Here’s a sampling of the many book and audiobooks available for you to download anytime, anywhere with your Library card.

Little Girls
by Ronald Malfi

Title Little Girls
Author Malfi, Ronald
Subject Horror Thriller Fantasy Fiction
Description From Bram Stoker Award nominee Ronald Malfi comes a brilliantly chilling novel of childhood revisited, memories resurrected, and fears reborn…When Laurie was a little girl, she was forbidden to enter the room at the top of the stairs. It was one of many rules imposed by her cold, distant father. Now, in a final act of desparation, her father has exorcised his demons. But when Laurie returns to claim the estate with her husband and ten-year-old daughter, it’s as if the past refuses to die. She feels it lurking in the broken moldings, sees it staring from an empty picture frame, hears it laughing in the moldy greenhouse deep in the woods…At first, Laurie thinks she’s imagining things. But when she meets her daughter’s new playmate, Abigail, she can’t help but notice her uncanny resemblence to another little girl who used to live next door. Who died next door. With each passing day, Laurie’s uneasiness grows stronger, her thoughts more disturbing. Like her father, is she slowly losing her mind? Or is something truly unspeakable happening to those sweet little girls?
Publisher Kensington
Period Date 2015/06/30
Electronic Format HTML Adobe EPUB

Pearl
by Josh Malerman

Title Pearl
Author Malerman, Josh
Subject Horror Fantasy Fiction Humor (Fiction)
Description “From the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box comes the legend of a strange new monster unlike any other in horror. There’s something strange about Walter Kopple’s farm. At first it seems to be his grandson, who cruelly murders one of Walter’s pigs in an act of seemingly senseless violence. But then the rumors begin–people in town whisper that Walter’s grandson heard a voice that commanded him to kill. And that the voice belongs to a most peculiar creature: Walter’s pig, Pearl. Walter is not sure what to believe. He knows that he’s always been afraid of the strangely malevolent Pearl. But as madness and paranoia grip the town and the townspeople descend on Walter’s farm with violent wrath, Walter begins to wonder if true evil wears a human face”
Copyright Date 2021
Format Print and Cloud Library

Wicked
by Joanne Fluke

Title Wicked
Author Fluke, Joanne
Subject Horror Thriller Suspense Fiction
Description A Killer Rivalry. . .When Eve Carrington is chosen to participate in an exclusive writers workshop, she knows it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For one month, she will live, write, and share her work with nine other aspiring authors. The top three will get a chance to be published. But when the building they’re staying in isn’t ready and Eve sees the old mansion they’ll be moved into, she starts having second thoughts. Not only is the mansion isolated but the deadlines are tight, the pressure intense, and the competition incredibly fierce. Her biggest rival, Angela, is writing a murder mystery based on the workshop and its participants. It’s a brilliant idea. Until life begins to imitate art—and death begins to knock out the competition . . .
Publisher Kensington Books
Period Date 2016/08/01
Electronic Format HTML Adobe EPUB Kindle

The Sun Down Motel
by Simone St. James

Title The Sun Down Motel
Author St. James, Simone
Subject Literature Horror Thriller Fiction
Description AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSomething hasn’t been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary.Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.
Publisher Berkley Penguin Publishing Group
Period Date 2020/02/18
Electronic Format HTML Adobe EPUB Kindle

Bird Box
by Josh Malerman

Title Bird Box
Author Malerman, Josh
Subject Horror Thriller Suspense Fiction
Description Now a Netflix film starring Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, and Rosa Salazar!Written with the narrative tension of The Road and the exquisite terror of classic Stephen King, Bird Box is a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat horror thriller, set in an apocalyptic near-future world—a masterpiece of suspense from the brilliantly imaginative Josh Malerman.Something is out there . . . Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now, that the boy and girl are four, it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat—blindfolded—with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster?Engulfed in darkness, surrounded by sounds both familiar and frightening, Malorie embarks on a harrowing odyssey—a trip that takes her into an unseen world and back into the past, to the companions who once saved her. Under the guidance of the stalwart Tom, a motely group of strangers banded together against the unseen terror, creating order from the chaos. But when supplies ran low, they were forced to venture outside—and confront the ultimate question: in a world gone mad, who can really be trusted?Interweaving past and present, Josh Malerman’s breathtaking debut is a horrific and gripping snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.
Publisher Ecco
Period Date 2014/05/13
Electronic Format HTML Adobe EPUB Kindle

