Tony Richards

Biography

I'm the author of more than a dozen novels in the supernatural and detective genres, and often combine the two. My latest 2 books, the Helsinki-based chiller 'Under the Ice' and my dark fantasy epic 'Hot Blood' are currently out from Samhain Publishing. My shorter work has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Asimov's SF, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Weird Tales and numerous top anthologies ... enough of it to fill up seven short story collections, many of them available from Dark Regions/Dark Renaissance Press. Widely traveled, I frequently use places I have visited in my work, with fiction set all over North and South America, through the whole of Europe, in North and southern Africa and in the Far East. My self-published e-books include a huge collection of my best short horror fiction, and the latest in my series of fantasy thrillers set in the fictional town of Raine's Landing, Massachusetts. My debut novel 'The Harvest Bride' (Tor Books) was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel, and in 2008 my collection 'Going Back' was shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award.

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Books

Collected Science Fiction
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 103,120. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Award-shortlisted author Tony Richards is best known for supernatural fiction, but he started off with sf stories and has kept writing them ever since. Here are all the best in one book. What kinds of creatures are the Lions of Tulath? What does Summertime mean on a world where skies are always a polluted gray? What lies past the Western Walls? This is a collection sf fans cannot afford to miss.
Three Dozen Terrifying Tales
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 149,380. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
There’s some gore, murder, and mayhem to be found here, but an awful lot more atmosphere and psychological horror in these stories. And all of them first saw publication in professional magazines, anthologies, and e-zines. Tony Richards has been shortlisted for both the Bram Stoker and British Fantasy awards, and the Horror World website has called him: "One of today's masters of dark fiction."
Witch Hunter (Raine's Landing #6)
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 72,550. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In 1687, Verena Oakemont was put to death by the notorious witchfinder Thaddeus Firman. And she really was a witch, the daughter of a demon. 3 centuries later, she’s escaped from Hell and returned to Raine’s Landing. But that’s not the biggest problem Ross and Cassie have to face. Something worse is coming in Verena’s wake, the servant of an ancient force that would destroy the Universe itself.
Under the Ice: The Monkey's Paw Revisited
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 28,040. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Undead
David and Bobby are a pair of brothers, both in love with the same woman. But on a trip to Finland, Bobby drowns in the icy waters just outside Helsinki. A while later, David makes a wish upon a magic artifact and dark things from the past begin resurfacing. Things like old-time sins and misdeeds. And like Bobby himself, two years drowned and trapped under the ice ... but still here with us.
How To Improve Your Writing: The Art of Creating Professional Fiction
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 18,810. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Far too many would-be writers greet a problem with a weary groan and then give up. What I’m offering is a complete, holistic approach to writing that will see your work improve and become a little easier too. And I am throwing in a good handful of small techniques, little tricks, and other food for thought. This book explains how the process really works and helps you find your own way through it.
The Devil Built This City
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,150. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Be it London Town or glittering Hong Kong, NYC or Amsterdam, cities are not lumps of stone but living entities. And like all living things, they have a dark side. Sometimes very dark indeed 18 different tales of supernatural horror, but all with one central theme. Someone built these cities … but it certainly ain’t God. “A hell of a writer, one of today’s masters of dark fiction” – Horror World.
Midnight's Angels (Raine's Landing #3)
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 113,070. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Raine’s Landing is facing its worst peril yet, monstrous flying creatures in the service of an evil older than the Universe itself. And troubleshooter Ross Devries, has an enormous challenge on his hands. He needs to get his former sidekick, Cassie, back into the fight. And if they are to have any slightest chance of winning through, they’re going to have to make some very strange new friends.
Hidden
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 94,190. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Lindy Grady lives two separate lives. By day, she’s an NYPD homicide detective. But she fills her nights with singles bars, drink, drugs, and sex with strangers. Except when people begin dying strange deaths , she’s forced to recognize an awful new reality. Something dangerous has arrived in the city, something paranormal. And she and everyone she cares about is now in mortal danger. ADULTS ONLY
