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Praise for Jack Ketchum
“Who’s the scariest guy in America? Probably Jack Ketchum.”—Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly
“Ketchum has become a kind of hero to those of us who write tales of horror and suspense. He is, quite simply, one of the best in the business.” —Stephen King
“You never know what you'll get when you pick up a Ketchum story … but you can be sure you'll always be surprised – and scared." – Publishers Weekly
“[The Girl Next Door is] one of the most disturbing reads in the history of horror literature.” –Rue Morgue
“Jack Ketchum is one of America’s best and most consistent writers of contemporary horror fiction.”—Bentley Little
Four years later, the 60s were drawing to a close. No one ever charged Ray with the murders in the campgrounds, but there was one cop determined to make him pay. Ray figured he was in the clear. Tim and Jennifer thought the worst was behind them, that the horrors were all in the past. They were wrong. The worst was yet to come.
Tom Braun and his wife Susan aren't exactly a picturesque couple. Thus it comes as no surprise that Tom continually spends late evenings in bars and cheats on his wife. Unfortunately, their son Andy is caught in the middle of his parent's childish banter and family chaos. One life-altering evening turns this family's, along with most of New York's, perceptions on the nuclear family and male/female relationships upside down.
When a tanker trunk with "Ladies Inc." emblazoned on the side crashes in a quiet area in New York, an area it doesn't have authorization to be in, it liberally spills its contents all over the road and into the surrounding atmosphere. The local authorities deem the contents of the spill to be safe, based merely on the assumption that products coming from a women's label are more than likely benign. Moreover, the smell emanating from the spill is one of sweet cherry, similar to lollipops, which must of course be harmless if not favorable. This aforementioned assumption proves fatally incorrect. The chemical load the truck was hauling procures a discomfiting, bestial effect in women, forcing them to savagely attack males in their vicinity. Be they former friend or foe.
Tom, while at a local bar, absorbs the evening's strange turn of events with traumatizing clarity as he witnesses first hand the metamorphosis of surrounding women into gruesomely instinctual brutes and mantis-like predators. He must get home to his son Andy, who is currently alone with his wife Susan. Hopefully before it is too late.
Though some would say that only the jail was needed.
A rough place in a lawless era. About to become a hell of a lot more so one night when Hart, Bell and the easy-going giant Mother Knuckles stumble upon Elena, a fierce, young, badly wounded Mexican woman near the banks of the Colorado. She's naked. She's been bullwhipped, knifed and branded. And she tells them about the kidnap, rape and servitude she and her sister have endured at the hands of las hermanas de lupo, the deadly Valenzura Sisters and their henchman, the deserter Paddy Ryan, at the well-manned slave-camp across the river aptly called Garanta del Diablo—Mouth of the Devil.
It's just three hundred years since Cortez. Only three hundred years since the Old Gods of Mexico were in their full and fearsome flower.
Tezcatlipoca, god of the moon and the night. Tlazolteotl, Eater of Filth. Xipe, Lord of the Flayed.
Blood for rain. Blood for bounty.
For many, like the Valenzura Sisters, they have never died.
And Elena's sister's still there.
Damned If You Do
Do You Love Your Wife?
At Home With the VCR
Those Rockports Won’t Get You Into Heaven
Olivia: A Monologue
Snarl, Hiss, Spit, Stalk
Lose yourself in twenty-two remarkable stories of earthly horror and cosmic menace.
Night Terrors III features Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jack Ketchum and an all-star cast from Dennis Etchinson to Paul Tremblay,
A wave of sinkholes appears on the anniversary of a rural tragedy, and local residents begin to hear the voices of the dead.
A woman encounters a predator from her youth—and a chance to turn the tables.
Experimental physics reveals another world, and it might mean the end of ours.
Shrouded in darkness, lurking in the shadows, Night Terrors III is a chilling blend of short stories from all sub-genres of horror.
You can't kill terror...so you might as well join it!
Jack Ketchum - Steve Rasnic Tem - Dennis Etchison - Paul Tremblay - Taylor Grant - Eric J. Guignard - Aric Sundquist - Jennifer Brozek - John McNee - Simon McCaffery - Patty Templeton - Matt Moore - Raymond Little - Dean H. Wild - Jay Caselberg - Kevin David Anderson - Simon McCaffery - Rachel Nussbaum - Peter Charron - Richard Farren Barber - Gerry Huntman - Kyle S. Johnson - Jessica Lilien
Collected here is his character simply known as the Stroup, as well as stories written under the pseudonym Jerzy Livingston, which are rare and difficult to locate almost thirty years after the original publications gave them life.
"I've called these the Jerzy Livingston years because over half of them were written under that name and the rest under my real one. Somehow Jerzy seems more appropriate for this collection. My adoption of that particular pseudonym was both a joke a play on words and a nod to a very good writer, which I hoped some day to be" --Jack Ketchum, from the author s introduction.
"Make sure your health insurance covers psychiatric counseling before reading this book, because you're gonna need it…” Edward Lee, author of Header
Ranging from funny and bizarre to downright disturbing, D.O.A. II is a continuation and improvement on the extreme content you have come to expect from Blood Bound Books.
Returning authors Shane McKenzie and John McNee are now joined by Wrath James White, Kristopher Triana, Jack Ketchum, K. Trap Jones and many more.
“This is the cream of grotesquerie's crop, a Whitman's Sampler of the heinous, and an absolutely gut-wrenching celebration of the furthest extremities of the scatological, the taboo, the unconscionable, and the blasphemous." -Edward Lee, author of Header.
Pull back the coroner's sheet, hold your breath, and enjoy the ride.
THIS IS NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH.
Wrath James White - Jack Ketchum - Robert Devereaux - J.F. Gonzalez - K. Trap Jones - David Quinn - Shane McKenzie - John McNee - Kristopher Triana - Raymond Little - Daniel I. Russell - Wol-vriey - David Bernstein - Gregory L. Norris - Matt Kurtz - D Lynn Smith - Monica J. O’Rourke - Kerry G.S. Lipp - Laura Campbell - Harper Hull - Calie Voorhis - Anton Cancre - David Bernstein - Kelly M. Hudson- Joshua Dobson - Ken MacGregor -Gregory L. Norris - Thomas Pluck