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The Dark Tower Companion
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"Bev's book is a valuable tool for exploring the series. Both newcomers and frequent visitors to Mid-World will be informed and delighted."
— Stephen King

The Dark Tower Companion: A Guide to Stephen King's Epic Fantasy
by Bev Vincent

THE CEMETERY DANCE SPECIAL EDITION INCLUDES UPDATES AND MATERIALS NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY OTHER EDITION!

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AN ALL-NEW COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED WORLDS IN ALL OF FICTION

The Dark Tower Companion is the ultimate compendium to King's evolving magnum opus, presenting the mythology, history, and geography of this epic fantasy that has captivated generations of readers. Featuring interviews with Stephen King, Ron Howard, Dark Tower expert Robin Furth

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Bad Dog: Collected Crime Stories
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Bad Dog: Collected Crime Stories
by Tom Piccirilli

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Bad Dog is a new volume of Tom Piccirilli's most offbeat and unsettling short fiction and novellas spanning the breadth of his twenty-year career. Twice nominated for crime fiction's highest honor, the Edgar Award, and twice winner of the International Thriller Writers Award, Piccirilli is a master of dark characterization and
noir atmosphere. Find out for yourself why Tom Piccirilli is on so many "must read" lists when you open the pages of Bad Dog and lose yourself in the diverse stories and characters within.

Praise for Tom Piccirilli:

"PW Star In this disturbing, often grotesque and ultimately mesmerizing collection, Piccirilli reprints 17 stor

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Backshot (2012)
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Backshot (2012)
by Tom Piccirilli

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Only one gig had gone bad in Royce's twenty-year career, but it had ended just about as badly as possible, with his back broken and him in jail.

A specialist said it would be a year before he'd walk again, if then. Royce took this news as a personal challenge and let his concentration begin to harden. He fixed his will and figured he'd be on his feet in six months. He set a clock inside his head and started the countdown.

At night, when everyone else was asleep, Royce practiced with the two-inch blade he had smuggled in with him. He'd always been good with a knife.

Now Royce just had to get back on his feet and stay alive, and then he could have his revenge...

Praise for Tom Piccirilli:

"Tom Piccirilli is a skilled and versatile wordsmith: a dark fantasist with the heart of a c

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Backshot (1902)
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Backshot (1902)
by Ed Gorman

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In the tradition of Charles Willeford's western noirs, Ed Gorman gives us the mining town of Granite Bend, where mining interests run the often violent lives of its citizens as we see first-hand when the fates of Marshal Royce and a young drifter intersect. Gorman's portrait of the West is a real one, not a mythic one. He paints the people and their era with page-turning incidents of brutality and intrigue offering us compelling monsters and victims alike.

Praise for works of Ed Gorman:
"A western for grownups written in a lean, hardboiled style."
Publishers Weekly

"A powerful tale (and a gripping coming of age story)."
Booklist

"A gripping story. Gorman's style is just right—terse, sharp, not a superfluous word. Recommended."
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The Night of the Triffids
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The Night of the Triffids
by Simon Clark

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The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham's classic bestseller, is one man's description of doomsday: almost the entire population has gone blind, and the world has a new master—the monstrous triffid plant. The novel ends with its narrator, Bill Masen, leaving the British mainland with his wife and son to join a new colony on the Isle of Wight.

In The Night of the Triffids, which takes place in the 29th year since the fall of the old world, David Masen, Bill's now grown–up son, wakes one morning to discover that the world has been plunged into darkness. The few sighted people have their artificial lights, but once more the triffid has the advantage. Setting off to find the cause of the darkness, David finds himself stranded.

Eventually rescued and taken to New York, he discovers a very different sort of colony, prosperous and technologically advanced. But this sophist

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Underground
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Underground
by Al Sarrantonio

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Al Sarrantonio's great lost novel!
 
In 1992, after the success of Al Sarrantonio's apocalyptic novel Skeletons, Bantam Books was set to publish its follow-up, Underground.  But then Bantam, almost overnight, did away with its entire horror line, and Underground went into oblivion.
 
But now, finally, it's back!
 
Fans of Al Sarrantonio's horror have been waiting 20 years for Underground to see print, and the time is almost here!
 
