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Ghostly Tales for the Season

Branch Perryville Branch

Created by Nancy Strakna
  • Details about I Remember You

    I Remember You

    Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

    I Remember You won the Icelandic Crime Fiction Award and also was nominated for The Glass Key Award. In this terrifying tale, three friends set to work renovating a rundown house in a remote, totally isolated location. But they soon realize they are not as alone as they thought. Something wants them to leave. Meanwhile, in a nearby town, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son. When the two stories collide, the shocking ……more

  • Details about A Head Full of Ghosts

    A Head Full of Ghosts

    Paul Tremblay

    WINNER OF THE 2015 BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A NOVEL A chilling thriller that brilliantly blends psychological suspense and supernatural horror, reminiscent of Stephen King's The Shining, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, and William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist. The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents' despair, the doctors are u……more

  • Details about Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre

    Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre

    H. P. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft's readership was limited during his life, but his reputation since then has grown in leaps, and he is now regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. For decades there was a long and complex controversy about copyright regarding H. P. Lovecraft's stories, but it is now clear in recent years that his stories have effectively entered into the public domain as there is no record of copyright renewals at the Library of Congress, and other factors also have ……more

  • Details about Anna dressed in blood

    Anna dressed in blood

    Kendare Blake.

    Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead - keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay. When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost ……more

  • Details about Secondhand Spirits

    Secondhand Spirits

    Juliet Blackwell

    Love the vintage- not the ghosts Lily Ivory feels that she can finally fit in somewhere and conceal her "witchiness" in San Francisco. It's there that she opens her vintage clothing shop, outfitting customers both spiritually and stylistically. Just when things seem normal, a client is murdered and children start disappearing from the Bay Area. Lily has a good idea that some bad phantoms are behind it. Can she keep her identity secret, or will her witchy ways be forced out of the closet as sh……more

  • Details about Meddling Kids

    Meddling Kids

    Edgar Cantero

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Freaky scratches a nostalgic itch for those who grew up on Saturday morning Scooby-Doo cartoons and sugar-bombed breakfast cereal" --USA Today "Deliriously wild, funny and imaginative. Cantero is an original voice." --Charles Yu, author of How to Live in a Science Fictional Universe With raucous humor and brilliantly orchestrated mayhem, Meddling Kids subverts teen detective archetypes like the Hardy Boys, the Famous Five, and Scooby-Doo, and delive……more

  • Details about The Mercy of the Tide

    The Mercy of the Tide

    Keith Rosson

    Riptide, Oregon, 1983. A sleepy coastal town, where crime usually consists of underage drinking down at a Wolf Point bonfire. But then strange things start happening: a human skeleton is unearthed in a local park and mutilated animals begin appearing, seemingly sacrificed, on the town's beaches. The Mercy of the Tide follows four people drawn irrevocably together by a recent tragedy as they do their best to reclaim their lives - leading them all to a discovery that will change them and their tow……more

  • Details about The New Hunger: A Novella

    The New Hunger: A Novella

    Isaac Marion

    "In rich, evocative prose, Marion transports his readers back into the postapocalyptic parable he first brought to life--or death--in his brilliant debut Warm Bodies ." -- Library Journal (starred review) "Refreshingly unique...I love this novella." -- LitStack The must-read prequel to the "highly original" ( The Seattle Times ) New York Times bestseller Warm Bodies-- now a major motion picture--from the author whose genre-defying debut turned the classic horror story on its head. The end ……more

  • Details about The Curse of Jacob Tracy

    The Curse of Jacob Tracy

    Holly Messinger

    St. Louis in 1880 is full of ghosts, and Jacob Tracy can see them all. Ever since he nearly died on the battlefield at Antietam, Trace has been haunted by the country's restless dead. The curse cost him his family, his calling to the church, and damn near his sanity. He stays out of ghost-populated areas as much as possible these days, guiding wagon trains West from St. Louis, with his pragmatic and skeptical partner, Boz. During the spring work lull, Trace gets an unusual job offer. Miss Fairwe……more

  • Details about A Taste for Monsters

    A Taste for Monsters

    Matthew J. Kirby

    Haunted by the ghosts of Jack the Ripper's victims, a young woman in Victorian London is set on a terrifying path to salvation. The real monsters are men. London 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn, a young woman disfigured by her dangerous work in a matchstick factory with nowhere to go, does not know what to make of her new position as a maid to the Elephant Man in London Hospital. Evelyn wanted to be locked away from the world, like he is, shut away from t……more

  • Details about Ghosts and Haunted Houses of Maryland

    Ghosts and Haunted Houses of Maryland

    Trish Gallagher; Howard Burns (Illustrator)

    Maryland is "alive" with the dead-ghosts, haunted houses, and things that go bump in the day, as well as the night. This is a collection of twenty-five of the state's most fascinating accounts of the supernatural from the flatlands of the Eastern Shore to the mountains of western Maryland. You'll read ghost tales that are as varied as Maryland's topography. You'll meet characters like the infamous slave kidnapper, Patty Cannon, and the controversial Dr. Samuel Mudd.Whether or not you believe in ……more

  • Details about My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon

    My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon

    P. N. Elrod (Editor)

    What newly married couple doesn't dream of a romantic retreat where they can escape the world for a while--but what happens when supernatural forces intrude on their wedded bliss? Nine of today's hottest paranormal authors answer that question in this all-star collection of supernatural stories. Can a vampire-hunter enjoy her honeymoon when she's just learned that her new hubby is a werewolf? How can newlyweds focus on their wedding night when their honeymoon suite is haunted by feuding ghosts?……more