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Even if you are too old for trick-or-treating (although I'd question if you can ever be too old for free candy) you can still get into the Halloween spirit. Check out these books for some super spooky reads.

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St. Martin's Griffin

The Bell Witch

An American Haunting

Known throughout Tennessee as "Old Kate," the Bell Witch took up residence with John Bell's family in 1818. It was a cruel and noisy spirit, given to rapping...

"...Known throughout Tennessee as "Old Kate," the Bell Witch took up residence with John Bell's family in 1818. It was a cruel and noisy spirit, given to rapping.... Known throughout Tennessee as "Old Kate," the Bell Witch took up residence with John Bell's family in 1818. It was a cruel and noisy spirit, given to rapping and gnawing sounds before it found its voices. With these voices and its supernatural acts, the Bell Witch tormented the Bell family. This extraordinary book ..."

Brent Monahan

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Ramsey Campbell's novels have justly won him acclaim as one of the best writers of the age. A three-time winner of the World Fantasy Award and an eight-time...

"...-time winner of the World Fantasy Award and an eight-time.... Ramsey Campbell's novels have justly won him acclaim as one of the best writers of the age. A three-time winner of the World Fantasy Award and an eight-time winner of the British Fantasy Award, his writing has struck a chord with readers..."

Ramsey Campbell Ramsey Campbell

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Palgrave Macmillan

Ghosts

Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, History

The first collection of theoretical essays that interrogates ghosts, employing a variety of theoretical perspectives to consider the efficacy and use of the...

By Peter Buse and Andrew Stott

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Manchester University Press

The Lancashire Witches

Histories and Stories

This book is the first major study of England's biggest and best-known witch trial which took place in 1612, when ten witches were arraigned and hung in the...

"...This book is the first major study of England's biggest and best-known witch trial which took place in 1612, when ten witches were arraigned and hung in the.... This book is the first major study of England's biggest and best-known witch trial; which took place in 1612, when ten witches were..."

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Tauris Parke Paperbacks

Reading the Vampire Slayer

The Complete, Unofficial Guide to 'Buffy' and 'Angel'

The first edition of Reading the Vampire Slayer was highly praised in both the fan magazine SFX and the Times Literary Supplement. This second edition is...

"...The first edition of Reading the Vampire Slayer was highly praised in both the fan magazine SFX and the Times Literary Supplement. This second edition is.... The first edition of Reading the Vampire Slayer was highly praised in both the fan magazine SFX and the Times Literary Supplement. This second edition is hugely revised and expanded to cover the sixth and seventh seasons of Buffy..."

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St. Martin's Paperbacks

Ghost

Investigating the Other Side

With the same, open and personal style that won her much praise for Piercing the Darkness, bestselling author Katherine Ramsland turns her keen and curious eye...

"...is a competent and enthusiastic writer."--Kirkus reviews "Ramsland is just the sort of person you'd want..."

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I.B. Tauris

The Curse of the Werewolf

Fantasy, Horror and the Beast Within

Looking at the how the werewolf has been interpreted by anthropologists, psychologists and criminologists, the author explores the werewolf's appearance across...

Chantal Bourgault du Coudray

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St. Martin's Paperbacks

Confessions of a Werewolf Supermodel

Supermodel Lou Kipinski seems to have it all. But beauty is only skin deep—and sometimes Lou’s porcelain complexion can get a bit hairy. The only thing worse...

"...and love into it and came out with a winner.”—Fallen Angels Reviews, Recommended Read. Chapter 1..."

Ronda Thompson

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St. Martin's Griffin

Vampire Transgression

Victor Decimus is a 2,000 year old vampire, having last seen the sun when he was a Roman soldier in biblical times. There are few rules that govern a vampire's...

"...Victor Decimus is a 2,000 year old vampire, having last seen the sun when he was a Roman soldier in biblical times. There are few rules that govern a vampire's.... Victor Decimus is a 2,000 year old vampire, having last seen the sun when he was a Roman soldier in biblical times. There are few rules that govern a vampire's existence but those rules are absolute: 1) Vampires are not allowed to associate with other vampires and 2) Once a vampire con..."

Michael Schiefelbein

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Now in Orb, the vampire book Stephen King called “Scary, entertaining, suspenseful.… unputdownable”

"...Now in Orb, the vampire book Stephen King called “Scary, entertaining, suspenseful.… unputdownable”. Edward Weyland is far from your average vampire: not only is he a respected anthropology..."

Suzy McKee Charnas

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