Remember those childhood stories about not walking on the cracks in the pavement? About mysterious bogeymen who would snatch naughty children, and the ghosts that dwelt in every abandoned or derelict building in the neighbourhood? Well, they grew up and they’ve returned.
Join 18 masters of the macabre, the strange, and the bizarre as they journey into a dark and richly reimagined Portsmouth that you will never forget. Here you can meet a man who finds himself transforming into the Tricorn Centre. Discover the mysterious pulse that beats beneath the pavement of this living city that craves blood and sacrifice. Witness damnation in a hellish vision of Victorian Portsmouth, and learn just how difficult it can be getting two severed heads through customs at the port. Like the waves that lap the fringes of this waterfront city, past and present flow back and forth in these tales of haunting and horror, dragging ghosts and their tragedies in their wake.
Bursting with historical, fantastical, crime, surreal and gothic fictions, this spine-tingling collection of short stories and poems will forever transform how you view Britain’s only island city.