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    Ronald Malfi

ISBN: 9781605424361

Floating Staircase

by: Ronald Malfi

To Travis and Jodie Glasgow, the house in the idyllic small town seems perfect, the surrounding woods and lake like a postcard. But soon after they move in, things begin to…change. Strange noises wake Travis at night. His dreams are plagued by ghosts. Barely glimpsed shapes flit through the darkened hallways—shapes bearing a frightening resemblance to a little boy. Footprints appear. Strangest of all are the wooden stairs rising cryptically from the lake.

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Ronald Malfi is the award-winning author of several horror novels, mysteries, and thrillers. In 2009, his crime drama Shamrock Alley won a Silver IPPY Award. In 2011, his ghost story/mystery Floating Staircase was nominated by the Horror Writers Association for best novel; the book also won a Gold IPPY Award for best horror novel. In 2015, his thriller December Park won the Beverly Hills International Book Award for suspense. Most recognized for his haunting, literary style and memorable characters, Malfi’s dark fiction has gained acceptance among readers of all genres. He currently lives with his wife and daughter along the Chesapeake Bay, where he is at work on his next book. .   _____________________________________________________________________

Awards and Nominations

Floating Staircase

2012 IPPY Gold Award Winner (Horror)

2011 Bram Stoker Award nominee (Best Novel)

Shamrock Alley 2009 IPPY Silver Award Winner (Mystery/Suspense/Thriller)
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About This Book
Overview

2012 Gold IPPY Award Winner for National   
Category in Horror


To Travis and Jodie Glasgow, the house in the idyllic small town seems perfect, the surrounding woods and lake like a postcard. But soon after they move in, things begin to…change. Strange noises wake Travis at night. His dreams are plagued by ghosts. Barely glimpsed shapes flit through the darkened hallways—shapes bearing a frightening resemblance to a little boy. Footprints appear. Strangest of all are the wooden stairs rising cryptically from the lake.

The more Travis investigates, the more he uncovers the house’s violent and tragic past . . . and the more he learns that some secrets can’t be buried forever.

Details

ISBN: 9781605424361
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2010
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“Shamrock Alley (2009) was a fine crime thriller, The Ascent (2010) was a compelling story of self-redemption, and this is a clever, emotionally resonant foray into horror.”

~ David Pitt, Booklist (August 2011)

“Floating Staircase is an outstanding achievement in the supernatural horror genre.”

~ Jordan Norton, The Crows Caw (August 2011)

“For those who haven’t read Ronald Malfi before, Floating Staircase is a good place to begin. He has created a must-read novel that just might garner some Stoker attention."

~ Dave Simms, Horror World (August 15, 2011)

“Malfi's lyrical prose and sensitive approach only heighten his tale’s emotional impact, and the final turn of events is both surprising and expertly set up.”

~ Publishers Weekly (August 2011)