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Angel of the Underground


A foster child must confront a killer in this tale of horror and human depravity.

Forthcoming: 1/2/18

$17.95 $13.46

What people are saying…

“David Andreas was a super-talented contributor to Fangoria during its glory gory days. His fiction debut bodes well for readers of unique and scary horror.”
—Tony Timpone, former editor, Fangoria magazine


Part of Akashic’s Oddities Kaylie Jones Books imprint. Oddities Kaylie Jones Books is our e-first line that focuses on unconventional, edgy, risk-taking novels that boldly defy the traditional forms and conventions of the literary novel, with a focus on YA, horror, and mystery. While our primary emphasis is fiction, we will make space for exceptional memoirs with nontraditional elements and themes.

When three children in a Catholic group home are brutally murdered, the survivors are hurried into separate foster homes across Long Island. Robin Hills, a fifteen-year-old who has spent the past several years under religious care, is thrust into a new, dysfunctional family with no spiritual beliefs. No longer protected by the religion and the nun she had come to love, Robin is completely alone and enveloped in fear.

As the murders continue and Robin fears she may become the next victim, her faith increasingly falters. However, she finds solace in a budding friendship with Dennis, a boy her age living in her new foster home. Dennis’s kindness, his acceptance of Robin, and his bravery in the face of evil—born of his passion for horror movies— combine to reassure her that she’ll survive the killings.

Armed with this new friendship and fueled by a rage she finally discovers within herself, Robin finds the courage and self-reliance to confront the darkest aspects of human depravity.

Kaylie Jones is the award-winning author of five novels and a memoir. She teaches writing at two MFA programs and lives in New York City.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Published: 1/2/18
  • IBSN: 9781617756351
  • e-IBSN: 9781617756368


When his eyes fell upon Fangoria #82 during the spring of 1989, DAVID ANDREAS became addicted to all things horror. The highlight of his life (so far) is having interned there during the summer of 1999. While amassing several thousand reviews for his own website,, David received a Master of Fine Arts degree from LIU Southampton. Since 2007, he’s been teaching English at several colleges, most notably St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY. Angel of the Underground is his debut novel, and the flagship publication of ODDITIES KJB, an imprint of Kaylie Jones Books for fans of character-driven horror and speculative fiction.

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