Title Profile & Character Information

Heart Shaped Box

Annotation
"Wild, mesmerizing, perversely witty....A Valentine from hell."
--Janet Maslin, New York Times

The publication of Joe Hill's beautifully textured, deliciously scary debut novel Heart-Shaped Box was greeted with the sort of overwhelming critical acclaim that is rare for a work of skin-crawling supernatural terror. It was cited as a Best Book of the Year by Atlanta magazine, the Tampa Tribune, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and the Village Voice, to name but a few. Award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling Neil Gaiman of The Sandman, The Graveyard Book, and Anansi Boys fame calls Joe Hill's story of a jaded rock star haunted by a ghost he purchased on the internet, "relentless, gripping, powerful." Open this Heart-Shaped Box from two-time Bram Stoker Award-winner Hill if you dare and see what all the well-deserved hoopla is about.



Awards
2007  Bram Stoker Awards
2008  Audie Award

Characters
NameCoyne, Jude
GenderMale

NameMcDermott, Craddock
GenderMale
TraitsMarried
Father
Ghost

GenreFiction
Suspense
Horror
TopicsMiddle aged men
Rock musicians
Ghost
Hauntings
Revenge
Mind control
Search for truth
SettingNew York
Florida