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Monday, April 26, 2010

Horror: The First Quarter

As the end of April is upon us and it is time for my update on the horror books worth your attention from the first 4 months of 2010.

Before I list the ones I am eagerly devouring, I also want to draw your attention to the Spring into Terror collaborative effort of the following websites, Monster Librarian, Dark Scribe Magazine, Horror World, and The Horror Fiction Review.

Use the links to go directly to their special Spring into Terror sections and see what they think is worth your attention. In general, these are also your best resources for all things horror.

I have a few of my own to mention here. Some I will report on in the coming months, but for others, you will have to check them out for yourself (all are or will soon be available through the BPL) or wait until my new book is released for more details (early 2011). For now, you can click through to read more about them on Amazon.

The Castle of Los Angeles DwellerDarkness on the Edge of Town
  • Castle of Los Angeles by Lisa Morton (a full length novel from the award-winning story writer)
  • Dweller by Jeff Strand (a bit more serious horror from the comic horror master; still funny though)
  • The Bridge by John Skipp and Craig Spector (apocalyptic story with an intelligent virus = scary)
  • Darkness on the Edge of Town by Brian Keene ( I really like everything he does)

Creatures of the Pool SnowSparrow Rock

  • Creatures of the Pool by Ramsey Campbell (British horror master; Jack the Ripper tie in, great reviews)
    Snow by Ronald Malfi (snowstorm, ghosts inhabiting people, murder)
  • Sparrow Rock by Nate Kenyon (end of the world, teenagers running from monsters; what's not to like)
Let me know what you are reading. Also, look for information in the coming weeks about my new Horror only blog which I am working on in conjunction with the new book. I will have it up and running early this summer.

1 comment:

Bobbie said...

I've been reading Phil Rickman lately and he does a great job keeping me up at night. I'm making my way through "Turn of the Screw" right now--an old one, of course, but scary nonetheless. It's been a while since I've read any real horror books, but it looks like the genre's really branched out since Stephen King and Dean Koontz.