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You won't want to read these horror books alone in the dark... From terrifying ghouls to heart-stopping ghosts, our range of scary books will have your teeth chattering, your spine tingling and the hair on the back of your neck on end!

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Horror Books & Ghost Stories

  • The Eyes of Darkness

    Dean Koontz

    Product Code: ATPWP
    Paperback
    If you delight in the suspense of Stephen King and The Stranger by Harlan Coben chilled you to the bone (in the best possible way), you'll love The Eyes of Darkness - the classic thriller by Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. 'Not just a master of our darkest dreams but also a literary juggler' - The Times. Tina Evans can think of no better time for a fresh start. It's been a year of unbelievable heartache since her son Danny's death. Now the Vegas show that she directed is about to premiere, so she vows to out her grief behind her. Only there is a message for Tina, scrawled on the chalkboard in Danny's room. Two words that will send Tina on a terrifying journey...NOT DEAD. This book was originally published under the pseudonym Leigh Nichols.
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  • Redneck Volume 4: Lone Star

    Donny Cates

    Product Code: CCVPC
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    In the wake of their darkest day, it's time to say goodbye to the Lone Star state as the Bowman family searches for salvation... in the shadows of Mexico. Collects REDNECK #19-24.
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  • Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 8: Twilight of the Golden Witch, Vol. 3

    Ryukishi07

    Product Code: CBRUK
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    Ange reconciles with the rest of the Urishomiya Family. The tragedy of the Ushiromiya bloodline...who exactly wished for it? Discover the truth and more in the final volume of Umineko: When They Cry Episode 8: Twilight of the Golden Witch!
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  • The Walking Dead Omnibus Volume 8

    Robert Kirkman

    Product Code: CBRZP
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    This deluxe hardcover includes 25 issues of the hit series THE WALKING DEAD, along with the covers for the issues, all in one massive, oversized slipcased volume. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #169-193.
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  • The Paris Mysteries

    Edgar Allan Poe

    Product Code: CBRFL
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    An apartment on the rue Morgue turned into a charnel house; the corpse of a shopgirl dragged from the Seine; a high-stakes game of political blackmail-three mysteries that have enthralled the whole of Paris, and baffled the city's police. The brilliant Chevalier Auguste Dupin investigates - can he find the solution where so many others before him have failed? These three stories from the pen of Edgar Allan Poe are some of the most influential ever written, widely praised and credited with inventing the detective genre. This edition contains: 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', 'The Mystery of Marie Roget' and 'The Purloined Letter'.
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  • Punk Mambo

    Cullen Bunn

    Product Code: CBPTI
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    GO PUNK YOURSELF! Punk Mambo is a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, then relocated to Louisiana's Bayou Country. Now, she's a mystical mercenary for hire. In her first-ever solo series, Punk Mambo investigates a series of abductions in the New Orleans gutter punk scene, stumbling upon a deadlier mystery that takes her to the haunted shores of Haiti. From writer Cullen Bunn (Venom) and artist Adam Gorham (New Mutants: Dead Souls) comes this hilariously horrifying breakout adventure for Valiant's fan-favorite mystic malcontent. Collecting the complete PUNK MAMBO five-issue limited series, along with PUNK MAMBO #0 from writer Peter Milligan and artist Robert Gill.
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  • School-Live!, Vol. 11

    Norimitsu Kaihou

    Product Code: CBKFY
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    After negotiations break down at the Randall Corporation headquarters, the girls find themselves on the run, and Kurumi's condition is only getting worse! Suddenly, a new organization offers assistance...but can it be trusted?
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  • The Man Who Came Down the Attic Stairs

