The Longest December

The Longest December

A Face in the Crowd & The Longest December
by Stephen King, Stewart O’Nan, and Richard Chizmar

Featuring cover artwork for both sides by Ben Baldwin
Interior artwork for each novella by Mark Edward Geyer
Special Editions include additional artwork by François Vaillancourt

This will be another World’s 1st Edition from Cemetery Dance Publications: a unique new book published in the old-fashioned “double” tradition!

A Face in the Crowd by Stephen King and Stewart O’Nan (FIRST TIME IN HARDCOVER!)
Dean Evers, an elderly widower, sits in front of the television with nothing better to do than waste his leftover evenings watching baseball. It’s Rays/Mariners, and David Price is breezing through the line-up. Suddenly, in a seat a few rows up beyond the batter, Evers sees the face of someone from decades past, someone who shouldn’t be at the ballgame, shouldn’t be on the planet. And so begins a parade of people from Evers’s past, all of them occupying that seat behind home plate. Until one day Dean Evers sees someone even eerier…

The Longest December by Richard Chizmar (EXPANDED VERSION!)
Bob and Katy Howard are a typical middle-aged couple living the good life in the suburbs. They’re happily married, have successful careers, and a grown son starting college. Their recently widowed next-door neighbor, James Wilkinson, is practically a member of the Howard family. When police show up at the Howard’s doorstep one snowy December morning with the news that they have been investigating Wilkinson for a series of violent crimes, Bob and Katy are left in shock and disbelief. The elderly James Wilkinson they know and love is kind and gentle. He shared their Thanksgiving table just a couple weeks earlier. He couldn’t possibly be responsible for the gruesome deeds of which he’s being accused. Or could he?

The Longest December (a revised and expanded version of Chizmar’s acclaimed novella, A Long December) is a cat-and-mouse, Hitchcockian thriller that will shock you with its brutal twists and turns while also breaking your heart. Stephen King calls it “…a really terrific piece of work. I couldn’t put it down. Chizmar played his cards with great craft. I’m an old hand at this, but I kept chasing the red herrings.”

Trade Hardcover Edition
• Printed on acid-free paper
• Bound in cloth with colored head and tail bands
• Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
• Retail price $28

Slipcased Artist Gift Edition Hardcover:
• Limited to just 750 copies signed by the artists
• Housed in a custom-made slipcase
• Printed on 60# acid-free archival quality paper
• Bound in a fine material with colored head and tail bands
• Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Printed and bound with fine endpapers
• Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
• Includes bonus full-color artwork by François Vaillancourt
• Limited ONE TIME printing of this special edition
• Retail price: $100

Signed & Traycased Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition:
• Limited to just 52 signed and lettered copies personally signed by Stephen King, Richard Chizmar, Stewart O’Nan, and the artists on TWO signature sheets!
• Housed in a custom-made deluxe case that will display this special edition in a unique way
• Featuring considerable upgrades in every aspect of production from the Artist Edition — this will be the most beautiful special edition we’ve ever published!
• Bound in a fine imported leather with colored head and tail bands
• Lined with deluxe endpapers created exclusively for this edition
• Page edges gilded by hand by an expert book crafter
• Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
• Includes an ORIGINAL PIECE OF ARTWORK by François Vaillancourt in your book — not a print, not a reproduction, but an original painting unique to your copy!
• Limited ONE TIME printing of this special edition
• Retail price: $4000

A Little Silver Book: A Screenplay (written with Johnathon Schaech)

A Little Silver Book: A Screenplay (written with Johnathon Schaech)

  • adaptation of Black House by Stephen King & Peter Straub; Borderlands Press; numbered hardcover; March 2021
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Gwendy’s Final Task (written with Stephen King)

Gwendy’s Final Task (written with Stephen King)

  • originally published by Cemetery Dance Publications; U.S. hardcover/eBook; February 2022
  • reprinted by Hodder & Stoughton; U.K. hardcover/audio/eBook; February 2022
  • reprinted by Gallery Books; U.S. trade paperback/eBook; May 2022
  • reprinted by SST Publications; U.K. limited edition hardcover; London; 2022
  • reprinted by Albatros; Poland; 2022
  • reprinted by Sperling & Kupfer; Italy hardcover; 2022
  • reprinted by RH Germany (Heyne); hardcover; 2022
  • reprinted by Livre de Poche; hardcover; France; 2022
  • reprinted by Inkilap; Turkey; 2022
  • reprinted by Beta; Czech Republic; 2022
  • reprinted by Penguin Random House/Suma; hardcover; Spain; forthcoming in 2023
  • reprinted by Hodder & Stoughton; U.K. paperback; forthcoming in 2023
  • reprinted by Storytel Sweden AB; Swedish/Danish/Icelandic; eBook; forthcoming in 2023
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Chasing the Boogeyman

