Nightmare Flower by Elizabeth Engstrom
Trade Paperback – Valancourt Books – Oct 2020 – 310 pages
This collection of eighteen short tales, a novelette and a short novel takes the reader inside the dark imagination of Elizabeth Engstrom, author of acclaimed horror classics like When Darkness Loves Us.
In these stories, you will read about a woman asked to be complicit in her own mother’s death, a grandmother with a macabre hobby, a bizarre, phallic-shaped flower that portends evil for a married couple, a father whose son is caught up in a sinister government experiment. These are weird and unsettling tales that will linger with the reader.
In her introduction to this new edition, Lisa Kröger writes, “There are true horrors that await readers in all of Engstrom’s works … reminds me of another giant of horror literature, Shirley Jackson.”