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The Language of Fear
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The Language of Fear
by Del James

Introduction by W. Axl Rose

This Special Limited Edition Features 11 Bonus Stories Not Appearing In Any Other Edition!

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One of the most talked about collections of the 1990s is back again as a new Signed Limited Edition from Cemetery Dance Publications featuring eleven bonus short stories not appearing in any other edition! This special edition features the original contents of the paperback edition, including the introduction by W. Axl Rose, along with a new introduction/afterword from Del James about the eleven bonus stories. This is a special edition that no horror collection would be complete without!

Table of Contents:
Introduction by W. Axl Rose
A Tale of Two Heroines
Adult Nature Material
Bloodlust
Date Rape
High School Memories
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The Loveliest Dead
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The Loveliest Dead
by Ray Garton

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Sorry, the Deluxe Lettered Edition has already sold out!

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To most people it's just a large house, old and a bit run-down.

To the Kellar family it's a new start, a chance to wipe out the painful past and begin again.

But soon it will become a living nightmare.

The terrors begin before the Kellars have even finished unpacking.

Who are the mysterious children playing on the rusty, vine-covered swing set in the backyard?

Who is the figure sitting in the dark corner of the bedroom at night?

Who—or what—waits in the basement?

They are the dead and they cannot rest. Horror stalks the halls of the Kellar house. And the secrets of the past are reaching from beyond the grave to destroy the living...

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The Prophet
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What do Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Scott Smith, Dennis Lehane, and Dan Simmons all have in common? They're huge fans of Michael Koryta! So are we, and we think our collectors will be, too! Don't wait to place your order because this incredible Signed Deluxe Special Limited Edition won't last long!

The Prophet (Deluxe Signed Special Limited Edition)
by Michael Koryta

Note for the Collectors:
This is the first of several Limited Editions by Koryta that we'll be publishing, and collectors who order a copy of The Prophet through our website will be the first notified about future special editions!

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Adam Austin hasn't spoken to his brother in years. When they were teenagers, their sister was abducted and murdered, and their devastated family never recovered. Now A

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Dinner With the Cannibal Sisters
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Dinner With the Cannibal Sisters
by Douglas Clegg

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From Douglas Clegg, award-winning author of Neverland and Isis, comes a dark gem about a notorious family — and a feast like no other.

You're invited to dinner...

In October 1890 authorities discovered two teenaged girls at Bog Farm surrounded by a scene of unimaginable carnage. A legend grew of their cannibalistic night of terror, but young Lucy and Sally were never put to trial and no one has ever before gotten close enough to interview them.

Twenty years later, an inexperienced reporter travels to their New Hampshire farm, determined to shed light upon the events of that night.

Lizzie Borden, Dr. Crippen, the Windrow Sisters — murderers whose mystique has lasted more th

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The Ruins: The Deluxe Special Edition
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"The Ruins is going to be America's literary shock-show this summer, doing for vacations in Mexico what Jaws did for beach weekends on Long Island."
— Stephen King

The Ruins
by Scott Smith

About the Book:
Trapped in the Mexican jungle, a group of friends stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could ever imagine.Two young couples are on a lazy Mexican vacation–sun-drenched days, drunken nights, making friends with fellow tourists. When the brother of one of those friends disappears, they decide to venture into the jungle to look for him. What started out as a fun day-trip slowly spirals into a nightmare when they find an ancient ruins site... and the terrifying presence that lurks there.

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• deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches)
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A Simple Plan: The Deluxe Special Edition
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"Simply the best suspense novel of the year... Read this book."
— Stephen King

A Simple Plan
by Scott Smith

About the Book:
A Simple Plan marked the astonishing debut of a natural born storyteller and is one of the most talked about thrillers of the last two decades.

It's a novel about a young man, unaware of his own moral fragility, who finds an immense cache of money — and makes a seemingly plausible decision that sets his hitherto "ordinary and ordered" life on the road to chaos and horror. He is Hank Mitchell — steady, solid, devoted husband, proud new father. He tells the story.

It begins on a snowy winter afternoon. Hank is driving on a lonely country road with his brother, Jacob, and his brother's pal, when suddenly Jacob's dog leaps into the woods. Following him, the three men come upon the wreckag

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Cold Comforts
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Cold Comforts: Tales of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem
by Peter Crowther

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You know, you think you know someone and then . . . kablooey! Something comes walking along, right up to you, and then punches you in the nose. It's like that with Peter Crowther.

