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The Autobiography of Jack the Ripper purports to be the confession of the world's most notorious serial killer, apparently written by James Carnac in the 1920s, but only recently discovered. Whether it actually is or not is up for the reader to judge, but it is an extraordinary memoir that appears to have inside knowledge of the Whitechapel murders of 1888 and gives a wealth of detail about Victorian London, as well as giving a credible motive for the murders. Either fiction or non, this is a fascinating piece of period writing that is a worthy addition to the Ripper cannon and is sure to inspire heated debates.
This collection brings together ten of bestselling author Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire Mysteries, the novels that introduced the world to Sookie Stackhouse and inspired the hit television series True Blood. Sookie is a waitress and telepath in Bon Temps, a small town in Louisiana where vampires, werewolves and supernatural beings all reside. Sookie is funny, pretty and well-mannered but still struggles to find a man, especially in this crazy town. These books are addictive and packed with humorous cultural references.
A great introduction to Carrie Vaughn’s fascinating late night radio DJ Kitty Norville, this three book set is full of supernatural thrills and spills. Fast-paced and darkly funny, these three novels see Kitty, herself a werewolf, offer late night talk show advice to the ‘supernaturally disadvantaged’ as she is deluged with calls from desperate witches, vampires and werewolves all wishing to share their woes. Riddled with mystery and intrigue, each story is gripping and full of unexpected turns.
Now it's the turn of the weres and shifters to follow the lead of the undead and reveal their existence to the ordinary world. Sookie Stackhouse already knows about them, of course - her brother turns into a panther at the full moon, she's friend to the local Were pack and Sam, her boss at Merlotte's bar, is a shifter. At first the great Were revelation seems to go well - then the horribly mutilated body of a were-panther is found outside Merlotte's. Though Sookie never cared that much for the victim, no one deserves such a horrible death, so she agrees to use her telepathic talent to track down the murderer. But what Sookie doesn't realise is that there is a far greater danger than this killer threatening Bon Temps: a race of unhuman beings, older, more powerful and far more secretive than the vampires or the werewolves is preparing for war...
Julia and Valentina Poole are normal American teenagers - normal, at least, for identical 'mirror' twins who have no interest in college or jobs or possibly anything outside their cozy suburban home. But everything changes when they receive notice that an aunt whom they didn't know existed has died and left them her flat in an apartment block overlooking Highgate Cemetery in London. They feel that at last their own lives can begin ...but have no idea that they've been summoned into a tangle of fraying lives, from the obsessive-compulsive crossword setter who lives above them to their aunt's mysterious and elusive lover who lives below them, and even to their aunt herself, who never got over her estrangement from the twins' mother - and who can't even seem to quite leave her flat. Her Fearful Symmetry is a uniquely compelling novel from Audrey Niffenger, the author of The Time Traveler's Wife.
Set in 1937 as the clouds of war begin to gather over a fog-bound London, Dark Matter finds twenty eight year-old Jack poor, lonely and desperate to change his life. When he's offered the chance to join an arctic expedition, he jumps at it. Leaving Norway in high spirits, the tone changes as soon as his new team reach Gruhuken - the remote, uninhabited bay where they will camp for the next year. Jack feels a creeping unease as one by one, his companions are forced to leave. He faces a stark choice of whether to stay or go. he realises he is not alone and something walks in the dark. A terrifying tale of isolation and the unknown from Michelle Paver.
Shari just stepped onto the balcony for some fresh air, she didn't mean to fall. Whilst her friends assume it was suicide, she knows otherwise, and now her restless spirit must find the real killer - by any means possible. She needs the help of those friends she left behind, but the only way to reach them is via the ouija board, and someone or something else, with horrifying intent, also wants to communicate with her friends too. Shari is forced down the one pathway left open to her - to enter their dreams. The first in its series, Remember Me is an unforgettable dark horror story from Christopher Pike, the author of The Last Vampire.
Scott G. Mariani's Uprising sees the dawn of a new war. For millions of years, vampires have walked the earth undetected, feasting on humans in keeping with the ancient tradtion. To avoid detection, they created the global Vampire Federation to police their activity and special agents like Alex Bishop were authorised to hunt down their own kind who had broken the law. Rebel vampire Gabriel Stone declares war against the Federation and soon Alex's team are in danger. Meanwhile, police inspector Joel Solomon discovers a series of corpses left behind by Stone's gang and is soon drawn together with Alex in an unlikely alliance between human and vampire. They need to destroy Stone before the world is torn apart. An action-packed thriller for fans of vampires and the supernatural.
James Hastings' wife is dead - her life snuffed out in a horrific accident that leaves her husband shattered. Dizzy with grief and guilt, James withdraws into his sprawling mansion, losing himself in liquor - and memories of Stacey. But soon two women enter his life - one is Annette, a gorgeous stranger with a dark past, but the other is not a stranger, with a past all too familiar - first her voice echoes through the phones, then shoes streaked with mud and grime, as though unearthed from the grave, appear. And soon Annette begins saying things only Stacey could know. James descends into a spiral of terror and violence that may destroy his home, his sanity and soul. Christopher Ransom's The Haunting of James Hastings is an atmospheric read that will keep you awake at night.
A horror novel that is sure to give you nightmares, Apartment 16 of Barrington House has been empty for fifty years. No one has gone in and no one has come out, until the night watchman hears a disturbance after midnight and investigates. What he discovers is enough to change his life forever. Meanwhile, a young American woman, Apryl, arrives at the house - she's been left an apartment by her mysterious Great Aunt Lillian who died in strange circumstances. Rumours claim Lillian was mad. But her diary suggests she was implicated in a horrific and inexplicable event. While unravelling the secrets of the house, she discovers an evil force inhabiting the building - and realises the apartment is a gateway to something more terrifying. Adam Nevill's book is full of spine-chilling scares.