Heart-Shaped Box

Heart-Shaped Box

By Joe Hill

Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061944895, 384pp.

Publication Date: January 2010


Aging death-metal rock legend Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre: a cookbook for cannibals...a used hangman's noose...a snuff film. But nothing he possesses is as unique or as dreadful as his latest purchase off the Internet: a one-of-a-kind curiosity that arrives at his door in a black heart-shaped box...a musty dead man's suit still inhabited by the spirit of its late owner. And now everywhere Judas Coyne goes, the old man is there watching, waiting, dangling a razor blade on a chain from his bony hand.

About the Author
JOE HILL is the New York Times best-selling author of the novels Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, andNOS4A2, and the award-winning short story collection 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the writer of the critically-acclaimed comic book series Locke & Key.He is a winner of the Eisner Award, the World Fantasy Award, three Bram Stoker Awards, the Locus Award, four British Fantasy Awards, the International Horror Guild Award, and has been nominated for two Hugo Awards.

Praise For Heart-Shaped Box

[Hill]’s got horror down pat, and his debut is hair-raising fun.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“A relentlessly scary ghost story.”
-Bookseller (London)

“Powerful . . . a fast-paced plot that crackles with expertly planted surprises and revelations . . . a truly memorable debut.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“You can’t go wrong with Heart-Shaped Box.” Top Five Fiction-Books of 2007
-The Observer

“A fast-paced journey on wheels borrowed from hell’s used-car lot, and there aren’t a lot of comfort breaks...The pictures [Hill] painted colored my dreams and darkened my mood even after I’d put the book down.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer