Creepy Tales for Halloween

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There are a lot of things to like about the Halloween season; the leaves changing color, candy, parties, dressing up, pumpkin spice lattes. But perhaps most fun of all is cuddling up under the blankets and enjoying a good, scary book. But where to begin? Luckily for you dear reader, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite horror and suspense tales to keep you looking over your shoulder on a chilly October evening. We have perennial favorites from authors like Stephen King and Dean Koontz, and classics from Edgar Allen Poe, Bram Stoker, and Daphne Du Maurier, but you might be most interested to read from some of the new guard. There are 2 terror-filled novels from Mr. King’s son Joe Hill, horror influenced suspense from authors like Michael Koryta, A.J. Finn, Riley Sager and Sarah Pinborough, and recent hits from rising stars like Paul Tremblay, Victor LaValle, Josh Malerman, Jeff VanderMeer, and Marisha Pessl. For those who like their frights more grounded in reality there’s Michelle McNamara’s posthumous true-crime epic I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and Richard Preston’s all-too-terrifying The Hot Zone. No matter what you’re looking for this Halloween, you’re bound to find it among these and all the other books in our list. Click here to check it out on Overdrive, and have a happy Halloween!

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