Looking for horror books? Browse through our expert recommendations to find the best grisly thrillers and scary stories, even the best books on zombies. We have several competing lists for the five best horror books—Darryl Jones, Kim Newman and Ramsay Campbell have all recommended the five best horror stories. We also have interviews with best-selling novelists: Sarah Perry on Gothic fiction and Aleksander Hemon on truly harrowing works of man’s inhumanity to man, from Holocaust literature to tales of human cruelty.
Zombies have returned with a vengeance in recent years, the secret to their undying popularity lying in their ability to embody many different kinds of menace, from social unrest to pandemics, financial insecurity to international terrorism. Greg Garrett, author of Living with the Living Dead, recommends five books to help you prepare for the zombie apocalypse