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Vampires, zombies, ghosts, and ghoulies: there are more things going bump in the night than ever. So how do you wend your way through all of them to find the ones that interest a particular reader? RA expert Spratford updates her advisory to include the latest in monsters and the macabre, including
• Lists of recommended titles, authors, and sub-genres, all cross-referenced for quick reference
• Tips for effectively practicing horror RA, with interview questions for gauging a reader's interests
• An expanded resources section, with an overview addressing the current state of horror lit, and suggestions of how to dig deeper As both an introductory guide for librarians just dipping their toes into the brackish water of scary fiction, as well as a fount of new ideas for horror-aware reference staff, Spratford's book is infernally appropriate.
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Table of Contents
Series Introduction vii
Preface: Why We Need Horror ix
1 A Brief History of Horror: How the Past Haunts the Present 1
2 The Appeal of Horror: Feel the Fear, Find the Readers 13
3 Horror 101: A Crash Course in Today's Tables of Terror 31
4 The Classics: Time-Tested Tales of Terror 49
5 Ghosts and Haunted Houses: Home, Scream Home 57
6 Vampires: Books with Bite 65
7 Zombies: Follow the Walking Dead 75
8 Shape-Shifters: Nature Morphs into Something Terrifying 83
9 Monsters and Ancient Evil: Cthulthu Comes Calling 91
10 Witches and the Occult: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble 101
11 Satan and Demonic Possession: The Devil Inside 111
12 Comic Horror: Laughing in the Face of Fear 119
13 Moving Beyond the Haunted House: Whole Collection Options for Horror Readers 127
14 Sowing the Seeds of Fear: Horror Resources and Marketing 139