New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

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

The boy who killed demons : a novel

October 29, 2014
Zeltserman, Dave, 1959-
New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2014.
288 pages ; 24 cm

An occurrence in Crazy Bear Valley

October 28, 2014
Keene, Brian, author.
©2012
97 pages ; 22 cm
Morgan and his gang are on the run--from their pasts and from the posse riding hot on their heels, intent on seeing them hang. But when they take refuge in Crazy Bear Valley, their flight becomes a siege as they find themselves battling a legendary race of monstrous, bloodthirsty beings. Now, Morgan and his gang aren't worried about hanging. They just want to live to see the dawn.

Last of the Albatwitches

October 28, 2014
Keene, Brian, author.
©2014
145 pages ; 22 cm
"Fan favorite ex-Amish occult detective Levi Stolzfus returns in two novellas of demons and monsters"- Back cover.
Witching tree -- Last of the Albatwitches.
In The Witching Tree, Levi has been brought to investigate some mysterious killings and in doing so he faces an evil that will threaten to take his life and faith. In Last of the Albatwitches, Levi must unravel the source of an old legend about the forest surrounding Chickies Rock and the reclusive race of Sasquatch-like creatures known as the Albatwitches.

The Grand Hotel

October 27, 2014
Kenemore, Scott.
New York, NY : Talos Press, [2014]
xiii, 361 pages ; 21 cm
When a desk clerk welcomes a group of tourists into his mysterious and crumbling hotel, the last thing he expects is that a lone girl on his tour may hold the power to unravel the hidden mystery that has lain for untold centuries within the structure's walls.

An English ghost story

October 27, 2014
Newman, Kim, author.
©2014
315 pages ; 21 cm
A dysfunctional British nuclear family seek a new life away from the big city in the sleepy Somerset countryside. At first their new home, The Hollow, seems to embrace them, creating a rare peace and harmony within the family. But when the house turns on them, it seems to know just how to hurt them the most, threatening to destroy them from the inside out--Page 4 of cover.

Prince Lestat

October 24, 2014
Rice, Anne, 1941- author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2014]
800 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Title from web page.
"The novel opens with the Vampire world in crisis...vampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned... Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto and San Francisco. As the novel moves from present day New York and the West Coast to Ancient Egypt, fourth century Carthage, 14th century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles--from Louis de Pointe du Lac, the eternally young Armand whose face is that of a Boticelli angel; Mekare and Maharet, Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the Secret Talamasca, and Marius, the true child of the Millennia; along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures--come together in this large, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who--or what--The Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and why... And, at the book's center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw--the great "hope" of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat.."-- Provided by publisher.

The incredible shrinking man

October 24, 2014
Matheson, Richard.
New York : TOR, 2001, c1994.
351 p. ; 21 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
The incredible shrinking man -- Nightmare at 20,000 feet -- The test -- The holiday man -- Mantage -- The distributor -- By appointment only -- Button, button -- Duel -- Shoofly.

Prince Lestat : the vampire chronicles

October 22, 2014
Rice, Anne, 1941-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
xx, 458 pages ; 25 cm.
"The novel opens with the Vampire world in crisis...vampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned... Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto and San Francisco. As the novel moves from present day New York and the West Coast to Ancient Egypt, fourth century Carthage, 14th century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles--from Louis de Pointe du Lac, the eternally young Armand whose face is that of a Boticelli angel; Mekare and Maharet, Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the Secret Talamasca, and Marius, the true child of the Millennia; along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures--come together in this large, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who--or what--The Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and why... And, at the book's center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw--the great "hope" of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat.."-- Provided by publisher.

Horror stories : classic tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson

October 16, 2014
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014.
xlii, 510 pages ; 23 cm
Includes chronology and explanatory notes.
The modern horror story grew and developed across the nineteenth century, embracing categories as diverse as ghost stories, supernatural and psychological horror, medical and scientific horrors, colonial horror, and tales of mystery and premonition. This anthology brings together 29 of the greatest horror stories of the period from 1816 to 1912, from the British, Irish, American, and European traditions. It ranges widely across the sub-genres to encompass authors whose terror-inducing powers remain unsurpassed. The book includes stories by some of the best writers of the century-- Hoffmann, Poe, Balzac, Dickens, Hawthorne, Melville, Zola--as well as established genre classics such as M. R. James, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, Algernon Blackwood, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and others. It includes rare and little known pieces by writers such as William Maginn, Francis Marion Crawford, W. F. Harvey, and William Hope Hodgson, and shows the important role played by periodicals in popularizing the horror story. Wherever possible stories are reprinted in their first published form, with background information about their authors and helpful, contextualizing annotation. Darryl Jones's lively introduction discusses horror's literary evolution and its articulation of cultural preoccupations and anxieties. These are stories guaranteed to freeze the blood, revolt the senses, and keep you awake at night: prepare to be terrified!

Mojave green

October 16, 2014
Brothers Washburn, author.
New York : Jolly Fish Press, 2014.
324 pages ; 22 cm.
"Dimensions in death ; book 2"--Title page.
In an isolated mining town deep in the Mojave Desert, an unearthly creature once preyed upon the town's folk for decades and now eighteen-year-old Camm Smith must battle unearthly monsters and outwit dangerous government agents to rescue the friends she placed in danger.

The cutting room : dark reflections of the silver screen

October 10, 2014
San Francisco : Tachyon, 2014
xvii, 366 p. ; 23 cm.
Cutter / Edward Bryant -- Hanged man of Oz / Steve Nagy -- Deadspace / Dennis Etchison -- Cuts / F. Paul Wilson -- Final girl theory / A. C. Wise -- Lapland, or film noir / Peter Straub -- Thousand cuts / Ian Watson -- Occam's bucks / Howard Waldrop -- Dead image / David Morrell -- Constantinople archives / Robert Shearman -- Each thing I show you is a piece of my death / Gemma Files & Stephen J. Barringer -- Cinder images / Gary McMahon -- Pied piper of Hammersmith / Nicholas Royle -- Filming the making of the film of the making of Fitzcarraldo / Garry Kilworth -- Onlookes / Gary A. Braunbeck -- Recreation / Lucy A. Snyder -- Bright lights, big zombie / Douglas E. Winter -- She drives the men to crimes of passion! / Genevieve Valentine -- Even the pawn / Joel Lane -- Tenderizer / Stephen Graham Jones -- Ardor / Laird Barron -- Final Girl II: the frame / Daphne Gottlieb -- Illimitable dominion / Kim Newman.

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Descent

October 6, 2014
Bonansinga, Jay R.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2014.
276 pages ; 25 cm.
"Written by Jay Bonansinga, based on the series created by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead: Descent follows the events of The Fall of the Governor, and Lily Caul's struggles to rebuild Woodbury after the Governor's shocking demise. Out of the ashes of its dark past, Woodbury, Georgia, becomes an oasis of safety amidst the plague of the walking dead - a town reborn in the wake of its former tyrannical leader, Philip Blake, aka The Governor. Blake's legacy of madness haunts every nook and cranny of this little walled community, but Lilly Caul and a small ragtag band of survivors are determined to overcome their traumatic past... despite the fact that a super-herd is closing in on them. This vast stampede of walkers, driven by inexorable hunger and aimed directly at Woodbury, becomes their first true test. But Lilly and company refuse to succumb, and in a stunning counteroffensive, the beleaguered townspeople save themselves by joining forces with a mysterious religious sect fresh from the wilderness. Led by an enigmatic preacher named Jeremiah, this rogue church group seems tailor made for Woodbury and Lilly's dream of a democratic, family-friendly future. The two factions meld into one, the town prospers, and everything seems hopeful for the first time since the plague broke out. But things - especially in the world of the walking dead - are often not what they seem. Jeremiah and his followers harbor a dark secret, the evidence of which very gradually begins to unravel. In a stunning and horrifying finale, the world for Lilly and her close friends is turned upside down, and it is solely up to Lilly Caul to cleanse the town once and for all of its poisonous fate"-- Provided by publisher.

The boy who drew monsters : a novel

October 3, 2014
Donohue, Keith.
New York : Picador, 2014.
273 pages ; 25 cm
"Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, 10-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. His mother, Holly, begins to hear strange sounds in the night coming from the ocean, and she seeks answers from the local Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper who fill her head with stories of shipwrecks and ghosts. His father, Tim, wanders the beach, frantically searching for a strange apparition running wild in the dunes. And the boy's only friend, Nick, becomes helplessly entangled in the eerie power of the drawings. While those around Jack Peter are haunted by what they think they see, only he knows the truth behind the frightful occurrences as the outside world encroaches upon them all"-- Provided by publisher.

Ship of the dead

September 30, 2014
Campbell, John L. (Investigator)
New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
360 pages ; 21 cm.

The lesser dead

September 30, 2014
Buehlman, Christopher.
New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
362 pages ; 24 cm
"The secret is, vampires are real and I am one. The secret is, I'm stealing from you what is most truly yours and I'm not sorry... New York City in 1978 is a dirty, dangerous place to live. And die. Joey Peacock knows this as well as anybody--he has spent the last forty years as an adolescent vampire, perfecting the routine he now enjoys: womanizing in punk clubs and discotheques, feeding by night, and sleeping by day with others of his kind in the macabre labyrinth under the city's sidewalks. The subways are his playground and his highway, shuttling him throughout Manhattan to bleed the unsuspecting in the Sheep Meadow of Central Park or in the backseats of Checker cabs, or even those in their own apartments who are too hypnotized by sitcoms to notice him opening their windows. It's almost too easy. Until one night he sees them hunting on his beloved subway. The children with the merry eyes. Vampires, like him--or not like him. Whatever they are, whatever their appearance means, the undead in the tunnels of Manhattan are not as safe as they once were. And neither are the rest of us"-- Provided by publisher.

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.

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