Remember Why You Fear Me ChiZine Publications / 2012

remember why coverA woman rejects her husband's heart - and gives it back to him, still beating, in a plastic box. A little boy betrays his father to the harsh mercies of Santa Claus. A widower suspects his dead wife's face is growing over his own. A man goes to Hell, and finds he's roommate to the ghost of Hitler's pet dog. Giant spiders, killer angels, ghost cat photography, and the haunted house right at the centre of the Garden of Eden.

Deliciously frightening, darkly satirical, and always unexpected, Robert Shearman has won the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Edge Hill Reader's Prize. Remember Why You Fear Me gathers together his best dark fiction, the most celebrated stories from his acclaimed books, and ten new tales that have never been collected before.


"But Shearman’s work, most of all, is intelligent. And that’s why it is so effective. His stories are carefully constructed using a blend of sophistication and gentle wit that will keep readers coming back . . . ."
– Shroud Magazine

"Thrillingly unpredictable, bizarrely life-enhancing . . . . Shearman is a great writer."
– The Scotsman

"Audacious and emotionally affecting all at once, Remember Why You Fear Me is high-test nightmare fuel. It’s capably crafted and cripplingly creepy." 
– San Francisco Book Review

"Shearman is extremely talented, and his literary style is both elegant and direct" 
– Library Journal