Scary Stars

Selected Horror Fiction - arranged by year of publication, then alphabetically by author.

Annotated lists of books receiving at least one starred review from one of four major review sources: Booklist, Kirkus, LJ and PW. The review source assigns the star.

Titles are listed by approximate date of publication, then by alphabetically by author.

Annotations are from Advance, the Ingram Book Magazine - unless otherwise noted.

2006

  • Horror: The Best of the Year: 2006 Edition
    Author: Betancourt, John Gregory and Sean Wallace (edt)
    Publisher: Prime Books $ 13.95 ISBN: 0-8095-5648-0 Date: 2006
    starPW
    Updated 6.1.06
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
    Author: Brooks, Max
    Publisher: Crown $ 24.95 ISBN: 0307346609 Date: 2006
    starKirkus
    The Studs Terkel of the Zombie War, Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide, puts a human face on the suffering that occurred during the horrible hostilities, interviewing civilians, soldiers, politicians, and others, in this stunning book compiled shortly after the conclusion of the epic ten-year conflict.
    Updated 6.28.06
  • Already Dead
    Author: Huston, Charlie
    Publisher: Del Rey $ 12.95 ISBN: 034547824x Date: 2006
    starPW
    The daughter of a prominent New York family is missing, and her Vampyre fascination makes Joe Pitt--private detective and Vampyre--the man for this most dangerous job.
    Suggested Reading: Cross Genres
    Updated 12.5.05
  • Cell
    Author: King, Stephen
    Publisher: Scribner $ 26.95 ISBN: 0743292332 Date: 2006
    starBookliststarKirkus
    Civilization doesn't end with a bang or a whimper. It ends with a call on your cell phone. What happens on the afternoon of October 1 came to be known as the Pulse, a signal sent though every operating cell phone that turns its user into something...well, something less than human. Savage, murderous, unthinking-and on a wanton rampage. Terrorist act? Cyber prank gone haywire? It really doesn't matter, not to the people who avoided the technological attack. What matters to them is surviving the aftermath. Before long a band of them-"normies" is how they think of themselves-have gathered on the grounds of Gaiten Academy, where the headmaster and one remaining student have something awesome and terrifying to show them on the school's moonlit soccer field. Clearly there can be no escape. The only option is to take them on.
    Suggested Reading: Zombies
    Updated 1.25.06
  • Lisey's Story
    Author: King, Stephen
    Publisher: Scribner $ 28 ISBN: 0743289412 Date: 2006
    star Kirkusstar LJstar PW
    Every marriage has two hearts, one light and one dark, and Lisey Landon must confront both. King's most personal and powerful book to date is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love.
    Updated 8.28.06
  • Candles Burning
    Author: King, Tabitha & Michael McDowell
    Publisher: Berkley $ 24.95 ISBN: 0425210286 Date: 2006
    starPW
    Two of literature's most provocative authors draw readers into the summer's most chilling tale. King picks up the late McDowell's unfinished manuscript, weaving a Southern gothic fabric of murder, guilt, innocence, corruption, and survival told in the voices of the living and the dead.
    Updated 5.15.06
  • Dark Harvest
    Author: Partridge, Norman
    Publisher: Cemetery Dance $ 40 ISBN: 9781587671470 Date: 2006
    starPW
    Norman Partridge returns to Cemetery Dance with a high-octane tale of fantastic suspense. Startlingly original in style and execution, Dark Harvest is sure to be the horror event this Halloween season. Don't miss it! - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 9.25.06
  • Headstone City
    Author: Piccirilli, Tom
    Publisher: Spectra $ 5.99 ISBN: 0553587218 Date: 2006
    star PW
    The multiple award-winning author of November Mourns delivers his most genre-bending novel yet, as one man faces down hitmen, supernatural forces, and the dark corners of his own past.
    Suggested Reading: Cross Genres
    Updated 12.27.05
  • Benighted
    Author: Whitfeld, Kit
    Publisher: Del Rey $ 14.95 ISBN: 0345491637 Date: 2006
    starPWstarLJ
    Ninety-nine percent of the population is lycanthropic--when the full moon rises, they transform into bloodthirsty beasts that cannot be reasoned with or tamed. When a friend is killed by a marauding lune, Lola Galley, one of the few people unable to change, is desperate to see justice prevail.
    Updated 9.18.06
  • Black Pockets And Other Dark Thoughts
    Author: Zebrowski, George
    Publisher: Golden Gryphon $ 24.95 ISBN: 1930846401 Date: 2006
    starPW
    This collection of 19 horror stories, culled from the career of a writer best known for his literary science fiction, explores horror as a product of the human mind by allowing personal, political, and metaphysical obsessions to unleash terrors that beset these characters and by refusing to rely on genre-typical terrors such as serial killers and ancient curses. - Publisher Marketing
    Suggested Reading: Zombies
    Updated 3.16.06

