While in London, American heiress Denise Thorne disappears from a nightclub, never to be seen again. On that very same night Sonja Blue, a tough-as-nails vampire hunter-slayer, conceived in terror and born of blood, rises from the city's gutters. Saved by modern medicine before she completed her transformation into one of the undead, she becomes a living vampire, determined to fight for what remains of her humanity.
"Simply the best."
In 1927 the infamous millionaire occultist Emeric Belasco disappeared without a trace, leaving behind dozens of dead bodies in the rambling, isolated mansion known as Hell House. In 1931 a team of parapsychologists entered Hell House in order to solve the riddle of Belasco's fate, only to meet with horror, insanity and death.
"Not the original"
One night years ago, American heiress Denise Thorne disappeared from a London nightclub, never to be seen again. That very same night, Sonja Blue, a tough-as-nails vampire hunter-slayer, conceived in terror and blood, rises from the city's gutters. Saved by modern medicine before completing her transformation into one of the undead, she becomes a living vampire, determined to fight for what remains of her humanity.
Wisteria Lane has nothing on these grandes dames of mystery. In the expert hands of two of the mystery world's top storytellers, being a housewife takes on a whole new meaning.These two never-before-published stories by Nevada Barr and Sara Paretsky explore the dark side of the housewife psyche and are guaranteed to delight.
For years Johnny Pearl tried to escape his demons by being a gunslinger. With his killer's cool and famous pearl-handled pistol, he made a name for himself in the years following the Civil War as an outlaw. But fame has proved hollow, and Johnny finds himself on the outskirts of the Wyoming Territory, on the verge of taking his own life after one gunfight too many, until he finds redemption in the smile of Katie Small Dove.
"Frankenstein's monster as a gunslinger"
Following the death of his beloved mother, young Skinner Cade discovers he was adopted. Determined to find his true origins, he travels westward from the Mississippi Delta to the deserts of Arizona. There, Skinner learns of Changing Woman, the mysterious leader of the Coyotero who might be his biological mother.
"Werewolf love story"
Walking Wolf is the orphaned son of white settlers, found as an infant and raised to be a proud Comanche warrior. He also happens to be a werewolf. When he loses control of his darker nature, Walking Wolf heads out into the White Man's world to learn more about who - and what - he is. This is his story of self-discovery as he travels the Old West, crossing the paths of deranged serial killers, a traveling medicine show, a vampire gunslinger, even a fellow werewolf, as well as such historical figures as Quanah Parker and Sitting Bull.
"Could this narrator's voice be any more awful!!!!!"
Four bored juvenile delinquents break into a house on Halloween in order to play a trick on the owner, only to find themselves the prey of a depraved serial killer. Can they survive a night of unspeakable horror and escape a madman's terrible judgment?
"Dark, but enthralling."
It's the 1950s and Misty Valley is just another sleepy, All-American town, nestled along the Miskatonic River. Unlike sister cities Arkham and Dunwich, Misty Valley has managed to avoid the peculiar occurrences that have plagued the region since the days of the colonial witch trials. That is, until the night Carol Anne Fairweather and her boyfriend, Billy Mahan, parked too far down on Lover's Lane. On that old, foggy night Billy was attacked and knocked unconscious, while Carol Anne was brutally raped by someone - or something.
"Very silly Lovecraftian story"
Troubled by Specters, Ghosts and Phantoms? Fear No More! There Is Help! Call For The Dark Ranger: Ghost Breaking A Specialty! No Spook Too Small, No Fiend Too Fierce! Write Care of: Box 1, Golgotha, Texas. Our Motto: ‘One Wraith, One Ranger.' Meet Sam Hell, former Texas law man, now a professional spook-buster, who, along with his Comanche medicine-woman companion, Pretty Woman, rides the high plains in search of Sangre, the undead conquistador who stole his life and transformed him into the Dark Ranger.
"Roe v. Rove" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Sex and the Supremes" by Jeffrey Toobin; "The Britney Option" by Adam Green; "One-Man Show" by Lauren Collins; "It's Catching" by David Sedaris; "Writer, Interrupted" by Jonathan Rosen; and "The Yanks Are Coming" by Nancy Franklin.