Now up for order: THE INTRUDER (1959) by the brilliant Charles Beaumont (best known for his scripts for The Twilight Zone). In this suspenseful novel, handsome and smooth-talking Adam Cramer has just arrived in the small town of Caxton, where tensions are running high over court-ordered racial integration of the public schools. Cramer begins to stoke the flames of racial prejudice, with violent and deadly results: but who is he really, and what is the sinister truth behind his actual agenda? Features a new introduction by film legend Roger Corman, who directed the movie adaptation starring William Shatner, and the original jacket art by Ronald Clyne. More here:

From the bestselling author of the Charlie Parker mysteries—"the finest crime series currently in existence" (The Independent)—comes a new anthology of chilling short fiction.

A decade after Nocturnes first terrified and delighted readers, John Connolly, bestselling author of thirteen acclaimed thrillers featuring private investigator Charlie Parker, gives us a second volume of tales of the supernatural. From stories of the monstrous for dark winter nights to fables of fantastic libraries and haunted books, from a tender account of love after death to a frank, personal, and revealing account of the author’s affection for myths of ghosts and demons, this is a collection that will surprise, delight—and terrify.

Night Music: Nocturnes 2 also contains two novellas: the multi-award-winning The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository and The Fractured Atlas.


Self Defence Family - Australian Tour

While Self Defence Family were coming to Australia just for the Poison City Weekender in Melbourne, we prayed that they’d announce a full tour….and those prayers have been answered!

This will be the first time ever that Australian audiences will be able to see the American post-punkers in all their live glory. If anyone is heading to the Brightside show in Brisbane, come say hey. We’ll be the two dudes sweating way too hard. 

See the full list of dates below:

Aug 27 The Brightside, Brisbane 18+
Aug 28 Caxton House, Brisbane AA
Aug 29 Red Rattler, Sydney AA
Aug 30 Hombre Records, Newcastle AA
Sep 1 Rad, Wollongong AA
Sep 2 Lacklustre HQ, Canberra AA
Sep 4 Crown and Anchor, Adelaide 18+
Sep 5 Corner Hotel (Poison City Weekender), Melbourne 18+
Sep 7 Viva Hate, Melbourne AA

All tickets can be bought through Oztix.

Self Defense Family is a mirror of all the components that comprise its amorphous life form and your day-to-day existence. Setting and following their own path, the emotion supersedes heaviness in aesthetic for this punk collective. The ambitions of Self Defense Family sees them traveling the world and challenging listeners with their unique brand of punk, which now finds them visiting Australia for the first time.


Aug 27 The Brightside, Brisbane 18+
Aug 28 Caxton House, Brisbane AA
Aug 29 Red Rattler, Sydney AA
Aug 30 Hombre Records, Newcastle AA
Sep 1 Rad, Wollongong AA
Sep 2 Lacklustre HQ, Canberra AA
Sep 4 Crown and Anchor, Adelaide 18+
Sep 5 Corner Hotel (Poison City Weekender), Melbourne 18+ *SOLD-OUT
Sep 7 Viva Hate, Melbourne AA

Self Defense Family’s new album “Heaven Is Earth” is out through Deathwish on June 30. 



Velociraptor putting money in the bank with a new single and tour.

Velociraptor putting money in the bank with a new single and tour.

Retro punk rock posse Velociraptor are as Brisbane as a CitiCat ride to a Broncos game and a pint at the Caxton Hotel immediately after. As a patriotic Brisbane-ite, they are without doubt my favourite local act to catch, both live and on record.

If you’ve not acquainted yourself with their blissfully unbridled brand of rock and roll that swigs heavily from a bottle of pop hooks and loud guitars,…

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BSA 13 Bullets - Audiobook CD

BSA 13 Bullets – Audiobook CD

When a state trooper named Laura Caxton calls the FBI looking for help in the middle of the night it is Arkeley who gets the assignment. Who else? He’s been expecting such a call to come eventually. Sure it has been years since any signs of an attack but Arkeley knows what most people don’t: that there is one left. In an abandoned asylum she is rotting plotting and biding her time in a way that…

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