Knox Presbyterian Church120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)

Things That Go Bump:
Carsten Stroud, Corey Redekop & Andrew Pyper

Hosted by Steven Hayward
"Smart, thrilling, and utterly unnerving. Pyper’s gift is that he deeply respects his readers, yet still insists on reducing them to quivering children. I like that in a writer.
— Gillian Flynn
Andrew Pyper
Carsten Stroud - Photo courtesy of Michael Lionstar
Corey Redekop

There’s something moving in the shadows, the tingle of being watched, something not quite human reaching for us as we sleep.  Why are we so fascinated by the very things that terrify us? Join three authors who delight in our dread, for a taste of their work and a conversation on anxiety, the thrill of panic and what our fears can teach us.


From its explosive opening to its eerie climax, Carsten Stroud ’s The Homecoming is a page-turning, labyrinthine thrill ride that takes us to a place where evil lives far longer than men do. When two plane crashes set off a spellbinding chain reaction of murder and corruption, detective Nick Kavanaugh (ex–Special Forces) has to investigate. People have long been disappearing from the seemingly placid town, but as he starts to unearth Niceville’s blood stained history, something (or is it Nothing?) stands in his way. Entertainment Weekly calls it “an addictive small-town terror symphony masquerading as a beach read.” 


Outlandish and emotional, Corey Redekop’s Husk centers on Sheldon Funk, a struggling actor who dies in a restroom only to awaken during his autopsy and attack the coroner. Fleeing into the wintry streets of Toronto, Sheldon realizes he’s now a zombie—as if he didn’t have enough on his plate already. In order to survive his death without literally falling apart, Sheldon must find a way to combine his old life with his new addiction, which would be a lot easier if he could stop eating vagrants. A hysterical take on fame, love, religion, politics, and appetite, this is the story of the “everyzombie” people long to be.


A stolen child. An ancient evil. A father’s descent. And the literary masterpiece that holds the key to his daughter’s salvation. In Andrew Pyper’s latest acclaimed bestseller, The Demonologist, Professor David Ullman must track the demon that has captured his daughter in a terrifying quest guided by symbols and riddles from the pages of Paradise Lost. And if he fails, he will lose her forever. 


Books by participating authors available on-site. A booksigning will follow each event.


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