2005

  • Fledgling
    Author: Butler, Octavia E.
    Publisher: Seven Stories $ 24.95 ISBN: 1583226907 Date: 2005
    starKirkus
    Butler's first new novel in seven years is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire.
    Updated 8.8.05
  • The Overnight
    Author: Campbell, Ramsey
    Publisher: Tor $ 24.95 ISBN: 0765312999 Date: 2005
    starPW
    After a series of strange mishaps and lots of misfortune, a desperate bookstore manager musters his staff for an overnight inventory. But when the last customers leave and the staff is sealed in, they find out this bookstore is no haven--it is the doorway to a hell unlike any other.
    Updated 3.14.05
  • Joplin's Ghost
    Author: Due, Tananarive
    Publisher: Atria $ 25 ISBN: 0743449037 Date: 2005
    starPW
    An acclaimed suspense writer's latest chilling tale examines how the daughter of a musician and jazz club owner finds her life changed when she becomes haunted by the ghost of Scott Joplin.
    Suggested Reading: African American Stars | Ghosts | Music
    Updated 7.25.05
  • Phantom Nights
    Author: Farris, John
    Publisher: Forge $ 24.95 ISBN: 0765307782 Date: 2005
    starKirkus
    Dubbed "a legend among thriller novelists" (Dean Koontz), Farris returns with a chilling gothic tale set in the Jim Crow South of the 1950s. After a 14-year-old boy sets out to avenge the brutal death of his black nurse, she becomes trapped in a netherworld by the force of the boy's will and his need for revenge.
    Suggested Reading: Adult Books for Teens
    Updated 1.5.05
  • The Town That Forgot How to Breathe
    Author: Harvey, Kenneth J.
    Publisher: St Martins $ 24.95 ISBN: 0312342225 Date: 2005
    starPW
    Described by some reviewers as a mix between Stephen King and Annie Proulx, Harvey's compulsively readable novel is a profound allegorical tale of the effects of globalization on culture and personal histories.
    Updated 8.8.05
  • Salem's Lot
    Author: King, Stephen
    Publisher: Doubleday $ 35 ISBN: 0385516487 Date: 2005
    starLJ
    With the addition of fifty pages of material deleted from the 1975 manuscript, an introduction by King, and two short stories related to the novel, this edition represents the text as the author envisioned it. Includes lavishly creepy photographs by Jerry Uelsmann.
    Updated 10.3.05
  • Tales
    Author: Lovecraft, H.P.
    Publisher: Library of America $ 35 ISBN: 1931082723 Date: 2005
    starPW
    The visionary master of cosmic horror joins The Library of America with this collection of classic stories of the strange and fantastic.
    Updated 1.3.05
  • Gil's All Fright Diner
    Author: Martinez, A. Lee
    Publisher: Tor $ 24.95 ISBN: 0765311437 Date: 2005
    starPW
    Bloodier than Fried Green Tomatoes! Funnier than The Texas Chainsaw Massacre! Welcome to Gil's All Night Diner, where zombie attacks are a regular occurrence and you never know what might be lurking in the freezer . . . - Publisher Marketing.
    Suggested Reading: Contemporary Fantasy Stars
    Updated 3.21.05
2004
  • Alone With the Horrors: The Great Short Fiction of Ramsey Campbell, 1961-1991
    Author: Campbell, Ramsey
    Publisher: Tor $ 26.95 ISBN: 0765307677 Date: 2004
    starPW
    Updated 6.1.04
  • Afterlife
    Author: Clegg, Douglas
    Publisher: Onyx $ 6.99 ISBN: 0451411676 Date: 2004
    starPW
    The Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Nightmare House and Mischief returns with a terrifying new horror thriller. "The best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation."--Bentley Little.
    Updated 11.22.04
  • Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
    Author: King, Stephen
    Publisher: Donald Grant $ 30 ISBN: 1880418592
    starPW
    The penultimate volume in the Dark Tower series, Song of Susannah is a pivotal installment in the most anticipated series of publications in Stephen King's legendary career.
    Suggested Reading: Adult Books for Young Adults
    Updated 4.19.04
  • The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
    Author: King, Stephen
    Publisher: Scribner/Donald M. Grant $ 35 ISBN: 1880418622 Date: 2004
    starPWstarLJ
