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Publisher’s Picks: Halloween Reads

Posted 31st Oct 2019

The season of spooky stories is upon us, and we’re settling down with some of the scariest around. Whether you’re looking for a cosy murder mystery, a supernatural cult classic or a grim and gruesome thriller – we have some wicked recommendations for you.

So read on if you dare…


To kick things off is In the House in the Dark of the Woods, our recently released twisting tale from Laird Hunt. When a woman leaves home to collect berries for her family, the woods are waiting for her. As darkness descends and the woods come alive, all lines of reality begin to blur and leave us wondering just who in this story is to be believed.


Next up is the latest addition to our Pushkin Vertigo imprint is The Paris Mysteries by Edgar Allen Poe. A master of the genre, Poe’s legendary Auguste Dupin comes to solve some of Paris’ most complex and perplexing mysteries. Cosy and criminal, this collection is a must-have. Out 7th November.


Out TODAY is American Midnight: Tales of the Dark, new to the Pushkin Collection and compiled by author of In the House in the Dark of the Woods, Laird Hunt. With classic stories from Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Mark Twain, this collection contains some of the most influential stories of American literature and are sure to send a shiver up your spine.


A play who drives all that read it into unfathomable despair. Four stories linked by the pain it causes. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers was published in 1875 and has since become a cult classic, influencing writers from H.P Lovecraft to the writers of HBO’s True Detective. Discover it now in our beautiful edition.


And lastly, in early 20th century Barcelona, a monster is abducting and murdering children. Based on a terrifying true story, Barcelona Shadows by Marc Pastor blends the pace of detective fiction with the gruesomeness of horror into one masterfully demonic novel.


Whether a trick or a treat, these books will have you hooked for Halloween. Which will you choose?