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 of the past. More
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 of the past.
"A white knuckle read from beginning to end -- Clegg delivers!" - John Saul.
"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: cannibalism, the devil, good magic turned to evil, grave-robbing and the undead all make this a chilling story." -- Publisher's Weekly.
THEY CALL IT THE SCREAMING HOUSE
Rachel Adair thought Draper House in Washington, D.C, would be the perfect place to try and start a family.
But as soon they move into the century-old townhouse, the nightmares begin: horrific images of the child Rachel lost; the unforgivable sins of Hugh's father; scenes of blood-curdling rituals . . . and the scraping sounds of an even greater terror that lives within the walls . . .
BAPTIZED IN A RITUAL OF DARKNESS
In the late 1960s, Draper House was just a crumbling tenement. Now, a young couple, hopeful for their future, have arrived -- to wake the house from its long sleep.
About the Author
Douglas Clegg wrote Breeder in the house in which it was set in Washington, D.C. Born in Virginia, raised there, and in Connecticut and Hawaii, he currently lives on the coast of New England and is working on his next novel.
Look for other books by Douglas Clegg
The Children’s Hour
Dark of the Eye
The Hour Before Dark
You Come When I Call You
The Nightmare Chronicles
The Machinery of Night
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 is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation."
— Bentley Little, author of The Policy
— 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.
"Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction."
— Peter Straub
author of Lost Boy, Lost Girl and the New York 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
author of The Queen of Bedlam and Speaks The Nightbird.