William Meikle is a Scottish writer with ten novels published in the genre press and over 200 short story credits in thirteen countries. He is the author of the ongoing Midnight Eye series among others, and his work appears in a number of professional anthologies.
Look out for more Meikle books coming soon from Generation Next Publishing and Black Death Books.
Tom wants to see a dragon. And his Grandad wants to make one. But neither of them are prepared for the consequences when they accidentally spill Grandad's special growth formula on the ground. Insects, grown to giant-size, start to emerge, a few only at first, then more and more...a huge, swarming, mass of them. Now Tom, along with farmer's daughter, Kate, must battle against the giant bugs to save Kate's parents. They need help...big help. The kind of help a dragon can provide...
The Midnight Eye Files: The Amulet
A priceless family heirloom has been stolen and everyone in town is looking for it. The stars are right once more, and an ancient evil has been awakened from its dreaming sleep. It was supposed to be an easy case, fast money. But pretty soon PI Derek Adams is up to his armpits in bodies, femme fatales and tentacles.
The Midnight Eye Files: The Sirens
PI Derek Adams is on a remote island and up to his hips in mer-women, shape-changers and ancient fisher cults. Running back to the city doesn't help; there's magic and mayhem loose on the streets. An ancient god is waking up... and only blood will stop him!
The Midnight Eye Files: The Skin Game
Derek is on the lam, framed for a murder and chased by a cult intending on getting their hands on the skin belt that writhes in Derek's pocket.
When a firm of lawyers offers him a way out he grabs it with both hands.
Then things really go to the dogs
The Concordances of the Red Serpent
Patty Doyle holds the secret to eternal life, but it may only bring her an early death. Patty is working on a journal of a 14th Century alchemist. But after mentioning it in her blog she gets to the office to find everyone brutally murdered. Now she's on the run pursued by a killer who wants the secret of eternal life it contains.
Watchers: The Coming of the King
Watchers: The Battle for the Throne
The old wall is a border: England and Scotland, South and North, light and darkness.
It is 1745, and the long-awaited night as come. The Bloodking calls his army to battle, and armed with the powers of the undead and the damned, he will bring them South to claim his birthright: The throne of Britain. Now, two young officers of the Watch have a duty to perform -- stop the Bloodking. Or die trying.
Eldren: The Book of the Dark
Two young boys reawaken an ancient vampire. Only "The Book of the Dark" can stop it. But the sun is getting low.... and vamps are not the only dangers in the night.
The Copycat Murders
The murders have the police baffled. The D.I. in charge has a suspect, but they have a cast iron alibi and couldn't be in two places at once.By the time they realize that the perp is using mirrors as gateways to his victims it's too late. The D.I is framed and set up for a murder. He has to go on the run. Into the mirrrorland
The Auld Mither
The Auld Mither, a crone-like hag with razor sharp bones for fingers, is killing off the proponents of a new abbattoir in a deer farming community. And Dave Duncan seems to be next on the list. Can he figure out how to stop her? Or will he have to pay for the sins of his father? An 18,000 word novella
Variations on a Theme
A collection of 15 stories, including 3 new Midnight Eye stories, the end of the cosmos, some Lovecraftian tales and some new ghost stories.
Whispers From The Darkside
In this collection of new stories you'll find some people, some Deep Old Ones, some ghosts, a demonic puppet, a dreaming god, a Samurai, some private detectives, Excalibur, an angel and, last but by no means least, a yeti.
The Sleeping God
Gwynne Ericsdochtir is a sword for hire who, for gold, will help you in places where the Guard will not, or cannot, go. But she is in a slump. So when she is offered a chance to recover a lost amulet she jumps at it.
But can she find it in time? Or will the Sleeping God wake and shake the world?
A fantasy novella - 25000 words
A Viking vs Yeti novel. Blood, guts, big hairy beasties, fire, more blood, splattered brains, disembowelment, screaming, swordplay and did I mention the guts? And that's just the first 50 pages! "The narrative crashes over you like a tidal wave, punches you like a mailed fist and carries you along with joyful, gory abandon. This book is meant to be consumed with gusto." --Innsmouth Free Press
An archaeological expedition is intent on opening an old barrow on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides despite the reservations of the locals, who all know and fear the old stories. The scientists unleash a colony of murderous monsters from deep under the earth. As the released creatures swamp the island, slaughtering livestock and people alike, the humans must band together to combat it with few resources save their courage and wits.
