New Arrivals · Horror Fiction

January 16, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Lobster Johnson

January 15, 2018
Mignola, Michael.
Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse Books ; [London : Diamond, distributor], 2008-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
"From the pages of Hellboy"--Cover.
v. 1. Iron Prometheus -- v. 2. The burning hand -- v. 3. Satan smells a rat -- v. 4. Get the lobster -- v. 5. The pirate's ghost and metal monsters of midtown

The bridge

January 15, 2018
Skipp, John, author.
351 pages ; 21 cm
After one hundred-plus years of human dumping, a virulent, dark new order of evolution awakens from the landfills and oceans, invading human beings' land, water, air, and bodies.

Attack on Titan

January 10, 2018
Isayama, Hajime, 1986-, author, artist.
New York, N.Y. : Kodansha Comics, 2012-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2010 by Kodansha Ltd.
v. 1. The desperate battle begins! -- v. 2. Birth of a monster -- v. 3. Traitor -- v. 4. Humanity pushes back! -- v. 5. Can you go home again? -- v. 6. Titan on the hunt -- v. 7. Turning on their own -- v. 8. Blood on his hands -- v. 9. Humanity's worst nightmare -- v. 10. Fortress of blood -- v. 11. Do you think this world has a future? -- v. 12. The chase is on -- v. 13. No safe place left -- v. 14. Erwin's greatest gamble -- v. 15. Fugitives and prisoners -- v. 16. His father's sins -- v. 17. Escape from King Titan -- v. 18 . Ave Maria -- v. 19. Cage Match -- v. 20. Facing annihilation -- v. 21. Down to the basement -- v. 22. Pyrrhic Victory -- v. 23. The dream of freedom dies

Tokyo ghoul: re.

January 9, 2018
Ishida, Sui, author, artist.
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2014]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations, some color ; 21 cm.
Reads right to left.
Originally published in Japan in 2014 by SHUEISHA Inc., Tokyo.
A special squad of agents from the Commission of Counter Ghoul must learn to control their new supernatural abilities and work together as a team.


January 5, 2018
Ellis, Warren, author.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, Inc., 2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Once upon a time, five experts created an A.I. But one of them haunted it with something from the Other World."--Back cover.

One of us will be dead by morning

January 4, 2018
Moody, David, 1970- author.
330 pages ; 22 cm
"The first in a new series from Hater author David Moody, One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning is brimming with horror. Fifteen people are trapped on Skek, a barren island in the middle of the North Sea somewhere between the coasts of the UK and Denmark. Over the years this place has served many purposes--a fishing settlement, a military outpost, a scientific base--but one by one its inhabitants have abandoned its inhospitable shores. Today it's home to Hazleton Adventure Experiences, an extreme sports company specializing in corporate team building events. Life there is fragile and tough. One slip is all it takes. A momentary lapse leads to a tragic accident, but when the body count quickly starts to rise, questions are inevitably asked. Are the deaths coincidental, or something else entirely? Those people you thought you knew well, can you really trust them? Are you standing next to a killer, and will you be their next victim? A horrific discovery changes everything for everyone. There's no way home now, and a trickle of rumors becomes a tsunami of fear. Is this really the beginning of the end of everything, or a situation constructed by the mass hysteria of a handful of desperate and terrified people? The lower the population, the higher the stakes. Kill the rest of them, before one of them kills you"-- Provided by publisher.

Mapping the interior

December 28, 2017
Jones, Stephen Graham, 1972- author.
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2017.
109 pages ; 21 cm
Walking through his own house at night, a fifteen-year-old thinks he sees another person stepping through a doorway. Instead of the people who could be there, his mother or his brother, the figure reminds him of his long-gone father, who died mysteriously before his family left the reservation. When he follows it he discovers his house is bigger and deeper than he knew.

Abe Sapien. Volume 1, Dark and terrible

December 27, 2017
Mignola, Michael, author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2017.
357 pages, [80] pages of plates : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
v. 1. chapters 1, 6, and 8 story by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie, art by Sebastián Fiumara ; chapter 2 story by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, art by Max Fiumara ; chapter 3 story by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie, art by Sebastián Fiumara with Max Fiumara ; chapters 4, 5, and 7 story by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie, art by Max Fiumara ; colors by Dave Stewart ; letters by Clem Robins ; cover art by Sebastián Fiumara with Dave Stewart ; chapter break art by Sebastián Fiumara and Max Fiumara with Dave Stewart.
"On the run from the B.P.R.D., a newly mutated Abe Sapien--more inhuman than before--travels across a United States transformed and overrun by monsters. Abe's search for the truth about himself--or his race away from his fate--mirrors the quest of an ancient necromancer to seize control of a world literally going to hell."-- Provided by publisher.

H.P. Lovecraft's The Hound and other stories

December 26, 2017
Tanabe, Gou, 1975- adapter, artist.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Manga, 2017.
170 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
The temple -- The hound -- The nameless city.
A pair of decadent young men pursue the abhorrent thrill of grave robbing...a German submarine's crew is driven mad by the call of an underwater explorer in the Arabian desert discovers a hideous city older than mankind. This moody and evocative manga gets back to the dark foundations of the Cthulhu Mythos, adapting three of H.P. Lovecraft's original stories that first shaped the outlines of cosmic horror!

The handyman

December 22, 2017
Little, Bentley, author.
Baltimore, MD : Cemetery Dance Publications, 2017.
334 pages ; 24 cm.
"Daniel Martin has never forgotten his childhood encounters with Frank Watkins, the man who built his family a summer home out of cardboard and plywood. Frank's gaze was oddly confusing, as if he was attempting to discern the proper way to behave because he didn't know how to respond in a human manner. Since Frank obviously wasn't an alien, young Daniel thought maybe the man was crazy. In the end, Daniel would learn the terrifying truth about Frank Watkins. And as an adult, Daniel is about to discover there are more of THEM out there..."--Amazon.

Strange is the night

December 20, 2017
Miskowski, S. P., author.
[Carbondale, Illinois] : Trepidatio Publishing, 2017.
249 pages ; 24 cm
A.G.A -- Lost and found -- This many -- Somnambule -- Fur -- Animal house -- Stag in flight -- Ms. X regrets everything -- A condition for marriage -- The second floor -- Death and disbursement -- Strange is the night -- Water main.
"An uncompromising collection of thirteen modern tales of desire and self-destruction" Provided by the publisher

Black goat blues

December 13, 2017
Black, Levi, 1970- author.
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2017.
286 pages ; 22 cm
"In Red Right Hand, Charlie Tristan Moore was thrust into a nightmarish world of lurking Lovecraftian horrors when The Man In Black, a diabolical Elder God, chose her as his unwilling Acolyte. Discovering her own power, Charlie ultimately defied The Man In Black, but at a cost. Now armed with a magic coat made from the skin of a flayed angel, Charlie is out to destroy The Man In Black and save her boyfriend Daniel--and she doesn't care how many bloodthirsty gods and monsters get in her way..."

The core

December 13, 2017
Brett, Peter V., author.
New York : Del Rey, [2017]
xii, 781 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Arlen Bales became known as the Warded Man, tattooed head to toe with powerful magic symbols that enable him to fight demons-- and emerge victorious. Jardir, armed with magically warded weapons, called himself the Deliverer, a figure prophesied to unite humanity and lead them to triumph in Sharak Ka-- the final war against demonkind. Now the war is at hand, and humanity cannot hope to win it unless Arlen and Jardir, with the help of Arlen's wife, Renna, can bend a captured demon prince to their will and force the devious creature to lead them to the Core, where the Mother of Demons breeds an inexhaustible army.

The inside out man

December 11, 2017
Strydom, Fred, author.
xiii, 267 pages ; 21 cm
Bent is a jazz pianist living gig-to-gig in a dark city of dead-ends. With no family, and no friends, he has resigned himself to a life of quiet desolation. That is, until the night he meets the enigmatic Leonard Fry. After accepting an invitation to his countryside mansion, where Leonard resides on his own, Bent is offered a deal of Faustian proportions."There is a room in this house. There's only one way in and one way out . . . There's one lock on the door, and only one key to that lock. Now, what I'm going to ask may seem strange to you. I don't necessarily need you to understand, but what I do need is for you to agree to help me."Disillusioned with his life of excess, Leonard has decided to explore the final frontier of his existence, the margins of his mind, by locking himself in a small room in his mansion for a year. In exchange for Bent's assistance, everything Leonard owns will be Bent's for the duration of his self-imposed imprisonment. But there are two sides to every locked door. As the days go by, and Leonard's true intentions become clear, Bent will find himself venturing beyond the one terrifying boundary from which he can't be sure he'll ever return . . . the boundary of his own sanity.

Qiraal (confession)

December 8, 2017
Ali Atore, author.
Stockholm : Scansom Publishers, 2014.
237 pages ; 22 cm

Mr. Higgins comes home

December 5, 2017
Mignola, Michael, author, artist.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Preparations begin at Castle Golga for the festival of the undead, as vampire killers question a man in a monastery on the Baltic. Mr. Higgins wants to avoid the scene of his wife's death. However, these men who swore to rid the world of vampires inspire Higgins to end the only suffering he cares about--his own."--Provided by publisher.

Higurashi, when they cry

December 5, 2017
New York : Yen Press, 2008-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Printed in right to left Japanese format.
"First published in Japan in 2006 by Square Enix."--Colophon.
Abducted by demons arc: v. 1. (Higurashi series 1) ; v. 2. (Higurashi series 2) -- Cotton drifting arc: [v. 3] (Higurashi series 3)

The familiar: Redwood

December 5, 2017
Danielewski, Mark Z, author.
New York : Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
831 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Cover title.
"The astonishing series about a young girl who befriends a cat hunting humanity continues with Volume 5, and the Season One finale, in which the consequences of how we encounter one another come into poignant and terrifying relief—especially on one September night, when an unexpected phone call demanding the return of the little white cat challenges everything the Ibrahims hold dear. They are not alone. Jingjing must contend with a rival he could never have anticipated, while Xanther must relinquish all she thought she knew as a far greater responsibility is set before her. Light wavers and pomegranates reveal their price as the effects of a great transition start to reverberate around everyone, Shnorhk’s efforts to resume playing music cannot escape history’s ghosts. Cas, in upstate New York, comes face-to-face with her lifelong nemesis in a candlelit rendezvous that presages the international crisis soon to come. As more lines tangle, Özgür and Luther brawl with a future that may have chosen them long ago, and Isandòrno crosses a line that will force him over the border into a country he has until now steadfastly refused. All the while, a terrible power roaming the world continues to grow..."


December 5, 2017
Cates, Donny, author.
Portland, OR : Image Comics, Inc., [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Deep in the heart (collects Redneck #1-6)
"The Bowman family are vampires who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small Texas town for years, living off cow blood and trying to keep to themselves. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate and fear bubble to the surface--making it impossible to separate man from monster!"--Publisher.


December 5, 2017
Balog, Cyn, author.
277 pages ; 22 cm
Seda's mom inherited an old, crumbling mansion, and it was fun to explore the beautiful grounds for a summer. When her mom decided to renovate and live there, Seda isn't happy. And the coming of winter they'll be cut off from the outside world. When a group of teens get stranded near the mansion during a blizzard, Seda has no choice but to offer them shelter, even though she knows danger lurks in the dilapidated mansion-- and in herself.

The Lovecraft Squad. Waiting

December 5, 2017
Jones, Stephen, 1953- creator.
372 pages ; 24 cm
"The new book in the groundbreaking series that reveals the origins of The Lovecraft Squad, a super-secret worldwide organization dedicated to battleing the eldritch monstrosities given form in H. P. Lovecraft's fevered imagination."--flyleaf.

Hellboy in Hell

December 1, 2017
Mignola, Michael, author, artist.
348, 4 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, 32 cm
This book collects Hellboy in Hell 1-10, "the Magician and the Snake" from the Amazing Screw-On Head and other Mysterious Objects, and "Hellboy: the exorcist of Vorsk" from Dark Horse Presents volume 3, number 16, all originally published by Dark Horse Comics.
"After sacrificing himself to save the world, this epic conclusion of Hellboy's story follows him on a journey through Hell, where he once again faces off against the Vampire of Prague, pleads his case when accused of murder, and fulfills his destiny by destroying Pandemonium itself. This deluxe, oversized hardcover edition collects Hellboy in Hell: The Descent and The Death Card, plus an expanded sketchbook section."

The visitor : how and why he stayed

December 1, 2017
Mignola, Michael, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"This book collects The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed #1-#5 and God Rest Ye Merry from Hellboy Winter Special 2017"--Title page verse.
"From the pages of Hellboy."--Cover.
"In 1944 Hellboy was conjured in a ceremony meant to give Hitler the ultimate occult weapon. Fortunately, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm was there to witness, and to guide Hellboy to become the world's greatest paranormal detective. But Bruttenholm wasn't the only witness to Hellboy's arrival. The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed reveals the aliens who monitored Hellboy's arrival on earth, and why the assassin they sent to earth stayed his hand. Provides backstory and answers questions about the origin of Hellboy in this fun tale about a myserious visitor who is sent to observe Hellboy!"-- Provided by publisher.


November 20, 2017
Kirkman, Robert, author.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, 2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. A darkness surrounds him -- v. 2. A vast and unending ruin -- v. 3. This little light -- v. 4. Under devil's wing -- v. 5. The new path

Descendants of darkness : yami no matsuei

November 15, 2017
Matsushita, Yoko.
San Francisco, CA : Viz, ©2004-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
"First published in Japan in 1997 by Hakusensha, Inc."
Presents the adventures of Asato Tsuzuki, the Guardian of Death, who escorts people safely to the afterlife.

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