Brilliant Books Presents: Frightening Fictions

 

The air is growing cooler and the days shorter.  You know what that means—Halloween is nigh, and with it comes our second annual Frightening Fictions night! 

The evening will feature a selection of new and classic scary stories, read aloud for the delight (and terror) of all.

Join us at 7pm on Thursday, October 30th for spooktacular fun appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Younger readers should check out Frightening Fictions Junior, featuring lighter Halloween stories, on October 26th.

 

Can't attend in person?  Check out our collection of recommended Halloween reading and enjoy an evening of terror by yourself from the safety of your own home.  Just be sure to leave a light on.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
118 E Front Street
The Woman in White Cover Image
By Wilkie Collins, Matthew Sweet (Editor), Matthew Sweet (Introduction by), Matthew Sweet (Notes by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780141439617
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003

The Mystery of Edwin Drood Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, David Paroissien (Introduction by), David Paroissien (Notes by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140439267
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 28th, 2002

The Portable Edgar Allan Poe Cover Image
By Edgar Allan Poe, J. Gerald Kennedy (Editor), J. Gerald Kennedy (Introduction by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143039914
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 3rd, 2006

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: And Other Tales of Terror Cover Image
By Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Mighall (Introduction by), Robert Mighall (Notes by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780141439730
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 30th, 2003

Dracula Cover Image
By Bram Stoker, Maurice Hindle (Introduction by), Maurice Hindle (Notes by), Christopher Frayling (Preface by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780141439846
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings: Poems, Tales, Essays, and Reviews Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9780141439815
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories Cover Image
By H. P. Lovecraft, S. T. Joshi (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780141182346
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 1st, 1999

The Dreams in the Witch House: And Other Weird Stories Cover Image
By H. P. Lovecraft, S. T. Joshi (Introduction by), S. T. Joshi (Notes by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780142437957
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 28th, 2004

We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Jonathan Lethem (Introduction by), Thomas Ott (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143039976
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 31st, 2006

The Haunting of Hill House Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143039983
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 28th, 2006

The White People and Other Weird Stories Cover Image
By Arthur Machen, S. T. Joshi (Introduction by), S. T. Joshi (Notes by), Guillermo del Toro (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143105596
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 27th, 2011

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Red Moon: A Novel Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781455501663
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 7th, 2013

The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Horror) Cover Image
By H. P. Lovecraft, Guillermo del Toro (Editor), S. T. Joshi (Introduction by), S. T. Joshi (Notes by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780143122326
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 1st, 2013

The Raven: Tales and Poems (Penguin Horror) Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780143122364
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 1st, 2013

Haunted Castles: The Complete Gothic Stories (Penguin Horror) Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143124016
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 1st, 2013

American Supernatural Tales (Penguin Horror) Cover Image
By S. T. Joshi (Editor), S. T. Joshi (Introduction by), Guillermo del Toro (Editor)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780143122371
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 1st, 2013

Frankenstein (Penguin Horror) Cover Image
By Mary Shelley, Guillermo del Toro (Editor), Elizabeth Kostova (Introduction by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780143122333
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 1st, 2013

The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Horror) Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Guillermo del Toro (Editor), Laura Miller (Introduction by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780143122357
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 1st, 2013

Locke & Key, Vol. 6: Alpha & Omega Cover Image
By Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781613778531
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Published: IDW Publishing - February 18th, 2014

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In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781616953720
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Published: Soho Press - May 27th, 2014

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Through the Woods Cover Image
By Emily Carroll, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781442465954
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 15th, 2014

The Penguin Book of Witches Cover Image
By Katherine Howe (Editor), Katherine Howe (Introduction by), Katherine Howe (Notes by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143106180
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 30th, 2014

The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Angela Carter, Kelly Link (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143107613
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 26th, 2015

The Rim of Morning: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror Cover Image
By William Sloane, Stephen King (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781590179062
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Published: NYRB Classics - October 6th, 2015

Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe Cover Image
By Thomas Ligotti, Jeff VanderMeer (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143107767
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 6th, 2015

The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters Cover Image
By Scott G. Bruce (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143107682
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 27th, 2016

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My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9781606999592
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - February 14th, 2017

Monsters of the Midwest: True Tales of Bigfoot, Werewolves & Other Legendary Creatures Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781591936473
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Published: Adventure Publications - August 23rd, 2016

Rosemary's Baby Cover Image
By Ira Levin, David Morrell (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781681774664
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Published: Pegasus Books - March 7th, 2017

My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781594749766
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Published: Quirk Books - July 11th, 2017

Horror in the Heartland: Strange and Gothic Tales from the Midwest Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780253029041
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Published: Quarry Books - August 7th, 2017

The King in Yellow, Deluxe Edition Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781782273769
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Published: Pushkin Press - February 27th, 2018

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The Silent Companions: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143131632
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Published: Penguin Books - March 6th, 2018

A Guide for Murdered Children: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399574528
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Published: Blue Rider Press - March 20th, 2018

Ice: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Anna Kavan, Jonathan Lethem (Foreword by), Kate Zambreno (Afterword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143131991
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 14th, 2017

Meddling Kids: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101974445
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Published: Anchor - May 29th, 2018

The World of Lore: Wicked Mortals Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781524797997
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Published: Del Rey - May 29th, 2018

Spooky Michigan: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore Cover Image
By S. E. Schlosser, Paul G. Hoffman (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781493027132
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Published: Globe Pequot Press - July 1st, 2017

Jane Eyre: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Charlotte Bronte, Ruben Toledo (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143106159
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 30th, 2010

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Melmoth: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062856395
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Published: Custom House - October 16th, 2018

Flight or Fright Cover Image
By Stephen King (Editor), Bev Vincent (Editor)
$27.95
ISBN: 9781587676796
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Published: Cemetery Dance Publications - September 4th, 2018

Tales of the Unexpected Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780679729891
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Published: Vintage - July 14th, 1990

Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories Cover Image
By Algernon Blackwood, S. T. Joshi (Introduction by), S. T. Joshi (Notes by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780142180150
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 27th, 2002

Bram Stoker's Dracula (Graphic Novel) Cover Image
By Mike Mignola (Illustrator), Roy Thomas (Adapted by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781684053155
Availability: Backordered
Published: IDW Publishing - September 18th, 2018

Inspection: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781524796990
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Published: Del Rey - March 19th, 2019

The Devil Aspect: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385544368
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Published: Doubleday - March 5th, 2019

The Cabin at the End of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062679116
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 2nd, 2019

Ghosts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (Haunted America) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781467140133
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Published: History Press - October 1st, 2018

Sealed Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781789091243
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Published: Titan Books - July 2nd, 2019

A Lush and Seething Hell: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror Cover Image
By John Hornor Jacobs, Chuck Wendig (Introduction by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062880826
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Published: Harper Voyager - October 8th, 2019

The Redbreast: A Harry Hole Novel Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780062955586
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 1st, 2019

The Blessing Way: A Leaphorn & Chee Novel Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780062955593
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 1st, 2019

Gaudy Night: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780062957467
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - October 1st, 2019

Death at La Fenice: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780062957474
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 1st, 2019

Moriarty: A Novel Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780062957528
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 1st, 2019

The Mapping of Love and Death: A Maisie Dobbs Novel Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780062957535
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 1st, 2019

A Darker Domain: A Novel Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780062957542
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 1st, 2019

Careless in Red: An Inspector Lynley Novel (A Lynley Novel) Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780062982162
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 1st, 2019

Japanese Ghost Stories Cover Image
By Lafcadio Hearn, Paul Murray (Editor), Paul Murray (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780241381274
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 24th, 2019

Dracul Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735219359
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - October 1st, 2019

The Library of the Unwritten (A Novel from Hell's Library #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806376
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Published: Ace - October 1st, 2019

The Bird's Nest Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Kevin Wilson (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143107033
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 28th, 2014

Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780358023937
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 8th, 2019

Dark Tales Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Ottessa Moshfegh (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143132004
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 10th, 2017

Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982109004
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Published: Scribner - June 4th, 2019

Inspection: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524797010
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Published: Del Rey - September 17th, 2019

Ghosts of Berlin: Stories Cover Image
By Rudolph Herzog, Emma Rault (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781612197517
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Published: Melville House - October 8th, 2019

The Remaking: A Novel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781683691532
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Published: Quirk Books - October 8th, 2019

Ghosts: Classic Monsters of Pre-Code Horror Comics Cover Image
By Steve Banes (Editor), John Rozum (Introduction by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781684055494
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Published: Yoe Books - October 8th, 2019

Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds: The First Official Stranger Things Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984819604
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Published: Del Rey - October 8th, 2019

A Cosmology of Monsters: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524747671
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Published: Pantheon - September 17th, 2019

Tinfoil Butterfly: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374538309
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - September 10th, 2019

In the House in the Dark of the Woods Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316515801
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 8th, 2019