This October, the staff want to share some of their favorite creepy, thrilling, and suspenseful reads with our patrons. To introduce an element of surprise, we've wrapped each book in a bag and given a few hints about plot, setting or characters. You choose a bag, check out the book inside and take home something new and unexpected to enjoy. We've included a small review slip with each book, so you can let us know what YOU thought.
Just for fun, we've included some of our favorites in the list below:
Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone by Stefan Kiesbye. Spooky, Chilling. A story about four kids in a small town that is incredibly creepy.
Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Suspenseful, Witty, Harrowing. One of the best known and suspenseful mysteries ever, but have you read it?
The Diviners by Libba Bray. Suspenseful, Inventive, Spooky. Set in the 1920’s NYC, this supernatural thriller about occult-based murders proves to be a bone chilling story.
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham. Bleak, Harrowing, Adventurous. The earth is being invaded by killer plants!
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. A gripping, Gothic tale of murder, madness, and mistaken identity. One of the first mystery books written and still one of the best.
The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft. Bleak, Mind-bending, Chilling. Who knows what goes on in the mind of a college professor?
The Dinner by Herman Koch. Riveting, Unpredictable, Bleak. A darkly suspenseful and highly controversial story told over the course of one meal.
Matty Groves by Deborah Grabien. Riveting, Suspenseful, Mythological An English singer brings ghosts to life by singing ballads about them.