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Oracle  by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Oracle

Thomas Olde Heuvelt

"On a foggy winter morning two children discover the impossible: the wreck of an eighteenth-century ship stranded in a field. One enters the hatch on the deck and is never seen again. And she isn't the last to disappear. Soon a government agency begins to...

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Eynhallow  by Tim (Screenwriter) McGregor

Eynhallow

Tim (Screenwriter) McGregor

"Orkney Islands, 1797. Agnes Tulloch feels a little cheated. This windswept place is not the island paradise her husband promised it to be when they wed. Now with four young children, she struggles to provide for her family while her husband grows increasingly...

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Satan's affair  by H. D. Carlton

Satan's affair

H. D. Carlton

"Every Halloween, Satan's Affair will come to you. We travel the country, offering terrifying haunted houses, thrilling rides and the tastiest food. And with every passing town, I cleanse this world, one execution at a time. I hide within the walls, casting my...

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The green mile  by Stephen King

The green mile

Stephen King

"The Green Mile: those who walk it do not return, because at the end of that walk is the room in which sits Cold Mountain Penitentiary's electric chair. In 1932 the newest resident on death row is John Coffey, a giant of a black man convicted of the brutal...

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The croning  by Laird Barron

The croning

Laird Barron

"Strange things exist on the periphery of our existence, haunting us from the darkness looming beyond our firelight. Black magic, weird cults and worse things loom in the shadows. The Children of Old Leech have been with us from time immemorial. And they love...

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Warm bodies  by Isaac Marion

Warm bodies

Isaac Marion

The new hunger. "In the prequel to Warm bodies, Julie struggles to hold on to hope as her family searches for a new home, Nora becomes her brother's guardian after their parents abandon them, and a dead man wakes up and must figure out how to live again as the...

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Before you wake  by Daniel Riedl

Before you wake

Daniel Riedl

"WHEN NIGHTMARES CROSS TO THE WAKING WORLD HOW CAN ONE DEFINE REALITY? Is the darkened figure you feel staring at you in your bed simply a manifestation of your imagination? Or is it something more... something sinister? For Aiden Wood, sleep paralysis has...

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The glasshouse  by Emma Coleman

The glasshouse

Emma Coleman

"Emma Coleman's fiction is steeped in local colour and rooted deep in her native Northamptonshire, imbuing these settings with shades and contours drawn from her love of nature, her passion for literature, and her own keen eye for detail. Her fiction is...

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The vessel  by Adam L. G. Nevill

The vessel

Adam L. G. Nevill

"Struggling with money, raising a child alone and fleeing a volatile ex, Jess McMachen accepts a job caring for elderly patient Flo, whose vast home, Nerthus House, is a dark, cluttered warren filled with pagan artifacts in the shadow of a malevolent secret....

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American cannibal

American cannibal

"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to (rep)eat it. A mother and daughter negotiate the Oregon Trail with grisly results; an elementary teacher watches the carnage of The Challenger explosion spill over into her own classroom. A possible prospector...

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First light  by Liz Kerin

First light

Liz Kerin

"It's been nine months since the catastrophe in Tucson sent Mia fleeing from her home. But she's not running away from the darkness--she's running toward it, obsessively pursuing the man who gave her mother a thirst for blood and destroyed their lives. But...

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Bless your heart  by Lindy Ryan

Bless your heart

Lindy Ryan

"Rise and shine. The Evans women have some undead to kill. It's 1999 in Southeast Texas and the Evans women, owners of the only funeral parlor in town, are keeping steady with...normal business. The dead die, you bury them. End of story. That's how Ducey Evans...

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Books of blood. Volumes one to three  by Clive Barker

Books of blood. Volumes one to three

Clive Barker

"From a power-invested ancient Roman statue that steals souls to long-dead movie stars resurrected to serve the forces of evil, these three collections of short stories combine the extraordinary with the ordinary, to create a nightmarish world of terror and...

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Cold, black & infinite  by Todd Keisling

Cold, black & infinite

Todd Keisling

"Down here in the dark lies a vast and twisted landscape where the wicked, wistful, and profane coalesce. This is where the lonely and lost face their demons, where anxious paranoias are made manifest, and where mundane evil wears a human face. For readers,...

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Shakespeare unleashed

Shakespeare unleashed

"From the blood of Macbeth and the ghosts of Hamlet, to the dark fantasy of The Tempest and the twisted love of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare Unleashed reimagines the Bard's greatest works as short horror stories ... as well as horror sonnets and new...

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The hunting dark  by Lynn S. Hightower

The hunting dark

Lynn S. Hightower

"In the Amish countryside of Kentucky, there is a house. Everyone knows about it. They whisper about the things that happen there. Creepy things. Terrible things. It would be better if they shouted: Run. Six weeks ago, fragile mother of two Pammie LaRue moved...

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Grey dog  by Elliott Gish

Grey dog

Elliott Gish

"The year is 1901, and Ada Byrd - spinster, schoolmarm, amateur naturalist - accepts a teaching post in isolated Lowry Bridge, grateful for the chance to re-establish herself where no one knows her secrets. She develops friendships with her neighbors, explores...

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Iron Maidens  by Sarah Jane Huntington

Iron Maidens

Sarah Jane Huntington

""In this shocking collection, Sarah Jane Huntington masterfully crafts thirteen tales of horror centered on women who are anything but ordinary. A gifted outcast uses astral projection to exact spectral vengeance on bullies at her elite boarding school. A...

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Saint, sorrow, sinner  by Freydís Moon

Saint, sorrow, sinner

Freydís Moon

"Sophia De'voreaux never expected to escape Haven, but after a bloody confrontation in the Gideon Preserve, she finds herself under the protection of a rogue witch, her menacing guard, and their cautious friends. Crumbling beneath an onslaught of ancient...

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Bury your gays

Bury your gays

"A manifestation of ecstasy, heartache, horror and suffering rendered in feverish lyrical prose. Inside are sixteen new stories by some of the genre's most visionary queer writers. Young lovers find themselves deliriously lost in an expanding garden labyrinth....

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The ritual  by Adam L. G. Nevill

The ritual

Adam L. G. Nevill

"When four old University friends set off into the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle, they aim to briefly escape the problems of their lives and reconnect with one another. But when Luke, the only man still single and living a precarious existence,...

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The keeper  by Sarah Langan

The keeper

Sarah Langan

"Nothing good can grow in the forgotten town of Bedford. After the closure of the paper mill, the town has become a wasteland. A decade of layoffs has caused a collective bitterness, leading many inhabitants to alcoholism, crime and abuse. The worst symptom,...

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Forgotten sisters  by Cynthia Pelayo

Forgotten sisters

Cynthia Pelayo

"Two sisters with a true-crime podcast and a haunted past become suspicious when a devoted listener tries to start up a relationship with one of the pair, as mysterious drownings and disappearances increase near their Chicago home."--Publisher.

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Mother knows best

Mother knows best

"New and exclusive short stories and poems inspired by bad mothers from some of today' s fiercest women in horror. From mama trauma to smother mother, this all-new women in horror anthology features stories about the scariest monster of them all - our...

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The Gorgon flower  by John (Australian writer) Richards

The Gorgon flower

John (Australian writer) Richards

"A young woman is haunted by the disappearance of her grandmother, a brilliant mathematician whose research uncovered the basis for parallel universes. A botanist travels across the seas in search of an elusive, deadly flower that was also his late father's...

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Indian burial ground  by Nick Medina

Indian burial ground

Nick Medina

"A man lunges in front of a car. An elderly woman silently drowns herself. A corpse sits up in its coffin and speaks. On this reservation, not all is what it seems, in this new spine-chilling mythological horror. All Noemi Broussard wanted was a fresh start....

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Wolf, willow, witch  by Freydís Moon

Wolf, willow, witch

Freydís Moon

"When Tehlor Nilsen stumbles upon an abandoned corpse hidden in her friend's empty house, she can't ignore the energy lingering around the broken albeit familiar body. Entranced by the promise of ritualistic power, she seizes her chance to secure a vorðr....

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Heart, haunt, havoc  by Freydís Moon

Heart, haunt, havoc

Freydís Moon

"When lonely transgender exorcist, Colin Hart, finds himself challenged by an unruly haunted house in Gideon, Colorado, he's kept awake by ghosts, demons, ghouls, and the handsome nonbinary homeowner, Bishop Martínez. Unlike the simple hauntings Colin is...

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The woods all black  by Lee Mandelo

The woods all black

Lee Mandelo

"The Woods All Black is equal parts historical horror, trans romance, and blood-soaked revenge, all set in 1920s Appalachia. Leslie Bruin is assigned to the backwoods township of Spar Creek by the Frontier Nursing Service, under its usual mandate: vaccinate...

