Awards
Bram Stoker Best First Novel (nominee)
Publisher's Weekly
This grisly, sadistic first novel suffocates itself under piles of body parts and excretions. Serial killer Frank Haid, dubbed the Painkiller by Chicago police and media, murders 18 people--all paralytics. Commanded by an unseen presence that he calls ''Father'' and that speaks in the voice of an uncle whose rotting corpse he keeps in the living room, Haid destroys his victims (what's left of them) and evidence in a way that puzzles police. Hardest hit are residents of Marclinn, a home for the handicapped, where survivors decide they must track down the madman themselves. Their efforts bring them into contact with Chicago's weird underworld--including junkie/murderers and a deformed prostitute whose head grows out her chest--and their own true selves. Crippled physically and emotionally, Marclinn inhabitants must overcome their limitations before taking on their nemesis. Sallee bludgeons readers with graphic images whose multiple shocks soon distance us from what might have been a compelling horror tale.



Used availability for Wayne Allen Sallee's The Holy Terror

Hardback Editions

March 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: Holy Terror: A Novel
Author(s): Wayne Allen Sallee
ISBN: 0-929480-65-1 / 978-0-929480-65-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mark V Ziesing
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1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: The holy terror : a novel
Author(s): Wayne Allen Sallee
ISBN: 0-929480-66-X / 978-0-929480-66-4 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Holy Terror
Author(s): Wayne Allen Sallee
ISBN: 1-937530-04-3 / 978-1-937530-04-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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Audio Editions

April 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Holy Terror
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April 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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April 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Holy Terror
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September 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Holy Terror
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September 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Holy Terror
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Kindle Editions

August 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Holy Terror
Author(s): Wayne Allen Sallee
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