Halloween Books for Adults

The Last House on Needless Street Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250812629
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 28th, 2021

"The buzz...is real. I've read it and was blown away. It's a true nerve-shredder that keeps its mind-blowing secrets to the very end." —Stephen King

An Indie Next Pick!
A LibraryReads Top 10 Pick!
A Library Journal Editors' Pick! STARRED reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly!

The Death of Jane Lawrence: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250272584
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 5th, 2021


From the Bram Stoker-nominated author of The Luminous Dead comes a gothic fantasy horror--The Death of Jane Lawrence.

“A delicious Gothic romance.... By the time the book reached that point of no return, I was so invested that I would have followed Jane into the very depths of hell.” —NPR.org

HEX Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250780935
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 21st, 2021

“This is totally, brilliantly original.” —Stephen King

“HEX is creepy and gripping and original, sure to be one of the top horror novels of 2016.” —George R.R. Martin

The English language debut of the bestselling Dutch novel, Hex, from Thomas Olde Heuvelt--a Hugo and World Fantasy award nominated talent to watch

Magic Lessons: Book #1 of the Practical Magic Series Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982108854
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 7th, 2021

In this “ bewitching” (The New York Times Book Review) novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic.

Where does the story of the Ow

Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery Cover Image
By Brom
ISBN: 9781250622006
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 14th, 2021

Set in Colonial New England, Slewfoot is a tale of magic and mystery, of triumph and terror as only dark fantasist Brom can tell it.

Connecticut, 1666.

An ancient spirit awakens in a dark wood. The wildfolk call him Father, slayer, protector.

The colonists call him Slewfoot, demon, devil.

Spirits of the Otherworld: A Grimoire of Occult Cocktails and Drinking Rituals Cover Image
ISBN: 9783791387147
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Published: Prestel - September 7th, 2021

Alcohol meets alchemy in this fun and darkly fascinating collection of cocktail recipes to suit your every mood and whim.

The Between: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063157675
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 5th, 2021

“An extraordinary work of humane imagination . . . call it magic realism with soul.”—Locus

“Finely honed . . . always engages and frequently surprises.”—New York Times Book Review

Summer Sons Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250790286
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Published: Tordotcom - September 28th, 2021

Lee Mandelo's debut Summer Sons is a sweltering, queer Southern Gothic that crosses Appalachian street racing with academic intrigue, all haunted by a hungry ghost.

Nothing But Blackened Teeth Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250759412
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Published: Tor Nightfire - October 19th, 2021

An Indie Next Pick!
An October LibraryReads Pick!
A Most Anticipated Read on Goodreads, Tor.com, Crime Reads, BookRiot, The Nerd Daily, and more.

Cassandra Khaw's Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a gorgeously creepy haunted house tale, steeped in Japanese folklore and full of devastating twists.

Creepy Cross-Stitch: 25 Spooky Projects to Haunt Your Halls Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645674283
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Published: Page Street Publishing - September 28th, 2021


From spooky skulls to ghoulish graveyards, Lindsay Swearingen of Tusk and Cardinal gives cross-stitch a dark yet whimsical update. Curious creatures like phantom felines, legendary fixtures from folklore like Baba Yaga and all manner of haunted houses make the perfect subjects for these needlework masterpieces.

The Manningtree Witches Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646220649
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Published: Catapult - August 10th, 2021

Wolf Hall meets The Favourite in this beguiling debut novel that brilliantly brings to life the residents of a small English town in the grip of the seventeenth-century witch trials and the young woman tasked with saving them all from themselves.

Bones: Inside and Out Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393868258
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 26th, 2021

A lively, illustrated exploration of the 500-million-year history of bone, a touchstone for understanding vertebrate life and human culture.

Dark Archives: A Librarian's Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250800169
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Published: Picador - October 19th, 2021

On bookshelves around the world, surrounded by ordinary books bound in paper and leather, rest other volumes of a distinctly strange and grisly sort: those bound in human skin. Would you know one if you held it in your hand?

The Book of Magic: A Novel (The Practical Magic Series #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982151485
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 12th, 2021

Master storyteller Alice Hoffman brings us the conclusion of the Practical Magic series in a spellbinding and enchanting final Owens novel brimming with lyric beauty and vivid characters.

The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for over three-hundred years but all of that is about to change.

Ghosts Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681375724
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Published: NYRB Classics - October 26th, 2021

An elegantly hair-raising collection of Edith Wharton's ghost stories, selected and with a preface written by the author herself.

Payback's a Witch (The Witches of Thistle Grove #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593336069
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Published: Berkley - October 5th, 2021

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina meets The L Word in this fresh, sizzling New York Times bestselling rom-com by Lana Harper.

Chasing Ghosts: A Tour of Our Fascination with Spirits and the Supernatural Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683692775
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Published: Quirk Books - September 28th, 2021

Take a spirited tour through the supernatural history of America, from its haunted sites to its famous ghosts to its ghost-obsessed pop culture.

The Wild Unknown Pocket Tarot Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063113732
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Published: HarperOne - November 16th, 2021

A compact, portable version of Kim Krans’ blockbuster New York Times bestselling tarot deck and guidebook, featuring her lush four-color illustrations.

American Midnight: Tales of the Dark (Pushkin Collection) Cover Image
By Laird Hunt (Editor), Various (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9781782275954
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Published: Pushkin Press - August 31st, 2021

A chilling collection of classic weird and supernatural tales from the dark heart of American literature

Poe for Your Problems: Uncommon Advice from History's Least Likely Self-Help Guru Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762499090
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Published: Running Press Adult - September 7th, 2021

When life’s got you down and things aren’t going your way, who better to turn to than Edgar Allan Poe? Discover how to say "nevermore" to your problems in this darkly comedic and refreshing self-help guide.

