New Arrivals · Occult Fiction

April 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dead man rising

April 18, 2018
Saintcrow, Lilith.
New York : Orbit, 2007.
x, 380 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes an excerpt from: The devil's right hand by Lilith Saintcrow.
Bounty hunter Necromance Dante struggles with her half-demon side and the memory of her lover's death as psychics all over the city are being savagely murdered. Too make matters more horrifying, the Devil just called. looking for Dante's lover--the one he killed!

Taste of wrath

April 17, 2018
Wallace, Matt, 1982- author.
New York : A Tom Doherty Associates book, 2018.
265 pages ; 20 cm.
Bronko and his team of chefs and kitchen staff have been serving the New York supernatural community for decades, but Allensworth has been manipulating Bronko and his team from day one and they have had enough.

Serpent in the heather : a dark talents novel

April 11, 2018
Kenyon, Kay, 1956- author.
©2018
406 pages ; 22 cm.
"Summer, 1936. In England, an assassin is loose. Someone is killing young people who possess Talents. As terror overtakes Britain, Kim Tavistock, now officially employed by England's Secret Intelligence Service, is sent on her first mission: to the remote Sulcliffe Castle in Wales, to use her cover as a journalist to infiltrate a spiritualist cult that may have ties to the murders. Meanwhile, Kim's father, trained spy Julian Tavistock runs his own parallel investigation and discovers the terrifying Nazi plot behind the serial killings."-- Amazon.com.

School for psychics

April 3, 2018
Archer, K. C., author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2018.
356 pages ; 23 cm.
"An entrancing new series starring a funny, impulsive, and sometimes self-congratulatory young woman who discovers she has psychic abilities--and then must decide whether she will use her skills for good or...not"-- Provided by publisher.

Thief

April 3, 2018
Ward, J. R., 1969- author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2018]
xiii, 454 pages ; 24 cm.
Longing for the man she left behind when she ran from a drug lord's family, former cat burglar Sola Morte returns to her past when he falls into a coma, but his secret may have her running again.

The night Dahlia

April 3, 2018
Belcher, R. S., author.
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2018.
368 pages ; 24 cm
Laytham Ballard once protected humanity as part of the Nightwise, a secret order of modern-day mages dedicating to holding hellish supernatural forces at bay, but that was before a string of sadistic ritual murders shook everything he believed in--and sent him down a much darker path. One that has already cost him most of his soul, as well as everything he once held dear. Now a powerful faerie mob boss has hired Ballard to find his lost-lost daughter, who went missing several years ago. The long-cold trail leads him across the globe, from the luxurious playgrounds of the rich and famous to the seedy occult underbelly of Los Angeles, where creatures of myth and legend mingle with street gangs and sex clubs, and where Ballard finds his own guilty past waiting for him around every shadowy corner. To find Caern Ankou, he will have to confront old enemies, former friends and allies, and a grisly cold case that has haunted him for years. But is Caern still alive? And, perhaps more importantly, does she even want to be found?

A magical match : a witchcraft mystery

April 2, 2018
Blackwell, Juliet.
©2018
340 pages ; 17 cm.
While planning a 1950s-themed brunch to benefit the local women’s shelter, witch and vintage-store owner Lily Ivory, after her fiancé stands accused of murder, begins to suspect that one of her magical enemies is targeting her loved ones in an attempt to weaken her

Twice bitten

March 29, 2018
Sands, Lynsay, author.
©2018
295 pages ; 24 cm
"For someone who's been around for over a hundred and forty years, immortal Elspeth Argeneau hasn't done a whole lot of living. Now that she's moved away from her controlling mother, she's tracking down rogue vampires and enjoying some overdue freedom. A fling would be fun. A life mate can wait. Yet to Elspeth's surprise, her landlady's hot grandson checks both boxes." --Jacket.

