Horror Book Reviews (page 61)

NEEDFUL THINGS by Stephen King
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Leland King's glee, or Steven Gaunt's, or rather—well, the author's—as he rubs his palms over his let's-blow-'em-away superclimax is wonderfully catching."
The old horrormaster in top form, this time with a demonic dealer in magic and spells selling his wares to the folks of Castle Rock, scene of several King novels including The Dead Zone, Cujo—and how many others? Read full book review >
FINAL SHADOWS by Charles L. Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 1991

"A solid and readable batch, in general, but unexciting and somewhat monotonous, with the editorial fizz mostly dissipated."
After a dozen years and volumes, editor Grant has decided to call it quits—so the present compilation of 36 dark fantasy stories will be the last. Read full book review >

THE MAN UPSTAIRS by T.L. Parkinson
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 19, 1991

"This would make a truly scary movie: Are you listening, Polanski?"
An unusually disturbing first novel about newly divorced San Francisco hospital paper-pusher Michael West's psychosexual adventures among the tenants of his new building. Read full book review >
REPRISAL by
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

"Wilson's most gripping yet, with his strongest characterizations."
First-class horror novel and third volume in a malignant- entity series begun with The Keep (1981) and Reborn (1990). Read full book review >
IMAJICA by Clive Barker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 11, 1991

Dazzling metaphysical epic-adventure as Barker surpasses his previous ground-breaking work (The Great and Secret Show, 1989, etc.) to reconfigure the Fall and to imagine a modern-day attempt to reverse it. Read full book review >

NIGHT OF THE SEVENTH DARKNESS by Daniel Easterman
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 11, 1991

"More horror novel than thriller, grim and unforgiving, and resonant with menace, decay, and the stuff nightmares are made of."
A dark and disturbing foray into voodoo-terror by a master of the religious-conspiracy thriller (The Brotherhood of the Tomb, 1990; The Ninth Buddha, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >
FOUR PAST MIDNIGHT by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 1991

"5 million."
A double-double Whopper hot from the grill of "America's literary boogeyman," as he puts it in his introduction: four sizzling horror novellas sandwiched within the theme of "Time. . .and the corrosive effects it can have on the human heart." Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Eclectic, well crafted, with authentic thrills and chills: a solid addition to the series."
Another huge, 51-piece compilation of 44 stories, an essay, and six poems, ranging in tone from light humor through splatterpunk to dark horror. Read full book review >
CAFE PURGATORIUM by Dana M. Anderson
THRILLERS
Released: July 22, 1991

``Three original novels of horror and the fantastic'' claims the publisher in its catalogue and galley copy. Read full book review >
THE HEADSMAN by James Neal Harvey
THRILLERS
Released: July 18, 1991

"See if you can find him before Harvey (By Reason of Insanity, etc.) kills again."
A suburban Friday the 13th for adults: the latest incarnation of an 18th-century executioner is stalking the bedrooms of Braddock, N.Y., beheading lubricious teens. Read full book review >
THE SOUL OF BETTY FAIRCHILD by Robert Specht
THRILLERS
Released: June 25, 1991

"Satisfyingly tense and twisty—it's only the anticlimactic last 20 pages that give you a chance to reflect how unlikely it all is."
Twenty-four years after a South Carolina girl was savagely killed and her presumed black assailant shot down, a young woman in New York is possessed by her vengeful spirit. Read full book review >
THE WAY THE ANGEL SPREADS HER WINGS by Barry Callaghan
THRILLERS
Released: May 15, 1991

"Still, despite an unnecessarily overextended double plot, the core coming-of-age tale and deft prose make this one worthwhile."
A promising though uneven first novel from Canadian journalist, poet, and story-writer Callaghan. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >