Don't Turn Out the Lights! Horror picks by Ryan

You want creepy? Ryan knows creepy. Here are some horror books that she thinks you might like.

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Nothing But Blackened Teeth By Cassandra Khaw Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250759412
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Published: Tor Nightfire - October 19th, 2021

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!
A Bram Stoker Award Nominee and World Fantasy Award Finalist!
An August Derleth Award Nominee!
An Indie Next and
October LibraryReads Pick!
2022 RUSA Reading List: Horror Winner!
A Most Anticipated Read on Goodreads, Tor.com, Crime Reads, BookRiot, The Nerd Daily, and more.


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Daphne: A Novel By Josh Malerman Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593157015
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Published: Del Rey - September 20th, 2022

Horror has a new name: Daphne. A brutal, enigmatic woman stalks a high school basketball team in a reimagining of the slasher genre by the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box.

“A superb serial killer novel and a great coming-of-age story.”—Gabino Iglesias, author of The Devil Takes You Home


Pearl By Josh Malerman Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593237830
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Published: Del Rey - October 12th, 2021

From Josh Malerman, the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box and Malorie, comes the legend of Pearl, a strange new monster unlike any other in horror (previously published as On This, the Day of the Pig).


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Goblin: A Novel in Six Novellas By Josh Malerman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593237823
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Published: Del Rey - January 11th, 2022

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box and Malorie comes a chilling story that revolves around a mysterious small town, revealing its sinister secrets one by one.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL • “Must-read horror.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)


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My Heart Is a Chainsaw (The Indian Lake Trilogy #1) By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982137649
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 29th, 2022

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel

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 chilling novel that “will give you nightmares.


The Return By Rachel Harrison Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593098677
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Published: Berkley - October 6th, 2020

A group of friends reunite after one of them has returned from a mysterious two-year disappearance in this edgy and haunting debut.


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Cackle By Rachel Harrison Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593202029
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Published: Berkley - October 5th, 2021

A darkly funny, frightening novel about a young woman learning how to take what she wants from a witch who may be too good to be true, from the author of The Return.
 


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Plain Bad Heroines: A Novel By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator)
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062942852
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Published: William Morrow - October 20th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“A delectable brew of gothic horror and Hollywood satire . . . [and] what makes all this so much fun is Danforth’s deliciously ghoulish voice . . . exquisite." —Ron Charles, THE WASHINGTON POST


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The Book of Accidents: A Novel By Chuck Wendig Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399182150
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Published: Del Rey - March 15th, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A family returns to their hometown—and to the dark past that haunts them still—in this masterpiece of literary horror by the New York Times bestselling author of Wanderers


The Final Girl Support Group By Grady Hendrix Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593201237
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Published: Berkley - July 13th, 2021

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

VOTED GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD BEST HORROR NOVEL OF 2021

A Good Morning America Buzz Pick

“The horror master…puts his unique spin on slasher movie tropes.”-USA Today


The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires: A Novel By Grady Hendrix Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781683692515
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Published: Quirk Books - May 25th, 2021

“This funny and fresh take on a classic tale manages to comment on gender roles, racial disparities, and white privilege all while creeping me all the way out. So good.”—Zakiya Dalila Harris, author of The Other Black Girl


My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel By Grady Hendrix Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781594749766
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Published: Quirk Books - July 11th, 2017

Soon to be a major motion picture.

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying
Vampires
, this unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist blends teen angst and unspeakable horrors into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.


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Horrorstor: A Novel By Grady Hendrix Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781594745263
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Published: Quirk Books - September 23rd, 2014

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires comes a hilarious and terrifying haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting: a furniture superstore.


The Need By Helen Phillips Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982113179
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

***LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION***

“An extraordinary and dazzlingly original work from one of our most gifted and interesting writers” (Emily St. John Mandel, author of The Glass Hotel).


House of Leaves: The Remastered Full-Color Edition By Mark Z. Danielewski Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780375703768
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Published: Pantheon - March 7th, 2000

“A novelistic mosaic that simultaneously reads like a thriller and like a strange, dreamlike excursion into the subconscious.” —The New York Times


A Head Full of Ghosts: A Novel By Paul Tremblay Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062363244
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 10th, 2016

WINNER OF THE 2015 BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A NOVEL

A 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.


