Hidden Things
Publication date: 8/21/2012

Publisher: HarperCollins Voyager
ISBN-13: 9780062108111

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“I loved this book from start to finish. It’s strange, weird and down to earth, all at the same time; chock full of fascinating characters, dark dreams and fantasy elements that deliver a real sense of wonder. What’s not to love?”

– Charles de Lint, seventeen-time World Fantasy Award nominee

“Hidden Things reveals the America I want to believe in–dragons on highways, trolls in the hills, motels that lead to new dimensions. I’ll never look at a rest stop the same way again.”

Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Star

“Testerman tells a story of a secret world that is sad, sweet, funny, and more than a little twisted. This world of wizened wizard-men and demon clowns will lure you into the shadows, and once you meet the characters who live in those dark strange places you’ll never want to leave. The magic matters here, but it’s the human touch that really brings the book to life.”

Chuck Wendig, author of Double Dead, Blackbirds, Mockingbird, and

  • Kirkus Reviews: “Agreeably creepy” with a “clever, determined, dauntless protagonist.”
  • Library Journal: “Reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s dark fantasies and the early books of Stephen King.”
  • Fantasy Bytes: “If you take Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, US it up a bit, and throw in some PI Noir, you’re not too far away from Hidden Things.”
  • Publishers Weekly: “A satisfying blend of noir and magic.”
  • Books for Dudes: “Calliope Jenkins is kind of an asskicker. Independent and sexy (not in a girly way).”
  • Elitist Book Reviews – “HIDDEN THINGS isn’t urban fantasy so much as a modern rural fairytale. This is a dustland fairytale, heartland noir of the Springsteen variety. Because lets be honest, the genre needs a change of scenery. I’d love to give Testerman a high-five for taking advantage of the Mid West.”
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