The Woods are Dark

An intense and thrilling horror novel

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755391578

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

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A normal American town. A group of travellers. A deadly monster. Richard Laymon's The Woods Are Dark thrills with suspense and vivid accounts of pure terror. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. In the woods are six dead trees. The Killing Trees. That's where they take them. Innocent travellers on the road in California. Seized and bound, stripped of their valuables and shackled to the Trees. To wait. In the woods. In the dark... What readers are saying about The Woods Are Dark: 'This is the best Richard Laymon I have read. So compelling that I literally could not stop reading. It's an erotic thriller that will have your heart racing from the first page to the last' 'A brilliant read. A typical Laymon book full of suspense and thrill. A satisfying read that leaves the reader wanting more' 'Five stars'
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The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780337159

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Number 13 - lucky for horror fans! This award-winning anthology series has now reached its thirteenth spectacular volume and to mark the event, Steve Jones has chosen only the very best short stories and novellas by today's finest exponents of the horror genre. Contributors to this volume include: Gala Blau, Ramsey Campbell, Dennis Etchison, Charles Grant, Glen Hirshberg, Chico Kidd, Nancy Kilpatrick, Paul J. McAuley, Conrad Williams. Also featuring the most comprehensive overview of the year, a fascinating necrology and a list of useful contacts, this is the one book that all lovers of the supernatural and psychological terror will want on their shelves.
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All-Time Greatest Adventure Novels – 38 Exciting Tales of Daring Voyages and Thrilling Discoveries (Illustrated)

Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Five Weeks in Balloon, Around the Moon, Master of the World, Around the World in Eighty Days, The Mysterious Island...

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026868897

Category: Fiction

Page: 8106

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This carefully crafted ebook: "All-Time Greatest Adventure Novels – 38 Exciting Tales of Daring Voyages and Thrilling Discoveries (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Five Weeks in a Balloon Journey to the Center of the Earth From the Earth to the Moon Around the Moon The Purchase of the North Pole or, Topsy Turvy The Adventures of Captain Hatteras In Search of the Castaways or, The Children of Captain Grant Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa The Fur Country Around the World in Eighty Days The Mysterious Island The Survivors of the Chancellor Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar Hector Servadac or, Off on a Comet Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen Tribulations of a Chinaman in China The Steam House Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon Godfrey Morgan or, The Robinson Crusoe School Mathias Sandorf The Star of the South or, The Vanished Diamond Robur the Conqueror or, The Clipper of the Clouds Master of the World The Waif of "Cynthia" Kéraban the Inflexible Adrift in Pacific or, Two Years' Vacation Cæsar Cascabel The Castle of the Carpathians Claudius Bombarnac or, The Adventures of a Special Correspondent Captain Antifer An Antarctic Mystery A Voyage in a Balloon or, A Drama in the Air A Drama in Mexico A Winter Amid The Ice The Blockade Runners Ascent of Mont Blanc The Mutineers of the Bounty Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist who pioneered the genre of science fiction. A true visionary with an extraordinary talent for writing adventure stories, his writings incorporated the latest scientific knowledge of his day and envisioned technological developments that were years ahead of their time. Verne wrote about undersea, air, and space travel long before any navigable or practical craft were invented.
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"Twice the Thrills! Twice the Chills!"

Horror and Science Fiction Double Features, 1955-1974

Author: Bryan Senn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476635714

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 433

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"When Bryan Senn writes books on cinema. many monster movie fans know he grabs their attention right away and won't let go"—Scary Monsters Magazine In the mid-1950s, to combat declining theater attendance, film distributors began releasing pre-packaged genre double-bills--including many horror and science fiction double features. Though many of these films were low-budget and low-end, others, such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Horror of Dracula and The Fly, became bona fide classics. Beginning with Universal-International's 1955 pairing of Revenge of the Creature and Cult of the Cobra, 147 officially sanctioned horror and sci-fi double-bills were released over a 20-year period. This book presents these double features year-by-year, and includes production details, historical notes, and critical commentary for each film.
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Down and Out in Purgatory

