Tricks, Mischief and Mayhem by Daniel I. Russell



The clowns are coming, and they’re bringing their friends.

Tricks, Mischief and Mayhem. Those are not just some of the themes lurking in this tome of horror, but the names of three carnival clowns. Along with them you’ll meet some of Australia’s most popular monsters and legends, along with a popular cast of ghosts, demons, and zombies. Hell, there are more than a few stories portraying nature fighting back.

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.