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100+ Best Horror Books

List of Best Horror Books ever written in history of horror literature
Looking for horror novels? We have compiled and reviewed best horror books from horror fiction.

There are plenty of good horror books for adults. This list contains some of the scariest horror novels ever written in the history of horror literature.

Good horror novels come from all over the world therefore this list includes the top rated horror books worldwide.

These books will surely give you the shivers. If you do not see one of your favorite books in this list than make sure to suggest it in comments and we will try to add it.


Ash - A Thriller (Asher Benson)

Ash - A Thriller (Asher Benson)

(By: Jason Brant)

A series of bizarre, unexplainable events occur in a short interval of time. A senator kills himself on live television, government agents commit mass suicide, and an entire group of policeman go berserk and kill each other. Iraq war veteran Lieutenant Asher recovers from illness and injury, and is suddenly kidnapped. A thriller in which Asher chases a group of terrorists in a bid to foil their evil designs and find explanations.

The Turning - BOUND TO DARKNESS: The Beginning (The Turning Series)

The Turning - BOUND TO DARKNESS: The Beginning (The Turning Series)

(By: April M. Reign)

Apollo and Amaya, two twins living in Stockwood forest, Washington, are just a couple of regular kids living normal lives. But, just before their 18th birthday, they suddenly discover they belong to a secret clan of Vampires. Much more concerning is the fact that they are destined to be turned into vampires, as well. Amazing and thrilling, one of the best horror books ever written.

SEVEN-X (A Dark Psychological Suspense Thriller/Horror)

SEVEN-X (A Dark Psychological Suspense Thriller/Horror)

(By: Mike Wech)

Annette, a prisoner on death row, mysteriously disappears after a staged execution. Eddie Hansen, a reporter is determined to find out where, how and why. This takes Eddie into a mental asylum conducting paranormal experiments in a strange, intriguing story and one of the top horror books.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children)

(By: Ransom Riggs)

A suspense filled horror fiction story that starts with Jacob who runs away from home and reaches a mysterious island. On the island he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrines home for peculiar children. He becomes curious and starts exploring the ruins to realize that the peculiar children might have been some really dangerous kids, isolated and quarantined for specific reasons. A brilliant narrative full of suspense and thrill.

Dark Places

Dark Places

(By: Gillian Flynn)

Libby testifies against her brother who kills her sisters and mother when she's just seven. Her brother is imprisoned, but years later a series of events force her to investigate everything again, and she has to protect herself from a murderer and run to save her life. A great thriller, beautifully written.

30 Pieces of Silver: An Extremely Controversial Historical Thriller (The Betrayed Series)

30 Pieces of Silver: An Extremely Controversial Historical Thriller (The Betrayed Series)

(By: Carolyn McCray)

A thrilling story that combines fiction with true historical facts and creates a beautiful version of events that ignites the readers imagination. Hard to put down once you've started. A brilliant narrative, and makes you wonder, what if all you heard about the crucifixion was not true.

Ebola K: A Terrorism Thriller: book 1

Ebola K: A Terrorism Thriller: book 1

(By: Bobby Adair)

It happens in Kapchorwa, a remote East African village, a deadly Ebola strain mutates and acquires the capability to spread by air. A global pandemic of disease and death begins. Terrorists learn about the virus and plan to use the virus in a thrilling turn of events. One of the best science fiction series.

The Insiders (The Insiders Series)

The Insiders (The Insiders Series)

(By: Craig Hickman)

Charles fielder, a business man and founder of the most exclusive club of business men is attacked, and his son, Wilson, vows to defend and protect his father in an intriguing tale of events that brings him face to face with powerful rivals. Amazing narrative, fast paced and brilliant writing.

Slow Burn: Zero Day,

Slow Burn: Zero Day,

(By: Bobby Adair)

Zed finds himself among a sea of people suffering from deadly viral infection that makes them violent and crazy. He finds his mom dead, and his step-father tries to kill him. A thrilling story of struggle, disease, and survival in a world full of chaos, where disease is spreading across the world. One of the best science fiction/horror novels.


Slow Burn: Box Set 1-3

Slow Burn: Box Set 1-3

(By: Bobby Adair)

A new strain of flu spreads across Europe, Asia, and Africa. Zed Zane reaches home to find his mother dead, and is attacked by his father who has become wild, violent and crazy after getting infected. It's one of the best science fiction novels, a tale of survival, violence, and struggle amidst chaos, disease, and despair.

