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Reaper fun

Don’t Fear the Reaper‘s not out for a year yet, but, while it was happening here in 2022:
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Chainsaw avalanche, part the fourteenth

This isn’t formatted well. Just, you know, a friendly heads-up. Trick is, whenever I stumble onto a list, a review, I stash it in a list on my phone. But, my publicity team is much better at this, and they sometimes send me nicely-done annotated lists. Which I’m including here, as, right now, I don’t have time to dig those links out. So, everything here should be clickable. But I can’t guarantee it being visually appealing. And, there may be some doubli…

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Don’t Fear the Reaper

Book 2 of the Indian Lake Trilogy

Jade Daniels is back, but so is someone else: Dark Mill South, a legendarily bad killer.

It’s winter, so Proofrock is frozen.

And, who survived My Heart is a Chainsaw, and what’s left of them?

Just like last time, the bodies are piling up fast, too fast, and somebody’s got to figure it out or stop it, or, first, just even try to survive.

Alliances will be formed, blood will be spilled, secrets will be revealed, and, at the center o…

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Night of the Mannequins

From Stephen Graham Jones returns with Night of the Mannequins, a contemporary horror story where a teen prank goes very wrong and all hell breaks loose: is there a supernatural cause, a psychopath on the loose, or both?

at: | Amazon | BN | Boulder Bookstore | Tattered Cover | |

Bram Stoker Award wrap-up!

links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Weekly | Library Journal | Cemetery Dance | Goodreads | NetGalley | The Scariest Things | Locus | Ni

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My Heart is a Chainsaw

You won’t find a more hardcore eighties slasher fan than high school senior Jade Daniels. And you won’t find a place less supportive of girls who wear torn t-shirts and too much eyeliner than Proofrock, nestled eight thousand feet up the mountain in Idaho, situated in Pleasant Valley right alongside Indian Lake, home to both Camp Blood — site of a massacre fifty years ago — and Terra Nova, a modern-day American Camelot currently under construction, which is quic…

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The Only Good Indians

Ten years ago outside Browning, Montana, four Blackfeet shot some elk, and then went on with their lives. It happens every year, it’s been happening forever, it’s the way it’s always been. But this time it’s different.

Ten years after that fateful hunt, these men are being stalked, are being hunted themselves. By who? By . . . what? And why?

Some hunting expeditions, they’re never really over.

This one’s just beginning.


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Mapping the Interior

Walking through his own house at night, a twelve-year-old thinks he sees another person stepping through a doorway. Instead of the people who could be there, his mother or his brother, the figure reminds him of his long-gone father, who died mysteriously before his family left the reservation. When he follows it he discovers his house is bigger and deeper than he knew.

The house is the kind of wrong place where you can lose yourself and find things you’d rather not have. Over the …

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The Night Cyclist

The Night Cyclist by Stephen Graham Jones is a horror novelette about a middle-aged chef whose nightly bicycle ride home is interrupted by an unexpected encounter.” A original e-book, edited by Ellen Datlow. Thought up one night when I was cycling home at night, faster and faster, because I was pretty sure there was something faster behind me. As happens.

Order here / read here. Read reviews here (Goodreads)  |  LitReactor list

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Set in the deep South, Mongrels is a deeply moving, sometimes grisly, and surprisingly funny novel that follows an unnamed narrator as he comes of age under the care of his aunt and uncle — who are werewolves. They are a family living on the fringe, struggling to survive in a society that shuns them: living in cars or trailers, moving every couple of months, eating from garbage cans, taking whatever work they can scrounge. Mongrels takes us on a compelling and fasci

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