POOL MAN: A NIGHTMARE IN RIVERTON NOVEL
COMING JULY 21, 2022 from Black Rose Writing
"A gripping, philosophical horror thriller… a moving and engaging portrait of the complexities of familial love that takes readers to the boundaries... suspenseful, and at times chilling, this dark thriller with a touch of otherworldly will keep readers on the edges of their seats." -The Prairies Book Review
"If surreal psychological thriller/horror is your jam, you'll have a blast with Pool Man. Filled with suspense, intrigue, and nail-biting thrills, Dan McDowell's uniquely twisted tale hooks you in from the get-go and refuses to let go until the end." -Readers' Favorite
"Pool Man is a rollercoaster ride slip-sliding through fact and fiction at a dizzying pace... from one dangerous reality to another... Do yourself a favor and take the nightmarish descent into the mire of Dan McDowell’s, Pool Man. Go ahead, dive into the deep end. Pool Man is going to get you." - Bill Scannell, Author of The Last Taxpayer at King Henry's Faire
"Family dysfunction, visceral horror, social criticism, and nonstop suspense - Pool Man has it all. I finished it in two sittings and loved every page. McDowell seamlessly combines one man's struggle to maintain his dignity with spine-tingling scenes that will make you think twice... The subtitle is 'A Nightmare in Riverton,' and that's exactly what this is: the stuff of nightmares. " - Steven Rigolosi, Author of The Haunting of Kinnawe House
“Buckle up. Pool Man is delightfully unpredictable... Horror at its best!” - Jeff Bailey, Author of Not on My Watch
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LEVEL ZERO: A NIGHTMARE IN RIVERTON NOVEL
May 13th, 2021
LEVEL ZERO IS OUT NOW!
I'm thrilled to announce the release of my debut novel, Level Zero, with Black Rose Writing.
In 1982, an acquisition of a troubled hotel leads Chris Wilkerson down a dark path as he forms a horror hotline in the facility. Fixating over the macabre and a collapsing marriage, Wilkerson unlocks a ticket to terror.
Waking from a coma with 53 others, Todd Adams fights to understand phantom memories before disappearing into the hands of a peculiar captor. Discovering commonality in an unresolved past, Todd questions why as he charts out an escape.
I don't promise to haunt your dreams, but the characters in Level Zero might.
"The Shining meets Dante's Inferno... brimming with sinister surprises sure to keep horror fans up at night." -Best Thrillers
"Dark and often bone-chilling, the novel generates both chills and thrills." -The Prairies Book Review, 5/5 stars.
“Creepy and bizarre; a combination of elements makes Level Zero an intriguing read for horror fans. Unreserved and disturbing, this is a gripping tale from Dan McDowell.” – Reader’s Favorite, 5/5 stars.
"Makes the motel in Psycho look like a Disneyland spa...This book is creepy in the best of ways." -Gojan Nikolich, author of The Gopher King
"Dan McDowell has debuted a dark and disturbed imagination..." -Jeffrey James Higgins, author of Furious: Sailing into Terror
"...an immersive journey into a terrifying world that lies just below the surface of a Texas town." -Greg Hoover, author of The Witching Of The King
"...delightfully macabre, full of sinister plot twists and layers of raw horror." -Jill Benson, author of WitchChild
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OAK HOLLOW: A NIGHTMARE IN RIVERTON NOVEL
Oak Hollow is out now! Please e-mail Dan if you'd like a personalized signed copy.
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"Harrowing hotel horrors continue in this satisfying follow-up to Level Zero." – BestThrillers.com
“An intelligent and surprising nail-biter… McDowell’s writing is assured and steeped in atmosphere.” –The Prairies Book Review
"Reading Dan McDowell’s atmospheric horror prose makes you want to visit Riverton again and again for its creepy happenings and bizarre goings-on." – Reader's Favorite
"Oak Hollow teases a whirlwind of philosophy amidst a dark and vivid backdrop. Don't miss it!"-Greg Hoover, Author of The Witching of the King
“An interesting non-genre take on the horror psychological fiction point-of-view.”-Gojan Nikolich, Author of The Gopher King
“A fascinating read. McDowell does crazy better than anyone.”-Jeff Bailey, Author of Not On My Watch
The ribbon’s been cut again at The Oak Hollow Hotel…
Newly hired night shift clerk, Nancy Helbens Richards, and her husband opt not to inform authorities when tragedy strikes. Carrying the burden of an estranged relationship with her mother and being one of Creeper Joe’s fifty-four victims, Nancy works to rebuild her life, ironically finding unspoken protection inside the hotel just above where she was once captive.
Wandering Riverton Statesman columnist, Vic Ramsey, puts off checking into the hotel after his colleague ends up dead writing a series of articles on the building’s storied past. Vic’s connection to the area’s forgotten Chipequa tribe leads him to uncover mysteries of the property’s mystical roots as he ventures into an incomparable realm upon check-in.
They share a common enemy. The question is why.
Listen to the official author curated playlist for Oak Hollow below.