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Announcement: Solaris Books to publish new novel from Simon Bestwick

4 years ago

Solaris Books is delighted to announce the acquisition of a new horror title from Simon Bestwick.

“Among the most important writers of contemporary British Horror” is how legendary author Ramey Campbell describes Simon Bestwick, and we at Solaris couldn’t agree more, so it is with great delight that we can today announce we will be embarking once again on truly horrifying journey with him in Winter 2016 with the publication of REDMAN’S HILL:

The suburb of Crawbeck stands on a hill outside Manchester, overlooking the woodlands of Browton Vale. Alice Collier was happy here, once; now her life’s fallen apart and she’s come back.

Standing on the hilltop, 378 Collarmill Road looks like an ordinary semi-detached house. But sometimes, the world outside the windows isn’t the one you expect to see. And sometimes you’ll turn around and find you’re not alone.

John Revell, an old flame of Alice’s, reluctantly comes to her aid. Together they begin to uncover the secrets and legends of the past – the legends of the Beast of Crawbeck and the mysterious Red Man, and the secrets of the shadowy and ruthless Arodias Thorne.

Alice’s house stands at a gateway between worlds, a gateway she and John must learn to open. Because something ancient has been disturbed, and something dark is coming.

A well respected member of the horror community having published stand-out short stories with several acclaimed indie presses, and as an editor in his own right, we are delighted to have Bestwick on board once again following his 2012 novel THE FACELESS. In REDMAN’S HILL Bestwick uses his signature take on suburban horror with a fantasy twist to create a cinematic exploration of English folklore.

Chilling and original, this is unique contemporary horror title that fans of Adam Nevill and Christopher Fowler will not want to miss…

REDMAN’S HILL will publish from Solaris Books in the UK and US/Canada in print and eBook format in December 2016.

Join us again tomorrow for a special guest post from Simon Bestwick on the origins of REDMAN’S HILL.