Tartarus Press


Mirror Dead is a sewn hardback book of 254 pages with silk ribbon marker, head and tailbands, and d/w.


Limited to 300 copies.


ISBN 978-1-905784-94-3


Sorry - out of print

Mirror Dead


Magda McQueen


Mirror Dead is a thoroughly contemporary novel which demonstrates the rude health of the ghost story at the beginning of the twenty-first century.


When Simon falls for fairytale-obsessed Rose, he sees a chance to move on from his girlfriend’s death the year before. But can he trust Gray, the cross-dressing ghost of his twin brother, who shares his body and sees Rose as lunch? They set out to infiltrate her life, but soon find that they have bitten off more than either of them can chew.


Rose has thorns. Her psycho ex is one of them. And her unstable sister has a secret agenda with an Angel that is every bit as dangerous as Gray’s. . . .


Jacket artwork, 'Miracles of Nature', by Adam White



'Mordantly amusing ... Readers fond of dark fantasy with a light touch will be rewarded.' Publishers Weekly


'I thoroughly enjoyed this book and didn't want it to end.' Peter Tennant at Black Static


'This is a book that I am going to immediately read again, and there have only been a handful of those in my entire life. Part ghost story, part horror, a dash of love story, this book is an intensely modern examination of the psyche but without ever being pretentious. Written with a deliciously dark humour that keeps the story rolling along, this book is a rare treasure. McQueen is definitely an author to watch out for, I can’t wait to see what she’ll write next.' The Wyrd


'...The book is not really a ghost story in the traditional sense, but it is a superb tale of possession. It certainly belongs in the supernatural category, but its complex psychology goes well beyond any easy classification. Put simply, this is by far the best written modern horror story I have yet experienced.' Nigel Robert Wilson, British Fantasy Society


'A great piece of paranormal writing that will keep you guessing right up to the end. Highly recommended.' Druid Life


'Magda McQueen has written a startling debut.' Russell C.J. Duffy


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