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Despatches  by Lee Murray

Despatches

Lee Murray

"Daily Star war correspondent Cassius Smythe is off to the Dardanelles to report on the Allied campaign. That is, if only the War Office will let him tell the truth. But after months in the trenches at Anzac Cove, Smythe learns that it isn't just the Ottoman...

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Lost man's lane  by Scott Carson

Lost man's lane

Scott Carson

"For a sixteen-year-old, a summer internship working for a private investigator seems like a dream come true - particularly since the PI is investigating the most shocking crime to hit Bloomington, Indiana, in decades. A local woman has vanished, and the last...

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Oracle  by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Oracle

Thomas Olde Heuvelt

"On a foggy winter morning two children discover the impossible: the wreck of an eighteenth-century ship stranded in a field. One enters the hatch on the deck and is never seen again. And she isn't the last to disappear. Soon a government agency begins to...

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The best horror of the year. Volume fifteen

The best horror of the year. Volume fifteen

"The Best Horror of the Year showcases the previous year's best offerings in short horror fiction. This edition includes award-winning and critically acclaimed authors Andy Davidson, Tananarive Due, Gemma Files, Jeffrey Ford, John Langan, Livia Llewellyn,...

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Root rot & other grim tales  by Sarah (Horror fiction writer) Read

Root rot & other grim tales

Sarah (Horror fiction writer) Read

"Our earliest lessons come from stories-heirlooms of warning passed down to us at our grandmothers' knees. Within these pages, Bram Stoker Award-winning author Sarah Read delivers fresh cautions and disturbances across eighteen grim tales. Prepare to inherit...

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Blood from the air  by Gemma Files

Blood from the air

Gemma Files

"Angels and insects, holes in the known world's fabric and what comes out of them, the love of death and the death of love. In award-winning horror author Gemma Files's seventh collection of short fiction, the numinous and the awful tango together through a...

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Sleep alone  by J. A. W. McCarthy

Sleep alone

J. A. W. McCarthy

"For the past six years, Ronnie has worked selling merch for a perpetually touring band. Late nights, sweaty clubs, dingy motel rooms, endless roads - as rough as it's been, there is no other way of life for this band of hungry succubi leaving bodies in their...

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Withered  by A. G. A. Wilmot

Withered

A. G. A. Wilmot

"After the tragic death of their father and surviving a life-threatening eating disorder, 18-year-old Ellis moves with their mother to the small town of Black Stone, seeking a simpler life and some space to recover. But Black Stone feels off; it's a...

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The knowing  by Carolyn Mitchell Boykin

The knowing

Carolyn Mitchell Boykin

"Cora was born with a veil. She is able to discern spirits and wield the power of both the dark and the light as well as the ability to heal. Her grandmother, Mi, called it The Knowing. Cora has carried it as both a prophetic blessing and a curse, struggling...

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Through the night like a snake

Through the night like a snake

"A boy explores the abandoned house of a dead fascist... A leaked sex tape pushes a woman to the brink... A sex worker discovers a dark secret among the nuns of the pampas... The mountain fog is not what it seems... Kermit the Frog dreams of murder... In ten...

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The angel of Indian Lake  by Stephen Graham Jones

The angel of Indian Lake

Stephen Graham Jones

"It's been four years in prison since Jade Daniels last saw her hometown of Proofrock, Idaho, the day she took the fall, protecting her friend Letha and her family from incrimination. Since then, her reputation, and the town, have changed dramatically. There's...

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Those Who Dwell in Mordenhyrst Hall  by Catherine Cavendish

Those Who Dwell in Mordenhyrst Hall

Catherine Cavendish

"When Grace first sets eyes on the imposing Gothic Mordenhyrst Hall, she is struck with an overwhelming sense that something doesn't want her there. Her fiance's sister heads a coterie of Bright Young Things whose frivolous lives hide a sinister intent. Simon,...

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Diavola  by Jennifer Thorne

Diavola

Jennifer Thorne

"Anna only has one rule for the annual Pace family vacations: tread lightly, and survive. It isn't easy when she's the only who doesn't seem to fit in. Her twin brother Benny goes with the flow so much he's practically dissolved, and her high-strung older...

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The butcher of the forest  by Premee Mohamed

The butcher of the forest

Premee Mohamed

"A merciless tyrant forces an ordinary woman to rescue his children from a malevolent magical wood in this eerie, twisted fable. A world of uncanny creatures, deadly beauty, and unthinkable violence beckons... At the northern edge of a valley conquered by a...

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The invisible hotel  by Yeji Y. Ham

The invisible hotel

Yeji Y. Ham

"Yewon is trapped. She's stuck in Dalbit, the small Korean village of her birth, where the ancestral bones of her relatives live in her bathtub. Reeling from the loss of her father, she works long days at the convenience store and tries to keep the peace...

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What feasts at night  by T. Kingfisher

What feasts at night

T. Kingfisher

"After their terrifying ordeal at the Usher manor, Alex Easton feels as if they just survived another war. All they crave is rest, routine, and sunshine, but instead, as a favor to Angus and Miss Potter, they find themself heading to their family hunting...

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Among the living  by Tim Lebbon

Among the living

Tim Lebbon

"Estranged friends Dean and Bethan meet after five years apart when they are drawn to a network of caves on a remote Arctic island. Bethan and her friends are environmental activists, determined to protect the land. But Dean's group's exploitation of rare...

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The Bachman books  by Richard Bachman

The Bachman books

Richard Bachman

Roadwork: "Bart Dawes home is about to be wiped out due to "progress". Notice I said HOME and not HOUSE, because there is a major difference. Everything good in his life, as well as his memories, are about to be literally ... leveled by a bulldozer. The book...

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Mr. Mercedes  by Stephen King

Mr. Mercedes

Stephen King

"In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of...

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Carmilla  by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Carmilla

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

"Following a near-fatal carriage collision, the beautiful young Carmilla is taken in by the narrator Laura and her father. The two young women become strangely attracted to each other, but there seems to be more to Carmilla than meets the eye. After her...

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The long walk  by Richard Bachman

The long walk

Richard Bachman

In the near future of an ultra-conservative, police state, America; the annual marathon is the ultimate sports competition. One hundred boys are selected each year to take the Long Walk-- a deadly contest of endurance and determination. The rules are simple:...

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What grows in the dark  by Jaq Evans

What grows in the dark

Jaq Evans

"When fake spiritualist Brigit returns home to investigate the disappearance of two teenagers, the case eerily echoes her own sister's death sixteen years earlier."--Publisher.

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Vampire Hunter D omnibus. Book four  by Hideyuki Kikuchi

Vampire Hunter D omnibus. Book four

Hideyuki Kikuchi

"A new omnibus collecting volumes ten, eleven, and twelve of the Vampire Hunter D horror novel series. The hunt continues in the bizarre far future of 12,090 A.D, where the immortal vampire lords who were the only winners of mankind's nuclear war still oppress...

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The haunting of Velkwood  by Gwendolyn Kiste

The haunting of Velkwood

Gwendolyn Kiste

"TThe Velkwood Vicinity was the topic of occult theorists, tabloid one-hour documentaries, and even some pseudo-scientific investigations as the block of homes disappeared behind a near-impenetrable veil that only three survivors could enter - and only one has...

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Dolly  by Susan Hill

Dolly

Susan Hill

"The remoter parts of the English Fens are unruly, deserted and damp, even in the height of summer. In Iyot Lock stands a large, decaying house, belonging to Leonora and Edward's Aunt Kestrel. The pair are cousins, who were both sent to their aunt's creepy...

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The man in the picture  by Susan Hill

The man in the picture

Susan Hill

"A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor in Cambridge. On this cold winter's night, its eerie secret is revealed by the ageing don. The dark art of the Venetian scene, instead of...

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Small hand  by Susan Hill

Small hand

Susan Hill

"Returning home from a visit to a client late one summer's evening, antiquarian bookseller Adam Snow takes a wrong turning and stumbles across the derelict old White House. Compelled by curiosity, he approaches the door, and, standing before the entrance feels...

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Monstrilio  by Gerardo Sámano Córdova

Monstrilio

Gerardo Sámano Córdova

"Grieving mother Magos cuts out a piece of her deceased eleven-year-old son Santiago's lung. Acting on fierce maternal instinct and the dubious logic of an old folktale, she nurtures the lung until it gains sentience, growing into the carnivorous little...

