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What do readers say about The Light at the End?

a graffiti artist 80s vampire novel

Rudy Pasko, a cynical, arrogant graffiti artist turned vampire, stalks the dark underground of the Manhattan subway as a series of bizarre, brutal murders stump the police... More details on The Light at the End

Light struggled gamely against the storefront window with the words MOMENTS, FROZEN embossed on its filthy surface. If Danny’d ever scrubbed the sucker, the light just might have prevailed. But New Yo...
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What do readers say about Exquisite Corpse?

tightly written and suspenseful wet and diseased

From the author of Lost Souls, Drawing Blood, and Wormwood comes a thrilling and chilling novel that bestselling author Peter Straub says serves as a "guidebook to hell."

To serial slayer Andrew Compton, murder is an art, the most intimate art. After... More details on Exquisite Corpse

Sometimes a man grows tired of carrying everything the world heaps upon his head. The shoulders sag, the spine bows cruelly, the muscles tremble with weariness. Hope of relief begins to die. And the m...
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What do readers say about The Summer I Died?

disturbing novels iceberg basically torture porn

When Roger Huntington comes home from college for the summer and is met by his best friend, Tooth, he knows they're going to have a good time. A summer full of beer, comic books, movies, laughs, and maybe even girls. The sun is high and the sky is cl... More details on The Summer I Died

The gun jumped back in my hand like a startled cat. I winced at the shot, a screaming thunderclap that cut off my hearing as if someonehadsnuck up behind me and shoved cotton balls in my ears. The emp...
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What do readers say about The Bighead?

white trash gothic absolutely disgusting story

Who is he? What is he? An inbred homicidal pervert? A supernatural psychopath? Who or whatever he is, he's on a roll now, raging out of the Virginia backwoods and leaving in his wake a trail of blood, guts, and disgust far beyond the limits of your r... More details on The Bighead

The Bighead licked his chops and tasted the dandy things: blood and fat, pussystink, the salt-slime of his own semen that he’d just slurped out’a the dead girl’s bellybutton. His bone had split her pu...
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What do readers say about Books of Blood?

short story collections short story anthologies


Rediscover the true meaning of fear in this collection of horror stories from Clive Barker, New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Hellraiser series.

Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we'r... More details on Books of Blood

They run, unerring lines of ghost-trains, of dream-carriages, across the wasteland behind our lives, bearing an endless traffic of departed souls. Their thrum and throb can be heard in the broken plac...
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What do readers say about Gone to See the River Man?

atmospheric, creepy and brutal depth and intent

Super fans. Groupies. Stalkers.

These people will give anything for the idols they worship, be they rock stars, actor, or authors. Or even serial killers.

Lori's obsession is with Edmund Cox, who was convicted of butchering more than twenty women. Sh... More details on Gone to See the River Man

Edmund was almost poetic when he wanted to be, despite his poor grammar and spelling. Lori was actually surprised he’d gotten this sentence right. His musings always held some grim underlining, like a...
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What do readers say about The Girl Next Door?

terse and suspenseful disturbing, but powerful

A teenage girl is held captive and brutally tortured by neighborhood children. Based on a true story, this shocking novel reveals the depravity of which we are all capable.

This novel contains graphic content and is recommended for regular readers of... More details on The Girl Next Door

She is driving down a rain-slick highway on a hot summer morning in a rented Volvo, her lover by her side, driving slowly and carefully because she knows how treacherous new rain on hot streets can be...
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"Chandler Morrison is one of the most visceral and uncompromising writers of his generation, and Dead Inside is a nightmarish, unforgettable work of fiction." --- Donald Ray Pollock, author of THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME "Not since Peter Sotos' SPECIAL ha... More details on Dead Inside

She gets up from between my legs and wipes the back of her hand across her pouty lips, looking at me with an expression I can’t decipher—I’ve never been all that great at reading people—but I know it’...
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What do readers say about Off Season?

grotesque to an extreme paper-based slasher story

September. A beautiful New York editor retreats to a lonely cabin on a hill in the quiet Maine beach town of Dead River-off season-awaiting her sister and friends. Nearby, a savage human family with a taste for flesh lurks in the darkening woods, wat... More details on Off Season

They took their time. Breaking off the white birch switches, peeling the bark away. They could hear her moving through the underbrush. They looked at one another and smiled, but said nothing. They pee...
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What do readers say about The Troop?

disgusting and freaky interesting and intriguing

"The Troop scared the hell out of me, and I couldn't put it down. This is old-school horror at its best." -Stephen King

This "grim microcosm of terror and desperation haunting" (Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author) follows a scout t... More details on The Troop

The man was wet from the spray that kicked over the gunwale. The outline of his body was visible under his drenched clothes. He easily could have been mistaken for a scarecrow left carelessly unattend...
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