    Celine Loup

    Product Code: CBIWK
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    After moving into a new home and giving birth to her first child, a woman worries that a supernatural force is haunting her child's nursery, and has corrupted her husband into a creature intent on harming them both. Emma is excited to start a family in her new home, but after her child's birth she finds her world turning upside-down. The infant cries like it's scared of something, or someone, and Emma's sleepless nights quickly drive a wedge between her and her husband, who seems uncharacteristically detached. When Emma begins to see strange things in the house, the line between reality and fantasy blurs and her grasp of what's real and what's not becomes even more clouded. Is something unnatural haunting the nursery? And what if it also affected her husband, who ventured up into the attic when they first arrived... Inspired by the works of Shirley Jackson and Ira Levin, Celine Loup's The Man Who Came Down the Attic Stairs weaves a tale of horror and suspense that captures the isolation of postpartum depression, while exploring the very real fears associated with new motherhood.
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  • The Influence

    Ramsey Campbell

    Product Code: CBIMO
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    Now a major Netflix movie. "This is a chilling work and the fullest treatment of one of Campbell's recurring themes - the psychic violence family members wreak upon one another." Publishers Weekly Queenie is the ageing matriarch of the Faraday family, and even death can't break her hold over her eleven-year-old granddaughter Rowan. She's buried with a locket that contains a lock of Rowan's hair, and soon afterwards Rowan is befriended by a mysterious uncannily intelligent girl of her own age. Only her aunt Hermione suspects how sinister this is, but will retrieving the locket save her niece? By the time anyone sees what effect the ghostly influence on Rowan is having, it may be too late for her. if the child who takes her place in the family isn't Rowan, Rowan may be somewhere else not quite like our world... FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
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  • Gideon Falls Volume 3: Stations of the Cross

    Jeff Lemire

    Product Code: CBHAT
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    The hot horror series that WIRED magazine named one of the best books of 2018 returns from the creative team that BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS said "will go down as one of the greatest comic teams of all time!" After the mind-blowing events of the second arc, our story heads right through the looking glass. Father Burke tracks a vicious killer named...Norton Sinclair? And when that killer can travel through time (and space!) readers are in for a wild ride. Collects GIDEON FALLS #12-16
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  • Full Throttle

    Joe Hill

    Product Code: CAZBY
    Hardback
    In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including "In The Tall Grass," one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix. A little door that opens to a world of fairy tale wonders becomes the blood-drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in "Faun." A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in "Late Returns." In "By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain," two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the water's edge, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality . . . and other horrors that lurk in the water's shivery depths. And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in "Throttle," co-written with Stephen King. Featuring two previously unpublished stories, and a bevy of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears.
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  • The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 4

    Robert Kirkman

    Product Code: CAYUP
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    Just in time for the new season of The Walking Dead on AMC, the fan-favorite, New York Times bestseller series returns with its FOURTH massive paperback collection! With over 1,000 pages, this volume contains the next chapter of ROBERT KIRKMAN and CHARLIE ADLARD's Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror. From the Whisperers to the Commonwealth, Rick Grimes meets new allies and enemies to the way to reclaiming the world from the dead. Wars are started, and dear friends fall... Collects THE WALKING DEAD #145-193
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  • John Carpenter's Tales for a HalloweeNight

    John Carpenter

    Product Code: CAYLN
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    From the mind of John Carpenter, the man who brought you the cult classic horror film Halloween and all of the scares beyond, and the heart of writer, editor, producer Sandy King comes 12 more twisted tales of terror, tricks, and treats. In volume 5 of the award-winning graphic novel series, they bring together another stellar ensemble of storytellers from the worlds of movies, novels, and comics for another spine-tingling collection of stories that will haunt you. Each story is a standalone surprise that captures the essence of fright night. We dare you to read it all the way to the end. If you get too scared, remember, it's only a comic. It's only a comic... or is it? Happy Halloween.
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  • John Carpenter's Tales of Science Fiction

