Category Archives: Horror

Thomas Fahy. The Unspoken. New York: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2008

Jacob Crawley, leader of the Divine Path cult in Meridian, North Carolina, was an evil man who tormented six of the group’s children and prophesied that they would each be killed by the thing they feared the most.  Five years later epileptic Allison begins having seizure-induced visions of death and Harold–who was afraid of drowning–is found drowned in a tobacco field, far from any source of water.  Creepy!  The survivors, now teenagers, reunite to try to escape death.

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Filed under 2000-2009, 2008, Children & Young Adults, Fahy, Thomas, Horror, Mountains, Novels Set in Fictional Places

Laurell K. Hamilton. Blood Noir. New York: Berkley Books, 2008.

Werewolf Jason Schulyer returns to Asheville to say goodbye to his dying father. His friend, vampire hunter Anita Blake, accompanies him to make him seem more normal to his family and friends. Of course, once they arrive in Asheville, things are anything but normal. Jason is mistaken for a cousin who has left his bride-to-be for a fling with the wife of a vampire master; Anita hears of trouble back at her base in St. Louis; and an ancient vampire queen makes a move to return to power. Anita’s healthy libido provides both diversions and complications to the plot. This is the sixteenth book in the Anita Blake series; most of the volumes are set in the St. Louis area.

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Richard Dansky. Firefly Rain. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2008.

In this supernatural thriller prodigal son Jacob Logan fails to heed Thomas Wolfe’s warning about going home again. When Logan returns to his hometown of Mayfield, North Carolina and moves into the family homeplace years after his parents’ deaths, he is confronted with the ghosts of his past.

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Scott Nicholson. The Red Church. New York: Kensington, 2002.

The old red church in Whispering Pines, N.C., a fictional town in the Appalachian mountains, has stood empty for twenty years, said to be haunted by the ghost of the preacher who was hung from its rafters by his own angry congregation. Now that the church has been purchased by a minister whose fiery fundamentalism echoes that of his long-ago predecessor, strange things are starting to happen in town. The story is told through the eyes of thirteen-year-old Ronnie Day, who finds life complicated enough without a haunted church, and Sheriff Frank Littlefield, who must figure out what people or forces are terrorizing his town.

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