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Helltown

(2015)
(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.

PRAISE FOR JEREMY BATES AND HIS BOOKS:

"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
PRAISE FOR THE BOOKS IN THE WORLD'S SCARIEST PLACES SERIES (SUICIDE FOREST, THE CATACOMBS, HELLTOWN, ISLAND OF THE DOLLS):

"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
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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
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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
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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