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Night of the Mannequins

(2020)
A Novella by

 
 
Award-winning author Stephen Graham Jones returns with Night of the Mannequins, a contemporary horror story where a teen prank goes very wrong and all hell breaks loose: is there a supernatural cause, a psychopath on the loose, or both?

We thought we'd play a fun prank on her, and now most of us are dead.

One last laugh for the summer as it winds down. One last prank just to scare a friend. Bringing a mannequin into a theater is just some harmless fun, right? Until it wakes up. Until it starts killing.

Luckily, Sawyer has a plan. He’ll be a hero. He'll save everyone to the best of his ability. He'll do whatever he needs to so he can save the day. That's the thing about heroes—sometimes you have to become a monster first.

"Suffused with questions about the nature of change and friendship, “Night of the Mannequins” is a fairy tale of impermanence showcasing Graham Jones’s signature style of smart, irreverent horror." —The New York Times

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Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Stephen Graham Jones's range and his understanding of horror in fiction and film is staggering. In this novella he juggles--sometimes in very sly ways--slasher stories, coming of age horror, traditions of madness and unreliability, and Kaiju to create an amazingly speedy, voice-driven read that's tons of fun. Each new book of his gives his own take on a different facet of horror, and together they all add up to something really expansive and original." - Brian Evenson

"Dark and twisted, funny, a little crazy, and unsettling as hell." - Christopher Golden

"Propulsive and poignant, capturing the mundane terror of adolescence, and adding that ever-so-essential dab of killer mannequin." - Sarah Langan

"Wicked and wry, this is a terrific story by one of my favorite writers, Stephen Graham Jones. Tip-top with a twist of dread." - Joe R Lansdale

"Sly, surprising psychic sleight-of-hand, in a tale of teenage madness where the next plastic face might be your own." - John M Skipp


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September 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Night of the Mannequins: A Tor.com Original
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
ISBN: 1-250-75207-8 / 978-1-250-75207-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tordotcom
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March 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: Night of the Mannequins
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
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March 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: Night of the Mannequins
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Night of the Mannequins
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
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February 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Night of the Mannequins
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
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February 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Night of the Mannequins
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
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February 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Night of the Mannequins
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
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Kindle Editions

September 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Night of the Mannequins: A Tor.com Original
Author(s): Stephen Graham Jones
Publisher: Tordotcom
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU