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Locke & Key Volume 5
Clockworks
by Joe Hill (Jul 23, 2013)
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Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them.... and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all...! After the gruesome murder of their father, the Locke kids, Tyler, Kinsey and Bode m...
Locke & Key Volume 6
Alpha & Omega
by Joe Hill (Oct 21, 2014)
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The shadows have never been darker and the end has never been closer. Turn the key and open the last door; it's time to say goodbye.The final arc of New York Times bestselling Locke & Key comes to a thundrous and compelling conclusion.An event not to be missed!Collects Alpha #1-2 and Omega #1-5 ....
The Walking Dead, Vol. 8
Made to Suffer
by Robert Kirkman (Jul 25, 2017)
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The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV...
The Green Mile
The Complete Serial Novel
by Stephen King (Oct 03, 2000)
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When it first appeared, one volume per month, Stephen King's THE GREEN MILE was an unprecedented publishing triumph: all six volumes ended up on the New York Times bestseller lists—simultaneously—and delighted millions of fans the world over.Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, ea...
Locke & Key
Keys to the Kingdom, Vol. 4
by Joe Hill (May 15, 2012)
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Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's Locke & Key unwinds into its fourth volume in Keys to the Kingdom. With more keys making themselves known, and the depths of the Locke family's mystery ever-expanding, Dodge's desperation to end his shadowy quest drives the inhabitants of Keyhouse ever closer to a revealing conclusion....
Locke & Key, Vol. 3
Crown of Shadows
by Joe Hill (Jul 19, 2011)
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The dead plot against the living, the darkness closes in on Keyhouse, and a woman is shattered beyond repair, in the third storyline of the Eisner-nominated series, Locke & Key! Dodge continues his relentless quest to find the key to the black door, and raises an army of shadows to wipe out anyone who might get in his way. Surrounded and outnumbere...
Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
by Edgar Allan Poe (Nov 18, 1966)
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This single volume brings together all of Poe's stories and poems, and illuminates the diverse and multifaceted genius of one of the greatest and most influential figures in American literary history....
A Monster Calls
Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd
by Patrick Ness (Sep 15, 2011)
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The bestselling novel about love, loss and hope from the twice Carnegie Medal-winning Patrick Ness. Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started the treatments that don't quite seem to be working. But tonight is different. Tonight, when he wakes, there's a visitor at his window. It's ancient, el...
Boy's Life
by Robert McCammon (Jan 01, 2011)
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An Alabama boy’s innocence is shaken by murder and madness in the 1960s South in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song.It’s 1964 in idyllic Zephyr, Alabama. People either work for the paper mill up the Tecumseh River, or for the local dairy. It’s a simple life, but it stirs the impressionable imagination of twelve-year-ol...
Different Seasons
Four Novellas (No Series)
by Stephen King (Mar 29, 2016)
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A “hypnotic” (The New York Times Book Review) collection of four novellas from Stephen King bound together by the changing of seasons, each taking on the theme of a journey with strikingly different tones and characters.“The wondrous readability of his work, as well as the instant sense of communication with his characters, are what make Stephen Ki...
Shawshank Redemption
by Stephen King (Feb 01, 1995)
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Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption--the most satisfying tale of unjust imprisonment and offbeat escape since The Count of Monte Cristo.Apt Pupil--a golden California schoolboy and an old man whose hideous past he uncovers enter into a fateful and chilling mutual parasitism.The Body--four rambunctious young boys venture into the Maine woods and ...
The Stand
by Stephen King (Jun 28, 2011)
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Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published.Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read A patient escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying ...
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Uzumaki
Spiral into Horror, Vol. 1
by Junji Ito (Oct 16, 2007)
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Shortly after Shuichi Saito's father becomes obsessed with spirals -- snail shells, whirlpools, and man-made patterns -- he dies mysteriously, his body positioned in the shape of a twisted coil. Soon, the entire town is afflicted with a snail-like disease....
The Dark Tower 8-Book Boxed Set
by Stephen King (Dec 06, 2016)
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For the first time ever in a single box set, all of Stephen King’s eight Dark Tower novels—one of the most acclaimed and popular series of all time—soon to be a major motion film starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.Set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace, The Dark Tower series features one of Stephen King’s most powerful crea...
