Lake of Darkness

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6.0 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Born in New York and educated at Kenyon College and Columbia University, Scott Kenemore is the nationally bestselling author of The Grand Hotel, Zombie, Ohio, and numerous other works of horror, fiction, and satire. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.


Praise for Lake of Darkness
"Scott Kenemore remains one of the most original and chilling voices in horror. He knows how to unsettle you, and how to ratchet up the tension. Read Lake of Darkness and experience his masterful command of narrative, full of dark dreams and unreasoning fear."--John Hornor Jacobs, author of Southern Gods and A Lush and Seething Hell

"With Lake of Darkness, Scott Kenemore takes readers back a hundred years, to a Chicago terrorized by a series of horrifying murders. Blending trenchant social observations with vistas of cosmic horror, Kenemore crafts a narrative that rockets its hero and its reader to an ending unforgettable and resonant. Kenemore's previous novel, The Grand Hotel, was a standout; with this one, he takes another step forward." --John Langan, author of The Fisherman and Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies
"First World War-era Chicago is the backdrop for this fast-paced tale of madness, murder, and a streetwise detective on the trail of a depraved serial killer. Lake of Darkness is a stylish, clever whodunit that's rooted in the very bedrock of the city's past."--Dean Jobb, author of Empire of Deception
"Scott Kenemore's new novel is a Chicago tale as strange and bizarre as the twin murders at its heart. He recreates the past with an unerring sense of place, delving into the nightmares that haunted us then as much as they do now. Lake of Darkness is an exceptional read."--Simon Strantzas, author of Nothing Is Everything

"If there is a definitive voice of Midwestern horror, Scott Kenemore is it. He has infused Lake of Darkness with lean, powerful prose and a deeply absorbing mystery. Fans of Laird Barron and Victor LaValle will devour this refreshing blend of crime, noir, the occult, and cosmic terror. It's a page-turning thriller that shows, once again, that more people should be paying attention to Kenemore's work."--Joanna Parypinski, author of Dark Carnival

Praise for Scott Kenemore

"Scott Kenemore writes with a deadpan wit that makes you keep turning pages." - The Cleveland Plain Dealer (for Zombie, Ohio)

"I think Scott Kenemore might be one of the best literary stylists working in the horror field right now. Horror in the heartland has a new master scribe, and his name is Scott Kenemore!" - Joe McKinner, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Savage Dead and Dog Days (for Zombie, Indiana)

"With Zombie, Indiana, Scott Kenemore shows once again why he is the most exciting author of zombie fiction working today." Matt Mogk, author of Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies, and President of the Zombie Research Society

" Kenemore creates an authentic sense of place and character in ravaged Chicago as well as wittily sustained tension throughout." - Publishers Weekly (starred review for Zombie, Illinois)

"[A] very clever, heartfelt [...] epic about what might happen if the mayor of Chicago were eaten by a zombie on television and aldermen instigated an armed overthrow." - Chicago Tribune (for Zombie, Illinois)