Love the atmosphere and it's very inviting
Madison Lunnen
Madison Lunnen
I love coming to this store! Good stock of indie and classic horror. It's clear the owners know their stuff. Very friendly! Also, it's very well decorated. And the kids' section is very cute. Definitely recommend!
David Swisher
David Swisher
I've only had the opportunity to order online, but each order has been a delightful experience. Support this store in confidence!
Dan C
Dan C
This place is great! Owner is super friendly. We need to appreciate businesses that go whole hog on horror.
Brandy Rainey
Brandy Rainey
Wonderful selection horror books. My new favorite book store hands down.
Susan Snyder
Susan Snyder
This store holds a treasure of horror books from non-fiction to children’s books to extreme horror. The owners are absolutely wonderful and welcoming. They have special events as well! You have to check them out!
Cynthia Pelayo
Cynthia Pelayo
Very cool place! Great owner. Great books. They are super nice and knowledgeable. It’s very family friendly here. Just fair warning, The owner likes to dress like his dog. So, you may see him dressed in a dog suit from time to time,
Ghoulish Books News The Writings of Max Booth III

Back from the Dead: Max Booth III’s THE MIND IS A RAZORBLADE

Announced yesterday: through Ghoulish, we are planning to reprint my first three novels, which have been out of print for several years now. In the previous post, we shared the cover for my debut novel, Toxicity (2014).

Today, we are sharing Betty Rocksteady’s artwork for my second novel, The Mind is a Razorblade, which was also released in 2014 (Kraken Press), a few months after Toxicity came out through Post Mortem Press.

Which also makes this novel, oddly enough, a ten-year anniversary edition.

David Lynch meets Dark City in this nightmarish vision of post-industrial America. Citizens roam the streets, aimless, searching for a new glimmer of hope in a city that’s abandoned them, shadowed by a towering casino operated by a tyrannical madman known only as Indigo.

Starvation and lack of shelter are only two of the issues facing this city. There’s also the secret underground organ harvesting operation, plucking away citizens at random—plus the bizarre cult eager to offer sacrifices to a blood-thirsty god.

And waking up in the middle of this dystopian city, next to two corpses, is our Narrator: a man whose memory has been wiped clean. He doesn’t remember his name. He doesn’t remember anything. He certainly can’t explain his strange telekinetic abilities, either. But, one way or the other, he’s going to find out.

What follows is an exploration into the rot of Downtown America, where our Narrator will encounter wise-cracking gangsters, lost wanderers, soulless surgeons, and brain spiders.

The Mind is a Razorblade is a psychological thriller contaminated with the stench of noir, science fiction, and horror, constructing a hardboiled hellscape of mystery.

At the moment, Razorblade can only be pre-ordered through the GHOULISH.RIP webstore. I will be signing & personalizing all paperback pre-orders (unless requested not to via the customer notes). Pre-order HERE.

But also, if you’d rather scoop up all three novels (Toxicity, The Mind is a Razorblade, and How to Successfully Kidnap Strangers), we are offering a discounted paperback bundle for ghouls to pre-order instead. All three books will release at the same time, and I’ll also still sign & personalize them. Pre-order the bundle HERE.

And, since someone asked, I want to make it clear these three books are very much standalone novels. Their only connection is I wrote all three of them, they were released relatively close together, and they have been out of print for several years.

Note: These three novels will not be included on any Ghoulish membership subscriptions.

Max Booth III

Max Booth III is a writer, publisher, editor, podcaster, and indie bookstore owner. They are the author of numerous works, including I Believe in Mister Bones, Abnormal Statistics, Maggots Screaming!, Touch the Night, and many others too spooky to name here. Their novella, We Need to Do Something, was adapted into a feature film from their own screenplay and distributed by IFC Midnight in 2021 after debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival. They co-run Ghoulish Books, a publisher/bookstore hybrid, with their wife Lori Michelle Booth. Born and raised in Northwest Indiana, they now live in San Antonio, TX. Find their work at

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