Knuckles and Tales
Biting Dog Publications, the trade paperback arm of Biting Dog Press (Neil Gaiman's Snow Glass Apples and Murder Mysteries), is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the trade paperback edition of Knuckles And Tales, by award-winning author Nancy A. Collins.Knuckles And Tales is a collection of atmospheric, disturbing, spooky, and downright weird Southern Gothic short stories by award-winning author Nancy A. Collins, best known for her edgy novels featuring the punk vampire/vampire-slayer Sonja Blue. The hardback edition of Knuckles And Tales (originally published by Cemetery Dance Press) has recently been nominated by the Horror Writers Association and the International Horror Guild for their respective literary awards. The stories on display in Knuckles And Tales range from suspense and psychological horror to dark fantasy and black comedy, with the occasional weird love story thrown in for good measure. Knuckles And Tales features two never-before published novelettes in the Seven Devils Cycle: "Junior Teeter And The Bad Shine" and "The Pumpkin Child," as well as the previously unpublished short story "Big Easy." Knuckles And Tales is scheduled for a September 2003 release, and features a full-color cover by artist J K Potter, and includes 17 interior illustrations by Bonnie Jacobs."No one outdoes Collins on Southern Gothic; she's practically made the sub-genre her very own."--Lisa DuMond"A stunning collection of Southern horror stories, gothic and otherwise, with terrors ranging from the supernatural to the psychological."--LOCUS" Collins'] strategic deployment of local folklore and cornpone colloquialisms gives her homegrown horrors authenticity and helps make these darkslices of southern life as chilling as a mint julep."--Publisher's Weekly
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