Craig R. Saunders

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Verk av Craig R. Saunders

Vigil: Vampire Apocalypse (2013) 20 exemplar, 1 recension
Dead in the Trunk (2012) 16 exemplar
Bad Apples 3: Seven Slices of Halloween Horror (2016) 12 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Masters of Blood and Bone (2015) 12 exemplar, 7 recensioner
The Outlaw King (2013) 11 exemplar
Deadlift (2014) 11 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Bloodeye (2014) 10 exemplar, 1 recension
A Stranger's Grave (2012) 9 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Flesh and Coin (2015) 9 exemplar, 1 recension
Left To Darkness (2015) 7 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Noose & Gibbet (2013) 6 exemplar, 1 recension
Highwayman (2017) 6 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Unit 731 (2016) 5 exemplar, 2 recensioner

Associerade verk

D.O.A.: Extreme Horror Anthology (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
Box Of Delights — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar


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This was a fast paced graphic and gory end of the world tale complete with blood, guts, and cannibalism. The main characters are not your typical hero types but that just served to make the story even better. I was a little surprised by what seemed to be a very abrupt ending, until I realized this book is the first in a series.

I received a free copy for review
IreneCole | 2 andra recensioner | Jul 27, 2022 |
Old Oak Hospice, home of the dying, which includes Charlie Dawes. While Cathy Redman is his only hope, his nurse and friend. But the Shadowman starts to visit and add to this a detective, an evil nurse, and Gypsy forklore, all may be explained or not
A fairly good story
Vesper1931 | Jul 29, 2021 |
Darkfuse has put out several very good supernatural noir stories recently and Deadlift is certainly among them.

First it starts out as an edge of the seat straight forward thriller---how long can this giant of a man, yet still a man with human limitations, hold onto the cable of a falling elevator with his wife inside? You can almost feel the metal cable tearing into flesh as the car slips slowly downward.

Then in comes a supernatural twist that turns out to have a long and interesting history and the story takes on levels that a straight thriller would never explore.

Really well done. I will definitely seek out more work by this author.
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ChrisMcCaffrey | 4 andra recensioner | Apr 6, 2021 |
I received an ARC copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Another very good title from Darkfuse, which is publishing very original dark fiction that defies any genre categorization with each new work.

Very unusual book that plays fast and loose with mythological figures in an alternative realistic setting. Gods and Demigods appear among mortals in what at first appears to be a noir mystery, with our main character, a detective of course, being a personification of Death himself, which tells us right away that this story will be anything but run of the mill.

I wasn’t always engaged in the emotional arc of the story, but that is always subjective and maybe even a result of my mood or things not even related to the story, yet I could not deny the imaginative power of Saunders’ vision. That is saying quite a bit. I already knew that Saunders was a very good writer from his very good novella, Dead Lift, that was published last year by Darkfuse, but was surprised at how different this work was from Dead Lift, which was a gritty and realistic emotional wringer of a story.

I don’t want to put in too many details of the story line because I feel that detracts from the enjoyment—because there are plenty of surprises here, especially in the character of Solomon and his son. That particular story line was a real mind-blower. However, I do feel that I need to give the potential reader a sense of what to expect in reading this fine novel. I hate to compare one author to another, but if I were to say “this story will appeal to readers who like X author” I would say that this particular novel would be a big hit with fans of Neil Gaiman because of the deft and original treatment of mythological/biblical characters, the sheer imaginative power and world building, and the skill of the prose. There isn’t an off note in here.

Four and half stars.
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ChrisMcCaffrey | 6 andra recensioner | Apr 6, 2021 |

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