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Get ready for Halloween with our eLibrary

Written by · Published Oct 13, 2017

Ghosts, Tales of Mystery and Terror, Fortean Times

As the weather gets colder, the nights draw in and All Hallows Eve gets closer, our thoughts turn towards all things spooky. Whether you’re snuggling up with a scary story or planning a Halloween party, our eLibrary has something for you.

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Looking for a creepy crime thriller? Take a look at our chilling adult fiction collection, including titles from Thomas Harris, Nicci French and Alison Bruce.

We’ve also got a monstrous tales for kids collection featuring ghosts, dragons, wolves and more.


BBC Good Food

Throwing a party? The October issue features recommended Halloween chocolate and cookie cutters and recipes for mummy pie, black velvet Halloween cupcakes, wicked witch apples and more.

BBC Easycook

This month’s edition features a stunning-looking spider’s web cake. If you’re scared of spiders, you could try making a haunted graveyard cake instead. Put together a scary buffet with bloodthirsty squash, hellfire dip, slime sludge dip, creepy bites and more. There’s also a pumpkin and bacon soup recipe so you don’t waste your carved pumpkins’ innards.

Minecraft World

Kids can entertain themselves this half-term with a haunted house project, Halloween-themed games and spooky builds from other players.

Fortean Times

A bit of a cheat here, as the Fortean Times is scary all year round! This month’s issue includes scary bikers, White Lady ghosts who haunt bridges, and vintage reports of vampires.


It wouldn’t be a Halloween party without some spooky tunes.

The Movie Soundtrack Orchestra - Top Halloween: the best monsters and Zombie Hits

Including themes from Halloween, Psycho/cite>, A Nightmare on Elm Street and much, much more.

Various - Halloween Classics: the evil, the demented, and the just plain weird

Weird and wacky tunes.

The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra - Fright Night: music that goes bump in the night

Macabre classical music.

Patrick Doyle - Frankenstein Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Creepy music from the 1994 film.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula: original motion picture soundtrack

Recreate the atmosphere of the 1992 film.

Michael Jackson - Scream

Featuring Halloween classic Thriller.

Alice Violett

Alice Violett

I write and edit content for the Suffolk Libraries website.