May 2021: Thrills and Chills

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May  isn't usually seen as a spooky time of year. Let's shake that up. The Year in Reading theme this month is Thrills and Chills! 


Joe Hill, artist Leomacs, Riccardo La Bella, Dave Stewart, Deron Bennett
Description: "June Branch visits her boyfriend, Liam, on Brody Island for a relaxing last weekend of summer. After an escaped group of criminals breaks into the house that June and Liam are watching, Liam is taken by them. June grabs a strange Viking axe and flees from the intruders. When one of the attackers finds her, she swings the axe and takes off his head, which rolls away and begins to babble in terror. For June to uncover the truth, she'll need to hear the facts straight from the mouths of her attackers, with ... or without their bodies attached" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Roland Smith
Description: Pat O'Toole has always idolized his older brother, Coop, right up until the day Coop ran away from their home just outside Washington, D.C. Now, a year later, he has received a package containing a digital voice recorder and a cryptic message from his brother, which will lead Pat on a strange and dangerous journey to the mysterious Community living beneath the streets of New York.
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Rory Power
Description: "Margot doesn't know anything about her family, beyond her quiet life with her mother. But she wants more and when she finds a clue that leads her to a town called Phalene, she leaves to investigate. Only Phalene and her family history are full of secrets, some that may prove more dangerous and deadly than Margot ever could have bargained for"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Pow
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Marieke Nijkamp
Description: Friends Finn, Liva, Maddy, Carter, and Ever begin a farewell round of the game they have played for three years, but each is hiding secrets and the game itself seems to turn against them.
Call Number: YA FIC Nij
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Benjamin von Eckartsberg, Thomas von Kummant, Ivanka Hahnenberger
Description: "In the near future, the "White Plague" has almost completely decimated humanity, and civilization is only a sweet memory. The world as a whole has become a danger zone, where survival is only possible within towns or fortified villages. Enter orphaned brothers Zach and Archer Goodwoody, troublemaking teens who have just arrived at Fort Apache, and about to learn the hard rules of integration into the colony. Outside the walls lies a hostile and deadly environment, but inside is also a dangerous place, as the boys are about to find out."--Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Eck
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Harold Schechter
Description: "The shocking true story of one of the twentieth century's most prolific female serial killers." -- book jacket.
Call Number: 364.1523 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Dahlia Adler, Kendare Blake, Tiffany D Jackson, Tessa Gratton, Caleb Roehrig
Description: Edgar Allan Poe may be 170 years beyond this world, but the themes of his terrifying works live on in modern fiction for young adults. In this collection, some of todays most beloved authors come together to reimagine Poe's most thrilling tales in new and unexpected ways. Includes -- adapted from jacket flap
Call Number: YA FIC His
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Caitlín R. Kiernan
Call Number: FIC Kie
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Anders Roslund, Elizabeth Clark Wessel
Description: "Seventeen years ago, Criminal Inspector Ewert Grens was called to the scene of a brutal crime. A family had been murdered, and the only survivor--and witness--was the five-year-old daughter. The girl was placed in the witness protection program, and the case went cold, but years later, Grens is still haunted by the seemingly random slaying, and the little girl who was spared. So when he learns that the apartment where the crime occurred is now the scene of a mysterious break-in, Grens immediately fears that someone is intent on silencing the only witness. He races to find her...before they do. Meanwhile, someone in the city's criminal underworld is executing weapons smugglers, and has placed former police informant Piet Hoffman's family in grave danger. He must unravel the secret threat to his family, all while keeping secrets of his own. Soon his hunt for answers intertwines with Ewert's, and the two men find themselves in the middle of a criminal conspiracy that is more complicated--and dangerous--than they could have imagined" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Lisa Kröger, Melanie Anderson
Description: Weird fiction wouldn't exist without the women who created it. Meet the female authors who defied convention to craft some of literature's strangest tales, and find out why their own stories are equally intriguing. Monster, She Wrote shares the stories of women past and present who invented horror, speculative, and weird fiction and made it great. You'll meet celebrated icons (Ann Radcliffe, V.C. Andrews), forgotten wordsmiths (Eli Coltor, Ruby Jean Jensen), and today's vanguard (Helen Oyeyemi). Each profile includes a curated reading list so you can seek out the spine-chilling tales that interest you the most.
Call Number: 809.9 Kro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Michael Rowe
Call Number: FIC Que
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Jody Houser, Stefano Martino, Keith Champagne, Lauren Affe, Nate Piekos
Description: "When Will Byers finds himself in the Upside Down, an impossible dark parody of his own world, he's understandably frightened. But that's nothing compared with the fear that takes hold when he realizes whats in that world with him! No one escapes a Demogorgon unscathed... Based on Will's unseen journey during season 1 of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things. "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hou
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Adam Sass
Description: "Connor Major and other queer teens trapped at a conversion therapy camp work together to escape--and expose the camp's horrible truths"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Sas
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Kathe Koja, Maryse Meijer
Description: "Nicholas, a would-be poet, and Nakota, his feral lover, discover a strange hole in the storage room floor down the hall -- 'Black. Pure black and the sense of pulsation, especially when you look at it too closely, the sense of something not living but alive.' It begins with curiosity, a joke -- the Funhole down the hall. But then the experiments begin. 'Wouldn't it be wild to go down there?' says Nakota. Nicholas says 'We're not.' But they're not in control, not from the first moment, as those experiments lead to obsession, violence, and a very final transformation for everyone who gets too close to the Funhole" -- Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Koj
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Abby (Comic artist) Howard
Description: "In this collection of literary slice-of-life horror, five stories explore what happens when one is desperate enough to seek solace and connection in the world of monsters and darkness"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC How
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Tim Seeley, Ilias Kyriazis
Description: Null Narcos is a popular performer the the Freak-Chic Circus Sideshow, able to endure horrifice violence on his body without pain. But outside his nightly shows, Null is a blank slate, with only faint but disturbing memories of who he was before. When other performers begin dying mysteriously, Null is haunted by a golden-eyed stalker and begins to remember a life he'd thought long gone... a life of murder, terror, and black wings.
