The 13th by John Everson

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Welcome to the twisted world of ... The 13th.


Brenda BeanWhatever you do... Don't go into the basement.

"Where is the basement," you ask? It's easy to find. It's the door with the red X on it. See the Book Trailer.

Don't go there.


While you're avoiding the basement, there are plenty of other places here to explore. You can take a read of the novel's prologue on the Preview page. You can explore the places and characters of The 13th on the interactive Map. You can read some of the novel's blurbs in the Reviews section. You can also visit to contact and read more about the author.


But whatever you do... Don't go in the basement.


The third novel from Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author John Everson, The 13th, was first released in 2009 and has since been issued in several editions -- a mass market paperback and e-book from Dorchester Publications, a trade paperback from 47North (available through and an audio download from There was also a 250-copy limited signed and numbered hardcover edition from Necro Publications, which is sold out. In November 2015, a German translation edition appeared from Festa Verlag.


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What's it all about? Here's the cover description:

13th-interior-ssCastle House Lodge. A century ago it was an exclusive resort hotel. But for years it’s stood empty, a haunting shadow of its former glories. Now, after twenty-five years of rumors and ghost stories, the overgrown grounds are showing signs of being tended. The building itself has been repaired. Castle House has new occupants.

What was once a haven for the elite is now a madhouse, a private asylum for pregnant women. But are all the patients really insane? And is it just a coincidence that people have begun to disappear from the nearby town? David Shale’s girlfriend is one of the missing, and he’s determined to find the truth behind the mysterious Dr. Rockford and his house of secrets.

He will learn the meaning of the red X painted on the basement door…and he will know the ultimate fear, the horror of…