Horror Book Reviews (page 9)

FEVER DREAM by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2010

"Stylish, dark and tense."
Another moody Agent Pendergast novel from powerhouse duo Preston and Child (The Book of the Dead, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
THE EMPTY LOT NEXT DOOR by Arthur M. Mills, Jr.
THRILLERS
Released: April 24, 2010

"Both haunted and haunting

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A ghost story that twists urban legends with the identifiable struggles of a latchkey kid. Read full book review >

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Seth Grahame-Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2010

"The book's grotesque joviality should be fun for those looking for it."
The latest literary experiment from the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009). Read full book review >
THE GIRL WHO CHASED THE MOON by Sarah Addison Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"Fans of Allen's brand of romantic whimsy won't mind the inconsistencies and lapses of logic, but others may cringe at the implausibility."
In Allen's newest sugar-and-spice Southern fantasy (The Sugar Queen, 2008, etc.), a teenage girl comes to live with her grandfather in a small town where oddity is a way of life. Read full book review >
THE HAUNTING OF THE COIN by Monica Banks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 25, 2010

"Twisted and entertaining, this broad story of revenge is multi-faceted but close to the surface—a bug's eye view into the darkness of the human soul."
A spirit takes the form of a white spider to alter the destinies of several Japanese villagers in this supernatural thriller set in the wake of World War II. Read full book review >

GHOSTS OF WYOMING by Alyson Hagy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Hagy's images of Wyoming are a bit too muted to be fully engaging, but her writing is consistently provocative and informed. "
An assortment of carefully tuned stories marked by hauntings, curious incidents and hard Western landscapes. Read full book review >
MOONSHINE by Alaya Johnson
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A bit jumbled, but entertaining and potentially a good start for a series offering a different take on the undead craze."
Good-hearted advocate of vampire rights negotiates the mean streets of 1920s Manhattan. Read full book review >
A DARK MATTER by Peter Straub
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Straub's last few fantasies (In the Night Room, 2004, etc.) have been ever more baroque, but this tall, dark tale beats them all for heaven-storming scale and wheels within wheels."
A successful novelist obsessively revisits a fateful night he missed back in the '60s in this intense, ambitious, but unfocused saga of an encounter with ultimate evil. Read full book review >
FIRED UP by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"The fun here is the sexual tension between the protagonists; the rest is psychic-babble. "
A lost lamp is the MacGuffin in this dim, talky paranormal suspenser from Krentz (White Lies, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >
JANE BITES BACK by Michael Thomas Ford
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

Armed only with her vampire powers, 192-year-old Jane Austen hits the publicity trail to promote what fond readers think is her first novel. Read full book review >
SKIN by Mo Hayder
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Nice work once again from one of the most dependable pros in the murder business. "
Violated corpses and many other nasty things keep surfacing at smartly timed intervals in this high-octane thriller from Hayder (Ritual, 2008, etc.) Read full book review >
BROOKLYN KNIGHT by C.J.  Henderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Henderson delivers an entertaining Indiana Jones–style adventure with snappy dialogue and intriguing characters. As a bonus, he throws in a number of real-life historical tidbits about New York, a city the author clearly loves. "
A museum curator and his intern battle supernatural thieves in this fast-paced urban-fantasy mystery. Read full book review >