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Spooky Stories

by Scholastic India

A collection of stories by nine different authors -- Payal Dhar, Anshumani Ruddra, Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan, Samhita Arni, Kaushik Viswanath, Siddhartha Sarma, Arunava Sinha, Adil Marawala, and Nilanjana S. Roy.

Stay Away from the Tree House (Ghosts of Fear Street #5)

by R. L. Stine

Discovering a cool tree house in the Fear Street Woods, which is reputed to be haunted, Dyland and Steve wonder if the rumors are true and decide to spend a weekend in the tree house anyway, with spooky results.

Steampunk: Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe Zdenko Basic Manuel Sumberac

If you combined clockwork gears, parasols, and air balloons with Edgar Allan Poe, what would you get? Steampunk: Poe! This is the first collection ever of Poe stories illustrated with the influence of steampunk. Running Press Teens has selected some of the most popular, thrilling, and memorable stories and poems by the classic 19th century American writer whose literary talent continues to open the mind to countless interpretations. Every Poe story and poems is fully illustrated with steampunk-inspired art--from 1920s aviation gear to elaborate musical instruments--creating a fresh perspective on his work containing bizarre characters of madmen and mystery. Just in time for Halloween, Steampunk: Poe is the perfect classic horror choice with a haunting steampunk twist!

Steel Rose

by Kara Dalkey

T.J. Kaminski discovered a way to jumpstart her career as a performance artist: conjure something up in Pittsburgh's Schenley Park. They have the power to grant her every wish, but they also have steel-grey eyes and razor-sharp teeth.

Stephen King: The Art of Darkness

by Douglas E. Winter

I first met Stephen King in a shoeshine parlor. It was like finding a Woodrow Wilson dime or a Maine roadmap with a town named Jerusalem's Lot. It was like ...well, it was like a story by Stephen King.

The Stepsister (Fear Street #9)

by R. L. Stine

Fear Street -- where your worst nightmares live... Emily wants to like her stepsister, but it hasn't been easy. As soon as Jessie moves in, she takes over Emily's room, steals Emily's clothes, and lies to everyone. Then Emily picks up Jessie's diary and learns a horrifying secret. Is Jessie really capable of murder? Emily tries to tell her parents, but no one believes her. So it's up to Emily to expose the "real" Jessie -- if she can stay alive.

Stinger

by Robert R. Mccammon

Robert R. McCammon, one of the supreme masters of horror, takes us into a mind-bending landscape bursting with the most savage terrors imaginable. STINGER...an enemy more fearsome, more hideous than the most heart-stopping nightmares. STINGER...who ravages a remote Texas town until the men and women of Inferno rise up in a final, desperate battle. No evil yet known to man can match the searing hell of.... Stinger.

A Stir of Echoes

by Richard Matheson

An ordinary suburban man is able to read the minds of his neighbors and is haunted by the apparition of a mysterious woman.

The Story of Cirrus Flux

by Matthew Skelton

London, 1783. Orphan Cirrus Flux is being watched. Merciless villains are conniving to steal the world's most divine power--The Breath of God--which they believe Cirrus has inherited. Now he faces a perilous journey through the dirty backstreets of the city as a sinister mesmerist, a tiny man with an all-seeing eye, and a skull-collecting scoundrel pursue him. Cirrus must escape them, but he'll need to trust some unlikely allies if he hopes to thwart his foes . . . and survive a grand and terrifying showdown. From the Hardcover edition.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson

A London doctor discovers a drug which can split a person's personality and physical appearance into two distinct parts, good and evil.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories

by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series. Idealistic young scientist Henry Jekyll struggles to unlock the secrets of the soul. Testing chemicals in his lab, he drinks a mixture he hopes will isolate--and eliminate--human evil. Instead it unleashes the dark forces within him, transforming him into the hideous and murderous Mr. Hyde. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dramatically brings to life a science-fiction case study of the nature of good and evil and the duality that can exist within one person. Today Stevenson's novella is recognized as an incisive study of Victorian morality and sexual repression, as well as a great thriller. These original pieces are written with British spellings but not always the traditional British punctuation. This collection also includes some of the author's grimmest short fiction: "Lodging for the Night," "The Suicide Club," "Thrawn Janet," (written in Scottish dialect) "The Body Snatcher," and "Markheim." Included are a timeline of the author's life, a brief history of his life, an in-depth analysis and recap of the title story, discussion questions, further readings, and more. Jenny Davidson is Assistant Professor of eighteenth-century literature and culture in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror

by Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Mighall

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Body Snatcher, Olalla, A Chapter on Dreams (abridged), and Diagnosing Jekyll: The Scientific Context to Dr Jekyll's Experiment and Mr Hyde's Embodiment

