HWA Bram Stoker Award Winner
(Wildside Press)

Out of Print

A W A R D S

STAINED won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in the First Novel Category.


Photo by John Perry

R E V I E W S

"STAINED hooked me from the get-go with its characters, its attention to setting, and certainly not least, its most refreshing premise. The prose is vivid, the pacing right on the money and I was guessing straight on through to the end. Ready and waiting for the next one, Mr. Thomas!"
Jack Ketchum


"...marks a notable debut."
Ellen Datlow, YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR #18


“Lush in haunting detail and characterization, the novel is darkly original, authentic, and reaches in deep to grab the reader by the guts.”
Tom Piccirilli, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE NIGHT CLASS and A CHOIR OF ILL CHILDREN


"Lee Thomas delivers a winner with his debut novel. STAINED is intense, well written and offers a glimpse of a serious talent with impressive story telling abilities. Though not for the faint of heart, STAINED will definitely leave its mark on you."
Drew Williams, FLESH & BLOOD MAGAZINE


“Thomas’ debut novel starts out with a rollercoaster-ride of twisted shock and violence, then never slows down.”
THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW


“The suspense starts on page one and holds you right on through to the end.”
Chizine.com (read the full review here)


"STAINED begins where most novels end, with an act so terrible it will make your skin crawl. A master of the 'New Southern Gothic' Lee Thomas shows that there are things lurking beneath the surface of us all that are better left alone."
P.D. Cacek, author of CANYONS


“STAINED is a grim journey into the depths of the human soul, a trip that shines a light into those dark recesses where things unknown lurk in us all. Thomas’‚ writing is powerful; like a spider with a fly, he draws us into his world slowly, subtly, before springing the trap that snares us in his grasp."
Joe Nassise, Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of RIVERWATCH and HERETIC