New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

January 12, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Attack on Titan

January 11, 2017
Isayama, Hajime, 1986-, author, artist.
New York, N.Y. : Kodansha Comics, 2012-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2010 by Kodansha Ltd.
v. 1. The desperate battle begins! -- v. 2. Birth of a monster -- v. 3. Traitor -- v. 4. Humanity pushes back! -- v. 5. Can you go home again? -- v. 6. Titan on the hunt -- v. 7. Turning on their own -- v. 8. Blood on his hands -- v. 9. Humanity's worst nightmare -- v. 10. Fortress of blood -- v. 11. Do you think this world has a future? -- v. 12. The chase is on -- v. 13. No safe place left -- v. 14. Erwin's greatest gamble -- v. 15. Fugitives and prisoners -- v. 16. His father's sins -- v. 17. Escape from King Titan -- v. 18 . Ave Maria -- v. 19. Cage Match -- v. 20. Facing annihilation

Buffy the vampire slayer. Season 10

January 11, 2017
Milwaukie, Oregon : Dark Horse Comics, 2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. New rules -- v. 2. I wish -- v. 3. Love dares you -- v. 4. Old demons -- v. 5. In pieces on the ground -- v. 6. Own it


January 6, 2017
Itō, Junji, 1963- author, illustrator.
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, LLC, [2011]
740 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Originally published in Japan in 2011 by Asahi Shumbun Publications Inc., Tokyo


January 5, 2017
Mignola, Michael.
Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse Books, 2011-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Plague ships -- v. 2. The curse bells -- v. 3. A passing stranger and other stories -- v. 4. Chapel of bones -- v. 5. The apostle and the witch of Harju -- v. 6 The cult of the red king -- v. 7. Empty graves


December 22, 2016
Brubaker, Ed.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Death chases me -- v. 2. The Devil's business -- v. 3. West of hell -- v. 4. Pray for rain -- v. 5. Curse the demon

Frozen Charlotte

December 15, 2016
Bell, Alex, 1986- author.
297 pages ; 22 cm
The haunting starts even before Sophie arrives on the Isle of Skye to spend the summer with her cousins, but when she arrives she finds a house haunted by the ghost of a girl who attended school there a hundred years ago, as well as cousin Rebecca who died young and is never mentioned by her family--and she must somehow solve the mystery of the frozen Charlotte dolls before the whole family is destroyed.

Return to the Dark House

December 15, 2016
Stolarz, Laurie Faria, 1972- author.
360 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to: Welcome to the Dark House.

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."

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