Review: ‘The Tunnel’ by Carl-Johan Vallgren

The Tunnel by Carl-Johan Vallgren
Quercus (June 2017)
336 pages; $18.35 hardback; $12.99 e-book
Reviewed by Dave Simms

For those who haven’t read any thrillers set in Scandinavian countries, please start here. This is pure horror even before the story kicks into gear. The setting contains more darkness found in most contemporary American or British horror and brings to mind the beautiful terror of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series, but it has its own personality, one which will make many readers a fan of the genre. Continue Reading

The Mailman by Bentley Little Beautiful Trade Hardcover Edition IN-STOCK!

We still have some copies of our BEAUTIFUL hardcover edition of THE MAILMAN by Bentley Little, and this is a hefty special hardcover for a great low price! You can read more on our website or place your order while supplies last!

The Mailman

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Review: ‘Mormama’ by Kit Reed

Mormama by Kit Reed
Tor Books (May 2017)
288 pages; $17.63 hardcover; $12.99 e-book
Reviewed by Blu Gilliand

I love “quiet horror.” I love a book filled with tension, atmosphere, and that creeping-up-on-you sense of unease where you can’t quite put your finger on what is wrong, but you know something is.

Here’s the thing: eventually, all that atmosphere and tension and unease has to pay off. When it does, it’s magic. When it doesn’t, it’s like cracking open a cold soft drink only to find that it’s gone flat.

Mormama, I’m sorry to say, is the flat soft drink of haunted house books.Continue Reading

Reading Stephen King Featuring Essays by Clive Barker, Stewart O’Nan, Frank Darabont, Stephen Spignesi, Richard Chizmar, Justin Brooks, Tony Magistrale, Michael R. Collings, Rocky Wood, Robin Furth, Kevin Quigley, Hans-Ake Lilja, Billy Chizmar, Jack Ketchum, Bev Vincent, Mick Garris, and Jay Franco!

READING STEPHEN KING edited by Brian James Freeman, a brand new signed Limited Edition hardcover featuring essays about Stephen King and his work, is rolling at the printer and more than 90% of the available copies have been reserved by collectors!

Featuring insightful essays from Clive Barker, Stewart O’Nan, Frank Darabont, Stephen Spignesi, Richard Chizmar, Justin Brooks, Tony Magistrale, Michael R. Collings, Rocky Wood, Robin Furth, Kevin Quigley, Hans-Ake Lilja, Billy Chizmar, Jack Ketchum, Bev Vincent, Mick Garris, and Jay Franco, this special edition is sure to be a “must read” for fans of the Master of Horror!

Reading Stephen King

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Review: ‘Whispered Echoes’ by Paul F. Olson

Whispered Echoes by Paul F. Olson
Crystal Lake Publishing (June 21, 2017)
275 pages; $14.99 paperback; $0.99 e-book
Reviewed by Frank Michaels Errington

Admittedly, I have heard of Paul F. Olson, but up until now, I can’t say I’ve read any of his work. I can happily say I’ve now corrected that omission. Whispered Echoes is a wonderful collection of old and new.Continue Reading

Darkness Whispers BRAND NEW Trade Paperback From JournalStone!

We’re thrilled to report Darkness Whispers, the first-ever collaboration by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman, is being published as an affordable trade paperback edition from JournalStone Publishing!

Best of all, any copies ordered through our online store this week will be SIGNED by the authors free of charge!

PLUS: We’re offering Free Shipping on Darkness Whispers for ALL US addresses this week only!!Darkness Whispers

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Witchboard of the Dead

Tawny Kitaen is completely to blame for my messing with dead people.

In lieu of today’s penchant to never take personal responsibility, I’m quite comfortable laying all of this at Tawny’s lovely feet. Mind you, I’ve never met the woman. However, I feel as if she’s an old friend with wild and wonderful scarlet hair thanks to Bachelor Party, writhing on the hood of a car in Whitesnake’s video for “Here I Go Again,” and last but not least, 1986’s Ouija horror film, Witchboard.Continue Reading

Night of the Living Dead: The Novel — John A. Russo Signed Limited Edition Hardcover!

We’re taking our final orders for the signed Limited Edition hardcover of Night of the Living Dead: The Novel by John A. Russo from Gauntlet Press, and don’t forget that this stunning new Limited Edition includes Russo’s never-before-published screenplay “Spawn of the Living Dead” as a special bonus feature!Night of the Living Dead

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Ask Richard Chizmar ANYTHING Today at 1 PM Eastern Today on Reddit!

Richard Chizmar is doing his FIRST-EVER Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) at 1 PM Eastern today and he can’t wait to answer your questions! Who knows if we’ll ever talk him into doing this sort of thing again, so be there if you can!Richard Chizmar AMA

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Review: ‘Come to Dust’ by Bracken MacLeod

Come to Dust by Bracken MacLeod
JournalStone (June 23, 2017)
$17.95 paperback; $4.95 e-book
Reviewed by Frank Michaels Errington

Last year, I got to read Bracken MacLeod’s Stranded. Sixteen crew members of the Arctic Promise become ice bound under strange circumstances. If you haven’t read it, you should. It’s one of 2016’s better reads.

Bracken’s new release, Come To Dust, is even better. Continue Reading

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King: Sneak Peek At More Interior Artwork!

Jana Heidersdorf is making amazing progress on the artwork for our special edition of Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King, and we wanted to take a moment to show you a few of the paintings she has delivered for this project:

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Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauties

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Stephen King: News from the Dead Zone #199

Stephen King News From the Dead Zone

There’s Something in The Mist

Bridgeville, Maine is a pretty little town.

Unless you look closely, that is.

Spike TV’s THE MIST, based on a story by Stephen King, premieres Thursday, June 22 at 10 pm ET/PT.

For one thing, it seems to have a major bug problem. Bugs are one of the main motifs in the first episode of the new series The Mist, which premieres on Spike TV on June 22, the first of ten 1-hour episodes. Heck, the first thing we see is a full-screen shot of a spider, and then we see the spider crawling across a guy’s face. Seriously creepy.Continue Reading

Meet Richard Chizmar Live and In Person This Monday, June 19!

We wanted to make sure our collectors knew about Richard Chizmar’s ONLY confirmed book signing and public event for Gwendy’s Button Box:

It’ll be held at 6:30 PM on June 19 at the Barnes & Noble in Bel Air, Maryland — this upcoming MONDAY!

Here is the store’s address for mapping purposes:

Barnes & Noble
620 Marketplace Drive
Bel Air, MD 21014

Richard will be reading from Gwendy’s Button Box and answering YOUR questions about the book, working with Stephen King, and anything else you’ve always wanted to ask the founder of Cemetery Dance Publications!

Gwendy's Button Box

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“The Hounds of Hell to Pay” and “Martyr and Pesty”

In its illustrious 29*-year print run, Cemetery Dance magazine has published no less than 560 short stories and novel excerpts in 73** individual issues. As the super fan that I am, Exhumed is my humble attempt to read and review them all in monthly double reviews. This the eighth such installment. Continue Reading

Review: ‘The Freedom Broker’ by K.J. Howe

The Freedom Broker by K.J. Howe
Quercus (February 2017)
400 pages; $17.79 hardback; $12.99 e-book
Reviewed by Dave Simms

Far too many times, a thriller fails to live up to its name. Formulaic, tired tropes, ripoffs of the same old “high concept” plots which circulate through the shelves as readers’ minds numb to the repetition. Thankfully, a few push beyond the herd with something new now and then. Newcomer K.J. Howe has definitely brought something special to the table.  Continue Reading