Halloween Book List

October 19, 2018

There’s no better way to get in the Halloween spirit than with a spooky Book. From crime to thrillers, to mystery to ghosts, these books promise to keep you up all night! We've got you covered this October.

This is just a sneak peek, we have plenty of spooky reads in our library for kids, teens, and grownups!

Happy Halloween! 

1 The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

Charles Dickens | Horror Classics

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After a spirit offers to rid Redlaw of his guilt over his past transgressions, he loses all memory of the painful events but continues to feel an unexplainable anger.

2 A Strange Disappearance

A Strange Disappearance

Anna Katharine Green | Mystery Classics

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A young woman working as a domestic servant disappears from a wealthy household in New York City, and the police begin their search to find her.

3 Desperate Choices

Desperate Choices

Jeanette Cooper | Mystery

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Rochelle Rathbone flirts with danger when she accidentally meets Tobias Chandler, Miami drug czar; thus, setting the stage for horrors she never knew existed until after they married. Innocent and vulnerable, she becomes his prisoner. She devises a desperate plan and successfully escapes, despite his threat to kill her if she does. She meets and falls in love with Michael Matheson, knowing Tobias will come after her. She realizes there are only two things that will stop him from pursuing her—her death or his...

4 Horrical

Horrical

David Byron | Horror-Gothic

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Download this FREE e-book for a collection of older style classic horror tales written in Poe/Lovecraft style. Download it now!

5 The Lair of the White Worm

The Lair of the White Worm

Bram Stoker | Horror Classics

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When Adam Salton moves to his uncle's house, he begins to experience strange and unexplainable events.

6 The Mill Mystery

The Mill Mystery

Anna Katharine Green | Mystery Classics

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The lady of the house was a gossip, and the subject of Mr. Barrows' death was an inexhaustible topic of interest to her.

7 When Nightmares Become Dreams

When Nightmares Become Dreams

Bob Miller | Mystery

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It seemed like Vincent, the 7th grade math teacher, was starting out the perfect life. His students at Saint Mary's Middle school adore him and are extremely docile. Eventually Vincent becomes bored with his perfect students and takes a pay cut to teach at a public middle school in the badlands of Baltimore city because he wants a bigger challenge. Will this be the biggest mistake of his life? What do the students have in store for him? Do they turn him into a monster? This story is about revenge and just how far a math teacher will go to become the country's most feared serial killer. Who is the Gadget Man?

8 The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne | Horror Classics

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This FREE e-Book is an intense psychological drama devoted to the burden of inherited guilt and the work of retribution. In traditional Hawthorne style, the greatest sin is the violation of the integrity of another person's soul. Download it today!

9 Darlings of Decay

Darlings of Decay

Chrissy Peebles | Horror-Gothic

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With over 325,000 words and featuring some of Amazon's Best Selling Female Authors of Horror, this is certainly not your typical anthology book! Sit back as your favorite authors of zombie lit take you on a wild, horrifying ride that will leave you breathless. Come and meet the women who love to entertain you with their own unique versions of the zombie apocalypse.   Zombie stories from thirty-two of your favorite female authors! Featuring- Tamara Rose Blodgett Vanessa Booke Chantal Boudreau Laura Bretz Tonia Brown Catt Dahman Mia Darien CM Doporto Jacqueline Druga Dana Fredsti Belinda Frisch April Grey Michelle Kilmer Rebecca Hansen Lori R. Lopez Suzi M. Tara Maya Shannon Mayer Lyra McKen Cynthia Melton Kristen Middleton Chrissy Peebles Jeannie Rae Suza...

10 Dangerous Days

Dangerous Days

Mary Roberts Rinehart | Mystery Classics

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Just before WWI erupts, social classes are strictly divided, and a young businessman takes a huge gamble in order to be with the woman he loves.

11 Lois the Witch

Lois the Witch

Elizabeth Gaskell | Horror Classics

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In Salem, Massachusetts, Lois Barclay is charged with being a witch by others who have their own interests at heart.

12 The Dark Key

The Dark Key

Graeme Winton | Horror-Gothic

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A librarian witnesses a supernatural event close by his hometown. The result of which sends him looking for answers to the vision. The answers, however, come looking for him in the form of ghosts of renegade monks who strayed from their faith, and the thugs of a demon-worshipping order. He finds out through Jonas, a spectre of one of his ancient ancestors, he has to find a key used to close a portal to the Dark Realm. He must destroy it before the dark forces find the key and use it to open the gates. Matthew also finds out, and the story unfolds, about a feud between good and evil which has rumbled through the centuries. The feud takes in some turbulent times in history before at last coming to an explosive end in the grounds of a historic abbey and the neighbouring cliffs.

13 Clearwater Journals

Clearwater Journals

Al Rennie | Mystery

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Joe Holiday, an ex Metro cop, finds himself dragged into an investigation by Mia, an IHOP waitress. The probing they do into the murder of Mia\'s sister years earlier turns into a deadly manhunt with Joe and Mia suddenly becoming the targets of a vicious plot.

14 The Identity Check

The Identity Check

Ken Merrell | Fiction

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When a crazy, seemingly harmless old woman pilfers private information, she sets in motion a chaotic, far-reaching chain of events. Before long, a treacherous game of identity theft unfolds that could change the country's laws forever. Download this FREE e-Book today! Watch the new test movie @ http://studios.amazon.com/movies/10995

15 The Lady of the Shroud

The Lady of the Shroud

Bram Stoker | Horror Classics

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Rupert is the outcast in his family and must endure the difficult life of living in a castle in the Blue Mountains in order to inherit a fortune from his uncle.

16 The Haunting of Reindeer Manor

The Haunting of Reindeer Manor

Kevin Guest | Horror-Gothic

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See the video trailer on YouTube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bznv-3hNQUc PART 1 OF: THE HAUNTED HOUSES OF ANDERSON The Haunting of Reindeer Manor: Dr. Jonathan Anderson, chair of the psychology department of Dallas's most prestigious university, received a rejection letter for his life's work. The next day, October 31, 2008, he got a second chance, an article confirming the existence of ghosts at the infamous Reindeer Manor. The current owner, who only goes by Andy, has been running the property as a Halloween attraction for years. However, it's not the attraction that is of interest to Anderson, but rather its true history. Upon visiting the manor, he strikes a deal with the owner to rent the entire property for five days, under the condition that all Halloween props are removed. Unfortunately Dr. Anderson got his way...

17 The Gift of Power

The Gift of Power

Dan McNamara | Mystery

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Avery Perelle, a young boy declared a bastard by his father weaves though 50 years of history emerging as the most powerful, elusive mobster in the world. His involvement in historic events stretch from WWII to Elvis to RFK to Bin Laden. The otherwise obscure murder of a call girl in 2010 becomes a quest for a widowed scientist that threatens the elusive Perelle. The lives, fears, lust and greed of the unique, often humorous characters propel the reader through this non-stop adventure of crime, power and intrigue.

18 Dark Hollow

Dark Hollow

Anna Katharine Green | Mystery Classics

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The small town of Shelby is shaken when a man by the name of Etheridge was found beaten to death.

19 A Love in Darkness

A Love in Darkness

Dean Henryson | Horror-Gothic

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He can bend people's minds to face the truth, and yet he barely seems to notice or care about Sharon. She wants Laif to be more interested. But he's more focused on saving an eight-year-old girl, Cindy, on Sharon's caseload of foster children. This girl is destined to save millions of people if her soul is not corrupted. But he can't use his powers to help Cindy. Instead, he and Sharon are told to look inside themselves to save her. What could be inside that is so important? Unless they find out, Cindy will be lost to evil forever. Dean Henryson is the author of the award-winning horror book, Fierce Peace. He was born and raised in California. He provides counseling to families and children in Los Angeles County. He also worked as a foster care social worker for many years, becoming inspired to write of the struggles of good and evil.

20 The Return

The Return

Walter de la Mare | Horror Classics

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This FREE e-Book features one of the best occult classics by famed English author, Walter de la Mare. Download it today!

21 Jaded

Jaded

Renath Van Estefan | Horror-Gothic

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The world isn't the same anymore as Vampires come out of hiding, planning to overthrow the humans and eradicate their kind. But a certain secret organization that has kept vampires in the dark, hidden from humans for many years, has one thing on their side that the rebellious vampires don't. They have Dracula himself and he isn't amused.

22 April at the Antique Alley

April at the Antique Alley

Bill McGrath | Mystery

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Book 4 of the Xara Smith Mysteries. All Xara wants is a few days off, and that is why she and her partner Jill are cruising around in a large rental truck doing some antique shopping. The vacation comes to a quick end when the antique store owner is found murdered. Xara helps the police solve the murder and in a thrilling chase scene she rescues Jill from the killer using a little trick with her car keys. In this episode we first meet Xara's new girlfriend and they spend a little time in Xara's new hot-tub.

23 File No. 113

File No. 113

Emile Gaboriau | Mystery Classics

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When all the money in Mr. Fauvel's bank vault goes missing, fingers point to Prosper Bertomy, a cashier and the only other person who knows the vault code.

24 See Jack Die (PART 1)

See Jack Die (PART 1)

Nicholas Black | Horror-Gothic

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See Jack Die (Part 1 of 5) Jack Pagan might as well be 4½ months old. He awoke in a hospital after suffering a head injury that left him dead for over 67 minutes. All of his long term memories were destroyed. Now he has to start his life again. But his accidental flirts with death left him a special gift. In those few minutes as he fades off to sleep each night, and in those early hours of the morning as he numbly awakens... He sees them. In a series of incredible twists and turns, Jack finds out that the worlds of the living and of the dead are much closer than any of us can possibly imagine. And monsters... are real. Also in the Series: See Jack Hunt

25 No Name

No Name

Wilkie Collins | Mystery Classics

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Wilkie Collins tells the story of Magdalen Vanstone. When she and her sister are revealed as illegitimate, they are denied their inheritance and excluded from society. Her sister bows to her fate, but Magdalen herself is determined to overcome society's obstacles to claim her money and her position.

26 The Holiday Killers

The Holiday Killers

M. K. Staple | Mystery

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The Holiday Killers is about two psychologically damaged, dysfunctional young men who form a bond and set out to satisfy their sick, sexual gratification by kidnapping and raping attractive young women. Strangely, they act out their evil desires around popular holidays. Hidden in their childhood lies the answer to their twisted crimes!

27 A Season of Revenge

A Season of Revenge

P. J. Dunn | Mystery

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Description Retired Detective Mac O’Hara returns to the St. Louis Police Department to help solve a murder, only to find out there are four bodies and about to be more. The evidence points to the implications of voodoo and black magic. But, the investigation takes on a new light, when Mac’s wife is kidnapped. Set in 1890's St. Louis, where serial murder, revenge, and the occult, all add mystery and intrigue to the Mound City Serial Murder File.

28 The Woman in White

The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins | Mystery Classics

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Walter Hartright encounters a mysterious woman dressed entirely in white, whom he later discovers escaped from an insane asylum.

29 A House of Haunted People

A House of Haunted People

Alan Combes | Horror-Gothic

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The title story, itself a novella about a strange house in my village, leads into a collection of modern ghost stories in unusual, often cosmopolitan settings. 'Mia' is about putting down a much-loved dog. 'Going to the match' is about a supernatural presence amid the crowd. 'The make of sticks' concerns a mysterious character who is mistaken for a good Samaritan. 'Overcoat' tells of a haunted garment. 'Dr Singh' is the worst kind of doctor; one who ignores his patients' pain. 'Ginny Spring' tells of a mysterious local pond...

30 October Runs Red

October Runs Red

Scott Donnelly | Mystery

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Inspired by the whodunnits of Agatha Christie and modern day slasher films, "October Runs Red" (Book 1 in 'The October Trilogy) tells the gruesome tale of The Harvest Slasher, a serial killer stalking the cold October nights in Stewart Hollow, Oregon. On the first of the month, the local Sheriff's Department receives a bone-chilling poem in the mail, forecasting a month-long killing spree. The Harvest Slasher doesn't disappoint. Can you put the clues together?