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The Bureau of Them

Cate Gardner

Size: 198 x 129 mm96 PagesISBN: 9781911390954
Publication: September 23, 2016Series: Snowbooks Horror Novellas

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"You’re not the first to talk to your dead here", the vagrant said. The living always chase after their dead until they come upon their own.

Formed from shadow and dust, ghosts inhabit the abandoned office building, angry at the world that denies them. When Katy sees her deceased boyfriend in the window of the derelict building, she finds a way in, hoping to be reunited. Instead, the dead ignore, the dead do not see; and only the monster that is Yarker Ryland has need of her there.

Cate Gardner is a British horror and fantastical author with over a hundred short stories published. Several of those stories appear in her collection Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits (Strange Publications 2010). She is also the author of five novellas: Theatre of Curious Acts (Hadley Rille Books, 2011), Barbed Wire Hearts (Delirium Books, 2011), In the Broken Birdcage of Kathleen Fair (Alchemy Press, 2013), This Foolish & Harmful Delight (Egaeus Press, 2013) and The Bureau of Them (Spectral Press, 2015). Her chapbooks Nowhere Hall (Spectral Press 2011) and The Sour Aftertaste of Olive Lemon (Bucket 'O' Guts Press 2009) have now sold out, and she is currently working on a novel. Her favourite authors are Robert Shearman, Sarah Pinborough, Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman, Gina Ranalli, Laura Mauro, John Wyndham and Lemony Snicket.


  • "....a rising purveyor of high literary strangeness..." -- Publishers Weekly
  • "The Bureau of Them.... an in-depth and affecting examination of loss and sorrow" -- Angela Slatter
  • "The Bureau of Them is not only an assured example of the best horror can offer, it is also an in-depth and affecting examination of loss..." -- Angela Slatter


Format: Trade paperback

Size: 198 x 129 mm

96 Pages

ISBN: 9781911390954

Publication: September 23, 2016

Series: Snowbooks Horror Novellas

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