    The final volume of King's masterful, multi-volume epic is hailed as a "hypnotic blend of suspense and sentimentality . . . a sprawling, eventful tale of demons, monsters, narrow escapes, and magic portals" (The New York Times Book Review).
    Updated 9.22.04
  • In the Night Room
    Author: Straub, Peter
    Publisher: Random $ 21.95 ISBN: 1400062527 Date: 2004
    starPW
    A children's book author realizes that the most basic facts of her existence have come into question. When she meets a struggling horror author, the frightening parallels between her loss and the author's manuscript suggest they must join forces to confront the evils surrounding them.
    Updated 10.4.04
  • Vamped
    Author: Sosnowski, David
    Publisher: Free $ 24 ISBN: 0743262530 Date: 2004
    starLJ
    A hot beach read, Sosnowski's Vamped is the story of a very different world--one where vampires rule and humans are the near-extinct minority.
    Updated 6.1.04
  • Midnight Mass
    Author: Wilson, F. Paul
    Publisher: Tor $ 25.95 ISBN: 0765307057
    starBooklist
    A new vampire thriller is penned by the bestselling author of The Tomb and the creator of Repairman Jack.
    Suggested Reading: Adult Books for Teens
    Updated 4.21.04
2003
  • Gathering the Bones: Original Storeis from the World's Masters of Horror
    Author: Dann, Jack (ed)
    Publisher: Tor $ 15.95 (trade paper) ISBN: 0765301792
    starLJ
    Chilling new anthology of all-original tales of horror
    Includes New Stories by: Ray Bradbury, Graham Joyce, Peter Crowther, Kim Newman, Sara Douglass, Thomas Tessier
    M. John Harrison & Gahan Wilson.
    Updated 8.14.03
  • The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection
    Author: Datlow, Ellen & Terri Windling, editors
    Publisher: Griffin $ 35/19.95 ISBN: 0312314248/0312314256
    starPW
    Updated 7.28.03
  • Jinn
    Author: Delaney, Matthew B.J.
    Publisher: St Martins $ 24.95 ISBN: 0312276702
    starPW
    Updated 1.3.03
  • The Good House
    Author: Due, Tananarive
    Publisher: Atria $ 25 ISBN: 0743449002
    starPWstarKirkus
    From the award-winning author of The Black Rose comes a terrifying story of supernatural suspense, as a woman searches for the inherited power that can save her hometown from evil forces.
    Suggested Reading: African American Stars
    Updated 8.11.03
  • Fat White Vampire Blues
    Author: Fox, Andrew
    Publisher: Ballantine $ 13.95 (paper) ISBN: 0345463331 Date: 2003
    starBooklist
    If Dracula slept with A Confederacy of Dunces, this funny first novel about Jules, a feckless, overweight vampire would be the result. He's watched his neighborhood go to hell--and now, a new vampire is looking to drive him out. Jules must find a way to contend with life's hurdles--without getting a stake through the heart.
    Updated 4.28.03
  • Tropic of Night
    Author: Gruber, Michael
    Publisher: Morrow $ 24.95 ISBN: 0060509546
    starKirkusstarPW
    One of the most frightening and imaginative novels of suspense to arrive in decades, Tropic of Night pits an anthropologist against a powerful shaman who becomes Miami's most feared serial killer.
    Updated 1.29.03
  • The Two Sams: Ghost Stories
    Author: Hirshberg, Glen
    Publisher: Carroll & Graf $ 23 ISBN: 0786712254
    starPW
    Updated 9.22.03
  • The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14
    Author: Jones, Stephen (ed)
    Publisher: Carroll & Graf $ 11.95 (paper) ISBN: 0786712376
    starPW
    The 14th volume of the Best New Horror series revisits the momentous events and chilling achievements on the dark side of fantasy.
    Updated 10.14.03
  • The Dark Tower V: Wolves of Calla
    Author: King, Stephen
    Publisher: Donald M. Grant/Scriber $ 35 ISBN: 1880418568
    starPWstarBooklist
    Updated 9.22.03
  • Daylight
    Author: Knox, Elizabeth
    Publisher: Ballantine $ 23.95 ISBN: 0345457951
    starPWstarBooklist
    Beautifully written, Daylight combines Knox's greatest gifts, her wildly imaginative storytelling and her clear eye for atmosphere and place. The vampires of this book are distinctly Knoxian, as intriguing and intelligently drawn as the angel in The Vintner's Luck.
    Updated 3.31.03
  • Sunshine
    Author: McKinley, Robin
    Publisher: Berkeley $ 23.95 ISBN: 0425191788
    starPW
    Unfortunately, she wasn't alone. She never heard them coming. Of course she wouldn't, when they're vampires. A new direction for an already successful fantasy author.
    Updated 10.2.03
  • The Night Country: Or, the Darkness on the Edge of Town
    Author: O'Nan, Stewart
    Publisher: FSG $ 22 ISBN: 0374222150
    starLJ
    A strange and unsettling ghost story in the tradition of Ray Bradbury and Shirley Jackson, The Night Country creeps through the streets of one bedroom community, reaching into the connected yet isolated lives of three people changed forever by a car accident.
    Updated 8.14.03
  • Lamplighter
    Author: O'Neill, Anthony
    Publisher: Scribner $ 25 ISBN: 0743243498
    starPW
    Elegantly written and ingeniously executed, The Lamplighter inhabits the pre-Freudian era and explores the dangers of the suppressed imagination. Set in 19th-century Edinburgh, it features a professor of philosophy and his assistant as they unravel a series of gruesome murders and their connection to a troubled young woman.
    Updated 3.13.03
  • Lost Boy, Lost Girl
    Author: Straub, Peter
    Publisher: Random $ 24.95 ISBN: 1400060923
    starBookliststarPW
    From the bestselling author of Black House and Mr. X springs a groundbreaking story of the persistence of evil, told with tantalizing ambiguity and structural audacity.
    Updated 9.22.03
  • Laughing Man
    Author: Wright, T.M.
    Publisher: Leisure $ 5.99 (paper) ISBN: 0843950846
    starBooklist
    New York City detective Jack Erhmun has his own peculiar ways of solving homicides--ways which can frighten his colleagues. Assigned to a series of gruesome murders, Jack delves into facts that make it seem no human killer can be involved. He soon becomes more and more erratic. Is it the case that affects him, or is it something no one dares to consider?
    Updated 1.25.03
2002
  • The Hour Before Dark
    Author: Clegg, Douglas
    Publisher: Leisure $ 24 ISBN: 0843950447
    starPW
    The brutal slaughter of his father brings a young man back to the family home he thought he'd left forever to confront an unspeakable evil from his past.
    Updated 9.7.02
  • The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror
    Author: Jones, Stephen (ed)
    Publisher: Carroll & Graf $ 12.95 (paper) ISBN: 0786710632
    starPW
    The award-winning Best New Horror anthology series--winner of the World Fantasy Award and the International Horror Critics Guild Award--has now reached its 13th spectacular volume, and to mark the event, Stephen Jones has chosen only the very best short stories and novellas by the horror genre's finest exponents and by new discoveries in the field.
    Updated 11.18.02
  • From a Buick 8
    Author: King, Stephen
    Publisher: Scribner $ 28 ISBN: 0743211375
    starPW
    On the heels of his hugely successful Dreamcatchers King delivers another classic novel about boys, men, and a terrifying force only they can contain.
  • Everything's Eventual
    Author: King, Stephen
    Publisher: Scribner $ 28 ISBN: 0743235150
    starPWstarLibrary Journal
    Writing about encounters with the dead, about near death, or about the plain dread of mundane life, King is in top form in this collection of dark tales--his first in nine years. Includes three never-before-printed stories and four pieces previously published in The New Yorker.
  • Last Things
    Author: Searcy, David
    Publisher: Viking $ 24.95 ISBN: 0670031321
    starBooklist
    Searcy's first novel, Ordinary Horror, earned him critical acclaim across the country. Now Searcy offers readers another taste of literary horror. Delivered in lyrical and atmospheric prose reminiscent of Flannery O'Connor, Last Things is a suspenseful psychological drama that will mesmerize readers right up to its shocking final revelation.
    Updated 8.13.02
  • Blackwood Farm: The Vampire Chronicles
    Author: Rice, Anne
    Publisher: Knopf $ 26.95 ISBN: 0375411992 Date: 2002
    starKirkus
    In her new novel, Rice fuses her two uniquely seductive strains of narrative--her vampire legend and the lore of the Mayfair witches--to give readers a world of classic deep South luxury and ancestral secrets.
    Updated 7.17.02

