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The Hollow Places: A Novel
By T. Kingfisher. 2020
A young woman discovers a strange portal in her uncle&’s house, leading to madness and terror in this gripping new…novel from the author of the &“innovative, unexpected, and absolutely chilling&” (Mira Grant, Nebula Award–winning author) The Twisted Ones.Pray they are hungry. Kara finds the words in the mysterious bunker that she&’s discovered behind a hole in the wall of her uncle&’s house. Freshly divorced and living back at home, Kara now becomes obsessed with these cryptic words and starts exploring this peculiar area—only to discover that it holds portals to countless alternate realities. But these places are haunted by creatures that seem to hear thoughts…and the more one fears them, the stronger they become. With her distinctive &“delightfully fresh and subversive&” (SF Bluestocking) prose and the strange, sinister wonder found in Guillermo del Toro&’s Pan&’s Labyrinth, The Hollow Places is another compelling and white-knuckled horror novel that you won&’t be able to put down.
Dawn of the Living Impaired: And Other Messed-Up Zombie Stories
By Christine Morgan. 2023
With her signature style of fusing horror and humor, Christine Morgan brings you the zombie collection you've been waiting for.…From a televised debate-destined for disaster_between a zombie killing general and an advocate for the Living-Impaired(which seems all too plausible), to an unlikely schoolyard romance that finds common cause experimenting on the dead, and all manner of ghoulish delights in between. Christine delivers all the blood and brains you could ask for in these nine tales risen from the grave!
Notches: A Collection
By M Ennenbach. 2023
A Collection of dark, twisted and some humorous stories including an epic dark poem from the tormented mind of M.…Ennenbach. Each story will give you a window into the darkness of the soul. Fueled by raw, powerful emotions. They will chew you up and spit you out, leaving you quivering on the floor in a gruesome mess begging for more. Are you brave enough to traverse the dark path laid before you or will you become another notch on the wall?
By John Wayne Comunale. 2023
After the hurricane, Reggie and Betsy discover a portion of their backyard has begun to sink. Fearing the ground will…open up and swallow their house sooner rather than later, Reggie calls the city to come fix it, but push back from the local Sheriff slows the process down by a day. Come nightfall the power goes out, the sinkhole opens, and a busload of ghoulish children crawl to the surface for their first meal in fifty-two years.
By Jack Heath. 2018
An addictive debut thriller starring an FBI consultant with a peculiar taste for crime and punishment…A boy vanishes on his…way home from school. His frantic mother receives a ransom call: pay or else. It’s only hours before the deadline, and the police have no leads. Enter Timothy Blake, an FBI consultant with a knack for solving impossible cases but whose expertise comes at a price. Every time he saves a life, he takes one, trying to satisfy an urge he fears he can only control for so long.And this time Blake may have met his match. The kidnapper is more cunning and ruthless than any he’s faced before. And he’s been assigned a new partner within the Bureau: a woman linked to the past he’s so desperate to forget. Because he has a secret, one so dark he will do anything to keep it hidden.For fans of Dexter and Hannibal, Hangman introduces a darkly mesmerizing character whose skill at finding criminals comes from a knowledge that can only be learned firsthand.
