New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

December 6, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Six scary stories

December 5, 2016
Baltimore : Cemetery Dance Publications, 2016.
126 pages ; 24 cm
Wild swimming / by Elodie Harper -- Eau-de-Eric / by Manuela Saragosa -- The spots / by Paul Bassett Davies -- The unpicking / by Michael Button -- La mort de l'amant / by Stuart Johnstone -- The bear trap / by Neil Hudson.
When King judged a competition run to celebrate publication of his own collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, he was so impressed with the entries that he recommended they were published together in one book. The resulting short stories include evil toys, bridges and lake, and post apocalyptic events. In the future, you'll think twice before you try to count a leopard's spots!

Swift to chase : a collection of stories

December 2, 2016
Barron, Laird, author.
[Carbondale, IL] : Journalstone, 2016.
294 pages ; 23 cm.
This collection of stories previously published in various publications.
I. Golden age of slashing -- Screaming Elk, MT -- LD50 -- Termination dust -- Andy Kaufman creeping through the trees -- II. Swift to chase -- Ardor -- The worms crawl in, -- (Little Miss) Queen of Darkness -- Ears prick up -- III. Tomahawk -- Black dog -- Slave arm -- Frontier death song -- Tomahawk Park survivors raffle.
Laird Barron's fourth collection gathers a dozen stories set against the backdrops of the Alaskan wilderness, far-future dystopias, and giallo-fueled nightmare vistas.

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

December 1, 2016
Clare, Cassandra, author.
655 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Companion to The Mortal Instruments series"--Book jacket cover.
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The lost herondale / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- The whitechapel fiend / by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson -- Nothing but shadows / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The evil we love / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- Pale kings and princes / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- Bitter of tongue / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The fiery trial / by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson -- Born to endless night / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- Angels twice descending / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman.
Collects short stories chronicling Simon's journey from amnesia to Ascension, as he works to regain his lost life while attending the Shadowhunter Academy.

Hollow City : the second novel of Miss Peregrine's peculiar children : the graphic novel

December 1, 2016
Riggs, Ransom, author.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm

Spirit Legacy

December 1, 2016
Holmes, E. E.
[Wakefield, MA] : Lily Faire Publishing, 2013.
276 pages ; 22 cm.
College student Jess Ballard's mother has gone-dead under mysterious circumstances; her life uprooted to stay with estranged relatives she's never met; and ... and there's something odd about some of the people she's been meeting at school: They're dead! Aided by Tia, her neurotic roommate, and Dr. David Pierce, a ghost-hunting professor, Jess must unravel the mystery behind her hauntings. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more danger shadows her every move. An ancient secret, long-buried, is about to claw its way to the surface, and nothing can prepare Jess for one terrifying truth ... her encounters with the world of the dead are only just beginning.

The late breakfasters and other strange stories

December 1, 2016
Aickman, Robert, 1914-1981.
Richmond, VA : Valancourt Books, 2016.
xi, 417 pages ; 22 cm.
Originally published: London : Gollancz, 1964.
The late breakfasters -- My poor friend -- The visiting star -- Larger than oneself -- A Roman question -- Mark Ingestre: the customer's tale -- Rosamund's bower.

The fisherman

November 29, 2016
Langan, John (John Paul), author.
Petaluma, CA : Word Horde, [2016]
266 pages ; 23 cm
"In upstate New York, in the woods around Woodstock, Dutchman's Creek flows out of the Ashokan Reservoir. Steep-banked, fast-moving, it offers the promise of fine fishing, and of something more, a possibility too fantastic to be true. When Abe and Dan, two widowers who have found solace in each other's company and a shared passion for fishing, hear rumors of the Creek, and what might be found there, the remedy to both their losses, they dismiss it as just another fish story. Soon, though, the men find themselves drawn into a tale as deep and old as the Reservoir. It's a tale of dark pacts, of long-buried secrets, and of a mysterious figure known as Der Fisher: the Fisherman. It will bring Abe and Dan face to face with all that they have lost, and with the price they must pay to regain it"--Publisher.

Prince Lestat and the realms of Atlantis

November 28, 2016
Rice, Anne, 1941- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
xx, 451 pages ; 25 cm.
"The next installment of the Prince Lestat series"-- Provided by publisher.

The warren

November 28, 2016
Evenson, Brian, 1966-
95 pages ; 21 cm
"The Warren is a tense, thoughtful exploration of a battle for survival between two beings with competing claims to humanity."--Publisher's website.

Neo parasyte f

November 25, 2016
New York, N.Y. : Kodansha, 2016.
First published in Japan in 2015 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo, as Neo Kiseiju F.
Based on Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki.

The vault of horror. Volume 4, issues 30-35

November 25, 2016
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2015.
213 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Collects The vault of horror #30-35, originally published between April 1953 and March 1954 by I. C. Publishing Co., Inc.

The vault of horror. Volume 3, issues 24-29

November 25, 2016
213 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Originally published between April 1952 and March 1953 by I.C. Publishing.

The hidden people

November 21, 2016
Littlewood, Alison, author.
New York : Jo Fletcher, [2016]
358 pages ; 24 cm
Refusing to believe the rumors surrounding his beautiful and talented cousin's murder, nineteenth-century Englishman Albie Mirralls goes to his late cousin's village and confronts profound superstitions about the "fair folk" and their belief that his cousin was a changeling.


November 18, 2016
Smith, Alexander Gordon, 1979- author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
311 pages ; 22 cm.
"Fifteen-year-old Marlow understands that their former leader must be stopped from using the two Devil's Engines in his control to open the gates of hell--something Boyd cannot do until he discovers the location of a mythical third machine. Marlow and Pan must take up this deadly duel with an all-powerful enemy that seems utterly impossible to win"-- Provided by publisher.

What the #@&% is that? : the saga anthology of the monstrous and the macabre

November 18, 2016
London : Saga Press, 2016
xv, 338 pages ; 22 cm
Mobility /Laird Barron -- Fossil heart /Amanda Downum -- Those gaddam cookies /Scott Sigler -- The sound of her laughter /Simon R. Green -- Down in the deep and the dark /Desirina Boskovich -- Only unclench your hand /Isabel Yap -- Little widow /Maria Dahvana Headly -- The bad hour /Christopher Golden -- What is lost, what is given away /John Langan --Now and forever /D. Thomas Minton -- #ConnollyHouse #WeShouldnntBeHere /Seanan McGuire --The house that love built /Grady Hendrix -- We all make sacrifices: a Sam Hunter adventure /Jonathan Maberry -- Ghost pressure /Gemma Files -- The daughter out of darkness /Nancy Holder -- Framing Mortensen /Adam-Troy Castro -- The catch /Terence Taylor -- Hunters in the wood /Tim Pratt -- Whose drowned face sleeps /An Owomoyela and Rachel Swirsky -- Castleweep /Alan Dean Foster.

The silver eyes

November 18, 2016
Cawthon, Scott, 1971- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic, Inc., 2016.
389 pages ; 21 cm.
Ten years after the murders at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, Charlie and her childhood friends get together on the anniversary of the event at the abandoned pizza place to find that the four animatronic entertainment mascots have changed.

Nightmares : a new decade of modern horror

November 14, 2016
San Francisco, CA : Tachyon Publications, 2016.
427 pages ; 23 cm
Companion to: Darkness : two decades of modern horror.
Introduction / Ellen Datlow -- Shallaballah / Mark Samuels -- Sob in the silence / Gene Wolfe -- Our turn too will one day come / Brian Hodge -- Dead sea fruit / Kaaron Warren -- Closet dreams / Lisa Tuttle -- Spectral evidence / Gemma Files -- Hushabye / Simon Bestwick -- Very low-flying aircraft / Nicholas Royle -- The Goosle / Margo Lanagan -- The clay party / Steve Duffy -- Strappado / Laird Barron -- Lonegan's luck / Stephen Graham Jones -- Mr. Pigsny / Reggie Oliver -- At night, when the demons come / Ray Cluley -- Was she wicked? Was she good? / M. Rickert -- The shallows / John Langan -- Little pig / Anna Taborska -- Omphalos / Livia Llewellyn -- How we escaped our certain fate / Dan Chaon -- That tiny flutter of the heart I used to call love / Robert Shearman -- Interstate love song (Murder ballad no. 8) / Caitlín R. Kiernan -- Shay Corsham Worsted / Garth Nix -- The atlas of Hell / Nathan Ballingrud -- Ambitious boys like you / Richard Kadrey.
An acclaimed horror editor presents 24 terrifying tales from such authors as Garth Nix, Livia Llewellyn, Richard Kadrey, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Laird Barron, Margo Lanagan and Gene Wolfe that remind us that evil is all around us.

The rains

November 8, 2016
Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew, author.
352 pages ; 22 cm
"In one terrifying night, the peaceful community of Creek's Cause turns into a war zone. No one under the age of eighteen is safe. Chance Rain and his older brother, Patrick, have already fended off multiple attacks from infected adults by the time they arrive at the school where other young survivors are hiding. Most of the kids they know have been dragged away by once-trusted adults who are now ferocious, inhuman beings. The parasite that transformed them takes hold after people turn eighteen--and Patrick's birthday is only a few days away."

Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" : the authorized graphic adaptation

November 8, 2016
Hyman, Miles, author, illustrator.
New York : Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
xvii, 135 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
In a graphic-novel adaptation of the classic spine-tingler, the grandson of the story's original author depicts the eerie town and their shocking ritual in detailed four-color panels that breathe new life into the iconic tale.

The death and life of Zebulon Finch. Volume two, Empire decayed

November 8, 2016
Kraus, Daniel, 1975- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2016]
771 pages ; 24 cm
"The conclusion to Daniel Kraus's saga about a murdered teen who is resurrected to walk the earth for decades to come"-- Provided by publisher.

Hellboy in Hell

November 4, 2016
Mignola, Michael, author, artist.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2014-
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. The descent (collects Hellboy in Hell #1-5) -- v. 2. The death card (collects Hellboy in Hell #6-10 and Hellboy: The Exorcist of Vorsk v. 3 #16)

Tokyo ghoul

November 4, 2016
Ishida, Sui, author, illustrator.
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, [2015]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
Reads in the traditional Japanese format from right to left.

Only the dead know Burbank : a novel

November 4, 2016
Tatum, Bradford, 1965 March 29- author.
383 pages ; 21 cm
"With Lon Chaney and Boris Karloff among its characters, this sweeping and stylish love letter to the golden age of horror cinema tells the wonderful, tragic story of Maddy Ulm. It takes readers through her rise from the complicated shadows of Berlin's first experiments with expressionist cinema to the glamorous deserts of Hollywood. For Maddy has a secret. A secret that has given her incredible insight into the soul of horror. A secret that has a terrible price as well. A young girl awakens in a hastily dug grave--vague memories of blood and fever, her mother performing a mysterious ceremony before the world went away. Germany has lost the first great war and Europe has lost millions more to the Spanish Flu epidemic. But Maddy has not only survived, she has changed. No longer does she eat, sleep, or age. No longer can she die. After taking up with a pair of street performers, she shocks and fascinates the crowds with her ability to survive outrageous traumas. But at a studio in Berlin, Maddy discovers her true calling: film. With her intimate knowledge of fear, death, and realms beyond the living, she practically invents the modern horror genre on the spot. Before long, she travels to California and insinuates herself in Hollywood as the genius secretly behind The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, and Frankenstein. And yet she must remain in the shadows--a chilling apparition suspended eternally between worlds. Clever, tragic, and thoroughly entertaining, Only the Dead Know Burbank introduces readers to one of the most unique, unforgettable characters in fiction"-- Provided by publisher.

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead : search and destroy

November 3, 2016
Bonansinga, Jay R., author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016.
277 pages ; 25 cm.
"What could possibly go wrong? For one brief moment, it seems Lilly and her plague-weary band of survivors might just engineer a better tomorrow. Banding together with other small town settlements, they begin a massive project to refurbish the railroad between Woodbury and Atlanta. The safer travel will begin a new post-apocalyptic era of trade, progress, and democracy. Little do they know, however, that trouble is brewing back home ... Out of nowhere, a brutal new faction has attacked Woodbury while Lilly and the others have been off repairing the railroad. Now the barricades are burning. Adults have been murdered, children kidnapped. But why? Why subject innocent survivors to such a random, unprovoked assault? Lilly Caul and her ragtag posse of rescuers will soon discover the chilling answers to these questions and more as they launch a desperate mission to save the kidnapped children. But along the way, the dark odyssey will take them into a nightmarish series of traps and hellish encounters with incomprehensible swarms of undead. And as always, in the world of the Walking Dead, the walkers will prove to be the least of Lilly's problems. It's what the human adversaries have in store for her that will provide Lilly's greatest challenge yet"-- Provided by publisher.

The abandoned heart

November 1, 2016
Benedict, Laura, 1962- author.
New York : Pegasus Crime, 2016.
xiv, 401 pages ; 24 cm.
The first and second wives and the young Japanese mistress of once-charismatic New York carpetbagger Randolph Bliss witness his descent into madness as they desperately struggle to secure happiness for their children.

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