Monday, February 11, 2008

Stephen King's son Joe Hill presents - "Heart Shaped Box" w/ Signings in Florida and Maine.

"Heart Shaped Box" by Joe Hill.
A compelling and claustrophobic supernatural thriller from a remarkable new author.

'Buy my stepfather's ghost' read the e-mail.
So Jude did.

He bought the dead man's suit, delivered in a heart-shaped box, because he wanted it: because his fans ate up that kind of story.
It was perfect for his collection: the genuine skulls and the bones, the real honest-to-God snuff movie, the occult books and all the rest of the paraphanalia that goes along with his kind of hard/goth rock.

But the rest of his collection doesn't make the house feel cold.

The bones don't make the dogs bark; the movie doesn't make Jude feel as if he's being watched. And none of the artefacts bring a vengeful old ghost with black scribbles over his eyes out of the shadows to chase Jude out of his home, and make him run for his life . . .

Joe Hill is past recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship and the winner of the A.E. Coppard Long Fiction Prize.

His short fiction has appeared in literary, mystery and horror collections and magazines in Britain and America .

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