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Halloween Comes Early With the Release of David Morrell's Haunting New Dark-Suspense Thriller CREEPERS

Author David Morrell has redefined the "haunted house" genre with his spine-tingling new dark-suspense thriller CREEPERS (CDS Books, September 2005; Brilliance Audio, September 2005), sure to top this year's list of recommended Halloween reading.

CREEPERS is part horror, part thriller - combining Morrell's talents as an award-winning writer in both genres. His classic horror novel THE TOTEM is cited in Horror 100 Best Novels and two of his novellas are Stoker Award winners from the Horror Writer’s Association. Considered to be the "father of the modern-action novel," he is the author of numerous best-selling thrillers and is co-president of the International Thriller Writers Association.

CREEPERS takes place on a cold October night, when five people gather in a run-down motel on the Jersey shore and prepare to break into the long-deserted Paragon Hotel. The five are "creepers," the slang term for urban explorers: city archeologists with a passion for investigating abandoned buildings and their dying secrets. Soon after they enter the rat-infested tunnel leading to the hotel, they discover that some places are abandoned for a reason. Danger, terror, and death await the creepers in a place ravaged by time and redolent of evil.

Hailed by reviewers as a ghost story without a ghost, CREEPERS is a terrifying and haunting novel destined to be a Halloween classic. As a character in CREEPERS says, "Given the disastrous condition of our world, it makes a lot of sense to retreat into the past." But what if the past turns out to be more frightening than the present? In stores everywhere September 2005. Available in hardcover and audio.

For more information contact: Sarie Morrell, Author Publicist

(714) 846-0589.

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The father of the modern high-action thriller, David Morrell is the award-winning author of First Blood, the novel in which Rambo was created. He holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from the Pennsylvania State University and taught in the English department at the University of Iowa.

"The mild-mannered professor with the bloody minded visions," as one reviewer called him, Morrell is the author of 28 books, which include such bestsellers as The Brotherhood of the Rose (the basis for a top rated NBC miniseries), The Fifth Profession, and Extreme Denial (set in Santa Fe, where he lives).

Noted for his research, Morrell is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School for wilderness survival as well as the G. Gordon Liddy Academy of Corporate Security. Co-president of the International Thriller Writers organization, he is also an honorary lifetime member of the Special Operations Association and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He has been trained in firearms, hostage negotiation, assuming identities, executive protection, and defensive/offensive driving, among numerous other action skills that he depicts in his novels. With more than eighteen million copies of his books in print, his fiction has been translated into 26 languages.


By David Morrell

cds books Hardcover

Publication: September 2005

ISBN: 1-59315-237-X

$24.95 US/$29.95 CAN; 368 Pages


By David Morrell

Brilliance Audio, September 2005

Brilliance Audio unabridged CD (978-1-59737-466-8) $32.95

Brilliance Audio unabridged MP3-CD (978-1-59737-468-2) $24.95

Brilliance Audio abridged CD: (978-1-59737-0610-8) $24.95


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