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+Horror Library+ Volume Best Of

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Freak Family (2015)

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by Parker Neely


Since 2006, the +Horror Library+ series of anthologies has been internationally praised as a groundbreaking source of contemporary horror short fiction stories—relevant to the moment and stunning in impact—from leading authors of the macabre and darkly imaginative.
Filled with Fears and Fantasy. Death and Dark Dreams. Monsters and Mayhem. Literary Vision and Wonder. Each volume of the +Horror Library+ series is packed with heart-pounding thrills and creepy contemplations as to what truly lurks among the shadows of the world(s) we live in.

Containing 33 stories, read "The Best of Volumes 1–5" in this ongoing anthology series, and then continue with the other volumes.

Shamble no longer through the banal humdrum of normalcy, but ENTER THE HORROR LIBRARY!

Included within "The Best of Volumes 1–5":

•   In "The Station,” a married couple discover an abandoned gas station where corpses tell the future.

•   In "Trapped Light Medium,” a tabloid photographer is able to foresee the future and be present at the perfect moment to capture on film horrifying events.

•   In “Footprints Fading in the Desert,” a woman stranded in the desert finds a barefoot savior who promises help.

•   . . . and more!


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  Trade Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-74-6   Edited by R.J. Cavender  
  ebook ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-38-8   Published by Dark Moon Books  
  Library of Congress Control Number: 2021937660   Number of pages: 358 (about 126,500 words)  
  Dark Moon Books edition published July, 2021   Made in the United States of America  
  (first published by Cutting Block Books, May, 2015)   Cataloged at ISFDB here  
  Excellent stories of the highest caliber.   Dread Central  
  Uniformly well-crafted and original.   Rue Morgue Magazine  
  Impactful tales that throw the rules of both reality and genre fiction out the window.   Fearnet (Chiller TV)  

• A Note from the Publisher by Patrick Beltran
• Foreword by Lisa Morton
• “The Puppet Show” by Rick J. Brown
• “The Exterminators” by Sara Joan Berniker
• “A Chainsaw Execution” by Stephen R. George
• “I am Meat, I am in Daycare” by Cameron Pierce
• “Trapped Light Medium” by Sunil Sadanand
• “Apple” by Marc Paoletti
• “Next Stop, Babylon” by John Mantooth
• “The Garbage Collectors” by Ron McGillvray
• “Bound” by Alan Smale
• “Drawn” by Daniel L. Naden
• “The Station” by Bentley Little
• “After” by Kealan Patrick Burke
• “Consumed” by Michael Louis Calvillo
• “Guarded” by Michael A. Arnzen
• “Obsidian Sea” by Kurt Kirchmeier
• “The Living World” by C. Michael Cook


• “The Steel Church” by Charles Colyott
• “The Apocalypse Ain’t so Bad” by Jeff Strand
• “Into the After” by Kurt Dinan
• “Ash Wednesday” by Lorne Dixon
• “Ghosts Under Glass” by Tracie McBride
• “Sporting the Waters of the Bermuda Triangle” by Greggard Penance
• “Skin” by Kim Despins
• “Santa Maria” by Jeff Cercone
• “The Healing Hands of Reverend Wainwright” by Geoffrey L. Mudge
• “Exegesis of the Insecta Apocrypha” by Colleen Anderson
• “Jerrod Steihl Goes Home” by Ian Withrow
• “The Immolation Scene” by John F.D. Taff
• “Open Mind Night at the Ritz” by Shane McKenzie
• “Footprints Fading in the Desert” by Eric J. Guignard
• “The Vulture’s Art” by Benjamin Kane Ethridge
• “The Happiness Toy” by Ray Garton
• “Follower” by Danny Rhodes

  And check out these other great Dark Moon Books titles!         
  +Horror Library+ Volume 1   +Horror Library+ Volume 2   +Horror Library+ Volume 3   +Horror Library+ Volume 4   +Horror Library+ Volume 5      
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