Against the Darkness

John Llewellyn Probert
fantasy, horror, short stories
Against the Darkness - John Llewellyn Probert

Not Your Run-Of-The-Mill Mysteries...

A gymnasium that can suck the life from you

A grand piano with a deadly secret

Zombie Vikings buried on a Somerset beach

A wedding reception where the guests get eaten – by the bride

A cathedral harbouring an unspeakable evil to be unleashed live on ‘Songs of Praise’

A haunted comprehensive school with a history of appalling violence

Not Your Run-Of-The-Mill Investigators...

Mr Massene Henderson lives in a huge mansion in the Welsh mountains, has a wardrobe filled with far too many velvet smoking jackets, and thinks nothing of despatching the denizens of hell he encounters with incantations, spells, or if necessary a very big gun.

Miss Samantha Jephcott wears a lot of black, works in middle management, doesn’t know she’s psychic, doesn’t believe in the paranormal, and doesn’t have any idea that she’s about to have the most exciting year of her life.

Not Your Run-Of-The-Mill Short Story Collection...

John Llewellyn Probert’s ‘Against the Darkness’ brings together the first eleven cases of this unlikely couple. Join them as their adventures take them from North Wales to New York, Ross-on-Wye to Reykjavik, Portishead to Paris, and on a very brief trip at over a hundred miles an hour through Weston super-Mare. The volume also contains an introduction by the author and extensive notes on the writing of the tales themselves. All this and instructions on how to play the theme from a famous Italian horror film on the piano. What more could you want?


  • Introduction: New Readers Start Here
  • Bother in the Belfry
  • A Fear of Fitness
  • Bloodsucking in Berkshire
  • Moonlight Sonatas
  • Horror in the Heavens           
  • The States of the Art
  • The Rhyme of the Ancient Submariners
  • Within the Walls
  • Under Wraps
  • Happily Ever After
  • An Element of Emotion
  • Afterword
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Release date: March 2010
Genres: fantasy, horror, short stories
Updated: September 07, 2010