5 Frightening Novels to Keep You Up At Night: Halloween Edition

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5. The collected ghost stories of M. R. James

A writer from the Victorian era, the ghost stories of M. R. James are just spooky enough to raise those little hairs on the back of your neck. Relying on the power of suggestion rather than bombarding the reader with gratuitous detail, these tales are the perfect thing to get your imagination going on a dark and stormy night. One of my favorites is Lost Hearts, in which a young orphaned boy is sent to live with his older reclusive cousin who’s sole obsession is finding the key to immortality. Shortly after, the boy begins to dream of children who are missing their hearts…

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