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#Year1st ReadTitleAuthor(s)My Rating 
1 2008 Afraid
The Konrath/Kilborn Collective #1
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2 1979 1979 Alien
Alien Novelizations #1
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Where was Earth?

This was not their galaxy.  A strange sun lit the sky with orange rays.  In their long cold sleep, the seven space travelers had left their own universe behind, and now their monitor told them that on the planet revolving below them, someone was signalling for help.  By space law, they must descend, explore and render assistance.  But they would carry weapons.  For who could tell what being called to them - or why.  All they knew was that it was Alien.

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX PRESENTS
ALIEN
TOM SKERRITT • SIGOURNEY WEAVER
VERONICA CARTWRIGHT • HARRY DEAN STANTON
JOHN HURT • IAN HOLM & YAPHET KOTTO AS PARKER
Executive Producer RONALD SHUSETT
Produced by GORDON CARROLL, DAVID GILER and WALTER HILL
Directed by RIDLEY SCOTT
Story by DAN O'BANNON & RONALD SHUSETT
Screenplay by DAN O'BANNON  Music by JERRY GOLDSMITH
PANAVISION®  EASTMAN KODAK COLOR®  PRINTS BY DELUXE®
© 1979 20th Century Fox Film Corp.
3 1983 2016 The Armageddon Rag
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George R R Martin  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Sex, drugs, rock... and murder

Onetime underground journalist Sandy Blair has travelled far from his radical roots in the '60s - until the bizarre and brutal murder of a millionaire rock promotor draws him back.

As Sandy sets out to investigate the crime, he finds himself on a magical mystery tour of the pent-up passions of his generation. For a new messiah has resurrected the once legendary rock band Nazgul - but with an apocalyptic new beat that is a requiem of demonism, mind control, and death only Sandy may be able to change in time...

This early novel from George RR Martin, bestselling author of A Game Of Thrones, takes the reader deep into the murky underbelly of the '60s rock scene. Peopled by misfits, beatniks and drug fiends, it's no wonder that not everyone survived...

"The best novel concerning the American pop music culture of the '60s I've ever read"
Stephen King
4 1981 1981 At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of TerrorH P Lovecraft  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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5 2024 2024 The Bad Weather Friend
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IT'S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD FOR EVERYONE, JUST FOR BENNY.


Benny Catspaw's perpetually sunny disposition is tested when he loses his job, his reputation, his fiancée, and his favorite chair.  He's not paranoid.  Someone is out to get him.  He just doesn't know who or why.  Then Benny receives an inheritance from an uncle he's never heard of: a giant crate and a video message.  All will be well in time.

How strange - though it's a blessing, his uncle promises.  Stranger yet is what's inside the crate.  He's a seven-foot-tall self-described "bad weather friend" named Spike whose mission is to help people who are just too good for this world.  Spike will take care of it.  He'll find Benny's enemies.  He'll deal with them.  This might be satisfying if Spike wasn't such a menacing presence with terrifying techniques of intimidation.

In the company of Spike and a fascinated young waitress-cum-PI-in-training named Harper, Benny plunges into a perilous high-speed adventure, the likes of which never would have crossed the mind of a decent guy like him.

Performed by Ray Chase
6 2011 2019 The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
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Includes the story “Premium Harmony”—set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

The masterful #1 New York Times bestselling story collection from O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King that includes twenty-one iconic stories with accompanying autobiographical comments on when, why and how he came to write (or rewrite) each one.

For more than thirty-five years, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he introduces each story with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it.

As Entertainment Weekly said about this collection: “Bazaar of Bad Dreams is bursting with classic King terror, but what we love most are the thoughtful introductions he gives to each tale that explain what was going on in his life as he wrote it."

There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. In “Afterlife,” a man who died of colon cancer keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Others address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers—the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in “Obits;” the old judge in “The Dune” who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, people who then died in freak accidents. In “Morality,” King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil’s pact they can win.

