WHERE FURNACES BURN is one of the best single-author collections of horror fiction I’ve read. Even though I’ve read most of these stories before in other collections and magazines (I often buy the latter because Joel Lane has a story in them), they’re compiled here with a unique chronology and continuity so I enjoyed them even more second time around. Some of the most original horror I’ve come across, blended with police investigations and urban tragedy (all set in my home town), and so well-written. It takes a true poet to re-imagine the world like this.
If anyone wants a copy before it goes OOP (it’s limited edition), you can get it from the PS website; his novella THE WITNESSES ARE GONE is also superb and was only £7.99 at the PS site last week.