The Gingerbread Men

Joanna Corrance

Illustrated by Kwiecien, Zuzanna

Haunt Publishing



ISBN: 9781916234789


Publication date: 1 December 2022

Rights: World



Eric abandons his fiancé, Eleanor, at the Edinburgh Christmas market, following a mysterious woman back to the hotel she owns in the Highlands. Here he meets the men that staff the vacant rooms. Men like him. Men with something to hide…

By day, the men carry out their domestic chores in the hotel, cut off from the rest of the world by the snow. At night, they tell horror stories beside the fire, hoping to entertain the woman they serve. They do not ask why there are no guests, why it always snows, why they can’t go home. Seeds of doubt begin to plague Eric and, as he delves deeper into the lives of the men at the hotel, secrets are uncovered.

The Gingerbread Men mixes Shining-esque mystery with dark fairy-tales, serving up a perfect Highland hotel horror. Joanna Corrance’s nightmarish novel explores the quiet corridors of desire that pull us, and the places occupied by men and women in the tales we’re all familiar with.

Joanna Corrance

Joanna is an author and solicitor living in the Scottish Highlands. She has always been fascinated by Gothic horror and dark speculative fiction, and her debut science fiction novella, John’s Eyes, was published by Luna Press Publishing in 2020. As a child, Joanna would tell spooky bedtime stories most nights at her little sister’s request and her family have a tradition of telling ghost stories in front of the fire on Christmas Day. She loves to write about the strange and the frightening, telling stories that linger long after reading.