THE BLACKENING OF FLESH comes to Barnes & Noble in Racine

It’s that time of year again: Halloween-time … and Barnes & Noble in Racine is getting in on the action with Horrorfest 2016 on Friday, October 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The event features appearances by three of the area’s scariest authors … plus I get to tag along, too, which ain’t too bad!


John Everson, author of THE PUMPKIN MAN, THE 13TH, and NIGHTWHERE, will be signing copies of his newest novel, THE FAMILY TREE for his readers at the event. In it, Scott Belvedere inherits the family inn, built around an old tree that oozes sap used to make special ale and bourbon. But the Belvedere family doesn’t keep its skeletons in the closet; they keep them in the roots of the tree, and those secrets are horrifying, to say the least. What’s better than THE FAMILY TREE? A signed copy of THE FAMILY TREE. Get one.

WOLF’S BLIND is W.D. Gagliani’s latest entry in the Nick Lupo series. Lupo is a homicide detective … and a werewolf, which can come in handy when trying to recuperate from a near-fatal explosion. But something is keeping him from shape-shifting and healing while he’s on the run from the mafia. Equal parts thriller and horror, WOLF’S BLIND is the sixth installment in the series, but makes a great entry point for the uninitiated. Come on out and complete your collection. Or start one!

We’ve all heard the poem: “Lizzie Borden had an axe. // She gave her mother 40 whacks. // When she saw what she had done. // She gave her father 41.” While both Andrew and Abby Borden were felled by considerably fewer whacks, (and by a hatchet, not an axe) what if the rhyme missed the most interesting detail? What if Lizzie did it because she had to? C.A. Verstraete will have copies of her new novel, LIZZIE BORDEN, ZOMBIE HUNTER on hand, so you can explore the most horrifying ‘what if’ of this famous case.

And speaking of horror novels inspired by historical killings, my latest novel, THE BLACKENING OF FLESH, draws from a less high profile but chillingly sinister crime that happened in my hometown of Park Ridge, Illinois. We are often so sure we can tell the good guys from the bad guys, but what if we’re wrong? Let the ghosts and gangsters help you sort it out in THE BLACKENING OF FLESH. And I’d be happy to sign your copy. I might even bring a few copies of LOSING TOUCH in which to make my mark, too.

So come on out to Barnes & Noble in Racine on Friday, October 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for Horrorfest 2016. You’ll find the store on Green Bay Road just north of Durand in the Southland Shopping Center next to Dick’s Sporting Goods, and you might also just find your new favorite book just in time for Halloween.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of the novels LOSING TOUCH and THE BLACKENING OF FLESHnow available from Post Mortem Press.

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