The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) #31DaysofSpookyBooks
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) #31DaysofSpookyBooks

Wearing a Halloween costume gives you ample opportunity to bring out a different side. It could be a dark one or a sweet one. Maybe you’d just amplify the personality you already have or take on an entirely foreign persona. That contrast is exemplified none better than in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The novella … Continue reading

Trick or Treat: The History of Halloween (2012) #31DaysofSpookyBooks
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Trick or Treat: The History of Halloween (2012) #31DaysofSpookyBooks

Every worshipper needs its Bible. This is basically the handbook on Halloween written by the holiday historian herself. It’s a thorough tome of the Celtic roots and its evolution throughout the centuries. You’ll learn about our weird little traditions’ origins, why we call carved pumpkins Jack, and other tidbits explaining the most strange and wonderful … Continue reading

The House With the Clock In Its Walls (1973) #31DaysofHalloween
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The House With the Clock In Its Walls (1973) #31DaysofHalloween

I chose to include this Halloween-tinted juvenile mystery in lieu of R.L. Stine’s extensive portfolio of Halloween-y tales because, dare I say, it’s a bit more refined? It’s about a recently orphaned boy who goes to live with his uncle, who happens to be a warlock, and has a witch as a neighbor. There’s black … Continue reading

And Then There Were None (1939) #31DaysofSpookyBooks
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And Then There Were None (1939) #31DaysofSpookyBooks

I found this at the thrift shop and thought, “What’s Halloween without a little murder mystery?” I remember reading this in high school and thinking how relentless it was. Considering the time period which it was released, it must have shook a reader or two. Strangers + eccentric billionaires always equals weird events with some … Continue reading