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

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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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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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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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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A Long December

A Long December

  • originally published in A Long December; Subterranean Press; 2016
  • reprinted by Buchheim Verlag; German hardcover/eBook/Audiobook; forthcoming in 2023
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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Dirty Coppers

Dirty Coppers

  • written with Ed Gorman; Gauntlet Press; hardcover; 1997
  • reprinted in eBook edition; Cemetery Dance Publications; 2012
  • reprinted in The Long Way Home; PS Publishing; 2018