By J. M. Varese. 2023
'Diabolically good . . . J.M. Varese's gothic tale is sinuously elegant and claustrophobic as deadly Victorian wallpaper' Kate Griffin,…author of FyneshadeLondon, 1870.Lucy Braithwhite lives a privileged existence as heir to the fortune of Braithwhite & Company - the most successful purveyor of English luxury wallpapers the world over. The company's formulas have been respected for nearly a century, but have always remained cloaked in mystery. No one has been able to explain the originality of design, or the brilliance of their colours, leaving many to wonder if the mysterious spell-like effect of their wallpapers is due simply to artistry, or something more sinister.When Mr Luckhurst, the company's manager, and the man who has acted as surrogate father to Lucy and her invalid brother John since they were children, suddenly dies, Lucy is shocked to discover that there is no succession plan in place. Who will ensure that the company and her family continue to thrive?The answer soon arrives in the form of the young and alluring Julian Rivers, who, unbeknownst to Lucy and John, has been essential to the company's operations for some time. At first, he seems like the answer to their prayers, but as Lucy begins piecing together Julian's true intentions, and John begins seeing spectral visions in the house's wallpaper, it becomes clear to Lucy that she must do everything within her power to oppose the diabolic forces that have risen up to destroy her family.Set against the backdrop of the real-life arsenic wallpaper controversy of the late 19th century, The Company is a dark and haunting slice of gothic Victoriana, following one woman's fight to preserve all that she holds dear.'A chilling gothic thriller . . . entrancing, entwining, and entrapping' Hollis Seamon, author of Corporeality'Varese brings to life the true grittiness of 19th-century London' Amanda Foreman, author of The Duchess'The Company creeps up on its readers before it so splendidly pounces. The new master of suspense has arrived' John Bowen, author of Other Dickens
Deberías haberte ido
By Daniel Kehlmann. 2016
Daniel Kehlmann, finalista del Premio Booker Internacional en 2020 con su novela Tyll, firma un inquietante thriller psicológico que narra…el colapso de un escritor atrapado en un juego de espejos escalofriante. «Daniel Kehlmann hace que nuestra propia cabeza se convierta en una casa encantada y da un giro completo a la literatura de terror». Die Welt Un guionista en plena crisis creativa y conyugal acaba de llegar —acompañado de su mujer y de su hija— a una flamante casa de montaña. Es diciembre. El frío blancoazulado de los glaciares, los bosques ocultos por una espesa bruma, el fluir de un río y un profundo y silencioso valle prometen, al fin, un nuevo comienzo. Una nueva oportunidad para finalizar un guion que se le resiste y para intentar reconciliarse con su mujer. Sin embargo, algo pasa en la casa. Poco a poco los contornos de la realidad comienzan a difuminarse y lo que parecía una escapada idílica se convierte en una inquietante espiral de comportamientos disfuncionales. Deberías haberte ido es una lectura sobrecogedora. Un relato claustrofóbico donde la realidad se tiñe de surrealismo y el terror no se presenta con sobresaltos, sino como un siniestro sueño cuyas piezas no acaban de encajar. La crítica ha dicho:«Pocas veces Kehlmann ha diseñado un laberinto de realidad tan sofisticado, ha adentrado tanto al lector en la espesura de la duda. [...] Su audaz fantasía no solo se apoya en un lenguaje cristalino, tranquilo y nunca impostado, sino también en un profundo conocimiento de la naturaleza humana y de la sociedad actual.»Die Zeit«Esta alucinante novela sobre un escritor que pierde la cordura contiene imágenes alarmantes que permanecen en la retina. Kehlmann logra algunas florituras oscuramente cómicas, provocativas, potentes, agradablemente inquietantes».John Williams, The New York Times «Un ejercicio de terror construido de forma hermosa. Kehlmann crea una sensación de miedo existencial que trasciende a cualquier historia de fantasmas. Un libro que te mantiene despierto toda la noche».Kirkus Reviews «Una clase magistral de estilo sobrio, prosa meticulosamente atenta y agilidad imaginativa. Kehlmann crea complejidad narrativa con los trazos más hábiles».The Literary Review «Un libro que debería llevar una advertencia sanitaria: leer a solas bajo su propio riesgo».Monocle«Un experimento magistral sobre los límites del realismo literario».The Brooklyn Rail «Kehlmann usa con habilidad elementos básicos del terror y ofrece una mirada sobre la distinción entre el arte y la vida».Publishers Weekly«Mi novelista alemán favorito».Ian McEwan «Kehlmann es uno de los más brillantes escritores en activo».Jeffrey Eugenides
To Break a Covenant
By Alison Ames. 2021
Debut voice Alison Ames delivers with a chilling, feminist thriller, perfect for fans of Wilder Girls and Sawkill Girls. <p><p>…Moon Basin has been haunted for as long as anyone can remember. It started when an explosion in the mine killed sixteen people. The disaster made it impossible to live in town, with underground fires spewing ash into the sky. But life in New Basin is just as fraught. The ex-mining town relies on its haunted reputation to bring in tourists, but there’s more truth to the rumors than most are willing to admit, and the mine still has a hold on everyone who lives there. <p><p> Clem and Nina form a perfect loop―best friends forever, and perhaps something more. Their circle opens up for a strange girl named Lisey with a knack for training crows, and Piper, whose father is fascinated with the mine in a way that’s anything but ordinary. The people of New Basin start experiencing strange phenomena―sleepwalking, night terrors, voices that only they can hear. And no matter how many vans of ghost hunters roll through, nobody can get to the bottom of what’s really going on. Which is why the girls decide to enter the mine themselves.
