Tomorrow, Titan Books are due to published the UK paperback edition of Grady Hendrix‘s acclaimed HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE! Among many other commendations, the novel was a #5 bestseller when first released, an Indie Next Pick, a Goodreads Choice Award finalist, and was selected as a Best of 2023 by LA Public Library. Here’s the synopsis…
When Louise finds out her parents have died, she dreads going home. She doesn’t want to leave her daughter with her ex and fly to Charleston. She doesn’t want to deal with her family home, stuffed to the rafters with the remnants of her father’s academic career and her mother’s lifelong obsession with puppets and dolls. She doesn’t want to learn how to live without the two people who knew and loved her best in the world.
Mostly, she doesn’t want to deal with her brother, Mark, who never left their hometown, gets fired from one job after another, and resents her success. But she’ll need his help to get the house ready for sale because it’ll take more than some new paint on the walls and clearing out a lifetime of memories to get this place on the market.
Some houses don’t want to be sold…
Here are just a few of the great review the novel has received so far…
‘Hendrix’s horror novels are a gateway drug to the genre…. By weaving violence, family trauma and humor, Hendrix creates a texture that engages the reader emotionally and viscerally.’ — New York Times
‘Hendrix is a contemporary horror master, and the combination of profound storytelling and unapologetic, campy gore he delivers here will surely have horror fans reading with a gleeful smile on their faces.’ — NPR
‘A must-have for any library that will appeal to a broad audience. Hendrix is a best-seller for a reason, and this new novel shows he is only getting better with age.’ — Library Journal (Starred Review)
‘With strong connections to twenty-first century classics […] Hendrix’s book sets the high watermark for horror in 2023.’ — Booklist (Starred Review)
‘Grief, generational trauma, and some sinister puppets animate this wildly entertaining haunted house tale from bestseller Hendrix […] This is a gem.’ — Publishers Weekly
‘Warm up the VCR and fire up the air popper for a most bitchin’ horror story by a gifted practitioner of these dark arts.’ — Kirkus
‘In HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE, Hendrix, with relentless efficiency — and a bit of humor — forces us to confront our fears.’ — Washington Post
‘Hendrix’s latest, How to Sell a Haunted House, is the near-perfect distillation of this form: a novel that is both very funny and truly scary.’ — Locus
‘If you don’t have a doll phobia, don’t worry — you’ll develop one.’ — SFX Magazine
‘What follows is classic Grady Hendrix: an authentically frightening, genuinely funny reconfiguration of what a haunted house can be.’ — Esquire
‘[A] searing look at grief, trauma, and how the things that haunt us aren’t always supernatural.’ — Rolling Stone
Zeno represents Grady Hendrix in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.