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The Year Of The Witching (Paperback): Alexis Henderson The Year Of The Witching (Paperback)
Alexis Henderson
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) In stock

The Handmaid's Tale for a new generation . . .

In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet's word is law, Immanuelle Moore's very existence is blasphemy.

The daughter of a union with an outsider that cast her once-proud family into disgrace, Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol and lead a life of submission, devotion and absolute conformity, like all the women in the settlement.

But a chance mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood that surrounds Bethel - a place where the first prophet once pursued and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits are still walking there, and they bestow a gift on Immanuelle: the diary of her dead mother, who Immanuelle is shocked to learn once sought sanctuary in the wood.

Fascinated by secrets in the diary, Immanuelle finds herself struggling to understand how her mother could have consorted with the witches. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realises the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her . . .

The Devil And The Dark Water (Paperback): Stuart Turton The Devil And The Dark Water (Paperback)
Stuart Turton 1
R325 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R65 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

An impossible murder.
A remarkable detective duo.
A demon who may or may not exist.

It’s 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world’s greatest detective, is being transported from the Dutch East Indies to Amsterdam, where he is facing trial and execution for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Travelling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent, while also on board are Sara Wessel, a noble woman with a secret, and her husband, the governor general of Batavia.

But no sooner is their ship out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage. A strange symbol appears on the sail. A dead leper stalks the decks. Livestock are slaughtered in the night.

And then the passengers hear a terrible voice whispering to them in the darkness, promising them three unholy miracles. First: an impossible pursuit. Second: an impossible theft. Third: an impossible murder.

Could a demon be responsible for their misfortunes?

With Pipps imprisoned, only Arent and Sara can solve a mystery that stretches back into

The Living Dead (Paperback): George A. Romero, Daniel Kraus The Living Dead (Paperback)
George A. Romero, Daniel Kraus
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) In stock

It begins with one body. A pair of medical examiners find themselves facing a dead man who won't stay dead. It spreads quickly.

In a Midwestern trailer park, an African American teenage girl and a Muslim immigrant battle newly-risen friends and family. On a US aircraft carrier, living sailors hide from dead ones while a fanatic preaches the gospel of a new religion of death. At a cable news station, a surviving anchor keeps broadcasting, not knowing if anyone is watching, while his undead colleagues try to devour him. In DC, an autistic federal employee charts the outbreak, preserving data for a future that may never come.

Everywhere, people are targeted by both the living and the dead. We think we know how this story ends. We. Are. Wrong.

The Burning Girls (Paperback): C. J. Tudor The Burning Girls (Paperback)
C. J. Tudor
R320 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R91 (28%) In stock

The darkly compelling new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man, The Taking of Annie Thorne and The Other People.

500 years ago: eight martyrs were burnt to death.

30 years ago: two teenagers vanished without trace.

Two months ago: the vicar committed suicide.

Welcome to Chapel Croft. For Rev Jack Brooks and teenage daughter Flo it's supposed to be a fresh start. New job, new home. But, as Jack knows, the past isn't easily forgotten. And in a close-knit community where the residents seem as proud as they are haunted by Chapel Croft's history, Jack must tread carefully. Ancient superstitions as well as a mistrust of outsiders will be hard to overcome. Yet right away Jack has more frightening concerns.

Why is Flo plagued by visions of burning girls? Who's sending them sinister, threatening messages? And why did no one mention that the last vicar killed himself?

Chapel Croft's secrets lie deep and dark as the tomb. Jack wouldn't touch them if not for Flo - anything to protect Flo. But the past is catching up with Chapel Croft - and with Jack. For old ghosts with scores to settle will never rest . . .

If It Bleeds (Hardcover): Stephen King If It Bleeds (Hardcover)
Stephen King 1
R632 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Save R112 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From #1 New York Times bestselling author, legendary storyteller, and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas—Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story If It Bleeds—each pulling you into intriguing and frightening places.

The novella is a form King has returned to over and over again in the course of his amazing career, and many have been made into iconic films, including “The Body” (Stand By Me) and “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” (Shawshank Redemption).

Like Four Past Midnight, Different Seasons, and most recently Full Dark, No Stars, If It Bleeds is a uniquely satisfying collection of longer short fiction by an incomparably gifted writer.

Bird Box (Paperback): Josh Malerman Bird Box (Paperback)
Josh Malerman 1
R279 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R93 (33%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Josh Malerman's debut novel BIRD BOX is a terrifying psychological thriller that will haunt you long after reading and will soon be a major motion picture starring Sandra Bullock.

Most people dismissed the reports on the news. But they became too frequent; they became too real. And soon it was happening to people we knew.

