Joe Hill Books in Order

The Joe Hill books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Joe Hill books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of The Cape Books

The Cape

Joe Hill 2007

Every little boy dreams about putting on a cape and soaring up, up, and away... but what if one day that dream were to come true?Eric was like every other eight-year-old boy, until a tragic accident changed his life forever. The Cape explores the dark side of power, as the adult Eric–a confused and broken man–takes to the skies.

.. and sets out to exact a terrible vengeance on everyone who ever disappointed him.This critically acclaimed, Eisner Award-nominated story, written by Jason Ciaramella, based on the short story by New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill, with art by Zach Howard and Nelson Daniel, smashes the classic superhero myth, and wraps the bloody wreckage in a bright blue shroud: THE CAPE.

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The Cape: 1969

Hill, Joe 2013

It’s 1969 and the war in Vietnam rages on. Captain Chase, a Medevac helicopter pilot for the US Army, is shot down over enemy territory. He and his crew are in a fight for their lives as they play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the Vietcong.

.. but they soon learn that machine guns and grenades aren’t the only terrors hiding in the jungle. Find out what happens in this origin prequel to the Eisner Award-nominated hit, The Cape.

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Publication Order of Finis Vitae Books

Off World

Hill, Joe 2019

"Where am I?"Everyone asked this question when they first woke up in this place.There were no roads, no adults, no communication with anyone outside.Eventually, these questions were deemed unanswerable, and life moved on.Kids found each other and created camps.

They named this place, "Off World."One camp believed that order and team work was the key to a peaceful life.This camp named themselves Civilization.The other camp believed that total independence, disorder, and a harsh way of life fit them just fine.

This camp was called Savage.Peace between these two camps is a thin line.A Savage member named Jacob and a new arrival named Craig find out just how thin that line actually is when they cause discord between the camps.Can peace be realized in such a divided environment, or will war and violence destroy everything in the Off World?

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Publication Order of Locke & Key Graphic Novels

Welcome to Lovecraft

Hill, Joe 2008

Now a Netflix original series! The graphic novel The A.V. Club named a "modern masterpiece," Locke & Key tells a sprawling tale of magic and family, legacy and grief, good and evil. Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times-bestselling author Joe Hill (The Fireman, Heart-Shaped Box) has created a gripping story of dark fantasy and wonder—with astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez—that, like the doors of Keyhouse, will transform all who open it.

The epic begins here: Welcome to Lovecraft. Following their father's gruesome murder in a violent home invasion, the Locke children return to his childhood home of Keyhouse in secluded Lovecraft, Massachusetts. Their mother, Nina, is too trapped in her grief—and a wine bottle—to notice that all in Keyhouse is not what it seems: too many locked doors, too many unanswered questions.

Older kids Tyler and Kinsey aren't much better. But not youngest son Bode, who quickly finds a new friend living in an empty well and a new toy, a key, that offers hours of spirited entertainment. But again, all at Keyhouse is not what it seems, and not all doors are meant to be opened.

Soon, horrors old and new, real and imagined, will come ravening after the Lockes and the secrets their family holds. Locke & Key, Vol. 1 features an introduction by Robert Crais, author of the bestselling Elvis Cole series of crime novels.

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Head Games

Hill, Joe 2009

Collects all six issues of LOCKE & KEY: HEAD GAMES, plus bonus materials!New York Times bestselling writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, the creators behind the acclaimed Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft, return with the next chapter in the ongoing tale, Head Games.

Following a shocking death that dredges up memories of their father's murder, Kinsey and Tyler Locke are thrown into choppy emotional waters, and turn to their new friend, Zack Wells, for support, little suspecting Zack's dark secret. Open your mind-- the head games are just getting started!

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Crown of Shadows

Hill, Joe 2010

Collects Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows, #1-6!The dead plot against the living, the darkness closes in on Keyhouse, and a woman is shattered beyond repair, in the third storyline of the acclaimed series. Dodge continues his relentless quest to find the key to the black door, and raises an army of shadows to wipe out anyone who might get in his way.

Surrounded and outnumbered, the Locke children find themselves fighting a desperate battle, all alone, in a world where the night itself has become their enemy.

