Mr. Wicker

2014 Bram Stoker Award Winner for Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Starred Review, Debut of the Month
“…the fantastic premise of memories so terrible they need to be excised and hidden away makes this a horror novel to anticipate.”
Library Journal, October 15, 2014

“Convincing in its haunting whimsy, Alexander’s emotionally complex faerie tale comments on grim reality with chilling metaphors. . . Alicia’s spitfire defiance and charming vulnerability, and the eventual romance between her and Dr. Farron, inject warmth into chilling encounters between a world that shouldn’t exist and undependable reality. Illness, loss, and heartache color this splendid, bittersweet ode to the ghosts of childhood.”
Publishers Weekly, September 1, 2014

“This is a valuable novel… Brilliant! Good book.”
British Fantasy Society, October 15, 2015

“At once mythic and immediate, MR. WICKER by Maria Alexander (pictured) is a vivid synthesis of dark folk tale and modern horror. . .this is a powerful read.”
Fangoria Magazine, October 27, 2014

“A fast-paced, character-driven story infused with gothic beauty.”
 Dirge Magazine, December 14, 2014

“Suicide, love, lust, lost dreams and twisted purgatories…Maria Alexander’s Mr. Wicker is an original, crafted of startling images and darkly poetic language. Eerily effective.”
Steven Barnes, author of Lion’s Blood

“Elegant chills, genuine awe, and true tragedy are all ingredients in the spell cast by Maria Alexander’s Mr. Wicker. Anyone who has encountered Maria’s short stories surely expects her first novel to be extraordinary, and she doesn’t disappoint. Mr. Wicker is rich, lovely, and deeply unnerving.”
—Lisa Morton, author of Malediction and Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween

Mr. Wicker is as deeply disturbing a debut novel as I’ve ever read.”
— Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Code Zero and Fall of Night

What It’s About

Alicia Baum is missing a deadly childhood memory.

Located beyond life, The Library of Lost Childhood Memories holds the answer. But the Librarian is Mr. Wicker—a seductive yet sinister creature with an unthinkable past and an agenda just as lethal. When Alicia meets a child psychiatrist investigating the phenomenon of “Mr. Wicker” in his small sleeping patients, it stirs a storm of supernatural activity in both the hospital and Alicia’s heart. Get swept up in the mystery, the history, and the dark romance of the world’s most wicked library with MR. WICKER.

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