Booklist calls THE HANDYMAN “a finished mansion full of sick, playful rooms for you to explore.”

We’re pleased to report that The Handyman by Bentley Little is being lauded by the critics as perhaps his best novel to date in his already acclaimed career. Here’s what Daniel Kraus in Booklist just had to say:

“And you thought your contractor was bad? Little, one of the most dependable tanks in horror fiction, follows such delightful jobs-from-hell shockers as The Mailman (1991) and The Consultant (2015) with a story of a simple handyman named Frank Watkins. Or Watson. Or Wilton. Or Wilson. Depends on where he pops up, see. Daniel Martin was just a little kid when Frank built a vacation house for the Martin family—a house that had dead dogs buried under it and suffered a structural collapse that killed Daniel’s brother. Years later, Daniel, now in real estate, happens across other so-called “Frank houses,” structures of shoddy build that always manage to kill their occupants. Teaming up with a paranormal TV show called Ghost Pursuers (Little cleverly credits Frank’s supernatural activity as causing the rise of such shows), Daniel hits the road to track down this hammer-swinging, cement-pouring, child-killing fix-it man. Though Little appears to lose interest during the mumbo-jumbo-filled final battle, this is far from a fixer upper. It’s a finished mansion full of sick, playful rooms for you to explore.”

The Handyman

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Review: ‘Strange Weather’ by Joe Hill

Strange Weather by Joe Hill
William Morrow (October 24, 2017)
448 pages; $17.10 hardback; $14.99 e-book
Reviewed by Blu Gilliand

Earlier this year, people began calling 2017 “The Year of King.” The “King” in question is Stephen King, who’s had a busy year even for, well, Stephen King: new television series based on his novella The Mist and Mr. Mercedes; a milestone birthday (his 70th) in September; a critical and box office smash hit in IT; two more critically acclaimed adaptations for Netflix in Gerald’s Game and 1922; and a brand new novel, Sleeping Beauties, co-written with his son Owen.

Now, as the year is winding down, it’s King’s other son, Joe Hill, who has stepped up to claim his place in “The Year of King” with Strange Weather, a collection of four short novels and one of the strongest overall works in Hill’s already illustrious career.Continue Reading

THREE New eBooks by Glen Hirshberg!

We’re very pleased to announce we’ve published THREE terrific eBooks by Glen Hirshberg, and you can click on the covers below for more information or to place your order via your favorite eBook store:

The Janus Tree

The Book of Bunk

American Morons

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My First Fright featuring Michael Wehunt

Usually, I avoid stuff that gives me nightmares; I’m funny like that. I don’t get much sleep as it is (father of two little ones) and when I do, I prefer to sleep soundly, my dreams free of terrifying imagery.

Michael Wehunt apparently doesn’t value his sleep. He watches movies that give him nightmares and keeps going back for more! But perhaps that unbridled enthusiasm for the macabre helped lead to his success as a writer?

Wehunt is an Atlanta-based author. His debut collection, Greener Pastures, was shortlisted for the Crawford Award and a Shirley Jackson Award finalist. His short fiction has appeared in publications like Shock Totem, Innsmouth Magazine and, yes, Cemetery Dance.Continue Reading

The Outsider: A Novel by Stephen King: Coming In June 2018 From Scribner!

We’re pleased to report we’ll be receiving copies of THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King, his chilling new novel from Scribner. They’re calling it “one of his most propulsive and unsettling stories ever” and we have to agree. This one is not for the faint of heart.

About the Book:
From #1 New York Times bestseller Stephen King, whose brand has never been stronger, comes one of his most propulsive and unsettling stories ever.

An eleven-year-old boy is found in a town park, hideously assaulted and murdered. The fingerprints (and later DNA) are unmistakably those of the town’s most popular baseball coach, Terry Maitland, a man of impeccable reputation, with a wife and two daughters. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland coached, orders an immediate and public arrest. Maitland is taken to jail, his claim to innocence scorned. Maitland has a foolproof alibi, with footage to prove that he was in another city when the crime was committed. But that doesn’t save him either.

King constructs a propulsive plot, and a race against time to uncover the identity of a terrifying and diabolical killer who has left victims—and “perpetrators”—across the country, and who is on his way to his next horrific act.

King’s psychological suspense is at its most riveting in this extraordinarily dramatic and eerie story. He is devastatingly vivid on the experience of being falsely blamed—the effect on the accused, the spouse, the children; the suspicion of friends, even the most loyal; the impossibility of ever being innocent again (if you are lucky to enough to live). He is also masterful at showing us that supernatural monsters are startlingly like human beings who do monstrous things.

The Outsider

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Review: ‘Angler in the Darkness’ by Edward M. Erdelac

Angler in the Darkness by Edward M. Erdelac
CreateSpace (April 2017)
384 pages; $14 paperback; $3.99 e-book
Reviewed by Chris Hallock

Versatile scribe Edward M. Erdelac is a whiz at seamless genre-blending, exemplified by his popular Merkabah Rider series featuring a demon-fighting Hasidic gunfighter and his exploits in the Wild West. Erdelac occupies a special place in literature, honoring the tradition of high concept fantasy engineered by luminaries Robert E. Howard and Jules Verne, spliced with the gritty DNA of Elmore Leonard and Joe R. Lansdale.Continue Reading

The Forsaken: Stories of Abandoned Places edited by Joe McKinney and Mark Onspaugh

We’re very pleased to announce another new addition to our eBook line-up, The Forsaken: Stories of Abandoned Places edited by Joe McKinney and Mark Onspaugh.

