Murder Ballads. Mark Beech.

Murder Ballads

Egaeus Press:
Shaftesbury: 2017
First edition, Hardcover, Limited, New sans dust jacket as issued,
369 pp.

This edition limited to 375 copies. Contributors include Reggie Oliver, Rhys Hughes, Daniel Mills, Stephen J. Clark, Colin Insole, Charles Schneider, Albert Power Lisa Hannett and Rosanne Rabinowitz. “A collection of seventeen dark tales & novellas, in which some of today’s finest weird story writers provide previously unpublished work inspired by traditional murder ballads. The results are sometimes enigmatic, sometimes witty, sometimes desperately grim; just like the songs they often appear to belong outside — either before or after — recorded time, in some malleable epoch of blood-drenched mythology. They channel not only these ballads, but also that certain brand of outmoded publication which once revelled so joyfully in all manner of luridness; publications such as The Newgate Calendar, The Illustrated Police News and of course the Victorian Penny Dreadful.” #59170

Price: $50.00

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