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ANTHOLOGY

TITLEAUTHORVENUEPUBLISHER
A Secret Guide to Fighting Elder Gods Jennifer BrozekPulse Publishing
And Hell Followed Jarod Barbee & Patrick C. Harrison IIIDeath's Head Press
Creep: Anthology of Horror Stories Jay ChakravartiCultureCult Press
Curses & Cauldrons: An Anthology of Witchcraft Microfiction Zoey Xolton
Don't Open The Door: A Horror Anthology Cory MasonTomodachiworks
Full Metal Horror 2: A Bloodstained Anthology Adam Bennett & Sam M. Phillips
Haints and Hollers: New Ghost Tales from Appalachia Jeanne G'FellersMountain Gap Books
Midnight in the Graveyard Kenneth W. CainSilver Shamrock Publishing
Monsters: A Horror Microfiction Anthology D KershawBlackHarePress
Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror Eric J. GuignardDark Moon Books
The Seven Deadliest Patrick Beltran & D. Alexander WardCutting Block Books
The Toilet Zone Bret McCormickHellBound Books
The Twisted Book of Shadows Christopher Golden & James A. MooreTwisted Publishing
The Twisted Book of Shadows Christopher Golden & James A. MooreTwisted Publishing
Thou Shall Not: A Dark Ten Commandments Anthology Michelle Brown
Wicked Weird: An Anthology of the New England Horror Writers Amber Fallon, Scott T. Goudsward, and David PriceNEHW Press

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FICTION COLLECTION

TITLEAUTHORVENUEPUBLISHER
A Lush and Seething Hell John Hornor JacobsHarper Voyager
And Cannot Come Again Simon BestwickChiZine Publications
Bedtime Stories Russell SmeatonQuoin Publishing
Before I Wake David MorrellSubterranean
Black Rock Bay Brianna LabuskesThomas & Mercer
Cold Comforts Marianne HalbertMacabre Ink
Doomsday Furnace Brent Michael KelleyOmnium Gatherum
Full Throttle Joe HillWilliam Morrow
Growing Things and Other Stories Paul TremblayWilliam Morrow
Hell At the Way Station Steven Van Patten & Marc AbbottLaughing Black Vampire Productions, LLC
Lady Bits Kate JonezTrepidatio Publishing
Monks of a Separate Cloth Darren SpeegleJournalStone
On the Night Border James ChambersRaw Dog Screaming Press
Out of Water Sarah ReadTrepidatio Publishing
Sefira and Other Betrayals John Langan Hippocampus Press
Served Cold Alan BaxterGrey Matter Press
Sing Your Sadness Deep Laura MauroUndertow Publications
Skidding Into Oblivion Brian HodgeChiZine Publications
Song for the Unraveling of the World Brian EvensonCoffee House Press
Strange Company and Others Peter RawlikGehenna & Hinnom Books
This House of Wounds Georgina BruceUndertow Publications
Under Rotting Sky Matthew V. BrockmeyerBlack Thunder Press
We Live Inside Your Eyes Kealan Patrick BurkeElderlemon Press
Where Carrion Gods Dance Brad C. HodsonWashington Park Press
Whiskey and Other Unusual Ghosts S. L. EdwardsGehenna & Hinnom Books
World of Hurt Thomas TessierCrossroad Press
Wounds: Six Stories from the Border of Hell Nathan BallingrudSaga Press

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FIRST NOVEL

TITLEAUTHORVENUEPUBLISHER
A Cosmology of Monsters Shaun HamillPantheon
A Cosmology of Monsters Shaun HamillPantheon
Catfish in the Cradle Wile E. YoungDeath’s Head Press
Doorways to the Deadeye Eric J. GuignardJournalStone
Grind Your Bones to Dust Nicholas DayExcession Press
Invisible Chains Michelle Renee LaneHaverhill House
Ration Cody T. LuffApex Book Company
Reception Kenzie JenningsDeath's Head Press
Spirits Sheri Sebastian-GabrielHaverhill House Publishing
Stone Hill: Shadows Rising Dean RasmussenDark Venture Press
The Bone Weaver's Orchard Sarah ReadTrepidatio Publishing
The Crymost Dean H. WildBlood Bound Books
The Cult of Eden Bill HalpinCosmic Egg Books
Throwback Lynn HortelOmnium Gatherum
Vodou Brandon ScottDevilDog Press
Watchers of the Black Rite Nikki NoirIndependently Published
Whispers in the Dark Laurel HightowerJournalstone

