New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

December 17, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

The shuddering

December 8, 2014
Ahlborn, Ania.
Las Vegas, NV : 47North, [2012]
283 pages ; 21 cm
A group of friends vacationing at a remote Colorado cabin find themselves stranded by a blizzard and stalked by cannibalistic monsters.

Phantom Thief Jeanne

November 28, 2014
Tanemura, Arina, author, artist.
San Francisco : Viz Media, 2014.
5 volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 20 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 1998 by Shueisha, Inc., Tokyo.
High school student Maron Kusakabe has a secret: she's Phantom Thief Jeanne. She sneaks into private art collections to steal paintings in which demons reside. Jeanne's task is to seal the demons before they can devour human hearts. So far she's been able to evade the police on her midnight outings, but now another thief has come onto the scene--Phantom Thief Sinbad--and he's trying to take the paintings before she does!

On her majesty's behalf

November 28, 2014
Nassise, Joseph.
New York : Harper Voyager, [2014]
322 pages ; 21 cm
"At the tale end of 1917 the Germans introduced a new type of gas to the battlefield, T-Leiche, or "corpse gas" as this new weapon is more commonly known, changed the face of the war. Rather than affect the living, it resurrects the bodies of the dead, giving the enemy an almost unlimited source of fresh troops. After surviving the killing fields of France, Burke and Company are sent into the devastated, zombie-infested city of London to rescue Princess Veronica, the sole surviving member of the royal family. However, Kaiser Richthofen, the undead Red Baron and now leader of Germany,also sends a team of his own, led by Burke's infected former teammate, Sgt Moore"-- Provided by publisher.

The strange library

November 21, 2014
Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 21 cm
In a fantastical illustrated short novel, three people imprisoned in a nightmarish library plot their escape.

The new girl

November 20, 2014
Grey, S. L., author.
©2013
292 pages ; 20 cm
Ryan Devlin, a predator with a past, has been forced to take a job as a handyman at an exclusive private school, Crossley College. He's losing his battle to suppress his growing fascination with a new girl who seems to have a strange effect on the children around her. Tara Marais fills her empty days by volunteering at Crossley's library. Tara is desperate but unable, to have a baby of her own, so she makes Reborns--eerily lifelike newborn dolls. She's delighted when she receives a commission from the mysterious "Vader Batiss," but horrified when she sees the photograph of the baby she's been asked to create. Still, she agrees to Batiss's strange contract, unaware of the consequences if she fails to deliver the doll on time. Both Tara and Ryan are being drawn into a terrifying scheme, one that will have an impact on every pupil at Crossley College.

The wolf gift : the graphic novel

November 18, 2014
Rice, Anne, 1941- author.
© 2014
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm

Symbiont

November 13, 2014
Grant, Mira.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2014.
518 pages ; 25 cm.
"THE SECOND BOOK IN MIRA GRANT'S TERRIFYING PARASITOLOGY SERIES. THE ENEMY IS INSIDE US. The SymboGen designed tapeworms were created to relieve humanity of disease and sickness. But the implants in the majority of the world's population began attacking their hosts turning them into a ravenous horde. Now those who do not appear to be afflicted are being gathered for quarantine as panic spreads, but Sal and her companions must discover how the tapeworms are taking over their hosts, what their eventual goal is, and how they can be stopped"-- Provided by publisher.

Creed

November 11, 2014
Leaver, Trisha, author.
Woodbury, MN : Flux, [2014]
253 pages ; 21 cm
When their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and Luke’s brother, Mike, seek help in the nearby town of Purity Springs. But as they walk the vacant streets, the teens make some disturbing discoveries. The seemingly deserted homes each contain a sinister book with violent instructions on disciplining children. The graveyard is full of unmarked crosses. Worst of all, there’s no way to contact the outside world. When Purity Springs’ inhabitants suddenly appear, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves at the mercy of Elijah Hawkins, the town’s charismatic leader who has his own plans for the three of them. Their only hope for survival is Elijah’s enigmatic son, Joseph. And his game may be just as deadly as his father’s.

Revival : a novel

November 5, 2014
King, Stephen, 1947-
New York : Scribner, 2014.
405 pages ; 25 cm
"In a small New England town over half a century ago, a boy is playing with his new toy soldiers in the dirt in front of his house when a shadow falls over him. He looks up to see a striking man, the new minister, Jamie learns later, who with his beautiful wife, will transform the church and the town. The men and boys are a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls, with the Reverend Jacobs--including Jamie's sisters and mother. Then tragedy strikes, and this charismatic preacher curses God, and is banished from the shocked town. Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from age 13, he plays in bands across the country, running from his own family tragedies, losing one job after another when his addictions get the better of him. Decades later, sober and living a decent life, he and Reverend Charles Jacobs meet again in a pact beyond even the Devil's devising, and the many terrifying meanings of Revival are revealed. King imbues this spectacularly rich and dark novel with everything he knows about music, addiction, and religious fanaticism, and every nightmare we ever had about death. This is a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe"-- Provided by publisher.

The Bane chronicles

November 4, 2014
Clare, Cassandra, author.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2014.
507 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Companion to The mortal instruments and The infernal devices series"--Jacket.
What really happened in Peru / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The runaway queen / by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson -- Vampires, scones, and Edmond Herondale / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The midnight heir / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The rise of the Hotel Dumort / by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson -- Saving Raphael Santiago / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The fall of the Hotel Dumort / by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson -- What to buy the shadowhunter who has everything (and who you're not officially dating anyway) / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The last stand of the New York Institute / by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson -- The course of true love (and first dates) / by Cassandra Clare -- The voicemail of Magnus Bane / by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson.
A collection of eleven short stories, previously published online, that illuminate the life of the enigmatic, flashy, and flamboyant High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane, a character in The Mortal Instruments series.

