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Yuletide Terrors

 Bring in the season with some tidings of terror. 

A Christmas Bestiary by Benni Bødker
A Christmas Bestiary is an essential guidebook to all the horrors that await us during the darkest time of the year, from common creatures such as Baba Yaga and the Krampus to the less encountered (but quite deadly) Yule Wight and Gryla. Bodker's brief text entries include the lore and background of each creature, plus handy info such as danger level that will help you survive (but no guarantees!). Mortensen's gothic, pen-and-ink renderings bring these bone-chilling beasts to life on the page. Eerie, playful, and practical, A Christmas Bestiary is the perfect collection for the ones who love --or fear-- the things that go bump in the night.--Publisher's website.

Dark Tidings by Jess Charle
Figure out the Christmas serial killer's identity before it's too late and see behind the scenes of Santa's workshop, if you dare. Dark Tidings includes seven short stories meant to frighten and disturb this holiday season.

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
It is autumn 1981 when inconceivable horror comes to Blackeberg, a suburb in Sweden. The body of a teenager is found, emptied of blood. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge for the bullying he endures at school has come at long last. But the murder is not the most important thing on his mind. A new girl has moved in next door. There is something wrong with her, though, something odd. And she only comes out at night... Translated from Swedish.

Lucky Girl, How I Became a Horror Writer : A Krampus Story by M. (Mary) Rickert
Ro, a struggling writer, knows all too well the pain and solitude that holiday festivities can awaken. When she meets four people at the local diner--all of them strangers and as lonely as Ro is--she invites them to an impromptu Christmas dinner. And when that party seems in danger of an early end, she suggests they each tell a ghost story. One that's seasonally appropriate. ________ A Tom Doherty Associates Book.

NOS4A2 : A Novel by Joe Hill
Illustrations on lining papers. ________ When Charles Talent Manx, an unstoppable monster who transforms children into his own terrifying likeness, kidnaps her son, Victoria McQueen, the only person to ever escape his unmitigated evil, must engage in a life-and-death battle of wills to get her son back.

Secret Santa by Andrew Shaffer
As soon as Lussi Meyer arrives at the prestigious Blackwood-Patterson publishing house, she finds herself the target of mean-spirited pranks by her coworkers. After receiving a strange present during the company's annual Secret Santa gift exchange, her coworkers begin falling victim to horrific accidents, and Lussi suspects her gift may be involved--|cProvided by publisher.

The Shuddering by Ania Ahlborn
A group of friends vacationing at a remote Colorado cabin find themselves stranded by a blizzard and stalked by cannibalistic monsters.

The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories by editor Tara Moore
A collection of Christmas ghost stories from authors, including Walter Scott, Arthur Conan Doyle and Elizabeth Gaskell.


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