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GRAPHIC NOVEL

TITLEAUTHORVENUEPUBLISHER
A Passage in Black Cullen Bunn
Afterlife with Archie: Betty R.I.P. Roberto Aguirre-SacasaArchie Comics
Aliens vs. Predator: The Essential Comics Volume 1 Randy StradleyDark Horse Books
Calcutta Horror Alessandro ManzettiIndependent Legions Publishing
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956 Mike Mignola & Chris RobersonDark Horse Books
Monstress Book One Marjorie LiuImage Comics
Monstress Volume 4 Marjorie LiuImage Comics
Our Encounters with Evil: Adventures of Professor J.T. Meinhardt and His Assistant Mr. Knox Mike Mignola & Warwick Johnson-CadwellDark Horse Books
Paper Girls Volume 6 Brian K. VaughanImage Comics
Planet Apocalypse Ben Monroe & Sandy PetersenPetersen Games
Predator: Hunters II Chris WarnerDark Horse Books
Spawn: Dark Horror Todd McFarlane & Darragh SavageImage - Todd McFarlane Productions
Stranger Things: The Other Side Jody HouserDark Horse Books

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LONG FICTION

TITLEAUTHORVENUEPUBLISHER
And Cannot Come Again Simon BestwickAnd Cannot Come AgainChiZine Publications
Clevengers of the Carrion Sea Rena MasonThe Seven DeadliestCutting Block Books
December Soul JG FahertyHouses of the UnholyCemetery Dance Publications
Dixon Parade Stephen HargadonBlack Static #71
Hollow Heart Ben EadsCrystal Lake Publishing
In the Shadow of Spindrift House Mira GrantSubterranean
Into Bones Like Oil Kaaron WarrenMeerkat Shorts
Notes from the Dog Walkers Paul TremblayGrowing Things and Other StoriesWilliam Morrow
Ring of Fire Richard ThomasThe Seven DeadliestCutting Block Books
Ritual Steve StredIndependently Published
Screechers: A Post-Apocalyptic Novella Kevin J. Kennedy & Christina BerglingAmazon Digital Services LLC
Striges Nicola LombardiThe Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, Vol IVAltair
The Atlas of Hell Nathan BallingrudSaga Press
The Bone Cutters Renée S. DeCamillisNew Bizarro Author Series
The Butcher's Table Nathan BallingrudWounds: Six Stories from the Border of Hell
The Cat Sitter Anna TaborskaShadowcatsBlack Shuck Books
The Fearing: Book One - Fire and Rain John F.D. TaffGrey Matter Press
The House on Abigail Lane Kealan Patrick BurkeWe Live Inside Your EyesElderlemon Press
The Keeper of Chernobyl Alessandro ManzettiOmnium Gatherum
The Night Nurse Sarah LanganHex Life: Wicked New Tales of WitcheryTitan Books
The Painter from Piotrków Glen KrischSKP
The Pale White Chad LutzkeCrystal Lake Publishing
The Quiet Boy Nick AntoscaGuernica
The Rampant Julie C. DayAqueduct Press
The Surviving Child Joyce Carol OatesEchoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost StoriesGallery / Saga Press
To Be Devoured Sara TantlingerUnnerving
Transfer Terry M. WestPleasant Storm Entertainment
Up from Slavery Victor LaValleWeird Tales #363Weird Tales Inc.
Venio Gemma FilesVastarien, Vol. 2, Issue 1Grimscribe Press

