“The horror poet laureate.”—Stephen KingConsidering she had just attended her mother's funeral, Gloria Jaymes never expected to see the woman again, but then her dead mom shows up at her house.Gloria's mom is . . . different. She's younger than when she died, dressed in clothes from the 1980s. And nobody else in Gloria's family seems to recognize her.As Gloria tries to figure out the reason for her mother's reappearance—and the odd behaviors the woman begins to exhibit—other bizarre events occur. The changes to Gloria's world are small and subtle, at first . . . then they become much more startling.The freaky situation might just be connected to a mysterious shed in a small California town. The strangers who gather around the shed seem to know Gloria's name . . . and maybe they aren't strangers after all.With Gloria, Bentley Little presents one of his most complex and compelling novels—one that is certain to surprise readers on every page.
Signed Limited Hardcover Edition: Limited to only 400 signed and hand-numbered copies Personally signed by the author on a special full-colour illustrated signature page Larger 6.14” x 9.21” trim size Printed on a heavier 100gsm acid-free paper Bound in premium cloth with coloured head and tail bands Hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine Offset printed and bound with full-colour endpapers Sewn binding for increased durability Beautiful wraparound dust jacket artwork & six interior illustrations by Ben Baldwin
PRAISE FOR THE BANKWhen it comes to horror, nobody does what Bentley Little does. His new one is The Bank. Scary, funny, weird, satiric, fucking surreal . . .—Stephen King
PRAISE FOR THE HANDYMAN:Little wraps a fascinating supernatural mystery in a suffocating cocoon of horror. Daniel Martin is a typical Southern California kid in the 1980s, until his parents decide to purchase a vacation home in rural Arizona. Their new house will be constructed from a prefab kit—and the strange handyman across the street offers to build it for a low price. Little do Daniel and his innocent family realize that everyone who comes into contact with weird and evil Frank Watkins meets malevolence sooner or later. After Frank moves away, the corpse of a child is found in the basement of his old home. Shortly thereafter, Daniel's brother dies gruesomely. And that's just the beginning. As the story unfolds, readers see that the evil Frank causes has popped up across the country and over decades. With each taut chapter, Little skillfully reels in the reader, climaxing in an oddly believable paranormal finale. Little's horrifying tale will entice even readers who are not fans of the genre, and stay with them for a long time to come.—Publishers Weekly
And you thought your contractor was bad? Little, one of the most dependable tanks in horror fiction, follows such delightful jobs-from-hell shockers as The Mailman (1991) and The Consultant (2015) with a story of a simple handyman named Frank Watkins. Or Watson. Or Wilton. Or Wilson. Depends on where he pops up, see. Daniel Martin was just a little kid when Frank built a vacation house for the Martin family—a house that had dead dogs buried under it and suffered a structural collapse that killed Daniel's brother. Years later, Daniel, now in real estate, happens across other so-called "Frank houses," structures of shoddy build that always manage to kill their occupants. Teaming up with a paranormal TV show called Ghost Pursuers (Little cleverly credits Frank's supernatural activity as causing the rise of such shows), Daniel hits the road to track down this hammer-swinging, cement-pouring, child-killing fix-it man. Though Little appears to lose interest during the mumbo-jumbo-filled final battle, this is far from a fixer upper. It's a finished mansion full of sick, playful rooms for you to explore.—Daniel Kraus in Booklist