Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James

Staff Pick

James was a mild-mannered Cambridge medievalist, but beneath the scholar's cap lurked a most fiendish imagination. The stories he devised for Halloween entertainments—filled with atmospheric settings, malevolent spirits, and a lot of wet hair--influenced a century's worth of horror from writers such as H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King. James drew on a prevailing sense of imperial disintegration and suppressed desire to invest his tales with unique force. They've lost none of their power to make readers shiver as they pass an old ruin or hear whistling in the dark. An essential for every library!

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By M. R. James, Leslie S. Klinger (Editor), Eric J. Guignard (Editor), David Morrell (Introduction by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781464215155
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - October 5th, 2021

Woodworm by Layla Martinez

Staff Pick

I finished this book in a night! I couldn't stop turning the pages as the story of a grandmother and granddaughter unfurled into something dark, skittering, and unresolved. In the vein of Fernanda Melchor and Mariana Enriquez, this is a modern horror story steeped in old school tradition. It builds fear out of familiar social and cultural norms and out of what lurks between assumptions and beneath silence; the worst horrors lie in what lives long past someone's death. Anyone dipping their toe into Latin Gothic horror should snatch up this beautiful Two Lines Press book immediately.

 

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By Layla Martinez, Sophie Hughes (Translator), Annie McDermott (Translator)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781949641592
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Published: Two Lines Press - May 14th, 2024

Mister Magic by Kiersten White

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The beloved children's show, Mister Magic, has been off the air for 30 years, but its memory lives on in the darkest corners of the internet, among most of the now grown cast, and in the small town that relies on the show's premise for survival. The novel centers on Val , who is living a quiet country life with no memories before the age of eight, when three strangers persuade her to accompany them to Utah where she begins to piece together the horrors of her childhood; back on the set of Mister Magic, however, nothing is what it seems, and it’s up to Val to fix the past, protect the future, and evade the zealots who desperately want to keep her in her place.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780593359266
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Published: Del Rey - August 8th, 2023

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