So you'd like to read some terrific horror novels, novellas and short fiction collections on your new Kindle? Meet Top Suspense Group, a loose organization of award-winning, well reviewed authors who have banded together to provide readers with access to professionally written and produced ebooks. Several have written exceptional horror novels. Here are just a few of those titles for your consideration.
The Hungry by Steven W. Booth and Harry Shannon The Hungry (The Sheriff Penny Miller Series) Sheriff Penny Miller takes on a horde of zombies and a bunch of bungling men in this action-packed, funny tale of the apocalypse.
The Dead Man: Kill Them All by Harry Shannon Kill Them All (Dead Man #6) The sixth installment in the series created by Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin is an ode to the old western, with horror thrown in for good measure.
Behold, the Child by Harry Shannon Behold the Child This chilling novella melds noir and horror. Disgraced LAPD Detective Sam Kenzie pursues a murderer while haunted by demons of his own. First published by Cemetery Dance.
Bad Thoughts by Dave Zeltserman Bad Thoughts A noir master brings you a dark, captivating horror thriller unlike any you’ve ever seen, a killer unlike any you’ve ever imagined, and an ending unlike any you’ve ever dreamed of. According to Steve Hamilton Bad thoughts is "Dark, brutal, captivating — this is one hell of a book, the kind of book that doesn't let go of you once you start it. Dave Zeltserman is clearly the real deal."
Cage of Night by Ed Gorman Cage of Night Spence returns to his hometown after two years in the Army. He is falling in love with Cindy Brasher, Homecoming Queen and town goddess to a long line of jealous men. A string of robberies will put Spence at odds with his obsessive love for Cindy, and one by one Spence's rivals are implicated in horrific crimes. Crimes connected with an old well in the woods...
Blood Dreams by Jack MacLane (Bill Crider) Blood Dreams This is an old school supernatural thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Daemon by Harry Shannon Daemon: Night of the Daemon A cross-genre thriller. Black Ops specialist Jeff Lehane burned out fast and retired young. He still has nightmares about a bloody mission into Iraq, right on the eve of the war. Yet Lehane reluctantly agrees to assist his ex-wife, who is guarding a Latino rap star. She is killed during the concert, and Jeff soon discovers that someone—or something—has broken into the morgue to eat from her corpse. Outraged, Lehane assembles his former team and they begin to hunt down the ghoul that is stalking Las Vegas.
Blood Crimes: Book One by Dave Zeltserman Blood Crimes: Book One Another genre-bending collision of horror and crime that takes the vampire genre to a whole new level. Ed Gorman on Blood Crimes: 'I've just read the manuscript of Dave Zeltserman's new novel, Blood Crimes. This is one of the few fresh takes on vampirism I've read in years. It's as if Charles Bukowski sat down and said, OK, Bram Stoker, how about this?'
Dead And Gone by Harry Shannon Dead And Gone Unemployed actor Jack Wade takes his comatose wife to an isolated spot in the mountains, a place where a man once murdered his entire family. Frankie was a successful movie producer, but now they have run out of money. This dilapidated cabin is all they have left. As the long, lonely nights stretch out before him, Jack's dreams overflow with nightmarish images. The isolation loosens his grip on reality. He believes Frankie is capable of leaving her bed and moving around. And as Jack falls apart inside the cabin, someone or something else begins stalking the woods outside. Is the mountain evil, the cabin haunted? Or is poor Jack just going insane? Dead and Gone is a relentless, non-stop exercise in terror. This novel was made into a movie and released on DVD by Lions Gate in 2008.
Florida Gothic Stories by Vicki Hendricks Florida Gothic Stories Ms. Hendricks combines the sexuality and violence of her novels with unique elements of fantasy in short riveting plots. Introduced by Megan Abbott with an Afterword by Michael Connelly, these eleven short stories are populated by psychologically twisted characters reminiscent of the Southern Gothic tradition. Animals often take the spotlight, as in "Stormy, Mon Amour," the opening story of an abused wife who turns to a dolphin for love, and "Must Bite!" a story of ape revenge that is not for the faint-hearted.
Goodnight MooM by Jack MacLane (Bill Crider) Goodnight MooM Little Harry wasn't like other children. Harry never cared for reading or writing. He never showed any interest in baseball or TV. Harry lived for other things — like the pleasing sound of living creatures screaming in agony. And the soothing feel of warm blood running through his fingers. But when his grisly experiments progressed beyond stray pets and farm animals to classmates, Harry's dad decided to lock the boy away for good in the family basement. After all, the neighbors might begin to talk... In the solitude of the dank, musty cellar, Harry waited and grew... and grew... and GREW! And while he waited, he was counseled by his one and only friend — the bright silvery orb in the night sky that he called "Moom." Harry spoke to Moom. And Moom spoke to Harry. Moom told Harry what he should do when he finally broke out of his subterranean prison ... Moom told Harry to kill... and Kill... and KILL...
A Host of Shadows by Harry Shannon A Host of Shadows Stoker nominee and Black Quill winner Shannon gives us twenty-three short stories, some published here for the first time. "Everyone carries a shadow," wrote analyst Carl Jung, "and the less it is embodied in the individual's conscious life, the blacker and denser it is." Few of us see the shadow with any clarity. Turn around for a peek, it slips away. Our violent, sexually tinged fantasies are indulged regularly in darkened theaters, savored in eerie prose, celebrated in song, sometimes reluctantly encountered within the depths of a recurring nightmare. When we do look hard at one, long enough to recognize it as our own, the experience can challenge reality. We can then choose to become wiser as a result--or spin totally out of control . . . How many fragments of a shattered mirror could you examine and still survive?
Just Before Dark by Jack MacLane (Bill Crider) Just Before Dark It's just an old junkyard, a place where Lane Hamner loved to play among the rusty old car bodies. But you never know what you might find in a junkyard, especially when your uncle isn't the kindly old gentleman you think he is. He's actually the kind of man who would put someone into a car that's about to be run through the crusher, just to get rid of him... Frank Castella isn't so easy to get rid of, however. When his spirit takes over the junkyard, bent on revenge, a lot of people are going to die, and Frank isn't going to make it easy on them.