New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

July 16, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Buffy the vampire slayer. Season 10

July 15, 2016
Milwaukie, Oregon : Dark Horse Comics, 2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. New rules -- v. 2. I wish -- v. 3. Love dares you -- v. 4. Old demons -- v. 5. In pieces on the ground

The goon.

July 11, 2016
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Comics, p2004-<2016>
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Vols. 1-<15> by Eric Powell.
Each volume also has distinctive title.

The devourers

July 11, 2016
Das, Indra, author.
New York : Del Rey, 2015.
303 pages ; cm
"A dreamlike novel about a young historian and a persuasive and beguiling stranger coming together in modern-day Kolkata, India to transcribe an ancient journal. A collection of paper, parchment, and skins, the journal tells of bloodshed, kidnapping, magic and shapeshifting, set against the harsh landscapes of the 17th-Century Mughal Empire. It reveals the story of hunters and prey, lovers and the beloved, and, in the end, the choice to be transformed, or be quarry"--Provided by publisher.

Grendel : devil tales

July 11, 2016
Wagner, Matt.
Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse Comics, 1999.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Collects issues 1-2 of Grendel Classics".

Grendel tales. The devil in our midst

July 11, 2016
Seagle, Steven T.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Comics, 1998.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26cm
"This book collects issues 1-5 Grendel tales: The devil in our midst".

Grendel tales. Homecoming

July 11, 2016
McEown, Pat.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Comics, 2000.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Collects issues 1-3 of Grendel tales: Homecoming".

The devil's evidence : a novel

July 6, 2016
Unsworth, Simon Kurt, 1972-
New York : Doubleday, 2016.
381 pages ; 25 cm
Sequel to: The devil's detective.
"Fool alone has survived the wrath of both demon and angel, and now he faces his most thrilling and complex challenge. Troubling and deadly fires are spreading throughout Hell, and it is Fool’s job to sift the ashes and find their source. The clues he finds are mysterious and unsettling, implying something different from the usual litany of cruelty he sees. But one fact is the most disconcerting: the fires have left his masters at the Bureaucracy terrified. In the midst of the chaos, Fool is sent to accompany a political delegation to Heaven. It is unprecedented for a condemned human to enter the land of the elevated, but Fool is protected as one of Hell’s own. When his arrival coincides with the discovery of an impossible murder, he faces a catastrophic paradox. Violence, corruption, and fear are Hell’s currency; how does one investigate evil where those concepts cannot exist? Impossible or not, the killings are real, and the evidence leads Fool deep into the contradictions of a visionary landscape, where danger can present itself in any form, and to the heart of a conspiracy with the power to upset the balance of Heaven and Hell."--Provided by publisher.

The prisoner of Hell Gate : a novel

July 6, 2016
Wolff, Dana I., author.
New York : Picador, 2016.
212 pages ; 21 cm
"Karalee Soper, a graduate student at Havermeyer University's school of public health, grew up hearing tales of her heroic great grandfather, George A. Soper, who tracked down and locked away Irish immigrant cook Mary Mallon--the infamous disease carrier who came to be called Typhoid Mary. So when partying on a pleasure cruise with her closest friends, she finds herself in an area of the East River known as Hell Gate--in sight of the long-uninhabited island where Mary languished bitterly for decades--and can't resist the temptation to sneak ashore for a secret visit. Soon five curious and precocious twentysomethings are wandering among the macabre ruins of abandoned Riverside Hospital. Budding experts on the history of communicable disease, these students think they've mastered everything there is to know about Typhoid Mary and North Brother Island. But they don't know who tends the garden by the crumbling greenhouse. They don't know about the ghosts of the General Slocum shipwreck. They don't know the intentions of the hermit woman who offers to cook them dinner. And, worst of all, they know nothing of the sinister history lurking in the DNA of Karalee Soper, who will soon learn to her horror that the real prisoner of Hell Gate is the person she least suspects"-- Provided by publisher.

The hatching : a novel

July 5, 2016
Boone, Ezekiel, author.
New York : Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 2016.
xiii, 334 pages ; 24 cm.
"The first in a horror trilogy about an ancient race of carnivorous spiders who emerge from the center of the earth after being dormant for over ten thousand years"-- Provided by publisher.

Rozy na ruinakh

July 1, 2016
Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.), author.
©2016 (this Russian translation).
414 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published in English in the United States.
"Fourteen-year-old Jory was so handsome, so gentle. And Bart had such a dazzling imagination for a nine year old. Then the lights came on in the abandoned house next door. Soon the Old Lady in Black was there, watching their home with prying eyes, guarded by her strange old butler. Soon the shrouded woman had Bart over for cookies and ice cream and asked him to call her "Grandmother." And soon Bart's transformation began... a transformation that led him into shocking acts of violence, self-destruction and perversity. And now while this little boy trembles on the edge of madness, his anguished parents, his helpless brother, an obsessed old woman and the vengeful, powerful butler await the climax to a horror that flowered in an attic long ago, a horror whose thorns are still wet with blood, still tipped with fire..." -- cataloger's summary of


June 29, 2016
Arisugawa, Arisu, 1959-
Tōkyō : Kadokawa, 2016.
297 pages : illustrations, map ; 16 cm.
Includes street map of the setting on page [7].
Kiyomizuzaka -- Aizenzaka -- Genjōzaka -- Kuchinawazaka -- Shingonzaka -- Tenjinzaka -- Ōsaka -- Kareno -- Sekiyōan.
Nine short stories of human relationships, local history, and the supernatural, all set on the "Seven Slopes of Tennō Temple" in Ōsaka.

Bilin ni Lola

June 29, 2016
Justarlo (Arlo Icabandi), author.
© 2014.
192 pages ; 18 cm
"Pumunta si Leanne sa ancestral ng kanyang lola upang doon magbakasyon. Ngunit sa sa kanyang pagbisita rito, napag-alaman niya ang madilim na sinapit ng dating kasambahay ng kanyang Lola. Nagparamdam ito sa kanya na akala niya noong una ay panaginip lamang. Sinubukan niyang magtanong sa kanyang lola ngunit ilang matatalinhagang bilin lamang ang binibigkasnito sa kanya. Sa pagdating ng kanyang mga magulang at sa pagdaan na rin ng bawat araw, mas nakakapangilabot ang mga bagay na unti-unti niyang natuklasan. May mga tanong na pilit niyang hinahanapan ng kasagutan. Ngunit handa kaya siyang tanggapin ang malagim na lihim ng kanilang pamilya na maaaring bumago sa kanyang buong pagkatao? Hanggang kailan siya makikinig sa mga mahiwagang bilin ng kanyang lola? Sino ba ang dapat niyang pagkatiwalaan? Halina at alamin ang bawat... BILIN NI LOLO"--cover.

The nightmare stacks

June 28, 2016
Stross, Charles, author.
New York : Ace Books, 2016.
385 pages ; 24 cm.
"The Laundry Files' 'fast-paced blend of espionage thrills, mundane office comedy and Lovecraftian horror' (SFX) continues as Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross assigns a day trader to a permanent position on the night shift... After stumbling upon the algorithm that turned him and his fellow merchant bankers into vampires, Alex Schwartz was drafted by The Laundry, Britain's secret counter-occult agency that's humanity's first line of defense against the forces of darkness. Dependent on his new employers for his continued existence--as Alex has no stomach for predatory bloodsucking--he has little choice but to accept his new role as an operative-in-training. Dispatched to Leeds, Alex's first assignment is to help assess the costs of renovating a 1950s Cold War bunker into The Laundry's new headquarters. Unfortunately, Leeds is Alex's hometown, and the thought of breaking the news to his parents that he's left banking for civil service, while hiding his undead condition, is causing more anxiety than learning how to live as a vampire secret agent preparing to confront multiple apocalypses. Alex's only saving grace is Cassie Brewer, a drama student appearing in the local Goth Festival who is inexplicably attracted to him despite his awkward personality and massive amounts of sunblock. But Cassie has secrets of her own--secrets that make Alex's night life behaviors seem positively normal..."-- Provided by publisher.

Escape from asylum

June 28, 2016
Roux, Madeleine, 1985- author.
343 pages : photographs ; 22 cm.
"An Asylum prequel"
Ricky Desmond has been through all this before. If he could just get through to his mother, he could convince her that he doesn't belong at Brookline. From the man who thinks he can fly to the woman who killed her husband, the other patients are nothing like him; all he did was lose his temper just a little bit, just the once. But when Ricky is selected by the sinister Warden Crawford for a very special program--a program that the warden claims will not cure him but perfect him--Ricky realizes that he may not be able to wait for his mom a second longer. With the help of a sympathetic nurse and a fellow patient, Ricky needs to escape now.

