Halloween Books for Grownups

Recommended books for adults for Halloween

Halloween Picks

Our top picks for Halloween-theme and mystery books for adults.

Family Fun Tricks & Treats: 100 Wickedly Easy Costumes, Crafts, Games and Food

Family Fun Tricks & Treats: 100 Wickedly Easy Costumes, Crafts, Games and Food

by Deanna Cook
Packed with ideas for Halloween costumes, food, and decorations, Family Fun Tricks & Treats brings Halloween to your home.


The Halloween Tree

The Halloween Tree

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.


Hallowe'en Party

Hallowe'en Party

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.


Frankenstein

Frankenstein

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.


The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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.


Interview with a Vampire

Interview with a Vampire

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.


 

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