Weird House Press (2022)
The Coffin Maker, your host and guide, presents twelve ghastly tales from two of the most gifted voices in modern horror. Curtis M. Lawson (DEVIL’S NIGHT, BLACK HEART BOYS CHOIR) and Joshua Rex (THE DESCENT, THE INAMORTA) weave the beautiful and the grotesque into rich tapestries, both chilling and fantastic. Sometimes hopeful. Often bleak. Always over-brimming with darkness. Equally inspired by the gorgeously illustrated editions that made you fall in love with horror as a child, and the golden age anthologies of Rod Serling and EC Comics, each dread tale features an introduction beautifully rendered by celebrated artist Luke Spooner. THE COFFIN MAKER’S BOOK OF DARK TALES is a must-read for fans of classic and contemporary horror alike.
- The New Governess (Rex)
- The Black Book of Nothings (Lawson)
- The Negative (Rex)
- Don’t Get Tattoos From Strange Girls at Parties (Lawson)
- Containers (Rex)
- Hunter’s Night (Lawson)
- The Black Cloud (Rex)
- Destroyed by Supernova (Lawson)
- Ends Meat (Rex)
- …miss Athena (Lawson)
- Deadfalls (Rex)
- Amber Heavens in Leaded Glass (Lawson)
PRAISE FOR CURTIS M. LAWSON & JOSHUA REX
Gorgeous and gutting, visceral and inventive, Joshua Rex and Curtis M. Lawson have done something truly singular with The Coffin Maker’s Book of Dark Tales. Rex’s inimitable literary style and talent for imbuing his stories with dread that builds like a crescendo is perfectly paired with Lawson’s ingenious, haunting storylines and layered (often tortured) characters. A dark delight unlike anything on your bookshelves.
– CHRISTA CARMEN, AUTHOR OF SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLOOD-SOAKED
As reader/book reviewer I have spent the last 4 years mining the depths of independent and small press horror. I have found many, many gems, but none as flawless as Curtis M. Lawson and Joshua Rex.
– THE WELL-READ BEARD