The Haunting Of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson

Genre: Horror Publisher: Penguin Published: 1959 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Regardless of the quality of Jan (Speed) De Bont’s big-budget interpretation — a film I have not yet seen and probably never will — the hype surrounding The Haunting last year did …

House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski

Genre: Horror Publisher: Pantheon Books Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? This is not for you. Quite a bold statement for the beginning of a book by a virtually unknown author. But he’s right, this might not be for you. If you’re …

Heretics, by Greg F. Gifune

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Delirium Books Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jack Crane Have you read this book? You’re not apt to find a more honest, or honestly terrifying, writer than Greg F. Gifune. His Bram Stoker Award nominated collection of short horror stories, Heretics, resonates with bona …

City Infernal, by Edward Lee

Genre: Horror Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? Journeys to/escapes from/travels in Hell have provided a fertile field for many speculative fiction authors. Some easily recognized names in the biz (Like Niven and Anthony) have penned their …

The Travelling Vampire Show, by Richard Laymon

Genre: Horror Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? Another six months go by, and another hardback book appears on the shelves from Richard Laymon. Honestly, you can set your clocks by this writer, can’t you. Arguably America’s most …

Tonton Macoute, by William Allan

Genre: Horror Publisher: Eggplant Productions Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by James Michael White Have you read this book? Among the guidelines of some horror fiction editors you will find a plea that goes something like, “For God’s sake, don’t send us stories set in clubs or where the …

The Way of the Wolf, by E. E. Knight

Genre: Horror/Vampires Publisher: iPub iWrite Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? The Way of the Wolf is an eBook, available in electronic format or as a POD (print on demand, for those of you not familiar with the lingo). What this …

Once, by James Herbert

Genre: Horror Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? ‘Once…upon…a…death…’ For almost 30 years now James Herbert has been trying to scare us senseless. Ever since the publication of The Rats in the early 70s, he’s been at the …

The Inheritance, by Christopher Stires

Genre: Horror Publisher: Zumaya Publications Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Jack Crane Have you read this book? Christopher Stires’ new (and first) novel, The Inheritance offers another riff on the old Pandora’s box routine without much innovation regarding theme, characterization, or plot development. It’s a simple and very …

The Devil In Me, by Christopher Fowler

Genre: Horror Publisher: Serpent’s Tail Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul Kane Have you read this book? ‘Ian McEwan used to mine a similar seam. Fowler does it better.’ – Arena ‘Ghoulishly irresistible.’ – The Times ‘The stories are just the right shade of black to have considerable …

Hannibal, by Thomas Harris

Hannibal, by Thomas Harris Genre: Horror Publisher: Delacorte Press Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Vincent W. Sakowski Reader Rating Hannibal begins roughly seven years after the ending of The Silence of the Lambs. It picks up with Clarice Starling (the heroine of Silence) as a Special Agent in the …

Bag of Bones, by Stephen King

Genre: Horror Publisher: Pocket Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Vincent W. Sakowski Reader Rating So, you’re wondering if this King is worth shelling the big bone out for, especially after so many duds he’s been putting his name on in recent years. (Wizard and Glass being an exception, of …

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, by Stephen King

Genre: Horror Publisher: Simon & Schuster Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: No Stars! Book Review by Vincent W. Sakowski Reader Rating On the cover, the book has written on the bottom: a novel. Perhaps the word count just squeaks by the minimum, but there’s a lot of empty space between the covers: …