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Short Stories

Blue Girl

From the author of the nationally bestselling suspense novel The Yard and The Black Country, both novels of Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad, comes a short story of the Squad, a cautionary tale: Be careful what you wish for.

October 1889: Constable Colin Pringle is a man of few illusions, but there is something about the girl in the canal, her skin a delicate shade of blue, that bothers him more than he expected it would. Perhaps it’s because Dr. Kingsley’s forensic examination suggests that she was a just-married bride. Someone needs to find out just who she was and what happened to her, Pringle decides, and he sets out to do exactly that. But the answers will not be anything like what he expects. In fact, they will shake his view of the world to the core.

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"The Real Princess" by Alex Grecian


This graphic novel anthology takes familiar fairy tales and folk stories and places twists on them - resulting in 33 stories overall. Since the lengths of these stories average around five pages, they're pretty much all comedic, charming, experimental, or any combination of the three.

Includes "The Real Princess," a takeoff of "Princess and the Pea," "Jack and the Beanstalk," and a few other fairy tales, and is about a princess searching for her true love. Instead of the more modern manner of speaking peppered throughout the book, writer Alexander Grecian tells the story in the same type of language as a regular fairy tale, and Christian Ward lavishly paints the entire story...


"Return of the Dead" by Alex Grecian

Inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, artist extraordinaire RILEY ROSSMO (DEBRIS, GREEN WAKE, COWBOY NINJA VIKING, REBEL BLOOD) joins forces with nine different writers including Alex Grecian to tell tall tales from beyond the grave!

“Highly recommended. DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS is a terrific compilation of great storytelling and engaging artwork. The decorative spirit of Day of the Dead is celebrated in these pages.” – BLOODY DISGUSTING

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“Unknown Caller” by Alex Grecian


"Unknown Caller" will confront you, along with the protagonist, with a bizarre but deadly ultimatum.

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"Look Alive" by Alex Grecian

Vertigo presents another groundbreaking anthology! With nine tales of horror, suspense, and some unexpected twists, this latest from Vertigo showcases a fantastic blend of stories from comic legends and the up-and-coming stars of tomorrow.

Look Alive
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