Scream Queen

Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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An Aurora Award Finalist

Six contestants. One haunted house. And a whole lot of bloody murder.

B-grade horror masters the Gowan brothers have devised a new reality TV show with a killer hook. Six contestants compete for the chance to star in an upcoming slasher movie. All they have to do is survive one night in a “haunted” house and be voted Scream Queen.

The setting is perfect: a crumbling Victorian mansion with a gruesome history and a former owner who turned out to be a serial killer. Throw in a few buckets of fake blood, a bunch of rubber body parts, and a cast of aspiring actors who’ll do anything for a close-up. An expert parapsychologist even warns the production team against disturbing the house’s dormant spirits. Fantastic publicity. Sure, the budget’s low, but the ratings are going to soar.

Then the sun goes down. The cameras start rolling. And all hell really breaks loose...

Edo Van Belkom, winner of the Bram Stoker and Aurora Awards, is at his brilliantly twisted best in a novel that’s dark, witty, and utterly terrifying.

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“Great creepy fun! A post-modern edge-of-your-seat thriller, with enough smarts to know when to scare you and when to make you laugh. Having survived a decade in television, I thought I’d seen it all, but this book is actually SCARIER than meeting a Hollywood Network Executive!!”
–Ron Oliver writer/director PROM NIGHT 3 & more

“An ominous rollercoaster ride of a ghost story that is at once surprisingly simple and deceptively complex, a novel which exemplifies both the author’s penchant for comic horror and intense terror – not to mention a genuine love of horror movies ... SCREAM QUEEN rocks.”
–Rue Morgue

“A beach book for the horror crowd. Fun and fast-paced, the book is a terrific read.”
–Creative Corner
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About the author

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.

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Publisher
Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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Published on
Dec 6, 2013
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Pages
270
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ISBN
9781625670137
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Horror
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Edo van Belkom
They think they’re getting lucky.
They’re dead wrong.

Detective Joe Williams has seen all kinds of murder scenes. Some brutal, some gory, all disturbing and horrific in their way. Nothing could have prepared him for what’s waiting in Apartment 413. A man—what’s left of him—lying in a pool of his own blood, his face frozen in a silent scream.

That’s just the first. Soon there are more victims, all male, all mutilated, seeming to have little in common except an agonizing death by castration. All of them went looking for pleasure. Instead they found a killer wreaking vengeance in the most bloodthirsty way. And the only clue Joe has found is a tiny, gleaming metal tooth...

Edo Van Belkom—winner of the Bram Stoker and Aurora Awards—delves into the heart of man’s most primal fear in a shocking, suspenseful, terrifying novel that bites down hard...and won’t let go.

REVIEWS
“One of 2001′s best horror novels” – Science Fiction Chronicle

“TEETH works on several levels: as an over-the-edge contemporary horror novel, as a police procedural, and as a thriller. Edo van Belkom’s mastery of the art of storytelling is brought to bear on this unforgettable novel. It’s about as far over the edge as a horror book can get, and the big boys were all too timid to take it. Still, I expect it to knock people’s socks off, the way Stephen King’s CARRIE did. From its unforgettable opening scene to its last page, TEETH will haunt you for the rest of your life; you will be mesmerized, repelled, and thrilled. Van Belkom already has one Bram Stoker Award; I expect TEETH to earn him his second — as well as the large readership he so richly deserves. Buy it.”
–Robert J. Sawyer, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

“One of the best that I have read in a very long time. This award-winner Canadian novelist will not disappoint you.”
–Naomi de Bruyn, RAMBLES
Edo van Belkom
They think they’re getting lucky.
They’re dead wrong.

Detective Joe Williams has seen all kinds of murder scenes. Some brutal, some gory, all disturbing and horrific in their way. Nothing could have prepared him for what’s waiting in Apartment 413. A man—what’s left of him—lying in a pool of his own blood, his face frozen in a silent scream.

That’s just the first. Soon there are more victims, all male, all mutilated, seeming to have little in common except an agonizing death by castration. All of them went looking for pleasure. Instead they found a killer wreaking vengeance in the most bloodthirsty way. And the only clue Joe has found is a tiny, gleaming metal tooth...

Edo Van Belkom—winner of the Bram Stoker and Aurora Awards—delves into the heart of man’s most primal fear in a shocking, suspenseful, terrifying novel that bites down hard...and won’t let go.

REVIEWS
“One of 2001′s best horror novels” – Science Fiction Chronicle

“TEETH works on several levels: as an over-the-edge contemporary horror novel, as a police procedural, and as a thriller. Edo van Belkom’s mastery of the art of storytelling is brought to bear on this unforgettable novel. It’s about as far over the edge as a horror book can get, and the big boys were all too timid to take it. Still, I expect it to knock people’s socks off, the way Stephen King’s CARRIE did. From its unforgettable opening scene to its last page, TEETH will haunt you for the rest of your life; you will be mesmerized, repelled, and thrilled. Van Belkom already has one Bram Stoker Award; I expect TEETH to earn him his second — as well as the large readership he so richly deserves. Buy it.”
–Robert J. Sawyer, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

“One of the best that I have read in a very long time. This award-winner Canadian novelist will not disappoint you.”
–Naomi de Bruyn, RAMBLES
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