Author: Tim Powers

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 1625796161

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Twenty pulse-pounding, mind-bending tales of science fiction, twisted metaphysics, and supernatural wonder from the two-time World Fantasy and Philip K. Dick Award winning author of The Anubis Gatesand On Stranger Tides. A complete palette of story-telling colors from Powers, including acclaimed tale “The Bible Repairman,” where a psychic handyman who supernaturally eliminates troublesome passages of the Bible for paying clients finds the remains of his own broken soul on the line when tasked with rescuing the kidnapped ghost of a rich man’s daughter. Time travel takes a savage twist in “Salvage and Demolition,” where the chance discovery of a long-lost manuscript throws a down-and-out book collector back in time to 1950s San Francisco where he must prevent an ancient Sumeric inscription from dooming millions in the future. Humor and horror mix in “Sufficient unto the Day,” when a raucous Thanksgiving feast takes a dark turn as the invited ghosts of relatives past accidentally draw soul-stealing demons into the family television set. And obsession and vengeance survive on the other side of death in “Down and Out in Purgatory,” where the soul of a man lusting for revenge attempts to eternally eliminate the killer who murdered the love of his life. Wide-ranging, wonder-inducing, mind-bending—these and other tales make up the complete shorter works of a modern-day master of science fiction and fantasy. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Tim Powers: "Powers writes in a clean, elegant style that illuminates without slowing down the tale. . . . [He] promises marvels and horrors, and delivers them all."—Orson Scott Card ". . . immensely clever stuff.... Powers' prose is often vivid and arresting . . . All in all, Powers' unique voice in science fiction continues to grow stronger.”—Washington Post Book World “Powers is at heart a storyteller, and ruthlessly shapes his material into narrative form.”—The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction “On Stranger Tides . . . immediately hooks you and drags you along in sympathy with one central character's appalling misfortunes on the Spanish Main, [and] escalates from there to closing mega-thrills so determinedly spiced that your palate is left almost jaded."—David Langford "On Stranger Tides . . . was the inspiration for Monkey Island. If you read this book you can really see where Guybrush and LeChuck were -plagiarized- derived from, plus the heavy influence of voodoo in the game. . . . [the book] had a lot of what made fantasy interesting . . .”—legendary game designer Ron Gilbert “Powers's strengths [are] his originality, his action-crammed plots, and his ventures into the mysterious, dark, and supernatural.” Los Angeles Times Book Review "[Powers’ work delivers] an intense and intimate sense of period or realization of milieu; taut plotting, with human development and destiny . . . and, looming above all, an awareness of history itself as a merciless turning of supernatural wheels. . . . Powers' descriptions . . . are breathtaking, sublimely precise . . . his status as one of fantasy's major stylists can no longer be in doubt.”—SF Site
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Providence

Author: Caroline Kepnes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471162877

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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*** From the bestselling author of YOU, now a major Netflix TV series *** 'Compelling' Observer With her trademark flair, precision eye for detail and acerbic wit, Caroline Kepnes brings the suspense thriller to a whole new level with PROVIDENCE – a dark story of death, loss, horror, redemption and the love that binds us all.? In 2008, 13-year-old Jon Bronson disappears on his morning walk to school. After even his parents give him up for dead, only his best friend, Chloe, remains certain that he would come back. Four years later, Jon returns with no memory of anything after the day he disappeared. But something’s different about him. His presence seems to cause spontaneous nose-bleeds in those around him. When he hugs his father, the older man passes out. The family dog disappears. Jon’s only clue to his missing four years is the battered book left behind by the man he believes abducted him. And he and Chloe are determined to figure out what happened to Jon… before his presence does more than cause a couple of bloody noses. They’re sure they can solve the mystery and save Jon. But this is a Caroline Kepnes novel. You know that the worst is yet to come. 'The Netflix adaptation of Caroline Kepnes’ thriller You starts in December. The book is GREATNESS' Lucy Mangan *** PRAISE FOR CAROLINE KEPNES *** 'Intense and deeply disturbing, You is a dark story told in a fresh voice, and an addictive read from beginning to end... Both a thrill and a nightmare, and yet I didn't want to wake up' Jennifer Hillier, author of THE BUTCHER on YOU 'Both original and compelling. If you only read one new thriller this year, make it this one. It will stay with you long after you have put it down' Daily Mail on YOU 'Hypnotic and scary...never read anything quite like it' Stephen King on YOU 'I am RIVETED, AGHAST, AROUSED, you name it. The rare instance when prose and plot are equally delicious' Lena Dunham on YOU 'YOU is superb. So funny, apart from anything else, and properly clever. It is: different, hot' Sophie Hannah on YOU 'I can’t remember the last time I felt so guilty for enjoying a book so much' S Magazine on HIDDEN BODIES 'There’s something deeply insidious about the storytelling of Caroline Kepnes. As satire of a self-absorbed society, Kepnes hits the mark, cuts deep, and twists the knife' Entertainment Weekly on HIDDEN BODIES 'So brilliant, we reckon it’s invented its own genre: hipster thriller, anyone?' Glamour on HIDDEN BODIES
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Changeling