The Walking Dead, Vol. 6
This Sorrowful Life
by Robert Kirkman (May 02, 2007)
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Trapped in a town surrounded by madmen, Rick must find a way out or die trying. Meanwhile, back at the prison, the rest of the survivors come to grips with the fact Rick may be dead, and a major turning point in the series is reached. Collects issues #31-#36....
The Walking Dead, Vol. 3
Safety Behind Bars
by Robert Kirkman (Jan 07, 2009)
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An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: there is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. This volume follows our band of survivors as they set...
The Walking Dead, Vol. 5
The Best Defense
by Robert Kirkman (Apr 15, 2009)
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As the survivors settle into their prison home something has drawn them out into the open... out of the prison... out of their sanctuary. This is a major turning point for the overall story of The Walking Dead, setting the stage for years to come....
Swan Song
by Robert McCammon (Jul 26, 2016)
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An ancient evil roams the desolate landscape of an America ravaged by nuclear war. He is the Man with the Scarlet Eye, a malevolent force that feeds on the dark desires of the countless followers he has gathered into his service. His only desire is to find a special child named Swan—and destroy her. But those who would protect the girl are determin...
The Dark Tower VII
The Dark Tower (7)
by Stephen King (Nov 01, 2005)
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Now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris ElbaCreating "true narrative magic" (The Washington Post) at every revelatory turn, Stephen King surpasses all expectation in the stunning final volume of his seven-part epic masterwork. Entwining stories and worlds from a vast and complex canvas, here is the conclusion readers have ...
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The Vampire Chronicles Collection, Volume 1
by Anne Rice (Oct 01, 2002)
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Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereThe hypnotic, deeply seductive novels of Anne Rice have captivated millions of fans around the world. It all began a quarter of a century ago with Interview with the Vampire. Now, in one chilling volume, here are the first three classic novels of The Vampire Chronicles.INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIREWitness...
The Walking Dead, Vol. 1
Days Gone Bye
by Robert Kirkman (Feb 19, 2013)
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How many hours are in a day when you don't spend half of them watching television?When is the last time any of us REALLY worked to get something we wanted?How long has it been since any of us really NEEDED something that we WANTED?The world we knew is gone.The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and re...
Horde
by Ann Aguirre (Aug 05, 2014)
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The epic conclusion to Ann Aguirre's USA Today-bestselling Razorland trilogy. The horde is coming.Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they're not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker, and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be ...
The Walking Dead, Vol. 7
The Calm Before
by Robert Kirkman (Jul 25, 2017)
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The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV...
The Dark Tower IV
Wizard and Glass (4)
by Stephen King (May 03, 2016)
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris ElbaThe fourth volume in the brilliant Dark Tower Series is “splendidly tense…rip-roaring” (Publishers Weekly)—a #1 national bestseller about an epic quest to save the universe.In Wizard and Glass, Stephen King is “at his most ebullient…sweeping readers up in…swells of passion...
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Wizard and Glass
by Stephen King (Oct 01, 2003)
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Roland, Eddie, Susannah, Jake, and Jake’s pet bumbler survive Blaine the Mono’s final crash, only to find themselves stranded in an alternate version of Topeka, Kansas, one that has been ravaged by the superflu virus. While following the deserted I-70 toward a distant glass palace, they hear the atonal squalling of a thinny, a place where the fabri...
The Dark Tower II
The Drawing of the Three (2)
by Stephen King (Dec 27, 2016)
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While pursuing his quest for the Dark Tower through a world that is a nightmarishly distorted mirror image of our own, Roland, the last gunslinger, encounters three mysterious doorways on the beach. Each one enters into the life of a different person living in contemporary New York. Here he links forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean and the bea...
The Dark Tower III
The Waste Lands (3)
by Stephen King (May 03, 2016)
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Several months have passed, and Roland’s two new tet-mates have become proficient gunslingers. Eddie Dean has given up heroin, and Odetta’s two selves have joined, becoming the stronger and more balanced personality of Susannah Dean. But while battling The Pusher in 1977 New York, Roland altered ka by saving the life of Jake Chambers, a boy who—in ...
