Horrorstör

A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Horrorstör comes packaged in the form of a glossy mail order catalog, complete with product illustrations, a home delivery order form, and a map of Orsk’s labyrinthine showroom.

Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking.

To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they’ll patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination.

Reviews

“Horrorstör delivers a crisp terror-tale that [gets] darker and funnier as the book progresses [...] Hendrix strikes a nice balance between comedy and horror.”

The Washington Post

“Disarming.”

The Wall Street Journal

“If you’ve ever been frustrated trying to put together furniture from IKEA, you’ll get a laugh out of Hendrix’s spoof mystery.”

The New York Post

“Equal parts terrifying and hilarious.”

Bustle

“A clever little horror story [and] a treat for fans of The Evil Deador Zombieland, complete with affordable solutions for better living.”

Kirkus

“The book’s packaging as a catalog—complete with illustrations of increasingly sinister-looking furniture with faux Scandinavian names—gives it a charmingly oddball allure.”

Publishers Weekly

“A very clever ghost story.”

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One of NPR's "Best Books of 2014"

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