Chasing the Boogeyman

  • originally published by Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books; U.S. hardcover/eBook/Audiobook; August 2021
  • reprinted by Hodder & Stoughton; U.K. hardcover/audio/eBook; 2021
  • reprinted by Europa; Hungarian hardcover/paperback/eBook/Audiobook; 2022
  • reprinted by Gallery Books; U.S. trade paperback; July 2022
  • reprinted by Livre de Poche; French trade paperback/eBook; 2022
  • reprinted by Buchheim Verlag; Germany hardcover; 2022
  • reprinted by Sperling & Kupfer; Italy hardcover; 2022
  • reprinted by SST Publications; U.K. limited edition hardcover; London; forthcoming in 2023
  • reprinted by Omega/Dobrovosky; Czech paperback; Prague; forthcoming in 2023
  • reprinted by Editora Valentina; Brazil paperback; forthcoming in 2023
  • reprinted by Dimensiones Ocultas; Spain paperback; forthcoming in 2024
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Seasons of Terror

Seasons of Terror

  • Cemetery Dance Publications; U.S. hardcover; Forthcoming in 2021
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The Vault

The Vault

  • originally published by Thunderstorm Books; U.S. limited hardcover/trade paperback; June 2019
  • reprinted by Grey Gull Publications; German hardcover/eBook; 2021
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Gwendy’s Magic Feather

Gwendy’s Magic Feather

  • originally published by Cemetery Dance Publications; U.S. hardcover; November 2019
  • reprinted by Simon & Schuster Audio; U.S. audio; November 2019
  • reprinted by Hodder & Stoughton; U.K. hardcover/audio/eBook; November 2019
  • reprinted by Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books; U.S. trade paperback/eBook; January 2020
  • reprinted by Albatros; Poland; 2019
  • reprinted by Inkilap; Turkey; 2018
  • reprinted by AST; Russia; 2020
  • reprinted by SST Publications; U.K. limited edition hardcover; London; 2020
  • reprinted by Klidarithmos; Greece; November 2020
  • reprinted by Livre de Poche; hardcover; France; 2020
  • reprinted by Sperling & Kupfer; Italy hardcover; 2021
  • reprinted by RH Germany (Heyne); hardcover; 2021
  • reprinted by Hodder & Stoughton; U.K. paperback; 2021
  • reprinted by Beta; Czech Republic; 2022
  • reprinted by Penguin Random House/Suma; hardcover; Spain; 2022
  • reprinted by Storytel Sweden AB; Swedish/Danish/Icelandic; eBook; forthcoming in 2023
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The Girl on the Porch

The Girl on the Porch

  • originally published by Subterranean Press; U.S. hardcover/eBook; forthcoming in August 2019
  • reprinted by Poltergeist Press; Russian hardcover/trade paperback/eBook/audiobook; 2020
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The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

  • originally published by PS Publishing; U.K. hardcover/eBook; 2018
  • reprinted by Cemetery Dance Publications; U.S. trade paperback; July 2019
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Silverwood: The Door

Silverwood: The Door

  • Serial Box
  • based on the video series from Tony Valenzuela’s Black Box TV
  • Coming October 2018
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“The Hunch”

“The Hunch”

  • originally published in The Pulp Horror Book of Phobias, edited by M.J. Sydney; LVP Publications; forthcoming in 2018
  • reprinted in The Long Way Home; PS Publishing; forthcoming in 2018
Widow’s Point (written with Billy Chizmar)

Widow’s Point (written with Billy Chizmar)

  • originally published by Cemetery Dance Publications; U.S. trade hardcover/limited edition/eBook; 2018
  • Audio edition; Crossroads Press; July 2018
  • reprinted by Independent Legions Publishing; Italy; July 2018
  • reprinted by Pleiad; Bulgaria; 2018
  • reprinted by Buchheim Verlag; Germany; 2018
  • reprinted by Poltergeist Press; Russian hardcover/trade paperback/eBook/audiobook; 2020
  • reprinted by Darkside Books; Brazil; 2021
  • reprinted by SST Publications, U.K. limited edition hardcover; London; forthcoming in 2023
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“Silent Night”

“Silent Night”

  • originally published in Christmas Horrors: Volume Two, edited by Chris Morey; Dark Regions Press; trade paperback/eBook; 2017
  • reprinted in The Long Way Home; PS Publishing; 2018
“The Man in the Black Sweater”

“The Man in the Black Sweater”

  • originally published in 100 Word Horrors, edited by Kevin Kennedy; U.K. ebook; 2017
  • reprinted in The Long Way Home; PS Publishing; 2018
“A Nightmare on Elm Lane”

“A Nightmare on Elm Lane”

  • originally published in Chopping Block Party, edited by Brendan Deneen; Necro Publications; 2017
  • reprinted in The Long Way Home; PS Publishing; 2018
“The Bad Guys”

“The Bad Guys”

  • originally published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine; October 2017
  • reprinted in The Long Way Home; PS Publishing; 2018
“Widow’s Point” (written with Billy Chizmar)

“Widow’s Point” (written with Billy Chizmar)

  • originally published in Fearful Fathoms, edited by Mark Parker; Scarlet Galleon Publications; 2017
  • reprinted in The Long Way Home; PS Publishing; 2018
  • reprinted in Dark Tides: A Charity Anthology; Gestalt Media; 2019
“The Association”

