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THE BEST OF TOMES OF THE DEAD, VOLUME 2

Released 16 August 2011

By Jasper Bark, Simon Bestwick, Gary McMahon

BEWARE THE MARCH OF THE UNDEAD!

The masters of flesh-munchingly, gut-wrenchingly, eyeball-poppingly great zombie fiction bring you three more of the best stand-alone books from their critically-acclaimed Tomes of the Dead line.

TIDE OF SOULS

When flash-floods devastate Britain and an army of the undead rise from the waves, three broken people – escaped sex-slave Katja, burned-out soldier McTarn, and crippled biologist Styles – may hold the key to survival for the scattered few remaining.

“If you are going somewhere hot, this will chill the spine nicely.” - The Telegraph

HUNGRY HEARTS

Rookie policeman Rick Nutman must fight through the bloody chaos of Leeds to get to his wife Sally. Daryl has always dreamed of being a serial killer, and Sally will be his first victim. Now Rick flees into the countryside with his undead wife, as Daryl seeks to be the only serial killer in history to kill the same woman twice. Can love overcome death?

“Not a book for the squeamish or easily shocked!” - Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review

WAY OF THE BAREFOOT ZOMBIE

What do you want? Wealth? Power? Influence? The Way of the Barefoot Zombie can get it for you! On the private island of St. Ignatius, Caribbean business guru Doc Papa guides your steps as you learn to harness the hunger and soulless drive of the noble zombie, even walking among the creatures themselves. What can go wrong?

“The characters are wild, outrageous and totally realistic in their roles.” - Mass Movement Magazine

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Jasper Bark

Jasper Bark is a novelist, children's author and script writer specialising in comics and graphic novels. He's written four novels, A Fistful of Strontium (Black Flame, 2005 with Steve Lyons), Sniper Elite: Spear of Destiny (Abaddon, 2006), The Afterblight Chronicles: Dawn Over Doomsday (Abaddon, 2008) and The Way of the Barefoot Zombie (Abaddon, 2009). His all-ages book, Inventions, Leonardo Da Vinci, has been translated into five different languages and his Battle Cries series of graphic novels are used in schools throughout to improve literacy for 12 to 16 year old readers. He's written comics for just about every publisher in the British comics industry, from 2000 AD to The Beano, and an increasing number of American and international publishers. Prior to this he worked as a film journalist and cable TV presenter by day and a stand-up poet and playwright by night. In 1993 he released an anthology of poetry and a spoken word album both called Bark Bites. In 1999 he was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Festival.

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Simon Bestwick

Simon Bestwick lives in Lancashire and is the author of a previous novel, Tide of Souls, two short story collections, A Hazy Shade of Winter and Pictures of The Dark, and a chapbook, Angels of The Silences. His short fiction has appeared most recently in the anthologies Where the Heart is, Never Again and The End of The Line. His novella, The Narrows, was shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award and reprinted in Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year, while the Daily Telegraph praised Tide of Souls for 'the quality of the writing. Simon Bestwick writes with great imaginative flair and an excellent grasp of colour and narrative pace.'

For more information visit the official Simon Bestwick website

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Gary McMahon

Gary McMahon’s fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies in the U.K. and U.S and has been reprinted in both The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror and The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. He is the British Fantasy Award-nominated author of Rough Cut, All Your Gods Are Dead, Pieces of Midnight and To Usher, The Dead, and has edited an anthology of original novelettes titled We Fade to Grey. For Abaddon Books and Solaris he has written Hungry Hearts and the Concrete Grove trilogy, and for Angry Robot he has written the Thomas Usher books.

For more information visit the official Gary McMahon website