The Weird World of Mark McLaughlin MEGAPACK®

ebook 28 Stories By a Master of the Macabre

By Mark McLaughlin

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Who is this Mark McLaughlin person, and why should you read him?

Mark—whom I've had the pleasure of publishing for nearly 20 years now—is one of those unique voices in the horror field. He doesn't tread the safe (or even sane!) path, but goes off in quirky directions, and he's happy to have company along the way. And while he's poking around the oddest places, he finds humor in the outrageous and the unsettling. Vampires? Of course. Zombies? Definitely. But these are never quite the monsters you're expecting. Don't take my word for it. Here are some other opinions:

"In the most devious manner, McLaughlin's stories achieve a high degree of demonism by perpetuating a sinister 'humor' at the gallows of the human comedy." (Thomas Ligotti)

"Listen up. Noel Coward is back. Salvador Dali is back. Dylan Thomas is back. And they're all rolled into one in the shape of Mark McLaughlin who writes stories that are wonderfully witty, surrealistic and ineffably strange. Absolutely fabulous.... If your palette is jaded, come to the feast that is Mark McLaughlin." (Simon Clark)

"McLaughlin's tales are laugh-out-loud assaults on consensus reality." (Paul Di Filippo, ASIMOV'S)

"Reading Mark McLaughlin is a little like stepping out of the door of an airplane in mid flight. The view is pretty amazing, but the shock of impact may do you in...gruesome, funny and touching. Top that: anybody...." (TANGENT)

So, dig in and enjoy these 28 tales by one of the modern masters of the macabre!

Part 1: Cosmic Horrors
The House of the Ocelot
Queen of the Vultures
The Foul One Lives to Destroy
Der Fleischbrunnen
A Beauty Treatment for Mrs. Hamogeorgakis
Toadface
Shoggoth Cacciatore
Mrs. Dakhamunzu
Used Viol, One Previous Owner
The Resurrection of Nephren-Ka

PART 2: Magic, Monsters, Zombies, And Demons
Adroitly Wrapped
Why Cosmo Used to Wear a Lab Smock Every Halloween
Largesse
ZOM BEE MOO VEE
Empress of the Living Dead
ascloseasthis
Scenes from a Foreign Horror Video, with Zombies and Tasteful Nudity
Aunt Paloma
Diabolical Entities and How to Deal with Them
The Disciples of Monidroth

PART 3: Tales of the Surreal and the Bizarre
The Vainglorious Simulacrum of Mungha Sorcyllamia
The Astonishing Secret of the King of the Cats
Deck the Halls with Guacamole
The Revelations of McDeth
The Agony of Claude Bawls
Don't Look in the Little Storage Room Behind the Furnace
The Tale of the Cat-Headed Man, the Man-Headed Dog, and the Lady with Rats for Hands
Dr. Belmont's Hiking Buddy

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