New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

September 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Brood

September 29, 2014
Novak, Chase.
New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
306 pages ; 25 cm
"Adam and Alice are reaching the age when some of the children created by the fertility treatment that spawned them begin to turn feral. Will they succomb to the same physiological horror that destroyed their parents? Every change brings on terror--the voice cracking as it changes, the swelling of the breasts, the coarsening of down into actual hair. Their aunt, Cynthia, oversees renovations to the Twisden family's Manhattan residence--torn apart by the children's parents at their most savage--and struggles to give her niece and nephew the unconditional love they never had. Meanwhile, in the world outside, the forces of good and evil collide as a troop of feral offspring threatens to invade the refuge Cynthia is so determined to construct behind the Twisdens' walls"-- Provided by publisher.

The Frenzy wolves

September 26, 2014
Lamberson, Gregory, 1964-
[St. Charles, Ill.] : Medallion Press, 2014.
408 pages ; 21 cm.

Los corruptores

September 19, 2014
Zepeda Patterson, Jorge, author.
Mexico, D. F. : Planeta, 2013.
435 pages ; 23 cm.
J. Zepeda, Mexican journalist.
"La aparición del cuerpo salvajemente mutilado de la actriz Pamela Dosantos desencadena una crisis de insondables consecuencias para el regreso del PRI a la presidencia. Tomás, u periodista dominado por el desánimo, escribe en su columna acerca del asesinato de la famosa actriz, incorporando un dato que parecía banal, pero que lo coloca en el punto de mira de Salazar, el hombre más temible del nuevo régimen. A las pocas horas de la publicación, Tomás se sumerge en una desenfrenada carrera por descubrir, antes de que las fuerzas secretas del gobierno o del narcotráfico lo capturen o lo silencien, los secretos sexuales y de corrupción atesorados por Pamela"--Page 4 of cover.

Endless

September 18, 2014
Brian, Kate, 1974- author.
New York : Hyperion, [2014]
324 pages ; 22 cm
When Rory Miller learns that her love, Tristan Parrish, has been seeking a second chance at life on Earth by sending good souls to the Shadowlands, including her friend Aaron, her father, and her sister Darcy, she will do anything to save them, even if that means going to hell and back.

Horrorstör : a novel

September 17, 2014
Hendrix, Grady, author.
Philadelphia, PA : Quirk Books, [2014]
243 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
After strange things start happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, three employees volunteer to work an overnight shift to investigate, but what they discover is more horrifying than they could have imagined.

Sanctum

September 12, 2014
Roux, Madeleine, 1985- author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
343 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Asylum.
"Plagued by nightmares from their summer in the Brookline asylum, Dan, Abby, and Jordan return to New Hampshire College for a prosective students weekend, only to find themselves caught in a dark and dangerous mystery"-- Provided by publisher.

Monstrous affections : an anthology of beastly tales

September 8, 2014
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
467 pages ; 24 cm
"A Junior Library Guild selection."--Back cover.
Moriabe's Children / Paolo Bacigalupi -- Old souls / Cassandra Clare -- Ten rules for being an intergalactic smuggler (the successful kind) / Holly Black -- Quick hill / M.T. Anderson -- The diabolist / Nathan Ballingrud -- This whole demoning thing / Patrick Ness -- Wings in the morning / Sarah Rees Brennan -- Left foot, right / Nalo Hopkinson -- The Mercurials / G. Carl Purcell -- Kitty Capulet and the invention of underwater photography / Dylan Horrocks -- Son of abyss / Nik Houser -- A small wild magic / Kathleen Jennings -- The new boyfriend / Kelly Link -- The woods hide in plain sight / Joshua Lewis -- Mothers, lock up your daughters because they are terrifying / Alice Sola Kim.

The Golem of Hollywood

September 5, 2014
Kellerman, Jonathan.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [ 2014]
549 pages ; 24 cm
Waking up beside a beautiful woman he has no memory of meeting, Detective Jacob Lev investigates a Hollywood Division murder case involving a severed head, an ominous message in Hebrew and the legend of the Golem of Prague.

A new darkness

August 28, 2014
Delaney, Joseph, 1945-
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, 2014.
340 pages ; 22 cm
Although his apprenticeship was not done when John Gregory died, Tom Ward spent years learning to fight boggarts, witches, demons, and more and feels prepared to be the new county Spook, but while his youth causes many people to distrust him, Jenny is determined to be his apprentice.

