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By James Hynes. 1997
Three stories about academics seeking tenure. In "Queen of the Jungle," a couple's cat doesn't approve of an adulterous affair;…in "99," an anthropologist in Britain ends up in a village of druids; and in "Casting the Runes," an evil professor uses spells to steal manuscripts. Some strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex
By Bram Stoker, Richard Dalby, Stefan R Dziemianowicz, S. T Joshi. 1997
Originally published in 1914, these fourteen horror tales depict supernatural and brutal events in a variety of settings. In "The…Dualitists," a pair of cruel, degenerate boys embark on a campaign of destruction. They "progress" from breaking housewares to killing animals and, ultimately, to cold-blooded murder. Violence. 1997.
By R. L Stine, R. L. Stine. 1996
Justin Clarke, twelve, and his eleven-year-old sister, Marissa, have accompanied their dad on his mission to find the manuscript called…the Lost Legend. They want to be helpful, but instead they get lost in the woods of Brovania and find themselves facing strange creatures. For grades 4-7
By Anne Rice. 1998
A fledgling vampire, David Talbot, persuades the two-thousand-year-old Pandora to record her life story. Her tale begins in Rome, 15…B.C., where she was born and later fell in love with the still-mortal Marius, the man who changed her destiny. Some violence. Bestseller
By Stephen King. 2009
Una historia apocalíptica e hipnótica. Es una soleada mañana de otoño en la pequeña ciudad de Chester’s Mill, Claudette Sanders…disfruta de su clase de vuelo y Dale Barbara, hace autostop en las afueras. Ninguno de los dos llegará a su destino. De la nada ha caído sobre la ciudad una barrera invisible como una burbuja cristalina inquebrantable. Al descender, ha cortado por la mitad a una marmota y ha amputado la mano a un jardinero. El avión que pilotaba Claudette ha chocado contra la cúpula y se ha precipitado al suelo envuelto en llamas. Dale Barbara, veterano de la guerra de Irak, debe regresar ahora a Chester’s Mill, el lugar que tanto deseaba abandonar. El ejército pone a Dale al cargo de la situación pero Big Jim Rennie, el hombre que tiene un pie en todos los negocios sucios de la ciudad, no está de acuerdo; la cúpula podría ser la respuesta a sus plegarias. A medida que la comida, la electricidad y el agua escasean, los niños comienzan a tener premoniciones escalofriantes. El tiempo se acaba para aquellos que viven bajo la cúpula. ¿Podrán averiguar qué ha creado tan terrorífica prisión antes de que sea demasiado tarde?
By Catherine Gourley. 1997
While these twelve stories are set in various periods and places, "each tells a tale of a person who faces…an unexpected turn of events." In each case, a character tempts fate and becomes its victim. For grades 6-9
By R. L Stine, R. L. Stine. 1997
Alex Hunter comes to Wolf Creek to spend several weeks with his aunt and uncle while his parents travel. He…brings along his own camera and hopes to get lessons from his relatives, who are professional photographers. Alex gets two warnings when he arrives--stay out of the woods and away from the neighbors. For grades 4-7
By Kevin O'Malley. 1997
Collection of creepy and terrifying stories that also have humorous endings. A young boy is followed home by a coffin,…and a young girl home alone keeps getting phone calls from the Viper, who says he is coming up to her apartment. For grades K-3
By S. P Somtow, S. P. Somtow, Gary A. Lippincott. 1997
When a part-Jewish, part-Lakota boy and a half-mortal, half-vampire girl fall for each other, decisions have to be made-- fast.…On Halloween, they'll both turn sixteen and Rebecca's father is planning her devivification party to make her a vampire forever. Some violence. For junior and senior high readers
By Mary Downing Hahn. 1989
Ten-year-old Ashley Cummings and her mother move into an apartment on the top floor of an old house. At eighty-eight,…its owner, Miss Cooper, has become a grumpy old woman. She doesn't like cats and even though most of her lawn is very neat, there is a patch at the back that is overgrown with weeds. It isn't long before Ashley discovers why. Grades 4-7. 1989.
