The Red Gloves And Other Stories by Catherine Fisher

Publication Date: 16 September 2021

The Blurb

Gripping stories of myth, folklore and magic: two step-brothers share one nightmare; red gloves that reach for your throat; a changing room where a stranger asks to swap lives with you; a voice in the brambles and a ghost in the rain..

The Review

Enthralling, evocative storytelling, make this spooky collection of nine haunting short stories a must for readers who like their books to send a shiver up their spines.

Each chilling tale is steeped in suspense and had me clinging to my cushion of comfort. Whether supernatural, mythical or unexplainable, Catherine has woven a web of stories to lose yourself in (just not at bedtime for me!). Her descriptions bring each setting to life, I could feel the silky red gloves, the hare’s fur, the silver road beneath my feet, just as much as the characters’ growing unease.

The tales conjured images from Harris Burdick in my mind as I read The Silver Road, and the Ghost In The Rain is reminiscent of the world The Clockwork Crow is set in. The Introduction gives really helpful information as to the origins and ideas behind each story and I will definitely be seeking out the traditional tale that Nettle is based on.

Great for fans of:

  • Seven Ghosts by Chris Priestly
  • The Christmas Dinner Of Souls by Ross Montgomery
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Huge thanks to Firefly Press for sending me an uncorrected proof, and inviting me to take part in the blog tour for The Red Gloves And Other Stories. Do make sure you check out all of the teaser stops on twitter to find out more about the stories in the book.