The Morgow Rises! by British author Peter Tremayne, perhaps best known as the author of the popular Sister Fidelma historical mystery series, is his vintage standalone creature feature horror thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 1982 by Sphere. The story is set off the coast of Cornwall, starring local fishermen forced to move further out to sea by the decline in fish stocks, and encountering a lurking aquatic evil with their catch.
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Billy Scawen and his son, Jack are local fisherman of the sleepy coastal, Cornish village of Bosbradoe.
This season, the fishing has been particularly bad.
What could be causing this shortage of fish?
Twenty-five years ago, Billy had skippered a trawler out of Penzance. That had been in the days when the Cornish fishing fleet was a force to be reckoned with.
Without protection for native fishermen, the Cornish seas were being farmed bare by the factory trawlers from upcountry, from France and even from the Soviet Union.
This meant the locals had to go further and further afield just to make their living.
While out to sea, aboard their ship, Ysolt IV, Billy and Jack have no choice but to explore further to find a decent haul.
Suddenly, something hard seemed to smash into the underside of the boat. The waters around them seemed to erupt. Billy Scawen’s mouth dropped open in horror, the briar pipe falling to the boards and smashing to pieces.
Then young Jack Scawen gave one long, piercing shriek of terror…