Chasing the Boogeyman

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Price
$28.00  $25.76
Publisher
Gallery Books
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781982175160

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About the Author

Richard Chizmar is the coauthor (with Stephen King) of the New York Times bestselling novella, Gwendy's Button Box and Gwendy's Final Task. Recent books include The Girl on the Porch; The Long Way Home, his fourth short story collection; and Widow's Point, a chilling tale about a haunted lighthouse written with his son, Billy Chizmar, which was recently made into a feature film. His short fiction has appeared in dozens of publications, including Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories. He has won two World Fantasy awards, four International Horror Guild awards, and the HWA's Board of Trustee's award. Chizmar's work has been translated into more than fifteen languages throughout the world, and he has appeared at numerous conferences as a writing instructor, guest speaker, panelist, and guest of honor. He is the author of Chasing the Boogeyman. Follow him on Twitter @RichardChizmar or visit his website at: RichardChizmar.com.

Reviews

"A devastating, moving, and devilishly ingenious tale of murder lore, and an entire town's loss of innocence....Brilliant and haunting." --Eric Rickstad, New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Girls
"Richard Chizmar, with Chasing the Boogeyman, presents himself as a print version of Norman Rockwell, if the artist had devoted himself to the creepy things that hide under the bed." --Linwood Barclay, New York Times bestselling author of Find You First
"Chasing the Boogeyman pulled me down deep then buried me alive. Combining gritty true crime with the darkly imagined, Chizmar offers something unique--and uniquely frightening." --Andrew Pyper, bestselling author of The Residence
"Richard Chizmar spins dark magic with Chasing the Boogeyman. A true crime masterpiece with Chizmar himself as a key player in the grisly mystery. Highly recommended, but not for the faint of heart." --Jonathan Mayberry, New York Times bestselling author of V-Wars and Patient Zero
"Riveting. Chilling. Chasing the Boogeyman is an unflinching look at a real-life monster and the ordinary heroes obsessed with stopping him." --Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Final Girls and Home Before Dark
"Chasing the Boogeyman is genuinely chilling and something brand new and exciting. Compulsive reading and scary...I thought often of I'll Be Gone in the Dark, but never to the story's detriment. Ray Bradbury's influence is all over it, but he never could've written that ending. Chasing the Boogeyman does what true crime so often cannot: it offers both chills and a satisfying conclusion." --Stephen King
"Hammer in hand, Richard Chizmar's come to shatter the idea that everything's already been done. An absolutely chilling mash-up of styles, media, biography, and legend. Elastic, unsettling, brilliant. And here you thought you knew the names of every genre." --Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box and Malorie
"Brilliant...absolutely fascinating, totally compelling and immensely poignant. I dare you not to finish it in one sitting. This one will stay with me!" --C. J. Tudor, New York Times bestselling author
"Literature was invented around 3400 B.C. Approximately 5,419 years later, Richard Chizmar has invented an entirely new genre of literature with Chasing the Boogeyman. Compulsive, encompassing storytelling. Do not miss this one!" --Brian Keene, bestselling author of The Rising
"With Chasing the Boogeyman, Richard Chizmar demonstrates the full power of his impressive storytelling reach. A fascinating conceit paired with deeply human writing creates a thriller that conjures writers as disparate as Stephen King and Michelle McNamara. The result is a marvelous mind game of nuanced, layered storytelling." --Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of Never Far Away
"If Ray Bradbury had written In Cold Blood it would probably look a lot like Richard Chizmar's masterful Chasing the Boogeyman, a perfectly written and unnervingly suspenseful thriller about a series of murders that tear apart the fabric of a picturesque Maryland town and the writer who puts everything on the line to solve them. This is a mind-bendingly engaging book. Be prepared for the hairs on the back of your neck to be standing at attention as you devour every rich page." --David Bell, bestselling author of The Request
"Absolutely riveting... Richard Chizmar's keen ability to tell the small-town-tale, investigative insight, and captivating eye for detail, come together in this perfect storm of true crime horror." --J.D. Barker, international bestselling author of She Has A Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be
"Wonderful...a knotty mystery with an elegant resolution at its heart....It feels so original, dizzy-making in its expert layering of fact and fiction....A hymn to both innocence and to growing up." --Catriona Ward, bestselling author of The Last House on Needless Street
"Chasing the Boogeyman perfectly captures the feeling of growing up in a small town facing an existential threat from real evil. Chizmar's Edgewood is post-Bradbury-esque, not as idyllic as that author's Green Town...it's grittier and more grounded in a reality contemporary readers will recognize and respond to. Richard Chizmar has invented a new literary genre--brilliant!" --Bev Vincent, co-editor with Stephen King of Flight or Fright
"Chizmar's Chasing the Boogeyman has been written upon missing person flyers and published on telephone poles. HAVE YOU READ THIS STORY? For your own safety, you should... The Boogeyman will soon enter the pantheon of suburban legends that fill our backyards like summer fireflies, his name whispered into ears all over. Pray you keep yours." --Clay McLeod Chapman, bestselling author of The Remaking
"Chasing the Boogeyman is a dazzling work of fresh imagination and psychological insight...a rare read that brings that beyond words feeling of having slipped away into another world. The story has the most riveting unique pulse as if there is a real heart beating in there. I am in awe!" --Caroline Kepnes, New York Times bestselling author of You
"Perfect for fans of true crime, meticulously orchestrated, and clever beyond measure, Chasing the Boogeyman will leave you guessing long after you've read the last page." --Alma Katsu, acclaimed author of The Hunger and Red Widow