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ISBN: 9781250812629
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 28th, 2021

You will not be able to put this book down! Catriona Ward has written a brilliant horror-thriller that manages to be terrifying, tense, funny, and heartwarming all at the same time.

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By Daniel Kehlmann, Ross Benjamin (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780525432913
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Published: Vintage - June 12th, 2018

This weird little novella really packs a punch. It is short but deadly and had me sleeping with the lights on!

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ISBN: 9781439170984
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Published: Gallery Books - February 23rd, 2010

Full of fantastic book recommendations and thought provoking analysis, this is the perfect nonfiction read for spooky season from the king of horror himself!

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ISBN: 9780525541585
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 31st, 2018

This is one of the best haunted house stories I’ve ever read. Featuring Sarah Waters’s signature stunning prose and a crumbling old house plagued by supernatural occurences, this is the perfect book to curl up with on a chilly autumn night.

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ISBN: 9780143129547
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 18th, 2016

This is a wonderfully eerie story about two reclusive sisters who are shunned by their community after a family tragedy. Shirley Jackson can do no wrong and this gothic classic is one of her best with a narrator you will never forget.

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ISBN: 9780063088238
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 21st, 2021

This book scared the living daylights out of me as a kid and to be honest, it still does. This is the perfect Halloween read for children and adults alike, serving up spooks galore but also reminding you that monsters can be defeated in the end.

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ISBN: 9781464213717
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - August 3rd, 2021

These macabre stories have influenced everything from the work of H.P. Lovecraft to True Detective, but few people have read the originals and that’s a damn shame. These are some of my favorite classic horror stories, full of atmosphere and madness. 

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ISBN: 9780374518684
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 1st, 1984

This is a fantastic collection of spooky stories selected by the classic children’s writer Roald Dahl. The stories are all winners and Dahl’s introduction alone is worth the price of admission.