New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

June 22, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

School-live!

June 21, 2018
Kaihou, Norimitsu, author.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2015-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2012 by Houbunsha.
"Meet the members of the School Living Club! There's the shovel-loving Kurumi Ebisuzawa, the big-sister figure Yuuri Wakasa, club advisor Megumi Sakura, and last but not least, the ever-optimistic Yuki Takeya. The School Living Club is just your average after-school organization where the girls hang out, have fun ... and live at school as the sole survivors of a zombie apocalypse."--Back cover.

Spirits of vengeance. War at the gates of hell

June 19, 2018
Gischler, Victor, 1969- author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
A dead angel. A silver bullet. A kept promise. For ages, the war between Heaven and Hell rages in the unseen corners of society, both sides in delicate balance that could topple if the right weapons were in the wrong hands...When an undercover angel is murdered, Johnny Blaze the Ghost Rider must find the killers and punish them...but this time he won't do it alone: Hellstorm! Satana! Blade! They are the SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE!

We are where the nightmares go : and other stories

June 13, 2018
Cargill, C. Robert, 1975- author.
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
x, 284 pages ; 24 cm
The town that wasn't anymore -- We are where the nightmares go -- As they continue to fall -- Hell creek -- Jake and Willy at the end of the world -- The last job is always the hardest -- Hell they call him, the screamers -- I am the night you never speak of -- A clean white room -- The soul thief's son.
"A hair-raising collection of short fiction that illuminates the strange, humorous, fantastical, and downright diabolical that tantalize and terrorize us: demons, monsters, zombie dinosaurs, and Death itself. "--Provided by publisher.

Track 9

June 13, 2018
Rovens, Sue, author.
©2017
203 pages ; 21 cm
"After a catastrophic railway accident leaves a trail of carnage and devastation in its wake, the small train station in Rain, Germany is shuttered. Six months later, Gary and Grace Wolf, returning home after their belated honeymoon, find themselves trapped inside the now defunct terminal. What they discover within its walls leads them to make harrowing decisions. What they learn about each other pushes them to the brink of disaster. Back in Bloomington, Illinois, their best friends, Mike and Sarah Waverly, await their return. A few hours before the plane is scheduled to land, Mike becomes tormented by troubling premonitions concerning Gary and Grace. Driven to find out the truth, Mike finds himself battling mysterious and inexplicable obstacles that plunge him into his own personal hell."--Page 4 of cover.

Redneck

June 4, 2018
Cates, Donny, author.
Portland, OR : Image Comics, Inc., [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Deep in the heart -- v. 2. The eyes upon you
"The Bowman family are vampires who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small Texas town for years, living off cow blood and trying to keep to themselves. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate and fear bubble to the surface--making it impossible to separate man from monster!"--Publisher.

A people's history of the vampire uprising : a novel

June 1, 2018
Villareal, Raymond A., author.
©2018
422 pages ; 24 cm
This panoramic fictional oral history begins with one small mystery: the body of a young woman found in an Arizona border town, presumed to be an illegal immigrant, disappears from the town morgue. To the young CDC investigator called in to consult with the local police, it's an impossibility that threatens her understanding of medicine. Then, more bodies, dead from an inexplicable disease that solidified their blood, are brought to the morgue, only to also vanish. Soon, the U.S. government--and eventually biomedical researchers, disgruntled lawmakers, and even an insurgent faction of the Catholic Church--must come to terms with what they're too late to stop: an epidemic of vampirism that will sweep first the United States, and then the world. With heightened strength and beauty and a stead diet of fresh blood, these changed people, or "Gloamings," rapidly rise to prominence in all aspects of modern society. Soon people are beginning to be "re-created," willingly accepting the risk of death if their bodies can't handle the transformation. As new communities of Gloamings arise, society is divided, and popular Gloaming sites come under threat from a secret terrorist organization. But when a charismatic and wealthy businessman, recently turned, runs for political office--well, all hell breaks loose. Told from the perspective of key players, including a cynical FBI agent, an audacious campaign manager, and a war veteran turned nurse turned secret operative, A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is an exhilarating, genre-bending debut that is as addictive as the power it describes.

MEG

May 31, 2018
Alten, Steve, author.
West Palm Beach, FL : Viper Press, an imprint of A&M Publishing, [2015?]
506 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
"This book combines the never-before-released prequel, MEG: Origins with completely rewriten and expanded version of the original MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror"--Back cover.
All New Revised and Expanded! Includes Meg: Origins. Carcharodon megalodon apex predator of all time, the most fearsome creature that ever lived a 70-foot, 60,000 pound Great White Shark. Hundreds of 7-inch serrated teeth filled jaws that could swallow an elephant whole. It could sense its prey miles away, inhaling its scent as it registered the beat of its fluttering heart, and if you ever came close enough to see the monster...it was already too late.

