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The Gulp (Tales From The Gulp #1)

Strange things happen in The Gulp. The residents have grown used to it. The isolated Australian harbour town of Gulpepper is not like other places. Some maps don't even show it. And only outsiders use the full name. Everyone who lives there calls it The Gulp. The place has a habit of swallowing people.

A truck driver thinks the stories about The Gulp are made up to scare him. Until he gets there.
Teenage siblings try to cover up the death of their mother, but their plans go drastically awry.
A rock band invite four backpackers to a party at their house, where things get dangerously out of hand.
A young man loses a drug shipment and his boss gives him 48 hours to make good on his mistake.
Under the blinking eye of the old lighthouse, a rock fisher makes the strangest catch of his life.

Five novellas. Five descents into darkness. Welcome to The Gulp, where nothing is as it seems.

PRAISE FOR THE GULP:
"If you're a fan of one town horror anthologies with a best of 80s vibe (like anything from Castle Rock or Josh Malerman's Goblin) then you really should get yourself some 'Tales from the Gulp' by Alan Baxter." - Sarah Pinborough, bestselling author of BEHIND HER EYES

"... filled with relentless tension." - Hellnotes

"A gifted horror writer pulls terror out of the everyday. Alan Baxter is one such author, and this collection is a masterly concoction." - Clare Rhoden in Aurealis Magazine

"Baxter's book is a clinic on how to tell a tale of horror. Baxter builds a unique and intricate history of his world that is wonderful, horrifying, deep, and unique. I can't wait for you all to read it!... order a copy for yourself and visit the town of Gulpepper... hopefully you survive the trip." - Grimm Deathwish at Horror Fuel

"Alan Baxter has created a stunning collection of small town horror that perfectly blends tones and themes of The Twilight Zone, Stranger Things, Castle Rock, The X-Files and Twin Peaks - in an Irresistible concoction of the weird and macabre, small town horror has never had it so good" - Ross Jeffery at Storgy Magazine

"Welcome to The Gulp, a town of eldritch terrors, disturbing mysteries, and pulpy horror at its absolute best. Vividly created and authentically Aussie, these novellas are delicious fun for fans of the genre. Prepare to revel in them, but beware... they will creep into your dreams." - Joanne Anderton, award-winning author of The Bone Chime Song & Other Stories

PRAISE FOR ALAN BAXTER:
"Alan Baxter is Australia's master of literary darkness." - This Is Horror

"Alan Baxter is an accomplished storyteller who ably evokes magic and menace." - Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase

"Baxter delivers the horror goods." - Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts

"Alan Baxter is one of the best horror writers in the business." - Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy, Kin, and Sour Candy

"Step into the ring with Alan Baxter, I dare you. He writes with the grace, precision, and swift brutality of a prizefighter." - Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of ARARAT

"Alan Baxter's fiction is dark, disturbing, hard-hitting and heart-breakingly honest. He reflects on worlds known and unknown with compassion, and demonstrates an almost second-sight into human behaviour." -- Kaaron Warren, Shirley Jackson Award-winner and author of The Grief Hole

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