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

Welcome to Night Vale
by Joseph Fink

Title Welcome to Night Vale
Author Fink, Joseph
Subject Horror Fantasy Fiction Humor (Fiction)
Description From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves…no matter where we live.”Hypnotic and darkly funny. . . . Belongs to a particular strain of American gothic that encompasses The Twilight Zone, Stephen King and Twin Peaks, with a bit of Tremors thrown in.”—The GuardianLocated in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge.Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked “KING CITY” by a mysterious man in a tan jacket holding a deer skin suitcase. Everything about him and his paper unsettles her, especially the fact that she can’t seem to get the paper to leave her hand, and that no one who meets this man can remember anything about him. Jackie is determined to uncover the mystery of King City and the man in the tan jacket before she herself unravels.Night Vale PTA treasurer Diane Crayton’s son, Josh, is moody and also a shape shifter. And lately Diane’s started to see her son’s father everywhere she goes, looking the same as the day he left years earlier, when they were both teenagers. Josh, looking different every time Diane sees him, shows a stronger and stronger interest in his estranged father, leading to a disaster Diane can see coming, even as she is helpless to prevent it.Diane’s search to reconnect with her son and Jackie’s search for her former routine life collide as they find themselves coming back to two words: “KING CITY”. It is King City that holds the key to both of their mysteries, and their futures…if they can ever find it.
Publisher Harper Perennial
Period Date 2015/10/20
Electronic Format HTML Adobe EPUB

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

House of Salt and Sorrows
by Erin A. Craig

Title House of Salt and Sorrows
Author Craig, Erin A.
Subject Horror Fantasy Folklore Young Adult Fiction
Description “Step inside a fairy tale.”—Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of CaravalGet swept away by the New York Times bestseller that Melissa Albert, author of The Hazel Wood, calls “eerie” and “lovely.” As one by one her beautiful sisters mysteriously die on their isolated island estate, Annaleigh must unravel the curse that haunts her family. Be careful who you dance with…In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor with her sisters and their father and stepmother. Once there were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that her sister’s deaths were no accidents. The girls have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?When Annaleigh’s involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it’s a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next. House of Salt and Sorrows is a spellbinding novel filled with magic and the rustle of gossamer skirts down long, dark hallways. Get ready to be swept away.”An eerie, lovely Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling full of ghosts and gods and a fascinating waterfront world and I’m reading it from behind my fingers.”—Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood
Publisher Listening Library (Audio) Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Period Date 2019/08/06
Electronic Format MP3 OverDrive Listen

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