The damned

May 25, 2018
Bunn, Cullen, author.
Portland, OR : ONI Press, 2017-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Three days dead -- v. 2. Ill-gotten

Curse words

May 25, 2018
Soule, Charles.
Portland, OR : Image Comics 2017-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. The devil's devil (collects Curse Words #1-5) -- v. 2. Explosiontown

Animus

May 17, 2018
Revoy, Antoine J. D., author.
New York : First Second, 2018.
221 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Tucked away in a quiet Japanese neighborhoods lies a peculiar playground. There, Hisao and Sayuri meet a masked ghost named Toothless. And there, one of their friends gets hurt. Now they must race against the clock to solve the mystery of who Toothless really is -and break the playground's curse."--Inside cover.

The devil and the deep : horror stories of the sea

May 17, 2018
New York : Night Shade Books, [2018]
xi, 319 pages ; 23 cm
Deadwater / Simon Bestwick -- Fodder's jig / Lee Thomas -- The curious allure of the sea / Christopher Golden -- The Tryal attract / Terry Dowling -- The whalers song / Ray Cluley -- A ship of the south wind / Bradley Denton -- What my mother left me / Alyssa Wong -- Broken record / Stephen Graham Jones -- Saudade / Steve Rasnic Tem -- A moment before breakng / A.C. Wise -- Sister, dearest sister, let me show you to the sea / Seanan McGuire -- The deep sea swell / John Langan -- He sings of salt and wormwood / Brian Hodge -- Shit happens / Michael Marshall Smith -- Haunt / Siobhan Carroll.
Stranded on a desert island, a young man yearns for objects from his past. A local from a small coastal town in England is found dead as the tide goes out. A Norwegian whaling ship is stranded in the Arctic, its crew threatened by mysterious forces. In the nineteenth century, a ship drifts in becalmed waters in the Indian Ocean, those on it haunted by their evil deeds. A surfer turned diver discovers there are things worse than drowning under the sea. Something from the sea is creating monsters on land.

Hasty for the dark : selected horrors

May 17, 2018
Nevill, Adam L. G. author.
Devon, England : Ritual Limited, 2017.
234 pages ; 22 cm
Author's preface -- On all London underground lines -- The angels of London -- Always in our hearts -- Eumenides (The benevolent ladies) -- The days of our lives -- Hippocampus -- Call the name -- White light, white heat -- Little black lamb -- Story notes: about these horrors -- Publication history.

The outsider : a novel

May 14, 2018
King, Stephen, 1947- author.
New York, NY : Scribner, 2018.
561 pages ; 24 cm
"An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation...An eleven-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. The case seems ironclad, especially when Anderson and the district attorney are able to add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. But Maitland has an alibi, and it turns out his story has incontrovertible evidence of its own. How can two opposing stories be true?"--Dust jacket.

Black helicopters

May 14, 2018
Kiernan, Caitlín R., author.
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2018.
202 pages ; 21 cm
A dark jewel of a novella, this definitive edition of Caitlín R. Kiernan's Black Helicopters is the expanded and completed version of the World Fantasy Award-nominated original. Just as the Signalman stood and faced the void in Agents of Dreamland, so it falls to Ptolema, a chess piece in her agency's world-spanning game, to unravel what has become tangled and unknowable. Something strange is happening on the shores of New England. Something stranger still is happening to the world itself, chaos unleashed, rational explanation slipped loose from the moorings of the known. Two rival agencies stare across the Void at one another. Two sisters, the deadly, sickened products of experiments going back decades, desperately evade their hunters. An invisible war rages at the fringes of our world, with unimaginable consequences and Lovecraftian horrors that ripple centuries into the future.

Compulsory games : and other stories

May 10, 2018
Aickman, Robert, author.
New York : New York Review Books, [2018]
xvii, 341 pages ; 20 cm.
Introduction: under the skin -- Compulsory games -- Hand in glove -- Marriage -- Le miror -- No time is passing -- Raising the wind -- Residents only -- Wood -- The strangers -- The coffin house -- Letters to the postman -- Laura -- The fully-conducted tour -- A disciple of Plato -- Just a song at twilight.
"Aickman's superbly written tales terrify not with standard thrills and gore but through a radical overturning of the laws of nature and everyday life. His territory of the strange, of the 'void behind the face of order,' is a surreal region that grotesquely mimics the quotidian: Is that river the Thames, or is it even a river? What does it mean when a prospective lover removes one dress, and then another--and then another? Do a herd of cows in a peaceful churchyard contain the souls of jilted women preparing to trample a cruel lover to death?" -- Provided by publisher.

Penny dreadful

April 27, 2018
Wilson-Cairns, Krysty, author.
London : Titan Comics, 2017-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Based on the Showtime television series created by John Logan.
v. 1. Penny dreadful prequel -- v. 2. The beauteous evil

The garden of blue roses

April 20, 2018
Barsa, Michael, author.
Sumner, WA : Underland Press, an imprint of Resurrection House, 2018.
226 pages ; 22 cm
The adult son of an acclaimed horror writer is forced to confront his family's past after the "accidental" death of his parents.

Slasher

April 19, 2018
Forsman, Charles, author, illustrator.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Meet Christine, a data entry specialist discovering her sexuality and her penchant for blood. Seemingly timid and plain to her coworkers, she harbors dangerous urges. A lion of sexual violence bubbles just below the surface. What is this monster brewing inside her?" -- provided by publisher.

