary Agency kicks us off with some of the regular starter queries.

Relight My Fire

Relight My Fire by C.K. McDonnell Bantum, hb, £17.47 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming All over Manchester, people are displaying curious magical traits, flying, and spontaneous combustion without death, but when they are questioned about it, these victims remember nothing except going home early and watching a film. At the same… Read More »Relight My Fire

In an Orchard

IN AN ORCHARD GROWN FROM ASH by Rory Power. Titan Books. h/b. £15.99. Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins. Snow falls even as spring draws to a close. Rhea has sacrificed her consort, just like always, so why does it still snow? Alexandros, the second youngest of the Argyros siblings, finds himself… Read More »In an Orchard

Meet Lee Murray

Every Friday, we meet a member of the BFS and peer deep into their soul (or, at least, a form they filled out). This week, we head about as far south as our membership goes—to a place just east of Hobbiton, on the NZ coast, to say hi to horror legend Lee Murray.

Robert Aikman

ROBERT AIKMAN: A BIOGRAPHY by R B Russell Tartarus Press p/b £25.00 Review by Nigel Robert Wilson Robert Aikman, sometime writer of what he described as `strange tales’, the co-founder and first Chairman of the Inland Waterways Association, was an ambiguous person. He was either appreciated or disliked. The same… Read More »Robert Aikman

All Souls Lost

All Souls Lost by Dan Moren All Souls Lost by Dan Moren JAB Books, pb, £15.20 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming Mike Lucifer, a private investigator of supernatural cases, has been MIA for two years after the untimely death of his partner, hiding on a beach getting drunk. But his money… Read More »All Souls Lost

The front cover for Camp Damascus by Chuck Tingle. in the bottom half of the page is a set of camp huts in a clearing in a forest. There are pine trees in the background.One of the huts has a bright blue light coming from the windows and doors. The top of the page, behind the trees has a close up of an open mouth and moths are flying out of it.

Camp Damascus

Camp Damascus by Chuck Tingle from @TitanBooks #BookReview #Horror #Fantasy Camp Damascus by Chuck Tingle Titan Books, pb, £8.99 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming Rose Darling is just an ordinary twenty-year-old. She loves her family and her church and hanging out with her friends. Completely normal. But she also vomits flies,… Read More »Camp Damascus