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House of Windows
by John Langan
When a young writer finds himself cornered by a beautiful widow in the waning hours of a late-night cocktail party, he seeks at first to escape, to return to his wife and infant son. But the tale she weaves, of her missing husband, a renowned English professor, and her lost stepson, a soldier killed on a battlefield on the other side of the world, and of phantasmal visions, a family curse, and a house -- the Belvedere House, a striking mansion whose features suggest a face hidden just out of view -- draws him in, capturing him. What follows is a deeply psychological ghost story of memory and malediction, loss and remorse. This unnerving tour de force exploring the literary haunted house incorporates family trauma, abstract art, literary criticism, the occult Dickens, and the war in Afghanistan.
My Work Is Not Yet Done
by Thomas Ligotti
When junior manager Frank Dominio is suddenly demoted and then fired, it seems there was more than a grain of truth to his persecution fantasies. But as he prepares to even the score with those responsible for his demise, he unwittingly finds an ally in a dark and malevolent force that grants him supernatural powers. Frank takes his revenge in the most ghastly ways imaginable, but there will be a terrible price to pay once his work is done. This tale of corporate horror and demonic retribution will strike a chord with anyone who has ever been disgruntled at work.
by H.P. Lovecraft
The visionary master of cosmic horror joins The Library of America with this collection of classic stories of the strange and fantastic.
The Imago Sequence and Other Stories
by Laird Barron
The title story of this collection, a devilishly ironic riff on H. P. Lovecraft's "Pickman's Model", was nominated for a World Fantasy Award, while "Probiscus" was nominated for an International Horror Guild award and reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 19. In addition to his previously published work, this collection contains an original story.
The King in Yellow
by Robert W. Chambers
The King in Yellow is a collection of short stories written by Robert W. Chambers and published in 1895. The stories could be categorized as early horror fiction or Victorian Gothic fiction, but the work also touches on mythology, fantasy, mystery, science fiction and romance. The first four stories in the collection involve an imaginary two-act play of the same title.