Bleeding Shadows

Subterranean. Nov. 2013. 488p. ISBN 9781596065994. $40. HORROR
In "The Bleeding Shadow," a man travels to Texas to bring back the brother of a long-time friend but finds the boy, a musician, in the clutches of a creature held back only by music made in hell. Along with tributes to Edgar Rice Burroughs ("Metal Men from Mars") and Mark Twain ("Dread Island"), this doorstopper of a collection showcases the author's talent as a writer of horror, both fantastic and realistic. Notes on each piece by the author elaborate on the context of the stories.
VERDICT Lansdale's fans will want to own this volume by one of the genre's most versatile talents.
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