Hunters is the second of my ebook originals from Crossroad Press. Another dark suspense novel with elements of horror, it’s set in the woods of my own native Pennsylvania. A group of animal rights activists wants to make a bold statement against deer hunting on the first day of the season, but the statement gets a bit too bold — and bloody…
Defenders of the Faith is my first novel that was an ebook original from Crossroad Press, though the trade paperback followed shortly thereafter. It’s a horror novel crossed with a suspense thriller, and there’s no supernatural element.
The book is an exploration into what happens when one’s religious faith comes up against one’s reason. It’s told from the point of view of a basically good man who crosses the threshold of violence, and discovers that he has inspired a young and even more crazed disciple.
Fearnet said: “This isn’t a simple tale. It is full of contradictions, in the way that life is full of contradictions. There is no distinct line between good and bad and right and wrong. As a study of a truly tragic character, Defenders of the Faith is one of modern horror’s best examples.”
Horror Drive-In added: “Chet Williamson is a complicated writer and Defenders of the Faith is a complicated novel. I’m not saying that it’s stodgy or overly intellectual. This is a lightning-paced thriller. It’s just that Chet doesn’t present right and wrong in clearly defined terms. You won’t find the good guys wearing white hats and the bad guys with black ones on their heads…Defenders of the Faith is a book for the ages.”
There are times when you just want a good old-fashioned horror/mystery novel to creep you out, and when you do, you can’t do better than Ed Gorman and Patricia Lee Macomber’s The Girl in the Attic. Originally published as Night Caller by “Daniel Ransom” during the horror boom of the 80s, this version has been heavily revised and edited by the authors. I had a blast recording this one… Continue reading Ed Gorman’s THE GIRL IN THE ATTIC — Williamson-read creepiness…
I’d never read Neal Barrett Jr.’s The Hereafter Gang, but had read a lot of Neal’s other work, so didn’t have to think twice when asked to narrate the audiobook. Neal Barrett is a classic writer, one of the finest of our age… Continue reading My narration of Neal Barrett’s THE HEREAFTER GANG — a classic novel!
Joe Lansdale is a great friend and a great writer. I’ve loved the guy, his family, and his work for decades. So when I was asked to narrate the audiobook of Joe’s western/fantasy novel, The Magic Wagon, it was like an answered prayer… Continue reading Joe Lansdale’s THE MAGIC WAGON — The Audiobook!
One of the very first splatterpunk novels was John Skipp and Craig Spector’s The Light at the End, a tale of vampires in the mean streets of New York. For the 25th anniversary of this groundbreaking novel, I was asked to narrate the 12 hour+ unabridged audiobook… Continue reading Skipp & Spector’s LIGHT AT THE END: narration by yours truly…
Raymond Benson is one of our great thriller writers, who, along with his own fine novels, has written a number of James Bond novels, continuing Ian Fleming’s character into the present day. Torment is a horror novel with all the best elements of thriller and love story as well, and I was pleased to narrate the unabridged audiobook… Continue reading Raymond Benson’s TORMENT — Voodoo! Thrills! My voice!
Irving Wallace was one of the bestselling authors of his day, and The Seventh Secret has all the elements that made his work so popular. Set in the mid-80s, it starts with the idea that Hitler and Eva Braun didn’t die in 1945, but survived the end of the war, and are still alive in Berlin… Continue reading I narrate Irving Wallace’s THE SEVENTH SECRET (Is Hitler alive? mmmmaybe…)
If Bill Pronzini’s Gun in Cheek tickled your literary funnybone, Son of Gun in Cheek, the sequel, will cause even more chortles, guffaws, titters and heehaws… Continue reading My narration of SON of Gun in Cheek! Twice the funny!
One of the funniest books I ever read was Gun in Cheek by Bill Pronzini, an examination of really bad mystery fiction from the early part of the twentieth century. Filled with lengthy quotations from the works of “alternative genius” themselves, it was a yuckfest for readers and writers alike. So when I was asked if I wanted to narrate an unabridged audiobook of the title… Continue reading My narration of Bill Pronzini’s hilarious GUN IN CHEEK!