The Complete H.P. Lovecraft Collection
by H.P. Lovecraft

Title The Complete H.P. Lovecraft Collection
Author Lovecraft, H.P.
Subject Horror Mystery Fiction
Description Fiction, Poetry, Essays and Letters from the Master of the Macabre, H.P. Lovecraft Read the complete collection of writings from H.P. Lovecraft. This edition includes a fully linked table of contents so you can find your favorites easily and return to Lovecraft’s work again and again. The following stories (plus poems, letters and essays!) are included in this massive ebook: The Alchemist At the Mountains of Madness Azathoth The Battle that Ended the Century The Beast in the Cave Beyond the Wall of Sleep The Book The Call of Cthulhu The Case of Charles Dexter Ward The Cats of Ulthar Celephaïs The Challenge from Beyond Collapsing Cosmoses The Colour out of Space Cool Air The Crawling Chaos The Curse of Yig Dagon The Descendant The Diary of Alonzo Typer The Disinterment The Doom That Came to Sarnath The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath The Dreams in the Witch House The Dunwich Horror The Electric Executioner The Evil Clergyman Ex Oblivione Facts concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family The Festival From Beyond The Green Meadow The Haunter of the Dark He Herbert West—Reanimator History of the Necronomicon The Hoard of the Wizard-Beast The Horror at Martin’s Beach The Horror at Red Hook The Horror in the Burying-Ground The Horror in the Museum The Hound Hypnos Ibid In the Vault In the Walls of Eryx The Last Test The Little Glass Bottle The Lurking Fear The Man of Stone Medusa’s Coil Memory The Moon-Bog The Mound The Music of Erich Zann The Mysterious Ship The Mystery of the Grave-Yard The Nameless City The Night Ocean Nyarlathotep Old Bugs The Other Gods Out of the Aeons The Outsider Pickman’s Model The Picture in the House Poetry and the Gods Polaris The Quest of Iranon The Rats in the Walls A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson The Secret Cave or John Lees Adventure The Shadow out of Time The Shadow over Innsmouth Discarded Draft of The Shadow over Innsmouth The Shunned House The Silver Key The Slaying of the Monster The Statement of Randolph Carter The Strange High House in the Mist The Street Sweet Ermengarde The Temple The Terrible Old Man The Thing in the Moonlight The Thing on the Doorstep Through the Gates of the Silver Key “Till A’ the Seas” The Tomb The Transition of Juan Romero The Trap The Tree The Tree on the Hill Two Black Bottles Under the Pyramids The Unnamable The Very Old Folk What the Moon Brings The Whisperer in Darkness The White Ship Winged Death This edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers and contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.
Publisher Xist Publishing Xist Classics
Period Date 2016/03/17
Electronic Format HTML Adobe EPUB Kindle

Haunted Hideout
by Michelle Dorey

Title Haunted Hideout
Author Dorey, Michelle
Subject Horror Thriller Fantasy Fiction
Description The FBI safe house is haunted? They didn’t know it was the last day of normal. Liam-husband, father-the rock who anchored them in a comfortable life in sunny Miami had been gunned down by a hit man. The wounds of losing him are raw when Lydia and her two children are snatched for their own protection. The FBI scoop the family into the Witness Protection Program. Their safety from the drug cartel is assured. Or is it? The FBI makes a serious mistake in the relocation plan. The secluded farmhouse in a northern state is anything but a sanctuary. No one questioned why they could buy the house so cheap. No one listened to the local yokel tale of what happened there. A tale of a dark and tragic history. Ghosts of the past have abided there for years, forcing other families to flee for their lives. At first the entities toy with Lydia and her children, flickering the lights, banging doors, and revealing fleeting glimpses. When a raging blizzard traps the family there, the haunting escalates. What had been frightening escapades become dangerous threats. Deadly threats. Years before there had been a massacre in this house. It’s time for another. Will they survive the night?
Publisher Tantor Media, Inc. Tantor Audio
Period Date 2019/05/28
Electronic Format MP3 OverDrive Listen

A Head Full of Ghosts
by Paul Tremblay

Title A Head Full of Ghosts
Author Tremblay, Paul
Subject Literature Horror Fiction
Description WINNER OF THE 2015 BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A NOVELA 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 unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts’ plight. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend.Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface—and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil.
Publisher HarperAudio
Period Date 2015/06/02
Electronic Format MP3 OverDrive Listen

