Gemma Files Books In Order

Hexslinger Books In Order

  1. A Book of Tongues (2010)
  2. A Rope of Thorns (2011)
  3. A Tree of Bones (2012)


  1. We Will All Go Down Together (2014)
  2. Experimental Film (2015)


  1. Kissing Carrion (2003)
  2. The Worm In Every Heart (2006)
  3. Mighty Unclean (2012)
  4. Spectral Evidence (2018)
  5. Haunted are These Houses (2018)
  6. Drawn Up from Deep Places (2018)
  7. In that Endlessness, Our End (2021)
  8. Hymns of Abomination (2021)

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A Book of Tongues

Two years after the Civil War, Pinkerton agent Ed Morrow has gone undercover with one of the weird West’s most dangerous outlaw gangs the troop led by Reverend Asher Rook, ex Confederate chaplain turned hexslinger and his notorious lieutenant and lover Chess Pargeter. Morrow’s task: get close enough to map the extent of Rook’s power, then bring that knowledge back to help Professor Joachim Asbury unlock the secrets of magic itself. Because magicians, despite their awesome powers, have never been more than a footnote in history: cursed by their own gift to flower in pain and misery, then feed vampirically on each other never able to join forces, feared and hated by all. But Rook, driven by desperation, has a mind to shatter the natural law that prevents hexes from cooperation, and change the face of the world a plan sealed by unholy marriage oath with the Mayan Aztec goddess Ixchel, mother of all hanged men, who has chosen Rook to raise her bloodthirsty pantheon from its collective grave through sacrifice, destruction, and apotheosis. Caught between a passle of dead gods and monsters, hexes galore, Rook’s witchery, and the ruthless calculations of his own masters, Morrow’s only real hope of survival lies with the man without whom Rook cannot succeed: Chess Pargeter himself. But Morrow and Chess will have to literally ride through Hell before the truth of Chess’s fate comes clear the doom written for him, and the entire world, in A Book of Tongues.

Kissing Carrion

In this first published collection of short stories from one of Canada’s most talented rising stars of horror, Gemma Files takes us into a world of black magic and bleak desire. A world where obsession is stronger than death. Where body, soul, time and space itself, are all fluid and treacherous. Where living houses dream longingly of oblivion, and vampires ache for more than simply blood. A world where the only escape from the darkness within is to embrace it…
. A world not so very different from our own.

The Worm In Every Heart

From the haunted hills of Roman Britain to the sewers of occupied Warsaw…
in the bloodied streets of Revolutionary Paris, and the anarchy World War II Shanghai…
out of the wilds of America, India, Africa and Europe…
down the long savage darkness of the centuries, monsters have fed upon us. They are shapeshifters, vampires, sorcerers and spirits things named only in myth, and things for which we have no name. They are our demons, our reflections, our desires and our nightmares. And all too often, they are…
only human. In this second collection from Gemma Files featuring the award winning ‘The Emperor’s Old Bones’ winner of the 1999 International Horror Guild Award for Best Short Fiction, and five never before published stories we tour the overlooked intersections between wilderness and civilization where secret dances of fear and pain are performed and hunters and hunted change roles.

Mighty Unclean

Cody Goodfellow wants to introduce you to a goddess who offers unsurpassed pleasure at an unspeakable price.

Gemma Files wants you to see what happens when you look too closely into places and things better left unknown.

Mort Castle wants to play some unfamiliar music for you…
the tunes of the lost and the damned.

Gary A. Braunbeck wants to take you to the edge of madness and perversity…
and push you over.

From the agony of unrelenting grief to the desperation of spontaneously combusting convicts, from the grim battle between a human monster and his otherworldy competition to the salacious secret life of Ro Man!. All this and more in strange worlds vividly painted by four supremely talented authors worlds that are twisted, cruel and Mighty Unclean.

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