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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.  

You just need to tell me where to send it…

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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September 16 2016

Despite appearances, this isn’t a photograph of my son being subjected to his first stern telling-off. This snap was taken in the house where Gabriel was born a few weeks earlier. It’s on Hercules Road in North Lambeth, a location that features in The House of Lost Souls and The Lazarus Prophecy and also more […]

September 10 2016

Corfu almost exactly 29 years ago photographed by my brother Haydn earning absolutely zero points for artistic impression from a diving board that always looks to me like a prop out of an episode of Thunderbirds. This is the kind of thing my generation spent their childhoods doing at the open air pool in Southport […]


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