Posted March 8, 2013
Dark Arts Books is proud to unveil the first e-book editions of two of the finest, funniest, feral books of fiction you will ever fall upon: Martin Mundt’s The Crawling Abattoir and The Dark Underbelly of Hymns!
Anyone who’s been a Dark Arts Books fan knows that Martin Mundt’s “A Perfect Plan” opened our very first collection back in 2006 — Candy in the Dumpster. So we’re pretty excited that we now have the rights to not one, but three of his short story collections (look at the covers below and do the math. Yes, there will be more Mundt news coming soon.)
Originally released as a chapbook in 1999 by Twilight Tales in Chicago, The Crawling Abattoir was expanded and reissued in 2004 with additional stories and a new cover by the incomparable Chad Savage. Four years later, Delirium Books issued Mundt’s 2nd collection, The Dark Underbelly of Hymns, in a limited 100-copy hardcover edition (and also featuring a Chad Savage cover!). Both books have inexplicably been out of print for several years…until now.
Don’t miss enjoying the stories which led Peter Straub to remark:
“Martin Mundt is a nasty, warped, zero-temperature so-and-so who can’t put two words together without first snickering, then slitting their throats. No wonder reading him is such a pleasure.” – Peter Straub
Download The Crawling Abattoir FREE
from Amazon.com March 9-13!
That’s right – to celebrate the reissues, we’re offering The Crawling Abattoir as a free download on Amazon this week. We’re betting that once you read “My Love is a Dead, Dead Rose,” you’ll have to pony up and buy The Dark Underbelly of Hymns to enjoy “The ‘Nothing Good Ever Came Out Of Being Asked By Your Girlfriend If You Were A Cannibal’ Blues.”
Get your free copy of The Crawling Abattoir here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Crawling-Abattoir-ebook/dp/B00BPBQZVG
And tell your friends to download one. Download one for your mom. Download a copy for the blind guy who lives behind the strip mall dumpster (trust me, he’ll enjoy just being in the proximity of The Crawling Abattoir, even if he can’t read it). Help The Crawling Abattoir crawl to the top of the Amazon charts this week! Just don’t let it get near your grandma.
Then, before Mundt’s words manage to slit your throat, make sure you download a copy (after paying a small fee) of The Dark Underbelly of Hymns from one of the following fine e-book stores:
Need more convincing?
Read a copy of Mundt’s “A Perfect Plan,” originally published in Candy in the Dumpster.
See? Now go get your free copy of The Crawling Abattoir: http://www.amazon.com/The-Crawling-Abattoir-ebook/dp/B00BPBQZVG