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Catriona Ward, Christopher Golden & Gretchen Felker-Martin

Catriona Ward, Christopher Golden & Gretchen Felker-Martin

Saturday, August 12, 2023 - 6:00PM ET
Event address: 
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

In person at Brookline Booksmith! Join us for a chat with horror writers Catriona Ward (Looking Glass Sound), Christopher Golden (All Hallows) and Gretchen Felker-Martin (Manhunt).

 

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Looking Glass Sound

“If you love the novels of Shirley Jackson, Patricia Highsmith, and Tana French, here’s your next obsession.”—Kelly Link, author of White Cat, Black Dog

From Catriona Ward, author of The Last House on Needless Street, comes a masterful story about friendship and betrayal, dark obsessions, and the impossibility of escaping your own story.

In a cottage overlooking the windswept Maine coast, Wilder Harlow has begun the last book he will ever write.

It is the story about the sun-drenched summer days of his youth in Whistler Bay, and the blood-stained path of the killer that stalked his small vacation town. About the terrible secret he and his companions, Nat and Harper, discovered entombed in the coves off the bay. And how the pact they swore that day echoed down the decades, forever shaping their lives.

But the more Wilder writes, the less he trusts himself and his memory. He starts to see things that can’t be real – notes hidden in the cabin, from an old friend now dead; a woman with dark hair drowning in the icy waters below, calling for help; entire chapters he doesn’t recall typing, appearing overnight. Who, or what, is haunting Wilder?

No longer able to trust his own eyes, Wilder begins to fear that this will not only be his last book, but the last thing he ever does.

“An origami puzzle of a book, the mystery so beautifully crafted you don’t see the folds, with edges sharp as a paper cut.”—Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls

 

All Hallows

New York Times bestselling, Bram Stoker Award-winning author Christopher Golden is best known for his supernatural thrillers set in deadly, distant locales...but in this suburban Halloween drama, Golden brings the horror home.

It’s Halloween night, 1984, in Coventry, Massachusetts, and two families are unraveling. Up and down the street, secrets are being revealed, and all the while, mixed in with the trick-or-treaters of all ages, four children who do not belong are walking door to door, merging with the kids of Parmenter Road. Children in vintage costumes with faded, eerie makeup. They seem terrified, and beg the neighborhood kids to hide them away, to keep them safe from The Cunning Man.

There’s a small clearing in the woods now that was never there before, and a blackthorn tree that doesn’t belong at all. These odd children claim that The Cunning Man is coming for them...and they want the local kids to protect them. But with families falling apart and the neighborhood splintered by bitterness, who will save the children of Parmenter Road?

All Hallows. The one night when everything is a mask...

CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the New York Times bestselling author of such novels as Road of Bones, All Hallows, Ararat, and Snowblind. He penned the screenplay for the upcoming film Hellboy: The Crooked Man, and has also written for television, audio drama, and video games. As editor, his anthologies include The New Dead, Hex Life, Hark the Herald Angels Scream, and the Shirley Jackson Award-winning The Twisted Book of Shadows. Golden has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award ten times in eight different categories, and won twice, including Best Novel for Ararat. His work has also been nominated for the British Fantasy Award, the Eisner Award, the Locus Award, and multiple Shirley Jackson Awards.

 

Manhunt

#1 Best Book of 2022 (Vulture) • A Best Horror Novel of All Time (Cosmopolitan) • One of the Best Horror Novels of 2022 (Esquire, Library Journal, Paste, and CrimeReads) • A Top 10 Horror Debuts of 2022 (Booklist) • A Goodreads Choice Award nominee for Best Horror • A Best Book of 2022 (Tor.com) • A Best SFF Book of 2022 (Gizmodo)

Manhunt is an explosive post-apocalyptic novel that follows trans women and trans men on a grotesque journey of survival.

Beth and Fran spend their days traveling the ravaged New England coast, hunting feral men and harvesting their organs in a gruesome effort to ensure they'll never face the same fate.

Robbie lives by his gun and one hard-learned motto: other people aren't safe.

After a brutal accident entwines the three of them, this found family of survivors must navigate murderous TERFs, a sociopathic billionaire bunker brat, and awkward relationship dynamics—all while outrunning packs of feral men, and their own demons.

Gretchen Felker-Martin is a Massachusetts-based author. She writes horror as well as film criticism and cultural essays. Her work has been published by Decider, The Outline, Polygon, Nylon, TIME, FanByte, and many others. Her debut novel, Manhunt, was named Novel of the Year by Vulture and one of the best horror novels of all time by Esquire. Her second, Cuckoo, is forthcoming in January 2024 from Tor Nightfire.

 

EVENT ACCESSIBILITY

This event will take place at street level. If possible, the event will be livestreamed to YouTube. ASL interpretation may be provided (based on the availability of interpreters) but must be requested at least 2 weeks in advance of the event. Seats are limited. Please email us at tickets@brooklinebooksmith.com as soon as possible if you require ASL interpretation, guaranteed seating, or other accommodations. We will do our best to serve your needs!