Recommended books for adults for Halloween
Our top picks for Halloween-theme and mystery books for adults.
by Deanna Cook
Packed with ideas for Halloween costumes, food, and decorations, Family Fun Tricks & Treats brings Halloween to your home.
by Ray Bradbury
Eight boys set out one October night and are carried away to Halloween celebrations in distant places and times. Read this story to your kids or savor it yourself.
by Agatha Christie
A Hallowe’en party for children was filled with the usual candy, games, and costumes. But fun turns to tragedy when little Joyce is found dead, drowned in a bucket where the children had bobbed for apples. Hercule Poirot is on the case in this Halloween mystery.
by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Mary Shelley’s classic gothic story is the autobiography of Dr. Frankenstein, whose blind arrogance and ambition made him create a monster he couldn’t control. Read the monster’s account of the pain and isolation caused by his ugliness, then ask yourself who the real monster is.
by Edgar Allan Poe
Poe’s dark tales of horror and suspense are perfect for Halloween. And no mystery buff should miss “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” stories that introduced the concept of detection through deduction and the prototype for the aristocratic amateur sleuth.
by Anne Rice
Anne Rice reinvented the vampire story for the 20th century in this darkly erotic novel. Louis Pointe du Lac narrates the story of his meeting the vampire Lestat, preying on the innocent, giving the dark gift to a young girl, and seeking out others of his kind.