By Janet Anderson. 1997
In a rural one-room schoolhouse, five sixth graders choose a specific animal to study and identify with for their commencement…ceremony. The teacher tries to ensure that the children's passage through the graduation gate will improve their perceptions of themselves and their world. For grades 4-7
By Peter Dickinson. 1997
Four tales about teenagers dealing with magical and supernatural phenomena. In the title story, Keith has known Melly for years…because their mothers are good friends. Then while visiting in another city, he bumps into a wilder version of his pal called Melanie. Each girl seems to know the other, yet only one of them is real. For grades 6-9
By Marion Zimmer Bradley. 1996
Although Winter Musgrave remembers that she was a successful trader on Wall Street and that she discharged herself from a…mental hospital, she can't fill in the blanks. Dead animals appear at her door and objects near her self-destruct. Winter seeks help at a psychic research center to regain her memory and confront what is pursuing her
By Vicki-Ann Bush. 2022
In the fourth and final installment for the series, Alex faces his most difficult case yet: the school bully. For…two years, Kyle had no qualms making Alex's life even more complicated than it already was. Choosing to single him out for his psychic abilities, the angry teen took every chance to undermine Alex's well-being. But When Kyle is unexpectedly murdered, his ghost seeks out Alex for the very power he'd been stigmatized for. Despite their fraught history, Alex must set aside old wounds to help a soul in need. Searching for the killer, Alex uncovers why Kyle had victimized him so intensely, and it's not what he ever could have expected. The truth, it turns out, will set them both free. The Alex McKenna Series in order: Alex McKenna and the Geranium Deaths Alex McKenna and the Academy of Souls Alex McKenna and a Winter's Night Alex McKenna and Death is Not the Beginning
By David Koepp. 2022
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM NETFLIX AND ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR KATHRYN BIGELOW“Fantastic story, a real page-turner. Impossible…to put down." – Stephen KingFrom the author of Cold Storage comes a riveting, eerily plausible thriller, told with the menace and flair of Under the Dome or Project Hail Mary, in which a worldwide cataclysm plays out in the lives of one complicated Midwestern family. In Aurora, Illinois, Aubrey Wheeler is just trying to get by after her semi-criminal ex-husband split, leaving behind his unruly teenage son. Then the lights go out—not just in Aurora but across the globe. A solar storm has knocked out power almost everywhere. Suddenly, all problems are local, very local, and Aubrey must assume the mantle of fierce protector of her suburban neighborhood. Across the country lives Aubrey’s estranged brother, Thom. A fantastically wealthy, neurotically over-prepared Silicon Valley CEO, he plans to ride out the crisis in a gilded desert bunker he built for maximum comfort and security.But the complicated history between the siblings is far from over, and what feels like the end of the world is just the beginning of several long-overdue reckonings—which not everyone will survive . . . Aurora is suspenseful storytelling—both large scale and small—at its finest.
By R. L. Stine. 2022
Los relatos más terroríficos de R. L. Stine, el maestro que nos hizo temblar y disfrutar con Pesadillas. Un niño…que odia los insectos empieza a verlos por todas partes.La piel de un jugador de baloncesto se está deshaciendo, pero nadie más lo puede ver.Tres amigos encuentran un agujero en el suelo que se hace cada vez más y más grande... ¿Sientes los escalofríos? Combinado con el humor característico de R.L. Stine y una fuerte dosis de diversión terrorífica, Stinetinglers es perfecto para los fanáticos de las historias de miedo. Estos relatos escalofriantes demuestran que el legado épico de Stine en el género de terror es merecido. Sumérgete en su nuevo libro, y ten cuidado: ¡puede ser que esta noche tengas que dormir con las luces encendidas!
The monkey's paw and other tales of mystery and the macabre: And Other Tales Of Mystery And The Macabre
By W. W Jacobs, Gary Hoppenstand. 1997
Collection of eighteen supernatural tales set in England in the early 1900s. Some stories feature seamen and dockhands from the…South Devon Wharf, where Jacobs's father worked. Others reflect ordinary English homes where strange events unfold. Senior High and older readers. c1997.
By Stephen King. 1998
Author Mike Noonan has suffered from writer's block since the sudden death of his wife, Jo. Hoping that the move…to their summer house in Maine will ease his nightmares and misery, Mike befriends young Mattie Devore and her three-year-old daughter, Kyra. While helping Mattie fight for custody of Kyra, Mike is plagued by ghosts. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller
By Roald Dahl. 1983
Dahl has selected fourteen tales for their "spookiness," intended "to give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts." He includes…"W.S." by L.P. Hartley, "Harry" by Rosemary Timperley, "Playmates" by A.M. Burrage, and "Afterward" by Edith Wharton
By Stephen B. Jones. 1997
Selection of twenty-four horror stories from 1996. The editor's introduction provides an overview of the status of horror fiction writing…and publishing. Also contains "Necrology: 1996," an obituary of writers, artists, and performers who contributed to the horror genre and died in 1996