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Gathered here for the first time ever are seventeen short stories, two essays, and a short script by award-winning and New York Times bestselling author, Richard Chizmar.

Eerie, suspenseful, poignant, the stories in The Long Way Home run the gamut from horror to suspense, crime to dark fantasy, mainstream to mystery. This brand new collection features more than 100,000 words of short fiction, as well as more than 5,000 words of autobiographical Story Notes.

Chizmar’s previous short story collection, A Long December, was published in 2016 to starred reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus, and was included on numerous “Best Books of the Year” lists. Entertainment Weekly gave the book high praise: “Each tale is a magic trick, luring you toward the light while leading you down an ever-darkening path. There is hope mingled with horror, and that’s Chizmar’s secret power. His storytelling always beats with a huge, passionate heart.”

Stephen King says he writes “terrific stories served with a very large slice of Disquiet Pie,” and with The Long Way Home, Richard Chizmar has taken his evocative and compelling storytelling to an entirely new level.

Artist: François Vaillancourt
Published by: PS Publishing
Publication Date: 2019

Table of Contents

• The Man Behind the Mask
• The Bad Guys
• The Meek Shall Inherit…
• Silent Night
• Widow’s Point
• My Father and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine
• The Witch
• A Nightmare on Elm Lane
• Dirty Coppers
• Mischief
• The Man in the Black Sweater
• Odd Numbers
• The Hunch
• Roses and Raindrops
• Stephen King at 70: A Tribute to the Gunslinger
• The Association
• The Sculptor
• Murder House script
• The Custer Files
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• Story Notes

Praise & Reviews

“Chizmar has a genuine gift for undermining expectations and infusing the widely-known tropes of the genre with fresh power. … An impactful collection that, for many, will serve as a first encounter with a fierce and assured talent in genre fiction.”

“If you’re looking for a diverse collection of genres and formats from a single author, this one is the one for you. ”
—Sci-Fi & Scary (read the whole review)

The Long Way Home is a multi genre collection that will appeal to anyone looking for well crafted tales featuring decent characterization. … Beautifully written stories that will equally engage you emotionally as they will horrify you.”
Kendall Reviews (read the whole review)

“The volume is a fresh must-have either as an introductory piece or as an addition to your collection of the author’s canon.” (read the whole review)

“[Chizmar’s] flowing and easy-going style is the perfect delivery system for some truly dark ideas.”
The Day (read the whole review)

“Richard Chizmar’s The Long Way Home offers nearly 500 pages of consistently readable horror and suspense, with an occasional piece of nonfiction for variety.”
The Washington Post

“Richard Chizmar has taken his evocative and compelling storytelling to an entirely new level.” — HorrorTree (read the whole review)