Chris DiLeo

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DiLeo is a high school English teacher in New York's Hudson Valley, and a horror/thriller novelist (his most recent book is DARK HEART from Headshot Books)—he also has two coffins in his office. You know, for decoration . . . (Check out his photos to see a picture.)

DARK HEART is “superb. Extremely rich and complex, endlessly compelling and humane—and the sections of darkness and psychosis are as good as I've ever read. Chris DiLeo is a remarkable writer.” —Michael Marshall, NY Times bestselling author
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Average rating: 4.11 · 45 ratings · 27 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Devil Virus

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Dark Heart

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Dead End

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This is either my third or fourth (or fifth) John Douglas book. Although there is overlap among his books, each one has a slightly different focus. This one explores the method he used when interviewing violent criminals. They were not interrogations ...more
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He knows exactly what he's doing, but he very often demands much from the reader. He is not a writer you read in a breezy, stuck-at-the-airport way. You must pay attention. You must give yourself fully to his words. When you do, h
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As usual when I read a Leonard novel, I am struck by his slick voice, his writerly confidence, and his array of low class characters. This book is no different. Published in 1974, this book was the beginning of Leonard transitioning from westerns to ...more
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“Horror itself is a bit of a bullied genre, the antagonist being literary snobbery and public misconception. And I think good horror tackles our darkest fears, whatever they may be. It takes us into the minds of the victims, explores the threats, disseminates fear, studies how it changes us. It pulls back the curtain on the ugly underbelly of society, tears away the masks the monsters wear out in the world, shows us the potential truth of the human condition. Horror is truth, unflinching and honest. Not everybody wants to see that, but good horror ensures that it's there to be seen.”
Kealan Patrick Burke

“The real horror is that when you're busy ruining your life, self-awareness doesn't stop you.”
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“She breathed deeply of the scent of decaying fiction, disintegrating history, and forgotten verse, and she observed for the first time that a room full of books smelled like dessert: a sweet snack made of figs, vanilla, glue, and cleverness.”
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“A mundane lie hiding an exotic truth is deception; an exotic lie hiding a mundane truth is storytelling. Deception may be necessary to preserve life, but storytelling makes life worth living.”
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