    Duane Swierczynski

    Product Code: CAYLM
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    August 1977. Astronomers detect the so-called "WOW" signal: a burst of sound from deep space, near the constellation Sagittarius. The signal is believed to be extraterrestrial in origin. The next month, the astronomers send a reply. Boy, is that a huge mistake. Because more than four decades later, the alien intelligence has sent an invasion force of exactly one photon-and it's the kind of microscopic threat we could have never seen coming... In a desert town one hour north of L.A., Lieutenant Ron Pinkerton watches in horror as law-abiding citizens begin to lose their minds-and the laws of gravity. And then astrophysicist Marisa Stringfellow appears, telling Pinkerton the craziest thing he's ever heard: an alien entity is taking over minds one by one and using their hijacked bodies to create as much mayhem as (in)humanly possible. The tell-tale sign: a violent twitch that means: goodbye, nervous system. And now humanity's last chance lies in the hands of hardboiled cop and a heartbroken scientist... that is, until one of them begins to twitch.
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  • One by One

    D.W. Gillespie

    Product Code: BZOMD
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    The Easton family has just moved into their new fixer-upper, a beautiful old house that they bought at a steal, and Alice, the youngest of the family, is excited to explore the strange, new place. Her excitement turns to growing dread as she discovers a picture hidden under the old wallpaper, a child's drawing of a family just like hers. Soon after, members of the family begin to disappear, each victim marked on the child's drawing with a dark black X. It's up to her to unlock the grim mystery of the house before she becomes the next victim. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
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  • One by One

    D.W. Gillespie

    Product Code: BZOMC
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    The Easton family has just moved into their new fixer-upper, a beautiful old house that they bought at a steal, and Alice, the youngest of the family, is excited to explore the strange, new place. Her excitement turns to growing dread as she discovers a picture hidden under the old wallpaper, a child's drawing of a family just like hers. Soon after, members of the family begin to disappear, each victim marked on the child's drawing with a dark black X. It's up to her to unlock the grim mystery of the house before she becomes the next victim. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
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  • Apple and Knife

    Intan Paramaditha

    Product Code: BZKEY
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    **A The White Review Book of the Year** A dazzling and provocative debut story collection from celebrated Indonesian writer Intan Paramaditha, putting fierce and fabulous female characters centre stage in brilliantly funny and sharp twists on fairy tale. Inspired by horror fiction, myths and fairy tales, Apple and Knife is an unsettling ride that swerves into the supernatural to explore the dangers and power of occupying a female body in today's world. These stories set in the Indonesian everyday - in corporate boardrooms, shanty towns, on dangdut stages - reveal a soupy otherworld stewing just beneath the surface. This is subversive feminist horror at its best, where men and women alike are arbiters of fear, and where revenge is sometimes sweetest when delivered from the grave. Dark, humorous, and vividly realised, Apple and Knife brings together taboos, inversions, sex and death in a heady, intoxicating mix.
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  • Evil Roots

    D. Butcher

    Product Code: BZHXC
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    Strangling vines and meat-hungry flora fill this unruly garden of strange stories, selected for their significance as the seeds of the `killer plant' trope in fiction, film and video games. Before the Demogorgon of Stranger Things and the appearance of Mario's iconic foe the Piranha Plant, writers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were exploring the lethal potential of vegetable life, inspired by new carnivorous species discovered on expeditions into the deep jungles of the world and breakthroughs in the grafting and genetics disciplines of botany. Suddenly, the exotic orchid could become a curiously alluring, yet unsettlingly bloodthirsty menace; the beautifully sprawling wisteria of the stately home could become anything but civilized, and the experimentation of botanists weening new shoots on their own blood could become fuel for a new genre of horticultural nightmare. Every strain of vegetable threat (and one deadly fungus) can be found within this new collection, representing the very best tales from the undergrowth.
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  • Spawn: Enemy of the State

    Todd McFarlane

    Product Code: BZGJZ
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    SPAWN GOES TO PRISON! TODD McFARLANE and JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER change the game in this new SEVEN-ISSUE collection. Trapped in a maximum-security penitentiary, Al Simmons is exactly where he wants to be. But the danger is greater than he knows. Alone against his enemies, Al begins to unravel his master plan to bring Heaven and Hell to their knees, with the help of some old... "friends." OVERTKILL! CY-GOR! THE CURSE! And THE FREAK! ALL return! Like NEVER before! Collects SPAWN #284-290
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  • The Walking Dead Volume 32

    Robert Kirkman

    Product Code: BYZNI
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    The Commonwealth and Alexandria have joined forcedE but at what cost to Rick? Collects THE WALKING DEAD #187-192.
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  • Water Shall Refuse Them

    Lucie McKnight Hardy

    Product Code: BYIED
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    The heatwave of 1976. Following the accidental drowning of her sister, sixteen-year-old Nif and her family move to a small village on the Welsh borders to escape their grief. But rural seclusion doesn't bring any relief. As her family unravels, Nif begins to put together her own form of witchcraft - collecting talismans from the sun-starved land. That is, until she meets Mally, a teen boy who takes a keen interest in her, and has his own secret rites to divulge. Reminiscent of the suspense of Shirley Jackson and soaked in the folk horror of the British landscape, Water Shall Refuse Them is an atmospheric coming-of-age novel and a thrilling debut.
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  • Chronicles of Hate Collected Edition of Book 1 & 2

    Adrian Smith

    Product Code: BTKEI
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    In a world where the sun is frozen and the moon burns, an unlikely hero rises to free the Earth Mother from her chains. This isn't a world for the weak. All we know is HATE. Following the massively successful Kickstarter board game based on internationally recognized painter ADRIAN SMITH, CHRONICLES OF HATE is being recollected in this oversized (8" x 12") softcover.
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  • Glimpses of the Unknown

    Mike Ashley

    Product Code: BRHXQ
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    A figure emerges from a painting to pursue a bitter vengeance; the last transmission of a dying man haunts the airwaves, seeking to reveal his murderer; a treasure hunt disturbs an ancient presence in the silence of a lost tomb... From the vaults of the British Library comes a new anthology celebrating the best works of forgotten, never since republished, supernatural fiction from the early 20th century. Waiting within are malevolent spirits eager to possess the living and mysterious spectral guardians - a diverse host of phantoms exhumed from the rare pages of literary magazines and newspaper serials to thrill once more.
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  • Black Mad Wheel

    Josh Malerman

    Product Code: BGMTF
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    Black Mad Wheel plunges us into the depths of psychological horror, where you can't always believe everything you hear. The Danes, the band once known as the 'Darlings of Detroit', are washed up and desperate to have another number one hit. When an agent from the US Army approaches them with an unusual offer, they believe it could be the answer to their inspiration drought. So, under the guidance of their front man, Philip Tonka, the Danes decide to embark on a harrowing journey through scorching desert to track down the source of a strange and debilitating sound. Meanwhile, in a Midwestern hospital, a nurse named Ellen tends to a patient recovering from a near-fatal accident. The circumstances that led to his injuries are mysterious, and his broken body heals at a remarkable rate. Ellen will do the impossible for this enigmatic patient as he reveals more about his accident with each passing day.
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Discover spine-tingling stories, unnerving novels and beastly books in our range of the best horror books and ghost stories. Guaranteed to get your heart pounding, these spooky stories feature dark and gritty plots and plenty of supernatural creatures, including vampires, werewolves, ghosts, zombies and demons.

The spooky, the scary and the supernatural

Our range of ghost stories, horror novels and supernatural thrillers are guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. They feature undead beings, curious creatures, terrifying twists and plenty of blood, guts and gore.

Classic white-knuckle novels

Explore our selection of timeless terrors, including Gothic horror books such as Frankenstein and Dracula, as well as plenty of Stephen King’s unsettling stories.

Dare to read them…

Horror and thriller fans will be captivated by these shocking, gripping and heart-pounding books, so discover a new horror book, ghost story or thriller novel today - if you dare…

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