Welcome to Babylon, a typical sleepy Alabama small town, where years earlier the Larkin family suffered a terrible tragedy. Now they are about to endure another: 14-year-old Margaret Larkin will be robbed of her innocence and her life by a killer who is beyond the reach of the law.
But something strange is happening in Babylon: traffic lights flash an eerie blue, a ghostly hand slithers from the drain of a kitchen sink, graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror. And beneath the murky surface of the river, a shifting, almost human shape slowly takes form. Night after night it will pursue the murderer. And when the full moon rises over Babylon, it will seek a terrible vengeance.
Cold Moon Over Babylon, the second novel by Michael McDowell (1950-1999), author of Blackwater and The Elementals and screenwriter of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas, is a chilling Southern Gothic tale of revenge from beyond the grave that ranks among his most terrifying books.
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- Bree Salyer
Scary, unusual and very southern
Absolutely! The much missed McDowell is a brilliant horror writer, and this example of his work is no exception.
The final 3rd of the book is scary, creative, creepy and interesting.
The best reader ( along with RC Bray ) does yet another fabulous job. Consistently and creatively speaking, this is yet another stellar presentation.
The descriptions of the south are painted with clarity, precision, and confidence. Brilliant work that did move me.
MM left us far too early, but the works he left us with are stunning and so worth while. I highly recommend this work for contemporary horror fans AND any audio book fan who enjoys great writing and Scott Brick's brilliance.