New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

December 8, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


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.

Harrow County

November 29, 2018
Bunn, Cullen, writer.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2018.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm
v. 1. Countless haints & twice told
"Emmy always knew that the woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts and monsters. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures--and to the land itself--in a way she never imagined"--Provided by publisher.


November 28, 2018
Shipp, Jeremy C., author.
New York : A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2018.
221 pages ; 21 cm
From Jeremy C. Shipp comes a tense dark fantasy novel of psychological horror in Bedfellow. It broke into their home and set up residence in their minds. When the... thing first insinuated itself into the Lund family household, they were bemused. Vaguely human-shaped, its constantly-changing cravings seemed disturbing, at first, but time and pressure have a way of normalizing the extreme. Wasn’t it always part of their lives? As the family make more and greater sacrifices in service to the beast, the thrall that binds them begins to break down. Choices must be made. Prices must be paid. And the Lunds must pit their wits against a creature determined to never let them go. It's psychological warfare. Sanity is optional.

Creatures of want and ruin

November 28, 2018
Tanzer, Molly, author.
Boston : Mariner Books, [2018]
348 pages ; 21 cm
"A John Joseph Adams book."
"Amityville baywoman Ellie West fishes by day and bootlegs moonshine by night. It’s dangerous work under Prohibition--independent operators like her are despised by federal agents and mobsters alike--but Ellie's brother was accepted to college and Ellie's desperate to see him go. So desperate that when wealthy strangers ask her to procure libations for an extravagant party Ellie sells them everything she has, including some booze she acquired under unusual circumstances. What Ellie doesn’t know is that this booze is special. Distilled from foul mushrooms by a cult of diabolists, those who drink it see terrible things--like the destruction of Long Island in fire and flood. The cult is masquerading as a church promising salvation through temperance and a return to "the good old days," so it’s hard for Ellie to take a stand against them, especially when her father joins, but Ellie loves Long Island, and she loves her family, and she'll do whatever it takes to ensure neither is torn apart"-- Provided by publisher.

The valley of shadows

November 28, 2018
Ringo, John, 1963- author.
x, 287 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Baen Books original."
"From his corner office on the 44th floor of the Bank of America Tower, Tom Smith, global managing director for security, could see the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park--and a ravening zombie horde. Officially, Smith was paid to preserve the lives and fortunes of employees, billionaires and other clients. And with an implacable virus that turned the infected into ravenous zombies tearing through the world, his job just got a lot harder. Good thing Smith, late of the Australian special forces, isn't a man to give up easily. But saving civilization is going to take more than the traditional banking toolbox of lawyers, guns and money. He'll have to survive making shady alliances and move enough personnel to safe havens and prepare to restart civilization"-- Provided by publisher.

A bloody habit

November 28, 2018
Nicholson, Eleanor Bourg, author.
San Francisco : Ignatius Press, [2018]
435 pages ; 21 cm
"It is 1900, the dawn of a new century. Even as the old Queen's health fails, Victorian Britain stands monumental and strong upon a mountain of technological, scientific, and intellectual progress. For John Kemp, a straight-forward, unimaginative London lawyer, life seems reassuringly predictable yet forward-leaning, that is, until a foray into the recently published sensationalist novel Dracula, united with a chance meeting with an eccentric Dominican friar, catapults him into a bizarre, violent, and unsettling series of events. As London is transfixed with terror at a bloody trail of murder and destruction, Kemp finds himself in its midst, besieged on all sides—in his friendships, as those close to him fall prey to vicious assault by an unknown assassin; in his deep attraction to an unconventional American heiress; and in his own professional respectability, for who can trust a lawyer who sees things which, by all sane reason, cannot exist? Can his mundane, sensible life—and his skeptical mind—withstand vampires? Can this everyday Englishman survive his encounter with perhaps an even more sinister threat—the white-robed Papists who claim to be vampire slayers?"--Inside flap.

Nothing to devour

November 26, 2018
Hirshberg, Glen, 1966- author.
New York : Tor, 2018.
319 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"[Motherless Children Trilogy: #1 Motherless Child #2 Good Girls #3 Nothing to Devour]"
"Librarian Emilia is alone in a library that is soon to close its doors forever. Alone save for one last patron, his head completely swathed in bandages, his hands gloved, not one inch of skin exposed. Emilia feels sorry for him―like her, he is always alone. Today, he sees, really sees, Emilia. What he does to her then is unspeakable. Thousands of miles away, another victim rises―a dead woman who still lives. Sophie is determined to protect the people she loves best in the world―but she is a monster. To Jess, it doesn't matter that Sophie was once as close to her as her own daughter. It doesn't matter that Sophie's baby died so that Jess's grandson could live. It only matters that Sophie is a vampire. Vampires can't be trusted. Even if they love you. Aunt Sally loved all the monsters she'd created in the hundreds of years since she died and rose again. She loved her home in the bayou. When her existence was exposed to the human world, she didn't hesitate to destroy her home, and her offspring, to save herself. Herself, and one special girl, Aunt Sally's last chance to be a perfect mother. These people are drawn together from across the United States, bound by love and hatred, by the desire for reunification and for revenge. In their own ways, they are all monsters. Some deserve to live. Some do not."--Inside dust jacket.

