New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

February 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Abe Sapien

February 20, 2017
Mignola, Michael.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, c2008-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
v. 1. The drowning (collects The drowning five-issue miniseries) -- v. 2. The devil does not jest and other stories (collects The haunted boy, The abyssal plain #1- #2, and The devil does not jest) -- v. 3. Dark and terrible and the new race of man (collects Abe Sapien #1- #5) -- v. 4. The shape of things to come (collects Abe Sapien #6 - #7 and #9 - #11) -- v. 5. Sacred places (collects Abe Sapien #12- #14 and #16- #17) -- v. 6. A darkness so great (collects Abe Sapien #18 - #22) -- v. 7. The secret fire (collects Abe Sapien #24-#26, #28-#29, and #31) -- v. 8. The desolate shore (collects Abe Sapien #32 - #36)

The familiar. 4, Hades

February 20, 2017
Danielewski, Mark Z., author.
831 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
When a viral video puts twelve-year-old Xanther under a spotlight of scrutiny at school, her little white cat's still slumbering, still unnamed offers the only escape, though it comes at a price. Not even Xanther's parents can deny the strange currents now shuddering around their eldest, touching off inexplicable happenings. Entities troubling the dreams of the twins seem to have singled out Freya. Despite invitations to a gala at The Met, Anwar fears the solution to their financial difficulties might expose more than just his family to dangerous consequences. Something greater is at hand, something terrible is at stake. And all the while, faces unfamiliar to the Ibrahims draw closer and closer: Jingjing, in Singapore, clutching charms, boards a plane for Los Angeles; Cas and Bobby, with visions of Xanther in Mefisto's Orb, must elude attacks from the sky. Strangers collide . . . though will those intersections lead to alliances or war? And does the dance at the center of Volume 4 augur the liberation of our better angels or the release of a creature set to feast on the wings of hope?

Universal harvester

February 16, 2017
Darnielle, John, author.
214 pages ; 22 cm
Jeremy works at the Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa in the late 1990s, and he has a problem-- someone is altering the video tapes, inserting poorly lit home video scenes which are odd, sometimes violent, and deeply disquieting. There are recognizable landmarks from just outside of town. As Jeremy investigates, he becomes part of an impossible search for something someone once lost-- and would do anything to regain.

The devil crept in

February 14, 2017
Ahlborn, Ania, author.
374 pages ; 21 cm
"--a small-town boy investigates the mysterious disappearance of his cousin and uncovers a terrifying secret kept hidden for years. Young Jude Brighton has been missing for three days, and while the search for him is in full swing in the small town of Deer Valley, Oregon, the locals are starting to lose hope. They're well aware that the first forty-eight hours are critical and after that, the odds usually point to a worst-case scenario. And despite Stevie Clark's youth, he knows that, too; he's seen the cop shows. He knows what each ticking moment may mean for Jude, his cousin and best friend. That, and there was that boy, Max Larsen...the one from years ago, found dead after also disappearing under mysterious circumstances. And then there were the animals: pets gone missing out of yards. For years, the residents of Deer Valley have murmured about these unsolved crimes...and that a killer may still be lurking around their quiet town. Now, fear is reborn--and for Stevie, who is determined to find out what really happened to Jude, the awful truth may be too horrifying to imagine"-- Provided by publisher.

The burning world : a novel

February 14, 2017
Marion, Isaac, 1981- author.
500 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"In this sequel to WARM BODIES, lovers R and Julie must confront a world filled with the undead and the far more terrifying force that animates them"-- Provided by publisher.

The walking dead : the walking dead comics companion

February 14, 2017
174 pages : chiefly illustrations (some colour) ; 28 cm
"Collecting material previously published in The Walking Dead Magazine." --Title page verso.
"This essential guide to the Walking Dead comics presents the best features, interviews and guides to the award-winning comic as featured in the Official Walking Dead Magazine. As The Walking Dead gets ready to shuffle back onto TV screens for its highly anticipated 16-episode 7th season, fans of the show can celebrate all things The Walking Dead with this special collection of features, interviews and more pulled from the magazine, which has been keeping fans up to date with the show for five years. Includes interviews with Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and other members of the comics creative team, features on Rick, Carl & Lori Grimes, Negan, Michonne, Maggie and Glenn, as well as articles about the various Walking Dead locations, from Alexandria to the Prison, features on the various bad guys our heroes meet up with on their journey and much...more."--

Binshi xian sheng

February 13, 2017
King, Stephen, 1947- author.
Taibei Shi : Huang guan wen hua chu ban you xian gong si, 2016.
463 pages ; 21 cm
Translation of: Mr. Mercedes.

