Garcia Moreno, Silvia- Certain Dark Things Montell, William Lynwood- Tales of Kentucky Ghosts Strong, Anthony M- The Haunting of Willow House This isn't much for me for October, but I listened to two scary audiobooks in September to prepare for spooky season. I may dip into a book of ghost stories as well. Certain Dark Things- This was fine. Not scary. Best part was descriptions of different sub-species of vampires, esp. the Aztec ones. Basically, it's set in Mexico City.
Speare, Elizabeth George- The Witch of Blackbird Pond I bought this book from a Scholastic book order in middle school, thinking that it would be terrifying. It doesn't have the supernatural chills that I was expecting (story of my reading life), but it is very suspenseful. I still have my old paperback copy, well-worn from many readings. Kit is a young woman from Barbados who was brought up by her wealthy grandfather on a plantation. When her grandfather dies, she is left
A mix of two stories that you can read for free online, a print book, a story that you can listen to for free online, and two e-audiobooks that I borrowed through my library. Stories "The Judge's House" by Bram Stoker (part of the book Dracula's Guest). I have this story in a Dover thrift edition of ghost stories, which I recommend, but you can read this story for free. One of the other stories in Dracula's Guest is "The Squaw," and I shudder to think of what that might be
Quentin, Patrick- A Puzzle for Fools Rao, Mahesh- Polite Society A Puzzle for Fools: This is a release from the American Mystery Classics, a series of re-issued mysteries by various authors. I don't have an exact date for when this book was first released, but I believe it was in the early '30s. A movie was made of a later book in the series in 1948. The hook is that the main character, Peter Duluth, hears his own voice warning of an upcoming murder. It's a good hook; I ha