The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
–sure to give you plenty of nightmares and make you think twice the next time you walk into a cellar
The Water’s Lovely by Ruth Rendell
–popular British mystery author. psychological. will give you chills.
Asylum by Patrick McGrath
–gothic creepy. who doesn’t like to read about insane asylums for the “incurable”?
Stiff by Mary Roach
–non-fiction: delves into everything you’d want to know (and some things you might not) related to dead bodies
Ghost Stories by Edith Wharton
–did you know that The Mount, her mansion in The Berkshires, is haunted?
The Woods by Harlan Coben
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
–kids turn downright nasty when left to make their own rules & form their own “society” on an island
The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark
–I don’t want to give anything away but it’s riveting, powerful and haunting
Death Dance by Linda Fairstein
–Not only a superb, page-turner but a detailed behind-the-scenes of both the Metropolitan Opera House and the Royal Ballet.
A Darker Shade of Crimson by Pamela Thomas-Graham
–a mystery that takes place at Harvard which focuses on racial, social, and political issues of the Ivy League school