The Searcher Of The Thames

After almost 5 years, numerous edits and re-writes, and getting down to the last 20 novels out of 1800 in the Gollancz open house competition, my debut novel The Searcher Of The Thames is finally here!

It is an urban-fantasy, filled with plenty of magic, mystery and murder, but more than that, it is a love letter to my home town of Gravesend, and to my 1990s youth.

It is also a book about family and friendship, two subjects that are forever close to my heart.

You can order your paperback or e-book from Amazon here.

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I hope you enjoy reading about Tommy Lawrence, and the band of larger than life characters that inhabit my vision of this historic riverside town in North Kent, as much as I enjoyed writing about them.

And if you REALLY enjoy The Searcher Of The Thames, never fear, I am already working on the sequel.

The Lady Of The Dead is coming…

A summer of new releases

2019 is shaping up to be a busy year for me.

July saw the release of 84 Words, a collection of 84 stories, all 84 words long. It is available in paperback from Amazon, and features no less than three stories by yours truly.

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Next up, and coming very soon, will be the release of The Burdizzo Mix-Tape Vol.1. This is an anthology of short stories all based on mine and Matty-Bob Cash’s (my partner at Burdizzo Books) favourite songs. As well as compiling and editing this hugely exiting book, I have a story titled Caravan Of Love nestled within its pages.

I will also be releasing the paperback edition of my New Orleans zombie novel After Us in the coming month, which will also be available from Amazon (watch this space).

And finally, and perhaps most exciting of all, I am in the final stages of publishing my debut novel The Searcher Of The Thames. This book has been over four years in the making, and I can’t wait for you all to read it.

After Us…

A new e-book only release from Em Dehaney to kick off 2019.

“The dead never stayed buried in New Orleans…”

After Us is a nightmare tale set amongst the drowned buildings of Hurricane Katrina. Can Low Jenkins and his small band of jazz fiends and party animals survive the flood? Something is stirring in the water…

With bonus story Mama’s Here. What is stronger? A mother’s love? Or the hatred that burns at 3am?

Available now from Amazon for just £1.99!

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OUT NOW!! The Wassailers

On a moonshadow wintry night,
When the sky is a lake of black ink
Afloat with the bloom of the dying light,
The Wassailers will come to drink.

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Em Dehaney’s evil Christmas poem The Wassailers is a traditional folk-tale with a terrifying twist, warning of the dangers of modern greed and consumerism.
Krzysztof Wronski’s pen and ink illustrations are dark, dense and dripping with old world menace.
Burdizzo Books have brought the two together, along with foreword by horror legend Graham Masterton, in this gruesome yet gripping festive nightmare. Plus, three bonus Christmas stories by Em Dehaney and Burdizzo founder Matthew Cash.

Curl up by the fire, fill your cup with mulled wine and pray The Wassailers never knock on your door…

Available to buy NOW in deluxe hardback edition only from Lulu and Amazon

October Terror!!!


My New Orleans zombie story ‘After Us, The Flood’ has been entered into The Bold Mom’s October Terror competition. Voting is open NOW!!!!

You can read my story here.

You can vote for my story here.

You can only vote once, so please take the time to vote for my story. Thank you xx

Stories Of The Dead


My New Orleans zombie story ‘After Us, The Flood’ can be found in Stories Of The Dead: A Tribute to George A. Romero, along with 18 other spine-tingling, brain rattling Romero inspired tales.

“The dead never stayed buried in New Orleans. The rich built houses to store their cold ones when the end came, to stop the tide of bones. But, of course, not everyone can afford a mausoleum. The poor still had to place their dead lovingly into the damp earth. Bodies interred below sea level had a habit of appearing again whenever Lake Pontchartrain flooded over. Coffins would come poking up through the sodden earth and embalming fluid flowed through the streets like blood.
No, the dead never stayed buried in New Orleans.”

OUT NOW!! Just £1.99 for Kindle and £8.00 for paperback at Amazon 



The debut fiction collection from Em Dehaney is out now to buy in paperback and e-book from Amazon.

A perfect corpse floats forever in a watery grave.

A gang member takes a terrifying trip to the seaside.

A deserted cross-channel ferry that serves only the finest Slovakian wines.

Gods and monsters.

Mermaids and witches.

Blood and magic.

Love and death.

Nothing is quite what it seems, but everything is delicious.

This is Food of The Gods.