Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula
by Valdimar Ásmundsson; translated by Hans Corneel De Roos
Bram Stoker's Dracula takes on a life of its own in this first ever English translation of a 1901 Icelandic adaptation. Adding details such as new characters and plot variations, author Valdimar Ásmundsson may have been working from an early draft of Stoker's original. Whether you're fascinated by changes to the classic vampire tale or just looking for a dark and chilling adventure, you won't want to miss Power of Darkness.
Ararat: A Novel
by Christopher Golden
After an avalanche uncovers an ancient boat (maybe Noah's Ark) on Turkey's Mt. Ararat, an archaeological team finds human-like remains inside a coffin -- and the skeleton has horns! Then the explorers are trapped by a blizzard, and terrifying things happen. Is the evil coming from a supernatural power? Once you start reading award-winning Christopher Golden's Ararat, you won't be able to put it down.
by Michael Tolkin
This post-apocalyptic thriller portrays a global epidemic of amnesia, in which only a few people (called the Verified) retain complex skills. An elite Verified community luxuriates behind a wall in Los Angeles, while other survivors wander through the desolate realms outside. But some of these outsiders fully retain their memories, and their challenge to the Verifieds' dominance leads to a climactic battle, which fans of Max Brooks' World War Z may enjoy.
The Girl from Rawblood: A Novel
by Catriona Ward
An ancestral curse, a ghostly mansion on England's brooding Dartmoor, a teenager in love, and disaster: The Girl from Rawblood presents a gripping narrative, starting in 1910 and moving back and forth through generations of young Iris Villarca's family. Publishers Weekly declares that author Catriona Wade's debut "perfectly balances sensory richness with the chills of the uncanny," recalling authors such as Wilkie Collins, Diane Setterfield, and Shirley Jackson.
The Supernatural Enhancements: A Novel
by Edgar Cantero
Going from Europe to Virginia to claim an estate he's inherited, A. Wells, along with his companion, a mute Irish punk girl named Niamh, finds an opulent mansion but wonders about the suicide of his benefactor. Gradually discovering old family secrets, A. relates his tale through letters, other written communications, and transcriptions of recordings. This engaging and offbeat narration raises chill bumps right up to the twisty ending.
The Infernals: A Novel
by John Connolly
In The Infernals, the Great Malevolence is seeking revenge on young Samuel Johnson for having foiled his plot to invade the world, as recounted in The Gates. But the 13-year-old boy and his dachshund, Boswell, are more than a match for Hell's demons. Dramatic, gory, and horrific, this 2nd in the Samuel Johnson series also packs whimsy and the optimism of innocence into an adventure in Hell.
Zombie, Ohio: A Tale of the Undead
by Scott Kenemore
Satire and dry humor characterize this zombie apocalypse novel, which stars former college professor Peter Mellor. Peter narrates his experiences, starting with his fatal car wreck, and alert readers will be slightly ahead of him on the learning curve. Author Scott Kenemore offers wit, gore, and scary action to please zombie aficionados who appreciate "some philosophy with their gore" (Publishers Weekly).
Cat Out of Hell: A Novel
by Lynne Truss
In Cat Out of Hell, librarian Alec Charlesworth learns that each generation of cats spawns a few Überkatzen who can carry out dastardly plots, and he sets out with his faithful dog Watson to right the wrongs of one of those evil cats. Grammar maven Lynne Truss (author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves) crafts an "anti-narrative that reads like M.R. James on bad acid with a laugh track" (Kirkus Reviews).
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