Bram Stoker Best Novel (nominee)
The story centers around a renovated theater in Pennsylvania and is arranged in three acts, plus overture and curtain call. The tension in Act I heightens as the reader must decide if this is a murder mystery, psychodrama, horror or fantasy, with the author offering clues to support each possibility. Theaters have a history of ghosts and accidents, but as the number of deaths at the Venetian mounts, the police become less inclined to accept verdicts of "accident." Owner/actor Dennis Hamilton has nothing obvious to gain from the killings, nor could he have caused them, but his strange behavior makes others wonder if he might not have a double or another personality--or something else entirely--that does want the deaths. Mystery, suspense, drama and horror combine to make this one of Williamson's finest works.

Genre: Horror

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September 1990 : USA Hardback

Title: Reign
Author(s): Chet Williamson, John Lakey, Laura Lakey
ISBN: 0-913165-56-5 / 978-0-913165-56-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dark Harvest Books
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December 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Reign
Author(s): Chet Williamson
Publisher: Crossroad Press & Macabre Ink Digital
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