New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

February 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


February 22, 2019
Howard, Tini, author.
San Diego : IDW Publishing, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Collects the 5-issue miniseries."--Back cover.
Ground control -- Check ignition -- Litfoff -- Spacewalk -- Ashes to ashes.
After a near-death experience, lonely funeral home receptionist Thalia Rosewood is recruited into the Euthanauts, a select group of psychonauts, sick folk, and other intrepid explorers who pass over willingly to determine What Lies Beyond.


February 21, 2019
Azzarello, Brian, author.
Portland, OR : Image Comics, Inc., [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. Moonshine -- v. 2. Misery train

Your favorite band cannot save you

February 20, 2019
Moore, Scotto, author.
New York, NY : Tom Doherty Associates, 2019.
127 pages ; 21 cm
I was home alone on a Saturday night when I experienced the most beautiful piece of music I had ever heard in my life. Beautiful Remorse is the hot new band on the scene, releasing one track a day for ten days straight. Each track has a mysterious name and a strangely powerful effect on the band's fans. A curious music blogger decides to investigate the phenomenon up close by following Beautiful Remorse on tour across Texas and Kansas, realizing along the way that the band's lead singer, is hiding an incredible, impossible secret.

Tokyo ghoul: re.

February 18, 2019
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.

Stranger Things : suspicious minds

February 13, 2019
Bond, Gwenda, author.
New York : Del Rey, 2019.
301 pages ; 24 cm
A prequel to the hit Netflix series 'Stranger Things.'
"The first official Stranger things novel." --Front Jacket
"A mysterious lab. A sinister scientist. A secret history. If you think you know the truth behind Eleven's mother, prepare to have your mind turned Upside Down in this thrilling prequel to the hit show Stranger Things. It's the summer of 1969, and the shock of conflict reverberates through the youth of America, both at home and abroad. As a student at a quiet college campus in the heartland of Indiana, Terry Ives couldn't be farther from the front lines of Vietnam or the incendiary protests in Washington. But the world is changing, and Terry isn't content to watch from the sidelines. When word gets around about an important government experiment in the small town of Hawkins, she signs on as a test subject for the project, code named MKULTRA. Unmarked vans, a remote lab deep in the woods, mind-altering substances administered by tight lipped researchers . . . and a mystery the young and restless Terry is determined to uncover. But behind the walls of Hawkins National Laboratory--and the piercing gaze of its director, Dr. Martin Brenner--lurks a conspiracy greater than Terry could have ever imagined. To face it, she'll need the help of her fellow test subjects, including one so mysterious the world doesn't know she exists--a young girl with unexplainable, superhuman powers and a number instead of a name: 008. Amid the rising tensions of the new decade, Terry Ives and Martin Brenner have begun a different kind of war--one where the human mind is the battlefield"-- Provided by publisher.

B.P.R.D. : the devil you know

February 12, 2019
Mignola, Michael, author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2018-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Messiah -- v. 2. Pandemonium
"Before they were vanquished by the B.P.R.D., Lovecraftian monsters created a Hell on Earth. As society rebuilds, strange cults vie for influence, and the demon Varvara emerges to lead the way... Abe Sapien returns from his self-imposed exile to rejoin Liz Sherman just in time for the Bureau to face the final threat to mankind."--Provided by publisher.

All roads end here

February 11, 2019
Moody, David, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2019.
343 pages ; 21cm
"A fast-paced and dark story about humanity's fight for survival in the face if impending apocalypse."--Back cover.

The mouth of the dark

February 8, 2019
Waggoner, Tim, author.
232 pages ; 24 cm
"Jayce's 20-year-old daughter, Emory, is missing, lost in a dark, dangerous realm called Shadow that exists alongside our own reality. An enigmatic woman named Nicola guides Jayce through this bizarre world, and together they search for Emory, facing deadly dog-eaters, crazed killers, homicidal sex toys, and - worst of all - a monstrous being known as the Harvest Man. But no matter what Shadow throws at him, Jayce won't stop. He'll do whatever it takes to find his daughter, even if it means becoming a worse monster than the things that are trying to stop him."

Garden of eldritch delights

February 7, 2019
Snyder, Lucy A., 1971- author.
181 pages ; 23 cm
That which does not kill you -- Sunset on Mott Island -- The gentleman caller -- Executive functions -- The yellow death -- Santa Muerte -- Dark of the moon -- Fraeternal -- A noble endeavor -- Blossoms blackened like dead stars -- A hero of Grünjord -- The warlady's daughter.
"Master short story author Lucy A. Snyder is back with a dozen chilling, thought-provoking tales of Lovecraftian horror, dark science fiction, and weird fantasy. Her previous two collections received Bram Stoker Awards and this one offers the same high-caliber, trope-twisting prose. Snyder effortlessly creates memorable monsters, richly imagined worlds and diverse, unforgettable characters. Open this book and you&';ll find a garden of stories as dark and heady as black roses that will delight fans of complex, intelligent speculative fiction."--Back cover.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

January 30, 2019
Lindsay, Joan Weigall, Lady, author.
xi, 204 pages ; 20 cm.
"A 50th-anniversary edition of the haunting novel about the disappearance of three boarding school girls that inspired the acclaimed film--featuring a foreword by Maile Meloy, author of Do Not Become Alarmed. It was a cloudless summer day in the year 1900. Everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at Hanging Rock. After lunch, a group of three girls climbed into the blaze of the afternoon sun, pressing on through the scrub into the shadows of the secluded volcanic outcropping. Farther, higher, until at last they disappeared. They never returned. Mysterious and subtly erotic, Picnic at Hanging Rock inspired the iconic 1975 film of the same name by Peter Weir. A beguiling landmark of Australian literature, it stands with Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, and Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides as a masterpiece of intrigue"-- Provided by publisher.

The Elysian prophecy

January 29, 2019
Reis, Vivien, author.
United States : Copper Hound Press, 2018.
393 pages ; 21 cm
When a violent attack leaves their father in the hospital, Abigail and Benjamin Cole discover there's more to their family history than mental illness. But after fifteen-year-old Abi is abducted, she learns the attack wasn't random. Thrust into an exotic and beautiful world part of a multi-millennial feud, she must decide who to trust in a society built on secrets. Questioning everything she's ever known, she enlists the help of a boy connected to her in impossible ways and uncovers a dangerous secret stretching generations. Seventeen-year-old Ben desperately tries to search for both his sister and his mother, but his hold on reality is fading. Something dark has latched onto him. In a race against his own failing mind, where violent hallucinations and paranoia force him to believe he's next in line for the family curse, he learns he's the only one that can save his family. When darkness is coming, who do you trust?

Cin's mark

January 28, 2019
Elliott, Zetta, author.
93 pages ; 23 cm
Includes discussion questions (pages 89-90).
"Ever since his uncle committed suicide, thirteen-year-old Taj has been trying to hold his family together. He'd do anything to see his mother happy again so when Taj meets a strange woman in Woodlands Cemetery, he carefully considers her curious offer: directions to a magical door that will let Taj and his mother escape this world's misery. All he has to do in return is find something precious that was taken from the woman over a hundred and fifty years ago. But can Taj reach the portal once the vengeful ghost's wrath is unleashed upon the city?"--Back cover.

Ill will

January 23, 2019
Stewart, Michael, 1971- author.
London : HQ, 2018.
328 pages : illustration ; 20 cm

John Constantine, Hellblazer

January 11, 2019
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

Dark ark

January 8, 2019
Bunn, Cullen, author.
Sherman Oaks, CA : AfterShock Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Forty nights -- v. 2. Old gods
The wickedness of mankind has moved the Creator to destroy the world by way of the flood. Noah has been tasked with building an ark to save his family and the animals of the world. But this is not Noah's story. For darker powers have commanded the sorcerer Shrae to build his own ark and save the unnatural creatures of the world--such as the vampires, the dragons, the naga, and the manticore. But what will happen on a vessel crawling with monsters, where insidious intrigue and horrific violence are the rule of law?

