"A rising star on the horror scene." - FearNet.com
From the Bram Stoker Award winning mass-distributed author of Dead City, Mutated, Quarantine, Flesh Eaters and more comes his first supernatural haunted house novel in two premium signed collectible hardcover formats limited to 26 and 150 copies worldwide. Crooked House is a novel of subtle and encroaching terror in the vein of The Shining by Stephen King. Own specialty collector editions from one of the top-growing names in horror. Don't wait until it's too late, join author Joe McKinney in the frightening exploration of the Crooked House.
In this republican country, amid the fluctuating waves of our social life, somebody is always at the drowning point.
Those words were true when Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote them in 1851, and they were true in 1933, when a fire burned half of Crook House to the ground, taking James Crook’s wife and two sons with it. A disgraced bootlegger and former pro baseball player, James Crook returned from prison to find his house, and his life, a pile of cinders. Broken and insane, he rebuilt Crook House, putting his pain and loneliness into every timber.
But Hawthorne’s words are still true today, and nobody knows that better than Dr. Robert Bell, who has just moved into Crook House as part of his hiring package from a small Texas college. He soon discovers that Crook House is more than just a new beginning for himself and Sarah and their daughter Angela. For the Bell family, Crook House is a place where the past still lives, and its horrors waiting for the next drowning man.
With Crooked House, Joe McKinney brings you a chilling novel in the vein of The Shining by Stephen King, a haunted house tale that will stay with you long after the final page is turned.
Premium leather-bound Deluxe Lettered Hardcover w/slipcase: mint and first edition, lettered A-Z, 6''x9'', bound in leather, signature page signed by author, front cover stamped and spine stamped with the title and the author's name, includes end papers, colored book ribbon with a full colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock, a slipcase bound in leatherette and laminated dust jacket. Only twenty-six copies are ever produced and lettered worldwide.
150 Signed and Numbered Limited Hardcover: mint and first edition, numbered 1-150, 6''x9'', bound in leatherette, signed by the author, stamped on the spine with the title and author's name, includes end papers, colored book ribbon, multi-colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock and laminated dust jacket. Only one hundred and fifty are ever produced and numbered worldwide.
About the author
Joe McKinney is a San Antonio based author of several mass-distributed horror, crime and science fiction novels. His works include the three part Dead World series, the science fiction disaster tale, Quarantined, which was nominated for the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for superior achievement in a novel, 2009, and the real crime novel, Dodging Bullets. In 2012, McKinney's Flesh Eaters won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel of 2011.
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