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Cycle of the werewolf  by Stephen King

Cycle of the werewolf

Stephen King

"Something inhuman has come to Tarker's Mills, as unseen as the full moon riding the night sky high above. The first scream came from the snowbound railwayman who felt the werewolf's fangs ripping at his throat. The next month there was a scream of ecstatic...

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Heavy oceans  by Tyler Jones

Heavy oceans

Tyler Jones

"Struggling with the pressures of being a new father and the weight of regrets, Jamie Fletcher travels to Hawaii in hopes of connecting with his estranged brother, Eric. After a shocking act of violence, the brothers end up on a fishing boat - along with the...

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Your shadow half remains  by Sunny Moraine

Your shadow half remains

Sunny Moraine

"In a post-apocalyptic world where eye contact causes people to spiral into a deadly, violent rage, Riley, when a new neighbor moves in down the road, throws caution to the wind in her desperate need for human contact, and as they grow closer, she can no...

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The house of last resort  by Christopher Golden

The house of last resort

Christopher Golden

"Across Italy there are many half-empty towns, nearly abandoned by those who migrate to the coast or to cities. The beautiful, crumbling hilltop town of Becchina is among them, but its mayor has taken drastic measures to rebuild - selling abandoned homes to...

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Burn the plans  by Tyler Jones

Burn the plans

Tyler Jones

"Featuring fourteen short stories and one novelette, Burn the Plans is a relentless journey into the dark places we end up when all of our plans go wrong."--Publisher's description.

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Just desserts  by NJ Gallegos

Just desserts

NJ Gallegos

"Susan Moore is a shy girl who overcame a speech impediment. Relentlessly bullied in high school - with one deadly prank that leads to a stay in ICU stay - she seeks revenge on her classmates at her 20-year high school reunion with delicious...

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Island witch  by Amanda Jayatissa

Island witch

Amanda Jayatissa

"Being the daughter of the village Capuwa, or demon-priest, Amara is used to keeping mostly to herself. Influenced by the new religious practices brought in by the British Colonizers, the villagers who once respected her father's craft have turned on the...

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Bone white  by Ronald Damien Malfi

Bone white

Ronald Damien Malfi

"Paul Gallo saw the report on the news: a mass murderer leading police to his victims' graves, in remote Dread's Hand, Alaska. It's not even a town; more like the bad memory of a town. The same bit of wilderness where his twin brother went missing a year ago....

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The hollow dead  by Darcy Coates

The hollow dead

Darcy Coates

"When Keira first woke alone in a strange forest, she remembered only two things: that she could speak with the dead, helping them move on from the mortal world, and that sinister mask-wearing men were hunting her. She had no idea what she'd done to earn their...

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The open door  by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant

The open door

Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant

"A classic ghost story illustrated by acclaimed cartoonist, Seth. Retired officer Colonel Mortimer takes a lease on the mansion of Brentwood, the grounds of which share the ruins of an older house, including a strange, vacant doorway, but eerie events begin to...

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The Gilda stories  by Jewelle Gomez

The Gilda stories

Jewelle Gomez

Louisiana, 1850. A young girl escapes slavery and is taken in by two mysterious women. Rumoured to be witches, the pair travel only at night, dress in men's clothing and seem to know others' innermost thoughts. But the girl sees the promise of true freedom in...

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The bootlegger's dance  by Rosemary (Rosemary L.) Jones

The bootlegger's dance

Rosemary (Rosemary L.) Jones

"Raquel Malone Gutierrez is running away, although she won't admit that to herself. Suffering from hearing loss after an illness, the former music teacher wants to find a way to retain her independence, but only a wealthy relative offers any hope of that. Put...

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Your utopia  by Bora Chung

Your utopia

Bora Chung

"From the acclaimed author and translator of the National Book Award Finalist, Cursed Bunny, a fresh, uncanny, and utterly profound collection of stories set in near and distant futures that reflect our deepest fears - and deepest desires. Bora Chung's...

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An eddy on the floor  by Bernard Capes

An eddy on the floor

Bernard Capes

"After attending a seance at an acquaintance's home, a man receives an unexpected job offer from another guest resident doctor at the prison he directs. But when a prisoner begs to have his cell moved, terrified of what's behind the next door, the young doctor...

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Mr Jones  by Edith Wharton

Mr Jones

Edith Wharton

"When Lady Jane Lynke unexpectedly inherits Bells, a beautiful country estate, she declares she'll never leave the peaceful grounds and sets about making the house her home. But she hasn't reckoned on the obstinate Mr Jones, the caretaker she's told dislikes...

