Category: Horror

Magic Terror: 7 Tales by Peter Straub

By Peter Straub

Nobody tells a narrative like Peter Straub. He dazzles with the complexity of his plots. He delights with the sophistication and eloquence of his prose. He startles you into laughter within the face of occasions so darkish you start to query your individual ethical compass. Then he reduces you to jelly by way of spinning a story so terrifying-and surprising-you finally end up dozing with the lighting fixtures on.

With Magic Terror, the bestselling writer of Ghost tale and The Talisman (with Stephen King) has given us some of the most imaginatively unsettling collections in years. The terrain of those striking tales is marked via brutality, heart-break, melancholy, ask yourself, and an unforeseen humor that permits empathy to blossom in the very unlikely contexts.

"Bunny is sweet Bread" takes us into the brain of a small boy trapped in ugly situations to painting the production of a serial killer in a way that compels pity, sorrow, comprehension, and grief-as good as judgment. "Hunger, an Introduction," narrated through the ghost of a pompous, self-pitying assassin, inspires a profoundly attractive imaginative and prescient of earthly existence, one liked way more by means of the lifeless than the dwelling. The award-winning novella "Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff," a masterpiece of black comedy, attracts upon Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener" to create a revenge story during which torture is an ethical artwork and the revenger undergoes a reworking, albeit painful, education.

In the phrases of Mrs. Asch, the visionary narrator of "Ashputtle," "The major function of event is that it is going ahead into unknown country." Straub's devotees could be entranced by means of what their fearless consultant has in shop for them. these as but uninitiated are in for a harrowing literary trip. benefit from the experience.

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By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz

By Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz has exceeded his longtime recognition as “America’s most well liked suspense novelist”(Rolling Stone) to develop into probably the most celebrated and profitable writers of our time. Reviewers hail his boundless originality, his paintings, his unprecedented skill to create hugely textured, riveting drama, straight away viscerally established and totally particular.

Author of 1 no 1 the recent York occasions bestseller after one other, Koontz is on the top of his powers, spinning mysteries and miracles, captivating stories that talk on to today’s readers, balm for the guts and hearth for the brain. during this wonderful new novel, he can provide a travel de strength of darkish suspense and excellent revelation that has the entire Koontz logos: experience, chills, riddles, humor, heartbreak, an unforgettable solid of characters, and a climax that would go away you clamoring for more.

Dylan O’Connor is a talented younger artist simply attempting to do the precise factor in lifestyles. He’s on his method to an arts competition in Santa Fe while he stops to get a room for himself and his twenty-year-old autistic brother, Shep. yet in a nightmarish fast, Dylan is attacked via a mysterious “doctor,” injected with a wierd substance, and advised that he's now a provider of anything that might both kill him...or remodel his existence within the so much impressive approach. Then he's informed that he needs to flee—before the doctor’s enemies hunt him down for the key circulating via his physique. nobody may also help him, the medical professional says, no longer even the police.

Stunned, disbelieving, Dylan is grew to become unfastened to run for his life...and directly into an event that may flip the following twenty-four hours into an odyssey of terror, mystery—and wondrous discovery. it's a trip that starts off whilst Dylan and Shep’s course intersects with that of Jillian Jackson. earlier than that night Jilly used to be a stunning comic whose largest fear used to be even if she might ever discover a respectable guy. Now she too is a provider. or even as Dylan attempts to persuade her that they’ll be more secure sticking jointly, cold-eyed males in a threatening pack of black Suburbans method, basically seconds sooner than Jilly’s vintage Coupe DeVille explodes into skinny air.

Now the 3 are at the run jointly, yet with out notion whom they’re operating from—or why. in the meantime Shep has began displaying more and more aggravating habit. And no matter what it's that’s coursing via their our bodies turns out to have plunged them into one waking nightmare after one other. Seized through sinister premonitions, they locate themselves inexplicably attracted to crime scenes—just mins earlier than the crimes occur.

What this unfathomable energy is, how they could use it to forestall the evil erupting throughout them, and why they've been selected are just elements of a puzzle that reaches again into the tragic prior and the darkish secrets and techniques all of them proportion: secrets and techniques of insanity, soreness, and premature demise. possibly the reply lies within the eerie, enigmatic messages that Shep, with valuable time operating out, starts off to copy, approximately an entity who does his paintings “by the sunshine of the moon.”

By the sunshine of the Moon is a singular of heart-stopping suspense and transcendent attractiveness, of the way evil can smash us and love can redeem us—a masterwork of the mind's eye within which the surprises come web page after web page and the spell of chic storytelling triumphs all through.

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Summer of Night (Seasons of Horror, Book 1) by Dan Simmons

By Dan Simmons

2011 book variation with new introduction

This masterfully crafted horror vintage, that includes a brand-new advent through Dan Simmons, will convey you to the sting of your seat, hair status on finish and blood freezing on your veins

It's the summer time of 1960 and within the small city of Elm Haven, Illinois, 5 twelve-year-old boys are forging the strong bonds life of swap won't holiday. From sundown motorbike rides to shaded hiding areas within the woods, the boys' days are marked through the entire secrets and techniques and silences of an idyllic middle-childhood. yet amid the sundrenched cornfields their loyalty can be pitilessly verified. while a long-silent bell peals in the course of the evening, the townsfolk realize it marks the tip in their carefree days. From the depths of the outdated significant tuition, a hulking citadel tinged with the mahogany odor of coffins, an invisible evil is emerging. unusual and frightening occasions start to overtake daily life, spreading terror in the course of the as soon as idyllic city. made up our minds to exorcize this historical plague, Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen, and Kevin needs to salary a conflict of blood—against an arcane abomination who owns the night...

