Horror Book Reviews (page 3)

MIND OVER MONSTERS by Jennifer Harlow
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Harlow's genre debut is funny, creepy and refreshingly brash."
How would you like your job if your co-workers included a vampire and a werewolf? Read full book review >
HARBOR  by John Ajvide Lindqvist
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Perhaps not a book to read by the seashore, if you're literal-minded. A spooky pleasure, expertly told."
Scandinavian writers dominate the police-procedural genre. Are they now bent on taking over horror? Swedish creepmeister Lindqvist is hot on the case. Read full book review >

TIME OF DEATH by Gary Madden
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 21, 2011

"Madden's debut mystery is an offbeat combination of noir and the supernatural that could appeal to a wide audience."
When Death asks a favor, who can say no? Read full book review >
ZOMBIES! ZOMBIES! ZOMBIES! by Otto Penzler
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"One wishes for a slightly—ahem—tastier and less flabby gathering. But if zombies are your cup of meat, this is just the thing."
"They sat like people asleep with their eyes open, staring, but seeing nothing." A Tea Party rally? No, no: A clutch of zombies, the stars of Penzler's (The Vampire Archives, 2009, etc.) latest mega-anthology. Read full book review >
GHOSTS BY GASLIGHT by Jack Dann
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Clever and often impressive work that succeeds, mostly, in being more than a mere exercise in nostalgia."
Seventeen all-new tales emulating, or re-creating, the ambience of classic Victorian supernatural suspense. Read full book review >

BAITED BLOOD by Sue Ann Jaffarian
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Although killing the undead is no joke, this second entry in Jaffarian's latest series offers both humor and heart."
A spate of grisly stakings sends shock waves though L.A.'s vampire community. Read full book review >
HELLBENT by Cherie Priest
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Is Raylene going soft? Well, she's more human and far less distinctive. Unasked, we also get fangs and bats, if not yet any capes or hissing."
Without pause for thought, Priest plunges into a sequel (Bloodshot, 2011, etc.) featuring Seattle vampire thief Raylene Pendle that aims toward comedy and strikes flab. Read full book review >
SECOND GRAVE ON THE LEFT by Darynda Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

Grim Reaper Charley Davidson (First Grave on the Right, 2011) returns to solve a missing-person case and to protect the Son of Satan Reyes Farrow from demons. Read full book review >
THE WATCHTOWER by Lee Carroll
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Seemingly interminable, with a decent sonnet or two thrown in."
The second entry in Carroll's urban fantasy trilogy begun with Black Swan Rising (2010). Read full book review >
YEAR 50 by Geoff Bluske
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 29, 2011

"An engaging, if overstuffed, addition to the zombie-apocalypse genre."
A brave team battles zombielike creatures in this debut post-apocalyptic dystopian tale. Read full book review >
SPELL BOUND by Kelley Armstrong
THRILLERS
Released: July 26, 2011

"Unable to stand on its own, but fans should be happy enough."
Book 12 of the projected 13 volume urban fantasy series is merely preparation for what promises to be an epic climax. Read full book review >
DEVIL’S HAND by M.E. Patterson
THRILLERS
Released: July 25, 2011

"A fast-paced fight against demonic forces that will appeal to lovers of supernatural thrillers."
A down-on-his-luck gambler gets more than he bargained for in this supernatural thriller from Patterson. Read full book review >