The Shadows of Kingston Mills
by David B. Silva
Review by Mario Guslandi
Dark Regions Press Perfect Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781888993707
Date: 15 December 2009 List Price $17.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
A fictional small town in Northern California named Kingston Mills is the brainchild of the Bram Stoker Award winner author and editor David B Silva, who sets in this imaginary location twelve tales of dark fantasy ( eleven originals and one reprint) assembled in an attractive volume by Dark Regions Press. From official release/information:
Product Description: Bram Stoker Award winner David B. Silva explores the dark streets, family secrets, and troubled residents of Kingston Mills, a small Northern California town that tourists drive through with barely a notice. In "It's All Happening On Fillmore Street" one of those tourists, Wes Hardee stumbles onto a back street of unusually generous shopkeepers who know just what he needs. In "Darkness and Light" Wendy Meeker escapes unimaginable horror by preparing for one of the most exciting days in a young girl's life. In "Max The Magnificent" nine-year-old Peter turns to his neighbor, a small-time stage magician, for answers about the death of his mother. In "Itching" Nicholas Benson discovers his dark side and his place in the world. In "The Most Painful Companion of Death" James Miller must face a family curse that has already cost him his parents. Can he put a final end to it? In "Love Never Lost" Evan Gunderson receives a call from his high school girlfriend who has been missing for forty years. She wants to see him, and she has a strange request. In "Reclamation" Lenny is obsessed with the growing disposable society we live in and how our garbage is going to overrun the countryside sooner than we suspect. But will it overrun him first? In "In Your Head" twelve-year-old Josh must find a way to protect himself when new Kingston Mills resident Mr. La Plante begins whispering in his head. The Shadows of Kingston Mills collects eleven new stories and one reprint by Horror Writer Association Bram Stoker Award winner, David B. Silva. Set in the small, Northern California mountain town of Kingston Mills, these stories range from psychological horror to the serial killer to the vampire and beyond. Stop and visit for a day or two. Just be careful you don't stumble upon the dark side of Kingston Mills. You may not survive.
(Source: Dark Regions Press)