Delves into the 1922 case of the Ilford murder, which resulted in the hanging death of the perpetrator, Freddy Bywaters, as well as the victim's wife, who was guilty only of having a romantic relationship with the suspect.
Gathering at a remote health resort for a 10-day fitness program, nine strangers and their enigmatic host become subjects of interest to a brokenhearted novelist who develops uncomfortable doubts about the resort's real agenda.
Distinguished for his talents as a rat killer, the nameless protagonist is sent by the extermination company he works for on an extended assignment in C, a country descending into chaos and paranoia, swept by a contagious disease, and flooded with trash. No sooner does he disembark than he is whisked away by quarantine officials and detained overnight. Isolated and forgotten, he realizes that he is stranded with no means of contacting the outside world. Still worse, when he finally manages to reach an old friend, he is told that his ex-wife's body was found in his apartment and he is the prime suspect.
Convincing an enigmatic loner to help her search for a friend's missing daughter, Phoebe traverses the outskirts of California's stunning Inland Empire, where she discovers her companion's complicated relationship with warring tribes of outcasts.
The author of The Maximum Security Book Club presents an investigation into the suspicious death of Rey Rivera at the once-grand Belvedere hotel, sharing insights into the victim's probable murder and the unsettling roles of fellow patrons.
A Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times journalist follows a family in Oregon, the Bogles, with a generations-spanning history of criminal behavior, aiming to debunk long-held stereotypes about race and crime and using these insights to highlight new efforts at reform.
Left for dead by burglars while partying with friends, a happy-go-lucky charmer takes refuge at his dilapidated ancestral home before a grisly discovery reveals an unsuspected family history. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Trespasser.
A New Yorker staff writer analyzes the perilous world of the international fossil trade through the story of one man's devastating effort to sell a Gobi Desert dinosaur skeleton from a nation that forbids natural-history trafficking. 150,000 first printing.
A gripping true-crime investigation of the 1948 abduction of Sally Horner details the crime itself and how it inspired Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel, Lolita.
Through the Woods collects five beautifully creepy stories by author and illustrator Emily Carroll — from a young bride in a house with a terrible secret, to the awful things that go on at the neighbors'. Includes a reprint of Carroll's breakout webcomic, "His Face All Red."
The father of modern computer science, Alan Turing paves the way for esoteric mathematical computations that, when used by Nazi Germany's Ahnenerbe-SS to perform a summoning, results in an unexpected evil brought to Earth through a portal to an alternate universe.
An unwilling foray into necromancy makes Booth attractive to the creates who roam the darkness of the world. Ghouls, ghosts, and incubi single him out as one of their own in these ten stories.
At a low point in her life, former film critic Lois Cairns becomes increasingly obsessed with an early female moviemaker. How can one increasingly ill and unstable woman possibly hope to defeat a threat that's half long-lost folklore, half cinematically framed hallucination — an existential nightmare made physical, projected off the screen and into real life?
Her happy marriage to Ed challenged by odd noises, petty squabbles, and the onset of disturbing blackouts with no medical source, Amanda begins to dream about a woman from her past and accidentally receives a mail-order book on possession, the arrival of which coincides with increasingly bizarre events.