Right now, you can enter our giveaway for a chance to win a bundle of three books, each more haunting than the last. The Mammoth Book of Nightmare Stories is an anthology of “forgotten” horror tales from the twisted imaginations of acclaimed authors such as Harlan Ellison, Neil Gaiman, and Poppy Brite. Alice & Gerald tells the true story of a killer couple who went undetected for decades, until a cold case blew the investigation wide open. Strange Stories is a collection of short fiction that explores the presence of fear in traditional Brazilian lore. Read more about the books below, and enter your email address for a chance to win.
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About the Books
The Mammoth Book of Nightmare Stories
Winner of the British Fantasy Award
Sixteen rare terror tales not to be read at night!
To sleep, perchance to dream . . . of horrors! Here are some of the stories that gave their own authors nightmares—things that go bump in the night, hauntings that lurk in the back of the mind, skin-crawling moments between the realms of wakefulness and sleep. In this somnambulistic collection, award-winning editor Stephen Jones asks many of the biggest names in horror fiction to choose their own favorite stories and novellas which, for one reason or another, have been unjustly overlooked or ignored.
From Hugh B. Cave’s 1930s “shudder pulp” tale to Ramsey Campbell’s stunning novella of barely concealed hysteria and grim black humor, these are the “forgotten” stories ripe for rediscovery by such acclaimed authors as Poppy Z. Brite, Basil Copper, Harlan Ellison, Neil Gaiman, Caítlin R. Kiernan, Joe R. Lansdale, Tim Lebbon, Tanith Lee, and Michael Marshall Smith.
Be warned: do not try to read this book at night, because these superior horror stories—both supernatural and psychological—will leave a lasting chill down your spine long after you've put it down, shut off the lights, and ducked under the covers. As you sleep, who knows what dreams may come . . .?
Alice & Gerald
Would you kill for love? True-crime master Ron Franscell tells the grisly story of a loving couple who killed at least four, and lived happily ever after--while cops desperately tried for decades to piece together a petrifying tale of murder and secrets. The appalling details are made even more vivid by the author's familiarity with the Wyoming times and places that formed the backdrop of his national bestseller, The Darkest Night.
After Alice, a desperate young mother in a gritty Wyoming boomtown, kills her husband in 1974 and dumps his body where it will never be found, she slips away and starts a new life with a new love. But when her new love's ex-wife and two kids start demanding more of him, Alice delivers an ultimatum: Fix the problem or lose her forever. With Alice's help, he "fixes" the problem in an extraordinarily ghastly way ... and they live happily ever after. That is, until 2013, almost forty years later, when somebody finds a dead man's skeleton in a place where Alice thought he'd never be found.
Featuring a femme fatale whose manipulative, cold-blooded character rivals Lady Macbeth, this page-turner by bestselling true-crime author Ron Franscell revisits a shocking cold case that was finally solved just when the murderers thought they'd never be caught.
“In Strange Stories, Wilson R. spins tales that run the gamut from stark Realism to all-out Fantasy, with a common thread running through them all: horror. Complete horror. In stories that go from a new look at classic fairy tales, through creation of myths and legendary beasts of Brazilian lore, all the way to missteps that any one of us might take, he explores fear and awe in every shade imaginable and some that I, at least, had not previously imagined. This book carries the mark of a masterful storyteller, one who can pull tales out of thin air or add an original spin to familiar storylines and get that spin to keep the reader awake at night.”
– Allan Vidigal Hastings, writer
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Note: The sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, DC who are 18 years of age and older by March 18, 2019.
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