Creatures of the Pool
by Ramsey Campbell
PS Publishing Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781848630413
Date: 30 November 2009 List Price £20.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Uncorrected Proof Copy: An extraordinary piece of Liverpool fiction-cum-psycho-geography from from Ramsey Campbell, a horror author who should need no introduction (although if you need it, here's his wikipedia page). This is a PS Publishing book released in two signed states.
"Gavin Meadows gives guided tours of Liverpool. Some of his stories are based on history and some on local legends. As a summer of rainstorms and redevelopment overtakes the city, his research starts to disinter the true nature of the place. What originally brought settlers to the Pool? What used to take place in the cellars of Liverpool's Whitechapel? Why did Joseph Williamson, the Mole of Edge Hill, construct a maze of underground tunnels only to brick them up? What drove Virginia Woolf's uncle mad in Liverpool as he summed up a prosecution for murder? As Gavin and his partner Lucinda delve deeper they're confronted by the truth behind the legends and encounter what has always lived under the city. At the end, what will come up from the dark?"