Douglas Clegg


Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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A School for Psychic Children, a Legacy of Nightmare…

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Love page-turning suspense with a dark psychic twist? The fiction of Stephen King, Peter Straub, or Dean Koontz? You’re sure to enjoy reading Afterlife.

★★★★★ “Suspenseful, full of horror, and vastly entertaining.”★★★★★ Called Project Daylight, the school in Manhattan burned in a horrifying fire years ago. Decades later, in the suburbs, terrifying paranormal invasions drive Julie Hutchinson to the edge of sanity. What if Julie—and her children— can’t survive…the chilling touch of the afterlife?

The Starred Review from Publisher’s Weekly:

“Stoker-winner Clegg (The Hour Before Dark) has an uncanny ability to frighten readers…Many other writers would have taken twice as long to tell a tale half as captivating.”

The Attraction

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Now in trade paperback & ebook

Road Trip Horror Creature Feature

200 pages in its print edition, The Attraction is a drive-in movie-style horror chiller of roadside terror.

The Attraction by Douglas Clegg. Print Edition, Alkemara Press.The signs along the desert highway read Come See the Mystery! But some mysteries should remain buried forever — like the terrifying creature at the back of the Brakedown Palace Gas & Sundries Emporium.

Read the Reviews – If You Dare!

“…A vivid story that will separate the timid from their sleep and the bold from their complacency whenever they next visit a sideshow or museum mummy display!” – Midwest Book Review.

“A terrifying quick punch of horror…” – Alternate Reality Web Zine Reviews.

“I couldn’t put this book down. It grabbed me on the first page and wouldn’t let go…The story moves at an incredible rate and never lags.” – Horror World Reviews.

Don’t Pick Up Any Strangers


Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

A Perfect Place to Raise a Family

Move Over, Rosemary. Horror has a new baby

Love horror novels by Stephen King, Joe Hill, or Clive Barker? Like movies like Rosemary’s Baby or Annabelle: Creation? You’re sure to enjoy Breeder, a supernatural novel of unborn horror.

Once known as “the Screaming House,” the beautiful Washington, D.C. townhouse has a history of black magic, voodoo – and murder. What a perfect home for a nice young couple to start a family.

From Douglas Clegg, award-winning author of The Hour Before Dark and The Children’s Hour, comes a nightmarish vision of Washington, D.C. where a new horror is born within the walls of an ancient house – haunted by a diabolical ritual and a terrifying legacy.

Genre: Horror, gothic thriller, suspense, urban supernatural fiction. This novel was 372 pages in its hardcover edition.

John Saul Says:

“A white knuckle read from beginning to end – Clegg delivers!”

“The tension seldom flags as this tale builds to a grisly, suspense-filled climax. As in Goat Dance, his first book, Clegg pulls out the stops of terror…” – Publisher’s Weekly



The Children’s Hour

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Now in trade paperback, audiobook & ebook

If you love the supernatural horror fiction of Stephen King, Peter Straub, or Robert R. McCammon,  you’re sure to enjoy The Children’s Hour. Warning: creepy, otherworldly children.

In this gripping supernatural thriller of horror and suspense – from Bram Stoker Award-winning author Douglas Clegg – something is terribly wrong with the children of Colony, West Virginia.

Innocent though they seem, these kids come out at night – to hunt.

Genre: Horror, small  town, gothic thriller, suspense, supernatural fiction. This novel is 348 pages in its print edition.

Now, They’re Out for Blood

When Joe Gardner returns with his wife and two young children to the peaceful mountain town of Colony, West Virginia, he doesn’t expect to find the girl who disappeared when he was a boy. But she remembers Joe and his other friends who left her behind in a deep well within a mysterious barn…

Beware the Children

“Clegg’s stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby.” – Dean Koontz, NY Times Bestselling Author

“Douglas Clegg is a weaver of nightmares!” – Robert R. McCammon, NY Times Bestselling Author

Dark of the Eye

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

First time in trade paperback & ebook

Psychic Horror Thriller with A Twist

If you love the supernatural fiction of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, or Guillermo del Toro, you’re sure to enjoy this page-turning novel of chills and thrills. Genre Categories: Thriller, suspense, psychological, paranormal, horror, science fiction, gothic novel.This novel is 438 pages in its print edition.

Trust No One

Is Kate Stewart going mad? Or is someone after her only child?

A Mother Kidnaps Her Own Daughter

On the run, Kate drives the backroads of California to get her daughter Hope as far away from home as possible. She’ll do anything to protect her little girl. Including murder…

In this supernatural thriller from NY Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg, a child named Hope becomes the pawn in a game of power – and horror. Cursed with extraordinary – and dangerous – psychic abilities, she’s no longer safe. Not since a terrible accident…

*”An omnibus of unexpected horrors!” — Publisher’s Weekly



Goat Dance

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

In Hardcover, Paperback, and Ebook

Small Town, Big Horror

If you love the supernatural horror fiction of Stephen King, Peter Straub, or Joe Hill,  you’re sure to enjoy this heart-pounding novel of suspense and supernatural horror. One of Clegg’s most enduringly popular novels, and also his debut novel, a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award. 498 pages in print.

Genre Categories: Supernatural horror, suspense, paranormal, haunted house, ghosts, demonic, small town, southern gothic. Other novels in this genre that would have similar readerships though different books, obviously: The Shining, ‘Salems Lot, Ghost Story, Haunted, Summer of Night, It, Phantoms, The Exorcist.

What secrets lie within the ancient place known as the Goat Dance?

A town must face its terrifying past as a possessed child threatens to unleash an unspeakable horror upon them all and a dark house at the edge of a frozen lake remains locked and abandoned…

Robert R. McCammon Says:

“Douglas Clegg is a weaver of nightmares! Goat Dance is a dark, mesmerizing delight!”

Praise for Douglas Clegg’s Fiction:

“Clegg’s stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby.”
—Dean Koontz

“Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction.”
—Peter Straub author of Ghost Story and the New York Times Bestseller (with Stephen King) Black House

“Clegg approaches horror with a stark and vital simplicity that is utterly convincing. Fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz will appreciate this atmospheric gem.”
Library Journal

“Clegg is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation.”
—Bentley Little, author of The Policy and Haunted

“Clegg delivers!”
—John Saul, bestselling author of Faces of Fear and The Devil’s Labyrinth

“A master of the genre. Absolutely thrilling! Douglas Clegg is the future of dark fantasy.”
—Sherrilyn Kenyon, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark-Hunters  

“Clegg is one of the best!”
Richard Laymon, author of Savage

“Clegg gets high marks on the terror scale.”
New York Daily News

“Douglas Clegg is a weaver of nightmares!”
—Robert R. McCammon, author of Usher’s Passing and Swan Song


The Halloween Man

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

A New England village…a terrifying legacy…

The Dark Season is Upon Us

If you  love October and enjoy fiction by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, or Peter Straub, you’re sure to enjoy The Halloween Man.

Who holds the key to the chilling mystery of Stonehaven and its desolate woods — and what unspeakable creature remains trapped within its summer mansion?

Genre: Horror, gothic thriller, suspense, supernatural fiction. 358 pages in print.

What Horror Stalks the Village?

From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes a riveting, edge-of-your-seat supernatural thriller of “overwhelming love and devastating terror.”*

The Halloween Man is one of the best horror novels that I’ve read in years…I had never read anything by Clegg before reading this novel, but now I’m going to go out and get the rest of his books. If you’ve never heard of Clegg either, or are a fan of horror fiction, get this book right now.” – Pixel Planet

“Every bit as good as the best works of Stephen King, Peter Straub, or Dan Simmons…” — Hellnotes: The Newsletter for the Horror Professional

*”The Halloween Man is about overwhelming love and devastating terror, human strength and supernatural power, and the eternal cycle of death and re-birth Packed with vivid imagery; a broadly-scoped but fast-paced plot; powerful, evocative writing; superb characterizations; and facile intelligence…Douglas Clegg has given horror lovers the best Halloween gift possible — an entertaining spinetingler written with unique style…” — DarkEcho


The Hour Before Dark

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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Gothic Horror on a New England Island

As children, they played the Dark Game

If you enjoy your supernatural horror with a mystery/suspense vibe, and the bestselling horror fiction of Stephen King, Peter Straub, Joe Hill, Richard Matheson or Dan Simmons, you may love The Hour Before Dark, considered by many fans one of Clegg’s best.

A riveting gothic novel of mystery and horror — from bestselling and award-winning novelist Douglas Clegg — The Hour Before Dark begins with a terrifying event…

When Nemo Raglan’s father is murdered in one of the most vicious killings of recent years, Nemo must return to the New England island he thought he had escaped for good . . . and the shadowy home called Hawthorn.

Genre categories: Horror, thriller, paranormal, gothic thriller, ghost story,  ghost thriller, suspense, supernatural fiction. This novel was 384 pages in its first edition.

Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed

As Nemo unravels the mysteries of his past and a terrible night of childhood, he witnesses something unimaginable…and sees the true face of evil…while Burnley Island comes to know the unspeakable horror that grows in darkness.

Peter Straub Says:

“Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction, and THE HOUR BEFORE DARK is his best and most exciting novel to date. This is pure imagination, and it is wearing speed skates.” –Peter Straub, NY Times bestselling author of Ghost Story and, with Stephen King, The Talisman.

What Others Say About It:

“…An eerie psychological tale of supernatural horror that builds suspense gradually as the characters slowly peel back the layers of their past and face the terrors of their shared childhood. Clegg approaches horror with a stark and vital simplicity that is utterly convincing. Fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz will appreciate this atmospheric gem.” — Library Journal

“Suspenseful and relentlessly spooky, told in economical prose yet peopled by characters as fully realized as one’s own blood kin, this is at once the most artful and most mainstream tale yet from one of horror’s brightest lights.” — Starred Review from Publishers Weekly



Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Lost Love and Found Horror

She is Not Who She Seems

From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes an urban gothic supernatural tale of witchcraft, buried secrets, and a man who won’t let go.

Two women named Naomi share an otherworldly fate within the depths of the city. One exists between life and death, and the other, a woman seeking a terrifying escape from this world.

Naomi Loves Jake to Death

Now,  Jake Richmond must find her…and bring her back to the world of the living, where a New York brownstone holds a secret buried within the ancient diary of a witch, and where a creature known only as the Serpent has escaped its bounds at last.

“Clegg’s spectacular depiction of New York as a vast Gothic mansion filled with haunted souls gives [Naomi] its formidable power.” — Publishers Weekly.



Monday, May 4th, 2015

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Horror is a Shack in the woods

If you love supernatural horror fiction like Thomas Tryon’s The Other, Dan Simmons’ Summer of Night, Robert R. McCammon’s Boy’s Life, or Stephen King’s It – even Guillermo del Toro’s movie, The Devil’s Backbone – you may just want to spend time in a dangerous place called Neverland. This is Clegg’s most popular novel among readers.

Genre: Bestselling supernatural horror novel, Horror, southern gothic, coming of age, suspense, supernatural fiction, evil child genre, family suspense. This novel is 310 pages in print.

What lurks within the shack called Neverland?

What kinds of dangerous — and deadly — games do the children play there? Who is leading them into darkness? For years, the Jackson family vacationed at Rowena Wandigaux Lee’s old Victorian house on Gull Island, a place of superstition and legend off the southern coast of the U.S. One particular summer, young Beau follows his cousin Sumter into a shack hidden among the brambles and windswept trees near the bluffs overlooking the sea.

David Morrell Says:

“Douglas Clegg’s Neverland is an unforgettable novel that combines creeping horror and psychological suspense. It starts like a bullet and never slows down.”

What Others Say:

Neverland is a masterpiece of dark suspense that will forever haunt your dreams.”
—Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author

“This is a powerful and thrilling tale, Douglas Clegg’s best novel yet. The novel builds in whispers and ends in a scream. You will never forget Neverland.”–F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of the Repairman Jack series

“A brilliant novel that grows richer with each reading, a multilayered marvel that will one day be recognized as one of the classics of supernatural literature.”–Bentley Little, bestselling author

“I can tell you without hesitation that Neverland is a true gothic masterpiece*. I am incredibly impressed with it. This is a remarkable piece of literature.”
–Scott A. Johnson, Dread