Beech, Mark (ed.)
Title Murder Ballads.
Book Condition Fine copy as issued without dustjacket (as new).
Edition First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher Egaeus Press: UK. 2017.
0993527841 / 9780993527845
Seller ID 41991
386 pages: ''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collection of seventeen dark tales & novellas, in which some of today’s finest weird story writers provide previously unpublished work inspired by traditional murder ballads.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'' Illustrated with reclaimed images from the original sources. Contents: Twa Sisters, Ane Swan by Avalon Brantley, The Ballad Box by Alison Littlewood, And Yet Speaketh by Timothy J. Jarvis, Heaven’s Nightblooming Garden by Helen Marshall, The Baby Farmer by Philip Fracassi, The Sweet Princess Prized by Brendan Connell, Black Wedding: A Footnote by Louis Marvick, The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners by Angela Slatter, The Vampyre Trap by Reggie Oliver, The Kink of Human Mildness by Rhys Hughes, In Scarlet Town by Rosanne Rabinowitz, We’ll Never Know by Daniel Mills, Something Close to Grace by Lisa L. Hannett, Out of Bounds by Stephen J. Clark, Old Maid by Colin Insole, os cithara by Charles Schneider and Through Flame and Fume by Albert Power. 350 numbered copies printed.