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NONFICTION

TITLEAUTHORVENUEPUBLISHER
Ghostland: In Search of a Haunted Country Edward ParnellWilliam Collins
Haunted Charlottesville and Surrounding Counties Susan SchwartzSchiffer Publishing
Horror Literature from Gothic to Post-Modern Michele Brittany & Nicholas DiakMcFarland
Keeping Her Keys: An Introduction To Hekate's Modern Witchcraft Cyndi BrannenMoon Books
Masters of Horror: Volume III: Essays on Horror Fiction Don D'AmmassaManagansett Press
Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction Lisa Kröger & Melanie R. AndersonQuirk Books
Narrative Design and Authorship in Bloodborne: An Analysis of the Horror Videogame Madelon HoedtMcFarland
Primal Roots of Horror Cinema: Evolutionary Psychology and Narratives of Fear Carol L. FryMcFarland
Shapeshifters: A History John B. KachubaReaktion Books
The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick Mallory O'MearaHanover Square Press
The Many Lives of the Evil Dead: Essays on the Cult Film Franchise Ron Riekki & Jeffrey A. SartainMcFarland
The Secret Ceremonies: Critical Essays on Arthur Machen Mark Valentine & Timothy J. JarvisHippocampus Press
The Threshold of Forever: Essays and Reviews Darrell SchweitzerWildside Press
Thinking Horror: A Journal of Horror Philosophy Volume 2: The Horror Boom s.j. bagleyIndependently Published
Virginia’s Haunted Historic Triangle 2nd Edition: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown & Other Haunted Locations Pamela K. KinneySchiffer Publishing

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NOVELS

TITLEAUTHORVENUEPUBLISHER
A Penny For Your Thoughts Matt Hayward & Robert FordPoltergeist Press
Black Heart Boys' Choir Curtis M. LawsonWyrd Horror
Black Mountain Laird BarronG.P. Putnam's Sons
Blood Ink Dana FredstiTitan Books
Boomtown James A. MooreTwisted Publishing
Bunny Mona AwadViking
Camp Ghoul Mountain Part VI: The Official Novelization Jonathan RaabTurn to Ash Media, LLC
Cardinal Black Robert McCammonCemetery Dance
Coyote Rage Owl GoingbackIndependent Legions Publishing
Cricket Hunters Jeremy HeplerSilver Shamrock Publishing
Dark Carnival Joanna Parypinski Independent Legions Publishing
Diabhal: A Novel Kathleen KaufmanTurner
Game Changers of the Apocalypse Mark KirkbrideOmnium Gatherum
Ghoster Jason ArnoppOrbit
Gideon the Ninth Tamsyn MuirTor.com
Hate the Sin Artyom Dereschuk
Hearthstone Cottage Frazer LeeFlame Tree Press
If You See Her Ania AhlbornIndependently Published
Imaginary Friend Stephen ChboskyGrand Central Publishing
In The Scrape James Newman & Mark SteenslandSilver Shamrock Publishing
Inspection Josh MalermanDel Rey
Into The Ashes Lee MurraySevered Press
Lakehouse Infernal Christine MorganDeadite Press
My Heart Struck Sorrow John Hornor JacobsA Lush and Seething HellHarper Voyager
My Pretties Jeff Strand
Netherkind Greg ChapmanOmnium Gatherum
Night Shoot David SodergrenIndependently Published
On This, The Day of the Pig Josh MalermanCemetery Dance Publications
One by One D.W. GillespieFlame Tree Press
One for the Road Wesley SouthardEraserhead Press
Ragged Alice Gareth L. PowellTor.com
The Dark Game Jonathan JanzFlame Tree Press
The Dead Girls Club Damien Angelica Walters Crooked Lane Books
The Flock Jeffery X. MartinShadow Work Publishing
The Haunting of Henderson Close Catherine CavendishFlame Tree Press
The Hiding Place C.J. TudorCrown
The Institute Stephen KingScribner
The Invited Jennifer McMahonDoubleday
The Kraken of Cape Madre J.P. BarnettEvolved Publishing LLC
The Long Shadows of October Kristopher TrianaGrindhouse Press
The Murder of Jesus Christ John R. LittleBad Moon Books
The Music of Midnight Dallas MullicanCharon Press
The October Boys Adam MillardBloodshot Books
The Other Mrs. MIller Allison DicksonG.P. Putnam's Sons
The Reddening Adam NevillRitual Limited
The Twisted Ones T. KingfisherGallery / Saga Press
The Wolf and the Watchman Niklas Natt och DagAtria Books
The Worst is Yet to Come S.P. MiskowskiTrepidatio Publishing
Unamerica Cody GoodfellowKing Shot Press
Violet Scott ThomasInkshares
Wanderers Chuck WendigRandom House
Will Haunt You Brian KirkFlame Tree Press

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POETRY COLLECTION

TITLEAUTHORVENUEPUBLISHER
Apocalyptic Mannequin: The Definition of Body is Buried Stephanie WytovichRaw Dog Screaming Press
Choking Back the Devil Donna LynchRaw Dog Screaming Press
Dragonfly and Other Songs of Mourning Michelle Scalise LVP Publications
Everything Seems Significant Jan BottiglieriBlazeVOX
Here's to Odd Dreams and Petty Things Cati BrantonAmazon Digital Services LLC
Horror Movie Poetry Tony NewtonAmazon Digital Services LLC
My Heart Is A Forest: A Collection Of Poetry Katie MetcalfeIndependently Published
Pan's Saxophone Jonel AbellanosaWeasel Press
PseudoPsalms: Revelation Peter Adam SalomonAmazon Digital Services LLC
Tall Grass Amanda CrumIndependently Published
The Coven's Hornbook & Other Poems Frank CoffmanBold Venture Press
The Demeter Diaries Marge Simon & Bryan D. DietrichIndependent Legions Publishing
The Macabre Modern and Other Morbidities Kyla Lee WardP’rea Press
The Place of Broken Things Linda D. Addison & Alessandro ManzettiCrystal Lake Publishing
The Sun Ships & Other Poems Steven WithrowLulu.com
War: Dark Poems Marge Simon & Alessandro ManzettiCrystal Lake Publishing

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SCREENPLAY

TITLEAUTHORVENUEPUBLISHER
Brightburn Brian Gunn & Mark GunnSony Pictures Releasing
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Chapter Seventeen: The Missionaries Donna ThorlandNetflix
Into the Dark, Season 1, Episode 12: Pure Hannah MacphersonHulu
It Chapter Two Gary DaubermanNew Line Cinema
Knife + Heart Yann Gonzalez & Cristiano Mangione
Midsommar Ari AsterA24
Pet Sematary Jeff BuhlerParamount Pictures
Rabid Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, & John SergeShout! Studios
Satanic Panic Grady HendrixAperture Entertainment
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Dan Hageman & Kevin HagemanLionsgate
Stranger Things, Season 3, Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt Matt Duffer & Ross DufferNetflix
The Golem Ariel CohenEpic Pictures
The Wind Teresa SutherlandSoapbox Films
Tigers Are Not Afraid Issa LópezShudder
Us Jordan PeeleUniversal Pictures
Velvet Buzzsaw Dan GilroyNetflix