“I made these stories especially for you,” says King. “Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.”
7 2018 2022 The Bone Farm
Jane Hawk #0.5
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An audio original novella featuring bestselling author Dean Koontz’s compelling new heroine, Jane Hawk. From the case files of the former FBI agent before she became the nation’s most wanted fugitive - The Bone Farm details a desperate man-hunt for a serial killer before he murders again.

Katherine Haskell, a young college co-ed is on her way back to school, but she never makes it there. Instead, she becomes the latest prey of the rapist and murderer dubbed by the tabloids the “Mother Hater.” He is a twisted soul who kidnaps young girls for pleasure then discards them.

Katherine is missing, but she’s not yet dead. FBI agents Jane Hawk and her partner Gary Burkett must descend into the hell of this killer’s mind to solve the case before it is too late. The question is - will they both get out alive?
8 2021 2023 Breach of Peace
Lawful Times #1
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An imperial family is found butchered. Officers of God are called to investigate. Evidence points to a rebel group trying to seed fear into the very heart of the empire itself.

Inspector Khlid takes the case and begins a harrowing hunt for those responsible. But when a larger conspiracy comes to light, will Inspector Khlid be able to trust those working within her own precinct?
9 2006 2016 Brother Odd
Odd Thomas #3
Dean R Koontz  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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10 1872 2019 Carmilla
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Their house guest is beautiful and charming, but she carries a dark secret - one that could prove deadly. It’s time for gothic horror fans to sink their teeth into one of the very first vampire thrillers ever written. David Tennant (Doctor Who, Harry Potter), Phoebe Fox (Life in Squares, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death), and Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones, Downtown Abbey) breathe new life into J. Sheridan Le Fanu's classic horror story, Carmilla.

It all begins when Laura’s widowed father finds Carmilla stranded in the forest after a carriage accident and takes her in. The young women develop a fast friendship which turns into a passionate meeting of souls. A relationship of vampire and prey, the story is told through Laura’s eyes as she is drawn further into Carmilla’s terrifying world of pleasure and pain.

A masterpiece of erotic gothic horror, Carmilla encompasses mystery, suspense, forbidden lust, violence...and blood. This audio adaptation of Carmilla has been dramatized by Robin Brooks, an actor, dramatist, and author who has been working as a playwright for over 25 years. Carmilla was directed by Fiona McAlpine of Allegra Productions for Audible Originals. David Tennant, Phoebe Fox, and Rose Leslie bring their talent and gravitas to this Audie nominated performance (Original Work), making it an exhilarating listening experience.
11 1974 1987 Carrie
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A YOUNG GIRL GREW ANGRIER AND ANGRIER - AND A TOWN WITHERED IN PAIN...

Carrie was not quite aware that she was possessed of a terrifying power.  But it was enough to transform a small, quite New England town into a holocaust of destruction beyond the imagination of man.  Innocent schoolgirl or vengeful demon, Carrie will make you shudder...

CARRIE

"GORY AND HORRIFYING... YOU CAN'T PUT IT DOWN!"
- CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"EERIE AND HAUNTING - SHEER HORROR!"
- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"SHIVERING, SHUDDERY, MACABRE EVIL!"
- PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

"BIZARRE, STUNNING, NERVE-JANGLING TERROR!"
- THE ABILINE REPORTER NEWS
12 2006 2021 Cell
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On October 1st, God is in His heaven, the stock market stands at 10,140, most of the planes are on time, and Clayton Riddell, an artist from Maine, is almost bouncing up Boylston Street in Boston. He's just landed a comic book deal that might finally enable him to support his family by making art instead of teaching it. He's already picked up a gift for his long-suffering wife, and he knows just what he'll get for his boy Johnny. Why not a little treat for himself? Clay's feeling good about the future.

That changes in a hurry. The cause of the devastation is a phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse, and the delivery method is a cell phone. Everyone's cell phone. Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization's darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature...and then begins to evolve.

