Horror is a genre of speculative fiction which is intended to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle its readers by inducing feelings of horror and terror. Literary historian J. A. Cuddon defined the horror story as "a piece of fiction in prose of variable length... which shocks, or even frightens the reader, or perhaps induces a feeling of repulsion or loathing". It creates an eerie and frightening atmosphere. Horror is frequently supernatural, though it might be also non-supernatural. Often the central menace of a work of horror fiction can be interpreted as a metaphor for the larger fears of a society.

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Dracula

By: Bram Stoker

Price: $6.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions: 1993

Seller ID: 003992

ISBN: 185326086X

Condition: New


Introduction and Notes by Dr David Rogers, Kingston University. "There he lay looking as if youth had been half-renewed, for the white hair and moustache were changed to dark iron-grey, the cheeks were fuller, and the white skin seemed ruby-red underneath; the mouth was redder than ever, for on the lips were gouts of fresh blood, which trickled from the corners of the mouth and ran over the chin and neck. Even the deep, burning eyes seemed set amongst the swollen flesh, for the lids and pouches underneath were bloated. It seemed as if the whole awful creature were simply gorged with blood; he ... View more info

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Blood Oath #1 Nathaniel Cade [used book]

By: Christopher Farnsworth

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder and Stoughton: 2010

Seller ID: 0340998148

ISBN: 0340998148

Condition: Good


'There are worse things in this world than al-Qaeda and North Korea, Zach. And they are just waiting for their chance at us.' Sharp and ambitious, Zach Barrows is on his way up. But when he gets a call from the White House, it's not quite the promotion he expected. Zach is to be the new political liaison officer to America's best kept secret: Nathaniel Cade. The President's vampire. And Cade is the world's only hope against a horrifying new terrorist threat advancing from the Middle East. The fight is deadlier than ever, and time is running out ... View more info

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Weaveworld [used book] *** OUT OF STOCK ***

By: Clive Barker

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Fontana: 1988

Seller ID: 003017

ISBN: 0006174892

Condition: Good


WEAVEWORLD is an epic adventure of the imagination. It begins with a carpet in which a world of rapture and enchantment is hiding; a world which comes to life, alerting the dark forces and beginning a desperate battle to preserve the last vestiges of magic which Humankind still has access to. WEAVEWORLD is a book of visions and horrors, a story of quest, titanic struggles, of love and of hope. It is a triumph of imagination and storytelling, an adventure, a nightmare, a promise. View more info

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The Thief of Always [used book]

By: Clive Barker

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Fontana: 1993

Seller ID: 003019

ISBN: 0006473113

Condition: Good


Mr Hood's holiday house has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles, a blissful round of treats and seasons, where every childish whim may be satisfied. But there is a price to be paid. Harvey Swick finds out about the dark side. View more info

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Sacrament [used book]

By: Clive Barker

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 1997

Seller ID: 003022

ISBN: 0006482643

Condition: Good


Mr Hood's holiday house has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles, a blissful round of treats and seasons, where every childish whim may be satisfied. But there is a price to be paid. Harvey Swick finds out about the dark side. View more info

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Strange Embrace and Other Nightmares [used book]

By: David Hine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: USA, Image Comics: 2008

Seller ID: A1364

ISBN: 1582409676

Condition: Good


David Hine's tortured, modern gothic is a tale of pain and sorrow, obsession and damnation, of madness, death, and sexual longing. The world of Strange Embrace twists and pollutes the lives of all that enter it! Collects Strange Embrace #1-8. View more info

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Mr Murder [used book]

By: Dean Koontz

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Book Publishing: 1994

Seller ID: 001097

ISBN: 0747242232

Condition: Good


For author Martin Stillwater, life couldn't be more perfect. He and Paige are happy together; their two daughters, Emily and Charlotte, are intelligent and healthy; and his novels are achieving long-hoped-for levels of success. So why does he feel such dread, experience sudden blackouts? The killer doesn't know his own name, only the name he uses. He has no family, no friends, no home. He cannot recall who gives him his assignments, and he doesn't know why his targets must die. Now, however, he senses that in a town he can't yet envision, a life awaits him, a place to call home, with family an... View more info

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Ticktock @ Tick Tock [used book]

By: Dean Koontz

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Book Publishing: 1997

Seller ID: 001305

ISBN: 0747249725

Condition: Good


When Tommy Phan discovers a mysterious rag doll on his doorstep one day, he's curious but tries to dismiss it. However, the thing seems ominously foreboding - a feeling borne out when he hears a sound from it that evening. When he picks up the doll, its heart actually appears to be beating. Then the threads of its eyes unravel, and a strange green eye appears - and blinks. Before long, Tommy is forced to flee an adversary that becomes larger, ever more formidable and seemingly indestructible. He must use his journalist's skills to figure out not only exactly what this thing is and where it has... View more info

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The Taking [used book]

By: Dean Koontz

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2004

Seller ID: 001343

ISBN: 0007130767

Condition: Good


The new thriller from Dean Koontz is a novel of surpassing suspense and visceral terror as doomsday dawns. On the morning that will mark the end of the world they have known, Molly and Niel Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain. It has haunted their dreams through the night, and now they find an eerily luminous and golden downpour that drenches their small Californian mountain town. As hours pass they hear news of extreme weather phenomena across the globe. An obscuring fog turns once familiar streets into a ghostly labyrinth. By evening, the town has lost all communication with the outside wor... View more info

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Seize the Night #2 Moonlight Bay [used book]

By: Dean Koontz

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Book Publishing: 1998

Seller ID: 001344

ISBN: 074727651X

Condition: Good


One by one, the children of Moonlight Bay are disappearing. No one knows if they are dead or alive. Christopher Snow, suffering from the rare disorder xeroderma pigmentosum, has glimpsed the dark and torrid secrets of the small-town community where he has spent his entire life. And only he has the key to the truth a truth that could only exist in the genetic chaos of Moonlight Bay. View more info

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Odd Thomas #1 Odd Thomas [used book]

By: Dean Koontz

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2004

Seller ID: 0007130732

ISBN: 0007130732

Condition: Good


The new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Face Many people in Pico Mundo think Odd Thomas is some sort of psychic: perhaps a clairvoyant, a thaumaturge, seer, something. None but a handful know that he sees the restless dead, those with unfinished business and, sometimes, plenty of postmortem rage. The dead are sensitive to the living. They have walked this path ahead of us and know our fears, our failings, our desperate hopes. People often are frightened by the prospect of opening their minds and hearts to the truth of a universe far more complex and meaningful than the... View more info

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The Face [used book]

By: Dean Koontz

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2003

Seller ID: 001347

ISBN: 0007130708

Condition: Good


A supernatural thriller from 'America's most popular suspense novelist' (Rolling Stone): his most chilling, gripping and original novel to date. Home for ten-year-old Fric Manheim is a vast Bel Air mansion. Somebody has to live there. His father, who owns it, is Hollywood's biggest star -- The Face -- but he's hardly ever in Hollywood. Fric's mother went her own way long ago, though she still has her own suite in the house, and a phone line -- it gets as few calls as line no.24, which is for receiving phone calls from the dead. Fric is pretty well home alone most of the time, with just the hou... View more info

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Dark Rivers of the Heart [used book]

By: Dean Koontz

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, BCA: 1994

Seller ID: CN3999

ISBN: 000003999

Condition: Good


Do you dare step through the red door? Spencer Grant had no idea what drew him to the bar with the red door. He thought he would just sit down, have a slow beer or two, and talk to a stranger. He couldn't know that it would lead to a narrow escape from a bungalow targeted by a SWAT team. Or that it would leave him a wanted man. But now Spencer is on the run from mysterious and ruthless men. He is in love with a woman he knows next to nothing about. And he is hiding from a past he can't fully remember. On his trail is a shadowy security agency that answers to no one--including the U.S. governme... View more info

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Breathless [used book]

By: Dean Koontz

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2010

Seller ID: 0007267630

ISBN: 0007267630

Condition: Good


The stunning new thriller from the bestselling author of Velocity and Relentless. In the Colorado mountains something miraculous comes into the life of Grady Adams, a strong, gentle man whose past experiences have alienated him from the modern world and driven him to live in the wilds. When he sees it, he knows that one of Nature's great mysteries has been revealed to him. He takes his friend Cammy Rivers to bear witness to the phenomenal presence. As a scientist, she is stunned and awed. She emails photos to colleagues in far places to try and find a name for the wonderful beings. B... View more info

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Brother Odd #3 Odd Thomas [used book]

By: Dean Koontz

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2006

Seller ID: 0007243510

ISBN: 0007243510

Condition: Good


With over 400 million copies of his books sold worldwide, Dean Koontz is one of the most popular writers of our time. Read this page-turning, heart-breaking thriller to find why Odd Thomas is the master storyteller's most-loved creation. He sees what no one else does. He does what no one else can. Odd, a charismatic young man with a sense for the otherworldly and the downright strange, is in self-imposed exile. Tragic events have led him from his sun-bleached desert home of Pico Mundo to a monastery in the High Sierra, searching for peace. It's December and the remote abbey is besie... View more info