2001

  • Coldheart Canyon
    Author: Barker, Clive
    Publisher: HarperCollins $ 27.95 ISBN: 0060182970
    star PW
    Clive Barker returns with his most triumphant novel to date. Coldheart Canyon is a savage, poignant ghost story set in the glittering world of Hollywood where nothing is what it seems--even Death.
  • From the Dust Returned
    Author: Bradbury, Ray
    Publisher: Morrow $ 23 ISBN: 0380973820
    star PW starLibrary Journal
    One of the world's great literary icons presents the full-length tale of the Elliotts--a family of outlandish, great-hearted, and loving-spirited Halloween creatures and their "abnormal" adopted son--Timothy--who can see his reflection in the mirror.
  • The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
    Author: Datlow, Ellen (ed)
    Publisher: St Martins $ 29.95 ISBN: 0312275412
    star PW
  • The Living Blood
    Author: Due, Tannarive
    Publisher: Pocket $ 24.95 ISBN: 0671040839
    star PW
    From the bestselling author of My Soul to Keep comes a supernatural thriller in which a mother and her eerily gifted young daughter navigate the secrets of immortality.
    Suggested Reading: African American Stars
  • The Mammoth Book of Vampire Short Stories by Women
    Author: Jones, Stephen (ed)
    Publisher: Carroll & Graf $ 11.95 (trade paper) ISBN: 0786709189
    star PW
  • Black House
    Author: King, Stephen & Peter Straub
    Publisher: Random $ 28.95 ISBN: 0375504397
    star Kirkus starPW
    In the long-awaited sequel to The Talisman, retired homicide detective Jack Sawyer is drawn back to a parallel universe called the Territories, where he must find the soul-strength to enter a terrifying house at the end of a deserted track of forest, there to encounter the obscene and ferocious evils sheltered within it.
  • Dreamcatcher
    Author: King, Stephen
    Publisher: Scribner $ 28 ISBN: 0743211383
    star PW starKirkus starLJ
    America's most thrilling storyteller is at the height of his powers in this page-turning epic of haunted memories, heroism, and stark survival. Once upon a time in the haunted city of Derry (the site of It and Insomnia), four boys stood together and did a brave thing. Twenty-five years later, these men are plunged into a horrifying struggle with a creature from another world. Their only chance of survival is locked in their shared past--and in the Dreamcatcher.
  • Blood and Gold
    Author: Rice, Anne
    Publisher: Knopf $ 26.95 ISBN: 0679454497
    star Kirkus
    Out of the pages of the Vampire Chronicles steps the golden-haired Marius, true Child of the Millennia, once mentor to the Vampire Lestat, always and forever the conscientious slayer of the evildoer, and now ready to reveal the secrets of his 2,000-year-long existence in his own intense yet intimate voice.

