Every House is Haunted

by Ian Rogers, introduced by Paul Tremblay
ISBN: 9781927469163
eISBN: 9781927469194

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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.

Reviews of Every House is Haunted:

 . . . 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.
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.
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
Every House is Haunted is a harbinger of great things to come.
Rogers brings us into moral grey areas, encouraging us to question stories, delve deep into them and interact with them, and also reminds us that every story contains the potential for both danger as well as ecstasy.
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
Rogers has . . . a great dark sense of humor.
I've been really anxious for this to come out.
You won't look at your cat, a house in the woods or even a school the same way after reading these stories.
Some of the best stories, often the shortest, like “Vogo” or take that sketchy unfinished air and spin it into genuinely tantalizing ambiguity or irresolution. It’s at these times that Rogers comes closest to the current wave of highly intellectualized and even philosophical North American dark fiction typified by Simon Strantzas and Richard Gavin. More often than not, he’s closer to the traditional horror or ghost story, ‘classic horror in the style of Shirley Jackson, Richard Matheson, and early Stephen King,’ as Library Journal puts it . . .
Rogers has a way of tweaking even the most mundane idea and making it sparkle anew. Believe me, I’ll never look at a spider the same way again. Or ever again.
“Rogers writes with all his senses, and his characters are deftly developed with an economy of language that is rare these days. . . . Amazing.”
“These stories dig under the skin, wriggle to the bone and stick with you.”

eShorts

These single stories from this collection are available for individual purchase:

The Candle by Ian Rogers

“Did you remember to blow out the candle?” One innocuous question leads to a night of terror. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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Twillingate by Ian Rogers

Two couples on a trip to see a lighthouse end up traveling into another world. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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Inheritor by Ian Rogers

Daniel Ramis thought the only thing he inherited from his father was insomnia. It turns out he got a house, too. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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Hunger by Ian Rogers

A mysterious woman with a deadly touch and a voracious appetite could bring about the end of the world. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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Relaxed Best by Ian Rogers

There’s a nightclub in New York that everyone wants to go into. Getting out is the hard part. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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Charlotte’s Frequency by Ian Rogers

Meet Charlotte. She’s a spider for the new millennium. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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The Tattletail by Ian Rogers

A boy discovers taking care of his pet demon is demanding work, especially when he decides to enter the creature in his school’s talent show. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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Deleted Scenes by Ian Rogers

A struggling actor discovers a secret world where people film movie scenes for the cutting room floor. If he’s not careful, he might find himself getting chopped. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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The Cat by Ian Rogers

Cats sometimes catch mice and bring them home to show off to their owners. What happens when the cat brings back something… bigger? This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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Vogo by Ian Rogers

Everyone has heard the legend of the lake monster known as Vogo. Tonight three kids will come face to face with the truth. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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The Rifts Between Us by Ian Rogers

Three men return from an expedition to the dimension of death, only to find out that something has come back with them. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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The House on Ashley Avenue by Ian Rogers

There’s a reason the house on Ashley Avenue isn’t on the real estate market. Two paranormal investigators are about to find out why. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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Wood by Ian Rogers

Three friends pass the night with a story about a haunted forest and a boy made of wood. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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Leaves Brown by Ian Rogers

The only thing worse than seeing the Unnaturals is when you realize they’re can see you, too. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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The Currents by Ian Rogers

A woman and her children meet a mysterious man with the ability to ride the river currents. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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The Dark and the Young by Ian Rogers

Wendy’s job was to translate the artefact known as Black Book. She should have read the fine print. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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The Nanny by Ian Rogers

It’s not easy taking care of kids. It’s even harder when they’re dead. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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A Night in the Library with the Gods by Ian Rogers

Books have power. What happens when some people use that power for evil? This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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Winter Hammock by Ian Rogers

Tentacles, zombies, hellhounds — it’s the end of the world as we know ut. It’s not so bad if you have a hammock. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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Cabin D by Ian Rogers

Cabin D is one of the most dangerous haunted houses in the world. But now it might have met its match. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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Autumnology by Ian Rogers

A young boy discovers a place where it’s always autumn. The key is finding his way back. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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Aces by Ian Rogers

A young girl’s very existence threatens to destroy the entire planet. This short story is part of Ian Rogers’s Every House is Haunted, a short fiction collection that explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural.

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Author Info

Ian Rogers is a writer, artist, and photographer. His debut collection, Every House Is Haunted, was the winner of the 2013 ReLit Award in the Short Fiction category, while his novelette, “The House on Ashley Avenue,” was nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award. His short fiction has appeared in several markets and has been selected for The Best Horror of the Year and Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing. Ian is also the author of SuperNOIRtural Tales, a collection of stories featuring supernatural detective Felix Renn. Ian lives with his wife in Peterborough, Ontario.