Broken lands

December 13, 2018
Maberry, Jonathan, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2019]
533 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to the series Rot & Ruin.
Gabriella "Gutsy" Gomez teams up with Benny Imura and his gang as they seek to finish what Captain Joe Ledger started--to find a cure for the zombie infection.

Uzumaki : spiral into horror

December 13, 2018
Itō, Junji, 1963- writer, artist.
634 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Previously issued in three parts. Collects the paperback volumes 1-3.
Collects the complete story of Shuichi Saito, who believes that his town is haunted by the uzumaki, a spiral, hypnotic secret shape of the world that manifests itself in various ways and causes madness among the inhabitants.

Tokyo ghoul

December 11, 2018
Ishida, Sui, author, illustrator.
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, [2015-2017]
14 volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
Reads in the traditional Japanese format from right to left.

Undead Messiah

December 11, 2018
Zarbo, Gin, 1993- author, artist.
Los Angeles, CA : TOKYOPOP Inc., 2018-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.

Shibuya goldfish

December 11, 2018
Hiroumi, Aoi, author & artist.
New York, N.Y. : Yen Press, 2018-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2017 by Square Enix Co. Ltd.

Demon slayer = Kimetsu no yaiba

December 11, 2018
Gotoge, Koyoharu, 1988- author, artist.
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2018]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Manga format; reads back to front, right to left.
First published in Japan in 2016 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo as Kimetsu no yaiba.
In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who makes a living selling charcoal until his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his family and turns his sister into another demon, forcing Tanjiro on a dangerous journey to destroy the demon and save his sister.

The fade

December 11, 2018
Lunetta, Demitria, author.
280 pages ; 22 cm
Fifteen-year-old Haley moves into a house haunted by the ghosts of murdered girls who hope Haley will be able to help them move on.

King of the road

December 11, 2018
Belcher, R. S., author.
New York : TOR, 2018.
382 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"Jimmie Aussapile, Lovina Marcou and Heck Sinclair are members of a secret society dedicated to protecting those who travel America's highways from the monsters, both supernatural and mundane, that lurk in the darkness just beyond your headlights. At home in Lenoir, North Carolina, Jimmie and his squire Heck find themselves drawn into an all-out war between two competing biker gangs. One is led by a rival biker in possession of new found supernatural allies and the other is an all-female werewolf pack. One way or another peace must be maintained and the many roads of America must be protected. But it might just cost the Brotherhood their souls if they aren't careful."


December 7, 2018
Hart, Jordan.
[New Hampshire] : Alterna Comics, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"A timid computer engineer named Dennis Zimmann discovers that he's actually been duplicated by an ancient and evil Doppelgänger spirit. Combining his intelligence with the creativity of his neighbor Riccardo, Dennis must develop a plan and muster the courage to kill his Doppelgänger before it destroys his life and everyone he holds dear."--Provided by publisher.

The dinosaur tourist

December 6, 2018
Kiernan, Caitlín R.
[Burton, MI] : Subterranean Press, 2018.
305 pages ; 24 cm
The beginning of the year without a summer -- Far from any shore -- The cats of River Street (1925) -- Elegy for a suicide -- The road of needles -- Whilst the night rejoices profound and still -- Ballad of an echo whisperer -- The cripple and the starfish -- Fake plastic trees -- Whisper Road (Murder ballad no. 9) -- Animals pull the night around their shoulders -- Untitled psychiatrist no. 2 -- Excerpts from An Eschatology Quadrille -- Ballad of a Catamite revolver -- Untitled psychiatrist no. 3 -- Albatross (1994) -- Fairy tale of Wood Street -- The dinosaur tourist (Murder ballad no. 11) -- Objects in the mirror.
"In The Dinosaur Tourist, Caitlin R. Kiernan's fifteenth collection of short fiction, nineteen tales of the unexpected and the uncanny explore that treacherous gulf between what we suppose the world to be and what might actually be waiting out beyond the edges of our day-to-day experience." -- jacket.

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