Horror/Occult

//Horror/Occult
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  • When William Halleck and his wife Heidi go on their second honeymoon, it's partly to take their minds off the worrying fact that Bill's losing weight quickly - and he isn't on a diet. It's also to forget the dreadful accident that killed a gypsy woman and landed Bill in court; to forget Heidi's excessive smoking and Bill's excessive eating have been a strain on the marriage; and for Billy to forget the frightfully disfigured face of the old gypsy man outside the court house.  But the second honeymoon is soon forgotten as the weight continues to fall away from Bill, no matter how much he eats. He goes through rigorous tests and terrible strain but no cause can be diagnosed.  But Bill knows - he knows that the gypsy with the rotting nose and the dead woman are at the bottom of it all.  He has been cursed - and there's precious little he can do about it. Until Richard Ginelli, his long time friend and New York gang leader comes to his aid bringing with him the force of another kind of curse: the curse of the white man from town...Cover art by Paul Davies.
  • When William Halleck and his wife Heidi go on their second honeymoon, it's partly to take their minds off the worrying fact that Bill's losing weight quickly - and he isn't on a diet. It's also to forget the dreadful accident that killed a gypsy woman and landed Bill in court; to forget Heidi's excessive smoking and Bill's excessive eating have been a strain on the marriage; and for Billy to forget the frightfully disfigured face of the old gypsy man outside the court house.  But the second honeymoon is soon forgotten as the weight continues to fall away from Bill, no matter how much he eats. He goes through rigorous tests and terrible strain but no cause can be diagnosed.  But Bill knows - he knows that the gypsy with the rotting nose and the dead woman are at the bottom of it all.  He has been cursed - and there's precious little he can do about it. Until Richard Ginelli, his long time friend and New York gang leader comes to his aid bringing with him the force of another kind of curse: the curse of the white man from town...
  • Ashton wasn't a big important town, yet it was here that three very different characters would face the hardest tests of their lives.  Marshall, an ex-city newspaper editor with an eye for a story and a nose for something rotten; Hank, the young pastor of a small church in danger of tearing itself apart and Tal, captain of the angelic warriors summoned to make a stand against an encroaching tide of evil.  They had to face a callous, clever, sleepless enemy and they would need each other more than would dare to believe. Cover art by Vic Mitchell.
  • Attractive, polite and a little shy, Christina seems like many 18-year old girls. But when darkness falls, the demonic power within her betrays its presence. Years ago, Christina's father unwittingly promised her soul to a disgraced priest. Now, in the mist and rain of the Essex marshes, that priest has created a hideous creature, a homunculus, who waits beneath the ancient stones of Brentford Priory for the virgin sacrifice that will give it life... Illustrated by Michel de St. Ouen.  
  • Slim MacKenzie is no ordinary teenager - he has Twilight Eyes, a terrifying psychic ability that allows him to see beneath the outer skin of humans - sometimes revealing an altogether different creature beneath.  Once he's identified the monster, it is his sacred duty to kill it.
  • You're travelling through another dimension, not only of sight and sound, but of mind:  a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of the imagination...The Twilight Zone:  where demonic tyrants of the past live again to terrorise a man who carries the seeds of their hate into the present; where evil perches on the wing of a plane taunting a psychic who dare not believe his eyes and hold onto his mind; where the power to control the world rests in the fantasy-fraught imagination of a lonely child; where the joys of eternal youth are offered to those who remember childhood and who are not too old to dream. With fabulous black and white photos from all four segments.

  • The creator of Lincoln Rhyme offers a selection of  sixteen very twisted tales: Without Jonathon; The Weekender; For Services Rendered;  Beautiful; The Fall Guy; Eye To Eye; Triangle; All The World's A Stage; Gone Fishing; Nocturne; Lesser-Included Offence; The Blank Card; The Christmas Present; Together; The Widow of Pine Creek; The Kneeling Soldier. A great sampler of Deaver's writing.
  • Lost World adventure No. II. In the face of an Atlantic hurricane, two girls and a boatload of men from various nations pit their strength against the appalling rigours of the open sea. Tension mounts. The desirable Synolda is forced into the arms of a man who knows her past and uses that knowledge. A man with hatred in his eyes – a hatred that can only be satisfied with blood. There is mutiny and murder before the unrelenting Sargasso weed entombs them all. But suddenly land is sighted – land unmarked on the chart, concealing unimaginable horrors. Illustrated by John Roberts.
  • On an entirely normal, beautiful autumn day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. A planes crashes into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage; a gardener’s hand is severed as The Dome comes down on it; those running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families; cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away. The Army needs a man on the 'inside' and finds Dale Barbara, former Iraq veteran, now a short-order cook. He finds support with a few intrepid citizens - but against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a local politician who will stop at nothing - even murder - to cling to power and who sees The Dome as the answer to his political prayers. With Big Jim is his son, who is keeping a dreadful secret; and a bunch of Big Jim's renegade bully-boys who designate themselves as the new law and order. They have to find what created The Dome, fast. Because the children begin having dreams of a horrific Hallowe'en...electricity and the internet begin to fail...food and water is running short...air is limited...and time is running out...Cover art by Russell Gooday.