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  • Published: 15 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241582633
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $39.99

A Sliver of Darkness

The first short story collection from the Queen of Chillers. Prepare to be terrified...

This Halloween prepare to be terrified with C. J. Tudor's first collection of short stories.

A creak of the floorboard, a shiver down your spine, the feeling that you're not alone...

These eleven twisted tales of the macabre from the bestselling author of The Chalk Man are your perfect companions as the nights draw in...if you're brave enough.

  • Published: 15 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241582633
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $39.99

About the author

C. J. Tudor

C. J. Tudor's love of writing, especially the dark and macabre, started young. When her peers were reading Judy Blume, she was devouring Stephen King and James Herbert.

Over the years she has had a variety of jobs, including trainee reporter, radio scriptwriter, dog walker, voiceover artist, television presenter, copywriter and, now, author.

C. J. Tudor's first novel, The Chalk Man, was a Sunday Times bestseller and sold in over forty countries. Her second novel, The Taking of Annie Thorne, was also
a Sunday Times bestseller as was her third novel, The Other People. All three books are in development for TV. Her fourth novel, The Burning Girls, was a Richard and Judy Book Club selection and has been adapted for television by award-winning screenwriter Hans Rosenfeldt (creator of The Bridge and Marcella). It will debut on Paramount Plus in 2023. The Drift is her fifth novel and has also been optioned for the screen. C.J. Tudor is also the author of A Sliver of Darkness, a collection of short stories.

She lives in Sussex with her family.

Twitter @CJTudor

Facebook @CJTudorOfficial

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Praise for A Sliver of Darkness

If you like my stuff, you'll like this

Stephen King

A dark star is born

A. J. Finn

Some writers have it, and some don't. C. J. Tudor has it big time

Lee Child

A decadent and phantasmagorical descent into the dark chasm where I first fell in love with horror fiction. Told with real heart along with daemonic savagery, these are stories to luxuriate with in the tenebrous




All hail the queen of scream. A Sliver of Darkness is C.J. Tudor at her spine-tingling, nightmare-inducing best. Read it if you dare...


Beautifully barbaric, creepy as hell and crammed with barbed wit, Tudor can say more in one short story than many writers can manage in a full length novel


Brilliantly creepy and perfectly executed


This unsettling collection of stories from a writer often called the 'British Stephen King' deftly inverts the banal and unremarkable to reveal their underlying horror



Choice Magazine