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… Preceded by Chaos: Vol. - 1 (… Preceded by Chaos)

by M. Wheeler

...Preceded by Chaos is a graphic illustrated series, charting the dramatic past, present and future of a young emergency room doctor, as the stress of saving lives threatens to overwhelm him. Mitchell Weaver is a troubled young Emergency Medicine doctor, orbiting a world of high-stress, intense pressure. It’s a distinguished profession with the burden of a variety of particularly disturbing personal demons that he must battle in order to maintain the façade of sanity and control. The third instalment of the series, Volume -1, takes place before the first book in the series, Volume 0, before Mitchell’s attempt at sobriety and self-awareness. During this chapter Mitchell travels to Spain in an attempt to find a part of himself that his been lost. But ultimately, Mitchell’s trip to Barcelona may be an escape more than journey.

1, 2, BOO!: A Spooky Counting Book

by Paul Howard

This fun counting board book is packed with silly skeletons and creepy spiders, perfect for little monsters at Halloween!Watch out! There are monsters, ghosts, and skeletons about!Join the Halloween fun and count to ten with all the creepy creatures--you might just be scared silly!

1, 2, BOO!: A Spooky Counting Book

by Paul Howard

This fun counting board book is packed with silly skeletons and creepy spiders, perfect for little monsters at Halloween!Watch out! There are monsters, ghosts, and skeletons about!Join the Halloween fun and count to ten with all the creepy creatures--you might just be scared silly!

100 American Horror Films (BFI Screen Guides)

by Barry Keith Grant

In 100 American Horror Films, Barry Keith Grant presents entries on 100 films from one of American cinema's longest-standing, most diverse and most popular genres, representing its rich history from the silent era - D.W. Griffith's The Avenging Conscience of 1915 - to contemporary productions - Jordan Peele's 2017 Get Out. In his introduction, Grant provides an overview of the genre's history, a context for the films addressed in the individual entries, and discusses the specific relations between American culture and horror. All of the entries are informed by the question of what makes the specific film being discussed a horror film, the importance of its place within the history of the genre, and, where relevant, the film is also contextualized within specifically American culture and history. Each entry also considers the film's most salient textual features, provides important insight into its production, and offers both established and original critical insight and interpretation.The 100 films selected for inclusion represent the broadest historical range, and are drawn from every decade of American film-making, movies from major and minor studios, examples of the different types or subgenres of horror, such as psychological thriller, monster terror, gothic horror, home invasion, torture porn, and parody, as well as the different types of horror monsters, including werewolves, vampires, zombies, mummies, mutants, ghosts, and serial killers.

100 American Horror Films (BFI Screen Guides)

by Barry Keith Grant

In 100 American Horror Films, Barry Keith Grant presents entries on 100 films from one of American cinema's longest-standing, most diverse and most popular genres, representing its rich history from the silent era - D.W. Griffith's The Avenging Conscience of 1915 - to contemporary productions - Jordan Peele's 2017 Get Out. In his introduction, Grant provides an overview of the genre's history, a context for the films addressed in the individual entries, and discusses the specific relations between American culture and horror. All of the entries are informed by the question of what makes the specific film being discussed a horror film, the importance of its place within the history of the genre, and, where relevant, the film is also contextualized within specifically American culture and history. Each entry also considers the film's most salient textual features, provides important insight into its production, and offers both established and original critical insight and interpretation.The 100 films selected for inclusion represent the broadest historical range, and are drawn from every decade of American film-making, movies from major and minor studios, examples of the different types or subgenres of horror, such as psychological thriller, monster terror, gothic horror, home invasion, torture porn, and parody, as well as the different types of horror monsters, including werewolves, vampires, zombies, mummies, mutants, ghosts, and serial killers.

13 Bullets: Number 1 in series (Laura Caxton Vampire #1)

by David Wellington

All the official reports say they are dead - extinct since the late '80s, when a fed named Jameson Arkeley nailed the last vampire in a fight that nearly killed him. But the evidence proves otherwise. When a state trooper named Caxton calls the FBI looking for help in the middle of the night, it is Arkeley who gets the assignment - who else? He's been expecting such a call. Sure, it's been years since any signs of an attack, but Arkeley knows what most people don't: there is one left. In an abandoned asylum she is rotting, plotting and biding her time in a way that only the undead can. But the worst thing is the feeling that the vampires want more than just Caxton's blood. They want her for a reason, one she can't guess; a reason her sphinxlike partner knows but won't say; a reason she has to find out or die trying. Now there are only 13 bullets between Caxton and Arkeley and the vampires. There are only 13 bullets between us, the living, and them, the damned.

15 Miles

by Rob Scott

Samuel 'Sailor' Doyle has transferred from Vice to Homicide in the Virginia State Police. He has a mistress, an alcohol problem, a prescription drug dependency, and a burgeoning self-loathing that alienates his wife and family.On Friday 3 July, the rookie investigator is assigned to a double homicide on a rural farm some 15 miles outside Richmond. One of the victims has been interred in a makeshift tomb, while the other is stuck half-in, half-out of a hope chest overflowing with cat litter. And the farm is covered with dead bodies: dozens of cats, sheep, goats, cows, and one dead horse. The mentally handicapped daughter of the victims, Carl and Claire Bruckner, is missing.Doyle soon discovers that Bruckner was a Marine captain who lost his leg in Vietnam thanks to the incompetence of his commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Lake - now retired General Robert Lake, and Republican Party presidential hopeful, who will be speaking in Richmond on July fourth - the following evening. What Doyle fails to realise as he follows the various clues is that wherever he goes, he is spreading disease - and not just any disease, but Yersinia pestis. The plague.Is the dead Marine planning revenge, even from beyond the grave?

1922

by Stephen King

The chilling novella featured in Stephen King's bestselling collection Full Dark, No Stars, 1922 - about a man who succumbs to the violence within - is now available as a stand-alone publication.I believe there is a man inside every man, a strangerSo writes Wilfred James in his confession. It's 1922. Wilfred owns eighty acres of farmland in Nebraska that have been in the family for generations. His wife, Arlette, owns an adjoining one hundred acres.But if Arlette carries out her threat to sell her land to a pig butcher, Wilfred will be forced to sell too. Worse, he'll have to move to the city. But he has a daring plan. It may work if he can persuade his son. A powerful tale of betrayal, murder, madness and rats, 1922 is a breathtaking exploration into the dark side of human nature from the great American storyteller Stephen King. It was adapted into a film from Netflix.

20th Century Ghost

by Joe Hill

Alec Sheldon owns the Rosebud Theatre, an old-style movie palace, and worries about the future, and mortality - a fear made all the sharper by the knowledge that his beautiful old theatre is haunted ...Joe Hill is the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2, Horns, and Heart-Shaped Box, and the prize-winning story collection 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the co-author, with Stephen King, of In the Tall Grass.

20th Century Ghosts

by Joe Hill

Imogene is young, beautiful, kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead, the legendary ghost of the Rosebud Theater.Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with a head full of big ideas and a gift for getting his ass kicked. It's hard to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. Francis is unhappy, picked on; he doesn't have a life, a hope, a chance. Francis was human once, but that's behind him now. John Finney is in trouble. The kidnapper locked him in a basement, a place stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. With him, in his subterranean cell, is an antique phone, long since disconnected...but it rings at night, anyway, with calls from the dead...Meet these and a dozen more, in 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS, irresistible, addictive fun showcasing a dazzling new talent.

23 Hours: Number 4 in series (Laura Caxton Vampire #4)

by David Wellington

When vampire hunter Laura Caxton is locked up in a maximum-security prison, the cop-turned-con finds herself surrounded by murderers and death-row inmates with nothing to lose . . . and time to kill.Laura's always been able to protect herself, but soon she learns that an even greater danger lurks in the prison. Justinia Malvern, the world's oldest vampire, has taken up residence and her power grows as she feeds her way through the inmate population. She knows how to pull Caxton's strings, and issues an ultimatum that Laura can't refuse.Now Laura has just 23 hours to fight her way through a gauntlet of vampires, cons and killers . . . 23 hours to make one last, desperate attempt at protecting the world from Justinia's evil.

32 Fangs: Number 5 in series (Laura Caxton Vampire #5)

by David Wellington

In the explosive conclusion to the vampire series begun with 13 Bullets, heroine Laura Caxton and her long-time nemesis, vampire Justinia Malvern, finally clash in a decisive - and bloody - showdown.Laura Caxton's battles against vampire Justinia Malvern have cost her everything - the lives of her friends and family, her freedom . . . and perhaps even her humanity. But even now, reduced to a solitary existence as a wanted fugitive, Laura's not through fighting. In fact, she's got a plan - a plan that will force Malvern to come to her and allow the two enemies to face off one last time. The ever-wily Malvern has plans of her own, though . . . plans that involve Laura's few remaining friends, a battalion of cops and an army of half-dead slaves.

'48

by James Herbert

'48 by international bestseller James Herbert explores a horrifying alternative end to the Second World War.In 1945, Hitler unleashed the Blood Death on Britain as his final act of vengeance.Those who died at once were the lucky ones. The really unfortunate took years. The survivors - people like me, who had the blood group that kept us safe from the disease - were now targets for those who believed our blood could save them.I survived for three years. I lived alone, spending my days avoiding the fascist Blackshirts who wanted my blood for their dying leader. Then I met the others - and life got complicated all over again . . .

77 Shadow Street: Breathless, What The Night Knows, 77 Shadow Street (Pendleton #1 Ser. #1)

by Dean Koontz

Heart-stopping thriller from the master of suspense. Bad things are starting to happen at the Pendleton, an eerie building with a tragic past.

99 Coffins: Number 2 in series (Laura Caxton Vampire #2)

by David Wellington

Laura Caxton vowed never to face them again. The horror of what the vampires did is too close, the wounds too fresh. But when Jameson Arkeley, broken and barely recognizable, comes to her with an unfathomable discovery, her resolve crumbles. In Gettysburg a tomb has been discovered. Cemeteries are nothing new for this town, legendary for its role in the Civil War's bloodiest battle. But this one is different. It contains 100 coffins - 99 of them occupied by vampires missing their hearts . . . one is empty and smashed to pieces.How have they lain undisturbed for 150 years? And who is the missing vampire? More importantly, where is he? The answer lies in Civil War documents containing sinister secrets about the coffins - secrets that will throw Laura into a gruesome, deadly mission to save an entire town from an army of the undead . . .

The Abandoned (The Graveyard Queen Series #4)

by Amanda Stevens

There are rules for dealing with ghosts.

Abarat: Days Of Magic, Nights Of War 9c Flr (The\abarat Fantasy Ser. #1)

by Clive Barker

A dazzling fantasy adventure for all ages, the first of a quartet.

The Abominable Snowman Of Pasadena

by R. L. Stine

Jordan and his sister live in hot Pasadena, and just for once they'd like a real winter with real snow. Then their dad offers to take them to Alaska. But there's a catch. Dad wants to photograph the Abominable Snowman, but he's not camera-friendly.

Abomination (The Originals)

by Robert Swindells

A powerful, disturbing thriller reissued in The Originals series of classic teenage fiction. Martha is twelve - and very different from other kids, because of her parents. Strict members of a religious group - the Brethren - their rules dominate Martha's life. And one rule is the most important of all: she must never ever invite anyone home. If she does, their shameful secret - Abomination - could be revealed. But as Martha makes her first real friend in Scott, a new boy at school, she begins to wonder. Is she doing the right thing by helping to keep Abomination a secret? And just how far will her parents go to prevent the truth from being known?The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths

Abomination (Originals Ser.)

by Robert Swindells

Martha is twelve - and very different from other kids, because of her parents. Strict members of a religious group - the Brethren - their rules dominate Martha's life. And one rule is the most important of all: she must never ever invite anyone home. If she does, their shameful secret - Abomination - could be revealed. But as Martha makes her first real friend in Scott, a new boy at school, she begins to wonder. Is she doing the right thing by helping to keep Abomination a secret? And just how far will her parents go to prevent the truth from being known?

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter: Vampire Hunter

by Seth Grahame-Smith

Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness"."My baby boy..." she whispers before dying. Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, "henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose..." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an axe, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of America's greatest president for the first time - all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of the nation.

Abraham's Boys

by Joe Hill

The short story "Abraham's Boys" reminds us that all stories, at heart, are about taking the awesome, irreversible leap from innocence to knowledge - and about the terrible weight of the landingJoe Hill is the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2, Horns, and Heart-Shaped Box, and the prize-winning story collection 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the co-author, with Stephen King, of In the Tall Grass.

An Absence of Natural Light

by F. G. Cottam

Terror and romance go hand in hand in F.G Cottam's new novella, An Absence of Natural Light. When Rebecca shows Tom Harper around a new apartment, the attraction between her and the ex-pro footballer is clear from the start. Getting close to him despite being wary of his playboy footballer image, together they begin to settle Tom in to his new home. But when things start to go bump in the night, the apartment's dark past is revealed. Old landlords and ex-lovers are reluctant to talk about the previous occupant, and why the apartment has stayed empty in the decades that followed her mysterious death. She has left a beguiling, bewitching legacy, which refuses to stay buried. Tom and Rebecca are keen to live in the present, but is it the past that is living with them? An Absence of Natural Light is a classic ghost story with a twist.

The Absence of Sparrows: A Novel

by Kurt Kirchmeier

Stranger Things meets The Stand in this haunting coming-of-age novel about a plague that brings the world to a halt -- and the boy who believes that his town's missing sparrows can save his family.In the small town of Griever's Mill, eleven-year-old Ben Cameron is expecting to finish off his summer of relaxing and bird-watching without a hitch. But everything goes wrong when dark clouds roll in.Old Man Crandall is the first to change -- human one minute and a glass statue the next. Soon it's happening across the world. Dark clouds fill the sky and, at random, people are turned into frozen versions of themselves. There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no one knows how to stop it.With his mom on the verge of a breakdown, and his brother intent on following the dubious plans put forth by a nameless voice on the radio, Ben must hold out hope that his town's missing sparrows will return with everyone's souls before the glass plague takes them away forever. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #454545}

The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group

by Catherine Jinks

A werewolf? I kept stumbling over that word; it made no sense to me. How could I be a werewolf? Werewolves didn't exist. When Tobias Vandevelde wakes up in hospital with no memory of the night before, he is told that he was found unconscious. In a zoo pen. The doctor rules out epilepsy and Toby's prank-loving friends are just as freaked out as he is. Then the wild-eyed Reuben turns up talking in hushed tones about Toby being a werewolf. Reuben's pale, insomniac friends seem equally convinced and offer to chain him up every full moon. They also claim to be part of some sort of vampire support group. This has to be a joke - right? It's only when he's kidnapped, imprisoned and in desperate need of rescuing that Toby begins to believe them...

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