Mark Leslie

Prospero's Ghost

Prospero's Ghost by Mark Leslie
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fiction Fantasy
For readers of:Stephen King, H.P. Lovecraft, Richard Laymon, Richard Matheson
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PublisherStark Publishing
Publication DateOctober 2009
LanguageEnglish
About the Book

Renowned Shakespearean scholar Dr. Marshall Emerson whose specialty was the bard’s The Tempest could never be spotted walking the grounds of McMaster University without the precious 1861 folio edition of Shakespeare’s works clutched in his hands.

Decades after his death, when McMaster University library and bookstore staff begin producing replica versions of the text on a newly acquired Espresso Book Machine, Emerson, who was also known as "Professor Prospero," returns from the dead, intent to put a stop to this “desecration” of his precious text.

This short story of approximately 6000 words originally appeared in the book CAMPUS CHILLS (2009) and was written by McMaster Graduate Kimberly Foottit and Mark Leslie, whose alter ego ran the Espresso Book Machine at the McMaster bookstore from 2008 until 2011.

About the Author

Mark Leslie (born 1969) is a Canadian author of horror and speculative fiction. The author of the short story collection One Hand Screaming (2004), Mark has also edited collections of speculative literature such as North of Infinity II (2006) Campus Chills (2009), and Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (2012)

Mark is also the author of a series of non-fiction paranormal explorations: Haunted Hamilton: The Ghosts of Dundurn Castle & Other Steeltown Shivers (2012), Spooky Sudbury: True Tales of the Eerie & Unexplained (2013, co-authored with Jenny Jelen) and Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores & Libraries (2014).

Mark's first novel I, Death is coming late in 2014.

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