“Kane does an incredible job.” (Cemetery Dance on RED)
“Gleefully gruesome… RED is wonderfully written.” (Hellnotes)
“Paul Kane is a first-rate storyteller, never failing to marry his insights into the world and its anguish with the pleasures of phrases eloquently turned.” (Clive Barker – Bestselling author of The Hellbound Heart, Mr B. Gone and The Scarlet Gospels)
“Kane is adept at putting flesh on the bones: all the more horrifying, my dear, when he strips it off again.”(Alison Littlewood – Bestselling author of A Cold Season, The Hidden People, The Crow Garden and The Other Lives of Miss Emily White as A.J. Elwood)
“Get ready to take this journey through a very modern fairy tale. It has teeth, but not just at the end. These days, the path itself is full of dangers.” (Tim Lebbon – Bestselling and award-winning author of The Silence, Eden and The Last Storm)
“RED is bloody brilliant – clever, classy and bound to chill you to the bone!” (Horror World)
Evil takes on many forms – something Rachael Daniels, an innocent care worker, is about to find out… personally.
Something is roaming the streets of the city where she lives, something monstrous with a taste for sweet, red, human blood.
Something that can be anything it wants to be.
Soon, Rachael learns the hard way that not even the friendliest faces can be trusted.
As she makes her way across that city one night on an errand of mercy, she quickly discovers the terrifying creature will definitely have no such consideration for her…
Together in one book for the very first time ever, the RED trilogy is a modern, urban reworking of a classic fairy tale, which puts the horror spin on an old favourite.
Blood RED picks up straight away after the events of RED, the first installment, while Deep RED throws you into a nightmarish future scenario. If you dare to open these pages, you’ll face a terrifying journey into the unknown – courtesy of award-winning and #1 bestselling author, Paul Kane (the sellout Hooded Man, Monsters, Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell, & Before)
Paul Kane is an award-winning (including the British Fantasy Society’s Legends of FantasyCon Award), bestselling writer and editor based in Derbyshire, UK.
He is a former Special Publications Editor of the British Fantasy Society, has served as co-chair for the UK arm of the Horror Writers Association, and was co-chair of ChillerCon UK 2022 in Scarborough.
Paul’s work has been optioned for film and television, and his zombie story Dead Time was turned into an episode of the Lionsgate/NBC TV series Fear Itself, adapted by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW II-IV and Spiral).
His non-fiction books include TheHellraiser Films and Their Legacy, Voices in the Dark and Shadow Writer – The Non-Fiction. Vol. 1: Reviews and Vol. 2: Articles and Essays, plus his genre journalism has appeared in the likes of SFX, Fangoria, Dreamwatch, Gorezone and Rue Morgue. He also co-wrote the afterword to the latest edition of Stephen King’s Night Shift collection. He has been a Guest at Alt.Fiction five times, was a Guest at the first SFX Weekender, at Thought Bubble in 2011, Derbyshire Literary Festival and Off the Shelf in 2012, Monster Mash and Event Horizon in 2013, Edge-Lit in 2014, HorrorCon, HorrorFest and Grimm Up North in 2015, The Dublin Ghost Story Festival and Sledge-Lit in 2016, IMATS Olympia and Celluloid Screams in 2017, Black Library Live (Warhammer 40k) and The UK Ghost Story Festival in 2019, delivered the keynote speech at the 2021 WordCrafter conference, as well as being a panellist at FantasyCon and the World Fantasy Convention, and a fiction judge at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival.