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John Saul

John Saul’s first novel, Suffer the Children, was an immediate million-copy bestseller. His other bestselling suspense novels include Perfect Nightmare, Black Creek Crossing, and The Presence. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling serial thriller The Blackstone Chronicles, initially published in six installments but now available in one complete volume. Saul divides his time between Seattle and Hawaii.

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Black Creek Crossing
Written by John Saul
Ballantine Books | Paperback | May 2005
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-449-00654-2 (0-449-00654-9)

The dark history and dire secrets of a peaceful small town are summoned from the shadows of the past. Unholy forces are stirred from long slumber to monstrous new life. And two young misfits discover the chilling art of turning persecution into retribution. With these eerie ingredients, bestselling master John Saul... Read more

Black Lightning
Written by John Saul
Ballantine Books | Paperback | June 1996
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-449-22504-2 (0-449-22504-6)

John Saul knows how to make the blood run cold and the heart race wild with fear. Now the author of the New York Times bestsellers Creature and The Homing delivers a chilling novel of a convicted serial killer sentenced to death—and hell-bent on revenge.

For five years Seattle journalist Anne Jeffers... Read more

The Blackstone Chronicles
Written by John Saul
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | February 1998
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-449-00192-9 (0-449-00192-X)

Now, for the first time, the New York Times bestselling serial thriller is complete in one terrifying volume. John Saul, the master of supernatural suspense, John Saul, brings to chilling life the small New England town of Blackstone--and the secrets and sins that lay buried there. . . .

From atop Blackstone's... Read more

Brain Child
Written by John Saul
Bantam | Paperback | July 1985
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-26552-1 (0-553-26552-0)

Alex Lonsdale was one of the most popular kids in La Paloma, California.  Until the horrifying car accident.  Until a brilliant doctor's medical miracle brought him back from the brink of death.  Now, Alex seems the same.  but in his eyes there is a blankness.  In his hear there is coldness.  If his parents, his friends, his... Read more

Comes the Blind Fury
Written by John Saul
Dell | Paperback | May 1990
$9.99/13.50(Canada) | 978-0-440-11475-8 (0-440-11475-6)

A century ago, a gentle blind girl walked the cliffs of Paradise Point. Then the children came -- taunting, teasing -- until she lost her footing and fell, shrieking her rage to the drowning sea... Now Michelle has come from Boston to live in the big house on Paradise Point. She... Read more

Written by John Saul
Bantam | Paperback | January 1997
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-28411-9 (0-553-28411-8)

A powerful high-tech company. A postcard-pretty  company town. Families. Children. Sunshine.  Happiness. A high school football team that never-ever  loses. And something else. Something horrible ...  Now, there is a new family in town. A shy,  nature-loving teenager. A new hometown. A new set of  bullies. Maybe the team's sports clinic can help him.  Rebuild him. They won't... Read more

Cry for the Strangers
Written by John Saul
Dell | Paperback | July 1986
$7.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-11870-1 (0-440-11870-0)

Clark's Harbor was the perfect coastal haven,  jealously guarded against outsiders. But now  strangers have come to settle there. And a small boy is  suddenly free of a frenzy that had gripped him since  birth... His sister is haunted by fearful  visions... And one by one, in violent, mysterious ways the  strangers are dying. Never the townspeople... Read more

Written by John Saul
Bantam | Paperback | May 1992
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-29726-3 (0-553-29726-0)

Villejeune, Florida. A secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes. Far from the laws of civilization. Here folks live by their own rules -- dark rites of altars and infants, candles and blood.

Years ago the Andersons left town with a dream. Now they... Read more

The Devil's Labyrinth
Written by John Saul
Ballantine Books | Paperback | July 2008
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-48704-9 (0-345-48704-4)

For more than three decades, bestselling novelist John Saul has been summoning macabre masterpieces from the darkest realms of his imagination. With each new book, his instinct for playing upon our deepest dread has grown only stronger and more sinister. He’s never been afraid to push the boundaries of suspense and... Read more

Faces of Fear
Written by John Saul
Ballantine Books | Paperback | July 2009
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-48706-3 (0-345-48706-0)

Fifteen-year-old Alison Shaw may not be beautiful, but she doesn’t really care: She’d much rather read a good book than primp in front of a mirror. But Alison’s gorgeous mother, Risa, knows that beauty can be a key to success and wishes only the best for her daughter–a wish that may... Read more

The God Project
Written by John Saul
Bantam | Paperback | May 1983
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-26258-2 (0-553-26258-0)

“[John] Saul has the instincts of a natural storyteller.”—People

Something is happening to the children of Eastbury, Massachusetts. Something that causes healthy babies to turn cold in their cribs. Something that strikes at the heart of every parent’s darkest fears.

Something is taking the children one by one.

Now, an entire town... Read more

Written by John Saul
Fawcett | Paperback | July 1994
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-449-22304-8 (0-449-22304-3)

"All the right scares in all the right places." The Seattle Times
A telephone rings in the dead of night with shocking news for single mother MaryAnne Carpenter: her friends the Wilkensons are suddenly, inexplicably dead, their only child, Joey, a sad and silent adolescent and MaryAnne's godchild, abruptly orphaned. But as... Read more

The Homing
Written by John Saul
Fawcett | Paperback | June 1995
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-449-22379-6 (0-449-22379-5)

After years of living in Los Angeles, pretty young widow Karen Spellman and her two daughters are returning to the lush, verdant countryside of Karen's childhood, where she plans to marry her high-school sweetheart. But something sinister awaits the Spellmans. Something so hideous it seems not earthly, but spawned in Hell... Read more

House of Reckoning
Written by John Saul
Ballantine Books | Paperback | November 2010
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-51425-7 (0-345-51425-4)

After the untimely death of her mother and the arrest of her father for killing a man in barroom brawl, fourteen-year-old Sarah Crane is forced to grow up fast. Left in the cold care of a foster family and alienated at school, Sarah befriends classmate Nick Dunnigan, a former mental patient... Read more

In the Dark of the Night
Written by John Saul
Ballantine Books | Paperback | June 2007
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-48702-5 (0-345-48702-8)

Summer vacation becomes a season in hell for an ordinary family who unwittingly stir something invisible, insidious, and insatiable from its secret slumber–unleashing a wave of horror only the darkest evil could create, that only a master of spine-tingling terror like John Saul could orchestrate. For deep in the shadows in... Read more

The Manhattan Hunt Club
Written by John Saul
Ballantine Books | Paperback | April 2002
$8.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-449-00652-8 (0-449-00652-2)

Falsely convicted of a brutal crime, college student Jeff Converse sees his future vanishing before his eyes. But someone has other plans for Jeff, in a far deadlier place than any penitentiary. Jeff finds himself beneath the teeming streets of Manhattan, in a hidden landscape of twisting tunnels and forgotten subterranean... Read more

Midnight Voices
Written by John Saul
Ballantine Books | Paperback | March 2003
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-449-00653-5 (0-449-00653-0)

The sudden, tragic death of her husband leaves Caroline Evans alone in New York City to raise her children with little money and even less hope. When she meets and marries handsome, successful Anthony Fleming, the charismatic man of her dreams, she believes her life is destined for happiness. She and... Read more

Written by John Saul
Bantam | Paperback | July 1984
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-26264-3 (0-553-26264-5)

For a hundred years, the people of Prairie Bend have whispered Nathaniel's name in wonder and fear.  Some say he is a folktale, created to frighten children on cold winter nights.  Some swear he is a terrifying spirit retumed to avenge the past.  But soon . . . very soon . . . some... Read more

Written by John Saul
Ballantine Books | Paperback | May 2001
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-449-00590-3 (0-449-00590-9)

Fifteen-year-old Matthew Moore seems to have a charmed life . . . until a mysterious fire forces his grandmother to move in with his family. The elderly woman insists on recreating the bedroom of Cynthia, her favored child who died tragically more than a decade ago. Soon Matt's life insidiously begins... Read more

Perfect Nightmare
Written by John Saul
Ballantine Books | Paperback | April 2006
$8.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-46732-4 (0-345-46732-9)

If you open your house to strangers, who knows who might come in. And what they might be after. Or whom. Now, ponder the unthinkable and surrender to your darkest dread, as sinister storyteller extraordinaire John Saul weaves a heart-stopping tale of lurking terror and twisted intent.

Every parent’s nightmare becomes... Read more

The Presence
Written by John Saul
Ballantine Books | Paperback | April 1998
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-449-00241-4 (0-449-00241-1)

“Enough smoothly crafted suspense to keep readers turning pages long after dark.”—The Seattle Times

Beyond the sparkling Hawiian beaches, masked by the deceptive beauty of the rainforest, evil awaits sixteen-year-old Michael Sundquist and his mother, Katharine, and anthropologist who has come to the Islands to study the unusual skeletal remains unearthed on... Read more

Punish the Sinners
Written by John Saul
Dell | Paperback | May 1990
$7.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-17084-6 (0-440-17084-2)

Italy 1252. Inquisition. Accusation. Fear.  Torture. The guilty and the innocent dying for sins real  and imagined in the flames of the burning stake.  Neilsville, 1978. Peter Blasam has come to this  sleepy desert town to teach its youth, and finds a  mystery of mounting horror. Something is happening  to the young girls of St. Francis Xavier... Read more

The Right Hand of Evil
Written by John Saul
Ballantine Books | Paperback | May 2000
$8.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-449-00583-5 (0-449-00583-6)

When the Conways move into their ancestral home in Louisiana after the death of an estranged aunt, it is with the promise of a new beginning. But the house has a life of its own. Abandoned for the last forty years, surrounded by thick trees and a stifling sense of melancholy... Read more

Second Child
Written by John Saul
Bantam | Paperback | January 1997
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-28730-1 (0-553-28730-3)

Beware the second child.

This lush, secluded Maine seaside resort is the summer playground of the superrich, but one hundred years ago, something disturbed their play. Horror came to this village. And though no one knows it yet, the horror has never left.
It waits for a shy young girl, outcast by her... Read more

Written by John Saul
Bantam | Paperback | May 1993
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-56027-5 (0-553-56027-1)

They call it the Academy. A secluded, cliff-top mansion overlooking the rugged Pacific coast. A school for children gifted -- or cursed -- with extraordinary minds. Children soon to come under the influence of an intelligence even more brilliant than their own -- and unspeakably evil. For within this mind a... Read more