My Heart is a Chainsaw
by Stephen Graham Jones

Title My Heart is a Chainsaw
Author Jones, Stephen Grahamn
Subject Horror Films – Fiction
Description “In her quickly gentrifying rural lake town Jade sees recent events only her encyclopedic knowledge of horror films could have prepared her for in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature, Stephen Graham Jones. “Some girls just don’t know how to die…” Shirley Jackson meets Friday the 13th in My Heart Is a Chainsaw, written by the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Good Indians Stephen Graham Jones, called “a literary master” by National Book Award winner Tananarive Due and “one of our most talented living writers” by Tommy Orange. Alma Katsu calls My Heart Is a Chainsaw “a homage to slasher films that also manages to defy and transcend genre.” On the surface is a story of murder in small-town America. But beneath is its beating heart: a biting critique of American colonialism, Indigenous displacement, and gentrification, and a heartbreaking portrait of a broken young girl who uses horror movies to cope with the horror of her own life. Jade Daniels is an angry, half-Indian outcast with an abusive father, an absent mother, and an entire town that wants nothing to do with her. She lives in her own world, a world in which protection comes from an unusual source: horror movies…especially the ones where a masked killer seeks revenge on a world that wronged them. And Jade narrates the quirky history of Proofrock as if it is one of those movies. But when blood actually starts to spill into the waters of Indian Lake, she pulls us into her dizzying, encyclopedic mind of blood and masked murderers, and predicts exactly how the plot will unfold. Yet, even as Jade drags us into her dark fever dream, a surprising and intimate portrait emerges…a portrait of the scared and traumatized little girl beneath the Jason Voorhees mask: angry, yes, but also a girl who easily cries, fiercely loves, and desperately wants a home. A girl whose feelings are too big for her body. My Heart Is a Chainsaw is her story, her homage to horror and revenge and triumph”-
Publisher Listening Library (Audio) Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Period Date 2019/08/06
Electronic Format Cloud Library and Overdrive (Libby) Audio / also in print and Audiobook CD formats

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
by Holly Black

Title The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Author Black, Holly
Subject Horror Fantasy Young Adult Fiction
Description A dark, edgy, wholly original reinvention of the vampire novel from bestselling, acclaimed author Holly BlackTana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing.
Publisher Hachette Book Group
Period Date 2013/09/17
Electronic Format MP3 OverDrive Listen

The Haunting of Hill House
by Shirley Jackson

Title The Haunting of Hill House
Author Jackson, Shirley
Subject Horror Fiction
Description Past the rusted gates and untrimmed hedges, Hill House broods and waits. Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable noises and self-closing doors, but Hill House is gathering its powers and will soon choose one of them to make its own. This classic horror novel has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror.
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC Blackstone Publishing
Period Date 2010/09/29
Electronic Format MP3 OverDrive Listen

Shirley Jackson
by Ruth Franklin

Title Shirley Jackson
Author Franklin, Ruth
Subject Biography & Autobiography Nonfiction
Description This historically relevant biography establishes Shirley Jackson as a towering figure in American literature and revives the life and work of a neglected master.Known to millions mainly as the author of the “The Lottery,” Shirley Jackson has been curiously absent from the mainstream American literary canon. A genius of literary suspense and psychological horror, Jackson plumbed the cultural anxiety of postwar America more deeply than anyone. Ruth Franklin reveals the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the author of The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle.Placing Jackson within an American gothic tradition stretching back to Hawthorne and Poe, Franklin demonstrates how her unique contribution to this genre came from her focus on “domestic horror.” Almost two decades before The Feminine Mystique ignited the women’s movement, Jackson’s stories and nonfiction chronicles were already exploring the exploitation and the desperate isolation of women, particularly married women, in American society.Here Jackson emerges as a ferociously talented, determined, and prodigiously creative writer when it was unusual for a woman to have both a family and a profession. Mother of four and wife of a prominent New Yorker critic and academic, Jackson lived a seemingly bucolic life in Vermont. Yet, much like her stories, which explored the claustrophobia of marriage and motherhood, Jackson’s creativity was haunted by a darker side. As her career progressed, her marriage became more tenuous, her anxiety mounted, and she became addicted to amphetamines and tranquilizers. Franklin insightfully details the effects of Jackson’s upbringing, hypercritical mother, and relationship with her husband.Based on previously undiscovered correspondence and dozens of new interviews, this book explores an astonishing talent shaped by a damaging childhood and turbulent marriage and becomes the definitive biography of a generational avatar and American literary giant.
Publisher Blackstone Publishing
Period Date 2016/09/27
Electronic Format MP3 OverDrive Listen