“Like the best of the pulps, the narratives are creepy, darkly comical and elegantly composed, with lovingly detailed descriptions of place and an ample whiff of lurid decay.” – FANGORIA
Imbued with the chilling undertone that inhabits all of New York’s five boroughs, BOROUGHS OF THE DEAD is an entertaining, varied and infectious take on things that go bump in the New York City nights. A collection of ten stories that range from the waning days of the 18th Century to the present time, this macabre collection mixes in a bit of historical fact, a hearty measure of local color and plenty of honest-to-goodness creepiness.
*”Newtown Creek”, a budding teen-aged comic book writer’s nightmares have lethal consequences.
*”The General Slocum”, a supernatural explanation of what really happened in 1904 when an excursion boat caught fire and sank in the East River, killing over 1,000 passengers.
*”The End”, an author’s surefire method for insuring a permanent place on the bestseller list.
Author Andrea Janes deftly inhabits her characters with a style that evokes their time and place with authenticity and allows us to see the world and its subtle terrors through their eyes. Read BOROUGHS OF THE DEAD on a sunny afternoon in a cheerful environment and then go on about your business. That way, as the shadows lengthen and the sunlight wanes, you can let the true effect of the book seep in and enfold you in its deliciously dreadful embrace…