Wicked Things

Winner of the International Horror Guild Award

“Clever, fast paced… an effectively chilling movie-in-the-mind” – New York Times

The small town of Winship seems so perfect … on the surface. But as investigator Jack Carlson is finding out, appearances can be deceiving.

He’s looking into a series of mysterious deaths in the town, but the more he pokes behind the picture-postcard facade, the more frightened he becomes.

How could someone disappear in an open meadow, as if swallowed by the earth?

Why does the ground seem to glow in spots?

Why is no one able to stop the gangs of young thugs who roam the streets at will?

Local residents are afraid to answer his questions — with good cause. They know that Winship’s tranquil exterior hides some truly dark secrets…

Wicked Things is a gripping horror thriller from bestselling author Thomas Tessier. It was the Winner of the International Horror Guild Award.

Praise for Thomas Tessier:

“Rapture is great, destined to take its rightful place among the most memorable novels of psychological horror” – Washington Post

“Unpredictable… ingenious… nerve-paralysing” – Publishers Weekly

“Clever, fast paced… an effectively chilling movie-in-the-mind” – New York Times

“’The Nightwalker’ is perhaps the finest werewolf novel of the last twenty years…scary, grim, fast-paced, very good.” – Stephen King

“An intoxicating blend of psychological drama and physical compulsion… enthralling.” – Library Journal

“Thomas Tessier’s stories are truly scary.” – Kirkus Reviews

“rattles the nerves and shocks the sensibilities.” – Houston Chronicle

“one of that select band of writers whose horror fiction I am anxious to read as soon as it appears” – Ramsey Campbell

“one of the very best writers of horror fiction of this generation.” – Douglas E. Winter, Reader’s Guide to Horror Fiction

“Thomas Tessier’s stories are beguiling…evocative…mesmerizing.” – ALA_Booklist

“a vastly talented writer and his stories are shocking…horrifying.” – RMN_Newsroom

“There is a building tension under the surface that makes reading Thomas Tessier an intense experience all to itself.” – DreadCentral

“Thomas Tessier’s horrors spring from honest exploration of our erotic impulses.” – toomuchhorror

“[‘The Nightwalker’ has] brutal action and a welcome sense of ambiguity” Huffington Post

“Thomas Tessier’s command of his craft is captivating.” – The Hartford Courant

Shockwaves

“Clever, fast paced… an effectively chilling movie-in-the-mind” – New York Times

“Tension rise like a frightful fever and then peaks at nightmare.” – Publishers Weekly

Beware the Blade…

Jackie is lost. A college student stuck in a loveless marriage, she feels she cannot escape the monotony of her life.

Then along comes Brooks, a mysterious but successful lawyer with political ambitions. He’s passionate, a true lover.

But someone else has come to town.

Brooks, Jackie discovers, is tracking a serial killer known as The Blade, whose victims are exclusively teenage girls.

The killer is on a rampage, pursuing several women. Soon, many turn up dead – brutally murdered by the Blade.

As he goes on however, he begins to get carried away with the killings and makes mistakes.

Soon, the situation rises above boiling point. As Jackie has a confusing encounter with the man who appears to be the murderer, she is forced to decide:

With the intensity of both the murders and her relationship hotting up, will she be able to keep her head?

Will she be able to control herself?

Or will the Blade add Jackie’s name to his list?

Shockwaves is a gripping horror thriller from bestselling author Thomas Tessier.

Praise for Thomas Tessier:

“Rapture is great, destined to take its rightful place among the most memorable novels of psychological horror” – Washington Post

“Unpredictable… ingenious… nerve-paralysing” – Publishers Weekly

“Clever, fast paced… an effectively chilling movie-in-the-mind” – New York Times

“’The Nightwalker’ is perhaps the finest werewolf novel of the last twenty years…scary, grim, fast-paced, very good.” – Stephen King

“An intoxicating blend of psychological drama and physical compulsion… enthralling.” – Library Journal

“Thomas Tessier’s stories are truly scary.” – Kirkus Reviews

“rattles the nerves and shocks the sensibilities.” – Houston Chronicle

“one of that select band of writers whose horror fiction I am anxious to read as soon as it appears” – Ramsey Campbell

“one of the very best writers of horror fiction of this generation.” – Douglas E. Winter, Reader’s Guide to Horror Fiction

“Thomas Tessier’s stories are beguiling…evocative…mesmerizing.” – ALA_Booklist

“a vastly talented writer and his stories are shocking…horrifying.” – RMN_Newsroom

“There is a building tension under the surface that makes reading Thomas Tessier an intense experience all to itself.” – DreadCentral

“Thomas Tessier’s horrors spring from honest exploration of our erotic impulses.” – toomuchhorror

“[‘The Nightwalker’ has] brutal action and a welcome sense of ambiguity” Huffington Post

“Thomas Tessier’s command of his craft is captivating.” – The Hartford Courant

Finishing Touches

“Clever, fast paced… an effectively chilling movie-in-the-mind” – New York Times

“Tension rise like a frightful fever and then peaks at nightmare.” – Publishers Weekly

The darkest terrors lie in the deep…

Tom Sutherland has come into quite a bit of unexpected money, and takes the opportunity to put his life in America on hold and travel to London for six months.

