Off Season

Off Season

September. A beautiful New York editor retreats to a lonely cabin on a hill in the quiet Maine beach town of Dead River – off season – awaiting her sister and friends. Nearby, a savage human family with a taste for flesh lurks in the darkening woods, watching, waiting for the moon to rise and night to fall.


And before too many hours pass, five civilized, sophisticated people and one tired old country sheriff will learn just how primitive we all are beneath the surface…and that there are no limits at all to the will to survive.


Also features Winter Child.

Off Season 35th Anniversary Edition

The 35th Anniversary edition of Off Season includes the author’s originally intended version of the novel (unexpurgated), a new short story based in the Off Season universe, a new afterword from the author, the novelette, Winter Child, five full-page interior illustrations by Tomislav Tikulin and stunning full color wraparound dust jacket artwork by David Stoupakis.



  • Off Season: The Unexpurgated Edition
  • Afterword: from Off Season: The Unexpurgated Edition
  • By Way of an Introduction (A preamble to Winter Child)
  • Winter Child
  • End Game (An original tie-in short story, and perhaps the last of Dead River)
  • Life Among the Cannibals (Reflecting on 35 Years of the Dead River Series)
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