At Home in the Dark

At Home in the Dark

  • Editor: Lawrence Block
  • Pub. Date: 2019
  • Status: Out of Print

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At Home in the Dark
edited by Lawrence Block

Dust jacket illustration by Ken Laager

Publisher: Subterranean Press
Publication Date: 2019
Limited Edition: $50

Limited: 500 numbered hardcover copies, signed by the editor!

Richard Chizmar has a brand new story in this anthology and he will be happy to sign the copies ordered through our store!

About the Book:
The crime fiction canopy's a broad one, with room to give shelter to writing of all sorts, as editor Lawrence Block shows with At Home in the Dark:

Some of these stories have one or both feet planted in another genre. James Reasoner's story is a period western, Joe Lansdale's is bleakly dystopian, and Joe Hill's novelette slithers through a little doorway into another world.

And now that I've singled out those three, I suppose I should go ahead and list the rest of the gang: N. J. Ayres, Laura Benedict, Jill D. Block, Richard Chizmar, Hilary Davidson, Jim Fusilli, Elaine Kagan, Warren Moore, Joyce Carol Oates, Ed Park, Nancy Pickard, Thomas Pluck, Wallace Stroby, and Duane Swierczynski.

If you're looking for a common denominator, two come to mind. They're all dark stories, with nothing cozy or comforting about them. And every last one of them packs a punch.

Which is to say that they're all very much At Home in the Dark—and we can thank O. Henry, master of the surprise ending, for our title. ‘Turn up the lights,' he said on his deathbed. ‘I don't want to go home in the dark.'

Table of Contents:
Foreword: It's Getting Dark in Here — Lawrence Block
Hot Pants — Elaine Kagan
The Eve of Infamy — Jim Fusilli
Night Rounds — James Reasoner
The Flagellant — Joyce Carol Oates
The Things I'd Do — Ed Park
Favored to Death — N. J. Ayres
Rough Mix — Warren Moore
This Strange Bargain — Laura Benedict
The Senior Girls Bayonet Drill Team — Joe R. Landale
If Only You Would Leave Me — Nancy Pickard
Giant's Despair — Duane Swierczynski
Whistling in the Dark — Richard Chizmar
O Swear Not by the Moon — Jill D. Block
Nightbound — Wallace Stroby
The Cucuzza Curse — Thomas Pluck
Cold Comfort — Hilary Davidson
Faun — Joe Hill