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Throat Culture (Body of Evidence Series)
Christopher Golden
0689865279
March 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 8 Up-Jenna Blake, college coed and part-time student coroner, returns in her eighth book. This time she faces a very personal case when her father's future wife and several of her fellow students are struck by a paralyzing disease that is easily passed from person to person. The CDC, the police, and Jenna are all looking to find the answer. Because the suspect is revealed in the prologue, this book is much more a race against time than a mystery. The characters are well drawn and the disease is scary and gross. A chilling read for fans of medical thrillers.-Amy Patrick, New York Public Library Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Gr. 8-11. The latest Body of Evidence thriller, which...


Last Breath (Body of Evidence Series)
Christopher Golden
0689865260
October 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
"When a psycho wants to make a statement, and nobody gets it, he's only going to say it louder the next time." Jenna thought spending her summer in Somerset would be quiet and relaxing. With classes over and the students home on break, the campus is a ghost town. But the summer is not chock-full of R & R. In fact, her latest case at the medical examiner's office is anything but quiet. A psycho killer is on a rampage, drowning the victims in Boston's most public places. It seems everyone is talking about the murders, yet no one has any leads. Then Jenna uncovers a key piece of evidence, and she is quickly drawn into the puzzle. But the closer they get to the killer, the more frequent -- and more violent -- the drownings become. And before Jenna realizes how deep in she's gotten, it's suddenly sink or swim time...


Brain Trust
Christopher Golden
0613731190
July 2001
Hardcover
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Brain Trust, Vol. 8
Christopher Golden
0671775855
July 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
"Maybe the odds are against the cases being connected, but I'd hate to find out that it was some contagious, horrible disease."Spring break is prime time for R&R, fun in the sun, and all things low-key. So when Jenna Blake goes to Florida with her roommate, Yoshiko, the last thing she's expecting to find is another mystery. Well, you can take the girl out of the ME's office, but....A series of seemingly natural deaths turn out to be suspicious when each of the bodies proves to have mysterious growths of some kind. Needless to say, despite Yoshiko's concerns that her roommate is missing the point of a vacation, Jenna can't stay away from this case.After autopsies, another common denominator among the victims presents itself. And when further research reveals similar deaths in other states, Jenna starts to wonder...


Along the Midway of the Carnival of Souls and Other Stories
William Relling
1587152622
September 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Step right up to see the strange, the bizarre, the fantasmagorical . . . we promise all things weird and wonderful . . . and all for a single admission. Don?


Occasional Demons
Rick Hautala
158767095X
May 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
All the stories in Hautala's second horror collection (after 2000's Bedbugs) are competently told, though they lack the sense of discovery that accompanies great horror fiction. The mere jangle of a presumably nonexistent piano in "The Nephews" has the lobstermen at a Maine bar advising immediate flight. An insomniac, possibly a murderer, is unable to sleep without a newly committed act of horror in "Nightmare Transcript." A fussy bookstore employee who foolishly ordered a mysterious leather-covered book finds that it possesses vampirish tendencies that gradually consume a small rug, her cat, her lover and herself in "Non-returnable." Science fiction and horror mix a little uneasily in "The Man Who Looked Like Murphy," while "Toxic Shock" takes a distinctively unusual approach to the politics of abortion. Eight...


The Mountain King
Rick Hautala
0843948876
June 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Even a monster of such legendary stature as Bigfoot isn't big enough to carry Hautala's routine pursuit-and-capture scenario very far. The tale begins promisingly, with a riveting scene atop Mount Agiochook in Maine: Mark Newman watches helplessly as his friend Phil Sawyer is plucked from a ravine by a Sasquatch. Mark can't get any friends back in town to believe what he says he saw; moreover, he becomes the prime suspect in Mark's disappearance and, later, in the bestial murder of his wife's lover. In this marked departure from his usual tales of ghostly terror, Hautala (Beyond the Shroud) shows a deft hand for orchestrating action and suspense, making Mark the object of two manhunts--by the townspeople and by the monster--when he returns to the mountain to search for Phil. After a few close scrapes, though, the...


Bedbugs
Rick Hautala
0843950749
Mar 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Known for the past two decades as "that other horror writer from Maine," Hautala boasts a reputation that rests primarily on more than a dozen novels of suspense and the supernatural set in his home state. The 26 stories in this workmanlike first collection of short fiction draw mostly from the same reservoir of regional characters and settings as his longer works and form a roadmap to the bedrock horror themes of the last 20 years. For the most part, their plots are simple setups with twist endings in which luckless or unlikable characters fall victim to unspeakable fates and poetically just deserts. In "Voodoo Queen," a dissipated man learns firsthand the dark secret of a carnival freak show presided over by an alluring snake woman. "Colt .24" is an inventive variation on the deal-with-the-devil theme, narrated...


Trick or Treat: A Collection of Halloween Novellas
Richard Chizmar (Editor)
1587670488
November 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Last year Chizmar co-edited October Dreams, a Halloween tribute volume that won the International Horror Guild Award for best anthology. This compilation of new novellas by five horror heavyweights reprises the Halloween theme, but proves a very mixed bag of treats. The book leads with strength: Al Sarrantonio's "Hornets" strikes an eerie pitch of autumn gloom in its account of a blocked horror writer battling an insect infestation and the creeping influence of the dark lord Samhain. Gary Braunbeck, in "Tessellations," evokes the dark carnival atmosphere of Halloween revels, but in a spew of chaotic images that virtually derail its sensitive account of a woman's exorcism of family guilt one All Hallows Eve. Nancy Collins's "The Eighth Devil" and Rick Hautala's "Miss Henry's Bottles" are both teen coming-of-age...


Cold River
Rick Hautala
1587670739
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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