While out drinking one night, he meets Roger Nordhagen, a well-known and very successful plastic surgeon who takes Tom under his wing.

Tom is drawn to the man despite his misgivings.

During a night of revelry, Roger introduces Tom to his exotic assistant Lina, who immediately captures Tom’s attention.

Yet still, Tom can’t shake a feeling of unease…

Soon begins a courtship that Tom cannot get out of his head – and with Nordhagen encouraging them, their basest desires and most forbidden fantasies come into the light.

But fantasy turns to nightmare when Tom discovers what the surreptitious Nordhagen has been hiding from him.

A basement laboratory where cruelty, desire and madness combine to form the ultimate evil.

And now Tom asks himself:

Will he ever escape from these depths?

Finishing Touches is a gripping supernatural horror from bestselling author Thomas Tessier. It offers a horrifying insight into at man’s need for power and what humanity will do in pursuit of it.

Praise for Thomas Tessier:

“Rapture is great, destined to take its rightful place among the most memorable novels of psychological horror” – Washington Post

“Unpredictable… ingenious… nerve-paralysing” – Publishers Weekly

“Clever, fast paced… an effectively chilling movie-in-the-mind” – New York Times

“’The Nightwalker’ is perhaps the finest werewolf novel of the last twenty years…scary, grim, fast-paced, very good.” – Stephen King

“An intoxicating blend of psychological drama and physical compulsion… enthralling.” – Library Journal

“Thomas Tessier’s stories are truly scary.” – Kirkus Reviews

“rattles the nerves and shocks the sensibilities.” – Houston Chronicle

“one of that select band of writers whose horror fiction I am anxious to read as soon as it appears” – Ramsey Campbell

“one of the very best writers of horror fiction of this generation.” – Douglas E. Winter, Reader’s Guide to Horror Fiction

“Thomas Tessier’s stories are beguiling…evocative…mesmerizing.” – ALA_Booklist

“a vastly talented writer and his stories are shocking…horrifying.” – RMN_Newsroom

“There is a building tension under the surface that makes reading Thomas Tessier an intense experience all to itself.” – DreadCentral

“Thomas Tessier’s horrors spring from honest exploration of our erotic impulses.” – toomuchhorror

“[‘The Nightwalker’ has] brutal action and a welcome sense of ambiguity” Huffington Post

“Thomas Tessier’s command of his craft is captivating.” – The Hartford Courant

The Fates

“Clever, fast paced… an effectively chilling movie-in-the-mind” – New York Times

“Tessier is one of horror fiction’s best kept secrets.” – The Washington Post

To some, the lights were beautiful … to others, they were a warning.

When Martin Lasker first sees the mutilated cow on Bondarevsky’s farm, he wonders what on earth could have caused it. But as more and more disasters occur and strange lights start to appear in the quiet town of Millville, Lasker is drawn into the mystery.

Now, he is convinced something larger must be happening.

To the small-town citizens of Millville, the lights all mean something different.

To Marge Calder they are neon lights. To Joe Garfield, they are a warning. To the Pomar children, they are a miracle, Our Lady returned. To Father Lombardy, they are evil made manifest. To Studevant, the Police Chief, they are mindless destruction.

For Lasker, the most important questions are: where these lights could come from, and what could they mean?

But the answers to these questions may be more painful than anyone expected…
In this thrilling scifi-horror novel, Millville and its citizens are subject to a destructive force that will uproot the very core of the town. With The Fates, Tessier brings together mystery, science, and horror in this twisting tale that will chill you to your core.

Praise for Thomas Tessier:

“Rapture is great, destined to take its rightful place among the most memorable novels of psychological horror” – Washington Post

“Unpredictable… ingenious… nerve-paralysing” – Publishers Weekly

“Clever, fast paced… an effectively chilling movie-in-the-mind” – New York Times

“’The Nightwalker’ is perhaps the finest werewolf novel of the last twenty years…scary, grim, fast-paced, very good.” – Stephen King

“An intoxicating blend of psychological drama and physical compulsion… enthralling.” – Library Journal

“Thomas Tessier’s stories are truly scary.” – Kirkus Reviews

“rattles the nerves and shocks the sensibilities.” – Houston Chronicle

“one of that select band of writers whose horror fiction I am anxious to read as soon as it appears” – Ramsey Campbell

“one of the very best writers of horror fiction of this generation.” – Douglas E. Winter, Reader’s Guide to Horror Fiction

“Thomas Tessier’s stories are beguiling…evocative…mesmerizing.” – ALA_Booklist

“a vastly talented writer and his stories are shocking…horrifying.” – RMN_Newsroom

“There is a building tension under the surface that makes reading Thomas Tessier an intense experience all to itself.” – DreadCentral

“Thomas Tessier’s horrors spring from honest exploration of our erotic impulses.” – toomuchhorror

“[‘The Nightwalker’ has] brutal action and a welcome sense of ambiguity” Huffington Post

“Thomas Tessier’s command of his craft is captivating.” – The Hartford Courant

The Nightwalker

“Clever, fast paced… an effectively chilling movie-in-the-mind” – New York Times

“Tessier is one of horror fiction’s best kept secrets.” – The Washington Post

The chase has begun…

Bobby Ives never considered himself a violent man. That was until he attacked a man in his apartment building for nearly starting a fire.

When a trip to Harrods’ results in Bobby blacking out, he and his girlfriend come to the conclusion he must be getting migraines.

But when he starts shaking uncontrollably and watches himself murder his lover, he worries there may be more to the headaches than he previously thought.

His daily jaunts to Hyde Park become a site of terror, as he finds himself running at inhuman pace, chasing an unassuming jogger.

The overwhelming power of this urge over his body and his mind.

Night after night, he stalks the streets, looking for his prey – all the while trying to control the need that flows through him.

But how long can he suppress his terrible urges, and is there anyone who can stop the beast that terrorises the city?

The Nightwalker is a gripping horror thriller, perfect for fans of Stephen King and Mark Edwards. This edition includes a bonus short story from Thomas Tessier, The Dreams of Dr. Ladybank.

Praise for Thomas Tessier:

“Rapture is great, destined to take its rightful place among the most memorable novels of psychological horror” – Washington Post

“Unpredictable… ingenious… nerve-paralysing” – Publishers Weekly

“Clever, fast paced… an effectively chilling movie-in-the-mind” – New York Times

“’The Nightwalker’ is perhaps the finest werewolf novel of the last twenty years…scary, grim, fast-paced, very good.” – Stephen King

“An intoxicating blend of psychological drama and physical compulsion… enthralling.” – Library Journal

“Thomas Tessier’s stories are truly scary.” – Kirkus Reviews

“rattles the nerves and shocks the sensibilities.” – Houston Chronicle

“one of that select band of writers whose horror fiction I am anxious to read as soon as it appears” – Ramsey Campbell

“one of the very best writers of horror fiction of this generation.” – Douglas E. Winter, Reader’s Guide to Horror Fiction

“Thomas Tessier’s stories are beguiling…evocative…mesmerizing.” – ALA_Booklist

“a vastly talented writer and his stories are shocking…horrifying.” – RMN_Newsroom

“There is a building tension under the surface that makes reading Thomas Tessier an intense experience all to itself.” – DreadCentral

“Thomas Tessier’s horrors spring from honest exploration of our erotic impulses.” – toomuchhorror

“[‘The Nightwalker’ has] brutal action and a welcome sense of ambiguity” Huffington Post

“Thomas Tessier’s command of his craft is captivating.” – The Hartford Courant

Rapture

“Clever, fast paced… an effectively chilling movie-in-the-mind” –New York Times

The Nightmare of a mind gone mad…

When Jeff Lisker’s father passes away, he finds himself returning to his hometown.

A successful Californian businessman, Jeff falls into the past, remembering his old friend Georgianne Slaton.

Unearthing old memories, he decides to seek her out, where she now lives in the suburbs with her husband and daughter. He visits the family, using the guise of his work to spend some time in Danbury. There he finds Georgianne happily married, much to his dismay.

Rekindling their friendship, Jeff soon finds himself obsessed with Georgianne, and is convinced she is meant to be with him.

Now he realises that he must possess her…

At whatever cost.

Rapture is a gripping horror thriller, perfect for fans of Stephen King and Mark Edwards.

Praise for Thomas Tessier:

“Rapture is great, destined to take its rightful place among the most memorable novels of psychological horror” – Washington Post

“Unpredictable… ingenious… nerve-paralysing” – Publishers Weekly

“Clever, fast paced… an effectively chilling movie-in-the-mind” – New York Times

“’The Nightwalker’ is perhaps the finest werewolf novel of the last twenty years…scary, grim, fast-paced, very good.” – Stephen King

“Thomas Tessier’s stories are truly scary.” – Kirkus Reviews

“rattles the nerves and shocks the sensibilities.” – Houston Chronicle

“one of that select band of writers whose horror fiction I am anxious to read as soon as it appears” – Ramsey Campbell

“one of the very best writers of horror fiction of this generation.” – Douglas E. Winter, Reader’s Guide to Horror Fiction

“Thomas Tessier’s stories are beguiling…evocative…mesmerizing.” – ALA_Booklist

“a vastly talented writer and his stories are shocking…horrifying.” – RMN_Newsroom

“There is a building tension under the surface that makes reading Thomas Tessier an intense experience all to itself.” – DreadCentral

“Thomas Tessier’s horrors spring from honest exploration of our erotic impulses.” – toomuchhorror

“chilling and terrifying!” – Library Journal

“[‘The Nightwalker’ has] brutal action and a welcome sense of ambiguity” Huffington Post

“Thomas Tessier’s command of his craft is captivating.” – The Hartford Courant