New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

September 30, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dead souls : a novel

September 29, 2016
Fenn, J. Lincoln, author.
©2016
341 pages ; 21 cm
"When Fiona Quinn is approached in a bar by a man who calls himself Scratch and claims he's the devil, she figures it's just some kind of post-modern ironic pickup line. But since he offers to pick up the tab, what the hell. A few drinks in, Scratch offers something much stranger--a wish in exchange for her immortal soul. Fiona has been wondering if her boyfriend is having an affair. What if she could become invisible, see what he's really up to? It can be done, but for a price--in addition to her soul, Fiona must perform a special favor for Scratch whenever the time comes. Fiona finds the whole thing so hilarious that she agrees. Bad idea."-- Provided by publisher.

The family plot

September 28, 2016
Priest, Cherie, author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
365 pages ; 22 cm
Dahlia Dutton's father is thrilled when the aged and esteemed Augusta Winthrow appears in his office and makes a deal for his company, Music City Salvage, to take over and liquidate her massive family estate in Chattanooga. He gives the job to Dahlia, who gathers a crew and a couple of trucks and heads for the estate--an ancient house, a barn, a carriage house, and a small, overgrown cemetery that Augusta Winthrow left out of the paperwork. She left out a lot of things. Although in unusually great shape, the empty house is harboring something angry and lost, and this is its last chance to raise hell before the house is gone forever. After all, there's still room in the strange little family plot. -- adapted from book jacket.

When they fade

September 26, 2016
Roberts, Jeyn, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
345 pages ; 22 cm
"Brutally murdered in the early 1970s, Molly can fade back to earth for a few fleeting moments as teenage hitchiker who can see the future. When Tatum, bullied at school and dumped by her best friend, picks up Molly and hears 'You're going to die. It will hurt and you'll be alone. And no one will help you', Tatum and Molly must figure out how to help the other in order to save themselves"-- Provided by publisher.

While the black stars burn : collected fiction

September 14, 2016
Snyder, Lucy A., 1971- author.
Bowie, MD : Raw Dog Screaming Press, [2015]
161 pages ; 23 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Mostly monsters -- Spinwebs -- The strange architecture of the heart -- Approaching lavender -- Dura mater -- The still-life drama of passing cars -- Through thy bounty -- Cthylla -- While the black stars burn -- The abomination of Fensmere -- The girl with the star-stained soul -- Jessie Shimmer goes to Hell -- Fable fusion.
"Lucy Snyder's stories are the sort that carry you away to unusual places, usually dark ones, and this collection is a perfect example. As the follow-up to the Bram Stoker Award winning collection Soft Apocalypses, it contains plenty of darkly imaginative tales. Many of these stories, including the title piece, are heavily influenced by the work of H.P. Lovecraft and The King in Yellow mythos. They whisper madly among each other creating weird echoes. Like the black stars of theoretical astronomy they are dense entities born from polarization so strong that instead of collapsing into nothingness, a black hole, they instead form dark constellations burning dimly with spectral light."--Publisher's website.

Everything under the moon : a novel

September 13, 2016
Johnson, Jeff, 1969- author.
Berkeley : Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counterpoint Press, [2016]
306 pages ; 23 cm.
Born in Missouri more than a century ago and raised in a Pentecostal orphanage, the creature now calling himself Gelson Verber has changed his name countless times. He's part-werewolf, and makes his living hunting certain kinds of bad men-criminals, rapists, thugs-in an often grotesque parody of the natural order. Verber is clearly suffering from the kinds of things a werewolf would be uniquely vulnerable to in the modern world: the horror of war, drug abuse, and isolation in the rain-drenched environment of Portland, Oregon. --Provided by publisher.

Children of Icarus

September 7, 2016
Smith, Caighlan, 1994- author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Switch Press, a Capstone imprint, 2016.
305 pages ; 22 cm
At sixteen the narrator, who is never named, follows her bright, fearless friend Clara into the "labyrinth," only to see her friend torn apart by monsters--and now she, who has always lived in the shadows and avoided attention, must try to survive this living nightmare alone, knowing that nobody has ever returned from the labyrinth.

