Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Fodder for Nightmares

There’s still a week and a half to go before Halloween, but stories related to that not-quite-a-holiday are already popping up everywhere.

The British Web site Crime Fiction Lover provides us with a list of “12 chilling crime reads,” including Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman, Fiona Cummins’ Rattle, Will Carver’s Hinton Hollow Death Trip, and Elizabeth Hands’ The Book of Lamps and Banners. CrimeReads’ Molly Odintz has her own “10 New Horror Novels Perfect for Crime Fans” selection, while elsewhere in that same publication you’ll find this story by Kate Belli (Betrayal on the Bowery) showcasing New York City’s “haunted locations and the authors inspired by them.”

Janet Rudolph has updated her lengthy rundown of Halloween crime novels and short-story collections for Mystery Fanfare. And for something a bit different, Literary Hub has posted a virtual tour of artist and macabre humorist Edward Gorey’s “elephant house” (now a museum) in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts. Katie Yee says the place comes “complete with his toddler shoes, his first spoon, and pretty much every drawing he ever did. (He was an only child.)”

READ MORE:Scary, Spooky, and Sleuth-y: A List of Crime Books Set On or Around Halloween,” by Tara Laskowski (CrimeReads).

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