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[Cover]Minion: a vampire huntress legend
L.A. Banks

 

Young Damali Richards is the most important vampire hunter in a millennium. When the vampires and demons discover her existence, an age-old war escalates as the dark forces strive to slay Damali before she comes of age and gains her full powers

[Cover]Psycho
Robert Bloch

 

Mary Crane checks into the Bates Motel to find shelter from a storm, but Norman Bates, the deranged knife-wielding owner, soon changes her travel plans.

 

[Cover]World War Z: an oral history of the zombie war
Max Brooks.

 

An account of the epic war between humans and predatory zombies, as told from those who lived to tell the tale of the battle for human survival.

 

[Cover]Nazareth Hill
Ramsey Campbell

 

A father and his rebellious teenager are trapped within an apartment house where the spirits of wrongly persecuted witches lurk.

 

[Cover]House of Leaves
Mark Z. Danielewski

 

A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries.

 

[Cover]Guilty Pleasures
Laurell K. Hamilton

 

Anita Blake, a vampire hunter, is hired by the city to investigate the killings of innocent vampires.

 

[Cover]Heart-Shaped Box
Joe Hill

 

Judas Coyne, a metal band musician obsessed with macabre collectables, purchases a suit over the Internet “guaranteed” to include a ghost. Shortly after the suit arrives, Judas and his girlfriend are pursued by the menacing and vengeful spirit who has a connection to Judas’ past.

 

[Cover]The Lottery: and other stories by Jackson, Shirley (c1949).

 

The people of a village perform their annual lottery, with startling consequences for the recipient of the one paper with the black spot.

 

[Cover]Haunted: a novel of stories
Chuck Palahniuk

 

A collection of stories told from different people who have answered an ad for an artist’s retreat, but instead find themselves trapped and isolated from the outside world. Heat, power, and food are in short supply, and the more desperate the situation gets, the more desperate their stories become.

 

[Cover]A Winter Haunting
Dan Simmons

 

Professor Dale Stewart returns to his hometown to work on a novel, leasing the farmhouse of a long-dead friend who was murdered. Although he seeks refuge, the house becomes a nightmare as hauntings take hold.

 

[Cover]Lost Boy Lost Girl
Peter Straub

 

Timothy Underhill returns to his hometown to investigate the disappearance of his nephew, and finds his old neighborhood of Millhaven haunted by a serial killer.