See more ideas about horror fiction, books, fiction. John Swansburg is a senior editor at The Atlantic. Jules is the beautiful, scarily competent editor of an online fashion magazine, and Will is the hot, charming Bear Grylls-ish host of a popular reality TV show called “Survive the Night,” which involves him being left alone in various dangerous situations after dark, and having to use his cunning and survival skills to return to safety. Containing 20 short stories from The Drowning Girl author CaitlÃn R. Kiernan, this collection of fiction is a must-read for any fan of dark fantasy and horror. Familiar recipes from the St. John repertoire reappear, like a chocolate baked alaska and the justly famous Welsh rarebit. A lot of the tension reverberating through “The Choice” has to do with the psychic interplay between Joanna and her rigidly moralistic husband, Reuben. (Today, the authors claim, corporations “simply starve workers into submission.”) Responding to the murder of Lurye, some 20,000 union members, joined by 65,000 dressmakers, staged a march at the funeral and as many as 80,000 other workers put down their tools and turned out to watch. When he was a boy, the town had no hockey rink, and Mike had no skates. Patty Duke overemotes as the actress Neely O’Hara, who famously tears the wig off an even more overemoting Susan Hayward as a has-been Broadway star, and tosses it in a toilet. “If a black man kills a wild animal and eats it, we call it bushmeat poaching.”. Sylvia Sellers-Garcia, by Horror fiction and the month of October go together like Michael Myers and boiler suits. What a great idea! “He’s either hitting .450 or .150,” Bouton wrote. New DVD Releases; Digital Releases ; Release Date News; New Movies; Top Movies; 4K UHD; 3D; Select a genre and search years to find new movies on DVD and Blu-ray to watch. But here, in shifting the tropes of romance off their axes by just a few degrees, she has accessed something new. Grady Hendrix, by This gives Fatland a level of access most outsiders would never have. Horror After Dark. “There was but one fact that was allowed to walk with the novels into posterity: that Jane had lived her short life as a stranger to drama; that few changes, no events, no crises broke the smooth current of its course.” Cassandra, of course, knows otherwise. In many ways, what I love about you is that you now seem so tidy and predictable. In the spring of 1949, William Lurye was stabbed to death in a telephone booth as he was making a phone call to his union. Writing with all the flair of Wikipedia, he lists names of actresses reportedly considered for various roles and two pages of singers who recorded the movie’s theme song. The Apex & The Abyss – A True Crime Horror Podcast. Yet, while the book club will go to great lengths to vanquish vampires, there are limits. Harrison’s dialogue catches the characters’ quirks, insecurities and entitlement so well it sometimes feels like eavesdropping at Blue Bottle. John Williams, now better known as the composer of the “Star Wars” theme, earned his first Academy Award nomination for the “Dolls” musical score. “Your sisters get in the way,” Mrs. Hill, the kindly housekeeper, informs her. Thanks to the lore passed on by her mother, Rue is expert in midwifery and the healing arts — and also hoodoo, which in the antebellum South is “black folks’ currency.” Yet even after the fall of the Confederacy, Rue’s position is precarious. In Gatien’s book, THE CLUB KING: My Rise, Reign, and Fall in New York Nightlife (Little A, 253 pp., $24.95), bones are picked. They drive kids to the mall for TCBY, deal with encroaching laundry and worry about taking out the trash, but the book club changes them. “The case became a kind of Rorschach test; everyone who looked at it saw something different, something uniquely meaningful and uniquely petrifying.” In other words: murder. Alicia Keys with Michelle Burford, by Keith Law, by In fact, it is Knighton’s curation — his ability to draw out unexpected snapshots from places as well known and completely formed in our national imagination as Yosemite and Yellowstone — that makes his journey so engaging. But as any careful reader of “Ball Four” knows, only a man who loved the game would have tried so desperately to keep playing it. Many can be made ahead and may be familiar to readers of Sifton’s column. The books have little in common. Were they somehow intimately involved? Iseult, a “drab and faded” woman on the verge of spinsterhood, is haunted by her mother, Beatrice, who died in childbirth. Need a Distraction? It’s a convenient literary device — he returns not only better fed and