NEW J.F. GONZALEZ TITLE THEY FROM THUNDERSTORM!

TheyTHEY by J.F. Gonzalez (signed limited hardcover)

They walk among us unnoticed, unassuming.

A year after the auto accident that killed his wife, Vince Walters is finally beginning to move forward with his life. With the support of friends, he’s digging back into his career and even beginning to date again.

When his estranged mother, Maggie Walters, is murdered, Vince is stunned by the hideous nature of the crime. Maggie lived a quiet life in a small, rural, Pennsylvania town, attending church, reading the Bible, and subscribing to an increasingly paranoid view of the End Times as prophesied in The Book of Revelations. Her brutal killing, which bears all the signs of being related to a sinister satanic cult, is inexplicable given her life of faith.

However, a visit from a childhood playmate confirms what Vince is beginning to uncover about his mother’s past: that she was involved with a cult during his early childhood, but later defected and went into hiding with him. As hard as Maggie worked to bury her dark past, it seems that they found her.

Now they’ve found Vince. And this time, they are not going to give him up.

They have plans for him.

Two New In Stock Titles

BLINDSPOT by Michael McBride. Dark Regions Press. Signed Limited Trade paperback. 96 page.

At 2:31 a.m., seismic monitoring stations in China and South Korea detect a magnitude-4 event consistent with a nuclear detonation in the southeastern corner of North Korea, within the Korean Demilitarized Zone. With the threat of full-scale war escalating by the minute, the United Nations Security Council dispatches an elite unit of peacekeepers to cross the border, penetrate the cloud of dust hanging over the site, and determine the exact nature of the seismic disturbance. What they find triggers a series of events that culminates in a civilian biomedical engineer boarding a transport carrier at Ft. Detrick, Maryland, bound for the Far East.

His name is Dr. Parker Ramsey and he is uniquely qualified for this mission.

He is the brains behind a secret project–Code Name Hindsight–developed under the oversight of the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. Hindsight has never been field-tested, but with global catastrophe looming on the horizon, the only chance of averting it lies in utilizing the project’s extraordinary capabilities. If it works, Dr. Ramsey will be able to unravel the mystery behind the detonation and identify the responsible party.

For, thanks to Hindsight, Dr. Ramsey will be able to see something that no one has ever seen before…

He’ll be able to see the moment of death through the eyes of the dead.

If he’s able to survive long enough to do so.

LIKE DEATH by Tim Waggoner. Black Room Press (an imprint of Apex Publications). Trade Paperback. 346 pages.

There are no words for it. Ecstasy is laughably inadequate, as are rapture, euphoria, bliss . . . . Ugly, harsh syllables that come nowhere near capturing the merest fraction of what he feels. The experience is primal and transcendent, like birth, like death.

Scott Raymond lost his parents in a bloodbath when he was only nine years old, but despite the occasional headaches and hallucinations, he’s managed to turn that trauma into moderate success as a true crime writer. The success doesn’t extend to keeping up the relationship with his estranged wife and son, however. Hoping to regain a sense of normal family life, he follows them to Ash Creek, Ohio under the pretense of writing a new book about a missing six-year-old girl.

There, he encounters a young woman who shares the missing girl’s name. She leads Scott into a world of psychotropic spiders, shark-toothed teenagers and the expression of nearly every dark desire. Fear and fascination lay equal claim as the nightmare fantasies of this realm bleed into Scott’s daily life and his attempts to maintain a relationship with his son.

Soon, he will need to use this world of cruelty and pain to face his past, his future, and what his life might have become. If he fails, it is only a matter of time before the nightmare that bloodied his childhood will reach out to ensnare his own son.

 

 

 

SIGNED COPIES OF DEAN KOONTZ 77 SHADOW STREET!

7777 SHADOW STREET by Dean Koontz (signed trade hardcover)

Will be signed for us first part of January.

I am the One, the all and the only. I live in the Pendleton as surely as I live everywhere. I am the Pendleton’s history and its destiny. The building is my place of conception, my monument, my killing ground. . . .

The Pendleton stands on the summit of Shadow Hill at the highest point of an old heartland city, a Gilded Age palace built in the late 1800s as a tycoon’s dream home. Almost from the beginning, its grandeur has been scarred by episodes of madness, suicide, mass murder, and whispers of things far worse. But since its rechristening in the 1970s as a luxury apartment building, the Pendleton has been at peace. For its fortunate residents—among them a successful songwriter and her young son, a disgraced ex-senator, a widowed attorney, and a driven money manager—the Pendleton’s magnificent quarters are a sanctuary, its dark past all but forgotten.

But now inexplicable shadows caper across walls, security cameras relay impossible images, phantom voices mutter in strange tongues, not-quite-human figures lurk in the basement, elevators plunge into unknown depths. With each passing hour, a terrifying certainty grows: Whatever drove the Pendleton’s past occupants to their unspeakable fates is at work again. Soon, all those within its boundaries will be engulfed by a dark tide from which few have escaped.

Dean Koontz transcends all expectations as he takes readers on a gripping journey to a place where nightmare visions become real—and where a group of singular individuals hold the key to humanity’s destiny. Welcome to 77 Shadow Street.

NEW CENTIPEDE PRESS FRITZ LEIBER TITLES IN STOCK!

LadyOUR LADY OF DARKNESS by Fritz Leiber (signed limited hardcover)

Leiber has often written of the Dark Lady, and the culmination of this work is this superb novel, originally published in 1977. In the concept of “paramentals,” Leiber makes his definitive statement on alienation within the urban environment and the capacity of concrete, steel, and glass to suck up miseries and spew forth monsters. This edition includes a dozen black & white illustrations by British artist John Stewart.

This edition has a fine introduction by Michael Shea.

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CONJURE WIFE by Fritz Leiber (signed limited hardcover)

Published in 1953, Conjure Wife was Fritz Leiber’s first major horror novel, and one of the first novels to deal with witchcraft and feminism, as a college professor learns that his wife is part of a secret network of wives using magic. A frank and provocative novel in a handsome hardcover edition gorgeously illustrated and designed.

Conjure Wife has a fine introduction by Ramsey Campbell; the introduction also features color reproductions of old paperbacks, comic book adaptations, and movie posters. The book also has gorgeous color artwork by Columbian artist Marcela Bolivar.

Conjure Wife features a lengthy Fritz Leiber autobiography, and each numbered copy of Conjure Wife is signed by Ramsey Campbell.

New In Stock & Pre-Order Book Titles

IN STOCK TITLES

GIDEON’S SWORD by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. Cemetery Dance Publications. Signed Limited Hardcover.

At twelve, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down.

At twenty-four, summoned to his dying mother’s bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him.

Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father’s destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful.

But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon’s special skills. Someone who has need of just such a renegade. For Gideon, this operation may be only the beginning…

KIN by Kealan Patrick Burke. Cemetery Dance Publications. Signed Limited Hardcover.

On a scorching hot summer day in Elkwood, Alabama, Claire Lambert staggers naked, wounded, and half-blind away from the scene of an atrocity. She is the sole survivor of a nightmare that claimed her friends, and even as she prays for rescue, the killers — a family of cannibalistic lunatics — are closing in.

A soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder returns from Iraq to the news that his brother is among the murdered in Elkwood.

In snowbound Detroit, a waitress trapped in an abusive relationship gets an unexpected visit that will lead to bloodshed and send her back on the road to a past she has spent years trying to outrun.

And Claire, the only survivor of the Elkwood Massacre, haunted by her dead friends, dreams of vengeance… a dream which will be realized as grief and rage turn good people into cold-blooded murderers and force alliances among strangers.

It’s time to return to Elkwood.

In the spirit of such iconic horror classics as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Deliverance, Kin begins at the end and studies the possible aftermath for the survivors of such traumas upon their return to the real world — the guilt, the grief, the thirst for revenge — and sets them on an unthinkable journey… back into the heart of darkness.
FOUR LEGS IN THE MORNING by Norman Prentiss. Cemetery Dance Publications. Book Nine in the Signature Series. Signed Limited Hardcover.

Dr. Sibley, long-standing Chair of the English and Classical Literature Department at Graysonville University, has outlasted many of his detractors. In this collection of three linked stories, mysterious consequences await those who defy or disappoint him:

• a new colleague, whose avant-guard theories offend Sibley’s traditional critical sensibilities, uncovers a new answer to an ancient riddle (“Four Legs in the Morning”)

• a student plagiarist learns to regret his dishonesty (“Flannel Board”)

• a young administrator attempts to curtail some of Sibley’s power, until he discovers the fate of his predecessor (“The Mask of Tragedies”)

All of these characters eventually learn — sometimes too late — that Dr. Sibley may be far more powerful than he seems.

BLOOD HARVEST by James Moore. Earthling Publications. Book seven in the publisher’s Halloween series. Signed Limited hardcover.

Join James A. Moore as he returns to Black Stone Bay, in this sequel to BLOOD RED….

Some projects take time.

Five years ago, Jason Soulis experimented on the town of Black Stone Bay, creating an army of vampires for the sole purpose of seeing which ones would survive and if the creatures could evolve. Five years later, his experiments are bearing dark, bloody fruit. A new breed of monster has come from the ashes of the old, a deadlier predator with a far greater ability to kill and destroy whatever it touches. Black Stone Bay was wounded before, but the infection left behind has festered and the darkness is spreading faster than anyone has noticed, because this time the evil is better at hiding.

Maggie Preston was one of Soulis’s victims, a college-aged girl who has become something far darker. She’s fed her urges and kept her secrets with the aid of her lover and protector, but that relationship is fraying, and the hungers she’s suppressed are growing stronger and the family she has protected in the past has fallen victim to the new evil that Soulis unwittingly unleashed.

Five years have passed, and the town of BlackStone Bay has recovered from the horrors of the past, just in time to get caught in the crossfire of the undead and a new, virulent darkness.

Sometimes the devil you know is your only hope of salvation.

DEADFALL HOTEL by Steve Rasnic Tem. Centipede Press. Signed Limited hardcover.

Reminiscent of Ray Bradbury with the atmosphere of Edward Gorey, Deadfall Hotel guides you through a season spent in the ultimate haunted hotel. Told through the story of a widower who takes the job of manager at a remote hotel where the guests are not quite like you and me, Deadfall Hotel chronicles what happens when nightmares seek a place of sanctuary. This literary exploration of the roots of horror in the collective unconscious may be the Bram Stoker, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy award-winning author’s finest creation to date.

This is an original publication: a new novel, published for the first time. The book is illustrated with ten new artworks created by Danish artist John Kenn Mortensen. His drawings evoke the spirit of Edward Gorey but have a sardonic sense of humor all their own. The book has illustrated endpapers, a full printed cloth binding, ribbon marker, head and tail bands, and a reinforced binding. In addition to the novel, there is an afterword by Tem, the original story “Bloodwolf,” published in Shadows, and a new story, “Skullbees,” which will not be reprinted anywhere. The story was written specifically for one of the Mortensen illustrations.

DEVIL’s DRUMS by Vivian Meik. Medusa Press. Limited Edition hardcover.

Since its publication in 1933 as part of the Creeps series, Vivian Meik’s short story collection Devils’ Drums has long been an especially desirable book for collectors of weird literature. When one considers the scarcity of the title and the fact that it hasn’t been reprinted for nearly eighty years, it’s easy to see why sellers ask for very high prices for worn copies.

This wouldn’t mean much if the stories were not as enjoyable and as thrilling as they prove to be. Vivian Meik’s best horror fiction is unconventional, and it is probably for this quality that his work will be remembered.

Devils’ Drums contains his very best work.

With this book Meik found his métier. Set in and around Portuguese East Africa (now Mozambique and Malawi), the ten chilling stories in Devils’ Drums provide an abundance of zombies, curses, vengeful ghosts, and arcane witch doctors to appease the most pulp-hungry reader, and are a refreshing contrast to much of the British horror fiction of the early part of the twentieth century.

