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Skin Medicine by Tim Curran

Skin Medicine by Tim Curran

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New Tim Curran Horror Novel combo!
Both editions are signed by the author.

Blooding Night by Tim Curran +
Skin Medicine by Tim Curran
2 Trade Paperbacks for only $30.00, shipped in CONUS!

Utah Territory, 1882.

Tyler Cabe. Scarred Civil War veteran. Bounty Hunter. He has come to the wild, hell-for-leather mining town of Whisper Lake, hunting for a sadistic killer that strangles and dissects prostitutes. But there is a far worse evil in town and it has a name: James Lee Cobb.

Mercenary, cannibal killer, mass murderer, Cobb was born of pagan witchcraft, cursed by a malevolent hag, and nurtured by mountain demons of Native American folklore.

He has come to town in a box.

Not alive, but not dead enough.

And with him comes the secret of the skin medicine that unleashes the primal beast from within.


      Deluxe Signed & Lettered Slipcased Hardcover

      • Signed by Author Tim Curran and Cover Artist Rebecca Clegg
      • Hand-Lettered A to Z
      • Color Dust Jacket
      • Front Cover and Spine Stampings
      • Housed in a Slipcase
      • Limited to 26 Lettered Editions
      • Sold Out

      Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Hardcover

      • Signed by Author Tim Curran
      • Hand-Numbered 1 to 100
      • Color Dust Jacket
      • Front Cover and Spine Stampings
      • Color Endsheets
      • In Stock

      Signed & Numbered trade paperback edition

      • Signed by Author Tim Curran
      • Hand-Numbered 1 to 100
      • Front cover artwork by Rebecca Clegg
      • In Stock and shipping!



      Author: Tim Curran
      Cover: Rebecca Clegg
      Editor: Joe Morey


      “Skin Medicine contains innumerable well-drawn characters—good and bad, all drawn with the Curran flair. What I like most about the work is that it’s well researched and doesn’t glamour history with a patriotic brush. Curran shows the west without prejudice—good and bad alike—leaving us wondering about the nature of our own humanity. At times I found the writing unrelenting, but at other times it soars and easily rivals the work of Lansdale with its poeticism. I don’t make this claim lightly either: Lansdale is my favourite author. The storyline is solid and the book progresses to a satisfying conclusion. I’d recommend this book if you’re a horror fan or a fan of Curran’s work. Don’t be put off by the fact. Skin Medicine is a western. This book will convert you to the horror-western genre. It’s a nice little paperback from an emerging publishing house, well worth the cost. Give it a read.”
      — James R.Cain Dark Animus

      “Skin Medicine is rough carpentry, at its finest. You can hear the creaking of coincidence and craft, grinding together like the hipbones of an antique stripper. There’s gunplay and fiends from hell and Indian curses galore. Skin Medicine is the bastard child of a burned out Louis Lamour, mating beneath an evil star with a hopped up Bentley Little. It’s painted dark and rich, heavy on the metaphor and soaked clear through with carnage galore. It’s fun in the style of such over-the-top cinematic classics as Reanimator, Dog Soldiers, and Tremors. The battle scenes are juicier than Kill Bill volumes one through crazy eighty-eight. Don’t read it for edification, this is for entertainment only. Skin Medicine is a well told yarn.”
      — Steve Vernon, Horrorworld

      “Tim Curran is one of those guys that people talk about when you speak of ultra-violent and gory horror. Books like Biohazard, or The Devil Next Door are a couple that I’ve read that made my stomach turn. I was wondering where Blackout might lead me when I got this from the publisher to review…Tim Curran builds on this with every turn of the page. Each of the characters have their own unique perspective and voice of the events, and the group survival mentality is in full effect. He does a great job of getting across just how dire of a situation this is through their actions and dialogue. Every bit of it had a purpose and moved this story forward.”
      — Reviewed by Joe Hempel, Horror Novel Reviews

      “Tim Curran’s, The Devil Next Door is dynamite! Visceral, violent, and disturbing!”
      — Brian Keene, author of Castaways and Dark Hollow

      “Nightcrawlers is a monster story and an ode to H. P. Lovecraft. I would say that this story has two of Lovecraft’s in it: The Colour Outer Space and Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family. It is also completely Tim Curran. Curran manages to own the story and the monsters within it. But one cannot deny the spirit of Lovecraft…So, having read the rest of the story, I can say that I had a great time reading it. You do get to know the characters more and more the deeper you go in, and one thing that surprised me is how much we got to know one character when she wasn’t even in it for very long. Throughout the story, including the ending, Curran shows his talent for creating actual frightening scenes that can linger long after reading them. If you let them. And you should. It is why we read horror after all, isn’t it?”
      — Darkness Dwells

      “Dead Sea is an epic horror novel, and delightfully claustrophobic and reminiscent of Lovecraftian lore, a lengthy voyage into a genuinely chilly, fog-drenched horror novel that all fans should experience.”
      — Paperback Stash

      “Horror is a lot of fun, and Worm is proof of that. If you’re looking for very complex plots with descriptive passages that belong in classic Russian novels and characters with full back stories, look elsewhere. However, if you’re looking for a taut, fun, grisly read, ignore the stench and sink your teeth into this one.”
      — Gabino Iglesias, HORROR DNA

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