• Crystal Lake Publishing

    Crystal Lake Publishing

Crystal Lake Publishing – a Patreon project supporting the growth of one of the world’s leading Indie publishers of Horror, Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense books with a Dark Fiction edge.

Science Fiction and Fantasy coming soon.

About Us

With unmatched success since 2012, Crystal Lake Publishing has quickly become one of the world’s leading indie publishers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense books with a Dark Fiction edge.

Crystal Lake Publishing puts integrity, honor, and respect at the forefront of our operations.

We strive for each book and outreach program that’s launched to not only entertain and touch or comment on issues that affect our readers, but also to strengthen and support the Dark Fiction field and its authors.

Not only do we publish authors who are destined to be legends in the field (and as hardworking as us), but we also look for men and women who care about their readers and fellow human beings. We only publish the very best Dark Fiction and look forward to launching many new careers.

We strive to know each and every one of our readers, while building personal relationships with our authors, reviewers, bloggers, pod-casters, bookstores and libraries.

Crystal Lake Publishing is and will always be a beacon of what passion and dedication, combined with overwhelming teamwork and respect, can accomplish: unique fiction you can’t find anywhere else.

We do not just publish books, we present you worlds within your world, doors within your mind, from talented authors who sacrifice so much for a moment of your time.

This is what we believe in. What we stand for. This will be our legacy.

Welcome to Crystal Lake Publishing.

The monster was the best friend I ever had

Borris Karloff

Latest Release

Gutted – Beautiful horror stories

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Synopsis

From Bram Stoker Award-nominated publisher, Crystal Lake Publishing, and the editing duo who brought you the best-selling and critically acclaimed small-town Lovecraftian horror anthology Shadows Over Main Street, comes Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories—a disturbing journey into the beauty that rests inside the very heart of darkness.

Awe meets ache.

Terror becomes transcendence.

Regret gives way to rebirth.

Fifteen short stories and one poem span nearly every twisted corner of the horror and dark fiction genres:

A woman experiences an emotional reckoning inside a haunted house.

A father sees his daughter rescued after a cold case is solved, only to learn the tragic limits of his love.
A man awakens a vengeful spirit and learns the terrible price of settling scores.

A boy comes of age into awareness of a secret universe of Lovecraftian scale.

A young woman confronts the deathly price of existence inside a German concentration camp during the Holocaust.

And much, much more…

Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories features the most celebrated voices in dark fiction, as well as a number of exciting, new talents, including:

Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Paul Tremblay, John F.D. Taff, Lisa Mannetti, Damien Angelica Walters, Josh Malerman, Christopher Coake, Mercedes M. Yardley, Brian Kirk, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Amanda Gowin, Richard Thomas, Maria Alexander and Kevin Lucia.

With a foreword from Cemetery Dance magazine founder Richard Chizmar.

TERROR90%
AWE90%
HAUNTINGS80%
REGRET70%
HORROR70%
DEATH30%

Client & Testimonial

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Our Novels

Welcome to Crystal Lake Publishing's current selection of Horror, Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense books. Crystal Lake Publishing's books have received five Bram Stoker Award nominations (winning two), and we're also a Publisher of the Year Award recipient from This Is Horror, so reader satisfaction is guaranteed.
  • Gutted

    Gutted

    DESCRIPTION From Bram Stoker Award-nominated publisher, Crystal Lake Publishing, and the editing duo who brought you the best-selling and critically acclaimed small-town Lovecraftian horror anthology Shadows Over Main Street, comes Gutted: Beautiful ...

News Updates

The latest updates from Crystal Lake Publishing
Gutted : Beautiful Horror Stories

Our biggest anthology ever, is out now. Featuring Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, and Ramsey Campbell.

Welcoming New Publishers

Please welcome Ramsey CampbellDamien Angelica Walters, and Paul Tremblay to Crystal Lake Publishing.

Run To Ground

Out now: Jasper Bark’s Extreme Horror novella

The Final Cut

Out now! Jasper Bark’s The Final Cut novel is now available in paperback, Kindle, and Kindle Unlimited.

Bram Stoker Awards

Crystal Lake’s amazing authors walked away with two Bram Stoker awards this year. Congrats to Mercedes M. Yardley (Little Dead Red) and Alessandro Manzetti (Eden Underground).

Patreon

Come check out our great rewards, plus the prizes on offer to the first 100 patrons.

Blackwater

Today is the long-awaited release of our very first original novel

Tribulations

Now available in paperback!

Our team of authors

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  • Mark Allan Gunnells
    Mark Allan Gunnells
  • Dave Jeffery
    Dave Jeffery
  • Taylor Grant
    Taylor Grant
  • William Gorman
    William Gorman
  • Jaspre Bark
    Jasper Bark

Fun Facts

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Books Available
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Awards Won
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