India, The Netherlands, the Philippines - What is it with the Hoosier state that inspires authors from all over the world to dredge up their darkest visions to make readers tremble and shudder? Could it be the ghost towns that dot the landscape? Or do we fear the living ghosts that walk its cities, large and small, that breed and fester on dashed hope and creeping dread? Or do their dark writings mirror the thoughts we thought we had buried deep beneath layers of civility, exposing them for what they are, reflections of the darkness all around us.
Join James Ward Kirk for a guided tour through a nightmare exhibition of misanthropy, murder, and mayhem. Dreams for some, nightmares for others, these stories explore an impressive variety of thematic territory and make the perfect accompaniment for your next involuntary commitment.
Monica McDowney thought her life had hit a new low when she discovers her jerk-of-a-boyfriend failed to mention one tiny detail of his personal life - his marriage! You can't even trust a police detective these days. But that was before she stumbled upon a woman's obscenely mutilated corpse and the victim's heart-broken Chihuahua. Soon Monica finds herself crossing paths with serial killers - some insane, some coldly calculating - and their evil leader.