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If You Like R.L. Stine ...

Here are some suspenseful and somewhat scary books that you may like if you like R.L. Stine.

Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark

Here is the novel that established Clark as one of today's most phenomenally successful authors. After a terrible marriage and the tragic deaths of her two children, Nancy changes her name, hair, and residence and finally finds peace--until the nightmare begins again.

(This one is more suspense, but it will have you on the edge of your


Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Three hours after midnight, one week before Halloween, Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show rolls into Green Town, Illinois. A carnival like no other, it feeds on the dreams and weaknesses of those drawn to its eerie attractions, destroying every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. Two boys--best friends Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade--are about to learn the secret of its smoke, mazes and mirrors as they confront a nightmarish evil that will change their lives forever.


The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

A paranormal researcher, seeking evidence of a haunting, brings three people to the mysterious Hill house where they experience strange phenomena.


The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral by Robert Westall

Soon after steeplejack Joe Clarke begins work on one of the spires of Muncaster's medieval cathedral, terrible things start to happen and Joe realizes that there is a malevolent force connected to the spire's gargoyle. (This one is a young adult title, but its creepy)


Other horror writers include Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul, and Robert McCammon, but these often have harsh language and/or violence.


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I hope that you enjoy these titles. If you need more suggestions, or if these titles just aren't the right match for you, please email us again.


Thanks for using the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. Happy reading!


Kara Rockwell

Reference Librarian