New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

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

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.

The homecoming : a novel

March 19, 2019
Pyper, Andrew.
353 pages ; 23 cm
Pyper's weird, wonderful, audacious new novel begins simply enough: a man has died, and his family has gathered to hear the reading of his will. Much to the surprise of the man's widow and the couple's children, they all stand to inherit a sizable fortune, but there's one, rather odd condition. From this first small indication that The Homecoming will be no ordinary family drama, the story--walking a line between thriller and horror--descends, at first slowly and then with almost dizzying speed, into an abyss of shattered memories, disquieting dreams, and an evil that borders on the surreal. The characters, who seemed fairly normal at the outset, show themselves to possess deep layers of haunting pain.

Inspection : a novel

March 18, 2019
Malerman, Josh, author.
New York : Del Rey, 2019.
387 pages ; 25 cm
"Boys are being trained at one school for geniuses, girls at another. And neither knows the other exists--until now. J is a student at a school deep in a forest far away from the rest of the world. J is one of only twenty-six students, who think of their enigmatic school's founder as their father. His fellow peers are the only family J has ever had. The students are being trained to be prodigies of art, science, and athletics, and their life at the school is all they know--and all they are allowed to know. But J is beginning to suspect that there is something out there, beyond the pines, that the founder does not want him to see, and he's beginning to ask questions. What is the real purpose of this place? Why can the students never leave? And what secrets is their father hiding from them? Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, in a school very much like J's, a girl named K is asking the same questions. J has never seen a girl, and K has never seen a boy. As K and J work to investigate the secrets of their two strange schools, they come to discover something even more mysterious: each other"--Provided by publisher.

The great glowing coils of the universe : welcome to Night Vale episodes, volume 2

March 13, 2019
Fink, Joseph (Fiction writer), author.
xvi, 302 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Faceless Old Woman -- First Date -- Summer Reading Program -- Subway -- Dana -- A Blinking Light Up on the Mountain -- Yellow Helicopters -- Cassette -- A Beautiful Dream -- Lazy Day -- Missing -- The Auction -- Orange Grove -- The Woman from Italy -- The Deft Bowman -- Walk -- Numbers -- The Visitor -- Cookies -- A Story About Them -- Parade Day -- Company Picnic -- Renovations -- Old Oak Doors -- Disparition Music Corner -- Live Show : The Debate
This includes the episodes from season two of the podcast, in which we witness a totalitarian takeover of Night Vale that threatens to forever change the town and everyone living in it, and offers both an entertaining reading experience as well as a valuable reference guide to past episodes.

Curse words

March 8, 2019
Soule, Charles.
Portland, OR : Image Comics 2017-
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

Black dahlia

March 4, 2019
Geary, Rick, author, illustrator.
New York : NBM, 2016.
80 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm

The walking dead

February 26, 2019
Kirkman, Robert.
Orange, CA : Image Comics, c2005-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Days gone bye #1-6 -- v. 2. Miles behind us #7-12 -- v. 3. Safety behind bars #13-18 -- v. 4. The heart's desire #19- 24 -- v. 5. The best defense #25-30 -- v. 6. This sorrowful life #31-36 -- v. 7. The calm before #37-42 -- v. 8. Made to suffer #43-48 -- v. 9. Here we remain #49-54 -- v. 10. What we have become #55-60 -- v. 11. Fear the hunters #61-66 -- v. 12. Life among them #67-72 -- v. 13. Too far gone #73-78 -- v. 14. No way out #79-84 -- v. 15. We find ourselves #85-90 -- v. 16. A larger world #91-96 -- v. 17. Something to fear #97-102 -- v. 18. What comes after #103-108 -- v. 19. March to war # 109-114 -- v. 20. All out war #115-120 -- v. 21. All out war, part two #121-126 -- v. 22. A new beginning #127-132 -- v. 23. Whispers into screams #133-138 -- v. 24. Life and death #139-144 -- v. 25. No turning back #145-150 -- v. 26. Call to arms #151-156 -- v. 27. The whisperer war #157-162 -- v. 28. A certain doom #163-168 -- v. 29. Lines we cross #169-174 -- v. 30. New world order #175-180 -- v. 31. The rotten core #181-186


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.

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