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Multcolib Staff Picks: Best horror, 2013

The Beginning
The Beginning By Winner, Jonas (Book - 2013 ) MYSTERY WINNER 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A horror novel about a horror novelist, with a little police procedural thrown in and even a classic gothic flavor.

Ghosts Know
Ghosts Know By Campbell, Ramsey (Book - 2013 ) FICTION CAMPBELL 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Two type-A personalities drive this story that at first seems like a psychological thriller. Soon you realize that Frank and Graham are headed for a seething, almost supernatural battle of mental fortitude...with fangs.

The Silence
The Silence By Rayne, Sarah (Book - 2013 ) FICTION RAYNE 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:I’ve decided to shelve this novel in a horror sub-genre I call “Teatime Horror” because it straddles the very thin line between classic English mystery and subtle spectral spookfest.

Cradle Lake
Cradle Lake By Malfi, Ronald Damien (Book - 2013 ) FICTION MALFI 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:While the story of a man dealing with his depressed, suicidal wife as well as his own demons may seem like a downer of a read, it is poetic and singularly beautiful in its depiction of a man trying to keep his family and his own sanity together in the foggy North Carolina wilderness.

Limbus, Inc
Limbus, Inc Book I : A Shared World Experience (Book - 2013 ) FICTION LIMBUS 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Upon completion, you might think you just read the equivalent of watching a two-hour Twilight Zone marathon. Highly recommended.

Carniepunk
Carniepunk A Collection of Riveting Stories (Book - 2013 ) FICTION CARNIEPUN 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Djinns! Zombie-babies! An Irish wolfhound! Ahh, I can smell the candied apples and hear the calliope now…

Cain's Blood
Cain's Blood By Girard, Geoffrey (Book - 2013 ) SF GIRARD 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Before cloning was ‘cool,’ there were a couple of great popcorn clone films that produced entertaining what-if’s: 1978’s “The Boys From Brazil” and “Clonus: The Parts Horror” from 1979. Girard's inventive horror/sci-fi mix could be the next great horror disguised as thriller movie if it wanted to be.

Red Moon
Red Moon A Novel By Percy, Benjamin (Book - 2013 ) FICTION PERCY 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Horror for the non-horror reader -- wordy sprawler but a fun ride!

Last Days
Last Days By Nevill, Adam L. G. (Book - 2013 ) FICTION NEVILL 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:A sumptuous, grimacing read, this slithery narrative takes you from London to France and wraps up in the Sonoran desert. You’ll never again visit Bisbee without looking over your shoulder.

Impossible Monsters
Impossible Monsters (Book - 2013 ) FICTION IMPOSSIBL 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:The stitchy Frankenstein’s monster on the cover is the perfect personification of all the ogres within, so please, judge this book by its cover.

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Our staff weigh in on the best of the year in horror.


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