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Brain Dead Blues, by Matt Hayward

Sinister Grin Press

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Brain Dead Blues by Matt Hayward

Sinister Grin Press

Short Story collection - 187 pages

From the author of What Do Monsters Fear? comes a thrilling debut collection of short fiction. Included is an exclusive novella, God is In The Radio, in which an ageing rock-star pens a song with help from a peculiar old man, one that leaves his fans itching for more...one he calls "Brain Dead Blues."

Eleven additional tales of monsters, murder, and the supernatural lie within these depths that will not only entertain you, but send chills up your spine.

- A young girl discovers that a monster dwells beneath her bed.

- An antique store owner stumbles upon a circus artifact that local down-and-out's are just dying to see.

- A bare-knuckle boxer tries his luck in the ring one last time, only to fight tooth and nail by light of the full moon.

- A starving man sees only one option to survive the zombie apocalypse - by taking a bite of the undead.

These stories are only a sampling of the horror that lies in wait for you, should you choose to enter the mad brain child of Matt Hayward. Prepare to grit your teeth.

Praise for Brain Dead Blues

“I’ve read it and recommend it very, very highly”- Brian Keene, author of Ghoul and Pressure

“This short story collection is amazing! You will not find a bad story in this collection.” –Cedar Hollow Reviews

“Not content to conquer the rock music world via Lace Weeper and his own phenomenal solo work, Matt Hayward has now turned his attention to dark fiction, and how much richer we all are as a result. Brain Dead Blues is everything you’d expect from a rock star turned horror writer, documenting not only facets of the music world but also the darkness that can result from obsessions both creative and violent. I have long been a fan of both the music and the man behind it. Now I’m a fan of his writing too.” - Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE TURTLE BOY, KIN, and SOUR CANDY

"In BRAIN DEAD BLUES, Matt Hayward shows that he is one of horror's most distinctive new voices. This collection is full of evocative storytelling, vivid characterizations, and fresh takes on old tropes. Do yourself a favor and read it."  - Bryan Smith, author of DEPRAVED, 68 KILL and SLOWLY WE ROT

Matt Hayward, Biography -

Matt Hayward is an Irish, Wicklow based author and musician. His debut novel, What Do Monsters Fear?, releases July 2017, and a follow-up, co-written with Patrick Lacey, is due in 2018. His work has appeared in Clickers Forever, Dark Moon Digest, Tales From The Lake, The Horror Zine, Tales To Terrify, and many others. 

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review of BRAIN DEAD BLUES by Matt Hayward

My first reading of this author provided to be quite rewarding. Matt Hayward is an accomplished author, not a new jockey fresh out of the stable. BRAIN DEAD BLUES is an eclectic group of tales, bringing in diverse genres and categories. Many writers can bring horror, but only the outstanding bring horror so subtle that the monster is hugging your shoulders or sitting on your chest before you've realized your spine is chilled or your hair stands on end. Mr. Hayward's horror is terrifying, implacable--and possibly the subtlest I've ever read.

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