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Keys to the Kingdom

Hill, Joe 2011

Now a Netflix Original Series! Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times-bestselling author Joe Hill continues his Eisner Award-winning story of dark fantasy and wonder with this brilliant graphic novel.The Locke children have grown accustomed to the myriad magical keys discovered within their ancestral family home of Keyhouse.

They have also grown accustomed to tragedy. What they may not be prepared for is just how closely danger stalks their every move as Lucas "Dodge" Caravaggio, alias Zack Wells, continues his relentless quest for the key to the black door. New keys and old specters join the story as innocence is lost and determination is forged in this collection of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom.

Winner of the 2011 Eisner Award for Best Writer.

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Clockworks

Hill, Joe 2013

Now a Netflix Original Series! Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times-bestselling author Joe Hill continues his Eisner Award-winning story of dark fantasy and wonder.Tyler and Kinsey Locke have no idea that their now-deceased nemesis—Lucas "Dodge" Caravaggio—has taken over the body of their younger brother, Bode.

With unrestricted access to Keyhouse, Dodge's ruthless quest to find the Omega Key and open the Black Door is almost complete. But Tyler and Kinsey have a dangerous key of their own—one that can unlock all the secrets of Keyhouse by opening a gateway to the past.

The time has come for the Lockes to face both their own legacy and the darkness waiting behind the Black Door. Because if they don't learn from their family history, they may be doomed to repeat it, and time is running out...

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Alpha & Omega

Joe Hill 2014

Now a Netflix Original Series! Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times-bestselling author Joe Hill concludes his Eisner-winning story of dark fantasy and wonder in this climactic graphic novel.It took two lifetimes and countless victims, but Lucas "Dodge" Caravaggio has his terrible prize at last: the key which will open the Black Door.

Disguised in the form of little Bode Locke, Dodge descends into the Drowning Cave, to throw back the door and release the demons on the other side. Those who have stood against him for so long—Tyler, Kinsey, Scot, Nina, Rufus, and all the rest—take their places as the final tragedy unfolds.

.. a confrontation between decency and hate in the caverns a hundred feet beneath Keyhouse, at the threshold of an evil kept for generations under lock and key.

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Small World

Hill, Joe 2017
Three years after wrapping up their award-winning, best-selling Locke & Key saga, the team that built Keyhouse returns to Lovecraft, Massachusetts with a new tale of terror and suspense! An impossible birthday gift for two little girls unexpectedly throws open a door to a monster on eight legs! Read More

Heaven and Earth

Hill, Joe 2017

Now a Netflix Original Series! Three never-before-collected stories set in the world of Keyhouse, showcasing the depths of depravity and heart-breaking heights that New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez have to offer.

This special deluxe release finally reprints the oft-requested and long-denied Eisner-winning one-shot, “Open the Moon”! Plus the other long-sold-out one-shot, “Grindhouse”! PLUS, the even more hard-to-find IDW 10th anniversary Locke & Key tale, “In the Can”! Extra covers, behind-the-scenes photos, and more make this a truly worthy addition to the series the A.

V. Club called a "modern masterpiece."

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Locke & Key: ...In Pale Battalions Go… #3

Hill, Joe 2020
Jonathan Locke uses the power of the Anywhere Key to flee the slaughter in Ypres and return to Keyhouse. But now the door is open between Flanders Fields and Lovecraft, Massachusetts... and the sinister Oberlutenant Eric Murnau has led a small band through to claim the magical keys for Germany! Read More

Publication Order of NOS4A2 Books

NOS4A2

Hill, Joe 2013

NOS4A2 is a spine-tingling novel of supernatural suspense from master of horror Joe Hill, the New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns.Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions.

On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate.

With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.” Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx.

That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.

Exclusive to the print editions of NOS4A2 are more than 15 illustrations by award-winning Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodríguez.

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Wraith

Hill, Joe 2014

The graphic novel prequel to the bestselling novel NOS4A2 and its television adaptation from AMC! Discover the terrifying funhouse world of Christmasland and the ageless monster who rules it. Climb into the passenger seat as Hill and artist Charlie Wilson III explore Charlie Manx's twisted beginnings, introduce a new and depraved cast of characters to Christmasland, and take us for a 100 MPH ride down an icy nightmare road in a car with no brakes.

