Wild Things: Tales of Suspense & Horror

Wild Things: Tales of Suspense & Horror

by Douglas Clegg
Wild Things: Tales of Suspense & Horror

Wild Things: Tales of Suspense & Horror

by Douglas Clegg



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Suspenseful, strange and riveting -- Wolves in disguise, birds as terrifying harbingers, prisoners-of-war and murderers inhabit the pages of this mini-collection from Douglas Clegg, award-winning and bestselling writer of The Children's Hour and Neverland. Three short stories and one novelette, originally published in a special deluxe limited hardcover from Cemetery Dance Publications.

"Clegg (The Machinery of Night) shows how the bestial aspects of horror and humanity are interchangeable in this quartet of psychological suspense stories....riveting reading." -- Publishers Weekly

From Bram Stoker Award-Winning and Bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes a special quartet of dark stories dealing with creatures of the wild-- wolf, bird, and the most terrifying of beasts: the human variety.

Suspense and Horror Tales

In "The Wolf" a hunter guides a younger man up a mountain to track down the creature that has been slaughtering in the valley below.

"The American" takes place at a late-night cafe in Rome where foreigners gather. On this particular night a stranger steps out of the shadowy park to sit at the sidewalk tables and speak of love and murder.

In "A Madness of Starlings," a father, teaching his children about protection from the predators of life, takes in a fledgling bird. But when it's time for the bird to fly away, the forces of nature come undone and a secret wisdom and terror enter the mind of the one who understands the language of birds.

In the novellette, "The Dark Game," a war hero and his men are captured and taken into a prison camp. There, tortures and torments await them, but the man named Gordon Raglan begins to use a childhood game of escape to help him discover a way to hunt the wolves surrounding him.

Books by Douglas Clegg

The Hour Before Dark
The Children's Hour
Goat Dance
Dark of the Eye
The Words
Wild Things
Nightmare House
Bad Karma
Red Angel
Night Cage
The Infinite
The Abandoned
The Necromancer
You Come When I Call You
The Nightmare Chronicles
The Machinery of Night
The Attraction

Praise for Douglas Clegg's Fiction

"Douglas Clegg knows exactly what scares us, and he knows just how to twist those fears into hair-raising chills..." - Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series.

"Clegg delivers!"
-- John Saul, bestselling author of Faces of Fear and The Devil's Labyrinth.

"Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction."
-- Peter Straub
author of Ghost Story and the NY Times Bestseller Black House (with Stephen King)

"Clegg is one of the best!"
-- Richard Laymon

"Douglas Clegg is a weaver of nightmares!"
-- Robert R. McCammon

Tags: collections, anthologies, psychological, suspense, horror, thrillers, short stories, murder, wolf, war, prisoner, dark game.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940012305299
Publisher: Alkemara Press
Publication date: 04/16/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 939,570
File size: 673 KB

About the Author

Douglas Clegg is the award-winning and bestselling author of horror, fantasy, and suspense fiction, including The Priest of Blood, The Lady of Serpents, Afterlife, The Hour Before Dark, and Mordred, Bastard Son among many others. He also pioneered the e-book and e-serial on the internet, and launched the internet's first publisher-sponsored serial novel in early 1999. Additionally, his novella, Purity, became the world's first m-book an ebook for mobile devices in the year 2000. His fiction has won the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and the Shocker Award. He was born in Virginia, but currently lives with his spouse, Raul, on the coast of New England with three wild things: a cat, a dog, some mice and a rabbit or two.

Date of Birth:

April 1, 1958

Place of Birth:

Alexandria, Virginia

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