New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

March 6, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Dickens mirror

March 5, 2015
Bick, Ilsa J., author.
New York : Egmont Publishing, [2015]
566 pages ; 22 cm.
"In the second book of the Dark Passages series, Emma wakes up trapped in the body of a grown Victorian woman trapped in an insane asylum, and must find a way a way back to Reality or else her friends and family will die with her"-- Provided by publisher.

Cat out of hell

March 5, 2015
Truss, Lynne.
Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, [2015]
163 pages ; 23 cm.

Bones & all

March 5, 2015
DeAngelis, Camille, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
294 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Jacket.
"Since she was a baby, Maren has had serious trouble accepting affection. Any time someone gets too close to her, she's overcome by the desire to eat them. Abandoned by her mother the day after her sixteenth birthday, Maren goes looking for the father she has never known, but finds much more than she bargained for along the way. Faced with a world of fellow eaters, potential enemies, and the prospect of love, Maren realizes she isn't only looking for her father, she is looking for herself. The real question is: will she like who she finds?"--Publisher.

The doll collection

March 5, 2015
New York : Tor, 2015.
351 pages ; illustrations ; 25 cm
"Seventeen brand-new tales of dolls from Jeffrey Ford, Seanan McGuire, Joyce Carol Oats, Carrie Vaughn, and many others"--Cover.
Skin and bone / by Tim Lebbon -- Heroes and villians / by Stephen Gallager -- The doll-master / by Joyce Carol Oates -- Gaze / by Gemma Files -- In case of zebras / by Pat Cadigan -- There is no place for sorrow in the kingdom of the cold / by Seanan McGuire -- Goodness and kindness / by Carrie Vaughn -- Daniel's theory about dolls / by Stephen Graham Jones -- After and back before / by Miranda Siemienowicz -- Doctor Faustus / by Mary Robinette Kowal -- Doll court / by Richard Bowes -- Visit lovely Cornwall on the Western Railway Line / by Genevieve Valentine -- Ambitious boys like you / by Richard Kadrey -- Miss Sibyl-Cassandra / by Lucy Sussex -- The permanent collection / by Veronica Schanoes -- Homemade monsters / by John Langan -- Word doll / by Jeffrey Ford.
Dolls, puppets, and other human simulacra are objects of fear and wonder in this eclectic anthology of 17 original stories that Ellen Datlow selected for their ability to "mine the uncanniness of dolls for all its worth." Accompanying photos of dolls and their parts intensify the eeriness of these works, which easily transcend their familiar theme.

Check-out time

March 5, 2015
Rigney, Mark.
Cincinnati, OH : Samhain Publishing, 2014.
242 p. ; 23 cm.
"A Renner & Quist adventure"--Cover.
At this hotel, check-out time never comes! All things must pass, or so we're told. When Reverend Renner responds to an invitation sent from a long-demolished hotel filled with ghosts of guests from times past, he soon discovers that checking out will be a lot harder than checking in. His sometime friend and investigative partner, Dale Quist, heads to the rescue, but it will take more than brawn and benedictions to put this particular hotel out of business. All things must pass, indeed, but that doesn't mean they have to go quietly.

Sorceress

February 26, 2015
Gray, Claudia.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
347 pages ; 22 cm.
"Teenage witch Nadia must defeat the evil sorceress Elizabeth before Elizabeth gathers enough power to summon the One Beneath and destroy everything Nadia has worked to protect"-- Provided by publisher.

The devil's detective : a novel

February 25, 2015
Unsworth, Simon Kurt, 1972-
New York : Doubleday, [2015]
289 pages ; 25 cm

Drifters : an Omega days novel

February 19, 2015
Campbell, John L. (Investigator)
New York : Berkley Books, 2015.
342 pages ; 21 cm.
"The survivors of the Omega Virus make a desperate effort to find the living. But the walking dead aren't done with them yet.... Helicopter pilot Vladimir Yurish is a man of his word. The last thing he wants is to leave the safety of the USS Nimitz and abandon his newly adopted son, Ben. Still, a promise is a promise, no matter how close to death it brings him.... Angie West has fought hard to keep strangers alive, but now it's time to tend to her own. Only, when she finds her family missing and their hideout burned and looted, she realizes the threat to her loved ones isn't just the undead--the living can do so much worse.... Halsey has done well for himself, given the circumstances. Thanks to his secluded ranch and precise shooting, the plague hasn't touched him--until a Black Hawk crashes on his property, bringing the war to his front door.... Amid the chaos of a destroyed civilization, the survivors encounter a new threat. And these new monsters can't be outrun--or outwitted..."-- Provided by publisher.

Vostok

February 18, 2015
Alten, Steve.
Las Vegas, NV : Next Century Publishing, [2015]
416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
East Antarctica: The coldest, most desolate location on Earth. Two-and-a-half miles below the ice cap is Vostok, a six thousand square mile liquid lake, over a thousand feet deep, left untouched for more than 15 million years. Now, marine biologist Zachary Wallace and two other scientists aboard a submersible tethered to a laser will journey 13,000 feet beneath the ice into this unexplored realm to discover Mesozoic life forms long believed extinct - and an object of immense power responsible for the evolution of modern man.