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Publication Order of Harry Strong PI Mystery Books

Murder Past Midnight

Hill, Joe 2013

Murder Past Midnight is the second book in the gritty Harry Strong PI Crime series.Lady Edith Clyde-Hatton is a wealthy British aristocrat who hires Harry to solve the mystery of a severed body part found on her estate by her gardiner. She is eager to find out how it got there and who it belongs to.

She swears Harry to secrecy in order to protect her illustrious family from scandal. Harry takes the case and soon finds himself faced with rape, sexual torture and murder. As the case progresses, he is steered squarely on a collision course with a sadistic psychotic killer who enjoys targeting women.

The killer also has the uncanny ability to exploit the weaknesses in others and turning it against them, and it doesn't take him long to find Harry’s Achilles’ heel, with dire consequences for the troubled PI.

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Bodyguard For Murder

Hill, Joe 2013

In this third book in the Harry Strong PI Mystery Series, Harry finds himself immersed in the surreal and frenzied world of celebrity, fast cars and the paparazzi as he takes on a case as a favor to an old friend. Harry is hired to protect Jade, a pop icon whose life has been threatened by a series of vicious death threats.

As the case progresses, the body count starts mounting and Harry finds himself out of his depth against a backdrop of hysterical fans, sinister conspiracies, and a mysterious satanic aggressor. Harry fights to save himself and his client from death as the clock ticks down to the final showdown of violence, greed, and murder.

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Harry Strong

Hill, Joe 2014

In this fourth outing in the Harry Strong PI Mystery Series, Connie Garcia, a rival private detective, pays Harry a seemingly innocent visit. Connie has to leave town in a hurry and offers Harry an urgent case which will ultimately hurl the PI headlong into a deadly ring of cold-blooded crime and blackmail.

Harry is immersed in a series of events that leads him along a lethal trail of fiery death and a brutal double-murder. As the plot unfolds, Harry’s life is at risk every step of the way as he follows the clues that ultimately draw him and his assistant Samantha ever deeper and closer to personal danger.

They are faced not only with trying to survive a deadly and ruthless enemy, but must also finally confront their feelings for each other. This is the most action-packed Harry Strong mystery adventure to date and will keep fans of the brooding PI engrossed till the very end.

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Murder Plus One

Hill, Joe 2014

Murder Plus One is the fifth instalment in the Harry Strong PI Mystery Series. The plot is a classic whodunit with surprising twists and turns along the way. Nothing is as it seems and Harry finds himself hard-pressed to put together the pieces of the puzzle in a case littered with deception, doppelgangers, a mysterious young girl, and a trail of infidelity that culminates in a vicious series of murders.

And just who is Francis Hollingworth, the beautiful, wealthy client with a shadowy past and a dark family secret?In true Harry Strong fashion, the plot develops in unexpected ways… And meanwhile, Harry’s love life becomes complicated as he embarks on a wild affair which will have far-reaching consequences in the future… He just doesn't know it yet!

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Murder To Die For

Hill, Joe 2015

Harry is a PI with an attitude. And a murky past that keeps getting in his way. He’s also a serial womanizer who frequently becomes intimately involved with the women connected to his cases.In this sixth book in the Harry Strong PI Mystery Series, Harry takes on a cold case.

Wallace Burgess, a wealthy hotelier, disappeared from his hotel room without a trace over a year ago. There were no signs of violence and no obvious clues. The only slender lead takes Harry to the door of Dani Hart, a high-class call girl with her own secrets to hide.

As the case progresses, Harry finds himself immersed in a world of prostitution and sexual violence, while his personal life suddenly becomes very complicated and begins to unravel… This is another gritty, seat-of-the-pants Harry Strong mystery in classic PI style - laced a cast of well-drawn characters.

