Pratt Picks


Fiction - Horror

The Living Dead
The Living Dead (2008)
John Adams
 This collection of short stories about zombies includes contributions by Clive Barker, Laurell K. Hamilton, Stephen King, and Neil Gaiman.
Neverland (2010)
Douglas Clegg
Beau Jackson and his cousin Sumter were six when they met. Even then, Beau recognized Sumter's obsession with evil. They vacation with their families on Gull Island every summer. One year, Sumter introduces Beau to Neverland, where grownups are forbidden and Sumter reigns supreme--a world of garish rituals, evil games, and bloodshed.
The Passage
The Passage (2010)
Justin Cronin
A security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment that only six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte can stop.
Firefly Rain
Firefly Rain (2008)
Richard Dansky
When he returns to his now vacant family home in a small North Carolina town, Jacob Logan finds himself plagued by strange and sinister events.
Haunted Legends
Haunted Legends (2010)
Ellen Datlow, Nick Mamatas
A volume of 20 original short works presented in the style of traditional ghost stories includes contributions by such writers as Ramsey Campbell, Jeffrey Ford and Caitlin R. Kiernan. 
A Good and Happy Child
A Good and Happy Child (2007)
Justin Evans
An 11-year-old boy commits crimes, prompted by a "Friend" who may be a demon.
You Don't Scare Me
You Don't Scare Me (2007)
John Farris
Crow Tillman, Chase's evil stepfather, has reached from beyond the grave to destroy everyone special to her. Can her new boyfriend break the pattern?
The Séance
The Séance (2008)
John Harwood
In Victorian England, Constance Langton's life darkens when she inherits Wraxton Hall, scene of a 20-year-old mystery, a death that may have been caused by supernatural events.
Horns (2010)
Joe Hill
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.
The Dead Path
The Dead Path (2010)
Stephen M. Irwin
After the death of his wife, Nicholas Close becomes haunted, literally, by ghosts. Torn by guilt and fearing for his sanity, he returns home to Tallong, Australia, and becomes entangled in a disturbing series of disappearances and murders--both as a suspect and as the next victim of the malignant evil lurking in the heart of the woods.
Full Dark, No Stars
Full Dark, No Stars (2010)
Stephen King
The master of horror presents four new novellas.
What the Night Knows
What the Night Knows (2010)
Dean Koontz
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.
The Cypress House
The Cypress House (2011)
Michael Koryta
When Arlen awakens on a train and sees death's telltale sign in the eyes of his fellow passengers, he tries to warn them. Only 19-year-old Paul believes him, and the two abandon the train. They are soon stranded at the Cypress House--directly in the path of an approaching hurricane. But the storm isn't the only approaching danger.
Patient Zero
Patient Zero (2009)
Jonathan Maberry
 Baltimore detective Joe Ledger rushes to stop terrorists from releasing a bio-weapon that turns ordinary people into zombies. First in the Joe Ledger series.
Scavenger (2007)
David Morrell
A psychotic Game Master forces Frank and the woman he loves, Amanda, to become players in a real-life video game, a hunt for a time capsule that they must find or die.
The Wolfman
The Wolfman (2008)
Nicholas Pekearo
Marlowe Higgins struggles with a werewolf nature that forces him to kill bad guys during every full moon, leading to a deadly confrontation with a serial killer in small-town Tennessee.
House of Reckoning
House of Reckoning (2009)
John Saul
Foster child Sara Crane creates paintings of long-ago violent crimes committed by the inmates of a local asylum.
The Terror
The Terror (2007)
Dan Simmons

During an 1840s expedition, an enormous white beast stalks the men on two English ships trapped in Arctic ice.

A Dark Matter
A Dark Matter  (2010)
Peter Straub
Old friends try to come to grips with the darkness of the past--a secret ritual that left behind a gruesomely dismembered body--and find themselves face-to-face with the evil they helped create.
The Strain
The Strain (2009)
Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan
Abraham Setrakian, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust, joins forces with CDC specialist Eph Goodweather to battle a vampiric virus that has infected New York. First in the Strain Trilogy.
13 Bullets: A Vampire Tale
13 Bullets: A Vampire Tale (2007)
David Wellington
To destroy an imprisoned female vampire and the vampires she has created on the sly, U.S. Marshal Arkeley needs State Trooper Caxton, a lesbian whom these monsters for some mysterious reason desire. First in the Vampire tales series.