Things Left Behind, by Gary A. Braunbeck

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Cemetery Dance Published: 1997 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by William D. Gagliani Have you read this book? (This Classic Return is one of the most important collections of the last few years. You may have to hunt to find it, but it’s well worth the effort. …

Winter Tides, by James P. Blaylock

Genre: Dark Fantasy Publisher: Ace Published: 1997 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by William D. Gagliani Have you read this book? This month’s Classic Return is a “quiet” ghost story in what I call the California Gothic tradition. Do hunt this one down if quiet ghosts — or even loud ones …

Dark of the Eye, by Douglas Clegg

Genre: Horror Publisher: Barnes and Noble Digital Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by William D. Gagliani Have you read this book? Doug Clegg (GOAT DANCE, NAOMI, YOU COME WHEN I CALL YOU, THE INFINITE) turns in a sizzling performance in this thoroughly engaging cross-genre thriller. Shocking, horrifying, and twisted …

Soulsaver, by James Stevens-Arce

Genre: Horror Publisher: Harcourt Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by William D. Gagliani Have you read this book? In Puerto Rico of one hundred years hence, Armageddon fever strikes again. Experts have determined that we were wrong to fear 1999; it’s 2099 we need to worry about. But don’t, …

Candle Bay, by Tamara Thorne

Genre: Horror Publisher: Kensington Publishing Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by William D. Gagliani Have you read this book? Sometimes the logic behind the publishing industry’s decisions simply eludes me. Anyone who knows me has heard my rant about publishers who throw books at the market like chefs throw …

The Hour Before Dark, by Douglas Clegg

Genre: Horror Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by William D. Gagliani Have you read this book? There’s that real estate joke about how the top three selling points are “location, location, location.” In horror, to draw a not-so-scientific parallel, sometimes it’s all about “atmosphere, atmosphere, …

Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

Genre: Modern/Urban Fantasy Publisher: Morrow William and Co Published: 1997 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by William D. Gagliani Have you read this book? I decided to revisit this novel as a Classic Return when I saw the adulation Gaiman fans have for their hero. At April’s World Horror Convention, I …

The Museum of Horrors, edited by Dennis Etchison

Genre: Horror Anthology Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by William D. Gagliani Have you read this book? This is the first HWA anthology to hit the stores as a hardcover and not as a limited edition, and for this Leisure Books deserves the credit. Spreading …