Pretty deadly

August 30, 2016
DeConnick, Kelly Sue, author.
©2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. The Shrike -- v. 2. The bear

High stakes

August 30, 2016
New York : Tor, 2016.
555 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Officer Francis, vigilante joker "The Infamous Black Tongue," and ace thief Tesseract are forced by a cold-blooded Baba Yaga into an illegal fight ring as part of her effort to placate a vicious monster from another dimension.

The empty ones

August 30, 2016
Brockway, Robert, author.
©2016
287 pages ; 22 cm
1977 was a bad year for Carey: The NYC summer was brutally hot, he barely made rent on his apartment, and most of his friends were butchered by a cult that worships the quantum angel he helped give birth to. He needs a vacation. You know where there's supposed to be a killer punk scene? London. Oh, plus the leader of the aforementioned murderous cult is building an army there in an attempt to solve the world, once and for all. Time to mix business with pleasure. Along the way, maybe he'll make some friends that won't try to kill him, or even meet a nice girl who eats angels for supper and can kick a man in half. 1978 is looking better already... 2013 was a bad year for Kaitlyn, too: LA was distinctly unkind to her aspirations towards a career in stunt work, she hooked up with her childhood crush--a B-list celebrity heartthrob named Marco--and he turned out to be an immortal psychopath trying to devour her soul, and she accidentally killed the angel Marco and his bizarre cult worshipped. Now she's on the run through the American Southwest. She heard Marco's filming a new show in Mexico, though, so all she has to do is cross theborder, navigate a sea of acidic sludge monsters, and find a way to kill an unkillable monster before he sacrifices her and her friends to his extra-dimensional god. Nobody said a career in the entertainment industry would be easy.

The Jersey Devil

August 29, 2016
Shea, Hunter.
New York, NY : Pinnacle Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
378 pages ; 17 cm
Everyone knows the legend of the Jersey Devil. Some believe it is an abomination of nature, a hybrid winged beast from hell that stalks the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey searching for prey. Others believe it is a hoax, a campfire story designed to scare children. But one man knows the truth.Sixty years ago, Boompa Willet came face to face with the Devil and lived to tell the tale. Now, the creature's stomping grounds are alive once again with strange sightings, disappearances, and worse. After all these years, Boompa must return to the Barrens, not to prove the legend is real but to wipe it off the face of the earth.It'll take more than just courage to defeat the Devil. It will take four generations of the Willet clan, a lifetime of survivalist training, and all the firepower they can carry. But timing is critical. A summer music festival has attracted crowds of teenagers. The woods are filled with tender young prey. But this time, the Devil is not alone. The evil has grown into an unholy horde of mutant monstrosities. And hell has come home to New Jersey...

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1953

August 24, 2016
Mignola, Michael, author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
This book collects Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953, The phantom hand & the kelpie, The witch tree & Rawhead and Bloody bones, Beyond the fences #1-#3 and Wandering souls from Hellboy winter special 2016.

Kindly corpses

August 23, 2016
Penevski, Zoran, 1967- author.
Toronto : ChiGraphic, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Previously published in 2004.

8 Rivers of shadow

August 23, 2016
Hunt, Leo, author.
Dover, Massachussetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
358 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Thirteen Days of Midnight.
In a high-stakes sequel, reluctant necromancer Luke Manchett must call upon the most wicked and eerie ghosts of his dispelled Host to save two innocent souls.

The kind folk

August 22, 2016
Campbell, Ramsey, 1946- author.
©2012
217 pages ; 22 cm
"Luke Arnold is a successful stage comedian who, with his partner Sophie Drew, is about to have their first child. Their life seems ideal and Luke feels that true happiness is finally within his grasp. This wasn't always the case. Growing up in a loving but dysfunctional family, Luke was a lonely little boy who never felt that he belonged. While his parents adored him, the whole family knew that due to a mix-up at the hospital, Luke wasn't their biological child. His parents did the best they could to make the lad feel special. But it was his beloved uncle Terence who Luke felt most close to, a man who enchanted (and frightened) the lad with tales of the "Other"--eldritch beings, hedge folks, and other fables of Celtic myth. When Terence dies in a freak accident, Luke suddenly begins to learn how little he really knew his uncle..."--Jacket.

Tokyo ghoul

August 17, 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.

Highway to hell

August 17, 2016
Brallier, Max, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
402 pages ; 21 cm.
The sequel to the "pick-your-own-path" adventure Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? In a horrific and hilarious cross-country road trip (or rather, suicide mission), you must overcome obstacles of every kind to save zombified America from utter collapse. You're inside your prison cell, waiting to be released. Your name is Jimmy El Camino, and you're a badass--in fact, you're a supreme badass. Rambo with style. Snake Plissken with a failing liver. You've killed more men than cancer. But more men than the zombie apocalypse? That's questionable. Your mission? Drive your heavily armed 1967 El Camino from New York City to San Francisco in order to save the world. Along the way, you'll encounter Ring's Most Wonderful Circus Show; you'll battle zombies gladiator-style; you'll be forced to deal with lunatics. And every step of the way, an army of drivers in armored vehicles is hot on your tail--because there is one man, the mayor of New York, who will stop at nothing to keep this apocalypse of the undead alive"--Provided by publisher.

John Constantine, Hellblazer

August 16, 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) -- v. 14. Good intentions (collects Hellblazer 146-161)

Injection

August 15, 2016
Ellis, Warren, author.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, Inc., 2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm

Starve

August 15, 2016
Wood, Brian, 1972- author, illustrator.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, Inc., [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.

The bacchanal : and other horrific tales

August 8, 2016
[Place of publication not identified] : Dreaming Big Publications / [2016]
201 pages ; 21 cm
"Artwork (cover) by Keegan Strickland"--Cover.
The bacchanal on the roof / Donald McCarthy -- The encouragement specialists / TS Hall -- No experience necessary / Lorraine Nelson -- Extra small medium / Kathryn Hearst -- Mountain of the lost / Shannon Hollinger -- Bert and bones / John Kaniecki -- His own eyes / Ray Dean -- ...And lose his own soul / John Robinson -- Murder of crows / Thomas Kleaton -- Feed my queen / Joe DiCicco -- Art imitates death / Sean Taylor -- Concerning Mister Suffolk / Teel James Glenn.
A chilling collection of modern horror stories full of both creepy events and morbid humor.

Attack on Titan

August 1, 2016
Isayama, Hajime, 1986-, author, artist.
New York, N.Y. : Kodansha Comics, 2012-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2010 by Kodansha Ltd.
v. 1. The desperate battle begins! -- v. 2. Birth of a monster -- v. 3. Traitor -- v. 4. Humanity pushes back! -- v. 5. Can you go home again? -- v. 6. Titan on the hunt -- v. 7. Turning on their own -- v. 8. Blood on his hands -- v. 9. Humanity's worst nightmare -- v. 10. Fortress of blood -- v. 11. Do you think this world has a future? -- v. 12. The chase is on -- v. 13. No safe place left -- v. 14. Erwin's greatest gamble -- v. 15. Fugitives and prisoners -- v. 16. His father's sins -- v. 17. Escape from King Titan -- v. 18 . Ave Maria -- v. 19. Cage Match

Red right hand

July 28, 2016
Black, Levi, author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
302 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book"--Title page verso.
Charlie isn't a hero--she's a survivor, always wrestling with the demons from her past. Arriving home one night, she finds herself attacked by three monstrous skinhounds straight out of a nightmare. Just when she's about to give up hope, she is saved by a sinister Man in Black, dressed in a dark coat that seems to have a life of its own and wielding a black-bladed sword in his red right hand. In exchange for her rescue, the Man in Black, a diabolical elder god, demands her service as his Acolyte and her involvement in a dark magick she never knew she possessed. To ensure her obedience, he takes her best friend Daniel hostage. As Acolyte, Charlie must help track down and destroy the other elder gods, which the Man in Black says will save humanity from being devoured. But is the Man in Black truly the lesser of two evils? Or is he a menace more treacherous than the eldritch horrors she's battling in his name?

American vampire

July 26, 2016
Snyder, Scott.
New York : DC Comics, c2010-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.

Night parade

July 26, 2016
Malfi, Ronald Damien, author.
New York, New York : Kensington Pub Corp, [2016]
395 pages ; 21 cm
"They call it Wanderer's Folly, a disease of delusions, of daydreams and nightmares. A plague threatening to wipe out the human race. After two years of creeping decay, David Arlen woke up one morning thinking that the worst was over. By midnight, he's bleeding and terrified, his wife is dead, and he's on the run in a stolen car with his eight-year-old daugther, who may be the key to a cure" . -- Amazon.com.

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

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