"The House on Ashley Avenue" was nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award in the Best Novelette category!
"The House on Ashley Avenue" has been selected for The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 5
"Aces" has been selected for Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction
"There are haunted places in the world, all existing in reality and every bit as tangible and accessible as the house next door. Sometimes it is the house next door."
In this brilliant debut collection, Ian Rogers explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural. The landscape of death becomes the new frontier for scientific exploration. A honeymoon cabin with an unspeakable appetite finally meets its match. A suburban home is transformed into the hunting ground for a new breed of spider. A nightmarish jazz club at the crossroads of reality plays host to those who can break a deal with the devil...for a price. With remarkable deftness, Rogers draws together the disturbing and the diverting in twenty-two showcase stories that will guide you through terrain at once familiar and startlingly fresh.
...the 22 stories in Rogers's debut collection demonstrate the author's talent for finding the terrifying in the seemingly ordinary... This work of classic horror in the style of Shirley Jackson, Richard Matheson, and early Stephen King should attract fans of a more refined kind of horror.
– Library Journal
...an imaginative and original writer with the skill to fully execute his plots.
– Publishers Weekly
Ian Rogers' stories are old-fashioned in the very best sense: classic chillers in the spirit of Shirley Jackson and Richard Matheson. Every House Is Haunted is full of well-crafted, satisfying twists, a fine companion for any reader of literate horror.
– Andrew Pyper, author of Lost Girls, The Killing Circle, and The Guardians
Wry and stylishly bizarre, Rogers hits the mark dead on . . . I hope he's on the job for years to come.
– Laird Barron, author of Occultation
...suffused with the perfect creepiness so many horror aficionados crave.
– Ellen Datlow, editor of The Best Horror of the Year
...the author’s facility with character and atmosphere makes for some provocative journeys into the dark and the frankly weird... His best stories resemble the work of Joss Whedon: contemporary fantasy in which quirky characters confront the uncanny with deadpan aplomb and an appealing degree of competence... I would be very curious to read a full-length novel from Rogers that provides a fantastic premise and proceeds to fully explore its consequences.
– Quill & Quire
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