Loss by Tom Piccirilli

By Tom Piccirilli

Using the original, darkly funny, and robust noir voice that's his trademark, Piccirilli demonstrates why he's develop into a must-read writer for admirers of either crime and horror fiction. LOSS matters a failed author operating as a handyman in an outdated big apple house development with a wierd historical past and various oddball tenants, now not all of whom could be what they appear. The penthouse is owned by way of a bestselling novelist and his spouse, the anonymous narrator's longtime unrequited love, who quickly is going lacking. Is she lifeless or someway trapped in the never-ending corridors of a lair jam-packed with twisted thoughts and half-forgotten goals? this can be a haunting noir-ghost tale fusion that not just spotlights the phobia of lacking out on one's maximum hopes and romantic goals, but in addition gains such memorable characters as Mojo the speaking monkey and the corpse of the genuine inventor of aluminum foil.

Show description

Read or Download Loss PDF

Similar horror books

The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories

From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of darkish and weird tales that go beyond all identified style limitations. jointly those tales shape the bizarre, and its practitioners comprise a few of the maximum names in 20th and twenty-first century literature.

Johnny Halloween: Tales of the Dark Season

Norman Partridge's Halloween novel, darkish Harvest, used to be selected as considered one of Publishers Weekly's a hundred most sensible Books of 2006. A Bram Stoker Award winner and global fable nominee, Partridge's rapid-fire story of a small city trapped by means of its personal shadows welcomed a unconditionally unique construction, the October Boy, incomes the writer comparisons to Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, and Shirley Jackson.

The Unseen

From mystery Award-winning writer Alexandra Sokoloff: A terrifying novel of suspense encouraged via the world-famous ESP experiments carried out via Dr. J. B. Rhine within the Duke college parapsychology department.

After experiencing a precognitive dream that shatters her engagement and alterations her lifestyles endlessly, younger California psychology professor Laurel MacDonald comes to a decision to get a clean begin through taking a task at Duke college in North Carolina. She quickly turns into passionate about the long-buried documents shape the world-famous Rhine parapsychology experiments, which tried to turn out if ESP particularly exists.

As she groups up with one other charismatic professor, they discover irritating experiences, together with a mysterious case of a home supposedly haunted through a poltergeist, investigated through one other learn group in 1965. the 2 professors and enormously talented Duke scholars stream into the grand, deserted mansion to copy the research, unaware that the complete unique group ended up insane. .. or lifeless.

Extra resources for Loss

Example text

With this he smote at Morrison's head. Morrison's head ducked under the resounding impact, but he clung on and so did Mr. Garvace. The door came open, and then Mr. Garvace was staggering back, hand to head; his autocratic, his sacred baldness, smitten. Parsons was beyond all control—a strangeness, a marvel. Heaven 46 knows how the artistic struggle had strained that richly endowed temperament. "Say I can't dress a window, you thundering old Humbug," he said, and hurled the huckaback at his master.

His only rule was not to be misled by the spelling. That was no guide anyhow. He avoided every recognised phrase in the language and mispronounced everything in order that he shouldn't be suspected of ignorance, but whim. "Sesquippledan," he would say. " said Platt. " asked Platt. "In the warehouse, O' Man. All among the table-cloths and blankets. Carlyle. He's reading aloud. Doing the High Froth. Spuming! Windmilling! Waw, waw! It's a sight worth seeing. " 35 He held an imaginary book in one hand and waved an eloquent gesture.

He liked to sit in the nave during the service, and look through the great gates at the candles and choristers, and listen to the organ-sustained voices, but the transepts he never penetrated because of the charge for admission.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.06 of 5 – based on 3 votes

About admin