Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cold Moon Over Babylon, 1980

Out now from Valancourt Books

Cold Moon Over Babylon (1980), the second novel by Michael McDowell, is a chilling Southern Gothic tale of revenge from beyond the grave that ranks among his most terrifying books. This first-ever reprint features deliciously creepy new cover art by Mike Mignola.

Valancourt, 2015

Book description

Welcome to Babylon, a typical sleepy southern town, where years earlier the Larkin family suffered a terrible tragedy. Now they are about to endure another: fourteen-year-old Margaret Larkin will be robbed of her innocence and her life by a killer who is beyond the reach of the law. 

But something strange is happening in Babylon: traffic lights flash an eerie blue, a ghostly hand slithers from the drain of a kitchen sink, graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror . . . And beneath the murky surface of the river, a shifting, almost human shape slowly takes form. Night after night it will pursue the murderer. And when the full moon rises over Babylon, it will seek a terrible vengeance . . .

Avon, 1980

Reviews:

Too Much Horror Fiction January 7th, 2013 - includes a look at the back cover and some close-ups

Horror After Dark February 23rd, 2015


Fontana, 1985

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