Brian FREEMAN

  • Brian Freeman won the International Thriller Writers' Best Hardcover Novel Award 2013 for SPILLED BLOOD.


    In the quiet town of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, a baby vanishes from her bedroom in an opulent lakeside home. It looks like an abduction, but Lieutenant Jonathan Stride suspects that her father has a great deal to hide. That same night, a young policewoman stumbles into the middle of a horrific crime in an encounter which will bring a sadistic killer right into the heart of her already complicated life. Meanwhile, deep in the woods, a small and shallow grave conceals a secret that Stride and his team must unearth before time runs out...

  • Anglais The Bone House

    Brian Freeman

    Brian Freeman won the International Thriller Writers' Best Hardcover Novel Award 2013 for SPILLED BLOOD.


    A teenager murdered. A teacher accused. A secret that won't stay buried.


    A year ago, accusations of an affair with a pupil cost Mark Bradley his teaching job. Now the student's sister has been found dead, and Mark faces a hostile town convinced of his guilt. Hilary Bradley is determined to protect her husband, but digging into the girl's secrets proves dangerous. Her only ally is a quirky Florida detective named Cab Bolton. As the facts emerge about the murdered girl's past, Cab's suspicion grows that others are involved in her death. But there are people willing to kill to keep the truth hidden - and to make sure Mark pays the ultimate price for a young girl's murder. Hilary and Cab are both outsiders in a place that doesn't trust strangers and they're running out of time to find out what's buried in the ashes of the past...

  • Brian Freeman won the International Thriller Writers' Best Hardcover Novel Award 2013 for SPILLED BLOOD.


    Lieutenant Jonnny Stride knows his partner Maggie is in trouble when she reports a deadly crime on a bitter winter night. Maggie's obviously hiding a terrible secret, but she isn't the only one. A seductive young woman has disappeared, leaving behind a trail of lurid fantasies and a cryptic message. With his ex-cop girlfriend Serena, Stride uncovers a sordid web of violence and voyeurism someone is determined to keep secret. As they hunt for a killer, a predator with a vicious past is hunting them. Every step they take is bringing them closer to a showdown, amid howling winds and blinding snow - where survival is measured in seconds... and crimes can be buried for ever.

  • NINE YEARSIt is almost a decade since Duluth said goodbye to its innocence. The city creeps ever closer to the anniversary of the year in which it found itself both gripped by murder and united in terror; and during which the pillar of its community, DS Jonathan Stride, had his home and heart torn to ribbons by the claws of cancer.NINE LIVESCat Mateo, an orphan with a knack of landing on her feet, has bid farewell to a life on the streets. This once-stray teenager owes her rescue to Detective Stride, the father figure she holds close to her heart. But Cat holds something else to her chest - a secret: the sheer power of which she could not possibly comprehend.A secret that, once out of the bag, will not just viciously scratch at Duluth's still-healing wounds, but will make DS Jonathan Stride wave goodbye to his convictions about the events nine years before, and say hello to his darkest fears.

  • Au mauvais endroit, au mauvais moment...


    Grand Rapids, petite bourgade tranquille du Minnesota. Une fillette de onze mois, Callie, disparaît dans une luxueuse résidence au bord du lac Pokegama. Il se pourrait que son père ne soit pas étranger à ce drame. La même nuit, Kasey Kennedy, agent de police, se perd dans le brouillard et est témoin d´un meurtre sanglant. Le tueur, qui n´en est pas à son coup d´essai, n´apprécie guère d´avoir été dérangé en pleine action, et décide de punir Kasey, une bien « vilaine fille »...

    Pour Jonathan Stride, qui est chargé des deux enquêtes, la plus grosse difficulté sera de composer avec les victimes : la mère de l´enfant, prête à tout pour sauver son bébé, et la jeune policière, qui n´a pas l´intention de se laisser faire.

