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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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Horror Books - The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

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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Sewer, Gas & Electric

A satire of a surreal technocratic future by the national-bestselling author of Lovecraft Country: "Dizzyingly readable" (Thomas Pynchon). High above Manhattan, android and human steelworkers are constructing a new Tower of Babel for billionaire Harry Gant, as a...

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Shadow on the Stairs

How will you die? Dr. Atwell knows. He knows how everyone will die, even the ones he won't kill himself.   He also knows about all your clones. You didn't really think you were the original, did you? He's even traveled back in time to bring...

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The Hunger

As featured in The New York Times Book Review Summer Reading Issue "Supernatural suspense at its finest...The best thing about The Hunger is that it will scare the pants off you."--The New York Times Book Review "Deeply, deeply disturbing, hard to put...

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Nova

A quest for a priceless element -- and revenge -- fuels this far-future interstellar adventure that "reads like Moby-Dick at a strobe-light show" (Time). In 3172, the universe is divided between three political units: the stars and worlds of Draco, with Earth as its...

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Craven Manor

Daniel is desperate for a job. When someone slides a note under his door offering him the groundskeeper’s position at an old estate, it seems too good to be true. Alarm bells start ringing when he arrives at Craven Manor. The mansion’s front door hangs...

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The Client’s Conundrum

A canine collaborator Mallory’s client is relying on her to solve an inconvenient murder, and her stomach won’t stop grumbling. Thankfully, she’s got a team of magical and human friends to help her find the culprit…and slip her snacks to...

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Better Watch Out

He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake.Some kids are scared of the dark, others of monsters living under their beds. Some are even afraid of clowns.None of those things scare Sara. But she is terrified of one man, who comes to her house every...

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The House of Crimson & Clover

"With impeccable pacing, Cradit shifts effortlessly between these various points of view, demonstrating superb psychological insight and a compassion for even her most damaged (and frightening) characters. Her talent for creating atmosphere rivals Daphne du...

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It Came from Anomaly Flats

An ancient evil is rising. Deep in the heart of the American Midwest, a dark force is stirring. After centuries of slumber, a great evil is spreading through a small, strange town, infecting its residents with disturbing behaviors. In this first collected volume of...

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Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe

Two terrifying classics by “the best kept secret in contemporary horror fiction” (The Washington Post)   Thomas Ligotti’s debut collection, Songs of a Dead Dreamer, and his second, Grimscribe, permanently inscribed a new name in the...

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Survive

"We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately." ~ Benjamin Franklin in the Continental Congress before signing the Declaration of Independence. Set against the backdrop of the isolated forests north of New Hampshire's White...

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Flesh and Blood

For fans of Twilight and The Vampire Diaries comes a new addiction impossible to put down. She's in love with her best friend. A family grudge could tear them apart. And a supernatural secret could get them killed…Robyn can't picture life without her childhood best...

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The Surge

We knew they were coming one day; we had just never imagined anything like…this.Joanna Marks always had a knack for terrible timing. After all, she did get pregnant and run off at 16. With her husband recently deceased, she and her child head back home ten years...

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Death Dealers (Boxed Set)

Begin this epic journey with Harper, Ethan and Logan as they face forces beyond their imaginations Dead on Arrival Tell me if you’ve heard this one before Two bodies walk out of a morgue … Harper Matthews is a Death Dealer. Not that she knows it. Her...

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Malorie

In the “fast-paced, frightening” (The New York Times Book Review) sequel to Bird Box, the inspiration for the record-breaking Netflix film starring Sandra Bullock, bestselling author Josh Malerman brings unseen horrors to...

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Serpentine

Vampire hunter Anita Blake has always managed to overcome everything she faces. But this time there's a monster that even she doesn't know how to fight... A remote Florida island is the perfect wedding destination for the upcoming nuptials of Anita's fellow U.S....

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Dark Heir

Shapeshifting skinwalker Jane Yellowrock is the best in the business when it comes to slaying vampires. But her latest fanged foe may be above her pay grade... For centuries, the extremely powerful and ruthless vampire witches of the European Council have wandered the...

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Malorie

In the "fast-paced, frightening" (The New York Times Book Review) sequel to Bird Box, the inspiration for the record-breaking Netflix film starring Sandra Bullock, bestselling author Josh Malerman brings unseen horrors to life. NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD ?...

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Song of Kali

The World Fantasy Award winner by the author of the Hyperion Cantos and Carrion Comfort: An American finds himself encircled by horrors in Calcutta.   Praised by Dean Koontz as “the best novel in the genre I can remember,” Song of Kali follows an...

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Rock-a-bye Baby

A horrifying psychological thriller. If you like American Psycho you’ll love this novella.Lisa Rasmussen just had a baby and everything in her life seems perfect at this point. Only she wishes that everyone else around her would be as flawless as she is and stop...