About the Book:
We’ve all seen them.

The abandoned gas station, its pumps gone to rust. The once popular diner, now boarded up, its bright colors fading. A luxury yacht, adrift and alluring. An amusement park, once filled with the laughter of children, now a place of eerie silence.

A church, a factory, a drive-in. Once hives of activity, now they stand mute, each one containing its share of memories…and secrets.

In this collection, editors Joe McKinney and Mark Onspaugh select twenty-two guides who take you to those places of barely glimpsed phantoms and uneasy mysteries, including contributions by Deborah LeBlanc, Harvey Jacobs, Gene O’Neill, Piers Anthony, Lisa Morton, and many others!

The Foresaken Anthology

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The Ones Who Are Waving: Stories of the Strange, Sad, and Wondrous by Glen Hirshberg

We’re thrilled to report we’ll be publishing a signed Limited Edition hardcover of The Ones Who Are Waving: Stories of the Strange, Sad, and Wondrous, a brand new collection by the incomparable Glen Hirshberg, whose past work has won him three International Horror Guild Awards and the Shirley Jackson Award. His previous collections include The Two Sams, American Morons, and The Janus Tree.

The Ones Who Are Waving: Stories of the Strange, Sad, and Wondrous is already rolling at the printer and will be published later this year!

The Ones Who Are Waving

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Review: ‘Hap and Leonard: Savage Season’ adapted by Jussi Piironen

Hap and Leonard: Savage Season adapted and illustrated by Jussi Piironen
Short, Scary Tales Publications/IDW (October 2017)
124 pages; £39.95 signed, numbered hardcover; $17.99 paperback; $7.99 e-book
Reviewed by Blu Gilliand

Joe R. Lansdale’s “Hap and Leonard” series isn’t the first thing that comes to my mind when considering what books would benefit from being adapted in graphic novel form. Lansdale’s series, about a couple of blue collar buddies whose keen sense of right and wrong gets them into escalating amounts of trouble with bad guys and good guys alike, is elevated by the author’s sharp dialogue and natural storytelling ability—two things which could easily be lost in translation when moving to the more visual medium of comics.Continue Reading

EIGHT New eBooks by Bentley Little!

We’ve been swamped with projects on the print line this year, but we also recently published THIRTY brand new eBooks, which we’ll be officially announcing this month!

We’re extremely proud of this first batch, which represent some of the very best titles in Bentley Little’s backlist. These books will also be published as trade paperbacks later this year and as signed Limited Edition hardcovers in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Click on the covers below for more information about the eBook editions or to place your order via your favorite eBook store:

The University

The Ignored

The Collection

The Association

Dispatch

Dominion

The Policy

The Burning

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The Halloween Children by Brian James Freeman and Norman Prentiss: New Trade Hardcover Coming Later This Year!

“The Halloween Children goes beyond the creepy kids and paranormal hauntings tropes to deliver a disturbing and thought-provoking look into family dynamics and our own changing imaginations.”
Rue Morgue

We’re pleased to report we’ll be publishing a brand new trade hardcover edition of The Halloween Children by Brian James Freeman and Norman Prentiss later this year for everyone who missed out on the Earthling Press signed Limited Edition hardcover a few years back!

The Halloween Children

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Nothing O’Clock by Neil Gaiman: Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of his Doctor Who Novella From Gauntlet Press!

We’re pleased to report we’ll be receiving a limited supply of ALL THREE SIGNED EDITIONS of the new special edition of Nothing O’Clock by Neil Gaiman, his Doctor Who novella, from Gauntlet Press & Borderlands Press!

When the BBC enlisted a variety of bestselling British authors to a collection celebrating “the twelve doctors” of their Doctor Who series, Neil Gaiman contributed a novella entitled Nothing O’Clock, which depicts Doctor Who with the task of saving all of time and space from slipping off into abject nothingness. Fans of both the Doctor Who series and the whimsical genius of Neil Gaiman will be charmed by his unique contribution to the canon.

Nothing O'Clock

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The HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL eBook Series LAUNCHES TODAY!

THIS BRAND NEW HALLOWEEN ANTHOLOGY SERIES LAUNCHES TODAY!

Each volume in the Halloween Carnival series features five amazing authors presenting their very different styles of October chills and thrills — four short stories and at least one sizable novella per eBook!

Authors involved include Robert McCammon, Peter Straub, Kelley Armstrong, Glen Hirshberg, Lisa Morton, Al Sarrantonio, Ray Garton, Richard Chizmar, and MANY others!

There will be a new volume released each Tuesday in October, and VOLUME ONE is available NOW for download IMMEDIATELY! Click on the covers for more information:

Halloween Carnival One

Halloween Carnival Two

Halloween Carnival Three

Halloween Carnival Four

Halloween Carnival Five

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Bev Vincent reviews Gerald’s Game

Stephen King News From the Dead Zone

The Moonlight Man

There’s a lot to like in Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Gerald’s Game, a book long thought to be unfilmable since so much of it consists of internal dialog, with the main character handcuffed to a bed for much of it.Continue Reading

Everville by Clive Barker: New Signed Limited Edition Hardcover From Gauntlet Press!

We’re very pleased to report we’ll be receiving a limited supply of the signed Limited Edition hardcover of Everville by Clive Barker from Gauntlet Press! This special edition will feature color cover art by Clive Barker, black and white interior art by Clive Barker, and numerous bonus items. Caitlín R. Kiernan is writing an introduction and Josh Boone is writing an afterword.

Everville

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