"Quill and Candle" is the second book in the Ghost House imprint!
In "Quill and Candle" Scott Thomas invites the reader back to an earlier, quieter time, when travelers relied on horses, when cooking was done over a hearth, and frost nights were illuminated by tapers. It was, perhaps, a more haunted time...
Here you will find the corpse of a child which can foretell the future, and a stately Massachusetts house where the painting of a mourning gown haunts a bedchamber wall. Something terrible inhabits a wintry woodlot and something worse menaces a war-bound frigate. The seventeen stories within are steeped in autumn leaves, chilled in wintry wind and haunted by New England ghosts.
"That's no ordinary chill in the night air. It's the result of spooky tales told by the master. Scott Thomas continues to entertain with timeless stories of the macabre." - Jordan Rich, WBZ Radio
"Thomas' stories creep under your skin, linger with you for days and follow into many deep, dark nights." - www.fatally-yours.com
Scott Thomas is an atmosphere wizard summoning up a semblance of time past in his evocation of the weird. He rises from the eerie evolution of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Lafacadio Hearn, and H.P. Lovecraft, yet his poignant stories are astonishingly original.
Leather-bound Deluxe Thirteen Hardcover w/ slipcase (sold out!): mint and first edition, numbered 1-13, 6''x9'', bound in leather, signature page which is signed by both author and artist, front cover stamped with a raptor in red foil, front cover stamped and spine stamped with the title and the author's name, includes end papers, colored book ribbon with a full colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock, a slipcase and laminated dust jacket. Only thirteen copies are ever produced and numbered worldwide.
100 Signed and Numbered Limited Hardcover: numbered 1-100, 6"x9", bound in leatherette, signed by the author, stamped on the spine with the title and author's name, includes 80lb. natural vellum end papers, colored book ribbon, multi-colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock and a dust jacket.
Trade Paperback: first 100 copies are signed by the author, 6" x 9", 12 point full color cover, 60lb. natural vellum stock.
About the Author
Scott Thomas is the author of six short story collections which include Over The Darkening Fields and The Garden of Ghosts. While Quill and Candle reflects Thomas' passion for New England, his interest in things ghostly was influenced early on by the ghostly elements in Dickens' A Christmas Carol and the American Henry James' very British A Turn of the Screw. Thomas lives in a small coastal village in Maine along with numerous cats and his girlfriend Peggy.
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