Of all the writers anywhere, Poe might be the least likely person you'd ever turn to for advice.

Lovecraft Cocktails: Elixirs & Libations from the Lore of H. P. Lovecraft Cover Image
ISBN: 9781682686416
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Published: Countryman Press - October 19th, 2021

75 drinks, potions, concoctions, and offerings for your next haunted housewarming or Samhain soirée.

Mordew Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250817211
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Published: Tor Books - September 14th, 2021

Alex Pheby's Mordew launches an astonishingly inventive epic fantasy trilogy.

God is dead, his corpse hidden in the catacombs beneath Mordew.

The Book of Practical Witchcraft: A Compendium of Spells, Rituals and Occult Knowledge Cover Image
ISBN: 9781398808836
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Published: Sirius Entertainment - January 1st, 2022

Become a competent, confident spell-worker with this practical guide to witchcraft, presented in a beautiful hardcover with gilded page edges.

The Book of Divination: A Guide to Predicting the Future Cover Image
ISBN: 9781398808829
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Published: Sirius Entertainment - January 1st, 2022

This beautiful gold-embossed hardback reveals the hidden mysteries of divination, from tarot to palmistry.

Strange Tales from Japan: 99 Chilling Stories of Yokai, Ghosts, Demons and the Supernatural Cover Image
By Keisuke Nishimoto (Retold by), William Scott Wilson (Translator)
ISBN: 9784805316603
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - September 21st, 2021

Prepare to be spooked by these chilling Japanese short stories

Weird Women: Classic Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers: 1852-1923 Cover Image
By Lisa Morton (Editor), Leslie S. Klinger (Editor)
ISBN: 9781643138541
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Published: Pegasus Books - October 12th, 2021

From two acclaimed experts in the genre, a brand-new volume of supernatural stories showcasing the forgotten female horror writers from 1852–1923.

While the nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley may be hailed as the first modern writer of horror, the success of her immortal Frankenstein undoubtedly inspired dozens of female authors who wrote their own evocative, chilling tales.

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That Dark Infinity Cover Image
ISBN: 9780759557833
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

An immortal monster hunter and a royal handmaiden embark on an epic journey to change their fates in this soul-stirring young adult fantasy novel for fans of The Witcher and The Last Unicorn.

By night, the Ankou is a legendary, permanently young mercenary—the most fearsome sword for hire in all of the Five Lands, and its most abiding mystery.

Oksi Cover Image
By Mari Ahokoivu, Silja-Maaria Aronpuro (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781646141128
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Published: Levine Querido - October 26th, 2021

Where was the bear born?
Where delivered?
By the moon, next to the sun
Among the stars of the plough
Sent to Earth in a golden cradle
With silvery chains.

Poorling is a little bear. She's a bit different from her brothers.

Mother keeps their family safe. For the Forest is full of dangers. It is there that Mana lives, with her Shadow children.

Squad Cover Image
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062943149
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 5th, 2021

An IndieBound Bestseller

Squad is a fast-paced and feminist horror story for every girl who’s ever felt like prey, and asks how far a girl should go to hunt the hunters.”—Laura Ruby, author of National Book Award Finalist Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

The Book of Raven: Corvids in Art and Legend Cover Image
ISBN: 9781786277015
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - October 19th, 2021

Corvids play an outsize role in the human imagination. We keep ravens in towers, emblazon rooks on banners, find crows in the constellations and make sure to salute solitary magpies.

Creepy Cat Vol. 1 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781648277870
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Published: Seven Seas - October 19th, 2021

A full-color young adult graphic novel series that originated as a webcomic about a beloved ghostly cat!

Flora moves into a mysterious mansion and finds it inhabited by a strange creature--Creepy Cat! Thus begins her strange and sometimes dangerous life with a feline roommate. This Gothic comedy brings the chuckles...and the chills!

The Lost Girls: A Vampire Revenge Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645673149
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Published: Page Street Kids - September 14th, 2021

Getting over Your Vampire Ex is as Easy as Killing Him and Stealing His Girlfriend

Help the Witch Cover Image
By Tom Cox
ISBN: 9781783528394
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Published: Unbound - October 12th, 2021

Ghost stories for the 21st Century set in the dark dark country hedgerows and hills of England.

Japanese Ghost Stories Cover Image
By Lafcadio Hearn, Paul Murray (Editor), Paul Murray (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780241381274
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 24th, 2019

Brilliantly entertaining and eerie ghost stories, regarded as major classics in Japan, by the Irish writer and Japanophile Lafcadio Hearn—whose life inspired bestselling writer Monique Truong's novel The Sweetest Fruits

A Penguin Classic

White Smoke Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063029095
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 14th, 2021

The Haunting of Hill House meets Get Out in this chilling YA psychological thriller and modern take on the classic haunted house story from New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson!

The Penguin Book of Witches Cover Image
By Katherine Howe (Editor), Katherine Howe (Introduction by), Katherine Howe (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780143106180
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 30th, 2014

Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America, compiled by the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs

The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters Cover Image
By Scott G. Bruce (Editor)
ISBN: 9780143107682
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 27th, 2016

The walking dead from 15 centuries haunt this compendium of ghostly visitations through the ages, exploring the history of our fascination with zombies and other restless souls.

The Taking of Jake Livingston Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984812537
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 13th, 2021

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!

Get Out meets Holly Jackson in this YA social thriller where survival is not a guarantee.

The Woods Are Always Watching Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525426028
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

New from bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, and the perfect companion to her New York Times bestseller There's Someone Inside Your House, coming to Netflix October 6!