Where in hell is The Blue-City?
It's everywhere but nowhere; the city within the cities you know.
It's in the corner of your eye, or the darkest recesses of your mind, shimmering like lights on the night-sea.
Blue is the neon on the faces of the characters that permeate the city with their strange and fantastic stories.
A man excreting the most wonderful fish…
Another being pursued by the glare of cameras…
A sinister government with a plan to rid the country of the rotund forever…
A lottery for the right to kill…
And many more besides…
The Blue-City looms large throughout this collection.
These dark, demented tales will leave you feeling anything but blue.
G.J. Wood's writing is dark, disturbing and at times laugh out loud funny, but always original and thought-provoking.
This collection of short stories by Birmingham-born Wood will have you screaming Blue-City murder.
A group of strangers inexplicably linked are drawn to a strange dark place like marionettes with hidden strings.
Boyd Shingles; a middle-aged property dealer, has been duped into purchasing The Red house. Far away from the city in the midst of desolate rural shadows, he meets the disfigured and murderous Mr Clay.
Clay has no memory of his life before the Red House. He's being instructed by the voices coursing though the old, web-woven building. He's assembled a tableau of mutilated victims.
Cullen, a former henchman manipulated and tortured by the puppeteer.
Abbott, an old fisherman and his granddaughter, Lily, have also been drawn into the horrible show by The Master of the Marionettes himself, Leopold Carr.
Carr is a malevolent occultist committed to violent and perverse sacrificial tributes.
No one is safe when the Master of the Marionettes pulls his strings and brings forth a long-forgotten evil that will change their world forever...
G J Wood's debut novel The Master's Marionettes is a tour de force of dark modern horror. You'll not be able to put this book down.
The Master's Marionettes; horror WITH strings attached.