by Phil Rickman
Cover photograph by John Mason
Signed limited Edition - $50.00
Fine in fine dj; new and unread, direct from the publisher
OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER
MHB Press, 2011; 647 pp.; limited to 300 signed numbered hardcovers printed on matt coated Vancouver 115gsm paper. Sewn book block, bound in Colorado book cloth with headbands, coloured endpapers and bound in ribbon bookmark with dust jacket.
Originally published by Macmillan in 1994 and out of print for many years, Phil Rickman's classic tale of supernatural horror is now available to collectors and fans in a quality signed hardback edition.
In December 1980 four psychically gifted musicians gather in the tower house of an isolated 12th century abbey. Intent on tapping into the Abbey's dark history all are left deeply scarred by the terrifying events that take place on the night when, far away in New York, John Lennon is murdered. The tapes should have been destroyed . . . But in 1994 the Abbey tapes - known as the Black Album - resurface and a reunion that should never have been takes place amongst walls cemented in blood.
Praise for Phil Rickman:
"Remarkable . . . something new and creepy. Even my wife enjoyed it . . . and she doesn't usually like horror," - Stephen King
"No one writes better than Phil Rickman of the shadow frontier between the supernatural and the real world." - Bernard Cornwell
"A brilliant master of sinister rural communities with dark secrets." - Peter James
"A remarkable novel, captivating and atmospheric. Beware if you pick up December - your family will feel neglected and your friends will think you're away on holiday." - Western Mail
"Wonderfully spooky . . . utterly compelling," - Jilly Cooper
SPECIAL: It was never to have been released but each book comes with a CD of selected music from the notorious Black Album