Até aos ossos
By Camille DeAngelis. 2015
O romance que inspirou o novo filme ansiosamente aguardado de Timothée Chalamet é uma história fascinante sobre o primeiro amor…e encontrar o nosso lugar no mundo. Esta rapariga não parte corações, ela devora-os. Maren Yearly quer o mesmo que qualquer rapariga da sua idade. Tornar-se alguém que os outros admirem e respeitem. Ser amada. Mas Maren tem um segredo que a torna diferente, impulsos que não consegue controlar. E odeia-se pelas coisas más que o seu instinto a pressiona a fazer, por aquilo que causa a si e à sua família. Porque Maren não se limita a partir corações, ela devora-os. Desde o dia em que a sua mãe encontrou um osso da orelha da ama na sua boca, quando ela tinha apenas dois anos, soube que a vida não seria normal para nenhuma das duas. Quando, no seu décimo sexto aniversário, a mãe a abandona com apenas algum dinheiro e a sua certidão de nascimento, Maren decide partir em busca do pai, que nunca conheceu, determinada a encontrar as suas origens e a razão para ser como é. Confrontada com um mundo onde, pela primeira vez, conhece outros comedores e inimigos, mas também a possibilidade inesperada do amor, Maren percebe que não está apenas à procura do pai, está à procura de si própria. A verdadeira questão é: será que vai gostarda rapariga que encontrar? Os elogios da crítica: «Um romance único, ousado e imperdível.»RT Book Reviews «Camille DeAngelis mistura metáfora com o macabro com grande sucesso… Deliciosamente divertido.»Publishers Weekly «A solidão de Maren faz dela uma protagonista vulnerável e totalmente credível…. Camille DeAngelis não se afasta da natureza sombria de Maren, mas consegue mantê-la doce, dando-nos um retrato de uma rapariga que quer apenas encaixar-se.»Library Journal «A habilidade de DeAngelis para contar uma história envolvente que cativa o leitor faz com que esta leitura peculiar seja impossível de largar.»New York Journal of Books
The Devil and the Dark Water: A Novel
By Stuart Turton. 2020
"[An] outstanding whodunit...Fans of impossible crime fiction won't want to miss this one."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED reviewThe extraordinary new thriller from…Stuart Turton, author of the bestselling murder mystery The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award.A murder on the high seas. A remarkable detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist.It's 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world's greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Travelling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent.But no sooner are they out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage. A twice-dead leper stalks the decks. Strange symbols appear on the sails. Livestock is slaughtered. Anyone could be to blame. Even a demon.And then three passengers are marked for death, including Samuel.With Pipps imprisoned, only Arent can solve a mystery that connects every passenger. A mystery that stretches back into their past and now threatens to sink the ship, killing everybody on board.For fans of Steven King, The Devil and the Dark Water brings a chilling new spin to the Sherlock Holmes detective duo in a thriller of supernatural horror, occult suspicion, and paranormal mystery on the high seas.
The Lonesome Hunters
By Tyler Crook. 2023
From Russ Manning award-winning and Eisner-nominated Harrow County co-creator Tyler Crook comes this supernatural fantasy about loss, power, and destiny.An…old and out-of-practice monster hunter in hiding crosses paths with a young girl that forces him to confront these chaotic creatures. As the beasts invade their tenement they set off on a supernatural road trip to stop these ancient evils in a story that explores the ways that youth informs adulthood and how early traumas can haunt us of in old age. Collects The Lonesome Hunters #1–#4.
Piñata: A Novel
By Leopoldo Gout. 2023
“This creepy, fast-paced read brings a fresh voice to horror…. Fans of Paul Tremblay, Stephen Graham Jones, and V Castro…will devour this bloody tale of vengeful spirits and the dark legacy of colonialism.”―BooklistA Head Full of Ghosts meets Mexican Gothic in Piñata, a terrifying possession tale by author and artist Leopoldo Gout.It was supposed to be the perfect summer.Carmen Sanchez is back in Mexico, supervising the renovation of an ancient abbey. Her daughters Izel and Luna, too young to be left alone in New York, join her in what Carmen hopes is a chance for them to connect with their roots.Then, an accident at the worksite unearths a stash of rare, centuries-old artifacts. The disaster costs Carmen her job, cutting the family trip short.But something malevolent and unexplainable follows them home to New York, stalking the Sanchez family and heralding a coming catastrophe. And it may already be too late to escape what’s been awakened…They were worshiped by our ancestors.Now they are forgotten.Soon, they’ll make us remember.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Count Crowley Volume 2: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter
By David Dastmalchian. 2023
Jerri Bartman never imagined herself dressed up like a ghoul, hosting the late-night creature feature in her small hometown of…Beloit, Missouri. Of course, she never imagined that she might be an alcoholic… or the fact that monsters are real.Not only are these the sobering facts, but Jerri seems to be the only person capable of battling the growing threat of zombies, werewolves, and vampires spinning fake news into the world. Reluctantly embracing her mission as a monster hunter, Jerri will have to swallow her pride, lace up her combat boots, and figure out the real way to slay the stalking creatures of the night. Collects Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter issues #1–#4.