2000

  • You Come When I Call You
    Author: Clegg, Douglas
    Publisher: Cemetary Dance $ 40 ISBN: 1881475891
    star PW
  • House of Leaves
    Author: Danielewski, Mark
    Publisher: Pantheon $ 19.95 ISBN: 0375703764
    star PW starKirkus starLibrary Journal starBooklist
    A blind old man, a young apprentice working in a tattoo shop, and a mad woman haunting an Ohio institute narrate this story of a family that encounters an endlessly shifting series of hallways in their new home, eventually coming face to face with the awful darkness lying at its heart.
  • The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
    Author: Datlow, Ellen (ed)
    Publisher: St Martins $ 29.95 ISBN: 0312262744
    star PW
    Highly acclaimed for collecting the finest short fiction in fantasy and horror, the World Fantasy Award-winning annual series continues its eclectic and always interesting tradition with this 13th volume. Highlights of this year's edition include Susanna Clarke, Neil Gaiman, Robert Girardi, Patricia McKillip, Delia Sherman, Michael Marshall Smith, Steve Rasnic Tem, Gene Wolfe, and many others, along with year-end wrap-ups in publishing, movies, and comics.
  • The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror
    Author: Jones, Stephen (ed)
    Publisher: Carroll & Graf $ 11.95 (trade paper) ISBN: 0786707925
    star PW
    Now in its eleventh year, this winner of the World Fantasy Award and the International Horror Critics Guild Award again showcases the finest talents writing contemporary horror fiction -- established masters as well as new voices -- and presents its lively review of the past year in the field of fear and terror.
  • The Traveling Vampire Show
    Author: Laymon, Richard
    Publisher: Cemetery Dance $ 40 ISBN: 1587670003
    star PW
  • The Walking
    Author: Little, Bentley
    Publisher: Signet $ 6.99 (paper) ISBN: 0451201744
    star PW
    Across the country, the dead have risen and they're on a mission. No one knows why they are walking or where they are going and no one can stop them. The Bram Stoker Award-winning writer and author of The Store, The Ignored, and The Town is "a master of the macabre" (Stephen King).
  • Magic Terror: 7 Tales
    Author: Straub, Peter
    Publisher: Random $ 24.95 ISBN: 0375503935
    star Kirkus starBooklist

More Stars . . .

