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Modern horror books to scare you silly

From chilling ghost tales to psychological horrors, spooky short stories to bedevilled pets - we've got you covered this autumn.

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Proper horror – the sort that crawls under your skin and infects your dreams and leaves you double-taking your own shadow as you walk home at night – didn’t die with Bram Stoker, or Edgar Allen Poe or even HP Lovecraft.

The genre is alive and well - or should that be undead and terrifying? - meaning there are plenty of fresh hells for you to curl up with this Halloween.

Here are ten leave-the-lights-on modern horrors that will linger, uninvited, long after you’ve turned the last page.

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