Horror | Prepub Alert, August 2024 Titles

Terrifying tales of crime and supernatural horror; plus new books from LJ Best Book authors Grady Hendrix and Gabino Iglesias.








Cutter, Nick. The Queen. Gallery. Aug. 2024. 384p. ISBN 9781668020975. $28.99. HORROR

Best-selling Cutter (The Troop; The Handyman Method with Andrew F. Sullivan) returns with another terrifying tale. One day Margaret finds an iPhone on her doorstep and sees a text from her missing best friend, Charity. Margaret thinks she knows everything about Charity, but as she searches for her friend, she uncovers a shocking secret.

Hendrix, Grady. Witchcraft for Wayward Girls. Berkley. Aug. 2024. 432p. ISBN 9780593548981. $30. HORROR

Award-winning Hendrix’s previous best seller, How To Sell a Haunted House, was an LJ Best Book and is being adapted for film. His newest novel takes place in 1970s Florida, where five young women in a home for unwed mothers discover a guide to witchcraft.

Iglesias, Gabino. House of Bone and Rain. Mulholland. Aug. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9780316427012. $29. HORROR

Iglesias’s The Devil Takes You Home was an LJ Best Book and won the Shirley Jackson and Stoker Awards. His latest is set in Puerto Rico as a hurricane forms, carrying evil spirits, and a group of teenage boys seek vengeance after one of their mothers is murdered by men working for a drug kingpin.

Lyons, Matthew. A Mask of Flies. Tor Nightfire. Aug. 2024. 464p. ISBN 9781250889812. $28.99. HORROR

Lyons (A Black and Endless Sky) writes a crime horror novel in which criminal Anne Heller retreats to her family cabin with a wounded partner and a cop she’s taken hostage after a failed bank robbery. Then she discovers some strange relics, and her partner returns from the dead. With a 100K-copy first printing.

Neville, Stuart. Blood Like Mine. Hell’s Hundred. Aug. 2024. 384p. ISBN 9781641295413. $29.95. HORROR

From Soho Press’s new imprint comes the first work of horror by award-winning crime novelist Neville (The House of Ashes). Rebecca Carter and her daughter Moonflower are on the run from a grisly secret, while FBI agent Marc Donner hunts down a serial killer. Then his investigation begins to bring him closer to where Rebecca and Moonflower are hiding in Colorado.

Pedersen, Kailee. Sacrificial Animals. St. Martin’s. Aug. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9781250328243. $29. HORROR

Pedersen’s debut combines supernatural horror with Chinese mythology. Nick and Joshua walked away from their abusive, racist father and their family farm in Nebraska, but now their dying father has summoned them back. A shadowy presence stalks the farm, and Joshua’s wife may have sinister motivations for a romance with Nick. With a 75K-copy first printing.

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