Monstrosity – Tim Curran

  You know a writer kicks ass when they can stretch your imagination to the point where, when you look back, you can’t believe how much of the story you were buying. Curran does that in spades with Monstrosity. Monstrosity takes your typical rural Midwest setting and turns it on its ear in this dystopicContinue reading “Monstrosity – Tim Curran”

We Came Back – Patrick Lacey

  WE CAME BACK is the impressive sophomoric effort from Patrick Lacey. While, yes, there are shades of King’s SOMETIME’S THEY COME BACK and CARRIE, WE CAME BACK is it’s own monster. A high school revenge tale that takes on a twisted life of it’s own. We can imagine the Melvins in the world. We’veContinue reading “We Came Back – Patrick Lacey”

The Incurables – Jon Bassoff

  Every once in a while, a book comes along that has a subject matter that really stick with you. The Incurables struck that chord with me. I’m kind of a sucker for horror with a historical setting. Bassoff’s offering is set in 1953 and uses a real character with a sordid legacy, Dr. WalterContinue reading “The Incurables – Jon Bassoff”

The Beast of Brenton Woods – Jackson R. Thomas

  Jackson R. Thomas’s debut comes to us in the form of a small-town werewolf yarn, The Beast of Brenton Woods. As far as debuts go, it’s a decent one, but the Beast also has a few fleas that I would like to see removed. Bodies are starting to show up again in Brenton WoodsContinue reading “The Beast of Brenton Woods – Jackson R. Thomas”

Operation Antarctica – William Meikle

  Captain John Banks and his men are fresh off their encounter with underwater beasties off the Baffin Island coast. If they thought they’d seen everything on that mission, they won’t believe their eyes on their next assignment. The Scottish solidiers are sent to investigate a forgotten Nazi outpost on Antarctica. What they find isContinue reading “Operation Antarctica – William Meikle”

Forsaken – Michael McBride

  I’ve been fortunate in that I’ve been able to visit two different Mayan pyramids in my travels – Tikal in Guatemala and Chichen Itza in the Yucat√°n. So you can imagine my excitement when I learned that McBride was going to be using the pyramid at Teotihuacan as one of the main settings inContinue reading “Forsaken – Michael McBride”

Land of Bones – Glenn Rolfe

  Land of Bones by Glenn Rolfe is a 14 story collection of horrific shorts and novellas. Let’s jump right in and break these down in order:   Ghosts of Spears Corner – Two boys, days from starting middle school in the 1950s, decide to break into the boarded up Spears House, the local hauntedContinue reading “Land of Bones – Glenn Rolfe”

Dead City – Joe McKinney

  This is my first time reading anything by Joe McKinney. Dead City has been on my TBR pile for quite some time. Three to four years, to be exact. My hesitation has stemmed from the gluttony of zombie stories that have flooded the market in the past decade. It’s really too bad, because DeadContinue reading “Dead City – Joe McKinney”

Ghost – J.N. Williamson

  Zach Doyle is pretty sure that he’s dead. He doesn’t remember dying or what might have caused it. He just knows that he’s stuck watching his wife and children go through their daily routines without being able to communicate with them. They can’t see him. They can’t hear him. Nor can they feel hisContinue reading “Ghost – J.N. Williamson”

The Nightwalker – Thomas Tessier

  I remember seeing The Nightwalker on some list of must-reads by Stephen King. I knew most of the books on the list, but the Nightwalker was one that I hadn’t heard of. So, on a trip perusing through my local used bookstore, low and behold, there it was. I snatched it up and itContinue reading “The Nightwalker – Thomas Tessier”