AUTHOR
TITLE
DATE
STARS
Alten, Steve Meg July-97 KIRKUS
Arensberg, Ann Incubus February-99 PW
Bachman, Richard The Regulators September-96 PW
Barker, Clive Everville October-94 PW
Barker, Clive Imajica October-91 KIRKUS
Barker, Clive Sacrament July-96 KIRKUS, PW, PW BEST BOOKS
Benchley, Peter Beast June-91 KIRKUS, BBYA
Cadnum, Michael The Judas Glass March-96 KIRKUS, PW
Campbell, Ramsay Midnight Sun January-91 KIRKUS
Campbell, Ramsey Ghosts and Grisly Things October-00 PW
Campbell, Ramsey Nazareth Hill June-97 LJ, PW
Campbell, Ramsey The One Safe Place August-96 PW
Datlow, Ellen (Edt) The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror July-96 PW
Due, Tananarive My Soul to Keep June-97 KIRKUS, PW BEST BOOKS
Gaiman, Neil Neverwhere July-97 BOOKLIST EDITORS CHOICE, KIRKUS
Gray, Muriel Furnace October-97 PW
Gray, Muriel The Trickster July-95 KIRKUS, PW
Grimson, Todd Brand New Cherry Flavor November-96 KIRKUS
Grimson, Todd Stainless February-96 KIRKUS
Hambly, Barbara Traveling With the Dead October-95 KIRKUS, BBYA
Hamilton, Laurell K. Cerulean Sins April-03 PW
Harris, Thomas Hannibal July-99 PW
Heinrich, Will The King's Evil June-03 KIRKUS
Holland, Tom Lord of the Dead February-96 KIRKUS, PW
Hynd, Noel Ghosts April-93 PW
Hynes, James The Lecturer's Tale January-01 PW
Jones, Stephen (Edt) The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror February-99 PW
King, Stephen Bag of Bones September-98 PW
King, Stephen Desperation September-96  
King, Stephen Dolores Claiborne November-92 BOOKLIST, BOOKLIST EDITORS CHOICE
King, Stephen Four Past Midnight September-92 KIRKUS
King, Stephen Insomnia October-94 PW, BBYA
King, Stephen Needful Things October-91 KIRKUS, PW
King, Stephen Nightmares & Dreamscapes October-93 BOOKLIST, KIRKUS, PW, BBYA
King, Stephen Rose Madder June-95 PW
King, Stephen The Stand April-90 KIRKUS
Matheson, Richard Now You See It... February-95 PW
Moloney, Susie A Dry Spell October-97 PW
Monahan, Brent The Blood of the Covenant October-95 KIRKUS
Monahan, Brent The Book of Common Dread/a Novel of the Infernal June-93 KIRKUS
Newman, Kim Anno-Dracula September-93 KIRKUS
Newman, Kim Jago January-93 PW
Newman, Kim Judgement of Tears November-98 KIRKUS
Newman, Kim The Bloody Red Baron November-95 KIRKUS, PW
Oates, Joyce Carol Haunted February-94 KIRKUS
Palahniuk, Chuck Lullaby September-02 KIRKUS
Powell, Richard The Bell Witch March-97 KIRKUS
Rice, Anne Memnoch the Devil July-95 KIRKUS
Rice, Anne The Tale of the Body Thief October-92 BOOKLIST
Robinson, Frank M. Waiting April-99 PW
Sarrantonio, Al (Edt) 999 September-99 PW
Shirley, John Demons August-00 PW
Silverberg, Robert The Longest Way Home July-02 BOOKLIST
Simmons, Dan A Winter Haunting January-02 KIRKUS
Simmons, Dan Children of the Night July-92 KIRKUS
Simmons, Dan Lovedeath November-93 BOOKLIST, KIRKUS
Simpson, Thomas William The Caretaker March-98 BOOKLIST
Spellman, Cathy Cash Bless the Child April-93 KIRKUS, PW
Stableford, Brian The Empire of Fear September-91 KIRKUS
Stableford, Brian The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires June-96 PW
Straub, Peter Mr. X August-99 PW, PW BEST BOOKS
Strieber, Whitley Billy August-90 KIRKUS
Strieber, Whitley The Forbidden Zone July-93 BOOKLIST, KIRKUS, PW, BBYA
Sullivan, Mark T. The Purification Ceremony June-97 KIRKUS
Tessier, Thomas Fog Heart February-98 LJ
Winter, Douglas E. (Edt) Revelations May-97 PW

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