The 13th

“A double-barreled shotgun blast of macabre entertainment. The 13th is an expert amalgamation of grotesquerie, eroticism, mystery, and pitch-black occult horror that no fan of the genre can miss.”
~ Edward Lee, author of Brides of the Impaler and The Golem

Don’t go in the basement…

Castle 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… THE 13TH.

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Publishing History

2009 – Mass market and e-book editions released by Leisure Books
2009 – Limited Edition hardcover released by Necro Publications
2012 – Trade paperback and e-book editions released by 47North
2015 – German edition from Festa Verlag

Other Editions:

The 13th was also released in a limited edition hardcover by Necro Publications in 2009 with artwork by Travis Anthony Soumis (first cover below). It has also appeared in a German edition from Festa Verlag.

The 13th by John Everson, limited Necro Publications hardcover edition.

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