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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.
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.
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.