There are 193 million cell phones in the United States alone. Who doesn't have one? Stephen King's utterly gripping, gory, and fascinating novel doesn't just ask the question "Can you hear me now?" It answers it with a vengeance.
13 1983 1987 Christine
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"VINTAGE KING... BREATHTAKING, AWESOME... CARRIES SUCH MOMENTUM THE READER MUST FORCE HIMSELF TO SLOW DOWN!"
- NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Christine is no lady, but 17-year-old Arnie Cunningham loves her enough to do anything to posses her.  Arnie's best friend Dennis distrusts her at first sight.  Arnie's teen-queen girlfriend Leigh fears her the moment she senses her power.  Arnie's parents, teachers and enemies soon learn what happens when you cross her.  Christine is no lady.  She is Stephen King's ultimate blackly evil vehicle of horror...

CHRISTINE

RIVETING... CHIVERINGLY SCARY... A HELL OF A GOOD RIDE!"
- PLAYBOY

"TRULY GRIPPING... SOME OF THE BEST WRITING KING HAS EVER DONE... THE MASTER HAS RETURNED WITH A VENGEANCE TO SCARE US."
- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

A CERTAIN BLOCKBUSTER!
- CHICAGO TRIBUNE

A LITERARY GUILD MAIN SELECTION
14 2023 Close Your Eyes
The Konrath/Kilborn Collective #12
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15 2019 2024 The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft
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For the first time ever, the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society has produced an audio recording of all of Lovecraft's stories. These are not dramatizations like our Dark Adventure Radio Theatre - rather, this is an audiobook of the original stories, in all-new, never-before-heard recordings made by the HPLHS' own Andrew Leman and Sean Branney exclusively for this collection. Working from texts prepared by Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi, this collection spans his entire career from his earliest surviving works of childhood to stories completed shortly before his death. All tales include original music by HPLHS composer Troy Sterling Nies. This audio bonanza features 74 stories adding up to more than fifty (50!) hours of Lovecraftian listening fun, professionally performed and recorded for your enjoyment.
16 2019 2019 The Conception of TerrorJohnathan Barnes  
A K Benedict  
Stephen Gallagher  
M R James  
Mark Morris  
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17 2018 2019 The Crooked Staircase
Jane Hawk #3
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jane Hawk - who dazzled readers in The Silent Corner and The Whispering Room - faces the fight of her life, against the threat of a lifetime, in this electrifying thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling suspense master Dean Koontz.

"I could be dead tomorrow. Or something worse than dead."


Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom - and free will - of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane’s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane’s enemies are determined to see her dead...or make her wish she was.

Jane’s ruthless pursuers can’t stop her from drawing a bead on her prey: a cunning man with connections in high places, a twisted soul of unspeakable depths with an army of professional killers on call. Propelled by her righteous fury and implacable insistence on justice, Jane will make her way from southern Southern California to the snow-swept slopes of Lake Tahoe to confront head-on the lethal forces arrayed against her. But nothing can prepare her for the chilling truth that awaits when she descends the crooked staircase to the dark and dreadful place where her long nightmare was born.

Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers:

THE SILENT CORNER • THE WHISPERING ROOM • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE • THE FORBIDDEN DOOR • THE NIGHT WINDOW

Praise for The Crooked Staircase


“An absorbing thriller full of fresh touches… Writing his unusual heroine, Koontz keeps the pages alive with attitude as well as action…. For Hawk, who is as fearless as she is beautiful, no obstacle is too great, especially with the well-being of her hidden-away five-year-old son on her mind.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Spellbinding… Beautifully plotted and written with notable care and flare… The Hawk series… is among [Koontz’s] best work.” - Booklist (starred review)

