New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

July 3, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The unnoticeables

July 2, 2015
Brockway, Robert, author.
New York, NY : Tor, a Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2015.
286 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Jacket.
"There are angels, and they are not beneficent or loving. But they do watch over us: they watch our lives unfold, analyzing us for repeating patterns and redundancies. When they find them, the angels simplify those patterns and remove the redundancies, and the problem that is 'you' gets solved. Carey doesn't much like that idea. As a punk living in New York City, 1977, Carey is sick and tired of watching strange kids with unnoticeable faces abduct his friends"-- Provided by publisher.

Sisters of the revolution : a feminist speculative fiction anthology

June 30, 2015
©2015
341 pages ; 23 cm
The forbidden words of Margaret A. / L. Timmel Duchamp -- My flannel knickers / Leonora Carrington -- The mothers of Shark Island / Kit Reed -- The palm tree bandit / Nnedi Okorafor -- The grammarian's five daughters / Eleanor Arnason -- And Salome danced / Kelley Eskridge -- The perfect married woman / Angélica Gorodischer -- The glass bottle trick / Nalo Hopkinson -- Their mother's tears : the fourth letter / Leena Krohn -- The screwfly solution / James Tiptree, Jr. -- Seven losses of na Re / Rose Lemberg -- The evening and the morning and the night / Octavia E. Butler -- The sleep of plants / Anne Richter -- The men who live in trees / Kelly Barnhill -- Tales from the breast / Hiromi Goto -- The Fall River axe murders / Angela Carter -- Love and sex among the invertebrates / Pat Murphy -- When it changed / Joanna Russ -- The woman who thought she was a planet / Vandana Singh -- Gestella / Susan Palwick -- Boys / Carol Emshwiller -- Stable strategies for middle management / Eileen Gunn -- Northern chess / Tanith Lee -- Aunts / Karin Tidbeck -- Sur / Ursula K. Le Guinn -- Fears / Pamela Sargent -- Detours on the way to nothing / Rachel Swirsky -- Thirteen ways of looking at space/time / Catherynne M. Valente -- Home by the sea / Élisabeth Vonaburg.
Sisters of the Revolution gathers a highly curated selection of feminist speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more) chosen by one of the most respected editorial teams in speculative literature today, the award-winning Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. Including stories from the 1970s to the present day, the collection seeks to expand the conversation about feminism while engaging the reader in a wealth of imaginative ideas. -- taken from back cover.

Survive the night

June 25, 2015
Vega, Danielle, author.
New York : Razorbill, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, [2015]
263 pages ; 22 cm
Fresh out of rehab for oxycodone addiction, Casey and some of her friends attend an all-night rave called Survive the Night in the New York City subway, and find themselves fighting for their lives because drugs are not the only danger here--something is using the rave to attract victims, and some of them will not be coming back.

The other child

June 24, 2015
Fluke, Joanne, 1943- author.
©1983
316 pages ; 17 cm
Previously published by Dell Publishing in 1983.
"Expectant parents Karen and Mike Houston are excited about restoring their old rambling Victorian mansion to its former glory. With its endless maze of rooms, hallways, and hiding places, it's a wonderful place for their nine-year-old daughter Leslie to play and explore. Unfortunately, they didn't listen to the stories about the house's dark history. They didn't believe the rumors about the evil that lived there. It begins with a whisper. A child's voice beckoning from the rose garden. Crying out in the night. It lures little Leslie to a crumbling storm door. Down a flight of broken stairs. It calls to their unborn child. It wants something from each of them. Something in their very hearts and souls. Tonight, the house will reveal its secret. Tonight, the other child will come out to play ..."--Page 4 of cover.

Campfire tales : great lakes / Christopher Larsen.

June 24, 2015
Larsen, Christopher.
©2015
126 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Enjoy 11 spooky campfire tales based on legends and true events in and around the Great Lakes region. Filled with creepy and sometimes humorous details, each has historic significance. Shiver as you read about the ghosts in Duluth, Minnesota, haunting the Glensheen Mansion, and the myth of a giant moose terrorizing tourists off the North Shore of Lake Superior. Meet the Melon Head Creatures, living in a dark and forbidden forest off Lake Michigan, the result of a mad scientist's experiments, or a classic Lady in White. Discover the Manitous water gods, Native American spirits living at the bottom of the lake always looking for unsuspecting prey. Find a giant man-eating turtle, storm Hags, and the Red Devil of Detroit. Learn about Niagara Falls' Maid of the Mist, the real legend of the Edmund Fitzgerald, and the Michigan Dogman."-- Publisher.

