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Tales of the Damned: An Anthology of Fortean Horror

Tales of the DamnedTales of the Damned is a brand new anthology of Fortean-themed horror fiction, edited by the CFZ’s zoological director, Richard Freeman. At 354 pages it contains 25 stories by 21 different authors, including such well-known Fortean names as Neil Arnold, Andy Roberts, Lars Thomas and Dr Karl Shuker. As Richard put it, “Who better to pen a collection of weird tales than those who hunt monsters, search for ghosts and study anomalous phenomena? For the first time ever here is an anthology of bizarre horror written by those who actively seek the strange, occult and disturbing. Herein lie what Charles Fort, the first eclectic paranormal researcher, would truly describe as a parade of the damned.”

Tales of the Damned has just been published in trade paperback format, with a Kindle version scheduled for next month. To get your copy, click on the appropriate link below (or search your local Amazon store if you are outside the UK or US):

Here is Animals & Men #57

animals-and-men-57Here is the latest issue of Animals & Men to read, absolutely free!

The paperback and Kindle versions will be available for purchase in due course.

If you haven’t read issue 56 yet, you can still do so on the Animals & Men digital archive page.

The 2016 CFZ Yearbook is now out

CFZ Yearbook 2016The CFZ Yearbook is an annual collection of papers and essays too long and detailed for our magazine Animals & Men. The 2016 volume includes articles on British Wombats by Richard Muirhead, on Fire Beasts, Lightning Beasts and the Elephant of Tiahunaco by Dr Karl Shuker, on Monsters and Cryptids of Classical Myth by Ronan Coghlan, on Crocodile Cults by Richard Freeman, on the Yowie by Tony Lucas, and on the Orang Pendek in the Dutch Press by Loes Modderman. viagra cost

The Hidden Folk by S D Tucker

The Hidden Folk
Are Poltergeists and Fairies just the same thing?

In the not-too-distant past, fairies were a part of everyday reality, and accounts of their alleged interaction with the world of humans are legion. But, when the ‘realm of faery’ did intrude upon our own, how did its inhabitants make their presence known? Apparently, they did so in a variety of different ways; by rapping, tapping and making loud noises around a person’s home, by throwing pebbles about, by setting fires, moving furniture, breaking plates and speaking from out of thin air itself. In other words, then, they acted just like poltergeists are often said to do today.

The Hidden Folk by S. D. Tucker is printed by Mr Jonathan Downes, and is to be sold at his shop in Woolfardisworthy, by the sign of the Thylacine.

Or you can get it from Amazon:


Animals & Men #55 out now!

Animals and Men 55Just in time for Christmas – Issue 55 of Animals & Men can now be read, absolutely free, on the main Animals & Men page of this site. The paperback and Kindle versions will be available for purchase in due course.

If you haven’t read issue 54 yet, it’s not too late to do so – it’s been moved to the Animals & Men digital archive page.

Two new Kindle releases: Sasquatch and the Russian Snowman

russian-snowmanTwo recent releases from CFZ Press are now available as Kindle ebooks as well as paperbacks:


NEW RELEASE: Sasquatch Down

Sasquatch DownCFZ Press is pleased to announce the release of Sasquatch Down, a new book by Michael Newton which is essentially a companion piece to his previous volume, When Bigfoot Attacks. In his new book, Mike examines all the reports he could find of Bigfoot-type creatures being killed, captured, or found dead by humans.

In order for Bigfoot-Sasquatch-Yeti to be scientifically classified, named, and (perhaps) legally protected, it must first be proven to exist. That basic requirement has spawned a fierce “kill/no kill” debate among researchers and monster hunters worldwide. So far, neither side has succeeded. Or, have they?

You can order your copy of Sasquatch Down by clicking on one of the following links:


SPECIAL OFFER: The Song of Panne

song_of_panneThe Song of Panne (Being Mainly about Elephants) is the surreal new novel from the CFZ’s director Jonathan Downes.

If High Fantasy involves the creation of an imaginary new land full of mermaids, orcs and unicorns, this is very Low Fantasy. There are Gods and Demons but most of the action takes place in a disused Industrial Estate on the outskirts of Barnstaple…

SPECIAL OFFER! For a limited time only, you can get a copy signed by Jon himself for just £6.99, inclusive of postage to UK addresses (overseas customers please inquire as to shipping rates).

To avail yourself of this great offer, you can either order online by clicking on this button:

Or by post, with a cheque payable to CFZ Trust #1, from:

CFZ Publishing Group
Myrtle Cottage,
Bideford, North Devon
EX39 5QR

Out now! The Song of Panne

jon-downes-song-of-panneAs you can see from the photo, CFZ director Jonathan Downes has a new book out! The latest entry in our Fortean Fiction line, it is a novel called The Song of Panne (Being Mainly about Elephants):

A tired, crippled man in late middle age gets an unexpected visitor from his less then salubrious past. With him is something out of the pages of Greek mythology. The author finds himself deep in an arcane tangle of lies, half-truths and impossibilities. Against his better judgement, he has no option but to act. If this is a story, it’s a bloody good one. If this is truth then the world you know is about to change forever.

Watch this space for details of how to get a copy of The Song of Panne signed by the author. In the meantime, the book is available from Amazon UK – just click on this link: The Song of Panne (Being Mainly about Elephants).


Our latest Kindle ebooks

blackdown-mysteryWe are continuing to issue our back catalogue as “print replica” Kindle ebooks, which can be purchased from Amazon as an electronic alternative to the original paperbacks (which are still on sale). The latest additions are:

To buy any of these books from Amazon UK, just click on the links above. Or for US-based customers, you can browse our full range of Kindle ebooks at the CFZ Cryptoshop USA.