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Shades of Basic Instinct

Hill, Joe 2018

Shades of Basic Instinct is the first book in the Harry Strong PI Crime Series. Harry Strong is a man haunted by his past. An ex-cop who now barely keeps afloat by running his own third-rate detective agency, aided by his Girl Friday Samantha.The ghosts o his past come back to haunt him when Julia Weston, a rich and successful mystery writer, walks through the door of his agency and hires him to solve the brutal murder of her boyfriend Jimmy Chandler.

She is the prime suspect in the case and Harry needs to prove her innocence. As Harry delves deeper into the mystery writer’s life, he finds several startling coincidences between her crime novels and a series of real life murders. As the case progresses, Harry finds himself entangled in a world of lesbian sex, murder and intrigue where he himself may become the victim of the next brutal murder.

Harry needs to find out who the beautiful and seductive Julia Weston really is. Why does she consort with convicted murderers and why is there a trail of unsolved murders in her past?

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Publication Order of Tales From the Darkside Books

Tales from the Darkside

Benedetto, Michael 2017

The nerve-shredding re-imagining of Tales from the Darkside never made it to TV... but the dead are restless and refuse to stay buried! Adapts the episodes written by Hill and illustrated by Locke & Key co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez! Three stories of the macabre and malevolent! One coulda-been, shoulda-been TV epic on paper with pictures that don't move! Step out of the warm, sunlit world you think of as reality and get ready to take a chilling walk.

.. on the DARKSIDE.Contains the stories "Sleepwalker," "Black Box," and "A Window Opens" as well as an art gallery by artist Gabriel Rodriguez and an interview with the creators.

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Publication Order of Joe Hill's Thumbprint Books

Joe Hill's Thumbprint #1

Hill, Joe 2013

Private Mallory Grennan had done terrible things as an Abu Ghraib prison worker. After being discharged from the army, Mal thought she was leaving her sins behind to start a new life back home. But some things can't be left behind -- some things don't want to be left behind.

By Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella, the writing team that brought you the Eisner-award nominated one-shot, The Cape, with art by Vic Malhotra. Thumbprint will turn your guts inside out.

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Joe Hill's Thumbprint #2

Hill, Joe 2013
"The first thumbprint arrived in the mail." As Mal struggles to find out who's threatening her, the list of suspects continues to grow. Have the demons from her past really traveled all the way from Iraq to get their revenge, or is it someone much closer to home? Read More

Joe Hill's Thumbprint #3

Hill, Joe 2013
The list of suspects swells as Mal comes to terms with her past sins. Someone in her life is looking for revenge, and they're determined to get it. Find out who, in the chilling conclusion of Joe Hill's Thumbprint. Read More

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Heart-Shaped Box

Hill, Joe 2007

“Wild, mesmerizing, perversely witty….A Valentine from hell.” —Janet Maslin, New York TimesThe publication of Joe Hill’s beautifully textured, deliciously scary debut novel Heart-Shaped Box was greeted with the sort of overwhelming critical acclaim that is rare for a work of skin-crawling supernatural terror.

It was cited as a Best Book of the Year by Atlanta magazine, the Tampa Tribune, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and the Village Voice, to name but a few. Award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling Neil Gaiman of The Sandman, The Graveyard Book, and Anansi Boys fame calls Joe Hill’s story of a jaded rock star haunted by a ghost he purchased on the internet, “relentless, gripping, powerful.

” Open this Heart-Shaped Box from two-time Bram Stoker Award-winner Hill if you dare and see what all the well-deserved hoopla is about.

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Gunpowder

HIll, Joe 2008
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Horns

Hill, Joe 2009

Joe Hill has been hailed as "a major player in 21st-century fantastic fiction" (Washington Post); "a new master in the field of suspense" (James Rollins); "one of the most confident and assured new voices in horror and dark fantasy to emerge in recent years (Publishers Weekly); a writer who "builds character invitingly and plants an otherworldly surprise around every corner" (New York Times).

This gifted and brilliantly imaginative author catapulted to bestsellerdom with the chilling Heart-Shaped Box and cemented his reputation with the prizewinning volume of short fiction 20th Century Ghosts. At last, the New York Times bestselling author returns with a relentless supernatural thriller that runs like Hell on wheels.

. . . Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache . . . and a pair of horns growing from his temples. At first Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief.

He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who was raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances. A mental breakdown would have been the most natural thing in the world. But there was nothing natural about the horns, which were all too real.

Once the righteous Ig had enjoyed the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned musician and younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, he had security, wealth, and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more—he had Merrin and a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic.

But Merrin's death damned all that. The only suspect in the crime, Ig was never charged or tried. And he was never cleared. In the court of public opinion in Gideon, New Hampshire, Ig is and always will be guilty because his rich and connected parents pulled strings to make the investigation go away.

Nothing Ig can do, nothing he can say, matters. Everyone, it seems, including God, has abandoned him. Everyone, that is, but the devil inside. . . . Now Ig is possessed of a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look—a macabre talent he intends to use to find the monster who killed Merrin and destroyed his life.

Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It's time for a little revenge. . . . It's time the devil had his due. . . .

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The Fireman

Hill, Joe 2016

#1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.

The fireman is coming. Stay cool.No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton.

To everyone else it’s Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies—before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote.

No one is safe.Harper Grayson, a compassionate, dedicated nurse as pragmatic as Mary Poppins, treated hundreds of infected patients before her hospital burned to the ground. Now she’s discovered the telltale gold-flecked marks on her skin. When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact: they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected.

To Jakob’s dismay, Harper wants to live—at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term. At the hospital, she witnessed infected mothers give birth to healthy babies and believes hers will be fine too. . . if she can live long enough to deliver the child.

Convinced that his do-gooding wife has made him sick, Jakob becomes unhinged, and eventually abandons her as their placid New England community collapses in terror. The chaos gives rise to ruthless Cremation Squads—armed, self-appointed posses roaming the streets and woods to exterminate those who they believe carry the spore.

But Harper isn’t as alone as she fears: a mysterious and compelling stranger she briefly met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter’s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted .

. . and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.In the desperate season to come, as the world burns out of control, Harper must learn the Fireman’s secrets before her life—and that of her unborn child—goes up in smoke.

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Tales from the Darkside: Scripts by Joe Hill

Hill, Joe 2016

The storied history of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE winds ever darker and weirder with this collection of scripts by Joe Hill, from the never-broadcast 2015 television reboot. TV’s loss is your gain as these all-new tales break out of the shadows and spring to vivid life at Hill’s command, accompanied by striking illustrations provided by Charles Paul Wilson III (Wraith).

With creepy kids, illegal experiments, twist endings, and just desserts, fans of horror, Darkside, and Hill will not be disappointed.

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Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Black Phone

Hill, Joe 2007

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made.

She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . .

.Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children.

In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .    

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Abraham's Boys

Hill, Joe 2007

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made.

She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . .

.Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children.

In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . . 

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Better Than Home

Hill, Joe 2007

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made.

She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . .

.Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children.

In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .

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Bobby Conroy Comes Back from the Dead

Hill, Joe 2007

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made.

She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . .

.Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children.

In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .  

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Dead-Wood

Hill, Joe 2007

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made.

She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . .

.Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children.

In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . . 

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In the Rundown

Hill, Joe 2007

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made.

She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . .

.Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children.

In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .    

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Last Breath

Hill, Joe 2007

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made.

She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . .

.Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children.

In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . . 

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My Father's Mask

Hill, Joe 2007

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made.

She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . .

.Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children.

In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .  

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Pop Art

Hill, Joe 2007

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made.

She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . .

.Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children.

In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . . 

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Voluntary Committal

Hill, Joe 2007

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made.

She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . .

.Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children.

In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .   

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The Widow's Breakfast

Hill, Joe 2007

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made.

She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . .

.Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children.

In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .  

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You Will Hear the Locust Sing

Hill, Joe 2007

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made.

She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . .

.Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children.

In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . . 

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Throttle

Hill, Joe 2012

Inspired by Richard Matheson's classic "Duel," "Throttle," by Joe Hill and Stephen King, is a duel of a different kind, pitting a faceless trucker against a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in the simmering Nevada desert. Their battle is fought out on twenty miles of the most lonely road in the country, a place where the only thing worse than not knowing what you're up against, is slowing down .