Rayven Black in the City of Night
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,410. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The center of London has vanished from the world, winding up in a dimension where there is no light. Everybody – tourists, workers, everyone – is stuck. And creatures from mythology have started to appear, roaming the dark streets. No normal human can defeat them, but there's one woman who is considerably more than that. No one knows where she came from, but everybody knows her name. RAYVEN BLACK.
Too Good To Be True
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,030. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
A visitor to Rome embarks on an erotic affair with a woman in his hotel ... not realizing the terrible price that has to be paid. A man is followed home by a beautiful Riser -- a zombie created a wonder drug -- and begins to fall in love with her. But does she love him back? A vacationer in Greece comes across a beach where gorgeous women are sunbathing almost nude. But how to approach them?
The Immortal Sherlock Holmes: Volume III
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,660. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Did you know that Sherlock Holmes is immortal? Well he is ... he's still among us to this very day, traveling the world and solving all the most confounding crimes. The problem is, these new mysteries are not simply man-made. Supernatural powers are in play, and Holmes finds himself facing the most baffling cases of his entire life ... and the most dangerous. “A master of the art” - Black Static.
The Immortal Sherlock Holmes: Volume II
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,720. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Did you know that Sherlock Holmes is immortal? Well he is ... he's still among us to this very day, traveling the world and solving all the most confounding crimes. The problem is, these new mysteries are not simply man-made. Supernatural powers are in play, and Holmes finds himself facing the most baffling cases of his entire life ... and the most dangerous. “A master of the art” - Black Static.
Classic Pan and Fontana Horror
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,980. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Anthologies like the Pan Book of Horror and the Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories gave a lot of writers their first break. Here’s a handful of tales from that period, chosen by editors like Herbert van Thal, Ronald-Chetwynd-Hayes and Mary Danby. Every story comes with notes on its origin and how it made it into print – a fascinating glimpse into the horror fiction scene back in the early 80s.
Dark Rain (Raine's Landing #1)
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 118,450. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
There’s something very strange about Raine’s Landing, Mass. Could there be some force at work … like witchcraft? Now the town has a new visitor, a demon in human form . And when he starts his deadly games, not even the best magicians can stop him. So it's left to Ross Devries and Cassie Mallory. They don’t have any magic, just their guns and fists and their sharp wits. But will those be enough?
Speak of the Devil (Raine's Landing # 5)
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 91,840. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Raine’s Landing, Mass, should be in the grip of winter. But an early thaw has come. As the snows melt, corpses are discovered, each one carved with ritual marks. Somebody is practicing black magic of the foulest kind. Demons have been summoned. And then the Landing’s adepts are attacked. And ex-cop Ross Devries is facing his most brutal fight. Because this time, he’s battling the Hordes of Hell.
Deadly Violet (Raine's Landing #4)
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 75,370. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Welcome to Raine’s Landing, a town full of magic and trapped by a curse. Everyone’s preparing for Xmas, not guessing what’s coming next. Because a girl in the past has gotten hold of a magic jewel, then reached out through time. Except she’s managed to warp reality. Houses begin vanishing. Creatures roam the streets. And if Ross Devries is going to save the place, he’s going to need a lot of help.
The Immortal Sherlock Holmes: Volume I
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,580. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Did you know that Sherlock Holmes is immortal? Well he is ... he's still among us to this very day, traveling the world and solving all the most confounding crimes. The problem is, these new mysteries are not simply man-made. Supernatural powers are in play, and Holmes finds himself facing the most baffling cases of his entire life ... and the most dangerous. “A master of the art” - Black Static.
Dark Futures: SF meets Horror
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,040. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Alien? Predator? Who can deny it … science fiction and horror can go together like a hand inside a glove. And they do in this collection of stories by one of Britain’s most highly-praised practitioners of imaginative fiction. 7 stories and a novelette. It’s time to have your close encounter … of the fear kind. “Richards is a master” - RT Book Reviews. “A hell of a writer” - Horror World.

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