The White Guy Dies First

13 Scary Stories of Fear and Power

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Pub Date Jul 16 2024 | Archive Date Jul 16 2024



The White Guy Dies First includes thirteen scary stories by all-star contributors and this time, the white guy dies first.

Killer clowns, a hungry hedge maze, and rich kids who got bored. Friendly cannibals, impossible slashers, and the dead who don’t stay dead....

A museum curator who despises “diasporic inaccuracies.” A sweet girl and her diary of happy thoughts. An old house that just wants friends forever....

These stories are filled with ancient terrors and modern villains, but go ahead, go into the basement, step onto the old plantation, and open the magician’s mystery box because this time, the white guy dies first.

Edited by Terry J. Benton-Walker, including stories from bestselling, award-winning, and up-and-coming contributors: Adiba Jaigirdar, Alexis Henderson, Chloe Gong, Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, H. E. Edgmon, Kalynn Bayron, Karen Strong, Kendare Blake, Lamar Giles, Mark Oshiro, Naseem Jamnia, Tiffany D. Jackson, and Terry J. Benton-Walker.

A collection you’ll be dying to talk about… if you survive it.


The White Guy Dies First includes thirteen scary stories by all-star contributors and this time, the white guy dies...

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I love anthologies but what I love even more is horror. I struggle to find good horror books or pieces, but I was so excited when I saw horror written by so many authors I know and I love and I was not let down!! I was kept up til the early morning reading and I could not put it down. Terry J Benton-Walker never disappoints and I can always count on him to have me reading til way too late.

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Thanks so much to Tor Publishing Group for an ARC of The White Guy Dies First for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

I've recently developed an interest in horror, which is odd considering that I was born in October. This happened after I watched the movie Get Out by Jordan Peele. I realized that horror books, for me at least, need to have some real-life lessons or almost an adult twist on Aesop's Fables. Having read some works by a selection of these authors in the past, I had high expectations for this one. It got a 5-star review across the board. I loved how each story had a slightly different element and included people from various backgrounds. I'm definitely going to order this book and recommend it to all my fellow readers.

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Thank you Tor Teen and Netgalley for the eARC, these opinions are my own. Big fan of Terry’s and have been super excited to read this anthology of horror stories! Like Terry I was raised with horror but it was nice to read queer horror stories, something I didn’t have much of growing up! Also nice to read stories where people of color weren’t killed off so quickly! And if you’re like me you’ll be rooting for the white guys to die! Each story touches on different areas of horror so there is something for everyone one! From monsters to dystopian , from magic to slashers! I also love how the stories fit into a larger plot the bookends them! If you’re looking for a little fear in your life check this stories out! Especially if you’ve always wanted horror stories that featured queer and people of color thriving! Highly recommend!

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Book: THE WHITE GUY DIES FIRST (thank you netgalley and Tor publishing group for the arc- July 16th)
I didn't know how to go about this review: as a whole, or each story. Ultimately, I'm going to review this as a whole. THE WHITE GUY DIES FIRST is a collection of short stories---but they don't fall short. They pack a punch. Each story is fast-paced and thrilling in their own way. These stories are a mixture of all things creepy: murdering clowns, urban legends, etc. THE WHITE GUY DIES FIRST was an quick and easy read(even though the all work together, I do think that you can skip around and stuff like that.) When I was reading, there were some bouts of confusion, but it didn't take away from the full stories. I think these are a must read if you want stories that flip the script.

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