Fall of night

August 28, 2014
Maberry, Jonathan.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
402 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to: Dead of night.
"Stebbins Little School is full of bodies. It's unthinkable to Desdemona Fox. Children are sobbing as panicked teachers and neighbors beat down their family members outside of the school...or the things that used to be their family members. Parents don't eat their children do they? Officers Fox and Hammond, along with journalist Billy Trout, are calling it the beginning of the end. This is the zombie apocalypse. An insane escaped serial killer is infecting Stebbins County with a deadly virus, and now the whole world is watching while Fox, Trout, and the remaining inhabitants of Stebbins fight for their life against...what? The undead? The President and the National Guard are ready to nuke Stebbins, PA off the map and cut their losses. But the infection is spreading and fast. Worse, the scientist who created the virus is missing. It's a numbers game as the body count rises; Fox has to contain the infected and evacuate the living before it's too late, and the clock is ticking... Fall of Night, Maberry's nail-biting sequel to Dead of Night, picks up where the first novel left off--on a wild goose chase for a mad man and the missing scientist who gave him new "un"-life. Chilling, gory, and hair-raisingly scary, Maberry fans won't be able to read this fast-paced thriller with the lights off. "-- Provided by publisher.

Lock in

August 27, 2014
Scalzi, John, 1969-
New York : Tor, 2014.
336 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselves "locked in"--fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. One per cent doesn't seem like a lot. But in the United States, that's 1.7 million people "locked in"...including the President's wife and daughter. Spurred by grief and the sheer magnitude of the suffering, America undertakes a massive scientific initiative. Nothing can restore the ability to control their own bodies to the locked in. But then two new technologies emerge. One is a virtual-reality environment, "The Agora," in which the locked-in can interact with other humans, both locked-in and not. The other is the discovery that a few rare individuals have brains that are receptive to being controlled by others, meaning that from time to time, those who are locked in can "ride" these people and use their bodies as if they were their own. This skill is quickly regulated, licensed, bonded, and controlled. Nothing can go wrong. Certainly nobody would be tempted to misuse it, for murder, for political power, or worse....John Scalzi's Lock In is a novel of our near future, from one of the most popular authors in modern science fiction"-- Provided by publisher.

The getaway god

August 25, 2014
Kadrey, Richard.
New York : Harper Voyager, [2014]
387 pages ; 19 cm.
"It's not easy being a half-human, half-angel nephilim with a bad rep and a worse attitude who also has to learn to be human again after 11 years in Hell and a brief stint as Lucifer (yep). But that's the least of James Stark/Sandman Slim's worries. For the old gods, the Angra Om Ya, are poised to invade. LA is descending into chaos. And the Wildfire Ripper is stalking the city. No ordinary killer, he takes Stark deep into a conspiracy that stretches from Earth, to Heaven and Hell. The Ripper might be only person alive who knows how to save the world, but he's also Stark's worst enemy, the only man in existence Stark would happily kill twice"-- Provided by publisher.

Burnt tongues

August 22, 2014
[Aurora, Illinois] : Medallion Press, [2014].
329 pages ; 21 cm
Live this down / Neil Krolicki -- Charlie / Chris Lewis Carter -- Paper / Gayle Towell -- Mating calls / Tony Liebhard -- Melody / Michael De Vito, Jr. -- F for fake / Tyler Jones -- Mind and soldier / Phil Jourdan -- Ingredients / Richard Lemmer -- The line forms on the right / Amanda Gowin -- A vodka kind of girl / Matt Egan -- Gasoline / Fred Venturini -- Dietary / Brandon Tietz -- Invisible graffiti / Adam Skorupskas -- Bike / Bryan Howie -- Heavier petting / Brien Piechos -- Engines, o-rings, and astronauts / Jason M. Fylan -- Lemming / Terence James Eeles -- The routine / Keith Buie -- Survived / Gus Moreno -- Zombie whorehouse / Daniel W. Broallt.
A collection of short stories from the transgressive fiction genre feature tales about taboo subjects from the horrific to the humorous with shocking imagery not soon forgotten.

Kentucky bestiary

August 19, 2014
Hirsch, Joseph, 1982- author.
©2014
399 pages ; 23 cm.
"It has been quite a long time since Officer Peter Silone has been back to Tipple Hollow, the small Appalachian town where he spent many childhood summers with his uncle and his now-deceased younger brother. So when a job opens up in neighboring Gilchrist, Kentucky, Pete naturally jumps at the chance to escape big city police work, and spend some time taking it easy in the country. Nothing in rural Appalachia is as it seems, however. A meth amphetamine epidemic is sweeping the land, and Pete hears pray tell that monsters roam the hillsides and coalmines where no man has ventured in quite a long time. That all changes, however, when a reclusive and mysterious billionaire named Rufus Petulengro sets up camp in Tipple Hollow, and begins to conduct research in the long-dormant mines. He claims he wants only to help the environment, and to undo the damage he wreaked as a commodities trader exploiting the world for its natural resources. As Pete's curiosity leads him on, deeper into the country and finally into the mine, he discovers a dark secret, hiding within the black bowels of the coalmine."--Page [4] of cover.

Fractured

August 15, 2014
Molles, D. J., author.
London : Orbit, 2014.
p. cm.