For this long-overdue reprint, the original contents have been augmented by two uncollected tales, and an episode from one of his autobiographical books that reads remarkably like his stories.

Douglas A. Anderson has also written a thorough, well-researched introduction to Vivian Meik’s colorful career and adventurous life, with many anecdotes revealed here for the first time.

Vivian Meik’s Devils’ Drums is now ready for a new generation to enjoy.

 

PRE-ORDER TITLES

HELL HOUSE by Richard Matheson. Centipede Press. Signed Limited hardcover.

A shining exemplar of the haunted house genre, Hell House is a terrifying classic. Now in a new edition with a a fine front cover image cover gallery and from old editions, a movie poster, and a lengthy, 30-page interview with Matheson by James H. Burns. William F. Nolan has written a insightful introduction to the book wherein he talks about the novel and his long relationship with Matheson.

This edition is oversize at 7 x 10 inches with a printed cloth front panel, and luxurious velvety cloth spine and back panels. The book is enclosed in a cloth-bound slipcase lined with black on the inside. The book also has a top-edge stain and ribbon marker. There are color endpapers and a cover gallery inside, along with a handsome photograph of Matheson. This classic novel has finally received the deluxe treatment it deserves. At only 100 copies for sale, it will sell out quickly.

Each numbered copy is signed by William F. Nolan, Harry O. Morris, and James H. Burns. There is a facsimile signature by Richard Matheson which Mr Matheson and his representative authorized. The edition is limited to 100 copies for sale.

PITCH by William Ollie. Dark Regions Press. Signed Limited hardcover & Signed Limited Deluxe slipcase hardcover.

October 1968

Life is good for a group of seventh graders known as the High Street Boys: fall has arrived; Halloween is just around the corner. A brand new scary movie is coming to town and they can’t wait to see it.

But life won’t stay good for long, for soon the High Street Boys will learn a secret that will change their lives forever.

Deep inside a cave on Ward Rock Mountain, Scratch waits for a bargain to be fulfilled, struck one dark Halloween night when the demon saved river-rat gambler William Pitch from an angry lynch mob. Every thirteen years, Pitch has returned with his grisly bounty, and each time he’s left, a little piece of Scratch has left with him.

Now, sixty-five years later, the demon waits impatiently for Pitch to complete the final leg of his journey. This year, business will be concluded, all accounts settled.

It’s time for Scratch to rejoin the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bad Moon Books E-Titles

Yes, we have e-titles available. Here is a list of the ones that are available now.

  • A View From the Lake by Greg F. Gifune
  • Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus by Clive Barker
  • Alice on the Shelf by Bill Gauthier
  • As Fate Would Have It by Michael Louis Calvillo
  • Black & Orange by Benjamin Kane Ethridge
  • Blood & Gristle by Michael Louis Calvillo
  • Blood Spring by Erik Williams
  • Dark Matters by Bruce Boston
  • Ghosts in the Attic by Mark Gunnells
  • Heart of Glass by David Winnick
  • Little Graveyard on the Prairie by Steven Wedell
  • Lucid Dreaming by Lisa Morton
  • Mischief Night by Paul Melniczek
  • The Better Year by Bridget Morrow
  • The Bone Tree by Christopher Fulbright
  • The Hunger of Empty Vessels by Scott Edelman
  • The Samhanach by Lisa Morton
  • The Watching by Paul Melniczek

They can be purchased at Crossroads Press, Amazon.com and B&N.com

TWO GREAT NEW BAD MOON PRE-ORDERS!

RTDRETURN TO DARKNESS by Michael Laimo (trade paperback edition)

Picking up right where Deep in the Darkness left off, Dr. Michael Cayle returns from near death to rescue his wife and daughter, who have been taken captive by the Isolates, the aboriginal creatures living in the woods behind his home. Will he find them alive, or dead? Or…worse?