After reading Peter's previous collection for Cemetery Dance, the poignantly dark The Longest Single Note back in 1999, you'd think you have his measure — after all, it echoes the nostalgia and gore served up in Escardy Gap, his epic collaboration with James Lovegrove. But then he sideswipes you with the science fictional tales of Songs of Leaving and you think, ah, okay . . . got him now (particularly as you've read the Forever Twilight novellas)! But then comes The Spaces Between The Lines, as bleak a gathering of horror yarns

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Lucifer's Lottery
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Lucifer's Lottery
by Edward Lee

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Theology student Hudson has just won the lottery, but not just any lottery — Satan's lottery.  Only eleven people in all of human history have been so honored since Lucifer's fall from Heaven in 5318 B.C.  All Hudson need do is say "yes," and he will receive an all-expenses-paid tour of Hell, and his tour-guide is the damned soul of H.P. Lovecraft, the greatest horror writer of all time...

And into the Abyss Hudson ventures to witness carnal pleasures that boggle the mind and horrors piled upon horrors within the smoking, screaming metropolis that is now Lucifer’s domain.  But will Hudson make the ultimate choice and disavow his salvation to become a prince in Hell?
  
Lucifer's Lottery takes the reader on a macabre and harrowing trek of unspeakable evil, devilish intrigue, demented eroticism, and ends in the very mansion of Satan himself...

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Relic
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"Better than anything the theoretically recombinant team of Michael Crichton and Peter Benchley could ever hope to achieve."
Albuquerque Journal

Relic
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

About the Book:
Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human... But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Now museum researcher Margo Green must find out who — or what — is doing the killing. But can she do it in time to stop the massacre?

Special Features Exclusive to this Deluxe Collector's Edition:
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Gideon's Corpse
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Gideon's Corpse
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

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A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff.

A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before.

Sifting through the evidence, authorities determine that the unthinkable is about to happen: in ten days, a major American city will be vaporized by a terrorist attack.

And Gideon Crew, tracking the mysterious terrorist cell from the suburbs of New York to the mountains of New Mexico, learns the end may be something worse—far worse—than mere Armageddon.

Special Features Exclusive to this Deluxe Collector's Edition:
• deluxe oversized design different from any other edition
• a full-colo

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The Twelve
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The Twelve
by Justin Cronin

About the Book:
In his internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed novel The Passage, Justin Cronin constructed an unforgettable world transformed by a government experiment gone horribly wrong.

With The Twelve, the story continues...

In the present day:
As a man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos, desperate to find others, to survive, to witness the dawn on the other side of disaster.

Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, has been so broken by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child's arrival even as society dissolves around her.

Kittridge, known to the world as "Last Stand in Denver," has been forced by loss of electrical power to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infecte

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Screamplays
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Featuring Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Richard Matheson, Richard Laymon, Harlan Ellison, Joe R. Lansdale, and Ed Gorman!

Screamplays
edited by Richard Chizmar and Martin H. Greenberg

Introduction by Dean Koontz

Featuring nearly 30 pieces of interior artwork by Glenn Chadbourne and a creepy cover painting by Les Edwards!

About this Special Edition:
Cemetery Dance Publications is proud to announce the world's first deluxe, collectible hardcover edition of this acclaimed anthology! This massive oversized special edition will weigh in at 545 pages and feature a mind-blowing 9 X 12 trimsize, just likeThe Secretary of Dreams by Stephen King! To make this an even more special edition, <

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Smoke and Mirrors
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Featuring original works by Neil Gaiman, William Peter Blatty, Stewart O'Nan, Frank Darabont, William F. Nolan, Joe Hill, Brian Keene & Michael Oliveri, Poppy Z. Brite, Kealan Patrick Burke, Mick Garris, Ray Garton, and Joe R. Lansdale!

Smoke and Mirrors: Screenplays, Teleplays, Stage Plays, Comic Scripts & Treatments
edited by Richard Chizmar

A Note From the Publisher:
Cemetery Dance Publications is proud to announce Smoke and Mirrors, a collection of screenplays, teleplays, stage plays, comic scripts, and treatments by thirteen masters of horror and fantasy. This deluxe oversized book reproduces the scripts exactly as they were written in the author's own formatting. This special edi

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Rick Dempsey's Caught Stealing
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Rick Dempsey's Caught Stealing: Unbelievable Stories From a Lifetime of Baseball
by Johnathon Schaech

About the Book:
Rick Dempsey's Caught Stealing is a collection of fun, colorful, and entertaining stories from one of the most beloved characters in baseball.

It's a book that brings back the magic of baseball to anyone who reads it—the magic Rick would bring to every stadium he ever played in.

From bank robbing little league coaches to two world championships, Caught Stealing will surely entertain and hopefully inspire.