Plain Jane: A mystery/thriller not for the faint of heart (The Harbinger Murder Mystery Series)

Plain Jane: A mystery/thriller not for the faint of heart (The Harbinger Murder Mystery Series)

(By: Carolyn McCray)

A city is plagued by a serial killer stalking the streets and a supposedly mentally deranged FBI profiler is their only defence. A gruesome, and creepy tale that will thrill you, scare you and keep you guessing. One of the best horror novels.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

(By: Gillian Flynn)

Nick's wife mysteriously disappears on their wedding anniversary, and the marriage was already going bad, breaking down steadily. This makes him the prime suspect, but is he really the killer? A suspense thriller and a great book to read that will keep you guessing till the end. Amazing narrative.

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

(By: James Dashner)

Thomas, wakes up in a lift with no memories or recollection of his past, except his own name. Surrounded by boys who don't remember anything. To survive, he has to beat a continuously changing maze, which is the only way out. Interesting, intriguing, and one of the best sci fi novels.

The Walk

The Walk

(By: Lee Goldberg)

A catastrophic natural calamity that turns downtown Loas Angeles to ruins in a minute. The state of rest of the country is imaginable. Marty, a television executive, abandons his car and makes his way back home on foot to save his family, in a city full of wildfires, floods, broken buildings, rampant looters, anarchy and chaos. One of the best thriller books.

The Book Of Riley A Zombie Tale

The Book Of Riley A Zombie Tale

(By: Mark Tufo)

Riley, an American bulldog; Ben Ben, a Yorkshire terrier; and Patches, a cat; travel across the country facing a Zombie apocalypse. Protecting Jessie, their favourite human. One of the really good thriller books that captivates readers.

The Dead Man (Jack Davis Thrillers Book 2)

The Dead Man (Jack Davis Thrillers Book 2)

(By: Joel Goldman)

Mambers of an experimental study group, a study on the human brain, begin to die and in the same way they have dreamed.

The Last Survivors: A Dystopian Society in a Post Apocalyptic World

The Last Survivors: A Dystopian Society in a Post Apocalyptic World

(By: Bobby Adair)

A mother strives to protect her son, in a time where society and civilization have nearly disappeared. Dark times have come, people are changing into monsters. There is fear, dissension, and an intense struggle for survival. Definitely one of the best thriller novels.

Ebola K: A Terrorism Thriller: Book 2

Ebola K: A Terrorism Thriller: Book 2

(By: Bobby Adair)

Terrorists infect themselves with a new, mutated, airborne starin of Ebola and conspire to spread it in western countries. The CIA fights all odds to stop them. It's one of the top 100 thriller books, and a great book to read.

The Man On Table Ten - A Mysterious Science Fiction Tale

The Man On Table Ten - A Mysterious Science Fiction Tale

(By: Luke Smitherd)

An alcoholic, who hasn't touched a drop of booze for many years goes to a bar and sits at table number ten. After a few drinks, he loosens up and tells the secret story of his life to Lisa Willoughby, a waitress whose life will never be the same again. A great thriller novel filled with suspense.

Full Dark, No Stars

Full Dark, No Stars

(By: Stephen King)

One of the best horror books that contains a collection of five stories. A woman decides to sell her house way in a gruesome story of murder and raging madness, a cancer patient saves his life by making a pact with the devil himself and much more. Horror stories that will stimulate, excite and keep you glued to the book.

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy)

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy)

(By: Deborah Harkness)

Diana Bishop, a direct descendant from a family of witches discovers an alchemical manuscript in a library. This connects her to the underworld, and thus begins an enchanting tale of magic and suspense. One of the best horror books ever written.

The Walking Dead: A Continuing Story of Survival Horror,

The Walking Dead: A Continuing Story of Survival Horror,

(By: Robert Kirkman)

Devin, an employee at an amusement park, learns about a murder that was once committed on a ride, gets involved in a thrilling sequence of events that will keep you reading till the end. Fantastic writing, definitely one of the best thriller books.

Brother Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel

Brother Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel

(By: Dean Koontz)

Thomas hears strange words, coming from a young child, words that could not be his own, something only the lost love of his life would say. Stalking the spirit world, a thrilling journey. Breath taking, spellbinding, one of the best horror novels

Deadlocked: A Lou Mason Thriller

Deadlocked: A Lou Mason Thriller

(By: Joel Goldman)

Lou takes up a challenging case, one in which he has to save an innocent man, who might be executed for a crime he never committed. The killer will do everything to stop Lou. A thrilling tale of suspense and intrigue. One of the best thriller novels.

Joyland (Hard Case Crime)

Joyland (Hard Case Crime)

(By: Stephen King)

Years back a murder is committed in an amusement park, Devin, an employee, gets involved in a gruesome and thrilling sequence of events that will keep you reading till the end. Fantastic writing, definitely one of the best thriller books.

House of Leaves

House of Leaves

(By: Mark Z. Danielewski)

A family moves to Ash Tree Lane, into a small house. They soon discover something strange and peculiar about their new abode. One of the best horror fcition books that will mesmerize readers.

Deliverance (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)

Deliverance (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)

(By: James Dickey)

In one of the best horror stories, four friends have great fun on a canoeing trip and all is going great, when suddenly it all changes to horror, murder, a desperate survival struggle and a battle for life. A great thriller novel and one of the top horror books.

It Mass Market Paperback

It Mass Market Paperback

(By: Stephen King)

Derry, a haunted city familiar to seven teenagers who first faced its horror. They are drawn-back once again to the same city after growing-up, to face its horrors. A brilliant narrative, and one of the best horror fiction books.

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft

(By: Stephen King)

Stephen King, who is one of the greatest writer's of best selling horror books and short horror stories, reveals secrets of writing, his journey. His memoirs, and biography, a great gift and learning resource for other writers. A must read for all horror fiction writers and fans who enjoy his scary books.

Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos)

Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos)

(By: Dan Simmons)

It's a story of a world called Hyperion. Shrike a much feared creature lives in Hyperion. 7 pilgrims voyage to Hyperion while the entire galaxy is at war. One of the best horror fiction books, an intriguing 4-part series.

Blindness (Harvest Book)

Blindness (Harvest Book)

(By: Jose Saramago)

Blindness and insanity spreads as an epidemic, the criminally insane are qaurantined in a mental asylum where they start to rape, steal and commit every horror known to man. One of the best horror novels, thought provoking, intriguing and masterfully written.

Attack on Titan 1

Attack on Titan 1

(By: Hajime Isayama)

Giant titans are bent on destroying humanity and its remnants in a time when the remaining survivors have taken refuge in a walled city. A story of courage, struggle, and endurance. One of the best science fiction books and a great thriller novel.

Books of Blood, Vols. 1-3

Books of Blood, Vols. 1-3

(By: Clive Barker)

A great collection for readers who enjoy scary books and horror short stories. Blood, and graphic descriptions, stimulates imagination, and will keep you engaged. Six books combined into one collectible edition. One of the best horror books.

The Last Witness: Lou Mason Thrillers

The Last Witness: Lou Mason Thrillers

(By: Joel Goldman)

Lou's father(surrogate) Detective Ryman, has to arrest his friend on charges of murder. Lou knows he is innocent and starts his own investigation, a thrilling story unfolds as he faces danger and learns of deadly secrets. One of the best thriller books. Brilliantly narrated.

The Bad Place

The Bad Place

(By: Dean Koontz)

Frank is constantly haunted by fear, each morning he looks at his hands and sees them smeared with blood. A team of two people investigates the strange events and a thrilling journey begins. One of the best horror books. Lovers of horror stories will be thrilled and immensely enjoy the book.

Slow Burn: Bleed, Book 6

Slow Burn: Bleed, Book 6

(By: Bobby Adair)

Zed leads the group of survivors to safety, and finally feels safe from zombies. But, soon it all changes as new threats and dangers confront them and a thrilling story begins. A great thriller and one of the best horror novels.

Dead Highways: Origins

Dead Highways: Origins

(By: Richard Brown)

In a world full of chaos, dangers and anarchy, a world filled with hungry zombies, Jimmy and his fellow survivors fight and struggle to remain alive. A new danger awaits them, as they approach the end of a dead highway. One of the best horror novels, thrilling, readers of horror stories will truly enjoy.

Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition

Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition

(By: Alan Moore)

The Joker escapes from Arkham Asylum, Batman rushes to stop him and save the lives of two of his closest friends Commissioner Gordon and his daughter Barbara. Thrilling, fast-paced and a great book to read.

Twilight (The Twilight Saga,)

Twilight (The Twilight Saga)

(By: Stephenie Meyer)

One of the best horror books about an unusual romantic love affair. Isabella meets someone she falls in love with, her lover is a vampire who has managed to remain hidden from all. A strange tale of love, passion, suspense and much more. Lovers of scary books will enjoy this horror fiction tale.

