Tis the season to be spooky ... and to read tales that trick, treat and terrify! Here's a lineup of uncanny titles in various grisly genres, released in hardcover or paperback this year.
Affinity by Sarah Waters Develops between upper class woman & mysterious, imprisoned spiritualist.
Black House by Stephen King & Peter Straub Jacky Sawyer is back dealing with gruesome murders & intertwined worlds.
Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child A century old charnel house full of bodies & a man in black with a derby hat.
Quietus by Vivian Schilling Near death experiences, repressed memories & terrifying angels of death.
The Red Room by Nikki French Psychiatrist must confront her own nightmares to track down a serial killer.
Scarabus by Karen Koehler Young Egyptian transformed into a manifestation of a dark and hungry god.
The Scream by Joan Aiken World where magic is real; the small ragged, stained, easily distorted kind.
Water Touching Stone by Eliot Pattison Inspector Shan fights dragons who stalk and kill orphans in Xianjiang.
A Winter Haunting by Dan Simmons Menacing dogs, mean sheriff & mysterious messages on a computer screen.
So, when you've waved goodbye to the last of the ghosties and ghoulies this All Hallows Eve, curl up with that special reserve of candy for a revolting read that will leave you seriously spooked ... and then watch out for things that go bump in the night!
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