Gary McMahon

“Gary McMahon’s vision is as bleak as a Yorkshire moor, but it glows with a wintry light that illuminates the dark we live in. His prose and his sense of place are precise and evocative, and his characters are as real as you and me. He’s one of the darkest – which is to say brightest – new stars in the firmament of horror fiction.”
– Ramsey Campbell

“Thomas Usher is a great character treading a twilight world between Manhunter and Most Haunted; conflicted by grief, haunted by blame, a ‘magnet for ghosts’ who sees the skull beneath the skin. In Pretty Little Dead Things, Gary McMahon nails genuine horror as few British writers can – or dare. He gets under your skin, then burrows even deeper. Terrifyingly, dangerously, hauntingly so.”
Stephen Volk, creator of TV’s Afterlife

The Thomas Usher series
Pretty Little Dead Things
– November 2010 (UK/Aus), January 2011 (US/RoW)
Dead Bad Things – September 2011 (UK/Aus), October 2011 (US/RoW)

Brooklyn BridgeGary McMahon’s short fiction has appeared in numerous acclaimed magazines and anthologies in the UK and US and has been reprinted in yearly “Best of” collections.

He is the multiple-award-nominated author of the novellas Rough Cut and All Your Gods Are Dead, the collections Dirty Prayers and How to Make Monsters and Pieces of Midnight, and the novels Rain Dogs and Hungry Hearts.

He has been nominated for seven different British Fantasy Awards as both author and editor.

Gary’s website can be found at

Interview with (Sep 10)
Interview with The Black Abyss (March 11)
Interview with Theresa Derwin’s Terror-Tree (Sep 11)

pdficon_large Press Release – 19 Jan, 2010 – Angry Robot puts the Horror back into Horror Fiction

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