The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind

(By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón)

The civil war is over, as Spain is recovers, a son is still coming to terms with his loss. He discovers a mysterious book that captivates him, a book being destroyed by someone, print by print, and he may have the last remaining copy. The book opens dark secrets and leads to a gruesome tale of murder, suspense and much more. One of the best horror books.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

(By: Mary Shelley)

A legendary horror fiction novel that is one of the best among the most read scary books ever written. A story of dead coming alive, science playing with nature and unleashing horrors, a story of corpses, death, murder, hatred and struggle. A fantastic book and one of the best horror stories of all time.

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy,)

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy)

(By: Richelle Mead)

A princess and her bodyguard fall in love. Both are vampires, and face danger and death together, the princess is a student of an academy for vampires. This is a story that will fire up your imagination, and keep you turning pages till the end. One of the best horror stories.

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments,)

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)

(By: Cassandra Clare)

A tale of fantasy horror fiction. Shadowhunters, elite warriors who usually remain invisible to fight demons, Claire, a regular girl, see's them kill a demon and disappear, soon she herself becomes part of this mystery world, running for her life and saving herself from demons. A great book to read, one of the really thrilling horror stories

Encrypted: An Action-Packed Techno-Thriller: From the author of the blockbuster Betrayed series (Robin Hood Hacker)

Encrypted: An Action-Packed Techno-Thriller: From the author of the blockbuster Betrayed series (Robin Hood Hacker)

(By: Carolyn McCray)

An FBI agent has to decipher an ancient coded script to save the world. Dark forces might be unleashed to pull the entire humanity into dark times. Action packed, thriller, horror fiction, fantasy, and hard to put down. Very entertaining, one of the best horror books.

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, Book 3)

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, Book 3)

(By: Cassandra Clare)

Clary uncovers old hidden secrets, and risks her life to save her mother. A journey that takes through the City of Glass. A tale of love, courage, magic, suspense and fantasy. A book you will love, One of the great horror fiction books.

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, Book 2)

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, Book 2)

(By: Cassandra Clare)

Being a Shadowhunter is taking its toll on Clary. Seeing people of the other world, vampires, werewolves, etc., tires her now. She just wants to be normal and at the same time someone is out on the streets killing small children belonging to the downworld. One of the best horror books.

The Book of the Dead (Pendergast series 7)

The Book of the Dead (Pendergast series 7)

(By: Douglas Preston)

An innocent agent of the FBI is incarcerated in prison, his criminally insane, lunatic brother, plots more crimes, an extraordinary woman is about to have a nervous breakdown, a cursed tombstone is about to be restored at a museum, and one of the best horror novels ever written unfolds, a great story.

Dracula

Dracula

(By: Bram Stoker)

Jonathan Harker's ordeal unfolds as he travels to Transylvania. Three female monster beasts attack him, and finally he reaches the castle to meet the Count. Horrified by the sights he somehow escapes to see the events continue at home. He becomes a determined vampire hunter in one of the best horror stories of all time. Top of the list of scary books.

The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye

The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye

(By: Robert Kirkman)

A world where the dead turn on the living, anarchy, fear and desperation. The living have to survive, stick together, and struggle every moment. A breathtaking, thrilling, and fast paced narrative. A thrilling horror story you will enjoy, one of the best horror books.

Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift Editions)

Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift Editions)

(By: Joseph Conrad)

One of the finest books ever written, the narrator travels upriver on the Congo river and meets Kurtz, who is an enigma, a person with mysterious power over all people around him. A fascinating journey unfolds, a truly collectible brilliant book.

Bag of Bones

Bag of Bones

(By: Stephen King)

Mike has to confront ghastly mysterious forces at a summerhouse, he has named Sara Laughs. At the same time he falls in love with a young widow and a gripping tale of horror, suspense and intrigue begins. One of the best scary books that will engage every reader. (Top horror books list)

Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West

Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West

(By: Cormac McCarthy)

A teenager finds himself in the middle of a battle for survival in the border region between Mexico and Texas. Where Natives are being killed and life is gruesome. A fantastic narrative, and a historical thriller fiction novel.

Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4)

Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4)

(By: Stephenie Meyer)

Bella's life gets filled by conflict,confusion and indecision as she is pulled on one side by her love for Edward, and if she takes the other choice she could become an immortal werewolf. Much depends on what she will choose. One of the best horror novels, definitely one of the top ten scary books.

Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, Book 6)

Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, Book 6)

(By: Jim Butcher)

A wizard by profession, Harry, chooses to help a friend who is a vampire. This entangles him in a sequence of events he has never anticipated becoming a murder suspect and getting accused of committing gruesome murders that he has no role in. One of the best horror books, amazing writing. (Scary books collection)

The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

(By: Dan Brown)

Uncover the best kept secret in the world, a plot that will keep you glued to every page, anticipation growing each moment. A best seller, and one of the most fantastic books that combines historical fiction with meticulous research.

The Anubis Gates (Ace Science Fiction)

The Anubis Gates (Ace Science Fiction)

(By: Tim Powers)

A book that intertwines mythology of ancient Egypt with modern times. Characters that are completely different come together in an enchanting fantasy book. A millionaire, a werewolf, a clown, a professor, a woman dressed as a boy to disguise herself and many more characters in a peculiar, unusual but amazing to read book. Brilliant writing. (Some of the best horror novels, scary books, and horror fiction novels)

The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

(By: Richard Preston)

A deadly African strain of virus is detected in Washington.D.C. This is enough to spread panic, and an elite team of S.W.A.T. commandos pairs up with scientists to control the situation and stop the outbreak. Masterfully written, hair raising and fast paced. One of the best science fiction books.

A Shrouded World - Whistlers : A Jack Walker and Michael Talbot Adventure

A Shrouded World - Whistlers : A Jack Walker and Michael Talbot Adventure

(By: Mark Tufo)

A strange meeting between Jack, who comes from a world full of deadly creatures bent on destroying humanity, and Mike, who constantly battles undead. A story full of danger, struggle, and courage that engages, entertains, and scares. Great fantasy horror fiction. (From the best horror books and scary books collection)

New Moon (The Twilight Saga)

New Moon (The Twilight Saga)

(By: Stephenie Meyer)

Romance, intrigue and suspense continues. Edward and Bella face new threats, wolves appear in the surrounding woods, vampires seek revenge and a thrilling story unfolds. Masterfully written, one of the best horror books. (Best seller horror books collection, Scary books, horror stories list)

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition)

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition)

(By: Neil Gaiman)

An occult sorceress attempts to gain immortality, Morpheus is lured into a trap, and the events that unfold will mesmerize, engage, and keep you enthralled in one of the top scary books. (Best horror stories, best horror novels collection)

The Long Walk

The Long Walk

(By: Stephen King)

One hundred teenage participants, a great race, a race with grim consequences if you break rules. Just three warnings, no more. A great horror novel, masterful narration. Amazing book. (Best seller horror books collection)

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

(By: Patrick Suskind)

A gifted child, with an acute sense, an exceptionally well developed sense of smell. He learns the art of making perfumes. Until his quest and obsession to make the ultimate perfume takes him on a murderous journey. Gruesome, fantastic and amazing. One of the top horror fiction books. (Great horror novels collection)

No Country for Old Men (Vintage International)

No Country for Old Men (Vintage International)

(By: Cormac McCarthy)

Moss is on the run after having stumbled upon a stash of cash and dope lying next to dead bodies, he wants to keep it all, and Wells will go to the ends of the world to chase him. A fantastic thriller, great book to read.


Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

(By: Stephan Pastis)

Timmy, the boss of a detective agency and his lazy partner have a series of adventures in a great fun filled story that has unexpected twists and turns. Hilarious, totally fun and a great book.

Darkfever (Fever Series,)

Darkfever (Fever Series)

(By: Karen Marie Moning)

MacKayla's entire life changes completely when her sister is murdered and she decides to embark on a quest to get justice and find the killers. Passion, murder, seduction and thrill all in an amazingly written story. A great thriller novel.

Zombie Fallout Books Series

Zombie Fallout

Zombie Fallout

(By: Mark Tufo)

A global pandemic of influenza spreads across the world. Scientists rush to create a vaccine, in a hurry, they administer vaccines that themselves cause disease and unforeseen side effects. A really good science fiction book to read.

Zombie Fallout 3 The End

Zombie Fallout 3 The End

(By: Mark Tufo)

Michael struggles to survive and protect his family and friends from deadly and blood thirsty zombies. His courage, wits and leadership are all tested in the most trying times of his life. A great thriller and one of the best horror books. (Best seller horror novels collection)

Zombie Fallout 3.5 Dr. Hugh Mann

Zombie Fallout 3.5 Dr. Hugh Mann

(By: Mark Tufo)

The beginning, and how the virus caused it all to happen, today when zombies roam the streets, and no one is safe, this book in the series explains it all, and how it happened. A great thriller, horror fiction at its best and one of the best horror books.

Zombie Fallout 4 The End Has Come and Gone

Zombie Fallout 4 The End Has Come and Gone

(By: Mark Tufo)

The zombie queen will not stop at anything to destroy the Talbot family. Michael faces one of the toughest tests of endurance, will, and courage. A great horror story. One of the best scary books.


Zombie Fallout 5 Alive In A Dead World

Zombie Fallout 5 Alive In A Dead World

(By: Mark Tufo)

A great book in the series by Mark, Eliza turns into someone else, Tomas, and the tale continues to an unexpected turn of events. Intriguing, keeps you hooked and one of the best horror books. (Part of best horror stories and top horror short stories collection)

Zombie Fallout 6 'Til Death Do Us Part

Zombie Fallout 6 'Til Death Do Us Part

(By: Mark Tufo)

The zombies have attacked, their numbers are higher, Talbots are desperate, despair, desperation and endurance is being tested to the very limits. Allies rush to help them. A gripping tale of struggle, survival and human strength. One of the best horror books. (Part of horror short stories, top horror stories list)


Zombie Fallout 7 For The Fallen

Zombie Fallout 7 For The Fallen

(By: Mark Tufo)

Mike has to watch his own son and one of his best friends succumb to the deadly virus, as another deadly threat arises, unknown and unexpected. A great horror novel series that has a spellbinding narrative. (Part of the top scary books, best short horror stories collection)

Zombie Fallout 8: An Old Beginning

Zombie Fallout 8: An Old Beginning

(By: Mark Tufo)

Mike manages to escape zombies and suddenly finds himself and his family captive of a group of people that seek to dominate the world by any means. An aged vampire appears to be the only hope for their survival. A thriller novel, interesting narrative and beautifully written.

Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, Book 3)

Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, Book 3)

(By: Patricia Briggs)

Mercy, a shapeshifter is the only hope for her former mentor who has been imprisoned. A tale of mystery, paranormal events, werewolves, and fantasy. One of the best horror fiction stories with a brilliant narrative.


Black Creek Crossing: A Novel

Black Creek Crossing: A Novel

(By: John Saul)

Angel has had a childhood full of despair until she meets Seth, and a new friendship begins. Unholy, dark forces arise, a spine chilling tale of horror unfolds that will stimulate you. One of the top thriller books, and a best seller horror novel. (Part of the top horror short stories collection)

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson,)

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson)

(By: Patricia Briggs)

With a werewolf for a neighbour and a Gremlin as a boss, life could not be more abnormal for Mercy. The story goes through many ups and downs and takes you on a fantastic journey. One of the best horror books. (Part of the list of best horror books ever written)

The Blackstone Chronicles: The Serial Thriller Complete in One Volume

The Blackstone Chronicles: The Serial Thriller Complete in One Volume

(By: John Saul)

Mysterious gifts appear, dark forces are at play and Blackstone will never be the same again. Supernatural suspense, intrigue, thrilling and full of unexpected twists. One of best selling thriller books.

Bad Men: A Thriller

Bad Men: A Thriller

(By: John Connolly)

Evil descends on an island guarded by Dupree, a policeman. Along with his rookie partner he defends and protects the island from murderors, robbers and from dark forces. A thrilling narrative. One of the best horror stories.

ndead and Unpopular (Queen Betsy, Book 5)

ndead and Unpopular (Queen Betsy, Book 5)

(By: MaryJanice Davidson)

A fantasy world full of vampires where a soon to be vampire queen decides to change the rules and quit drinking blood. A slightly funny, and definitely interesting book that will entertain every reader. One of the best horror fiction cooks. (Part of the collection of horror short stories)

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

(By: Shirley Jackson)

A family full of neurotic murderers, and a cousin arrives suddenly. This sparks a struggle and our story begins. Amazingly written, and hard to stop reading. A brilliant book. One of the best horror books.

Hideaway

Hideaway

(By: Dean Koontz)

A clinically dead person recovers miraculously and life is full of joy again. But, it all changes when they discover that something has changed terribly. A story of suspense and thrill. One of the best thriller novels and definitely part of the list of best horror stories.

