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#1

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"It's Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird."-The Guardian

IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS ... Read more about Mexican Gothic

#2

Now a Netflix film starring Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas

"Last Night I Dreamt I went to Manderley Again..."

With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim ... Read more about Rebecca

#3

Of the many admiring reviews Bram Stoker's Dracula received when it first appeared in 1897, the most astute praise came from the author's mother, who wrote her son: "It is splendid. No book since Mrs. Shelley's Frankenstein or indeed any other at all... Read more about Dracula

#4

What do readers say about We Have Always Lived in the Castle?

weird and macabre

lyrical and descriptive

psychological horror novel

a bewitching novel

Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is perhaps the crowning achievement of Shirley Ja... Read more about We Have Always Lived in the Castle

#5

Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by Academy Award-winning director of The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro

The Haunting of Hill House

The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre. ... Read more about The Haunting of Hill House

#6

This Gothic novella tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. Carmilla predates Bram Stoker's Dracula by 25 years, and has been adapted many times for cinema. Although Carmilla is a lesser... Read more about Carmilla

#7

Soon to be a major motion picture-releasing August 31 in the US-the nationally bestselling and chillingly rendered ghost story-"several sleepless nights are guaranteed" (Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly).

One postwar summer, in his home in rural Wa... Read more about The Little Stranger

#8

Suffused with eroticism, and focusing on the corrupting influence of power, The Monk pioneered a shocking new form of Gothic novel, where elements such as mob violence, incest and brutal murder replaced the gentler horrors of earlier practitioners of... Read more about The Monk

#9

The ultimate ghost story to curl up with.

'[An] extraordinary, memorable and truly haunting book' Jojo Moyes

'Terrific. Perfect setting, great build-up, chilling. What more could you want?' Susan Hill, author of The Woman in Black

Some doors are loc... Read more about The Silent Companions

#10

Dorian Gray is having his picture painted by Basil Hallward, who is charmed by his looks. But when Sir Henry Wotton visits and seduces Dorian into the worship of youthful beauty with an intoxicating speech, Dorian makes a wish he will live to regret:... Read more about The Picture of Dorian Gray

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