A Special Spooky Round-Up (10/1/20)

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Calling all goblins and ghouls, witches and wizards, serial killers and supernatural scaries! It is officially Spooky Season, and today we bring you a round-up of the most scream-worthy tales to keep you on your toes and covered in goosebumps.


3 starred reviews, an Indie Next Pick, and a LibraryReads Pick!

“Fans of a blend of horror, mystery, dark humor, and the uncanny found in books like Daniel O’Malley’s THE ROOK (2012) will want to start with the first Ninth House book, then devour this one.”– Booklist, starred review

“An incredible journey into the chaos of the mind, Muir’s latest (after GIDEON THE NINTH) doubles down on all the wonderfully queer and pulpy moments, body horror, and macabre humor of her debut—and exceeds it.”–Library Journal, starred review

“[T]his dark, bloody puzzle box of a sequel is a knockout.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE SHADOWS by Alex North

2 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick!

“An overwhelming atmosphere of doom and disaster hovers over the perennial darkness of the nearby woods. This heart-pounding page-turner is impossible to put down.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This second stunning thriller firmly establishes North as a rapturous teller of tales.”–Booklist, starred review

HIS & HERS by Alice Feeney

“Feeney does a masterly job of folding in layers of several characters’ troubled shared pasts and explosive secrets. The breathtaking finale is sure to blindside readers. This is a masterpiece of misdirection.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

DARK ARCHIVES: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin by Megan Rosenbloom

“While the idea of anthropodermic books, or books bound in human skin, may conjure images of serial killers toiling in underground lairs, Rosenbloom (collections strategies librarian, Univ. of California Los Angeles) shows that the truth is both more mundane and more sinister.”–Library Journal, starred review

RED HANDS by Christopher Golden

“A car crashes into a small-town parade and a sick man emerges, instantly killing everyone he touches…For fans of horror-thriller series like those by Jonathan Maberry and Mira Grant.”–Booklist, starred review


“Meijer’s sharp, enjoyable debut novel (after RAG, a story collection) is a bildungsroman that develops the themes of loneliness, sexuality, nature, and violence that her readers will recognize from her short fiction.”–Publishers Weekly

HARROW THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir; 9781250313225; available now.
THE SHADOWS by Alex North; 9781250318039; available now.
HIS & HERS by Alice Feeney; 9781250266071; available now.
DARK ARCHIVES by Megan Rosenbloom; 9780374134709; available 10/20/20.
RED HANDS by Christopher Golden; 9781250246301; available 12/8/20.
THE SEVENTH MANSION by Maryse Meijer; 9780374298463; available now.

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