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Horror Fiction

Looking for spine-tingling tales of terror? Love stories filled with ghosts, vampires, haunted houses and other spooky creatures? Look no further!

The border by Robert McCammon

Cat out of hell by Lynne Truss

The deep by Nick Cutter

A head full of ghosts by Paul Tremblay


In the shadow of Edgar Allen Poe: classic tales of horror 1816-1914 by edited by Leslie S. Klinger


A love like blood by Marcus Sedgwick


No one gets out alive by Adam Nevill

Read the Book Before the Movie

This fall will see many great books adapted for the big screen. Check these out before heading to the theater!

Brooklyn: a novel by Colm Tóibín - movie to open November 6.



Room: a novel by Emma Donoghue - movie to open November 6



Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - movie to open November 20.

A hologram for the king: a novel by Dave Eggers - movie to open November 25.

Books For Babies - Stories in Rhyme

Stories written in rhyme have numerous benefits. They tune your child in to all the sounds of a word, help them learn how sounds combine and blend to form words, and help them learn how to hear and identify a steady beat or rhythm. Try some of these fun books to get rhyming with your child today.


Babyberry pie by Heather Vogel Frederick ; [illustrations by] Amy Schwartz


When you were born by Emma Dodd


Ten tiny babies by Karen Katz


Ten little fingers and ten little toes by Mem Fox ; [illustrations by] Helen Oxenbury


Tickly toes by Susan Hood ; Barroux

Henning Mankell, Swedish Noir Author, dies at 67

Henning Mankell, author of the popular Kurt Wallander series died on October 5 of cancer at the age ot 67.  Mankell was the author of over 40 novels, 11 featuring the dour detective Kurt Wallander. Kenneth Branagh adapted several of the novels to film for the BBC. 

Great Michigan Read 2015-2016 Kickoff

If you will be in the Lansing area on Thursday, October 8, please be sure to join us for the Great Michigan Read kick-off event (which will actually be Emily’s sixth appearance) at the Library of Michigan (702 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing). The 2013-14 Great Michigan Read author, Steve Luxenberg (Annie’s Ghosts), will be interviewing Emily St. John Mandel about Station Eleven, writing, and much more. The doors open at 6:00 PM.

Great Michigan Read 2015-2016

Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The first author tour is coming up this week, October 5, with events scheduled in Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Lansing. For Emily St. John Mandel's full schedule please visit the 2015-2016 Great Michigan Read website.  


The Great Michigan Read is presented by the Michigan Humanities Council with support from Meijer, the National Endowment for the Humanities and a host of other sponsors. 

Canton Senior Book Discussion: October 22, 2015

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on October 22 from 2:00PM-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing NO RIVER TOO WIDE by Emilie Richards. Request a copy from the librarian at the Information Desk.

No river too wide [large print] by Emilie Richards. Some betrayals are like rivers, so deep, so wide, they can't be crossed. But-for those with enough courage-forgiveness, redemption and love may be found on the other side.

Lunch and a Book October 2015

Daytripper by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá — This graphic novel follows the life of one man, Bras de Olivias Dominguez. Every chapter features an important period in his life in Brazil, and each story ends the same way: with his death. In every chapter, Bras dies at different moments in his life, as the story follows him through his entire existence; one filled with possibilities of happiness and sorrow, good and bad, love and loneliness. A story about living life to its fullest, because any of us can die at any moment.  Join us on Thursday, October 8 at noon.

Epic Action Comedy Graphic Novels For Tweens and Teens

Like Bone or Dragon Ball? Try one of these:

Amulet. Vol. 1. The stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi


Secret Coders by Yang, Gene Luen/ Holmes, Mike (ILT)


Mouse Guard. Vol. 1. Fall 1152 by story & art by David Petersen


Legends of Zita the spacegirl by [text and illustrations by Ben Hatke]


Target practice by Mike Maihack


Artemis Fowl: the graphic novel by adapted by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin ; art by Giovanni Rigano ; color by Paolo Lamanna

New Book Club in a Bag Kit

Us [kit] by David Nicholls — After almost 30 years of marriage, Connie tells Douglas that she thinks she wants a divorce. But she can't bring herself to cancel their month-long tour of European capitals experiencing the world's greatest works of art with their son Albie. Douglas is privately convinced that this trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and may even help him to bond with Albie. Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves and learning how to get closer to a son who's always felt like a stranger. CPL's Lunch and a Book Group gave this title 4 stars out of 5. Note: This kit contains 10 copies of the title.

Murder Will Out: Kerrytown BookFest 2015

Don’t miss the 13th annual Kerrytown Bookfest 2015 on Sunday, September 13 at the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market. Aunt Agatha's Bookstore's guest authors include Andrew Grant, Julie Hyzy, Owen Laukkanen, G.M. Malliet, Edith Maxwell, Jenny Milchman, P.J. Parrish, Denise Swanson, newcomer Vu Tran and many more. This year, they are featuring a traditional mystery panel at 1:15pm in the Main Tent, and a suspense panel at 2:45pm in the Kerrytown Concert House.

Easy as Pie...Crack a Culinary Mystery

Looking for a good mystery to sink your teeth into? These amateur sleuths/professional culinary artists manage to solve the crime and create delectable dishes (recipes included).

The body in the kelp by Katherine Hall Page. The purchase of a beautiful handmade quilt at an estate auction lovingly constructed by wealthy, deceased, and detested Matilda Prescott, turns out to be quite a bargain indeed -- especially when transplanted, New York caterer Faith Sibley Fairchild discovers it to be a map to the old woman's hidden treasure.

A deadly grind by Victoria Hamilton. A Hoosier to die for? When vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an original 1920s Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction, it's love at first sight until someone is murdered.

Dying on the vine by Peter King. And the main course is... murder. Animated by a passion for food, wine and justice, Harper Goodwin, the Gourmet Detective travels to Provence to investigate a shadowy business deal between two vineyards. But before he can even sample the delights of Pate de Grives on triangles of hot, crisp toast, he encounters a corpse leaning against a cart in the vineyard.

Look What's in Large Print: September 2015

This month's focus is on the Classics.

The professor: [large print] by Charlotte Bronte

Pride and prejudice [large print] by Jane austen

Lord Jim [large print] by Joseph Conrad ; edited by Cedric Watts and Robert Hampson

The black arrow [large print]: a tale of the two roses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Selected poems of Emily Dickinson [large print] by Emily Dickinson

Around the world in eighty days [large print] by Jules Verne

Explosive Action and Adventure Books



The edge of your seat excitement and larger than life heroes in these books will keep you turning the pages.

The assassin by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott — After a sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, Private Detective Isaac Bell tracks the criminal from Kansas and Texas to Washington, D.C., to the tycoons' enclave of New York, to Russia's war-torn Baku oil fields on the Caspian Sea, and back to America for a final, desperate confrontation. Also on ebook and Book on CD.


Bad blood by Linda Fairstein — Brendan Quillian is on trial for murdering his wife, and prosecutor Alexandra Cooper's case against him hangs by a thread thanks to scant evidence and Brendan's all-star legal team. When secrets from Brendan's past link him to a fatal explosion, Alex rushes to the scene to prove him guilty and bring justice to a murdered young woman. Also on ebook and Book on CD.

Books For Babies - Touch and Feel

Babies discover the world through sensory play. Let your little one explore the world with their fingers and develop their senses with these touch-and-feel titles.


Good night, little bunny: a touch-and-feel bedtime story by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Sam Williams



Noisy world by illustrated by Maxine Davenport and Cindy Roberts


One winter's day by M. Christina Butler ; illustrated by Tina Macnaughton

Books For Babies - Black and White

Do babies really like looking at black-and-white images? Yes! High-contrast images are great for visual stimulation. Try some of these titles to stimulate your baby's visual development.


I like black and white by Barbara Jean Hicks ; illustrated by Lila Prap


White on black by Tana Hoban


Black on white by Tana Hoban


What is that? by Tana Hoban

Raina Telgemeier Read Alikes

Have you already read all of Raina Telgemeier's books (Smile, Drama, Sisters)? Try out one of these graphic novels next.

Roller girl by Victoria Jamieson


Comics Squad: recess! by edited by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka ; comics by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat, Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, Gene Luen Yang



The dumbest idea ever! by Jimmy Gownley

Murder Will Out: September 2015

Mrs. Jeffries and the one who got away by Emily Brightwell

The missing one by Lucy Atkins

Doctor Death: a Madeleine Karno mystery by Lene Kaaberbøl ; translated by Elisabeth Dyssegaard

Someone to watch over me by Yrsa Sigurdardottir ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton

The martini shot: a novella and stories by George Pelecanos

Books For Babies - Faces

Babies love looking at faces! In fact, they are hardwired to recognize faces, helping them to connect with their caregivers early on. Want to give your little one some more faces to gaze at? Here are some great titles he or she will love.

Baby faces by Margaret Miller


What's on my head? by Margaret Miller



Mrs. Mustard's baby faces by Jane Wattenberg



Baby! Baby! by Vicky Ceelen

Picture Books for the First Day of School

Does your child have the back-to-school blues? Check out one of these great picture books to help them change that worry into excitement!

Chu's first day of school by written by Neil Gaiman & illustrated by Adam Rex

First day, hooray! by Nancy Poydar

Oliver and his alligator by Paul Schmid

Dad's first day by Mike Wohnoutka

Off to kindergarten by Tony Johnston ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet