The Books

Howard Jackson has written six books, published by Red Rattle Books:

‘Innocent Mosquitoes’ describes the journey around Brazil made by the author but invents an independent narrator called Alfred. The purpose of the journey is to visit Canudos in the back lands of Brazil. Canudos is where in 1896 a millennial community of 30,000 Brazilians was slaughtered by the Republican Army. The narrator imagines meeting famous characters from the history of Brazil and these experiences and other memories explain the roots of Brazil and why the journey is important to Alfred.

‘Treat Me Nice – Elvis and the Creature from Frankenstein’ analyses the circumstances of the career of Elvis Presley. Comparing the career and Elvis to the Creature from Frankenstein the book explains the tragedy of a wasted talent. The book is sympathetic to Elvis and identifies the significant musical achievements but insists a failure to nurture potential, a blind faith in galvanisation and an unwillingness to accept the singularity of Elvis contributed to a tragedy.
‘No Money Honey’ – How a left wing Elvis fan survived 12 months of neo-conservatism’ is different to all the other books about Elvis Presley. It mixes confidently politics, economics, travel, sport and a love of American rock and roll. ‘Jackson is the king of left wing Elvis fandom.  He uses his status to create a satisfying demolition of the Tories.’  Tom Watson MP, author ‘Dial M For Murdoch’
‘Nightmares Ahead’ – No one can drive safely when there are Nightmares Ahead.  30 horror stories intended to harrow the mind and a final bonus story to help the reader recover.  The thought provoking signposts to sensation of these stories cannot be trusted.  Bodies that behave oddly, zombies, vampires, ghosts, serial killers and mystical creatures, all haunt and torment both the guilty and the innocent – anyone that is on the wrong road at the wrong time.

Choke Bay – Spencer Calbeck returns to Choke Bay, the Yorkshire coastal village where his father killed two women and committed suicide. He arrives for the engagement party of Lauren to Ron who works for the Coast Guard Station. Lauren is the girl that Spencer loves. Choke Bay is an almost deserted village, a collection of empty cottages rented by tourists in the summer. Unable to decide his future Spencer has to face the past and his memories. He meets not just those who survived but the others, those who were slain and who, like Spencer, cannot forget the violence of the past.

Horror Pickers – An in-depth look at a wide ranging and far from typical selection of forty horror films from around the world.  Horror films may have blood and gore but readers will discover an alternative and satisfying world full of intelligence and ideas.

Howard Jackson has also contributed to horror anthologies: ‘Frankenstein Galvanised’, ‘Telegraph For Garlic’, Dracula’s Midnight Snacks and Zombie Bites 
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One comment

  1. Have seen and read one of the first available copies, it’s very well written, informative and highly original.

    Get a copy now, available from Amazon and selected book stores

    A. Suzanne

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