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    Eleven Reads That Will Keep You Up At Night

    Taking readers from the ninth circle of hell to prom night at Thomas Ewen Consolidated High School, these books are scarier than bar close on Halloween night. Sleep tight!

    1. Dante Alighieri, Inferno

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    An eternity in any of Dante's imagined circles of hell is a ghastly proposition. At least you'll be in good company with Cleopatra, Homer, Alexander the Great, Helen of Troy, and a bevvy of famous sinners.

    2. Anne Rice, Prince Lestat

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    The queen of vampire fiction is back—and her prince is living in the modern age. Vampires with all the powers of modern technology at their disposal? Quelle horreur!

    3. Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment

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    Hundreds of pages spent trapped inside the mind of a man who turned murderer. Need we say more?

    4. Bram Stoker, Dracula

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    More than one hundred years later, this book has lost none of its creepy, haunting appeal. Bar those windows and doors, people!

    5. Stephen King, Carrie

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    Prom night will never be the same.

    6. Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell Tale Heart

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    "Things that go bump in the night" doesn't even begin to cover it.

    7. Stieg Larsson, The Millenium Trilogy

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    If you haven't read these internationally bestselling books yet, it's time. But reader beware—you will see conspiracies everywhere after your encounters with Lisbeth Salander.

    8. Truman Capote, In Cold Blood

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    Claimed by many as the grand-daddy of the true-crime genre, IN COLD BLOOD was first serialized in The New Yorker in 1965.

    9. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

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    The horrifying original tale of an over-reaching scientist and his creation. Who do you think is the "Monster"?

    10. Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

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    Dante Gabriel Rossetti may have said it best: "A fiend of a book – an incredible monster ... The action is laid in hell, – only it seems places and people have English names there."

    11. Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles

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    Spooky moors. English Civil War ghost stories. Hellhound.

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