A few rarities that just arrived at the store.
We are always getting new and interesting book here at Miskatonic Books and this week is no exception.
If you are interested in getting more information on any title just click on the cover art. As you know many of these titles are rare and we will likely have only one copy in stock.
I also wanted to remind everyone that shipping is only $5 for any size order in the US and that you receive points for every purchase that can be used just like cash on future orders.
Bob Faulkner stands accused of a crime he didn’t commit; the violent rape of a sixteen year old which has torn the community apart. With no alibi for the night in question, and even with his protests of innocence, the jury returns a swift verdict of guilty and Faulkner is sentenced to 12 years jail.
The media reports the members of the jury are all united in their verdict. But not everyone agrees with the final decision and how it was taken by force behind closed doors…
Twelve years later, the trial is long forgotten by most. But someone has a long memory… and holds an even longer grudge.
When people start to go missing, the hunt is on to find a psychopath on the loose, and to discover what long-forgotten secret binds all the victims together.
Just who is the criminal? And who is innocent?
Because everyone hides a secret, and some secrets are worth killing for.
From the author of RAGE, comes a terrifying murder spree which holds its secrets until the final scenes.
“The greatest injustice of all, is that which is not avenged.”
This is one of only 26 copies signed lettered edition, bound in silk and comes in a custom denim traycase. Book and traycase are in fine condition.
Oh yes, Zoe…
The mere utterance of her name can bring a shudder of delight and terror to those who have had the pleasure of reading LOVE LIES DYING (Probable Cause Productions, TPB, 2001; Bloodletting Press, HC, forthcoming), Steve Gerlach’s infamous novel of erotic suspense. For these fortunate readers, Zoe’s horrific antics and cryptic personality commonly linger in their minds as among the small-press highlights of 2001. As such, the simple whisper of her name can still conjure up vivid memories of bloodchilling delights. She’s a hard gal to forget.
And now she’s back. Well, sort of. ‘Seek and ye shall find…’ states the novella’s publicity.
HUNTING ZOE begins with a intriguing premise: the terrifying story told in LOVE LIES DYING was true. This followup then — this short sharp novella told in rousing short chapters and terse, clean dialogue — has two obsessed young men following Zoe’s violent, bloody trail step-by-step as it was described in the original novel. Along their brief travel, they encounter odd townsfolk and even stranger circumstances among the various original settings from the novel. The puzzling duality of what’s real and what’s not, of what’s imagined and what’s only feared, is one that not only advances the furious pace of this admirable work but also makes this sequel much more than just a simple followup. And perhaps the most frightening aspect of this novella is not the lengths to which fixation will lead an individual…but what that individual will find when they discover that obsession can spread to others like a virulant, deadly plague.
This is one of only 200 signed and numbered hardcover copies and is the true first edition preceding the US version published by Bloodletting Press. Book is in fine condition in a fine dust jacket. Imported from Australia.
READERS CHOICE AWARD WINNER of the BLACK QUILL AWARD from Dark Scribe Magazine for BEST DARK GENRE COLLECTION (2008)
CLOSING TIME AND OTHER STORIES is Jack Ketchum’s new collection of 19 stories that have never been published together before. The book contains “Closing Time” (Ketchum’s Bram Stoker Award winning novella), hard-to-find recent stories and one original, previously unpublished story, “Hotline” To further enhance the collection, Ketchum has written an afterword for each story. This will be 52-copy signed lettered edition. Cover art is by Harry O. Morris, who worked together with the author to create it.
The lettered edition will contain four poems that will not appear in the numbered edition.
Book is in fine condition in fine dust jacket with like traycase.
Those buying CLOSING TIME AND OTHER STORIES will receive a bonus chapbook. Ketchum wrote several lengthy tributes to the late-Richard Laymon and these will appear in this chapbook.
Table of Contents
- Damned If You Do
- Station Two
- The Fountain
- Do You Love Your Wife? (original and unpublished)
- At Home With the VCR
- Those Rockports Won’t Get You Into Heaven
- Olivia: A Monologue
- Brave Girl
- Honor System
- Lighten Up
- Snarl, Hiss, Spit, Stalk
- Closing Time
“These well-told tales are proof that quiet horrors wrought by a skilled writer can make powerful reading.”
– Publishers Weekly
When they arrive at the nearest town, it appears deserted. Windows dark, car abandoned, fired burning unattended. But Todd and the rest of the travelers soon learn the town is far from deserted, and that they are being watched…And hunted.
Todd Curry wants nothing more than to spend Christmas with his son. But when a brutal snowstorm cancels his flight from Chicago to Des Moines, Todd and a few other stranded passengers decide to rent a Jeep and make the trip on their own. During the drive, they pick up a man wandering through the snow, who claims to be searching for his lost daughter. He is disoriented and his story seems peculiar. Strangest of all are the mysterious slashes cut into the back of the man’s coat, straight down to the flesh…
When they arrive at the nearest town, it appears deserted. Windows dark, car abandoned, fired burning unattended. But Todd and the rest of the travelers soon learn the town is far from deserted, and that they are being watched…
This is one of only 100 signed and numbered hardcover copies. Book is in fine condition in a fine dust jacket.
The Halloween carnival seemed like the perfect way to spend a Friday night, but when a group of teenagers find themselves locked inside the haunted mansion, they learn the awful truth about the carnival, and the demons that run it.
Now they’re trapped, fighting their way through a maze of torturous attractions where vampires, werewolves, aliens, and other monsters come to life, eager for human blood. As the body count rises, friendships are made and lost, and unlikely heroes emerge.
The final showdown takes place in Hell, where the ultimate battle between good and evil will determine their fate.
The Carnival of Fear – where the price of admission is your soul!
Exclusive original novelette: “Tunnel Of Love”
Original afterword by author
One of only 100 signed and numbered hardcover copies in fine condition in a fine dust jacket.