Don Bassingthwaite

Don Bassingthwaite is the author of numerous fantasy and dark fantasy novels. His latest books are The Yellow Silk, Mistress of the Night (co-authored with Dave Gross), and the books of The Dragon Below trilogy: The Binding Stone, The Grieving Tree, and The Killing Song. Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight is his first short story collection. Don lives with his partner in Toronto, surrounded by gadgets, spice jars, and too many books.

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“Rumours of these stories, previously only read live, had reached a near mythic level for those in the know, but not the GTA—those rumours pale to the notorious truth. Whether it’s fruitcake zombies, overly possessive sweaters, or the holiness of a hockey arena, Bassingthwaite can skewer any tradition with Derby Cavendish’s dry martini wit. Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight is sassy, salacious, and superb!”
—Chadwick Ginther, award-winning author of the Thunder Road trilogy

“If H. P. Lovecraft, P. G. Wodehouse, and J. K. Rowling somehow collaborated on a book together, it still wouldn’t be as weird, witty, and wonderful as Don Bassingthwaite’s collection of stylishly silly stories. Defending the world from the forces of darkness with bravery, brains, and bitchiness, Derby Cavendish is the hero we’ve always needed and deserved!”
—Scott Dagostino, manager of Glad Day Bookshop and book columnist at