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Sole Survivor [used book]

By: Dean Koontz

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Feature: 1997

Seller ID: 0747217564

ISBN: 0747217564

Condition: Good


Joe Carpenter's wife and two children perished with more than three hundred others in the crash of United Airlines Flight 353. But one year later, haunted by the loss of his family and desperate to find purpose in life, he discovers that the official story of Flight 353 is a treacherous lie. They say it was an accident. It was not. They say there were no survivors: that the crash was too devastating for anyone to live through it. But incredibly, Joe discovers one woman walked away unhurt from the disaster, with a secret that will change the world . . .Koontz redefines suspense - The Times Koon... View more info

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What the Night Knows [used book]

By: Dean Koontz

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2011

Seller ID: 0007326920

ISBN: 0007326920

Condition: Good


Evil never dies... The stunning new thriller from the bestselling author of Velocity and Breathless. Billy Lucas confesses to a shocking crime. He's only fourteen years old but he's a sadistic killer and proud of it. He's in the secure wing of the state hospital but ... he seems too wise for his age, not crazy, too knowing. About the nature of evil, and whether it lives on beyond death. Too knowing about other crimes that took place before he was born ... Other murders from twenty years ago surface in the mind of Detective John Calvino as he interviews young Billy Lucas. Calvino... View more info

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Seize the Night #2 Moonlight Bay [used book]

By: Dean Koontz

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Feature: 1999

Seller ID: 0747258333

ISBN: 0747258333

Condition: Good


One by one, the children of Moonlight Bay are disappearing. No one knows if they are dead or alive. Christopher Snow, suffering from the rare disorder xeroderma pigmentosum, has glimpsed the dark and torrid secrets of the small-town community where he has spent his entire life. And only he has the key to the truth - a truth that could only exist in the genetic chaos of Moonlight Bay. View more info

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The Mask [used book]

By: Dean Koontz

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Headline: 1989

Seller ID: 0747232628

ISBN: 0747232628

Condition: Good


Who was the girl behind the mask ...? She had appeared out of nowhere...in the middle of traffic, on a busy day, in front of Carol's car. A teenager with no past, no family - and no memories. Carol and Paul were instantly drawn to her, this girl they named Jane - she was the daughter they never had. It was almost too good to be true. Then the hauntings began - ghastly sounds in the dark of night; a bloody face in the mirror; a dim but persistent sense of fear...and the deja vu. Where had Jane come from? Was she just an orphan in need of love? Or was she hiding a more sinister purpose? View more info

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Cold Fire [used book]

By: Dean Koontz

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Feature: 1992

Seller ID: 0747236054

ISBN: 0747236054

Condition: Good


'There is an Enemy. It is coming. It is relentless.' Schoolteacher Jim Ironheart flies on an impulse to Portland, Oregon. There he risks his life to save a child from being killed. Reporter Holly Thorne witnesses his heroism, and is impressed by his self-effacement when he declines to be interviewed. Burnt out, cynical, and looking for a life beyond journalism, Holly finds her newshound's instincts rekindled when she discovers Jim has quietly performed twelve last-minute rescues in twelve far-flung places over the past four months. Realising she is on to the biggest story of her life, Ho... View more info

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The Key to Midnight [used book]

By: Dean Koontz

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Feature: 1992

Seller ID: 0747236461

ISBN: 0747236461

Condition: Good


Who is Joanna Rand? Alex Hunter hasn't come to Japan to fall in love. But Joanna Rand is the most beautiful, exciting woman he has ever met. But Joanna is not who she thinks she is. Ten years before, and halfway across the world, a brutally bizarre experiment recreated her mind. A violation so hideous that her dreams are filled with terror and her memories are a lie. If they are ever to be free, Alex and Joanna have to reopen the dangerous door into the nightmare past. Somehow they have to find the key to midnight... View more info

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Hideaway [used book]

By: Dean Koontz

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Feature: 1992

Seller ID: 0747238154

ISBN: 0747238154

Condition: Good


Although accident victim Hatch Harrison dies en route to the hospital, a brilliant physician miraculously resuscitates him. Given this second chance, Hatch and his wife Lindsey approach each day with a new appreciation of the beauty of life - until a series of mysterious and frightening events brings them face to face with the unknown. Although Hatch was given no glimpse of an afterlife during the period when his heart had stopped, he has reason to fear that he has brought a terrible presence back with him... from the land of the dead. When people who have wronged the Harrisons begin to ... View more info

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House of Thunder [used book]

