Archive for July, 2013

The Wait is Over

Posted: July 23, 2013 in Dark Silo News

Brian Kaufman’s novella is now available for Kindle, Nook and Kobo. “Mary King’s Plague” is a short, brutal zombie story. Based on the legendary plague of 1644, the story ” is a tense and violent tale combining zombies, gore, action and sexual politics in 17th century Scotland” (Desmond Reddick – Dread Media).

Mary King's Plaque CoverThe author uses an undead outbreak to explore complex themes, including betrayal, forgiveness and redemption. “Kaufman accomplishes no small feat: creating developed characters, surprising turns and a well-described outbreak. The unique setting and time period creates an immersive backdrop to this engaging tale of the undead.” (Kingstown Ted, Horror Etc. Podcast)

The e-book download also includes a bonus short story – “Inexpiable” – different kind of horror story that will haunt you long after you finish reading.

To get your copy, simply click on the links below:

Kindle Edition        Nook Edition        Kobo Edition


Dark Silo Press is pleased to announce the July release of “Mary King’s Plague” by Brian Kaufman. The novella-length e-book will be available on July 25th in Kindle, Nook and Kobo versions.

Mary King's Plaque Cover

Set in 17th century Scotland, “Mary King’s Plague” imagines the Great Plague of 1644 as a zombie outbreak. The story explores themes of betrayal, redemption and forgiveness within a horror setting. Author Brian Kaufman notes, “There’s a definite comic book vibe, but that doesn’t mean the story’s not deadly serious. I wanted to write something fast-moving and claustrophobic, and I think the book reflects that.”

Eric S. Brown, author of Homeworld and Bigfoot Wars said, “Kaufman never fails to impress with his skill at creeping folks out.  Intense horror for the most avid fans of the  genre.”

In keeping with Dark Silo’s policy of giving readers a little something extra, this e-book edition will include a bonus short story. “Inexpiable” is a nasty little piece of work covering the same themes as the novella. “Inexpiable” first appeared in Bad Things (, which is a great place to find modern hard-boiled pulp fiction. The editor, Chris Pimental, loved “Inexpiable”—a litmus test for character that will disturb you.

Watch for “Mary King’s Plague,” available later this month!