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So, in honor of the season, here are a few of my favorite scary stories! Some of them are ghost stories, others are just creepy or spooky in a delightfully shivery sort of way.
#1. The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope
Children of the Green Knowe by L.M. Boston
Another recent discovery of an older book with some fun ghosts. I loved the very English setting, not far from where we used to live.
#3. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
#4. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Yes, this is a movie, one that I have loved since childhood. Rex Harrison is the most marvelous ghost ever, and Gene Tierney is a lovable character. It is a little sadder and darker than I realized as a child, yet I still love it.
#5. Albert Campion Mysteries by Margery Allingham
Last but not least, a recent discovery:
Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud
Anne Elisabeth recommended this book to me some months ago, and I finally bought myself a copy and discovered a new way to scare myself! It is violent, I will warn you. But I won't tell why or how this book is so spooky, because that would spoil the fun of it. :-) Very well written, with an awesome heroine and a realistic teenage-boy "hero."
Any recommendations of fun-yet-spooky stories for me?
P.S. Hannah, I promise to do my Shelfie tomorrow, okay? :-)