  • Deux villes liées par une querelle mortelle.
    Deux petites villes au milieu des immenses champs de maïs du Minnesota, séparées par une rivière. D'un côté, Barron, prospère grâce à Mondamin Research, un laboratoire de pointe spécialisé dans les OGM et les pesticides. De l'autre, Saint Croix, qui se dépeuple et dépérit. En cinq ans, plusieurs adolescents y sont morts de leucémie. Les habitants ont accusé Mondamin d'en être responsable, mais ils ont été déboutés.
    La situation s'envenime quand Ashlynn, la fille du directeur général du laboratoire, est retrouvée assassinée et qu'Olivia, résidente de Saint Croix, est soupçonnée du meurtre. Malgré des indices accablants, son père, Christopher, avocat d'affaires à Minneapolis, est convaincu de son innocence. Il va lui falloir trouver des preuves. Tandis que planent sur la région les menaces apocalyptiques d'un mystérieux psychopathe répondant au nom d'" Aquarius ", Christopher plonge au coeur des secrets de ces deux villes ennemies dans l'espoir de sauver sa fille. Mais la connait-il vraiment ?

  • Une maison brûle dans le Wisconsin, non loin d'un lieu appelé la Porte des Morts. Une petite fille de dix ans, Glory, assiste au drame depuis le garage où elle s'est glissée en cachette dans la nuit.
    Six ans plus tard, on la retrouve morte sur une plage de Floride, étranglée. Mark Bradley, professeur dans la petite ville de Glory, est soupçonné du meurtre. Tout le monde le croit coupable excepté sa femme Hilary, qui a déjà été la seule à le défendre quand, un an plus tôt, on l'a accusé d'avoir eu des rapports sexuels avec une de ses élèves.
    Cab Bolton, l'inspecteur qui enquête en Floride sur la mort de Glory, ne tarde pas à penser que c'est dans le Wisconsin qu'il trouvera la clef de l'affaire. Mais ceux qui habitent dans le voisinage de la Porte des Morts ne sont pas très enclins à parler du passé. Certains sont même prêts à tuer pour que la vérité demeure cachée...

  • It's every parent's worst nightmare. Chris Hawk's daughter has been accused of murder . . . and she looks guilty as sin.Chris rushes to the small town in Minnesota where his ex-wife and his only child, Olivia, now live, determined to defend his daughter. He discovers two towns at war: Barron, where a chemical works has brought jobs and fortune, and St Croix, Olivia's downriver home, where the same chemical works are believed to have brought death: a cancer cluster with mysterious origins.Olivia is at the centre of this feud. So is the girl she's suspected of killing. If Chris is to find out what really happened, he needs to learn everything about his daughterÂ... but he's beginning to realise he hardly knows her at all. Chris wants to believe Olivia is innocent, but belief is only the first step. Now he has to prove it. And all the while, the Barron boys are waiting, baying for her blood.

  • A third woman dead in two months.And for the third time, Alison Malville isn't sure her husband was home all night.When the killer sends the usual photo of his victim to the press, she sees an item of her clothing left with this body, too.Could you believe your own husband was capable of murder? Would you turn him in?This is exclusive to ebook, a gripping read from the acclaimed author of SPILLED BLOOD. b

  • Ten years ago, six-year-old Catalina Mateo hid under the porch of her family home while a knife butchered her mother and a bullet killed her father. Now, a rough-sleeping orphan, Cat arrives at the house of Detective Jonathan Stride, pleading for protection. Covered in blood and drenched in the icy waters of Lake Superior, she claims to have narrowly escaped a cold-blooded killer. Stride's raw instinct is to protect Cat, whose late parents' case - and his personal guilt associated with it - still sends a shiver down his spine. As a result, he takes the troubled teenager under his wing without as much as a second thought. However, Stride's partner Maggie Bei is not convinced. She doubts the sincerity of this beautiful young streetwalker who has so easily won Stride's trust, and now sleeps in his house with a butcher's knife under her pillow. As Stride continues to care for Cat, Maggie's suspicions solidify, and a single question occupies the void between them: should Stride be afraid for, or of, this terribly damaged girl?

