Slade House: A Novel

Random House - Down the road from a working-class british pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you’ll find the entrance to Slade House. Like shirley jackson’s hill house or the overlook Hotel from Stephen King’s The Shining, Slade House is a thin sliver of hell designed to entrap the unwary.

As the mitchellverse grows ever more expansive and connected, this short but powerful novel hints at still more marvels to come. San francisco chronicle“Like Stephen King in a fever. At first, you won’t want to leave. The ultimate spooky nursery tale for adults. The huffington Post. We turn to mitchell for brain-tickling puzzle palaces, for character studies and for language.

Slade House: A Novel - Chicago tribune “A ripping yarn. K. Spanning five decades, from the last days of the 1970s to the present, leaping genres, and barreling toward an astonishing conclusion, this intricately woven novel will pull you into a reality-warping new vision of the haunted house story—as only David Mitchell could imagine it.

Lovecraft Country: A Novel

Harper - The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy. Chicago, 1954. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his—and the whole Turner clan’s—destruction.

A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism—the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today. On their journey to the manor of Mr. When his father montrose goes missing, 22-year-old army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George—publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide—and his childhood friend Letitia.

Lovecraft Country: A Novel - Braithwhite—heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus’s ancestors—they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours. At the manor, atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn—led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb—which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus.

Ink and Bone

Touchstone - Only one thing is clear: The Hollows gets what it wants, no matter what. As finley digs deeper into the town and its endless layers, she is forced to examine the past, even as she tries to look into the future. Read the stunning bestseller voted a best book finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards! New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger "builds a sense of place for The Hollows that rivals Stephen King's Castle Rock for continuity and creepiness.

The news & observer - raleigh"for fans of dark and twisty psychological suspense, Ink and Bone is not to be missed. Lisa scottoline, new york times bestselling author of Most WantedTwenty-year-old Finley Montgomery is rarely alone. Time, she knows, is running out. When finley's abilities start to become too strong for her to handle--and even the roar of her motorcycle or another dazzling tattoo can't drown out the voices--she turns to the only person she knows who can help her: her grandmother Eloise Montgomery, a renowned psychic living in The Hollows, New York.

Ink and Bone - As a harsh white winter moves into the Hollows, Finley and Eloise are drawn into the investigation, which proves to have much more at stake than even the fate of a missing girl. Merri's not a believer, but she's just desperate enough to go down that road, praying that she's not too late. With almost every hope exhausted, she resorts to hiring Jones Cooper, a detective who sometimes works with psychic Eloise Montgomery.

Merri gleason is a woman at the end of her tether after a ten-month-long search for her missing daughter, Abbey.

Kraken: A Novel

Del Rey - There is the criminal mastermind known as the Tattoo, a merciless maniac inked onto the flesh of a hapless victim. There are the londonmancers, who read the future in the city’s entrails. But billy’s tour takes an unexpected turn when the squid suddenly and impossibly vanishes into thin air. As billy soon discovers, this is the precipitating act in a struggle to the death between mysterious but powerful forces in a London whose existence he has been blissfully ignorant of until now, a city whose denizens—human and otherwise—are adept in magic and murder.

There is the congregation of God Kraken, a sect of squid worshippers whose roots go back to the dawn of humanity—and beyond. There is grisamentum, London’s greatest wizard, whose shadow lingers long after his death. Bonus: this edition contains an excerpt from China Miéville’s Embassytown. With this outrageous new novel, china miéville has written one of the strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you will read this—or any other—year.

Kraken: A Novel - There is the fsrc—the fundamentalist and Sect-Related Crime Unit—a branch of London’s finest that fights sorcery with sorcery. There is wati, a spirit from ancient Egypt who leads a ragtag union of magical familiars. The london that comes to life in kraken is a weird metropolis awash in secret currents of myth and magic, police, where criminals, cultists, and wizards are locked in a war to bring about—or prevent—the End of All Things.

In the darwin centre at london’s natural history museum, a cephalopod specialist, Billy Harrow, is conducting a tour whose climax is meant to be the Centre’s prize specimen of a rare Architeuthis dux—better known as the Giant Squid.

The Complete Poems and Plays, 1909–1950

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - It offers not only enjoyment of one of the great talents in contemporary literature, ” “prufrock, ” “Ash Wednesday, but a deeper understanding of such classics as “The Waste Land, ” “The Hollow Men, ” “Murder in the Cathedral, ” and “The Cocktail Party. The complete Poems and Plays of T.

S.  . Eliot is indispensable. In ten years’ time, ” wrote edmund wilson in axel’s Castle, “Eliot has left upon English poetry a mark more unmistakable than that of any other poet writing in English. In 1948, eliot was awarded the Nobel Prize “for his work as a trail-blazing pioneer of modern poetry.

The Complete Poems and Plays, 1909–1950 - This book is made up of six individual titles: four quartets, old possum’s Book of Practical Cats, The Family Reunion, Murder in the Cathedral, Collected Poems: 1909–1935, and The Cocktail Party. An indispensable collection of the Nobel Prize winner’s most renowned works.

A Book of Bees

Open Road Media -  . Beautifully written and full of exquisitely rendered details, it is a tribute to Hubbell’s wild hilltop in the Ozarks and of the joys of living a complex life in a simple place. With three hundred hives, hubbell stays busy year-round tending to the bees and harvesting their honey, a process that is as personally demanding as it is rewarding.

