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Monsters, Murder and More with Mallory O'Meara!

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On today's show we welcome in Mallory O'Meara, author and cohost of the wonderful Reading Glasses podcast on the Maximum Fun network! Mallory is, in our opinion, THE person to go to when you're looking for horror book recommendations. So now that October has arrived we HAD to bring her on. Our chat is all about the horror books she loves, both truly terrifying and others that are less so. We offer recommendations for everyone, regardless of your fright level.

ALSO: Mallory has written a book called The Lady from the Black Lagoon that comes out March 5th and you can recommend it to your library or preorder it right now. It tells the true story of Milicent Patrick, the only woman in history to create one of Hollywood's classic movie monsters and we can't wait to read it.

After you check out this episode be sure to subscribe to Reading Glasses as well. It's a phenomenal, weekly chat about everything in the book world between Mallory and her co-host Brea Grant. They are a Thursday release friend so you can enjoy both our shows together where they belong.

Mallory's horror book recommendations!

Definitely Scary:

A Head full of ghosts by Paul Tremblay

The Red Tree by Caitlin Kiernan

The Elementals by Michael McDowell

Short story collections

Ghost Summer by Tananarive Due

Revenge by Yoko Ogawa

Just a little Spooky

White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

The book that made Mallory fall in love with horror

Creepshow graphic novel by Stephen King

Other books discussed

We have always lived in the castle by Shirley Jackson

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

The Deadhouse by Dawn Kurtagich

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

Mallory's All Hollow's Read book

This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us by Edgar Cantero

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