Why wait for a special month to dive into a horror novel? Here are selections from our librarians. (Updated May 2020)
When their absentee father dies, Aaron Quinlan travels to his father's property in the Pacific Northwest to hear the reading of his will. Reunited with his sisters and mother, they are surprised by the terms of the will: in order to claim their inheritance they must spend 30 days on the estate without contacting the outside world, even as they begin to wonder what is in the woods.
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The Devil Aspect
In 1935 Prague, vicious murders are linked to a medieval castle housing an insane asylum outside the city in this well-crafted gothic crime tale. A smart, atmospheric, and entertaining read but not for the Jung and easily Freudened.
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The Sun Down Motel
Upstate NY, 1982: Viv works as a night clerk to pay for her move to New York City, but soon realizes that something is amiss at the Sun Down Motel. Upstate NY, 2017: Carly has always been fascinated by the disappearance of her aunt Viv 35 years before and is determined to solve to solve the mystery that’s been haunting her family regardless of the danger.
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The Hungry Ghost
A hungry ghost escapes from a dark realm into the human world, where it enters the body of a woman named Sam, who is in a coma. When she awakens, her lesbian lover, ex-husband, and family must come together to try and stop the ghost from devouring everything Sam once loved.
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The Best Horror of the Year
The 25 stories elected as the best short horror fiction of 2018 are “impressive in their thematic breadth and tone” (Booklist) and cover a variety of sub-genres from body horror to the supernatural.
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