The great god Pan and other horror stories

March 29, 2018
Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947, author.
©2018
xxxvi, 389 pages ; 23 cm
The tales: The lost cub -- The great god Pan -- The inmost light -- The three imposters -- The red hand -- The shining pyramid -- The Turanians -- The idealist -- Witchcraft -- The ceremony -- Psychology -- Midsummer -- The white people -- The bowmen -- The monstrance -- N -- The tree of life -- Change -- Ritual.
Something pushed out from the body there on the floor, and stretched forth a slimy, wavering tentacle... Perhaps no figure better embodies the transition from the Gothic tradition to modern horror than Arthur Machen. In the final decade of the nineteenth century, the Welsh writer produced a seminal body of tales of occult horror, spiritual and physical corruption, and malignant survivals from the primeval past which horrified and scandalised-late-Victorian readers. Machen's 'weird fiction' has influenced generations of storytellers, from H. P. Lovecraft to Guillermo Del Toro-and it remains no less unsettling today. This new collection, which includes the complete novel The Three Impostors as well as such celebrated tales as The Great God Pan and The White People, constitutes the most comprehensive critical edition of Machen yet to appear. In addition to the core late-Victorian horror classics, a selection of lesser-known prose poems and later tales helps to present a fuller picture of the development of Machen's weird vision. The edition's introduction and notes contextualise the life and work of this foundational figure in the history of horror.

Hot and badgered

March 29, 2018
Laurenston, Shelly, author.
©2018
417 pages ; 21 cm.
When her father places her entire family in danger, honey badger shape shifter, Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan, tries to protect her sisters and grudgingly accepts the help of a grizzly bear shifter, Berg Dunn.

Hold back the dark

March 27, 2018
Hooper, Kay, author.
New York : Berkley, 2018.
292 pages ; 24 cm.
"An SCU team investigates an inexplicable string of murders committed by men and women with no memory of their crimes... Madness has taken ahold of Prosperity, North Carolina. Residents are killing one another, as if in a dream, and waking up with no memory of the monstrous acts they've committed--or why. As the death toll climbs, the local sheriff's department is further rocked by a murder carried out by one of their own. Deputy Katie Cole knows that whatever monster is afoot is beyond her scope...The Special Crimes Unit is called in for their specific brand of investigation. It will take all their training, all their experience, and every extra sense they can call on to get to the bottom of things in Prosperity. And as a dark pattern begins to emerge, even the most experienced and hardened SCU agents have to wonder if this is beyond their understanding"--Provided by publisher.

The ren faire at the end of the world

March 26, 2018
Matulich, Josef, author.
©2018
283 pages ; 22 cm
"The time of sex, magick, and power tools is coming to an end. In spite of the worst legal, economic, and metaphysical efforts of Jeremiah Stone and his surviving family, it is almost opening day at Arcanum Faire. Marc Sindri wields his shovel and noumena against all comers as the witch Brenwyn explores the concept of non-accidental sex magick. Construction workers, witches, and minions on all sides deal with all the most fearful things in Arcanum, Ohio: reanimated road-kill, raging queens, pike-wielding re-enactors, meat puppets, a Wiccan non-witch, and Eleazar's terrifying encounter with monogamy. And there's always the question of the second anvil."--Page [4] of cover.

Revelations of the Aquarian age

March 26, 2018
Clow, Barbara Hand, 1943- author.
Rochester, Vermont : Bear & Company, [2018]
310 pages ; 23 cm
"A well-researched work of fiction from bestselling author Barbara Hand Clow"-- Provided by publisher.

A guide for murdered children

March 23, 2018
Sparrow, Sarah, author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2018]
385 pages ; 24 cm
We've heard it said that there is no justice in this world. But what if there really was? What if the souls of murdered children were able to briefly return, inhabit adult bodies and wreak revenge on the monstrous killers who stole their lives? Such is the unthinkable mystery confronting ex-NYPD detective Willow Wylde, fresh out of rehab and finally able to find a job running a Cold Case squad in suburban Detroit. When the two rookie cops assigned to him take an obsessive interest in a decades-old disappearance of a brother and sister, Willow begins to suspect something out of the ordinary is afoot. And when he uncovers a series of church basement AA-type meetings made up of the slain innocents, a new way of looking at life, death, murder - and missed opportunities - is revealed to him.

