Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Seven contemporary monster books written by women

Mallory O’Meara is the author of The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick.

O’Meara hosts the literary podcast Reading Glasses alongside filmmaker and actress Brea Grant.

At she tagged "seven fantastically creepy monster books written by (or edited by) women to frighten up your season," including:
Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw

If you want your horror hard-boiled, Cassandra Khaw’s British Fantasy and Locus award nominated novella will give you all the monsters and noir you crave. A private investigator is hired by a ten year old to kill his horrible and abusive step-father. Only the investigator isn’t quite human. He soon realizes that this investigation will be more complicated than he thought. See, the step-father isn’t quite human either. This short book dives into what exactly makes a monster. It’s gory, weird and absolutely incredible.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue