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Figures Of Fear

Author: Graham Masterton

Publisher: Severn House Publishers (2014)

"Are you brave enough to discover what figures of fear haunt the imagination of the master of modern horror " From the beginning of history, men and women have been haunted by figures of fear and now, in his latest short story collection, award-winning horror writer Graham Masterton reveals the figures that haunt his own imagination and keep him awake at night.

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Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley


Frankenstein is the classic gothic horror novel which has thrilled and engrossed readers for two centuries. Written by Mary Shelley, it is a story which she intended would ‘curdle the blood and quicken the beatings of the heart.’ The tale is a superb blend of science fiction, mystery and thriller.

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Gimme A Kiss

Author: Christopher Pike

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (1990)

Life goes wrong for Jane Retton when she tries to get revenge on the person who stole her diary. It could be her best friend Alice, or her boyfriend Kirk, who seems to be revelling in the fame the diary story has brought him. But whoever it is, things can never be the same again.

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Author: Thomas Harris

Part of a series: Hannibal

Publisher: Delacorte Press (1999)

It is the third in his series featuring Dr. Hannibal Lecter and the second to feature FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling. The novel takes place seven years after the events of The Silence of the Lambs and deals with the intended revenge of one of Lecter's victims.

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His Mouth Will Taste Of Wormwood

Author: Poppy Z Brite

Part of a series: Penguin 60s

Publisher: Penguin (1995)

Four stories of contemporary horror.

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House Of Many Shadows

Author: Barbara Michaels

Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd (1986)

Meg's doctor told her the hallucinations were a result of the accident, that they would stop once she got some peace and quiet. So she took some time off at the old country house, but the visions didn't stop. Instead, they got worse. And now Meg is terrified because Andy, the caretaker, sees them too.

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Author: James Herbert

Publisher: NEL (1993)

The mutant white rat had grown and mated, creating offspring in its own image. They dominated the others, the dark-furred ones, who foraged for food and brought it back to The Lair. Now the dark rats were restless, tormented by a craving they could not satisfy. But the white slug-like thing that ruled them knew. Its two heads weaved to and fro and a stickiness drooled from its mouth as it remembered the taste of human flesh ...

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Author: Max Porter

Publisher: Faber & Faber (2019)

Not far from London, there is a village. This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belongs to England's mysterious past and its confounding present. It belongs to Mad Pete, the grizzled artist. To ancient Peggy, gossiping at her gate. To families dead for generations, and to those who have only recently moved here. But it also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort who has woken from his slumber in the woods. Dead Papa Toothwort, who is listening to them all.

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Authors: P C Cast, Kristin Cast

Part of a series: House of Night Novella

Publisher: Atom (2009)

When sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird gets Marked as a fledgling vampire she must join the House of Night school where she will train to become an adult vampire. That is, if she makes it through the Change. But Zoe is no ordinary fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the Goddess Nyx and discovers her amazing new power to conjure the elements: earth, air, fire, water and spirit.

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Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel

Author: Ruth Hogan

Publisher: Two Roads (2019)

Tilly was a bright, outgoing little girl who liked playing with ghosts and matches. She loved fizzy drinks, swear words, fish fingers and Catholic churches, but most of all she loved living in Brighton in Queenie Malone's magnificent Paradise Hotel with its endearing and loving family of misfits. But Tilly's childhood was shattered when her mother sent her away from the only home she'd ever loved to boarding school with little explanation and no warning. Now an adult, Tilda has grown into an independent woman still damaged by her mother's unaccountable cruelty. Wary of people, her only friend is her dog, Eli. But when her mother dies, Tilda returns to Brighton and with the help of her beloved Queenie sets about unravelling the mystery of her exile from The Paradise Hotel, only to discover that her mother was not the woman she thought she knew at all ...

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