A NOVEL by Ramsey Campbell
PUBLICATION DATE April 2018
COVER ART Glenn Chadbourne
EDITIONS 26 lettered copies in a custom-made traycase (oversized a la our SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS & THE SEARCHING DEAD) including 28 pieces of interior artwork by Glenn Chadbourne, signed by Glenn and Ramsey.
Dominic Sheldrake has never forgotten his childhood in fifties Liverpool or the talk an old boy of his grammar school gave about the First World War. When his history teacher took the class on a field trip to France it promised to be an adventure, not the first of a series of glimpses of what lay in wait for the world. Soon Dominic would learn that a neighbour was involved in practices far older and darker than spiritualism, and stumble on a secret journal that hinted at the occult nature of the universe. How could he and his friends Roberta and Jim stop what was growing under a church in the midst of the results of the blitz? Dominic used to write tales of their exploits, but what they face now could reduce any adult to less than a child . . .
Ramsey Campbell recently returned to the Brichester Mythos for his novella The Last Revelation of Gla’aki. His new trilogy The Three Births of Daoloth further develops the cosmic horrors he invented in his first published book, The Inhabitant of the Lake. The Searching Dead is the first volume, to be followed by Born to the Dark.