Devils Kill Devils

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About the Author

JOHNNY COMPTON's short stories have appeared in Pseudopod, Strange Horizons, The No Sleep Podcast and many other markets. He is an HWA member and creator and host of the podcast Healthy Fears. He is the author of The Spite House.


"Johnny Compton became one of my favorite horror authors with his debut, The Spite House, and Devils Kill Devils is a high octane followup that starts with a bang and never lets up. Compton has a gift for reimagining familiar horror tropes and making them wholly fresh with his unflinching storytelling, thoughtful worldbuilding and grounded characters. Since devils are in the title twice, you know you're in for a wild ride!" --Tananarive Due, author of The Reformatory

"Devils Kill Devils promises a battle of evil vs evil, and Compton delivers so much more as each taut scene uncovers the next layer of the mesmerizing plot. Once again in the grip of a skilled storyteller, from the first sentence to the end, I could not put down this novel." --Linda D. Addison, award-winning author, HWA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and SFPA Grand Master

"A heart-pounding thrill ride from first to final page, Devils Kill Devils grabs you by the throat and refuses to let go. Johnny Compton has made vampires terrifying again!" --Erin A. Craig, #1 New York Times bestselling author of House of Roots and Ruin

"As full of twists and turns as a coil of barbed wire and twice as gripping
. Devils Kill Devils is straight-up jaw-dropping in all the ways it subverts our preconceptions of beloved monsters. Count me in for everything Johnny Compton writes next." --Nat Cassidy, author of Mary: An Awakening of Terror and Nestlings

Praise for The Spite House

"Compton's chilling debut is horror with heart that puts a refreshingly modern spin on the haunted house story... Even the most jaded horror fans will be wowed." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"An aching, heartbroken meditation on what haunts us and the sins we inherit from those who came before us." --Cassandra Khaw, USA Today bestselling author of Nothing But Blackened Teeth

"Ever since I devoured Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House as a boy, I've loved a good ghost story, and The Spite House gave me those same chills." --Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant and The Lioness

"The modern Gothic story full of dread we've all been waiting for." --Cynthia Pelayo, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Children of Chicago

"A work of great imagination and humanity, showing both love and terror in a world as real as the dust in the attic of a terrible old house." --Richard Kadrey, New York Times bestselling author

"Johnny Compton is the new architect of terror, reconfiguring the blueprints of a haunted house story to fashion something fresh and frightening." --Clay McLeod Chapman, author of What Kind of Mother

"An exhilarating debut that will both warm your heart and leave you chilled to the bone." --Grimdark Magazine

"Another great entry into the horror revival." --CrimeReads

"The constant racial tensions, coupled with supernatural conflicts and a shocking twist near the end, make for a suspenseful page-turner." --Booklist

"One-part road trip, one-part family relationships, and one-part haunted house, serve this update on genre staples to showcase the voice of a rising new writer to an audience that adores the classics." --Library Journal

"This debut novel... pushes the boundaries of Southern Gothic... This is destined to be a breakout hit." --Austin Monthly

"The Spite House promises to uproot the expected and build an entirely new breed of gothic horror." --The Lineup

"With chills as well as heart, The Spite House delivers much to think about and lingers as a good scary story should." --Jamie Mason, author of The Hidden Things

"A haunting, multilayered gothic novel with a refreshing twist on ghosts that gives you chills on every page, and just as much family heart." --Diana Rodriguez Wallach, author of Small Town Monsters

"Compton propels us through this creepy maze with the assurance of one who has likely stared into the abyss himself." --John Harrison, writer/director of Tales from the Darkside