Deadfall Hotel

Steve Rasnic Tem

Centipede Press

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John Kenn Mortensen


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Reminiscent of Ray Bradbury with the atmosphere of Edward Gorey, Deadfall Hotel guides you through a season spent in the ultimate haunted hotel. Told through the story of a widower who takes the job of manager at a remote hotel where the guests are not quite like you and me, Deadfall Hotel chronicles what happens when nightmares seek a place of sanctuary. This literary exploration of the roots of horror in the collective unconscious may be the Bram Stoker, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy award-winning author’s finest creation to date.  
      This is an original publication: a new novel, published for the first time. The book is illustrated with ten new artworks created by Danish artist John Kenn Mortensen. His drawings evoke the spirit of Edward Gorey but have a sardonic sense of humor all their own. The book has illustrated endpapers, a full printed cloth binding, ribbon marker, head and tail bands, and a reinforced binding. In addition to the novel, there is an afterword by Tem, the original story Bloodwolf, published in Shadows, and a new story, Skullbees, which will not be reprinted anywhere. The story was written specifically for one of the Mortensen illustrations.  
      Each numbered copy signed by Steve Rasnic Tem and John Kenn Mortensen. The edition is limited to 300 copies for sale. Sample page spreads appear below.