Screaming Reads

Our Facebook fans pick their 10 scariest books

Books have the power to transport us, and sometimes they take us to a very scary place indeed. Just in time for Halloween, the public weighs in on the books that made them jump and sleep with the lights on.

Hawskmoor cover

3. Hawksmoor

Peter Ackroyd
It cover

5. It

Stephen King
A Study in Scarlet cover

6. A Study in Scarlet

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Exorcist cover

8. The Exorcist

WIlliam Peter Blatty
Dracula by Bram Stoker

10. Dracula

Bram Stoker

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust