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#April #Horror #Fiction Book Releases


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April 22, 2016
Olde Heuvelt, Thomas, author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
384 pages ; 25 cm
“Originally published as Hex in 2013 by Luitingh-Sijthoff in Amsterdam”–Colophon.
“A Tom Doherty Associates book.”
“Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children’s beds for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened or the consequences will be too terrible to bear. The elders of Black Spring have virtually quarantined the town by using high-tech surveillance to prevent their curse from spreading. Frustrated by being kept in lockdown, the town’s teenagers, decide to break their strict regulations and go viral with the haunting. But, in so doing, they send the town spiraling into dark, medieval practices of the distant past.”–Jacket.

The doll-master and other tales of terror

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April 22, 2016
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author.
317 pages ; 22 cm
The doll-master — Soldier — Gun accident: an investigation — Equatorial — Big momma — Mystery, inc.
Six terrifying tales to chill the blood from the unique imagination of Joyce Carol Oates. A young boy plays with dolls instead of action figures. But as he grows older, his passion takes on a darker edge … A white man shoots dead a black boy creating a media frenzy. But could it be that it was self-defense as he claims? A nervous woman tries to escape her husband. He says he loves her, but she’s convinced he wants to kill her … These quietly lethal stories reveal the horrors that dwell within us all.

Can you keep a secret? : a Fear Street novel

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April 18, 2016
Stine, R. L., author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Griffin, 2016.
264 pages ; 22 cm.
Eddie and Emmy are high school sweethearts from the wrong side of the tracks. Looking for an escape from their dreary lives, they embark on an overnight camping trip in the Fear Street Woods with four friends. As Eddie is carving a heart into a tree, he and Emmy discover a bag hidden in the trunk. A bag filled with hundred-dollar bills. Thousands of them. Should they take it? Should they leave the money there? The six teens agree to leave the bag where it is until it’s safe to use it. But when tragedy strikes Emmy’s family, the temptation to skim some money off of the top becomes impossible to fight. There’s only one problem. When Emmy returns to the woods, the bag of money is gone, and with it, the trust of six friends with a big secret.

Psycho : sanitarium

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April 12, 2016
Williamson, Chet, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2016.
278 pages ; 22 cm
It’s 1960. Norman Bates is in the State Hospital for the Criminally Insane and it’s up to Dr. Felix Reed to bring him out of his catatonic state. But Norman and Dr. Reed have obstacles in twisted fellow patients and staff members who think of the institution as a prison rather than a place of healing. And the greatest obstacle is the building itself, once a private sanitarium, rumored to be haunted. A wild card appears in the persona of Robert Newman, Norman’s twin brother, taken away at birth after the attending doctor pronounced him brain damaged. As Robert and Norman grow to know each other, Norman senses a darkness in Robert, even deeper than that which has lurked in Norman himself. Soon, murders begin to occur and a shocking chain of events plunge us even deeper into the deranged madness inside the walls of the sanitarium.

Jericho : a novel

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April 11, 2016
Gordon, Alex (Suspense fiction writer), author.
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, [2016]
385 pages ; 21 cm
“In this follow-up to the masterful debut Gideon, a young witch must risk death and damnation to defeat a powerful ancient evil. In unearthing her father’s secret past, Lauren Reardon discovered a shocking truth about herself. She is a Child of Endor, a sect of witches who believe they are the guardians of the “thin places” areas across the globe where evil can seep through the divide between the worlds separating the living and the restless dead. At any time, she can be called upon to close one of these breaches and prevent demons from infiltrating our realm. When Lauren has a disturbing vision of an Oregon forest, she is drawn back to the familiar woods of the misty Pacific Northwest to investigate. Locals had long whispered about an abandoned logging camp known as Jericho of the strange disappearances and eerie sounds heard in the woods deep in the night. But these ghost stories only hint at the true evil lurking within the camp’s dilapidated buildings, a primeval malevolence far more terrifying than Lauren’s darkest imaginings. And now, Lauren must face this evil, even if it takes her life. even if it costs her soul”– Provided by publisher.

Attack on Titan

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April 8, 2016
Isayama, Hajime, 1986-, author, artist.
New York, N.Y. : Kodansha Comics, 2012-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2010 by Kodansha Ltd.
v. 1. The desperate battle begins! — v. 2. Birth of a monster — v. 3. Traitor — v. 4. Humanity pushes back! — v. 5. Can you go home again? — v. 6. Titan on the hunt — v. 7. Turning on their own — v. 8. Blood on his hands — v. 9. Humanity’s worst nightmare — v. 10. Fortress of blood — v. 11. Do you think this world has a future? — v. 12. The chase is on — v. 13. No safe place left — v. 14. Erwin’s greatest gamble — v. 15. Fugitives and prisoners — v. 16. His father’s sins — v. 17. Escape from King Titan — v. 18 . Ave Maria

The exorcist

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April 7, 2016
Blatty, William Peter.
New York : Harper, ©2011.
xiv, 379 pages ; 24 cm
Special 40th anniversary edition is “expanded by the author, and includes new dialogue, a new character, and a chilling new extended scene” –Book jacket.
A young girl becomes possessed by the devil and causes several violent deaths before she can be cured.


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April 6, 2016
Rollins, Danielle (Author)
New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
346 pages ; 22 cm
After three years in juvenile detention, Angela is just months shy of release, but then ten-year-old Jessica arrives in shackles and is placed in segregation, and while no one knows what she did to end up there, creepy things begin to happen and it becomes clear that Jessica and her possible supernatural powers are more dangerous than anyone expected.

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