Author: Matt Wesolowski

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 1912374587

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Elusive online journalist Scott King investigates the disappearance of seven-year-old Alfie in an intensely dark, deeply chilling and searingly thought-provoking thriller ... for fans of Serial ‘Insidiously terrifying, with possibly the creepiest woods since The Blair Witch Project ... a genuine chiller with a whammy of an ending’ C J Tudor ‘Frighteningly wonderful ... one of the best books I’ve read in years’ Khurrum Rahman ’A creepy, chilling read that is ridiculously difficult to put down’ Luca Veste A missing child A family in denial Six witnesses Six stories Which one is true? On Christmas Eve in 1988, seven-year-old Alfie Marsden vanished in the dark Wentshire Forest Pass, when his father, Sorrel, stopped the car to investigate a mysterious knocking sound. No trace of the child, nor his remains, have ever been found. Alfie Marsden was declared officially dead in 1995. Elusive online journalist, Scott King, whose ‘Six Stories’ podcasts have become an internet sensation, investigates the disappearance, interviewing six witnesses, including Sorrel and his ex-partner, to try to find out what really happened that fateful night. Journeying through the trees of the Wentshire Forest – a place synonymous with strange sightings, and tales of hidden folk who dwell there, he talks to a company that tried and failed to build a development in the forest, and a psychic who claims to know what happened to the little boy... Intensely dark, deeply chilling and searingly thought provoking, Changeling is an up-to-the-minute, startling thriller, taking you to places you will never, ever forget. ‘Wonderfully horrifying ... the suspense crackles’ James Oswald ‘Original, inventive and dazzlingly clever’ Fiona Cummins ‘A complex and subtle mystery, unfolding like dark origami to reveal the black heart inside’ Michael Marshall Smith ‘First-class plotting’ S Magazine ‘A dazzling fictional mystery’ Foreword Reviews ‘One of the most imaginative and talented young writers out there’ Bibliophile Book Club 'I found myself gripping the pages tightly as I read’ Off-the-Shelf Books ‘For those who like the book they curl up with in their favourite slipper socks to generate a powerful sense of unease, and impel them to check all doors are locked and as many lights turned on as possible, Matt Wesolowski has just the formula to meet your self-scaring needs... ‘ Strong Words magazine ‘My heart battled with my head as I heard each podcast, I thought I had an inkling as to what was happening and will admit to a certain amount of smugness which was soon whipped out of me as the ending packed a real punch. Changeling continues a series which just keeps on getting better and better, it surprises, thrills and enthrals in equal measure’ LoveReading ‘Ingenious’ Espresso Coco ‘A chilling read, a sinister story and the best Six Stories yet’ The Tattooed Book Geek ‘The most remarkable and memorable psychological thriller and mystery series I have read in a long time’ Always Trust in Books
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The Witch of the Wood

Author: Michael Aronovitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614980667

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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"Travel into the heart of darkness, where sensuality and terror meet. Michael Aronovitz's literate, sophisticated style is redolent of Bradbury and Straub, his characters real and compelling. From taboo-breaking horror to mind-bending erotica, "The Witch of the Wood" has it all. You won't be able to put it down."-Tamara Thorne, author of "Haunted" and "Bad Things" "Aronovitz is a magician of words and his tales are seductive snares. He weaves atmosphere, intrigue, strong characters, and relentlessly gripping plot together for a delectably disturbing thrill-ride through the darkest corners of the human imagination. "The Witch of the Wood" is one hell of a show."-Alistair Cross, author of "The Ghosts of Ravencrest" Rudy Barnes, an adjunct professor no longer young, thinks he is attending a routine faculty meeting when he is struck by the beautiful April Orr, an administrator who is giving a presentation at the meeting. He is even more amazed when, after the meeting, he finds himself going with April to her house and having an intense sexual encounter with her. This is the beginning of a bizarre supernatural adventure in which April, a "witch of the wood," explains to Rudy the true origin of the female of the species. Rudy must now team up with Wolfie, the child he bore from April, and his ex-wife, Pat, to battle cosmic forces who are seeking to destroy the witches and bring about a universal cataclysm. In this gripping novel, Michael Aronovitz displays the crisp and riveting prose, the careful delineation of character, and the powerful horrific effects that have enlivened his previous novels and tales. In addition, he provides a thought-provoking mythic background to an epic struggle of good and evil. Michael Aronovitz is the author of the acclaimed short story collections "Seven Deadly Pleasures" (Hippocampus Press, 2009) and "The Voices in Our Heads" (2013), as well as the novel "Alice Walks" (2013).
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