New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

February 21, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Tokyo ghoul: re.

February 20, 2020
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.

The boatman's daughter

February 20, 2020
Davidson, Andy, 1978- author.
New York : MCD x FSG Originals/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.
403 pages ; 19 cm
"A swampy literary horror novel about a young woman facing down drug dealers, a crooked cop, and a mad preacher on the banks of an Arkansas river"-- Provided by publisher.

Deathless divide

February 13, 2020
Ireland, Justina, author.
New York : Balzer + Bray, [2020]
551 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Dread Nation.
The sequel to the New York Times bestselling epic Dread Nation is an unforgettable journey of revenge and salvation across a divided America. After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler: Get out of town, stay alive, and head west to California to find her mother. But nothing is easy when you're a girl trained in putting down the restless dead, and a devastating loss on the road to a protected village called Nicodemus has Jane questioning everything she thought she knew about surviving in 1880s America. What's more, this safe haven is not what it appears--as Jane discovers when she sees familiar faces from Summerland amid this new society. Caught between mysteries and lies, the undead, and her own inner demons, Jane soon finds herself on a dark path of blood and violence that threatens to consume her. But she won't be in it alone. Katherine Deveraux never expected to be allied with Jane McKeene. But after the hell she has endured, she knows friends are hard to come by--and that Jane needs her too, whether Jane wants to admit it or not. Watching Jane's back, however, is more than she bargained for, and when they both reach a breaking point, it's up to Katherine to keep hope alive--even as she begins to fear that there is no happily-ever-after for girls like her.

The chill : a novel

February 13, 2020
Carson, Scott, 1982- author.
New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2020.
435 pages ; 24 cm
Far upstate, in New York's ancient forests, a drowned village lays beneath the dark, still waters of the Chilewaukee reservoir. Early in the 20th century, the town was destroyed for the greater good: bringing water to the millions living downstate. Or at least that's what the politicians from Manhattan insisted at the time. The local families, settled there since America's founding, were forced from their land, but they didn't move far, and some didn't move at all… Now, a century later, the repercussions of human arrogance are finally making themselves known. An inspector assigned to oversee the dam, dangerously neglected for decades, witnesses something inexplicable. It turns out that more than the village was left behind in the waters of the Chill when it was abandoned. The townspeople didn’t evacuate without a fight. A dark prophecy remained, too, and the time has come for it to be fulfilled. Those who remember must ask themselves: who will be next? For sacrifices must be made. And as the dark waters begin to inexorably rise, the demand for a fresh sacrifice emerges from the deep...

It (Eso)

February 12, 2020
King, Stephen, 1947- author.
©2012
1502 pages ; 21 cm
"Esta edición fue publicada originalmente por Penguin Random House Grupo Editioral, S.A., Barcelona, en 2012."--title page verso.
Who or what mutilates and kills the children of a small American town? Why does the horror come to Derry cyclically in the form of a sinister clown who is sowing destruction in his wake? After twenty-eight years of tranquility away from Derry, a group of friends keeps the promise of returning to the place where they lived their childhood and youth in a terrible nightmare. They return to face their past and bury the threat that bitterly during their childhood, and that has once again lurked behind the sewers of the town. They know they can die, but they are aware that they will not know peace until that thing is destroyed forever.

Fighters of fear : occult detective stories

February 4, 2020
©2020
614 pages ; 23 cm.
Green Tea / Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu -- The Shining pyramid / Arthur Machen -- The Haunted child / Arabella Kenealy -- The Mystery of the Felwyn Tunnel / L. T. Meade & Robert Eustace -- The Story of Yand Manor House / E & H Heron -- The Tapping on the wainscot / Allan Upward -- Samaris / Robert W. Chambers -- The Whistling room / William Hope Hodgson -- The Woman with the crooked nose / Victor Rousseau -- The Sorcerer of Arjuzanx / Max Rittenberg -- The Ivory statue / Sax Rohmer -- The Stranger / Claude & Alice Askew -- The Swaying vision / Jessie Douglas Kerruish -- The Sanatorium / F. Tennyson Jesse -- The Villa on the Borderive Road / Rose Champion de Crespigny -- The Room of fear / Ella Serymsour -- The Seven fires / Philippa Forest -- The Subletting of the mansion / Dion Fortune -- The Jest of Warburg Tantavul / Seabury Quinn -- The Soldier / A. M. Burrage -- The Horror of the height / Sydney Horler -- The Mystery of iniquity / L. Adams Beck -- The Thought monster / Amelia Reynolds Long -- The Shut room / Henry S. Whitehead -- Dr. Muncing , exorcist / Gordon MacCreagh -- The Case of the haunted cathedral / Margery Lawrence -- The Shonokins / Manly Wade Wellman -- The Dead of winter apparition / Joseph Payne Brennan -- The Garden of Paris / Eric Williams -- St. Michael & all angels / Mark Valentine -- Jeremiah / Jessica Amanda Salmonson.
A Retrospective Collection of Classic Occult and Supernatural Detective Stories by Some of the Field's Greatest and Best-Known Weird Fiction Authors. Since the gaslit nights at the end of the nineteenth century, the occult detective has been a beloved and recurring archetype. Mixing the best aspects of the detective tale and weird or supernatural fiction, and capitalizing in part on the massive popularity of Sherlock Holmes, these stories portrayed men and women pitted against surreal and horrifying foes, usually with little to defend them but their own savvy, experience, and know-how. From William Hope Hodgson's Thomas Carnacki, to Seabury Quinn's fearless Frenchman Jules de Grandin, to Jessica Salmonson's Penelope Pettiweather, the occult detective has taken a variety of forms, investigated a wide array of supernatural and otherworldly cases, and entertained generations of readers. This new collection compiles thirty-one all-time classic occult detective stories as it traces the genre's growth from its nineteenth-century origins to the late twentieth century, showcasing the work of acclaimed pioneers of weird tales alongside cult favorites and exciting modern talents.

