New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

August 17, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Idle days

August 16, 2018
Desaulniers-Brousseau, Thomas, author.
New York : First Second, 2018.
262 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Depressed and unmoored by his father's violent death, and drafted into the Canadian military to serve in World War II, Jerome has fled, taking refuge in a cabin his grandfather owns in a remote part of the countryside. But Jerome's troubles are only beginning. A strange dread fills the woods, and rumors of murders and ghosts cast his refuge in a sinister light. As Jerome struggles to come to terms with his father's death, he obsessively seeks to uncover the mystery of what, exactly, happened in his grandfather's house."--Provided by publisher.


August 13, 2018
Zeltserman, Dave, 1959- author.
London : Severn House, 2018.
230 pages ; 23 cm

Tokyo ghoul: re.

August 10, 2018
Ishida, Sui, author, artist.
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2014]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Originally published in Japan in 2014 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo.
A special squad of agents from the Commission of Counter Ghoul must learn to control their new supernatural abilities and work together as a team.

Harper : a collection of horrors

August 8, 2018
Njålsson, Gunnar K. A. (Gunnar Kari Alexander), 1968- author.
202 pages ; 21 cm
"Harper: A Collection of Horrors is a deeply disturbing novel containing a collection of fictional accounts of current and former residents of the town of Harper in southern California. It is the second novel authored by Gunnar K. A. Njalsson and the first by this author in English. The narrator is a 53-year-old former Harperite named Gordon Groff and who wants to 'come clean' about the city's horrendous past which has scarred the narrator, his family and many of the people who lived in the town between 1950 and 1980. Nobody else wants to talk about Harper's past, so Groff breaks the silence and recounts the history of the area where the city is located and proceeds to tell the supernatural and gruesome tales which his family and neighbors have recounted to him. He also puts into words for the first time the horrific incidents which he witnessed as a child"


August 6, 2018
Bunn, Cullen, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. Way down deep -- v. 2. Disciples

The fourth closet

August 1, 2018
Cawthon, Scott, 1971- author.
New York : Scholastic, Inc., [2018]
348 pages ; 21 cm.
"What really happened to Charlie? It's the question that John can't seem to shake, along with the nightmares of Charlie's seeming death and miraculous reappearance. John just wants to forget the whole terrifying saga of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, but the past isn't so easily buried. Meanwhile, there's a new animatronic pizzeria opening in Hurricane, along with a new rash of kidnappings that feel all too familiar."--Back cover.


July 24, 2018
Bowman, Erin, author.
423 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
After receiving a distress call from a drill team on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is sent into deep space to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission. When they arrive, they find the planet littered with the remains of the project--including its members' dead bodies. As they try to piece together what could have possibly decimated an entire project, they discover that some things are best left buried--and some monsters are only too ready to awaken.

You may now kill the bride

July 24, 2018
Stine, R. L., author.
New York, NY : Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
344 pages ; 21 cm
Two Fear family weddings, decades apart. Each bride will find that the ancient curse that haunts the Fears lives on. It feeds off the evil that courses through their blood. It takes its toll in unexpected ways, and allows dark history to repeat itself. In 1923, Ruth-Ann is planning to marry Peter-- until Rebecca stepped in. And the two sisters plunged off the cliff on the day of the wedding. In the present, Marissa disappears on the day of her wedding to Doug. As her sister Harmony searches for her, will saving her mean finding a way to stop a disaster almost one-hundred-years old?

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., 1955

July 24, 2018
Mignola, Mike, author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"This book collects Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1955-Secret Nature, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1955-Occult Intelligence #1-#3, and Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1955-Burning Season."

Made men : getting the gang back together

July 23, 2018
Tobin, Paul, 1965-
Portland, OR : Oni Press, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"When Jutte Shelley and her squad are gunned down in an ambush, it looks like the end for the Detroit police officers, but Jutte comes from a very storied family... named Frankenstein. Using the secrets of her ancestors, Jutte enters the family business of resurrection, bringing her squad back from the dead. Sort of. As long as you don't look too close. Eager for revenge, they've got no choice but to team up with the Detroit mob, using them for the resources to find the lowlifes who did them in, now that Jutte has quite literally gotten the gang back together."--Back cover.


July 13, 2018
Sarles, Shawn, author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
290 pages ; 24 cm
"JIMMY Patterson Books."
Sixteen-year-old Maddie's camping trip with family and friends in a remote mountain location turns deadly as stories told around the campfire begin coming true.

A study in emerald

July 11, 2018
Gaiman, Neil, author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
"This supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos features a brilliant detective and his partner as they try to solve a horrific murder. The complex investigation takes the Baker Street investigators from the slums of Whitechapel all the way to the Queen's Palace as they attempt to find the answers to this bizarre murder of cosmic horror!"-- Provided by publisher.

Deep roots

July 10, 2018
Emrys, Ruthanna, author.
349 pages ; 22 cm.
"Aphra Marsh, descendant of the People of the Water, has survived Deep One internment camps and made a grudging peace with the government that destroyed her home and exterminated her people on land. Deep Roots continues Aphra's journey to rebuild her life and family on land, as she tracks down long-lost relatives. She must repopulate Innsmouth or risk seeing it torn down by greedy developers, but as she searches she discovers that people have been going missing. She will have to unravel the mystery, or risk seeing her way of life slip away"--Provided by publisher.

Walking alone : short stories

July 5, 2018
Little, Bentley, author.
Baltimore : Cemetery Dance Publications, 2018.
299 pages ; 24 cm.
Milk ranch point -- Snow -- Children's Hospital -- Palm reader -- Slam dance -- Last rodeo on the circuit -- The car wash -- The feeb -- The mall -- Hunting -- The piano player has no fingers -- The man who watched cartoons -- Apt punishment -- Black Friday -- MoNA Retrospective, Los Angeles -- Jorgensen's fence -- The silence of trees -- Sticky note -- The smell of overripe loquats -- The maid -- Schoolgirls -- Under Midwest skies -- Pictures of Huxley -- My college admission essay -- Pool, air conditioning, free HBO -- The train -- A random thought from God's day.
"From the mind of the man Stephen King calls 'a master of the macabre' comes a brilliant new collection of no-punches-pulled horror stories, some never-before-collected and many originals that have never been published anywhere before. Bentley Little can take the innocuous, twist it around, and write a story that will change your way of thinking. Walking alone: short stories is a shining example of his talent to scare you, creep you out, and make you shudder. There's a little something for every reader of horror and twisted suspense in this very special volume. Just don't be caught reading alone after dark!"--Jacket flap.


July 5, 2018
Murray, James S., author.
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
286 pages : map ; 24 cm
After years of waiting, New York's newest subway line is finally ready. Many dignitaries, including the American President, are in attendance for the inaugural run. When the train pulls into the station, they see that all the train cars are empty and the cars' interiors are drenched in blood. As chaos descends, all those in the pavilion scramble to get out. But the horror is only beginning. There's something living beneath New York City, and it's not happy we've woken it up.

John Constantine, Hellblazer

July 2, 2018
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) -- v. 15 Highwater (collects Hellblazer 162-174) -- v. 16. The wild card (collects Hellblazer 175-188) -- v. 17. Out of season (collects Hellblazer 189-201) -- v. 18. The gift (collects Hellblazer 202-215) -- v. 19. The red right hand (collects Hellblazer 216-229)

Swamp Thing : the Bronze Age omnibus

July 2, 2018
Wein, Len, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]
928 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form in The house of secrets 92, Swamp thing 1-24, The sagaof the swamp thing 1-19 and The saga of the swamp thing annual 1."
"These stories gave birth to such classic characters as Dr. Anton Arcane, the Un-Men, Abigail Arcane and more! This giant compendium edition collects all the Bronze Age stories."--Provided by publisher.

Supernatural Sherlocks : stories from the golden age of the occult detective

June 29, 2018
287 pages ; 20 cm.
The mark of the beast / Rudyard Kipling -- In Kropfsberg Keep / Ralph Adams Cram -- Number ninety / BM Croker -- An expiation / Arabella Kenealy -- The blue room / Lettice Galbraith -- The story of Yand Manor House / E and H Heron -- The brown hand / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- The dead hand / LT Meade & Robert Eustace -- The gateway of the monster / William Hope Hodgson -- The boy of Blackstock / Alice and Claude Askew -- The Governess's story / Amyas Northcote -- The voice in the night / WJ Wintle -- The death hound / Dion Fortune -- The shunned house / HP Lovercraft -- The shut room / Henry S Whitehead.
"The ghost of a poor Afghan returns to haunt the doctor who once amputated his hand. A mysterious and malignant force inhabits a room in an ancestral home and attacks all who sleep in it. A man who desecrates an Indian temple is transformed into a ravening beast. A castle in the Tyrol is the setting for an aristocratic murderer's apparent resurrection. In the stories in this collection, horrors from beyond the grave and other dimensions visit the everyday world and demand to be investigated...The period between 1890 and 1930 was a Golden Age for the occult detective. Famous authors like Kipling and Conan Doyle wrote stories about them, as did less familiar writers such as the occultist and magician Dion Fortune and Henry S. Whitehead, a friend of H. P. Lovecraft and fellow-contributor to the pulp magazines of the period. Nick Rennison has chosen 15 tales from that era to raise the hair and chill the spines of modern readers."

No. 1 with a bullet

June 27, 2018
Semahn, Jacob, author.
Portland, OR : Image Comics, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form as No. 1 with a bullet, #1-6."
"Nash Huang is at the top of her game. But when the iRis Shutter contact lens hits the market, Nash's personal life is invaded. The latest leap forward in "technological progress," these contacts not only play video or augment reality...they record footage. Fighting to keep her life together after a sex tape goes viral, a clingy super-fan is the last thing on Nash's mind. But then the bodies start to pile up...and the terror begins"--Provided by publisher.


June 21, 2018
Kaihou, Norimitsu, author.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2015-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2012 by Houbunsha.
"Meet the members of the School Living Club! There's the shovel-loving Kurumi Ebisuzawa, the big-sister figure Yuuri Wakasa, club advisor Megumi Sakura, and last but not least, the ever-optimistic Yuki Takeya. The School Living Club is just your average after-school organization where the girls hang out, have fun ... and live at school as the sole survivors of a zombie apocalypse."--Back cover.

Spirits of vengeance. War at the gates of hell

June 19, 2018
Gischler, Victor, 1969- author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
A dead angel. A silver bullet. A kept promise. For ages, the war between Heaven and Hell rages in the unseen corners of society, both sides in delicate balance that could topple if the right weapons were in the wrong hands...When an undercover angel is murdered, Johnny Blaze the Ghost Rider must find the killers and punish them...but this time he won't do it alone: Hellstorm! Satana! Blade! They are the SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE!

We are where the nightmares go : and other stories

June 13, 2018
Cargill, C. Robert, 1975- author.
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
x, 284 pages ; 24 cm
The town that wasn't anymore -- We are where the nightmares go -- As they continue to fall -- Hell creek -- Jake and Willy at the end of the world -- The last job is always the hardest -- Hell they call him, the screamers -- I am the night you never speak of -- A clean white room -- The soul thief's son.
"A hair-raising collection of short fiction that illuminates the strange, humorous, fantastical, and downright diabolical that tantalize and terrorize us: demons, monsters, zombie dinosaurs, and Death itself. "--Provided by publisher.

Track 9

June 13, 2018
Rovens, Sue, author.
203 pages ; 21 cm
"After a catastrophic railway accident leaves a trail of carnage and devastation in its wake, the small train station in Rain, Germany is shuttered. Six months later, Gary and Grace Wolf, returning home after their belated honeymoon, find themselves trapped inside the now defunct terminal. What they discover within its walls leads them to make harrowing decisions. What they learn about each other pushes them to the brink of disaster. Back in Bloomington, Illinois, their best friends, Mike and Sarah Waverly, await their return. A few hours before the plane is scheduled to land, Mike becomes tormented by troubling premonitions concerning Gary and Grace. Driven to find out the truth, Mike finds himself battling mysterious and inexplicable obstacles that plunge him into his own personal hell."--Page 4 of cover.


June 4, 2018
Cates, Donny, author.
Portland, OR : Image Comics, Inc., [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Deep in the heart -- v. 2. The eyes upon you
"The Bowman family are vampires who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small Texas town for years, living off cow blood and trying to keep to themselves. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate and fear bubble to the surface--making it impossible to separate man from monster!"--Publisher.

A people's history of the vampire uprising : a novel

June 1, 2018
Villareal, Raymond A., author.
422 pages ; 24 cm
This panoramic fictional oral history begins with one small mystery: the body of a young woman found in an Arizona border town, presumed to be an illegal immigrant, disappears from the town morgue. To the young CDC investigator called in to consult with the local police, it's an impossibility that threatens her understanding of medicine. Then, more bodies, dead from an inexplicable disease that solidified their blood, are brought to the morgue, only to also vanish. Soon, the U.S. government--and eventually biomedical researchers, disgruntled lawmakers, and even an insurgent faction of the Catholic Church--must come to terms with what they're too late to stop: an epidemic of vampirism that will sweep first the United States, and then the world. With heightened strength and beauty and a stead diet of fresh blood, these changed people, or "Gloamings," rapidly rise to prominence in all aspects of modern society. Soon people are beginning to be "re-created," willingly accepting the risk of death if their bodies can't handle the transformation. As new communities of Gloamings arise, society is divided, and popular Gloaming sites come under threat from a secret terrorist organization. But when a charismatic and wealthy businessman, recently turned, runs for political office--well, all hell breaks loose. Told from the perspective of key players, including a cynical FBI agent, an audacious campaign manager, and a war veteran turned nurse turned secret operative, A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is an exhilarating, genre-bending debut that is as addictive as the power it describes.

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