The Memory Eater
By Rebecca Mahoney. 2023
&“An eerie tale offering equal measures of fright, angst, and emotional catharsis.&” —Kirkus, starred reviewA teenage girl must save her town…from a memory-devouring monster in this piercing exploration of grief, trauma, and memory, from the author of The Valley and the Flood.For generations, a monster called the Memory Eater has lived in the caves of Whistler Beach, Maine, surviving off the unhappy memories of those who want to forget. And for generations, the Harlows have been in charge of keeping her locked up—and keeping her fed.After her grandmother dies, seventeen-year-old Alana Harlow inherits the family business. But there&’s something Alana doesn&’t know: the strange gaps in her memory aren&’t from an accident. Her memories have been taken—eaten. And with them, she&’s lost the knowledge of how to keep the monster contained.Now the Memory Eater is loose. Alana&’s mistake could cost Whistler Beach everything—unless she can figure out how to retrieve her memories and recapture the monster. But as Alana delves deeper into her family&’s magic and the history of her town, she discovers a shocking secret at the center of the Harlow family business and learns that tampering with memories always comes at a price.
Despedida (Medianoche #Volumen 3)
By Claudia Gray. 2010
Ni siquiera el amor puede cambiar tu destino... Tercera entrega de la serie paranormal romántica «Medianoche». Bianca ha abandonado Medianoche…y se ha unido a la Cruz Negra, la organización mundial de cazadores de vampiros. Su nueva vida no es precisamente fácil: bajo la tutela de Kate y Eduardo, debe entrenarse con disciplina militar, cuidando de que nadie descubra sus poderes sobrenaturales. Solo hay algo que la reconforta: la compañía de Lucas, su gran amor y único confidente, con quien ya ha empezado a planear una nueva huida. Pero lo que Bianca no sabe es que, por muy lejos que vaya, hay algo de lo que nunca podrá escapar: su destino... «En cuanto nos estiramos, Lucas echó su manta sobre los dos y se acurrucó contra mí, pegando el estómago a mi espalda. Su brazo descansaba en mi cintura y podía sentir su respiración en la nuca. Cerré los ojos, disfrutando del momento. Ojalá estuviéramos solos. Ojalá no estuviera todavía tan afectada por el ataque y por la captura de Balthazar. Ojalá mi cuerpo no temblara de miedo. Habría sido delicioso. Lucas me besó dulcemente en la nuca. Sabía que estaba intentando decirme que ya se nos ocurriría algo. Pero yo sabía tan bien como él que lo teníamos muy crudo...»
By Sharon Bolton. 2018
For fans of Val McDermid, Elly Griffiths and Peter May, prepare to delve into the dark world of The Craftsman…with Alive, the ghostly short story thriller by Sunday Times bestseller Sharon Bolton.A dark moon is rising. A perfect black circle, barely visible in the night sky, the dark moon casts its void over the wind-scorched moor, over the soaring mass of a great limestone hill, and over the town that cowers in its shadow. The dark moon is the absence of moon before the slender silver crescent of the new moon appears again and people can breath a little easier.The month is March and the night is clear and cold, black as pitch. The full moon in March is known as the Worm Moon, welcome despite its ominous name, marking as it does the end of winter and the emergence of earthworms from the thawing ground. Dark moons have never been named, although they are sometimes called the dead moons. The dark moons reign over nights when people stoke up their fires, draw their curtains tighter and try to think happy thoughts. In the town of Sabden at the foot of Pendle Hill in Lancashire they usually fail.In Sabden's soot-blackened terraced houses, the sleepers' dreams darken when the moon leaves the sky. Infants wake up cold, mothers tremble with elusive fears for their children and old folks slip a little closer to death. Only the Craftsman welcomes the dark moon. Alone in the town, he is awake, and ready to start work.Alive is a nail-biting, heart-racing, page-turning thriller that will have you up all night and includes an extract of Sharon's upcoming novel The Craftsman. Alive is the perfect appetiser to wet your appetite for Sharon's crime-fiction reads - a gripping tale that will leave you terrified to turn the lights off!
