House of Sighs


Product Details

Crystal Lake Publishing
Publish Date
5.06 X 7.81 X 1.06 inches | 1.12 pounds

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About the Author

Australian author, artist, and award-winning filmmaker Aaron Dries helps lead a new generation of Splatterpunk for a new dark age (Brian Keene, author of The Rising). His debut novel House of Sighs was written whilst back-packing through South East Asia, including Thailand, where inspiration struck for his book A Place For Sinners. Aaron won the international Leisure Books/ChiZine/Rue Morgue Magazine Fresh Blood contest, and later released The Fallen Boys, described by filmmaker Mick Garris (director of Stephen King's The Stand and Masters of Horror) as beautiful and brutal. He collaborated with Mark Allan Gunnells on the apocalyptic thriller Where the Dead Go to Die, and recently published the novellas And the Night Growled Back (Cemetery Dance) and The Sound of His Bones Breaking (Crystal Lake Publishing). His short fiction has appeared in numerous horror anthologies. He is currently at work on a new novel and multiple screenplays. For more information visit or contact him on Twitter @AaronDries


"This taut, grisly thriller reads like a sick and twisted extreme horror Speed. Artfully shifting point of views alternate with repulsive Grand Guignol in a story where you don't know who - if anybody - will make it. Catch this bus at your own risk." - Eric Red (writer of The Hitcher, Near Dark, White Knuckle)

"...Grabs you from page one and displays moments of real brilliance. It's fast, scary, and disturbing." - Nate Kenyon, author of Bloodstone and Sparrow Rock

"It totally blew me away. I have a new favorite author on my radar." - David Bernstein, author of Amongst the Dead.

"For those of you who want to be sobered by your scares, I heartily recommend House of Sighs." - Adam Cesare, author of Tribesmen

"Aaron Dries' debut pulls out all the stops... The villains Dries creates are incredibly realistic and absolutely terrifying... [It] will please any horror fan looking for an entirely unique, twisted tale." - RT Book Review

"One of the most horrifying books I've ever read. I know it's cliché to say you're hooked from the first page, but it is absolutely true here. The first chapter packs a gut-punch that completely shocked me as both a reader and a parent. I read House of Sighs in just a few days, only putting it down when I had to." - The Horror Fiction Review

"... A deeply unsettling book and a powerful debut. There isn't enough quality Australian horror fiction out there, and in the face of this, Dries proves himself an author to watch." -

"Aaron Dries has written a fast-paced, blood 'n guts, edge-of-your-seat horror novel that should definitely establish him as an author to keep an eye on ... So get on the bandwagon and get yourself a copy of Dries' freshman effort and be prepared to be blown away." - Dread Central