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Mercy

"People always start out with courage, and they'll call it other things too: bravery, fortitude, stalwartness. They start out that way, they think: why not?" Rancid Mahoney is a gun-for-hire, muscle-for-hire, anything-for-hire, if the money is good enough. Born into a...

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Arisen

Readers call the ARISEN series: "by far the best damn series of books ever written"... "the master class of this genre"... "Fast moving and exciting as hell with a ton of humanity to make you tear up"... "Absolute thrill ride. Best in this genre by far"... "Blows...

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The Bone Season

The New York Times bestselling first novel in the Bone Season series, an epic fantasy about a young woman fighting to use her powers and stay alive in an England entirely different from our own. In 2059, Scion has taken over most of the world's cities, promising...

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'Salem's Lot

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in hopes that exploring the history of the Marsten House, an old mansion long the subject of rumor and speculation, will help him cast out his personal devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys...

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Doomed Cases Boxset

Her greatest downfall was getting involved with the Royals. Her only fear is that they discover her secret. Maxine Brodeur is working hard to stay out of trouble these days, running her paranormal private detective agency with business partner Ricky. But then the...

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In My Father’s Basement

"Deeply disturbing page turner" Out of nowhere, a retired 60-year old handyman goes on a murder-spree, abducting healthy young people and torturing them with hand-tools. After he's caught, a media fascination in The Handyman swells. People want to know why...

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Dustfall, Book One

"With every light comes a shadow." - Dustfall In a ravaged tribe on the edge of humanity, the suspicious death of a chief thrusts a man into a dark realm for which he is unprepared. When Jonah inherits leadership of the Elk Clan from his father, many in the old man's...

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Death Trace

It’s been ten years since Mal died. Five years since the god Hades dragged her from the underworld and forged her, through blood and pain, into his living weapon. And in five minutes, the only other agent of Hades she trusts will die. Someone is assassinating...

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Come Closer

“What begins as a sly fable about frustrated desire evolves into a genuinely scary novel about possession and insanity. Hypnotic” (Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho).   A recurrent, unidentifiable noise in her apartment. A memo to her...

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Odium I

From USA Today Bestselling Author Claire C. Riley comes the first book in the intense post-apocalyptic series, ODIUM. Bringing life, love & survival together for one thrilling read. The infection came. Humanity fell. And the world everyone knew ended. But one woman's...

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Last One at the Party

THE END OF EVERYTHING WAS HER BEGINNING It's December 2023 and the world as we know it has ended. The human race has been wiped out by a virus called 6DM ('Six Days Maximum' - the longest you've got before your body destroys itself). But somehow, in London, one woman...

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Shield & Shade

For fans of STORM AND FURY and MORTAL INSTRUMENTS. The Ascended Guardians series is a supernatural thrill-ride that never lets up. It’s been over ten years since fifteen-year-old Zoey Taylor wandered away from her family home in the middle of the night. Or so...

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The Piper’s Graveyard

In 1284, an evil calling itself the 'Pied Piper' lured away Hamlin’s children. Today, it still hunts… Cessy arrives in Hamlin, West Virginia to search for her missing sister. She finds a half-empty town under siege by unexplainable threats: The dark...

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The Taking

This ebook edition contains a special preview of Dean Koontz’s The Silent Corner. In one of the most dazzling books of his celebrated career, Dean Koontz delivers a masterwork of page-turning suspense that surpasses even his own inimitable reputation as a...

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Wizard of the Wasteland

Surviving the apocalypse is hard... ... but it's hell when you're an addict. Abel craves a quiet life. But when a group of enslaved children cross his path, he is compelled to act. But no one leaves the Family... Joined by a travelling showman, Abel must do everything...

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Shadow on the Stairs

How will you die? Dr. Atwell knows. He knows how everyone will die, even the ones he won't kill himself.   He also knows about all your clones. You didn't really think you were the original, did you? He's even traveled back in time to bring...

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Craven Manor

Daniel is desperate for a job. When someone slides a note under his door offering him the groundskeeper’s position at an old estate, it seems too good to be true. Alarm bells start ringing when he arrives at Craven Manor. The mansion’s front door hangs...

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Better Watch Out

He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake.Some kids are scared of the dark, others of monsters living under their beds. Some are even afraid of clowns.None of those things scare Sara. But she is terrified of one man, who comes to her house every...

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It Came from Anomaly Flats

An ancient evil is rising. Deep in the heart of the American Midwest, a dark force is stirring. After centuries of slumber, a great evil is spreading through a small, strange town, infecting its residents with disturbing behaviors. In this first collected volume of...

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Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe

Two terrifying classics by “the best kept secret in contemporary horror fiction” (The Washington Post)   Thomas Ligotti’s debut collection, Songs of a Dead Dreamer, and his second, Grimscribe, permanently inscribed a new name in the...

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Malorie

In the “fast-paced, frightening” (The New York Times Book Review) sequel to Bird Box, the inspiration for the record-breaking Netflix film starring Sandra Bullock, bestselling author Josh Malerman brings unseen horrors to...

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Song of Kali

The World Fantasy Award winner by the author of the Hyperion Cantos and Carrion Comfort: An American finds himself encircled by horrors in Calcutta.   Praised by Dean Koontz as “the best novel in the genre I can remember,” Song of Kali follows an...

read more

Rock-a-bye Baby

A horrifying psychological thriller. If you like American Psycho you’ll love this novella.Lisa Rasmussen just had a baby and everything in her life seems perfect at this point. Only she wishes that everyone else around her would be as flawless as she is and stop...

read more

'Salem's Lot

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in hopes that exploring the history of the Marsten House, an old mansion long the subject of rumor and speculation, will help him cast out his personal devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys...

read more

In My Father’s Basement

"Deeply disturbing page turner" Out of nowhere, a retired 60-year old handyman goes on a murder-spree, abducting healthy young people and torturing them with hand-tools. After he's caught, a media fascination in The Handyman swells. People want to know why...

read more

Come Closer

“What begins as a sly fable about frustrated desire evolves into a genuinely scary novel about possession and insanity. Hypnotic” (Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho).   A recurrent, unidentifiable noise in her apartment. A memo to her...

read more

The Piper’s Graveyard

In 1284, an evil calling itself the 'Pied Piper' lured away Hamlin’s children. Today, it still hunts… Cessy arrives in Hamlin, West Virginia to search for her missing sister. She finds a half-empty town under siege by unexplainable threats: The dark...

read more

The Taking

This ebook edition contains a special preview of Dean Koontz’s The Silent Corner. In one of the most dazzling books of his celebrated career, Dean Koontz delivers a masterwork of page-turning suspense that surpasses even his own inimitable reputation as a...

read more

Under Another Sun

“A crack in time saves 99” But what do those ominous words mean? Ray is about to find out, whether he’s ready or not. His ‘deceased’ twin sister, Ravynn, is warning him of impending disaster, but Ray can’t seem to convince...

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The Devil of Echo Lake

Billy Moon would have given his life for rock 'n' roll stardom, but the Devil doesn't come that cheap. Goth rock idol Billy Moon has it all: money, fame, and a different girl in every city. But he also has a secret, one that goes all the way back to the night he...

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Radio Tower

No one ever leaves Woodberry… Chris Townsend is a software engineer who has trouble dealing with his past. When his company assigns him to a new project situated in a small town in Oregon, he initially refuses the offer, until he realizes that this change may...

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Eenie, Meenie

Johnny is a criminal. He has been locked up before - but never in a place quite like this. Now he wonders if he will ever make it through to his release date - alive...EENIE, MEENIE is a 15,000 word thriller novella from Willow Rose, author of the International...

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The Claiming

It wasn't her fault. It wasn't Lizzy's fault that she saw the cloaked people out in the yard. It wasn't her fault that she was drawn by the moonlight to watch them as they advanced on the house. And it definitely wasn't her fault when people began to die. Lizzy didn't...

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Spec Ops Z

When Vadim Scorlenski and his elite Spetznaz squad are sent to New York at the height of the Cold War, they’re told it’s a ‘training exercise.’ They discover, too late, that the ‘practice’ chemical weapon they’re...

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The Haunting of Quenby Mansion

Mystery and horror surround the seventeen-room vine-covered plantation house. What was thought to be the solution to all of Evelyn Carr’s problems is only the beginning of her nightmare. Creepy neighbors arrive unannounced, the town hates her for inexplicable...

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The Sleep Experiment

"SHOCKING...TERRIFYING"—Entertainment WeeklyFrom USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author Jeremy Bates comes the second book in the all-new WORLD'S SCARIEST LEGENDS series.In 1954, at the start of the Cold War, the Soviet military offered four...

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A Song for the Void

A Mind Imprisoned Is The Greatest Of Hells. 1853. South China Sea. While on patrol between the Opium Wars, the crew of the steam frigate HMS Charger pursues a fleet of pirates that have been terrorizing the waters surrounding Hong Kong. But now the hunters have become...

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The Land Below

A treasure hunt into the deepest cave system in Europe takes a turn for the worst. Now rather than treasure it is survival that is at the forefront of the spelunkers' thoughts. But their attempt to escape out of the dark deep places is thwarted. Men are not at home in...

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Gilded Needles

Welcome to the Black Triangle, New York's decadent district of opium dens, gambling casinos, drunken sailors, gaudy hookers, and back room abortions. The queen of this unsavory neighborhood is Black Lena Shanks, whose family leads a ring of female criminals-women...

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