Midnight Grinding: And Other Twilight Terrors

Midnight Grinding: And Other Twilight Terrors

by Ronald Kelly

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Publishers Weekly

The 32 tales in Kelly's debut collection are chock-full of weird cults, vampires, mutant monsters and other stock props of generic horror fiction. "Breakfast Serial" and "Yea, Though I Drive" are biter-bit stories in which vagabond psychopaths with murder on their minds are undone by the victims whom they stalk. In "The Web of La Sanguinaire," an arachnologist pursuing an overgrown species of spider becomes the ultimate sacrifice to his studies when the creatures show an unanticipated talent for turning the tables. Kelly, a stalwart presence from the horror paperback-original market of the 1990s, writes stories that, for the most part, show a workmanlike zeal: after setting up a simple premise, they proceed methodically to eerie finales prepared for by a few well-timed shocks and plot twists. Short on atmosphere and simple in their telling, they nevertheless deliver their share of thrills and chills. (May)

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