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Happy Halloween -- best books for a fright

With just two days until Halloween, here's a short list of the best books to send chills up your spine. (You'll notice the list is a vampire-free zone. Not that Dracula and the Stephenie Meyer/Anne Rice/Charlaine Harris-created spawn aren't scary, but I just feel that blood-suckers have received enough media attention lately.) Feel free to add your own favorites in a comment.

"The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe. The master of suspense is at his best when delving into the workings of the mind.

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"Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Ray Bradbury. A creepy offering by an author known best for science fiction.

"The Shining" by Stephen King. His books could take up an entire list, but this novel stands apart for its palpable suspense.

"The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty. The only things scarier about Georgetown are the property values.

"The Other" by Thomas Tryon.

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