Halloween Reads for Adults
Published on Monday, October 26, 2009 - 12:03pm
Just in time for Halloween, DC Public Library received a new book to ensure us that the vampire craze is still in full swing. Dracula: The Undead is a sequel to Bram Stocker's classic, co-written by his direct descendant, Dacre Stoker. In this new tale, which picks up decades after the ending of the original, the characters are being hunted down by something suspiciously vampiric. Is Dracula still alive? er... undead? Or is someone else getting revenge on his bloodless behalf?
Also, don't forget to check out the latest book by Charlaine Harris, Dead and Gone. This vampire-loving series inspired the HBO series True Bloods.
But if you'd rather sink your teeth into some non-vampiric psychological terror this Halloween, try out these new titles:
13 1/2 by Nevada Barr
Follows a child serial killer nicknamed "Butcher Boy" - yikes!
House of Reckoning by John Saul
Two troubled students unleash the fury of the ghosts in their teacher's house.