Scheduled Browsing Suspended in September 2021
The Haunted Bookshop is Iowa City’s oldest secondhand bookstore, with over 50,000 used, rare, out-of-print, and antiquarian titles in over 50 subject areas. We no longer allow browsing by appointment for the health of our patrons, staff, and brand-new baby.
What is considered the scariest book?
The 20 Most Terrifying Books You’ll Ever Read
- Stephen King’s The Shining (1977)
- Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw (1898)
- Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House (1959)
- Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black (1983)
- Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot (1975)
- Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts (2015)
Who has sold the most horror books?
Stephen King, known as the “Master of Horror,” is one of the most successful authors in the horror genre, with more than 350 million copies sold worldwide and numerous film adaptations, including “The Shining,” “Misery,” and the upcoming “It: Chapter Two.”
Where do I start with horror books?
Reading Horror Novels to Get Started
- Dracula u2013 Bram Stoker.
- Frankenstein u2013 Mary Shelley.
- Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde u2013 Robert Louis Stevenson.
- The “Fathers” of Horror.
- Edgar Allan Poe.
- H.P. Lovecraft.
Who writes the best horror books?
Who Are the All-Time Greatest Horror Writers?
- Stephen King (5), Dean Koontz (5), Clive Barker (4), Peter Straub (4), Bram Stoker (4), Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (4), Anne Rice (4), Ramsey Campbell (3), and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Shelley Shelley Shelley Shelley Shelley Shelley Shelley Shelley Shelley Shelley Shelley Shelley Shelley Shelley Shelley Shelley
Which is the most scariest thing in the world?
13 of the World’s Most Terrifying Locations
- Aokigahara u2013 Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.
- Chernobyl u2013 Chernobyl, Ukraine.
- The Stanley Hotel u2013 Colorado, United States.
- Capuchin Catacombs u2013 Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
- Bran Castle u2013 Bran, Romania.
What is the highest selling book in the world?
The 25 All-Time Best-Selling Books
- Don Quixote (500 million copies sold) is number one
- A Tale of Two Cities (200 million copies sold) is number two
- The Lord of the Rings (150 million copies sold) is number three
- The Little Prince (142 million copies sold) is number four
- and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (107 million copies sold) is number five.
What was the first horror book ever written?
The Gothic Tradition (1764-1832) The term “horror” first appears in Horace Walpole’s 1764 novel, The Castle of Otranto u2014A Gothic Story, in the subtitle.
How do you read horror?
You’ll be terrified in no time if you follow these five steps when reading a scary story.
- Wait until you’re home alone before watching the movie.
- Start reading at dusk.
- Turn off the lights.
- Read it in one sitting.
What are the two types of horror stories?
Occult: horror novels about ritual practices that are not considered religion or science. Gothic: horror novels that focus specifically on death. Paranormal: horror novels involving ghost stories or supernatural horror events that do not exist within the context of scientific explanation.
How do you write horror?
8 Guidelines for Writing a Fantastic Horror Story
- Establish the familiar.
- Use subtle foreshadowing.
- Think about pacing.
- Tap into your reader’s imagination.
- Suffocate with tight spaces.
- Think like a child.
- Disorient reality.
Is Stephen King the best horror author?
Stephen King is unquestionably best known for his horror novels, but the prolific author has also written dark/epic fantasy, science fiction, literary fiction, mystery, and even romance.
Who is the best thriller author?
Authors of Popular Crime Thrillers
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
- Louise Penny.
- Ann Cleeves.
- David Baldacci.
- Gillian Flynn.
- Stephen King.
- Harlan Coben.
- Agatha Christie.