The supernatural enhancements : a novel

August 11, 2014
Cantero, Edgar, 1981-
New York : Doubleday, [2014]
353 pages ; 25 cm
"When twentysomething A., the European relative of the Wells family, inherits a beautiful yet eerie estate set deep in the woods of Point Bless, Virginia, it comes as a surprise to everyone--including A. himself. After all, he never knew he had a 'second cousin, twice removed' in America, much less that his eccentric relative had recently committed suicide by jumping out of the third floor bedroom window--at the same age and in the same way as his father had before him"--Amazon.com.

We are all completely fine

August 6, 2014
Gregory, Daryl, author.
San Francisco, CA : Tachyon Publications, [2014].
182 pages ; 21 cm

The girl from the well

August 1, 2014
Chupeco, Rin.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2014]
267 pages ; 22 cm
Okiku has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the innocent ghosts of the murdered-dead and taking the lives of killers with the vengeance they are due, but when she meets Tark she knows the moody teen with the series of intricate tattoos is not a monster and needs to be freed from the demonic malevolence that clings to him.

Kronos rising : a novel

July 25, 2014
Hawthorne, Max.
[U.S] : Far From the Tree Press, 2013.
551 pages ; 23 cm.

Strange and ever after

July 17, 2014
Dennard, Susan.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
392 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: A darkness strange and lovely.
"Traveling to Egypt with the Spirit-Hunters, Eleanor Fitt must control her growing power, face her feelings for Daniel, and confront the evil necromancer Marcus--all before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.

The house of small shadows

July 17, 2014
Nevill, Adam L. G.
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2014].
374 pages ; 24 cm
"Catherine's last job ended badly. Corporate bullying at a top antiques publication saw her fired and forced to leave London, but she was determined to get her life back. A new job and a few therapists later, things look much brighter. Especially when a challenging new project presents itself -- to catalogue the late M. H. Mason's wildly eccentric cache of antique dolls and puppets. Rarest of all, she'll get to examine his elaborate displays of posed, costumed and preserved animals, depicting bloody scenes from World War II. Catherine can't believe her luck when Mason's elderly niece invites her to stay at Red House itself, where she maintains the collection until his niece exposes her to the dark message behind her uncle's "Art." Catherine tries to concentrate on the job, but Mason's damaged visions begin to raise dark shadows from her own past. Shadows she'd hoped therapy had finally erased. Soon the barriers between reality, sanity and memory start to merge and some truths seem too terrible to be real.."-- Provided by publisher.

The haunting of Gabriel Ashe

July 17, 2014
Poblocki, Dan, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2013.
277 p. ; 22 cm.
Novel.
Since eighth-grader Gabriel Ashe moved into his grandmother's house he has been spending a lot of time playing in the woods with his new friend Seth, but the games Seth invents involve a child-eating monster called the Hunter, and Gabriel is not sure how much is imagination and how much is real.

The fallen

July 11, 2014
Higson, Charles, 1958-
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, 2014.
533 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"First published in Great Britain in 2013 by the Penguin Group."
The Holloway crew, having made it to the Natural History Museum barely alive, continues to seek a cure for the Disease but when the children return to the streets for medical supplies, it is no longer clear who--or what--is their enemy.

Seeders

July 10, 2014
Colucci, A. J.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2014.
322 pages : map ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"George Brookes, a 75-year old recluse on a small Canadian island, is plagued by guilt, afraid that his botany experiments have released a monster upon the world. He climbs to the top of a cliff and jumps to his death. Several weeks later, six people arrive on the island, heirs to George's estate: his daughter, Isabelle, and her three teenagers, Jules Beecher, a friend and fellow botanist, and Ginny Shufflebottom, a contentious Englishwoman who funded George's research. They will be isolated on the frigid island for two weeks, until the next supply boat arrives. In the laboratory, Jules reads over piles of notes and realizes that George may have achieved the most monumental breakthrough in the history of modern science: communication between humans and plants. Jules knows that the idea of plant intelligence has long been regarded as quackery among conventional scientists, but George's experiments could prove the theories that Jules has been working on all his life. However, the notes are incomplete, and it's unclear whether George's findings are real or the ramblings of a madman. In the woods, Jules begins to have disturbing visions. A fierce storm hits, the power goes out, and a night of terror begins. Isabelle and the others are stalked by Jules and his crossbow, and plagued by the feeling that something on the island does not want them there. A.J. Colucci's new novel is a feast of horror and suspense sure to please fans of Stephen King"-- Provided by publisher.

How the white trash zombie got her groove back

June 27, 2014
Rowland, Diana, 1966-
New York : Daw Books, 2014
328 p. ; 14 cm.
When the Saberton Corporation declares war against the Zombie Mafia, Angel and the remnants of her gang must claw their way through corporate intrigue, zombie drugs and undead trafficking to rescue their friends.

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