Dead of Winter [NOOK Book]

Overview

A troubled man goes to desperate lengths to reconnect with his estranged daughters on Christmas Eve in "Visitation Rights".

On a cold moonlit night, a young boy comes to believe that there is something not quite right about the snowmen in his yard in "Snowmen".

An old man in mourning joins his friend on a late night trek through an eerily deserted town in search of a missing ...

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Dead of Winter

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Overview

A troubled man goes to desperate lengths to reconnect with his estranged daughters on Christmas Eve in "Visitation Rights".

On a cold moonlit night, a young boy comes to believe that there is something not quite right about the snowmen in his yard in "Snowmen".

An old man in mourning joins his friend on a late night trek through an eerily deserted town in search of a missing woman in "They Know".

In "Doomsday Father Christmas", Santa Claus ponders what the world has become, and his place in it...

And a long-suffering son spends one last Christmas with his ailing father while a blizzard whips the world into a frenzy in "Black Static".

From Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy, comes a quintet of stories designed to freeze the blood as you lose yourself in the horrors that await you...in the DEAD OF WINTER.

"The settings here are quite stark (as suggested by the book's cover image), but these moving narratives will have you trembling from more than just the chill." --Macabre Republic
"DEAD OF WINTER is an engaging read, both individually and as a whole. United in theme and imagery, Burke’s collection is infused with enough dread to trigger an outbreak of seasonal effective disorder in even the most optimistic of readers. Available electronically, there’s no excuse not to treat yourself to some serious winter blues — just make sure you take a double dose of Vitamin D before you do." - The Blog Farm

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"DEAD OF WINTER is an engaging read, both individually and as a whole. United in theme and imagery, Burke’s collection is infused with enough dread to trigger an outbreak of seasonal effective disorder in even the most optimistic of readers. Available electronically, there’s no excuse not to treat yourself to some serious winter blues — just make sure you take a double dose of Vitamin D before you do."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011162404
  • Publisher: Kealan Patrick Burke
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 136 KB

Meet the Author

Born and raised in Dungarvan, Ireland, Kealan Patrick Burke is an award-winning author described as "a newcomer worth watching" (Publishers Weekly) and "one of the most original authors in contemporary horror" (Booklist).Some of his works include the novels KIN, MASTER OF THE MOORS, CURRENCY OF SOULS and THE HIDES, the novellas THE TURTLE BOY (Bram Stoker Award Winner, 2004), VESSELS, MIDLISTERS, and JACK & JILL, and the collections RAVENOUS GHOSTS and THE NUMBER 121 TO PENNSYLVANIA & OTHERS (Bram Stoker Award-Nominee, 2009).Kealan also edited the anthologies: TAVERNS OF THE DEAD (starred review, Publishers Weekly), BRIMSTONE TURNPIKE, QUIETLY NOW (International Horror Guild Award Nominee, 2004), the charity anthology TALES FROM THE GOREZONE and NIGHT VISIONS 12 (starred review, Publishers Weekly, British Fantasy Award & International Horror Guild Award nominee).A movie based on his short story "Peekers", directed by Mark Steensland (DEAD @ 17), and scripted by veteran novelist Rick Hautala (Bedbugs, The Mountain King), screened at a variety of international film festivals and won a number of awards. You can view the film at the author's website.As actor, Burke played the male lead in Greg Lamberson's film SLIME CITY MASSACRE, the long-awaited sequel to the cult classic SLIME CITY, which will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, and Video On Demand in 2011.Visit Kealan on the web at kealanpatrickburke.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    Well,

    I read "The Turtle Boy" and while I wasn't crazy about the story, it was well written and I looked to see what other books Burke had out there. In this collection of short stories, the only one I liked was 'They Know.' It was the most interesting and kept me reading to find out what would happen. The rest of the stories were shorter but uninteresting. The first two stories were rather stupid.

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