Swan River Press, 2012

Available as a paperback 2021

Omnibus collection



"Introduction" by Mark Valentine

"Putting the Pieces in Place"

"There is Nothing That I Wouldn't Do"

"In Hiding"



"Bloody Baudelaire"


Ghosts by R.B. Russell was first published as a limited edtion book (200 copies) by the Swan River Press in Dublin in February 2012, and included Russell's CD released on the Klanggalerie label in Austria.

The book is an omnibus volume collecting Russell's out of print debut collection Putting the Pieces in Place and the novella Bloody Baudelaire, and includes a new introduction by Mark Valentine.

The first edition has sold out.


Ghosts is now available as a paperback here.





"...an excellent introduction to this writer's work." The Pan Review


"One of our best writers of unsettling fiction, R. B. Russell, can be sampled in collections from Swan River Press (Ghosts) and PS Publishing (Leave Your Sleep)". Michael Dirda at The American Scholar, 2012.


"This is a stunning novella I’ve just been compelled to read in one sitting." D.F. Lewis


"Russell . . . has an engaging writing style. His characters are strange but real and we believe in them however odd and get drawn into their lives and stories. The collection has a Twilight Zone/Tales of the Unexpected feel about it..." Dublin Duchess


"Very highly recommended" Oddlyweirdfiction


"Read it! It's a pleasure, every sentence, every page." Gerrit Wustmann

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