Spirit Hungers, Zombies, Monsters, and More!

In celebration of Halloween, we’re featuring the library’s collection of mystery, thriller and horror books. These spine-tingling tales and edge-of-your-seat thrillers will make you want to sleep with the lights on!


One of us is lying by Karen M. 


Five students enter detention, but only four leave.  Check out this YA murder mystery that will keep you guessing right until the end!

#Murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil

Are you a fan of action? Horror? The dystopian genre? Then this is the book for you! 17-year old Dee is falsely charged with the murder of her step-sister and sent to Alacatraz 2.0, a prison where inmates are not expected to survive. The twist is that citizens can watch live on their phones as felons are hunted and executed. Read as Dee and her fellow inmates try to survive in this exciting and creepy thrill ride!

Shutter by Courtney Alameda

Fans of the show Supernatural will get into this creepy, paranormal thriller. Armed with her analog camera, spirit hunter Micheline works with her team to capture ghosts and other undead creatures haunting San Francisco.

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

In this alternative history thriller where the dead of the civil war have transformed into zombie-like monsters called Shamblers, Jane McKeene is training to be an Attendant, a protector of the upper classes in America. But right before her graduation from finishing school, things take an unexpected twist, and Jane and her once enemy Katherine have to work together to fight enemies even more cruel than the Shamblers.

Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda

“In space, no one can hear you scream…”

…but on the space ship the USS John Muir, a scream can kill. Teens Tuck and Laura evade nightmarish monsters while working together to save the human race. This space thrill ride will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time.

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

This beautifully illustrated graphic novel tells spine-tingling tales that will haunt you even after you close the book. Take a walk in the woods with a wolf who stalks the local villagers, a woman who sees the ghosts who haunts her friend, and a young bride who hears the voice of her husband’s dead wife in the walls.

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Let the Right One tells the story of a girl vampire Eli and her new friend Oskar. What seems to start out as a sweet tale of young love turns into a horror-filled adventure as Eli and Oskar learn about each other, fight bullies, and satisfy Eli’s thirst for blood.

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