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The captain of the Pole-Star  by Arthur Conan Doyle

The captain of the Pole-Star

Arthur Conan Doyle

"When the Pole-Star is trapped in Arctic ice, its voyage comes to a halt and the lives of the crew are in danger. Superstition soon takes hold as the frightened men claim to hear ghosts in the darkness - but it's the captain's increasingly strange behaviour...

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The damned thing  by Ambrose Bierce

The damned thing

Ambrose Bierce

"A murder is relived from three startling perspectives; a hunter is driven out of his mind by an invisible, malevolent entity; a man meets a terrifying end in an abandoned house; a werepanther creeps through a window in the dead of night... Any lover of the...

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The broken heart  by N. J. (Physician) Gallegos

The broken heart

N. J. (Physician) Gallegos

"After receiving a transplanted heart from a serial killer, housewife Casey Philips begins to have unexplainable dreams and exhibit disturbing behaviors toward her husband and son."--Publisher.

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Downpour  by Christopher (Horror fiction writer) Hawkins

Downpour

Christopher (Horror fiction writer)...

"Trapped inside his crumbling home, a father must do everything he can to keep his family from falling apart. But the rain calls to them, and not everyone wants to stay inside. Haunted by memories of a tragic childhood, he must put aside his painful past and...

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The parliament  by Aimee Pokwatka

The parliament

Aimee Pokwatka

"Madigan Purdy is stuck in her home town library. When tens of thousands of owls descend on the building, rending and tearing at anyone foolish enough to step outside, Mad is tasked with keeping her students safe, and distracted, while they seek a solution to...

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This wretched valley  by Jenny Kiefer

This wretched valley

Jenny Kiefer

"This trip is going to be Dylan's big break. Her geologist friend Clay has discovered an untouched cliff face in the Kentucky wilderness, and she is going to be the first person to climb it. Together with Clay, his research assistant Sylvia, and Dylan's...

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Linghun  by Ai Jiang

Linghun

Ai Jiang

"Follow Wenqi, Liam, and Mrs. in this modern gothic ghost story by Chinese-Canadian writer and immigrant, Ai Jiang. Linghun is set in the mysterious town of HOME, a place where the dead live again as spirits, conjured by the grief-sick population that refuses...

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Midnight on Beacon Street  by Emily Ruth Verona

Midnight on Beacon Street

Emily Ruth Verona

"October 1993. When single mom Eleanor Mazinski goes out a for a much-needed date night, she leaves her two young children - sweet, innocent six-year-old Ben and precocious, defiant twelve-year-old Mira - in the capable hands of their sitter, Amy. The quiet...

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The holy terrors  by Simon R. Green

The holy terrors

Simon R. Green

"Welcome to Spooky Time, the hit TV ghost-hunting show where the horror is scripted - and the ratings are declining rapidly. What better way to up the stakes - and boost the viewership - than by locking a select group of Z-list celebrities up for the night in...

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The lower power  by Michele W. Miller

The lower power

Michele W. Miller

"As New York City's crack epidemic rages, Raven has overcome her addiction and will soon begin law school. But night terrors have begun to haunt her and her friends. Many of them return to drug use, disappear, or commit bizarre acts of violence. A mysterious...

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They stalk the night  by Brian Moreland

They stalk the night

Brian Moreland

"During a winter storm, a ravenous beast preys upon the people of a remote town and a pipeline construction company. Among them, a predatorial psychopath welcomes a master as cold and dark as his heart. Following a trail of carnage, retired police chief Sam...

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Silent key  by Laurel Hightower

Silent key

Laurel Hightower

"After the loss of her husband under mysterious circumstances, former NYPD detective Cam Ambrose learns how little she truly knew him. Determined to understand her husband's double life, Cam finds herself face-to-face with truths she never wanted to uncover,...

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The ghost in bone  by Mike Carey

The ghost in bone

Mike Carey

"'London's exorcists! I have a reward for all of you, a job for one of you. Come to Brierley House, 20th April, 9.00am.' The newspaper ad is a baited hook and it smells like a three-day old corpse. But hey, it's a grand in hand just for turning up so Felix...

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Incarcerat  by Garth Marenghi

Incarcerat

Garth Marenghi

"Horror novelist Nick Steen is abducted and imprisoned at Nulltec, a shadowy technological research facility with excellent conference parking, concealed deep on the Stalkford Downs. There he is observed, tested and 'interfered with' (physically) by a team of...

