Red Gloves: Volumes 1 & 2
A double-sided collection of 25 award-winning stories, never before collected, arranged in two volumes – ‘Infernal’ and ‘Devilry’. One collection spans the globe, and the other features stories set in Great Britain.
In the first London stories, deceptively ordinary events like an evening in a pub or a night on the town have terrifying consequences. Here you’ll find hauntings, revenges, murders, monstrosities, redemptions, and the dark hands of the urban night reaching out to seize the unwary.
The second contains world stories, where innocent travellers are beset with accidents, tragedies, murders, nightmares and epiphanies as they wander far from home. And to top it all off, there are two short stories featuring disreputable detectives Bryant & May.
What the Critics Say
‘Fowler’s collections are laced with unease. He turns to the fantastical to realize a system of karmic retribution. There is a note of innocence in his stories; though they deal with nastiness, they bear out the author’s hope for justice.’
– Time Out –
‘Through his black sense of humour Fowler crowbars open middle-class anxieties. These are imaginative, bleak cautionary tales which shed their little pools of perverse candlelight on both new and familiar places.’
– Guardian –