The devil's only friend

June 16, 2015
Wells, Dan, 1977- author.
New York : Tor, 2015.
304 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"John Wayne Cleaver hunts demons: they've killed his neighbors, his family, and the girl he loves, but in the end he's always won. Now he works for a secret government kill team, using his gift to hunt and kill as many monsters as he can. But the monsters have noticed, and the quiet game of cat and mouse is about to erupt into a full scale supernatural war"-- Provided by publisher.

Concrete angel

June 10, 2015
Abbott, Patricia (Patti)
Hoboken, NJ : Polis Books, 2015.
309 p. ; 22 cm.
"An atmospheric and eagerly-awaited debut novel from acclaimed crime writer Patricia Abbott, set in Philadelphia in the 1970's about a family torn apart by a mother straight out of 'Mommy Dearest', and her children who are at first victims but soon learn they must fight back to survive."--Publisher website.

Fatal identity

June 8, 2015
Fluke, Joanne, 1943- author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 1993.
412 pages ; 18 cm.
A shy art teacher tries to assume the identity of her twin, a glamorous movie star who was found dead under mysterious circumstances. She eventually discovers that her twin was murdered and her own life is in danger.

The hunted

June 8, 2015
Higson, Charles, 1958- author.
Los Angeles : Hyperion, 2015.
454 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"First published in Great Britain in 2014 by the Penguin Group."
Ella is out in the country, alone now except for her silent rescuer, Scarface, about whom she knows nothing, while Ed leaves London on a dangerous quest, determined to find Ella and keep his promise to Small Sam that he will reunite sister and brother.

The scarlet gospels

May 18, 2015
Barker, Clive, 1952- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
361 pages ; 25 cm
The Scarlet Gospels takes readers back many years to the early days of two of Barker's most iconic characters in a battle of good and evil as old as time: The long-beleaguered detective Harry D'Amour, investigator of all supernatural, magical, and malevolent crimes faces off against his formidable, and intensely evil rival, Pinhead, the priest of hell. Barker devotees have been waiting for The Scarlet Gospels with bated breath for years, and it's everything they've begged for and more. Bloody, terrifying, and brilliantly complex, fans and newcomers alike will not be disappointed by the epic, visionary tale that is The Scarlet Gospels. Barker's horror will make your worst nightmares seem like bedtime stories. The Gospels are coming.--Amazon.com

Love is red : a novel

May 13, 2015
Jaff, Sophie, author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"This electrifying, stunningly written debut opens with a killer preying on the women of New York City, but as the body count rises over the course of a summer it becomes clear that he is being driven by something beyond our comprehension--igniting a trilogy that brings a darkly sophisticated twist to the epic fantasy of Deborah Harkness, Lev Grossman, and Diana Gabaldon"-- Provided by publisher.

The silence

April 30, 2015
Lebbon, Tim.
London : Titan Books, 2015.
363 pages ; 21 cm
"In the darkness of a underground cave system, cut off from the world for millennia, blind creatures hunt by sound. Then there is light, there are voices, and they feed. Swarming from their prison, they multiply and thrive. To scream, even to whisper, is to summon death. Deaf for many years, Ali knows how to live in silence. Now, it is her family's only chance of survival. To leave their home, to shun others, to find a remote haven where they can sit out the plague. But will it ever end? And what kind of world will be left?"--Page 4 of cover.

No one gets out alive

April 29, 2015
Nevill, Adam L. G., author.
©2014
629 pages ; 25 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"When Stephanie moves to the notoriously cheap Perry Bar neighborhood of Birmingham, she's just happy to find an affordable room for rent that's large enough not to deserve her previous room's nickname: 'the cell.' The eccentric--albeit slightly overly-friendly-- landlord seems nice and welcoming enough, the ceilings are high, and all of the other tenants are also girls. Things aren't great, but they're stable. Or at least that's what she tells herself when she impulsively hands over enough money to cover the first month's rent and decides to give it a go. But soon after she becomes uneasy about her rash decision. She hears things in the night. Feels them. Things--or people--who aren't there in the light"-- Provided by publisher.

Immunity

April 28, 2015
Antrim, Taylor.
New York : Regan Arts, 2015.
279 pages ; 22 cm

Human monsters

April 27, 2015
Lamberson, Gregory, 1964- author.
©2015
406 pages ; 21 cm
"The epic conclusion of The Jake Helman Files!"--Page 4 of cover.
"For two years, private investigator Jake Helman has battled powerful supernatural forces at great physical and emotional cost to himself. He's stopped a serial killer who collected the souls of his victims, destroyed a mutant octopus god, battled zonbies [sic] on a Caribbean island, and stood toe to toe with angels and demons. If Jake has learned one thing, it's that he can't run from his past. New York City lies in ruins in the wake of Jake's battle with Lilith, the storm demon. Jake wants nothing more than to lead a normal life with NYPD detective Maria Vasquez, but that is not yet possible: one of his closest allies has betrayed him, and he must locate her before she uses his secret files to unleash unholy hell on earth. In his most pulse-pounding life-or-death adventure yet, Jake tackles adversaries who have aligned to destroy him. He must solve a mystery, destroy a hive of monsters, and confront the most diabolical minds he has ever encountered--to save his own soul" -- provided by publisher.

Attack on Titan

April 16, 2015
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
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.

Positive

April 15, 2015
Wellington, David.
New York, New York : Harper Voyager, [2015]
437 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"Anyone can be positive . . . The tattooed plus sign on Finnegan's hand marks him as a Positive. At any time, the zombie virus could explode in his body, turning him from a rational human into a ravenous monster. His only chance of a normal life is to survive the last two years of the potential incubation period. If he reaches his twenty-first birthday without an incident, he'll be cleared. Until then, Finn must go to a special facility for positives, segregated from society to keep the healthy population safe. But when the military caravan transporting him is attacked, Finn becomes separated. To make it to safety, he must embark on a perilous cross-country journey across an America transformed--a dark and dangerous land populated with heroes, villains, madmen, and hordes of zombies. And though the zombies are everywhere, Finn discovers that the real danger may be his fellow humans" -- provided by publisher.

When we were animals : a novel

April 14, 2015
Gaylord, Joshua A. (Joshua Alden), author.
New York : Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
319 pages ; 25 cm
A small, quiet Midwestern town, unremarkable save for one fact: when the teenagers reach a certain age, they run wild.

Deadlight Hall

April 3, 2015
Rayne, Sarah, author.
Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, 2015.
235 pages ; 23 cm
"When Michael Flint is asked by a colleague to investigate a reputedly haunted house, he is intrigued. Leo Rosendale’s childhood was blighted by a macabre tragedy in the grim Deadlight Hall--a tragedy that occurred towards the end of World War II, involving a set of twins who vanished. The fate of Sophie and Susannah Reiss was never discovered, and Leo has never been able to forget them. When Michael, together with his fiancee Nell, begins to explore Deadlight Hall’s history, he discovers that in the 1880s another pair of sisters vanished from the house--and that there may also be much older and darker secrets lurking within its walls. As Michael and Nell gradually peel back the sinister layers of the Hall’s unhappy past, they are unprepared for the eerie and threatening resonances they encounter--nor for the shocking truth of what took place there one long-ago midnight."--Amazon website.

The skull throne

March 25, 2015
Brett, Peter V.
New York : Del Rey, [2015]
681 pages : map ; 25 cm
" Book four of The demon cycle"--Cover.
"The next installment in the epic fantasy Demon Cycle series"-- Provided by publisher.

The shadows : a novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

March 25, 2015
Ward, J. R., 1969-
New York : New American Library, [2015]
xiii, 576 pages ; 24 cm.
"Two brothers bound by more than blood discover a conspiracy that will change their destiny in the astonishing all-new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, the "frighteningly addictive" (Publishers Weekly) series by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward"-- Provided by publisher.

Doctor Strange. The oath

March 11, 2015
Vaughan, Brian K.
New York : Marvel Worldwide, c2013.
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Doctor Strange: the oath #1-5"--Title page verso.
Doctor Stephen Strange embarks on the most important paranormal investigation of his career, as he sets out to solve an attempted murder-- his own! And with his most trusted friend also at death's door, Strange turns to an unexpected corner of the Marvel Universe to recruit a new ally.

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.

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