• Messe noire

    Peter Straub

    Wisconsin, années 1960. Spencer Mallon, un gourou au charisme sulfureux, invite ses jeunes disciples à pratiquer un rituel secret, une sorte de messe noire dans un champ isolé près de leur campus. Mais la situation dérape très vite et il ne reste de cette nuit qu'un cadavre démembré, ainsi que le traumatisme profond partagé par les survivants.
    De nombreuses années plus tard, l'horreur hante encore ce groupe d'amis autrefois inséparables, qui va bientôt devoir se confronter de nouveau à la terrifiante question de la nature même du mal...

  • Dans la sinistre petite ville de Milburn, quatre vieux amis passent leurs soirées à se raconter de terrifiantes histoires de fantômes. Mais, depuis la disparition de l'un des membres du club dans de fort étranges circonstances, aucun d'eux n'échappe aux terribles visions qui hantent leurs nuits. Entre créatures mythiques et esprits vengeurs tout droit sortis de leurs récits d'horreur, envoûtés par la même femme aux mille visages, ils découvrent bientôt que la pire des monstruosités est en réalité issue de leur propre passé.

  • A dazzling new chilller from the bestselling author of KOKO and LOST BOY LOST GIRL.Award-winning children's book author Willy Patrick seems to be having a breakdown. Figures from her past are coming to visit her, most frighteningly her dead daughter, Holly, who was murdered together with Willy's first husband. Then Willy discovers her mysterious fiancé may well have been responsible for the deaths of her husband and daughter.After fleeing the house they are renovating she runs into Tim Underhill, also an author haunted by the deaths of loved ones. In fact, his long-deceased nine-year-old sister recently appeared to him on the way to his favourite diner, and he's been getting strange emails from people in his home town - none of whom are still alive. But what really spooks him is the realization that Willy seems to be the heroine of the book he is currently working on, in precisely the mortal peril he has invented for her...

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  • « L'une des oeuvres les plus remarquables de la longue carrière de Peter Straub. » Publishers Weekly « Avec Night Room, Straub transcende les conventions de la littérature d'horreur. » Bookmark Magazine Willy Patrick, célèbre auteure d'un roman jeunesse récompensé à plusieurs reprises, est en train de perdre l'esprit. Une fois de plus. Irrésistiblement attirée dans un parking désert, elle a la conviction que sa fille Holly y est retenue prisonnière. Or, Holly est morte.
    Le même jour, l'écrivain Timothy Underhill, qui tente depuis des mois d'achever un roman sur une jeune femme en perdition, est confronté au fantôme de sa soeur de neuf ans, April. Il reçoit des e-mails alarmants de personnes issues de son passé - toutes décédées depuis bien longtemps.
    Lorsque Willy et Timothy se rencontrent, les inquiétantes ressemblances entre le deuil tragique de Willy et l'histoire du manuscrit de Timothy vont les conduire à s'unir contre les ombres qui les entourent... avant que celles-ci ne se referment sur leur raison.

  • A dazzling new chilller from the bestselling author of KOKO and LOST BOY LOST GIRL.Award-winning children's book author Willy Patrick seems to be having a breakdown. Figures from her past are coming to visit her, most frighteningly her dead daughter, Holly, who was murdered together with Willy's first husband. Then Willy discovers her mysterious fiancé may well have been responsible for the deaths of her husband and daughter.After fleeing the house they are renovating she runs into Tim Underhill, also an author haunted by the deaths of loved ones. In fact, his long-deceased nine-year-old sister recently appeared to him on the way to his favourite diner, and he's been getting strange emails from people in his home town - none of whom are still alive. But what really spooks him is the realization that Willy seems to be the heroine of the book he is currently working on, in precisely the mortal peril he has invented for her...

  • Peter Straub masterfully weaves horror and suspense into a love story unlike any other: the ballad of Ballard and Sandrine.
    Ballard and his considerably younger lover Sandrine have been brought together by a shared erotic obsession of the darkest kind. As they travel down a remote part of the Amazon River on a luxurious yacht, they spend their days indulging in their macabre pastime. Through a haze of pain and pleasure, the lovers are witness to a series of increasingly sinister portents, dreams and visions that haunt their claustrophobic and disturbing world. With Peter Straubs signature, breathtaking twists and an astonishing climax, youll never forget The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine.

