FREE/BARGAIN - Horror/Supernatural
#2251  ZodWallop 08-11-2022, 10:52 AM
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill is $2.99 at Amazon US.

The classic ghost story from the author of The Mist in the Mirror: a chilling tale about a menacing spectre haunting a small English town.

Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford—a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway—to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs. Drablow’s house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but Kipps is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind its sheltered windows. The routine business trip he anticipated quickly takes a horrifying turn when he finds himself haunted by a series of mysterious sounds and images—a rocking chair in a deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child’s scream in the fog, and, most terrifying of all, a ghostly woman dressed all in black. Psychologically terrifying and deliciously eerie, The Woman in Black is a remarkable thriller of the first rate.

#2252  Dr. Drib 08-11-2022, 08:37 PM
Quote nprentiss
I already admired your taste in literature from other comments you've made here, so your dismembered thumbs mean a lot to me! (plus the generous comments about my mini-collection.) Thanks so much!

Also very cool to hear about your monster fandom, and old-time radio, and serials, etc., which align with so many of my own experiences.
Thank you for your nice words.

#2253  ReadingManiac 08-13-2022, 10:06 AM
Quote Critteranne
"Of One Blood: or, The Hidden Self" (Haunted Library Horror Classics) by Pauline Hopkins. This is the special edition published by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) with an introduction by Nisi Shawl. This is a pioneering novel that was first published in 1903.

You can view it in the SourceBooks newsletter. (SourceBooks owns the Poison Pen imprint.)
This sounds... different. *snags*

#2254  ZodWallop 08-14-2022, 11:54 AM
The Broken Hours: A Novel of H. P. Lovecraft by Jacqueline Baker is $1.99 at Amazon US.

In the cold spring of 1936, Arthor Crandle, down-on-his luck and desperate for work, accepts a position in Providence, Rhode Island, as a live-in secretary/assistant for an unnamed shut-in.

He arrives at the gloomy colonial-style house to discover that his strange employer is an author of disturbing, bizarre fiction. Health issues have confined him to his bedroom, where he is never to be disturbed. But the writer, who Crandle knows only as “Ech-Pi,” refuses to meet him, communicating only by letters left on a table outside his room. Soon the home reveals other unnerving peculiarities. There is an ominous presence Crandle feels on the main stairwell. Light shines out underneath the door of the writer’s room, but is invisible from the street. It becomes increasingly clear there is something not right about the house or its occupant.

Haunting visions of a young girl in a white nightgown wandering the walled-in garden behind the house motivate Crandle to investigate the circumstances of his employer’s dark family history. Meanwhile, the unsettling aura of the house pulls him into a world increasingly cut off from reality, into black depths, where an unspeakable secret lies waiting.

#2255  ZodWallop 08-14-2022, 11:56 AM
Quote Critteranne
"Of One Blood: or, The Hidden Self" (Haunted Library Horror Classics) by Pauline Hopkins. This is the special edition published by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) with an introduction by Nisi Shawl. This is a pioneering novel that was first published in 1903.

You can view it in the SourceBooks newsletter. (SourceBooks owns the Poison Pen imprint.)
Hey, I missed this post. That sounds great!

Here's an Amazon link (it is still on sale as of right now):

Of One Blood: or, The Hidden Self

#2256  ZodWallop 08-15-2022, 10:51 PM
The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling is $1.99 at Amazon US.

A thrilling, atmospheric debut with the intensive drive of The Martian and Gravity and the creeping dread of Annihilation, in which a caver on a foreign planet finds herself on a terrifying psychological and emotional journey for survival.

When Gyre Price lied her way into this expedition, she thought she’d be mapping mineral deposits, and that her biggest problems would be cave collapses and gear malfunctions. She also thought that the fat paycheck—enough to get her off-planet and on the trail of her mother—meant she’d get a skilled surface team, monitoring her suit and environment, keeping her safe. Keeping her sane.

Instead, she got Em.

Em sees nothing wrong with controlling Gyre’s body with drugs or withholding critical information to “ensure the smooth operation” of her expedition. Em knows all about Gyre’s falsified credentials, and has no qualms using them as a leash—and a lash. And Em has secrets, too . . .

As Gyre descends, little inconsistencies—missing supplies, unexpected changes in the route, and, worst of all, shifts in Em’s motivations—drive her out of her depths. Lost and disoriented, Gyre finds her sense of control giving way to paranoia and anger. On her own in this mysterious, deadly place, surrounded by darkness and the unknown, Gyre must overcome more than just the dangerous terrain and the Tunneler which calls underground its home if she wants to make it out alive—she must confront the ghosts in her own head.

But how come she can’t shake the feeling she’s being followed?

#2257  ZodWallop 08-17-2022, 12:28 AM
Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman is $1.99 at Amazon US.

A man must confront a terrifying evil in this captivating horror novel that’s “as much F. Scott Fitzgerald as Dean Koontz.”*

Haunted by memories of the Great War, failed academic Frank Nichols and his wife have arrived in the sleepy Georgia town of Whitbrow, where Frank hopes to write a history of his family’s old estate—the Savoyard Plantation—and the horrors that occurred there. At first their new life seems to be everything they wanted. But under the facade of summer socials and small-town charm, there is an unspoken dread that the townsfolk have lived with for generations. A presence that demands sacrifice.

It comes from the shadowy woods across the river, where the ruins of the Savoyard Plantation still stand. Where a long-smoldering debt of blood has never been forgotten.

Where it has been waiting for Frank Nichols...

#2258  ZodWallop 08-17-2022, 12:34 AM
Into the Dread Void by Abe Moss is FREE at Amazon US.

A new family. A new beginning. A nightmare they never saw coming.

When teenage Nell joins her foster family for a weekend at their lakeside cabin, it's meant to mark the start of their new life together. Then an unexpected storm blows in. And from the nearby woods, something deadly emerges...

Not an animal. Not human. Not of this world.

Plunged into a waking nightmare, face to face with a supernatural killer, Nell is forced to rely on a supernatural secret of her own: a gift she’s concealed since childhood, but now could be the key to keeping her family out of the killer’s grasp.

In one harrowing night, everything Nell knows about our world – and herself – unravels. And what was meant to be the start of a new life... threatens to be the end of hers entirely.
It's the first book in a series, which I'm not crazy about. But it is free... I have another Moss book, Gills.

#2259  ZodWallop 08-17-2022, 12:10 PM
The Séance by John Harwood is $1.99 at Amazon US.

“Sell the Hall unseen; burn it to the ground and plow the earth with salt, if you will; but never live there . . .” Constance Langton grows up in a household marked by death, her father distant, her mother in perpetual mourning for Constance’s sister, the child she lost. Desperate to coax her mother back to health, Constance takes her to a séance: perhaps she will find comfort from beyond the grave. But the meeting has tragic consequences. Constance is left alone, her only legacy a mysterious bequest that will blight her life.

So begins The Séance, John Harwood’s brilliant second novel, a gripping, dark mystery set in late-Victorian England. It is a world of apparitions, of disappearances and unnatural phenomena, of betrayal and blackmail and black-hearted villains—and murder. For Constance’s bequest comes in two parts: a house and a mystery. Years before, a family disappeared at Wraxford Hall, a decaying mansion in the English countryside with a sinister reputation. Now the Hall belongs to Constance. And she must descend into the darkness at the heart of the Wraxford Mystery to find the truth, even at the cost of her life.

#2260  Dr. Drib 08-17-2022, 01:52 PM

I see I've had this in calibre since 2012, so I guess I'd better start this soon..

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