Elton Burlock's done his time...
Twenty-six years for a terrible murder. Some of those years were hard, some easy. On the outside, he takes the only job he can find - the custodian of a local cemetery. It should be a simple job, keeping the grass tidy - giving the dead a haircut - but there are three black angels in the cemetery that won't let him rest.
The first is a little girl who roams the night. There are two women, though, who are far worse. One is a vision of beauty in white, one a nightmare in black.
When the killing starts, who can rock the restless dead back to sleep? There are no lullabies for the dead and if he's going to live, Elton's going to have to give the little girl what she wants. Then, maybe, he can find peace for them both - in the grave or out.
A ghost story from the author of Masters of Blood and Bone, Rain, and The Love of the Dead.
'If you want a dark, character driven tale, that only grows in mystery and dread, then explodes with such darkness you hold your breath, then this is the book for you.' - David Bernstein, author of Skinner and Witch Island.
'A must read for anyone who enjoys a good ghost story.' - Richard Schiver, author of White Walker and Enter Night.
|Publisher:||Dark Fable Books|
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About the Author
Craig Saunders is the author of forty (or so) novels and novellas, including 'ALT-Reich', 'Vigil' and 'Hangman', and has written over a hundred short stories, available in anthologies and magazines, 'best of' collections and audio formats. He tends to write science fiction as Craig Robert Saunders, fantasy as Craig R. Saunders, and most fiction as Craig Saunders...although sometimes the lines are blurred.
Imprints: Dark Fable Books/Fable Books.
Likes: Nice people, games, books, and doggos.
Dislikes: Weird smells, surprises, and gang fights in Chinatown alleyways.
He's happy to talk mostly anything over at:
Praise for Craig Saunders:
[Masters of Blood and Bone] '...combines the quirkiness of Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas series with the hardcore mythology of Clive Barker to create an adventure that is both entertaining and terrifying.' - examiner.com
[Vigil] 'A gripping accomplishment.' - Murder, Mayhem and More.
'Saunders is fast becoming a must read author...' - Scream.
[Bloodeye] '...razor-sharp prose.' Wayne Simmons, author of Flu and Plastic Jesus.
'Plain and simple, this guy can write.' - Edward Lorn, author of Bay's End.
[Deadlift] 'Noir-like, graphic novel-like horror/thriller/awesomeness.' - David Bernstein, author of Relic of Death and Witch Island.
'A master of the genre.' Iain Rob Wright.
[Spiggot] 'Incredibly tasteless, shamelessly lowbrow, and very, very funny.' - Jeff Strand.
[A Home by the Sea] 'Brutal and poetic...' - Bill Hussey, author of Through a Glass, Darkly.
[Rain] '...the best book I've read in a year.' - The Horror Zine.
[Cold Fire] '...full of emotion and heart.' - Ginger Nuts of Horror.