Burn the Plans
by Tyler Jones
From Tyler Jones (author of Criterium, The Dark Side of the Room, Almost Ruth, and Midas) comes Burn the Plans, a collection featuring fifteen tales of supernatural suspense.
In “A Sharp Black Line” children go missing whenever a ghostly island appears in the center of a river during a storm, and a father must make a terrible choice.
Two young brothers are tasked with burying the family dog, and uncover dark family secrets in “Trigger.”
In “Red Hands” a disturbed man goes on a killing spree, and his childhood friend suspects it has something to do with what they found, many years ago, hidden in a cave.
A courtroom sketch artist draws the evil she cannot see in “The Devil on the Stand.”
A young boy sets out to get photographic proof of the ghosts that haunt his home in “Boo!”
Grotesque government experiments, a remote viewer who blurs past and future, a crate that contains ancient evil, and bloodthirsty machines are all part of the world in which these tales take place.
One of Esquire Magazine’s “Best Horror Books of 2022”, Burn the Plans is a relentless journey into the dark places we end up when all of our plans go wrong.
This deluxe edition features cover art by Ben Baldwin and “Stridor,” a brand new novella written for this release. Also includes interior illustrations by Ryan Mills.
“Tyler Jones’ stories are a manifesto for how horror can move, disturb, amuse, and devastate…written with such heart and humanity that you close the book feeling refreshed, confident that horror still has much to offer.”
– Esquire Magazine
“Trust me: Get this collection. Tyler is an amazing storyteller and he will crush you with the weight of these stories.”
– Sadie Hartmann “Mother Horror,” author of 101 Horror Books to Read Before You’re Murdered
“In his first collection Burn the Plans, Tyler Jones is an author who has found his voice, and it’s a confident, assured one. From the opening story’s look at guilt and penance to the closing story’s tale of a Christmas gone horribly wrong, Burn the Plans features real characters caught up in unreal situations. Recommended!”
– John F.D. Taff, Bram Stoker Award-Nominated author of Little Black Spots and The Fearing
NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER. THE BOOK IS SCHEDULED TO SHIP IN OCTOBER.
This book will be signed by Tyler Jones and Michael Marshall Smith.
Black Voltage, signed limited edition based on pre-orders until 7/12 (Thunderstorm edition ONLY)
Special, COMBO PACK: Thunderstorm signed limited hardcover edition of Burn the Plans, Earthling Publications signed limited hardcover edition of Midas, and a BONUS unsigned perfect bound chapbook (Tyler Jones, Josh Malerman, and Michael Marshall Smith) available only for ONE WEEK, until 6/19