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'His writing is truly imaginative, dark, but also at times darkly amusing'

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BREAKING NEWS! NOW AVAILABLE - THE NEW STORY
DEEP WINTER... A SMALL SNOWBOUND TOWN... HIGH AMID THE PEAKS OF THE PYRENEES
'SAINT D--'
THE BRAND NEW STORY FROM MATTHEW G. REES
In a special two-story book with Charles Wilkinson

Mountain photo credit - Jo Jo on Unsplash

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'SAINT D--'

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'That winter the small Pyrenean town was clasped by coldness of the cruellest kind… the kind that – in humans at least – hoarsens the voice, blanches the hair, freezes the blood, and makes bones – and minds – brittle. Everything in the mountain settlement had frozen… in a way that few – if any – who lived there could recall...'

From 'Saint D--' by Matthew G. Rees

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Now on sale: a book with a difference...

A two-story 'flipbook' featuring individual tales by Matthew G. Rees and fellow writer of fiction of the 'literary strange', Charles Wilkinson. 
Hold the book one way and read Matthew G. Rees's story 'Saint D--'. Flip the book around and discover Charles Wilkinson's tale 'Warburton Submersible'. (118 pages, approx 11cm x 18cm.)

Matthew G. Rees, whose story 'Saint D--' is set in a snowbound small town in the Pyrenees,  said:

'I'm really pleased this book is "out there".  I was delighted to be asked by publishers Dark Lane to contribute a story in tandem with Charles Wilkinson, a writer for whom many - with good reason - have such high regard.
'I hope that readers will find our tales rewarding and that, generally, people will get behind what I feel is an interesting and innovative project by those at Dark Lane, an independent small press that's been supportive of writers in this field of short fiction for a number of years now.'
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READ ON FOR MORE BOOK NEWS FROM MATTHEW G. REES
NEW - REVEALED! Brand new cover for updated edition of THE FEAST
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For more about THE FEAST and other books by Matthew G. Rees please visit the BOOKS PAGE and scroll
NEW 
A limited quantity of SIGNED COPY books by Matthew G. Rees in stock at independent bookstore 'Cover To Cover'
in Mumbles, Swansea, Wales
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NOW AVAILABLE! - THE NEW STORY COLLECTION
'nothing short of perfection' - BUZZ

Dark Russian...

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18 HAUNTING TALES - WITH PHOTOGRAPHS - SET IN PUTIN-ERA MOSCOW.

STORIES OF THE UNCANNY, FOLK HORROR, THE SPECULATIVE & THE DARKLY SATIRICAL

'WILL ASTONISH THE READER... A VERY GOOD BOOK INDEED!'

internationally published writer Rhys Hughes

'SUPERBLY WROUGHT... He manages to pull off certain stories like skilled bank robbers pull off heists... accomplished, evocative & arresting throughout.'
                                                                                award-winning writer Jon Gower

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'A GENUINLEY STUNNING COLLECTION' 
                                                 Alan Bilton, author of The End of the Yellow House

IN PAPERBACK & EBOOK FORMATS

IN TERRITORIES WORLDWIDE

TO BUY THIS BOOK PLEASE CLICK TO TRANSFER TO THE PURCHASE PAGE ON AMAZON  HERE

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FOR MORE ABOUT THE SNOW LEOPARD OF MOSCOW & OTHER STORIES

INCLUDING ADDITIONAL PICTURES

 PLEASE VISIT THE BOOKS PAGE HERE

NEWS 
FANTASTIC REVIEW PUBLISHED
OF THE FEAST
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'DELICIOUS collection... from Matthew G. Rees... masterful storyteller... assembles as curious a cast as you're ever likely to encounter... an unfettered imagination at play, a serious & seriously gifted writer happy here to be a little more frivolous, more tongue-in-cheek.'          
SEE INTERVIEWS & REVIEWS PAGE via header tab for link to the full review, plus other reviews.
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RECENTLY PUBLISHED
New short story 'The Boat'
by Matthew G. Rees launched in anthologyDark Lane 12

NEW FEATURE:
A VISIT TO THE HOME OF ANTON CHEKHOV

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PHOTOGRAPHS & THOUGHTS FROM MATTHEW G. REES' VISIT TO THE HOME OF 'THE FATHER OF THE SHORT STORY' 
 EVENTS 

2022 Book News Latest 

Tales of dark dining -
Mounting acclaim
'I laughed out loud & was unsettled in equal measure'
 Remarkable continuing praise
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'Great collection of enjoyably macabre tales' - film-maker Steven Lancefield

'Do not miss this collection by a master story-teller' - author & academic Paul Murgatroyd

'genius' - award-winning writer Sally Spedding

A 2022 BOOK OF THE MONTH at website AmeriCymru  
          'deliciously dark'

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'impossible to put down ... I laughed out loud and was unsettled in equal measure. I highly recommend this anthology to anyone who enjoys intelligent, original horror' -Mark Humphries, author of 'Hawthorn', 5-star reader review on Amazon

'at the top of his game and then some' - Jon Gower
 
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'a masterpiece of literary speculative fiction' - Risingshadow website

'I knew I had a winner of a book here. I wasn't wrong.' -
Nancy Oakes, Oddly Weird Fiction

'Superb' - BAFTA-winner Stephen Volk
'excellent tales'
                        Garry Kilworth
Purchase as a paperback, Ebook or via Kindle Unlimited HERE www.amazon.co.uk and markets worldwide

Purchase as a paperback, Ebook or via Kindle Unlimited
HERE www.amazon.co.uk
and markets worldwide

Buy Keyhole through selected booksellers or direct from the publisher via my Books page HERE

 For details of ALL books by Matthew G. Rees please use header tabs for Books and Reviews
or click here: BOOKS and REVIEWS 

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Meanwhile...

While you're here: some articles & photos by Matthew G. Rees that you might care to take a look at...

FEATURE: MACHEN COUNTRY
VIEW MATTHEW G. REES' PHOTO ALBUM 

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PICTURES & WORDS FROM MATTHEW G. REES' 2021 EXPLORATION OF 'MACHEN COUNTRY' - THE LAND & SITES IN THE WELSH BORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE YOUTH OF ARTHUR MACHEN - HERE: EVENTS 
FLASHBACK: ARCHIVE ARTICLE MATTHEW G. REES on
WICKER MEN
FICTION... OR FACT?
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WHAT CONNECTS M.R. JAMES, ALFRED WATKINS & A MYSTERIOUS STONE IN THE BORDERLANDS OF ENGLAND AND WALES?
FIND OUT, IN WORDS & PICTURES, 

HERE

PLEASE TOUR THE WHOLE SITE FOR THE ABOVE PLUS INTERVIEWS, AUDIO STORIES, THEATRE - AND MORE.
USE HEADER TABS AT THE TOP OF HE PAGE

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