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Oct 15

Contemporary Horror King

Posted on October 15, 2021 at 3:25 PM by Maggie Witte

This week we’re focusing on journalist turned fiction writer, Grady Hendrix, known for his contemporary horror novels. One of his most notable books is Horrorstör, about a haunted Scandinavian furniture store. As a journalist, he’s written for several magazines, including Playboy Magazine, Slate, and The Village Voice, just to name a few. He’s won a Stoker Award, received rave reviews, and had a book selected by Library Journal as one of the best books of 2018.

Here we’ve listed Hendrix’s books in our collection. Check one out today.

 “As someone who generally isn’t a horror fan, just reading the annotations for his books had me adding them to my to-be-read list.” – Maggie Witte, Lead Readers’ Advisor

DB 80227 Horrorstör

After strange things start happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, three employees volunteer to work an overnight shift to investigate. But what they discover is more horrifying than they could have imagined. 2014.

DB 86233 My best friend’s exorcism

Charleston, South Carolina; 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends for years when Abby notices Gretchen begin to act strangely. While some would dismiss it as teenage mood swings, Abby knows Gretchen has been possessed by a demon. Violence and strong language. 2016.

DB 92436 We sold our souls

Kris has been scraping by in lousy jobs since the heavy metal band she played with in the 1990s broke up. When she realizes the group's former lead singer sold all his band members' souls to the devil, she sets out on a journey to reclaim her soul. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

DB 99550 The southern book club’s guide to slaying vampires

The one thing Patricia Campbell has to look forward to is her book club of Charleston women united by their love of true crime. When James Harris moves into the neighborhood and joins the club, Patricia senses there is something not right about the man. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

DB104247 The final girl support group

For years Lynnette, a survivor of the Silent Night Slayings, meets with five other final girls and a therapist in a support group for those who lived through the unthinkable. Then one woman misses a meeting, and their worst fears come true. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.