The Halloween Man

Alkemara Press
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A New England village. A stolen child. A terrifying birthright. Who holds the key to the chilling mystery of Stonehaven, Connecticut, and its desolate woods — and what shining creature remains trapped within its summer mansion? From bestselling author & award-winning author Douglas Clegg comes a riveting, edge-of-your-seat supernatural horror novel of “overwhelming love and devastating terror."*

For fans of Dean Koontz, Stephen King and Dan Simmons.

“Clegg’s stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby."– Dean Koontz

“Combining both the quiet horror of a Charles Grant with the all-out spectacles of a Stephen King, Clegg’s storytelling has never been better. The Halloween Man is a brilliant novel, up there with the best of Straub, King, and Koontz, and one of the most original tales of terror to come along in quite a while.” – Edward Lee

“The Halloween Man is one of the best horror novels that I’ve read in years…I had never read anything by Clegg before reading this novel, but now I’m going to go out and get the rest of his books. If you’ve never heard of Clegg either, or are a fan of horror fiction, get this book right now.” – Pixel Planet


“Clegg gets high marks on the terror scale...” – The Daily News (New York)

“Every bit as good as the best works of Stephen King, Peter Straub, or Dan Simmons...” – Hellnotes: The Newsletter for the Horror Professional

*"The Halloween Man is about overwhelming love and devastating terror, human strength and supernatural power, and the eternal cycle of death and re-birth Packed with vivid imagery; a broadly-scoped but fast-paced plot; powerful, evocative writing; superb characterizations; and facile intelligence…Douglas Clegg has given horror lovers the best Halloween gift possible — an entertaining spinetingler written with unique style...” – DarkEcho

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)
Haunts 8 Novels
Haunts: Eight Novels
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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Beneath the hospital for the criminally insane, there's an older asylum...full of night cages... In Book 3 of the Criminally Insane Series, New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg blends psychological action-suspense with a twist of psychic horror as he unlocks the dangerous corridors of the Darden State Hospital for Criminal Justice in southern California for the most terrifying mother-son murder team in history. 

"Bloody Mary" Chilmark is certifiable -- just ask her doctor. The Darden State Hospital is home to the most dangerous psychopathic killers in the country. But Bloody Mary got out, and raised her baby away from that bad environment. 

She kept him in a cage...where he began to see dead people, all the time. 

Especially the ghosts of those he's killed... 

What a mother she turned out to be -- raising her son, "Doc" with her traditional family values, which often involved surgery -- because her son just has a knack for cutting people open. But Doc's been arrested, processed and held at Darden State -- and is considered one of the most dangerous of the hospital's inmates. 

When wildfires burn out of control in Southern California, authorities face the overwhelming task of relocating hundreds of Darden's patients to other prison hospitals before the raging inferno descend 

In the frenzy, "Bloody Mary" finds her opportunity to free her son. 

It's up to Trey Campbell and officer Jane Laymon to hunt for the mother-son duo in the dark underworld maze of the old asylum beneath the hospital. 

The Criminally Insane Series:


Book #1, Bad Karma 
Book #2, Red Angel 
Book #3, Night Cage 

Author Note: Night Cage was originally published under the author's pen name, Andrew Harper. 

Books by Douglas Clegg


Afterlife 
Goat Dance 
Purity 
Dark of the Eye 
The Words 
Wild Things 
The Children's Hour 
The Criminally Insane Series: 
Bad Karma 
Red Angel 
Night Cage 
The Harrow Series: 
Nightmare House 
Mischief 
The Infinite 
The Abandoned 
The Hour Before Dark 
You Come When I Call You 
Naomi 
The Nightmare Chronicles 
The Machinery of Night 
Isis 
The Necromancer 


With more to come… 

Praise for Douglas Clegg's fiction


"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. 

"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's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby." 
-- Dean Koontz 

"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.

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Publisher
Alkemara Press
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Published on
Mar 6, 2017
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Pages
374
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ISBN
9780985050528
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Horror
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