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SHORT FICTION

TITLEAUTHORVENUEPUBLISHER
(Ice Cold Lemonade 25¢) Haunted House Tour: 1 Per Person Paul TremblayEchoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost StoriesGallery / Saga Press
A Certain Shade S. L. EdwardsWhiskey and Other Unusual GhostsGehenna and Hinnom Books
A Roving in England, No More Brett J. Talley1816: The Year Without Summer - eBook (Unredacted Cthulhu Almanac) Beyond Death Publishing Ltd.
A Song for Wounded Mouths Kristi DeMeesterPseudoPod 641: ARTEMIS RISING 5
A Touch of Madness Tim WaggonerThe Pulp Horror Book of PhobiasLycan Valley Press
About the O'Dells Pat CadiganEchoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost StoriesGallery / Saga Press
Anniversary John R. LittleDark Tides: A Charity AnthologyGestalt Media
Being Emily-Claire Jonathan MaberryThe Secret Guide to Fighting Elder GodsPulse Publishing
Birds of Passage Gordon B. WhiteTwice-Told: A Collection of DoublesChthonic Matter
Come Clean Reuben "Tihi" HayslettDark CornersRunning Wild Press
Dancing on the Edge of Eternity D. S. UlleryAlternative ApocalypseB Cubed Press
Detrition of War Kenneth W. CainWhen the Clock Strikes 13In Your Face Books
Effigies of Former Supervisors Matthew M. Bartlett Vastarien, Vol. 2, Issue 1Grimscribe Press
Eternal Roots of Lane County J.C. RayeNightscript Vol. V
Fairy Lights Kate JonezLady BitsTrepidatio Publishing
Hazthrog the Mad God Maxwell I. GoldThe Dark Corner Zine Issue #2
I Say (I Say, I Say) Robert ShearmanTales From the Shadow Booth, Vol. 3
I Want Candy Larry HinkleTrickster’s Treats #3: The Seven Deadly SinsThings in the Well
In the Vastness of the Sovereign Sky S. L. EdwardsNox PareidoliaNightscape Press
Last Stop on Route Nine Tananarive DueHex Life: Wicked New Tales of WitcheryTitan Books
Legends of Claudia S.P. MiskowskiSupernatural Tales 40: Summer 2019
Lydia Cindy O’QuinnThe Twisted Book of ShadowsTwisted Publishing
Maggie Was a Monster S. L. EdwardsWhiskey and Other Unusual GhostsGehenna and Hinnom Books
My Mother's Ghosts Priya SharmaGreat British Horror 4: Dark & Stormy NightsBlack Shuck Books
My Name is Ellie Sam RebeleinBourbon Penn
No Other Life Isabel CañasNightmare Magazine, July 2019 (Issue 82)
One Last Year Without a Summer Brian HodgeSkidding Into OblivionChiZine Publications
Param Susan SnyderTrigger Warning: Body HorrorMadness Heart Press
Playscape Diana PeterfreundThe Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March/April 2019
Pomegranate Pomegranate Jack WestlakeBlack Static #69 (May-June 2019)TTA Press
Red Mami James ChambersOn the Night BorderRaw Dog Screaming Press
Slipper Catriona WardGreat British Horror 4: Dark & Stormy NightsBlack Shuck Books
The Beast in the Palace Tom JohnstoneBlack Static #68 - March/April 2019TTA Press
The Bleeding Maze: A Visitor’s Guide Kurt FawverNightmare Magazine, August 2019 (Issue 83)
The Bone Ward Kate FolkMcSweeney’s 55McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
The Caged Bird Sings In A Darkness Of Its Own Creation Richard ThomasShallow CreekStorgy Books
The Ceiling of the World Nicole CrucialDiabolical Plots Year FiveDiabolical Plots, LLC
The Confessional A.K. KuykendallEvolved Publishing LLC
The Girl and the House Mari NessNightmare Magazine, April 2019 (Issue 79)
The God of Phlegm Maxwell GoldSpectral Realms No. 11Hippocampus Press
The Orange Bati Pamela K. KinneyTrick-or-Treat Thrillers 13 Backyard Monsters NSBS
The Price of Knives Ruoxi ChenThe Dark Magazine, September 2019 (Issue 52)
The Quarry Ben MonroeTales for the Camp Fire: A Charity Anthology Benefitting Wildfire ReliefTomes & Coffee Press
The Shadows Beneath the Stone Jonathan MaberryWeird Tales #363
The Squatter David DeanEllery Queen Mystery Magazine
The Thirteenth Temple Paul TremblayGrowing Things and Other StoriesWilliam Morrow
The Unexpected Joyce Carol OatesHarper's Magazine
The Woman Out of the Attic Gwendolyn KisteHaunted House Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy)Flame Tree Publishing
They Are Us (1964): An Oral History Jack LothianTwice-Told: A Collection of DoublesChthonic Matter
We've Always Lived in a Colony S. L. EdwardsHell's EmpireUlthar Press
Where Gods Dance Ben Serna-GreyApex Magazine
Whiskey and Memory S. L. EdwardsWhiskey and Other Unusual GhostsGehenna and Hinnom Books
White to Black Michael BaileyThe Pulp Horror Book of PhobiasLVP Publications