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Winter Wake by Rick Hautala

By Rick Hautala

Initially released 1989.

An common American kin: father John, mom Julia, and 13 year-old daughter Bri trip again to Glooscap Island, Maine, where of John's start and early youth, to take care of his father Frank, who's suffered a stroke. John is lower than extremely joyful with this movement. They quickly locate they're being stalked through a type of wraith that appears with regards to a gloomy mystery from someone's past.

Rick Hautala has greater than thirty released books to his credits, together with the million reproduction, overseas best-seller Nightstone, in addition to Twilight Time, Little Brothers, Cold Whisper, Impulse, and The Wildman. He has additionally released 4 novels—The White Room, Looking Glass, Unbroken, and Follow—using the pseudonym A. J. Matthews. His greater than sixty released brief tales have seemed in nationwide and overseas anthologies and magazines. His brief tale assortment Bedbugs used to be chosen as the best horror books of the 12 months in 2003.

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Mega: A Deep Sea Thriller (Mega, Book 1) by Jake Bible

By Jake Bible

There's something within the deep. whatever huge. anything hungry. whatever prehistoric.
And workforce Grendel needs to locate it, struggle it, and kill it.
Kinsey Thorne, the 1st girl US military SEAL candidate has hit all-time low. Having washed out of the army, she became to each drink and drug she may perhaps get her palms on. till her father and cousins, all ex-Navy SEALS themselves, provide her a fashion again into the lifestyles: as a part of a personal, elite strive against workforce being prepare to discover and seek out an very unlikely monster within the Indian Ocean. Kinsey has a moment probability, yet can she pass though it?

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Anathema by D. A. Dalessandro

By D. A. Dalessandro

There's a horror as previous because the sea. for hundreds of years, it has stalked unsuspecting sailors and is actually the stuff of legends. deadly and constant, it strikes via evening and moves unexpectedly. within the yr 1856, it has come to the remoted island of Nantucket to feed. Screenwriter D.A. Dalessandro ("Snakes On A Plane") channels Bram Stoker and Jules Verne in his meticulously researched twist at the Gothic horror novel. whilst Harvard clinical pupil Balthazar Andrews arrives to check a physique discovered tired of blood, he's drawn into an experience that shatters his realizing of technological know-how and the flora and fauna. fortunately, he acquires a stalwart ally-eighteen-year-old Prudence Mott, a feisty Quaker with a devotion to the works of Edgar Allan Poe. As our bodies pile up, Balthazar and Prudence assemble an eccentric naturalist, a crusty soldier of fortune and a Samoan whale hunter in a determined quest to break the creature they name "Anathema."

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Demon Key by David Brookover

By David Brookover

An historical evil has woke up . . .

Police leader Dexter Lowe enjoys his humdrum task within the sleepy little city of Gator Creek, Florida, until eventually a kidnapper starts terrorizing the neighborhood ladies. FBI certain Agent Teddi McCoy arrives to aid him seek out the mysterious kidnapper. After failing to safe any leads, they're compelled to recruit the FBI's ace-in-the-hole psychic from the Louisiana Bayou, Jackson "Swamp Jack" Lafevre.

Aided through the eccentric LaFevre's outstanding visions, they song the kidnapper to an remoted island at the japanese fringe of the Florida Everglades. A key with an eerie and violent earlier. Demon Key. a spot the place the kidnapper's sufferers have mysteriously vanished. Forever.

After ultimately dispatching the kidnapper, their excitement quickly plummets to the depths of terror because the key unearths its maximum horror . . . a sinister creature so robust and vile that Gator Creek's in basic terms wish of survival . . . needs to come from the previous.

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Cold Fire by Dean Koontz

By Dean Koontz

Reporter Holly Thorne is intrigued by way of Jim Ironheart, who has kept 12 lives long ago 3 months. Holly desires to comprehend what sort of energy drives him, why terrifying visions of a churning windmill hang-out his desires, and simply what he potential while he whispers in his sleep that an enemy who will kill everyone seems to be coming.

“A grasp storyteller, occasionally funny, occasionally surprising, yet consistently riveting. His characters sparkle with lifestyles. And his fast paced plots are splendidly fiendish, taking unforeseen twists and turns.” - The San Diego Union-Tribune

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Bethany's Sin by Robert R. McCammon

By Robert R. McCammon

Bethany's Sin is a tiny, picturesque village in rural Pennsylvania. Its tree-lined streets, attractive homes, and manicured exteriors offer--or seem to offer--both peace and a spot of safe haven. Evan Reid, a guy haunted through his stories of the Vietnam battle and through a historical past of viscerally demanding goals, involves the village together with his spouse and daughter, hoping to make a clean begin after a sequence of discouraging setbacks. initially, all is going as deliberate. Evan resumes his occupation as a contract author whereas his spouse, Kay, starts instructing math at an area collage. yet there are issues occurring in Bethany's Sin that nobody desires to discuss: unexplained disappearances, homes that stand surprisingly vacant, part glimpsed figures that seem to be girl, the very unlikely sound of hoof beats within the evening. on the middle of all of it stands a unmarried enforcing lady: Dr. Kathryn Drago, a pupil and neighborhood chief who holds the main to the mysteries that enshroud the town.

First released as a paperback unique in 1980, Bethany's Sin was once Robert R. McCammon's moment novel. Like its predecessor, Baal, it deals a daunting, completely imagined portrait of historical forces set free within the smooth global. Like Baal, it's either a striking accomplishment in its personal correct and a useful glimpse into the early life of an enormous author, a guy whose uncooked narrative expertise used to be obvious from the beginning. This deluxe re-creation deals McCammon's many fanatics the definitive model of an important early paintings, a e-book that foreshadows the later--and larger--accomplishments to come back.

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