New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

June 18, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The brink

June 17, 2019
Murray, James S. (James Stephen), 1976- author.
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
226 pages ; 24 cm.
"Sequel to Awakened"
When the bloodthirsty creatures that wreaked havoc underneath New York spread throughout the world, Tom Cafferty and his team battle a secret organization that is holding nations hostage using information about how to save humanity.

Teeth in the mist

June 6, 2019
Kurtagich, Dawn, author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
446 pages: illustrations; 24 cm
Inspired by the legend of Faust and told in alternating timelines, sixteen-year-old Roan arrives at Mill House as a ward and discovers she is connected to an ancient evil secret, while, centuries later, seventeen-year-old Zoey explores the dwelling's ruins and soon realizes she is not alone.

Little girls

June 3, 2019
Aflleje, Nicholas, author.
Portland, OR : Image Comics, 2019.
177 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
"Something hunts people on the outskirts of town... Sam and Lielet are two friends living in Ethiopia who are dealing with the kind of problems that all kids have; judgemental social cliques, condescending adults, alienation, and a legendary brain-eating monster of folklore. Sure, it's not going to be easy, but all they have to do is live through it.

Darkness on the edge of town

May 23, 2019
Christopher, Adam, 1978- author.
New York : Del Rey, [2019]
413 pages ; 24 cm
A prequel to the hit Netflix series Stranger Things.
"Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his old life as a police detective in New York City, confronting his past before the events of the hit show Stranger Things,"

Best seller

May 21, 2019
May, Susan (Horror writer), author.
460 pages ; 23 cm
"After witnessing her mother's brutal murder, ten-year-old Nem's life seems destined for tragedy. Then she discovers an old journal which holds an incredible secret. Nem now possesses the ability to control the fortunes of others. Decades later, the literary world hails William Barnes' debut as a masterpiece. His best seller success, though, doesn't survive his next two books. Readers abandon him, his publisher cancels his contract, and his agent isn't returning his calls. Meanwhile his undeserving protégé, Orelia Mason, enjoys a meteoric rise in the charts, coinciding suspiciously with his fall. So William embarks on a plan to win back the life he's certain she has stolen. If people die along the way, well, that's their problem. He'll discover though, that battling fate when luck is not on your side can be a deadly game"--from Back cover.

Our last night : an edge-of-your-seat ghost thriller

May 16, 2019
Adams, Taylor, author.
London : Joffe Books, 2016.
270 pages ; 21 cm
An epic edge-of-your-seat ghost story that you won't want to put down Dan is a professional ghost hunter who's never actually found a ghost. But his newest case is promising: a cursed Russian rifle allegedly haunted by a demon. Anyone who touches the antique weapon dies within 24 hours. But for Dan, it's personal, he's still mourning the death of his fiancée Adelaide, and he's desperate to find proof that ghosts exist. At any cost.

The buying of lot 37 : welcome to Night Vale episodes. Volume 3

May 13, 2019
Fink, Joseph (Fiction writer), author.
New York : Harper Perennial, 2019.
xix, 312 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Features episodes from season three as well as the live touring show "The Librarian".--Back cover.

Sefira and other betrayals

May 13, 2019
Langan, John (John Paul), author.
351 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction / by Paul Tremblay -- Sefira -- In Paris, in the mouth of Kronos -- The third always beside you -- The unbearable proximity of Mr. Dunn's balloons -- Bloom -- Renfrew's course -- Bor urus -- At home in the house of the Devil -- Story notes -- Acknowledgments -- Publication history.
A collection of horror short stories and the short novel Sefira; the short novel and the short story At home in the house of the Devil are original to this collection, the other six short stories have been previously published.

The laws of the skies

May 10, 2019
Courtois, Grégoire, author.
Toronto : Coach House Books, [2019]
148 pages ; 21 cm
Translation of: Les lois du ciel.
"Winnie-the-Pooh meets The Blair Witch Project in this very grown-up tale of a camping trip gone horribly awry. Twelve six-year-olds and their three adult chaperones head into the woods on a camping trip. None of them make it out alive. The Laws of the Skies tells the harrowing story of those days in the woods, of illness and accidents - and a murderous child. Part fairy tale, part horror film, this macabre fable takes us through the minds of all the members of this doomed party, murderers and murdered alike."-- Provided by publisher.

