Seattle Picks: Horror

Juggernaut By Baker, Adam Book - 2013 FIC BAKER 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A motley band of privateers in war-torn Iraq are caught in a desperate battle for survival not from insurgents, but rather from the results of an experiment authorized by Saddam Hussein himself.

Devil's Wake
Devil's Wake A Novel By Barnes, Steven Book - 2012 FIC BARNES 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:After a group of teenage outcasts barely survive an initial zombie outbreak, they find that the undead are now mutating to become even more deadly to the few remaining humans.

The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All
The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All And Other Stories By Barron, Laird Book - 2013 FIC BARRON 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 5 copies

Annotation:Award-winning author Laird Barron presents a short story collection that melds horror, hard-boiled noir and the weird into unforgettable tales.

American Elsewhere
American Elsewhere By Bennett, Robert Jackson Book - 2013 FIC BENNETT 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 3 copies

Annotation:Ex-cop Mona Bright inherits a house after her mother dies, only to discover that it’s in the unmapped town of Wink, New Mexico, whose residents are very peculiar.

This House Is Haunted
This House Is Haunted By Boyne, John Book - 2013 FIC BOYNE 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A young governess arrives at her house of employment to find only two children and no adults on the estate; a menacing series of events soon leads to some terrifying revelations.

The Necromancer's House
The Necromancer's House By Buehlman, Christopher Book - 2013 FIC BUEHLMA 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:After an irreverent wizard inadvertently kills the wrong man, he finds himself stalked by an unrelenting terror that won’t stop until everything and everyone he loves is in ruins.

Ghosts Know
Ghosts Know By Campbell, Ramsey Book - 2013 FIC CAMPBEL 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:An exploitative television host gains the ire of a psychic investigator who soon links him to the disappearance of a young girl, thus setting in motion a nightmarish series of events of passion and pain.

Video Night
Video Night By Cesare, Adam Book - 2013 FIC CESARE 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:When a group of teenagers’ movie night is crashed, it will take all of their horror movie know-how to escape the alien terrors unleashed in their neighborhood.

Ex-heroes A Novel By Clines, Peter Book - 2011 FIC CLINES 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:A ragtag group of superheroes is all that stands between the remnants of society and the hordes of ex-humans infesting Los Angeles.

Pariah By Emson, Thomas Book - 2013 FIC EMSON 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A series of London murders stretching back over a hundred years may all lead to a single killer who has never been caught—the infamous Jack the Ripper.

Dead Space
Dead Space By Johnston, Antony Graphic Novel - 2013 741.5942 J641D 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A group of isolated space miners stationed on the colony Aegis VII are caught between the greed of the corporation that employs them and a dangerous entity native to the strange planet.

The End Games
The End Games By Martin, T. Michael Book - 2013 YA MARTIN Available in some locations

Annotation:A teenager and his five-year-old brother search the mountains of West Virginia for other survivors of a zombie apocalypse as part of a strange game instigated by the mysterious Game Master.

Last Days
Last Days By Nevill, Adam L. G. Book - 2013 FIC NEVILL 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A documentary filmmaker hired to investigate a violent cult from the 1970s discovers that his inquiries have stirred up something so horrific he may lose his sanity, even if he keeps his life.

Breed By Novak, Chase Book - 2012 FIC NOVAK 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Alex and Leslie Twisden subject themselves to an experimental fertility treatment in the hopes of finally conceiving. Their resulting beautiful children, however, must be locked up at night—to protect them from their parents!

Red Moon
Red Moon A Novel By Percy, Benjamin Book - 2013 FIC PERCY 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 8 copies

Annotation:When a group of terrorist werewolves take down a plane, the United States suddenly becomes a very dangerous place for anyone with lycan blood.

Stoker's Manuscript
Stoker's Manuscript By Prouty, Royce Book - 2013 FIC PROUTY 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A rare bookseller becomes a pawn between two ancient vampire cults as he tries to decipher valuable secrets hidden in Bram Stoker’s classic tale of the undead.

The Silence
The Silence By Rayne, Sarah Book - 2013 FIC RAYNE 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Antiques dealer Nell West hears eerie piano music in her dead husband’s childhood home, which is said to be haunted after a horrific crime was committed there.

Stronghold By Sims, Maynard Book - 2013 FIC SIMS 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:Safe Haven is a new, state-of-the-art housing facility for the wealthy who want the finer things in life, but enhanced security may not stop an ancient evil from hunting the residents to extinction.

Fiend A Novel By Stenson, Peter Book - 2013 FIC STENSON 2013 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Two meth addicts coming down from a high find the world in the grip of a zombie apocalypse, where staying alive is almost as hard as scoring their next hit.

The Homecoming
The Homecoming By Stroud, Carsten Book - 2013 FIC STROUD 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Ten-year-old Rainey Teague is a shape-shifting, time-travelling little handful for his adoptive parents. What role does he play in the increasing violence and disappearances in Niceville? Sequel to Niceville.

Plaguewalker By Tarlach, Gemma Book - 2012 FIC TARLACH 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A brutish executioner sets off on a mission to find his runaway daughter after the Black Plague decimates his entire village and puts him out of work.

The Return Man
The Return Man By Zito, V. M. Book - 2012 FIC ZITO 2012 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Hired by grieving relatives, Henry Marco travels the western Evacuated States delivering a merciful death to the undead and running afoul of the nightmarish denizens of the post-Resurrection world.

The Lords of Salem
The Lords of Salem By Zombie, Rob Book - 2013 FIC ZOMBIE 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Heidi Hawthorne, popular radio DJ and recovering addict, is plagued by a string of murders that happen around her after she plays a mysterious record on air by a band called The Lords of Salem.

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