Classic Horror and Detective Fiction

Dracula by Bram StokerWell finally.  Some cooler weather comes our way and just in time for Halloween.  To complement the mood, here are a novel, a novella, and three story collections guaranteed to send a shiver up your spine...  Dracula, by Bram Stoker -- The tale of the infamous Count Dracula is also a story of six mortals desperate enough to hunt and destroy him:  Mina Harker and her lawyer husband Jonathan, millionaire adventurer Quincey Morris, Lord Godalming, Dr. John Seward, and of course Professor Van Helsing.  This classic vampire tale is available in both CD and eAudio format.

The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James -- This novella is much more than a tale of the supernatural.  James poses questions about childhood innocence, corruption, and hysteria in his tale of a naive governess who takes charge of two children at the lonely house of Bly.  When the governess begins to see ghosts, she believes that the children do too, with devastating consequences.  On CD and cassette.

The Dupin Stories, by Edgar Allan Poe -- In the 1840s, Poe created the remarkable investigator C. Auguste Dupin, one of the earliest characters in detective fiction.  Listen to three chilling stories--The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget, The Purloined Letter--to find roots of the mystery genre so popular 160+ years later.  On CD and cassette.

Great Classic Suspense -- Five tales of horror by masters of suspense born in the nineteenth century:  Poe's The Oval Portrait, Nathaniel Hawthorne's Ethan Brand, F. Marion Crawford's The Upper Berth, Ambrose Bierce's An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, and Robert Chambers' The Yellow Sign.  Available on CD.

Classic Chilling Tales -- These six brief thrillers will linger in the mind long after the final work is spoken:  Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, Guy de Maupassant's The Horla, or Modern Ghosts, Saki's Sredni Vashtar, Rudyard Kipling's The Mark of the Beast, M. R. James' Lost Hearts, and O. Henry's The Furnished Room.  Available in eAudio.