When it comes to being scared stiff through reading, Stephen King is king. But if you just want to be spooked, there are a whole host of other options out there. We’ve gathered a few excellent novels for you to read this October. Curl up in your apartment at LBJ Station Ltd. with a warm drink and a tasty pumpkin-infused snack and give one of these great books a read.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Bo Hampton (Adapter, Illustrator), Tracey Hampton (Lettering), Washington Irving
Please note that this is the graphic novel adaptation of Sleepy Hollow. If you're looking for the short story, go here.
This is Bo Hampton's 1993 Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a faithful adaptation of Washington Irving's tale surrounding the ghostly inhabitants of Tarrytown, New York around the time of the American Revolution. The cast of characters is headed up by the Headless Horseman himself. This edition boasts new covers and 16 pages of new material, including numerous preliminary sketches of scenes and characters.
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes #5) by Arthur Conan Doyle, Anne Perry
Holmes and Watson are faced with their most terrifying case yet. The legend of the devil-beast that haunts the moors around the Baskerville family's home warns the descendants of that ancient clan never to venture out in those dark hours when the power of evil is exalted. Now, the most recent Baskerville, Sir Charles, is dead and the footprints of a giant hound have been found near his body. Will the new heir meet the same fate?
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, Sally Beauman (Afterword)
Working as a lady's companion, the heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Her future looks bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Max de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. She accepts, but whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to the ominous and brooding Manderley, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers.
If you want to do more than reading about spooky goings-on, check out a haunted place right here in Dallas, TX. The Pursuit of Happy blog brings you 18 of the Most Haunted Spots in DFW. Visit one for a spooky adventure this October.