By WILLIAM J. WRIGHT
RUE MORGUE is proud to announce that our own author-in-residence and fan(g) girl book critic Lindy Ryan‘s vampire horror thriller BLESS YOUR HEART will hit the shelves of North American bookstores on April 9, 2024. To be published by Minotaur Books, Macmillan Publishers’ mystery, thriller, and suspense imprint, BLESS YOUR HEART tells the story of the Evans women, the owners of a funeral home in a small Southeast Texas town. When one of their clients won’t stay buried, they find themselves at the center of a deadly mystery involving the original vampires, known as the Strigoi. As the body count rises, it’s up to the Evanses to put an ancient evil down for good.
The buzz around Ryan’s book is mounting, with praise rolling in from a slew of horror luminaries, including Josh Malerman, the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box, who says, “[BLESS YOUR HEART is] such a brilliant blend of banter and dread. Authored with the confidence of a storyteller who knows every inch, cadence, and beat of their tale. Instantly cinematic. And if you’re anything like me, you’re going to wish you were part of the Evans family, working at the Evans Funeral Home, just so you can spend more time with these people. Lindy Ryan is on fire with this book.”
Filmmaker George C. Romero, son of horror icon and Night of the Living Dead creator George A. Romero, calls the book, “One hell of a horror novel. Monsters, family, and down-home horror – Lindy has masterfully crafted this story from beginning to end.”
Although BLESS YOUR HEART doesn’t arrive until next year, you can get a peek at the stunning cover art now!