Creakers by Paul Kane

Creakers front cover by Neil Williams

The latest Spectral chapbook, Volume IX in the series, will be available around the middle of this month – but you’ll be wanting to know the low-down on this little story, won’t you? Here it is, then:

“You can never go back… not that Ray Johnson wants to.

But when his mother passes away, he’s forced to return to get the family home ready for sale. Once there, he finds memories – some good, some bad – but something else: strange noises, in particular an odd creaking sound; strange phenomena he can’t explain; things he must face before he can move on. Things he must face in order to survive…”

‘Creakers aches with all that comes from growing up and facing the things that haunt us.’ – from the introduction by Sarah Pinborough – award-winning author of The Dog-Faced Gods trilogy.

‘Paul Kane is a first-rate storyteller, never failing to marry his insights into the world and its anguish with the pleasures of phrases eloquently turned.’ — Clive Barker – bestselling author of The Hellbound Heart, Abarat and Mr B. Gone, director of Hellraiser, Nightbreed and Lord of Illusions).

Paul Kane is the award-winning, bestselling author and editor of over thirty books – including the Arrowhead trilogy, The Butterfly Man and Other Stories, Hellbound Hearts and The Mammoth Book of Body Horror. His work has been optioned and adapted for the big and small screen, and his latest novels are Lunar (set to be turned into a feature film) and the Y.A. story The Rainbow Man (as P.B. Kane). He lives in Derbyshire, UK, with his wife Marie O’Regan, his family and a black cat called Mina. Find out more at 


Available in a signed and numbered limited edition of 125 only, they can be bought individually (PLEASE NOTE: there are only FOURTEEN copies left of this issue) at £4UK/£7.00EU/$16US/$16RoW (all prices inclusive of P+P – if you want an issue sent ‘signed for’ to ensure delivery please contact Spectral first). Subscriptions can also be taken out at £16UK/£23.50EU /$45US/ $45US RoW per sub per year (again, all prices inclusive of postage and packing). There are now also options to order 3 year and 5 year subs – please refer to Paypal buttons in right sidebar for prices. Send remittance via for single issues via Paypal to spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

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