scary books

David Mitchell has a Halloween present for us.
I make no secrets about my love of nursery rhymes, and none tickle me as much as the devilish ones. In Grimly's Wicked Nursery
Dianne Wynne Jones, beloved author of fantasies for children and adults, called Coraline, "the most splendidly original, weird
- Tana French, author of The Secret Place -Gabrielle Hamilton, author of Blood, Bones & Butter "David Halberstam's The Children
Why risk getting bumps and bruises playing outside throughout the summer when you can stay indoors reading and get scarred
What's the most haunting masquerade ball you've gone to? It's rumored to be haunted, it inspired one of the creepiest books
The books listed here will probably not appear in any seasonal displays at your local mega-mart, but they have not entirely disappeared either -- after two, after 10, after 17 years -- still shadows dancing across the darkest pagan night.
When the snow is falling outside on a dark, mid-winter's night, there's nothing I like better than lighting a fire in the fireplace, pouring a glass of wine and curling up with a book that sends chills up my spine. Here are some of my favorites.
Close the blinds, light a single candle, put on that hideous orange cassette tape of haunted house sounds you bought at the thrift shop and lost on the floor of your car for eight years, and crack open one of the following.