Flight of the white wolf

March 21, 2018
Spear, Terry, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, ©2018.
343 pages ; 18 cm
"Gavin Summerfield--an arctic wolf shifter with a fear of flying--has to fly into the vast lakeland wilderness of northern Minnesota to track down his suspect--where his ability to shift will come in very handy. Imagine his chagrin when his pilot turns out to be the woman who tasered him last time they saw each other. Things are off to a rocky start...again. Arctic wolf shifter Amelia White isn't entirely displeased to see Gavin again, but priorities shift when their plane is sabotaged and goes down in the middle of nowhere. As their attraction grows, Amelia hopes Gavin doesn't discover the secret she's been keeping...she knows he could never forgive her."--Back cover.

The astonishing color of after

March 21, 2018
Pan, Emily X. R., author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
472 pages ; 22 cm
Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: when her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. When she travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time, Leigh is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.

The girl in the moon

March 19, 2018
Goodkind, Terry, author.
©2018
481 pages ; 24 cm
"Angela Constantine is a girl born broken. When Angela was young, before she came to realize she had a rare ability, she was a rather ordinary girl. At least, that was what everyone said. But Angela is anything but ordinary. The daughter of a meth addict, she is convinced she was born a freak. Haunted by an abusive childhood, she was forced to become a woman far too soon. And in the process, she became more. Angela Constantine has a secret life. Angela juggles multiple jobs to live a secluded life in a cabin in the mountains. But she also lives a secret life, right under everyone's noses. Because her family's bloodline carries the ability to recognize killers, she adopts a solitary, violent existence in service of her own, personal mission in life. When Angela unexpectedly finds herself the prey of a group of international terrorists, she is the only one who knows the truth of what they are about to do. She might look like an unlikely hero. She might also be our only hope."-- Provided by Publisher.

Good guys

March 19, 2018
Brust, Steven, 1955- author.
©2018
316 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
"Donovan was shot by a cop. For jaywalking, supposedly. Actually, for arguing with a cop while black. Four of the nine shots were lethal--or would have been, if their target had been anybody else. The Foundation picked him up, brought him back, and trained him further. "Lethal" turns out to be a relative term when magic is involved. When Marci was fifteen, she levitated a paperweight and threw it at a guy she didn't like. The Foundation scooped her up for training too. "Hippie chick" Susan got well into her Foundation training before they told her about the magic, but she's as powerful as Donovan and Marci now. They can teleport themselves thousands of miles, conjure shields that will stop bullets, and read information from the remnants of spells cast by others days before. They all work for the secretive Foundation ... for minimum wage. Which is okay, because the Foundation are the good guys. Aren't they?"--Dust jacket.

The Price guide to the occult

March 16, 2018
Walton, Leslye J. (Leslye Jo Anne), author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
272 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have benefited friendlier neighbors. Guilt and fear instead led the island's original eight settlers to burn "the witch" out of her home. So Rona cursed them. Fast-forward one hundred-some years: All Nor Blackburn wants is to live an unremarkable teenage life. She has reason to hope: First, her supernatural powers, if they can be called that, are unexceptional. Second, her love life is nonexistent, which means she might escape the other perverse side effect of the matriarch's backfiring curse, too. But then a mysterious book comes out, promising to cast any spell for the right price. Nor senses a storm coming and is pretty sure she'll be smack in the eye of it. In her second novel, Leslye Walton spins a dark, mesmerizing tale of a girl stumbling along the path toward self-acceptance and first love, even as the Price Guide's malevolent author--Nor's own mother--looms and threatens to strangle any hope for happiness.

Deja moo

March 16, 2018
Weiss, Kirsten, 1968- author.
©2018
350 pages ; 20 cm.
The holiday season turns udderly dangerous for Maddie and her paranormal museum. Maddie Kosloski is no fan of San Benedetto's Christmas Cow, a thirty-foot straw bovine that graces the town square every December. For one thing, the cow displaces her paranormal museum as the number one tourist attraction. Plus, every year, despite around-the-clock surveillance, the cow goes up in flames. But this year, there's more than just a fire blazing in Maddie's wine-country hometown. One of the Christmas Cow guards has been found with an arrow in his chest, and Maddie's new haunted cowbell exhibit is fueling a panic.