Shining in the dark : celebrating 20 years of Lilja's library

April 18, 2018
Baltimore : Cemetery Dance Publications, 2017.
221 pages; 24 cm
"This special edition of Shining in the Dark is limited to 1,250 signed copies."
Introduction / Hans-Åke Lilja -- The blue air compressor: a telling of horror / Stephen King -- The net / Jack Ketchum & P.D. Cacek -- The novel of the holocaust / Stewart O'Nan -- Aeliana / Bev Vincent -- Pidgin and Theresa / Clive Barker -- An end to all things / Brian Keene -- Cemetery dance / Richard Chizmar -- Drawn to the flame / Kevin Quigley -- The companion / Ramsey Campbell -- The tell-tale heart / Edgar Allan Poe -- A mother's love / Brian James Freeman -- The keeper's companion / John Ajvide Lindqvist (translated from its original Swedish by Marlaine Delargy) -- Afterword / Hans-Åke Lilja.
"Hans-Åke Lilja, founder of Lilja's Library, has compiled a brand new anthology of horror stories to celebrate twenty years of running the #1 Stephen King news site on the web!"--Dust jacket inside flap.

The dead house : a novel

April 17, 2018
O'Callaghan, Billy, author.
©2017
202 pages ; 22 cm.
"Maggie is a successful young artist who has had bad luck with men. Her last put her in the hospital and, after she's healed physically, left her needing to get out of London to heal mentally and find a place of quiet that will restore her creative spirit. On the rugged west coast of Ireland, perched on a wild cliff side, she spies the shell of a cottage that dates back to Great Famine and decides to buy it. When work on the house is done, she invites her dealer to come for the weekend to celebrate along with a couple of women friends, one of whom will become his wife. On the boozy last night, the other friend pulls out an Ouija board. What sinister thing they summon, once invited, will never go. Ireland is a country haunted by its past."--Provided by publisher.

A god in the shed

April 17, 2018
Dubeau, J-F. (Jean-Francois), author.
©2017
428 pages ; 21 cm
"The village of Saint-Ferdinand has all the trappings of a quiet life: farmhouses stretching from one main street, a small police precinct, a few diners and cafes, and a grocery store. Though if an out-of-towner stopped in, they would notice one unusual thing--a cemetery far too large and much too full for such a small town, lined with the victims of the Saint-Ferdinand Killer, who has eluded police for nearly two decades. It's not until after Inspector Stephen Crowley finally catches the killer that the town discovers even darker forces are at play. When a dark spirit reveals itself to Venus McKenzie, one of Saint-Ferdinand's teenage residents, she learns that this creature's power has a long history with her town--and that the serial murders merely scratch the surface of a past burdened by evil secrets"--Page 4 of cover.

Aliens : dead orbit

April 16, 2018
Stokoe, James, 1985- author, artist.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"After an accident strikes at a space station, an engineering officer must use all available tools--a timer, utility kit, and his wits--to survive an attack from an alien creature"--Provided by publisher.

Tokyo ghoul: re.

April 13, 2018
Ishida, Sui, author, artist.
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2014]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Originally published in Japan in 2014 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo.
A special squad of agents from the Commission of Counter Ghoul must learn to control their new supernatural abilities and work together as a team.

Devils unto dust

April 11, 2018
Berquist, Emma, author.
©2018
488 pages ; 22 cm
"The desert claims everything in the end"--Dust jacket.
"This tense, heart-pounding alternate history about a young woman fighting to survive the unthinkable will keep fans of 'Westworld' and 'The Walking Dead' reading late into the night. A horrifying sickness has spread across the West Texas desert. Infected people-- shakes-- attack the living, and the surviving towns are only as safe as their perimeter walls are strong. The state is all but quarantined from the rest of the country. Glory, Texas, is a near ghost town. Still, seventeen-year-old Willie has managed to keep her siblings safe, even after the sickness took their mother. But then her good-for-nothing father steals a fortune from one of the most merciless shake hunters in town, and Willie is left on the hook for his debt. With two young hunters as guides, Willie sets out across the desert to find her father. And the desert holds more dangers than just shakes."--Amazon.com.

Unbury Carol : a novel

April 11, 2018
Malerman, Josh, author.
New York : Del Rey, [2018]
362 pages : map ; 24 cm.
"Carol Evers is a woman with a dark secret. You see, every so often Carol descends into a death-like coma that she calls the Black Place. For two to four days her heartbeat slows way down, her breathing all but stops, and to the eyes of all she would appear dead as a doornail. Only two people know of her condition: her husband Dwight, and her former lover James Moxie--the most legendary outlaw the Trail has ever seen. Just before Carol can share her secret with a friend, she falls into the Black Place once again, only this time, Dwight begins preparations for her funeral two days hence, hoping to inherit her fortune. When a telegram arrives for Moxie, notifying him of the upcoming burial of his lost love, he rides out of retirement and hits the Trail once again, desperate to save Carol from a premature burial. Hot on Moxie's heels are threats both human and...other"-- Provided by publisher.

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