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Martin Mundt March Madness!

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.)

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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 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:

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:



Vigilantes for Valentine’s Day

Posted March 8, 2013

Just in time for Valentine’s Day – Dark Arts Books has released the 10th Anniversary e-book Edition of Vigilantes of Love, John Everson’s 2nd book-length collection of stories of dark fantasy and the macabre!

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Originally issued by Chicago’s Twilight Tales Books in 2003, Vigilantes of Love has been out of print for several years. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its release, we’ve gone back and re-imagined the cover, keeping many of the original elements, but also adding and improving elements. The new edition also features a new preface and six additional stories that were considered but ultimately not included in the original edition due to space limitations.

Now for a limited time, you can download Vigilantes of Love for just $0.99 from the following vendors:



PREFACE: 10th Anniversary Edition
INTRODUCTION: The Songs of Love

Calling of the Moon
A Time For Music
Trick and Treat
After the Fifth Step
Seven Deadly Seeds
Hard Heart
Anne’s Perfect Smile
A Lack of Signs
Christmas, The Hard Way
The Humane Way
The Right Instrument
Vigilantes of Love

LOST STORIES: Rescued Vigilantes
Hair of the Dog
Learning To Build
The Key to Her Heart
Why Do You Stay With Him?

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All Dark Arts Books are now available through iTunes!

Posted December 17, 2012

Got an iPad? Download the Dark Arts Books catalog of titles today! All seven of our four-author anthologies are now available on iTunes. Take a look:

Candy in the Dumpster

Waiting for October

Sins of the Sirens

Like A Chinese Tattoo

Mighty Unclean

When the Night Comes Down

Swallowed by the Cracks