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Meltem Demirors
The Walking Dead, Vol. 2
Miles Behind Us
by Robert Kirkman (Mar 25, 2009)
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An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. This volume follows our band of survivors on their tr...
The Cabinet of Curiosities
by Douglas Preston (Jun 03, 2002)
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In downtown Manhattan, a gruesome discovery has just been made-an underground charnel house containing the bones of dozens of murder victims. Research reveals that a serial killer was at work in New York's notorious Five Points neighborhood in the 1880s, bent on prolonging his lifespan by any means. When a newspaper story on the old murders appears...
It
A Novel
by Stephen King (Jul 11, 2017)
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Welcome to Derry, Maine ...It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real ...They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them can withstand the force ...
The Sandman Vol. 1
Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition)
by Neil Gaiman (Oct 19, 2010)
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New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narr...
The Shining
by Stephen King (May 01, 1990)
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Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the...
The Institute
A Novel
by Stephen King (Sep 10, 2019)
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In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind ...
The Screaming Staircase
by Jonathan Stroud (Aug 26, 2014)
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A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see-and eradicate-these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work...
LOCKWOOD & CO
SCREAMING (B)
by Jonathan Stroud (Jan 01, 2001)
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When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . .For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions.Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Ins...
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
by H. P. Lovecraft (Sep 27, 2011)
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This collection spans Lovecraft’s literary career, and charts the development of his ‘cosmicist’ philosophy; the belief that behind the veil of our blinkered everyday lives lies another reality, too terrible for the human mind to comprehend. In stories written in the gothic tradition, narrators recount their descent into madness and despair. Throug...
The Walking Dead, Vol. 4
The Heart's Desire
by Robert Kirkman (Nov 30, 2005)
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Life in the prison starts to get interesting for Rick Grimes and the rest of our survivors. Relationships heat up, fizzle out, and change entirely almost overnight. By the end of this volume, relationships between key characters are radically changed, setting the stage for future events in The Walking Dead....
Before WATCHMEN, Alan Moore made his debut in the U.S. comic book industry with the revitalization of the horror comic book THE SWAMP THING. His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became one of the most spectacular series in comic book history.With modern-day issues explored against a backdrop ...
The Silence of the Lambs
by Thomas Harris (Feb 15, 1991)
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Hannibal Lecter. The ultimate villain of modern fiction. Read the five-million-copy bestseller that scared the world silent. The Silence of the Lambs. A young FBI trainee. An evil genius locked away for unspeakable crimes. A plunge into the darkest chambers of a psychopath's mind--in the deadly search for a serial killer. - back cover...
The Dark Tower V
Wolves of the Calla (5) (Packaging may vary)
by Stephen King (Jan 04, 2005)
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Roland and his tet have just returned to the path of the Beam when they discover that they are being followed by a group of inexperienced trackers. The trackers are from the town of Calla Bryn Sturgis, and they desperately need the help of gunslingers. Once every generation, a band of masked riders known as the Wolves gallop out of the dark land of...
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The Gashlycrumb Tinies
by Edward Gorey (Oct 15, 1997)
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The Gashlycrumb Tinies: or, After the Outing is an abecedarian book written by Edward Gorey that was first published in 1963. Gorey tells the tale of 26 children (each representing a letter of the alphabet) and their untimely deaths in rhyming dactylic couplets, accompanied by the author's distinctive black and white illustrations. It is one of Edw...
If It Bleeds
by Stephen King (Apr 20, 2020)
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If it Bleeds is a collection of four new novellas —Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story If It Bleeds— each pulling readers into intriguing and frightening places.A collection of four uniquely wonderful long stories, including a stand-alone sequel to The Outsider.News people have a saying: 'If it bleeds, it leads'. And a...
The Wind Through the Keyhole
The Dark Tower IV-1/2
by Stephen King (Feb 26, 2013)
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The Wind Through the Keyhole is another of Master of Horror Stephen King’s New York Times bestselling installment in the massively popular Dark Tower series, a fabulously satisfying standalone story and a perfect addition to the series for new fans and old fans alike.Roland Deschain and his ka-tet—Jake, Susannah, Eddie, and Oy, the billy-bumbler—en...
