"I love it...terrific stories served with a very large slice of Disquiet Pie."
"Powerful...I love it... Richard Chizmar writes clean, no-nonsense prose…sets his tales in no-nonsense, middle class neighborhoods I can relate to…and writes terrific stories served with a very large slice of Disquiet Pie."
"Chizmar's stories are hard-hitting, spooky, suspenseful, poignant, harrowing, heartbreaking and most of all very well-written. Excellent work!"
"Tight, imaginative and totally engaging writing make this a must have book. Grab a copy of A Long December
. It's fantastic."
—Joe R. Lansdale
"Richard Chizmar writes like a man who's been to hell and back and lived to tell its tales."
"...a writer of great accomplishment. His work, always effective, is notable for its clarity and originality of concept. Chizmar has a great gift for the sinister."
"Chilling and thought-provoking tales that quietly uncover horror in the most ordinary of lives."
"...a highly talented dark suspense writer with a wide range of subject matter and a knack for clear, straightforward, but evocative prose that may remind you of Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Ed Gorman."
—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
"With the whiff of classic pulp fiction about them, these chilling tales pack a giddy wallop and make staying up late to read just one more mandatory."
—Kirkus (STARRED REVIEW)
"This is a must-read for fans of intense tales where psychological suspense and horror overlap..."
—Booklist (STARRED REVIEW)
"They say you can't go home again, and many of the 35 quietly creepy stories in this career-spanning collection make it clear why one might not want to… Chizmar pays tribute to horror master Richard Matheson of Twilight Zone
fame both explicitly (with 'The Artist') and implicitly with last-act twists and a firm emphasis on family as the source of both laughter and tears."
"Chizmar's stories range from supernatural to psychological horror, and they all share the author's assured hand at storytelling. None of the tales overstay their welcome; in fact, I found myself wanting more from some of them. Ultimately, he's put together an immensely readable book full of appealing and oftentimes frightening characters, which, combined with his smooth language makes A Long December
hard to put down..."