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‘A treasure trove of dark dreams and sinister sorcery’ –The Times

I’d like to send you a book, for free – the debut appearance of my favourite character, Ruthie.  

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f g cottam paranormal author occult the colony

‘Creating convincing contemporary ghost stories is far from easy in the cynical, secular 21st century … but F. G. Cottam’s intelligent, atmospheric writing carries the conviction that surely sustained MR James back in the days of gaslight and fog.’

Phil Rickman, bestselling author of the Merrily Watkins series 

F.G. Cottam is the award-winning novelist responsible for nine paranormally themed thrillers including The House of Lost Souls, The Lazarus Prophecy and The Waiting Room.

His stories are atmospheric, imbued with a gathering sense of dread and made convincing  by a detailed knowledge of history and folkloric myth.  His books have been translated into 14 languages and his most recently completed project is a trilogy inspired by his most popular novel of occult mystery, The Colony.


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November 20 2016

  Me and my brother Haydn on Southport beach an eternity ago. The shadows say the sun is shining but the absence of people suggests that this is Autumn or Winter. Plus we’re pretty well wrapped-up. Though frankly, my outfit is nothing short of inexplicable. My mum had read one book in her life at […]

November 15 2016

  This is me aboard the ocean-going tugboat on which my dad served as first-mate in Liverpool Harbour in the early 1960s. This was before the Mersey silted up, when the big liners were towed into their berths by any number of tugs, depending on tonnage, with a pilot boat leading the path through the […]


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