Enjoy the peace and quiet of the idyllic Scottish countryside, scenic Cyprus and the vast landscapes of the Antarctic. Just watch out for the locals. In Helen Grant’s Too Near The Dead, the move to a beautiful house in the stunning Perthshire countryside may prove disastrous for Fen Munro and her fiancé James. Barr Dubh house is modern, a building with no past at all. But someone walks the grounds, always dressed in lavender. Under a lichenous stone in an abandoned graveyard, a hideous secret lies buried. And at night, Fen is tormented by horrifying dreams … Rural Cyprus, 1925 is the setting of Polis Loizou’s novella A Good Year. Recently married and heavily pregnant, Despo fears the twelve days of Christmas – the time when, according to local folklore, creatures known as kalikantzari come up from Hell to wreak havoc. Meanwhile, her husband Loukas struggles with dreams and desires he doesn’t understand, finding himself irresistibly drawn to an Englishman, a newcomer to the island. Can they protect themselves and their unborn child? Ally Wilkes’ All the White Spaces takes us to the icy wasteland of the Antarctic in the wake of the First World War. When disasters strikes, stranding the Antarctic expedition and stowaway Jonathan Morgan in a place not marked on any of their maps, the crew must pull together – or fall prey to the supernatural force that feeds on their deepest desires and fears.