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–by Sue Schafer Manager, Sylvania Branch, Toledo Lucas County Public Library

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As the days grow shorter, the nights grow longer, and as Halloween approaches, now is the time to curl up with a book that will scare you!  Try some of these true crime and horror books that will make you want to sleep with all the lights on!

The Good Nurse: a True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder
Twelve, 2013
By Charles Graeber
After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed “The Angel of Death” by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.


People Who Eat Darkness: the True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo and the Evil that Swallowed Her Up
Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2012
By Richard Lloyd Parry
This book looks at the disappearance and murder of Lucie Blackman in Tokyo, following every step of the investigation and offering a grim portrait of her suspected killer.


Scribner, 2014
By Stephen King
Years after a charismatic minister is banished in the wake of a faith-shattering tragedy, a heroin-addicted rock-and-roll guitarist from the same hometown reconnects with the man and forges a terrible pact.


Interior Darkness: Selected Stories
Doubleday, 2016
By Peter Straub
This is a collection of stories from the past 25 years by the award-winning author which includes “Mr. Club and Mr. Cuff,” “The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine,” and “Blue Rose.”


The Woman in Black
Vintage Books, 1983
By Susan Hill
Arthur Kipps, a young solicitor, travels to the north of England to settle the estate of Alice Drablow, but unexpectedly encounters a series of sinister events.

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