Author and Scriptwriter

'Among the most important writers of contemporary British horror.' -Ramsey Campbell

Thin Men With Yellow Faces

Written in collaboration with that most excellent gentleman, Mr Gary McMahon, this wee tale was published in 2012 by This Is Horror as part of their Premium Chapbooks range.

It starts when a young girl wakes in the night and sees them- thin men with yellow faces, standing at the foot of her bed.  When social worker Gabby is called in to investigate, she begins to suspect that the girl's wild stories might just be true.

Battling unbelieving superiors, dismissive police officers and her own inner demons, Gabby finds herself drawn into the uncharted reaches of a society she always thought she understood.

And deep inside the rotten heart of England, the thin men with yellow faces turn their baleful attention towards her...

'A Wicker Man for the urban underclass, Thin Men With Yellow Faces contains some jaw-dropping moments (pun intended.)  I defy you to find any monsters from the genre in recent years as awful and as compelling as the Carnificiers.  Fast-paced, powerful and creepy as hell.' -Conrad Williams, author of One and Loss Of Separation.

'A tight, tense nightmare' -Starburst Magazine.

'McMahon and Bestwick have produced a work that is genuinely disturbing' -Black Static.

'Bestwick and McMahon really know how to convey the true meaning of terror.' -Rue Morgue.

You can buy it here.

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