Then the Internet died. The televisions and radios went silent. The phones stopped ringing And we couldn't look outside anymore.

The Noise (Paperback): James Patterson, J D Barker The Noise (Paperback)
James Patterson, J D Barker
R320 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R85 (27%) Pre-order

If you hear it, it’s too late. Can two sisters save us all?

In the shadow of Mount Hood, sixteen-year-old Tennant is checking rabbit traps with her eight-year-old sister Sophie when the girls are suddenly overcome by a strange vibration rising out of the forest, building in intensity until it sounds like a deafening crescendo of screams. From out of nowhere, their father sweeps them up and drops them through a trapdoor into a storm cellar. But the sound only gets worse . . .

James Patterson’s astounding imagination has made him “a legendary novelist” (CNN). Now from its darkest corners comes The Noise, a thriller that takes hold of the emotions, defies the senses, and is like nothing you’ve ever read before.

In the Shadow of the Phosphorus Dawn (Paperback): Rob True In the Shadow of the Phosphorus Dawn (Paperback)
Rob True
R238 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R37 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Carl, reeling from the death of his brother, is drowning in visions. Followed by shadow men through the crumbling outer regions of the city. Unable to trust those closest to him. Doubting his own reality. As a wave of brutal, ritualistic gangland killings sweeps through the underworld, Carl's involvement with a life he thought he had left behind catches up with him, with terrifying results. In the Shadow of the Phosphorus Dawn is the raw, brilliant debut novel from Rob True, operating at the bleeding edge of crime and psychedelic horror.

Bird Box (Paperback, Film tie-in edition): Josh Malerman Bird Box (Paperback, Film tie-in edition)
Josh Malerman 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) In stock

Malorie raises the children the only way she can: indoors, with the doors locked, the curtains closed, and mattresses nailed over the windows. The children sleep in the bedroom across the hall, but soon she will have to wake them and blindfold them. Today they will risk everything. Today they will leave the house.

Josh Malerman's New York Times bestselling Bird Box is a terrifying psychological thriller that will haunt you long after reading.

Burning Sky (Paperback): Weston Ochse Burning Sky (Paperback)
Weston Ochse
R235 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R68 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The intense brand-new military horror series from "one of the Major Horror Authors of the 21st Century" - American Library Association Trained To Kill. Haunted By The Past. Fighting For Their Souls. Everything is dangerous in Afghanistan, nothing more so than the mission of a Tactical Support Team or T.S.T. All veterans, these men and women spend seasons in hell, to not only try and fix what's broken in each of them, but also to make enough bank to change their fortunes. But seven months later, safely back on American soil, they feel like there's something left undone. They're meeting people who already know them, remembering things that haven't happened, hearing words that don't exist. And they're all having the same dream... a dream of a sky that won't stop burning. "Ochse's writing finds the beauty in the language of brutality, which will appeal to fans of Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy" Booklist, ALA. "Burning Sky represents the pinnacle of the military horror genre, and will be difficult, if not impossible, to surpass." Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviewer

Meg: Generations (Paperback): Steve Alten Meg: Generations (Paperback)
Steve Alten
R231 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R30 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Apparition Phase (Paperback): Will Maclean The Apparition Phase (Paperback)
Will Maclean 1
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) In stock

Tim and Abi have always been different from their peers. Precociously bright, they spend their evenings in their parents' attic discussing the macabre and unexplained, zealously re-reading books on folklore, hauntings and the supernatural. In particular, they are obsessed with photographs of ghostly apparitions and the mix of terror and delight they provoke in their otherwise boring and safe childhoods.

But when Tim and Abi decide to fake a photo of a ghost to frighten an unpopular school friend, they set in motion a deadly and terrifying chain of events that neither of them could have predicted, and are forced to confront the possibility that what began as a callous prank might well have taken on a malevolent life of its own.

An unsettling literary ghost story set between a claustrophobic British suburban town and a menacing Suffolk manor, THE APPARITION PHASE is an unnerving novel, which, like all the best ghost stories, pushes us repeatedly over the line between rational explanation and inexplicable fear. It asks us to consider what might be lurking in the shadows, and questions what is real and what is simply a trick of the mind - and whether there's really a difference between the two.

