Demons by Daylight by Ramsey Campbell

Demons by Daylight by Ramsey Campbell

“The nearest thing to an heir to M. R. James” – The Times

Ramsey Campbell, known for his Lovecraftian mastery of the horror-fiction genre, moves away from his previous Cthulhu-mythos style. Here he presents a collection of short stories and supernatural tales set in the disconcerting world of what seems like our reality.

But there familiarity stops dead, changing into the terror of the unknown, the unreal … exploring unchartered recesses of the mind.

It is this terrifying juxtaposition of fact and fantasy that throws doubt even on one’s own sanity, leaving the reader wondering…

Rooted in his native environment (the haunts and byways of London, Liverpool, Brichester) his tales are peopled with the restless youth of today, the atmosphere of today’s world. It’s this uncanny element that makes his stories so captivating and spine-chilling.

But these familiar elements of life form only the point of departure for his unique journeys into the unknown, the unreal, the terrifying…

Demonic rites, psychotic disorders, the possession of powers way beyond the boundaries of understanding-Campbell searches the far reaches of the mind and the reader will not easily forget the sights and sounds, the feelings and hints, the true horror of all that he reveals.

Demons by Daylight is a gripping collection of supernatural horror thriller tales from visionary author Ramsey Campbell.

Praise for Ramsey Campbell:

“Absorbing … demonstrates the author’s mastery of the horror genre.” – Publishers Weekly

“The nearest thing to an heir to M. R. James” – The Times

“A visionary supernatural tale by the finest writer working in horror today” – Interzone

“A masterpiece which is both delicate and powerful” – Peter Straub

“Midnight Sun has established the horror novel as a literary art form” – Fear

Ramsey Campbell was born in 1946 in Liverpool, Merseyside where his mother supported him in his writing and creative pursuits. Growing up in post-war Liverpool provided the perfect backdrop for his taste for the more macabre literature. He’s lived there his whole life and over the years has built up a truly prolific portfolio of work that has deservedly cemented him as a leading figure within the genre.


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