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DEAD OF WINTER by HWA Member Brian Moreland


Author: Brian Moreland

A predator stalks the frozen woods.

At a fort deep in the Ontario wilderness in 1870, a ghastly predator is attacking colonists and spreading a gruesome plague his victims turn into ravenous cannibals with an unending hunger for human flesh. Inspector Tom Hatcher has faced a madman before, when he tracked down Montreal’s infamous Cannery Cannibal. But can even he stop the slaughter this time?

In Montreal, exorcist Father Xavier visits an asylum where the Cannery Cannibal is imprisoned. But the killer who murdered thirteen women is more than just a madman who craves human meat. He is possessed by a shape-shifting demon. Inspector Hatcher and Father Xavier must unravel a mystery that has spanned centuries and confront a predator that has turned the frozen woods into a killing ground where evil has come to feed.

Dead of Winter is an exceptionally well crafted horror novel. The atmospherics are outstanding and the story offers plenty of surprises right up to its shocking and violent conclusion. Highly recommended.
—Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Monster of Florence and Cold Vengeance

Dead of Winter is a thrilling, wholly-engrossing read that masterfully crosses multiple genres and leaves the reader breathless. Moreland weaves one hell of a history lesson, rich with brilliant characters and incredible plot twists. —Brian Keene, author of The Rising and Ghoul

Dead of Winter is a historical fiction novel that combines several different genre elements into a wicked and wild ride. It is a unique and twisted foray into terrifying fun…a perpetual fright machine.” —Reviewer Scott Baker, HAYES HUDSON’S HOUSE OF HORRORS

Publisher: Samhain Horror
Release Date: October 4, 2011
ISBN_10: 1609286634
ISBN_13: 978-1609286637

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