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Audrey's Door
by Sarah Langan Details
Built on the Upper West Side, the elegant Breviary claims a regal history. But despite 14B's astonishingly low rental price, the recent tragedy within its walls has frightened away all potential tenants... except for Audrey Lucas. No stranger to tragedy at thirty-two, Audrey is obsessively determined to make her own way in a city that often strangles the weak. But is it something otherworldly or Audrey's own increasing instability that's to blame for the dark visions that haunt her, and for the voice that demands that she build a door? A door it would be true madness to open...
Habeas Corpse
by Nikki Hopeman Details
When a series of murders terrorizes Pittsburgh, the forensic technician for the police department decides to use his dark gift to hunt the killer.
Kissing Carrion
by Gemma Files Details
This collection of short stories takes us into a world of black magic and bleak desire. A world where obsession is stronger than death. Where body, soul, time and space itself, are all fluid and treacherous. Where living houses dream longingly of oblivion, and vampires ache for more than simply blood. A world where the only escape from the darkness within is to embrace it.... A world not so very different from our own.
My Soul to Keep
by Tananarive Due Details
Jessica believes she has it all: a loving husband, a wonderful daughter and a rising career as a Miami Herald reporter. David, her husband, is a master of languages, history and jazz music. But unbeknownst to Jessica, he is also 500 years old. He belongs to the house of the Life Blood Brothers, an Ethiopian brotherhood of immortals.
Parasite
by Mira Grant Details
A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite: a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system, and even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them. But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives... and will do anything to get them.
Pharos
by Alice Thompson Details
A young woman is washed up on the shores of Jacob's Rock, a remote lighthouse island off the coast of Scotland. She does not know who she is or how she got there. She has no memory. The keeper of the lighthouse and his assistant take her in and feed and clothe her. But this mysterious woman is not all that she seems, and neither is the remote and wind-swept island. Eerily reminiscent of Turn of the Screw and The Others, Pharos is a breathless tale of the supernatural.
The Hair Wreath and Other Stories
by Halli Villegas Details
Girls and boys disappear; couples caught in the heat and suppressed rage of urban life are haunted by the ghosts of their own making; neighborhoods drift in the murky atmosphere of buried emotions, where the echoes of distrust and dissonance prove that something just isn't right. These strange stories gather and weave themselves together into a wreath of memories, rife with an atmospheric and ominous creep redolent of Shirley Jackson. This eerie collection illustrates the disconnect amongst people and the places they inhabit: the gap that allows the supernatural to flourish.
The Haunting of Hill House
by Shirley Jackson Details
The four visitors at Hill House - some there for knowledge, others for adventure - are unaware that the old mansion will soon choose one of them to make its own.
The Price
by Alexandra Sokoloff Details
Boston District Attorney Will Sullivan dreams of becoming the next great governor of Massachusetts. He has a beautiful wife, Joanna, an adorable daughter, Sydney, and a name that the citizens of Massachusetts respect. But Will's plans are shattered the night Joanna discovers a malignant tumor growing in Sydney's stomach. Both parents resolve to do anything to save their daughter's life. But in the twilight world of Briarwood Medical Center, nothing is as it seems. When a mysterious counselor starts talking to Joanna, she grows more and more distant. Yet suddenly, Sydney is improving. As winter closes in around the hospital and his dark suspicions build, Will must gather the strength to confront the evil at hand before he loses everything.
Zombie
by Joyce Oates Details
Meet Quentin P. He is a problem for his professor father and his loving mother. He is a challenge for his court-appointed psychiatrist. He is a thoroughly sweet young man for his wealthy grandmother. He is the most believable and thoroughly terrifying sexual psychopath and killer ever to be brought to life in fiction, as Joyce Carol Oates achieves a bold and brilliant triumph-a dazzling work of art that extends the borders of the novel into the darkest heart of truth.
Updated 08/30/2014
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