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"Reads like a combination of StephenKing, Dean Koontz, and Clive Barker"‒ Midwest Book Review on Mountain of theDead

"A page-turner in the truesense of the word" ‒ HorrorAddictson Mountain of the Dead

"Will make your skin crawl" ‒ ScreamMagazine on Island of the Dolls

"Shocking" ‒ Bookliston White Lies

"Toldwith an authoritative voice full of heart and insight" ‒Richard Thomas, Bram Stoker nominated authoron The Catacombs

"I have long been a fan of Dean Koontz,Stephen King, and Frank Peretti and I feelconfident that I can now add Jeremy Bates to that list" ‒Reader Views on Mountain of theDead


"Ablistering rustic tale that takes the reader outdoors and to the deepest innerrecesses of the human heart" ‒ Writer'sDigest
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"A horror writer to watch" ‒ TrueReview

"Bates offers atruly chilling tale that reminds readers that humans can be the worst type ofmonster to fear, after all" ‒ BookLife Prizeon Helltown

"An ice-cold thriller full of mystery, suspense, fear"‒ David Moody, author of HATER and AUTUMNon Mountain of the Dead


"Would make a great screenplay!" ‒ SuspenseMagazine
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"Bates knows how to creep into his reader's mind andtoy around" ‒ Horror Palaceon Island of the Dolls

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"Will delight horror fans whowant their novels steeped in psychological suspense as well as action"‒ Midwest Book Review on TheCatacombs

"Invites you to read it inone sitting" ‒ Hellnoteson Suicide Forest

From the Author

Winner, "Reader Views Literary Awards" Horror Novel Award, 2018-2019, for "Mountain of the Dead."
Finalist, "Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction" Horror Novella Award, 2017,for "The Mailman."
Finalist, "Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2017, for "The Mailman."
Winner, "Foreword INDIES" Horror Book of the Year Award Gold Medal, 2016, for "Island of the Dolls."
Finalist, "Next Generation Indie Book Awards" Horror Novel Award, 2017, for "Island of the Dolls."
Finalist, "The Skoutz Award" German Horror Award, 2017, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist,"Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction" Horror Novella Award, 2016, for "Box of Bones."
Finalist, "Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2016, for "Box of Bones."
Winner, "Crime Writers of Canada" Arthur Ellis Award/The Lou Allen Memorial Award, 2016,for "Black Canyon."
Winner, "Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2015, for "The Catacombs."
Winner, "IPPY(Independent Publisher Book Awards)" Bronze Medal/Horror, 2016, for "The Catacombs."
Finalist, "Next Generation Indie Book Awards" Horror Novella Award, 2016, for "Black Canyon."
Winner, "Reader Views Literary Award" Global Award, 2014-2015, for "Suicide Forest."
Honorable Mention, "Reader Views Literary Award" Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror Award,2014-2015, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist, "Goodreads Choice Awards" 2015, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist," Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2014, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist, "Foreword INDIES" Horror Book of the Year Award, 2014, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist, "Foreword INDIES" Thriller & Suspense Book of the Year Award,2012, for "White Lies."

The World's Scariest Places Series:
  • Suicide Forest - The bad news is they're lost. There is no good news.
  • The Catacombs - As close to hell as you're likely ever going to get.
  • Helltown - The luckiest die first and fast. The others, well...
  • Island of the Dolls - Come and see the dolls, but don't expect to leave alive.
  • Mountain of the Dead - Freezing to death is the least of their worries.
  • Hotel Chelsea - The most haunted hotel in America.
The World's ScariestLegends Series:
  • Mosquito Man - Are you afraid of the dark? You should be.
  • The Sleep Experiment - You'll never think about sleep the same way again.
  • The Man from Taured - Where did he come from? Where will he go?
  • Merfolk - Deep below the blue surface a terrifying world awaits.
The New AmericaSeries: *
  • New America: Utopia Calling - A brave new world.
Stand-alone Novels:
  • White Lies - You never know where a lie may lead...
  • The Taste of Fear - In the jungle, no one can hear you scream.
Short Novels:
  • Black Canyon - The new face of evil.
  • Run - You can run but you can't hide.
  • Rewind - Nothing is what it seems.
  • Neighbors - You never know what kind of psycho may be living next door.
  • Six Bullets - When there's no reason left to live, what would you do with your last six bullets?
  • Box of Bones - Time is running out.
  • The Mailman - Be careful what you wish for.
  • Re-Roll - Life can be a bitch.
Collections:
  • Dark Hearts - Four critically acclaimed short novels.
  • Bad People - Four critically acclaimed short novels.
  • The Midnight Book Club - An eight-book collection of critically acclaimed and award-winning short novels.
Box Sets:
  • World's Scariest Places: Volume One - This omnibus edition includes books one and two in the bestselling World's Scariest Places series.
  • World's Scariest Places: Volume Two - This omnibus edition includes books three and four in the bestselling World's Scariest Places series.
  • World's Scariest Places: Volume Three - This omnibus edition includes books five and six in the bestselling World's Scariest Places series.
  • World's Scariest Legends: Volume One - This omnibus edition includes books one and two in the bestselling World's Scariest Legends series.
  • World's Scariest Legends: Volume Two - This omnibus edition includes books three and four in the bestselling World's Scariest Legends series.
*The New America Series is comprised of short episodes intended for Kindle Unlimited customers who can read the episodes for free.

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Product details

  • Publisher : Ghillinnein Books (March 21, 2016)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 198809108X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1988091082
  • Item Weight : 1.41 pounds
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.88 x 9 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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