Lightning Men

LIGHTNING MEN picks up two years after the events of DARKTOWN as those left standing continue with their lives in 1950s Atlanta. Officer Denny “Rake” Rakestraw’s neighborhood – an implied “whites only” neighborhood – is beginning to see the arrival of several black families.  A group of residents, including Denny’s wife Cassie, pool their money…

Darktown

Following a mandate from the Mayor’s office, Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith are two of the first round of black men hired as policemen to serve the Atlanta Police Department in post-war America.  Despite being officers of the law, Boggs and Smith are painfully limited in what they’re authorized to do.  Sure they can carry…

The Blinds

Have you witnessed a violent crime?  Committed a horrific murder?  Witness protection not your thing?  Worried that jail will be boring?  Come on down to Caesura (..it rhymes with Tempura)!  In exchange for some light brain surgery, you’ll wake up with a new identity* and no memory of your ghastly past!**  You’ll be given your…

The Fever

“You spend a long time waiting for life to start – her past year or two filled with all these firsts, everything new and terrifying and significant – and then it does start and you realise it isn’t what you’d expected, or asked for.” The Fever follows Dennie Nash, a young girl caught up in…

The Shoe on the Roof

After having his heart broken by his girlfriend, Thomas – a highly ambitious and egotistical student of science and psychology – decides he will win her back by curing her mentally ill brother of the belief he is the reincarnation of Jesus Christ.  In doing so, Thomas will gather two additional men who also believe…

Different Seasons

By 1982, although King had become a tremendously successful horror novelist, he wanted to prove he had the ability to write something a little.. different.  Therefore, with four previously unpublished novellas just lying around, King crammed them into one singular release he dubbed Different Seasons. Rather than review the whole book in one long blurb,…