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The B&N Blog on Nine New Horror Books to Keep You Terrified Until Halloween

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 | Posted by John ONeill

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Sam Reader at the Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog has assembled a delicious list of nine new horror books to keep you terrified until Halloween — including several we’ve already covered here at Black Gate, such as The Fisherman, by John Langan, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay, and Hex, by Thomas Olde Heuvelt.

But he’s also highlighted several intriguing selections we overlooked, like Brom’s new novel Lost Gods, Ellen Datlow’s collection Nightmares, and The Graveyard Apartment, by Mariko Koike.

The Graveyard Apartment tells something of a conventional story: a troubled couple, their adorable daughter, and their pets move into an apartment that seems too good to be true. Naturally, the apartment happens to be in a building surrounded on three sides by a graveyard and a crematorium. On the day they move in, their pet bird dies. Other tenants quickly move out of the building. It doesn’t take a horror aficionado to tell the place is haunted and that things will go downhill quickly, but Koike brings a sense of claustrophobia and progressive isolation to a story that keeps the dread ticking right along, as its stubborn protagonists refuse to follow the example of their neighbors and leave the creepy apartment.

See the complete list here.

2 Comments »

  1. Woah, Brom is writing novels now?

    Reminds me of Todd Lockwood. Didn’t he write a fantasy novel too?

    Comment by Cephalophore - October 23, 2016 12:53 am

  2. He’s written two or three so far. The Child Thief was really good.

    I’m looking forward to reading several books on the list. I’m going to try to make it through Hex – the blurb writer specifically warns about it containing animal cruelty which is something I’m not comfortable with but the story sounds really good, so we’ll see.

    Comment by Zhern - October 23, 2016 9:00 am


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