The Dismembered, by Jonathan Janz

The Dismembered, by Jonathan Janz

  • Author: Jonathan Janz
  • Artist: Matthew Revert
  • Page Count: 178
  • Pub. Date: November 11th, 2022
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-833-2
  • Status: In-Stock



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"One of the best writers in modern horror to come along in the last decade. Janz is one of my new favorites." – Brian Keene, Horror Grandmaster

"If you're searching the horror horizon for your next dark star, your next must-read, the silhouette you see coming your way is Johnathan Janz." - Josh Malerman, New York Times Bestselling Author

"Janz uses a well-mined genre trope to craft something unique and gloriously twisted.”-  Library Journal, on The Dark Game

The Dismembered, by Johnathan Janz

About the Book:

In the spring of 1912, American writer Arthur Pearce is reeling from the wounds inflicted by a disastrous marriage. But his plans to travel abroad, write a new novel, and forget about his ex-wife are interrupted by a lovely young woman he encounters on a London-bound train. Her name is Sarah Coyle, and the tale she tells him chills his blood.

Sarah's younger sister has been entranced by Count Richard Dunning, who is rumored to dabble in bizarre religious rites and experimental medicine. Arthur agrees to help, but he has no idea of what awaits him at Altarbook, Sarah's ancestral mansion, or the remote English countryside, where Count Dunning and his followers are about to unleash an unholy supernatural power.

"...a creepy, fast read embellished with supernatural elements and over-the-top characters...Readers nostalgic for past literature but in search of fresher reading material with more contemporary details will appreciate this addition to modern horror." - Booklist

"A masterpiece of Gothic Fiction, The Dismembered, by novelist Jonathan Janz, is a compelling read from first page to last. Original, eloquent, fascinating, erudite, "The Dismembered" will have a very special appeal to readers with an; interest in supernatural and erotic themed suspense thrillers." - The Midwest Book Review

"With modern sensibilities, Janz tackles the Gothic tale, stamping the genre with his unique spin of blood-chilling horror." -This Is Horror

"The novella mingles romance, suspense and good old-fashioned gory horror. It is easy to imagine The Dismembered as a Hammer Horror film from the 1970s, with Count Dunning’s wickedly elegant portrayal recalling the suave ruthlessness of Christopher Lee or Vincent Price." - HorrorDNA

“Janz (The Raven) presents a novella that gruesomely and delightfully turns the staid gothic on its head. In 1912, American Arthur Pearce meets a young woman, who convinces him to come to her family’s estate in the English countryside to help rescue her sister from the clutches of the dashing, possibly immortal Count Dunning. While the characters all represent a cross section of what one would expect in a gothic novel, and the setting and narrative voice are pitch-perfect, there are hints at every turn that readers are in for a different ride. Once the twist comes, readers are treated to a visceral and terrifying tale of death, dismemberment, long held grudges, and dark family secrets, with a satisfying dash of new love.

Fans of the gothic will love how Janz uses well-worn tropes in more modern ways, while at the same time readers of 21st-century horror will gain a new appreciation for the genre’s roots. Suggest far and wide to anyone looking for a fast-paced, fun, and scary read, but especially to those who enjoyed The Hacienda, by Isabel Cañas, or the “Stoker’s Wilde” series, by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi.” - Starred Library Journal Review

"I was completely enthralled by The Dismembered, and also reminded of just how good Jonathan Janz can be in novella form with a lean story that's cut right down to the bone." - Michael Patrick Hicks, author of The Resurrectionists

"As a fun throwback, The Dismembered works quite well. The plot never drags, and the atmosphere carries well. The goriest sections of the book make for a great pay-off. The characters are well-developed enough that you care for their fates as things get grimmer." - SF Signal

Jonathan Janz is the author of more than a dozen novels. He is represented for Film & TV by Ryan Lewis (executive producer of Bird Box). His work has been championed by authors like Josh Malerman, Caroline Kepnes, Stephen Graham Jones, Joe R. Lansdale, and Brian Keene. His ghost story The Siren and the Specter was selected as a Goodreads Choice nominee for Best Horror. Additionally, his novels Children of the Dark and The Dark Game were chosen by Booklist and Library Journal as Top Ten Horror Books of the Year. He also teaches high school Film Literature, Creative Writing, and English. Jonathan’s main interests are his wonderful wife and his three amazing children. You can sign up for his newsletter (http://jonathanjanz.us12.list-manage....), and you can follow him on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Amazon, and Goodreads.

Published in Trade Paperback