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Halloween Countdown 2020: Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge


Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge

Chosen by Brian

Book cover for Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge

Halloween, 1963. They call him the October Boy, or Ol’ Hacksaw Face, or Sawtooth Jack. Whatever the name, everybody in this small Midwestern town knows who he is. How he rises from the cornfields every Halloween, a butcher knife in his hand, and makes his way toward town, where gangs of teenage boys eagerly await their chance to confront the legendary nightmare. Both the hunter and the hunted, the October Boy is the prize in an annual rite of life and death.

Pete McCormick knows that killing the October Boy is his one chance to escape a dead-end future in this one-horse town. He’s willing to risk everything, including his life, to be a winner for once. But before the night is over, Pete will look into the saw-toothed face of horror – and discover the terrifying true secret of the October Boy… 

“Dark Harvest may just be the greatest Halloween book ever written. A classic.”


Dark Harvest also appeared on our recent Kali Krew Presents: This is Halloween…Books!

From Goodreads:

Norman Partridge’s fiction includes horror, suspense, and the fantastic—“sometimes all in one story” says his friend Joe Lansdale. His compact, thrill-a-minute style has been praised by Stephen King and Peter Straub, and his fiction has received three Bram Stokers and two IHG awards.

Other books by Norman Partridge

Johnny Halloween: Tales of the Dark Season
It Came from the Drive-In
Red Right Hand
In Beauty, Like the Night
The House Inside
Lesser Demons
Slippin’ Into Darkness
The Crow: Wicked Prayer (based on the work of James O’Barr)
Wildest Dreams: A Horror Novel

Anthologies featuring Norman Partridge
The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All
Black Wings: Tales of Lovecraftian Horror
New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird
American Supernatural Tales
By Blood We Live

Check back every day through the month of October for our Halloween Cover Countdown 2020 – Come back tomorrow to see what Cory has in store for you!

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