“Unrelenting… [Jane] rivets readers’ attention…. Michael Crichton fans and thriller aficionados who appreciate a fierce female protagonist…should be urged to meet Jane Hawk.” - Library Journal
18 2010 2020 Crown of Shadows
Locke & Key #3
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19 1989 1990 The Dark HalfStephen King  Rated 2Rated 2Rated 2Rated 2Rated 2
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20 2004 2009 The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower #7
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"A FITTING CAPSTONE TO A UNIQUELY AMERICAN EPIC." - The Washington Post

Creating "true narrative magic" (The Washington Post) at every revelatory turn, Stephen King surpasses all expectation in the stunning final volume of his seven-part epic masterwork. Entwining stories and worlds from a vast and complex canvas, here is the conclusion readers have long awaited - breath-takingly imaginative, boldly visionary, and wholly entertaining.

STEPHEN
KING

THE DARK TOWER

THE DARK TOWER VII

Roland Deschain and his ka-tet have journeyed together and apart, scattered far and wide across multilayered worlds of wheres and whens. The destinies of Roland, Susannah, Jake, Father Callahan, Oy, and Eddie are bound in the Dark Tower itself, which now pulls them ever closer to their own endings and beginnings... and into a maelstrom of emotion, violence, and discovery.
21 2007 The Darkest Evening of the Year
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Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers.  Among dog lovers, she's a legend for the risks she'll take to save an animal from abuse.  Among her friends, Amy's heedless devotion is often cause for concern.  To widower Brian McCarthy, whose commitment she can't allow herself to return, Amy's behavior is far more puzzling and hides a shattering secret.

No one is surprised when Amy risks her life to save Nickie, nor when she takes the female golden into her home.  The bond between Amy and Nickie is immediate and uncanny.  Even her two other goldens, Fred and Ethel, recognize Nickie as special, a natural alpha.  But the instant joy Nickie brings is shadowed by a series of eerie incidents.  An ominous stranger.  A mysterious home invasion.

And the unmistakable sense that someone is watching Amy's every move and that, whoever it is, he's not alone.  Someone has come back to turn Amy into the desperate, hunted creature she's always been there to save.  But now there's no one to save Amy and those she loves.  From its breathtaking opening scene to its shocking climax, The Darkest Evening of the Year is Dean Koontz at his finest, a transcendent thriller certain to have listeners captivated until dawn.

DEAN KOONTZ, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives with his wife, Gerda, and the enduring spirit of their golden retriever, Trixie, in southern California.

KIRSTEN KAIROS is a voice-over artist and singer who has toured worldwide  and recorded with a number of artists including Julio Iglesias and David Lee Roth.  Her voice can be heard on numerous radio and television commercials as well as character voices for animation.
22 1979 1987 The Dead ZoneStephen King  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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23 2013 2019 Deeply Odd
Odd Thomas #6
Dean R Koontz  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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24 1996 2018 Desperation
Desperation/Regulators #1
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Winner of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award

Stephen King’s #1 national bestseller about a little mining town, Desperation, that many will enter on their way to somewhere else.  But getting out is not easy as it would seem…


"I see holes like eyes.  My mind is full of them."

For all intents and purposes, police officer Collie Entragian, chief law enforcement for the small mining town of Desperation, Nevada, appears to be completely insane. He's taken to stopping vehicles along the desolate Interstate 50 and abducting unwary travelers with various unusual ploys. There's something very wrong here in Desperation... and Officer Entragian is only at the surface of it. The secrets embedded in Desperation's landscape, and the horrifying evil that infects the town like some viral hot zone, are both awesome and terrifying. But one of Entragian's victims, young David Carver, seems to know - and it scares him nearly to death to realize this truth - that the forces being summoned to combat this frightful, maniacal aberration are of equal and opposite intensity...
25 1982 Different Seasons
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"RIVETING, IRRESISTIBLE... A ZESTFUL DELIGHT TO READ... HIS BEST SO FAR!"  - Los Angeles Herald Examiner

IN THE BODY, BASIS OF THE FILM STAND BY ME FROM COLUMBIA PICTURES, FOUR RAMBUNCTIOUS YOUNG BOYS PLUNGE THROUGH THE FACADE OF A SMALL TOWN AND COME FACE-TO-FACE WITH LIFE, DEATH, AND INTIMATIONS OF THEIR OWN MORTALITY....

