Emerson Pryne, a wise-cracking, down on his luck private investigator finds himself on the wrong end of a smoking gun barrel. With a bullet in his shoulder and no clues to speak of he begins the search to find the beautiful blonde woman who gunned him down and the reason for her violent attack.
But just when he thinks things can’t get any worse, the woman is brutally murdered and Emerson becomes the prime suspect. The clock ticks down as the luckless investigator, now on the run, desperately searches for the real killer in a race against time, the police and deadly unknown thugs.
Late one night you and your friends visit the old fairgrounds. They’re putting up rides and booths for the annual carnival. But this year things look really different. Really odd. Really scary.
The place is lit up by a hundred fiery torches. And spooky music is coming from the main tent. Then you meeting Big Al, the creepy carnival manager. He’s invited you in to test some of the rides. Will you brave the terrifying Supersonic Space Coaster? Risk the horrors of the Reptile Petting Zoo?
Two terrifying classics by “the best kept secret in contemporary horror fiction” (The Washington Post)
Ligotti’s stories take on decaying cities and lurid dreamscapes in a style ranging from rich, ornamental prose to cold, clinical detachment. His raw and experimental work lays bare the unimportance of our world and the sickening madness of the human condition. Like the greatest writers of cosmic horror, Ligotti bends reality until it cracks, opening fissures through which he invites us to gaze on the unsettling darkness of the abyss below.
The unimaginable has happened. The world has been plunged into all-out nuclear war. Sailing near the Arctic Circle, the U.S.S. Nathan James is relatively unscathed, but the future is grim and Captain Thomas is facing mutiny from the tattered remnants of his crew.
With civilization in ruins, he urges those that remain–one-hundred-and-fifty-two men and twenty-six women–to pull together in search of land. Once they reach safety, however, the men and women on board realize that they are earth’s last remaining survivors…
At the age of thirty-five, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium–with her three children and nanny in tow–to study art. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life for all of them, and to pursue her own desires.
Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior…
Two sisters. Bound by blood. Torn apart by love. Set against the dramatic backdrop of India, A Sister’s Promise is a powerful, emotional tale of family secrets, love and the ties that bind sisters together.
My sister – the glue that held our family together and the gatekeeper to the memories of our shared childhood. The girl I made a pact with – to protect each other for life. The woman who destroyed my family, my future. And the only one who can save my daughter.