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The Exorcist
40th Anniversary Edition
by William Peter Blatty (Oct 04, 2011)
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Four decades after it first terrified the world, William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist is back! An extraordinary classic work of horror and dark paranormal suspense. In this stunning 40th Anniversary Edition, a desperate mother and two priests fight to free the soul of a little girl from a supernatural entity of pure malevolence....
From Hell
by Alan Moore (Oct 04, 2016)
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"I shall tell you where we are. We're in the most extreme and utter region of the human mind. A dim, subconscious underworld. A radiant abyss where men meet themselves. Hell, Netley. We're in Hell." Having proved himself peerless in the arena of reinterpreting superheroes, Alan Moore turned his ever-incisive eye to the squalid, enigmatic world of J...
Misery
by Stephen King (Nov 01, 1988)
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Alternate cover editions here and here.Paul Sheldon. He's a bestselling novelist who has finally met his biggest fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes and she is more than a rabid reader - she is Paul's nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house....
The Tell-Tale Heart
by Edgar Allan Poe (Feb 01, 1983)
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Edgar Allan Poe remains the unsurpassed master of works of mystery and madness in this outstanding collection of Poe's prose and poetry are sixteen of his finest tales, including "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "William Wilson," "The Black Cat," "The Cask of Amont...
The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home
A Welcome to Night Vale Novel
by Joseph Fink (Mar 24, 2020)
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From the New York Times bestselling authors of Welcome to Night Vale and It Devours! and the creators of the hit podcast, comes a new novel set in the world of Night Vale and beyond.In the town of Night Vale, theres a faceless old woman who secretly lives in everyones home, but no one knows how she got there or where she came from...until now. Told...
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Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities
My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions
by Guillermo del Toro (Oct 29, 2013)
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Over the last two decades, writer-director Guillermo del Toro has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own, astonishing audiences with Cronos, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, and a host of other films and creative endeavors. Now, for the first time, del Toro reveals the inspirations behind his signature artistic motifs, ...
The Devil All the Time
by Donald Ray Pollock (Jul 10, 2012)
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A dark and riveting vision of 1960s America that delivers literary excitement in the highest degree. In The Devil All the Time, Donald Ray Pollock has written a novel that marries the twisted intensity of Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers with the religious and Gothic over-tones of Flannery O'Connor at her most haunting.Set in rural southern Ohio...
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Anthony Bourdain
The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman (Aug 01, 2010)
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IT TAKES A GRAVEYARD TO RAISE A CHILD.Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard fo...
The October Country
Stories
by Ray Bradbury (Apr 12, 1985)
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Ray Bradbury's second short story collection is back in print, its chilling encounters with funhouse mirrors, parasitic accident-watchers, and strange poker chips intact. Both sides of Bradbury's vaunted childhood nostalgia are also on display, in the celebratory "Uncle Einar," and haunting "The Lake," the latter a fine elegy to childhood loss. Thi...
Locke & Key, Vol. 1
Welcome to Lovecraft
by Joe Hill (Aug 18, 2009)
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Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them. Home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all......
Battle Royale
The Novel
by Koushun Takami (Nov 17, 2009)
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Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller envisions a nightmare scenario: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian programme, they are provided arms and forced to kill until only one survivor is left standing. Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japa...
The Library at Mount Char
A Novel
by Scott Hawkins (Mar 15, 2016)
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A missing God.A library with the secrets to the universe. A woman too busy to notice her heart slipping away.Carolyn's not so different from the other people around her. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. Clothes are a bit tricky, but everyone says nice things about her outfit with the Christmas sweater over...
The Bottoms
by Joe R. Lansdale (Dec 07, 2010)
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A thriller with echoes of William Faulkner and Harper Lee, The Bottoms is classic American storytelling in its truest, darkest, and more affecting form. Its 1933 in East Texas and the Depression lingers in the air like a slow moving storm. When a young Harry Collins and his little sister stumble across the body of a black woman who has been savagel...
The Talisman
A Novel
by Stephen King (Apr 17, 2018)
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The iconic, extraordinary (The Washington Post) collaboration between bestselling authors Stephen King and Peter Strauban epic thriller about a young boys quest to save his mothers life.Jack Sawyer, twelve years old, is about to begin a most fantastic journey, an exalting, terrifying quest for the mystical Talismanthe only thing that can save Jacks...