PLUS, AN UNJUSTLY IMPRISONED CONVICT SEEKS A STRANGE AND STARTLING REVENGE... A TEENAGER BECOMES BOTH THE PUPPET AND THE PUPPET MASTER OF EVIL... A DISGRACED WOMAN IS DETERMINED TO TRIUMPH OVER DEATH.  THESE ARE YOUR GUIDES TO THE ULTIMATE IN FASCINATION AS STEPHEN KING SHOWS THE HORROR THAT LURKS WITHIN US ALL.

DIFFERENT SEASONS

"FAST-PACED PAFE TURNERS... AN UNQUALIFIED SUCCESS!" - People

"CLEVER AND TRIUMPHANT... STEPHEN KING REMAINS A MASTER!" - The New York Times

"CAUSE FOR REJOICING!" - Washington Post Book World

A BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB MAIN SELECTION

STAND BY ME
COLUMBIA PICTURES PRESENTS AN ACT III PRODUCTION
A ROB REINER FILM "STAND BY ME" STARRING WIL WHEATON  RIVER PHOENIX
COREY FELDMAN  JERRY O'CONNELL  KIEFER SUTHERLAND
MUSIC BY JACK NITZSCHE  DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY THOMAS DEL RUTH
SCREENPLAY BY RAYNOLD GIDEON & BRUCE A. EVANS  BASED ON THE NOVELLA "THE BODY" BY STEPHEN KING
PRODUCED BY BRUCE A. EVANS  RAYNOLD GIDEON  ANDREW SCHEINMAN
DIRECTED BY RON REINER
26 2009 Disturb
The Konrath/Kilborn Collective #4
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27 2013 2018 Doctor Sleep
Shining #2
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28 1897 2017 DraculaBram Stoker  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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29 1987 1990 The Drawing of the Three
The Dark Tower #2
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STEPHEN KING

WITH BREATHTAKING IMAGINATION, CONTINUES HIS BRILLIANT EPIC, MASTERFULLY INTERWEAVING DARK EVOCATIVE FANTASY WITH GRITTY REALISM.

"KING IS A MASTER AT CREATING LIVING, BREATHING, BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS."
- Baltimore Sun

"COMPLEX AND FASCINATING!"
- Booklist

"HITS THE BULL'S EYE IN NEAR PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN WONDER AND ACTION!"
- Atlanta Journal-Contitution

"THIS QUEST IS ONE OF KING'S BEST... COMMUNICATES ON A GENUINE, HUMAN LEVEL....  BUT RICH IN SYMBOLISM AND ALLEGORY."
- Columbus Sunday Dispatch

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DRAWING OF
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30 1927 2016 Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath
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Fantasy, horror, and dream meet in this classic 1926 novella by H.P. Lovecraft. Randolph Carter defies the Dream Gods, as he sets out to find their hidden home on unknown Kadath, and the vision of a lovely sunset city that somehow his heart remembers. But the Other Gods have agents in the dream world -- creatures of power and terror....

H.P. Lovecraft is best known as a horror writer, but here he shows his more cheerful side. We revisit Ulthar (of "The Cats of Ulthar"), and spend a lot of time with cats. The influence of Lord Dunsany is very strong on Lovecraft's writing in this work, but not slavishly so. Even if you don't normally like Lovecraft, you may well like this.
31 2008 2019 Duma KeyStephen King  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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32 2007 2009 Eclipse
Twilight #3
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In the dead silence, all the details suddenly fell into place for me with a burst of intuition.  Something Edward didn't want me to know.  Something that Jacob wouldn't have kept from me....

