The Fright Club Horror/Sci-Fi Book Group
Addicted to Stephen King or Ray Bradbury? Join us for some thrilling and chilling chats on horror and science fiction at 6:00 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Our book groups are all on Zoom! Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on how to participate.
December 16 –Curious Toys by Elizabeth Hand
An intrepid young woman stalks a murderer through turn-of-the-century Chicago in "this rich, spooky, and atmospheric thriller that will appeal to fans of Henry Darger and Erik Larson alike" (Sarah McCarry).
Unbeknownst to the well-heeled city-dwellers and visitors who come to enjoy the midway, the park is also host to a ruthless killer who uses the shadows of the dark carnival attractions to conduct his crimes. When Pin sees a man enter the Hell Gate ride with a young girl, and emerge alone, she knows that something horrific has occurred.
The crime will lead her to the iconic outsider artist Henry Darger, a brilliant but seemingly mad man. Together, the two navigate the seedy underbelly of a changing city to uncover a murderer few even know to look for.