Horror/Occult

//Horror/Occult
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  • Julian Day adventure No. III.  The opening of the story is macabre: a Japanese father regarding the severed head of his son which had been sent to him in a box. But of that, the lovely half-English, half-Chinese Merri Sang knew nothing, neither did Julian Day nor Bill Urata, both of whom were in love with her; but the father's thirst for revenge brought all three of them into deadly peril. The story moves swiftly from Hong Kong in 1942 to Hong Kong in 1964,  but first, there are the terrible days when the beautiful island was invaded by the Japanese – who, in many cases, treated their prisoners with appalling barbarity...
  • Gregory Sallust adventure No. X. England, involved through the ruin of other countries, is faced with financial collapse and revolution, bringing panic, street-fighting and an uncontrolled exodus from the cities to the countryside, where bands of starving people wander, pillaging for food. Out of the terror and the bloodshed steps Gregory Sallust, to take the leadership of a group of men and women seeking only to survive: to lead them through bitter hardship and terrible hazard to a rural settlement which they fortify against invasion, and which, at first, seems reasonably secure...Illustrated by David Hollinshead.  N.B. While this was the first Gregory Sallust story published, it is No. X in the chronological order.
  • Book II of The Talisman. Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer travelled to a parallel universe called The Territories to save his mother and her Territories "twinner" from a premature and agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, Wisconsin. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories and was compelled to leave the police force when a chance event threatened to awaken those memories. When a series of gruesome murders occur in western Wisconsin that are reminiscent of those committed several decades earlier by a real-life madman named Albert Fish, the killer is dubbed "The Fisherman" and Jack's friend, the local chief of police, begs Jack to help his inexperienced force find him. But is this merely the work of a disturbed individual, or has a mysterious and malignant force been unleashed in this quiet town? What causes Jack's inexplicable waking dreams and nightmarish visions? Could the doomed past he thought he'd escaped forever be reaching out to him - from the Black House?
  • When Danny moved to Blackbriar, he thought the house would be quiet and peaceful, a change from the big city. But there's something sinister about the house, something...strange. Danny begins to dream of fires and witches. Night after night he is awakened by a peal of laughter that seems to belong to a different place and time. Then Danny and his friend Lark discover an ancient doll abandoned in a corner of the house. They know it has something to do with the mysteries of Blackbriar - but they don;t realise it will lead them to a secret more awful than they can imagine and a mystery that could take their lives to solve..
  • The last thing newly-widowed Maggie O'Connor wants is the responsibility of a baby.  But when her heroin-addict daughter Jenna abandons new-born Cody, Maggie's maternal instincts and love prevail.  Three years later, an impeccably groomed Jenna complete with her new wealthy husband Eric Vannier returns to claim her daughter.  On Maggie's first visit to Cody in the new home, the child is vacant-eyed, subdued and fearful.  The police cannot act - until an anonymous caller reveals the Vannier's link to a Satanic cult.  Then an acnient prophecy begins to turn to reality, and suddenly there is more at stake than little Cody's sanity and safety.
  • Book X of The Vampire Chronicles. Lestat is back with a vengeance and in thrall to Rowan Mayfair. Both demon and angel, he is drawn to kill but tempted by goodness as he moves among the cast of characters: Julien Mayfair, his tormentor; Rowan, witch and neurosurgeon, who attracts spirits to herself, casts spells on others and finds herself dangerously drawn to Lestat; Patsy, country and western singer, who was killed by Quinn Blackwood and dumped in a swamp; Ash Templeton, a 5,000 year old Taltos whose genes live on in the Mayfairs. Now, Lestat fights to save Patsy's ghost from the dark realms of the Earthbound, to uncover the mystery of the Taltos and to decide the fate of Rowan Mayfair. Both of Anne Rice's irresistible realms - the worlds of Blackwood Farm and the Mayfair Witches - collide as Lestat struggles between his lust for blood and the quest for life, between gratification and redemption.
  • Fleshcreepers series. What ancient force connects strange happenings in a London home, a spitting cat and an Egyptian mummy's severed hand?  Unsuitable for children under 10.
  • 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.
  • The real beginning of this story in in 1610, when an Hungarian countess is walled up alive in her own castle. Three centuries later, in the London Hospital for Diseases of the Nervous System, Dr. Peter Pilgrim admits a new patient - a beautiful Swedish infant called Britt Hallström who bears more resemblance to Sleeping Beauty than a normal child of her age. Pilgrim's diagnosis of infected blood is greeted with ridicule by his superior - and he is temporarily 'relieved of duties'. Pilgrim becomes involved with neurologist Dr. Axel Stromberg who seems to be part of the vampire legend he is researching. Pilgrim resolves to expose Stromberg and with that decision, sets in motion a series of events that will lead to a horrifying climax.