British Fantasy Society: Best Short story nominee (1999).
The Hand That Feeds is a concise horror fantasy in chapbook form. Set in San Francisco in the immediate post-war period it begins with the death of one of "The Six"; powerful human sentinels in the everlasting fight against darkness. The remaining guardians must find out who or what is stalking them and why – and obviously stop the killing.
Peter Crowther (born 1949) is a British journalist, short story writer, novelist, editor, publisher and anthologist. He is the founder (with Simon Conway) of PS Publishing. He edits a series of themed anthologies of science fiction short stories published by DAW books. He is also the editor of Postscripts.
Peter Crowther. Wikipedia.