A Mafia assassin whose victims won’t stay dead. A jewel thief looking for his biggest score yet in the crowded cemeteries of Prague. A teenage street gang adjusting to a terrifying new world. A man trapped in the back seat of a New York City taxi with a madman at the wheel. These and other lost souls wait for you in critically acclaimed author Nicholas Kaufmann’s debut collection, featuring nine previously published and two never-before-seen tales of suspense and terror.
Welcome to Quick City. Be glad you’re just passing through.
Introduction by four-time Bram Stoker Award-winner Brian A. Hopkins.
“Fast-moving and horrific.” – Ellen Datlow, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 17
“Great, disturbing work. A rush — real visceral, take-no-prisoners horror.” – Stewart O’Nan
“What Ed Gorman would call a ‘rip-snorter.’ Very hip, fast, dark action…with that extra literate philosophical edge to make it that much more intriguing. Reminded me of Dennis Etchison.” – Tom Piccirilli
“If you’ve never read this bright new talent before, I know you will experience the same sense of delight as I did. Enjoy Walk in Shadows…and marvel.” – P.D. Cacek
“Strikingly readable and hugely entertaining tales. This outstanding collection reveals the depth and breadth of Kaufmann’s storytelling talents. He displays equal finesse with everything from quiet chills to gut-wrenching splatterpunk. He’s a man for all of horror’s seasons and won’t be underrated much longer.” – Garrett Peck, Flesh & Blood
“One of the few collections from a new author that I’ve read in recent years in which every one of the stories is well worth reading…there isn’t a single poor selection in the entire book. If you are looking for a collection of shorts from an exciting new author, this volume is well worth hunting down.” –Joseph Nassise, Creature-Corner.com
“[Kaufmann] shows a sure hand at horror, from the psychological profile (“Not That Kind of Story”) to the kinetic escape (aptly titled “Go!”). All of the stories in Walk in Shadows are great reading. Aficionados of new voices in horror would do well to pick up a copy. It is filled with imagination and natural storytelling ability.” – Craig’s Book Club
“Rather than follow a trend or imitate another’s secret to success, Kaufmann delivers a book that is carved in his own image…My rating? I give it a 5 [out of 5]. In what can only be called stunning, Kaufmann’s debut collection is a must have!! It doesn’t matter what type of horror you prefer, Kaufmann has enough flavors for everyone.” – Horror Web