  • Lake Wales, Central Florida. Ten years ago, a political fundraiser became a bloodbath when a hooded assassin carried out a savage public execution. Three men were massacred, casting a dark shadow over the Sunshine State. A decade on, history is threatening to repeat itself. The widow of one victim, herself now running for governor, has received an anonymous threat - a newspaper clipping from that fateful day, along with the chilling words 'I'm back.' Florida detective Cab Bolton agrees to investigate the threat against this candidate, Diane Fairmont: an attractive politician who has a complicated history with Cab's mother, Hollywood actress Tarla Bolton - and with Cab himself. But by doing so, Cab is entering dangerous waters. Fairmont's political party is itself swamped in secrecy - a fact that, unknown to Cab, has led one of its junior staff to start asking very sensitive questions about the death of a party employee. Both Cab and this young researcher, Peach Piper, are digging up the kind of dirt that ten years can't wash away. And as the powerful crosswinds of state politics swirl around Cab and Peach, and the threat of a tropical storm hangs over Florida, this whirlwind of pressure and chaos will ultimately unearth a poisonous conspiracy, and reawaken a killer who has lain dormant for a decade.

  • In this edge-of-your-seat ebook novella - a prelude to the latest full-length Jonathan Stride novel, The Cold Nowhere - the Duluth Detective makes a fly-by visit to his mother's resting place, only to become caught up in the apparent suicide of one of the town's policeman.

  • Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Bill Pronzini, Simon Clark, and Ramsey Campbell are the first contributors to a mind-bending new series of short-story collections that push the boundaries of horror and dark suspense to the bleeding edge. From Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the acclaimed Cemetery Dance Publications, Dark Screams: Volume One reaches across genres to take readers beyond the precipice of mortal toil and into the glimmering void of irreality and beyond.
    WEEDS by Stephen King When a meteorite lands on his property, Jordy Verrill envisions an easy payday. Unfortunately for Jordy, this is no ordinary rock--and the uncompromising force inside has found its first target.
    THE PRICE YOU PAY by Kelley Armstrong Never pay more than you owe. Sounds like easy advice to follow. But for Kara and her childhood friend Ingrid, some debts can never be repaid . . . especially those tendered in blood.
    MAGIC EYES by Bill Pronzini Edward James Tolliver has found a weary sort of asylum among the insane. He knows hes not one of them--but how can he tell anyone about the invaders without sounding that way?
    MURDER IN CHAINS by Simon Clark Imagine awaking to find yourself in an underground vault, chained by the neck to a murderous lunatic, a grunting goliath who seems more animal than man. What would you do to save yourself?
    THE WATCHED by Ramsey Campbell Little Jimmy gets a glimpse of the cold truth when he finds out that its not always what you see that can get you into trouble; its who knows what you see.

  • Robert McCammon, Norman Prentiss, Shawntelle Madison, Graham Masterton, and Richard Christian Matheson scale new heights of horror, suspense, and grimmest fantasy in Dark Screams: Volume Two, from Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the renowned Cemetery Dance Publications.
    THE DEEP END by Robert McCammon Everyone thinks the drowning death of Neil Calder in the local swimming pool was a tragic accident. Only his father knows better. Now, on the last night of summer, Neil returns in search of revenge.
    INTERVAL by Norman Prentiss Flight 1137 from St. Louis by way of Nashville has gone missing. As anxious friends and family gather around the gate, a ticket clerk finds herself eyewitness to a moment of inhuman evil.
    IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK by Shawntelle Madison Eleanor has come from New York City to prep an old Victorian house in Maine for Americas Mysterious Hotspots. Although shes always thrown herself into her work, this job will take her places shes never dreamed of going.
    THE NIGHT HIDER by Graham Masterton C. S. Lewis wrote about a portal that led to a world of magic and enchantment. But the wardrobe in Dawns room holds only death--until she solves its grisly mystery.
    WHATEVER by Richard Christian Matheson A 1970s rock n roll band that never was--in a world that is clearly our own . . . but perhaps isnt, not anymore . . . or, at least, not yet--takes one hell of a trip.
    Praise for Dark Screams: Volume One A wicked treat [featuring] some of the genres best . . . Dark Screams: Volume One is a strong start to what looks to be an outstanding series.--Hellnotes A solid collection of quick reads, a nice selection of appetizers that represent the horror genre and many of its incarnations well.--October Country These tales are well written, fun to read, and a great way to kill a winter afternoon. Recommended for fans of short-story collections and dark fiction!--Horror After Dark If Volume One is any indication of quality, Im all in for the rest of the series.--Not Too Terrible The editors have set themselves a high bar to meet in future volumes. . . . Its going to be a solid series.--Adventures Fantastic

  • Peter Straub, Jack Ketchum, Darynda Jones, Jacquelyn Frank, and Brian Hodge contribute five gloomy, disturbing tales of madness and horror to Dark Screams: Volume Three, edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the celebrated Cemetery Dance Publications.
    THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES OF FREDDIE PROTHERO by Peter Straub A mere child yet a precocious writer, young Freddie records a series of terrifying encounters with an inhuman being that haunts his life . . . and seems to predict his death.
    GROUP OF THIRTY by Jack Ketchum When an award-winning horror writer on the downward slope of a long career receives an invitation to address the Essex County Science Fiction Group, he figures hes got nothing to lose. He couldnt be more wrong.
    NANCY by Darynda Jones Though shes adopted by the cool kids, the new girl at Renfield High School is most drawn to Nancy Wilhoit, who claims to be haunted. But it soon becomes apparent that poltergeists--and people--are seldom what they seem.
    I LOVE YOU, CHARLIE PEARSON by Jacquelyn Frank Charlie Pearson has a crush on Stacey Wheeler. She has no idea. Charlie will make Stacey see that he loves her, and that she loves him--even if he has to kill her to make her say it.
    THE LONE AND LEVEL SANDS STRETCH FAR AWAY by Brian Hodge When Marni moves in next door, the stale marriage of Tara and Aidan gets a jolt of adrenaline. Whether its tonic or toxic is another matter.
    Praise for the Dark Screams series A wicked treat [featuring] some of the genres best . . . Dark Screams: Volume One is a strong start to what looks to be an outstanding series.--Hellnotes The editors have set themselves a high bar to meet in future volumes. . . . Its going to be a solid series.--Adventures Fantastic Dark Screams: Volume Two [is] a worthwhile read and a great entry to this series. If this upward trend in quality continues, we are sure to see amazing things in the volumes to come.--LitReactor Five fun-to-read stories by top-notch horror scribes. How can you lose? The answer: you cant.--Atomic Fangirl

  • Mick Garris, J. Kenner, Kealan Patrick Burke, Del James, and Bentley Little pry open a sarcophagus of horror and dread in Dark Screams: Volume Five, from Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the esteemed Cemetery Dance Publications. EVERYTHING YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED by Mick Garris It was supposed to be the night of his life: a celebration of his one hit slasher flick. But the price of admission is higher than this has-been filmmaker ever could have imagined. THE ONE AND ONLY by J. Kenner When he was seven, Will Underwood’s nanny told him she had the Sight. Years later, a broken heart sends him to New Orleans . . . but it’s fate that leads him to Madame Darkling’s Voodoo Emporium. THE LAND OF SUNSHINE by Kealan Patrick Burke Although she was mute long before the affair that nearly wrecked their marriage, her silence has tortured her husband ever since. Now he will seek out what he has lost--or be driven mad by remorse. MECHANICAL GRATITUDE by Del James Arnold loves his ’68 Camaro almost as much as he loves his wife, and he’s willing to do anything to protect them both--especially after hearing strange noises coming from his garage. THE PLAYHOUSE by Bentley Little A real-estate agent is drawn into a children’s playhouse behind an abandoned property she’s trying to sell--and finds herself strangely reluctant to leave. Praise for Dark Screams: Volume Five “Freeman and Chizmar’s fifth horror anthology runs the gamut from throwback horror to lyrical and heartbreaking tales. . . . This collection will satisfy.”--Publishers Weekly “A horror fan’s dream . . . As with the rest of the series, fans of the genre should not hesitate to pick this one up.”--Examiner.com “You can discover new authors and rediscover old ones, and that’s always a good thing in my book. Recommended for fans of short story collections!”--Char’s Horror Corner “Dark Screams: Volume Five builds on the success of previous volumes, with the editors picking top-notch horror stories from old pros and new stars alike.”--Battered, Tattered, Yellowed & Creased “I cannot help showering praise on every single installment in this ongoing series, with this latest being no exception. . . . Dark Screams: One through Four and especially Five are perfect reads for the Halloween season.”--LitReactor

  • Clive Barker, Heather Graham, Lisa Morton, Ray Garton, and Ed Gorman lead readers down a twisted labyrinth of terror, horror, and suspense in Dark Screams: Volume Four, from Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the revered Cemetery Dance Publications. THE DEPARTED by Clive Barker On All Hallows’ Eve, a dead and disembodied mother yearns to touch her young son one last time. But will making contact destroy them both? CREATURE FEATURE by Heather Graham What could be better publicity for a horror convention than an honest-to-goodness curse? It’s only after lights out that the hype--and the Jack the Ripper mannequin--starts to feel a little too real. THE NEW WAR by Lisa Morton Mike Carson is a war hero and a decorated vet. He doesn’t deserve to be trapped in a hospital with some black thing sitting on his chest as patients die all around him. His only hope is to take out the nurse--before it’s his turn. SAMMY COMES HOME by Ray Garton It’s what every family prays for: a lost pet returning home. But when Sammy, the Hale family sheepdog, appears on their doorstep, he brings back something no parent would ever wish upon his or her child. THE BRASHER GIRL by Ed Gorman Cindy Marie Brasher is the prettiest girl in the Valley, and Spence just has to have her. Unfortunately, Cindy has a “friend” . . . a friend who tells her to do things . . . bad things. Praise for Dark Screams: Volume Four “Collectively, Volume Four constitutes the most cohesive, narratively enriching and entertaining Dark Screams entry to date. Be it the presence of genre icons Barker and Morton, stories from the lesser-known but equally talented Garton and Gorman, or the pure fun of Graham’s tale, fans of horror of every variety will find something to love in these pages.”--LitReactor “The best of the bunch so far.”--Examiner.com “Stacks up well with any of the other three books so far [with] a fairly good variety in the kinds of horror stories too . . . If you’re new to the series, this is a good jumping-on point.”--Wagging the Fox “Dark Screams is one of the best values on the horror market. . . . Do yourself a favor, and pick it up.”--Adventures Fantastic

  • Stephen King, Lisa Morton, Nell Quinn-Gibney, Norman Prentiss, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tim Curran plunge readers into the dark side in this deeply unsettling short-story collection curated by legendary horror editors Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar. THE OLD DUDE’S TICKER by Stephen King Richard Drogan has been spooked ever since he came back from Nam, but he’s no head case, dig? He just knows the old dude needs to die. THE RICH ARE DIFFERENT by Lisa Morton Even though she made her name revealing the private lives of the rich and famous, Sara Peck has no idea how deep their secrets really go . . . or the price they’ll pay to get what they desire. THE MANICURE by Nell Quinn-Gibney A trip to the nail salon is supposed to be relaxing. But as the demons of the past creep closer with every clip, even the most serene day of pampering can become a nightmare. THE COMFORTING VOICE by Norman Prentiss It’s a little strange how baby Lydia can only be soothed by her grandfather’s unnatural voice, ravaged by throat cancer. The weirdest part? What he’s saying is more disturbing than how he says it. THE SITUATIONS by Joyce Carol Oates There are certain lessons children must learn, rules they must follow, scars they must bear. No lesson is more important than this: Never question Daddy. Or else. THE CORPSE KING by Tim Curran Grave robbers Kierney and Clow keep one step ahead of the law as they ply their ghoulish trade, but there’s no outrunning a far more frightening enemy that hungers for the dead. Praise for the Dark Screams series “A wicked treat [featuring] . . . some of the genre’s best.”--Hellnotes, on Volume One “Five fun-to-read stories by top-notch horror scribes. How can you lose? The answer: you can’t.”--Atomic Fangirl, on Volume Two “If you have not tried the series yet, do yourself a favor and grab a copy of any (or all) of the books for yourself.”--Examiner.com, on Volume Three “Fans of horror of every variety will find something to love in these pages.”--LitReactor, on Volume Four “[Volume Five] runs the gamut from throwback horror to lyrical and heartbreaking tales.”--Publishers Weekly