Underground, a picaresque tale of, literally, a trip to Hell, with characters such as Dr. Foostis and Malice in Wonderland, is an amazing journey to the very center of the Earth.  Told in the literary spirit of Skeletons, it's sure to astound and entertain.  And it's the only unpublished novel ever

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Bastion
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Bastion (Cemetery Dance Novella Series #25)
by Simon Clark

Cemetery Dance Novella SeriesCover and interior artwork by Alan M. Clark

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I didn't know where I was or why I was there. I didn't even know my own name.

The first thing I heard was a boy shouting at me. He was about sixteen, had sticky-up ginger hair, freckles like a spatter of brown gravy over his face, and these huge green eyes that were full of fury.

The rush of the arrival disorientated me so much I couldn't even understand what he was yelling at me. At least, not at first.

My face burned. My eyes were sore.

At least I was awake. The dream was over.

I had been

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The Angels
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The Angels (Cemetery Dance Novella Series #26)
by Rio Youers

Cemetery Dance Novella SeriesCover and interior artwork by Ray Dillon

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Life is good for 22-year-old Christopher Casey. He has the car, the beautiful girl, and he plays baseball for the Gracetown Angels.

His best friend, Hank Mosley, is the team superstar, but when he slumps at the beginning of the 1958 season, everything starts to unravel. Hank takes dark and drastic steps to reverse his fortune... but at what price?

How far would you go to make your dreams come true?

The Angels is a tale of passion, friendship, and dreams—an all-American baseball story set in a golden age, with tones both chilling a

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The Consultant: A New Novel!
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PW Star "Little understands the ominous undertones of companyspeak like initiatives, streamlining, and, most of all, termination... This is ink-black dark comedy at its chortling, devious best. Bosses who get the joke should be handing this out with the Christmas bonuses."
Booklist (starred review)

The Consultant: A New Novel
by Bentley Little

Collector's Note: This will be the World's First Publication of this new novel, which is a Cemetery Dance Publications exclusive!

About the Book:
CompWare is in serious trouble after a promised merger falls through, so they do what other businesses have done to bolster their public image: they hire a consulting firm to review and streamline their business practices

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Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman
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Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman
by Hank Wagner, Christopher Golden, and Stephen R. Bissette

Featuring an exclusive introduction by Bill Hader and exclusive artwork by Stephen R. Bissette!

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For more than twenty years Neil Gaiman has been one of the world's bestselling authors, and his loyal following is like none other. But no one has ever undertaken the daunting challenge of cataloging and researching every work the man has ever created. Until now.

In Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman, Hank Wagner, Christopher Golden, and Stephen R. Bissette take the reader on a detailed look at the man and his creations. Highlights include interviews with the author himself, collected rare works and previously unpublished writing, photographs, artwork, and conversations with Gaiman's beloved collaborators. Every story and every character are fe

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The Straw Men: The Special Limited Edition!
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"The Straw Men is brilliantly written and scary as hell. Be the first on your block to stay up all night with this one; it's a masterpiece."
— Stephen King

The Straw Men: The Deluxe Special Edition!
by Michael Marshall

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In Montana, a man attends the funeral of his parents, ostensibly killed in a car crash.

In Los Angeles, a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by a man assumed dead.

These events are linked by the fact that in both there is something missing. As there is in so much of the world, for so much of the time.

What's missing is a secret, something which strikes at the heart of what it is to be human. What it is that makes us this way...

This Cemetery Dance Publications exclusive special Limited Edition includes a long introduction by the author, scans of the author's writing note

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December Park
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"A complex and chilling tale of friends, family and the often murderous secrets that hide in the dark. Ronald Malfi takes you for a terrifying visit to December Park."
— Robert McCammon

December Park
by Ronald Malfi

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In the fall of 1993, the quiet suburb of Harting Farms is shocked when children begin to vanish, and one is found dead near December Park—a great, sweeping expanse that is sunken below the streets and surrounded on three sides by vast woodlands—a place children believe is haunted.

Newspapers call the abductor the Piper because he has come to lead children away, while kids whisper darker names for him in the school halls. Angelo Mazzone and his friends discover a link to the dead girl and take up the search for the killer, vowing to stop the Piper's reign of terror.

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John Dies at the End
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"...a case of the author trying to depict actual, soul-sucking lunacy, and succeeding with flying colors."
— Fangoria

John Dies At the End
by David Wong

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My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours.

You may not want to know about the things you'll read in these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You're in the game. You're under the eye.

The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why? You just have to trust me.

The important thing is this:

The drug is called Soy Sauce and it gives users a window in

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