“Dead Souls is creepy, atmospheric, and explosive — keep a light on and a gun loaded when you crack this baby. Another outstanding thriller from Michael Laimo.” Douglas Preston, author of The Monster of Florence.

“Michael Laimo can stand proud next to Clive Barker and Stephen King” The Horror Review

“One of the best and most refreshing horror novels you’re likely to read…” Gary Braunbeck, on Deep in the Darkness

HowlsEVERYTHING HOWLS by Christopher Lopez (trade paperback edition)

As an early winter whiteout blankets the small town of Keme, a series of grisly murders paints the fresh snowfall in ominous tones. There’s a savage killer on the loose, but is it man or beast? With every new clue Sheriff Aaron Bishop uncovers, another reasonable explanation goes out the window, and with each new body discovered another suspect is eliminated. An old Algonquin Indian claims to know the truth and how to end the bloodshed. But his truth is the stuff of legend and his answer too barbarous for Aaron to even consider.

New Pre-Order Titles

LIKE DEATH by Tim Waggoner. Apex Book Company. Trade Paperback.

There are no words for it. Ecstasy is laughably inadequate, as are rapture, euphoria, bliss . . . . Ugly, harsh syllables that come nowhere near capturing the merest fraction of what he feels. The experience is primal and transcendent, like birth, like death.

Scott Raymond lost his parents in a bloodbath when he was only nine years old, but despite the occasional headaches and hallucinations, he’s managed to turn that trauma into moderate success as a true crime writer. The success doesn’t extend to keeping up the relationship with his estranged wife and son, however. Hoping to regain a sense of normal family life, he follows them to Ash Creek, Ohio under the pretense of writing a new book about a missing six-year-old girl.

There, he encounters a young woman who shares the missing girl’s name. She leads Scott into a world of psychotropic spiders, shark-toothed teenagers and the expression of nearly every dark desire. Fear and fascination lay equal claim as the nightmare fantasies of this realm bleed into Scott’s daily life and his attempts to maintain a relationship with his son.

Soon, he will need to use this world of cruelty and pain to face his past, his future, and what his life might have become. If he fails, it is only a matter of time before the nightmare that bloodied his childhood will reach out to ensnare his own son.

RELIC by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. Cemetery Dance Publications. Signed Limited Hardcover.

Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum’s dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human… But the museum’s directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders and now museum researcher Margo Green must find out who — or what — is doing the killing. But can she do it in time to stop the massacre?

DEVIL’S DRUMS by Vivian Meik. Medusa Press. Limited Edition Hardcover.

Since its publication in 1933 as part of the Creeps series, Vivian Meik’s short story collection Devils’ Drums has long been an especially desirable book for collectors of weird literature. When one considers the scarcity of the title and the fact that it hasn’t been reprinted for nearly eighty years, it’s easy to see why sellers ask for very high prices for worn copies.

This wouldn’t mean much if the stories were not as enjoyable and as thrilling as they prove to be. Vivian Meik’s best horror fiction is unconventional, and it is probably for this quality that his work will be remembered.

Devils’ Drums contains his very best work.

With this book Meik found his métier. Set in and around Portuguese East Africa (now Mozambique and Malawi), the ten chilling stories in Devils’ Drums provide an abundance of zombies, curses, vengeful ghosts, and arcane witch doctors to appease the most pulp-hungry reader, and are a refreshing contrast to much of the British horror fiction of the early part of the twentieth century.

For this long-overdue reprint, the original contents have been augmented by two uncollected tales, and an episode from one of his autobiographical books that reads remarkably like his stories.

Douglas A. Anderson has also written a thorough, well-researched introduction to Vivian Meik’s colorful career and adventurous life, with many anecdotes revealed here for the first time.

Vivian Meik’s Devils’ Drums is now ready for a new generation to enjoy.

CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON by Vargo Statten. Dream Haven Books. Trade Paperback, Limited Hardcover, Signed Limited Hardcover.

