Ghost Road Blues

Ghost Road Blues

Book - 2006
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Random House, Inc.
Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel

From a new master of horror comes an apocalyptic showdown between the residents of a secluded, rural town and the deadly evil that confronts them wherever they turn . . .

Evil Doesn't Die

The cozy little town of Pine Deep buried the horrors of its past a long time ago. Thirty years have gone by since the darkness descended and the Black Harvest began, a time when a serial killer sheared a bloody swath through the quiet Pennsylvania village. The evil that once coursed through Pine Deep has been replaced by cheerful tourists getting ready to enjoy the country's largest Halloween celebration in what is now called "The Spookiest Town in America."

It Just Grows Stronger

But then--a month before Halloween--it begins. Unspeakably desecrated bodies. Inexplicable insanity. And an ancient evil walking the streets, drawing in those who would fall to their own demons and seeking to shred the very soul of this rapidly fracturing community. Yes, the residents of Pine Deep have drawn together and faced a killer before. But this time, evil has many faces--and the lust and will to rule the earth. This struggle will be epic.

"Serves up scares like pancakes at a church social."--Gregory Frost

"Without a doubt this prolific author is the next Stephen King. Maberry deserves more then a Bram Stoker Award for this; he deserves Bram Stoker to rise from his grave and shake his hand." --Chad Wendell,New World Reviews

"If I were asked to select only one new voice in horror fiction to read today, it would be Jonathan Maberry."--Katherine Ramsland

"A fun, fun read and creepy as hell."--Gregory Frost

"If you think small town horror has nothing new to offer, you have a surprise in store.Ghost Road Blues demonstrates that even the most haunted town in America is unprepared for the full depth of evil, either human or inhuman."--Don D'Ammassa

"Reminiscent of Stephen King. . .Maberry supplies plenty of chills in this atmospheric novel. . .This is horror on a grand scale." –Publishers Weekly

Baker & Taylor
The residents of Pine Deep, while preparing for the country's largest Halloween celebration, come face-to-face with terror when the ancient evil that had wreaked bloody havoc on their town thirty years earlier returns, determined to brutally shred the souls of everyone in its path. Original.

& Taylor

The residents of Pine Deep, while preparing for the country's largest Halloween celebration, face terror when the ancient evil that wreaked bloody havoc on their town thirty years ago returns.

Publisher: New York : Kensington Pub. Corp., c2006
ISBN: 9780786018154
Branch Call Number: FICTION MABERRY
Characteristics: 478 p. ; 18 cm


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Dec 01, 2013

Stephen King, watch out, there is a new kid in town! Jonathan Maberry is every bit as twisted and dark as Stephen King has ever been. Great read! I prefer large print, but this was so good, I didn't mind reading it in regular print.

Jun 13, 2013

While this trilogy (this is volume one) has some original ideas and a sympathetic cast, it was rife with continuity errors that drove me up the wall. It probably wouldn't have been noticeable reading them spaced out on their publication schedule, but all in a row they were glaring. It was also overlong for the story told. Maberry has tightened up as a writer since. Still entertaining, but not the quickest read for something that is essentially pulp.


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