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book cover of Helltown


(The third book in the World's Scariest Places series)
A novel by

Since the 1980s there have been numerous reports of occult activity and other possibly supernatural phenomenon within certain villages and townships of Summit County, Ohio - an area collectively known as Helltown.

When a group of out-out-town friends investigating the legends are driven off the road by a mysterious hearse, their night of cheap thrills turns to chills as they begin to die one by one.


"Thriller fans andreaders of Stephen King, Joe Lansdale, and other masters of the art will find much to love in this highly recommended, action-packed read." -Midwest Book Review on Island of the Dolls

"An understated horror story that will remind readers what chattering teeth sound like." -Kirkus on Suicide Forest

"[A] short, sharp shocker...Bates writes persuasively from Brian'sadolescent point of view, making the horror of his youthfulreminiscences that much more intense." - Publishers Weekly on BlackCanyon

"Jeremy Bates has written a great book that would make a great Hollywood screenplay!" - Suspense Magazine on The Taste of Fear

"Bates takes an intriguing premise to shocking lengths, revealing the outcomeonly in an epilogue. A graphically violent story with building suspenseand a moral about where weaving such a web may lead." - Booklist onWhite Lies

"The Catacombs is a thrilling descent into theunknown, peeling back the dark layers like a rotting onion, tearsrunning down your face as you try to climb your way out. A hypnoticstory of buried truths, disfigured creatures, and lost histories toldwith an authoritative voice full of heart and insight." - RichardThomas, Bram Stoker nominated author on The Catacombs

"JeremyBates doesn't miss a trick, teasing and misleading, ratcheting up thetension as the heroine...loses traction on a slippery slope ofdeceptions." - Glenn Kleier, New York Times bestselling author on WhiteLies

"A horror story like none other...makes for a read thatwill delight horror fans who want their novels steeped in psychologicalsuspense as well as action." - Midwest Book Review on The Catacombs

"A success!" - Hellnotes on Suicide Forest

"Definitely gave me chills reading this late at night which hasn't happened since I was a 13 year old teenager reading Stephen King's, It, for the firsttime." - verothehero

"Move over King and Koontz there's a new talent in town." - judy pfanner

"I had to stop reading at certain points because he was freaking me out.That only happens to me with one other writer--Stephen King." - LynLutrzykowski

"I think of early Clive Barker, without the guts." - H. Kelly

"Suicide Forest is up the with Joe Hills Heart Shaped Box." - Lola Cain

"Scariest book I've ever read" - Jamie Dobbs

"If you like Greg Olsen or Jeffrey Deaver, Jeremy Bates is a great new talent." - Lnh

"I found it rivaling some of Stephen King's and Dean Koontz's early works---high praise indeed." - Diana D

"If you enjoy Richard Layman, you'll love reading Jeremy Bates" - Anna W.

"This author is in the same league as King, Simmons, and Craven" - linda22724

"Perfect for Laymon Fans!" - OutlawPoet

Genre: Horror    

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Used availability for Jeremy Bates's Helltown

Hardback Editions

June 2015 : Hardback

Title: Helltown (World's Scariest Places)
Author(s): Jeremy Bates
ISBN: 1-988091-02-0 / 978-1-988091-02-0
Publisher: Ghillinnein Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2015 : Canada Paperback

Title: Helltown
Author(s): Jeremy Bates
ISBN: 0-9940960-6-2 / 978-0-9940960-6-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Ghillinnein Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Helltown: An occult-horror mystery (World's Scariest Places Book 3)
Author(s): Jeremy Bates
Publisher: Ghillinnein Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA