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

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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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June 17 2017

        This is the opening page of my debut novel, written in 1984 and subsequently forgotten about for at least the last 30 years. Allison & Busby were going to publish it. Then Duckworth were going to publish it, but in the event neither of them did. I decided after that disappointment […]

June 10 2017

      Found this old photograph yesterday. It was taken in the offices of the Hackney Gazette in 1981 when I was 24 years old and reporting mostly on crime. The jacket and tie were from Flip in Covent Garden and though my student son now regards this look as flat-out hilarious, it was […]


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