The Night Silver River Run Red
Some things, according to Cody McCall, are worth risking a whipping. Such as, sneaking out with your friends after dark for a peek at the traveling show setting up just outside of town. Oddities, the signs promise. Marvels. Grotesqueries. Exotic attractions and mysterious magics.
Not as if they’d be allowed to attend otherwise, not with parents and preacher and schoolmarm all disapproving. But how often does a chance like this come along? There isn’t much else by way of excitement in quiet, peaceful Silver River, a once-prosperous boom town slowly gone bust.
Worth risking a whipping, sure. Worth risking life and limb, and maybe more? Worth risking being ripped to pieces by ravenous, inhuman brutes? Worth crossing paths with those strange, silent cult-folk from the high valley? Worth all the fire and bloodshed and horror and death?
Because something far worse than any ordinary traveling show has come to town, and one thing is for certain: those who survive, if any, will never forget The Night Silver River Run Red.
Fourth in the Splatter Western series from Death’s Head Press.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christine Morgan divides her writing time among many genres, from horror to historical, from superheroes to smut, anything in between and combinations thereof. She’s a future crazy-cat-lady and a longtime gamer, who enjoys British television, cheesy action/disaster movies, cooking and crafts. Which latter two led the Bizzong! podcast to refer to her as “The Martha Stewart of extreme horror,” so, make of that what you will!
Her short stories have appeared in dozens of anthologies, as well as the collections The Raven’s Table and The Wolf’s Feast (Viking-themed horror and dark fantasy) and Dawn of the Living-Impaired And Other Messed Up Zombie Stories (zombies, obviously). She also shares the pages of Visceral, a collection of body horror, with Patrick C. Harrison III. More collections are due out in 2022.
Her latest novels include the deep-sea chompy Trench Mouth, the historical pioneer blizzard snow monstery White Death, the Splatterpunk Award winning Lakehouse Infernal (sequel upcoming!), the totally trashy Spermjackers From Hell, and the hard-to-categorize Birthright. Her novella, The Night Silver River Run Red, is part of Death’s Head Press’ Splatter Western line.
She also takes on editing and proofreading gigs, was a regular contributor to The Horror Fiction Review for many years and now posts reviews semi-regularly to her blog, has twice earned an Honorable Mention from Ellen Datlow in the Year’s Best series, and has had various works nominated for the Splatterpunk Awards.
Christine recently gave up her long-term work in the field of residential psych and moved from Portland, Oregon to the Los Angeles area, where she is now her mother’s full-time live-in caregiver, while still trying to get some writing done. She is always glad to hear from readers, as well as other authors (and hey, agents, publishers, movie people, it’s all good!)
Publisher: Death’s Head Press
Publication date: 08/07/2020