Need a little Hallowe’en holiday reading? Here are some favorites, chosen by the staff of Southfield Public Library.
Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
Victor Frankenstein, a serious-minded student from Switzerland, meets “Mad Shelley”, poet and atheist, at Oxford University. They find themselves deep in discussions of ethics… and monsters!
The turn of the screw
A young governess is sent to a country home to take charge of two orphans, and unsettled by a sense of intense evil within the house, becomes obsessed with the belief that malevolent forces are stalking the children in her care.
With zombies taking over the cities, a group of humans escapes the carnage by taking a small Coast Guard ship out to sea, but there’s no getting away – even in the middle of the ocean.
In an isolated stretch of eastern Kentucky, on a hilltop known as Blade Ridge, stands a lighthouse that illuminates nothing but the surrounding woods. For years the lighthouse has been considered no more than an eccentric local landmark-until its builder is found dead at the top of the light.
When author Richard Hunter dies in a boating accident, his son David travels to Richard’s small home town to find out more about the father he never really knew. At first the locals seem friendly, but when he moves into an old and supposedly haunted mansion on the hill, everything changes