“The Grand Dark doesn’t rise above the pulpy, overwrought drama of the eponymous theater’s productions.
The Ghost Clause by Howard Norman is a novel about intellectuals. Or rather, it’s a novel about marriage and American village life as seen through intellectual eyes.
“The author has taken the isolation of the Okefenokee Swamp and magnified it into a story of dread, fear, and supernatural inevitability.”
“The Substitution Order is a good legal thriller with enjoyable characters and a dilly of a situation faced by the main character.
“Well written if graphic, Dust Devils is further evidence that Jonathan Janz’s star will continue rising among contemporary horror writer greats.”
“Any reader who likes the literary convention of placing real-life people in fictional situations will wholeheartedly enjoy Stoker’s Wilde.”
“The scope of Camp’s mythological knowledge continues to be impressive, even as he builds a cosmos that is distinctly his own.”
“Whether for a light read or deeper introspection, this book offers intriguing insights and opinions into the reasons why the creation of a 19th century teenaged author has become a referen
“A skillful blending of paranormal horror with a political thriller.”
“As the first novel of an award-winning short story writer, In the Midst of the Sea makes an impressive debut.”
“Carrying McGuire’s signature voice, Middlegame takes the reader through fantastic yet dark childhoods that blossom into a grim, powerful godhood.
“New terrors are what Kiernan offers, for worse, but for transformative worse.”
“As with all other Jonathan Janz’s novels, this one is a definite winner!”
“Days by Moonlight is a trip down the rabbit hole to a Wonderland for adults, where the real and the unreal walk hand in hand, and it’s difficult to separate the two.”
“Wounds will no doubt be remembered as one of the most disquieting and memorable short story collections to come out this year.”
Nell Freudenberger opens Lost and Wanted with wicked good literary instinct: “In the first few months after Charlie died, I began hearing from her much more frequently.
“a story not only of a haunted house but also of haunted people.”
“If this should happen to be the last novel in the series, the story couldn’t end in a better way.”
“A lovely book, a worthy debut novel, a satisfying read.”
“Ghosts, elementals, demons, and even the dreaded wendigo all appear here, and most have starring roles in the best horror stories evert committed to paper.”
“With tinges of Rosemary’s Baby as well as a touches here and there of the Robin Hardy-directed film, The Wicker Man, this is a tense as well as in
“Languid, haunting, surreal, and utterly beautiful, this tale is in part a profound meditation on self-reflection and inner strength in the face, and in the painful grip, of abuse—and yet i
The publication of poet Sylvia Plath’s newly discovered short story, Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom, follows the highly acclaimed second and final volume of her letters (The Letter
“EC produced the best comics of the era and The Vault of Horror Volume 5 is evidence enough that EC produced an idiosyncratic brand of horror that is undeniably American.”