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.
Mourning the charismatic father who died suspiciously the day before her wedding, Anna becomes estranged from her new husband before meeting an enigmatic stranger who alludes to her father's secret past.
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.
The sole survivor of a homicidal sociopath's latest killing spree, Chyna Shepherd unwittingly discovers the identity of the murderer's intended next victim and confronts her own troubled past and overwhelming fear to protect herself and the life of a complete stranger from the ultimate evil.
Holland and Niles Perry are identical thirteen-year-old twins. They are close, close enough, almost, to read each other's thoughts, but they couldn't be more different. Holland is bold and mischievous, a bad influence, while Niles is kind and eager to please, the sort of boy who makes parents proud. As Holland's pranks become increasingly sinister, Niles finds he can no longer make excuses for his brother's actions.
Harper Raine doesn't trust her new home from the moment she steps inside, and the rumors are that the Raine family's new house is haunted. Harper isn't sure she believes those rumors ... until her younger brother, Michael, starts acting strangely.
A supernatural reimagining of the Donner Party story follows a group of wagon-train pioneers who navigate sanity-testing misfortunes, including the mysterious death of a little boy and a series of disappearances that cause a beautiful member of the group to be accused of witchcraft.
Victoria McQueen is the only person to have ever escaped the unmitigated evil of Charles Talent Manx, an unstoppable monster who transforms children into his own terrifying likeness. When Manx kidnaps McQueen's son, she must engage in a life-and-death battle of wills to get him back.
Mary Shelley's chilling portrait of a scientist obsessed with creating life (whose eventual success comes at too great a cost) was among the first works of science fiction ever produced. Its potent allegorical power, compelling ethical and philosophical themes, and its sheer creepiness have ensured it remains one of the most enduring and influential as well.
Illustrated by Edward Gorey, a master of macabre, this sinister novel follows Lewis, an orphan who goes to live with his magician uncle in a house that holds a clock counting off the time until the end of the world. When Lewis accidentally raises the dead, he must stop the clock before it strikes for the last time.
Dr. Montague, an occult scholar, and his team—Theodora, his assistant; Eleanor, a fragile young woman with a close acquaintance with the paranormal; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House—conduct an unusual research project in a reputedly haunted house. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
In D.C. to shoot a film, adored film star Chris MacNeil finds her stay turning into a nightmare when her young daughter, Regan, is possessed by the devil and must endure a brutal exorcism.
An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors — soldiers, politicians, civilians and others — who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival.
Rashly marrying his college girlfriend to keep their relationship active during his tour of duty, a college dropout-turned-army soldier is overwhelmed by the realities of war, PTSD, and opioid addiction before forging a desperate plan.
"While all Iraqis will readily agree that their life has always been noir, the majority of the stories in Baghdad Noir are set in the years following the American invasion of 2003," says editor Samuel Shimon. "Taken as a whole, the stories in Baghdad Noir testify to the enduring resilience of the Iraqi spirit amid an ongoing, real-life milieu of despair that the literary form of noir can at best only approximate."
You'll find their names on the frosted glass of a dingy office in Fisherman's Wharf. Adrian and Zooey Kimrean, Private Eyes. A.Z., as they are collectively known, are twin brother and sister. He's pure misanthropic logic, she's sloppy hedonistic creativity. He's Sherlock Holmes, the Cumberbatch version. She's Ace Ventura. A.Z. have been locked in mortal battle since they were in utero ... which is tricky because they, very literally, share one single body.