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The Girl Next Door
Jack Ketchum
0843955430
June 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Stephen King, from the Introduction to The Girl Next Door
"THE GIRL NEXT DOOR is alive...it does not just promise terror but actually delivers it.. it's a page-turner.." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Mike Baker, Afraid Magazine
"Realism is what makes this novel so terrifying ... the monsters ..are human, and all the more horrifying for it. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Right to Life: And Two Stories
Jack Ketchum
1887368566
April 2002
Paperback
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Lost
Jack Ketchum
0843948760
May 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This prose equivalent of an X-rated slasher flick is the sort of nasty book that gives horror a bad name which is a pity, since Ketchum (the pseudonym of Dallas Mayr) writes with genuine skill; he knows precisely what he wants and can manipulate his readers as easily as he does his characters. Ketchum's 1996 novel, The Girl Next Door, gained him deserved fame and notoriety. Its subtext of inhumanity on a larger, national scale beyond that of the novel's punk protagonists was felt, and gave an unpleasant story a special significance. In subsequent books, such as 1999's The Right to Life, the subtext has all but vanished, while the violence level has gone way up. Take the prologue to the present novel. In June 1965, in the northwest New Jersey lakes area, sick teenager Ray Pye satisfies his need for a new thrill by...


She Wakes
Jack Ketchum
084395423X
September 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Stoker-winner Ketchum isn't known for novels dealing with the supernatural, but in this revised edition of a 1989 paperback, he demonstrates that this has nothing to do with lack of ability. Ketchum does here for Greece what Lovecraft did for New England and Stoker did for Transylvania, creating a landscape imbued with a numinous quality that's simultaneously beautiful and terrible. Jordan Chase owes his success as a businessman to his sensitivity to ancient sacred places. When he visits the tomb of Agamemnon, he experiences a prophetic vision. Simultaneously, an attractive but disturbed woman, Lelia, begins to insinuate herself into the lives of a group of tourists. At first her presence is merely disruptive, but it later becomes destructive. Unknown perhaps even to herself, Lelia has tapped into the mystical...


Off Season: The Unexpurgated Edition
Jack Ketchum
1892950200
April 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Eighteen years after its mass market release by Ballantine, Ketchum's debut horror novel gains hardcover publication. It's about time. Though this merciless tale of human evil in the Maine woods went out of print soon after publication, its bleak vision and extreme violence still influence horror today. Only a novel of expert articulation and emotional truth can cast such a long shadow, and Ketchum's is both. Horror critic Winter calls the book one of "remarkable elegance," and indeed it's drum tight. Equally impressively, Ketchum uses the devastation of a group of tourists by a band of cannibals not to pander, as so many horror writers after him have done, but to explore with intelligence (and ferocity) the nature of evil and of the human spirit that can resist it. The novel's structure isn't original, modeled...


Peaceable Kingdom
Jack Ketchum
0843952164
August 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"As a writer I'm all over the place," says horror maverick Jack Ketchum (the pseudonym of Dallas Mayr) with typical understatement in his introduction to Peaceable Kingdom, a collection of 32 shorter fictional works from the past decade. You never know what you'll get when you pick up a Ketchum story (the contents range from the "ice-cold" to the "almost cuddly" and include a western, a vampire tale and the Stoker-winning "Gone" and "The Box"), but you can be sure you'll always be surprised-and scared. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Red
Jack Ketchum
0843950404
August 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Hints of class warfare and generational conflict add layers of interest to this otherwise formulaic tale of a heartless crime redressed in blood. The victim is Red, a harmless mutt whom a trio of shotgun-toting juvenile delinquents shoot for spite during an attempted robbery. The avenger is Red's owner, Avery Allan Ludlow, a crusty down-Mainer who can't understand the insensitivity of his dog's killers. Avery's efforts to extract a simple apology from the boys get support from the town sheriff, the district attorney and even a local television reporter, but fall apart for lack of evidence. A direct appeal to the father of two of the boys, nouveau riche real estate developer Michael McCormack, only earns Avery a burned-down store and tense confrontations with the family. When the hitherto peaceable man begins...


Off Season
Jack Ketchum
0843956968
June 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
In season, there's the tourists. Off season, there's only the locals--and visitors like Carla. She's on a working holiday, editing a book, but first she's got to clean up the house and play host to a bunch of friends. Nearby, a family of barbarous humans lurks in the woods, watching, waiting to feed their unnatural hunger...And within the next few hours, a group of sophisticated people will learn just how small a step it is from civilisation--to savagery... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Fear the Fever
Jack Ketchum
0786016493
September 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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The Lost
Jack Ketchum
1587670216
May 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This prose equivalent of an X-rated slasher flick is the sort of nasty book that gives horror a bad name which is a pity, since Ketchum (the pseudonym of Dallas Mayr) writes with genuine skill; he knows precisely what he wants and can manipulate his readers as easily as he does his characters. Ketchum's 1996 novel, The Girl Next Door, gained him deserved fame and notoriety. Its subtext of inhumanity on a larger, national scale beyond that of the novel's punk protagonists was felt, and gave an unpleasant story a special significance. In subsequent books, such as 1999's The Right to Life, the subtext has all but vanished, while the violence level has gone way up. Take the prologue to the present novel. In June 1965, in the northwest New Jersey lakes area, sick teenager Ray Pye satisfies his need for a new thrill by...


Deadly after Dark
Jeff Gelb (Editor)
0786016469
January 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
The fourth sizzling collection in the Hot Blood series, no longer available in retail book stores. Here is terror and passion beyond the last taboo in an all-new collection of erotic horror from today's fright masters--Jack Ketchum, Graham Masterton, Lucy Taylor and more. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

From the Publisher
Considered by many to be the very best of the ten-volume Hot Blood series --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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The Girl Next Door
Jack Ketchum
0963339745
July 2002
Hardcover
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Stephen King, from the Introduction to The Girl Next Door
"THE GIRL NEXT DOOR is alive...it does not just promise terror but actually delivers it.. it's a page-turner.."

Mike Baker, Afraid Magazine
"Realism is what makes this novel so terrifying ... the monsters ..are human, and all the more horrifying for it.

See all Editorial Reviews


She Wakes
Jack Ketchum
1587670658
Aug 2003
Hardcover
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
Stoker-winner Ketchum isn't known for novels dealing with the supernatural, but in this revised edition of a 1989 paperback, he demonstrates that this has nothing to do with lack of ability. Ketchum does here for Greece what Lovecraft did for New England and Stoker did for Transylvania, creating a landscape imbued with a numinous quality that's simultaneously beautiful and terrible. Jordan Chase owes his success as a businessman to his sensitivity to ancient sacred places. When he visits the tomb of Agamemnon, he experiences a prophetic vision. Simultaneously, an attractive but disturbed woman, Lelia, begins to insinuate herself into the lives of a group of tourists. At first her presence is merely disruptive, but it later becomes destructive. Unknown perhaps even to herself, Lelia has tapped into the mystical...

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