Staff Picks: Books for Chills and Thrills

Staff members have listed their favorite hair-raising novels plus we've added some new guaranteed-to-terrify-you titles. Some of the books on this list have ghosts or the undead to vanquish but others have evil humans for our protagonists to defeat.  These books are sure to keep you at the edge of your seat.

updated October 2023

The Children On The Hill

by Jennifer Mcmahon

Creatures of Passage

by Morowa Yejide

The Dancing Floor

by Barbara Michaels

The Haunting of Hill House

by Shirley Jackson

How to Sell a Haunted House

by Grady Hendrix

I Am Legend

by Richard Matheson

In The Clearing

by J. P. Pomare

Interview With The Vampire

by Anne Rice

It Will Just Be Us

by Jo Kaplan

Just Like Home

by Sarah Gailey

The Lingering

by S J I Holliday

Mouthful of Birds

by Samanta Schweblin

Natural Beauty

by Ling Ling Huange

The Resting Place

by Camilla Sten

Something Wicked This Way Comes

by Ray Bradbury

The Tell Tale Heart

by Edgar Allan Poe

The Turn Of The Screw

by Henry James

The Violence

by Delilah Dawson

The Woman in Black

by Susan Hill