Tomb of Ancients

May 10, 2019
Roux, Madeleine, 1985- author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
375 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Although Louisa and her friends moved to London to escape Coldthistle House, Louisa knows she must return to find the gateway between worlds and to fight her father's evil influence.

Stranger things

April 30, 2019
Houser, Jody, author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2019.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally publisher in magazine form.
v. 1. The other side

Dark tales

April 30, 2019
Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
x, 195 pages ; 20 cm.
Foreword / by Ottessa Moshfegh -- Dark tales. The possibility of evil -- Louisa, please come home -- Paranoia -- The honeymoon of Mrs. Smith -- The story we used to tell -- The sorcerer's apprentice -- Jack the ripper -- The beautiful stranger -- All she said was yes -- What a thought -- The bus -- Family treasures -- A visit -- The good wife -- The man in the woods -- Home -- The summer people.
"For the first time in one volume, a collection of Shirley Jackson's scariest stories, with a foreword by PEN/Hemingway Award winner Ottessa Moshfegh After the publication of her short story "The Lottery" in the New Yorker in 1948 received an unprecedented amount of attention, Shirley Jackson was quickly established as a master horror storyteller. This collection of classic and newly reprinted stories provides readers with more of her unsettling, dark tales, including the "The Possibility of Evil" and "The Summer People." In these deliciously dark stories, the daily commute turns into a nightmarish game of hide and seek, the loving wife hides homicidal thoughts and the concerned citizen might just be an infamous serial killer. In the haunting world of Shirley Jackson, nothing is as it seems and nowhere is safe, from the city streets to the crumbling country pile, and from the small-town apartment to the dark, dark woods. There's something sinister in suburbia. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators"-- Provided by publisher.

Gideon Falls

April 24, 2019
Lemire, Jeff, author.
Portland, Oregon : Image Comics, Inc., [2018]-
volumes (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. The black barn -- v. 2. Original sins

Lords of dyscrasia

April 23, 2019
Lindberg, S. E.
West Chester, OH : IGNIS, 2011.
259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Graphic sword & sorcery."--Cover.
"A blood disease plagues the insectan elders of the Underworld. Desperate to save them from extinction, the golem Doctor Grave infuses the soul of his dying Queen into the blood of a human artisan, Lord Ante Lysis. Her soul passes through Ante's blood into his offspring, thys the Lysis bloodline carries the diseased Queen's soul until the Doctor can execute a grand necromantic rite to resurrect her. Endenken Lysis of Gravenstyne , last Lord of the Lysis Clan, journeys to the Underworld forge to extinguish the elder plague consuming his soul. Accompanied by the ghosts of the family whom he failed and the brothers whom he murdered, Endenken must battle his past and the Doctor's minions to end the plague, quench the Queen's soul."--Back cover.

The pandora room : a novel

April 22, 2019
Golden, Christopher, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
307 pages ; 25 cm
A chilling exploration of what happens when the original Pandora's Box is discovered in an ancient subterranean city, stirring international conflict and exposing the archaeological team to curses, whispers, and the terror of a legendary plague. In one ancient variation on the myth of Pandora's Box, there were two jars, one for Pandora and one for her sister, Anesidora. One contained all the blessings of the gods, the other all the world's curses. Now, in a subterranean city in Northern Iraq, archaeologist Sophie Durand has discovered a secret chamber covered in writing that confirms that version of the tale--a chamber which contains a single jar. "Weird shit" expert Ben Walker joins Sophie's team just as the mystery deepens and grows ugly. Those who believe the myth want to know which jar has been found in the Pandora Room, the one containing blessings, or the one full of curses. Governments rush to lay claim, but jihadi forces aren't waiting for the dust to settle. Whatever the jar contains, they want it, no matter who they have to kill--or what will emerge when they open it. For Sophie, Walker, and the others, the Pandora Room may soon become their tomb.

Helen's daimones

April 19, 2019
Lindberg, S. E., author.
West Chester, OH : IGNIS Publishing LLC, [2017]
xiii, 204 pages : map ; 23 cm
"Dyscrasia fiction."

