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Hello! I’m Kirsty Logan, a writer of novels and short stories. My latest work is the Audible Original The Sound at the End. My other books are Things We Say In The Dark, The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales.

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Kirsty Logan

Hello! I’m Kirsty Logan, a writer of novels and short stories. My latest work is the Audible Original The Sound at the End. My other books are Things We Say In The Dark, The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter, and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales.

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Top 10 Halloween Reads

31st Oct 2015 in Books

Halloween

I LOVE a good horror story. And what better time than Halloween to curl up somewhere cosy and scare yourself silly? Here’s the ten creepiest books I’ve ever read:

  • Through the Woods, Emily Carroll – These five graphic short stories are super-creepy and gloriously illustrated.
  • Nyctophobia, Christopher Fowler – So tense, so creepy. I couldn’t get this out of my head for weeks after reading it.
  • The Mall, S.L. Grey – I love this series! Point Horror for grown-ups.
  • NOS4R2, Joe Hill – Utterly bonkers, vivid, and transporting. Oh, and terrifying.
  • Daughters Unto Devils, Amy Lukavics – Short, sharp and scary. That ending, seriously.
  • Bird Box, Josh Malerman – There’s something out there, but you mustn’t look at it. Such a simple idea, but so well executed.
  • Beyond Black, Hilary Mantel – This isn’t a traditional horror novel, but it’s the most disturbing and uncomfortable book I’ve ever read. And it’s Mantel, so it’s beautifully written.
  • Remainder, Tom McCarthy – Again, not traditional horror, but so unnerving and vivid. The protagonist still haunts me.
  • People Who Eat Darkness, Richard Lloyd Parry – Non-fiction about the disappearance and murder of Lucie Blackman in Tokyo. A reminder that horrors don’t only exist in stories.
  • The Daylight Gate, Jeanette Winterson – Witches, wicked women and the mean, moody, misty Lancashire landscape. And, scariest of all, it’s based on a true story.

What will you be reading this Halloween?

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