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Contexts, Performance Adaptations, Criticism (A Norton Critical Edition)

by Katherine Linehan

The famous story about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll and the misanthropic Mr Edward Hyde. Backgrounds and Contexts includes a wealth of materials on the tale's publication history as well as its relevance to Victorian culture. Twelve of Stevenson's letters from the years 1885-87 are excerpted, along with his essay A Chapter on Dreams, in which he comments on the plot's origin. Ten contemporary responses--including those by Julia Wedgwood, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Henry James--illustrate Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde's initial reception. Stevenson's 1885 tale Markheim, a precursor to Jekyll and Hyde and a window onto the Victorian sensation market, is reprinted in its entirety in this Norton Critical Edition. Karl Miller, Jenni Calder, and Judith Halberstam discuss literary genres central to Jekyll and Hyde. Four scientific essays--including one by Stephen Jay Gould--elucidate Victorian conceptions of atavism, multiple-personality disorder, narcotics addiction, and sexual aberration. Judith R. Walkowitz and Walter Houghton consider the implications of Victorian moral conformity and political disunity for society at large. Performance Adaptations addresses--in writings by C. Alex Pinkston, Jr., Charles King, and Scott Allen Nollen--the many ways in which Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has been dramatized over more than a century and explores its status as a perpetually effective vehicle for changing psychological and social concerns. A checklist of major performance adaptions is provided, along with a sampler of publicity photos. Criticism includes essays by G. K. Chesterton, Vladimir Nabokov, Peter K. Garrett, Patrick Brantlinger, and Katherine Linehan that center on the tale's major themes of morality, allegory, and self-alienation. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Illustrated Classics Edition)

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Dr. Jekyll is a kind and respected man. His friends cannot understand his companionship with the wicked, mysterious Mr. Hyde, who seems to have come from nowhere and yet has a terrible hold on the doctor. Even as Hyde commits crimes that shock all of London, no one can guess how -- or why -- the two men are so close. Only at the very end of this gripping tale is the incredible truth revealed. Adapted by Mitsu Yamamoto.

Stranger

by Simon Clark

The small town of Sullivan has barricaded itself against the outside world. It is one of the last enclaves of civilization and the residents are determined that their town remain free from the strange and terrifying plague that is sweeping the land--a plague that transforms ordinary people into murderous, bloodthirsty madmen. But the transformation is only the beginning. With the shocking realization that mankind is evolving into something different, something horrifying, the struggle for survival becomes a battle to save humanity.

The Stranger Beside Me (Updated 20th Anniversary Edition)

by Ann Rule

On January 24, 1989, Ted Bundy was put to death in Florida's electric chair for the murder of three young women, though he had confessed to murdering at least 35others as well. Ann Rule tells his story and the story of their friendship. [From the back cover.] Ann Rule was a writer working on the biggest story of her life, tracking down a brutal serial killer. Little did she know that the young man who was her close friend was the savage slayer she was hunting. Ted Bundy was everyone's picture of a natural "winner": handsome, charming, brilliant in law school, successful with women, on the verge of a dazzling career. On January 24, 1989, Ted Bundy was executed for the murders of three young women. He had also confessed to taking the lives of at least thirty-five more young women from coast to coast. This is his story, written by a woman who thought she knew Ted Bundy--until she began to pull all the evidence together, and the whole terrifying picture emerged from the dark depths. "The most fascinating killer in modern American history. ... Ann Rule has an extraordinary angle that makes The Stranger Beside Me as dramatic and chilling as a bedroom window shattering at midnight."--The New York Times

Stranger With My Face

by Lois Duncan

Laurie Stratton finally has everything a sixteen-year-old could ever want. But just as her perfect summer comes to a close, things start to unravel when her boyfriend insists he saw her out with another guy-when Laurie was really home sick! More mysterious sightings convince Laurie someone very real is out there, watching her. . . .The truth reveals a long-lost sister who has spent the years growing bitter and dangerous. She has learned how to haunt Laurie, but the visits soon become perilous. She wants something from Laurie-her life!

