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A twisted work of debut literary horror centred on a group of friends who find themselves unwittingly trapped on an island with a vengeful Typhoid Mary.
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The Prisoner of Hell Gate by Dana I Wolff

Karalee Soper, a graduate student at Havermeyer University's school of public health, grew up hearing tales of her heroic great grandfather, George A. Soper, who tracked down and locked away Irish immigrant cook Mary Mallon E the infamous disease carrier who came to be called Typhoid Mary. So when partying on a pleasure cruise with her closest friends, she finds herself in an area of the East River known as Hell Gate in sight of the long-uninhabited island where Mary languished bitterly for decades and can't resist the temptation to sneak ashore for a secret visit. Soon five curious and precocious twenty something's are wandering among the macabre ruins of abandoned Riverside Hospital. Budding experts on the history of communicable disease, these students think they've mastered everything there is to know about Typhoid Mary and North Brother Island. But they don't know who tends the garden by the crumbling greenhouse. They don't know about the ghosts of the General Slocum shipwreck. They don't know the intentions of the hermit woman who offers to cook them dinner. And, worst of all, they know nothing of the sinister history lurking in the DNA of Karalee Soper, who will soon learn to her horror that the real prisoner of Hell Gate is the person she least suspects.

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"A rich mix of alternative history and historical fact, vividly brought to life with the writing chops and style of a seasoned pro...A dazzling tour de force." Vincent Zandri, "New York Times" and "USA Today "bestselling author of "The Remains"
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"An instant classic. A tale where the horror is psychological as well as physical, and sneaks up behind you like a shambling corpse or a vengeful killer." Allan Leverone, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Mr. Midnight"
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"A classic horror story written with true literary flair. At once terrifying and mesmerizing, the richness of the language puts the reader into the scene with chilling precision. Stephen King, don't look now, but Dana I. Wolff is breathing down your neck!" Kitty Pilgrim, author of" The Explorer's Code""


"A voice that surprises you with its originality. A story that compels you to keep turning pages. A powerful horror novel that chills you right to the bone." M. J. Rose, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Secret Language of Stones"
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"A rich mix of alternative history and historical fact, vividly brought to life with the writing chops and style of a seasoned pro...A dazzling tour de force." Vincent Zandri, "New York Times" and "USA Today "bestselling author of "The Remains"
""
"An instant classic. A tale where the horror is psychological as well as physical, and sneaks up behind you like a shambling corpse or a vengeful killer." Allan Leverone, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Mr. Midnight"
""
"A classic horror story written with true literary flair. At once terrifying and mesmerizing, the richness of the language puts the reader into the scene with chilling precision. Stephen King, don't look now, but Dana I. Wolff is breathing down your neck!" Kitty Pilgrim, author of" The Explorer's Code"
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"""Wolff s imperturbable calmness adds punch to the inevitable grisliness. A strong, quick, and perfectly upsetting little shocker." "Booklist"
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"""["The Prisoner of Hell Gate"] presents a classic horror scenario....with a decidedly millennial twist...Wolff's way with characterization and situation recalls Stephen King's grounded, relatable style (with Mary Mallon rendered particularly vividly), and she employs genre tropes deftly." "Kirkus Reviews"

A haunted island. So close to one of the greatest cities on earth and yet so hellishly far. What a wonderfully scary idea. The eerie hypnotic mood here is perfect as are the frights, the startling climax, and the amazing blend of history and fiction. I was reminded of Richard Matheson s classic "Hell House" and have no doubt that this too will become a classic.
David Morrell, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Creepers" and "First Blood"

"The Prisoner of Hell Gate" will be one of the hottest books this summer. Beautifully written. An old-time classic horror story.
Amos Lassen

This story of vengeance is atmospheric and spooky, with a pervasive sense of dread. Creepy.
"Publishers Weekly"

Deeply atmospheric, "The Prisoner of Hell Gate," is a book to savor. Not only is the writing excellent, but the history explored is utterly fascinating. The plight of the characters Dana I. Wolff so vividly portrays will linger in the mind long after the shocking conclusion. A can t miss for fans of literary horror and anybody who loves a genuinely chilling tale.
" Daniel Palmer, USA Today"" bestselling author of Trauma"" and Forgive Me"

Written with literary flair and superb characterization, this chilling, elegant horror story is a delight. " "
" Science Thrillers""


"A voice that surprises you with its originality. A story that compels you to keep turning pages. A powerful horror novel that chills you right to the bone." --M. J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Language of Stones

"A rich mix of alternative history and historical fact, vividly brought to life with the writing chops and style of a seasoned pro...A dazzling tour de force."--Vincent Zandri, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Remains

"An instant classic. A tale where the horror is psychological as well as physical, and sneaks up behind you like a shambling corpse--or a vengeful killer."--Allan Leverone, New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Midnight

"A classic horror story written with true literary flair. At once terrifying and mesmerizing, the richness of the language puts the reader into the scene with chilling precision. Stephen King, don't look now, but Dana I. Wolff is breathing down your neck!"--Kitty Pilgrim, author of The Explorer's Code

"Wolff's imperturbable calmness adds punch to the inevitable grisliness. A strong, quick, and perfectly upsetting little shocker."--Booklist

"[The Prisoner of Hell Gate] presents a classic horror scenario....with a decidedly millennial twist...Wolff's way with characterization and situation recalls Stephen King's grounded, relatable style (with Mary Mallon rendered particularly vividly), and she employs genre tropes deftly."--Kirkus Reviews

"A haunted island. So close to one of the greatest cities on earth and yet so hellishly far. What a wonderfully scary idea. The eerie hypnotic mood here is perfect as are the frights, the startling climax, and the amazing blend of history and fiction. I was reminded of Richard Matheson's classic Hell House and have no doubt that this too will become a classic."
-- David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Creepers and First Blood

"The Prisoner of Hell Gate will be one of the hottest books this summer. ...Beautifully written. ...An old-time classic horror story."
-- Amos Lassen

"This story of vengeance is atmospheric and spooky, with a pervasive sense of dread. ...Creepy."
-- Publishers Weekly

"Deeply atmospheric, The Prisoner of Hell Gate, is a book to savor. Not only is the writing excellent, but the history explored is utterly fascinating. The plight of the characters Dana I. Wolff so vividly portrays will linger in the mind long after the shocking conclusion. A can't miss for fans of literary horror and anybody who loves a genuinely chilling tale."
-- Daniel Palmer, USA Today bestselling author of Trauma and Forgive Me

"Written with literary flair and superb characterization, this chilling, elegant horror story is a delight."
-- Science Thrillers

About Dana I Wolff


Dana I. Wolff is the pseudonym of a former publishing executive who has also worked as a literary agent and consultant.The Prisoner of Hell Gate is the first Wolff novel.

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GOR010711251
The Prisoner of Hell Gate by Dana I Wolff
Dana I Wolff
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Picador USA
2016-07-18
224
1250089700
9781250089700
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