  • Anglais Koko

    Peter Straub

    Peter Straub's most acclaimed and biggest-selling novel - a visceral thriller with its roots in Vietnam - now reissued in a new cover style and making its first appearance on the HarperCollins list.'KOKO... ' Only four men knew what it meant. Vietnam vets. One was a doctor. One was a lawyer. One was a working stiff. One was a writer. All were as different as men could be - yet all were bound eternally together by a single shattering secret. And now they are joined together again on a quest that could take them from the graveyards and fleshpots of the Far East to the human jungle of New York, hunting an inhuman ghost of the past risen from nightmare darkness to kill and kill...

  • A woman commits suicide for no apparent reason. A week later, her sonyes'>#8212;beautiful, troubled fifteenyearold Mark Underhillyes'>#8212;vanishes from the face of the earth. To his uncle, horror novelist Timothy Underhill, Markyes'>#8217;s inexplicable absence feels like a second death. After his sisterinlawyes'>#8217;s funeral, Tim searches his hometown of Millhaven for clues that might help him unravel this mystery of death and disappearance. He soon learns that a pedophilic murderer is on the loose in the vicinity, and that shortly before his motheryes'>#8217;s suicide Mark had become obsessed with an abandoned house where he imagined the killer might have taken refuge. No mere empty building, the house on Michigan Street whispers from attic to basement with the echoes of a longhidden truelife horror story, and Tim Underhill comes to fear that in investigating its unspeakable history, Mark stumbled across its last and greatest secret: a ghostly lost girl who may have coaxed the needy, suggestible boy into her mysterious domain.With lost boy lost girl, Peter Straub affirms once again that he is the master of literary horror.From the Hardcover edition.

  • Peter Straubs chilling Blue Rose Trilogy comes to an astonishing close--secrets unearthed, demons revisited, and mysteries solved.
    The Throat. Tim Underhill, now an acclaimed novelist, travels back to his hometown of Millhaven, Illinois after he gets a call from John Ransom, an old army buddy. Ransom believes theres a copycat killer on the loose, mimicking the Blue Rose murders from decades earlier--he thinks his wife could be a potential victim. Underhill seeks out his old friend Tom Pasmore, an aging hermit who has attained minor celebrity as an expert sleuth, to help him investigate. They quickly discover that Millhaven is a town plagued by horrifying secrets and there is a twisted killer on the loose who is far more dangerous than they ever imagined. Expertly tying together the events of Koko and Mystery, The Throat proves Peter Straub to be the master of the suspense novel.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • In his latest soulchilling novel, bestselling author Peter Straub tells of a famous childrenyes'>#8217;s book author who, in the wake of a grotesque accident, realizes that the most basic facts of her existence, including her existence itself, have come into question.Willy Patrick, the respected author of the awardwinning youngadult novel In the Night Room, thinks she is losing her mindyes'>#8211;again. One day, she is drawn helplessly into the parking lot of a warehouse. She knows somehow that her daughter, Holly, is being held in the building, and she has an overwhelming need to rescue her. But what Willy knows is impossible, for her daughter is dead.On the same day, author Timothy Underhill, who has been struggling with a new book about a troubled young woman, is confronted with the ghost of his nineyearold sister, April. Soon after, he begins to receive eerie, fragmented emails that he finally realizes are from people he knew in his youthyes'>#8211;people now dead. Like his sister, they want urgently to tell him something. When Willy and Timothy meet, the frightening parallels between Willyyes'>#8217;s tragic loss and the story in Timyes'>#8217;s manuscript suggest that they must join forces to confront the evils surrounding them.

