“With this new novella, McAuley brings a horrifying slasher to life just in time for the holiday season.”
Austin’s parents drag the whole family to a remote cottage for Christmas break, and he’s less than overjoyed about the forced bonding.
Then he learns their holiday getaway was the site of terrible murders.
Now Austin and his family are forced to fight for their lives against a legendary killer.
Candy Cain is slashing through the snow with a very long naughty list.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Though his work is mainly in film and television, Brian McAuley’s ventures into books have taken the horror fiction world by storm. McAuley is the author of the well-received Curse of the Reaper, and his film and TV credits include Seduced, Nanny Cam, Twisted Sister, Hush Little Baby, and Dismissed, and he’s written episodes for television shows such as Patient Seven, Here Come the Humans, and Fuller House. With this new novella, McAuley brings a horrifying slasher to life just in time for the holiday season. Clay McLeod Chapman (What Kind of Mother, Ghost Eaters) says: “Hark! Hear Brian McAuley sing! Glory to his newborn slasher’s swing! Peace on earth and mercy have gone away, ’cause Candy Cain is here to slay!”, and Brian Keene (The Rising, Darkness of the Edge of Town) says: “Brian McAuley has quickly earned a spot on my Must-Read list. His fiction has a cinematic quality, and you’re guaranteed a good time!”
Forthcoming from Shortwave Media 14 November 2023, Candy Cain Kills by Brian McAuley is available for pre-order now.