New Releases for August 17, 2021

Check out the new releases we have this week at The Haunted Bookshop!

A young adult novel written in verse, Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit is loosely based on author Colby Cedar Smith’s paternal grandmother. Mary is the American-born daughter of Greek and French immigrants living in Detroit in the 1930s. As readers follow Mary’s story we also see flashbacks to her parents’ childhoods. The three perspectives come together as they navigate the push and pull of tradition and independence.

Released in celebration of his centennial, Killer, Come Back to Me: The Crime Stories of Ray Bradbury takes some of Bradbury’s lesser-known crime tales and compiled them into this collector’s edition. Complete with vivid illustrations of classic stories and rare pieces, fans of Bradbury will surely enjoy this celebration of the legend’s work.

Norse Myths: Meet the Gods, Monsters, and Heroes of the Vikings is an illustrated collection of more than 30 ancient Norse myths for children. Kids will enjoy the exciting stories of characters like Thor, God of Thunder alongside gorgeous illustrations and sections that provide context and allow curious readers to dive deeper into the stories.

It may still be summer but we can already get in the Halloween spirit with Trick or Treat, Crankenstein, written by Samantha Berger and illustrated by Dan Santat! A companion to previous books Crankenstein and A Crankenstein Valentine, this edition follows Crankenstein on his favorite day of the year – Halloween! But this year, the day is spoiled by costume disasters, pumpkin-carving mishaps, and more. Can Crankenstein save the day? Read with the kids and find out!

If you’re looking to get into the Halloween spirit but want something a little scarier than Crankenstein, you might enjoy The Classic Gothic Horror Collection. Bringing together legendary works by such landmark gothic writers as Edgar Allan Poe (“The Fall of the House of Usher”) and Mary Shelley (“The Invisible Girl”), horror fans will love the eerie settings, supernatural sites, and creepy characters found in this hardcover collection.

Visit our website for more information on these titles and more! And don’t forget – if we don’t have a book in stock we are more than happy to order it for you!

We hope to see you soon!

VIDEO: Tour our Horror & Gothic Fiction Section

Continuing with our new series of videos to bring the bookstore into your home, here’s a video tour of our Horror and Gothic Fiction section! To shop our selection, go to our website at


Our regulars are familiar with our setup, but for the uninitiated, we have info panels that show the history of the genre, and we hyper-categorize our sections. So in this video you will see smaller subsections at first, like Classics, Humorous, Stephen King, etc., and then our main Horror section, followed by more subcategories like Local Authors of Horror, and our New Releases, as well as our separate Gothic Fiction section, and then Stoker award winners and finalists. Enjoy!