Join master of horror Tim Curran on a trip through three hellish landscapes. This collection contains 3 of Curran’s best novellas in one book! Includes: Puppet Graveyard Five months after her sister Gloria disappeared, Kitty Seevers receives a lock of Gloria's hair in the mail. No return... show more
Join master of horror Tim Curran on a trip through three hellish landscapes. This collection contains 3 of Curran’s best novellas in one book!
Five months after her sister Gloria disappeared, Kitty Seevers receives a lock of Gloria's hair in the mail. No return address. Just a cryptic message that brings Kitty to the Bamboo Lounge and into the twisted realm of ventriloquist Ronny McBane and his dummy, Piggy.
Kitty descends into a haunted place where reality is frayed, where the puppetmaster and puppet seem to have reversed roles—-a nightmare place where a dummy moves and speaks when his master is nowhere near him.
Kitty suspects not only is there something wrong with McBane and his dummy, but a greater evil is at work as those named by the dummy are dying horrible deaths. And now she has been named by the same soul-eater that destroyed her sister.
With a kid on the way, Boyd needed the job bad. But the idea of going underground at the Hobart Mine, down into the dark labyrinth of tunnels to get at the raw ore, left him with a brooding sense of unease. Maybe it was the fact that his father had died down in the mines or maybe it was something much worse.
Digging a new drift down in Level #8, the lowest level of the mine, an immense shaft opens up. Boyd and a few others volunteer to explore it. Some 400 feet down, they find a passage that leads to an immense cavern from prehistory.
A petrified world.
A prehistoric graveyard.
Then a cave-in traps them down there. In the darkness and dank shadows of a fossilized world, they realize they are not alone.
Something has woken in the stone.
Something ancient and terrible and coldly intelligent.
Shaddock Valley. A maximum security prison that houses the worst of the worst: drug gangs, psychopaths, rapists, gangters, and outlaw bikers. In a place like that, a skinny little kid like Danny Palmquist doesn't stand a chance. It doesn't take long before the hardtimers move in on him.
Then they begin to die horribly.
In locked cells.
When the lights go out at Shaddock Valley, the nightmare begins. When Danny Palmquist goes to sleep, something else wakes up.
And if you mess with Danny Palmquist, it will find you. And in the darkness, nothing can save you.