Chasing the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar audiobook

Chasing the Boogeyman: A Novel

By Richard Chizmar
Read by Chris Andrew Ciulla

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982175160

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781797125008

  • ISBN: 9781797124995

Runtime: 9.85 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Gwendy’s Button Box brings his signature “thrilling, page-turning” (Michael Koryta, author of How It Happened) prose to this story of small-town evil that combines the storytelling of Stephen King with the true-crime suspense of Michelle McNamara.

In the summer of 1988, the mutilated bodies of several missing girls begin to turn up in a small Maryland town. The grisly evidence leads police to the terrifying assumption that a serial killer is on the loose in the quiet suburb. But soon a rumor begins to spread that the evil stalking local teens is not entirely human. Law enforcement, as well as members of the FBI are certain that the killer is a living, breathing madman—and he’s playing games with them. For a once peaceful community trapped in the depths of paranoia and suspicion, it feels like a nightmare that will never end.

Recent college graduate Richard Chizmar returns to his hometown just as a curfew is enacted and a neighborhood watch is formed. In the midst of preparing for his wedding and embarking on a writing career, he soon finds himself thrust into the real-life horror story. Inspired by the terrifying events, Richard writes a personal account of the serial killer’s reign of terror, unaware that these events will continue to haunt him for years to come.

A clever, terrifying, and heartrending work of metafiction, Chasing the Boogeyman is the ultimate marriage between horror fiction and true crime. Chizmar’s “brilliant…absolutely fascinating, totally compelling, and immediately poignant” (C.J. Tudor, New York Times bestselling author) writing is on full display in this truly unique novel that will haunt you long after you turn the final page.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Unforgettable and scary-ass.” Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Genuinely chilling and something brand new and exciting.” Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“An absolutely chilling mash-up of styles, media, biography, and legend. Elastic, unsettling, brilliant.” Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author
“This brilliant work of metafiction…A meticulously remembered, beautifully crafted hometown nightmare that reminds readers that nostalgia cuts both ways...For true crime and horror fans, this one’s essential.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Wonderful…A knotty mystery with an elegant resolution at its heart…It feels so original, dizzy-making in its expert layering of fact and fiction…A hymn to both innocence and to growing up.” Catriona Ward, author of The Last House on Needless Street

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Author

Author Bio: Richard Chizmar

Author Bio: Richard Chizmar

Richard Chizmar is the founder/publisher of Cemetery Dance magazine and the Cemetery Dance Publications book imprint. He has edited more than thirty anthologies and his fiction has appeared in dozens of publications. He has won two World Fantasy awards, four International Horror Guild awards, and the HWA’s Board of Trustee’s award.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 9.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English