Ghost Road Blues (Pine Deep Trilogy #1)

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Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel
From a new master of horror comes an apocalyptic showdown between the residents of a secluded, rural town and the deadly evil that confronts them wherever they turn . . .

Evil Doesn't Die
The cozy little town of Pine Deep buried the horrors of its past a long time ago. Thirty years have gone by since the darkness ...
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Overview

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel
From a new master of horror comes an apocalyptic showdown between the residents of a secluded, rural town and the deadly evil that confronts them wherever they turn . . .

Evil Doesn't Die
The cozy little town of Pine Deep buried the horrors of its past a long time ago. Thirty years have gone by since the darkness descended and the Black Harvest began, a time when a serial killer sheared a bloody swath through the quiet Pennsylvania village. The evil that once coursed through Pine Deep has been replaced by cheerful tourists getting ready to enjoy the country's largest Halloween celebration in what is now called "The Spookiest Town in America."

It Just Grows Stronger
But then-a month before Halloween-it begins. Unspeakably desecrated bodies. Inexplicable insanity. And an ancient evil walking the streets, drawing in those who would fall to their own demons and seeking to shred the very soul of this rapidly fracturing community. Yes, the residents of Pine Deep have drawn together and faced a killer before. But this time, evil has many faces-and the lust and will to rule the earth. This struggle will be epic.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Maberry supplies plenty of chills, both Earth-bound and otherworldly, in this atmospheric horror novel, the first of a trilogy. Thirty years after the citizens of Pine Deep, Pa., killed the serial killer known as the Reaper, the town enjoys a quiet idyll and a tourist-friendly reputation as "the most haunted town in America." But gearing up for its annual Halloween celebration, the town is unprepared for the real haunts stirring in their corn fields, seeking to finish what the Reaper started. Switching among a large cast of characters, Maberry builds suspense by degrees, in the process exploring the community of Pine Deep. Showing his smalltown Americans at their worst-through domestic abuse, religious fanaticism and cowardice-Maberry proves how everyday, evening -news-grade sadism can dovetail neatly with capital-E Evil and the supernatural big guns that carry it out. This is horror on a grand scale, reminiscent of Stephen King's heftier works (The Stand, Needful Things) and just as dense with detail; though it simmers a bit too long, and the payoff doesn't quite measure up, Maberry can be forgiven-as long as he fulfills his grisly promises in the sequel. (June) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786018154
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Series: Pine Deep Trilogy , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 231,794
  • Product dimensions: 4.24 (w) x 6.82 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Maberry
Jonathan Maberry
Jonathan Maberry is a NY Times bestselling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award winner, and Marvel Comics writer. He’s the author of many novels including Assassin’s Code, Dead of Night, Patient Zero and Rot & Ruin. His nonfiction books on topics ranging from martial arts to zombie pop-culture. Since 1978 he has sold more than 1200 magazine feature articles, 3000 columns, two plays, greeting cards, song lyrics, poetry, and textbooks. Jonathan continues to teach the celebrated Experimental Writing for Teens class, which he created. He founded the Writers Coffeehouse and co-founded The Liars Club; and is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries, as well as a keynote speaker and guest of honor at major writers and genre conferences. Jonathan lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife, Sara and their son, Sam. Visit him online at www.jonathanmaberry.com and on Twitter (@jonathanmaberry) and Facebook.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    Good not Great

    Book starts out slow but not in the sense of action or pace. It just takes at least two thirds of the way to get a sense or any type of feel for the characters or plot. That being said the last half of the book will make you want more. So I will defiantly try Dead Man's Song. Would Recommend.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2011

    Pleasently surprised

    I could not put this book down! Im a fan of Stephen King and
    Dean Koontz and I have to say Jonathan Maberry is the first writer i have ever thought is of the same caliber as them! I couldnt wait to read the other 2 books! I was not disappointed!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Ugh

    Made the mistake of purchasing the trilogy. Trying to get through the first one, too wordy and slow, hoping it picks up. It's overly descriptive with alot of filler information that's not relevent to the story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    Great read!

    Wonderful trilogy, all of the books are wonderful, they keep your attention! Must read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    I had to get a night light!

    This series is the stuff of nighmares, and I hardly slept until I finished all 3 books. I couldn't put them down. Maberry really gets you to care for the characters and experience the horror with them. He also nas a great sense of humor. I am definitely hooked on Jonathan Maberry.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

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    I got the Blues

    I've read many books by different authors with all of them being great with a few favorites. Then I saw the cover of this book on a myspace page awhile back and checked it out and simply bought the book based only on it's cover. I gotta say after reading the first few pages, I was blown away by the style of writing jonathan uses. I read that book quicker than any other book and it is a original thrill ride from first to last page. This book is so different from alot of other supernatural thrillers in the fact that it's better than most others already out there. My favorite author is still Dean Koontz but Jonathan Maberry ranks a close second now. I just purchased the second book to this trilogy "Dead Man's Song" and I can't wait to see what happens next. If you see this book, grab it and run home with it, wait til nightfall and read it then. It is without doubt a good scare of a read..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2007

    'Mythical and often, all too real...'

    Thirty years after a serial killer wreaked havoc through the small peaceful town of Pine Deep, long past the time when a thin black man and a lone German fought by the light of the moon, the truth of what really happened still lay hidden deep within a forsaken swamp, waiting ... waiting for the chance to once again come forth ... stronger. With a solid cast of characters, Maberry draws readers in with his well-written, rhythmical words that resonate a tale that is both mythical and often, all too real, with the ease of a master bluesman effortlessly plucking out a tune. A compelling read, 'Ghost Road Blues' is speckled throughout with classic lyrics, evocative intention, and an ample supply of 'can't put it down' moments, and although I'm not typically a reader of this genre, the opening scene where a young man is being ripped from his seat on a hayride as the rest run for safety is what caught my interest--only to be followed by the phrase that kept it: 'The Bone Man killed the devil with a guitar...' Great job, Jonathan!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2006

    To of the Line Thriller

    Ghost Road Blues is a very cool book -a creepy thriller with a whopping dose of the supernatural and some genuine heart. I particularly love the characters, each of whom are realistic. You feel you know them...which is scary because there are some you'd definitely never want to know. And the very ending is quietly chilling.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2006

    Lots of fun

    Ghost Road Blues is a return to old school horror, the kind that made us love the genre to begin with. At the same time, it also offers a newer, more modern feel to it. Always believable, it is almost impossible to read the book and not care for the characters. Just when you think it is going to get predictable, you are in for a surprise. Can't wait to read the sequel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2006

    A wonderful ride

    Ghost Road Blues' is a thrilling roller coaster ride that grabs hold of you from the first word and doesn't let go until the end. And just when you think you've got it all figured out, the novel twists and turns along its tracks, leaving you amazed at Maberry's writing genius. This is one ride you don't want to miss.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Wow

    Loved the book.gave me chills..highly recommend..cant wait to start the next one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Excellent Thriller

    If you like thrillers and not squeamish, this the book for you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Good read

    Not as good as the Joe Ledger series but defintely a good read. Dont buy unless you plan to read the next two in the series since this one leaves everything unresolved. Very well written but does tend to drag a bit at the beginning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Okay

    Too wordy. It drags a little at times and is a set up for the trilogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

    Love it!

    Cant wait to read the next two!

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  • Posted April 22, 2012

    loved this series!!!

    couldn't put it down.

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  • Posted November 4, 2011

    It's Okay

    I think it was okay but I wouldn't encourage anyone to buy it. Get it from your town library.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 24, 2011

    Late Night Page Turner

    Exactly the kind of top notch writing I've come to expect from Maberry. Short review because I need to start reading the next instalment right now!

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

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    Loved this Book

    started reading Maberry's books with the Joe Ledger series "Patient Zero". been hooked on his stuff since....this is a great thriller/horror book.....do yourself a favor and check it out

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    Good story

    Hope the second installment is just as good

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