Recently Born of Horrific Minds: Books Coming Out This Month

Dan Padavona

Jerry discovers a hidden crawlspace entrance into his neighbors' apartments. But he isn't the only person aware of the secret entrance.

The Devil's Serenade
Catherine Cavendish
Samhain Publishing

Maddie had forgotten that cursed summer. Now she's about to remember ...

Paul Dale Anderson
Crossroad Press

Mark Wynn is a former homicide detective who lost his job and pension after he tracked down serial killer Brian Russell and killed him in cold blood out of revenge for the brutal murder of his family. Mark spent two years in prison and is now out on parole. When Mark's neighbor is murdered and dismembered in her apartment by a serial killer known as "the Cutter," Mark tries to track down the killer, even though he is no longer a cop.

The Doll Collection
Ellen Datlow, editor
Tor Books

The Doll Collection is exactly what it sounds like: a treasured toy box of all-original dark stories about dolls of all types, including everything from puppets and poppets to mannequins and baby dolls. Featuring everything from life-sized clockwork dolls to all-too-human Betsy Wetsy-type baby dolls, these stories play into the true creepiness of the doll trope but avoid the clichés that often show up in stories of this type.

Beneath Ash & Bone
D. Alexander Ward
Bedlam Press

Sam Lock is the sheriff of the small town of Selburn, Virginia, in the days before the Civil War. In the midst of a raging winter storm, a boy goes missing at the Evermore estate—home of the prominent Crownhill family. Racing against time and the elements, Sam mounts a search for the child, but what he finds there in the snow, and in the dark halls of Evermore, are madness and murder.

Trisomy XXI
G.A. Minton
World Castle Publishing

A teenager with Down Syndrome develops supernatural powers after he is injected with a mysterious liquid while in a coma at the hospital. A ghoulish monster from another planet lands on Earth and begins its deadly hunt for the transformed adolescent. The boy and his friends are thrown into a horrific life-and-death struggle as they battle the indestructible extraterrestrial.

Paul Dale Anderson
Crossroad Press

It isn't easy growing older. Homicide Detective Del Conklin, a recovering alcoholic, is almost fifty. Coroner's Assistant Harvey "George" Fredriks (Pickaxe, Icepick, Meat Cleaver) is over seventy. Can they successfully match wits and physical strength with a serial killer, known as "Mr. Aces and Eights," who is half their age, smashes bodies with a sledgehammer, and steals victims' hands as trophies?

Underwater Fistfight
Matt Betts
Raw Dog Screaming Press

Underwater Fistfight is the latest collection of speculative poetry from Matt Betts. The pieces are inspired by old monster movies, comic books, '80s cartoons, and pulp sci-fi.

Dark Apostle
Jim Greenfield

Maxine D'Rose is a whiskey-drinking, Harley-riding, cigar-smoking Vampire Hunter. The job isn't an easy one: merely preventing a Lieutenant of Hell from returning to Earth. Of course, it would be much easier if she could stop the blinding headaches, finally get her Harley repaired, and be rid of a loud and obnoxious serial killer's ghost.

Chaos Theory
Rich Restucci
Chaos Theory

Chaos Theory is a comedic romp through the undead apocalypse as told by a criminal. With two friends and bad luck as his allies, he negotiates a lawless landscape populated with things that want to eat him.

Got Luck
Michael Darling
Future House Publishing

Police officer-turned-private investigator Goethe "Got" Luck is known for rolling with the punches and never taking anything too seriously. When he picks up a seemingly dead-end murder case, his life begins to take a crazy turn. Shot at, chased by people he has never met, and attacked by an invisible liondog, Got quickly learns that there is more to this world than meets the eye.

Beast: Genesis - A Dark Ethology, Volume 1
Media Bitch Literary Agency and Productions
Media Bitch Literary Agency and Productions

Nature will never be the same again. Beast: Genesis-A Dark Ethology, Volume 1 is a collection of short stories, novellas, and poems that look at nature and what should happen if nature looked at us.

Beast: Revelations - A Dark Ethology, Volume 2
Media Bitch Literary Agency and Productions
Media Bitch Literary Agency and Productions

A new world is coming. Beast: Revelations-A Dark Ethology, Volume 2 is a collection of shorts, poems, and novellas from some of the most exciting writers in dark fiction today.

Double Barrel Horror
Pint Bottle Press
Pint Bottle Press

Each author serves up two twisted tales for twice the terror and a dual dose of fun.

Surreal Nightmares
James Ward Kirk and Sebastian Crow, editors
James Ward Kirk Publishing

Surreal Nightmares is a new collection of transgressive horror from JWK Fiction, edited by James Ward Kirk and Sebastian Crow.

Conspiracy Theory
Rich Restucci
Severed Press

Conspiracy Theory picks up where Chaos Theory left off. Our hero continues learning how to survive in a dystopian world filled with ravenous undead.

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