The first US publication of the novelization of the 1954 classic film, Creature From the Black Lagoon. Written by Vargo Statten (John Russell Fearn) in 1954, this book was published only in the UK and has become fantastically scarce, with original copies selling for as much as $6000.

The book will contain the original novel but we have added some new items:
- Stills from the film.
- A new introduction by David Schow.
- A new cover by Bob Eggleton.

THE DOLL: THE LOST SHORT STORIES by Daphne Du Maurier. Cemetery Dance Publications. Trade Hardcover.

Daphne du Maurier’s most famous works include the novel Rebecca and the short story “The Birds,” and today Cemetery Dance Publications is pleased to announce a collection of 13 impressive stories written by Daphne du Maurier before she was 23 years old.

This incredible new volume is comprised of eight stories that were published in a small UK volume called Early Stories, which is long out of print, and five stories that were published in periodicals during the early 1930s.

These long lost stories explore the evolution of the images, themes, and concerns that informed du Maurier’s later work. Each story in the collection highlights du Maurier’s deep understanding of human nature.

FEARFUL FESTIVITIES by Gary Fry. Screaming Dreams. Signed Limited Hardcover.

Fearful Festivities is Gary Fry’s heartfelt homage to the classic ‘small town’ horror novels of the 1980s: a diverse group of characters beset by a malevolent force creeping in a time of great vulnerability. By turns, it’s creepy, shocking and darkly comic, with an ending that might just signal the end of the world.

The first 100 copies of which will be flat-signed with an individual, unique, spooky Christmas message by the author on the title page of each copy (every one different)

“Christmas is a time for miracles. Tell us what you want …”

That’s the message many residents of the Yorkshire village of Hitherton receive in the mail, a few mornings shy of Christmas Day.

And of course everyone has their wants …

Take Tom Young – his independent bookshop has been struggling lately, and he wants to it survive. And his brother Graham? Since being awarded his PhD, he still hasn’t decided what he wants to do with his life, and surely someone can offer him direction.

Then there’s Sally Jenkins who’s tried every diet on the market and each to no avail. Billy Freedman, the dot-com businessman, who wants to ‘get rich quick’. And Kevin Potter, an eight-year-old boy who believes he has a monster in his wardrobe.

These and many other desperate people are about to make a wish that could change their lives forever … but not in any desirable way.

THE BARN AND OTHER TALES OF TERROR by Brooke Vaughn. Mansion House Books. Signed Limited Hardcover, Signed Lettered Hardcover

Book # 1 in the MHB Press Author’s Showcase series.

Originally published as a short run paperback original in 2010 this is the world first hardcover publication of the author’s debut novel The Barn in a new collection of her work.

Containing the complete text of her first novel and ten short stories (two original to this collection) with author notes this volume introduces an exciting new talent to the horror collecting community.

Synopsis

When a violent storm interrupts their coach journey a group of travellers takes refuge in a secluded Maine farm house. Relief turns to terror as they discover a killer in their midst but, stirred by their arrival, an even greater threat lurks outside.

Soon begins a fight for their sanity and their survival as one by one they succumb to the evil that has been lurking in The Barn . . . an evil that has been waiting . . . patiently . . . for them!

Fast paced, graphic and disturbing – this impressive debut novel will continue to chill long after you have read the last page.

“A masterclass in unashamed pulp horror nastiness” – DLS Reviews on the Barn

Contents:

The Barn, Just Jack, Redemption, Mausoleum, Autophobia, Poker Face, Lucky, Deepest Darkest, Creeper, The Club, Favelas of the Dead

New In Stock Titles

GHOST TRAIN by Stephen Laws. Mansion House Press. Collectors Edition.

Originally published in the UK by Souvenir Press in 1985 and out of print for many years, Stephen Laws’ classic tale of supernatural horror is now available to fans and collectors in a quality signed hardback edition with a note from the author and a brand new short story written especially for this edition.

One of only 300 numbered copies signed by the author. DJ artwork and interior illustrations by Ben Baldwin. Sewn book block, bound in Colorado book cloth with headbands, coloured endpapers and bound in ribbon bookmark with DJ.

