The clowns are coming, and they're bringing their friends.
Crystal Lake Publishing presents… A little girl brings home more than she bargained for after winning a stuffed bear at a carnival side show. After saving her family from one kind of predator, a protective mother releases an Australian legend hungry for blood and flesh. In his diary, a killer of historical notoriety tells the story of what really happened that night…in the dark…Tricks, Mischief and Mayhem is the debut collection of short stories from Australian Shadows Award finalist Daniel I. Russell. Spanning nearly ten years, this macabre showcase contains the best of Russell’s published short fiction and five brand new tales. Introduction by award winning author Brett McBean.
“Russell’s debut novel SAMHANE really packs a punch. A thrill ride of visceral horror and suspense that steadily builds to a very satisfying conclusion. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” Gord Rollo, Author of Valley of The Scarecrow and The Jigsaw Man
“My oh my does it get wet within these pages, dear friends.” Shroud Magazine. “Horror lovers rejoice–you’re about to be scared…or scarred. Russell’s well-crafted nightmares will haunt you long after you’ve closed the pages of Samhane!” Fran Friel, Bram Stoker Finalist, author of Mama’s Boy and Other Dark Tales
“If you enjoy the odd Richard Laymon outing and don’t believe that horror begins and ends with Stephen King then dial in, Daniel I. Russell serves up a blood soaked treat for your consumption.” Scaryminds