The 9th volume of our “Little Books” Series III !
Before he wrote his first published book, Ramsey Campbell tried on various styles, and had two stabs at a detective novel in the style of John Dickson Carr. The Enigma of the Flat Policeman uses the second version of that book as a lens to examine his uneasy life and his psychological state at the time of writing.
Where does fiction end and reality begin, and how do the pair interact?
Judge for yourselves . . . .
Ramsey Campbell was born in Liverpool in 1946 and now lives in Wallasey. The Oxford Companion to English Literature describes him as “Britain’s most respected living horror writer.”
He has been given more awards than any other writer in the field, including the Grand Master Award of the World Horror Convention, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association, the Living Legend Award of the International Horror Guild and the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2015 he was made an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University for outstanding services to literature. His latest novel is The Wise Friend, and PS Publishing have brought out Phantasmagorical Stories in two volumes, a sixty-year retrospective of his short stories.