Welcome to The Horror Bookshelf! I started this site simply because I am a huge horror fan and I wanted to share some of my favorite horror reads with others. I grew up immersing myself in reading R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series and Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark which featured the unsettling, yet utterly terrific illustrations of Stephen Gammell. Those two series were my first introduction into the world of horror books and I have been hooked ever since! The main thing that attracts me to the horror genre is the white-knuckled thrill ride of exploring the unknown. As an avid reader, there is no better thrill than reading a book that grips the imagination and is near impossible to put down, and that is something I have always gotten from horror.

I think the horror genre is home to some of the most creative and talented writers I have had the pleasure of reading and The Horror Bookshelf is my way of celebrating their work. I plan on posting reviews, features and other (hopefully) cool stuff in the hopes that I can introduce other readers to some truly talented writers. While the focus of The Horror Bookshelf will be mainly horror, sometimes there will be posts on thrillers, mysteries and science fiction because they often overlap with horror.

While I plan to focus on plenty of new releases, there will also be posts on books that have already been out for awhile. While I think it is important to give readers information on the latest books, I don’t want to exclude older books that fellow horror fans may not have gotten a chance to read.

I hope you enjoy the site and I would love to hear from you if you are an author looking to promote your work or a fellow horror fan!

Rich Duncan, founder of The Horror Bookshelf.

  1. Hi Rich,

    welcome to the world of horror fiction reviewing, you’re going to have a blast. Love the site. Long may it grow

  2. Great site, Rich. I’m William Blackwell, an author looking to promote my work, and a big horror fan. I stumbled on this site while searching for horror websites that review horror novels.Technology is strange, as I see some ads above that actually have four of my titles featured on Barnes & Noble. Looking forward to contributing to your website.

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