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It’s that time of the year when kids and adults alike seem to enjoy scaring themselves silly. Halloween will arrive and everyone knows it’s just about dressing up and getting treats. Still, people do seem to enjoy the thrill of reading about scary topics. Go ahead and indulge. You’ll surely find something to frighten you in the books of the following authors.

R.L. Stine and his Goosebumps books for children are still running chills up and down spines. And now Mr. Stine has begun to write for adults too.

Edgar Allen Poe brings ravens to mind. Or pits and pendulums or…..See what you find to enjoy on this site.

Stephen King scared us with The Shining and Carrie. He continues to turn out scary books, his latest co-written with Steward O’Nan called A Face in the Crowd.

Thomas Harris wrote the spine-tingling Silence of the Lambs and other books about Hannibal Lecter. See what he’s up to now.

Daphne Du Maurier began writing in the late 1920’s. She is best known for her novel, Rebecca. Her short story, The Birds, was adapted for the famous movie done by Alfred Hitchcock.