The second Best-of collection of Abaddon Zombie series Tomes of the Dead, featuring three terrifying takes on the zombie story.
The Way of The Barefoot Zombie – Jasper Bark. Big business meets voodoo sorcery in this tale of economic greed and the undead. Can the world’s financial elite find their inner-zombie, or will they merely be food for ghouls?
Tide of Souls – Simon Bestwick. When earth experiences a catastrophic flood, humanity thinks the worst has happened. They are wrong, for from the water strides the undead, and they are hungry indeed. Can a small squad of soldiers fight for survival while trying to find the source of this supernatural apocalypse?
Hungry Hearts – Gary McMahon. The ultimate love triangle: a man, a dead woman and a serial killer. When the dead rise and turn a policeman’s world on its head he fights to save his wife, but she is murdered by a vicious killer. Now Rick Nutman goes on a quest for survival across a broken land, his undead wife in tow. Only to be followed by the man who originally murdered her.
Jasper Bark writes fiction and comics for grown ups and children. He has written for everyone in British comics, from 2000 AD through to the Beano and Viz. He has published one previous novel A Fistful of Strontium for Black Flame. Prior to this he toured extensively and made numerous radio and TV appearances as a stand up poet. He has also worked as a national film and music journalist and written scripts for short films, radio and stage plays. He has published two books of poetry and was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival in 1999.
Gary McMahon’s short fiction has appeared in numerous acclaimed magazines and anthologies in the UK and US and has been reprinted in yearly “Best of” collections. He is the multiple-award-nominated author of the novellas Rough Cut and All Your Gods Are Dead, the collections Dirty Prayers, How to Make Monsters and Pieces of Midnight, and the novels Rain Dogs and Hungry Hearts. He has been nominated for seven different British Fantasy Awards as both author and editor.