Darkness Whispers by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman sold out quickly upon its original release as a limited edition of 500 signed and numbered hardcover copies; but if you’re a fan of chilling, badass horror fiction, don’t worry… the eBook is coming soon so you don’t have to miss out.
Darkness Whispers introduces you to the town of Windbrook. Nothing changes there. Nothing is different. Except… except today something is different. An old man with piercing gray eyes arrives in town. And he isn’t coming alone. Death travels with him.
“Filled with enough plot, characterization, and metaphorical heft to stuff a full-length novel, Darkness Whispers brilliantly depicts the supernatural exploitation of a small town’s moral failings,” says Bentley Little, Bram Stoker Award-winning author. “Subtly shifting from Bradbury-esque whimsy to badass horror worthy of the King himself, the novella is a major achievement by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman,” says Little.
With Chizmar and Freeman’s credentials and skills combined, they have created an old-fashioned tale of horror. By the end, you’ll be wondering when this peculiar old man is coming for you. If you are a fan of darkness, horror, and truly chilling tales, Darkness Whispers is the novella you’ve been waiting for.
Through the old, tattered files of stories acceptances and rejections, Chizmar uncovered one of the first stories he wrote. Inspired by the EC comics of his youth, with the raw potential for a good story, but with room for improvement, he considered revising it. Then, a better idea came. He sent it to his friend and co-worker Brian James Freeman. Collaborating together, a new story was born.
“What was a short story quickly became a novella, and we never looked back,” says Brian James Freeman. “This one really feels like something you’d find in one of those classic 1980s horror paperbacks. Working on Darkness Whispers was a blast,” says Freeman.
“Darkness Whispers begins as a visit to a golden-hued, idyllic town that soon gets dark. Very dark. I quickly gave up trying to second-guess the formidable authors and simply surrendered to their lead all the way to the shattering conclusion. Chizmar and Freeman know that horror doesn’t work without humanity, and with this story they succeed in chilling our blood and breaking our hearts,” says Ray Garton, bestselling author of Live Girls and Crucifix Autumn.
While the limited edition of Darkness Whispers by Scarlet Galleon Publications has sold out, an eBook edition is coming soon from Cemetery Dance Publications. Sign up for updates from Richard Chizmar and Brian Freeman to be alerted when pre-orders go live.