Eyes of Prey

Eyes of Prey

(By: John Sandford)

Lucas is one of the top cops and solving murder cases is his routine job. Two killers after his life change the course of his life both very different and Lucas has to also confront his own inner darkness. One of the best thriller novels.

Eighth Grade Bites (Chronicles of Vladimir Tod,)

Eighth Grade Bites (Chronicles of Vladimir Tod)

(By: Heather Brewer)

Vladimir's life at Junior high is bad, he is bullied, has no luck with girls, and his past haunts him, being born half human and half vampire. An interesting story that engages to the very end. One of the top horror fiction stories.

Lullaby

Lullaby

(By: Chuck Palahniuk)

A lethal song, words when spoken give instant death, published in a book of rhymes, endangering every child in the world. A book of horror and fantasy, a hair raising narrative. One of the best thriller books. (Part of the good scary books list, top short horror stories collection)

Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Arctic Event (A Covert-One novel Book 7)

Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Arctic Event (A Covert-One novel Book 7)

(By: Robert Ludlum)

A World War mystery lies buried in the Canadian Arctic. A group of researchers find a Bomber with Russian markings, containing an enormous amount of Anthrax (weaponized). Another secret is buried in the plane. A great thriller novel.

Hell House

Hell House

(By: Richard Matheson)

Media Baron and publisher, Rolf is scared of death, he wants to know all about life after death before it's his time, which may be soon. He hires a physicist along with a couple of mediums to investigate. An eerie horror story begins at the Hell House. (Best horror books, best horror novels collection)

The Twilight Saga Collection

The Twilight Saga Collection

(By: Stephenie Meyer)

A fight, a conflict, a continuous battle between satisfying your desires or following your natural instincts. Passion, thrill and fantasy, in the complete Twilight series bundled into one book. One of the top horror books. (Best seller horror books collection)

Incubus Dreams (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, 2)

Incubus Dreams (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, 2)

(By: Laurell K. Hamilton)

A stripper is murdered and rouge vampires are loose on the streets. Anita, a vampire hunter, will need all possible support to stop the killers. A book of passion, intimacy, murder and thrill. A great horror book. (Part of the best scary books collection)

Mr. Murder

Mr. Murder

(By: Dean Koontz)

Martin has a great life and is peacefully living with his two daughters, Until a stranger arrives, and accuses him of stealing his children, wife and his entire life. A terrifying story begins, one that has Martin and his family on the run. A great thriller novel.

Dandelion Wine (Grand Master Editions)

Dandelion Wine (Grand Master Editions)

(By: Ray Bradbury)

A beautiful summer in the life of a boy, in a mesmerizing narrative that makes childhood come alive for any reader. Masterfully crafted, and beautifully written, one the best fiction novels ever.

The Long Way Home (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 1)

The Long Way Home (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 1)

(By: Joss Whedon)

Buffy and the team of slayers have to face an old enemy filled with vengance. A series that has captivated and enthralled readers worldwide. A great book to read, thrilling and totally enjoyable. One of the best horror stories.

Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction

Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction

(By: Mike Mignola)

Hell boy, hilarious, powerful and defender of humanity, discovers all about his past and embarks on a new adventure. Full of mystery, suspense and masterfully created. One of the best horror books.

Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

(By: Edgar Allan Poe)

Edgar Poe, an American literary genius, has influenced readers worldwide and all his works have been collected and compiled in a single volume. A great collection. Truly collectible.

Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

(By: Stephen King)

A collection of short horror stories by Stephen King that includes some of his best work. Hair raising, spine chilling, and keeps you pinned to every page till the very end, hard to stop. One of the top collections of short horror stories.

he Wolves in the Walls (New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books (Awards))

he Wolves in the Walls (New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books (Awards))

(By: Neil Gaiman)

Noises come from the wall, someone creeping around, sneaking, sniffing and Lucy is the only one who feels it clearly. They say wolves are in the wall, and then one day they wolves emerge and a battle begins. One of the best horror novels.

The Lottery and Other Stories (FSG Classics)

The Lottery and Other Stories (FSG Classics)

(By: Shirley Jackson)

A collection of short horror stories by Jackson that have received rave reviews from readers. Powerful narrative, hilarious, horrifying, full of suspense and definitely one of the best collection of horror short stories.

