Welcome to the Night Asylum! From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg come 18 tales of dark & disturbing horror and suspense in this single author short story collection. "Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby, " -- Dean Koontz, NY Times bestselling author.
Enter the Night Asylum to meet:
Mysterious children surrounded by houseflies; a strange woman in a small town stalked by a preacher; boys trying to survive a terrifying boot camp; fraternity brothers who find a deeper brotherhood during a wintry Hell Week; a boy named Charlie, who may have more up his sleeve than meets the eye; a cop named Paul who discovers a tenement that opens the door into a place nightmares -- or heaven; Nix -- a patient in an asylum -- who holds the key to the secret geometry of night itself...and more.
Table of Contents:
"Where Flies Are Born"
"The Skin of the World"
"People Who Love Life"
"Fries With That?"
"The Machinery of Night"
"265 and Heaven"
"Why My Doll is Evil"
"Belinda in the Pool"
"A Madness of Starlings"
"The Dark Game"
About the Author:
Douglas Clegg's collection The Nightmare Chronicles won both the Bram Stoker Award and the International Horror Guild Award. A novelist with more than 25 books written, he has also written more than 50 short stories, and many of these are collected in the books The Nightmare Chronicles, Wild Things, and this collection, Night Asylum. He is currently writing several short stories and novelettes toward a new collection of short fiction to come in 2013.
Look for other books by Douglas Clegg:
The Children’s Hour
Dark of the Eye
The Hour Before Dark
You Come When I Call You
The Nightmare Chronicles
The Machinery of Night
Praise for Douglas Clegg's Fiction:
"Douglas Clegg knows exactly what scares us, and he knows just how to twist those fears into hair-raising chills..." - Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series.
"Clegg is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation."
— Bentley Little, author of The Policy
— John Saul, bestselling author of Faces of Fear and The Devil's Labyrinth.
"A master of the genre. Absolutely thrilling! Douglas Clegg is the future of dark fantasy."
— Sherrilyn Kenyon
New York Times bestselling author of the Dark-Hunters.
"Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction."
— Peter Straub
author of Lost Boy, Lost Girl and the New York Times Bestseller Black House (with Stephen King)
"Clegg is one of the best!"
— Richard Laymon
"Douglas Clegg is a weaver of nightmares!"
— Robert R. McCammon
author of The Queen of Bedlam and Speaks The Nightbird.
A single author collection of short stories. Douglas Clegg is the past winner of the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and the Shocker Award. He lives near the coast of New England.