Is September basically the universal start-date for returning to school? Here, we get an education in short and long tales, stories by masters and first-time writers. Time-tested or modern, these new releases offer every facet of horror we have come across so far and can perhaps teach us a few new tricks heading into the haunting season …
New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham
Leslie S. Klinger
Liveright Publishing/W. W. Norton
In following Lovecraft’s own literary trajectory, readers can witness his evolution from Rhode Island critic to prescient literary genius whose titanic influence would only be appreciated decades after his death. Including hundreds of eye-opening annotations and more than 200 rare images, Beyond Arkham finally provides the complete picture of Lovecraft’s unparalleled achievements in fiction.
Rebecca Rowland and Michael Aloisi
Dennis Sweeney did the unthinkable: he stalked a local woman, abducted her, divided her body into thirty pieces, and mailed the sections to random people. Eighteen of the deliveries were reported to authorities. Pieces is the story of the twelve that were never recovered.
Silver Shamrock Publishing
When Cel’s husband disappears, clues surface that suggest a link to their friend who vanished years earlier, forcing her to delve into the past in order to navigate the present. With the help of her abuela, a self-proclaimed bruja, she embarks on a journey fraught with trickery in order to connect the dots.
Flame Tree Press
When Eddie Ryder is burned alive he vows revenge with his dying breath. He returns as a ghost, with his custom motorcycle, Diablo, by his side. After he finds out he can possess people, he launches a campaign of vengeance that leaves plenty of bodies in its wake and the police in a state of confusion.
Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories
Ellen Datlow, editor
Whether you’re reading alone under the covers with a flashlight, or around a campfire with a circle of friends, there’s something here to please—and spook—everyone. These twenty-nine stories include all-new works from Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Seanan McGuire, and Paul Tremblay.
Virginia’s Haunted Historic Triangle, 2nd Edition: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, and Other Haunted Locations
Pamela K. Kinney
Go deeper into ghostly history, touring Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown, taking side trips to the towns and counties nearby. You’ll hear odd noises and see apparitions, but, above all, be prepared to get to know the ghosts of the Historic Triangle and surrounding areas. They’re dying for you to hear their stories.
A woman has vanished on the Camino de Santiago, the ancient five-hundred-mile pilgrimage that crosses northern Spain. Daniel, an Irish expat, walks the lonely trail seeking redemption, but ends up followed by a nightmare that refuses to be left behind.
The Macabre Modern and Other Morbidities
Kyla Lee Ward
Imaginative poetry written and illustrated by award-winning poet, author, artist, playwright, performer Kyla Lee Ward. Defy death with the doctor. Mourn with the soldier. Indulge in the rich, weird traditions of Ancient Egypt and the Victorians, as you trip over the unspeakable at your own front door.
Ameri-Scares Michigan: The Dragon of Lake Superior
Stephen Mark Rainey
While hiking along the shores of Lake Superior, thirteen-year-old Anna sees a huge creature emerge from the waters and sink a tour boat. Frightened and confused, she is shocked when a strange, shadowy figure appears to her and warns her to tell no one what she has seen.
To Be Devoured
What does carrion taste like? Andi’s obsession with vultures and her need to know the secrets they carry from eating dead flesh drives her down an unforgivable path. She must decide between abandoning the birds of prey or risk turning her loved ones into nothing more than meals to be devoured.
In the Shadow of the Mountain
Madness Heart Press
The quiet town of Kodiak Lake is a great place for snowmobiling and ice fishing. It’s a picturesque Adirondack village that’s a destination location for a select type of winter lover. But something is wrong in the Adirondack Mountains. Some people have begun acting oddly, and others are terrified. What stalks the winter wonderland seeking refuge inside the residents of this sleepy town, and what is watching from the shadows with far too many eyes?
The Madness of Robin Randle
Eighteen-year old Robin Randle has escaped death. Now it seems to be chasing her through impossible realities. Her mind fractured, insanity closing in, she fights to survive and learn the truth of her existence. What is she? What did she promise to do? Why is she called the Storm Bringer?
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