Books by Matthew G. Rees

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NOW AVAILABLE 

THE BRAND NEW BOOK

THE SNOW LEOPARD OF MOSCOW & OTHER STORIES

Tales From a City's Shadow Side 

SURPRISING STORIES FROM THE
LESS SEEN SIDE OF PUTIN'S MOSCOW

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'a very good book indeed!'
Rhys Hughes

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'a writer capable of spinning tales of vibrant imagination...unafraid to peer into stranger places'
Wyrd Britain 

EIGHTEEN STORIES IN PUTIN-ERA MOSCOW
WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY THE AUTHOR

'an instant classic of the literary horror genre... has it all'

PETER KENNY on the title story 'The Snow Leopard of Moscow'

'a superb story'

JON GOWER on the story 'Firebird'

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'thrilling anxiety and danger... beneath a very beautiful narrative'

RICHARD FISHER on the story 

'Driving Lenin's Ghost'

'remarkable control & precision... will astonish the reader... a very good book indeed!'

RHYS HUGHES

Matthew G. Rees invites readers to step into the shadow side of Moscow...

 what he calls the city's hidden real world, away from the tourist trail

HAUNTING MODERN STORIES FROM ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST MESMERISING CITIES

18 tales in a slipstream of folk horror, the uncanny, the speculative and dark satire.

With photographs by the author

Murder, madness and magic, as well as stories of love, loss and the possibility of redemption

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

AVAILABLE in paperback (291 pages, £9.99) and as an Ebook (£3.29). Approximately 70,000 words 

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Includes new stories, newly updated versions of previously published stories, and tales collected from journals and reviews
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THE FEAST

'Do not miss this collection by a master story-teller!' PAUL MURGATROYD 

Arts website AmeriCymru 'BOOK OF THE MONTH'

Twenty-two stories that are only available in this volume. Now with a brand new cover & an updated Author's Note in the introduction

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If yours is an appetite for the sinister & the bizarre, then you'd best take a place at The Feast. Macabre and mirthful in almost equal measure, this compelling collection of peculiar tales tales from the pen of Matthew G. Rees may well have you calling for more.
Twenty-two fictions ranging from fragments of the short, sharp, shock kind to immersive, longer tales, in a volume dedicated to stories about food... sometimes in a direct way, at other times in a more glancing fashion - but always unexpected & unsettling.
The collection runs to some 74,000 words, the tales having contemporary settings and an international flavour, with stories set in England, Wales, France, Italy, Bavaria, the USA, and elsewhere.

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'Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour' - William Shakespeare, Richard II
Epigraph to THE FEAST
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Available in paperback and Ebook formats in territories worldwide

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SMOKE HOUSE & OTHER STORIES

BOOK OF THE MONTH AmeriCymru

'We have no hesitation in recommending this collection to anyone with a taste for the macabre and bizarre or indeed anyone who appreciates exquisite story telling.'

November 2020

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BUY HEREwww.amazon.co.uk

'Masterly storytelling' Jon Gower

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& Amazon shipping territories worldwide
 

FOURTEEN FICTIONS
WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY THE AUTHOR

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An assassin of trees and a ‘Green Horror’ morality story...

An irascible writer sent to finish a novel in an unsettling small town...

The strange hold of a mysterious figure over a small boy in a rotting resort by the sea...

A conservative-minded gallery attendant, an avant-garde artist & a very strange end...

The dark forces of a sinister marsh spied on by an obsessive ornithologist...

The shocking – to some – conduct of an elderly couple in a public park...

The uncanny backwoods town whose citizens – though they seem unaware – are on fire...

The macabre secret of a remote cathedral and its curious stained glass...

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The bizarre detention of a young teacher by a much older member of the profession...

A farmer’s weird obsession… & the fate of the moneyed couple who threaten it...

The darkness that arises from an alienated city worker’s peculiar passion...

The gate beside an overgrown path and the strange, bird-like man who lives beyond it...

A loyal retainer and the opinionated new owner of a manor whose gardens cast a strange spell...

The forgotten small town whose unusual Christmas lights shine every night of the year...

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

M.M. MacLeod, Editor, Frost Zone

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KEYHOLE

'I knew I had a winner of a book here. I wasn't wrong' 
NANCY OAKES
Oddly Weird Fiction

THIS critically-acclaimed collection contains eighteen short stories with a supernatural twist set in Wales and its borderland with England.

The collection features photographs by Rees taken on his travels through Wales and the Marches.

Paperback, 269 pages, Three Impostors press. TO BUY: Available for worldwide delivery through the publishers threeimpostors.co.uk or via bookshops. ISBN 978-1-78461-704-2. 

'beautifully written, hauntingly atmospheric, full of palpable dread and weirdness, but also with poignancy and humour. . . a joy to discover' - author and BAFTA-winning screenwriter STEPHEN VOLK

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'hugely recommended'
Wyrd Britain

'refreshingly different'
The Short Story

'incredible mastery of prose'
 Kendall Reviews

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'excellent tales' - Garry Kilworth
EIGHTEEN STORIES
WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY THE AUTHOR

A moated manor and the young girl whose mother must keep her from the light...

A hotel whose under-manager has a strange way of dealing with unwanted guests...

A drought-stricken farm where a young brother & sister discover a secret subterranean pool...

An eccentric home for the elderly where riotous races are run at night...

A family made of shells who rise from the sea to confront a widowed mother & her son...

The ghostly pit ponies that gallop in search of a miner’s young son when tragedy strikes...

An old hospital for wounded soldiers… & a patient who cannot find peace...

An isolated young farmer whose only comfort is an old flower press - till a mysterious brother & sister lead a band of travellers onto his land...

A doctor weirdly bewitched by an item of driftwood on the beach below his home...

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A businessman’s meeting with the ghosts of his past on a voyage by narrowboat along a lonely canal...

A cautionary tale of rival bee-keepers and their peculiar fates...

A bizarre ‘flying pub’ from a past era that proves a strange draw to a young student...

The secret behind the once-scarlet door of a house on a hill in an old slate town...

The seaside resort where young boys mysteriously go missing… & the strange ruin that squats on a sandbank hidden by haze...

The weird seizure of a swimmer in the depths of a town's public pool...

The War-time submarine and its crew buried beneath a beach who long to return to the sea...

The curious consequences of an antiques dealer’s visit to a remote upland farm...

And the unsettling country village that reveres an all-powerful cheese...

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'A GEM OF THE UNCANNY' - STEPHEN VOLK

TO BUY: Available for worldwide delivery through the publishers threeimpostors.co.uk or via bookshops. ISBN 978-1-78461-704-2. 

More Books from Matthew G. Rees

TYPE

NOW AVAILABLE - In a special limited edition of 50 numbered copies, author-signed, with original art 

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An 11,000-word story from Matthew G. Rees. Entertainment with an edge, in the macabre-yet-mirthful style of his tales 'Frayed', 'Queen Bee', 'A Shining Beacon' & 'The Cheese', including illustrations specially drawn to go with the story.

In its own full-size and perfect-bound book.

The irreverent and darkly satirical tale of a devilish haunting.

'What finally did for my Uncle Desmond was the piece Claude Snipe wrote for Capital Letter...'

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'And that was the end of Desmond Delvington-Drake. Or so I believed...'

Spec: 5.5in x 8.5in paperback, 'perfect-bound', glossy cover, 47 pages, 100gsm paper, three original illustrations by artist Gill Figg. This Periodde Press edition being a run of 50 copies only, individually numbered and signed by Matthew G. Rees.

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'I'm thrilled we've finally been able to present TYPE in this way. This is definitely my preferred presentation of this tale. This one's my own edit, working with a family-run printer. You might say it's an example of how I like things to be done. This has very much been an indie effort. And I believe the quality is high. Part of the thinking has been to create a small collectable. My thanks to all who helped. I hope people like the tale and its treatment.'  Matthew G. Rees

'I found it very funny and loved the literary satire and cultured malice​'
PAUL MURGATROYD

Price (including delivery) / Followed by How to Buy

UK:  £13.99 (delivery by Royal Mail post)

Payment by Paypal or cheque.

For details of how to pay, please email matthewg.reeswriter@outlook.com

Delivery possible to most countries outside UK. Payment by Paypal. For total including airmail postage, please email matthewg.reeswriter@outlook.com 

Please be sure to email before paying making sure that your delivery address is given and stating if you would like your copy to be signed, dedicated, etc.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THE HOLIDAYS RESPONSES TO PURCHASES OF & ENQUIRIES ABOUT 'THE TIP' AND TYPE ARE LIKELY TO TAKE LONGER THAN IN NORMAL TIMES

THE TIP

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IN The Tip a quarrel over a gratuity at a restaurant leads to a nightmarish chase across current-day Moscow on a bitter-cold evening that reaches a haunting climax in a cemetery filled with snow... and some of Russia's most famous names.

The story opens with the memorable line -

 

'The hatred the waitress had for me was as deep and succulent as the finest beefsteak...'  

 

This feted, surreal short story was specially selected for publication in a limited edition of 250 copies by The Short Story (TSS Publishing) and printed by Furnival Press of London (ISBN 978-0-9957849-2-5).

The tale runs to some 2,900 words over 14 pages in a paperback pocketbook measuring approximately 10.5 cm x 15 cm.

 

In a nod to the Russian story-teller Nikolai Gogol (writer of such tales as 'The Overcoat'), academic and author Alan Bilton called the story 'a short, Gogol-esque masterpiece'.

Note: This is the only publication of this story. It does not exist elsewhere in any collection or magazine.

NOW AVAILABLE - SIGNED COPIES

HOW TO BUY 'THE TIP'

 

Copies of 'The Tip' signed by Matthew G. Rees, including Royal Mail delivery within the UK, £4.99.

Payment via Paypal or cheque.

Please email any enquiry to matthewg.reeswriter@outlook.com

Please email before paying to make sure your address has been received. Please state if you would like the book to be signed, dedicated, etc.

Delivery is possible to most countries the UK.

Payment via Paypal. 

Please email before paying to make sure your address has been received. Please state if you would like the book to be signed, dedicated, etc.

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THE WORD

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IN The Word a visit to a remote farm in Wales leads to a macabre turn in the life of a London antiques dealer.

This story has been published by independent Wales-based press Three Impostors as part of its Wentwood Tales series of stories in the tradition of Welsh writer of the supernatural Arthur Machen. However, this is not 'period writing'. As with most work by Rees, it is contemporary fiction set in the present.

It appears in a limited edition of 200 numbered copies. Twenty-eight pages, buckram cover, with front and back flaps. It is available via threeimpostors.co.uk  Note: a version of 'The Word' appears in Keyhole.

'excellent' - award-winning writer Catherine Fisher, author of Incarceron 

'The sheer 'otherness'... is beautifully rendered' - writer Euron Griffith

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