Chilling Horror for a Hot Summer

The summer ahead lies sizzling on the horizon. An inferno, the experts are predicting. And if previous years are any indication, they’re likely right. So what better way to spend those forthcoming sweltering midday hours than engulfed in an eerie tale whose suspense-filled action keeps you in its icy grip until the blood-chilling ending?  

Egads! What is this draft haunting the room? Oh, it’s only the oscillating fan. Check out these brand-new horror titles to escape the truly horrific summer heat.  

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Don't Fear the Reaper

Seasons don’t fear the Reaper, but we fear the coming season. So beat the heat and head back to Proofrock for the sequel to “My Heart is a Chainsaw.” Teen heroine Jade Daniels clashes with the supernatural Native American killer, Dark Mills South, but this time, Jade has friends. “Don’t Fear the Reaper” masterfully blends terror, gore, and playful nods to obscure horror films. Trust Stephen Graham Jones to deliver a chilling narrative with effortless finesse. This title is also available as eAudio on Libby.  

The God of Endings

“The God of Endings” is equal parts dark fantasy, historical thriller and literary horror and will surely capture the imaginations of readers who enjoy all three genres.  

Lone Women

Something evil lurks on the plains of 1915 Montana, and it isn’t whatever lives in Adelaide Henry’s big black trunk… 

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Libby and in eAudio on Libby. 



The Salt Grows Heavy

A new twist on the mermaid fairy tale you think you know. A dark fantasy featuring a renegade mermaid and a plague doctor, “The Salt Grows Heavy” is the kind of wild, bloody fantasy that only Cassandra Khaw could deliver. This title is also available as an eBook and as eAudio on Libby. 


The Spite House

A father on the run with his two daughters finds employment as a caretaker at a notoriously haunted mansion. This novel explores themes of racial tension, grief and paranormal antagonism, all through the distinct perspectives of its main characters. With its thrilling plot and unshakeable insights, “The Spite House” promises an engaging, unsettling, but ultimately satisfying experience.