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In the Tall Grass

King, Stephen 2012

Winner of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement AwardNow a major motion picture streaming on Netflix! Mile 81 meets “N.” in this novella collaboration between Stephen King and Joe Hill.As USA TODAY said of Stephen King’s Mile 81: “Park and scream.

Could there be any better place to set a horror story than an abandoned rest stop?” In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they’ve lost one another.

The boy’s cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.

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In the Tall Grass

King, Stephen 2012

Now a major motion picture streaming on Netflix! Mile 81 meets “N.” in this novella collaboration between Stephen King and Joe Hill. As USA TODAY said of Stephen King’s Mile 81: “Park and scream. Could there be any better place to set a horror story than an abandoned rest stop?” In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass.

Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they’ve lost one another. The boy’s cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.

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Twittering from the Circus of the Dead

Hill, Joe 2013
Come one, come all. The show's about to begin. Step right up for the Circus of the Dead: where YOU are the concessions. #CircusoftheDead Read More

Wolverton Station

Hill, Joe 2014

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns, and the award-winning story collection 20th Century Ghosts, comes this e-short story.Saunders made his fortune as a hatchet man for hire and has come to England to do what he does best: chop down the little guys to clear the way for a global firm.

But his train north just made an unexpected stop to let on some passengers straight out of the worst kind of fairy tale. Now he's up to his ankles in blood and finding out just what it really means to live in a dog-eat-dog world...

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By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain

Hill, Joe 2014

Little Gail London and her friend Joel Quarrel are out on a cold and lonely morning at the end of summer, when they make the find of the century: a dead plesiosaur, the size of a two-ton truck, washed up on the sand. With the fog swirling about them, they make their plans, fight to defend their discovery, and face for the first time the enormity of mortality itself.

.. all unaware of what else might be out there in the silver water of Lake Champlain.

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Dark Carousel

Hill, Joe 2018

Joe Hill, "the best horror writer of our generation” (Michael Koryta), returns with a brand new short story.A balmy summer night in 1994. Four teenagers out for an evening of fun on the boardwalk take a ride on the “Wild Wheel” – an antique carousel with a shadowy past – and learn too late that decisions made in an instant can have deadly consequences.

What begins as a night of innocent end-of-summer revelry, young love, and (a few too many) beers among friends soon descends into chaos, as the ancient carousel’s parade of beasts comes chillingly to life to deliver the ultimate judgment for their misdeeds.

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Publication Order ofShort Story Collections

20th Century Ghosts

Joe Hill 2005

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this award-winning collection of short fiction.Imogene is young, beautiful . . . and dead, waiting in the Rosebud Theater one afternoon in 1945. . . . Francis was human once, but now he's an eight-foot-tall locust, and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing.

. . . John is locked in a basement stained with the blood of half a dozen murdered children, and an antique telephone, long since disconnected, rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .Nolan knows but can never tell what really happened in the summer of '77, when his idiot savant younger brother built a vast cardboard fort with secret doors leading into other worlds.

. . .The past isn't dead. It isn't even past. . . . 

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Road Rage

King, Stephen 2012

Acclaimed novelist/Eisner-winning graphic novelist Joe Hill collaborated with his father, Stephen King, in Throttle, for the first time on a tale that paid tribute to Richard Matheson's classic tale, Duel. Now, IDW is proud to present comic-book tellings of both stories in Road Rage, adapted by Chris Ryall with art by Nelson Daniel and Rafa Garres.

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Strange Weather

Hill, Joe 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinalist!A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill."One of America’s finest horror writers" (Time magazine), Joe Hill has been hailed among legendary talents such as Peter Straub, Neil Gaiman, and Jonathan Lethem.

In Strange Weather, this "compelling chronicler of human nature’s continual war between good and evil," (Providence Journal-Bulletin) who "pushes genre conventions to new extremes" (New York Times Book Review) deftly expose the darkness that lies just beneath the surface of everyday life.

"Snapshot" is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by "The Phoenician," a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap.A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump.

. . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in "Aloft."On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails—splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover.

"Rain" explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads out across the country and around the world.In "Loaded," a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun rights movement.

