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Best Horror Fiction

( Horror Writers Association )



Exorcist, The
by Blatty, William Peter

This unstoppable publishing phenomenon was the inspiration behind one of the most successful horror movies of all time. A powerful presence has taken possession of the 12-year-old daughter of a film star.
Call Number:
LEISURE READING FICTION BLA




Something Wicked This Way Comes
by Bradbury, Ray

Few American novels written this century have endured in the heart and mind as has this one-Ray Bradbury's incomparable masterwork of the dark fantastic. A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. A calliope's shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. And two inquisitive boys standing precariously on the brink of adulthood will soon discover the secret of the satanic raree-show's smoke, mazes, and mirrors, as they learn all too well the heavy cost of wishes -- and the stuff of nightmare.
Call Number:
LEISURE BRA and PS3503.R167 S66 2001
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Haunting of Hill House, The
by Jackson, Shirley

The four visitors at Hill House-- some there for knowledge, others for adventure-- are unaware that the old mansion will soon choose one of them to make its own.
Call Number:
PS3519.A392 H3




Lottery and Other Stories, The
by Jackson, Shirley

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Call Number:
PS3519.A392 L6




Turn of the Screw
by James, Henry

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Call Number:
PS2116 .T8




Ghost Stories of M.R. James
by James, M. R.

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Call Number:
PR6019 .A565 A6




Metamorphosis and Other Stories, The
by Kafka, Franz

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Call Number:
PT2621 .A26 A243




Shining, The
by King, Stephen

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Call Number:
LEISURE KIN
Publication Date:
1977




Stand, The
by King, Stephen

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Call Number:
LEISURE KIN and GCCN PS3561 .I483 S7




At the Mountains of Madness
by Lovecraft, H. P.

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Call Number:
PS3523 .O833 A6 2005




Dunwich Horror and Others, The
by Lovecraft, H. P.

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Call Number:
PS3523 .O833 A6 2005




I Am Legend
by Matheson, Richard

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Call Number:
LEISURE READING FICTION MAT




Frankenstein
by Shelley, Mary

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Call Number:
PR5397 .F7 2003




Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The
by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Call Number:
PR5485 .A1 1992




Dracula
by Stoker, Bram

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Call Number:
PR6037 .T617 D7






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Award Description
The books that appear here were picked using a survey of the Horror Writers Association general membership in 1996, so many excellent books published more recently do not appear here, and some of those that do are now out of print. Most of the recognized classics of dark fiction do appear.

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