Alice isn't dead : a novel

November 12, 2018
Fink, Joseph (Fiction writer), author.
New York : HarperPerennial, 2018.
321 pages ; 24 cm
Keisha Taylor lived a quiet life with her wife, Alice, until the day that Alice disappeared. After months of searching, presuming she was dead, Keisha held a funeral, mourned, and gradually tried to get on with her life. But that was before Keisha started to see her wife, again and again, in the background of news reports from all over America. Alice isn't dead, and she is showing up at every major tragedy and accident in the country. Following a line of clues, Keisha takes a job with a trucking company, and begins searching for Alice. She eventually stumbles on an otherworldly conflict being waged in the quiet corners of our nation's highway system--uncovering a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.

Attack on Titan

November 9, 2018
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

Tokyo ghoul: re.

November 9, 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.


November 7, 2018
Ahmed, Saladin, author.
Los Angeles, CA : Boom! Studios, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form as Abbott, #1-5.
While investigating police brutality and corruption in 1970s Detroit, journalist Elena Abbott uncovers supernatural forces being controlled by a secret society of the city's elite.

Frankenstein alive, alive : the complete collection

November 6, 2018
Niles, Steve, author, artist.
San Diego, CA : IDW Publishing, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 32 cm
"Inspired by Mary Shelley's immortal gothic horror tale, Frankenstein alive, alive! continues the story of Victor Frankenstein's Promethean monster as the creature embarks on a journey to discover his own humanity."--Back cover.

Slender Man

November 5, 2018
335 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Statement of responsibility provided by publisher's website.
"Copyright ©2018 by Mythology Entertainment, LLC."--Title page verso.
"One man's search for the truth about one of the most intriguing urban legends ever--the modern bogeyman, Slender Man--leads him down a dark, dangerous path in this creepy supernatural fantasy that will make you question where the line between dark myth and terrifying reality begins. Lauren Bailey has disappeared. As friends at her exclusive school speculate on what happened and the police search for answers, Matt Barker dreams of trees and a black sky . . . and something drawing closer. Through fragments of journals, news stories, and online conversations, a figure begins to emerge--a tall, slender figure--and all divisions between fiction and delusion, between nightmare and reality, begin to fall. Chilling, eerie, and addictively readable, Slender Man is a unique spine-tingling story and a brilliant and frightening look at one of the most fascinating--and diabolical--mythical figures in modern times."--provided by publisher.

I am behind you

November 2, 2018
Ajvide Lindqvist, John, 1968- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
405 pages ; 25 cm
Translation copyright ©2016 by Marlaine Delargy.
"Four families wake up one morning in an ordinary campsite. However, during the night something strange has happened. Everything outside the camping grounds has disappeared, and the world has been transformed into an endless expanse of grass. The sky is blue, but there is no sign of the sun; there are no trees, no flowers, no birds. And every radio plays nothing but the songs of sixties pop icon Peter Himmelstrand. As the holiday-makers try to come to terms with what has happened, they are forced to confront their deepest fears and secret desires. Past events that each of them has tried to bury rise to the surface and take on terrifying physical forms. Can any of them find a way back to reality?"-- Provided by publisher.

Likely stories

November 1, 2018
Gaiman, Neil, author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chieflycolor illustrations ; 27 cm.
"These dark and imaginative tales feature an odd and subtly linked world of bizarre venereal diseases, a creepy old woman who feasts on raw meat, a man obsessed with a skin model from a magazine, and a story within a story about ghosts."--Provided by publisher.

In the house in the dark of the woods

November 1, 2018
Hunt, Laird, author.
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
218 pages ; 19 cm
A Puritan woman goes missing deep in the woods of colonial New England, and soon must face the supernatural horrors that her people had only imagined up until then.

