Get ready for the scariest journey of your life. Because it doesn't matter where you go--London, Hong Kong, Madrid, Japan, Jamaica--you'll find one thing waiting for you when you get there...shadows. They're on every street, down every narrow alley. They even haunt the corners of a bright tropical beach. They are always there, lingering at the edges of your vision. And they never, ever go away.
Come with Tony Richards as he wanders the globe in search of new ones. You see, anything can cast them. A raggedy old circus tent. The dim corridors of an old-age home. The incense-smelling depths of a traditional Chinese temple. You can even find them in a house just like your own. And if you dare to step into those shadows, you'll find something even more terrifying...
The fear of the unknown.
"Man, this guy can write. He has the power to introduce you all over again to the pleasure of reading good prose." - Ed Gorman
"Richards confirms his superb storytelling skill and refreshes the pleasure of savouring fine prose." - Mario Guslandi, SF Site
"A terrific author. A unique and eloquent voice." - John Pelan
"...The last story in the collection, 'A Night in Tunisia' celebrates the lifelong friendship of the narrator for jazz muscian Robert Biko, and has him helping the man's spirit move on when his life is over. It's a thoroughly charming amiable account, like taking a leisurely stroll through the constructs of a life and friendship, with an elegant twist on the idea of spirits the capping moment of a sotry that actually got me feeling charitably inclined toward jazz music, though I'm not going to throw that feeling away by committing the mistake of listening to some. It's the perfect end to a collection that showcased Richards' ability as a story teller, one who takes in a wealth of ideas and settings to rework in his own image and which, along with work by Thomas Ligotti and Paul Meloy, was one of my favourite collections of 2008. Richards doesn't have the prose chops and singular vision of those two, but for the sheer pleasure of reading a story by a master of the art, Shadows and Other Tales is hard to beat." - Black Static Magazine
Leather-bound Deluxe Lettered Hardcover w/slipcase (sold out): lettered A-Z, 6"x9", bound in leather, signature page which is signed by both author and artist, front cover stamped and spine stamped with the title and the author's name, includes end papers, colored book ribbon, full colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock, a slipcase and dust jacket.
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.
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About the Author
Tony Richards is the author of more than seventy short stories and eight novels and novellas, including the Raine's Landing series from Eos/HarperCollins. His work has appeared in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Weird Tales, Cemetery Dance, Asimov's and numerous top anthologies, and has been nominated for both the Bram Stoker and British Fantasy awards. His work for Dark Regions Press includes the widely-praised collection Shadows and Other Tales, with an expanded reprint of his award-nominated Going Back and a new novella for the Ghost House imprint forthcoming. Widely travelled, he now lives in London, England with his wife.
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