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The Thing in Yellow

Blood, Sweat, and Fears

Channeling the esoteric spaces, dark poetry, and cryptic musicality of Bierce, Chambers, and Machen, D.T. Neal’s The Thing in Yellow is a superb collection of horror…Neal has a keen talent for creating worlds with broad strokes of the brush, layering in detail without overdoing things. Subtlety, in fact, is a key component of the stories, whether it be in characterization, dialogue, dread, or creeping terror. The scares here are not imitations of filmic jump scares, and that is refreshing. The Thing in Yellow is firing on all cylinders when it looks to unsettle rather than shock.

—C.H., Goodreads review

The play’s the thing!

When The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers was first published in 1895, the collection of short stories went on to become an inspirational classic of the macabre, particularly the stories of supernatural horror tied to the fictional play of the same name, said to drive anyone who reads it to madness and ruination.

Nosetouch Press is proud to offer The Thing in Yellow, a stunning collection of thirteen occult short stories inspired by and honoring the ongoing legacy of the weird fictional universe of the King in Yellow. In this collection, fans of this mythos will find supernatural stories of decadent artists, arcane astronomers, occult assassins, debauched revelers, dazzling automatons, secretive cults, and more, all captive to the corrupting, enigmatic, and seductive machinations of the sinister Yellow King.

Fans of weird fiction, cosmic horror, and the occult supernatural will find The Thing in Yellow to be a great addition to any library of the arcane.


  • The Yellow Journalist
  • Second Act
  • Gilding Lily
  • The Wound on the World
  • Enshrined
  • The Starving Artist
  • The Eye in the Sky
  • The Thing in Yellow
  • Pallid Masquerade
  • Yellowjacket
  • The Yielding Pillar
  • An Inkling
  • Devoid.

    Born in Missouri, growing up in Ohio, and settling in Chicago, D. T. Neal has always written fiction, but only got really serious about it in the late 90s. He brings a strong Rust Belt perspective to his writing, a kind of “Northern Gothic” aesthetic reflective of his background.

    Writing his first novel at 29, he then devoted time to his craft and worked on short stories, occupying a space between genre and literary fiction, with an emphasis on horror, science fiction, and fantasy. He has seen some of his short stories published in “Albedo 1,” Ireland’s premier magazine of speculative fiction, and he won second place in their Aeon Award in 2008 for his short story, “Aegis.” He has lived in Chicago since 1993, and is a passionate fan of music, a student of pop culture, an avid photographer and bicycler, and enjoys cooking.

    He has published six novels, Saamaanthaa, The Happening, and Norm—collectively known as The Wolfshadow Trilogy—Chosen, Suckage, the cosmic folk horror-comedy thriller, The Cursed Earth. He has also published three novellas—Relict, Summerville, and The Day of the Nightfish.

    He co-edited THE FIENDS IN THE FURROWS folk horror anthologies, The Fiends in the Furrows: An Anthology of Folk Horror, The Fiends in the Furrows II: More Tales of Folk Horror, and The Fiends in the Furrows III: Final Harvest.


    • 2008 Aeon Award, Second Place for “Aegis”
    • 2009 Honorable Mention, “Best Horror of the Year,” edited by Ellen Datlow for “Aegis” and “Rotgut.”
    • Runner-up, 2013 Best New Novel by a Chicagoan, Chicago Reader, for “Suckage”
    • Shortlisted for the 2012 Aeon Award for “Day of the Nightfish.”


    • Paperback: 260 Pages
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-13: 978-1-944286-33-0

    Also available as an ebook.