Love dark fiction and horror? Lee Murray’s “Grotesque Monster Stories” will have you on the edge of your seat

Sometimes there’s nothing better than curling up to read a terrifying story in the safety of your own home. So I thought I’d delve into Lee Murray’s dark fiction and horror anthology and re-read some of my favourites.


Grotesque: Monster Stories is an outstanding collection from a fantastic author. Be on the lookout for what’s sure to be one of the top collections of 2020.”  — Gingernuts of Horror

A.J. reading some great dark fiction and horror with Lee Murray's Grotesque: Monster Stories.

I’m a fan of the Taine McKenna series, so I was really pleased to see Into the Sky at the end of the collection. It was great to finish the book with a such a strong action driven horror. Moreover, “Into the Sky” is a great companion short story to Lee Murray’s excellent thrillers, Into the Mist, Into the Sounds, and Into the Ashes. And, even better, I got to see all my favourite characters again. Taine and Lefty and Eriksen are a lot of fun. The kind of characters everyone loves.

Anyway, why am I still writing when you can check out a preview of Grotesque Monster stories to your left? Or find out more about Lee Murray here with 5 Questions with Lee Murray.

Check out Lee’s other books here (Including the Taine McKenna Thrillers)

Have fun with Lee’s facebook group, Monster Readers, or follow her blog here.

Happy reading, fans of dark fiction and horror…

Happy, terrifying reading 🙂


P.S. I also have some pretty terrifying dark fiction in various collections. Friends, BlindSight and others. But I’m not sure I have enough horror and dark fairy tales for a straight horror collection, and they’re very different from my lighter work and science fiction. It’s weird, but I probably have poetry that’s a better fit. Anyway, it’s something to think about. 🙂

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