Spooky Reads

The portable Edgar Allan Poe

edited with an introduction by J. Gerald Kennedy
ISBN: 9780143039914

The first new edition of this landmark anthology since 1945 presents a more complicated, perverse, and culturally engaged Poe. Along with the author's familiar masterworks in poetry and fiction, this new Portable Poe includes satirical tales that reflect his critique of American culture.

Small Horrors : a collection of fifty creepy stories

Darcy Coates
ISBN: 9781728221762

Immerse yourself in the macabre, the gothic, and the chilling with this collection of fifty short stories.

Silver nitrate

Silvia Moreno-Garcia
ISBN: 9780593355367

"Montserrat has always been overlooked. She's a talented sound editor, but she's left out of the boys' club running the film industry in '90s Mexico City. And she's all but invisible to her best friend, Tristán, a charming if faded soap opera star, though she's been in love with him since childhood. Then Tristán discovers his new neighbor is the cult horror director Abel Urueta, and the legendary auteur claims he can change their lives--even if his tale of a Nazi occultist imbuing magic into highly volatile silver nitrate stock sounds like sheer fantasy. The magic film was never finished, which is why, Urueta swears, his career vanished overnight. He is cursed. Now the director wants Montserrat and Tristán to help him shoot the missing scene and lift the curse...but Montserrat soon notices a dark presence following her, and Tristán begins seeing the ghost of his ex-girlfriend. As they work together to unravel the mystery of the film and the obscure occultist who once roamed their city, Montserrat and Tristán may find that sorcerers and magic are not only the stuff of movies."-- Provided by publisher.

The parasite and other tales of terror

Arthur Conan Doyle ; with an introduction by Daniel Stashower
ISBN: 9781492699804

"Presented by the Horror Writers Association, this collection of classic short stories were written by iconic author--and creator of Sherlock Holmes--Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Classic stories of horror and terror include: The Parasite, The Mystery of Sasassa Valley, J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement, The Captain of the "Pole-Star," The Great Keinplatz Experiment, The Ring of Thoth, The Bully of Brocas Court, Selecting a Ghost, and How it Happened"-- Provided by publisher.

Fledgling : novel

Octavia E. Butler
ISBN: 9781583226902

A young girl suffering from amnesia wakes up to find that she's actually a middle-aged vampire.

Taaqtumi : an anthology of Arctic horror stories

compiled by Neil Christopher
ISBN: 9781772272147

"'Taaqtumi' is an Inuktitut word that means 'in the dark'--and these spine-tingling horror stories by Northern writers show just how dangerous darkness can be. A family clinging to survival out on the tundra after a vicious zombie virus. A door that beckons, waiting to unleash the terror behind it. A post-apocalyptic community in the far North where things aren't quite what they seem. These chilling tales from award-winning authors Richard Van Camp, Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Aviaq Johnston, and others will thrill and entertain even the most seasoned horror fan."-- Provided by publisher.

Dark tales

Shirley Jackson ; foreword by Ottessa Moshfegh
ISBN: 9780143132004

"For the first time in one volume, a collection of Shirley Jackson's scariest stories, with a foreword by PEN/Hemingway Award winner Ottessa Moshfegh After the publication of her short story "The Lottery" in the New Yorker in 1948 received an unprecedented amount of attention, Shirley Jackson was quickly established as a master horror storyteller. This collection of classic and newly reprinted stories provides readers with more of her unsettling, dark tales, including the "The Possibility of Evil" and "The Summer People." In these deliciously dark stories, the daily commute turns into a nightmarish game of hide and seek, the loving wife hides homicidal thoughts and the concerned citizen might just be an infamous serial killer. In the haunting world of Shirley Jackson, nothing is as it seems and nowhere is safe, from the city streets to the crumbling country pile, and from the small-town apartment to the dark, dark woods. There's something sinister in suburbia. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators"-- Provided by publisher.

She is a haunting

by Trang Thanh Tran
ISBN: 9781547610815

Seventeen-year-old bisexual Jade Nguyen is spending the summer in Vietnam at the French colonial house her estranged father is fixing up as a vacation rental, but unbeknownst to her family, the house and its ghosts have other plans.