Category Archives: horror

A Winter Haunting (Season of Horrors 03) by Dan Simmons

Product info (from Goodreads): A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage — and now darkness is closing in on him. In the last hours of Halloween he has returned to the dying … Continue reading

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An Evil Mind (Robert Hunter 06) by Chris Carter

Product info  (from Goodreads): A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff’s Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery – a serial killer who has been kidnapping, … Continue reading

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Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin

Synopsis (from Goodreads): When struggling riverboat captain Abner Marsh receives an offer of partnership from a wealthy aristocrat, he suspects something’s amiss. But when he meets the hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York, he is certain. For York doesn’t care that … Continue reading

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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Product info (from Goodreads): What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed—and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own … Continue reading

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The Passage (The Passage 01) by Justin Cronin

Synopsis (from Goodreads): An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of … Continue reading

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Drood by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Drood… is the name and nightmare that obsesses Charles Dickens for the last five years of his life. On June 9, 1865, Dickens and his mistress are secretly returning to London, when their express train hurtles over … Continue reading

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The Terror by Dan Simmons

Synopsis: The Terror is a fictional tale based on the real life experience of the notoriously doomed John Franklin Expedition. The two ships, the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror, sailed from England in 1845. Their aim was to explore the area … Continue reading

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The Hollow Man by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Jeremy Bremen has a secret.  All his life he’s been cursed with the ability to read minds.  He knows the secret thoughts, fears, and desires of others as if they were his own.  For years, his wife, Gail, has served … Continue reading

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The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

I heard about this one from Melfka a writer, a reviewer and a friend – thank you very much for the tip! Synopsis (mostly from Goodreads): Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they … Continue reading

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The Scholomance by R. Lee Smith

Synopsis (from Goodreads): For centuries, there has been a legend of a hidden school where magic is taught by the demons who dwell there to anyone who seeks them out. Still the price of the education is high: anyone who … Continue reading

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