The Signal Block & Other Stories by Frank Duffy
It’s not every day that you come across an new author whose talents knocks you for six. I first came a cross Frank’s writing a while back with his excellent short story Mountains of Smoke. So when I heard that he was going to release a collection of his short stories I was ecstatic. Frank is one of those rare authors who manages to combine a compelling literary style of writing with deeply chilling and entertaining stories. This is not a emperors new clothes collection, at no point does Frank sacrifice fancy writing for a good, engaging and at times terrifying short stories.
And No Longer Lost, which closes the collection is a masterpiece of short story telling, that will invoke that adrenaline fuelled heart thumping in the chest feeling, that all good horror stories should.
This is the sort of book that I initially set up this blog to review. Those who already know of Frank and his writing will already have this book in their wish list, but sadly Frank’s name is not as well known as it should be. If you are a fan of dark, thoughtful and well written horror then you really must get yourself a copy of this book. I promise you won’t be disappointed.