By: Dean Koontz writing as Leigh Nichols

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Book Publishing: 1992

Seller ID: 000703

ISBN: 0747236615

Condition: Good


In a cavern called The House of Thunder, Susan Thorton watched in terror as her lover died a brutal death in a college hazing. And in the following four years, the four young men who participated in that grim fraternity rite also died violently. Or did they? Twelve years later Susan wakes in a hospital bed. Apparently involved in a fatal accident, she is suffering from amnesia. She doesn't remember who she is or why she is there. All she knows is that her convalescence is unfolding into a fearful nightmare - and that the faces that surround her, pretending loving care, are those of the four me... View more info

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The Servants of Twilight [used book]

By: Dean Koontz writing as Leigh Nichols

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Book Publishing: 1991

Seller ID: 001589

ISBN: 0747236380

Condition: Good


To his mother, Joey seems an ordinary six-year-old boy - special to her, but to no one else. To the Servants of Twilight, however, he is an evil presence who must be destroyed - an Anti-Christ who must die. The terrifying ordeal for Joey and his mother begins in the supermarket car park where an old woman accosts them and pursues them with her terrible threats. Christine's world is turned into a nightmare of terror. Only her love for her child, and the support of the one man who believes her, gives her the chance to survive the Servants of Twilight...This book was originally published under th... View more info

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Penny Dreadfuls 20in1 Sensational Tales of Terror Anthology

By: Fall River Classics

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, Sterling: 2015

Seller ID: 003662

ISBN: 1435157214

Condition: New


Penny Dreadfuls: Sensational Tales of Terror is an anthology of twenty tales of horror and the supernatural published in the nineteenth century. In addition to works by Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, Wilkie Collins!, and other well-known writers, it features several sensationalized retellings of famous folk legends and accounts of notorious highwaymen. The book includes two full-length novels: the original 1818 text of Frankenstein, which was considered more shocking before Mary Shelley toned down its gruesomeness for the better-known 1831 edition, and Sweeney Todd: The Demo... View more info

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Werewolves: A Hunter's Guide

By: Graeme Davis

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000417

ISBN: 1472808584

Condition: New


Werewolves reveals the shocking role that werewolves have played in some of history's most significant events. Fear the full moon; for on that day of lunacy the terrible wrath of the werewolves is unleashed. For thousands of years, from ancient Greek chronicles to modern news reports, from the depths of the darkest forests to dimly lit city streets, these dread beasts have stalked us in the realms of shadow and nightmare. Now, they are awakening. This book is the only thing standing between humanity and an overwhelming horde of snarling, ferocious lycanthropes. It reveals the secret societie... View more info

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The Call of Cthulhu

By: H. P. Lovecraft

Price: $19.99

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2016

Edition: Pocket Penguin

Seller ID: 9780241260777

ISBN: 0241260779

Condition: New


'What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise...' Mad, macabre tales of demonic spirits, hideous rites, ancient curses and alien entities lurking beneath the surface of rural New England, from the man who created the modern horror story. A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers. About the Author: Born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1890, Lovecraft was self-educated and lived in his birthplace all his life, working as a freelance writer, journalist, ... View more info

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The Turn of the Screw : Second Norton Critical Edition

By: Henry James

Price: $27.95

Publisher: USA, WW Norton & Co: 1999

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 9780393959048

ISBN: 039395904X

Condition: New


Contexts includes twenty-six selections, from James's letters, notebooks, and other writings during the period 1863-1908, centering on the ghost story, the supernatural and, in particular, "my little book," The Turn of the Screw. Also reproduced are four paintings by Charles Demuth. The essays in Criticism span one hundred years, providing a rich array of perspectives on James and his story. Representing contemporary reactions are pieces by Henry Harland, John D. Barry, Oliver Elton, William Lyon Phelps, and Virginia Woolf. The section also includes landmark criticism by Harold Goddard, Edna K... View more info

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Fluke [used book]

By: James Herbert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Pan: 1999

Seller ID: 001737

ISBN: 0330376179

Condition: Good


He was a stringy mongrel, wandering the streets of the city, driven by a ravenous hunger and hunting a quarry he could not define. But he was something more. Somewhere in the depths of his consciousness was a memory clawing its way to the surface, tormenting him, refusing to let him rest. The memory of what he had once been. A man... View more info

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Haunted #1 David Ash [used book]

By: James Herbert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, New English Library: 1991

Seller ID: 002790

ISBN: 0450493555

Condition: Good


This horror story describes three nights of terror in a remote country house, where a psychic investigator is obliged to re-evaluate his beliefs about the supernatural as he confronts the secrets of his own past. The author's many books include "The Fog", "The Dark" and "The Survivor". View more info