It was never going to end, was it?

PRAISE FOR ECLIPSE:

#1 New York Times Bestseller

#1 USA Today Bestseller

#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller

"Piles on suspense and romance." - USA Today

"Has a hypnotic quality that puts the reader right inside the dense, rainy thickets of {Forks}." - People magazine

"{Stephenie Meyer is} the world's most popular vampire novelist since Anne Rice." - Entertainment Weekly

"Meyer's trilogy seethes with the archetypical tumult of star-crossed passions, in which the supernatural element serves as a heady spice." - The New York Times

"Meyer knows what her fans want: thrills, chills, and a lot of romance, and she delivers on all counts." - School Library Journal

THE TWILIGHT SAGE:
Twilight · New Moon · Eclipse · Breaking Dawn



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"BELLA?"
Edward's soft voice came from behind me.  I turned to see him spring lightly up the porch steps, his hair windblown from running.  He pulled me into his arms at once, just like he had in the parking lot, and kissed me again.
This kiss frightened me.  There was too much tension, to strong an edge to the was his lips crushed mine - like he was afraid of we had only so much time left to us.



AS SEATTLE IS RAVAGED BY A STRING OF mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger.  In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf.  With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death.  But which is which?

READERS CAPTIVATED BY Twilight AND New Moon will eagerly devour Eclipse, the much-anticipated third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga.


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STEPHENIE MEYER graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.  After the publication of her debut novel, Twilight, booksellers chose her as one of the "most promising new authors of 2005" (Publishers Weekly).  Her Web site is www.stepheniemeyer.com.

PRAISE FOR NEW MOON
"Teens will relish this new adventure and hunger for more." - Booklist
"[A] near-genius balance of breathtaking romance and action." - VOYA
"New Moon will... leave [fans] breathless for the third." - School Library Journal
"An exciting page-turner....  This tale of tortured demon lovers entices." - Kirkus

PRAISE FOR TWILIGHT
  • A New York Times Editor's Choice

  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Decade... So Far

  • An American Library Associates Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults
33 2018 2019 ElevationStephen King  Rated 2Rated 2Rated 2Rated 2Rated 2
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34 2016 2018 End of Watch
Bill Hodges #3
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The spectacular finale to the New York Times best-selling trilogy that began with Mr. Mercedes (winner of the Edgar Award) and Finders Keepers

2017 Audie Award Finalist for Fiction and Best Male Narrator

In End of Watch, the diabolical "Mercedes Killer" drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don't figure out a way to stop him, they'll be victims themselves.

In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney - the woman who delivered the blow to Hartsfield's head that put him in the brain injury ward. When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put their lives at risk as well as those of Bill's heroic young friend, Jerome Robinson, and his teenage sister, Barbara. Brady Hartsfield is back and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends but on an entire city.

In End of Watch, Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion, combining the detective fiction of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers with the heart-pounding supernatural suspense that has been his best-selling trademark. The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and chilling suspense. No one does it better than King.
35 2010 Endurance
The Konrath/Kilborn Collective #6
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36 1839 Fall of the House of UsherEdgar Allan Poe  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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37 1969 A Feast Unknown
Secrets of the Nine #1
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A BATTLE OF TITANS


Two legendary champions are dedicated to fighting evil on different continents.  Yet some strange force is affecting them - and they fight their way through the savage jungles of Ethiopia toward a bloody meeting.

The Lord of the Jungle immerses himself in an orgy of blood and lust.  The Man of Bronze thirsts for a devastating revenge.  Their final meeting is a climax of sex, violence and perversion that will never be forgotten.  For the loser - a hideous death.  For the winner - a beautiful, voluptuous woman and the promise of immortality...

THIS SPECIAL,
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THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE.
IT IS AS SHOCKING NOW AS IT WAS THEN...
38 2015 2018 Finders Keepers
Bill Hodges #2
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2016 Audie Award Finalist for Best Male Narrator

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes.

"Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.

Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he's released from prison after 35 years.

Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life - for good, for bad, forever.
39 1980 1987 Firestarter
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"THE MOST TIGHTLY PLOTTED OF KING'S CHILLERS, THIS IS ALSO THE MOST TERRIFYING, FOR THE EVIL HERE IS HUMAN AND WHOLLY CREDIBLE... HIS FINEST NOVEL YET!" - COSMOPOLITAN

You are about to meet the sweetest, most irresistible little girl you've ever known - 8 year-old Charlie McGee.  She's everything that a proud father like Andy McGee could want - and all that he can fear.  For Charlie was born with the most destructive power a human being has ever commanded - and somehow she must be saved from both herself and from those in high places who want to use her as their weapon.

Meet Charlie - and see what happens when innocence and beauty ignite with evil and terror....

FIRE-
STARTER


"TERRIFIC!"
- The New York Times

"Stephen King is superb.  He has written Carrie, The Shining, 'Salem's Lot and The Dead Zone, among other bestsellers... THIS IS HIS HIGHEST FAHRENHEIT READING YET!"
- Time Magazine

"In a special and startling way, King has created a small American gem of a story."
- Chicago Tribune

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40 2018 2019 The Forbidden Door
Jane Hawk #4
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

When this relentless rogue FBI agent comes knocking, her adversaries will have to answer - with their lives - in this thrilling Jane Hawk novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Corner.

"Koontz continues the incredible saga of the robust character of Jane Hawk, and it’s as terrific as the others in the series." - Associated Press


"We’re rewriting the play, and the play is this country, the world, the future. We break Jane’s heart, we’ll also break her will."

She was one of the FBI’s top agents until she became the nation’s most-wanted fugitive. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. She couldn’t save her husband, or the others whose lives have been destroyed, but equipped with superior tactical and survival skills - and the fury born of a broken heart and a hunger for justice - Jane has struck major blows against the insidious cabal.

But Jane’s enemies are about to hit back hard. If their best operatives can’t outrun her, they mean to bring her running to them, using her five-year-old son as bait. Jane knows there’s no underestimating their capabilities, but she must battle her way back across the country to the remote shelter where her boy is safely hidden...for now. As she moves resolutely forward, new threats begin to emerge: a growing number of brain-altered victims driven hopelessly, violently insane. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives - against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door.

Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers:

THE SILENT CORNER • THE WHISPERING ROOM • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE • THE FORBIDDEN DOOR • THE NIGHT WINDOW

Praise for The Forbidden Door


“Compelling and enthralling.” - New York Journal of Books

“Mind-blowing... [a] gripping series...a thrill ride. [Dean Koontz is] able to distract you for hours.” - Bookreporter

“Koontz is on another roll with a new series that boasts a juicy premise and a compelling star.... Pure gold.” - Booklist
41 2003 2015 Forever Odd
Odd Thomas #2
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"GOOD TO THE LAST PAGE ENTHRALLING."
- Booklist


I see dead people.  But then, by God, I do something about it.  Odd Thomas never asked for his special ability.  He's just an ordinary guy trying to live a quiet life in a small desert town of Pico Mundo.  Yet he feels an obligation to do right by his otherworldly confidants, and that's why he's won hearts on both sides of the divide between life and death.  But when a childhood friend disappears, Odd discovers something worse than a dead body and embarks on a heart-stopping battle of will and wits with an enemy of exceptional cunning.  In the hours to come there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope.  You're invited on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror and transcendence to wonders beyond imagining.  And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas.