Strangers

by Dean Koontz

They were strangers.<P> A handful of people. From different backgrounds, living in different towns and cities across America, they had nothing in common--except fear.<P> They were victims.<P> Cold and stark, an unknown terror gripped their dreams and turned their days into living nightmares.<P> They were chosen.<P> And they could not escape. Deep in the heart of a sprawling desert, a dark memory called out to them drawing them to the Tranquility Motel--where the terrifying truth was waiting....

The Straw Men

by Michael Marshall

In Palmerston, Pennsylvania, two men in long coats walk calmly into a crowded fast food restaurant--then, slowly and methodically, gun down sixty-eight people. They take time to reload. On the Promenade of Santa Monica, California, a teenaged girl gives sightseeing tips to a distinguished English tourist. She won't be going home tonight. In Dyersburg, Montana, a grief-stricken son tries to make sense of the accident that killed his parents-then finds a note stuffed in his father's favorite chair. It says, "We're not dead." Three seemingly unrelated events, these are the first signs of an unimaginable network of fear that will lead one unlikely hero to a chilling confrontation with The Straw Men. No one knows who they are-or why they kill. But they must be stopped. Michael Marshall's electrifying debut novel is an instant masterpiece of modern suspense. An epic thriller for anyone who has feared that someone is watching us.

The Streets Of Panic Park (Goosebumps HorrorLand #12)

by R. L. Stine

The kids who are trapped in Horror Land thought they had reason enough to panic. That was before they reached Panic Park. It seemed like the only way to escape the mysterious villain who's playing puppet-master with their lives. But Panic Park is a perilous place, and it makes Horror Land seem like Happy Land!Now they must face their greatest fears--and team up with the unlikeliest allies--in this shocking conclusion to the ride of a lifetime

The Stress of Her Regard

by Tim Powers

When Michael Crawford discovers his bride brutally murdered in their wedding bed, he is forced to flee not only to prove his innocence, but to avoid the deadly embrace of a vampire who has claimed him as her true bridegroom. Joining forces with Byron, Keats, and Shelley in a desperate journey that crisscrosses Europe, Crawford desperately seeks his freedom from this vengeful lover who haunts his dreams and will not rest until she destroys all that he cherishes. Told in the guise of a secret history, this long-awaited tale of passion and terror is finally back in print after more than 20 years.

The Suicide Collectors

by David Oppegaard

The Despair has plagued the earth for five years. Most of the world's population has inexplicably died by its own hand, and the few survivors struggle to remain alive. A mysterious, shadowy group called the Collectors has emerged, inevitably appearing to remove the bodies of the dead. But in the crumbling state of Florida, a man named Norman takes an unprecedented stand against the Collectors, propelling him on a journey across North America. It's rumored a scientist in Seattle is working on a cure for the Despair, but in a world ruled by death, it won't be easy to get there.

Summer is Ended and We Are Not Yet Saved

by Joey Comeau

Martin is going to Bible Camp for the summer. He's going to learn archery and swimming, and he's going to make new friends. He's pretty excited, but that's probably because nobody told him that this is a horror novel. Eleven-year-old Martin's mother works in the movie business, doing (what else?) special-effects make-up for horror movies. She has a job in Toronto but doesn't have the money to hire somebody to look after Martin, so he volunteers to ship himself off to Bible camp, where someone is systematically killing off the campers in various maniacal ways. The violence is right out of a 1980s-style horror flick, as is the cast of characters: Martin and his fellow campers; Chip and his fellow camp counselors; and affable Father Tony, the camp's leader. Lean and mean and hugely entertaining, with no high-falutin' literary pretenses note to fans of slasher flicks: yes, the villain is exactly who you think it is but with a genuinely shocking conclusion, the book should be a big hit with old-school horror fans.

Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, Book 4)

by Jim Butcher

Private detective/wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is suckered into tangling in the affairs of Faerie, where the fate of the entire world--and his soul--are at stake.

Summer of Fear

by Lois Duncan

From the moment Rachel's family takes in her orphaned cousin Julia, strange things start to happen. Rachel grows suspicious but soon finds herself alienated from her own life. Julia seems to have enchanted everyone to turn against her, leaving Rachel on her own to try and prove that Julia is a witch. One thing about Julia is certain-she is not who she says she is, and Rachel's family is in grave danger.

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