“The Association”

  • originally published in F*uck the Rules, edited by David Owain Hughes and Jonathan Edward Ondrashek; Leviathan Books: U.K.; 2017
  • reprinted in The Long Way Home; PS Publishing; 2018
“The Man Behind the Mask”

“The Man Behind the Mask”

  • originally published on RichardChizmar.com as a 30-day free short story; 2016
  • reprinted in The Long Way Home; PS Publishing; 2018
  • reprinted as a promotional chapbook; 2021
Gwendy’s Button Box (written with Stephen King)

Gwendy’s Button Box (written with Stephen King)

  • originally published by Cemetery Dance Publications; U.S. hardcover/eBook; May 2017
  • Audio edition; Simon & Schuster; May 2017
  • reprinted by Hodder & Stoughton; U.K. hardcover/audio/ebook; June 2017
  • reprinted by Gallery Books; U.S. trade paperback/ebook; October 2017
  • reprinted by SST Publications; U.K. limited edition hardcover; London; 2018
  • reprinted by Hodder & Stoughton; U.K. paperback; September 2018
  • reprinted by RH Germany (Heyne); hardcover; Germany; 2018
  • reprinted by Livre de Poche; hardcover; France; 2018
  • reprinted by Sperling & Kupfer; hardcover; Italy; 2018
  • reprinted by Penguin Random House/Suma; hardcover; Spain; 2018
  • reprinted by House of Books; Netherlands; 2018
  • reprinted by Editora Scwarcz; Brazil; 2018
  • reprinted by Albatros; Poland; 2018
  • reprinted by Homeward; Taiwan; 2018
  • reprinted by Klidarithmos; Greece; 2018
  • reprinted by AST; Russia; 2018
  • reprinted by Bard; Bulgaria; 2018
  • reprinted by Hemiro; Ukraine; 2018
  • reprinted by Beta; Czech Republic; 2018
  • reprinted by Inkilap; Turkey; 2018
  • reprinted by Storytel Sweden AB; Swedish/Danish/Icelandic; eBook; forthcoming in 2023
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Unearthed

Unearthed

  • originally published as original chapbook, Unearthed; Apokrupha Press; 2016
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“The Witch”

“The Witch”

  • originally published in Dark Hallows II, edited by Mark Parker; Scarlet Galleon Publications; 2016
  • reprinted in Halloween Haunts, Volume One; Dark Regions Press; forthcoming in 2018
  • reprinted in The Long Way Home; PS Publishing; 2018
“The Sculptor” (written with Ray Garton)

“The Sculptor” (written with Ray Garton)

  • originally published in Unearthed; Apokrupha Press; 2016
  • reprinted in The Long Way Home; PS Publishing; 2018
“Odd Numbers”

“Odd Numbers”

  • originally published as an original chapbook; White Noise Press; 2016
  • reprinted in The Long Way Home; PS Publishing; 2018
“The Lake is Life”

“The Lake is Life”

  • originally published in Tales From the Lake: Volume 2, edited by Joe Mynhardt; Crystal Lake Publishing, South Africa; 2016
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016
  • reprinted in The Horror Collection: Black Edition, edited by Kevin Kennedy; KJK Publishing; 2019
  • reprinted as an exclusive chapbook; Cemetery Dance Publications; October 2020
Darkness Whispers (written with Brian James Freeman)

Darkness Whispers (written with Brian James Freeman)

  • originally published by Scarlet Galleon Publications; U.S. hardcover; 2016
  • reprinted by Journalstone Publications; U.S. trade paperback/eBook; 2017
  • reprinted by Pleiad; Bulgaria; April 2019
  • reprinted by SST Publications; U.K. limited edition hardcover; London; forthcoming in 2023
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“Mister Parker”

“Mister Parker”

  • originally published in Dark Hallows, edited by Mark Parker; Scarlet Galleon Publications; 2015
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016
  • reprinted in Collected Halloween Horror Shorts, edited by Kevin Kennedy; U.K. trade paperback/audio/ebook; 2017
“The Box”

“The Box”

  • originally published as an original chapbook; Cemetery Dance Publications; 2014
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016
  • Available for a limited time on RichardChizmar.com; 2016
  • reprinted in Dark Places, Evil Faces; edited by Mark Lumby; U.K.; 2017
A Long December

A Long December

  • originally published by Subterranean Press; hardcover/eBook; 2016
  • reprinted by SST Publications; U.K. trade paperback/eBook; London; 2016
  • U.S. audio edition; Journalstone Publications; July 2017
  • reprinted by Gauntlet Press; U.S. trade paperback; July 2017
  • reprinted by Poltergeist Press; Russian hardcover/eBook/audiobook; forthcoming in 2023
  • reprinted by Buchheim Verlag; Germany hardcover; forthcoming in 2023
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Brothers (written with Ed Gorman)

Brothers (written with Ed Gorman)

  • originally published by SST Publications, England; hardcover, trade paperback and eBook; 2015
  • reprinted in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016
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Heroes

Heroes

  • script/short story/comic adaptation; SST Publications, England; 2016
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