Books I've Edited


      Showcasing some of my favourite creatives, who have been kind enough to trust me with their stories.

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Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Horror
Edited by Lee Murray, Introduction by James A. Moore

ASIN: B07J1H5WBM Adrenaline Press

WINNER: Australian Shadows Award, 2019.

Legends tell of a hollow earth, a world beneath our own. A world filled with wonders... and danger. But what if the legends are true?

Delve into dark worlds in HELLHOLE, where death lurks around every corner, and come face to face with creatures from your worst nightmares in this collection of dark thrillers. New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry and Bram Stoker Award winner Rena Mason headline a cast of bestselling and award-winning authors.

All the Devils are Here- A Joe Ledger/Lizzie Corbett Adventure by Jonathan Maberry, The Devil's Throat by Rena Mason (Bram Stoker Winner for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction), A Plague of Locusts by Michael McBride, Pit of Ghosts by Kirsten Cross, Where the Sun Does Not Shine by Paul Mannering, Guard Duty by SD Perry, Black Lung by Aaron Sterns
The Offspring by JH Moncrieff, Ginormous Hell Snake by Jake Bible, Ghosts of Hyperia by Jessica McHugh, and He Who Fights by Sean Ellis.

“Deliciously gory, and enough monsters and mayhem in the depths to satisfy even the most jaded spelunker. ” —William Meikle, author of The Midnight Eye Files​

“A collection of claustrophobic horror that drags readers into the darkness.” — Paul E. Cooley, author of The Derelict Saga

“A thrilling collection of underground terror from a cross section of the best horror writers working today. It’ll shine a light on your deepest darkest fears.” — Alan Baxter, author of Devouring Dark.

Te Korero Ahi Ka
Edited by Grace Bridges, Lee Murray and Aaron Compton
Foreword by Juliet Marillier


Here, between the realms of the Sky Father and Earth Mother, hellhounds race, ghosts drift aimless, and the taniwha stalks. Home fires drive them back, at the same time sparking stories and poems that traverse seconds, eons, and parsecs. Tales of gatekeepers, cloak wearers, and secret keepers. Of pigs with AK-47s or ruby-hued eyes, of love-struck moa, and unruly reflections. Stark truths, and beautiful possibilities… 

Te Korero Ahi Ka, a term which means to speak of the home fires burning, is an anthology of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, showcasing work from both established and emerging members of the SpecFicNZ organisation of writers, poets, artists, and creatives. It is a statement about how New Zealand creators of speculative fiction and art shine their light on our literary landscape. 


"This collection explores many aspects of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and has something for everyone, from time shifting cows to a revelation concerning the last moments of life. I am glad to see Maori writers are prominent and we certainly experience the presence of the Taniwha."—Phillip Mann, Arthur C Clarke finalist and author of The Disestablishment of Paradise.

Featuring stories and poems by  Eileen Mueller and A. J. Ponder, Kevin Berry, Aaron Compton, Daniel Stride, Grant Stone, Mark English, Gregory Dally, Mike Reeves-McMillan, Kevin G. Maclean, Robinne Weiss , Dan Rabarts, Sean Monaghan, Grace Bridges, Alan Baxter, Debbie Cowens, Sally McLennan, Piper Mejia, Paul Mannering, Jane Percival, Mouse Diver-Dudfield, Simon Petrie and Edwina Harvey, Lee Murray, Darian Smith, I. K. Paterson-Harkness and Matt Cowens. Interior art by Serena Dawson and Marolyn Dudfield.

At the Edge
Edited by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray


Winner Sir Julius Vogel Award, Best Collected Work, 2015

Finalist Australasian Shadows, Best Edited Work, 2015

Step up, as close as you dare…

…to a place at the edge of sanity, where cicadas scritch across balmy summer nights,

at the edge of town, where the cell phone coverage is decidedly dodgy,

at the edge of space, where a Mimbinus argut bounds among snowy rocks,

at the edge of the page, where demon princes prance in the shadows,

at the edge of despair, where 10 darushas will get you a vodka lime and a ring-side seat,

at the edge of the universe, where time stops but space goes on...


From the brink of civilisation, the fringe of reason, and the border of reality, come 22 stories infused with the bloody-minded spirit of the Antipodes, tales told by the children of warriors and whalers, convicts and miners: people unafraid to strike out for new territories and find meaning in the expanses at the edge of the world.

Compiled by award-winning editing team Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray, and including a story by Arthur C. Clarke finalist Phillip Mann and introduction by World Fantasy Award winner Angela Slatter, At the Edge is a dark and dystopic collection from some of Australia and New Zealand’s best speculative writers.

Baby Teeth
Edited by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray


Winner Sir Julius Vogel Award, Best Collected Work, 2014

Winner Australasian Shadows, Best Edited Work, 2014

Ever felt the hairs on your neck rise at something a toddler says? Inspired by the creepy things kids say and do, this collection of horror stories features unexpected frights, nervous giggles and often poignant reflections on life, childhood, and the terrors of growing up - such as when your new house gets a taste for human flesh. And remember, when you hear your child calling for you in the middle of the night – the things that go bump in the night aren’t always under the bed. All proceeds from sales of this book donated to Duffy Books in Homes, to support their child literacy work.

Featuring thirty seven chilling stories by Debbie Cowens (including Caterpillars, which won her an Australasian Shadows Award), Grant Stone, Paul Mannering, M Darusha Wehm, Jack Newhouse, Elizabeth Gatens, Lewis Morgan, Jean Gilbert, Matthew Sanborn Smith, Jake Bible, Celine Murray,  Alan Lindsay, Sally McLennan, Matt Cowens, Eileen Mueller, Darian Smith Paper  Anna Caro, Jan Goldie, Jenni Sands, AJ Ponder, Michael J Parry, Kevin G Maclean, Piper Mejia, Morgan Davie, and JC Hart.



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