New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

August 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1953

August 24, 2016
Mignola, Michael, author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
This book collects Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953, The phantom hand & the kelpie, The witch tree & Rawhead and Bloody bones, Beyond the fences #1-#3 and Wandering souls from Hellboy winter special 2016.

Kindly corpses

August 23, 2016
Penevski, Zoran, 1967- author.
Toronto : ChiGraphic, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Previously published in 2004.

8 Rivers of shadow

August 23, 2016
Hunt, Leo, author.
Dover, Massachussetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
358 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Thirteen Days of Midnight.
In a high-stakes sequel, reluctant necromancer Luke Manchett must call upon the most wicked and eerie ghosts of his dispelled Host to save two innocent souls.

The kind folk

August 22, 2016
Campbell, Ramsey, 1946- author.
217 pages ; 22 cm
"Luke Arnold is a successful stage comedian who, with his partner Sophie Drew, is about to have their first child. Their life seems ideal and Luke feels that true happiness is finally within his grasp. This wasn't always the case. Growing up in a loving but dysfunctional family, Luke was a lonely little boy who never felt that he belonged. While his parents adored him, the whole family knew that due to a mix-up at the hospital, Luke wasn't their biological child. His parents did the best they could to make the lad feel special. But it was his beloved uncle Terence who Luke felt most close to, a man who enchanted (and frightened) the lad with tales of the "Other"--eldritch beings, hedge folks, and other fables of Celtic myth. When Terence dies in a freak accident, Luke suddenly begins to learn how little he really knew his uncle..."--Jacket.

Tokyo ghoul

August 17, 2016
Ishida, Sui, author, illustrator.
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, [2015]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
Reads in the traditional Japanese format from right to left.

Highway to hell

August 17, 2016
Brallier, Max, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
402 pages ; 21 cm.
The sequel to the "pick-your-own-path" adventure Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? In a horrific and hilarious cross-country road trip (or rather, suicide mission), you must overcome obstacles of every kind to save zombified America from utter collapse. You're inside your prison cell, waiting to be released. Your name is Jimmy El Camino, and you're a badass--in fact, you're a supreme badass. Rambo with style. Snake Plissken with a failing liver. You've killed more men than cancer. But more men than the zombie apocalypse? That's questionable. Your mission? Drive your heavily armed 1967 El Camino from New York City to San Francisco in order to save the world. Along the way, you'll encounter Ring's Most Wonderful Circus Show; you'll battle zombies gladiator-style; you'll be forced to deal with lunatics. And every step of the way, an army of drivers in armored vehicles is hot on your tail--because there is one man, the mayor of New York, who will stop at nothing to keep this apocalypse of the undead alive"--Provided by publisher.

John Constantine, Hellblazer

August 16, 2016
Delano, Jamie.
New York, NY : DC Comics, c2011-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Original sins (collects John Constantine, Hellblazer 1-9; Swamp Thing 76-77) -- v. 2. The devil you know (collects Hellblazer 10-13; Hellblazer annual 1; The horrorist 1-2) -- v. 3. The fear machine (collects Hellblazer 12-22) -- v. 4. The family man (collects Hellblazer 23-33; Vertigo secret files: Hellblazer 1) -- v. 5. Dangerous habits / Garth Ennis, Jamie Delano (collects Hellblazer 34-46) -- v. 6. Bloodlines / Garth Ennis, John Smith (collects Hellblazer 47-61) -- v. 7. Tainted love / Garth Ennis (collects Hellblazer 62-71, Vertigo jam 1, and Hellblazer special 1) -- v. 8. Rake at the gates of hell / Garth Ennis (collects Hellblazer 72-83; Heartland 1) -- v. 9. Critical mass / (collects Hellblazer 84-96) -- v. 10. In the line of fire (collects Hellblazer 97-107) -- v. 11. Last man standing (collects Hellblazer 108-120) -- v. 12. How to play with fire (collects Hellblazer 121-133) -- v. 13. Haunted (collects Hellblazer 134-145) -- v. 14. Good intentions (collects Hellblazer 146-161)


August 15, 2016
Ellis, Warren, author.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, Inc., 2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm


August 15, 2016
Wood, Brian, 1972- author, illustrator.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, Inc., [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.