Forever Odd
We're all a little odd beneath the surface

"HEARTFELT AND PROVOCATIVE... A WONDERFULLY RICH AND ENTERTAINING STORY."
- Chicago Sun-Times

"THE NICE YOUNG FRY COOK WITH THE OCCULT POWERS IS KOONTZ'S MOST LIKEABLE CREATION."
- New York Times
42 1991 Four Past MidnightStephen King  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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43 1818 2017 Frankenstein
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Frankenstein
by Mary Shelly


"I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together.  I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion."  A summer evening's ghost stories, lonely insomnia in a moonlit Alpine room, and a runaway imagination - fired by philosophical discussions with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley about science, galvanism, and the origins of life - conspired to produce for Mary Shelley this haunting night specter.  By morning, it had become the germ of her Romantic masterpiece, FRANKENSTEIN.

Written in 1816 when she was only nineteen, Mary Shelley's novel of "The Modern Prometheus" chillingly dramatized the dangerous potential of life begotten upon a laboratory table.  A frightening creation myth for our own time, FRANKENSTEIN remains one of the greatest horror stories ever written and is an undisputed classic of its kind.

With an Introduction by Diane Johnson.
44 2002 2018 From a Buick 8Stephen King  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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45 2007 2024 The Good Guy
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Dean R Koontz  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"KOONTZ WRITES THRILLERS THAT MOVE SO FAST THEY MAKE EVERY OTHER THRILLER WRITER SEEM TO BE STANDING STILL."
- Denver Post


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz comes this pulse-pounding thriller that starts with a terrifying decision: Help - or run.  Timothy Carrier is an ordinary guy who enjoys a beer after work.  But tonight is no ordinary night.  The jittery man sitting beside him has mistaken Tim for someone else - and passes him an envelope stuffed with cash and the photo of a pretty woman.  "Ten thousand now.  You get the rest when she's gone.

Now everything he thought he knew - even about himself - will be challenged.  For Tim Carrier is the one man who can save an innocent life and stop a killer as relentless as evil incarnate.  But first he must discover resources within himself that will transform his idea of who he is and what it takes to be...

The Good Guy


"Dean Koontz is a master of his craft....  He creates... one of his trademark good guys... {and} one of the most interesting serial killers ever to grace the printed page.  Chalk up another one for the good guy, who knows how to search for a small patch of light as darkness threatens all around." - New Orleans Times-Picayune
46 1812 2017 Grimm's Fairy Tales
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Jacob Grimm  
Wilhelm Grimm  
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From librivox.org:

Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm. The collection is commonly known today as Grimms' Fairy Tales (German: Grimms Märchen).
47 1982 1989 The Gunslinger
The Dark Tower #1
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"BILLIANT FRESH AND COMPELLING... WILL LEAVE YOU PANTING FOR MORE, MORE, MORE!"
- Booklist


This heroic fantasy is set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace that is a dark mirror of our own.  A spellbinding tale of good versus evil, it features one of Stephen King's most powerful creations - The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero throughout the ages from ancient myth to frontier western legend.  His pursuit of the Man in Black, his liaison with the sexually ravenous Alice, his friendship with the kid from Earth called Jake, are part of the drama that is both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, an alchemy of storytelling sorcery.

Complete in itself, THE GUNSLINGER is the first novel in an epic series, THE DARK TOWER.  The second novel, THE DRAWING OF THE THREE, is available in a Plume edition.

"AN IMPRESSIVE WORK OF MYTHIC MAGNITUDE... THE DARK TOWER SERIES MAY TURN OUT TO BE STEPHEN KING'S GREATEST LITERARY ACHIEVEMENT!"
- Atlanta Journal Constitution

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48 2017 2021 Gwendy's Button BoxStephen King  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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49 2013 Haunted House
The Konrath/Kilborn Collective #7
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50 1959 2019 The Haunting of Hill House
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Past the rusted gates and untrimmed hedges, Hill House broods and waits….

Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable noises and self-closing doors, but Hill House is gathering its powers and will soon choose one of them to make its own.

Shirley Jackson (1916–1965), a celebrated writer of horror, wrote such classic novels as We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Bird's Nest, as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, "The Lottery". She has influenced such writers as Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Richard Matheson.






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