Thursday, February 7, 2013


Yes, February is Black History Month, but here at Macabre Republic we are going to celebrate another type of "black" history.  By scanning my bookshelves, and searching the ol' memory banks, I've put together a list of genre characters, stories, and novels that include the word "black" in their names/titles (I'm excluding movies, because a post of that nature was published here a couple of years back).

Can you think of any others that I missed?  Feel free to amend the list by leaving a Comment below.

Fete to black:

"The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe
The Man in Black--Stephen King's Dark Tower series
"The Man in the Black Suit" by Stephen King
Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub
"The Black Gondolier" by Fritz Leiber
"Black Country" by Charles Beaumont
The Black Train by Edward Lee
"Black Ferris" by Ray Bradbury
The Black Carousel by Charles L. Grant
Black Wings of Cthulhu: Tales of Lovecraftian Horror
Shub-Niggurath, the Black Goat with a Thousand Young
Blackwood Farm (The Vampire Chronicles, No. 8) by Anne Rice
Black River Falls by Ed Gorman
"Procession of the Black Sloth" and "Blackwood's Baby" by Laird Barron
Black Leather Required by David J. Schow
Black Evening: Tales of Dark Suspense by David Morrell
Black & Orange by Benjamin Kane Ethridge
The Black Book of Horror
Black Butterflies by John Shirley
Black Cathedral by L.H. Maynard and M.P.N. Sims
The Black School by J.N. Williamson
"The Black Pumpkin" by Dean R. Koontz
Black Frankenstein--protagonist in Robert R. McCammon's Swan Song
The Blackstone Chronicles by John Saul
The Black Castle by Les Daniels
Revelations In Black by Carl Jacobi
"The Quest for Black Claveringi" by Patricia Highsmith
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
"The Minister's Black Veil" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
"Black Leather Kites" by Norman Partridge

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