Mr Oakley has moved back to the small Surrey village where his family once had roots. Binscombe is a place of cricket and corner shops and after-work pints in the Duke of Argyll. But peel away the wallpaper of the ordinary and you will find cracks in the fabric of what we think of as reality:
- the bus that arrived thirty years late
- the man who’s too busy to die
- the writing desk with a penchant for bad poetry
- the party where past and future meet—but don’t outstay your welcome
For a reasonable man like Mr Oakley it could all be too much. But luckily he has the enigmatic figure of Mr Disvan as his guide to the borderland between the everyday and the uncanny. Part-wizard, part-tribal elder, Mr Disvan is Mr Oakley’s much-needed lifeline to sanity — and at the same time might just be the scariest of all Binscombe’s many secrets.
Collected here for the first time in a three-volume set, these twenty-six classic tales by John Whitbourn are some of the most acclaimed and widely anthologized in modern weird fiction. So grab your favourite tipple, draw your chair close to the fireside, and settle back to have your blood chilled and your imagination thrilled by a true master of sinister storytelling.