Review: ‘Monochromes and Other Stories’ by Matt Bechtel

Monochromes and Other Stories by Matt Bechtel
Haverhill House Publishing (April 2017)
148 pages; $12.95 paperback; $2.99 e-book
Reviewed by Frank Michaels Errington

“Some people just see the world differently. Matt Bechtel is one of those people.”—James A. Moore.

After reading this collection I’d have to agree with that assessment. Matt has an eye for detail and is masterful at shedding a unique light on the otherwise mundane.Continue Reading

Review: ‘Marathon’ by Brian Freeman

Marathon by Brian Freeman
Quercus (May 2017)
408 pages; $19.16 hardback; $12.99 e-book
Reviewed by Dave Simms

This book will undoubtedly hit several nerves for fans of well-written, tight, timely thrillers. Brian Freeman (Editor’s Note: Not to be confused with Cemetery Dance staffer and author Brian James Freeman) has cemented himself as a strong contender for being one of the top writers in the genre today.  Marathon is a firecracker which doesn’t exploit the headlines as much as blows them apart and delves into the topics which really matter—all within a story that never lets up. It does, however, let the novel breathe.Continue Reading

4th of July Special Offer! Save 44% Off Your Cemetery Dance Order TODAY!

We’re pleased to offer you a 44% off coupon code for the 4th of July and this coupon code is good for 44% off ANYTHING on our website with the exception of Gift Certificates and Sleeping Beauties, which cannot be purchased with coupon codes.

Here are some of the categories you might want to browse because there is NO MAXIMUM AMOUNT you can save, which means you can order as much as you would like:

Happy July 4th* Cemetery Dance in-stock books including Limited Editions and Lettered Editions
* Cemetery Dance preorders including Limited Editions and Lettered Editions
* Cemetery Dance magazine back issues and Cemetery Dance magazine subscriptions
* comics
* slipcases
* artwork
* other items
* in-stock books from other publishers
* preorders from other publishers

(Sorry, but Gift Certificates, all editions of Sleeping Beauties, eBooks that are sold on other stores, and any other items that are excluded on their product page do not qualify for this special offer.)

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As always, thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm!

New Cemetery Dance Publications Graveyard Editions Line Launched With THE HANDYMAN by Bentley Little!

We’re thrilled to announce our brand new CEMETERY DANCE GRAVEYARD EDITIONS, which we’re creating for collectors who value craftsmanship and want beautiful books without breaking the bank!

Each volume will feature incredible production values and be limited to a ONE TIME printing of just 500 numbered copies, each hand-signed by the author, and we will never offer a second printing for these special editions.

The first book in this new line is The Handyman by Bentley Little, a never-before-published novel that only Bentley could write, which is already rolling at the printer and should ship in early September.

In addition, we’re offering FREE US SHIPPING on orders for this book for the next few days!

The Handyman

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Thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!

My First Fright featuring Ronald Malfi

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is a beloved family classic, the tale of a lonely young boy and a lost alien who form a deep, psychic connection and who, ultimately, have to say goodbye. Sweet, right? Touching. Tears. For Ronald Malfi, however, the film was a harrowing experience, akin to other Spielberg horror classics like Jaws or Poltergeist. Who knew that weird little alien with the glowing finger could be so terrifying?Continue Reading

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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Thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!

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

Read more or place your order while our supplies last!

Thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!

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

Thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!

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