Horror Book Reviews (page 5)

THE FLIP by Michael Phillip Cash
Released: May 4, 2014

"A deliciously deft horror page-turner."
In Cash's (Collision, 2014) horror novel, a young couple confronts malicious spirits while renovating a Victorian mansion. Read full book review >
THE FOREVER SONG by Julie Kagawa
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 15, 2014

"A bloody good way to end a trilogy. (discussion questions) (Horror. 14 & up)"
Vampire Allie, one of the genre's toughest heroines, returns with one last chance to save both vampire- and humankind in this conclusion to the Blood of Eden series. Read full book review >

CROW CREEK by Thomas Drago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"A brisk, accomplished horror debut from an author to watch."
In Drago's debut novel, an insidious horror reveals itself in a small North Carolina town. Read full book review >
HYDE by Daniel Levine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"Cleverly imagined and sophisticated in execution, this book may appeal to those who like magical realism and vampire stories, but the latter should know that the book is more intellectual than thriller."
Levine debuts with a dark literary-fiction re-imagining of the macabre tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde. Read full book review >
THE KINDRED OF DARKNESS by Barbara Hambly
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 1, 2014

"Although Hambly's fans may enjoy returning to her carefully constructed and lavishly detailed world, the uninitiated may be less enthralled."
On the eve of World War I, a couple fights to rescue their daughter from a vampire's clutches. Read full book review >

Bat Blood: The Devil's Claw by Richard Myerscough
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"An intriguing scientific concept that unfortunately devolves into a splatterfest."
This debut novel is a frightening but labored journey through the perils of unfettered scientific research. Read full book review >
MONSTER CITY by John Cowlin
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 20, 2013

"A fun read for PI aficionados and kitschy horror fans alike."
A jaded private detective in a monster-stricken city gets more than he bargained for when his client dies under suspicious circumstances. Read full book review >
UNSETTLING by Vincent Macraven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 19, 2013

"Three riveting stories of evil, revenge and death."
Fresh, original horror in three bone-chilling novellas. Read full book review >
RED PHONE BOX by Warren Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2013

"This mix of horror, noir and urban fantasy plays with the boundaries of literary genre fiction."
A genre-bending collection of horror-fantasy short stories set in London, centering on a red phone booth, gateway to the netherworld. Read full book review >
THE COUNT OF SAN FILIPPO by Mauricio D'Tejada
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"A sometimes-engaging horror tale, hampered by an undercooked plot."
A creepy aristocrat who recently arrived in town turns out to be a hungry vampire on the prowl in this debut horror yarn set in an unspecified Latin-American country. Read full book review >
THE HANGING TREE by Michael Phillip Cash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A creepy tale with potential that ultimately lacks enough punch."
A curse brings death and ruin to several generations of a family in Cash's (Stillwell, 2013, etc.) supernatural novella. Read full book review >
THIS HOUSE IS HAUNTED by John Boyne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Boyne saves a nice surprise for the last word of the novel, but otherwise, this is not edge-of-your-seat scary."
Standard gothic fare, from the frisson of cold hands on one's throat to creepy ghosts. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >