What Moves the Dead - T. Kingfisher

What Moves the Dead

By T. Kingfisher

  • Release Date: 2022-07-12
  • Genre: Horror
4 Score: 4 (From 175 Ratings)


An Instant USA Today & Indie Bestseller
A Barnes & Noble Book of the Year Finalist
A Goodreads Best Horror Choice Award Nominee

A gripping and atmospheric reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” from Hugo, Locus, & Nebula award-winning author T. Kingfisher

*A very special hardcover edition, featuring foil stamp on the casing and custom endpapers illustrated by the author.*

When Alex Easton, a retired soldier, receives word that their childhood friend Madeline Usher is dying, they race to the ancestral home of the Ushers in the remote countryside of Ruritania.

What they find there is a nightmare of fungal growths and possessed wildlife, surrounding a dark, pulsing lake. Madeline sleepwalks and speaks in strange voices at night, and her brother Roderick is consumed with a mysterious malady of the nerves.

Aided by a redoubtable British mycologist and a baffled American doctor, Alex must unravel the secret of the House of Usher before it consumes them all.

Also by T. Kingfisher
What Feasts at Night
A House with Good Bones
Nettle & Bone
A Sorceress Comes to Call

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


  • Not what I expected but suspected as well

    By Summer Clouds
    Wow… the possibility of a reality of the horror to be real.. is scary. I really can see it happening. I am very glad I got to read the book. It was just pass my imagination gap and I cannot help but think of it still.
  • Great read

    By MeganC864
    Not too long really liked how it got right into the story
  • Short, Sweet, and Interesting

    By M. Dearest, A.
    This book made me look at my fish tank with a little bit of concern. It was a slow build up but stayed interesting. Satisfying ending. I would revisit at a later date for a reread.
  • If you're a SF type, it's a tragedy

    By Archangel Beth
    More than horror. (Unlike Twisted Ones & Hollow Places, which I had to keep putting down to let the scary "bleed off." The narrator is awesome here and I look forward to sequels!