New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

May 19, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

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.

feed —Subscribe to the Horror Fiction feed .

Fiction

For Teens

For Kids

Media

Electronic Resources

Foreign

Nonfiction

Large Print