Haunting Halloween Book Recommendations

     It’s October, and that means we’ve entered that time of year with ghosts, ghouls, and everything scary. Are you looking for a new haunting book to read this October season? Look at this spooky list of amazing horror stories!

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, recommended by Mrs. Kotty

     “Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express is a wonderful classic story with one of her best characters, Poirot.”- Mrs. Kotty

     On the isolated trip of the Orient Express, an American tycoon is found dead in his train compartment. With the killer still among them, detective Hercule Poirot must learn the identity of the murderer before they decide to claim another victim.

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, recommended by Mr. Schoeph

     “This is a novella that, in my opinion, is just beyond eerie enough to be scary.  Although it’s short, thanks to James’s prolixious style, it is quite dense.  It can be read as a ghost story and nothing more, but it has come to be considered a psychological thriller, as well.  No matter how you see it, it exudes a spooky atmosphere through gripping storytelling.” – Mr. Schoeph

     A young governess is left to care for two small orphaned children in their uncle’s country house. All is going as well as can be expected until she sees the unknown apparitions…

The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe, recommended by Mrs. Ori.

     An unnamed narrator enters the dark and mysterious home of his childhood friend after being called for, though this trip might be more than he ever bargained for.

Salem’s Lot by Stephen King, recommended by Mr. Perry 

     Ben Mears, a successful writer, returns to his hometown after twenty-five years, though the residents might be a little more “bloodthirsty” than he remembers.

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, recommended by Mr. O’Rourke

    Best friend Jim Nightshade and William Halloway might just get more than they bargained for when visiting the traveling carnival that just arrived in town. They’re not going to get out of the mess alone…

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, recommended by Ms. Shoffer

     What would you do if you found out that your new wealthy husband and his household were haunted by the vicious spirit of his first wife Rebecca?