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Mark Z. Danielewski's House of leaves  by Mark Z. Danielewski

Mark Z. Danielewski's House of leaves

Mark Z. Danielewski

"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...

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A darker shade of noir

A darker shade of noir

"While the common belief is that "body horror" as a subgenre of horror fiction dates back to the 1970s, Joyce Carol Oates suggests that Medusa, the snake-haired gorgon in Greek mythology, is the "quintessential emblem of female body horror." In A Darker Shade...

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Lair of the crystal fang  by S. A. (Steven A.) Sidor

Lair of the crystal fang

S. A. (Steven A.) Sidor

"In the swirling sewers beneath Arkham, excavators uncover a crystalline formation that hints at dark events from the city's past. As the discovery makes headlines, so too does a series of bizarre murders. With no leads, the Arkham police are always one step...

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Green fuse burning  by Tiffany Morris

Green fuse burning

Tiffany Morris

"After the death of her estranged father, artist Rita struggles with grief and regret. There was so much she wanted to ask him - about his childhood, their family, and the Mi'kmaq language and culture from which Rita feels disconnected. But when Rita's...

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Never whistle at night

Never whistle at night

"A collection of horror, fantasy, science fiction, and gritty crime by both new and established Indigenous authors that dares to ask the question: "Are you ready to be unsettled?" Many Indigenous people believe that one should never whistle at night. This...

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The folly  by Gemma Amor

The folly

Gemma Amor

"Morgan always knew her father, Owen, never murdered her mother...Finally he is set free, but they can no longer live in the house that was last decorated by her mother's blood. Salvation comes in the form of a tall, dark and notorious decorative granite tower...

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The dead of winter

The dead of winter

"Not everything that goes bump in the night brings gifts ... As the nights draw in, the veil between worlds thins, and all sorts of ghosts and ghouls come tumbling in. In the shadows, under the bed, in wind-whipped snowy landscapes and in rooms lit by...

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The black feathers  by Rebecca Netley

The black feathers

Rebecca Netley

"A ghostly tale of magic and wickedness, set on the Yorkshire moors in the 1800s When Annie marries widower Edward Stonehouse and arrives at his estate on the Yorkshire moors, she thinks she's put darkness behind her. She is mistaken. Edward's sister, Iris,...

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Why I married a clown girl from the dimension of death  by Carlton Mellick

Why I married a clown girl from the dimension of death

Carlton Mellick

"Timothy is terrified of clowns. He's always found them disturbing and creepy and weird. But now that our world is besieged by clown-like invaders from another dimension, his phobia is spiraling out of control. Timothy has no idea how to handle living in a...

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Jaguar prophecies  by Jeff Wheeler

Jaguar prophecies

Jeff Wheeler

"For Jonathon Roth and his family, a vacation in Cozumel became a nightmare. Pawns in a deadly ritual, Roth and his children barely escaped with their lives, and with the secrets of mastermind Jacob Calakmul. Calakmul's endgame: to fulfill the Jaguar...

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Where the dead wait  by Ally Wilkes

Where the dead wait

Ally Wilkes

"Victorian explorer William Day, 13 years after a failed expedition resulted in abandonment, betrayal and cannibalism, embarks on an uncanny journey into his past to find his missing second-in-command during which he must face up to the things he's done as the...

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Eye of a little god  by A. J. Steiger

Eye of a little god

A. J. Steiger

"Eddie Luther, veteran and drifter, drives into the snowy woods with a bottle of sleeping pills. But instead of eternal silence, Eddie hears a whisper inside his damaged ear. Help me. He follows the call and finds a cryptic journal filled with loneliness and...

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The reformatory  by Tananarive Due

The reformatory

Tananarive Due

"Jim Crow Florida, 1950. Twelve-year-old Robert Stephens Jr., who for a trivial scuffle with a white boy is sent to The Gracetown School for Boys. But the segregated reformatory is a chamber of horrors, haunted by the boys that have died there. In order to...

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The kindness  by John Ajvide Lindqvist

The kindness

John Ajvide Lindqvist

"A shipping container is mysteriously dumped in the Swedish port town of Norrtalje. Due to their ignorance of its ownership it isn't until a week has passed that the authorities can have it forced open. There the remains of twenty eight refugees are found, a...

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