Lights Out: A Box Set of Three (The Nightmare Chronicles, Night Asylum, Wild Things + Bonus Novelette)

Alkemara Press

When the lights go out, the horror begins. This box set from a master of dark fiction gathers more than three collections’ worth of New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg’s classic unnerving and strange fiction of supernatural suspense and horror, which Dean Koontz says, “can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby!”

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Three Collections in One
Included in this collection are all the short stories from his three collections, The Nightmare Chronicles, Night Asylum and Wild Things as well as the bonus novelette, Funerary Rites. This is a great collector’s ebook for the fan of Douglas Clegg’s Bram Stoker Award-winning stories, as well as for the new reader of his work.

The Nightmare Chronicles, within this collection, won both the Bram Stoker Award and The International Horror Guild Award.

Table of Contents:

1. Foreword by the Author
2. Funerary Rites
3. White Chapel
4. The Stain
5. The American
6. Belinda in the Pool
7. The Skin of the World
8. O, Rare and Most Exquisite
9. The Little Mermaid
10. A Madness of Starlings
11. Subway Turnstile
12. Where Flies Are Born
13. Underworld
14. The Rendering Man
15. The Fruit of Her Womb
16. Becoming Men
17. People Who Love Life
18. Fries with That?
19. The Machinery of Night
20. The Wolf
21. The Wicked
22. 265 and Heaven
23. The Night Before Alec Got Married
24. Ice Palace
25. Why My Doll is Evil
26. The Five
27. The Dark Game
28. Only Connect
29. The Ripening Sweetness of Late Afternoon
30. Chosen
31. Damned If You Do
32. The Hurting Season
33. I Am infinite, I Contain Multitudes

Don’t miss Douglas Clegg’s other books of horror, suspense and dark fantasy:

Stand-Alone Novels
Afterlife
Breeder
The Children’s Hour
Dark of the Eye
Goat Dance
The Halloween Man
The Hour Before Dark
Mr. Darkness
Naomi
Neverland
You Come When I Call You

The Harrow Series:
Nightmare House
Mischief
The Infinite
The Abandoned
Isis (prequel novella)
The Necromancer (prequel novella)

The Criminally Insane Series:
Bad Karma
Red Angel
Night Cage

The Vampyricon:
The Priest of Blood
The Lady of Serpents
The Queen of Wolves

The Chronicles of Mordred:
Mordred, Bastard Son (Book I)

Short Novels & Novellas:
The Attraction
The Dark Game
Dinner with the Cannibal Sisters
Isis
The Necromancer
Purity
The Words

Short Story Collections:
The Nightmare Chronicles
Night Asylum
Wild Things
Lights Out

Box Sets:
Bad Places
Coming of Age
Criminally Insane
Dark Rooms
Halloween Chillers
Harrow 3 Novels (Books 1-3)
Harrow 4 Novels (Books 1-4)
Lights Out
Night Towns
The Vampyricon

Short Stories:
Belinda in the Pool
Funerary Rites
The Stain
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More by Douglas Clegg

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Never play the Dark Game...It will take you over...it will come alive... From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes this riveting supernatural thriller of dangerous secrets within a haunted family. After one of the most vicious killings of recent years, Nemo Raglan must return to the New England island he thought he'd escaped for good . . . and the shadowy home called Hawthorn.

"Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction, and The Hour Before Dark is his best and most exciting novel to date. This is pure imagination, and it is wearing speed skates." - Peter Straub, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Story and, with Stephen King, The Talisman.

*"...An eerie psychological tale of supernatural horror that builds suspense gradually as the characters slowly peel back the layers of their past and face the terrors of their shared childhood. Clegg approaches horror with a stark and vital simplicity that is utterly convincing.  Fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz will appreciate this atmospheric gem." -- Library Journal.

"I was compelled to keep turning the pages as fear...raised my pulse to racing level from cover to cover." -- DarkEcho.

Here Comes a Candle to Light You To Bed...
As Nemo unravels the mysteries of his past and a terrible night of childhood, he witnesses something unimaginable...and sees the true face of evil...while Burnley Island comes to know the unspeakable horror that grows in darkness.

From the Publishers Weekly Starred Review:
"Suspenseful and relentlessly spooky, told in economical prose yet peopled by characters as fully realized as one’s own blood kin, this is at once the most artful and most mainstream tale yet from one of horror’s brightest lights."

"... A dark,psychologically astute novel that pushes beyond the horror genre
and into raw suspense...THE HOUR BEFORE DARK is a powerful and deeply engaging novel of disturbance and redemption...highly recommended to any reader who enjoys Stephen King, Dean Koontz, or Pat Conroy." - The BookReporter.

 "In his finest novel to date, Clegg establishes himself firmly as one of the leading authors in the horror genre...Hold onto your chair;  The Hour Before Dark is a powerhouse of a read." - Cemetery Dance Magazine.

A gripping read that is refreshingly character-driven, yet still produces a palpable sense of dread." --  Fangoria

 Books by Douglas Clegg
The Children’s Hour
Goat Dance
Purity
Dark of the Eye
The Words
Wild Things
Nightmare House
Bad Karma
Red Angel
Night Cage
Mischief
The Infinite
The Abandoned
The Necromancer
Isis
The Hour Before Dark
You Come When I Call You
Naomi
The Nightmare Chronicles
The Machinery of Night
Breeder
The Attraction

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

"Clegg delivers!"
— John Saul, bestselling author of Faces of Fear and The Devil's Labyrinth.

"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.

From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes the Bram Stoker Award-winning collection The Nightmare Chronicles -- 13 spine-tingling tales of dark mystery, supernatural thrills and twisted horror which "can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby, " says bestselling author Dean Koontz. 

“Clegg brings his stories together with a chilling fictive conceit....The effect is dangerously seductive.” -- Locus 

“Clegg's (The Halloween Man, etc.) collection of 13 tales takes risks and is full of passions that sometimes burst forth violently…Clegg's use of innovative metaphors catapults each story beyond a landscape crowded with the horror genre's usual monsters and madmen into a territory he alone can claim.” – Publisher’s Weekly 

“…Like M. R. James, Douglas Clegg can ‘write about the vile and horrific without seeming to smear it over himself or you.’ Like Shirley Jackson he has an understated precision of language and the ability to portray his characters emotionally in a wickedly effective manner. And, like Stephen King, he loves to tell stories and tells them well. At the same time, Clegg is a thoroughly modern writer...Without doubt, one of the best collections of the year. -- DarkEcho 

“Every story is perfectly different and definitely unlike any other horror novel/film I’ve read or watched…all of them have their images that could come back to you in your dreams.” – Doubleshot Reviews. 

“Clegg writes some of the most harrowing, unforgettable tales you're ever likely to come upon.. Clegg's best stories…slip into your subconscious and stay with you well beyond the last turning of the page...” – The Chiaroscuro 

“I was truly impressed with this collection, and was not surprised to learn that it received the 1999 International Horror Guild Award for Best Collection, and the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection.” – Casual Debris 


Contains the short stories 

"Underworld" 
"O Rare and Most Exquisite" 
"The Rendering Man" 
"The Fruit of Her Womb" 
"The Hurting Season" 
"Chosen" 
"The Night Before Alec Got Married" 
"Only Connect" 
"The Little Mermaid," 
"Damned If You Do" 
"The Ripening Sweetness of Late Afternoon" 
Plus the acclaimed novelettes, "White Chapel" and "I Am Infinite, I Contain Multitudes." 

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Publisher
Alkemara Press
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Published on
Jan 29, 2017
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Pages
720
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ISBN
9780985050535
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Language
English
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Fiction / Horror
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