Icy Sedgwick

Icy Sedgwick

Icy Sedgwick was born in the North East of England, and lives and works in Newcastle, where she teaches graphic design and advertising. She has been writing for more than 16 years, and started her foray into publishing with a pulp Western in 2011. Since then she’s had a weird western and a horror fantasy novella published. Writing to both chill and entertain her readers, she loves writing gothic short stories and pulp adventures. She has long been fascinated by the darkness and decay associated with the gothic, and enjoys exploring it through historical horror fiction. Icy also has an interest in macabre tourism – she's not sure how else to explain her fascination for visiting cemeteries while on holiday! Icy spends her non-writing time working on a PhD in film studies, considering the use of set design in contemporary horror. She also knits up a storm and makes jewellery.

 

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Checkmate
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Your guidebook to the shadows and monsters of modern fairy tales.

In the title story, ‘Checkmate’, a devilish game of chess goes apocalyptically wrong. Elsewhere, ‘Bleed Them Dry’ puts a new spin on the contemporary corporate vampire, an aristocratic corpse tells his side of the story in ‘The Dead Do Listen’, and a little girl is fascinated with an antique that hides a dark world in ‘The Mirror Phase’.

Described as “a wonderful collection of tales of subtle urban fantasy with a delicious gothic flavour”, ‘Checkmate’ wants to comfort you and creep you out at the same time. If you enjoy the dark fairytales of Neil Gaiman, then you’ll love the weird tales of ‘Checkmate’!

To Kill a Dead Man
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Grey O’Donnell is back to normality after the events in Retribution six months before. He and partner Billy Cole are hunting down a fugitive with a large price on his head, and what should have been a routine job takes a turn for the weird when they follow the trail to an abandoned mining encampment. Something unnatural lurks in the trees near Bentley, and when the living dead pay a visit to the town, Grey enlists the help of a Ute medicine man to fight them off. Trouble is, the love of Grey’s life has gone missing, and he’s not about to lose Peggy a second time.

Dead Man's Hand
Dead Man

A collection of three interwoven stories surrounding the infamous Dead Man’s Hand of cards. In Part I, Edmund Rothers encounters a gambler with a grudge in nineteenth century Kansas. In Part II, one of his descendants discovers the perils of online gambling in the twenty-first century. In Part III, a legendary gunslinger learns the true extent to his legacy.

The collection also includes the first chapter of the pulp Western novella, The Guns of Retribution, as a sample read.

The Guns of Retribution
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The search for a murderous outlaw has brought the long roving Grey O’Donnell near to his hometown of Retribution, Arizona. Bounty hunters might not be popular but old fashioned manners, kindness to regular folk and a face for the ladies make Grey an exception when he rides into town. Grey has a job to do, upholding the law when others won’t, like the odious Jasper Roberts who has made himself Sheriff of Retribution and who has a personal score to settle with Grey.

The First Tale
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A vaguely steampunk adventure, set in the fictional city of Vertigo. The Resistance is pitted against the shadowy Weimar Corporation that runs the City. Their stalemate is broken by the death of a suspected infiltrator, setting Resistance Commander Liss Hunt and her bewildered companion Philip Wiseman on a journey into the depths of both organisations to discover the truth behind who – or what – is really running the City. Featuring automatons, mad scientists, chases, a gun-toting heroine and even the Living Dead, The First Tale is a short novella that proves people are not always what they seem.

Harbingers: Dark Tales of Speculative Fiction
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Gothic ghosts and goddesses.

These 15 tales of the weird and wonderful are collected together for the first time, spanning fantasy, horror, sci fi and speculative fiction. Harbingers is a veritable Cabinet of Curiosities for fans of weird tales! If you enjoy the writing of Neil Gaiman or Ray Bradbury, then you might just see the wonder by strolling through these dark shadows.

In the title story, ‘Harbingers’, portentous visitors try to warn a young woman who fails to grasp their importance; a washed-up actress seeks to prolong her pact with a Greek goddess in a hotel bathroom; a porcelain woman awaits the return of her maker on a lonely rooftop; and a Resurrection man rethinks his career choices in Victorian London.

Harbingers also includes the pulp adventure tale, One Woman Cure, and a Grey O’Donnell ghost story, A Christmas Ghost Story in the West. You can also get a complimentary copy at www.icysedgwick.com/harbingers.

Icy Sedgwick
Checkmate Image
Checkmate
Your guidebook to the shadows and monsters of modern fairy tales. In the title story, ‘Checkmate’, a devilish game of chess goes apocalyptically wrong. Elsewhere, ‘Bleed Them Dry’ puts a new spin on the contemporary corpor... Read More
To Kill a Dead Man Image
To Kill a Dead Man
Grey O’Donnell is back to normality after the events in Retribution six months before. He and partner Billy Cole are hunting down a fugitive with a large price on his head, and what should have been a routine job takes a turn for t... Read More
Dead Man
Dead Man's Hand
A collection of three interwoven stories surrounding the infamous Dead Man’s Hand of cards. In Part I, Edmund Rothers encounters a gambler with a grudge in nineteenth century Kansas. In Part II, one of his descendants discovers the... Read More
The Guns of Retribution Image
The Guns of Retribution
The search for a murderous outlaw has brought the long roving Grey O’Donnell near to his hometown of Retribution, Arizona. Bounty hunters might not be popular but old fashioned manners, kindness to regular folk and a face for the l... Read More
The First Tale Image
The First Tale
A vaguely steampunk adventure, set in the fictional city of Vertigo. The Resistance is pitted against the shadowy Weimar Corporation that runs the City. Their stalemate is broken by the death of a suspected infiltrator, setting Resistanc... Read More
Harbingers: Dark Tales of Speculative Fiction Image
Harbingers: Dark Tales of Speculative Fiction
Gothic ghosts and goddesses. These 15 tales of the weird and wonderful are collected together for the first time, spanning fantasy, horror, sci fi and speculative fiction. Harbingers is a veritable Cabinet of Curiosities for fans ... Read More