"A gorgeous, bloody, surreal nightmare" —Suzan Palumbo
"Piper is a voice to be reckoned with." —Gabino Iglesias
New Mexico Territory, 1882: She comes to the Klein ranch at sunset, a strange naked pregnant woman dragging a cavalry saber. Annette Klein and her husband have built peace between their marriage and secret relations beyond, but their serenity dies in bloodshed tonight through a cannibalistic demon and a mad preacher.
Annette barely escapes the bloodbath to the nearby town of Low’s Bend, where she might find safety with a shotgun-toting barkeep, two no-nonsense boarding room ladies, and the gunslinging bounty hunter who’s captured Annette’s heart.
But hell is at her heels. If she’s going to survive until dawn, she’ll have to forget everything she knows about peace and mercy, and face a hollow malevolence more ancient and ruthless than she’s ever imagined.
"Cruel Angels Past Sundown is a gorgeous, bloody, surreal nightmare with a palpable, pulsing heart. Piper’s innovative prose is tactile and immersive. It binds you to Annette’s soul and the people of Low’s Bend and makes you want to fight for them. By the end, I knew neither the wrath of heaven nor hell had any chance of breaking the bonds of queer love and found family. Long live queer horror in the face of those who would call us blasphemous. Thank you for this battle cry in the darkness. This book is a treasure." —Suzan Palumbo, Nebula Finalist
"From its unforgettable opening to its furious, apocalyptic climax, Cruel Angels Past Sundown moves with the implacable dread of a nightmare. But the slashes it leaves in your gut, and the hardpan dust it rubs in the wounds, are all too real." —Nat Cassidy, author of Mary: An Awakening of Terror
About the Author
Hailey Piper is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Queen of Teeth, The Worm and His Kings, Your Mind Is a Terrible Thing, Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, Benny Rose, the Cannibal King, and The Possession of Natalie Glasgow. She is an active member of the Horror Writers Association, with over eighty short stories appearing in Pseudopod, Vastarien, Cast of Wonders, Daily Science Fiction, Dark Matter Magazine, Planet Scumm, Cosmic Horror Monthly, Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, and other publications. She lives with her wife in Maryland, where their mad science experiments are secret.