Killer Pizza is a pizza shop that serves really tasty pizza pies…and it’s a whole lot more. Killer Pizza is the front for a top-secret monster fighting organization that recruits and trains top notch monster hunters.
High School students Toby, Strobe and Annabel were recruited in Killer Pizza. In this new adventure, Killer Pizza:The Slice, they are official Monster Combat Officers. A monster has defected and is seeking asylym in the monster protection program.
Toby, Strobe and Annabel are assigned the task of helping this monster learn about human culture while keeping it safe from it’s pursuers who want it back, really bad. The kids are perfect teachers because the defecting monster can take two forms: a giant snake with poisonous spit…or a drop-dead gorgeous teenage girl. As always, these Monster Combat Officers are ready for action. Author: Greg Taylor
This book is laid out like a comic book – it’s full of drawings, pictures and all kinds of freaky facts about the things that usually scare us: monsters, UFOs, vampires, mummies, ghosts, haunted houses, and lots more scary stuff. For each freaky thing you get an explanation of the science behind it – either why the thing appears the way it does or why the thing is impossible. There’s nothing like a little bit of hard science to take the chill out of scary stuff. Of course some of the stuff remains gross…even if it isn’t scary anymore. So beware! Author: Steven O’Meara
The Last Apprentice series is about Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, who is an apprentice to the village spook. The spook’s job is to protect the village from ghouls, boggarts, witches and all kinds of nasty, scary creatures. Tom has all kinds of adventures with creepy creatures he has to outsmart and out-conjure. The author relishes the descriptions of creepiness that will give you goosebumps. These are great Halloween reading.
A Coven of Witches is a companion to the series. It includes three short stories: “Meg Skelton,” “Dirty Dora,” “Alice and the Brain Guzzler,” & “The Banshee Witch.” Who can resist a story about a brain guzzler!! These are sort of like R.L. Stine Goosebumps books…but without the silliness. These are much, much better. Author: Joseph Delaney; Series: The Last Apprentice
Mary Hahn always delivers creepy. In this tale Florence is headed to her Uncle’s estate. She’s been in an orphanage and has high hopes for a new life in the country. What she gets is a dead cousin who is determined to recreate the circumstances of her death and substitute someone else in her place.
Hector Fitzbaudly leads a privileged life. He lives in a mansion with his father, wears stylish, expensive clothes and goes to the best school. He and his father are free to spend as much time and money as they wish on their magnificent butterfly collection.
One night, Hector’s father receives a mysterious guest…and from that night forward Hector’s life begins to unravel. The mysterious man knows something about Hector’s father. Hector’s father is willing to pay a steep price to keep the man quiet.
The stress of the secret extracts an even bigger price when Hector’s father drops dead from a heart attack and leaves Hector to deal with the fact that their fortune is actually gone. Turned out into the street, Hector sets off on his own. He has nothing…except a burning desire for revenge against the mysterious one-eyed guest that Hector blames for his father’s death and for the loss of his father’s fortune. The one-eyed man might be smart, he might be devious, he might have a sinister plan, but Hector is smart too. He can be devious. He can come up with a plan.
Hector follows the one-eyed man to the home of Lady Mandible. Lady Mandible hires Hector to live at the mansion and raise butterflies, giving Hector the opportunity to sneak around at night hoping to find out more about the one-eyed man. Hector discovers some unsavory information about “Lady” Mandible. She collects all kinds of gruesome art and she paints some pictures herself…with blood!
Creepy enough for you? How about this: her guest, the one-eyed man, well, he collects eyeballs. Glass ones, but still…eyeballs. If you like the deliciously macabre (that means shockingly offensive), then you’ll love reading about Lady Mandible. She’s Cruella DeVil without the puppies, and she’ll stop at nothing to get exactly what she wants.
Hector gets quite a dose of sinister and has to decide what to do with his desire for revenge. Should he play the same game as Lady Mandible and the Eyeball Collector…or is there a sweeter revenge? Author: F.E. Higgins
The Eyeball Collector is a gothic story. That means the mood of it is dark and gloomy; very mysterious with strange events and people. F.E. Higgins wrote The Black Book of Secrets and The Bone Magician & The Eyeball Collector. These are not sequels of each other..but characters and places are shared between all the books. If you like them, try The Wolves of Willoughby Chase or The House With the Clock in its Walls. But read early. With the lights on.