Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense

Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense

Short stories

Paperback (07 Mar 2019) | English

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Synopsis

A woman, naked except for her high-heeled shoes, is seated in front of the window in an apartment she cannot afford, as her married lover rushes, amorously, murderously, to her door.

An ageing, jealous wife crafts an unusual game of Russian roulette involving a pair of Wedgwood teacups, a strong Bengal brew, and a lethal concoction of medicine. Who will drink from the wrong cup, the wife or the dance student she believes to be her husband's latest conquest?

A former Sunday School teacher's corpse turns up and the blighted adolescent she had by turns petted and ridiculed confesses to her murder - but is he really responsible?

In a fantastic ode to H.P. Lovecraft, a young outsider is haunted by apparitions at the very edge of the spectrum of visibility after the death of his tortured father.

Revelling in the uncanny, this taut collection stands at the crossroads of sex, violence, and longing - challenging us to interrogate the intersection of these impulses within ourselves.

About the Publisher

Head of Zeus

Head of Zeus

We are Head of Zeus, an independent publishing house dedicated to new authors, great storytelling and fabulous ideas. Head of Zeus opened for business on 3 January 2012 and we published our first books in July 2012. Our list is a mix of general and literary fiction, genre fiction and non fiction.

Book information

ISBN: 9781788543705
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Imprint: Head of Zeus
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 252g
Height: 202mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 16mm