Sunday, 23 February 2020

Grady Hendrix

Author Website | Reviews | Bibliography & Rights Information

Standalone Novels
Horrorstör
My Best Friend’s Exorcism
Paperbacks from Hell
We Sold Our Souls
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires

Screenplays
Satanic Panic

 

REVIEWS

For MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM

“If you’re looking for a good summer book, something for the beach or the back porch that won’t insult your intelligence, one that’s tense and sometimes scary and sometimes funny, with characters you may even come to like and admire as they come of age, keep MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM in mind.”

SFFWorld

For WE SOLD OUR SOULS

“Hendrix’s pulpy love letter to heavy metal music is a gloriously over-the-top scare fest that has hidden depths…Readers will root for Kris all the way to the explosive, poignant finale.”

Publishers Weekly

“[Grady] excels in reinvigorating the 80’s tone of those mass-produced novels of the 1980s. This one clearly plays homage to Stephen King, but also any of those books from that time…Fans of Stranger Things will ‘get it’…It’s a great read.”

SFFWorld

For THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB’S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES

“Hendrix draws shrewd parallels between the serial killers documented in the book club’s picks and Harris’s apparent vampire persona, loading his gruesome story with perfectly-pitched allusions to classic horror novels and true crime accounts. This powerful, eclectic novel both pays homage to the literary vampire canon and stands singularly within it.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review!

“Hendrix has masterfully blended the disaffected housewife trope with a terrifying vampire tale..Whether they are horror fans or not, a wide swath of readers will enjoy how this premise plays out.”

Booklist, Starred Review!

“Hendrix cleverly sprinkles in nods to well-established vampire lore, and the fact that he’s a master at conjuring heady 1990s nostalgia is just the icing on what is his best book yet. Fans of smart horror will sink their teeth into this one.”

Kirkus, Starred Review!

“Buried beneath THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB’S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES’s mounds of Southern-style humor and horrific plot twists ripples a coming-of-age story featuring the least likely of heroines…exudes sufficient Southern charm and hospitality to conceal the extensive groundwork laid for the delectable surprises that are made to spring from its passages. A vampires’ hunger for blood may be insatiable, but this masterpiece novel ladles out ample thrills, chills, and relevant examples of sociopolitical injustices to satisfy any literary appetite.”

Foreword, Starred Review!

This book is scary, twisty, weirdly sexy, and so good.”

—New York Public Library

Visceral, terrifying, and compelling…A must read for horror fans.”

—Yuma County Library District

“THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES is funny and warm and it’s genuinely creepy and disturbing. Grady re-creates a time and place without the dangerous, distortive lens of nostalgia and delivers a book with plenty of bite (I’m sorry for the pun, but it’s true).”

—Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World

“This book is a tender, honest story of community, motherhood, and the violence we inflict on each other in the name of comfort… Cancel your plans and lock your doors — you won’t be able to stop reading this one until the very end.”

—Sarah Gailey, Hugo-Award winning author of Magic for Liars

Every vampire novel is going to have blood and teeth, but this one’s got that one essential ingredient that nobody else does like Grady Hendrix: heart. These aren’t characters, they’re people, and I consider myself lucky to have known them for a few pages.”

—Stephen Graham Jones, author of The Only Good Indians

“The book I didn’t know I was waiting for about suburban moms fighting monsters in their midst.
This book is a goddamn delight.”

—Lauren Beukes, award-winning and internationally bestselling author of The Shining Girls

BIBLIOGRAPHY & RIGHTS INFORMATION

Standalone Novels
HORRORSTÖR (Quirk Books, 2014)

  • World All Languages rights sold to Quirk Books

MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM (Quirk Books, 2016)

  • World All Languages rights sold to Quirk Books
  • Polish rights sold to Vesper

PAPERBACKS FROM HELL (Quirk Books, 2017)

WE SOLD OUR SOULS (Quirk Books,2018)

THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB’S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES (Quirk Books, 2020)

Screenplays
SATANIC PANIC

  • Film rights to Fangoria