Off season

January 31, 2020
Ketchum, Jack, 1946-2018.
Las Vegas, NV : 47north, [2013], ©1998.
308 pages ; 21 cm.
The author's uncut, uncensored version.
Includes preview of Winter child: p. 283-308.
September. A beautiful New York editor retreats to a lonely cabin on a hill in the quiet Maine beach town of Dead River--off season--awaiting her sister and friends. Nearby, a savage human family with a taste for flesh lurks in the darkening woods, watching, waiting for the moon to rise and night to fall.

Slash

January 28, 2020
Shea, Hunter, author.
©2019
279 pages ; 22 cm
"Five years after Ashley King survived the infamous Resort Massacre, she's found hanging in her basement by her fiance, Todd Matthews. She left behind clues as to what really happened that night, clues that may reveal the identity of the killer the press has called The Wraith. With the help of his friends, Todd goes back to the crumbling Hayden Resort, a death-tinged ruin in the Catskills Mountains. What they find is a haunted history that's been lying in wait for a fresh set of victims. The Wraith is back, and he's nothing what they expected."--Provided by publisher.

Mob psycho 100

January 28, 2020
ONE, 1986- author, artist.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Manga, 2018-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
"Inspired by the live-action series from Netflix!!!"--Back cover.
"A young boy with psychic abilities attempts to live a normal life."--Provided by publisher.

Eaten : a novel

January 28, 2020
Poe, Alyanna, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : [Alyanna Poe], [2019]
353 pages ; 20 cm
"Being the center of an abusive household, Amelia Everheart develops harmful habits. She picks at her skin. Finding relief through popping her pimples, Amelia learns how cruel others can be to those of us who are different. Being an incubation site for a malicious infection changes Amelia's outlook on the world. She is no longer the victim. She is now the aggressor. With this change in mind, who knows that Amelia can accomplish? Revenge? Destruction? World domination?"--Back cover.

Burn the dark

January 27, 2020
Hunt, S. A., 1981- author.
©2019
384 pages ; 22 cm
"Robin is a minor Internet celebrity, a punk traveler known for her horror YouTube channel MalusDomestica, an indie series gone viral about witch-hunting across the United States. Yet she also keeps secrets unbeknownst to her viewers. The first: that her series is based on reality. The second: her goal is to seek revenge against the coven of witches who sentenced her mother to a fate worse than death. Returning home to the rural town of Blackfield, Robin draws attention from a motley crew of locals-a boy with the ability to see beyond our world, her childhood best friend harboring occult knowledge, and a veteran combat medic running from his past. Then, a new, mysterious threat known as the Red Lord suddenly rears its head, and Robin must discover the link between the coven and this demon before evil reigns in Blackfield"-- Provided by publisher.

Offspring

January 22, 2020
Ketchum, Jack, 1946-2018.
Las Vegas, NV : 47North, [2013?], ©1987.
293 pages ; 21 cm

Gwendy's magic feather

January 21, 2020
Chizmar, Richard T., author.
©2019
x, 212 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"A novel" -- From front cover.
"Something evil has swept into the small Maine town of Castle Rock on the heels of the latest winter storm. Sheriff Norris Ridgewick and his team are desperately searching for two missing girls, but time is running out. In Washington, DC, thirty-seven-year-old Gwendy Peterson couldn't be more different from the self conscious teenaged girl who had once been entrusted -- or cursed -- with an extraordinary and powerful box covered with colorful buttons by a mysterious stranger dressed in black. One day, though, the button box suddenly reappears without explanation. Between this and the troubling disappearances back home, Gwendy decides she might be able to do something to help..." -- From publisher's description.

The New Year's party

January 21, 2020
Stine, R. L.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2002.
193 ; 18 cm.
"Originally published as an Archway Paperback in 1995"--Title page verso.
"A Parachute Press book."
The kids at Reenie's Christmas party played a practical joke on P.J that turned deadly. Now someone is taking P.J.'s revenge and killing off the other kids one by one.

Betrayal : the betrayal ; the secret ; the burning

January 21, 2020
Stine, R. L., author.
©2015
527 pages ; 21 cm.
Previously published individually by Simon Pulse in 1993.
Betrayal -- Secret -- Burning.
Collects the first three titles in the Fear Street saga which tells the story of how Fear Street became the evil place it is today.

John Constantine, Hellblazer

January 20, 2020
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) -- v. 20. Systems of control (collects Hellblazer 230-238 and Hellblazer: All his engines) -- v. 21. The laughing magician (collects Hellblazer 239-249) -- v. 22. Regeneration (collects Hellblazer 250-260 and Hellblazer Special : Chas 1-5)

School-live!

January 20, 2020
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.

Feral : a novel

January 17, 2020
Luiken, Nicole, 1971- author.
©2019
269 pages ; 22 cm
"17-year-old Chloe fears she's a Dud, a child born to two werewolves who can't change into a wolf. If she's still a Dud by the time she reaches adulthood, she'll be exiled. In the meantime, she's at the bottom of the pack hierarchy. But Chloe is a natural Alpha, unable to bow her head meekly, and the other teens in her small town pack make her life miserable. While running through the woods, she encounters a feral werewolf with the opposite problem: he's trapped in wolf form. Chloe suspects the feral is her old classmate, Marcus, who everyone believes died along with the rest of his family in a mysterious plane crash last year. Pack lore says that any werewolf that remains in wolf form for more than a few days is dangerous and lost forever. Chloe vows to help Marcus regain his human self because giving up on him would mean admitting possible failure for herself, too. But she must act quickly. Pack law mandates killing ferals"-- Provided by publisher.

The last witness

January 14, 2020
McFall, Claire, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, 2020.
268 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published in the United Kingdom by Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, in 2015 under title: Black Cairn Point.
While on a camping trip to an isolated beach on the Scottish coast, Heather's friends suffer the wrath of a malevolent spirit, and a year later, Heather remains imprisoned in a facility, refusing to admit guilt.

Into the pit

January 13, 2020
Cawthon, Scott, 1971- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic, Inc., [2020]
193 pages ; 22 cm
Into the pit -- To be beautiful -- Count the ways.
A collection of three novellas explores what happens when three friends make wishes at a pizzeria and get more than they asked for.

The wrong number

January 10, 2020
Stine, R. L.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2002.
165 pages ; 18 cm
"A Parachute Press book."
Mr. Farberson was locked up after trying to kill Jade and Deena last year. Could it really be Mr. Farberson calling them, or someone's idea of a sick joke?

The best friend

January 9, 2020
Stine, R. L.
New York, NY : Simon Pulse, 2006.
147 pages ; 18 cm.
"A Parachute Press Book"--Title page verso.
Honey systematically moves in on Becka's life, copying her in every way. But when Becka presumes to have more than one "best friend," the horrible accidents begin.

Curse words

January 2, 2020
Soule, Charles.
Portland, OR : Image Comics 2017-2020
5 volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. The devil's devil -- v. 2. Explosiontown -- v. 3. The whole damned world -- v. 4. Queen Margaret -- v. 5. Fairytale ending.

Outer darkness

January 2, 2020
Layman, John, 1967-
Portland, OR : Image Comics, Inc., [2019]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Each other's throats -- v. 2. Castrophany of hate

The night weaver

January 2, 2020
Snyman, Monique, author.
©2019
268 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel: The Bone Carver.
Shadow Grove is a perfectly pleasant town, Shadow Grove isn't a typical town. Bad things happen here. Children disappear, one after the other, and nobody is doing anything about it. Parents don't grieve, missing posters don't line the streets, and the sheriff seems unconcerned. Seventeen-year-old Rachel Cleary lives on the outskirts of Shadow Grove, next to the creepy forest everyone pretends doesn't exist. Usually the forest is filled with an eerie calm, and unmistakeable graveyard solemnity. But the trees have started whispering, forgotten creatures are stirring and the night feels darker than ever. Something is stalking the residents of Shadow Grove, changing them into brain-dead caricatures of themselves. It's up to Rachel to find a way to stop the devouring of her hometown before all is destroyed and everyone she loves is forever lost.

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