The silent companions : a novel

March 16, 2018
Purcell, Laura, author.
©2017
304 pages ; 20 cm
First published inGreat Britian by Raven Books, an imprint of Bloombury Publishing, 2017.
"When newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband's crumbling country estate, what greets her is far from the life of wealth and privilege she was expecting. When Elsie married handsome young heir Rupert Bainbridge, she believed she was destined for a life of luxury. But with her husband dead just weeks after their marriage, her new servants resentful, and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie has only her husband's awkward cousin for company. Or so she thinks. Inside her new home lies a locked door, beyond which is a painted wooden figure--a silent companion--that bears a striking resemblance to Elsie herself. The residents of The Bridge are terrified of the figure, but Elsie tries to shrug this off as simple superstition--that is, until she notices the figure's eyes following her. A Victorian ghost story that evokes a most unsettling kind of fear, this is a tale that creeps its way through the consciousness in ways you least expect--much like the silent companions themselves"--Provided by publisher.

Spirit prophecy

March 15, 2018
Holmes, E. E., author.
©2014
359 pages ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: Spirit legacy.
Just weeks after discovering each other's existence, sisters Jess and Hannah Ballard arrive at Fairhaven Hall, where they will learn the clandestine ways of the Durupinen, an ancient sect of women who control the Gateways between the worlds of the living and the dead. Though they are considered outcasts by most of their classmates, Jess and Hannah are determined to learn what they can to fulfill their responsibility to the many ghosts that haunt them. But danger, it seems, has followed them as closely as a shadow to their new home, and they have more questions than ever. Who is the desperate child spirit pursuing Jess, and what do her terrifying visions mean? What has happened to Dr. David Pierce, Jess' friend and mentor, who has suddenly and mysteriously vanished? And just what is it about Hannah's unique abilities that has the other Durupinen frightened of her? The Ballard sisters are about to find out, and the answers could destroy their newfound life before it has even begun.

Covert game

March 13, 2018
Feehan, Christine, author.
New York : Berkley, 2018.
418 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Treason, torture and temptation haunt the GhostWalkers in their most dangerous adventure yet, as Christine Feehan's #1 New York Times bestselling series hits an explosive new high. Rescuing an industrial spy from the hands of a criminal mastermind is a suicide mission for the GhostWalkers. And there's no one more up to the task than Gino Mazza. He's the perfect killing machine--a man driven by demons so dark and destructive that his blighted soul has given up trying to find solace. But his laser-sharp focus on his target has transformed into something nearing desire. A treasonous senator dangled top secret GhostWalker data in front of a Chinese crime lord, and he bit. Zara Hightower, one of the world's leading experts on artificial intelligence, was sent in to psychically wipe the crime lord's computer network. She succeeded, but at a huge cost. Now she's the captive of a man who has descended into paranoid madness. Torture and death await her... But GhostWalkers never leave one of their own in enemy territory. And it's up to Gino to save Zara, or kill her if it turns out she's led them into a trap. Either way, heaven or hell won't stop him.."-- Provided by publisher.

Lake Silence

March 13, 2018
Bishop, Anne, author.
©2018
402 pages : map ; 24 cm
"After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence. Towns like Vicki's have no distance from the Others, the dominant predators that rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what's out there watching you. When her lodger, Aggie Crowe--one of the shapeshifting Others--discovers a dead body, Vicki finds trouble. The detectives want to pin the man's death on her, despite the evidence that nothing human could have killed the victim. As Vicki and her friends search for answers, ancient forces are roused by the disturbance in their domain. They have rules that must not be broken--and all the destructive powers of nature at their command."--Dust jacket.

Kill Creek : a novel

March 13, 2018
Thomas, Scott, 1975- author.
©2017
414 pages ; 21 cm
"At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, is the Finch House. For years it has remained empty, overgrown, abandoned. Soon the door will be opened for the first time in decades. But something is waiting, lurking in the shadows, anxious to meet its new guests... When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween in one of the world's most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won't be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek."--Cover flap.

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