New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

May 26, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

B.P.R.D. : hell on Earth

May 25, 2016
Mignola, Michael.
Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse Books, 2011-
v. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. New world -- v. 2. Gods and monsters -- v. 3. Russia -- v. 4. The devil's engine & the long death -- v. 5. The Pickens County horror & others -- v. 6. The return of the master -- v. 7. A cold day in hell -- v. 8. Lake of fire -- v. 9. The reign of the black flame -- v. 10. The devil's wings -- v. 11. Flesh and stone -- v. 12. Metamorphosis -- v. 13. End of days

Abe Sapien

May 23, 2016
Mignola, Michael.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, c2008-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
v. 1. The drowning (collects The drowning five-issue miniseries) -- v. 2. The devil does not jest and other stories (collects The haunted boy, The abyssal plain #1- #2, and The devil does not jest) -- v. 3. Dark and terrible and the new race of man (collects Abe Sapien #1- #5) -- v. 4. The shape of things to come (collects Abe Sapien #6 - #7 and #9 - #11) -- v. 5. Sacred places (collects Abe Sapien #12- #14 and #16- #17) -- v. 6. A darkness so great (collects Abe Sapien #18 - #22)

Spawn : origins collection

May 23, 2016
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, 2010-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.

The strain

May 23, 2016
Lapham, David.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Comics c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Adaptation of the novel The strain trilogy from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.

Morning glories

May 23, 2016
Spencer, Nick.
Berkeley, Calif. : Shadowline/Image Comics, 2011-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. For a better future -- v. 2. All will be free -- v. 3. P.E. -- v. 4. Truants -- v. 5. Tests -- v. 6. Demerits -- v. 7. Honors -- v. 8. Rivals -- v. 9. Assembly


May 23, 2016
Williamson, Joshua, author.
volumes (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1 There will be blood -- v. 2. Bloody hands -- v. 3. Blood in the water -- v. 4. "Blood lust"


May 23, 2016
Kirkman, Robert, author.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, 2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. A darkness surrounds him -- v. 2. A vast and unending ruin

Hellboy in Mexico

May 23, 2016
Mignola, Michael, author, illustrator.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm

American vampire

May 20, 2016
Snyder, Scott.
New York : DC Comics, c2010-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.


May 18, 2016
Mignola, Michael.
Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse Books, 2011-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Plague ships -- v. 5. The apostle and the witch of Harju

Green wake

May 16, 2016
Wiebe, Kurtis.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, c2011-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.

My best friend's exorcism : a novel

May 16, 2016
Hendrix, Grady, author.
Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2016]
330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
1988. Charleston, South Carolina. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinnydipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act--different. She's moody. She's irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she's nearby. Abby's investigation leads her to some startling discoveries--and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?

John Constantine, Hellblazer

May 12, 2016
Delano, Jamie.
New York, NY : DC Comics, c2011-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Original sins (collects John Constantine, Hellblazer 1-9; Swamp Thing 76-77) -- v. 2. The devil you know (collects Hellblazer 10-13; Hellblazer annual 1; The horrorist 1-2) -- v. 3. The fear machine (collects Hellblazer 12-22) -- v. 4. The family man (collects Hellblazer 23-33; Vertigo secret files: Hellblazer 1) -- v. 5. Dangerous habits / Garth Ennis, Jamie Delano (collects Hellblazer 34-46) -- v. 6. Bloodlines / Garth Ennis, John Smith (collects Hellblazer 47-61) -- v. 7. Tainted love / Garth Ennis (collects Hellblazer 62-71, Vertigo jam 1, and Hellblazer special 1) -- v. 8. Rake at the gates of hell / Garth Ennis (collects Hellblazer 72-83; Heartland 1) -- v. 9. Critical mass / (collects Hellblazer 84-96) -- v. 10. In the line of fire (collects Hellblazer 97-107) -- v. 11. Last man standing (collects Hellblazer 108-120) -- v. 12. How to play with fire (collects Hellblazer 121-133) -- v. 13. Haunted (collects hellblazer 134-145)

The Fireman : a novel

May 12, 2016
Hill, Joe, author.
752 pages ; 24 cm
A chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman. No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it s Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.The Fireman strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted ... and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.

The walking dead

May 4, 2016
Kirkman, Robert.
Orange, CA : Image Comics, c2005-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Days gone bye #1-6 -- v. 2. Miles behind us #7-12 -- v. 3. Safety behind bars #13-18 -- v. 4. The heart's desire #19- 24 -- v. 5. The best defense #25-30 -- v. 6. This sorrowful life #31-36 -- v. 7. The calm before #37-42 -- v. 8. Made to suffer #43-48 -- v. 9. Here we remain #49-54 -- v. 10. What we have become #55-60 -- v. 11. Fear the hunters #61-66 -- v. 12. Life among them #67-72 -- v. 13. Too far gone #73-78 -- v. 14. No way out #79-84 -- v. 15. We find ourselves #85-90 -- v. 16. A larger world #91-96 -- v. 17. Something to fear #97-102 -- v. 18. What comes after #103-108 -- v. 19. March to war # 109-114 -- v. 20. All out war #115-120 -- v. 21. All out war, part two #121-126 -- v. 22. A new beginning #127-132 -- v. 23. Whispers into screams #133-138 -- v. 24. Life and death #139-144 -- v. 25. No turning back #145-150


May 4, 2016
Hattori, Mitsuru, 1977- artist, author.
New York : Kodansha Comics, [2013]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right-to-left format.
First published in Japan in 2010 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.


May 3, 2016
Williamson, Joshua, author.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, [2013]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine format.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Haunted heist -- v. 2. Books of the dead -- v. 3. Death wish -- v. 4. Ghost town

Dream on

May 3, 2016
Gier, Kerstin, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
317 pages ; 22 cm.
Originally published in Germany in 2014 by Fischer Verlag GmbH under the title Das zweite Buch der Traüme.
"Romance, secrets, and new dream-world dangers follow Liv Silver into Book II of The Silver Trilogy"-- Provided by publisher.

Over your dead body

May 3, 2016
Wells, Dan, 1977- author.
303 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book"--Title page.
John and Brooke are on their own, hitchhiking from town to town as they hunt the last of the Withered through the Midwest - but the Withered are hunting them back, and the FBI is close behind. With each new town, each new truck stop, each new highway, they get closer to a vicious killer who defies every principle of profiling and prediction John knows how to use. Meanwhile, Brooke's fractured psyche flips in and out of lucidity, manifesting new names and thoughts and memories every day, until at last the one personality pops up that John never expected, and has no idea how to deal with.


April 27, 2016
Schow, David J., author.
314 pages ; 23 cm
Non: After 9/11 -- Bloodstock -- Death to decaf -- Thirty-eight days later -- We have always fought giant monsters -- The traps of nostalgia -- The Mulholland muse -- Why you'll never see Crow Chronical -- Two more scoops-- of celluloid -- The dream of a masked man -- Catacombs (introduction) -- Faux-God of the mouse haus -- Afterwordia.
"DJSturbia is home to monsters. All kinds of monsters, from skyscraper-sized Godzilla (twice!) to the microscopic space germ known as the Andromeda Strain. Monsters human and inhuman, from fictional psycho killers to the real-life terrorists of 9/11. Lovecraftian horrors. Extraterrestrial insects. Giant serpents. Gargoyles and ghosts. Gunfighters and assassins. The battlefield monstrosities known as Warbirds, the alien invaders called Black Widowers, and--oh, yes--a little critter named Bob. Classic monsters lurk here, too: That Creature from That Lagoon. That Thing from Another World. Monsters living, monsters dead...and in-between. David J. Schow's newest collection features his usual lucky thirteen short stories--shoot 'em ups, horror noir, and surprises aplenty--plus, for the first time, a poison-candy sampler of thirteen additional essays covering everything from The Crow to live snake-handling" -- dust jacket flap.


April 22, 2016
Olde Heuvelt, Thomas, author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
384 pages ; 25 cm
"Originally published as Hex in 2013 by Luitingh-Sijthoff in Amsterdam"--Colophon.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened or the consequences will be too terrible to bear. The elders of Black Spring have virtually quarantined the town by using high-tech surveillance to prevent their curse from spreading. Frustrated by being kept in lockdown, the town's teenagers, decide to break their strict regulations and go viral with the haunting. But, in so doing, they send the town spiraling into dark, medieval practices of the distant past."--Jacket.

The doll-master and other tales of terror

April 22, 2016
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author.
317 pages ; 22 cm
The doll-master -- Soldier -- Gun accident: an investigation -- Equatorial -- Big momma -- Mystery, inc.
Six terrifying tales to chill the blood from the unique imagination of Joyce Carol Oates. A young boy plays with dolls instead of action figures. But as he grows older, his passion takes on a darker edge ... A white man shoots dead a black boy creating a media frenzy. But could it be that it was self-defense as he claims? A nervous woman tries to escape her husband. He says he loves her, but she's convinced he wants to kill her ... These quietly lethal stories reveal the horrors that dwell within us all.

Can you keep a secret? : a Fear Street novel

April 18, 2016
Stine, R. L., author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
264 pages ; 22 cm.
Eddie and Emmy are high school sweethearts from the wrong side of the tracks. Looking for an escape from their dreary lives, they embark on an overnight camping trip in the Fear Street Woods with four friends. As Eddie is carving a heart into a tree, he and Emmy discover a bag hidden in the trunk. A bag filled with hundred-dollar bills. Thousands of them. Should they take it? Should they leave the money there? The six teens agree to leave the bag where it is until it's safe to use it. But when tragedy strikes Emmy's family, the temptation to skim some money off of the top becomes impossible to fight. There's only one problem. When Emmy returns to the woods, the bag of money is gone, and with it, the trust of six friends with a big secret.

Psycho : sanitarium

April 12, 2016
Williamson, Chet, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2016.
278 pages ; 22 cm
It's 1960. Norman Bates is in the State Hospital for the Criminally Insane and it's up to Dr. Felix Reed to bring him out of his catatonic state. But Norman and Dr. Reed have obstacles in twisted fellow patients and staff members who think of the institution as a prison rather than a place of healing. And the greatest obstacle is the building itself, once a private sanitarium, rumored to be haunted. A wild card appears in the persona of Robert Newman, Norman's twin brother, taken away at birth after the attending doctor pronounced him brain damaged. As Robert and Norman grow to know each other, Norman senses a darkness in Robert, even deeper than that which has lurked in Norman himself. Soon, murders begin to occur and a shocking chain of events plunge us even deeper into the deranged madness inside the walls of the sanitarium.

Jericho : a novel

April 11, 2016
Gordon, Alex (Suspense fiction writer), author.
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, [2016]
385 pages ; 21 cm
"In this follow-up to the masterful debut Gideon, a young witch must risk death and damnation to defeat a powerful ancient evil. In unearthing her father's secret past, Lauren Reardon discovered a shocking truth about herself. She is a Child of Endor, a sect of witches who believe they are the guardians of the "thin places" areas across the globe where evil can seep through the divide between the worlds separating the living and the restless dead. At any time, she can be called upon to close one of these breaches and prevent demons from infiltrating our realm. When Lauren has a disturbing vision of an Oregon forest, she is drawn back to the familiar woods of the misty Pacific Northwest to investigate. Locals had long whispered about an abandoned logging camp known as Jericho of the strange disappearances and eerie sounds heard in the woods deep in the night. But these ghost stories only hint at the true evil lurking within the camp's dilapidated buildings, a primeval malevolence far more terrifying than Lauren's darkest imaginings. And now, Lauren must face this evil, even if it takes her life. even if it costs her soul"-- Provided by publisher.

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