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The Realm presents our favourite reads for the spookiest time of the year!

Any list of chilling or thrilling reads wouldn't be complete without something from the King of Halloween himself! Check out our collection below:


  • A Haunting on the Hil - Elizabeth Hand

    Something has been waiting patiently in Hill House all these years. Something no longer content to walk alone . . . The first ever authorised sequel to Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House

  • Silver Nitrate - Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    A fabulous meld of Hollywood glamour, Mexican horror movies and Nazi magicians from the author of Mexican Gothic.

  • Horns - Joe Hill

    Ignatius Perrish woke up one morning with one hell of a hangover, a raging headache . . . and a pair of horns growing from his temples. Now Ig is possessed with a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look and he means to use it to find the man who killed the love of his life.

  • Ninth House - Leigh Bardugo

    Galaxy 'Alex' Stern has been tasked with monitoring the mysterious activities of Yale's secret societies - well-known haunts of the rich and powerful. Now there's a dead girl on campus and Alex seems to be the only person who won't accept the neat answer the police and campus administration have come up with for her murder . . .

  • Slade House - David Mitchell

    Every nine years, on the last Saturday of October, a 'guest' is summoned to Slade House. But why has that person been chosen, by whom and for what purpose? The answers lie waiting in the long attic, at the top of the stairs . . .

  • Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice

    In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie story of his life - the story of a vampire, gifted with eternal life, cursed with an exquisite craving for human blood.

  • The Passage - Justin Cronin

    'It's an absorbing, nightmarish dream of a book, a terrifying apocalyptic thriller, populated by believable, sympathetic characters. Once you start reading it, you won't want it to end' - THE TIMES

  • Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier

    Rebecca is the haunting story of a young girl consumed by love and the struggle to find her identity.

  • The Troop - Nick Cutter

    Lord of the Flies meets Stand By Me and The Thing in this fast-paced and completely addictive psychological thriller that will really get under your skin.

  • A Dowry of Blood - S.T. Gibson

    A deliciously dark retelling of Dracula, A Dowry of Blood is a sensual story of obsession, desire and the lengths we will go to protect the ones we love.

  • Boys in the Valley - Philip Fracassi

    The Exorcist meets Lord of the Flies, by way of Midnight Mass, Boys in the Valley is a chilling folk horror set in a remote orphanage in turn of the century Pennsylvania.

  • Hidden Pictures - Jason Rekulak, Will Staehle, Doogie Horner

    The unforgettable debut thriller with a twist you simply will not see coming . . . guaranteed to keep readers up at night.

  • Welcome to Night Vale - Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor

    From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an original mystery of appearances and disappearances about the ways we all struggle to find ourselves, no matter where we live.

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