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Grotesque (The X-Files: Young Adult #12)

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A serial killer claims he's possessed by a malicious gargoyle -- one he fears will now possess someone else. When the brutal deaths continue, even after the alleged killer is jailed, Special Agents Mulder and Scully are called in to find the copycat murderer or uncover the demonic force that's responsible.
Published August 4th 1999 by Turtleback Books (first published 1998)
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Stephen Arvidson
“The image of the gargoyle surfaces again and again, as if resurrecting itself by its own will through tortured human expressions…almost as if it existed, haunting man inwardly so that it could haunt mankind for eternity…” (pg. 58).

Grotesque, which is a young-adult novelization of The X-Files episode of same name, is set in Washington, D.C. and explores both the essence of madness and the frailty of the human psyche. After a serial killer, who claims to have killed several young men while under
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ELLEN STEIBER is a horror and fantasy writer for both adults and children. Her books for young readers include SQUEEZE, SHADOW OF THE FOX, and TALES OF THE GROSS AND GRUESOME. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.
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