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Roman Mars
My Soul to Keep
by Tananarive Due (Apr 08, 1998)
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When Jessica marries David, he is everything she wants in a family man: brilliant, attentive, ever youthful. Yet she still feels something about him is just out of reach. Soon, as people close to Jessica begin to meet violent, mysterious deaths, David makes an unimaginable confession: More than 400 years ago, he and other members of an Ethiopian se...
Doctor Sleep
A Novel
by Stephen King (Sep 24, 2013)
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Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.On highways across America, a tribe of people ...
The Weird
A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories
by Jeff VanderMeer (May 08, 2012)
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From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form The Weird, and its practitioners include some of the greatest names in twentieth and twenty-first century literature.Exotic and esoteric, The Weird...
Full Throttle
Stories
by Joe Hill (Oct 01, 2019)
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In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including In The Tall Grass, one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix.A little door that opens to a world of fairy tale wonders becomes the blood-...
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The Survivor Chronicles
Book 3 (The Forsaken) (Volume 3)
by Erica Stevens (Jun 05, 2014)
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***Note*** This book is the third compilation of a serial story and therefore does not have a conclusion. This is not a survivalist story.New friendships will be forged, answers will be found, and lives will be lost as the survivors journey deeper into unfamiliar and treacherous areas. With new dangers arising every day, they find themselves faced ...
Hellboy, Vol. 1
Seed of Destruction
by Mike Mignola (Mar 30, 2004)
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Dark Horse presents new editions of the entire Hellboy line with new covers, beginning with Seed of Destruction, the basis of director Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster films. Hellboy is one of the most celebrated comics series in recent years. The ultimate artists' artist and a great storyteller whose work is in turns haunting, hilarious, and spell...
The Laughing Corpse
by Laurell K. Hamilton (Sep 24, 2002)
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Harold Gaynor offers Anita Blake a million dollars to raise a 300-year-old zombie. Knowing it means a human sacrifice will be necessary, Anita turns him down. But when dead bodies start turning up, she realizes that someone else has raised Harold's zombie--and that the zombie is a killer. Anita pits her power against the zombie and the voodoo pries...
The Body
by Stephen King (Jun 05, 2018)
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Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King’s timeless novella “The Body”—originally published in his 1982 short story collection Different Seasons, and adapted into the 1986 film classic Stand by Me—is now available as a stand-alone publication.It’s 1960 in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Ma...
The Survivor Chronicles
by Erica Stevens (Oct 31, 2013)
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In less than a day everything they've ever known has vanished and the world is in chaos. Uncertain where to turn and who to trust in this strange new world, they must band together in an attempt to survive. However, they slowly begin to realize it’s not only the crumbling earth, and treacherous people around them that are a threat, but also somethi...
The Witching Hour
by Anne Rice (Mar 22, 1993)
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From the author of the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles comes a huge, hypnotic novel of witchcraft and the occult through four centuries.Demonstrating, once again, her gift for spellbinding storytelling and the creation of legend, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of witches—a family given to poetry and to incest, to murder and to philoso...
Outpost
by Ann Aguirre (Oct 29, 2013)
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Deuce's whole world has changed. Down below, she was considered an adult. Now, topside in a town called Salvation, she's a brat in need of training in the eyes of the townsfolk. She doesn't fit in with the other girls: Deuce only knows how to fight.To make matters worse, her Hunter partner, Fade, keeps Deuce at a distance. Her feelings for Fade hav...
The Monster Show
A Cultural History of Horror; Revised Edition with a New Afterword
by David J. Skal (Oct 15, 2001)
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Illuminating the dark side of the American century, The Monster Show uncovers the surprising links between horror entertainment and the great social crises of our time, as well as horror's function as a pop analogue to surrealism and other artistic movements.With penetrating analyses and revealing anecdotes, David J. Skal chronicles one of our most...
Psycho
A Novel
by Robert Bloch (May 25, 2010)
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It was a dark and stormy night when Mary Crane glimpsed the unlit neon sign announcing the vacancy at the Bates motel. Exhausted, lost, and at the end of her rope, she was eager for a hot shower and a bed for the night. Her room was musty but clean and the plumbing worked. Norman Bates, the manager, seemed nice, if a little odd....
