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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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Wayfarer: Av494

Kerys Loring hopes an expedition to a distant alien ruin will make her career—assuming she lives long enough to still have one.Her last team made a significant find, but her bosses took all the recognition and grant money. When Avasar Biotechnology appeals to her...

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Neverland

Following the brutal murder of his wife and the traumatic backlash to his son, Detective Mark Boyd has retired from the Alsuma Police Department and taken up the tranquil country life outside picturesque Button Creek, Oklahoma. But Mark’s plans to heal his son and...

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The Lady Screams

The year is 1888, and Doctor Charles Grazier has succeeded in reanimating the body of his dead wife. Even though she lacks a heart, Catherine Grazier is sitting up on the slab in the basement, but there's one problem.She won't stop screaming.As Grazier works...

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*** #1 The Sunday Times bestseller*** Publishers Weekly bestseller"This book is no joke. Get ready to not sleep tonight. Awakened does exactly what it advertises. Scary amazing fun." -- Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of The Escape Artist.“Awakened hits the high...

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Murder, menace and horror are on board.In 1914, fear and paranoia rule the high seas. Iain Cosgrove is newly married to Jennifer Manson, daughter of a wealthy Scottish merchant. But when Iain leaves for a research trip aboard the Lady Balgay, last of Dundee’s...

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Written with the narrative tension of The Road and the exquisite terror of classic Stephen King, Bird Box is a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat horror thriller, set in an apocalyptic near-future world—a masterpiece of suspense from the brilliantly imaginative Josh...

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They were warned. They ran. They were followed. When Kyle Wells and his friends take a routine trip to the Rocky Mountains, they have no idea the hell waiting for them. After a terrifying encounter in the woods, they flee home to safety.Once in the city, the mystery...

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Best Horror of the Year

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read more

The Death of Addie Gray

For the past nine months, Erica Gray's daughter has been in a coma. But just when hope seems to be running out, Addie suddenly wakes up.Or at least, someone wakes up in her body.At first, Erica ignores the warnings signs. Determined to enjoy her daughter's miraculous...

read more

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read more

Death Blooms

I deal in beautiful things.I'm paid to create unique masterpieces and I enjoy my work.I'm the best there is because I'm patient, kind, and quick.I wear the mask of humanity when I need to, and I play the part of just another stranger walking past you on the street,...

read more

The Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

The melancholy, brilliance, passionate lyricism, and torment of Edgar Allen Poe are all well represented in this collection. Here, in one volume, are his masterpieces of mystery, terror, humor, and adventure, including stories such as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of...

read more

Dark Corner

From award-winning author Brandon Massey comes a terrifying new novel about a town besieged by evil . . . and the one man who is determined to fight the darkness . . .When renowned author Richard Hunter dies in a boating accident, his son David travels to Mason's...

read more

Starter House

Promising talent Sonja Condit makes her debut with Starter House, an eerie and mesmerizing tale about a young couple whose new house holds deadly secrets from the past, sure to appeal to fans of Heart-Shaped Box and The Thirteenth Tale.From the moment Lacey sees the...

read more

Shattered Skies: Beginning’s End

This is the first book of five in the Shattered Skies series. The current version has been re-edited in response to reader’s comments.Torn between the day and the night, Catalina treads a dangerous, deadly trail among the monsters; sex is her weapon. But what happens...

read more

The Dead House

Sometimes the past endures—and sometimes it never lets go. This best-selling debut by an award-winning writer is both an eerie contemporary ghost story and a dread-inducing psychological thriller. Maggie is a successful young artist who has had bad luck with men. Her...

read more

Dead by Dawn

At first it appeared to be a normal sickness, but when the bodies began to drop, the nightmare rose.When a video goes viral of a man's dead son walking around, people begin to speculate. These speculations only continue to grow as a new virus sweeps its way across the...

read more

The Haunting of Hill House

The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton   First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed...

read more

The Haunting of Blackwood House

Could you survive a week in a haunted house?Mara is the daughter of spiritualists. Her childhood was filled with séances, scam mediums, and talk of ghostly presences.When Mara left her family’s home, she vowed she would never allow superstition into her life again....

read more

Foolish

Sol is the epitome of Black Girl Magic.After the murder of her parents in her hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina rocks Sol and her family to their core, she's forced to dig and find the meaning behind it all. Even though she has to go back a couple of...

read more

The Magus of Hay

When a man's body is discovered in the picturesque town of Hay-on-Wye, his death appears to be "unnatural" in every sense. Merrily Watkins, parish priest, single mother, and exorcist, is drafted in to investigate, in this 12th installmentA man's body is found below a...

read more

Last Days

To find a cult leader’s killer, a former detective must literally give up his body in this award-winning work of literary horror—“A dark treat” (AV Club).   Nominated for the Shirley Jackson award and winner of the ALA/RUSA Best Horror novel, Brian Evenson’s Last Days...

read more

The Line

Savannah is considered a Southern treasure, a city of beauty with a rich, colorful past. Some might even call it magical…To the uninitiated, Savannah shows only her bright face and genteel manner. Those who know her well, though, can see beyond her colonial trappings...

read more

What Hides Within

Clive Menard is just an ordinary guy living an ordinary life. But when a talking spider crawls inside his head, things get a lot less ordinary…and people start dying.Could an itsy-bitsy arachnid be behind the killing spree terrorizing Clive’s community? To evade a...

read more

Pandora’s Children

Note: These stories contain adult language, adult situations and violence that may not be suitable for all ages.  You have been warned...For the first time, the twenty-two stories found in Pandora's Children books 1-5 and Dark Interludes have been combined into two...

read more

Speaks the Nightbird

Murder sparks witchcraft hysteria in this “thoughtful” and “entertaining” seventeenth-century historical mystery from a New York Times–bestselling author (Stephen King). It’s 1699 in the coastal settlement of Fount Royal in the Carolinas when Rachel Howarth is...

read more

Bring Her Back

Frank knows that he's creepy. There's nothing he can do about it. His creepiness--along with the fact that his father once killed eleven people in an office shooting—has kept him from ever having a girlfriend. When he finally works up the nerve to ask Abigail out on a...

read more

The Island

Critically acclaimed bestselling author, Matt Shaw. #1 bestseller in Horror Fiction with hundreds of 5 star reviewsThe IslandTen contestants were sent to a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean, where they'd be left to fend for themselves for a number of weeks, as part...

read more

Rosemary’s Baby

In this new Fiftieth Anniversary edition of the classic masterpiece of spellbinding suspense, evil wears the most innocent face of all...Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor husband Guy move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an...

read more

Horror D’oeuvres

Be warned.Horror d’Oeuvres: Bite-Sized Tales of Terror is an exquisite array of easily digestible horror micro-fiction from today’s freshest authors. Each tale is a demonic symphony that will peel away the layers of your mind and reduce your soul to a simmering...

read more