October Pathfinders: Spooky Books!

October is Halloween month. If you like “spooky”, check out this month’s pathfinders. Edgar Allan Poe was one of the best “spooky” writers.

For a list of his books go to: http://books.eserver.org/fiction/poe/

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Image from wikipedia.org

Each spring, Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre. Stephen King won it this year for his book Mr. Mercedes. For a complete list of all the awards Mr. King has won, go to this site.

And here are all the contenders:

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

Wolf by Mo Hayder

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

The Final Silence by Stuart Neville

Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin

Coptown by Karin Slaughter

Learn more about the Edgar Award at:

http://www.theedgars.com/

Other “spooky” writers would include these authors:

Harlan Coben

Gillian Flynn

Greg Iles

Dean Koontz

John Sandford

John Saul

Read on for more book suggestions and articles about why we seek out scary books and movies…

The 10 Best Horror Books You’ve Never Read

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/tip-sheet/article/65367-the-10-best-horror-books-you-ve-never-read.html

25 Future Stars Who Appeared on “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”

http://mentalfloss.com/article/58475/25-future-stars-who-appeared-are-you-afraid-dark

Stephen King:  The Official Website

http://stephenking.com/

There will be a documentary about banned scary stories books

http://www.geek.com/news/there-will-be-a-documentary-about-banned-scary-stories-books-1620967/

Why Do Some Brains Enjoy Fear?

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/10/why-do-some-brains-enjoy-fear/280938/

 

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Kids, check out these spooky stories:

Halloween Tales

http://www.hellokids.com/r_142/reading-and-learning/tales-for-children/halloween-tales

 

Teens, get into the Halloween spirit!

Ransom Riggs

http://www.ransomriggs.com/miss_peregrine.php

Neil Gaiman on Why Scary Stories Appeal to Us, the Art of Fear in Children’s Books, and the Most Terrifying Ghost Haunting Society

https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/03/20/neil-gaiman-ghost-stories/

Scary Stories

http://www.scaryforkids.com/scary-stories/

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