House of Earth and Blood (Paperback): Sarah J Maas House of Earth and Blood (Paperback)
Sarah J Maas
R439 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R53 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
'n Spook in die Huis - 'n Roman (Afrikaans, Paperback): Francios Loots 'n Spook in die Huis - 'n Roman (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Francios Loots
R270 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R54 (20%) Ships in 8 - 13 working days

Die spook in sy huis kry alleenloper Paul nie verdryf nie, al probeer hy hoe hard om met ingewikkelde resepte sy dae om te bak. Sy lewe verander onomkeerbaar wanneer hy by ’n moord ingesleep word. Nou is sy lewe ook ’n koerantopskrif, nes dié wat hy elke nag bekook vir die Shrien Dewanisaak by die nuuskantoor waar hy werk.

Die skaduwêreld van sado-masochisme kom tydens die Dewaniondersoek aan die lig: ’n wêreld goed bekend aan Div. Fisieke pyn is hoe hy vergeet van sy afgetakelde pa en sy junkie-broer. Wanneer die gedaante van die vermoorde Anni Dewani lewensgroot aan Div verskyn, besef hy dat dít wat by hom spook nie slegs metafories is nie.

Wat jaag ons, en wat maak ons vry? In ’n Spook in die huis, François Loots se sewende roman, word die kompleksiteite rondom ontvlugting en verlossing op boeiende en verrassende wyse verken.

The Stand (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Paperback): Stephen King The Stand (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Paperback)
Stephen King
R299 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R29 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Thirteen Storeys (Paperback): Jonathan Sims Thirteen Storeys (Paperback)
Jonathan Sims
R335 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R67 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'A modern horror classic from one of the most exciting writers in the field today' Starburst Magazine A haunted house tour-de-force from the creator of THE MAGNUS ARCHIVES podcast. GOING UP? A dinner party is held in the penthouse of a multimillion-pound development. All the guests are strangers - even to their host, the billionaire owner of the building . None of them know why they were selected to receive his invitation. Whether privileged or deprived, they share only one thing in common - they've all experienced a shocking disturbance within the building's walls. By the end of the night, their host is dead, and none of the guests will say what happened. His death has remained one of the biggest unsolved mysteries - until now. But are you ready for their stories? 'Combines a creeping sense of unease with all-out gore . . . Nerve-jangling.' Guardian 'A wonderfully creepy climax, hitting that perfect spot of uncanny horror' Grimdark Magazine 'Left me feeling uneasy . . . creeped out, and a little bit horrified. In other words, this was an excellent book' NetGalley reviewer 'Steals your sleep, not only because it's such a page turner but it is very very creepy . . . Highly recommended' NetGalley reviewer 'Chilling and so creepy - perfect reading . . . Even if you don't usually go for this genre, give THIRTEEN STOREYS a try - you won't be disappointed!' NetGalley reviewer 'This book literally has it all: simply faultless. A majestic tour de force of the imagination' NetGalley reviewer

If It Bleeds (Paperback): Stephen King If It Bleeds (Paperback)
Stephen King
R399 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R57 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Other People - The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller 2020 (Paperback): C. J. Tudor The Other People - The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller 2020 (Paperback)
C. J. Tudor 1
R190 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R40 (21%) In stock

The chilling new novel and Sunday Times top 10 bestseller from the bestselling author of The Chalk Man and The Taking of Annie Thorne 'C. J. Tudor is terrific. I can't wait to see what she does next' Harlan Coben 'A mesmerizingly chilling and atmospheric page-turner' J.P. Delaney, bestselling author of The Girl Before Driving home one night, Gabe sees the face of a little girl he knows in the rear window of the car in front. She mouths one word - 'Daddy'. He never sees his five-year-old daughter, Izzy, again. The police believe she's dead. But three years later, Gabe still drives the roads, searching for the car that took Izzy, never giving up hope . . . Fran and her daughter, Alice, aren't searching - but running. Always one step ahead of the people who want to hurt them. Because Fran knows the truth about Gabe's daughter - and she knows what those chasing her and Alice will do if they ever catch them . . . 'Hugely enjoyable and deliciously creepy' Alex Michaelides, author of The Silent Patient 'A creepy, intense novel that drew me right in and never let go' Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife 'Utterly magnificent. Such a beautifully weaved and satisfyingly complex tale, with just the right level of spookiness' James Oswald, author of the Inspector McLean series 'Chilling and utterly gripping. Loved the twists and the well-drawn everyday details. A fantastic new book from the Queen of Creepy' Will Dean, author of Dark Pines 'A darkly compelling tale of justice, revenge and the darkness lurking at the edges of everyday life - with an utterly propulsive plot that makes it very, very hard to put down' T. M. Logan, author of The Holiday 'C. J. Tudor's best novel to date . . . utterly emotionally believable . . . gripping and thoroughly entertaining' Sarah Pinborough, author of Behind Her Eyes Praise for C. J. Tudor: 'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' Stephen King 'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail 'Some writers have it, and C. J. Tudor has it big time. The Taking of Annie Thorne is terrific in every way' Lee Child 'Her books have the ability to simultaneously make you unable to stop reading while wishing you could bury the book somewhere deep underground where it can't be found. Compelling and haunting' Sunday Express

