Bram Stoker Award winner David B. Silva explores the dark streets, family secrets, and troubled residents of Kingston Mills, a small Northern California town that tourists drive through with barely a notice.
In "It's All Happening On Fillmore Street" one of those tourists, Wes Hardee stumbles onto a back street of unusually generous shopkeepers who know just what he needs.
In "Darkness and Light" Wendy Meeker escapes unimaginable horror by preparing for one of the most exciting days in a young girl's life.
In "Max The Magnificent" nine-year-old Peter turns to his neighbor, a small-time stage magician, for answers about the death of his mother.
In "The Itching" Nicholas Benson discovers his dark side and his place in the world.
In "The Most Painful Companion of Death" James Miller must face a family curse that has already cost him his parents. Can he put a final end to it?
In "Love Never Lost" Evan Gunderson receives a call from his high school girlfriend who has been missing for forty years. She wants to see him, and she has a strange request.
In "Reclamation" Lenny is obsessed with the growing disposable society we live in and how our garbage is going to overrun the countryside sooner than we suspect. But will it overrun him first?
In "In Your Head" twelve-year-old Josh must find a way to protect himself when new Kingston Mills resident Mr. La Plante begins whispering in his head.
The Shadows of Kingston Mills collects eleven new short stories and one reprint by HWA Bram Stoker Award winner, David B. Silva. Set in the small, Northern California mountain town of Kingston Mills, these stories range from psychological to the serial killer to the vampire and beyond. Stop and visit for a day or two. Just be careful you don't stumble upon the dark side of Kingston Mills. You may not survive.
"Stoker award winning author David B. Silva makes sure the journey to his small town is most memorable. In Paul F. Olson's brilliant introduction to the book, there is a favorable comparison to The Twilight Zone. This is certainly true; but Silva's prose is very much his own. After leaving Kingston Mills the reader will still feel a part of the place; and learn a valuable lesson from one story: Beware of book store owners who want to give away a signed first edition of Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes. - Sheila Merritt, Hellnotes
Leather-bound Deluxe Lettered Hardcover w/slipcase: 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.
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
David B. Silva lives in North Las Vegas, where he likes to keep a low profile and tends to prefer the movie theaters and bookstores to casinos.
While he's had a number of novels published, he's also had over 100 short stories reach publication. His short fiction has appeared in The Year’s Best Horror, The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, and The Best American Mystery Stories. In 1991, he won a Bram Stoker Award for his short story, "The Calling." His first collection, Through Shattered Glass, was published in 2001.
He's delighted to report that his second short story collection, The Shadows of Kingston Mills, is due out shortly from Dark Regions. All of the stories take place in the small Northern California town of Kingston Mills, where nothing is at it seems. And all of the stories, save one, are originals, never before published anywhere.
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