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SHADOWS OVER MAIN STREET is a best-selling, critically-acclaimed anthology series of small-town Lovecraftian horror that is conceived of and edited by the Bram Stoker Award® nominated editors Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward. Published by Cutting Block Books (The Horror Library) and distributed by Ingram, this series of spine-tingling tales of cosmic horror is two volumes deep, bringing the very best of modern dark fiction authors keeping the spirit of Lovecraft’s mythos alive while also, at times, even subverting it.

What do some of the genre’s top authors and editors have to say about SHADOWS OVER MAIN STREET?

“The authors of Shadows Over Main Street, Volume 2 tap into… naturally occurring strangeness and dial it to eleven.”
–Laird Barron, Bram Stoker Award® winning author of The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All and The Croning.

“A masterful blend of stories fit for both die-hard Lovecraft fans and readers new to the genre. Each and every tale is wickedly delicious.”
–Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Fall of Night and V-Wars.


What happens when idyllic small-towns, and the simple folk who inhabit them, collide with inexplicable evil borne of a vast and uncaring cosmos?

Imagine a series of stories set in a golden era of American life, where worldly troubles are regarded from a distance, if at all.

Hear the buzz of playing cards clipped in children’s spokes echo down quiet lanes. Smell the faint aroma of rich tobacco smoke from an old man’s pipe on a shady boulevard. Listen to the gossip of small towns where everyone knows everyone’s business.

Or do they?

Sometimes, deadly secrets lurk out in the barn.

Sometimes, unimaginable evil awaits us in the root cellar.

Sometimes, we fall under the sway of the Shadows Over Main Street



If you enjoyed SHADOWS OVER MAIN STREET, be sure to check out these other titles by the editors…

  • Shadows Over Main Street, edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward
  • Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward (Bram Stoker Award® finalist)
  • Behold! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders, edited by Doug Murano
  • Shadows Over Main Street Volume 2, edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward
  • Lost Highways: Dark Fictions From the Road, edited by D. Alexander Ward (coming in 2018)