Call Number: FIC See
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Debra Webb
Description: "Driven to discover what really happened to her parents twenty-seven years ago, Sasha Lenoir seeks US Marshal Branch Holloway's help. It's a big risk. What if her former lover learns her long-held secret? As their reignited desire draws them back into each other's arms, Sasha knows that Branch deserves to hear the truth. But will telling him about her past cost her a second chance with the man she never forgot?"--from Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Web
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Katherine Rundell
Description: In 1920s New York City, a young girl with a deformed foot recruits her new friends, a female pickpocket and two circus performers, to help recover an emerald from her grandfather's mansion in upstate New York after he loses his home to an unscrupulous tycoon.
Call Number: J FIC Run
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Rachel Ryan
Description: "All children have imaginary friends, Georgina tells herself. It's perfectly normal, and they all grow out of it in the end. But when her seven-year-old son, Cody, tells her about New Granny, the new friend he's met in the park, Georgina is instantly suspicious. Something--call it maternal instinct--tells her he isn't making it up. But maybe Georgina is losing her mind. It wouldn't be the first time, after all. And with her own mother's recent death leaving her bereft and trying to cope with life as a busy working mom, it's no wonder she's feeling paranoid that Cody has invented a 'New Granny' to replace his beloved grandmother. Her husband, Bren, becomes the voice of reason, assuring Georgina that it's just a game, the product of their son's overactive imagination. But what if Cody's imaginary friend is not so imaginary after all?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rya
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Becky Cooper
Description: "1969: the height of counterculture and the year universities would seek to curb the unruly spectacle of student protest the winter that Harvard University would begin the tumultuous process of merging with Radcliffe, its all-female sister school and the year that Jane Britton, an ambitious 23-year-old graduate student in Harvard's Anthropology Department and daughter of Radcliffe Vice President J. Boyd Britton, would be found bludgeoned to death in her Cambridge, Massachusetts apartment. Forty years later, Becky Cooper a curious undergrad, will hear the first whispers of the story. In the first telling the body was nameless. The story was this: a Harvard student had had an affair with her professor, and the professor had murdered her in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology because she'd threatened to talk about the affair. Though the rumor proves false, the story that unfolds, one that Cooper will follow for ten years, is even more complex: a tale of gender inequality in academia, a 'cowboy culture' among empowered male elites, the silencing effect of institutions, and our compulsion to rewrite the stories of female victims. WE KEEP THE DEAD CLOSE is a memoir of mirrors, misogyny, and murder. It is at once a rumination on the violence and oppression that rules our revered institutions, a ghost story reflecting one young woman's past onto another's present, and a love story for a girl who was lost to history"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.1523 Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
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Basketful Of Heads
Joe Hill, artist Leomacs, Riccardo La Bella, Dave Stewart, Deron Bennett
FIC Hil
Queer Fear Ii : Gay Horror Fiction
Michael Rowe
FIC Que
Beneath
Roland Smith
YA FIC Smi
Stranger Things. Vol. 1, The Other Side
Jody Houser, Stefano Martino, Keith Champagne, Lauren Affe, Nate Piekos
FIC Hou
Burn Our Bodies Down
Rory Power
YA FIC Pow
Surrender Your Sons
Adam Sass
YA FIC Sas
Even If We Break
Marieke Nijkamp
YA FIC Nij
The Cipher
Kathe Koja, Maryse Meijer
FIC Koj
Gung-ho. 01
Benjamin von Eckartsberg, Thomas von Kummant, Ivanka Hahnenberger
FIC Eck
The Crossroads At Midnight
Abby (Comic artist) Howard
YA FIC How
Hell's Princess : The Mystery Of Belle Gunness, Butcher Of Men
Harold Schechter
364.1523 Sch
The Crow. Lethe
Tim Seeley, Ilias Kyriazis
FIC See
His Hideous Heart : Thirteen Of Edgar Allan Poe's Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined
Dahlia Adler, Kendare Blake, Tiffany D Jackson, Tessa Gratton, Caleb Roehrig
YA FIC His
The Dark Woods
Debra Webb
FIC Web
Houses Under The Sea : Mythos Tales
Caitlín R. Kiernan
FIC Kie
The Good Thieves
Katherine Rundell
J FIC Run
Knock Knock
Anders Roslund, Elizabeth Clark Wessel
FIC Ros
The Woman Outside My Door
Rachel Ryan
FIC Rya
Monster, She Wrote : The Women Who Pioneered Horror & Speculative Fiction
Lisa Kröger, Melanie Anderson
809.9 Kro
We Keep The Dead Close : A Murder At Harvard And A Half Century Of Silence
Becky Cooper
364.1523 Coo