Cthulhu's daughters : stories of Lovecraftian horror

February 3, 2017
307 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Originally published as She walks in shadows in 2015.
"All material original to this volume"--T.p. verso.
Ammutseba Rising / Ann K. Schwader -- Turn out the Light / Penelope Love -- Bring the Moon to Me / Amelia Gorman -- Violet is the Color of Your Energy / Nadia Bulkin -- De Deabus Minoribus Exterioris Theomagicae / Jilly Dreadful -- Lavinia's Wood / Angela Slatter -- The Adventurer's Wife / Premee Mohamed -- Lockbox / E. Catherine Tobler -- Hairwork / Gemma Files -- The Thing on the Cheerleading Squad / Molly Tanzer -- Body to Body to Body / Selena Chambers -- Magna Mater / Arinn Dembo -- Chosen / Lyndsey Holder -- Bitter Perfume / Laura Blackwell -- Eight Seconds / Pandora Hope -- The Eye of Juno / Eugenie Mora -- Cthulhu of the Dead Sea / Inkeri Kontro -- Notes Found in a Decommissioned Asylum, December 1961 / Sharon Mock -- Cypress God / Rodopi Sisamis -- When She Quickens / Mary Turzillo -- Queen of a New America / Wendy N. Wagner -- The Opera Singer / Priya Sridhar -- Shub-Niggurath's Witnesses / Valerie Valdes -- Provenance / Benjanun Sriduangkaew -- T'la-yub's head / Nelly Geraldine García-Rosas.
A collection of 25 short stories written by women about women within the realm of 'Lovecraftian fiction'.

Morning glories

January 30, 2017
Spencer, Nick.
Berkeley, Calif. : Shadowline/Image Comics, 2011-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. For a better future -- v. 2. All will be free -- v. 3. P.E. -- v. 4. Truants -- v. 5. Tests -- v. 6. Demerits -- v. 7. Honors -- v. 8. Rivals -- v. 9. Assembly -- v. 10. Expulsion

The dead seekers

January 30, 2017
Hendee, Barb, author.
328 pages ; 24 cm
"In the New York Times bestselling Noble Dead saga, Barb and J.C. Hendee created an engrossing mix of "intrigue, epic fantasy, and horror." Now, they present a bold new series set in the same world, where the destinies of two hunters shaped by the shadows of their pasts are about to collide... In the dark reaches of the eastern continent, Tris Vishal travels from village to village, using his power to put unsettled spirits to rest. He works alone, having learned that letting people close only leads to more death. Still, he finds himself accepting the help of the Mondyalítko woman who saves his life--a woman whose gifts are as much a burden as his own. Mari Kaleja thirsted for vengeance since the night her family was taken from her. She has searched far and wide for the one she thinks responsible, known only as "The Dead's Man." But before she can kill him, she has to be sure. Mari hopes traveling with Tris will confirm her suspicions. But as they embark on a hunt where the living are just as dangerous as the dead, she learns the risks of keeping your enemy close... Because it's no longer clear who is predator and who is prey"-- Provided by publisher.

John Constantine, Hellblazer

January 27, 2017
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) -- v. 15 Highwater (collects Hellblazer 162-174)

Teen Hyde

January 26, 2017
Baker, Chandler, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
257 pages ; 22 cm.
In this contemporary twist on Robert Louis Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde, when popular high school cheerleader Cassidy Hyde suffers a series of misfortunes, she takes an experimental drug that makes her feel much better, despite a little memory loss and the fact that boys are once again going missing.

Little heaven : a novel

January 26, 2017
Cutter, Nick, author.
486 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A trio of mismatched mercenaries is hired by a young woman to evaluate the safety of a boy who may have been taken against his will to a New Mexico backwoods settlement, where the mercenaries encounter paranoia, mistrust, and insanity in the shadow of a monolithic idol.


