"Worth every bit of praise it has received so far, The Siren and the Specter should definitely be on your top 10 list of horror books." — The Splatter Geist
Goodreads Choice Award finalist for Best Horror
When David Caine, a celebrated skeptic of the supernatural, is invited by an old friend to spend a month in “the most haunted house in Virginia,” he believes the case will be like any other. But the Alexander House is different.
Built by a 1700s land baron to contain the madness and depravity of his eldest son, the house is plagued by shadows of the past and the lingering taint of bloodshed. David is haunted, as well. For twenty-two years ago, he turned away the woman he loved, and she took her life in sorrow.
And David suspects she’s followed him to the Alexander House.
FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
Jonathan Janz is the author of more that fifteen novels and numerous shorter works. Since debuting in 2012, Jonathan’s work has been lauded by Booklist, Publishers Weekly, The Library Journal, and many others. He lives in West Lafayette, Indiana. Jonathan Janz grew up between a dark forest and a graveyard, which explains everything. Brian Keene named his debut novel The Sorrows “the best horror novel of 2012.”
"Easily one of the top 5 haunted house/ghost stories I’ve ever read, The Siren and the Specter has everything you could ever want in a gripping, hard-to-put-down, tight, frightening novel."
– Don Gillette
"As expected, Janz delivers a fun, gruesome, and highly compelling read that happily kept me up past my bed-time on a few occasions because I absolutely had to know what would happen next."
– Michael Patrick Hicks
"It’s brutal, it’s creepy, it’s suspenseful, but above all else, it’s a must read."
– A Book Lover’s Life
"Worth every bit of praise it has received so far, The Siren and the Specter should definitely be on your top 10 list of horror books."
"Darker and more disturbing than you can possibly image, The Siren and the Specter is not just the best haunted house novel I have read in years, but one of the better horror novels I have ever read."
– Beauty in Ruins
"If The Siren and the Specter doesn’t set your heart racing, there’s a pretty good chance you’re dead."
"An original, deftly crafted, and inherently riveting novel by an author with an authentic mastery of narrative storytelling."
"The Siren and the Specter is perfectly-paced and exquisitely told. It is a horror story that hooks you immediately, and leaves you feeling perfectly content at the end. Janz is obviously a very talented story-teller."
"There was also no shortage of suspense and chills thanks to the gruesome and graphic way that Janz uses to describe the terrifying and dark experiences throughout the book."
– The Happy Horror Nerd
"I love books which are multi-faceted and go beyond the plot to bridge the gap between fiction and plausible fact. This horror from Jonathan Janz does that. A personal favorite."