The binding : a novel

June 27, 2016
Wolff, Nicholas, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
403 pages ; 21 cm
"When a rare mental disorder begins to consume his small-town neighbors, a young psychiatrist digs up the past for clues to the epidemic's bone-chilling source in this brilliant supernatural horror debut. Convinced that evil spirits have overtaken his daughter, a desperate father introduces her to Nat Thayer, a young psychiatrist in their sleepy blue-blooded Massachusetts college town. Thayer quickly diagnoses the girl with Cotard Delusion, an obscure condition sometimes described as "walking corpse syndrome." But Thayer soon realizes his patient--and many of the local families--are actually being targeted by a malignant force resurrected from the town's wicked history. Thayer must discover the source of the spreading plague ... before there is no one left to save"-- Provided by publisher.

The mammoth book of Cthulhu

June 27, 2016
xviii, 476 pages ; 20 cm
"New Lovecraftian fiction with stories by Laird Barron, Brian Hodge, Caitlín R. Kiernan, John Langan, John Shirley, and many more"--Cover.
Introduction: Who, what, when, where, why... / Paula Guran -- In syllables of elder seas / Lisa L. Hannett -- The peddler's tale; or, Isobel's revenge / Caitlín R. Kiernan -- It's all the same road in the end / Brian Hodge -- Caro in carno / Helen Marshall -- The Cthulhu navy wife / Sandra McDonald -- Those who watch / Ruthanna Emrys -- A clutch / Laird Barron -- Just beyond the trailer park / John Shirley -- The sea inside / Amanda Downum -- Outside the house, watching for the crows / John Langan -- Alexandra lost / Simon Strantzas -- Falcon-and-sparrows / Yoon Ha Lee -- A shadow of thine own design / W. H. Pugmire -- Backbite / Norman Partridge -- In the ruins of Mohenjo-Daro / Usman T. Malik -- Legacy of salt / Silvia Moreno-Garcia -- I do not count the hours / Michael Wehunt -- An open letter to Mister Edgar Allan Poe, from a fervent admirer / Michael Shea -- I dress my lover in yellow / A. C. Wise -- Deep Eden / Richard Gavin -- The future eats everything / Don Webb -- I believe that we will win / Nadia Bulkin -- In the sacred cave / Lois H. Gresh -- Umbilicus / Damien Angelica Walters -- Variations on Lovecraftian themes / Veronica Schanoes.
"An outstanding anthology of original stories inspired by H. P. Lovecraft from authors who do not merely imitate, but reimagine, re-energize, and renew his concepts in ways relevant to today's readers. Fresh new fiction that explores our modern fears and nightmares. From the depths of R'lyeh to the heights of the Mountains of Madness, some of today's best weird fiction writers -- both established award-winning authors and exciting new voices -- THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF CTHULHU collects tales of cosmic horror that traverse terrain created by Lovecraft and create new eldritch geographies to explore..."

Disappearance at Devil's Rock : a novel

June 22, 2016
Tremblay, Paul, author.
327 pages ; 24 cm
When her fourteen-year-old son disappears during a summer sleepover at Devil's Rock, Elizabeth and other residents of the town begin to see his ghost throughout the town, which leads her to believe that he is dead. She tries to maintain a sense of calm to help her younger daughter, Katie, but her anxiety builds when she begins to find crumpled pages of Tommy's journal which contain disturbing connections between Tommy's father's death, a stranger named Arnold, and a macabre folk tale.

D.Gray-Man. Volumes 19-20-21

June 21, 2016
Hoshino, Katsura, author, artist.
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, [2015]
556 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
"First published in Japan in 2004 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo."

The vanishing throne

June 20, 2016
May, Elizabeth, 1987- author.
458 pages ; 22 cm.
"Book two of the Falconer trilogy" --Cover.
Aileana Kameron is the Falconer, born to hunt and slay the faeries who prey on mankind--but now, in 1847, the great battle is past, Edinburgh lies in ruins, and Aileana is a prisoner of the Fae prince Lonnrach, whose sister murdered her mother, and somehow she must find a way to escape, before he can steal her memories.

Black tide rising

June 17, 2016
Riverdale, NY : Baen, 2016.
x, 287 pages ; 25 cm.
Foreword / by Gary Poole -- Never been kissed /by John Ringo -- Up on the roof /by Eric Flint -- Staying human /by Jody Lynn Nye -- On the wall /by John Scalzi & Dave Klecha -- Do no harm /by Sarah Hoyt -- Not in vain /by Kacey Ezell -- How do you solve a problem like grandpa? /by Michael Z. Williamson -- Battle of the BERTs /by Mike Massa -- The road to good intentions /by Tedd Roberts -- 200 miles to Nashville /by Christopher Smith -- Best laid plans /by Jason Cordova & Eric S. Brown -- The meaning of freedom /by John Ringo -- Afterword / by John Ringo -- About the authors.
"TOP NAME WRITERS ENTER THE REALM OF JOHN RINGO'S BLACK TIDE RISING ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE SERIES! A collection of all-original stories set in the Black Tide Rising series of novels created by multiple New York Times best-selling author John Ringo Stories by John Ringo, Eric Flint, John Scalzi & Dave Klecha, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. Williamson and more. The news that humanity had been dreading for ages had come true. Zombies are real. Worst of all, we created them. The apocalypse was upon us, and every man, woman and child had to answer a simple question of themselves: "What do we do now?" For a group of neighbors in the Chicago suburbs of Northern Indiana, it was "work together or die"...and figure out how to live on top of oil storage tanks to keep the zombies at bay. For the Biological Emergency Response Teams in New York City, it was "how long can we fight off the infected before it's too late".as well as having to fight other groups all out to claim a dwindling stock of supplies and safety. And for a group of cheerleaders, it was about the end of their world. And about what happens when you get a group of physically fit young women really, really angry. Featuring original stories from some of the brightest stars in the science fiction universe: John Ringo; Eric Flint, John Scalzi & Dave Klecha, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. Williamson, Kacey Ezella--cheerleading coach, veteran, and helicopter pilot--and more"-- Provided by publisher.

Meg : nightstalkers

June 17, 2016
Alten, Steve, author.
367 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"In this fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling MEG series, Nightstalkers picks up where MEG: Hell's Aquarium left off. Bela and Lizzy, the dominant Megalodon siblings from Angel's brood, have escaped the Tanaka Institute to roam the Salish Sea in British Columbia. While Jonas Taylor and his friend Mac attempt to either recapture or kill the "sisters," Jonas's son, David, embarks on his own adventure, motivated by revenge. Having witnessed his girlfriend's gruesome death, David has joined a Dubai Prince's ocean expedition, tracking the 120-foot, hundred-ton Liopleurodon that escaped from the Panthalassa Sea. Haunted by night terrors, David repeatedly risks his life to lure the Lio and other prehistoric sea creatures into the fleet's nets, while battling his own suicidal demons" -- jacket.

I'm thinking of ending things

June 14, 2016
Reid, Iain, 1981-
210 pages ; 22 cm
Jake and a woman known only as The Girlfriend are taking a long drive to meet his parents at their secluded farm. But when Jake takes a sudden detour, leaving The Girlfriend stranded at a deserted high school, the story transforms into a twisted combination of the darkest unease, psychological frailty, and a look into the limitations of solitude.

The port-wine stain : with an unfinished tale by Edgar A. Poe

June 14, 2016
Lock, Norman, 1950-
New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2016.
223 pages ; 19 cm
In his third book of The American Novels series, Norman Lock recounts the story of a young Philadelphian, Edward Fenzil, who, in the winter of 1844, falls under the sway of two luminaries of the nineteenth-century grotesque imagination: Thomas Dent Mütter, a surgeon and collector of medical zcuriosities,y and Edgar Allan Poe. As Fenzil struggles against the powerful wills that would usurp his identity, including that of his own malevolent doppelgänger, he loses his mind and his story to another. --

Tokyo ghoul

June 13, 2016
Ishida, Sui, author, illustrator.
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, [2015]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
Reads in the traditional Japanese format from right to left.

Shot in Detroit

June 13, 2016
Abbott, Patricia (Patti), author.
302 pages ; 22 cm
"Violet Hart is a photographer who has always returned to cobble out a life for herself in the oddly womblike interiors of Detroit. Nearing forty, she&#x2019;s keenly aware that the time for artistic recognition is running out. When her lover, Bill, a Detroit mortician, needs a photograph of a body, she agrees to take the picture. It&#x2019;s an artistic success and Violet is energized by the subject matter, persuading Bill to allow her to take pictures of some of his other zclients,y eventually settling on photographing young, black men. When Violet&#x2019;s new portfolio is launched, she quickly strikes a deal, agreeing to produce a dozen pictures with a short deadline, confident because dead bodies are commonplace in Detroit and she has access to the city&#x2019;s most prominent mortician. These demands soon place Violet in the position of having to strain to meet her quota."

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