Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 5:54 PM
Tomorrow is Halloween, so to help get you into the spirit, we've gathered a bunch of the best scary classics you can find on Google Book Search and added them to our special Halloween books section. You'll find everything from old favorites, like Dracula or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, to more obscure spooky characters, like the student-turned-zombie out for revenge in Gregory Lamberson's Johnny Gruesome. or the creepy ghost haunting The Old Willis Place in Mary Downing Hahn's tale. These and other fun stories will be featured on the front page of Google Book Search.
And if you're dying for more, you can find other eerie tales at google.com/scarystories. Search the full text to find out who famously uttered "nevermore," why Van Helsing was forced to behead the "bloofer lady" and how Ichabod Crane met his untimely end in a tranquil glen called Sleepy Hollow.
The fun doesn't stop there -- if you see a "Download" button, you're free to download, save, and/or print a PDF version to read at your own pace. If you rediscover an old favorite or new story you want to own in hard copy, the "All editions" link will show you multiple editions, many of which are available for purchase.
Happy Halloween, and as you start this tasty meal of scary tales, bone appétit!