You can’t go wrong with a haunted house story. This particular horror setting is a classic one. From exploring the house to playing with the terror of the unseen, the environment offers so much room for scares. And now prolific and bestselling author Grady Hendrix is putting his own spin on the setting with his upcoming novel How to Sell a Haunted House. Today, Nerdist can exclusively reveal the dramatic cover for the anticipated book.
The house on the cover looks perfectly cozy and inviting. No crooked shutters, no ominous cracks. But it’s homes with the most idyllic exteriors that can be the scariest.
You’re likely familiar with Hendrix’s work. His catalog includes Horrorstör and The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. If you’re a fan of Nerdist Book Club, you may remember that we read The Final Girl Support Group last October.
As with his previous work, How to Sell a Haunted House will include Hendrix’s trademark humor blended with the macabre. Here’s what we know about the book:
New York Times bestselling author Grady Hendrix takes on the haunted house in a hilarious and terrifying new novel that explores the way your past—and your family—can haunt you like nothing else….
Louise’s parents have passed away, and she’s returning to the small Southern town where she grew up to get their house ready to sell. It means she’ll have to spend time with her younger brother—and their old grudges make that a terrifying prospect. But childhood hurts pale in comparison to the dangers posed by what still lives inside the house.
But what still lives inside the house?! I’m not ready to find out.
How to Sell a Haunted House arrives on shelves in January 2023. You can place a pre-order now.