When I arrived at the castle

April 17, 2019
Carroll, Emily, author.
Ontario : Koyama Press, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Cover title.
"Like many before her that have never come back, she's made it to the Countess' castle determined to snuff out the horror, but she could never be prepared for what hides within its turrets; what unfurls under its fluttering flag."--Provided by publisher.

Dreaming darkly

April 10, 2019
Kittredge, Caitlin, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
361 pages ; 22 cm
After her mother's death, Ivy is sent to live on an island with a rich uncle where she experiences nightmares and learns about her family's murderous past.

Attack on Titan

April 4, 2019
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 -- v. 20. Facing annihilation -- v. 21. Down to the basement -- v. 22. Pyrrhic Victory -- v. 23. The dream of freedom dies -- v. 24. It catches up to you -- v. 25. Girding for battle -- v. 26. Clash of the Eloians -- v. 27. Minutes to midnight

Drop dead gorgeous

April 4, 2019
Stine, R. L., author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
324 pages ; 21 cm.
"Morgan Marks, a newcomer to Shadyside High, confounds her new friends and boyfriend with her mysterious past until events surrounding the school's homecoming dance unearth a violent curse." -- (Source of summary not specified)

A witch in time

April 1, 2019
Simmons, Wm. Mark, author.
Riverdale, NY : Baen Books, 2019.
301 pages ; 25 cm.
"Years back, a blood transfusion with a member of the undead left Christopher Csejthe a half-vampire. Since that time, he's gone mano y monster with zombies, werewolves, master vampires, an ancient Babylonian demon, voodoo queen Marie Leveau, the mad monk Rasputing and a couple of Great Old Ones. After saving New Orleans from total destruction and losing his family to another temporal realm, someone has killed him...again. It's old hat at this point for him. Awakened in a world he doesn't quite recognize, INTERPOL is interested in his associations with Dracula and a trio of witches from Greek myth want him dead--for good this time"-- Provided by publisher.

The damned

March 26, 2019
Bunn, Cullen, author.
Portland, OR : ONI Press, 2017-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Three days dead -- v. 2. Ill-gotten -- v. 3. "Prodigal sons"

The savior

March 22, 2019
Ward, J. R., 1969- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2019.
479 pages ; 24 cm
"In the venerable history of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, only one male has ever been expelled--but Murhder's insanity gave the Brothers no choice. Haunted by visions of a female he could not save, he nonetheless returns to Caldwell on a mission to right the wrong that ruined him. However, he is not prepared for what he must face in his quest for redemption. Dr. Sarah Watkins, researcher at a biomedical firm, is struggling with the loss of her fellow scientist fiance. When the FBI starts asking about his death, she questions what really happened and soon learns the terrible truth: Her firm is conducting inhumane experiments in secret and the man she thought she knew and loved was involved in the torture. As Murhder and Sarah's destinies become irrevocably entwined, desire ignites between them. But can they forge a future that spans the divide separating the two species? And as a new foe emerges in the war against the vampires, will Murhder return to his Brothers ... or resume his lonely existence forevermore?"-- Provided by publisher.

Total eclipse of the eternal heart

March 22, 2019
[Los Angeles, CA] : Seven Seas Entertainment, 2019.
220 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Originally published in Japan in 2017 by Akaneshinsa, Tokyo.

Out of Salem

March 22, 2019
Schrieve, Hal, author.
New York : Seven Stories Press, [2019]
443 pages ; 22 cm
"Genderqueer fourteen-year-old Z Chilworth has to adjust quickly to their new status as a zombie after waking from death from a car crash that killed their parents and sisters. Always a talented witch, Z now can barely perform magic and is rapidly decaying. Faced with rejection from their remaining family members and old friends, Z moves in with Mrs. Dunnigan, an elderly witch and befriends Aysel, a loud would-be-goth classmate who is, like Z, a loner. As Z struggles to find a way to repair the broken magical seal holding their body together, Aysel fears that her classmates will discover her status as an unregistered werewolf. When a local psychiatrist is murdered by what seems to be werewolves, the town of Salem, Oregon, becomes even more hostile to "monsters," and Z and Aysel are driven together in an attempt to survive a place where most people wish that neither of them existed. Rarely has a first-time author created characters of such immediacy and power as Z, Aysel, Tommy (suspected fey) and Elaine (also a werewolf), or a world that parallels our own so clearly and disturbingly"-- Provided by publisher.

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