January 26, 2017
Polen, Teri, author.
186 pages ; 23 cm
"Seventeen-year-old horror fan Cain Shannon thought helping a ghost find her killers would be the supernatural adventure of a lifetime. Now, he just hopes to survive long enough to protect his family and friends from her. A bet between friends goes horribly wrong, resulting in Sarah&#x;s death. When she returns to seek justice against those responsible, Cain agrees to help her. But when he discovers Sarah has been hijacking his body, he realizes she wants retribution instead of justice. Terrified of what could have happened when he wasn&#x;t in control, Cain commands Sarah to leave his house--but exorcising her isn&#x;t that easy. She retaliates against her murderers in bloody, horrific ways, each death making her stronger, then sets her sights on Cain. With the help of friends, Cain fights to save himself and his loved ones and searches for a way to stop Sarah before she kills again."--Page 4 of cover.

Attack on Titan

January 11, 2017
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 -- v. 20. Facing annihilation

Buffy the vampire slayer. Season 10

January 11, 2017
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 -- v. 6. Own it


January 6, 2017
Itō, Junji, 1963- author, illustrator.
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, LLC, [2011]
740 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Originally published in Japan in 2011 by Asahi Shumbun Publications Inc., Tokyo


January 5, 2017
Mignola, Michael.
Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse Books, 2011-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Plague ships -- v. 2. The curse bells -- v. 3. A passing stranger and other stories -- v. 4. Chapel of bones -- v. 5. The apostle and the witch of Harju -- v. 6 The cult of the red king -- v. 7. Empty graves


December 22, 2016
Brubaker, Ed.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Death chases me -- v. 2. The Devil's business -- v. 3. West of hell -- v. 4. Pray for rain -- v. 5. Curse the demon

Frozen Charlotte

December 15, 2016
Bell, Alex, 1986- author.
297 pages ; 22 cm
The haunting starts even before Sophie arrives on the Isle of Skye to spend the summer with her cousins, but when she arrives she finds a house haunted by the ghost of a girl who attended school there a hundred years ago, as well as cousin Rebecca who died young and is never mentioned by her family--and she must somehow solve the mystery of the frozen Charlotte dolls before the whole family is destroyed.

Return to the Dark House

December 15, 2016
Stolarz, Laurie Faria, 1972- author.
360 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to: Welcome to the Dark House.

Six scary stories

December 5, 2016
Baltimore : Cemetery Dance Publications, 2016.
126 pages ; 24 cm
Wild swimming / by Elodie Harper -- Eau-de-Eric / by Manuela Saragosa -- The spots / by Paul Bassett Davies -- The unpicking / by Michael Button -- La mort de l'amant / by Stuart Johnstone -- The bear trap / by Neil Hudson.
When King judged a competition run to celebrate publication of his own collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, he was so impressed with the entries that he recommended they were published together in one book. The resulting short stories include evil toys, bridges and lake, and post apocalyptic events. In the future, you'll think twice before you try to count a leopard's spots!

Swift to chase : a collection of stories

December 2, 2016
Barron, Laird, author.
[Carbondale, IL] : Journalstone, 2016.
294 pages ; 23 cm.
This collection of stories previously published in various publications.
I. Golden age of slashing -- Screaming Elk, MT -- LD50 -- Termination dust -- Andy Kaufman creeping through the trees -- II. Swift to chase -- Ardor -- The worms crawl in, -- (Little Miss) Queen of Darkness -- Ears prick up -- III. Tomahawk -- Black dog -- Slave arm -- Frontier death song -- Tomahawk Park survivors raffle.
Laird Barron's fourth collection gathers a dozen stories set against the backdrops of the Alaskan wilderness, far-future dystopias, and giallo-fueled nightmare vistas.

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

December 1, 2016
Clare, Cassandra, author.
655 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Companion to The Mortal Instruments series"--Book jacket cover.
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The lost herondale / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- The whitechapel fiend / by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson -- Nothing but shadows / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The evil we love / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- Pale kings and princes / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- Bitter of tongue / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The fiery trial / by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson -- Born to endless night / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- Angels twice descending / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman.
Collects short stories chronicling Simon's journey from amnesia to Ascension, as he works to regain his lost life while attending the Shadowhunter Academy.

Hollow City : the second novel of Miss Peregrine's peculiar children : the graphic novel

December 1, 2016
Riggs, Ransom, author.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm

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