“BOROUGHS OF THE DEAD contains ten tales of Gothic, Penny Dreadful-esque dread and classic terror, some set in contemporary times, some in the haunted past, all taking place in different neighborhoods in New York City. Like the best of the pulps, the narratives are creepy, darkly comical and elegantly composed, with lovingly detailed descriptions of place and an ample whiff of lurid decay.” – Chris Alexander, Fangoria Magazine
“Andrea Janes teases you with one idea and then twists the knife, sometimes literally, into an entirely different direction. There is nothing sub-standard in Boroughs of the Dead. Each story is unique and exciting, and her writing style is absorbing.” – Jeani Rector, The Horror Zine
Beneath its modern facade, New York City teems with dark secrets, faded spirits, and unnameable horrors. BOROUGHS OF THE DEAD weaves fact and myth, fiction and legend to tell ten of the most terrifying tales of the haunted metropolis.
A medical doctor abandons all rationality when he falls in love with the spirit of a murdered woman. The nightmares of an adolescent boy come to life and stalk him to the deadly, polluted waters of Newtown Creek. A cholera demon wipes out the thieves and murderers of the Five Points.
From ghost stories to zombie narratives to weird tales, BOROUGHS OF THE DEAD contains evils as diverse as Gotham itself.