The Burden, by Edison McDaniels

Genre: Horror Publisher: Medium Rare Books Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Dennis Kriesel Have you read this book? The Burden follows Dr. Jordan Maine, a talented neurosurgeon whose daughter tragically dies. Two years later, Maine is far from over the death, becoming obsessed with what happened to his …

Puzzles of Flesh, by Jason Brannon

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Silver Lake Publishing Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by James Michael White Have you read this book? It isn’t fair to criticize a work solely for lacking originality. After all, it’s not whether ideas are common or uncommon that distinguishes them nearly as much as …

Gateways, by F. Paul Wilson

Genre: Horror Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? OVERVIEW: The latest addition to the Repairman Jack series, the crime/horror books that feature one of the more interesting characters in modern fantastic fiction. DETAILS: First there was THE TOMB. …

Snippets of Midnight, by J. T. Savoy

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: 1st Books Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? The advent of print-on-demand publishing has certainly changed the landscape of modern literature. Now, if a person has a few hundred bucks lying around he or she can have their …

Grave Possessions, edited by Thomas Deja

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Cyber-Pulp Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Dennis Kriesel Have you read this book? Grave Possessions: Horror Stories in the Amicus Tradition, edited by Thomas Deja, is an anthology of fourteen horrific stories tied together under a common theme. In this book, all the stories …

Evilution, by Shaun Jeffrey

Genre: Horror Publisher: Invisible College Press Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? Writing is about illusion. The story being told needs to unfold logically and believably, with the characters acting in a manner that remains true to the personalities the writer …

Spirit of the Straightedge, by Babs Lakey

Genre: Horror Publisher: Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Eugene Wiley Have you read this book? It may be that we live in one of the most self-consciously violent societies in the world. American culture flirts, seduces, enthralls and intimidates with violence. You’re not apt …

The Shining, by Stephen King

Genre: Horror Publisher: Pocket Books Published: 1977 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Jack Crane Have you read this book? Well, I pulled this one off my shelf the other day and reread it and am I ever glad I did. After spending the last few years more or less estranged …

The Burden, by S. D. Lucas

Genre: Horror Publisher: Trafford Publishing Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? In The Burden, S.D. Lucas offers up an overwritten tale of witchcraft and deviltry in a style that attempts to mimic the sensuality and depravity of Anne Rice or Poppy …

Ring, by Koji Suzuki

Genre: Horror Publisher: Vertical Inc. Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by James Michael White Have you read this book? Okay, I confess, I saw the American theatrical version of The Ring before I read the novel and my reaction to the original source material has no doubt been tainted …

Dark Shadows on the Moon, by John B. Ford

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Hive Press Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by James Michael White Have you read this book? There’s this huge orchestra, see, and in it are all the expected instruments and sections, yeah yeah, all the brass and strings and woodwinds and percussion and even some …

Right to Life, by Jack Ketchum

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Gauntlet Press Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? OVERVIEW: A collection by Jack Ketchum that includes the novella Right to Life plus two short stories, “Brave Girl” and “Returns.” DETAILS: Okay, picture this: You’re a woman (just work …

Maternal Instinct, by J. F. Gonzalez

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Delirium Books Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Ray Wallace Have you read this book? OVERVIEW: A collection of four horror short stories and the 134 page novella after which the collection is named. DETAILS: The Maternal Instinct novella is definitely the star of this …

Touching the Flame, by Paul Kane

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Rainfall Books Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by James Michael White Have you read this book? Among the blurbs of praise on the book’s back cover you will find this one by David Langford (quoted from SFX magazine), “Kane is best when taking risks with …

The Red Church, by Scott Nicholson

Genre: Horror Publisher: Pinnacle Horror Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? I couldn’t tell you where, but I’ve read some Scott Nicholson stories before; on the web or in print, I’m not sure, but I recognized his name when I saw …