Dog Days



Winner of the Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a YA Novel.

It’s the summer of 1983 and the suburbs of Houston are reeling from a disastrous hurricane.  But the storm brought more than wind and floodwaters.

In the swamps that surround Clear Lake a brutal and possibly supernatural killer is gathering strength, and waiting for the full moon.  The focus of his bloodlust is fifteen year old Mark Eckert.  Reckless to a fault, with a knack for making spectacularly bad decisions, Mark had planned to spend that last summer before high school wandering the swamps with his friends and his beloved dog Max.  But after a chance encounter with the lunatic, Mark’s summer becomes a time of terror and tragedy.

With his life on the line, Mark’s courage will be tested to his limits and beyond as he struggles to survive the hottest days of summer: the dog days.


“With Dog Days multiple Bram Stoker Award-winner Joe McKinney rebuilds the werewolf legend for the teen audience. A whip-smart, compelling, and ultimately deeply human story. Highly recommended.” – Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Rot & Ruin and V-Wars

Dog Days is just a great read.  Joe McKinney has put together a moving coming-of-age story that embraces a standard horror genre while, at the same time, turning it on its head.  Page-turning tension, sympathetic characters, and a unique setting — this is the real deal.David Liss – New York Times-bestselling author of The Twelfth Enchantment and The Whiskey Rebels

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Product Details:

Author:   Joe McKinney

Publication Date:   July 11, 2014


Hardcover: $25.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax. Total Price $28.95

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Print Length:   238 Pages

Publisher:  JournalStone