But under the glare of the spotlights, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it. When an out-of-control summer blaze approaches the town, he will reach for the gun again and embark on one last day of reckoning.Masterfully exploring classic literary themes through the prism of the supernatural, Strange Weather is a stellar collection from an artist who is "quite simply the best horror writer of our generation" (Michael Koryta).

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Full Throttle

Hill, Joe 2019

A New York Times BestsellerThirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including “In the Tall Grass,” one of two stories cowritten with Stephen King and the basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix.A little door that opens to a world of fairy-tale wonders becomes the blood-drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in “Faun.

” A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in “Late Returns.”  In “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain”—now an episode on Shudder TV’s Creepshow—two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the water’s edge, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality.

And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in “Throttle,” cowritten with Stephen King.Replete with shocking chillers, including two previously unpublished stories written expressly for this volume (“Mums” and “Late Returns”) and another appearing in print for the first time (“Dark Carousel”), Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche.

Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears, and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best.

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Publication Order of Tales from the Darkside Graphic Novels

Tales From The Darkside #1

Hill, Joe 2016

Joe Hill's nerve-shredding re-imagining of Tales from the Darkside never made it to your TV set...but the dead are restless and refuse to stay buried! This summer, IDW releases DARKSIDE, a four-issue comic-book adaptation of the episodes written by Hill and illustrated here by Locke & Key co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez! Three stories of the macabre and malevolent! One coulda-been, shoulda-been TV epic on paper with pictures that don't move! Step out of the warm, sunlit world you think of as reality and get ready to take a chilling walk.

.. on the DARKSIDE.

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Tales From The Darkside #2

Hill, Joe 2016
Joe Hill's revitalization of Tales from the Darkside will now only be seen in print, accompanied by the brilliant artwork of Hill's Locke & Key co-conspirator, Gabriel Rodriguez! A special two-part tale begins here, as the terrifying "Black Box" is opened… Read More

Tales From The Darkside #3

Hill, Joe 2016
"Black Box," part 2. With his experimental brain surgery complete, Brian Newman hopes to finally take control of his life and the reality-bending powers that ruined it. But his dark alter ego and the Briterside Organization have other plans, and they're all headed on a one-way trip to the Darkside. Read More

Tales From The Darkside #4

Hill, Joe 2016
Even as "The Window Opens," the door closes on the Darkside… but only for now! The final entry into this nightmare dimension courtesy of Locke & Key co-creators Hill & Rodriguez arrives here, promising grim tidings for all involved. Read More

Publication Order of Basketful of Heads Books

Basketful of Heads #4

Hill, Joe 2020
Is June Branch a woman fighting for her life-or a deranged axe murderer with a basketful of paranoid fantasies? In the long hours of the night she makes a desperate run for the Brody Island Police Department, unsure whether she’s a victim who needs protection-or a killer who must be stopped! Read More

Basketful of Heads #5

Hill, Joe 2020

June Branch is the prisoner of a desperate and violent man who wants information. But who’s really interrogating who here? June’s wits are sharp, but the occult Viking axe she has stashed nearby is even sharper... if only she can talk her way out of the cell she’s in and get it back in her hands!

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Basketful of Heads #6

Hill, Joe 2020

In the darkest and most desperate hours of the night, June Branch will use her impossible occult hatchet to cut her way back to her boyfriend. But time is running out for Liam, and June’s basket is getting heavier with every new swing of the axe! It’s all going down in the penultimate chapter of the gonzo gorefest that launched Hill House Comics!

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Publication Order of Plunge Graphic Novels

Plunge #1

Hill, Joe 2020

In the aftermath of a devastating tsunami, an exploration vessel known as the Derleth begins sending an automated distress signal from a remote atoll in the Bering Strait. The only problem is that the Derleth has been missing for 40 years. Marine biologist Moriah Lamb joins the Carpenter Salvage team to recover the Derleth’s dead.

..only to find that in this remote part of the Arctic Circle the dead have plenty to say to the living...Joe Hill and Stuart Immonen’s Plunge into terror begins here!

