As The Evenings Darken, R.I.P. VI Draws to a Close …

“Regardless of what my thermometer tells me, my heart tells me that autumn is here and that it is once again time to revel in things ghostly and ghastly, in stories of things that go bump in the night. It is time to trail our favorite detectives as they relentlessly chase down their prey, to go down that dark path into the woods, to follow flights of fantasy and fairy tale that have a darker heart than their spring time brethren. To confront gothic, creepy, horror stories in all their chilling delight.”

It was an invitation I couldn’t possibly refuse.

I have read wonderful books:

The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly
Ghastly Business by Louise Levene
The Baskerville Legacy by John O’Connell
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
What They Do in the Dark by Amanda Coe.
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Two Emilys by Sophia Lee
Midwinter Sacrifice by Mons Kallentoft

I have read about many more.

And I’m still reading:

Tales of Terror from The Tunnel’s Mouth by Chris Priestley

Wonderful seasonal reading!

What have you been reading as the evenings darken?

5 responses

  1. That’s a good selection of books! The Haunting of Hill House is already on my list for next year’s R.I.P challenge as I didn’t have time to get to it this year.

    I’m reading Elizabeth Gaskell’s Gothic Tales, which are perfect for the dark nights.

  2. Great books! I was only able to read a few short stories before Halloween and now I am craving very involved, lengthy novels. I just started Possession by A.S. Byatt and am loving it my third time through.

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