Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell
Valancourt Books

Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell

Regular price $16.99 $0.00 Unit price per
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Trade paperback format. 

Welcome to Babylon, a typical sleepy southern town, where years earlier the Larkin family suffered a terrible tragedy. Now they are about to endure another: fourteen-year-old Margaret Larkin will be robbed of her innocence and her life by a killer who is beyond the reach of the law.

But something strange is happening in Babylon: traffic lights flash an eerie blue, a ghostly hand slithers from the drain of a kitchen sink, graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror . . . And beneath the murky surface of the river, a shifting, almost human shape slowly takes form. Night after night it will pursue the murderer. And when the full moon rises over Babylon, it will seek a terrible vengeance . . .

Cold Moon Over Babylon (1980), the second novel by Michael McDowell (1950-1999), author of Blackwater and The Elementals and screenwriter of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas, is a chilling Southern Gothic tale of revenge from beyond the grave that ranks among his most terrifying books. This first-ever reprint features deliciously creepy new cover art by Mike Mignola.


“The finest writer of paperback originals in America.” – Stephen King

“McDowell writes very well, and Cold Moon Over Babylon is a scary horror story.” – New York Times

“Succeeds admirably because, simply put, the man can write! Boy, can he write!” – Charles L. Grant

“Readers of weak constitution should beware.” – Publishers Weekly

“McDowell has a flair for the gruesome.” – Washington Post