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NB Picks - Short Stories to Chill Your Bones

Halloween is just around the corner, and that got us to thinking: What's scarier than ghosts, goblins, and witches? The endless 'Frozen' costumes! (Just us?) In case that isn't enough to bring a shiver down your spine, we asked bookseller Raul to share a few of his favorite spooky short story collections, and quicker than a zombie pulls a beating heart out of a chest cavity (hint: super fast), he had a list compiled. 

The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9780553212280
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Published: Bantam Classics - February 1st, 1983

Edgar Allan Poe remains the unsurpassed master of works of mystery and madness in this outstanding collection of Poe's prose and poetry are sixteen of his finest tales, including "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "William Wilson," "The Black Cat," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "Eleonora." Here too is a major selec


Fen: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977740
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 2nd, 2017

A collection of dark tales that talk about the wild and humanity. The stories are satisfyingly creepy and weird.


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Cover Image
By Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062682826
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Published: HarperCollins - July 25th, 2017

Spooky tales for kids based on ghost stories and urban legends. Read them around a campfire or at a sleepover!


The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories Cover Image
By H. P. Lovecraft, S. T. Joshi (Introduction by), S. T. Joshi (Notes by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780142180037
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Published: Penguin Books - October 1st, 2001

Dark, suspenseful, intense and chilling! There is a reason why H.P. Lovecraft was one of the best horror fiction writers ever...