The bacchanal : and other horrific tales

August 8, 2016
[Place of publication not identified] : Dreaming Big Publications / [2016]
201 pages ; 21 cm
"Artwork (cover) by Keegan Strickland"--Cover.
The bacchanal on the roof / Donald McCarthy -- The encouragement specialists / TS Hall -- No experience necessary / Lorraine Nelson -- Extra small medium / Kathryn Hearst -- Mountain of the lost / Shannon Hollinger -- Bert and bones / John Kaniecki -- His own eyes / Ray Dean -- ...And lose his own soul / John Robinson -- Murder of crows / Thomas Kleaton -- Feed my queen / Joe DiCicco -- Art imitates death / Sean Taylor -- Concerning Mister Suffolk / Teel James Glenn.
A chilling collection of modern horror stories full of both creepy events and morbid humor.

Attack on Titan

August 1, 2016
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

Red right hand

July 28, 2016
Black, Levi, author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
302 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book"--Title page verso.
Charlie isn't a hero--she's a survivor, always wrestling with the demons from her past. Arriving home one night, she finds herself attacked by three monstrous skinhounds straight out of a nightmare. Just when she's about to give up hope, she is saved by a sinister Man in Black, dressed in a dark coat that seems to have a life of its own and wielding a black-bladed sword in his red right hand. In exchange for her rescue, the Man in Black, a diabolical elder god, demands her service as his Acolyte and her involvement in a dark magick she never knew she possessed. To ensure her obedience, he takes her best friend Daniel hostage. As Acolyte, Charlie must help track down and destroy the other elder gods, which the Man in Black says will save humanity from being devoured. But is the Man in Black truly the lesser of two evils? Or is he a menace more treacherous than the eldritch horrors she's battling in his name?

American vampire

July 26, 2016
Snyder, Scott.
New York : DC Comics, c2010-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.

Night parade

July 26, 2016
Malfi, Ronald Damien, author.
New York, New York : Kensington Pub Corp, [2016]
395 pages ; 21 cm
"They call it Wanderer's Folly, a disease of delusions, of daydreams and nightmares. A plague threatening to wipe out the human race. After two years of creeping decay, David Arlen woke up one morning thinking that the worst was over. By midnight, he's bleeding and terrified, his wife is dead, and he's on the run in a stolen car with his eight-year-old daugther, who may be the key to a cure" . --

Buffy the vampire slayer. Season 10

July 15, 2016
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

The goon.

July 11, 2016
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Comics, p2004-<2016>
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Vols. 1-<15> by Eric Powell.
Each volume also has distinctive title.

The devourers

July 11, 2016
Das, Indra, author.
New York : Del Rey, 2015.
303 pages ; cm
"A dreamlike novel about a young historian and a persuasive and beguiling stranger coming together in modern-day Kolkata, India to transcribe an ancient journal. A collection of paper, parchment, and skins, the journal tells of bloodshed, kidnapping, magic and shapeshifting, set against the harsh landscapes of the 17th-Century Mughal Empire. It reveals the story of hunters and prey, lovers and the beloved, and, in the end, the choice to be transformed, or be quarry"--Provided by publisher.

Grendel : devil tales

July 11, 2016
Wagner, Matt.
Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse Comics, 1999.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Collects issues 1-2 of Grendel Classics".

Grendel tales. The devil in our midst

July 11, 2016
Seagle, Steven T.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Comics, 1998.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26cm
"This book collects issues 1-5 Grendel tales: The devil in our midst".

Grendel tales. Homecoming

July 11, 2016
McEown, Pat.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Comics, 2000.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Collects issues 1-3 of Grendel tales: Homecoming".