Allegiance

February 18, 2015
Molles, D. J., author.
New York : Orbit, 2015.
567 pages ; 19 cm.
"Through an overwhelming storm of pain and adversity Captain Lee Harden has fought and survived. But his mission continues. Recovering from his wounds, mental and physical, he must rally his companions at Camp Ryder and push back against the still swarming hordes of the infected that threaten to extinguish an already devastated society."--provided from Amazon.com.

The ward

February 2, 2015
Grey, S. L.
London : Corvus, 2012.
294 p. ; 20 cm.
Lisa is a plastic surgery addict with severe self-esteem issues. The only hospital that will let her go under the knife is New Hope: a grimy, grey-walled facility dubbed 'No Hope' by its patients. Farrell is a celebrity photographer. His last memory is a fight with his fashion-model girlfriend and now he's woken up in No Hope, alone. Needle marks criss-cross his arms. A sinister nurse keeps tampering with his drip. And he's woken up blind...Panicked and disorientated, Farrell persuades Lisa to help him escape, but the hospital's dimly lit corridors only take them deeper underground - into a twisted mirror world staffed by dead-eyed nurses and doped-up orderlies. Down here, in the Modification Ward, Lisa can finally have the face she wants...but at a price that will haunt them both forever.

Trigger warning : short fictions and disturbances

January 30, 2015
Gaiman, Neil, author.
New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
xxxvii, 310 pages ; 24 cm
This third collection of short fiction by Gaiman includes previously published pieces of short fiction -- stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013 -- as well "Black Dog," a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods.

The last American vampire

January 28, 2015
Grahame-Smith, Seth.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
594 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"New York Times bestselling author Seth Grahame-Smith returns with the follow-up to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter--a sweeping, alternate history of 20th Century America as seen through the eyes of vampire Henry Sturges. THE LAST AMERICAN VAMPIRE In Reconstruction-era America, vampire Henry Sturges is searching for renewed purpose in the wake of his friend Abraham Lincoln's shocking death. It will be an expansive journey that will first send him to England for an unexpected encounter with Jack the Ripper, then to New York City for the birth of a new American century, the dawn of the electric era of Tesla and Edison, and the blazing disaster of the 1937 Hindenburg crash. Along the way, Henry goes on the road in a Kerouac-influenced trip as Seth Grahame-Smith ingeniously weaves vampire history through Russia's October Revolution, the First and Second World Wars, and the JFK assassination. Expansive in scope and serious in execution, THE LAST AMERICAN VAMPIRE is sure to appeal to the passionate readers who made Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter a runaway success"-- Provided by publisher.

The deep

January 16, 2015
Cutter, Nick.
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
394 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"A strange plague called the 'Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget--small things at first, like where they left their keys...then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters of the alphabet. Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily...and there is no cure. But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Marianas Trench, an heretofore unknown substance hailed as "ambrosia" has been discovered--a universal healer, from initial reports. It may just be the key to a universal cure. In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab, the Trieste, has been built eight miles under the sea's surface. But now the station is incommunicado, and it's up to a brave few to descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths..."-- Provided by publisher.

The last American vampire

January 9, 2015
Grahame-Smith, Seth, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
398 pages ; 24 cm
"The follow-up to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter--a sweeping, alternate history of 20th Century America as seen through the eyes of vampire Henry Sturges. He is searching for renewed purpose in the wake of his friend Abraham Lincoln's shocking death. It will be an expansive journey that will first send him to England for an unexpected encounter with Jack the Ripper, then to New York City for the birth of a new American century, the dawn of the electric era of Tesla and Edison, and the blazing disaster of the 1937 Hindenburg crash. Along the way, Henry goes on the road in a Kerouac-influenced trip as Seth Grahame-Smith ingeniously weaves vampire history through Russia's October Revolution, the First and Second World Wars, and the JFK assassination."-- Provided by publisher.

Strands of sorrow

January 9, 2015
Ringo, John, 1963-
Riverdale, NY : Baen, 2015.
viii, 343 pages ; 25 cm
In the conclusion to the Black Tide Rising series, the Wolf Squadron, its leader Steve Smith and what's left of the U.S. Navy band together to retake the mainland from the infected, while Smith's teenage daughters hold the key to the rebirth of civilization on a devastated planet.

Saint Odd : an Odd Thomas novel

January 5, 2015
Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
New York : Bantam Books, [2015]
338 pages ; 25 cm.
"Two years after the cataclysmic events that sent him journeying into mystery, Odd Thomas, the intrepid fry cook who sees the dead and tries to help them, has traveled full circle, back to his beloved home town of Pico Mundo and the people he loves. He has come to save them--and perhaps humanity--from the full flowering of evil it is his destiny to confront, as he draws ever closer to the truth of the world and his place in it. Stronger, wiser than he started, and with the help of the friends he has made along the way, Odd prepares to confront the terrible forces arrayed against him and possibly to journey still farther, to his long-awaited reunion with his lost love, Stormy Llewellyn"-- Provided by publisher.

The unwelcomed child

January 5, 2015
Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.)
New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
373 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
Raised in seclusion by fundamentalist grandparents who claim she is an evil product of her mother's sinful mistake, teenager Elle Edwards finally learns the truth about her conception and struggles with profound feelings of insecurity while pursuing a relationship with a vacationing boy.

Tales from the nightside

December 30, 2014
Green, Simon R., 1955-
New York : Ace Books, 2015.
viii, 308 pages ; 22 cm
The Nightside, needless to say -- Razor Eddie's big night out -- Lucy, at Christmastime -- Appetite for murder -- The difference a day makes -- Some of these cons go way back -- The spirit of the thing -- Hungry heart -- How do you feel? -- The big game.
"Welcome to the Nightside. It's the secret heart of London, beating to its own rhythm, pumping lifeblood through the veins of its streets and alleys hidden in eternal darkness, where creatures of the night congregate and where the sun is afraid to shine. It's the place to go if you're looking to indulge the darker side of your nature-and to hell with the consequences. Tales from the Nightside presents ten macabre mysteries that shine a dim beam into the neighborhood's darkest corners to reveal things that should never come to light. Take a walk with such deadly and dangerous denizens of the Nightside as Razor Eddie, Dead Boy, and Larry Oblivion as they encounter things even more inhuman and inhumane than they are. And join John Taylor, the PI with a knack for finding lost things, as he confronts Sir Francis Varney, King of the Vampires, in a never-before-published novella-length adventure. There may be nothing to be afraid of in the dark, but there's plenty to be afraid of in the Nightside... Includes "The Big Game," a never-before-published Nightside novella and Nine other Nightside stories"-- Provided by publisher.

First and last sorcerer : a novel of the noble dead

December 30, 2014
Hendee, Barb.
New York, New York : Roc Hardcover, 2015.
341 pages ; 24 cm.
"Waylaid in their quest for the orb of the Air, Magiere, Leesil, Chap, and Wayfarer have all been wrongly imprisoned. But it is Magiere, the dhampir, who suffers the most as a cloaked interrogator employs telepathic torture. Arriving at the Suman port city in search of Magiere, Wynn Hygeorht and her companions--including vampire Chane Andraso--seek out Domin Ghassan for assistance, which proves no easy task. The domin is embroiled in a secret hunt for a spectral undead with the power to invade anyone living and take the body as its host. Even if Wynn can manage to free her friends from prison, battling this entirely new kind of undead hidden inside host bodies may be a challenge none of them can survive..."-- Provided by publisher.

Pop of the bumpy mummy : a branches book.

December 29, 2014
Cummings, Troy, author.
©2014
89 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Alexander's class is going on a sleepover at the Stermont Museum, but something is stealing bright, shiny objects from all over town, including the museum's treasured Ruby Scorpion, and on the night of the visit the young monster hunters finally confront the town's newest monster--a warrior covered entirely by bubble-wrap.

The vault

December 16, 2014
McKay, Emily.
New York : Berkley Trade, 2014.
x, 383 pages ; 21 cm
"A farm novel"--Title page verso.
"There is no rest for the damned in this thrilling follow-up to Emily McKay's The Lair and The Farm, in a series New York Times bestselling author Chloe Neill calls, "Equal parts Resident Evil and Hunger Games." In a world where vampires rule and teenaged humans are quarantined as a food source, there is only one choice-resist or die. But fighting the vampires comes at a terrible cost to twin sisters Mel and Lily and their best friend Carter. With Lily exposed to the vampire virus and lying in a coma, it's up to Mel and Carter to search for the cure. Time is not on their side. With every passing heartbeat, Mel is becoming more and more purely vampire. Desperate, Carter and Mel decide to split up. Carter will recruit human rebels from the Farm in San Angelo to infiltrate the guarded kingdom of the vampire Sabrina and steal the cure. Mel will go back to her mentor, her friend, her betrayer, Sebastian, who is the only one who can access an underground vault that may house the secret to the cure. That is, if he's still alive after she staked him to the ground. Now her worst enemy may be their best hope for curing Lily-and saving the human race"-- Provided by publisher.

The new evil

December 12, 2014
Stine, R. L.
New York, N.Y. : Pocket Books, ©1994.
199 pages ; 18 cm.
"YA novel"--Spine.
"A Parachute Press book."
Corky and the Shadyside cheerleaders are sure that the evil spirit is destroyed but then one horrifying accident after another keeps happening.

Switched

December 12, 2014
Stine, R. L.
New York : Pocket Books, ©1995.
150 pages ; 17 cm.
"An Archway paperback."
"A Parachute press book."
Nicole and Lucy switch bodies, and Nicole finds the experiment going horribly wrong.

The vines : a novel

December 8, 2014
Rice, Christopher, 1979- author.
Seattle : 47North, [2014]
216 pages ; 21 cm
After Caitlain Chaisson spills blood on the gound of her Spring House mansion in a failed suicide attempt, dark forces are unleashed which result in the disappearance of her husband, as Nova, the caretaker's daughter, and Caitlin's former friend, Blake, try to uncover the mansion's secrets.

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