Bram Stoker and Aurora Award winner Edo van Belkom is the author of two hundred stories of horror, science fiction, fantasy, and mystery, which have appeared in such magazines and anthologies as Storyteller, RPM for Truckers, Year’s Best Horror Stories, and The Mammoth Book of On the Road. He is also the author of “Mark Dalton: Owner/Operator,” an ongoing adventure serial about a private investigator turned trucker that has been published continuously in the monthly trade magazine Truck News since June of 1999. His more than twenty books to date include the novels Scream Queen, Martyrs, and Teeth and the short story collections Death Drives a Semi and Six-Inch Spikes. Born in Toronto in 1962, Edo worked as a daily newspaper sports and police reporter for five years before becoming a full-time freelance writer in 1992. He lives in Brampton, Ontario, with his wife, Roberta, and son, Luke. His Web page is located at www.vanbelkom.com.
Transformed by a madman's curse, Jesse Sikes is a killing machine. Twenty years ago he cut a bloody swath through the small town of Gideon--until his mother struck him down with her own occult powers. Now Eleanor Sikes is dying. The bonds that hold the monster are weakening.
Soon Jesse will be free.
No one in Gideon will be safe.
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For the sake of mankind, it shouldn't be resurrected from the ocean floor.
For the love of God, it shouldn't be worshipped.
Unless you want to survive … WURM
The infection is spreading. The cult is reborn. The horror is alive and well and ready to transform humanity forever. Wurm is here …
Andy Sayer knows what it’s like to feel like a freak. Ever since he was badly burned in a fire started by his drunken mother, the horrible scars on his face have set him apart from others, isolated him.
Now, the patriarch of a prominent but mysterious family, Matthew Bollinger, has taken an interest in Andy. The Bollingers own the entire area and just about everything in it. They live in an enormous house built on the side of Mount Crag, but they are never seen. Matthew Bollinger wants Andy to come live with them.
In the Bollingers, Andy finds acceptance … and the deepest kind of corruption and evil.
Sometimes the worst disfigurements remain invisible … until it’s too late.
Included in this collection:
The Truth, as Told by a Bottle of Liquid Morphine
The Cat in the Cage
The Orchard of Hanging Trees
A Catechism for Aspiring Amnesiacs
The Company Town
The Choir of Beasts
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Piggy Class
The Last Kid Scared by Lugosi
I Am Moonflower
The Suffering Clown
Eulogy to be Given by Whoever’s Still Sober
Youth to Be Proud Of
The Peculiar Salesgirl
For Kevin Benecke, long-suffering employee of a mysterious organization known simply as Maintenance, it starts with the violent death of his co-worker at the hands of a madman who tells him, The Big Dark is coming for you.
Long-dead cult leader and former rock star Mark Maegarr has returned from beyond the grave, and Joan and Kevin have front-row seats to his apocalyptic comeback. Maegarr’s waited decades to finish what he started, and this time no one will stop him from putting on a killer show designed to hasten the universe’s end.