Bird Box: A Novel By Josh Malerman Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062259660
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Published: Ecco - February 10th, 2015

Now a Netflix film starring Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, and Rosa Salazar!


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Behind Her Eyes: A Suspenseful Psychological Thriller By Sarah Pinborough Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250111197
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 30th, 2018

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES

The instant New York Times and #1 international bestseller. “You should read Behind Her Eyes…It’s bloody brilliant.” Stephen King


Survivor Song: A Novel By Paul Tremblay Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062679178
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 6th, 2021

A propulsive and chillingly prescient novel of suspense and terror from the Bram Stoker award–winning author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts.

“Absolutely riveting.” — Stephen King


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Alice Isn't Dead: A Novel By Joseph Fink Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062844149
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 31st, 2021

A New York Times Bestseller

From the bestselling co-author of It Devours! and Welcome to Night Vale comes a fast-paced thriller about a truck driver searching across America for the wife she had long assumed to be dead.


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The Exorcist: A Novel By William Peter Blatty Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062094360
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - October 4th, 2011

"What an excellent day for an exorcism..."


Imaginary Friend By Stephen Chbosky Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538731352
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 6th, 2020

A young boy is haunted by a voice in his head in this acclaimed, bestselling epic of literary horror from the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
One of The Year's Best Books (People, EW, Lithub, Vox, Washington Post, and more) We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us. Single mother Kate Reese is on the run.


It: A Novel By Stephen King Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781501142970
Availability: Backordered
Published: Scribner - January 5th, 2016

It: Chapter Two—now a major motion picture!

Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil without a name: It.


Dracula: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Bram Stoker, Ruben Toledo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bram Stoker, Ruben Toledo (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143106166
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 30th, 2010

The acclaimed Couture Classics with cover designs by Ruben Toledo have become collector's items in the worlds of literature, fashion, design, and popular culture.


The Year of the Witching By Alexis Henderson Cover Image
$26.00
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ISBN: 9780593099605
Published: Ace - July 21st, 2020

A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut.
 


Mexican Gothic By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525620808
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Published: Del Rey - June 15th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
 


The Only Good Indians: A Novel By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781982136468
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - January 26th, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From USA TODAY bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones comes a “masterpiece” (Locus Magazine) of a novel about revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition.


Ring Shout By P. Djèlí Clark Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250767028
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Published: Tordotcom - October 13th, 2020

Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark returns with Ring Shout, a dark fantasy historical novella that gives a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan's reign of terror

“A fantastical, brutal and thrilling triumph of the imagination...Clark’s combination of historical and political reimagining is cathartic, exhilarating and fresh.” —The New York Times


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Robopocalypse: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Daniel H. Wilson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307740809
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Published: Vintage - April 17th, 2012

In this terrifying tale of humanity’s desperate stand against a robot uprising, Daniel H. Wilson has written the most entertaining sci-fi thriller in years.
 


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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War By Max Brooks Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307346612
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Published: Del Rey - October 16th, 2007

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Prepare to be entranced by this addictively readable oral history of the great war between humans and zombies.”—Entertainment Weekly
 


Baby Teeth: A Novel By Zoje Stage Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250170767
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 16th, 2019

One of Entertainment Weekly’s Must-Read Books for July | People Magazine's Book of the Week | One of Bustle's "Fifteen Books With Chilling Protagonists That Will Keep You Guessing" | One of PopSugar's "25 Must-Read Books That Will Make July Fly By!" | One of the "Biggest Thrillers of the Summer"SheReads | A Barnes and Noble Blog Best T


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Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre By Max Brooks Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984826800
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Published: Del Rey - February 9th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z is back with “the Bigfoot thriller you didn’t know you needed in your life, and one of the greatest horror novels I’ve ever read” (Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and Recursion).
 


The Last House on Needless Street By Catriona Ward Cover Image
$27.99
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

Winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Horror Novel!
A World Fantasy Award Finalist!
An Indie Next Pick! A LibraryReads Top 10 Pick!


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Sundial By Catriona Ward Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250812681
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Published: Tor Nightfire - March 1st, 2022

“DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK. Authentically terrifying.” —Stephen King

Sharp as a snakebite, Sundial is a gripping novel about the secrets we bury from the ones we love most, from Catriona Ward, the author of The Last House on Needless Street.

You can't escape what's in your blood...