Tarot of Hate (Paperback)
Eight Stories of Murder and Revenge
Darkwater Syndicate, Inc., 9781946378118, 224pp.
Publication Date: July 15, 2017
Death and vengeance are in the cards in this macabre collection of horror. Each story is accompanied by an illustration from the classic Rider-Waite tarot, first issued in 1910. So cut the deck and deal, if you dare, for no matter which cards you draw, you can be assured there will be blood.
--A man fights to survive on an island inhabited by a monstrous female with an insatiable appetite for lust.
--A professional kidnapper gets more than he bargained for when his latest abduction leads to terrifying supernatural encounters on the Florida Turnpike.
Fifteen Dollars' Guilt
--After a close brush with death in a steamship disaster, two strangers discuss the meaning of their lives, inadvertently setting in motion the assassination of President Garfield.
--A meek employee perpetrates a workplace massacre, knowing he can dispel away the consequences with the two most powerful words in the universe.
--At the height of the cold war, one man decodes clandestine signals broadcast over a shortwave radio station. His discovery pushes the world to the brink of global nuclear disaster.
--A reality TV production crew gets the scare of their lives when their latest subject comes on looking for revenge.
--A hermit's life is turned upside-down by the arrival of a mysterious woman in his camp. Only time will tell if Lilith is a heroine, a victim, or a monster.
Water, Ice, And Vice
--Jeremy's new apartment harbors a demonic wish-granting fridge, which he uses to exact bloody vengeance on his obnoxious roommate.