Bad Intentions

Norman Partridge - Bill's Stuff - ARC

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Edition Qty
Advance Reading Copy - Bill's Copy
Limited Edition - PC - Bill's Copy
Limited Edition - PC w/small closed tear on bottom of front fold
Limited Edition - PC

Published in 1996, long out of print

Dust jacket by Ryan Dreimiller.

  • In a small California town, a carnival roustabout takes a one-way road to vengeance behind the wheel of a car once owned by a notorious serial killer.
  • In Hollywood, a struggling actor makes a desperate play for the biggest of scores at a "dead celebrities" costume party.
  • In the Mojave Desert, a musician stalks his own ghost and the devil woman who stole it.
  • In Hawaii, a disillusioned businessman discovers the true power of a myth at a forgotten shrine.
  • In the Deep South, a crazed Elvis impersonator encounters a man who dares to dishonor the King's name.
  • In the Old west, a gunslinging demon battles a witch and a cursed outlaw gang.

Tales of supernatural horror, dark suspense, gruesome irony, and the just-plain fantastic... twisted characters with decidedly different yet all-too-believable viewpoints... places you may have visited but have never seen clearly until now... tough yet strangely poetic prose... in-your-face shocks and nitro-laced plot twists you won't soon forget... two brand new stories, an unpublished original comic script, story notes, and an introduction by multi-talented author Joe R. Lansdale: it's all here in Bad Intentions, the long-awaited first full-length short story collection by Bram Stoker Award-winner Norman Partridge, a writer Stephen King calls "a major new talent."

Table of Contents:

  • "The Electrified Boxing Hollywood Cowboy in a Gorilla Suit, or Norm Partridge Cuts Loose" (Introduction) by Joe R. Lansdale
  • "Johnny Halloween"
  • "Eighty-eight Sins"
  • "The Cut Man"
  • "Dead Celebs"
  • "'59 Frankenstein"
  • "Candy Bars For Elvis"
  • "Styx"
  • "Tyrannosaurus"
  • "Wrong Side of the Road"
  • "Gorilla Gunslinger"
  • "Dead Man's Hand"
  • "Apotropaics"
  • "She's My Witch"
  • "Bad Intentions"
  • "Guignoir"
  • "Story Notes"

Limited: 500 signed and numbered copies

A "PC" copy which is identical in every way to a limited or lettered copy but has the letters "PC" in the limitation line, the "PC" denotes "Publisher's Copy" and is one of a very few copies produced for use by the Publisher, usually for contributors.

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Publisher Subterranean Press