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A Dish Best Served Cold

"I've done something ... terrible."

In the pre-dawn hours Michael's phone call to his best friend instigates a chain of events that propels them into uncharted avenues of despair.
Detailing the consequences of delving too deeply into the unknown, 'A Dish Best Served Cold' is a supernatural novella that explores the darker side of human nature and the beyond.

Reviews from Amazon

A Dish Best Served Cold is a novella by Cornelius Harker.
Roger is woken by a telephone call in the early hours of the morning by his lifetime friend who is desperate for his help.In the course of the next few very dark hours, Roger does his best to cope with his friend's demands. The Author draws us in with increasing menace. I really shared Roger's breathing difficulties as he became more and more frightened in the basement.
A thoroughly gripping read with the storyline not always taking the course you think it will. A very good, dark, chilling thriller.

This creepy and chilling novella is something of a departure for Cornelius Harker, better known for his dark, Gothic fantasy, the Words to the Wise Saga.   In contrast to his usual work, this is set in modern times and takes place over a short time scale which cleverly builds the emotional density and tension. Would you answer a cry for help from a friend in the middle of the night? Are you sure? This little gem of a story may make you re-think!

The ending of this book is a real surprise! I guarantee that you will not see it coming, even though all the elements are there if you only pick them up. As usual, Cornelius Harker's use of language makes his work instantly recognisable and it is always a pleasure to read.

Reviews from GoodReads

This rather creepy story is a departure from Cornelius Harker's usual Gothic style. I am familar with (and absolutely adore) his Words to the Wise Saga but this novella is set in the present day. The time scale is short so the tension is wound up tight. We feel the chill and horror of the cellar scene with Roger and take on some of his fear as his friend seems to be falling apart.
The story is recognisably by Cornelius Harker. His use of language is superb.

The ending of this book came as a total surprise to me. I doubt if anyone could guess it though all the elements were in place. A really good read for all fans of supernatual and horror stories