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SHORT NONFICTION

TITLEAUTHORVENUEPUBLISHER
Anne Rice and the making of a modern vampire Kellye McBridesublimehorror.com
Decapitations, Corpse Meltings, and Horses: Examining the Weird History Behind Stop Motion Animation Max Booth IIIFangoria
Film's First Lycanthrope: 1913's The Werewolf Kelly RobinsonScary Monsters Magazine
Final Girl, Final Boy: Ash’s Imperiled Masculinity Dale BaileyThe Many Lives of the Evil Dead: Essays on the Cult Film FranchiseMcFarland
Imagining the End of the World: A Biocultural Analysis of Post Apocalyptic Fiction Mathias ClasenEvolution and Popular NarrativeBrill | Rodop
LGBTQ+ Horror Month - Our Common Confusions: Clive Barker's Books of Blood George Daniel LeaGinger Nuts of Horror
Lord Byron’s Whipping Boy: Dr. John William Polidori and the 200th Anniversary of The Vampyre Valerie E. WeichFamous Monsters of Filmland, No. 291
Magic, Madness, and Women Who Creep: The Power of Individuality in the Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman Gwendolyn Kiste Vastarien, Vol. 2, Issue 1Grimscribe Press
New Pulp Heidi Ruby MillerThe Writer, July 2019
On the Haunted Lives of Girls and Women Rachel Eve Moultonlithub.com
Riding Out the Storms Tim Waggonerhttp://writinginthedarktw.blogspot.com
Romance as a Panacea and a New Generation of Intellectual Zombies in Warm Bodies and iZombie Tatiana ProrokovaAll Around Monstrous: Monster Media in Their Historical ContextsVernon Press
Tethered to the Closet Terry MesnardGaylyDreadful.com
The Danse Macabre: An Essay Kyla Lee WardThe Macabre Modern and Other MorbiditiesP’rea Press
The H Word: How The Witch and Get Out Helped Usher in the New Wave of Elevated Horror Richard ThomasNightmare Magazine Feb. 2019 (Issue 77)
The H Word: It’s Alive! Nibedita SenNightmare Magazine, March 2019 (Issue 78)
The H Word: Proof of Afterlife Kaaron WarrenNightmare Magazine July 2019 (Issue 82)
The H Word: You Really Don’t Want to Do This Lisa MortonNightmare Magazine Sept. 2019 (Issue 84)
The Mothers and Fathers Italian Association: How Fucking Dare You? Thomas F. MonteleoneCemetery Dance #77
The Ramones' “Pet Sematary”: An Oral History Brenna EhrlichTidal.com
The legacy of Hill House: haunted spaces in Shirley Jackson’s novels Kellye McBrideSublimeHorror.com
“Drill-Do Horror”: Abjection, Queer Bodies and Sexual Violence in Murder House, Freak Show and Hotel Tosha R. TaylorGender, Sexuality and Queerness in American Horror StoryMcFarland

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YOUNG-ADULT NOVEL

TITLEAUTHORVENUEPUBLISHER
Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds Peter Adam SalomonPseudoPsalms Press
Here There Are Monsters Amelinda BérubéSourcebooks Fire
Last Things Jacqueline WestGreenwillow Books
Oware Mosaic NzondiOmnium Gatherum Media
Speak No Evil Liana GardnerVesuvian Books
The Bone Garden Heather KassnerHenry Holt and Co.
The Devil's Tree Susan McCauleyCeltic Sea Publishing
Tunnel of Bones Victoria SchwabScholastic Press

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