Dreamcatcher: A Novel

Dreamcatcher: A Novel

(By: Stephen King)

Derry is a truly haunted place , four friends have been here 25 years back and shared a life changing experience. They unite again to confront an otherworldly creature and struggle to survive in a tale of courage and horror. One of the best horror novels. (Best horror novels ever written collection)

Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War

Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War

(By: Sebastian Faulks)

A story of war, a tale of love, a story that spans across three generations. An English soldier and a French maiden, the power of love that transcends the hatred of war. One of the best books ever written. Fantastic writing.

1632 (Ring of Fire)

1632 (Ring of Fire)

(By: Eric Flint)

Mike, a leader of a mining community in West Virginia, leads an armed rebellion to stop atrocities and inhuman treatment, a story of war, a fight for justice, truly American style. A great thriller novel, one of the best ever.

Death Note, Vol. 1

Death Note, Vol. 1

(By: Tsugumi Ohba)

Light, a student, finds a notebook that has immense power, the power to take life. He starts using the book to kill criminals. An interesting story begins, One that will keep you turning pages to the very end.

The Sea of Trolls (Sea of Trolls Trilogy)

The Sea of Trolls (Sea of Trolls Trilogy)

(By: Nancy Farmer)

Jack is captured by berserkers (raiders) along with his sister, and put on a ship, after their village has been attacked. A great adventure starts, funny, full of interesting twists and a great book to read.

Josey Wales: Two Westerns : Gone to Texas/The Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales

Josey Wales: Two Westerns : Gone to Texas/The Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales

(By: Forrest Carter)

Josey is wanted by the law, has no family left, so he decides to travel West with his friend (a Cherokee). Thus begins an adventure packed with action, danger, gunfights, and much more. Intense cowboy action. A great book.

Misery

Misery

(By: Stephen King)

Paul is trapped, it's an evil house, he feels caged and desperately wants to escape to Africa. But she will not let him, he hates her, fears her, needs her, and knows he cannot survive without her. One of the best horror books.

Perdido Street Station (New Crobuzon)

Perdido Street Station (New Crobuzon)

(By: China Mieville)

Isaac is a brilliant scientist, a citizen of New Crobuzon, a city full of pollutants, many races of people, and perpetual fear. A strange creature arrives and a quest begins fro Isaac. Fantastic, thrilling and a great book to read.

The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah

The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah

(By: Stephen King)

Demons, magical doorways, darkness and death. An enchanting, horror filled story. Stephen King has outdone himself again. A dark underworld of demons opens up, to the despair of humans, and death and destruction follow. One of the best horror novels of all time. (Part of best horror stories collection)

Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War

Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War

(By: Clive Barker)

Candy dives into her mysterious past to explain strange events. Her magical gifts, her being hounded by the Midnight Lords minions, and all else take her into a new quest. A quest full of magic, mystery, suspense and horror. One of the best horror novels.

Eclipse (Twilight)

Eclipse (Twilight)

(By: Stephenie Meyer)

Trapped between vampires and werewolves, Bella's life is an eternal conflict. She faces difficult decisions and has to make tough choices. The series continues in one of the best written horror books of all time.

The Dark Tower, Books 1-3: The Gunslinger / The Drawing of the Three / The Waste Lands

The Dark Tower, Books 1-3: The Gunslinger / The Drawing of the Three / The Waste Lands

(By: Stephen King)

Three books in the Dark Tower series combined together. Roland's adventure begins with The Gunslinger and continues to the second part. The brilliant narrative keeps you completely captivated and engaged. One of the best horror novel series.

The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 1

The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 1

(By: Neil Gaiman)

During the World Wars, Dream is captured by mystics and released only during the modern times. Dream struggles to rebuild everything and a fantastic journey begins. Beautifully created.

The Feast of All Saints

The Feast of All Saints

(By: Anne Rice)

During the times of slavery, there exists a race of colored people who are free owing to their part Spanish and French ancestry. This a story of struggle, and striving against oppression. A profound tale of human endurance.

You Slay Me (Aisling Grey, Guardian,)

You Slay Me (Aisling Grey, Guardian)

(By: Katie Macalister)

Aisling suddenly discovers that she is a "keeper", a keeper of the gates that guard the entrance to hell. Fighting her infatuation and boiling passion she deals with Drake, who attracts her (in his human form). A great book, hard to put down. One of the best horror fiction novels.

American Gods: A Novel

American Gods: A Novel

(By: Neil Gaiman)

Shadow comes out of prison, a person who has lost everything, and accepts a dangerous job. A tale full of suspense, thrills, turmoil and conflict. Hard to stop reading. Masterfully written.


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