December 18th, 2018

SCREAM OF THE DAY FOR WEDNESDAY

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The Auctioneer by Joan Samson

The AuctioneerJoan Samson

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One of the finest and best-selling horror novels of the 1970s returns at last to chill a new generation of readers

In the isolated farming community of Harlowe, New Hampshire, where life has changed little over the past several decades, John Moore and his wife Mim work the land that has been in his family for generations. But from the moment the charismatic Perly Dinsmore arrives in town and starts soliciting donations for his auctions, things begin slowly and insidiously to change in Harlowe. As the auctioneer carries out his terrible, inscrutable plan, the Moores and their neighbors will find themselves gradually but inexorably stripped of their freedom, their possessions, and perhaps even their lives ...

A chilling masterpiece of terror whose sense of creeping menace and dread increases page by page, Joan Samson's The Auctioneer (1975) is a rediscovered classic of 20th-century fiction. With echoes of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" and Stephen King's Needful Things, Samson's novel returns to print at last in this long-awaited new edition, which features an introduction by Grady Hendrix (Horrorstör, Paperbacks from Hell) and an afterword by the author's husband.

"Buy this book ... there is no way to stop reading it, once you've started!" - Baltimore Sun

"A well-made piece of dynamite ... For all their talk, the author seems to be saying, men will permit their souls to be carried away bit by bit and auctioned off to the highest bidder. Samson has written a suspenseful, engrossing novel with the most gripping and violent ending we've encountered for some time." - Newsday

"A frightening novel . . . a powerful book from a powerful writer." - The Grand Rapids Press

"A novel you may never forget . . . a tight classic." - San Diego Tribune

"Brilliant, compelling . . . Add a powerful twist at the end and you have a total novel that takes hold of the reader on Page One and never lets go until the finish. This just could prove to be one of the top thrillers of the year." - Dayton News

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Hartwell by Candice Mirabella

HartwellCandice Mirabella

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"You may meet people with bad intentions." Garrett looked at Justin with the eyes of a man who would know. Garrett hands Justin a small oiled leather pouch.
"For that day." Inside is a stainless steel Ruger 357 magnum revolver and a box of shells. Justin takes it. It feels heavy in his hand.
"And a river map. Good luck to you. Don't worry about the motor noise. Those dam guys hear us go out all the time at night. We bring them catfish."

Justin starts the outboard and noses the boat out into the pond and through the cave to the river beyond.
The outboard sings its song to the trees lining the banks of the river. The echoes return carrying secrets back from the forest. Justin keeps the boat in the center of the channel. The darkness is complete and the river is alive. Behind them the water plants rise and fall in the passing wake of the boat. And along the shore, the animals of the river observe them with thousand-year-old eyes. Turtles, river snakes and alligators stir in their nests at the sound of humans passing on the water.

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Hasty for the Dark: Selected Horrors by Adam Nevill

Hasty for the Dark: Selected HorrorsAdam Nevill

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These selected terrors range from the speculative to supernatural horror, encompass the infernal and the occult, and include stories inspired by H. P. Lovecraft, Robert Aickman and Ramsey Campbell.
Hasty for the Dark is the second short story collection from the award-winning and widely appreciated British writer of horror fiction, Adam L. G. Nevill. The author's best horror stories from 2009 to 2015 are collected here for the first time.

The hardest journeys in life and death are taken underground.
No blackmail is as ghastly as extortion from angels.
A swift reckoning often travels in handheld luggage.
Once considered inhumane and now derelict, this zoo may not be as empty as assumed.
A bad marriage, a killer couple, and part of a wider movement.
No sign of life aboard an abandoned freighter, but what is left below deck tells a strange story.
The origin of our species is not what we think.
In destitution, the future for revolution and mass murder is so bright.
Your memories may not be your own, and your life nothing more than a ritual that will compel you to perform an atrocity . . .

Praise for the author's first collection of horror stories, Some Will Not Sleep: Selected Horrors:

"Great storytelling, but across a wider palate and range of styles than you might have expected, leading to some delightfully unexpected visions and hellscapes." Gingernuts of Horror

"There is not one single tale which feels less than the others, none which seem to be mere ‘filler'. They are beautifully crafted, original and complete works which nevertheless fit well together as arranged by the author." This is Horror

"In 'Some Will Not Sleep' nothing is sacred, nothing is safe, and goodness me, if you like horror fiction you're going to absolutely love every damn minute." Pop Mythology

"Eleven wonderfully macabre tales that cover the whole gamut of the horrific. The supernatural rubs shoulders with the bizarre, body horror and psychological trauma walk hand in hand." The Eloquent Page

"Verdict: A collection full of creeping dread, well worth a read. 9/10." SciFi Bulletin

"Some Will Not Sleep contains 11 short stories, 11 stories that takes you different times and places. 11 stories that will give you your fix of the macabre. 5 Stars" Terror Tree

"It isn't often that I read a short story collection and enjoy every entry, but with this book I did." The Grim Reader

"There are eleven stories in the book, eight of which are written in first person narrative, and each and every one is a cracker – here you'll find monsters (including those of the human variety), ghosts, arcane rituals and some of the most disturbing imagery." Anthony Watson

"An excellent collection, recommended for anyone interested in the current surge in weird fiction or short stories in general." Unsung Stories

Praise for Adam Nevill's horror novels:

"Adam Nevill is a spine-chiller in the classic tradition, a writer who draws you in from the world of the familiar, eases you into the world of terror, and then locks the door behind you." Michael Koryta, NYT Bestselling author

"He has the rare ability to craft a nebulous atmosphere of terror, as well as to capture cinematic slasherpunk in the written word. Both are incredibly rare talents." Pornokitsch

"The sense of dread is immediate, with the reader's sense of foreboding increasing with every new page." Irish Examiner

"Readers will lose all hope of peaceful, undisturbed sleep. Highly recommended." Library Journal - Starred Review

"Nevill's talent for horror resonates ominously in every scene, almost as if the theme from Jaws echoes when a page is turned." Kirkus

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Needful Things by Stephen King

Needful ThingsStephen King

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Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 New York Times bestseller about a mysterious store than can sell you whatever you desire—but not without exacting a terrible price in return.

The town of Castle Rock, Maine has seen its fair share of oddities over the years, but nothing is as peculiar as the little curio shop that’s just opened for business here. Its mysterious proprietor, Leland Gaunt, seems to have something for everyone out on display at Needful Things…interesting items that run the gamut from worthless to priceless. Nothing has a price tag in this place, but everything is certainly for sale. The heart’s desire for any resident of Castle Rock can easily be found among the curiosities…in exchange for a little money and—at the specific request of Leland Gaunt—a whole lot of menace against their fellow neighbors. Everyone in town seems willing to make a deal at Needful Things, but the devil is in the details. And no one takes heed of the little sign hanging on the wall: Caveat emptor. In other words, let the buyer beware…

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Vampire Pond by Peter Joseph Swanson

Vampire PondPeter Joseph Swanson

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In medieval England a traveling witch and her dwarf brother help a small village fight a primitive vampire that lives in a nearby pond. And magic is used for malice. The two travelers find they have to battle a prosperous member of the village, a comely bad witch who makes the town's coffins and shoes, as she seduces as many of the menfolk as she can. All the while the cursed abbey and milldam threaten to collapse; a green man ghost chases a green martyr monk into town from Ireland; druid visions begin to instruct the traveling witch so old legends reenact pre-Celtic history; and the true Goddess appears to assure everyone She understands both sides of the fray.

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Crustaceans by William Meikle

CrustaceansWilliam Meikle

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From Scottish writer William Meikle comes a novel that is a welcome return to those tomes of pure enjoyment that we read with guilt in our early teens, in the tradition of James Herbert's THE RATS and Guy N. Smith's NIGHT OF THE CRABS.

It begins with a dead whale on a Boston shoreline--not in itself an unusual occurrence. But the things that claw their way out of the blubber are very unusual indeed. A cast of giant crabs, evolved over centuries, descends on a small coastal town and, having feasted, make their way to the city using the sewer system. Soon they are swarming around Manhattan, hunted and harried by a SWAT team tasked with ridding the city of the menace...before the menace gets big enough to rid itself of the city.

"I don't think you can have much more fun reading a book than "Crustaceans". It is one hell of a ride that will keep you turning the pages as fast as you can read them. There is bloodshed galore, epic man vs. crab battles and there is even room for some heartfelt moments." - Famous Monsters of Filmland

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The Reserve by Jordon Greene

The ReserveJordon Greene

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SOME PLACES WERE MEANT TO BE FORGOTTEN

Cooper Bay has dreamed his whole life of acting. So when his brother Nick surprises him with a leading role in a B-horror movie, Cooper can't say no.

The only catch is the team's filming location is off-limits to the public. Yet, that doesn't sway film director, Luca Sanchez. He's set on trespassing North Brother Island, an abandoned isle in the middle of New York City set aside as an avian reserve for a bird that no longer graces its shores.

Ready to make a movie, Cooper and his new film mates cross the East River to shoot their scenes among the restricted island's decaying ruins. But a day into production fellow actor, Riley Cannon, goes missing, leaving only a smear of blood on a nearby tree.

Cooper swears he heard something in the woods before Riley went missing, but no one believes him. Once the screams begin to rise, Cooper wishes he had never signed up for this real life horror story.

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