"This book helps me remember, as an adult, why I love this beautiful game and the characters associated with it."
— Josh Charles (The Good Wife, Sports Night)

"Caught Stealing manages to walk the fine line between fan

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Dreamlike States
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"Brian produces stories that are melancholy and chilling, and his work never cheats the reader."
— From the introduction by New York Times bestselling author Ed Gorman

Dreamlike States: Six Stories
by Brian James Freeman

Featuring an exclusive introduction by Ed Gorman and original interior illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne

About the Book:
This collection by Brian James Freeman features six dark stories that are a little different from his other works. Some focus on unusual characters and some are simply told in unusual ways. The last two are closely linked pieces, although the connection is hidden under the surface.

* When Sam discovers the jogger dying in the middle of the road in "As She Lay There Dying," he isn't ready for what she has to tell him: Sammy, we can't run anymore. He

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Weak and Wounded
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"Brian James Freeman's stories will leave you greatly moved and a bit disoriented, as a truth is uncovered, a hope is concealed, a terror is faced, a horror is revealed."
— From the introduction by Ron McLarty

Weak and Wounded: Five Stories
by Brian James Freeman

Featuring an exclusive introduction by Ron McLarty and original interior illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne

About the Book:
This new collection by Brian James Freeman features characters who are searching for answers to deeply troubling questions.

* In "Running Rain," a devastated husband and wife try to pretend life can somehow be normal again after their son becomes a victim of a serial killer known as The Riverside Strangler... but the

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Chills
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Chills
by Rick Hautala

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A blizzard is slamming into Vermont, but it doesn't matter to Meg Clarke. She knows she'll be trapped in her music store in the shopping mall overnight with a small crew of her employees doing one final inventory.

But after they're locked in for the night, they realize this isn't a normal winter storm. Ghastly faces appear in the store windows and disappear in a swirl of wind-blown snow. Dark, mysterious figures loom in and out of sight in the darkened corridors of the mall. Ghostly voices shriek inside the howling blasts of winter wind. Soon Meg and the others are besieged by something too terrifying to imagine.

Before the night is over, a terrible secret from Meg's past will come back to haunt her and the group's only chance to survive will be to go out into the raging storm that's trying to kill them...

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Jack and Jill
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Jack & Jill
by Kealan Patrick Burke

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When they were kids, Gillian and John used to visit the local cemetery every Sunday after church. It was a curious place for children to frequent, but they had their reasons. The main attraction was the lofty hill that separated the cemetery from the elementary school, and the act of tumbling down it like Jack and Jill was a ritualistic escape from the abuse they were suffering at their father's hands.
 
It was an escape that lasted only until John's tragic death.
 
Now, Gillian is all grown up. Married with two children, she has managed over the years to force the trauma of her nightmarish childhood into the darkest recesses of her mind.
 
But lately...
 
Lately there are dreams, and in them Gillian sees impossibly vivid reenactments of the horrors she endured as a child. Nightly, she sees John die all over again, only not in the way she remembers.
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Four Killers
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Four Killers
Featuring Peter Straub, Joe R. Lansdale, Brian Keene, and Ray Garton

Featuring interior artwork by Russell Dickerson

About the Book:
Four Killers is a special anthology of serial killer stories by four of our favorite authors. The signed Limited Edition of this very special book is already SOLD OUT and OUT OF PRINT before publication. It will never be available to the general public: no dealers, no wholesalers, no bookstores, no direct sales, no individual copy sales.

Only collectors who purchased the Cemetery Dance Exclusive Collectors Set #2 will receive this very exciting NOT FOR SALE signed Limited Edition when it is published and there are NO MORE additional copies available. We've offered Not For Sale books before, but there has always been the understanding the book might be republished down the road. With this book, we can tell you right now: IT WILL NEVER SEE PRINT AGAIN!

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Vortex
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Vortex
by Ray Garton

Featuring cover and interior artwork by Russell Dickerson

About the Book:
Karen Moffett and Gavin Keoph are outstanding private investigators hired by Martin Burgess, a Stephen King-like blockbuster horror writer with money to burn, who wants to know if any of the supernatural stuff he writes about has any basis in reality.

He wants to send Karen and Gavin to California's Mt. Shasta, a mecca for New Agers and all manner of spiritual seekers. Mt. Shasta is said to be a "vortex" of various kinds of energy — magnetic, spiritual, and "unknown." The activity there supposedly includes alien visitations, ghosts, strange physical phenomena, and Lemurians, the little people from Atlantis who are said to live inside the mountain...

All of this sounds too fantastic to be true, of course, but Karen and Gavin are going to learn the very strange truth about Mt. Shasta... the question is, will they

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