Alex North’s third novel, The Angel Maker, is set to hit shelves February 28th in what could be his most chilling story yet. If you haven’t read a story by Alex North yet, it’s like getting on a rollercoaster expecting a thrilling ride, only for it to be filled with terror at top notch speed in which you fear for your life and feel your heart beat impossibly fast. North combines crime fiction with a thriller and horror elements that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time.

The Angel Maker by Alex North

This book is about a woman named Katie Shaw who had it all in school as she approached her graduation, until a stranger caused her life to erupt in violence. Now with a child of her own, Katie is still reeling from what happened to her and her family when she’s informed her brother, Chris, has gone missing. Detective Laurence Page is investigating the murder of a professor and finds the case connected to Katie Shaw and her brother’s case. Now, Detective Page is on a mission to hunt for a serial killer who can see the future.

Curse of the Reaper by Brian McAuley

Howard Browning used to be a household name in the 80s, as he once played the villain in a popular horror franchise. Now, Howard’s career is stale as he spends his time signing autographs at horror conventions. Things only get worse when Howard finds that the studio is about to reboot Night of the Reaper, but Howard will not be featured. Instead, his role is going to Hollywood heartthrob Trevor Mane. Howard is not letting go of his role as the reaper and as he plots to gain what he thinks is rightfully his, an alter ego begins to show up as well.

The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James

In 1977 in Claire Lake, Oregon, two men were randomly murdered with the same gun and strange notes left behind. Beth Greer, a twenty-three-year-old wealthy woman, was the prime suspect, only to be acquitted. Forty years later, Shea Collins runs a website called the Book of Cold Cases about true crime cases. After a chance encounter, Shea asks Beth if she could interview her and Beth agrees. As Shea finally gets to visit Beth’s mansion, she begins to feel spooked, and wonders if Beth really is a murderer—or if more dangerous secrets lurk behind the walls.

My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

Jade Daniels is half-Indigenous and uses her favorite slasher movies as escapism from the things in her life that she’s sick of, like her abusive father, absent mother, and the town that makes her feel like an outcast. As Jade goes about her teenage life, she imagines Proofrock as the perfect setting for a horror movie, until that is, it actually begins to turn into one.

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Patricia Campbell’s life is far from perfect, but at least she always has her book club to look forward to. Patricia, along with her close friends who are obsessed with true crime, get together to discuss grizzly cases more than they do their own personal lives. One night, Patricia is attacked by a neighbor and soon meets James Harris. But be careful who you invite into your homes—and book clubs—as Patricia begins to suspect James is responsible for a string of missing children.

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Gallows Hill by Darcy Coates

The Hull family has celebrated the Gallows Hill Winery for decades. Business is good, the wine wins awards, and the family is more successful than ever. To the naked eye, you’d never know this place has such a dark history. Margot Hull hasn’t been to her childhood home in over a decade, and now she’s back. Alone in the house for the first time, Margot is forced to confront the evil past of the estate once and for all.

Ask for Andrea by Noelle W. Ihli

James Carson is an online predator. He hunts down women using a dating app, and uses his charm and good looks to gain the trust of women before killing them. He’s done it three times. Brecia, Meghan and Skye are the three women he’s killed and although they are dead, they find each other and watch James as he moves on to his next target. As the three dead women find one another, they join forces to do all they can to stop James before he strikes again.

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The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

In the summer if 1986, Eddie and his friends were expecting a summer of bike riding and friendship shenanigans. The friends would draw chalk men (stick figures) for each other as messages until one day, a chalk man showed up as a message and the friends were led to the dead body of a teenage girl. Thirty years later, Eddie receives a mysterious letter featuring a chalk man and finds that not only did his friends as well, but that one of them was killed. Now, Eddie must face his terrifying past before he finds himself in danger.

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