Ghost Road Blues by Jonathan Maberry -

Ghost Road Blues by Jonathan Maberry


Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel

From a new master of horror comes an apocalyptic showdown between the residents of a secluded, rural town and the deadly evil that confronts them wherever they turn . . .

Evil Doesn’t Die

The cozy little town of Pine Deep buried the horrors of its past a long time ago. Thirty years have gone by since the darkness descended and the Black Harvest began, a time when a serial killer sheared a bloody swath through the quiet Pennsylvania village. The evil that once coursed through Pine Deep has been replaced by cheerful tourists getting ready to enjoy the country’s largest Halloween celebration in what is now called “The Spookiest Town in America.”

It Just Grows Stronger

But then–a month before Halloween–it begins. Unspeakably desecrated bodies. Inexplicable insanity. And an ancient evil walking the streets, drawing in those who would fall to their own demons and seeking to shred the very soul of this rapidly fracturing community. Yes, the residents of Pine Deep have drawn together and faced a killer before. But this time, evil has many faces–and the lust and will to rule the earth. This struggle will be epic.

Praise for Ghost Road Blues:

“Jonathan Maberry’s horror is rich and visceral. It’s close to the heart…and close to the jugular.”
–Kevin J. Anderson

“Maberry has the chops to craft stories at once intimate, epic, real, and horrific.”
–Bentley Little

“Maberry spins great stories. His (Pine Deep) vampire novels are unique and masterful.”
–Richard Matheson

“Maberry’s works will be read for many, many years to come.”
–Ray Bradbury

“Without a doubt this prolific author is the next Stephen King. Maberry deserves more then a Bram Stoker Award for this; he deserves Bram Stoker to rise from his grave and shake his hand.”
–Chad Wendell, New World Reviews

“If I were asked to select only one new voice in horror fiction to read today, it would be Jonathan Maberry.”
–Katherine Ramsland

“A fun, fun read and creepy as hell.”–Gregory Frost

“If you think small town horror has nothing new to offer, you have a surprise in store. Ghost Road Blues demonstrates that even the most haunted town in America is unprepared for the full depth of evil, either human or inhuman.”-
-Don D’Ammassa

“Reminiscent of Stephen King. . .Maberry supplies plenty of chills in this atmospheric novel. . .This is horror on a grand scale.”
–Publishers Weekly


Three criminals arrive to Pine Deep, one of them is more sinister than the rest, a wanted Killer!
Is that all the evil that lurks in Pine Deep?
This is a dark atmospheric supernatural thriller. I can see why Maberry was awarded the Bram Stoker award for this, he’s a great writer really immerses you in the blood pulsing thrill, a real page-turner. The story plays out like an episode of Supernatural.
He’s developed a really good protagonist and characters like The Bone Man, Tow-truck Eddie, and The Dark Man all written in a good prose.
“Evil don’t die it just waits,” that’s what the Boneman quotes in this story and it’s more gripping thriller stuff than being a haunting or gory story. You feel we only get glimpse of alot of his characters in this book due to it being a trilogy I am looking forward to reading Bad Moon Rising the second book of the Pine Deep series.


“Hells a coming and we all gotta learn the blues”

“Dark Hollow was as dark as a tomb and as inviting as an open, beckoning grave; yet there were worse places in Pine Deep, places where the shadows were darker still and the air hummed with a malevolent tension. But these places were never named and they were never thought about by choice.Dark Hollow, a doorway to those other places, remained as the darkest place known consciously to the people of the town, and in its Way it was dark enough.”

Reviewed by Lou Pendergrast on 17 July 2011

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