Not Before Bed


“The collection runs from the atmospheric to the darkly visceral, with some nice injections of humor in the prose along the way”

Open Not Before Bed, a collection of short horror stories, and enter worlds filled with tentacle pods, bogeymen, dark gods, vamps, zombies, werewolves and things with no name.

What you’re about to read is not pretty. It may lead to a fretful sleep. But it certainly has been fun to write.

206 pages (40,500 words)

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Not Before Bed is not just a title; it’s a warning.

From the acclaimed author of Greaveburn comes a collection of tales to tingle your spine and goose your bumps. Enter worlds filled with tentacle pods, bogeymen, dark gods; vamps zombies, werewolves, and things with no name.

Barricade your door. Say goodbye to your loved ones. Check behind the curtains and in the wardrobe.


Beginning his career with short stories in 2008, Craig’s tales have graced the pages of the British Fantasy Society, among many others. He has managed to avoid winning a single award in this whole time and has decided to take that as an accolade in itself, whenever the tears stop falling.

He likes to think that his books are about real people who live in impossible worlds. Whether his books are Fantasy, Horror, Steampunk, or Sci-fi, Craig loves to go wherever the stories may take him.

You can learn more about Craig Hallam by visiting his author page here on the IQ website.

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Craig Hallam
Category: Horror / Short Stories
Release Date: December 2014

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-908600-34-9
Pages: 206
RRP: £9.99 / 12.99€ / $14.99

Format: eBook (MOBI & ePUB)
ISBN: 978-1-908600-35-6
RRP: £3.49 / 3.99€ / $3.99


Interested in reviewing this book (or one of our others?) check out our Book Reviewers Page!

In Not Before Bed, rest assured, there’s something for everyone and each short story is unique as the last. Sheer brilliance this, one of the funniest horror collections I’ve ever read.

Nathan Robinson, author of Ketchup on Everything

The collection runs from the atmospheric to the darkly visceral, with some nice injections of humor in the prose along the way (there is a Robocop reference I couldn’t help but chuckle at). The influences and subjects were diverse: some supernatural, others of the creature-feature variety; some Lovecraftian, others of the undead category. What really made the collection go for me is the afore-mentioned voice/pacing combination. Hallam uses fragments really well–I like the fluidity of the prose as he underscores action with simple, succinct phrases.

– Daniel Powell, Amazon Reviewer

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