The Monstrous-Feminine
by Barbara Creed (Nov 14, 1993)
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In almost all critical writings on the horror film, woman is conceptualised only as victim. In The Monstrous-Feminine Barbara Creed challenges this patriarchal view by arguing that the prototype of all definitions of the monstrous is the female reproductive body.With close reference to a number of classic horror films including the Alien trilogy, T...
End of Watch
A Novel (3) (The Bill Hodges Trilogy)
by Stephen King (Mar 28, 2017)
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The spectacular finale to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Mr. Mercedes (winner of the Edgar Award) and Finders Keepers—In End of Watch, the diabolical “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves.In Room 217 of the Lakes ...
Men, Women, and Chain Saws
Gender in the Modern Horror Film
by Carol J. Clover (Mar 22, 1993)
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Do the pleasures of horror movies really begin and end in sadism? So the public discussion of film assumes, and so film theory claims. Carol Clover argues, however, that these films work mainly to engage the viewer in the plight of the victim-hero - the figure, often a female, who suffers pain and fright but eventually rises to vanquish the forces ...
Shutter Island
A Novel
by Dennis Lehane (Aug 25, 2009)
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The year is 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule, have come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate the disappearance of a patient. Multiple murderess Rachel Solando is loose somewhere on this remote and barren island, despite having been kept in a locked cell under consta...
The Lottery
by Shirley Jackson (Jan 01, 2007)
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Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" is a memorable and terrifying masterpiece, fueled by a tension that creeps up on you slowly without any clear indication of why. This is just a townful of people, after all, choosing their numbers for the annual lottery. What's there to be scared of?...
The Cask of Amontillado
by Edgar Allan Poe (May 01, 2009)
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"The Cask of Amontillado" (sometimes spelled "The Casque of Amontillado") is a short story, written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book. The story is set in a nameless Italian city in an unspecified year (possibly sometime during the eighteenth century) and concerns the deadly revenge taken by th...
House of Leaves
by Mark Z. Danielewski (Mar 07, 2000)
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Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth—musicians, tat...
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The Long Walk
by Stephen King (Feb 16, 2016)
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On the first day of May, 100 teenage boys meet for a race known as "The Long Walk." If you break the rules, you get three warnings. If you exceed your limit, what happens is absolutely terrifying....
Nightmare At 20,000 Feet
Horror Stories By Richard Matheson
by Richard Matheson (Jan 05, 2002)
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Remember that monster on the wing of the airplane? William Shatner saw it on The Twilight Zone, John Lithgow saw it in the movie-even Bart Simpson saw it. "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" is just one of many classic horror stories by Richard Matheson that have insinuated themselves into our collective imagination.Here are more than twenty of Matheson's m...
The Masque of the Red Death Tale Blazers
American Literature)
by Edgar Allan Poe (Jan 01, 2007)
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The story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a dangerous plague known as the Red Death by hiding in his abbey. He, along with many other wealthy nobles, has a masquerade ball within seven rooms of his abbey, each decorated with a different color. In the midst of their revelry, a mysterious figure disguised as a Red Death victim enters and ...
Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde (Jun 30, 2005)
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition™ includes a glossary and reader’s notes to help the modern reader contend with Wilde’s many allusions and his complex approach to the human condition. Oscar Wilde’s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, first appeared in 1891. Dorian Gray, a handsome young man, falls in with a group of “friends,” w...
The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde (Oct 25, 2018)
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is an 1891 philosophical novel by Irish writer and playwright Oscar Wilde. First published as a serial story in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, the editors feared the story was indecent, and without Wilde's knowledge, deleted five hundred words before publication. Despite that censorship, The Picture...
NOS4A2 [TV Tie-in]
A Novel
by Joe Hill (May 07, 2019)
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NOS4A2 is a spine-tingling novel of supernatural suspense from master of horror Joe Hill, the New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns.Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a ri...
The Terror
A Novel
by Dan Simmons (Dec 10, 2007)
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The men on board HMS Terror have every expectation of triumph. As part of the 1845 Franklin Expedition, the first steam-powered vessels ever to search for the legendary Northwest Passage, they are as scientifically supported an enterprise as has ever set forth. As they enter a second summer in the Arctic Circle without a thaw, though, they are stra...
