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Satania Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781681121437
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing - November 15th, 2017

Look, I cannot even begin to describe the fleshy gloriousness that is this book. Please...just dive in. 


Review by Dean

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The Job of the Wasp Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593766801
Availability: Coming soon - available for pre-order now
Published: Soft Skull Press - January 9th, 2018

This book is like Eileen meets A Confederacy of Dunces meets Sleep Away Camp, set against the backdrop of a possibly haunted boys orphanage. Come for the overly articulate but woefully unaware teenage narrator, stay for the Devils Backbone meets Lord of the Flies vibe.


Review by Anje

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Jonathan Lethem (Introduction by), Thomas Ott (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143039976
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Penguin Books - October 31st, 2006

You might fall in love with Merricat Blackwood, the murderous narrator of this atmospheric, chilling read. You might enjoy the off-kilter, simple - not spare - language Jackson used to craft her story. Or you may simply eat up this delectable table of treachery, magic, madness, and posen. 


Review by Kitri

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Cold Hand in Mine Cover Image
By Robert Aickman, Reece Shearsmith (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780571311743
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Published: Faber & Faber - August 9th, 2016

I credit Adam at the Lake Forest Park store, for introducing me to Robert Aickman. At the time, Cold Hand in Mine was not in print, but his books of "strange stories" are now in wonderful paperback editions by Faber & Faber. The terrors within these pages are subtle and disquieting. Aickman has been compared to Algernon Blackwood and M.R. James, but he may even be better those those acknowledged masters of unsettling fiction. These timeless and creepy stories are extremely well-written and I want to do my part to ensure that Aickman finds the reading audience that he deserves.


Review by Mark B.

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The Awesome Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781781083246
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Ravenstone - May 26th, 2015

Ghost Busters meets Gilmore Girls, Fangirl meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Maggie Cunningham comes from a long line of monster hunters, but before she can get her journeymans monster hunting license, she has to lose her virginity, because DUH virginity is like catnip for vampires.


Review by Anje

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Through the Woods Cover Image
By Emily Carroll, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781442465961
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 15th, 2014

I first encountered Emily Carroll's work through her amazing interactive webcomics, and immediately became entranced by her dark and hauntingly beautiful storytelling. This collection does not disappoint in being both creepy and stunning! Best read by candlelight, in the darkest hours of the night, whilst your creepy sister-in-law lurks next door.


Review by Ashley