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The New Inn Hall Deception is a sewn hardback book of 233 pages with silk ribbon marker, head and tailbands, gilt-stamped boards, and d/w. Limited to 380 signed copies.


The hardback first edition is now out of print


Paperback: £17.95 in p&p worldwide


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Ebook: £7.99

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The New Inn Hall Deception

Tales of Mystery and Fear


John Gaskin


The five stories of The New Inn Hall Deception explore the threatening and unexplained at the edge of experience.

In the long title story, venial misdemeanours in an Oxford college and a Fenland church open the gates of guilt and death. The four shorter tales continue the theme: a schoolboy hate is rekindled with terrible consequences on the South Downs; a singular bequest exerts its own form of malevolence; an antiquary takes precautions against that which comes after him; and there is an ambiguous encounter in the twilight of a forgotten place.

The New Inn Hall Deception follows John Gaskin’s three previous collections of ‘Tales of Twilight and Borderlands’, augmenting the author’s reputation as   a master of atmospheric, disturbing fiction.


Contains: ‘Preface’, ‘The New Inn Hall Deception’, ‘Near Berwick’, ‘Conditions’, ‘Faces in a Garden’, ‘Deadwater’, ‘Sources’.




'Gaskin is subtle and indirect in his approach to the uncanny, and the rich atmosphere he builds in his stories makes them enjoyable for fans of classic weird tales.' Publishers Weekly

'...the book provides further evidence of Gaskin's enticing storytelling skill and of his ability to create subtly unnerving atmospheres.' Mario Guslandi, SFRevu

'The book is impressive to hold, its dark stories intriguing to read.' Aurealis 125


Also available by John Gaskin

The Long Retreating Day

The Master of the House


Audio book:

Author John Gaskin has  issued a three CD set of stories, Tales of Twilight and Borderlands, read by himself and Michael Hordern. Disc One contains: 'Introduction', 'Blindburn', 'The Pit'. Disc Two: 'Road Closed', 'The Black Knight'. Disc Three: 'Cropsey's Hole'.

The set can be ordered direct through this Paypal link. The CDs are £9.99 plus postage (UK = £1.40, EU  = £3.85. US = £4.85.) Please note: Payment is to a third party verified by us.

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