The devil's evidence : a novel

July 6, 2016
Unsworth, Simon Kurt, 1972-
New York : Doubleday, 2016.
381 pages ; 25 cm
Sequel to: The devil's detective.
"Fool alone has survived the wrath of both demon and angel, and now he faces his most thrilling and complex challenge. Troubling and deadly fires are spreading throughout Hell, and it is Fool’s job to sift the ashes and find their source. The clues he finds are mysterious and unsettling, implying something different from the usual litany of cruelty he sees. But one fact is the most disconcerting: the fires have left his masters at the Bureaucracy terrified. In the midst of the chaos, Fool is sent to accompany a political delegation to Heaven. It is unprecedented for a condemned human to enter the land of the elevated, but Fool is protected as one of Hell’s own. When his arrival coincides with the discovery of an impossible murder, he faces a catastrophic paradox. Violence, corruption, and fear are Hell’s currency; how does one investigate evil where those concepts cannot exist? Impossible or not, the killings are real, and the evidence leads Fool deep into the contradictions of a visionary landscape, where danger can present itself in any form, and to the heart of a conspiracy with the power to upset the balance of Heaven and Hell."--Provided by publisher.

The prisoner of Hell Gate : a novel

July 6, 2016
Wolff, Dana I., author.
New York : Picador, 2016.
212 pages ; 21 cm
"Karalee Soper, a graduate student at Havermeyer University's school of public health, grew up hearing tales of her heroic great grandfather, George A. Soper, who tracked down and locked away Irish immigrant cook Mary Mallon--the infamous disease carrier who came to be called Typhoid Mary. So when partying on a pleasure cruise with her closest friends, she finds herself in an area of the East River known as Hell Gate--in sight of the long-uninhabited island where Mary languished bitterly for decades--and can't resist the temptation to sneak ashore for a secret visit. Soon five curious and precocious twentysomethings are wandering among the macabre ruins of abandoned Riverside Hospital. Budding experts on the history of communicable disease, these students think they've mastered everything there is to know about Typhoid Mary and North Brother Island. But they don't know who tends the garden by the crumbling greenhouse. They don't know about the ghosts of the General Slocum shipwreck. They don't know the intentions of the hermit woman who offers to cook them dinner. And, worst of all, they know nothing of the sinister history lurking in the DNA of Karalee Soper, who will soon learn to her horror that the real prisoner of Hell Gate is the person she least suspects"-- Provided by publisher.

The hatching : a novel

July 5, 2016
Boone, Ezekiel, author.
New York : Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 2016.
xiii, 334 pages ; 24 cm.
"The first in a horror trilogy about an ancient race of carnivorous spiders who emerge from the center of the earth after being dormant for over ten thousand years"-- Provided by publisher.

Rozy na ruinakh

July 1, 2016
Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.), author.
©2016 (this Russian translation).
414 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published in English in the United States.
"Fourteen-year-old Jory was so handsome, so gentle. And Bart had such a dazzling imagination for a nine year old. Then the lights came on in the abandoned house next door. Soon the Old Lady in Black was there, watching their home with prying eyes, guarded by her strange old butler. Soon the shrouded woman had Bart over for cookies and ice cream and asked him to call her "Grandmother." And soon Bart's transformation began... a transformation that led him into shocking acts of violence, self-destruction and perversity. And now while this little boy trembles on the edge of madness, his anguished parents, his helpless brother, an obsessed old woman and the vengeful, powerful butler await the climax to a horror that flowered in an attic long ago, a horror whose thorns are still wet with blood, still tipped with fire..." -- cataloger's summary of


June 29, 2016
Arisugawa, Arisu, 1959-
Tōkyō : Kadokawa, 2016.
297 pages : illustrations, map ; 16 cm.
Includes street map of the setting on page [7].
Kiyomizuzaka -- Aizenzaka -- Genjōzaka -- Kuchinawazaka -- Shingonzaka -- Tenjinzaka -- Ōsaka -- Kareno -- Sekiyōan.
Nine short stories of human relationships, local history, and the supernatural, all set on the "Seven Slopes of Tennō Temple" in Ōsaka.

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