These selected terrors range from the speculative to supernatural horror, encompass the infernal and the occult, and include stories inspired by H. P. Lovecraft, Robert Aickman and Ramsey Campbell.
Hasty for the Dark is the second short story collection from the award-winning and widely appreciated British writer of horror fiction, Adam L. G. Nevill. The author’s best horror stories from 2009 to 2015 are collected here for the first time.
The hardest journeys in life and death are taken underground.
No blackmail is as ghastly as extortion from angels.
A swift reckoning often travels in handheld luggage.
Once considered inhumane and now derelict, this zoo may not be as empty as assumed.
A bad marriage, a killer couple, and part of a wider movement.
No sign of life aboard an abandoned freighter, but what is left below deck tells a strange story.
The origin of our species is not what we think.
In destitution, the future for revolution and mass murder is so bright.
Your memories may not be your own, and your life nothing more than a ritual that will compel you to perform an atrocity . . .
Praise for the author’s first collection of horror stories, Some Will Not Sleep: Selected Horrors:
“Great storytelling, but across a wider palate and range of styles than you might have expected, leading to some delightfully unexpected visions and hellscapes.” Gingernuts of Horror
“There is not one single tale which feels less than the others, none which seem to be mere ‘filler’. They are beautifully crafted, original and complete works which nevertheless fit well together as arranged by the author.” This is Horror
“In ‘Some Will Not Sleep’ nothing is sacred, nothing is safe, and goodness me, if you like horror fiction you’re going to absolutely love every damn minute.” Pop Mythology
“Eleven wonderfully macabre tales that cover the whole gamut of the horrific. The supernatural rubs shoulders with the bizarre, body horror and psychological trauma walk hand in hand.” The Eloquent Page
“Verdict: A collection full of creeping dread, well worth a read. 9/10.” SciFi Bulletin
“Some Will Not Sleep contains 11 short stories, 11 stories that takes you different times and places. 11 stories that will give you your fix of the macabre. 5 Stars” Terror Tree
“It isn’t often that I read a short story collection and enjoy every entry, but with this book I did.” The Grim Reader
“There are eleven stories in the book, eight of which are written in first person narrative, and each and every one is a cracker – here you’ll find monsters (including those of the human variety), ghosts, arcane rituals and some of the most disturbing imagery.” Anthony Watson
“An excellent collection, recommended for anyone interested in the current surge in weird fiction or short stories in general.” Unsung Stories
Praise for Adam Nevill’s horror novels:
“Adam Nevill is a spine-chiller in the classic tradition, a writer who draws you in from the world of the familiar, eases you into the world of terror, and then locks the door behind you.” Michael Koryta, NYT Bestselling author
“He has the rare ability to craft a nebulous atmosphere of terror, as well as to capture cinematic slasherpunk in the written word. Both are incredibly rare talents.” Pornokitsch
“The sense of dread is immediate, with the reader’s sense of foreboding increasing with every new page.” Irish Examiner
“Readers will lose all hope of peaceful, undisturbed sleep. Highly recommended.” Library Journal – Starred Review
“Nevill’s talent for horror resonates ominously in every scene, almost as if the theme from Jaws echoes when a page is turned.” Kirkus