If You Like Stephen King


Barker, Clive.
Mister B. Gone
A medieval devil speaks directly to the reader, his tone murderous one moment, seductive the next, in a memoir allegedly penned in the year 1438. The demon has embedded himself in the very words of this tale of terror, turning the book itself into a dangerous object, laced with menace only too ready to break free and exert its power.

Farris, John.
Avenging Fury
Eden destroyed Mordaunt's human body, but his followers vow to resurrect their Master and extract vengeance upon Eden in a melee of magic and violence. Meanwhile, her doppelganger Gwen travels back in time to fight a vicious entity protecting Mordaunt's soul.

Gaiman, Neil.
Anansi Boys
His past marked by his father's embarrassing taunts and untimely death, Fat Charlie meets the brother he never knew and is introduced to new and exciting ways to spend his time.

Hill, Joe.
Horns
After his childhood sweetheart is brutally killed and suspicion falls on him, Ig Parrish goes on a drinking binge and wakes up with horns on his head, hate in his heart, and an incredible new power which he uses in the name of vengeance.

Koontz, Dean.
What the Night Knows
After Detective John Calvino receives a signed confesion to a shocking crime from 14-year-old Billy Lucas, he feels that somehow Billy has come home with him, to his family. Then another killing spree happens, just as and when John Calvino dreaded it would. Billy is safely locked away, but not the "ghost", if the ghost exists, that links these murders with past crimes, and with John Calvino. Anything could happen, and surely will-- again.

Lee, Tanith.
Saint Fire
In medieval Venice, a girl who generates fire incinerates a lord attempting to rape her. At that, the city enrolls her as a soldier and she destroys an enemy fleet. When she loses her gift, she is condemned as a witch.

McCammon, Robert R.
Mister Slaughter
The world of Colonial America comes vibrantly to life in this masterful new historical thriller by Robert McCammon. The latest entry in the popular Matthew Corbett series, which began with Speaks the Nightbird and continued in The Queen of Bedlam, Mister Slaughter opens in the emerging metropolis of New York City in 1702, and proceeds to take both Matthew and the reader on an unforgettable journey of horror, violence, and personal discovery.

Rice, Anne.
Merrick
At the center of Anne Rice's new novel is the beautiful, unconquerable Merrick, a child--a witch with the power and magical knowledge of a Medea and a Circe. She is a Mayfair of New Orleans, descendent of a family rich in its French and Spanish past, steeped in the age-old tradition of voodoo. Into this strange and exotic world comes David Talbot, hero, storyteller, adventurer, almost-mortal vampire, a visitor from another realm of the dark world....

Saul, John.
House of Reckoning
Left in the cold care of a loveless foster family and alienated at school, Sarah Crane finds a kindred spirit in classmate Nick Dunnigan, a former mental patient still plagued by voices and visions. And in eccentric art instructor Bettina Phillips who is eager to mentor Sarah's artistic talent. But within the walls of Bettina's ancestral home, Sarah finds something altogether different and disturbing--a gateway from the grave into the world of the living that she and Nick will use to take control of their lives and to exact revenge.

Simmons, Dan.
Carrion Comfort
Plunging into the darkest corners of 20th-century history, Simmons weaves fact with the fantastic to reveal a secret society of beings that may--or may not--exist behind the world's most horrible and violent events.

Straub, Peter.
A Special Place : the heart of a dark matter
A boy, Keith Hayward, is drawn to an irresistible fascination with death and the taking of life. His Uncle Till, who has led a shadowy career as local celebrity "Ladykiller," recognizes his nephew's nature and tutors him in the art of doing ill without getting caught.

Strieber, Whitley.
The Forbidden Zone
For the community of Oscola, New York, the mound has never been dangerous, until now--something evil is hiding beneath it. Only an impossible gamble will give the town a chance to prevail, and only Brian and Loi know the stakes.

Wilson, F. Paul.
Ground Zero: a Repairman Jack novel
Jack finds the secret behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in the new dark thriller in the bestselling Repairman Jack series.

Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn.
The Angry Angel
In 16th century Transylvania, an innocent child-woman is drawn into a life of sin and sacrilege. It happens to Kelene, a Christian slave bought at an auction by a man of mesmerizing sexual power--Dracula.

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Created 2011