Weaving a vivid portrait of her own life and her bees’ lives, author Sue Hubbell lovingly describes the ins and outs of beekeeping on her small Missouri farm, where the end of one honey season is the start of the next. Exploring the progression of both the author and the hive through the seasons, this is “a book about bees to be sure, but it is also about other things: the important difference between loneliness and solitude; the seasonal rhythms inherent in rural living; the achievement of independence; the accommodating of oneself to nature” The Philadelphia Inquirer.

A Book of Bees - A new york times notable book: “a melodious mix of memoir, nature journal, and beekeeping manual” Kirkus Reviews.

The Light of the Fireflies

AmazonCrossing - From bestselling spanish author Paul Pen comes a haunting and hopeful tale of discovering light in even the darkest of places. For his whole life, grandmother, sister, in a basement with his parents, the boy has lived underground, and brother. The boy begins to wonder why they never say who the father is, about what happened before his own birth, about why they’re shut away.

A few days ago, some fireflies arrived in the basement. That light makes the boy want to escape, to know the outside world. Problem is, all the doors are locked. Ever since his sister had a baby, everyone’s been acting very strangely. Before he was born, his family was disfigured by a fire. And he doesn’t know how to get out….

The Light of the Fireflies - His sister wears a white mask to cover her burns. He spends his hours with his cactus, reading his book on insects, or touching the one ray of sunlight that filters in through a crack in the ceiling. His grandma said, there’s no creature more amazing than one that can make its own light.

The Ghost Writer

Mariner Books - And as he discovers more of viola’s chilling tales, he realizes that they might hold the key to finding Alice and unveiling his family’s mystery. Intricate and engrossing.  .  .  . They’re also driving him so deep into the dark that he might not be able to see what’s right in front of him until it’s too late.

A smart, stylish and mesmerizing book” The Washington Post Book World. Written by his great-grandmother Viola, it hints at his mother’s role in a sinister crime. Timid, solitary librarian gerard freeman lives for just two things: his elusive pen pal, Alice, and a story he found hidden in his mother’s drawer years ago.

The Ghost Writer - . But upon returning to his ancestral home in England, Gerard finds that the stories-within-stories of his past begin to blur the lines between fact, fiction, and fantasy. A haunting literary gothic” booklist that has earned extraordinary critical acclaim, this novel is “a Victorian ghost story that honors the likes of Dickens and Henry James.

One ghoulishly absorbing read. Entertainment Weekly. What evil lies within a family’s secret history? “A first-class creeper, a literary ghost story in the Victorian tradition” by the author of The Séance The Boston Globe.


Atlantic Monthly Press - From award-winning crime writer belinda bauer, “the true heir to the great Ruth Rendell” Mail on Sunday UK, Snap is a gripping novel about a teenage boy’s hunt for his mother’s killer. Three years later, Jack’s fifteen now and still in charge. But their mother doesn’t come back. And jack, very suddenly, may be on the verge of finding out who killed his mother.

I won’t be long. And after that long, hot summer’s day, nothing will ever be the same again. Now eleven-year-old jack and his two sisters wait on the hard shoulder in their stifling, broken-down car, bickering and whining and playing I-Spy until she comes back. She never comes back. A twisty, masterfully written novel that will have readers on the edge of their seats, Snap is Belinda Bauer at the height of her powers.

Snap - Alone in the house. Meanwhile across town, a young woman called Catherine While wakes to find a knife beside her bed, and a note reading I could of killed you. The police are tracking a mysterious burglar they call Goldilocks, for his habit of sleeping in the beds of the houses he robs, but Catherine doesn’t see the point of involving the police.

Jack’s in charge, said his mother as she disappeared up the road to get help.


Tachyon Publications - This ghastly anthology, joyce carol oates, drags you into the twisted minds of modern literary masters, compiled by the horror genre's most acclaimed editor, and Peter Straub, including Neil Gaiman, Connie Willis, at their fiendish best. Visionary storytellers fill this collection of twenty-four tales, lyrical and strange, monstrous and exhilarating, horrific and transformative.

Here you'll find a sweetly vengeful voice on the radio who calls a young soldier out to join a phantom patrol; a hotel maid who throws her newborn child from a fourth-story window, then lingering in an interminable state; an intern in a paranormal research facility who delves deeply into the unexplained deaths of two staff members; and a serial killer who plans his ultimate artistic achievement: the unveiling of an extremely special instrument in a very private concert.

Hauntings - At once familiar and shocking, these riveting stories will haunt you long after you put down your book and turn out the light.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel

Farrar, Straus and Giroux - There are only a few customers, instead "checking out" impossibly obscure volumes from strange corners of the store, all according to some elaborate, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything, long-standing arrangement with the gnomic Mr. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests.

Penumbra, it turns out the secrets extend far outside the walls of the bookstore. With irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, evoking both the fairy-tale charm of Haruki Murakami and the enthusiastic novel-of-ideas wizardry of Neal Stephenson or a young Umberto Eco, Robin Sloan has crafted a literary adventure story for the twenty-first century, but with a unique and feisty sensibility that's rare to the world of literary fiction.

A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, high-tech data visualization, rollicking adventure, complex code-breaking, and the secret to eternal life—mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstoreThe Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone—and serendipity, sheer curiosity, young love, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel - Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave, a modern-day cabinet of wonders ready to give a jolt of energy to every curious reader, no matter the time of day. The store must be a front for something larger, Clay concludes, and soon he's embarked on a complex analysis of the customers' behavior and roped his friends into helping to figure out just what's going on.

But once they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra.