THEY CALL US MONSTERS
In 2008, the cult novelette 12:00 a.m. Live introduced readers to the sick world of Andy Crow and Charles Green.
Joe Carter is a shady security guard with a shameful past. When, in boredom, he tunes into a mysterious shock radio show, he finds himself caught up in a horrifying game in which he is the contestant…and the prize is more terrible than he can imagine.
In 2009, The Avian presented the tragic story of Jove. Abandoned at birth, Jove has lived his entire life in a Catholic orphanage. When puberty hits, it brings with it a startling change…Jove is growing wings. As his frightening transformation continues, Jove must confront his faltering faith and learn to embrace his mysterious gifts.
Finally, They Call Us Monsters, a brand new novella and the final book of this amazing fantasy-horror trilogy, brings these characters together and answers it all in an explosive conclusion. For the first time, these beloved characters meet – and all hell breaks loose.
This collection includes all three books!
Dworshak isn’t a lake in the classical sense of the word, but a reservoir; a portion of the once narrow northern fork of the Clearwater River, dammed up to generate power and prevent the yearly spring floods that once plagued the town of Orofino. If half the rumors about Dworshak were true, it would surely be haunted. Stories about a small trade town, its buildings deserted but still intact, buried under hundreds of feet of dark water. Stories of the bodies of workers, accident victims some, murder victims others, entombed forever in the concrete of the dam. Stories of Indian burial grounds desecrated and angry Indian spirits waiting to pull down any unwary white man who swims too deep. Most of all, stories of big fish.
When novelist Jim Eldridge receives an invitation to a writer’s retreat on Washington State’s Mount Misery, it seems like the perfect escape from the last days of his dead marriage. Jim accepts the invitation to the Hacks Club and joins the other guests including the legendary H Casper and best-seller Heather Woods for a week of fun and relaxation.
Someone in those woods is not happy to see them. The body count rises, and the survivors band together to fight the relentless killer. Will they escape the nightmare on the devil’s tail ridge, or die trying?
“A spellbinding storyteller and stylist!” Ed Gorman, author of Runner In The Dark
Everyone had given up on the lost children, but one phone call rekindles a father’s hope for his missing girl.
What happens when four fathers venture onto the reclusive Johnny Junk Curtis’s property in search of their missing children is far worse than their imaginations could have conceived.
They uncover secrets better left alone, and meet the truth behind the legend of Johnny Junk.
She was a mystery from the start.
They found her at a roadside diner outside the small Idaho town of Clearwater, drugged and abandoned, with no memory of who she is or where she came from.
But was she a miracle?
She inspires violence with her presence, madness with a touch. As her health improves and her memories return, the hot Clearwater summer becomes increasingly strange and violent. Insanity infects the small town, a shadowy figure lurking in the woods deals death, and no one is safe.
“Knight is a writer to watch.” Ellen Datlow, editor of Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror.
A FACE FULL OF UGLY
(From the Misadventures of Butch Quick)
A simple fugitive recovery assignment turns into another misadventure when Butch Quick meets Sharon Fitch, a Paradise Valley street dealer turned police informant. The scum of Paradise Valley is about to find out just how ugly Butch can get.
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE BOOTS
(From the Misadventures of Butch Quick)
Big trouble comes to Butch Quick in the form of Go-Go Gidget, the Dancing Midget. When an interstate stalker tracks Gidget down to the nightclub where Butch works, it is up to Butch to make sure she doesn’t end up a statistic.
He comes when you’re sleeping. He is the reason you’re afraid of the dark.
After years of living as a prisoner of the fairytale monster that killed her mother, Charity has escaped, but the Bogeyman wants her back, and he will not stop until he has her. There is only one safe place for her now, a haunted place called Feral Park, but the price of safety will be more than her innocence … it will be her soul.
“FERAL is a haunting, genuine fusion of horrific fantasy and the fearsome dreads of present-day life. FERAL bites hard and doesn’t let go.” Tom Piccirilli, author of Midnight Road
Jerry Conway is old, sick, heartbroken, and nearly used up when the old car comes back into his life, hungry for vengeance. With Jerry’s help, Midnight Blues tracks down the men responsible for the death of his wife. But what does Midnight Blues and his lost love’s angry spirit have in store for him, the man who failed to protect her?
Vengeful revenants, ghost children, woodland zombies, and lustful, demonic toys are among the menagerie of small horrors showcased in Brian Knight’s first collection, Dragonfly.
Gripping, touching, and sometimes humorous, Dragonfly deals a powerful range of emotions from love to hate, hope and loss. Reviewers and readers alike have praised Dragonfly, which received four honorable mentions in The Years Best Fantasy & Horror.
“Brian Knight’s writing shines with a dark brilliance. Dragonfly is a chilling collection of terror.” Douglas Clegg, author of The Children’s Hour