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Arnold Eastwood, a young man with developmental disabilities, has worked hard for his independence and is thrilled when he’s finally allowed to move out on his own. So when a London gang decides they need a base — and an accomplice — for their criminal operations, Arnold must fight to be free of their schemes and bring them to justice!


The Dead Girls Club

by Damien Angelica Walters

Description

A supernatural thriller in the vein of Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts about two young girls, a scary story that becomes far too real, and the tragicand terrifyingconsequences that follow one of them into adulthood.

Red Lady, Red Lady, show us your face…

In 1991, Heather Cole and her friends were members of the Dead Girls Club. Obsessed with the macabre, the girls exchanged stories about serial killers and imaginary monsters, like the Red Lady, the spirit of a vengeful witch killed centuries before. Heather knew the stories were just that, until her best friend Becca began insisting the Red Lady was real—and she could prove it.

That belief got Becca killed.

It’s been nearly thirty years, but Heather has never told anyone what really happened that night—that Becca was right and the Red Lady was real. She’s done her best to put that fateful summer, Becca, and the Red Lady, behind her. Until a familiar necklace arrives in the mail, a necklace Heather hasn’t seen since the night Becca died.

The night Heather killed her.

Now, someone else knows what she did . . . and they’re determined to make Heather pay.

Advance Praise

Early praise for The Dead Girls Club:

A disturbing, compelling, twisty, feminist, coming-of-age/horror hybrid that feeds off our obsessions and anxieties.
—Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World

“Damien Angelica Walters once again proves why she’s a major voice in the horror and thriller genres . . . Put this on your reading list now.
—Gwendolyn Kiste, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Rust Maidens

Unsettling . . . If you like twists, it will keep you guessing to the very last page.”
—Alma Katsu, author of The Hunger

“Feeding on classic coming-of-age horror themes . . . [a] portrait of the adolescent trauma that hides behind suburban veneers.
—Louis Greenberg, half of S.L. Grey, author-duo of The Apartment

Psychological and disturbing…In the frightening world of The Dead Girls Club, women’s lives are shaped by violence, but there may be a haunting way out.”
Foreword Reviews

Praise for Damien Angelica Walters:

Eloquent prose.”
—Publishers Weekly starred review

A writer who only seems to get better and better . . . we can only wonder at what might come next.”
—This is Horror

“The queen of deft, delightfully flowing, yet quietly unobtrusive words, and the wielder of one hell of a wicked blade aimed right at your weak spots.”
—Cemetery Dance

“If you have not yet heard of Damien Angelica Walters then you are missing out on one of the most powerful voices in dark genre fiction.”
 —Signal Horizon

“Walters’ prose is vivid and gripping, luring you in, feeding you images that will leave you comforted by the light of your bedside nightstand.”
 —Rebecca Jones-Howe, author of Vile Men

“Walters is impressive.”
 —Laird Barron, author of The Croning and The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All

“Damien Angelica Walters writes prose as sharp as a scalpel . . . A writer to watch.”
—John Langan, author of The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies 

About the Author

Damien Angelica Walters is the author of the upcoming supernatural thriller, The Dead Girls Club (Crooked Lane Books, December 2019), about two young girls, a scary story that becomes far too real, and the tragic and terrifying consequences that follow one of them into adulthood. She is also the author of Cry Your Way HomePaper Tigers, and Sing Me Your Scars, winner of This is Horror’s Short Story Collection of the Year. Her short fiction has been nominated twice for a Bram Stoker Award, reprinted in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror and The Year’s Best Weird Fiction, and published in various anthologies and magazines, including the Shirley Jackson Award Finalists Autumn Cthulhu and The Madness of Dr. Caligari, World Fantasy Award Finalist Cassilda’s Song, Nightmare Magazine, Black Static, and Apex Magazine. Until the magazine’s closing in 2013, she was an Associate Editor of the Hugo Award-winning Electric Velocipede. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two rescued pit bulls.

For rights’ inquiries regarding The Dead Girls Club, please contact James Mustelier or Amelia Hodgson at The Bent Agency. For all other inquiries, please contact Connor Goldsmith at Fuse Literary.

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Spent Identity

(Annalisse Series Book 2)

by Marlene M. Bell

Description

A body, a disappearance, just another hot summer in upstate New York.

It’s July when antiquities appraiser Annalisse Drury reaches her family’s small-town farm to consult with the trusted aunt who raised her. She learns that her beloved homestead—the one she expects to inherit—is for sale. While Annalisse reels at the betrayal and her shattered dreams, the Walker Farm ranch manager discovers a corpse in the barn. Officials close the suspected murder scene, and Annalisse seeks refuge with her aunt at Alec Zavos’s rural estate in New York’s Catskill Mountains.

Then Aunt Kate vanishes.

Annalisse solicits the help of Greek tycoon, Alec Zavos, even though their rocky romance has dissolved into routine separation. What began as hope on Crete nine months ago has eaten away at Annalisse’s hope for a future with him.

In Spent Identity, Annalisse and Alec come together for the second time and find themselves in the center of not one mystery, but several. Where is Kate, and why sell her farm now? Is the dead man a coincidence or a clue to the aunt’s disappearance? John Doe’s identity may hold needed answers to solve the puzzle before Kate’s unstable health issues make her rescue impossible. The clock ticks, and a vengeful murderer is in charge… 


The Intended Victim

by Alexandra Ivy

Description

ONCE, SHE GOT AWAY
The body lying on a cold steel slab bears all the hallmarks of the Chicago Butcher. There’s a cruel slash across her throat, deep enough to sever the carotid artery, and a small crescent carved into her right breast. Her delicate features are painfully familiar to Ash Marcel, once a rising star in the Chicago PD. But though the victim resembles his former fiancée, Remi Walsh, he knows it’s not her.

BUT THIS TIME
Though Remi escaped a serial killer five years ago, her father died trying to save her. Grief and guilt caused her to pull away from the man she loved. Now Ash is back in her life, insisting that Remi is still in danger.

IT’S A DEAD END . . .
Someone is targeting women who look just like Remi. With or without a badge, Ash intends to unmask the Butcher. But the killer isn’t playing games any longer. He’s moving in, ready to finish what he started, and prove there’s nothing more terrifying than a killer’s obsession . . .

Praise for Pretend You’re Safe

 “Alexandra Ivy gives readers a nice balance of romance and suspense in her fast-paced,
well-plotted novel.”
—Kat Martin, New York Times bestselling author

“A satisfying mystery . . . Ivy’s clever foreshadowing keeps the tension high throughout this 
fast-moving tale, and the romance sizzles.”
—Publishers Weekly

“A pulse-raising romantic thriller.” 
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