  • No one tells a story like Peter Straub. He dazzles with the complexity of his plots. He delights with the sophistication and eloquence of his prose. He startles you into laughter in the face of events so dark you begin to question your own moral compass. Then he reduces you to jelly by spinning a tale so terrifyingand surprisingyou wind up sleeping with the lights on.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;With Magic Terror, the bestselling author of Ghost Story and The Talisman (with Stephen King) has given us one of the most imaginatively unsettling collections in years. The terrain of these extraordinary stories is marked by brutality, heartbreak, despair, wonder, and an unexpected humor that allows empathy to blossom within the most unlikely contexts.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;"Bunny Is Good Bread" takes us into the mind of a small boy trapped in grotesque circumstances to portray the creation of a serial killer in a manner that compels pity, sorrow, comprehension, and griefas well as judgment. "Hunger, an Introduction," narrated by the ghost of a pompous, selfpitying murderer, evokes a profoundly beautiful vision of earthly life, one appreciated far more by the dead than the living. The awardwinning novella "Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff," a masterpiece of black comedy, draws upon Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener" to create a revenge tale in whic torture is a moral art and the revenger undergoes a transforming, albeit painful, education.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;yes'>#160;In the words of Mrs. Asch, the visionary narrator of "Ashputtle," "The main feature of adventure is that it goes forward into unknown country." Straub's devotees will be entranced by what their fearless guide has in store for them. Those as yet uninitiated are in for a harrowing literary journey. Enjoy the ride.

  • One summer night, a boy and his beautiful cousin plunge naked into the moonlit waters of a rural quarry. Twenty years later, the boy, now grown, flees the wreckage of his life and returns to Arden, Wisconsin, in search of everything he has lost.
    But for Miles Teagarden, the landscape he had known so well has turned eerie and threatening. And the love he shared has become very, very deadly . . .

  • Anglais Ghost Story

    Peter Straub

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Peter Straub’s classic tale of horror, secrets, and the dangerous ghosts of the past... What was the worst thing you’ve ever done? In the sleepy town of Milburn, New York, four old men gather to tell each other stories--some true, some made-up, all of them frightening. A simple pastime to divert themselves from their quiet lives. But one story is coming back to haunt them and their small town. A tale of something they did long ago. A wicked mistake. A horrifying accident. And they are about to learn that no one can bury the past forever... From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • A MONUMENTAL COLLECTION OF SHORT FICTION FROM ACCLAIMED MASTER OF HORROR AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR PETER STRAUB “Peter Straub brilliantly defies and blurs literary genres.” --LORRIE MOORE An American icon renowned for his bestselling novels, Peter Straub displays his full and stunning range in this crowning collection. He has consistently subverted the boundaries of genre for years, transcending horror and suspense to unlock the dark, unsettling, and troubling dissonances that exist on the edges of our perception. Straub’s fiction cracks the foundation of reality and opens our eyes to an unblinking experience of true horror, told in his inimitable and lush style with skill, wit, and impeccable craft. With uncanny precision, Straub writes of the city and of the Midwest, of the depraved and of the righteous, of the working class and of the wealthy--nothing and no one is safe from the ever-present darkness that he understands so well. “Blue Rose” follows the cycles of violence and power through the most innocent among us, leading to a conclusion that is audacious and devastating. In the darkly satirical masterpiece “Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff,” a stern estate lawyer known as the Deacon hires a pair of “Private Detectives Extraordinaire” to investigate and seek revenge on his unfaithful wife. “The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine” follows a man and his much younger lover as they explore their decadent and increasingly sinister fantasies aboard a luxurious yacht on the remotest stretch of the Amazon River. Interior Darkness brings together sixteen stories from twenty-five years of dazzling excellence. It is a thrilling, highly entertaining, and terrifying testament to the prodigious talent of Peter Straub. From the Hardcover edition.

  • Chaque année depuis l'enfance, le jour de son anniversaire, Ned Dunstan expérimente le même phénomène traumatique : il se retrouve confronté dans une scène de cauchemar d'une violence hallucinée à un impitoyable meurtrier en noir, qu'il appelle « Mr X ». Lorsqu'il retourne voir sa mère mourante en Illinois, dans la petite ville où il a grandi, Ned apprend enfin la véritable identité de son père et surtout les secrets inavouables concernant sa famille. Des secrets étrangement liés à un certain homme en noir, bien trop familier...

  • La gorge

    Peter Straub

    • Plon
    • 6 Novembre 1998
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