Horror/Occult

//Horror/Occult
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  • The town of Stepford is picture-postcard perfect. And for Joanna, Walter and their children it's almost too good to be true. And of course, when something's too good to be true, then it isn't...Irrational changes of personality occur almost overnight among wives in Stepford, soon after they take up residence there.  What is causing the feel of menace that overshadows this strange community?  Why do the secretive Men's Association meet every night in a house with shuttered windows? Joanna has to find out before what she fears becomes a reality...
  • In Kilgallan - a small quiet place on Ireland's west coast - things get a little rowdy in Donovan's Bar, sometimes, and the people carry their share of Ireland's tragic history but generally the fights are happy, the songs are sad and the days are as rich as slow poured, peaty beer. Then things start happening - first to the children...Mikey Boyle's auntie takes off all her clothes, takes his off as well and persuades him into the river...Then sixteen year old Marie Lally has a cord tied around her neck and her night gown raised by Mike O'Hara...Village tragedies.  A short eruption of horror - but at the heart of a nearby hill, something turns in its sleep, breathes...and awakes.
  • Frank Pollard awakens in an alley knowing nothing but his name - and that he is in great danger.  Over the next few days he develops a fear of going to sleep because he awakens with blood on his hands and bizarre and terrifying objects in his pockets.  Distraught and despairing, he begs husband and wife detective team, Bobby and Julie Dakota, to get to the bottom of the amnesiac fugues but they are drawn into ever-darkening realms where they encounter the nightmare, hate-filled figure that's stalking Frank. Their lives are threatened, as is that of Julie's gentle, Down's Syndrome brother Thomas. To Thomas, death is the bad place from which there is no return, but as each of them ultimately learns there are equally bad places in the world of the living, places so steeped in evil that death seems almost to be a relief...Cover art by Graham Potts.

  • Rachael's violent ex-husband's body, hideously mangled in a freak accident and pronounced dead, has disappeared from the city morgue. Now something - or someone - is watching her. Calling her. Stalking her. And no-one will believe her when she says she knows who it is.  His walking corpse, a grotesque mockery of life. His brilliant, warped mind, once again alive and seething with jealous rage, seeking an unspeakable revenge beyond her worst nightmare. There is nowhere left to run.  He has his own key....
  • When Avril Bamborough left London with a Hollywood contract, she little thought that she would fall in love with another woman's fiance, become the head of a great film empire and face a murder charge. A group of cut-throat financiers were determined to gain control of the entire film industry.  All opposition was ruthlessly destroyed. Strikes, arson, hired gunmen were the weapons used. Yet there were those prepared to fight the combine and this was the struggle in which Avril would become involved.
  • One dark and rainy night, Sir James Monmouth returns to London after years spent travelling alone. Intent on uncovering the secrets of his childhood hero, the mysterious Conrad Vane, he begins to investigate Vane’s life, but he finds himself warned off at every turn. Before long he realises he is being followed. A pale, thin boy is haunting his every step but every time he tries to confront the boy he disappears. And what of the chilling scream and desperate sobbing only he can hear? His quest leads him eventually to the old lady of Kittiscar Hall, where he discovers something far more terrible at work than he could ever have imagined. From the author of  The Woman in Black and Mrs. De Winter (sequel to Rebecca)
  • A small boy stands by a grave, his eyes wide, his face ashen...A man looks lovingly at a body, the eyes twitching, barely alive...a senior investigator stalks his prey:  a genius, a monster, a bloodsucker... The dying don't live to tell the tale... John Becker left the FBI because he was too good at his job. He could think like a killer. And he enjoyed the thrill of the hunt...too much. Roger Dyce was the serial killer whose twisted crimes would lure Becker back to his old profession. But this time, Becker is closer to his prey than ever before...Close enough to kill.
  • Wrapped in noxious fog, it glided silently over the South Carolina countryside on a rampage of terror and death. Awakened by jack hammers and steam shovels, it could not be killed, for it was already dead; it could not be stopped, for it was invincible; it could not be satisfied, for its lust was boundless. It was ultimate terror that lurked within the blood mist.
  • Who is Joanna Rand? Alex Hunter hasn't come to Japan to fall in love. But Joanna Reed is the most beautiful, exciting woman he's ever met. Yet, Joanna is not who she thinks she is. Ten years earlier and halfway across the world, a brutally bizarre experiment recreated her mind; a violation so hideous that her dreams are filled with terror and her memories are a lie. If they are ever to be free, Alex and Joanna have to re-open the door into the nightmare past - they have to find the key to midnight. This is the fist British Commonwealth publication of this book under the author's real name. It was originally published under the pseudonym Leigh Nichols. Cover art  by Graham Potts.