Something nasty is found in a village garden by an amateur archaeologist; something that has lain buried for centuries, and that has seen tribute paid to it by generations of local inhabitants. But what happens when the bones are removed and Humpty once more stalks the Earth …
An original novella by Simon Clark, one of the supreme horror writers working in the UK today. Includes a special introduction and notes by the author, and a new long short story, ‘Danger Signs’, about a group of children who investigate an abandoned military bunker and find that everything there is not quite as dead as they expected.
With an evocative cover by multiple-award-winning artist Vincent Chong.
202pp. B-format original paperback novella.
Published 25 March 2010
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Simon Clark was born on 20 April 1958. He sold his first ghost story A Trip Out for Mr Harrison to a radio station while in his teens, and before becoming a full time writer held a variety of jobs, including strawberry picker, supermarket shelf stacker, office worker and scriptwriter for promotional videos. His first novel, Nailed by the Heart, was published in 1995, and since then he has written many more. His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including SFX, The Year’s Best Horror, Best New Horror and Dark Voices, and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Selected stories have been collected in Salt Snake & Other Bloody Cuts and Blood and Grit. He has also written crime shorts, appeared on BBC television and written prose material for the rock band U2.
The Night of the Triffids won the British Fantasy Award for Best Novel of 2001, and in the same year Simon also won the Best Short Fiction Award for Goblin City Lights, which appeared in the Telos Publishing collection Urban Gothic: Lacuna and Other Trips.
Simon lives with his wife and two children in mystical territory that lies on the border of Robin Hood country in England.