better rested but with a restored mental balance. In his early 20s he left the New York theater world and moved to Hollywood with his girlfriend, Cher, and for the rest of his career ricocheted between artistic aspirations and movie stardom. The all-too-real ghosts of the defeated rebels. Freebasing cocaine, but only occasionally, as he tells it. Among the jumbled possessions, she finds a journal that once belonged to her grandmother's husband. Suddenly, if we wanted to escape the confines of our neighborhood, we had only our memories of trips past and our daydreams of trips future to depend on. In Rachel Harrison’s debut, THE RETURN (Berkley, 296 pp., $26), a group of friends grapple with the disappearance, and mystifying return, of one of their own. “It had not been so difficult to consider abandoning the idea of love,” Mary forlornly tells herself, “when she had never truly experienced it.”, Will the endlessly interfering Mrs. Bennet achieve her life’s ambition: seeing all her daughters married? But enough about those rabble-rousers. He had played for two of the winningest men in N.B.A. That’s swoon-worthy, in my opinion, but don’t worry if it sounds staid — this book is sweet and thoughtful, but delightfully filthy, too. Coates sees her as a gentle but tormented soul: attracted to other women but wondering if she’s “unnatural”; relishing solitude but longing to be comfortable in a wider social circle; dutifully painting portraits to make money even as the abstract work she cherishes fails to sell. When Hickman realized that the police were on the case, he returned Marion in six separate bundles, each carefully wrapped and deposited all over the city. 4.4 out of 5 stars 22. Amid the deep-fried brains and grilled hearts hide jewel-like recipes, like the butter-drenched “mushy celeriac,” which made me regret all the mean things I used to say about root vegetables. Because as Peckham herself acknowledges in her introductory note, “unlike the rake, with his unrepentant wickedness and zest for erotic excess, the ruined woman is rarely living a life of pleasure.” Yet the same, it seems, can be said for a rakess. “Surfing was not just a sport; it was our lifestyle,” Durand writes. When the murder finally happens — when the identity of the victim is revealed — it makes total sense. Search all Horror movies or other genres from the past 25 years to find the best movies to watch. Henderson may genuinely relish Devonshire pie, but he’s also like a naughty boy who pulls a toad out of his pocket to shock prissy onlookers. After four years of turning tricks in a mob-run New York brothel to pay off a debt, Nina is ready to go back to a quiet life in Iowa. In these novels and stories, the Donner party gets a ghastly reimagining, infant twins are possessed by evil and vermin mutate at a garbage dump. (It was a runaway hit, earning Bouton the millions he never made in baseball.) Now, Beatrice has burrowed herself deep into a scar on Iseult’s collarbone, left when “she was born and killed her mother.”. Rumors of foul play, never proved, have flourished for so long that Wood’s death has overshadowed her genuine talent, on display in a career that includes her childhood role in “Miracle on 34th Street” and “Splendor in the Grass.” Her daughter learned early “not to believe a single word printed on the cover of a tabloid.”. At Kennedy Airport and on the run from her charismatic, abusive husband, Claire Cook impulsively accepts the offer of a woman named Eva to swap lives. In fact, before public outrage precipitated the enactment of the so-called Lindbergh Law against human abductions, kidnapping was quite common during the Great Depression. In the first scenario, Joanna resuscitates him and seeks help — concealing vital details about what happened but still facing the possibility of life in prison. Such is the appeal of the streak. Museums aren’t for everyone, but these are not your run-of-the-mill natural history or contemporary art museums. The nations are often grouped together as “the Stans,” a narrow vision of post-Soviet dysfunction, but Fatland travels across the five countries, largely over land, in part to prove otherwise. How special you were with your plaid shirts, midriffs, Lilith Fairs, gangsta rap and boy bands. To expand Kate’s vantage, an unnamed first-person narrator pads the account with background interviews from a forest ranger who investigated the scene of the massacre, and Kate’s brother, a sheriff. At the start of Anna Bennett’s WHEN YOU WISH UPON A ROGUE (St. Martin’s, 336 pp., paper, $7.99), Sophie Kendall is weeks from making official her engagement to the perfectly nice lord