They think they’re getting lucky.
They’re dead wrong.

Detective Joe Williams has seen all kinds of murder scenes. Some brutal, some gory, all disturbing and horrific in their way. Nothing could have prepared him for what’s waiting in Apartment 413. A man—what’s left of him—lying in a pool of his own blood, his face frozen in a silent scream.

That’s just the first. Soon there are more victims, all male, all mutilated, seeming to have little in common except an agonizing death by castration. All of them went looking for pleasure. Instead they found a killer wreaking vengeance in the most bloodthirsty way. And the only clue Joe has found is a tiny, gleaming metal tooth…

Edo Van Belkom—winner of the Bram Stoker and Aurora Awards—delves into the heart of man’s most primal fear in a shocking, suspenseful, terrifying novel that bites down hard… and won’t let go.


“One of 2001’s best horror novels.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“TEETH works on several levels: as an over-the-edge contemporary horror novel, as a police procedural, and as a thriller. Edo van Belkom’s mastery of the art of storytelling is brought to bear on this unforgettable novel. It’s about as far over the edge as a horror book can get, and the big boys were all too timid to take it. Still, I expect it to knock people’s socks off, the way Stephen King’s CARRIE did. From its unforgettable opening scene to its last page, TEETH will haunt you for the rest of your life; you will be mesmerized, repelled, and thrilled. Van Belkom already has one Bram Stoker Award; I expect TEETH to earn him his second — as well as the large readership he so richly deserves. Buy it.”

Robert J. Sawyer, Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

“Relentlessly suspenseful, TEETH is a classy blend of hard-edged crime thriller and over-the-top sexual horror.”

Lucy Taylor

“Van Belkom touches the naked wire leading to one of man’s most primal fears, and brings it to life in one of the genre’s most original antagonists ever.”

Thomas Monteleone

“In TEETH, Edo van Belkom drags us screaming into the maw of horror.”

Richard Laymon

“Wow! TEETH is one hell of a brutal read. But is that a good thing? You betcha. TEETH is violent and bloody, nerve wrecking as all get out. Edo slams you in the face with his story of a monster with teeth. Teeth that are wicked and sharp. Teeth that are not where you’d expect them at all.”

The Midwest Book Review

“One of the best that I have read in a very long time. This award-winner Canadian novelist will not disappoint you.”

Rambles (Naomi de Bruyn)

“I expected it to be super-good — and it was.”


Awards & Accolades


Aurora Award Finalist


SF Chronicle: “Year’s best horror novels”