The Road Hole Bunker Mystery
It is a routine case for Scottish private investigator John Royle-until a body turns up in the Road Hole Bunker at the 17th on the Old Course at St Andrews. Soon he's up to his ears in bodies and red herrings as the trail takes him through the social strata of town and gown, and the case grows to encompass the history, and the very future, of the old course itself.
The Invasion (Extended Version)
It started during a winter storm on the North Eastern Seaboard which brought with it a strange green rain. Where it fell, everything withered, died, and was consumed. The residents of remote outposts in Maritime Canada escaped the worst of the early damage, but that was a blessing in disguise, for they were left to watch as first North America, then the world, was subsumed in the creeping green carpet of terror. And that was just the beginning. New life forms began to arise from the ooze, simple organisms at first, but multiplying with ever increasing complexity. The few human survivors are faced with a full-scale invasion... and only radical measures will guarantee the survival of the human race.
In 1863 a group of mercenaries are hired to help out a mining town in Montana. They arrive to find the town empty and some of the buildings wrecked and strewn over a wide area. A new cave leads them to a land that time forgot, a high valley full of animals that are extinct elsewhere, but have thrived in the remote environment. But something else is loose in the land, something even older that has emerged from the cave system. Soon the remaining men are fighting for their lives, and the lives of everything in the valley.
It begins slowly, with a dead whale on a Boston shoreline -- not in itself an unusual occurrence. But the things that clawed their way out of the blubber were very unusual indeed. The Crabs are back, bigger and meaner and ever. Soon they are swarming around Manhattan, hunted and harried by a SWAT team tasked with ridding the city of the menace... before the menace gets big enough to rid itself of the city.
Chronicles of Augustus Seton
Augustus Seton is a 16th-century sword-for-hire... a seeker after truth, continually trying to find ways to explain the supernatural events that shaped him. This leads him down many Fortean alleys, confronting demons and witches, but also getting involved in other manifestations of the weird, from the Grey Man of Ben MacDui to the Kilbirnie Wyrm and even encounters with the Grim Reaper himself. The four stories in this collection are Seton's first adventures in what will become a long and wild career of monster smiting, demon slaying and general mayhem with a bit of history and Scottish folklore thrown in.
Carnacki: Heaven and Hell
Meet an Edwardian occult detective who goes where no other gentleman will dare, venturing deep into neolithic barrows, into the crypts of ancient cathedrals and fighting the elemental powers of darkness on his own terms.
Meet Carnacki: Ghostfinder
A short story collection with something for everybody from sci-fi to horror, creature features to ghost stories
Nobody knows exactly what happened on the last ascent of Mallory and Irvine in 1924. No details have been passed down to us. The heights of the tallest mountain have kept their secret. Until now - a short story
Brotherhood of the Thorns
It is the time of the Crusades. The quest is on for the holy relic that will unite Christendom in the war to retake Jerusalem. But holy relics come at a price. How far are you willing to go, if the Lord wills it? - a short story
Cold As Death
It is the Winter of 1595 and sword-for-hire Augustus Seton is called by a clan in need in the Scottish Highlands. They're offering him money... a lot of money. Trouble is, he's going to have to defeat the ultimate adversary to earn it. - a short story.
The Haunting of Esther Cox
Between 1878 and 1879 the small town of Amherst in Nova Scotia sees of one of the strangest cases of poltergeist activity in history. A local girl, Esther Cox becomes the focus of night terrors, rappings, unexplained fires and more. What is the cause of this outbreak of psychic disturbances? No one knows. But Esther has a secret. And that secret might just destroy her. - a short story
Ghost Writer was the 1st of the full colour chapbooks of the GWP Penny Dreadful series. Features my short stories Ghost Writer and A Spill of Vitriol