The Eater of Flies

Richard Gadz

Deixis Press

Paperback

316pp

ISBN: 9781917090025

Fiction

Publication date: 24 October 2024

£9.99

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Summer, 1868. London’s West End buzzes with a chaotic blend of affluence and moral decay, a place where high society and underworld meet. A valuable box from Transylvania, sealed tight, falls into unscrupulous hands. Its opening releases a vampyr, a wraith-like parasite that hides inside a host – whether young or old, man or woman – and thirsts for human blood.

For those who live and work around Holmwood’s music hall, just off The Strand, the vampyr’s arrival begins a nightmare of betrayal and death, and a race to return the creature to the grave before others of its kind come to pick the city clean.

The Eater Of Flies leaves traditional vampiric lore behind, offering a chilling Victorian gothic tale laced with crime, pitch-dark humour and, above all, rampant greed: for money, for power … for blood.

Richard Gadz

Richard Gadz was bolted together many centuries ago, in a secret laboratory hiddendeep in the Carpathian mountains. Following a series of bizarre adventures he nowlives in the UK, although he spends most of his time in a world of his own. He’s theauthor of the award-winning gothic chiller The Workshop Of Filthy Creation, and thehighly acclaimed contemporary horror novel Flesh & Blood, written under his realname Simon Cheshire.