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A group of strangers inexplicably linked are drawn to a strange dark place like marionettes with hidden strings. Boyd Shingles; a middle-aged property dealer, has been duped into purchasing The Red house. Far away from the city in the midst of desolate rural shadows, he meets the disfigured and murderous Mr Clay. Clay has no memory of his life before the Red House. He's being instructed by the voices coursing though the old, web-woven building. He's assembled a tableau of mutilated victims. Cullen, a former henchman manipulated and tortured by the puppeteer. Abbott, an old fisherman and his granddaughter, Lily, have also been drawn into the horrible show by The Master of the Marionettes himself, Leopold Carr. Carr is a malevolent occultist committed to violent and perverse sacrificial tributes. No one is safe when the Master of the Marionettes pulls his strings and brings forth a long-forgotten evil that will change their world forever... G J Wood's debut novel The Master's Marionettes is a tour de force of dark modern horror. You'll not be able to put this book down. The Master's Marionettes; horror WITH strings attached.
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Gareth Wood was born in Birmingham, July 24th 1978. He was raised in South Birmingham and, barring spells in Wales and the Far East, he's lived there ever since. His school days were banal, and he avoided them wherever possible. Gareth worked as a fishmonger and butcher whilst going through college and then he went to university in Birmingham and Lampeter. He completed a degree in the only subject he was ever truly interested in; literature. As much as studying for the literature degree was good in itself, the time spent away at university gave him ample opportunity to start to refine his writing at his leisure. It was, he hopes, the start of a life well devoted. Following university Gareth went over to Taipei with his partner, Claire, and tried his hand at teaching. Sadly it didn’t work out. He and Claire now share their home with two angry terriers. Since arriving back in the UK he has bundled his way through a succession of varied and maddening jobs in order to pay the bills whilst trying to make something out of his beloved writing. Gareth used to perform live a great deal; spoken word and stories, and formed a collective in the city several years ago called The Blue City Project. "It was a way for a number of artists I knew, ranging from spoken word artists to jazz and hip-hop musicians to be able to perform together at good venues and promote the talent emerging from the city of Birmingham." He proudly says they had some good times, "but after the murder of that heckler…" Gareth has written a great many short stories during the last decade and, after a couple of failed attempts, completed his first full-length novel, The Malignant Man, a couple of years ago. He immediately began work on The Master's Marionettes and he feels that he is now far more comfortable with longer pieces of work. He writes all the while, and takes every possible opportunity. He can often be seen riding on late-night buses grumbling into torn notepads. Gareth writes as G.J.Wood and he is excited and terrified at the prospect of publication but hopes he can do justice to the faith Kensington Gore Publishing have put in him. He's no worries on our account.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.58 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk151974921X