The Cloisters: A Novel
By Katy Hays. 2022
In this “sinister, jaw-dropping” (Sarah Penner, author of The Lost Apothecary) debut novel, a circle of researchers uncover a mysterious…deck of tarot cards and shocking secrets in New York’s famed Met Cloisters. <p><p>When Ann Stilwell arrives in New York City, she expects to spend her summer working as a curatorial associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Instead, she finds herself assigned to The Cloisters, a gothic museum and garden renowned for its medieval art collection and its group of enigmatic researchers studying the history of divination. Desperate to escape her painful past, Ann is happy to indulge the researchers’ more outlandish theories about the history of fortune telling. <p><p>But what begins as academic curiosity quickly turns into obsession when Ann discovers a hidden 15th-century deck of tarot cards that might hold the key to predicting the future. When the dangerous game of power, seduction, and ambition at The Cloisters turns deadly, Ann becomes locked in a race for answers as the line between the arcane and the modern blurs. <p><p>A haunting and magical blend of genres, The Cloisters is a gripping debut that will keep you on the edge of your seat. <p> <b>New York Times Bestseller</b>
The Blackhouse: A Novel
By Carole Johnstone. 2023
From the author of the &“dark and devious...beautifully written&” (Stephen King) Mirrorland comes a richly atmospheric thriller set on an…isolated Scottish island where nothing is as it seems and shocking twists lie around every corner.A remote village. A deadly secret. An outsider who knows the truth. Robert Reid moved his family to Scotland&’s Outer Hebrides in the 1990s, driven by hope, craving safety and community, and hiding a terrible secret. But despite his best efforts to fit in, Robert is always seen as an outsider. And as the legendary and violent Hebridean storms rage around him, he begins to unravel, believing his fate on the remote island of Kilmeray cannot be escaped. For her entire life, Maggie MacKay has sensed something was wrong with her. When Maggie was five years old, she announced that a man on Kilmeray—a place she&’d never visited—had been murdered. Her unfounded claim drew media attention and turned the locals against each other, creating rifts that never mended. Nearly twenty years later, Maggie is determined to find out what really happened, and what the islanders are hiding. But when she begins to receive ominous threats, Maggie is forced to consider how much she is willing to risk to discover the horrifying truth. Unnerving, enthralling, and filled with gothic suspense, The Blackhouse is a spectacularly sinister tale readers won&’t soon forget.
From Bad to Cursed (Bad Girls Don't Die #2)
By Katie Alender. 2015
Alexis is the last girl you'd expect to sell her soul. She already has everything she needs--an adorable boyfriend, the…perfect best friend, and a little sister who's finally recovering after being possessed by an evil spirit, then institutionalized. Alexis is thrilled when her sister joins a club; new friends are just what Kasey needs. It's strange, though, to see how fast the girls in The Sunshine Club go from dorky and antisocial to gorgeous and popular.
Coraline: Full cast production
By Neil Gaiman. 2022
A full cast edition to celebrate the 20 th anniversary of New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Neil…Gaiman's modern classic, Coraline. While exploring her new home, a young girl named Coraline unlocks a door to reveal a hidden passage. Intrigued, she ventures deep into a mysterious mirror realm, a world eerily similar yet darkly different from her own. There another mother and another father greet her, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Before long, the miraculous turns sinister, and Coraline must use her wits and courage to save herself―and the other trapped souls she finds along the way. Filled with enchantments and terrors alike, this winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker Awards is a dazzling feat of imagination from a modern literary master. Cast Julian Rhind-Tutt: Narrator Pixie Davies: Coraline Katherine Kingsley: Mother and Other Mother Julian Clary: Cat Jacqueline Boatswain: Miss Spink and Other Miss Spink Kevin McNally: Father and Other Father Adjoa Andoh: Miss Forcible and Other Miss Forcible Adrian Schiller: Mr. Bobo, Other Mr. Bobo, police, and the dogs Heather Nicol: Winged Ghost Girl William Parker: Ghost Boy Nicole Davis: Tall Ghost Girl