Katie (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)
"A great read-evocative of another era, engrossing from the first page, chilling." - Publishers Weekly "McDowell must now be regarded as the finest writer of paperback originals in America." - Stephen King "Michael McDowell has a flair for the gruesome . . . the nurturing of utmost horror." -... show more
"A great read-evocative of another era, engrossing from the first page, chilling." - Publishers Weekly "McDowell must now be regarded as the finest writer of paperback originals in America." - Stephen King "Michael McDowell has a flair for the gruesome . . . the nurturing of utmost horror." - Washington Post "You need a strong stomach . . . filled with gore and horror. At the same time, he writes so well that you can't stop reading his books." - Ocala Star-Banner When Philo Drax receives a letter from her wealthy grandfather saying he fears for his life at the hands of the vicious Slape family, she rushes to the rescue. But too late! Katie Slape, a monstrous girl with psychic powers and a penchant for smashing skulls with her hammer, has already finished him off and gotten hold of his cash. Determined to track down the murderers, Philo hunts Katie and her family through the streets of 1860s New York, where the Slapes' coffers are filling up with money as their cellar fills up with corpses. But going after the Slapes might be the worst decision of Philo's life, for no one escapes the bashing of Katie's hammer! A bloody, action-packed romp, Katie (1982) is a throwback to the exciting and violent "penny dreadfuls" of the Victorian era and features the same brilliant writing as Michael McDowell's classic horror novels The Elementals and Blackwater.
Publish date: 2015-03-17
Publisher: Valancourt Books
Pages no: 278
Edition language: English
I havent read a book by McDowell I haven't liked yet. To call this family dysfunctional is an understatement...
Katie is the first book I have read by Michael McDowell. A classic horror novel, you won't find any gore-fest or torture porn, but what you will find is a well written and disturbing story. The book starts out with Katie showing signs of both psychic abilities and a propensity towards cruelty from a...
Are you a horror fan? If so, read this book NOW!! This tale reminds me of how and why I became a horror fan. I remember picking up horror paperbacks in the late 70s-early 80s and ripping through them at a breakneck pace. I experienced that feeling again this past weekend and I realized how much I ...
Most excellent female killer ever! McDowell has a real flair for writing novels populated almost entirely by strong, awesome women and Katie is no exception.