Craig Herbertson
THE DEATH TABLEAU

DON'T THESE TIMES FILL YOUR EYES?

Like a bad attack of migraine that recedes but never leaves, THE DEATH TABLEAU is a discomforting excursion
into the essential seediness and wearisome tedium of real and terrifying 'evil'.

Using word pictures that hit you like a brick wall, Herbertson tests his feisty hero to the limit and beyond.

WHERE THE STREETS ARE COLD AND LONELY
With a backstory already containing enough 'pain' for several lifetimes, the independent Professor Peralis, a
widowed academic turned businesswoman, has several seemingly chance encounters and, drawn into a web of low
magick, endures a vile process of dehumanisation, involving rape, violence and mental torture.

AND THE CARS THEY BURN BELOW ME
At times touching on the brilliance of Lewis and Priestley with his descriptions of things beyond description,
Herbertson takes his readers beyond the wardrobe of fantastical psychic outfits necessary for the performance of
our daily masques of mundanity, showing how the true ashlar is wrought only through being hit quite hard with
sharp objects.

ARE YOU ALL ALONE?
The dramatic rooftop denouement could be a scene from David Lindsay,  transposed to 'eighties Madchester.

ARE YOU MADE OF STONE?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Craig Herbertson
, born in
Edinburgh in 1959, is the
author of several critically
acclaimed short horror stories,
some of which are published in the
collection
'The Heavenmaker & other
Gruesome Tales',
as well as the novel
‘School: The Seventh Silence’,
the sequel to which
is awaiting publication.

REVIEWS

Mike Don
of ‘Dreamberry Wine’
on ‘School: The Seventh Silence’:

‘Poignant and terrifying by turns,
utterly original in
conception.’


Mike Glyer, multiple Hugo award
winning fan writer and Worldcon
chair:

‘Brilliant first novel.’