Halloween Stories: The Pine Deep Trilogy

October is Halloween Horror month and today we take a look at the Pine Deep Trilogy.

The first book, Ghost Road Blues starts on September 30 and ends October 1. Dead Man’s Song picks up on October 2 and runs through October 12. Bad Moon Rising starts on October 13 and flies through to the end of Halloween.

Together they read like one book, each one flowing into the other with only a hiccup in books two and three when Maberry recaps the events in the previous books.

Thirty years ago Pine Deep, Pennsylvania suffered a severe blight that killed livestock, crops and even killed the young and elderly who accidently ate infected food. In that bleak year, a killer stalked the citizens of Pine Deep, even killing and ravaging children, until the day he was put down and buried in a swamp.

Since then, Pine Deep has become known as the most haunted town in America. Although crops are still king, the town does a booming industry each October in Halloween attractions, parades, festivals, candy and similar themed events. It has become a tourist destination.

Unfortunately, this year the crop-destroying blight has returned. To make matters worse, three criminal arrive, fleeing Philadelphia with drugs and money, led by the murderous Karl Ruger. But worse than that, the killer from thirty years ago is about to rise out of its bog — and it will no longer be anything close to human.

In 2011, Blackstone Audio released the audio version, expertly read by Tom Weiner. The audio books are available for download from the CLEVNET eMedia Collection.

Remember, if you are interested in these books, click the mouse on the book cover to order it from your local CLEVNET library.

Book cover for Ghost Road Blues by Jonathan Maberry

Ghost Road Blues (The Pine Deep Trilogy #1)

Author: Maberry, Jonathan
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Type: Horror Novel
Page Count: 480pp.
Pub. Date: June 1, 2006
Publisher: Pinnacle/Kensington

 

Audio book cover for Ghost Road Blues by Jonathan Maberry

Ghost Road Blues (The Pine Deep Trilogy #1)

Author: Maberry, Jonathan
Narrator: Tom Weiner
Format: Audio Book
Type: Horror Novel
Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
Pub. Date: July 29, 2011
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

 

The 2006 Bram Stoker Award winner for Superior Achievement in a First Novel
Nominated for the 2006 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Novel

Publisher’s Summary:
From a new master of horror comes an apocalyptic showdown between the residents of a secluded, rural town and the deadly evil that confronts them wherever they turn . . .

Evil Doesn’t Die:
The cozy little town of Pine Deep buried the horrors of its past a long time ago. Thirty years have gone by since the darkness descended and the Black Harvest began, a time when a serial killer sheared a bloody swath through the quiet Pennsylvania village.

The evil that once coursed through Pine Deep has been replaced by cheerful tourists getting ready to enjoy the country’s largest Halloween celebration in what is now called “The Spookiest Town in America.”

It Just Grows Stronger:
But then — a month before Halloween — it begins. Unspeakably desecrated bodies. Inexplicable insanity.

And an ancient evil walking the streets, drawing in those who would fall to their own demons and seeking to shred the very soul of this rapidly fracturing community.

Yes, the residents of Pine Deep have drawn together and faced a killer before. But this time, evil has many faces — and the lust and will to rule the earth.

This struggle will be epic.

Book cover for Dead Man's Song by Jonathan Maberry

Dead Man’s Song (The Pine Deep Trilogy #2)

Author: Maberry, Jonathan
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Type: Horror Novel
Page Count: 480pp.
Pub. Date: July 1, 2007
Publisher: Pinnacle/Kensington

 

Audio book cover for Dead Man's Song by Jonathan Maberry

Dead Man’s Song (The Pine Deep Trilogy #2)

Author: Maberry, Jonathan
Narrator: Tom Weiner
Format: Audio Book
Type: Horror Novel
Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
Pub. Date: August 22, 2011
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

 

Publisher’s Summary:
From the powerful imagination of a new horror master comes a bone-chilling tale set in a small town where good and evil are joined in a terrifying, deadly battle . . .

Evil Endures
Once an idyllic Pennsylvania village, Pine Deep awoke one morning to find itself bathed in a massive bloodletting.

Twice in thirty years the townsfolk have endured the savage hungers of a murderous madman . . . but if the residents think the death of serial killer Karl Ruger put an end to the carnage, they’re dead wrong.

The Nightmare Never Ends
Bodies mutilated beyond description, innocents driven to acts of vicious madness. A monstrous evil is preying on the living — and the dead — and turning the quiet little town into hell on earth.

Their only hope is to find the source. But the secrets that lurk in the heart of Pine Deep are twisted into its very roots.

This time the townspeople aren’t just fighting for their lives, but for their very souls . . .

Book cover for Bad Moon Rising by Jonathan Maberry

Bad Moon Rising (The Pine Deep Trilogy #3)

Author: Maberry, Jonathan
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Type: Horror Novel
Page Count: 480pp.
Pub. Date: May 1, 2008
Publisher: Pinnacle/Kensington

 

Audio book cover for Bad Moon Rising by Jonathan Maberry

Bad Moon Rising (The Pine Deep Trilogy #3)

Author: Maberry, Jonathan
Narrator: Tom Weiner
Format: Audio Book
Type: Horror Novel
Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
Pub. Date: August 1, 2011
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

 

Publisher’s Summary:
A new master of terror reigns supreme.

And in his most horrifying novel yet, the clash between good and evil explodes in an apocalyptic showdown few will survive.

From A Funfest
Each year, the residents of Pine Deep host the Halloween Festival, drawing tourists and celebrities from across the country to enjoy the deliciously creepy fun.

Those who visit the small Pennsylvania town are out for a good time, but those who live there are desperately trying to survive . . .

To A Bloodfest
For a monstrous evil lives among them, a savage presence whose malicious power has grown too powerful even for death to hold it back.

Only a handful of brave souls stand against the King of the Dead and a red wave of destruction. Daylight is fading and a bad moon is rising over Pine Deep.

Keep watching the shadows . . .

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