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#1  ReadingManiac 09-13-2019, 08:23 AM
I'm looking around for some good Halloween reads that I haven't read before.
Halloween=all of October for me.
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#2  ZodWallop 09-15-2019, 03:52 AM
Quote ReadingManiac
I'm looking around for some good Halloween reads that I haven't read before.
Halloween=all of October for me.
I have a slew of Halloween/harvest/fall themed horror novels and tend to read one each October.

The one I'd most recommend is Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge. It's more fantasy than horror and expensive at $7.99 for what is really a novella. But I very much enjoyed it.

The same author has a Halloween-themed book of short stories called Johnny Halloween: Tales of the Dark Season. I have the book, but haven't read it yet.

Al Sarrantonio has a trilogy of stories/novels set in Orangefield, the 'Halloween capital of the world'. You can get the collection, The Orangefield Cycle Omnibus. These are not-so-scary stories. They aren't fantastic, but I liked them.

Kristopher Rufty has a book called Prank Night. I remember liking it, but details are sketchy now. It's on sale for $0.99 right now.

Perrenial paperback author David Robbins published several Halloween-themed horror novels Prank Night, Spook Night and Hell-O-Ween. I've been wishing for years that he'd release ebook versions.

There's lots more out there, but that's what I remember.
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#3  Gibbo 09-15-2019, 04:06 AM
Oh God Halloween !!!!!!! summer is going
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#4  issybird 09-15-2019, 07:00 AM
Quote Gibbo
Oh God Halloween !!!!!!! summer is going
Right there with you.
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#5  Apache 09-15-2019, 10:52 AM
Halloween? The stores in my area already have Thanksgiving and Christmas going full blast.
Apache
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#6  Tarana 09-15-2019, 12:34 PM
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark There are 3 books and there is a less costly combo of all three here.

For audiobooks, this Alfred Hitchcock one is a favorite that we listened to endlessly as kids. Now on Audible. Yep, bought it and listen to it every year.

Peter Straub's Ghost Story is a ghost story, but not a Halloween one. I bought the Audible one.

Haven't read this yet, but the anthology is $1.99 at Amazon. Edited by Stephen King.
Six Scary Stories

I'll be watching this thread too. Many of the horror stories of today aren't Halloween or ghost stories, so they are hard to find.
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#7  Catlady 09-15-2019, 02:29 PM
Are you looking for books that are explicitly set at Halloween time, or books that are scary/spooky?

Two of the latter that come to mine immediately are Shirley Jackson's Haunting of Hill House and Sharon Bolton's Blood Harvest (set at fall harvest time, but if memory serves, not at Halloween specifically).
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#8  crossi 09-16-2019, 12:11 PM
Zelazny's Night in the Lonesome October. If they ever have an ebook version
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#9  Dr. Drib 09-16-2019, 08:04 PM
Halloween Carnival set.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075V3LZH8?ref_=dbs_r_series&storeType=ebooks
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#10  pwalker8 09-16-2019, 08:34 PM
Quote crossi
Zelazny's Night in the Lonesome October. If they ever have an ebook version
I've seen it in the Apple bookstore. Can't say if it's legit or not though. I don't see it in the Kindle bookstore. It was published as part of the re-discovered classic series, as was Jack of Shadows.
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