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William H. Hallahan – Keeper of the Children (Sphere, 1980)

Posted by demonik on March 2, 2021

William H. Hallahan – Keeper of the Children  (Sphere, 1980)

Blurb:

THE MASTER HAD TAKEN THEIR CHILDREN – ONE BY ONE BY ONE ….

Alone in a child‘s bedroom in a suburban Philadelphia home, Eddie Benson listens for footsteps on the stairs.
The footfall Eddie is waiting for will not be human. lt could be someone’s pet cat, or a stuffed toy, or even a smiling marionette doll.
But whatever it is that comes creeping up the stairs it will have only one intention — murder.
If Eddie Benson wants his daughter back he will have to fight a battle no human has ever fought before. And he must win. For only the victor can return with his life — and soul — from the realms of such dark, unnatural evil.

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Laurence Moody – What Became of Jack and Jill?

Posted by demonik on February 18, 2021

Laurence Moody – What Became of Jack and Jill? (Sphere, 1971: originally Robert Hale, 1969, as The Ruthless Ones)

Blurb:


Jack loved Jill. And Jill loved Jack – especially the money he would inherit when his grandmother died. But the old lady kept an annoyingly strong hold on life – and Jack’s purse strings. So Jack and Jill reached a decision: grandmother had to die. And with all the cunning of two teenagers with no morals they set about frightening Gran to death.

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Jessica Hamilton – Baxter (1981, 2nd Sphere edition)

Posted by demonik on January 12, 2020

 Jessica Hamilton – Baxter (Sphere, 1981)

Blurb;
BEWARE OF THE ….

`The child was even weaker than I thought, and I acted quickly. I was careful not to touch its delicate skin with my teeth. It was a simple matter to grasp its clothing and drag it to the water. It cried out only briefly before I forced it under. It quickly went limp, and I stood back and watched it until I knew its feeble hold on life was broken.’
…. BAXTER
HE LOOKS LIKE A PET DOG, ONE OF MILLIONS. HE EVEN BEHAVES LIKE ONE – MOST OF THE TIME. BUT HE’S EVIL. INHUMANLY EVIL. AFTER YOU HAVE READ THIS NOVEL, YOU WILL NEVER, EVER, LOOK AT YOUR FAMILY’S PET QUITE LIKE YOU USED TO… 

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Bernard King – Witch Beast

Posted by demonik on September 29, 2019

Bernard King – Witch Beast  (Sphere, 1989)

Alun Hood

Blurb:
Uptown, the depressed Victorian slum area of Monkhampton, long overdue for development, is dying: its shopping precinct boarded up, its church abandoned, its people moved away – apparently into thin air …

At the heart of Uptown, in Salvation, an affectionate snow-white Newfoundland recovers slowly from the vicious maltreatment of his previous owner. And as Leader regains his strength, his coat starts to change colour, and he grows – and grows …

Detective Chief Inspector Ben Wilson, investigating a strange case of arson in Uptown, is attacked by a pack of dogs turned feral, a pack that behaves like a disciplined army …

Then the murders start. And Wilson begins to see a hideous connection; a link that shatters all our comfortable preconceptions about domestic pets. If he and the eccentric Professor Harker are right, man’s best friend is man’s most dangerous enemy – an enemy beyond human control.

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Jere Cunningham – The Legacy

Posted by demonik on August 20, 2019

Jere Cunningham – The Legacy (Sphere, 1980: originally Fawcett, 1977)

Blurb:

SOMEWHERE IN THE DARKNESS IT IS WATCHING AND WAITING – FOR YOU
Chester Rawlings is the first victim – he blows his brains out to escape a living death.
Then old Sam is discovered lying beside his master’s grave, dead of an unnatural heart attack- two corpse-like fingers clutched in his hand.
Now a child watches as her parents struggle in the grip of an unspeakable horror: only the child knows the awful truth – it is already too late to save them from THE LEGACY

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