Alden Bell – The Angels Are the Reapers (Fic Bell) A 15-year-old girl is born into a world of darkness and zombies, where even other humans can’t be trusted.
Lauren Beukes – Broken Monsters (Mystery Beukes) – A detective finds a dead body: half-human, half-deer. And that’s just the start.
Brett Easton Ellis – American Psycho (Fic Ellis) – Think Crime and Punishment’s Raskolnikov with less of a conscience, a stronger sadistic streak, and a highly contemptuous attitude. Strong stomach recommended.
Joe Hill – Heart Shaped Box (Fic Hill) – A collector of macabre things keeps a ghost locked away in a heart shaped box. But once the box is opened, there’s only one thing our ghost wants: revenge.
Shirley Jackson – The Haunting of Hill House (Fic Jackson) – One of the best modern ghost stories.
Stephen King – It, The Stand (Fic King) If you’re not familiar with King’s work, a dark, cold, and lonely night may not be the best time to introduce yourself…
H.P. Lovecraft – Tales of H.P. Lovecraft (Fic Lovecraft) One of the horror genre greats: his most famous story is The Call of Cthulu.
C. B. McKenzie – Bad Country (Mystery McKenzie) A Pasqua Yaqui Indian turned bounty hunter comes home to discover a dead body with jumbled piles of cinder blocks on either side of him. Soon after, our hero is pulled into one of the strangest cases of his life.
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (Fic Poe) – The grandmaster of horror. Now, what’s that sound emanating from the wall?
Mary Shelley – Frankenstein (Fic Shelley) – Still one of the greatest psychological examinations of what makes us monsters vs humans.
Peter Straub – Ghost Story (Fic Straub) – A seedy hotel. A young man holds a little girl captive. He is anxious. She is not.
Carsten Stroud – Niceville (Fic Stroud) – A town called Niceville. A disappearance. A Robbery. Something’s not so nice about Niceville afterall…
Paul Tremblay – A Head Full of Ghosts (Fic Tremblay) Is 14-year-old Marjorie Bennett schizophrenic, cunningly manipulative, or demonically possessed?