Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s the season to read something spooky. Tangipahoa Parish Library is your source for great horror ebooks on OverDrive.
The Horror Megapack, by various authors:
From Dagon, by master horror writer H. P. Lovecraft to The Walking Dead by pulp fiction author E. Hoffman Price you are sure to find something to suit your taste. Twenty-five stories are included in this anthology.
The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson
Published in 1959, The Haunting of Hill House was hailed as the perfect work of terror. Dr. Montague, a scholar of the occult, invites three others to spend time with him at Hill House in an attempt to find solid evidence of the supernatural.
Pet Sematary, by Stephen King
King once said in an interview that this novel disturbed him more than any other he’d written, so much so that he put it away for a time and would not have it published. In the rural town of Ludlow, Maine, there is an undercurrent of danger, and it centers around a makeshift graveyard where generations of children have buried their pets.
Interview with the Vampire, by Anne Rice
The 200-year-old Louis de Pointe du Lac tells his story, first of being human, then turned into a vampire by Lestat de Lioncourt. Joined by the child Claudia, the two try to kill Lestat who won’t go quietly. This was Rice’s debut novel and it turned the vampire genre on its ear.
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, by Edgar Allan Poe
No list of the best horror would be complete without Poe. Not only a writer of tales of terror, he is credited with inventing the short story and detective fiction. Here you’ll find “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Masque of the Red Death” and much more.
Blood Lite, by various authors
If you’re in the mood for horror with a comic twist this might be the book for you. Charlaine Harris reveals the dark side of going green in “An Evening with Al Gore.” Chicago P.D.’s wizard detective tracks deadly paranormal doings. A disgruntled ghost has a bone to pick in “The Ungrateful Dead.”
You can find all of these ebooks on OverDrive at www.tangilibrary.com.