THE DUNFIELD TERROR, a new tale of supernatural terror from William
Meikle launches on April 7th in limited edition hardcover, paperback and
This one is set in Newfoundland and has some glowing fog, a mad scientist, lots of snow, a shipwreck, some tentacled things, a dead whale, rum, cigarettes, some boats of various sizes, a bar or two, some stiff upper lips, a shed and a multitude of universes, among other things.
Some of my major influences are on show – Lovecraft of course is obvious from the title, the cover and the subject matter, but there’s also John Wyndham in there, and more than a touch of old Professor Quatermass, along with possibly bits of Doctor Who’s more trippy adventures in the timey-wimey stuff.
I had an awful lot of fun with this one. I hope my readers do too. –
As for the plot…
It starts with a strange glowing fog that arrives at the height of a snowstorm.
A terror from the past has returned, bringing with it death and destruction that threatens to overrun the town. The old stories tell of a post-war experiment gone wrong, one that opened the way for the fog — or whatever was behind it — to begin its reign of terror.
A small team of workmen are the last hope to keep their town alive through the long, storm-filled night. But the many horrors that await them are beyond anyone’s worst nightmares.
It’s been picking up some nice advance reviews too…like these…
For the Lovecraft fan and the Cthulhu Mythos enthusiasts, this is a
must read but it is also essential for those who want to read the best
in contemporary horror. – The Novel Pursuit
Superbly paced with wonderfully open, and likeable characters that
help this story flow across the pages at a wonderful tempo. Sometimes
edge of your seat stuff and other times set slow so you can become
totally engrossed in the story that’s being told. This is a
masterpiece – Confessions of a Reviewer
Scary, slimy fun with just enough gross out factor to make the reader
queasy but not so much as to become gratuitous. This is just a very
good horror novel. – Examiner.com
This novel would have made a classic spine chiller of a movie for
Hammer Films. – Reclusive Reads
What a chilling, terrifying read this was! – Cat After Dark