Ellen Datlow Recommends 13 Dark & Creepy Books to Read In the Time of COVID-19 (That Are Not Apocalyptic)

The award-winning editor selects a set of chilling reads that have nothing to do with pandemics.

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Buy The Enchanted at Amazon

The Enchanted

By Rene Denfeld

Buy A Head Full of Ghosts at Amazon

A Head Full of Ghosts

By Paul Tremblay

Buy The Library at Mount Char at Amazon

The Library at Mount Char

By Scott Hawkins

Buy Experimental Film at Amazon

Experimental Film

By Gemma Files

Buy The Rook at Amazon

The Rook

By Daniel O'Malley

Buy Lovecraft Country at Amazon

Lovecraft Country

By Matt Ruff

Buy Mongrels at Amazon

Mongrels

By Stephen Graham Jones

Buy Hex at Amazon

Hex

By Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Buy The Fisherman at Amazon

The Fisherman

By John Langan

Buy The Loney at Amazon

The Loney

By Andrew Michael Hurley

Buy The Anomaly at Amazon

The Anomaly

By Michael Rutger

Buy The Hunger at Amazon

The Hunger

By Alma Katsu

Buy Generation Loss at Amazon

Generation Loss

By Elizabeth Hand

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Buy Black Swan, White Raven at Amazon

Black Swan, White Raven

By Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Buy Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers at Amazon

Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers

By Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Buy Silver Birch, Blood Moon at Amazon

Silver Birch, Blood Moon

By Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Buy Black Heart, Ivory Bones at Amazon

Black Heart, Ivory Bones

By Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling