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Conrad Williams - Author

About the Author

Conrad Wiilliams is the author of seven novels, four novellas and a collection of short stories. One was the winner of the August Derleth award for Best Novel (British Fantasy Awards 2010), while The Unblemished won the International Horror Guild Award for Best Novel in 2007 (he beat the shortlisted Stephen King on both occasions). He won the British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer in 1993, and another British Fantasy Award for Best Novella.

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I Will Surround You

I Will Surround You

Author: Conrad Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2017

I Will Surround You

I Will Surround You

Author: Conrad Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2017

Hell is Empty

Hell is Empty

Author: Conrad Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2016

Private Investigator Joel Sorrell is exhausted and drinking hard, sustained only by a hopeful yet baffling note from his estranged daughter, Sarah. An SOS from an old flame whose child has been kidnapped gives him welcomed distraction, but the investigation raises more questions than answers. Then comes the news that his greatest enemy has escaped from prison with a score to settle. With Joel's life and the remnants of his family at stake, any chance of peace depends on the silencing of his nemesis once and for all. But an unexpected obstacle stands in his way...

Sonata of the Dead A Joe Sorrell Novel

Sonata of the Dead A Joe Sorrell Novel

Author: Conrad Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2016

Searching for a lost daughter who doesn't want to be found.Even as he recovers from his near fatal encounter with an unhinged killer, PI Joel Sorrell cannot forget his search for Sarah. He receives a tip that photographs of her have been found at a crime scene, where a young man whom Sarah knew when they were children has been horribly dismembered. Finding a link between the victim and an underground writers' group, Joel follows the thread, but every lead ends in another body. Someone is targeting the group, and it is only a matter of time before Joel's daughter is run to ground.

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

Author: Conrad Williams Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Unfinished Business is to the Publishing Industry what The Player is to the Movie Business: an entertaining novel about life, love and revenge in Publishing by an industry insider. Mike is a literary agent with high standards and a passion for great writing. He is equally discriminating in matters of the heart and ready to fall in love. But when his best client sacks him and his hopes of marriage are dashed, Mike begins to fall apart. Emotionally reeling, he seeks respite in the beautiful wilderness of the Black Mountains, only to discover that his old flame, Madelin, and her husband now live there too. Drawn into the midst of their marital crisis, his humiliation is perfected as the superfluous middle man. But when a top agent suggests a plot to restore his fortunes, Mike begins to come alive again. It looks like love and achievement might be his at last - if he is prepared to do the wrong thing, and do it ruthlessly.

Use Once, Then Destroy Stories

Use Once, Then Destroy Stories

Author: Conrad Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2015

The first collection of stories from acclaimed horror writer Conrad Williams. In a Venice shackled by winter, a serial killer is removing victims' hands. While on holiday in the Fens of East Anglia, a woman at the end of her tether finds a terrible release. A man haunted by graffiti finds that the road to discovering the perpetrator leads to death...and worse. A husband trying to comfort his terminally ill wife seeks help in a forbidden zone from his childhood, where blood is the price of perfection. Use Once Then Destroy selects award-winning writer Conrad Williams's finest short fiction published between 1993 and 2002, with an additional three stories original to this collection. Within these pages you will also find the International Horror Guild and British Fantasy Society award-nominated novella Nearly People, in which a woman's search for food in a nightmarish city brings her attention from an enigmatic man known as The Dancer, and leads her to a host of terrible epiphanies. This spellbinding compilation offers the kind of unsettling horrors that drift into your consciousness and envelop you in an ethereal atmosphere of unease. There are no easy answers to the questions raised in these stories, which explore the scarred outposts of desperation and desire, sickness and death, sex and decay. One thing is certain; Use Once Then Destroy will stay with you long after you've stopped reading. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

The Concert Pianist

The Concert Pianist

Author: Conrad Williams Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2007

Philip Morahan is a great pianist who can no longer play the piano. At fifty-two he is childless, single, and utterly used up by music. His desperate attempt to retrieve a lost personal life at the expense of his career leads to a roller-coaster of crises and confrontations - with ex-girlfriends, ironic proteges, record magnates and his exquisitely sympathetic new agent. For if Philip is to recover his talent and the power to love he must face his own nature dead on, and then the tragedy that haunts him.

Sex and Genius

Sex and Genius

Author: Conrad Williams Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2003

In Michael Lear's opinion, James Hilldyard is the master of the contemporary novel. Travelling to this genius' home in Italy, Michael is disappointed when Hilldyard turns down the TV profile he wants to produce, but is bafflingly offered a job as the great man's literary secretary instead. This peaceful break from his failing London media career seems just what Michael needs - until beautiful actress Adela Fairfax comes to town, followed by a pack of Hollywood hounds sniffing at her heels, all trying to buy the film rights on Hilldyard's as yet unpublished novel. Hilldyard believes 'adaptation of any decent novel is vandalism' but the truth is that there is a terrible secret about himself contained in it. However, Adela is convinced that she can get the rights, and will stop at nothing to secure them. Who or what are destroyed on the way are of no relevance where the Hollywood system is involved. Sex and Genius is set on that high plane where creative genius and big business clash. Williams knows the territory well and he plays out his drama there with tension and panache.

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