Investigation: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Spring 1924. The world has clawed its way back from the
ravages of WWI and the Spanish Flu pandemic. The 20's
are beginning to roar. Poppy Thornton lives with her
Aunt Jo and her excitable cat Maestro in upper-crust
Philadelphia. Poppy is determined to make a name for
herself as a serious crime reporter, but is stuck
reporting on garden parties and ladies' fashion. Then
one day her editor assigns her to collect background
information on the suicide of a prominent businessman.
She soon discovers it was actually a murder - but her
surprising source for this information is the ghost of a
man killed alongside her father during the Great War.
Even if she dared tell anyone, who would believe it?
Together Poppy and her "gentleman haunt"
follow the trail of a string of murders. But as their
investigation narrows in on an all-too-familiar suspect,
Poppy becomes a target herself and wonders if her ghost
of a partner will appear in time to keep her from
joining him in the after-life.
ORDER # H116-1 $25-95 ISBN 9781943052004
Devil's Bag Man: Adam Mansbach
In The Dead Run, outlaw with a conscience Jess Galvan
made a devil's bargain with El Cucuy, a fearsome,
five-hundred-year-old Aztec priest and crime kingpin
determined to bring about hell on earth. Now, months
later, Galvan's mind is infested by the ancient monster.
No longer able to trust his own judgment, he is
estranged from his daughter, Sherry - and from his own
body. But Cucuy's presence has endowed Galvan with
superhuman abilities. Meanwhile, shell-shocked from her
confrontation with Cucuy, Sherry is living with Sheriff
Bob Nichols and his girlfriend, psychologist Ruth
Cantwell. And in the bowels of Ojos Negros prison, a
territory once controlled by the ancient priest, the
drug cartels are at war with one another and on the hunt
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Film: Gemma Files
Experimental Film is a contemporary ghost story in which
former Canadian film history teacher Lois Cairns -
jobless and depressed in the wake of her son's autism
diagnosis-accidentally discovers the existence of lost
early 20th century Ontario filmmaker Mrs. A. Macalla
Whitcomb. By deciding to investigate how Mrs. Whitcomb's
obsessions might have led to her mysterious
disappearance, Lois unwittingly invites the forces which
literally haunt Mrs. Whitcomb's films into her life,
eventually putting her son, her husband and herself in
danger. Experimental Film mixes painful character detail
with a creeping aura of dread to produce a fictionalized
"memoir" designed to play on its readers'
narrative expectations and pack an existentialist punch.
ORDER # H116-3 $21-95
Easter: Dario Ciriello
San Francisco antique dealer Paul Hatzis sells his
business and rents an old house on the small Greek
island of Vˇunos. What he doesn't know is that the
house, which has a sinister reputation with the locals,
was previously owned by black magician Dafyd Jones who -
along with his seer companion Magda O'Whelan, and Klaus
Maule, a seriously disturbed colonel in the Waffen SS -
made a deal with the demonic, culminating in their
planned bodily deaths during the final ritual in 1944.
In return for a lifetime - seventy human years - of
service on the frontier of Outer Hell, where all the
demons of Hell fight a desperate, eternal battle against
inconceivable powers that would consume both the human
and demonic spheres, Jones and his companions will be
reborn on Earth as powerful immortals - if they don't go
ORDER # H116-4 $17-95
A being known as Diablero has miraculously reanimated
the bones of pirate Edward Teach, the infamous
Blackbeard, and it is moving relentlessly through the
dark forests and waterways of northeastern North
Carolina. Reporter Hunter Singleton and park ranger Lisa
Singleton, Hunter's estranged wife, must join forces to
battle the presence that is older than mankind. Teach is
about to open the gates of Hell on an unsuspecting
world-how can mere humans stop the unstoppable?
ORDER # H116-5 $21-95