Hark! the herald angels scream : an anthology

November 1, 2018
New York : Blumhouse Books/Anchor Books, 2018.
viii, 370 pages ; 20 cm
"A Blumhouse Books/Anchor Books original."--Title page verso.
Absinthe & angels / by Kelley Armstrong -- Christmas in Barcelona / by Scott Smith -- Fresh as the new-fallen snow / by Seanan McGuire -- Love me / by Thomas E. Sniegoski -- Not just for Christmas / by Sarah Lotz -- Tenets / by Josh Malerman -- Good deeds / by Jeff Strand -- It's a wonderful knife / by Christopher Golden -- Mistletoe and holly / by James A. Moore -- Snake's tail / by Sarah Langan -- The second floor of the Christmas hotel / by Joe R. Lansdale -- Farrow Street / by Elizabeth Hand -- Doctor Velocity: a story of the fire zone / by Jonathan Maberry -- Yankee swap / by John M. McIlveen -- Honor thy mother / by Angela Slatter -- Home / by Tim Lebbon -- Hiking through / by Michael Koryta -- The hangman's bride / by Sarah Pinborou.

Bloodborne. The death of sleep

October 31, 2018
Kot, Ales, 1986- author.
London : Titan Comics, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Discover the terrifying secrets of Old Yharnam in a brand new comic series. From the critically-acclaimed Bloodborne videogame! Awakening in an ancient city plagued by a twisted endemic - where horrific beasts stalk the shadows and the streets run slick with the blood of the damned - a nameless Hunter embarks on a dangerous quest in search of Paleblood... his only escape from the endless Night of the Hunt."--Provided by publisher.

The house by the cemetery

October 31, 2018
Everson, John, author.
249 pages ; 24 cm
Carpenter Mike Kostner pushes ahead with his plans to rehab an abandoned--and rumored to be haunted--house into a haunted house attraction in time for Halloween; little does he realize that the ghost of a witch needs his Halloween opening to succeed for her very survival.


October 25, 2018
Grant, Michael, 1954- author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
323 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Monster.
The Perdido Beach dome is down, but the horrors within have spread. The alien virus-infested rock that created the FAYZ is creating monsters. Into the chaos comes a villain with the power to control anyone with just the sound of his voice. Dillon Poe wanted to be a comedian once, but everyone made fun of him. Now he's sending thousands to their deaths. The only people who stand in his way are the superpowered heroes: Dekka, Shade, Cruz, Malik, Armo... and a new mutant with unmatched powers. -- adapted from jacket

Frankenstein : Junji Ito story collection

October 24, 2018
Itō, Junji, 1963- author, illustrator.
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, [2013]
399 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Based on Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley, published in 1831.
Frankenstein -- Neck Specter -- Bog of living spirits -- Pen pal -- Intruder -- The strange tale of Oshikiri -- The strange tale of Oshikiri: the walls -- The hell of the doll funeral -- Face firmly in place -- Boss non-non -- Hide-and-seek with Boss non-non.
"Junji Ito meets Mary Shelley! The master of horror manga bends all his skill into bringing the anguished and solitary monster--and the fouler beast who created him--to life with the brilliantly detailed chiaroscuro he is known for. Also included are six tales of Oshikiri."--Back cover

The walking dead : a continuing story of survival horror

October 23, 2018
Kirkman, Robert.
Berkeley, Calif. : Image Comics, c2006-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 29 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1 #1-12 -- v. 2. #13-24 -- v. 3. #25-36 -- v. 4. #37-48 -- v. 5. #49-60 -- v. 6. #61-72 -- v. 7. #73-84 -- v. 8. #85-96 -- v. 9. #97-108 -- v. 10. #109-120 -- v. 11. #121-132 -- v. 12. #133-144 -- v. 13. #145-156 -- v. 14. #157-168 -- v. 15 #169-180

Strange ink

October 17, 2018
Kemble, Gary, author.
London : Titan Books, 2018.
391 pages ; 21 cm
"When washed-up journalist Harry Hendrick wakes one morning with a hangover and a strange symbol tattooed on his neck, he shrugs it off as a bad night out. But soon more tattoos appear: grisly, violent images which come accompanied by horrific nightmares - so he begins to dig deeper. Harry's search leads him to a sinister disappearance, torment from beyond the grave, and a web of corruption and violence tangled with his own past. One way or another, he has to right the wrongs"--Back cover.

Koshchei the deathless

October 15, 2018
Mignola, Michael, author, artist.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, September 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"This book collects Koshchei the Deathless #1-#6."
"From the pages of Hellboy"--Cover.
"Sent to kill Hellboy by the Baba Yaga in Darkness Calls, Koshchei the Deathless hinted at a long and tragic life before being enslaved to the Russian witch. Now Koshchei relives every horrible act on his road to immortality and beyond, with none other than his one-time enemy Hellboy himself--in a bar in Hell."-- Provided by publisher.

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