Renowned investigative reporter Charles Cohen probes into a recent series of strange fatalities in New York's literary community that seems linked to the near death of his beloved wife, Carol, and the demise of Edgar Allan Poe over one and a half centuries ago. Witnesses speak of a dark apparition haunting the area as Charles discovers manuscripts from an acclaimed author leading readers to an early grave. Struggling with questions of faith, Carol's comatose condition, and a horror defying the logic of the natural world, Charles Cohen strives to uncover the sinister purpose behind the - Return of the Raven.
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FBI Agent Angela Warder tries to hold her alcoholic partner Stephen Myles together after they are yanked off a serial killer's trail and placed on a seemingly lackluster case. But when a town's population is verified missing, only a local prison doctor holds the answer to the infamous inmate isolated in the prison basement, and an ancient order linked to the world's first murderer. Struggling with demons from their past, their feelings for each other, and a town's dark secret, the detectives return to the site of the bloodiest mass murder in history and come face to face with the one who walks - In the Light of Darkness.
Eight horrifying tales to make imaginations run wild, heartbeats stampede, and more things go bump in the night. Titles include Glitch, The Man With the Black Umbrella, The Agony of Alteration, Saying Goodbye, A Campfire Tale, and more. Join Vincent in modern Romania as he searches for his lost research partner and learns the ancient origin of vampirism from his mysterious guide Marianna in The First Strigoi, or discover the terrifying event from AX's family that inspired the chilling story of a killer stalking coeds in Safe from Harm. Novel samples are also included in - Campfire Tales.
Something sinister is haunting Billy's closet. A creepy old man is stalking him at a distance. Billy is too afraid to tell anyone, but his family is too concerned with their own lives anyway. Mom and Dad are gone for the night. His grandma and grandpa are out of town. Billy's older sister is visiting a friend. The babysitter is very young and inexperienced. And Billy isn't allowed to get up after bedtime. But the closet is growing deeper, and the stranger is becoming bolder. When the dark entity emerges from the abyss, Billy will have to choose between the evil in his closet and the mysterious intentions of - The Familiar Stranger.