13 - Julie Elizabeth Powell
13 by Julie Elizabeth Powell is one of the most imaginative horror novellas I have read in recent years. This author has a wonderful gift to create such a surreal world of nightmare vignettes, 13 of them and so expertly bring them together when the Joker is played.
This novella is a card-playing casino dripping blood where each character becomes a killer to compete in our violent world. The cards are dealt and the hands are rigged right from the beginning, but not till the last card is dealt does the reader finally get clued into this gory mystery.
This FIVE STAR horror novella is a must read and very highly recommended.