Announces the Release of: The Beckoning Fair One

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Beautiful, seductive, dead. She would reach across the grave to make him hers…

 The quintessential English ghost story returns to haunt the twenty-first century!

THE BECKONING FAIR ONE, by OLIVER ONIONS.

The third volume of Shadow House Publishing’s HORROR HALL OF FAME NOVELLAS, this quintessential English ghost story returns to haunt the twenty-first century. Atmospheric, elegant, and subtle in its accumulation of terror, this numinous novella features the most frightening ‘femme fatale’ in literature. Onions’ vision is tragic, psychologically complex, and horrifying.

A stressed novelist moves to a new apartment to write. But he is not alone. Soft laughter, faded perfume, and stealthy footsteps pursue him. A woman moves in the dark, enticing his body and obscuring his mind. Will an old friend be able to save him or will he rush into the cold arms of death?

This title will be available mid-September as a kindle e-book and trade paperback at Amazon.

 THE BECKONING FAIR ONE, by OLIVER ONIONS, has been referred to as the best psychological ghost story ever written. Atmospheric, elegant, and subtle, it is relentless in its terror. Originally published in the rare collection Widdershins, this numinous novella features the most frightening ‘femme fatale’ in literature. Onions’ vision is tragic, morally complex, and horrifying.

 A stressed novelist moves to a new apartment to write. But he is not alone. Soft laughter, faded perfume, and stealthy footsteps pursue him. A woman moves in the dark, enticing his body and tormenting his mind. Will an old friend be able to save him or will he rush into the cold arms of death?

Edited and with an introduction by supernatural fiction author WILLIAM SIMMONS, this third volume of Shadow House Publishing’s HORROR HALL OF FAME NOVELLAS features a bonus Oliver Onions short story, “The Cigarette Case”, which shows the author’s versatility in representing the feminine in supernatural fiction.

Available as a kindle e-book and trade paperback this September at Amazon.

About the Editor: William Simmons is a supernatural fiction author, critic, & journalist. Seven of his stories earned Honorable Mentions in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror. By Reason of Darkness was praised by Publisher’s Weekly, All Hallows & Cemetery Dance. Graham Masterton, Hugh B. Cave & T.M. Wright endorsed his fiction. He has interviewed such authors as Richard Matheson, F. Paul Wilson & Caitlin Kiernan.

 HORROR HALL OF FAME NOVELLAS Series: “Horror hundreds of years in the making!” This series presents classic and rare supernatural, horror, and weird fiction.

 SHADOW HOUSE PUBLISHING preserves our horror heritage with special editions of supernatural literature.

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