Coraline
by Neil Gaiman (Apr 24, 2012)
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When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous.But there's another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.Coraline will have to fight with all her wits and courage if she is to save ...
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I Am Legend
by Richard Matheson (Nov 12, 2019)
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Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth... but he is not alone. Every other man, woman and child on the planet has become a vampire, and they are hungry for Neville's blood.By day he is the hunter, stalking the undead through the ruins of civilisation. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.How long can one man su...
The Vampire Lestat
by Anne Rice (Sep 12, 1986)
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Lestat. The vampire hero of Anne Rice's enthralling new novel is a creature of the darkest and richest imagination. Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now a rock star in the demonic, shimmering 1980s, he rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his eternal, terrifyin...
Malorie
A Bird Box Novel
by Josh Malerman (Jul 21, 2020)
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In the thrilling sequel to Bird Box, the inspiration for the record-breaking Netflix film that starred Sandra Bullock and “absolutely riveted” Stephen King, New York Times bestselling author Josh Malerman brings unseen horrors to life. The film adaptation of Malerman’s first novel, Bird Box, was watched by over forty-five million Netflix accounts i...
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The Night Gardener
by Jonathan Auxier (May 05, 2015)
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This much-anticipated follow-up to Jonathan Auxier’s exceptional debut, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, is a Victorian ghost story with shades of Washington Irving and Henry James. More than just a spooky tale, it’s also a moral fable about human greed and the power of storytelling.The Night Gardener follows two abandoned Irish siblings who tr...
Lightning
by Dean Koontz (Sep 02, 2003)
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A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere – the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later – another bolt of lightning – and the stranger returned, again to save L...
The Butterfly Garden
by Dot Hutchison (Jun 01, 2016)
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Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden.In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.W...
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
by Alvin Schwartz (Jul 27, 2010)
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This spooky addition to Alvin Schwartz's popular books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright.There is a story here for everyone—skeletons with torn and tangled flesh who roam the earth; a ghost who takes revenge on her murderer; and a haunted house where every night a bloody h...
Let the Right One In
by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Oct 28, 2008)
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It is autumn 1981 when the inconceivable comes to Blackeberg, a suburb in Sweden. The body of a teenage boy is found, emptied of blood, the murder rumored to be part of a ritual killing. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last—revenge for the bullying he endures at school, day after day.But the murder is not th...
The Lottery and Other Stories
by Shirley Jackson (Mar 16, 2005)
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The Lottery, one of the most terrifying stories written in this century, created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker. "Power and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery:" with twenty-four equally unusual stor...
The Black Cat
by Edgar Poe (Mar 31, 2016)
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"The Black Cat" is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most memorable stories. The tale centers around a black cat and the subsequent deterioration of a man. The story is often linked with "The Tell-Tale Heart" because of the profound psychological elements these two works share....
Full Dark, No Stars
by Stephen King (Jun 12, 2018)
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"I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger..." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922." the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and movi...
Finders Keepers
A Novel (2) (The Bill Hodges Trilogy)
by Stephen King (Mar 22, 2016)
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Wake up, genius. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and emptie...
Las cosas que perdimos en el fuego
Things We Lost in the Fire - Spanish-language Edition (Spanish Edition)
by Mariana Enriquez (Feb 21, 2017)
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El mundo de Mariana Enriquez no tiene por qué ser el nuestro, y, sin embargo, lo termina siendo. Bastan pocas frases para pisarlo, respirarlo y no olvidarlo gracias a una viveza emocional insólita. Con la cotidianidad hecha pesadilla, el lector se despierta abatido, perturbado por historias e imágenes que jamás conseguirá sacarse de la cabeza. Las ...
The Hellbound Heart
A Novel
by Clive Barker (Oct 02, 2007)
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Clive Barker is widely acknowledged as the master of nerve-shattering horror. The Hellbound Heart is one of his best, one of the most dead-frightening stories you are likely to ever read, a story of the human heart and all the great terrors and ecstasies within. It was also the book behind the cult horror film, Hellraiser.In a quiet house on a quie...
Alice in Zombieland
by Gena Showalter (May 05, 2012)
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She won't rest until she's sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.If anyone had told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she...