Time to start celebrating Halloween! Here are three paperbacks to keep you up late.
The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Shirley Jackson, with a new introduction by Laura Miller, celebrates the author's centennial with a new edition of her classic tale of terror, an influence on just about every contemporary horror writer.
The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters (Penguin Classics), edited by Scott G. Bruce, gathers real-life ghost stories from the Roman Empire to the Renaissance and more.
The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem (Back Bay Books) by Stacy Schiff is a meticulously researched narrative account of one of the most famous — and perhaps most misunderstood — events in America's history.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor