Best British & Irish Horror Books
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1. Abnormality: Horror Coloring Book for Adults | A Terrifying Collection of Creepy, Spine-Chilling & Gorgeous Illustrations for Adults – Scary Gifts for Men & Women
Author: by Stephen J. Kemp
Abnormality : A Horror Coloring Book for Adults (n. An anomaly, malformation, or difference from the normal, either physical or mental. Particularly, as a single or multiple manifestation of deformities or infirmities that can be either innate, or developed, or imagined, or indicative of obvious forms of degeneration.
By transgressing the norms, the horrifying nature of these artistic creations caused reactions of fear that were (most often) accompanied by an irrepressible fascination for the ugly and frightening. This book features a unique collection of creepy and terrifying characters in their frightful environments : Abnormally Disturbing Creatures- Creepy Dolls- Spine-chilling Mad Killers- Gorgeously Gruesome Zombies & many others very detailed, harrowing scenes waiting to be colored, with every scene having a horror story to tell…
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2. THE HORROR CASTLE: A Creepy and Spine-Chilling Coloring Book For Adults. Dead But Not Buried Are Waiting Inside… (Horror and Scary Gifts)
Author: by Brian Berry
Keep yourself awake at night with these gruesome coloring scenes from beyond the graveAre you looking for a creepy collection of spine-tingling illustrations? Do you want to satisfy your inner horror fanatic as you discover what lies beyond the grave?
Or do you want to spark your imagination with spooky scenes of skeletons, spirits and more? Then keep readingBursting with two dozen grim and gruesome horror-themed illustrations, this creepy collection will take you on a horrifying journey into a world of haunted castles and ghastly ghouls.
From spooky manors and grim graveyards to monsters, skeletons, haunted paintings and vengeful spirits, these illustrations will chill you to the bone as you channel your inner artist and bring these one-of-a-kind scenes to life. Whether you want to relax and relieve the day’s stress with some horror-themed coloring, keep yourself awake at night with images of undead creatures and creaky old castles, or simply discover the joys of coloring and practice mindfulness, the Horror Castle Coloring Book contains something for everyone.
3. Frankenstein: The Original 1818 text of Mary Shelley (200th Anniversary Collection Classics Edition, #1)
Author: by Mary Shelley
Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein. This is a original 1818 text edition of Frankenstein. Frankenstein is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. Shelley had travelled through Europe in 1814, journeying along the river Rhine in Germany with a stop in Gernsheim which is just 17 km (10 mi) away from Frankenstein Castle, where two centuries before an alchemist was engaged in experiments.
Later, she traveled in the region of Geneva (Switzerland)where much of the story takes placeand the topics of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her lover and future husband, Percy Shelley.
Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. Since publication of the novel, the name “Frankenstein” is often used to refer to the monster itself, as is done in the stage adaptation by Peggy Webling.
4. Six Scary Stories
Author: by Stephen King
Number 1 bestselling writer Stephen King introduces and presents six gripping and chilling stories in this captivating anthology:Stephen King discovered these stories when he judged a competition run by Hodder & Stoughton and the Guardian to celebrate publication of his own collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.
He was so impressed with the entries that he recommended they were published together in one book. Reader beware: the stories will make you think twice before cuddling up to your old soft toy, dipping your toe into the water or counting the spots on a leopard
5. Sherlock & Dracula: Lifeblood
Author: by Kev Freeman
June 30, 2021
A CLASSIC HISTORICAL DETECTIVE THRILLER WITH A SUPERNATURAL TWISTLifeblood – A NovelSeven years after Dracula’s apparent demise at the hands of Jonathan Harker and his five compatriots in the forests of the Carpathian Mountains, Sherlock Holmes is asked by Mina Harker to help track down what she believes is the returning vampire before he takes his revenge.
But she may be too late. Can Sherlock and Dr. Watson find the lair of Dracula located somewhere in Victorian London before vengeance is served.Www.Sherlockdracula. Com for more information, maps, evidence and journals. Based on the characters developed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in his works depicting the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and characters developed by Bram Stoker in Dracula.
6. Don't Look Back: A haunting mystery perfect for the long, dark nights
Author: by Ben Cheetham
Adam’s eyes swelled in horror at the sight that confronted him. Henry was standing with his back against the front door, pale and rigid, his left hand pressed to his neck. Blood was seeping between his fingers, running down his wrist and dripping from his elbow onto the back of Jacob’s head.
Jacob was facedown on the tiled floor, arms outstretched to either side with blood pooling around his wrists. There was a faintly metallic butcher’s shop smell in the air… After the tragic death of their eleven-year-old son, Adam and Ella are fighting to keep their family from falling apart.
Then comes an opportunity that seems too good to be true. They win a competition to live for free in a breathtakingly beautiful mansion on the Cornish Lizard Peninsula. There’s just one catch the house is supposedly haunted. Mystery has always swirled around Fenton House.
In 1920 the house’s original owner, reclusive industrialist Walter Lewarne, hanged himself from its highest turret. In 1996, the then inhabitants, George Trehearne, his wife Sofia and their young daughter Heloise disappeared without a trace. Neither mystery was ever solved. Adam is not the type to believe in ghosts.
Author: by Katie Berry
JAWS meets JURASSIC PARK!”A monster tale brimming with frights, suspense, and gore.” -Kirkus Reviews2020 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Winner for HorrorLawless, British Columbia is on edge after a powerful earthquake jolts the region, quickly followed by a string of savage animal attacks.
Newly stationed to the area after her predecessor mysteriously disappears, Conservation Officer Christine Moon needs to calm the jangled nerves of the small mountain town. Awakened from ancient slumber, something stalks the swirling, grey mists that surround Lawless. A beast with a gnawing hunger that grows stronger by the minute – its only thought, to satisfy its ravenous appetite.
Rampant corruption at the highest level in Lawless has targeted Christine to be the next mysterious disappearance. Now, she’s in a fight for her life while trying to track and contain the creature threatening to decimate the local population. Amazon Readers have said:”Fans of King, Koontz and Crichton will find plenty to love in CLAW!”One of the Best New Authors I have come across”Loved the characters, the creatures, and the humor of this great story.”If you like scary, suspenseful and edge of your seat excitement this book is for you.””I hated to put it down…””I enjoyed this book a lot.
8. The Last Days of Jack Sparks
Author: by Jason Arnopp
Orbit (March 1, 2016)
March 1, 2016
“Ingenious and funny … Magnificent.” – Alan Moore, creator of Watchmen and V for VendettaJack Sparks died while writing this book. It was no secret that journalist Jack Sparks had been researching the occult for his new book. No stranger to controversy, he’d already triggered a furious Twitter storm by mocking an exorcism he witnessed.
Then there was that video: forty seconds of chilling footage that Jack repeatedly claimed was not of his making, yet was posted from his own YouTube account. Nobody knew what happened to Jack in the days that followed – until now.”Wow.
Seriously hard to put down.” – M.R. Carey, author of The Girl With All the Gifts
9. Wuthering Heights: The Original 1847 First Edition
Author: by Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights is a historical fiction novel set in the early 1800’s and written by Emily Bronte. It was originally published under the pseudonym Ellis Bell in 1847. It is her only finished novel. After Emily’s death at 30 years old, her sister Charlotte edited second posthumous edition in 1850.
Wuthering Heights is now considered classic literature, which influenced many subsequent authors of Romanticism pieces. However, public opinion of the book was deeply polarized at the time. It was controversial, because it challenged Victorian views of morality, religion, class, gender inequality, and feminism.
It also provided an unusually blunt depiction of mental and physical cruelty. This beautiful reprint of Wuthering Heights is unabridged, preserving the original story for your reading pleasure. This book will make a wonderful gift for Bronte fans or a wonderful addition to your library of classic books!
Excerpt:Wuthering Heights is the name of Mr. Heathcliff’s dwelling. Wuthering’ being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather. Pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there at all times, indeed: one may guess the power of the north wind blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun.
10. The Main Fiction
Author: by H. P. Lovecraft
H.P.Lovecraft – The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft / Lovecraft Collectionincluding the following works:The Case of Charles Dexter WardThe Call of CthulhuThe Dunwich HorrorAt the Mountains of MadnessThe Shadow over InnsmouthThe Colour out of SpaceThe Dream-Quest of Unknown KadathThe Beast in the CaveThe AlchemistThe TombDagonA Reminiscence of Dr.Samuel JohnsonPolarisBeyond the Wall of SleepMemoryOld BugsThe Transition of Juan RomeroThe White ShipThe StreetThe Doom That Came to SarnathThe Statement of Randolph CarterThe Terrible Old ManThe Cats of UltharThe TreeCelephasThe Picture in the HouseThe TempleFacts concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His FamilyFrom BeyondNyarlathotepThe Quest of IranonThe Music of Erich ZannEx OblivioneSweet ErmengardeThe Nameless CityThe OutsiderThe Moon-BogThe Other GodsAzathothHerbert WestReanimatorHypnosWhat the Moon BringsThe HoundThe Lurking FearThe Rats in the WallsThe UnnamableThe FestivalUnder the PyramidsThe Shunned HouseThe Horror at Red HookHeIn the VaultCool AirPickman’s ModelThe Strange High House in the MistThe Silver KeyThe DescendantThe Very Old FolkThe History of the NecronomiconIbidThe Whisperer in DarknessThe Dreams in the Witch HouseThrough the Gates of the Silver KeyThe Thing on the DoorstepThe Evil ClergymanThe BookThe Shadow out of TimeThe Haunter of the Dark
11. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde: The Original 1886 Classic
Author: by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is a gothic novella by Scottish author, Robert Louis Stevenson. It was originally published in 1886. The story is about a legal practitioner in London, named Gabriel John Utterson, who investigates bizarre incidents that occur between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde.
The concept of one person having two personas, one outwardly good and the other sometimes shockingly evil inside, is reflected in this literary classic. Over 130 years later, the phrase Jekyll and Hyde has entered common language to oftentimes describe duplicitous individuals with unpredictable, double personalities.
This beautiful reprint of the original story is unabridged and undedited, preserving The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for your reading pleasure. It makes a wonderful gift for the gothic literature fan in your life or a wonderful addition to your library of classic literature.Enjoy!
Excerpt:Hm, said Mr. Utterson. What sort of a man is he to see? He is not easy to describe. There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something down-right detestable. I never saw a man I so disliked, and yet I scarce know why.
12. The Jennifer Morgue (Laundry Files Book 2)
Author: by Charles Stross
December 18, 2008
Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire for “The Laundry,” must stop ruthless billionaire Ellis Billington from unleashing an eldritch horror, codenamed “Jennifer Morgue,” from the ocean’s depths for the purpose of ruling the world…
Author: by Bram Stoker
Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations.
14. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: by Robert Louis Stevenson
Oxford University Press
Robert Louis Stevenson’s short novel, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, first published in 1886, became an instant classic, a Gothic horror originating in a feverish nightmare whose hallucinatory setting in the back streets of London gripped a nation mesmerized by crime and violence.
Its revelatory ending is one of the most original and thrilling in English Literature. This new edition of Stevenson’s most famous work includes three additional short stories, two short essays, and extracts from contemporary writing on psychological disorders. The introduction considers the reasons for the book’s popularity, “the double,” and psychoanalytic interpretations, as well as crime, sex, class, and urbanism in the 1880s.
Appendixes provide contextual historical material by Henry Maudsley, Frederic Myers, and W.T.Stead. This edition also provides an up-to-date bibliography and full notes, including details of the initial responses of Stevenson’s contemporaries, such as John Addington Symonds, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Rider Haggard.
15. The Scarlet Gospels
Author: by Clive Barker
May 21, 2015
The gates to Hell are open and something beckons… The last of Earth’s magicians are living in fear. A Cenobite Hell Priest known as Pinhead is killing them off, gorging on their knowledge to enhance his own magical powers as part of a quest to take over Hell.
Meanwhile, Private Investigator Harry D’ Amour is fulfilling the final wishes of the dead, who communicate with his business associate, the blind medium Norma Paine. But while investigating one such case, Harry inadvertently opens up a portal between Hell and Earth.
When Harry’s nemesis Pinhead emerges through the portal, a vicious battle ensues. After failing to enlist Harry to pen his Scarlet Gospels – the epistles chronicling the Hell Priest’s grand coup – Pinhead instead captures Norma. Harry realizes he must go through Hell – literally – to save her.
The long-anticipated new novel from bestselling author Clive Barker.
16. O. Henry: The Complete Works
Author: by O. Henry
June 16, 2020
This ebook contains O. Henry’s complete works. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume.
By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you’ll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.