Bram Stoker Award

1999

Winner

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling YA Rowling, J. + j Rowling, J.
During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents' deaths.

 

 

Nominees

Something Lumber This Way Comes by Joe R. Lansdale
Vol. 2 of The Lost Lansdale series is a children's story. It's a skimpy tale of innocence and growing up, of adults vs. kids and just a smooth story that only Joe Lansdale could pull off. The neighborhood is looking sick...and 2 boys decide it is because of a new house that showed up recently and without any of the adult's noticing. The kids decide to stalk it at night to see if what they think is true.
What they find out is so out-of-this-world and unbelievable that when they are confronted with saving their neighborhood, all they can do is go by instinct. The scenes of this fight are so vivid and hilarious, and the ending is solid. .

Creepy Susie and 13 Other Tragic Tales for Troubled Children by Angus Oblong
Creepy Susie. Mary Had a Little Chainsaw. Milo's Disorder. Rosie's Crazy Mother. The Siamese Quadruplets. Emily Amputee.  Your mother never told you these stories.  She didn't want to scare you.
But Angus Oblong is not your mother.  If Edgar Allan Poe and David Lynch wrote a book, it might be as warped, wicked, and perversely funny as this treasury of twisted tales from childhood's Twilight Zone. So don't be alarmed if you find yourself screaming . . . with laughter . . . until the day you die. Which may be very soon . . .

1998

Winner

Bigger than Death by Nancy Etchemendy
This tantalizing volume collects creepy stories from around the globe, nine first published in the award-winning children's magazine Cricket, and four previously unpublished. If you dare, turn off all the lights and take the plunge into darkness and terror. You never know when you might run into a ghost, or host of ghosts! It could be on the side of a desolate country road, underwater in a crowded public swimming pool, or behind the windswept dunes on a sunny stretch of beach. From haunted Scottish bagpipes to the terrifying Weeping Woman of Mexican folklore to a vengeful clan of Japanese ghouls, these spine-tingling tales depict spirits from many diverse cultures. Among the 13 stories guaranteed to chill your soul, stop your heart, and send you shivering under the covers are: "A Place of Haunts" by Robert Culp; "The Mysterious Girl at the Pool" by Juanita Havill; "Bones" by Frank Dodge; "Triple Anchovies" by Marion Dane Bauer; and "The Airi" by Deepa Agarwal.

 

Nominees

The Dollhouse that Time Forgot (Eerie Indiana #11) by Mike Ford
A dollhouse found at a yard sale, a real-life house that looks just like it ; a doll Marshall buys Syndi for her dollhouse and a peculiar new girl in school who looks just like Syndi's doll ; Marshall sneaks into the real-life house to solve the mystery and finds that little by little, he's getting littler! He better solve this mystery fast or he'll have to move into a dollhouse himself!


The Angel Chronicles: A Novelization
(Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol. 1) by Nancy Holder,  YA Holder, N.
Angel became a vampire hundreds of years ago in Ireland, but was cursed by gypsies and forever roams the earth with a soul. Now he's met Buffy, and even though she's sworn to kill his kind, there may be a chance for their love--so long as he keeps his vampire hunger in check.  

Hungry Ghosts: A Novelization (The X-Files No. 9) by Ellen Steiber  YA Steiber, E.
The feast of the Hungry Ghosts is usually a time of celebration in San Francisco's Chinatown. After a young man is found burned alive in a crematorium, word gets out that angry ancestors are returning from the grave to kill for money. When Special Agents Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate, their search for the Hungry Ghosts leads them to a bizarre Chinatown lottery where the participants are gambling with a lot more than just their bank accounts.