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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The Enchanted

By Rene Denfeld

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A Head Full of Ghosts

By Paul Tremblay

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The Library at Mount Char

By Scott Hawkins

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Experimental Film

By Gemma Files

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The Rook

By Daniel O'Malley

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Lovecraft Country

By Matt Ruff

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Mongrels

By Stephen Graham Jones

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Hex

By Thomas Olde Heuvelt

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The Fisherman

By John Langan

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The Loney

By Andrew Michael Hurley

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The Anomaly

By Michael Rutger

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The Hunger

By Alma Katsu

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Generation Loss

By Elizabeth Hand

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