Ninth House (Paperback): Leigh Bardugo Ninth House (Paperback)
Leigh Bardugo
R245 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R29 (12%) Pre-order
Gideon Falls, Volume 6 (Paperback): Jeff Lemire Gideon Falls, Volume 6 (Paperback)
Jeff Lemire; Artworks by Andrea Sorrentino, Dave Stewart
R266 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The mind-bending conclusion to the Eisner Award-winning series by New York Times bestselling writer JEFF LEMIRE and artist ANDREA SORRENTINO (the creative team behind Green Arrow and Old Man Logan), with the talents of Eisner Award-winning colorist DAVE STEWART (Hellboy)! As all the universes of "Gideon Falls" finally converge, can the combined forces of this rag-tag band of adventurers be enough to stop the Laughing Man and his limitless legions of evil?! Find out the answers to all your questions! This volume include loads of behind-the-scene extras from this ground-breaking series. Collects GIDEON FALLS #27.

The Walking Dead: Alien (Hardcover): Brian K. Vaughan The Walking Dead: Alien (Hardcover)
Brian K. Vaughan; Artworks by Marcos Martin
R418 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R66 (16%) In stock

COLLECTED IN HARDCOVER FOR THE FIRST TIME! Originally only available on PanelSyndicate.com, this oversized hardcover features a story firmly set in THE WALKING DEAD comic book continuity by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (SAGA, PAPER GIRLS) and MARCOS MARTIN (THE PRIVATE EYE, BARRIER).

The Bridge (Paperback): J. S. Breukelaar The Bridge (Paperback)
J. S. Breukelaar
R346 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R62 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Selected Stories (Paperback): H. P Lovecraft Selected Stories (Paperback)
H. P Lovecraft
R71 R65 Discovery Miles 650 Save R6 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. "I am writing this under an appreciable mental strain, since by tonight I shall be no more." This selection of works showcases the best-known, most chilling stories of H. P. Lovecraft, including Dagon, The Call of Cthulhu, The Thing on the Doorstep and Herbert West - Reanimator. They feature such deadly horrors as terrifying sea-creatures, menaces from outer space, evil-worshipping cults and unexpected murder by familiar hands. There is no place so frightful that Lovecraft did not venture there, and these tales will leave the imagination reeling, yet dare you to turn the page...

Your Turn to Suffer (Paperback): Tim Waggoner Your Turn to Suffer (Paperback)
Tim Waggoner
R325 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R49 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"His ability to weave the surreal with the hyper-real is his greatest talent." - Signal Horizon. Lorelei Palumbo is harassed by a sinister group calling themselves The Cabal. They accuse her of having committed unspeakable crimes in the past, and now she must pay. The Cabal begins taking her life apart one piece at a time - her job, her health, the people she loves - and she must try to figure out what The Cabal thinks she's done if she's to have any hope of answering their charges and salvaging her life. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

The Shadow Friend (Paperback): Alex North The Shadow Friend (Paperback)
Alex North
R190 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R38 (20%) Ships in 8 - 13 working days

* PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW, from the bestselling author of Richard & Judy Book Club pick The Whisper Man * If it had happened to you, you would have run away too. Twenty-five years ago, Paul's friend Charlie Crabtree brutally killed their classmate - and then vanished without a trace. Paul's never forgiven himself for his part in what happened. He's never gone back home. Until his elderly mother has a fall. It's finally time to stop running. It's not long before things start to go wrong. His mother claims there's someone in the house. Paul realises someone is following him. And, in a town many miles away, a copycat killer has struck. Which makes him wonder - what really happened to Charlie the day of the murder? And can anyone stop it happening again? Praise for Alex North 'The best crime novel of the decade' - Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Thirteen 'First it's spooky. Then it's scary. Then it's terrifying. And then... well, dear reader, proceed at your own risk. An ambitious, deeply satisfying thriller - a seamless blend of Harlan Coben, Stephen King, and Thomas Harris. My flesh is still crawling' - A. J. Finn, no.1 bestselling author of The Woman in the Window 'Alex North has achieved the seemingly impossible. The Whisper Man is a thriller that is both terrifying and utterly heartbreaking. Mesmerising and masterful' - Mark Billingham 'A dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart. Damn, but Alex North can write!' - Stuart MacBride

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