  • Robert McCammon, James Renner, Kaaron Warren, Brian Hodge, Bill Schweigart, and Mick Garris reveal sinister secrets and unsavory pasts in a haunting anthology of short stories collected by acclaimed horror editors Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar.
    LIZARDMAN by Robert McCammon
    The lizardman thinks he knows about all the mysterious dangers of the Florida swamps, but there are things lurking in the bayou that are older and deadlier than his wildest dreams.
    A MONSTER COMES TO ASHDOWN FOREST (IN WHICH CHRISTOPHER ROBIN SAYS GOODBYE) by James Renner
    Although every child dreams of visiting Hundred Acre Wood, only one has ever actually frolicked in that fabled forest--and survived.
    FURTHEREST by Kaaron Warren
    She’s been going to the beach since she was a child, daring the other kids to go out past the dunes where those boys died all those years ago. Now she realizes that the farther out you go, the harder it is to come back.
    WEST OF MATAMOROS, NORTH OF HELL by Brian Hodge
    After the success of their latest album, Sebastián, Sofia, and Enrique head to Mexico for a shoot under the statue of Santa Muerte. But they have fans south of the border who’d kill to know where they get their inspiration.
    THE EXPEDITION by Bill Schweigart
    On a quest to bring glory to the Führer, Lieutenant Dietrich Drexler leads his team into the ruins of the Carpathian Mountains. But the wolf that’s stalking them is no ordinary predator.
    SNOW SHADOWS by Mick Garris
    A schoolteacher’s impulsive tryst with a colleague becomes a haunting lesson in tragedy and terror when he’s targeted for revenge by an unlikely, unhinged rival.
    Praise for the Dark Screams series
    “A wicked treat [featuring] . . . some of the genre’s best.”--Hellnotes, on Volume One
    “Five fun-to-read stories by top-notch horror scribes. How can you lose? The answer: you can’t.”--Atomic Fangirl, on Volume Two
    “If you have not tried the series yet, do yourself a favor and grab a copy of any (or all) of the books for yourself.”--Examiner.com, on Volume Three
    “Fans of horror of every variety will find something to love in these pages.”--LitReactor, on Volume Four
    “[Volume Five] runs the gamut from throwback horror to lyrical and heartbreaking tales.”--Publishers Weekly

  • Kelley Armstrong, Kate Maruyama, Michael McBride, Taylor Grant, and Greg Chapman unleash the unsettled spirits of the past in five frightening stories collected by celebrated editor, author, and horror guru Brian James Freeman.
    THE WAY LOST by Kelley Armstrong
    The kids in Franklin don’t ask questions. Each Halloween, one of them disappears into the forest. Dale promised his mother he’d never go into the woods alone. But the kids in Franklin also lie.
    LA CALAVERA by Kate Maruyama
    The Día de los Muertos Festival at the Hollywood Cemetery used to be ours. Now, without Jasmine, it’s only right that I go one last time in her honor--before I let her go for good. . . .
    THE DEVIL’S DUE by Michael McBride
    Pine Springs, Colorado, has prospered for generations by honoring its traditions and its promises. Then one man refuses to do his civic duty--and the price he must pay is fatally steep.
    A THOUSAND ROOMS OF DARKNESS by Taylor Grant
    Samhainophobia: an irrational fear of Halloween. Phasmophobia: an irrational fear of ghosts. For Anne, these terrors are more rational than she knows.
    THE LAST NIGHT OF OCTOBER by Greg Chapman
    Every year, one little boy wearing a grotesque Frankenstein mask comes knocking at Gerald’s door. Gerald has always managed to avoid him . . . until this year.

