Sometimes when I am at the desk alone I sense someone watching me.
I hear noises all the time. Books end up in the wrong place on the shelf!
The library has to be haunted.
I read enough horror to know a haunted building when I see one.
Think about it.
If you were a ghost where would you hope to linger?
The library is filled with stories and events and life and people. Not just any people, but people that are looking to read (or watch or listen to) ghost stories.
Stories about ghosts. It must be very self-validating for a ghost.
What are the options?
One could haunt an old victorian mansion. But there is always some matriarch telling children, “don’t be silly, there’s no such thing as ghosts!”
It would make that haunting business much more difficult.
With Halloween right around the corner, now is the time to be haunted or horrified or scared out of your mind.
And 2018 has been a great year for new horror books for adults.
There are a bunch of newcomers ready to make you shiver.
Also if you like scary books and creepy haunted places, check out our Pint and Click Haunted Book Discussion.
We will talk about White Is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi at the historic Methodist Campground on October 6th.
by Ezekiel Boone
In this thriller from Ezekiel Boone, author of The Hatching series, a family moves into a home equipped with the world's most intelligent, most cutting-edge, and most intuitive computer ever--with terrifying and catastrophic results.
by Francesco Dimitri
Four friends have a pact: to meet up on the same day every year in their small hometown in southern Italy. Art, the charismatic leader of the group, has always been adamant about the pact. But this year, he doesn't show up. Searching for him, the friends make a worrying discovery.
by Josh Malerman
The Danes--the band once known as the "Darlings of Detroit"--are washed up and desperate for inspiration, eager to once again have a number one hit. Then an agent from the US Army approaches them with an unexpected proposal: Will they travel to an African desert and track down the source of a mysterious and malevolent sound?
by Billy O'Callaghan
Maggie is a successful young artist who has had bad luck with men. Her last put her in the hospital and, after she's healed physically, left her needing to get out of London to heal mentally and find a place of quiet that will restore her creative spirit. On the rugged west coast of Ireland, perched on a wild cliff side, she spies the shell of a cottage that dates back to Great Famine and decides to buy it. When work on the house is done, she invites her dealer to come for the weekend to celebrate along with a couple of women friends, one of whom will become his wife. On the boozy last night, the other friend pulls out an Ouija board. What sinister thing they summon, once invited, will never go.
by Ahmad Saʻdāwī
After he constructs a corpse from body parts found on the street, Hadi wants the government to prepare a proper burial, but when the corpse goes missing, a series of strange murders occur and Hadi realizes he has created a monster.
by Paul Tremblay
Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road...One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, "None of what’s going to happen is your fault". Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects.
by Stuart Turton
Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others.