who can save her family from financial ruin. Hendrix’s mother was “a housewife who was in a book club,” and the novel is set in his childhood neighborhood of Mount Pleasant, S.C., making this a horror homage to the women who raised him. It’s unlikely, though, that she would have distilled them into quite such a sympathetic heroine as Janice Hadlow does in THE OTHER BENNET SISTER (Holt, 480 pp., $27.99). The first novel based on Netflix's hit series, Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds takes readers inside the Hawkins National Laboratory, where Terry Ives, the woman who will become Eleven's mother, signs up to participate in a project called MKUltra. Whether you like a healthy dose of gore, or just the suggestion of something in the shadows, there's a horror novel on this list that is perfect for you. “For everyone else, it is simply dinner.”. She says of being a star, “Part of the bargain is being exploited, misunderstood and occasionally misled.”. Natasha Gregson Wagner, by In a story that sidesteps high-stakes conflict, this tension has space to dominate the page. “We have to drive a stake through his heart?” Kitty asks and is relieved to find that the answer is no. Say you want to explore traditional gender roles, or invert them, or find a way to happiness through them or despite. Aug 19, 2020 - Explore Massapequa Public Library's board "New Horror Fiction", followed by 245 people on Pinterest. The more successful his clubs became, though, the more Gatien’s marriages suffered, as did his relationship with his daughters. Early on, the B.U. A pot-roasted pork shoulder can be torn into hunks to accompany steamed clams, or tucked into a sandwich with watercress and aioli. Ghosts of the past have also inspired one of the most rollicking, addictive novels I’ve read in years: THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB’S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES (Quirk, 404 pp., $22.99), by Grady Hendrix, a tale of housewives battling vampires that is sweetly painful, like hard candy that breaks a tooth. It reënveloped him now. The sun sets over the river Tiber, the Vittorio Emanuele II bridge in Rome and the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica. Maggie, Eve’s best friend, who discovered her body, is now the detective assigned to the reopened case, which was originally investigated by her father, then the police chief and now increasingly senile. Scenes in “slaverytime” gradually reveal the reasons for certain actions in “freedomtime.” Of course, the people in the Big House and the people in the cabins are linked by violence, but they’re also enmeshed in the complexities of kinship, both forced and chosen. AMERICAN SWEETHEARTS (Carina Press, 284 pp., paper, $8.99), the fourth book in Adriana Herrera’s Dreamers series (though it works beautifully alone), opens about a year after the high school sweethearts Priscilla and Juan Pablo have broken up for what really seems to be the last time. Trying to figure it out for herself, Claire Googles “Can you scan onto a flight and not get on it?,” as we all would. All rights reserved. I was so grateful to McAllister for providing some degree of relief, some redemption for Joanna — and for us. Wagner’s book is part biography of Wood and part autobiography about how her mother’s early death shaped her own adult life, with decades of anxiety and insecurity. Audible Audiobook. In CATHERINE HOUSE (Custom House, 311 pp., $27.99), Elisabeth Thomas’s delicious literary Gothic debut, Ines Murillo, a self-described ghost, is accepted into the mysterious, exclusive Catherine House, “not just a school, but a cloister” of higher learning that “by some miracle of chemistry produced some of the world’s best minds: prizewinning authors, artists and inventors, diplomats, senators, Supreme Court justices.” Founded by “Transcendentalists instead of Puritans” in the woods of rural Pennsylvania, Catherine House is an endless puzzle-box of “baroque fantasy rooms”: a subterranean ballroom that doubles as an initiation chamber, a “three-story kaleidoscope” of a library, a music room with “brocade chairs, music history books, Chinese black lacquer screens and a grand piano polished to a high gloss.” Tuition is free, and food, clothing and toiletries are provided, as long as students leave everything behind and become part of the Catherine House “experiment.” It is so exclusive, and so romantic, that Ines just might be able to stop running from her dark past. Richard Marsh, by In their frustration, labor leaders turned to organized crime leaders for muscle — and therein lies the tale. Foley builds her suspense slowly and creepily, deploying an array of narrators bristling with personal secrets: Jules, the bride; Olivia, her fragile sister; Johnno, the troubled best man; Hannah, whose husband is an old and suspiciously close friend of Jules; and quiet Aoife, the suspiciously judgmental and tightly wound wedding planner. There are some museums experienced only in passing glimpses or not at all: Does the rumored whale museum tucked behind a gas station somewhere actually exist? Don’t be shocked, just enjoy the performance. The “saber-toothed cat, the dire wolf, the giant bulldog bear” didn’t survive human beings but, in Brooks’s novel, Bigfoot has, making him an evolutionary marvel. And yet, it is through these kaleidoscopic turns that the ambition of Jones’s storytelling plays out. The characters get under your skin. Although Stout fully acknowledges the violent methods of such professional criminals, he makes a fine distinction between the practiced undertakings of these hardened pros and the efforts of their amateurish imitators. And she makes a convincing case that the police investigated the death again in 2011 because the boat’s captain changed his story to sell a tell-all book. The darker side of their friendship unfolds when they are forced together again, as does the question of what really happened to Julie. As they fall in love they are dogged by their pasts and presents: As a young woman, Sera was seduced by a neighbor, who abandoned her when she became pregnant; she lost the baby and he married someone else. Here are some of them — and they’re all winners. Indeed, their relationship is so close, so claustrophobic, that there were moments I needed to put the novel down, step to the window and get some air. CDN$0.00 Free with Audible trial #2. Valencia Walker, the no-messing-about former C.I.A. Despite the size of the work force, the labor movement got no protection from the police or the federal government. This Dark Wolf: Soul Bitten Shifter Book 1 Everly Frost. Wagner addresses the questions surrounding Wood’s death head-on. On the one hand it’s correct that Sera’s lurid life should also be unsatisfying — like all romance rakes, she needs to fall in love to find true happiness, to open not only her bed but her heart. (The words of the Muses — capital M, always — appear in italics, giving the book a stream-of-consciousness quality befitting an artist known to be preoccupied with faeries and Greek mythology.) Even better — and one of the best dishes of the 106 I cooked — was the lobster-style shrimp roll. When Ines discovers the truth about Catherine House, she must grapple with what she has long avoided: who she is and who she might become. “Indulge me.” That turns out to be as much warning as enticement. Cohen wants to understand what happened that day. Rather than doing a play-by-play, Knighton chooses to group parks by theme, some literal (“Ice,” “Mountains,” “Canyons”) and others more esoteric (“God,” “Love,” “Mystery”). Her mother’s fame, she writes, meant that she “had to protect myself from other people’s perceptions of her.” The image she creates is often an idealized, child’s-eye view. And though that recovery can be chalked up to relief that Grace is alive, his motivation for villainy negated, it also makes the rest of the novel vastly more interesting. The authors make no pretense of offering a “fair and balanced” treatment of organized labor and its tactics. There are enough red herrings to form their own little school in the corner of the pond. Horror stories made by my friend and I. Marilyn Stasio writes the Crime column for the Book Review. Literary historian J. Were her screams heard by others?”), But let it not be said the law was completely heartless. Gina Rae La Cerva. Yes, Halloween and all its ghoulish splendour lie just around the corner, and with streaming services awash with scary slashers and freaky features, we thought what better time than this to point you in the direction of the far more subtle but equally terrifying world of horror fiction. I ate the best diner patty melt I’ve ever had in my own kitchen. Lewis shoots a pregnant female and guts it to find its calf “still rounded like a bean in there, its head shape ducked down into its chest like it was going to look up at him.” The experience traumatizes Lewis and haunts him psychologically. The team’s invited to a large Odyssey convention in Las Vegas, where they’ll play in a tournament for a chance to join the Odyssey pro league. The twisted intermixing of their lives often leaves one feeling as constrained as a lady laced into a bone corset. 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