With Halloween around the corner, we decided to ask around the Library and see what the staff are recommending for a chilling read. If it’s classics you’re after, we do, of course, have options from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, to volumes by Edgar Allan Poe – but here are some outside the coffin box suggestions.
Snow White, Blood Red, by Ellen Datlow
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson
And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
— Christina Nofziger
The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
— Carrie Fry
— Johanna Staman
All Hallows’ Eve, by Charles Williams
— Michael Paulus
Pumpkin, Pumpkin, by Jeane Titherington
— Natalee Vick
(More) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, by Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell
— Jo Krough
When the Lights Go Out, by H.W. Wilson Co.
— Stephanie Rubesh
Also available through Summit:
Salem’s Lot, Stephen King
— Jake Crammer
House of Leaves, by Mark Danielewski
— Kevin Kayahara
Last but not least, check out this book by Stephen King’s son, Joe Hill, for a real Halloween scare.
Heart-Shaped Box, by Joe Hill