Unexplained acts of brutality . . .

Random acts of violence…

There’s something living on the King’s Cross line . . . Something feeding . . . Something evil . . .And Mark Davies has met It before. Only he can’t remember what happened Haunted by violent nightmares and memories of a terrifying childhood incident Mark is determined to revisit the events that took place in his past and confront his demons. One final train ride is all it will take . . .

A train ride through the gates of Hell . . .

Stand aside Stephen King, James Herbert and Clive Barker and let through a new heir to the horror throne – Starburst

It’s King meets Kurosawa courtesy of Stephen Laws. Get your ticket now for GHOST TRAIN! – Fangoria

One of the most inventive writers on the horror scene – The Times Ghost Train has it all . . . This one fairly flies – New York Sunday News

SHADOW WRITER by Paul Kane. Mansion House Press. Collector’s Edition

Shadow Writer – the 10th Anniversary Edition of Paul Kane’s celebrated anthologies “Alone(In The Dark)” and “Touching the Flame” containing all of the stories from the original publications together with three uncollected short stories, uncollected poetry, copies of edited manuscript pages, comprehensive author notes and a new introduction by Simon Clark.

“Kane finds the everyday horrors buried within us, rips them out and serves them up in these deliciously dark tales.” – Kelley Armstrong

“Paul Kane brings an original voice and style to his dark stories. His work is compelling and powerful.” – Ed Gorman

“I’m impressed by the range of Paul Kane’s imagination. It seems there is no risk, no high-stakes gamble, he fears to take . . . Kane’s foot never gets even close to the brake pedal.” – Peter Straub

WHEN LEAVES FALL by Paul Melniczek. Bad Moon Books. Trade Paperback,

Every town holds its share of secrets.

Some more than others…

Halloween is coming soon to Haverville, and two best friends have decided to test their courage against the local haunted house, Graver’s Farm. With the brashness and wildness of youth behind them, Chris and Kyle begin an October adventure which takes them beyond dark cornfields and dusky landscapes, forcing them both down an unexpected path which will change them forever, and ultimately threatens their very lives. The sights and sounds of Halloween surround them at every angle, but the night can wear some very unpleasant masks, as they will soon find out…

In “When the Leaves Fall”, Paul Melniczek strips away the Halloween mask of the American Dream to reveal the haunted tragedy lurking beneath the surface. The myths of family, hard work and small towns are all rendered in startling orange and black colors, and this taut little work packs a surprising emotional punch. A welcome addition to the ranks of Halloween fiction.

Lisa Morton, Bram Stoker Award winning author of THE HALLOWEEN ENCYCLOPEDIA, THE SAMHANACH, and THE CASTLE OF LOS ANGELES.

MONSTERS OF L.A. by Lisa Morton. Bad Moon Books. Trade Paperback.

In these pages you’ll find the dark stars you grew up watching: Frankenstein, Dracula, Mr. Hyde, the Phantom, the Hunchback…all the silent ones and the first to find their voices are here, and they’re even presented in roughly the order in which they first appeared on a silver screen. The Haunted House of the ‘30s gives way to the Werewolf of the ‘40s, the Monsters of L.A. Creature of the ‘50s, and so on, all the way up to our favorite modern boogeyman, the Zombie.

In some of these stories, you’ll find an earthly incarnation of a famous namesake: Frankenstein is a patched-together, homeless vet, the Invisible Woman is so ordinary you’d never see her; but some of these familiar friends — Dracula, the Devil, or those seriously creepy Clowns — will be instantly recognizable.

THE CREEPING KELP by William Meikle. Dark Regions Press. Signed Limited Hardcover.

Some seaweed, a jellyfish and some material brought back from the Peabodie expedition to Antarctica. An innoccuous enough blend you might think. But when a storm in the North Atlantic frees a sample that has been dormant inside an old wreck, the new creature finds that it is hungry. Our plastics-oriented society has given it an abundant supply of food… more than enough for it to grow, and build, and spread.

Can anyone escape the terror that is… THE CREEPING KELP?