Horror and Thriller

Book cover for Supernatural Tales

Supernatural Buchan

John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps (and its multiple subsequent film and television versions) is likely the work most closely associated with his name.

Wine-Dark Sea book cover

The Wine-Dark Sea

Short stories are one of the best ways to quickly inject some pleasurable fear into your veins this time of year.

Haunted House Fiction: An American Haunting: the Bell Witch

Greetings!  I’m always up for a good scare or haunting, and when this book came sliding through my hands, I set it aside out of a sense of duty because I am the Yankee who has lived here for twenty-five years and still doesn’t know enough about the Bell Witch to sound respectable around a cracker barrel.  

book cover image for The Haunting of Hill House, Penguin Classics version

Haunted House Fiction: The Haunting of Hill House

Who doesn’t love a haunted house story? This fall, as we head towards Halloween, watch the blog for reviews of great spooky reads.

The Haunting of Hill House is one of them, and one of the best examples I know of a “page turner.” I first came to know this story as a young child....