The new novella Prisoner 489 by bestselling author Joe R. Lansdale (Cold in July, Hap & Leonard series, Edge of Dark Water) featuring original front cover artwork and eight interior illustrations by world-renowned artist Santiago Caruso is officially launching on Tuesday, November 18th 2014 in ebook, trade paperback and three signed limited edition hardcover formats. As one of our most anticipated books of the year, we encourage all customers to secure their signed limited edition hardcovers while in preorder as they are expected to sell out quickly. The signed hardcover editions will enter production as soon as Santiago finishes the interior illustrations for the book.


On an island with a prison for the most evil and powerful criminals in the world, a new prisoner is strapped to the electric chair for execution. After multiple surges of electricity and nearly knocking out power to the entire island, the prisoner is finally dead. The staff buries him in the prison graveyard with a simple marker baring three numbers: 489.

After the body is buried, a violent storm rocks the islands and a staff member goes missing. The crew rushes into the storm, searching for their lost comrade. They find that the burial site of prisoner 489 has been unearthed, and the body that was inside has gone missing. With a horrific finding and strange noises around them, a powerful threat is closing in. It’s a threat that they thought was impossible, and it will force them into a battle for their lives.

"Veteran horror/thriller author Lansdale (Hot in December) tells a tight, spooky tale about what happens when an executed prisoner doesn’t stay dead." - Publishers Weekly


Prisoner 489 by Joe R. Lansdale Halloween Giveaway!

Be the first to read the new horror novella Prisoner 489 by Joe R. Lansdale! Every day from today (October 21st) until Halloween we will be giving out one signed advance trade paperback copy of the exciting return to horror for bestselling author Joe Lansdale to anyone who backs the MADHOUSE Indiegogo campaign!

The rules are simple: back the MADHOUSE Indiegogo campaign for any amount on any day leading up to Halloween and you will be entered for a chance to win a signed copy of Prisoner 489 by Joe R. Lansdale. If you have already backed the campaign, you can pledge to it again by purchasing an additional Add-On or Perk.

But that's not all: anyone who backs the MADHOUSE Indiegogo campaign for $100 or more leading up to Halloween will have a chance of winning an oversized ultra-deluxe 3x signed cowhide-bound traycased hardcover (Shadow Tome) of Prisoner 489, a $600 retail value!

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