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Ridley Pearson is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 novels, nearly equally divided between crime/suspense and middle grade adventure novels. His work has been published in two dozen languages, and has been adapted by network television and for the Broadway stage.

Peter and the Starcatchers, co-written with Dave Barry, was adapted by Rick Elice into a play which went on to Broadway to win 5 Tony Awards.

Ridley was awarded The Raymond Chandler Fulbright fellowship in detective fiction from Oxford University in 1990, was an Edgar Award nominee, was admitted to the Missouri Writer Hall of Fame  in 2013. His novels have won numerous state reading awards. Peter and the Starcatchers set a Guinness World Record for most readers reading the same novel at the same time.

His research has spanned the globe and included everything from the engine room of a cruise liner, the Kenya bush, a nighttime visit to Walt Disney World’s It’s A Small World, to a locked-room visit with inmates at a prison for the criminally insane. The real life aftereffects of this research have at various times helped authorities solve a trio of homicides and briefly made Ridley a silent contributor to an FBI task force charged with the manhunt for the Washington D.C. sniper.

Ridley plays bass guitar in a rock band comprised of other bestselling writers. His hobbies include  snowboarding, and climbing 200-foot trees. He also loves movies, sports and live theater.

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“A great combination of strong characters that remind me of my V.C. Andrews characters, wonderful creepy twists, and a plot that will recall Mommie Dearest in an original take that shocks and delights at the same time. This is a full blown psychological thriller worth the investment of time and money.”
-Andrew Neiderman, Author of The Devil’s Advocate and the V.C. Andrews novels
 
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“Put Bram Stoker in a giant cocktail shaker, add a pinch of Laurell K. Hamilton, a shot of John Carpenter, and a healthy jigger of absinthe, and you’ll end up with Alistair Cross’s modern Gothic chiller, “The Crimson Corset” – a deliciously terrifying tale that will sink its teeth into you from page one.”
– Jay Bonansinga, New York Times Bestselling author of THE WALKING DEAD: INVASION and LUCID
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Sheltered by ancient redwoods overlooking the California coast, the cozy village of Crimson Cove has it all: sophisticated retreats, fine dining, and a notorious nightclub, The Crimson Corset. It seems like a perfect place to relax and get close to nature. But not everything in Crimson Cove is natural.
 
When Cade Colter moves to town, he expects it to be peaceful to the point of boredom. But he quickly learns that after the sun sets and the fog rolls in, the little tourist town takes on a whole new kind of life – and death.
 
Darkness at the Edge of Town
 
Renowned for its wild parties and history of debauchery, The Crimson Corset looms on the edge of town, inviting patrons to sate their most depraved desires and slake their darkest thirsts. Proprietor Gretchen VanTreese has waited centuries to annihilate the Old World vampires on the other side of town and create a new race – a race that she alone will rule. When she realizes Cade Colter has the key that will unlock her plan, she begins laying an elaborate trap that will put everyone around him in mortal danger.
 
Blood Wars
 
The streets are running red with blood, and as violence and murder ravage the night, Cade must face the darkest forces inside himself, and perhaps even abandon his own humanity, in order to protect what he loves.
 

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When I discovered the books of John Saul in the late nineties, he quickly became my go-to for damned good horror. I devoured Suffer the Children, The Unloved, and Second Child in succession, and after a short break, went back for more. Currently, I’ve read nineteen of John Saul’s novels, and the latest, Hellfire, is right up there on my list of favorites.

In true John Saul fashion, Hellfire centers on a young protagonist, Beth, who wants more than anything to fit in. Hellfire is complete with a broken family, a spoiled, malevolent stepsister, Tracy, and the twisted, psychotic matriarch, Abigail, who just can’t seem to keep her nose where it belongs. When Beth’s mother, Carolyn, marries the rich Philip Sturgess, Carolyn and Beth move to Hilltop, the Sturgess home.

Beth isn’t happy at Hilltop, and finds herself fascinated with the old shoe mill on the property, which caught fire and has been shut down for many decades. Strange things happen in the mill – including the deaths of two boys under the same eerie circumstances several decades apart – but when Beth believes she’s made contact with the spirit of a young girl who died there a century earlier, things go from bad to disastrous.

One of my favorite things about John Saul’s books is that you never know how they’re going to end. Sometimes the good guys win, and sometimes the baddies conquer all. Hellfire is an example of Saul’s mastery of the surprise ending, and I’d recommend this book to horror-lovers of every stripe.

After many, many years, John Saul remains one of my favorite horror authors and if you haven’t checked him out, I urge you to do so. If you want a better feel for what he does, check out our interview with him at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! where we talked to him about horror, writing, and his long prolific career. He was as charming, fun, and fascinating as I could have ever hoped he’d be, and it was an honor to spend time with him. To listen to his show, click here.

 

 

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“Bestselling author Mr. Cross writes with fervour, and he leaves no stones unturned in the novel which was one of the best reads of the month. In an unparalleled ease of diction and flow of words, this story is both long enough to encompass the gritting tale and worthy of our time for a beautiful tinge of satisfaction of the reader’s appetite at the end.
Extremely graphic and palatable to the imagination nerves, the story stretches out with an angel saving a girl and losing his memories at the end. As the story progresses, we can only admire the inclusive approach Cross has with every character, squeezing out the essence out of every single being. The storyline is as magnetic as the mild mannered and powerful Alejandro. The darker portions of the story were a treat to read as it elevated the overall thrill of the read. The eternal scuffle betwesn the good and the evil is a significant influence in the novel, and Cross has done a fantastic job in describing the poison of corruption that has been brought to engulf the city. The quest and the secrets are dealt professionally in a suave fashion, keeping us almost at the edge of our seat as we are lost in an adventure.
The devil is one hell of a person, and the pun is intended. Making deals and corrupting people be a pleasurable job, and he does it in style. The scenes at Club Mephistopheles are wonderfully dealt with, and the balance(the pun) is perfect. Together, it is a big picture of certain light and obscurity exhibited to perfection with words and ambrosia of imagination.
Recommended to everyone who finds that Angel-Devil stories are either theological or boring. You are about to experience a jolt.”
– Review by Reshov
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