Still Life: Nine Stories

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Available in e-book and print

This collection contains seven previously published stories and two never-before-seen originals, with an introduction by multiple Bram Stoker Award-nominated author James A. Moore (Serenity FallsBloodstained Oz).

Selected as The Horror Fiction Review’s Book of the Month.
Included in Nick Cato’s Top Ten Books of 2012.
Named one of Wag The Fox’s Fave Five of 2012.


“[These tales] are told with a masterful skill. They are composed with a rhythm that is unique to Nicholas Kaufmann. Listen carefully as you read, and you’ll hear that rhythm, catch the tempo written in notes of human suffering and a careful examination of the darkness that hides inside the tales Kaufmann has written. To me that rhythm is almost perfectly in sync with a heartbeat. Damn, I envy Kaufmann that. Masterful. Absolutely masterful.” — James A. Moore, from his Introduction

“I haven’t enjoyed a collection this much since Joe Hill’s phenomenal 20th Century Ghosts. Don’t miss this.” — Nick Cato, The Horror Fiction Review (selected as Book of the Month, October 2012)

“It’s a good year for short story collections…because of books like this. Kaufmann’s stories are written in a way that immediately evokes the characters, the emotions, and the stakes they face. Grim and relentless portraits of humanity…You’re never promised a happy ending with Kaufmann’s stories, but you definitely get an engaging one. It’s a treat.” — Wag The Fox