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Beautiful Atrocities collects eighteen stories of literary dark fiction from the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author Ross Jeffery, who terrified us with the sensational Juniper Series. These chilling stories run the gamut of modern horror and will leave the reader entertained, breathless and horrified in equal measure but still wanting to turn the page.
This is a masterful debut collection from one of horror’s bright shining lights.
“Even though most of the stories contained in this collection deal with cruelty in some form, one must not forget the importance of the word “beauty” when coupled with the word “cruelty.” Ross executes these moments of barbarity, of viciousness, of unbridled depravity with the tenderness and care of an accomplished surgeon. Of course, this unique coupling of “beauty” and “cruelty” conjures the likes of writers who have dabbled in the area before with uncompromising skill and verve. I think of authors such as Clive Barker or Michael McDowell—veterans of the grotesquely beautiful horror, writers who conjured the most horrific and unsettling images and rendered them as things of beauty.”
—Eric LaRocca, author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke