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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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Neverwhere

“Neil Gaiman is undoubtedly one of the modern masters of fantasy writing....For those who have not read Neverwhere, the new edition is the one to read, and is a fitting introduction to Gaiman’s adult fiction....American readers can experience this spellbinding,...

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Apocalypse of the Dead

And The Dead Shall Rise. . . Two hellish years. That's how long it's been since the hurricanes flooded the Gulf Coast, and the dead rose up from the ruins. The cities were quarantined; the infected, contained. Any unlucky survivors were left to fend for themselves. A...

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I-35

"Tough, incisive, evocative, adroit. Selmont takes you on a genuinely gripping journey that will inspire you to lock your car as automatically as you buckle your seat belt. You've been waiting for this. A nifty piece of work by a talented writer."...

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Hunted Witch Agency

*Over 1,000 pages sure to delight fans of kickass heroine Urban Fantasy with magic galore in this special complete collection of five full length novels written by Author Rachel Medhurst.* Witch, Warlock, Whatever… My name’s Devon Jinx, and, yes,...

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Frontier Justice

??? The Survivalist is "a cool cross between Justified and The Walking Dead." ?????? Check out Dr. Bradley's new apocalyptic western, "The Watchman." ???The Superpox-99 virus has wiped out nearly the entire human race. Governments have collapsed. Cities have become...

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Strawberries

Fifteen years ago, the innocence of the small town of Pleasure, Wisconsin was stolen by a young boy. Now, he is back, leaving a trail of bloody carnage in his wake. The media has dubbed him Strawberries, and the country is mesmerized.Detective Harry Bland is a broken...

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The Nyte Patrol

After alienating her friends, getting benched by her coach, and nearly decapitating a teammate with a bat, college softball player Lexie Rodriguez’s life feels like it can’t get any worse. Little does she know it’s about to get a whole lot...

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Brutal Bedtime Stories

Amazon-bestselling horror collection.Multiple Award-Winning Authors Is there anything as horrifying as what David's wife gave birth to? How about that advertisement Tobias found that was selling a human head, condition used?Then there's Hayong's experience in...

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The Smell

A disease called the rot has spread to the United States, leading to a quarantine being imposed on most of California. Victims react in different ways. Most become like zombies, wandering about aimlessly unless they come across someone to bite and spread the disease....

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The Bird

Another nail-biting horror novella from the Queen of ScreamEveryone's nightmareWhen five-year-old Winnie finds a little bird that is hurt, she wants to take it in and take care of it. Her mother is reluctant. She is terrified of birds. As she rightfully should be......

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Manners and Monsters

A lady never reveals the true extent of her decay... Hannah Miles lives a quiet existence, helping her parents conduct research into a most terrible affliction - until a gruesome murder during her best friend's engagement party pulls her from the shadows. With her...

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Black Wings of Cthulhu

From the depths of R'lyeh come twenty-one brand-new, utterly terrifying, and thoroughly entertaining tales of Lovecraftian horror and the macabre Taking their inspiration from works by Lovecraft himself, prominent writers such as Caitlin R. Kiernan,...

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Generation Z

It’s been twelve years since the undead hordes swept over the earth forcing mankind to the brink of extinction. We now live like rats, scavenging in the ruins of our fallen civilization as the dead hunt us night and day.There is little left to scavenge, however....

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The Prepper

Alfred and Samantha Aimes and their plucky family prepare and survive in a post-economic collapse world. As the world careens towards nuclear and economic disaster, Alfred, acting on his instincts, awakens and becomes a prepper. After four US cities are destroyed with...

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Karma

Karma Johnson has spent her entire adult life working to become a member of FBI's Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team. She's earned her transfer to CARD, but when she's caught up in the kidnapping of an infant from a festival, she learns what it's like to be the...

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Scar

Scar is a killing machine. Born from DNA spliced between the extinct Megalodon and modern day Great White, he has a viciousness that transcends time. His evil is reflected in his eyes, his savagery in his two-inch serrated teeth, his ruthlessness in his trail of...

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Broken Monsters

A criminal mastermind creates violent tableaus in abandoned Detroit warehouses in Lauren Beukes's genre-bending novel of suspense. Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by Detroit's standards: half boy, half deer, somehow...

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Getting Out

Do you have what it takes to survive?The EMP hits. The lights go out and silence roars. Society is on the brink of violent chaos. The only way to survive is to get out, away from the cities and into the wilderness.Max is an office worker with some gear and a plan....

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Edge of Collapse

In the dead of winter, an EMP attack destroys the U.S. power grid.No electricity. No cars or phones. The country is plunged into instant chaos.But for Hannah Sheridan, it's the best day of her life. For the last five years, she's been the captive of a sadistic...

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We Sang in the Dark

Eighteen years ago tragedy struck The Refuge cult in northern Minnesota. Forty people committed suicide and the entire compound burned to the ground. At just thirteen, Clare was the sole survivor found wandering miles from the encampment, hands blistered, memories of...

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Witchless in Seattle Mysteries

Dive into the wacky, paranormal world of ex-witch Stevie Cartwright, her ex-spy ghost Winterbottom, and beloved bat familiar, Belfry as they solve crimes in small town Ebenezer Falls, Washington! This collection includes: Witch Slapped, Quit Your Witchin', Dewitched...

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The Devil and the Deep

WINNER OF THE 2018 BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR BEST ANTHOLOGY Stranded on a desert island, a young man yearns for objects from his past. A local from a small coastal town in England is found dead as the tide goes out. A Norwegian whaling ship is stranded in the Arctic, its...

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The Wrath of the Just

From apocalypse...An act of terrorism unleashed an unspeakable biological weapon...and hell on earth. But as the masses felled by a hideous virus rose from the dead to prey on the living, a small band of survivors defied death and its ghastly spawn—determined to...

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The Wise Friend

“An absolute master of modern horror. And a damn fine writer at that” - Guillermo del Toro Featured in Booklist's Top SF/Fantasy & Horror of 2020. Patrick Torrington’s aunt Thelma was a successful artist whose late work turned towards the...

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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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Flashback

A provocative dystopian thriller set in a future that seems scarily possible, Flashback proves why Dan Simmons is one of our most exciting and versatile writers. The United States is near total collapse. But 87% of the population doesn't care: they're addicted to...

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Awakened

*** #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...

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Chill of Fear

Bestselling author Kay Hooper turns up the heat even as she chills readers to the bone with a suspense novel that distills the essence of fear itself. In this relentless thriller, two psychics put more than their lives on the line to stop a killer darker and more evil...

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The Mission

As a pilot recruited for a government agency, Amber hides a secret. Twenty years ago, she left her small southern town without looking back. To complete her training, she’ll face her worst fear. No one else remembers that night or sees the ghost who calls her name…

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Dreams and Shadows

Screenwriter and acclaimed film critic C. Robert Cargill makes his fiction debut with Dreams and Shadows, taking beloved fantasy tropes, giving them a twist, and turning out a wonderful, witty, and wry take on clash between the fairy world and our own.Something is...

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Dark Voyage

In 1914, fear and paranoia rule the high seas. Young Iain Cosgrove sets sail for a research trip aboard Lady Balgay, the last of Dundee’s once-grand sealing fleet.Fueled by rum and the crew's eerie tales, they obsess over ancient superstitions, which Iain...

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Thrown Away

Long after the world has died, one man goes on a journey to save a single soul, and ends up changing the lives of countless others.For Jack Avery, living among the ruins of the outer zone and scavenging to survive is not the worst of nightmares. Something haunts him...

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The Amber Project

200 years after the world ends, their future begins.In 2157, a mysterious gas known as Variant spreads across the globe, killing or mutating most organic life. The surviving humans take refuge in an underground city, determined to return home. But after generations of...

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Spirelli Paranormal Investigations

A human investigator in a magical world...what could possibly go wrong? Jack Spirelli, paranormal investigator, public debunker of supernatural frauds, and private fixer for the magic-using community has opened his doors. Between exposing paranormal hoaxes and...

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My Soul to Keep

"An eerie epic. I loved this novel." -- Stephen KingThe award-winning master of horror, acclaimed author, screenwriter, and scholar Tananarive Due’s classic African Immortals series starts with an electrifying piece of dark fantasy, My Soul to Keep....

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My Soul to Keep

"An eerie epic. I loved this novel." -- Stephen KingThe award-winning master of horror, acclaimed author, screenwriter, and scholar Tananarive Due’s classic African Immortals series starts with an electrifying piece of dark fantasy, My Soul to Keep....

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The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard

Here are Robert E. Howard’s greatest horror tales, all in their original, definitive versions. Some of Howard’s best-known characters—Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, and sailor Steve Costigan among them—roam the forbidding locales of the...

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Swan Song

New York Times Bestseller: A young girl’s visions offer the last hope in a postapocalyptic wasteland in this “grand and disturbing adventure” (Dean Koontz). A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick   Swan is a nine-year-old Idaho girl following...

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Creature

‘It’s much more than most creature features, it has heart and thought, and a superb, head-on horror conclusion. The best Hunter Shea I’ve read so far and by more than a little.’ - Eddie Generous (Unnerving Magazine) The monsters live inside...

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Helminth

Rei would do anything for those she loves. As her best friend, Abby, struggles to cope with the sudden loss of her husband, Rei and her closest girlfriends take her to a beautiful lakeside house nestled in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, hoping that a weekend of...

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Frankenstein in Baghdad

*Man Booker International Prize finalist* “Brave and ingenious.” —The New York Times “Gripping, darkly humorous . . . profound.” —Phil Klay, bestselling author and National Book Award winner for Redeployment...

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The House on Fisher Street

One house on Fisher Street is different to all the others. Protected by a state-of-the-art security system, this particular house is clearly owned by someone who has a lot of money. Somebody definitely lives there, yet he never leaves the property. He lives all alone,...

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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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Moon Child

The Craft meets The Shining in this slow-burn Florida gothic horror. 18-year-old Cuban-American Valentina Callejas was raised to do what her Catholic grandparents say to do. But Valentina feels a different pull--an affinity with nature, a desire to read tarot cards...

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Fevre Dream

A THRILLING REINVENTION OF THE VAMPIRE NOVEL BY THE MASTER OF MODERN FANTASY, GEORGE R. R. MARTIN   Abner Marsh, a struggling riverboat captain, suspects that something’s amiss when he is approached by a wealthy aristocrat with a lucrative offer. The hauntingly pale,...

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Unlovely

The safest and most dangerous place to be is in your own head… After escaping her abusive parents, eighteen-year-old Cora, who suffers from body dysmorphia, rents an isolated cottage in a backward town to live the rest of her life in peace. But just as...

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Godzilla

The official novelization of the much-anticipated brand-new Godzilla movie--a rebirth for the major international franchise! Gareth Edwards' Godzilla will be released on May 16, 2014!    An epic rebirth of Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the...

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Between

As president of the Homeowner’s Association, Mitch Flynn expected a long night of settling petty disputes between the residents of Country Road 407. But when a charred man in a lab coat shows up, the monthly HOA meeting takes a much darker turn.Because the night...

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Between

As president of the Homeowner’s Association, Mitch Flynn expected a long night of settling petty disputes between the residents of Country Road 407. But when a charred man in a lab coat shows up, the monthly HOA meeting takes a much darker turn. Because the...

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Belladonna

Some say that Siren’s lure men to their deaths with a song as sweet as angels. Patrick doesn’t hold with such silly superstitions, but he also doesn’t believe in love at first sight until he lays eyes on Eleanor. The pale woman in the water has other plans for...

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Sins of the Father

“Fast-paced, relentlessly horrific, and loaded with twists and surprises, Faherty’s dark tour of Innsmouth delivers a gut-wrenching tale of madness, monsters, and heartbreak. Action-packed cosmic horror at its gruesome best!” —James...

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The Nightmare Room

Winner Best Debut Novel, Indie Horror Book Awards Inquisitr's Best Horror Books of 2018 12 of the Best Scary Audiobooks of 2018, Insider New York audiobook narrator Peter Larson and his wife Hannah head to his hometown of Maple City to help Peter's ailing father and...

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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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Parallel Ghost

When Bellwether Hospital opened its doors in 1924, it was called the Bellwether Asylum for the criminally insane. Of course, we don’t call people insane anymore, we use nicer terms like mental illness, or developmentally disabled, or cognitively impaired, or “on the...

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Doll House

“This book is not for the faint of heart. It's deliciously dark and gruesome.” –Where the Reader Grows“The female lead, Olivia, is a great character. She reminded me of Jamie Lee Curtis.” –Cedar Hollow Horror ReviewsAuthor...

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Allison

"Takes the girl-with-supernatural-powers-gets-pushed-too-far trope and makes it delicious again." -- Errant Dreams Allison can break your bones with her mind, and she can't control her power. Now forty-five years old, she's spent her life trying to stay away...

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Zombies! 1

From the author of "The Zournal" comes a horrifying new series that'll grab you by the throat and take you on a crazy thrill ride through the Apocalypse. In this first book stand with our heroes as Zombies overrun the planet. Watch as those lucky enough to...

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Snowball

"Readers will be riveted by this genuinely scary holiday phantasmagoria."– Publishers Weekly A group of motorists become stranded on a lonely stretch of highway during a Christmas Eve blizzard and fight for survival against an unnatural force in the...

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A Sinister Quartet

Check the full range of Dark Fantastic e-book deals at https://bit.ly/DarkFantastik 2020 Locus Recommended Reading List Best AnthologyContains “The Twice-Drowned Saint” by C.S.E. Cooney 2020 Locus Recommended Reading List Best First Novel “With...

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