Mr. Wicker

November 3, 2014
Alexander, Maria.
Bowie, MD : Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2014.
230 p. ; 24 cm.
Alicia Baum is an adult who is missing a childhood memory. The memory is located in The Library of Lost Childhood Memories whose Librarian is Mr. Wicker. Alicia teams up with child psychiatrist Dr. James Farron to find Alicia's missing memory and to fight Mr. Wicker.

Attack on Titan

October 31, 2014
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
For the past century, what's left of mankind has hidden in a giant, three-walled city, trapped in fear of the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming human-kind, but the sudden appearance of an enormous Titan is about change everything.

The boy who killed demons : a novel

October 29, 2014
Zeltserman, Dave, 1959-
New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2014.
288 pages ; 24 cm

An occurrence in Crazy Bear Valley

October 28, 2014
Keene, Brian, author.
©2012
97 pages ; 22 cm
Morgan and his gang are on the run--from their pasts and from the posse riding hot on their heels, intent on seeing them hang. But when they take refuge in Crazy Bear Valley, their flight becomes a siege as they find themselves battling a legendary race of monstrous, bloodthirsty beings. Now, Morgan and his gang aren't worried about hanging. They just want to live to see the dawn.

Last of the Albatwitches

October 28, 2014
Keene, Brian, author.
©2014
145 pages ; 22 cm
"Fan favorite ex-Amish occult detective Levi Stolzfus returns in two novellas of demons and monsters"- Back cover.
Witching tree -- Last of the Albatwitches.
In The Witching Tree, Levi has been brought to investigate some mysterious killings and in doing so he faces an evil that will threaten to take his life and faith. In Last of the Albatwitches, Levi must unravel the source of an old legend about the forest surrounding Chickies Rock and the reclusive race of Sasquatch-like creatures known as the Albatwitches.

The Grand Hotel

October 27, 2014
Kenemore, Scott.
New York, NY : Talos Press, [2014]
xiii, 361 pages ; 21 cm
When a desk clerk welcomes a group of tourists into his mysterious and crumbling hotel, the last thing he expects is that a lone girl on his tour may hold the power to unravel the hidden mystery that has lain for untold centuries within the structure's walls.

An English ghost story

October 27, 2014
Newman, Kim, author.
©2014
315 pages ; 21 cm
A dysfunctional British nuclear family seek a new life away from the big city in the sleepy Somerset countryside. At first their new home, The Hollow, seems to embrace them, creating a rare peace and harmony within the family. But when the house turns on them, it seems to know just how to hurt them the most, threatening to destroy them from the inside out--Page 4 of cover.

Prince Lestat

October 24, 2014
Rice, Anne, 1941- author.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2014]
800 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Title from web page.
"The novel opens with the Vampire world in crisis...vampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned... Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto and San Francisco. As the novel moves from present day New York and the West Coast to Ancient Egypt, fourth century Carthage, 14th century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles--from Louis de Pointe du Lac, the eternally young Armand whose face is that of a Boticelli angel; Mekare and Maharet, Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the Secret Talamasca, and Marius, the true child of the Millennia; along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures--come together in this large, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who--or what--The Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and why... And, at the book's center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw--the great "hope" of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat.."-- Provided by publisher.

The incredible shrinking man

October 24, 2014
Matheson, Richard.
New York : TOR, 2001, c1994.
351 p. ; 21 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
The incredible shrinking man -- Nightmare at 20,000 feet -- The test -- The holiday man -- Mantage -- The distributor -- By appointment only -- Button, button -- Duel -- Shoofly.

Prince Lestat : the vampire chronicles

October 22, 2014
Rice, Anne, 1941-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
xx, 458 pages ; 25 cm.
"The novel opens with the Vampire world in crisis...vampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned... Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto and San Francisco. As the novel moves from present day New York and the West Coast to Ancient Egypt, fourth century Carthage, 14th century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles--from Louis de Pointe du Lac, the eternally young Armand whose face is that of a Boticelli angel; Mekare and Maharet, Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the Secret Talamasca, and Marius, the true child of the Millennia; along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures--come together in this large, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who--or what--The Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and why... And, at the book's center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw--the great "hope" of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat.."-- Provided by publisher.

Horror stories : classic tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson

October 16, 2014
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014.
xlii, 510 pages ; 23 cm
Includes chronology and explanatory notes.
The modern horror story grew and developed across the nineteenth century, embracing categories as diverse as ghost stories, supernatural and psychological horror, medical and scientific horrors, colonial horror, and tales of mystery and premonition. This anthology brings together 29 of the greatest horror stories of the period from 1816 to 1912, from the British, Irish, American, and European traditions. It ranges widely across the sub-genres to encompass authors whose terror-inducing powers remain unsurpassed. The book includes stories by some of the best writers of the century-- Hoffmann, Poe, Balzac, Dickens, Hawthorne, Melville, Zola--as well as established genre classics such as M. R. James, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, Algernon Blackwood, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and others. It includes rare and little known pieces by writers such as William Maginn, Francis Marion Crawford, W. F. Harvey, and William Hope Hodgson, and shows the important role played by periodicals in popularizing the horror story. Wherever possible stories are reprinted in their first published form, with background information about their authors and helpful, contextualizing annotation. Darryl Jones's lively introduction discusses horror's literary evolution and its articulation of cultural preoccupations and anxieties. These are stories guaranteed to freeze the blood, revolt the senses, and keep you awake at night: prepare to be terrified!

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