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What is the appeal of Horror Books? Let’s face it, some of them are awfully scary! Yes, of course, that’s the point – but why is that the point? Why do people spend their well-earned money, and time, on something that can only cause discomfort? This is, apparently, an age old question and one which psychologists seem to enjoy mulling over. But I know what I enjoy about horror stories and I wonder how many people share my view: I remember trying to read a collection of ghost stories when I was a young lad. They terrified me. To the point that I lost sleep over them. I could only read them during the day – not at night! – and I’d hide the book away so I couldn’t see it at night. I’m not sure how scary the stories really were, but I was clearly rather sensitive about ghost stories!

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What I remember at the time was that I kept going back to that book and trying to read another of the stories. As I look back, I realise I was challenging myself: literally ‘facing my fears’.

Over the years, I realise that much of my ‘enjoyment’ of horror stories – whether that’s horror books or movies – was for that reason. But as I matured and became less easily scared, I found that I enjoyed ‘testing’ myself against the experience. Reading or watching to see whether it scared me. Using horror almost as a ‘canary down the mine’ (although the mine would be the horror and me the canary). Searching to discover what scares me now! Not much does, admittedly – although the daily news does a good job!

But the search for my own, perhaps undiscovered, fears, is a part of the role of horror stories, for me. Like an exercise in self-therapy and self-discovery. I wonder how many other people share this approach?

Whatever your reason for enjoying (can we describe it as ‘enjoyment’?) horror fiction, there is plenty to choose from. And some absolute masters of the written word are responsible for some of the very best. We cannot mention horror without mentioning Stephen King, of course, but the list of writers is long, varied, and full of household names.

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The chilling classic Horror Book – The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

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Stephen King’s Modern classic horror story – The Shining

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The Zee Brothers

Campy - Gory - Lovable Zombie apocalypses are so confusing. Where do you turn for help? The police? The military? Your crazy prepper neighbor? Probably not. It's time for Plan Zee! In Curse of the Zombie Omelet, a long buried tribe bent on unleashing an ancient curse...

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Noah’s Ark: Contagion

They narrowly escaped the end of world, but the real problems for the three thousand souls aboard cruise ship Spirit of Arcadia have only just begun.Now their priority is to find enough food to sustain the whole community; possibly the last humans alive.Captain Jake...

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Human Flesh

They never caught it During the winter of 2017, a series of strange occurrences took place in a small town of northern Maine. A rational explanation for what happened has still not been presented. Now, for the first time, all available evidence is being released to...

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The Fireman

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it,...

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The Angel’s Game

From the author of the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind, comes a riveting masterpiece about love, literature, and betrayal. In this powerful, labyrinthian thriller, David Martín is a pulp fiction writer struggling to stay afloat. Holed up in a haunting...

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Darkest Hour

An enemy so close...Craig Lockman has always protected the world from evil. Battled wicked creatures with an unquenchable thirst to destroy our world. Stood against the darkest of the darker things.Now his most dreaded enemy lurks closer than ever before.It's a horror...

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The Solid-State Shuffle

Almost a hundred years ago, a major terrestrial event reshaped the earth’s coastlines. Goodbye entire cities. Goodbye entire states. Goodbye entire countries. And when the authorities outlawed salvaging from these underwater cities, why say hello to a new breed of...

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The Tomb

The Tomb kicks off the Repairman Jack series that Stephen King calls "one of the best all-out adventure stories I've read in years."Much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, Gia, Repairman Jack doesn't deal with appliances. He fixes situations—situations that too often...

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The House by the Cemetery

Rumor has it that the abandoned house by the cemetery is haunted by the ghost of a witch. But rumors won’t stop carpenter Mike Kostner from rehabbing the place as a haunted house attraction. Soon he’ll learn that fresh wood and nails can’t keep decades of rumors down....

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Stories by the Night Light

These are not children’s stories whispered around the glowing night light; these are tales of the strange and frightening things that go bump in the night, and awaken grown men and women from a sound sleep, dripping with sweat. If you enjoy short trips to the dark...

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Swipe

“Apocalyptic dystopian fiction at its best. Angler’s sharp wit and dexterity with political themes are matched only by the thrilling suspense on every page.” —Lis Wiehl, New York Times bestselling author and FOX News correspondentEveryone gets the Mark. It gives all...

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Dying for a Living

And you thought dying once would be hard... On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for agent Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a...

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Midnight Screams

When Benton dreams, people die…Every time Benton sleeps, he becomes a trapped passenger within a murderer’s skin; able to hear, see, and feel every part of their kill. When he wakes up, he knows it’s only a matter of time before his dreams become reality. No matter...

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The Devil’s Eye

The new paranormal mystery series by #1 bestselling authors J.R. Rain and Matthew S. Cox! For fans of The Witch and the Gentleman, A Discovery of Witches and Jessica Jones!Detective Madeline Wimsey tends to stand out with her wild red hair, pentacle amulets, and...

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Gretel

Alone. Frightened. Captive. If you hear someone approaching, RUN. She is not there to help you.There is an ancient evil in the Back Country, dormant for centuries but now hungry and lurking.When it sets its sights on an unsuspecting mother one routine morning along an...

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Surrender the Sun

??????WHEN THE SNOW HITS THE FAN, WILL YOU BE READY? ???????????????? From USA Today Bestselling Author AR Shaw! ??????????"Great story. This is a new to me author but I'll be looking for more of her books." - Vine VoiceIn the year 2030, a mini ice age hits earth like...

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Borrowed Souls

“Borrowed Souls is do not miss urban fantasy. A fresh, unique world for readers hungry for something awesome” (Lauren Dane, New York Times–bestselling author).   Callie Delgado always puts family first, and unfortunately her brother knows it. She’s emptied her...

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Anthem

Ayn Rand’s searing portrait of a dystopian future in which all ego has been erased In a world where science and learning are banned and the simple utterance of the Unspeakable Word, I, is punishable by death, a man named Equality 7-2521 struggles with his unquenchable...

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The Passage

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This thrilling novel kicks off what Stephen King calls “a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction.”NOW A FOX TV SERIES!NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST HORROR BOOKS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN...

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The Deep

From the acclaimed and award-winning author of The Hunger comes an eerie, psychological twist on one of the world's most renowned tragedies, the sinking of the Titanic and the ill-fated sail of its sister ship, the Britannic.Someone, or something, is haunting the...

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Plain Bad Heroines

NATIONAL BESTSELLER “A delectable brew of gothic horror and Hollywood satire . . . [and] what makes all this so much fun is Danforth’s deliciously ghoulish voice . . . exquisite." —Ron Charles, THE WASHINGTON POST "A multi-faceted novel, equal parts gothic, sharply...

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Edwina

A terrifying nail-biting thriller from the Queen of Plot Twists!Marie-Therese is about to take in another child in foster care. But Edwina is no ordinary girl as Marie-Therese is about to discover. Stories of death and destruction follow her trail and soon events in...

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Darkbound

"Make sure you have time to read a lot at one sitting since you may have a hard time putting it down." - The Horror Fiction Review"An ending that I didn't see coming from a mile away, and easily one of the best I've had the enjoyment of reading in a long time...." -...

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A Longer Fall

#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris returns with “a gripping, twisty-turny, thrill ride of a read (Karin Slaughter) in which Lizbeth is hired onto a new crew, transporting a crate into Dixie, the self-exiled southeast territory of the former United...

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Vita Aeterna

With the fate of the world in the balance, one outlier could tip the scales towards salvation or disaster.Alex Barret lives in 'the Quarters', an immense blight of broken-down slums surrounding a glittering walled-off city called the First Circle.On his sixteenth...

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Fate of the Fallen

Fate of the Fallen is the start of a brand new adventure from New York Times bestselling author Kel KadeNot all stories have happy endings.Everyone loves Mathias. Naturally, when he discovers it’s his destiny to save the world, he dives in head first, pulling his best...

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Purple Kitty

Not so cute and cuddly! Not a cozy mystery! Not like any crime story you have read.Serena McKay, P.I., lives in a post-apocalyptic dystopian time where the rich get richer and the poor are homeless. Existence in August City is nightmarish at best and disastrously...

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Where the Monsters Live

"An absolutely brutal novella that had me squirming in my chair." - Hunter Shea, author of We Are Always WatchingHow far would you go for revenge?When a six-year-old girl is abused and left for dead by a pedophile known only as the "Rabbit Man" due to the claw marks...

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The Neglected Ones

"An intense, unforgettable story. A novel you won't want to miss!"--Darcy Coates, USA Today Best-Selling author of The Haunting of Ashburn HouseOne man against a Goliath of epic proportions.A challenge he never dreamed of.When David Reid’s mother ends up in a strange...

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Raven’s Peak

A quiet little mountain town is hiding a big problem. When the townsfolk of Raven's Peak start acting crazy, Abigail Dressler is called upon to discover the root of the evil affecting people. She uncovers a demonic threat unlike any she's ever faced and finds herself...

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The Halfling

I broke the rules, and now I’ve been exiled to the human world.I’m an orphan—half human, half fae, and totally alone in Grant City. But I’m not the only supernatural in town, and the ones I’ve been coming across seem up to no good.Someone definitely needs to stop...

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Along the Razor’s Edge

An empire in flames. A prisoner of war. An unbreakable will to escape.At just fifteen Eskara Helsene fought in the greatest war mankind has ever known. Fought and lost. There is only one place her enemies would send a Sourcerer as powerful as her, the Pit, a prison...

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The Exorcist

Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist, one of the most controversial novels ever written, went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of...

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The Strain

“Part The Andromeda Strain, part Night of the Living Dead.” —Salon.comThe visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan's Labyrinth and a Hammett Award-winning author bring their imaginations to this bold, epic novel about a horrifying battle between man and...

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The Night Country

The New York Times bestselling sequel to Melissa Albert’s beloved The Hazel Wood! In The Night Country, Alice Proserpine dives back into a menacing, mesmerizing world of dark fairy tales and hidden doors of The Hazel Wood. Follow her and Ellery Finch as they learn The...

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The Dark Sacrifice

In this small town, keeping secrets is a matter of life or death… East St. Louis deputy Patrick O’Shea is tired of living in the line of fire. So when he gets a chance to transfer to his wife’s small hometown, he doesn’t hesitate to load up the moving van. But his...

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Human Flesh

They never caught it During the winter of 2017, a series of strange occurrences took place in a small town of northern Maine. A rational explanation for what happened has still not been presented. Now, for the first time, all available evidence is being released to...

read more

The Fireman

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it,...

read more

The House by the Cemetery

Rumor has it that the abandoned house by the cemetery is haunted by the ghost of a witch. But rumors won’t stop carpenter Mike Kostner from rehabbing the place as a haunted house attraction. Soon he’ll learn that fresh wood and nails can’t keep decades of rumors down....

read more

Stories by the Night Light

These are not children’s stories whispered around the glowing night light; these are tales of the strange and frightening things that go bump in the night, and awaken grown men and women from a sound sleep, dripping with sweat. If you enjoy short trips to the dark...

read more

Midnight Screams

When Benton dreams, people die…Every time Benton sleeps, he becomes a trapped passenger within a murderer’s skin; able to hear, see, and feel every part of their kill. When he wakes up, he knows it’s only a matter of time before his dreams become reality. No matter...

read more

The Deep

From the acclaimed and award-winning author of The Hunger comes an eerie, psychological twist on one of the world's most renowned tragedies, the sinking of the Titanic and the ill-fated sail of its sister ship, the Britannic.Someone, or something, is haunting the...

read more

Edwina

A terrifying nail-biting thriller from the Queen of Plot Twists!Marie-Therese is about to take in another child in foster care. But Edwina is no ordinary girl as Marie-Therese is about to discover. Stories of death and destruction follow her trail and soon events in...

read more

Darkbound

"Make sure you have time to read a lot at one sitting since you may have a hard time putting it down." - The Horror Fiction Review"An ending that I didn't see coming from a mile away, and easily one of the best I've had the enjoyment of reading in a long time...." -...

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Where the Monsters Live

"An absolutely brutal novella that had me squirming in my chair." - Hunter Shea, author of We Are Always WatchingHow far would you go for revenge?When a six-year-old girl is abused and left for dead by a pedophile known only as the "Rabbit Man" due to the claw marks...

read more

The Neglected Ones

"An intense, unforgettable story. A novel you won't want to miss!"--Darcy Coates, USA Today Best-Selling author of The Haunting of Ashburn HouseOne man against a Goliath of epic proportions.A challenge he never dreamed of.When David Reid’s mother ends up in a strange...

read more

Raven’s Peak

A quiet little mountain town is hiding a big problem. When the townsfolk of Raven's Peak start acting crazy, Abigail Dressler is called upon to discover the root of the evil affecting people. She uncovers a demonic threat unlike any she's ever faced and finds herself...

read more

The Exorcist

Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist, one of the most controversial novels ever written, went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of...

read more

The Dark Sacrifice

In this small town, keeping secrets is a matter of life or death… East St. Louis deputy Patrick O’Shea is tired of living in the line of fire. So when he gets a chance to transfer to his wife’s small hometown, he doesn’t hesitate to load up the moving van. But his...

read more

The Deep

From the acclaimed and award-winning author of The Hunger comes an eerie, psychological twist on one of the world's most renowned tragedies, the sinking of the Titanic and the ill-fated sail of its sister ship, the Britannic.Someone, or something, is haunting the...

read more

A Ghost Arrives

Every family has its secrets, and every ghost has its reasons.????? "A creepy, slow burning ghost story with a twist that was dark in so many different ways!" - Amazon Reviewer After moving back in with his elderly father, Wallace Harper discovers that something else...

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The After House

Remy Galway and her daughter Olivia are rebuilding their life after a failed marriage in a 300 year old cottage in historic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Little do they know, another occupant is lurking in the haven of their own home. Will the After House be their...

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The Switch House

CONGRATULATIONS! You've won a role on LET'S SWITCH HOUSES! Your life is going to change. We promise. Your dreams will come true. Everything you've ever wanted, we have it. This is a chance of a lifetime. Come inside. Switch with us.Angela and Terry return home after...

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Hard Day’s Knight

Batman meets The Odd Couple meets Dracula in this award-winning horror comedy series! Children are missing. The police are stumped. Halloween is coming, with an ancient evil on the horizon. The vampires are the good guys. This is not your ordinary fall weekend in...

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The Science of Women in Horror

From scream queens to femmes fatale, horror isn’t just for the boys.   Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, authors of The Science of Monsters, and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called “the best horror film podcast out there” by Film Daddy,...

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Island of Bones

????? Listed as one of Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews' BEST HORROR BOOKS of 2018. A haunted Key West resort. Ghosts of a secretive family past. A deadly hurricane.When Ellie Whitaker leaves her dead-end job behind to spread her grandmother's ashes in tropical paradise,...

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Braineater Jones

No memory. No pulse. No clue.The undead private eye everybody calls “Braineater Jones” has an axe to grind. Somebody plugged him and dumped his corpse in a swimming pool. Worse yet, his memory’s gone. He has no idea who killed him or why.But he’s damn sure going to...

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Don’t Move

From the authors of the bestselling Awakened trilogy.Megan Forrester has barely survived the unthinkable. Six months ago, she witnessed a horrific accident that killed her husband and son, and lives with the guilt of knowing she could have done more to save them. Now,...

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Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter

For all the rabid fans who devoured Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, comes A.E. Moorat’s Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter! This outrageously entertaining and deeply irreverent tale of palace intrigue and bloody supernatural mayhem features the most unlikely monster-slayer...

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The Living And The Dead

For fans of STEPHEN KING and DEAN KOONTZ … author TODD TRAVIS (Creatures of Appetite) has gathered a haunting collection of suspense stories exploring the monsters, both living and dead, which surround us all. - A brilliant biophysicist on the verge of proving there...

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