"The finest writer of paperback originals in America." - Stephen King
"Readers of weak constitution should beware." - Publishers Weekly
"McDowell has a flair for the gruesome." - Washington Post
Welcome to Babylon, a typical sleepy Alabama small town, where years earlier the Larkin family suffered a terrible tragedy. Now they are about to endure another: fourteen-year-old Margaret Larkin will be robbed of her innocence and her life by a killer who is beyond the reach of the law.
But something strange is happening in Babylon: traffic lights flash an eerie blue, a ghostly hand slithers from the drain of a kitchen sink, graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror . . . And beneath the murky surface of the river, a shifting, almost human shape slowly takes form. Night after night it will pursue the murderer. And when the full moon rises over Babylon, it will seek a terrible vengeance . . .
Cold Moon Over Babylon (1980), the second novel by Michael McDowell (1950-1999), author of Blackwater and The Elementals and screenwriter of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas, is a chilling Southern Gothic tale of revenge from beyond the grave that ranks among his most terrifying books. This first-ever reprint features deliciously creepy new cover art by Mike Mignola.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was chilling in the right places, but I was severely disappointed with the ending.
I couldn't put this book down. Great ghost story!
Omg! Omg! Oh - my - Gosh was this book a fantastic listen! I wish I'd learned of it so much sooner! If all of Michael McDowell's books are like this, I am a fan for life! Do you like ghost stories? Do you like hauntings? And do you like it when the bad guy gets his just desserts? (Oops! Did I say too much?) You have to either read or listen to this book. I say, "Listen!" because it'll give you the shivers... Picture Now I haven't seen the movie, but THERE'S A MOVIE! I want to see it- just to see if it's anywhere near as perfect as the book. Which I know ever happens... So the story begins with the killing and disappearance of a girl, Margaret Larken. She's a good girl and doesn't deserve what happens to her, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. Or so all believe. In this tale, the cookie is poisonous and seeks out a torturous revenge. A haunting so vicious, it drives people to the brink. The characters are very real- fleshed out and countrified. They feel and behave in a natural manner, that makes the paranormal almost every day, and you develop an attachment that makes you root for the good and maniacally cheer for the bad. When the action takes place, and it doesn't take long, it hits from all sides and people see exactly what they should see - justice from the grave! Can you tell I loved this? Oh, the narrator, Scott Brick, has the perfect voice for the tale- heavy when necessary, he made the story for me. You have to check out Cold Moon Over Babylon, and if you can, seek out Cold Moon, the movie. I know I will *http://www.areneehunt.com/the-reviews/cold-moon-over-babylon-by-michael-mcdowell Cold Moon Over Babylon Written by Michael McDowell Narrated by Scott Brick Published by Cormudgen June 15, 2016
This book was pyschaotic! The twists and turns of this book will leave the reader in a sense of horror and awe. Frankly, If the book was in the main stream, it would be a best seller !!!! My advice: read it and be prepared to stay up all night!!!
Well in the mincrafting world evrewone was killing and bilding like CRAZY