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Hark! the herald angels scream

808.83873 /Hark

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For the Holiday Horror reader on-the-go, this recently published book of short stories is a great option. With stories ranging from shockingly terrifying to mildly disquieting, this collection keeps readers entertained and wanting more. -Shawna

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The shining

Stephen King

FICTION King, Stephen

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People often say a movie can't stand up to a book. In this case, the book and the movie are both amazing works in their own right. -Shawna

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NOS4A2 : a novel

Joe Hill


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As the son of Stephen King it is no wonder Joe Hill has written some marvelously creepy novels. Hill's truly horrifying depiction of a Christmas wonderland leaves haunting imagery and weaves a story that keeps readers wanting more. -Shawna

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Into the drowning deep

Mira Grant

FICTION Grant Mira
Horror, Science Fiction, Suspense

"Seven years ago Atagaris set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a "mockumentary" bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy. Now, a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost. Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the waves"--

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This is NOT your grandma's book about mermaids. These mermaids are vicious, murderous creatures who live at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. I couldn't put this book down! It's impeccably, beautifully researched, so rich and complex, and features many strong, smart, fierce female characters. Also, it's about killer mermaids, which I loved! -Amanda

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Final girls : a novel

Riley Sager

FICTION Sager Riley
Fiction, Horror, Thriller, Suspense

Emerging as the lone survivor of a serial killer's massacre a decade earlier, Quincy Carpenter struggles to ignore traumatic memories and move on as one of a group of other survivors who look to her for answers when one of them is found dead in a suspicious suicide.

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I never read scary books, but I absolutely loved this one! Strong women, a really compelling plot, and a plot twist that's still haunting me nearly a month later. I can't recommend this book enough! -Amanda

The shining book cover

The shining

Stephen King

FICTION King, Stephen

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This is probably the only horror book I've ever read, and it's completely amazing. Gripping, compelling, intensely psychological. -Amanda

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The little stranger

Sarah Waters

FICTION Waters, Sarah
Fiction, Horror

One postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country physician, is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once impressive and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. Its owners—mother, son, and daughter—are struggling to keep pace with a changing society, as well as with conflicts of their own. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become intimately entwined with his.

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A decaying English manor and a once prominent British family facing changing times equals the perfect set-up for a little bit of horror. Waters brings her exceptional writing and character building to this dark novel. I switched between listening to the audiobook and reading the print and there were genuinely times where I had to stop listening to this because I was frightened. If you like unreliable narrators, this is one to pick up. -Anne M

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My best friend's exorcism

Grady Hendrix

FICTION Hendrix Grady
Horror, Humor

The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries—and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?

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My husband checked this book out to read on a flight and he loved it so much, I started reading it as soon as he finished. It is everything I love in 80s horror movies in a book. I will definitely look out for more by this author! -Shawna

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Sleeping beauties : a novel

Stephen King

FICTION King Stephen
Horror, Thriller

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. And while they sleep they go to another place, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare. One woman, the mysterious "Eve Black," is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Eve a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Abandoned, left to their increasingly primal urges, the men divide into warring factions, some wanting to kill Eve, some to save her. Others exploit the chaos to wreak their own vengeance on new enemies. All turn to violence in a suddenly all-male world. Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously dramatic father-son collaboration that feels particularly urgent and relevant today.--Provided by Publisher.

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As a major Stephen King fan I am always excited to see a new King book published. I read the first half of the book and after taking a break from the story I finished up by listening to the rest of the book as an eAudio book through Overdrive. I was surprised to find a short interview with Stephen and Owen King at the end of the audio book which talked about the method and dynamic of co-authoring a book. -Shawna

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Through the woods

Emily Carroll

Graphic Novels, Horror, Fantasy

"A collection of five spine-tingling short stories"--

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Emily Carroll's collection of horror stories is absolutely thrilling. -Casey