THE MARTLEDGE VARIATIONS BY SIMON KURT UNSWORTH REVIEW

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Horror Delve

The Martledge Variations is a micro-collection of stories written by Simon Kurt Unsworth which is published by Black Shuck Books. In it, we are returned to the world of Unsworth’s paranormal investigor Richard Nakata. I’m a fan of Simon’s horror tales and have featured a couple of his collections here before in Lost Places: https://horrordelve.com/2013/12/14/lost-places-by-simon-kurt-unsworth/  and Quiet Houses (which also features Nakata): https://horrordelve.com/2014/07/24/quiet-houses-by-simon-kurt-unsworth/ . These are all good stories, but I think “The Dancers” would be my favorite of them. 

The Prologue – The prolude brings us up to date with Nakata’s present as he focuses in on trying to find an explanation for, and obtain proof of, the existence of ghosts. We also get some backstory on the history of the town of Martledge from its earliest recorded documentations as it grew over time to eventually encompass smaller surrounding villages into itself. It’s this area…

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