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Plunge #2

Hill, Joe 2020

After discovering a corpse upon the Sinnikik Atoll, Moriah Lamb leads a team to hunt for other castaways, while Gage Carpenter begins the exploration of the ghost ship Derleth. But there’s something down there in the icy darkness of the Arctic sea, something that doesn’t want to be found.

And it isn’t any safer on land. There are things waiting for the search party in the mountain caves, things that were once human...and aren’t quite anymore.

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Plunge#3

Hill, Joe 2020
The long-lost crew of the Derleth emerges from the wind-scoured stones and twisted pines of the Sinnikik atoll, looking not a day older than when they disappeared 40 years before. They come bearing impossible, dizzying gifts for their rescuers. But at what price? Read More

Plunge#4

Hill, Joe 2020
Moriah, Bill, Russell, and the rest of the MacReady’s crew get an unexpectedly intimate tour inside the minds of their eyeless new friends. Meanwhile, Lacome does the math and comes to an alarming conclusion. Read More

Plunge#5

Hill, Joe 2020

The crew of the Derleth have been generous hosts. They’ve given Moriah, Bill, Gage, and the rest of the MacReady’s crew several incredible gifts. They’ve solved problems humanity has grappled with for ages, shown us ways to power the entire world for generations.

And they’re offering even more. All they want is one teensy-weensy little favor in return from the MacReady’s crew: open the hatch.

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Plunge#6

Hill, Joe 2020
Sixty fathoms below the ocean’s surface, a massive hatch waits to be opened...Something within wants to emerge; wants to be born; wants to rise; wants to feed. The child is coming, desperate to fill its belly-by devouring reality itself! Read More

Publication Order of Hill House Comics Books

Basketful of Heads

Hill, Joe 2020

Joe Hill, the horror mastermind behind NOS4A2 and Locke & Key, arrives at DC with the twisted tale of June Branch-trapped with four cunning criminals who have snatched her boyfriend for deranged reasons of their own. Now she must fight for her life with the help of an impossible 8th-century Viking axe that can pass through a man’s neck in a single swipe-and leave the severed head still conscious and capable of supernatural speech.

Each disembodied head has a malevolent story of its own to tell, and it isn’t long before June finds herself in a desperate struggle to hack through their lies and manipulations...racing to save the man she loves before time runs out. But is June Branch a woman fighting for her life-or a deranged axe murderer with a basketful of paranoid fantasies? The truth is even more horrifying than a basketful of heads.

Collects Basketful of Heads #1-7.

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Publication Order of Locke & Key: ...In Pale Battalions Go… Books

Locke & Key: ...In Pale Battalions Go… #1

Hill, Joe 2020

The impossible, reality-bending keys of Keyhouse have always been weapons of war. In the spring of 1915, Chamberlin Locke's oldest son, John, is desperate to be a part of the greatest war of all... and never mind that he’s too young to enlist. He means to use the power of the keys to turn the tide, and will tell any lie, and try any manipulation, to have his way.

Prepare to open a door onto one of the grimmest battlefields of the 20th century, whose darkness might even strike fear into an army of supernatural shadows.

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Publication Order of Anthologies

Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury

Weller, Sam 2012

“Ray Bradbury is without a doubt, one of this, or any century’s greatest and most imaginative writers. Shadow Show, a book of truly great stories, is the perfect tribute to America’s master storyteller.”—Stan Lee, legendary comic book writer and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics“Great new tales of imagination in the Bradbury tradition.

”—Hugh Hefner, publisher and founder of Playboy EnterprisesIn Shadow Show, 26 acclaimed writers have come together to pay tribute to the work of the one and only Ray Bradbury with never before published stories inspired by the master. The incomparable literary artist who has given us such timeless classics as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Dandelion Wine, is being honored by some of the most notable names in the writing world—including Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Audrey Niffenegger, Margaret Atwood, Alice Hoffman, Robert McCammon, and more—with new short fiction that thrills, frightens, moves, and dazzles in the great Bradbury tradition.

Edited by Sam Weller and Mort Castle, with an introduction by the man, Ray Bradbury himself, Shadow Show pays well-deserved homage to one of America’s greatest, most celebrated authors.

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