Readers who want to dive into dark thrillers as Halloween approaches can find these spine-tingling new releases at Quail Ridge Books. Beware, they are not for the faint of heart.

Lovecraft Country, Matt Ruff

This is a harrowing tale of a young Army veteran on a mission to find his missing father brings to life the horrors of the Jim Crow era in this novel that blends historical fiction, pulp noir, fantasy and Lovecraftian horror.

A Perilous Undertaking, Deanna Raybourn

In this wickedly cleaver mystery, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell sets out to find the killer of an art-society patron’s mistress and she uncovers many secrets along the way.

The Changeling, Victor D. Lavalle

This story of an African America rare book dealer as he confronts witches, ghosts and trolls to save his family is a modern and engaging retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale by the same name.

You Should Have Left, Daniel Kehlmann, Ross Benjamin (Translator)

A screenwriter tries to break through writer’s block during a vacation with his family at a house in the German mountains, but soon finds himself confronting sinister and physics-defying phenomena.

Shadow of the Lions, Christopher Swann

This literary thriller is the story of a young, burned-out novelist who returns to his former elite school to teach, only to get caught up in the unexpected dangers connected to his friend’s disappearance 10 years earlier.

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