About

Jeremy Bates is a USA TODAY bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and novellas, which have been translated into several languages and downloaded more than one million times. Midwest Book Review compares his work to “Stephen King, Joe Lansdale, and other masters of the art.” He has won both an Australian Shadows Award and a Canadian Arthur Ellis Award. He was also a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers. His debut novel reached #1 in the Amazon Kindle Store, while the novels in the “World’s Scariest Places” series are set in real locations, and so far include Suicide Forest in Japan, The Catacombs in Paris, Helltown in Ohio, and Island of the Dolls in Mexico. You can check out any of these places on the web or find out more information on the author’s Wikipedia page.

 

“Thriller fans and readers of Stephen King, Joe Lansdale, and other masters of the art will find much to love in this highly recommended, action-packed read.”
– Midwest Book Review on Island of the Dolls

 

“Bates’ approach to the story is surprisingly restrained, cultivating impressive frights in the unnerving environment…an understated horror story that will remind readers what chattering teeth sound like.”
– Kirkus on Suicide Forest

 

“Bates takes an intriguing premise to shocking lengths, revealing the outcome only in an epilogue. A graphically violent story with building suspense and a moral about where weaving such a web may lead.”
– Booklist on White Lies

 

“Jeremy Bates has written a great book that would make a great Hollywood screenplay.”
– Suspense Magazine on The Taste of Fear

 

“The Catacombs is easy to consume whole, like a shocking, but delicious, pint of ice cream, as Bates never shies away from the bad or the ugly. If you are looking for something to give you chills before you go to bed or make you think twice about turning off your light, then The Catacombs is the book for you.”
– San Francisco Book Review on The Catacombs

 

“[A] short, sharp shocker…Bates (The Taste of Fear) writes persuasively from [the protagonist’s] adolescent point of view, making the horror of his youthful reminiscences that much more intense.”
– Publishers Weekly on Black Canyon

 

“This is one of those books that invites you to read it in one sitting.”
– Hellnotes on Suicide Forest

 

“The story culminates in a tense situation and a surprising yet satisfying ending…well written and an exciting thriller.”
– Suspense Magazine on White Lies

 

“Read this book. It will give you the major creeps. It’s one of those that will make your skin crawl.”
– Scream Magazine on Island of the Dolls

 

“The Catacombs is a thrilling descent into the unknown, peeling back the dark layers like a rotting onion, tears running down your face as you try to climb your way out. A hypnotic story of buried truths, disfigured creatures, and lost histories told with an authoritative voice full of heart and insight.”
– Richard Thomas, Bram Stoker nominated author on The Catacombs

 

“Big on suspense…think of The Blair Witch Project with the exception being that this takes place in…a real haunted setting.”
– HorrorAddicts on Suicide Forest

 

“Here’s an enjoyable book to lose yourself in. Jeremy Bates doesn’t miss a trick, teasing and misleading, ratcheting up the tension as the heroine…loses traction on a slippery slope of deceptions.”
– Glenn Kleier, New York Times bestselling author on White Lies

 

“A horror story like none other…makes for a read that will delight horror fans who want their novels steeped in psychological suspense as well as action.”
– Midwest Book Review on The Catacombs

 

“Jeremy Bates has written a spellbinding horror story that steadily heightens in suspense until the tension of individuals in desperate straits reaches epic proportions, resulting in an explosive climax followed by a nerve-racking scene in the epilogue.”
– Bestsellersworld on Suicide Forest