By Mark Morris
It's breaking through...In a nightclub rest room a man mumbles these words and then puts a shotgun in his mouth and pulls the trigger. The only witness, music journalist Nick Finch, watches in horror as he crumples to the ground beside the similarly slain bodies of a woman and a little girl. Nick exits the room fast, but when someone goes in to check out his story the bodies are no longer there.Then things get really strange.Unspeakable nightmares. Hallucinations. Mysterious figures shadowing him. Is Nick losing his mind? Or is someone - or something - planting ideas in his head? And why does that word - GENESIS - keep cropping up?Nick battles to keep a grip on his sanity. But Nick's wildest nightmares, his deepest fears, couldn't begin to prepare him for the horror from the past which is about to engulf him...
By Peter Straub
It began shortly after the party at which one of their members, Edward Wanderley, had died - or was killed. The Chowder Society, who for years had met in customary evening dress with the object of telling each other tales of every kind, now found themselves drawn towards the supernatural. It was some sort of solace for Edward's loss. They began to tell ghost stories, extraordinary ghost stories ... ghost stories that did not always stop when the teller finished speaking ... Then came the dreams, shared simultaneously by the Chowder Society members, forecasting horrors the four ageing men can scarcely bring themselves to discuss. And now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past - and get away with murder.
The Green Mile
By Stephen King
Stephen King's international bestselling and highly acclaimed novel, also a hugely successful film starring Tom HanksThe Green Mile: those who walk it do not return, because at the end of that walk is the room in which sits Cold Mountain penitentiary's electric chair. In 1932 the newest resident on death row is John Coffey, a giant black man convicted of the brutal murder of two little girls. But nothing is as it seems with John Coffey, and around him unfolds a bizarre and horrifying story. Evil murderer or holy innocent - whichever he is - Coffey has strange powers which may yet offer salvation to others, even if they can do nothing to save him.