  • Robert McCammon, Kevin Lucia, John R. Little, Lisa Morton, and Mark Allan Gunnells put the horror back in Halloween with a quintet of devilishly delightful tales, curated by acclaimed author and editor Brian James Freeman.
    STRANGE CANDY by Robert McCammon
    Chocolate bars and sour suckers are trick-or-treat staples, but beware the odd sweet at the bottom of your bag. You never know who it’s from--or what it might do to you.
    THE RAGE OF ACHILLES by Kevin Lucia
    Father Ward should have heeded the warnings about hearing confession on All Hallow’s Eve. Because a man is about to tell him a secret more haunting than any he has heard before.
    DEMON AIR by John R. Little
    Fear of flying is not uncommon. But on this transpacific airline, the real danger isn’t the flight itself. It’s whoever--or whatever--is up in the air with you.
    LA HACIENDA DE LOS MUERTOS by Lisa Morton
    Trick McGrew, former cowboy star of the silver screen, has never believed in tall tales. But down in Mexico, the land of La Llorona, he’s about to find out just how real urban legends can be.
    #MAKEHALLOWEENSCARYAGAIN by Mark Allan Gunnells
    Some people will go to any lengths to rack up retweets, likes, and follows on social media, no matter who they end up hurting . . . or even killing.
    Praise for Halloween Carnival Volume 1
    “[Halloween Carnival: Volume One] provides festive entertainment from an assortment of the genre’s most accomplished regulars.”--Unnerving Magazine
    “Entertaining . . . I’d suggest reading them in the daytime.”--Journey of a Bookseller
    “A solid collection . . . A Halloween fan who reads ebooks can’t go wrong here.”--Battered, Tattered, Yellowed, & Creased

  • Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O’Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub, and Lee Thomas weave six hair-raising yarns proving that appearances can be deceiving--and deadly--in this horror anthology assembled by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar.
    INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong
    Vivienne dreams of moving up in the company, and now she’s got her chance. All the company asks in return is that she prove her absolute devotion by playing a simple, silly little game.
    SUMMER OF ’77 by Stewart O’Nan
    Suntanned and bleached blond, the boys and girls of summer never expect anything to interrupt their carefree days. They never see me coming until it’s too late.
    THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant
    Emma was the great love of his life, even after she vanished. So when she reappears at a cocktail party fifteen years later, he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her from slipping away again.
    THE BLACKOUT by Jonathan Moore
    When a body goes missing from the morgue, Detective Nakahara is called in to investigate. Despite the storm, it should be a simple case. After all, a dead body can’t just walk out on its own . . . right?
    VARIATIONS ON A THEME FROM SEINFELD by Peter Straub
    At six years old, Clyde noticed that his reflection decided not to show up in the mirror. Whenever it happens, he just needs to go through the mirror and fetch him. The trick is making it back.
    TORN by Lee Thomas
    Luther’s Bend is the kind of place where bad things just aren’t supposed to happen, but even the sleepiest towns have secrets . . . and the full moon can bring retribution for all manners of sins.
    Praise for the Dark Screams series
    “A wicked treat [featuring] . . . some of the genre’s best.”--Hellnotes, on Volume One
    “Five fun-to-read stories by top-notch horror scribes. How can you lose? The answer: you can’t.”--Atomic Fangirl, on Volume Two
    “If you have not tried the series yet, do yourself a favor and grab a copy of any (or all) of the books for yourself.”--Examiner.com, on Volume Three
    “Fans of horror of every variety will find something to love in these pages.”--LitReactor, on Volume Four
    “[Volume Five] runs the gamut from throwback horror to lyrical and heartbreaking tales.”--Publishers Weekly

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