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The holidays is the best time to catch up on spooky reads from October or decompress by immersing yourself in a new speculative fiction. If you're looking for a horror or sci-fi book for yourself or a friend, here's our recommended titles to browse!

 

Dare to Know by James Kennedy

Compared to works by by Philip K. Dick, Donna Tartt, and Chuck Palaniuk, Dare to Know is a mind-bending and emotional speculative thriller set in a world where the exact moment of your death can be predicted—for a price. ($22.99)

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Whisper Down the Lane by Clay McLeod Chapman

The critically acclaimed author of The Remaking is back with another heart racing, true-crime-based horror novel inspired by the McMartin preschool trials and the Satanic Panic of the 1980s. ($19.99)

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Chasing Ghosts: A Tour of Our Fascination with Spirits and the Supernatural by Marc Hartzman

Take a spirited tour through the supernatural history of America, from its haunted sites to its famous ghosts to its ghost-obsessed pop culture. Chasing Ghosts is a perfect gift for both the skeptics and the believers in your life. ($22.99)

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SECRET SANTA: A Horror for the Holidays Novel by Andrew Shaffer

From the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Never DiesThe Office meets The Shining in this horror-comedy about a holiday gift exchange gone wrong, set at a publishing house in the 80s. ($15.99)

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