The debut novel from author lee Glenwright, Ripe, and Others is a contemporary tale of dark fiction that blends themes of horror and urban fiction with occasional bursts of dark humour.
“I just hoped that I had managed to get all of the dried blood scraped out from under my fingernails. That was the sort of thing that could really kill the mood.”
Matthew Locke lives in a place that he has hated for far too long. A sprawling, violent, dirty city where no one cares, and most people would sooner beat you to a pulp as look at you. He exists day to day, getting by in the shadow of his ex-girlfriend and her possessive new partner.
At least the city provides a cover of sorts.
He has no love for what he is, either, whatever that might be. He does what he does because he needs to, not because he likes or wants to. So, when it seems that a serial killer is stalking the streets of the city, claiming the lives of the sort of people least likely to be missed, Matt gladly takes advantage of the situation. Before too long however, he starts to realise that the killer might have an agenda of their own, and the police might soon start to have the same suspicions. Matthew Locke will have to make a choice; whether to accept what he really is, as well as what he can be. He will find that, whether he likes it or not, sometimes, change is necessary in more ways than one…
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Despite his choice of subject matter, Lee Glenwright insists that he is the nicest person called Lee Glenwright that you’re ever likely to meet. He is a writer of dark fiction and horror, based in Sunderland UK, where he lives with his family, far too many reptiles, and a dark sense of humour. His work has been published in several anthologies and magazines, notably Lovecraftiana Magazine (Rogue Planet Press), Mrs Rochester’s Attic (Mantle Lane Press), O, Unholy Night in Deathlehem (Grinning Skull Press) and Deadman Humour: 13 Fears of a Clown (Abstruse Press). Mutt is his debut novel.