Contains the Bram Stoker Award-nominated novella DISSOLUTION which is soon to be a full feature film directed by Paul Leyden (director of Come Back to Me and Cleaners)!
DEATHWATCH, the explosive novella collection from Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author Lisa Mannetti. In Dissolution, Stuart Granville is a would-be medical student from the South who's been expelled for drinking and believes he's heading north to Hyde Park, New York to tutor twin girls. Instead, he discovers that his charges, Abby and Eleanor, have never been to school of any kind. They are also Siamese twins and their father, a doctor with grandiose dreams, means to separate them surgically. He intends to take advantage of Stuart's expertise and vulnerability; but unbeknownst to both men, the supernatural force in the house has an agenda--and a will--of its own. In The Sheila Na Gig, Tom Smith is on a ship in steerage and bound for New York from his native Ireland after facing down the constraints imposed by his family, overcoming the loss of his first love, circumventing his grandmother's wiles and occult knowledge, and trying to save his younger, mentally challenged sister, Delia, from both witchcraft and sexual abuse. In a genre glutted with soulless practitioners, grinding out "product" like sausages, Lisa Mannetti's continues to be a refreshingly personal voice. Her work is idiosyncratic, erudite, intense ... and authentically nightmarish. ~ Robert Dunbar, author of MARTYRS & MONSTERS and WILLY
|Publisher:||Nightscape Press, LLP|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)|
About the Author
She has authored a macabre gag book, 51 Fiendish Ways to Leave your Lover, as well as non-fiction books, and numerous articles and short stories in newspapers, magazines and anthologies. Her story, “Everybody Wins,” was made into a short film by director Paul Leyden starring Malin Ackerman and released under the title Bye-Bye Sally.
Lisa lives in New York.
Visit her author website: www.lisamannetti.com
Visit her virtual haunted house: www.thechanceryhouse.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Terrifying and brilliant...I was caught up in nightmare worlds that seemed to hover over my shoulder, too close for comfort, breathing in my ear, whispering things that made me cringe in all the best of ways. Lisa Mannetti is an incredible writer. This two-novella collection is a must for readers of dark fiction.
I asked a friend recently to recomend a good book. He told me about a book he read recently that had won a Bram Stoker award called "The Gentling Box". I read that book in record time(well at least for me). I decided as soon as I was done with that I would get "Deathwatch" her latest release. In "Deathwatch" Mannetti shows again why she has garnered a Bram Stoker prize. Her voice and style of writing is amazing. The characters she builds into the stories come to life and whether you love them or hate them you have to find out what they will do next. I read on a blog somewhere that she is working on something new and I for one cannot wait. It looks like this new imprint Shadowfall Publications has a winner in Lisa Mannetti. Bravo Ms. Mannetti and keep up the good work Shadowfall!