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Fearsome Fiction 2002
By Hilary Williamson

Tis the season to be spooky ... and to read tales that trick, treat and terrify! Here's a lineup of uncanny titles in various grisly genres, released in hardcover or paperback this year.

Affinity by Sarah Waters
Develops between upper class woman & mysterious, imprisoned spiritualist.

Black House by Stephen King & Peter Straub
Jacky Sawyer is back dealing with gruesome murders & intertwined worlds.

Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
A century old charnel house full of bodies & a man in black with a derby hat.

Quietus by Vivian Schilling
Near death experiences, repressed memories & terrifying angels of death.

The Red Room by Nikki French
Psychiatrist must confront her own nightmares to track down a serial killer.

Scarabus by Karen Koehler
Young Egyptian transformed into a manifestation of a dark and hungry god.

The Scream by Joan Aiken
World where magic is real; the small ragged, stained, easily distorted kind.

Water Touching Stone by Eliot Pattison
Inspector Shan fights dragons who stalk and kill orphans in Xianjiang.

A Winter Haunting by Dan Simmons
Menacing dogs, mean sheriff & mysterious messages on a computer screen.

So, when you've waved goodbye to the last of the ghosties and ghoulies this All Hallows Eve, curl up with that special reserve of candy for a revolting read that will leave you seriously spooked ... and then watch out for things that go bump in the night!
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