Books by Matthew G. Rees

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. Available for worldwide delivery through the publishers or via bookshops. ISBN 978-1-78461-704-2. 

'Tales shot through with the shudder of the unexpected and magical transformations'  - award-winning author Jon Gower.

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

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  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

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 the city's noted Novodevichy cemetery.


This feted short story was published as a limited edition, individually numbered chapbook by The Short Story (TSS Publishing) in 2017, 14-page pocketbook, ISBN 978-0-9957849-2-5


'this is a short, Gogol-esque masterpiece' - academic and author Alan Bilton

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