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Six Classic Mysteries to Read with the Lights On13 May

Nothing says “quiet night at home” better than sending shivers up your spine with a classic horror or mystery book. If you are an avid reader of these genres, you will get what we mean—a book can be even scarier than a movie, because your mind knows no limits.

Sure, some would argue that visuals and music make movies more frightening, but what if you could amp up the fright factor by adding a soundtrack to your next horror or mystery read? Good news: Booktrack makes it possible to hear the creak of the door, the splatter of blood and the tip toeing of an intruder with a synchronized soundtrack to many of your favourite books.

If you’re in the mood to creep yourself out, look no further than the classic books that started the mystery and horror genre. Here are a few we love to freak out over.

Lock the doors, turn the lights on and plug into these horror reads

  1. Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe: A masquerade ball, a prince and a plague. Get ready to experience mortality and doom in this scary tale.
  2. Re-animator by H.P Lovecraft: A strange doctor, obsessed with reanimating dead humans so that they might live again. Yes, this is the original zombie story. Bring on the fright!
  3. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly: The unforgettable tale of the monster that Frankenstein created. This is classic horror at its finest.


If horror is too much to handle, a suspenseful mystery will be more your style

  1. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle: Feel the tension rising as Sherlock Holmes closes in on his suspects.
  2. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle: The master of mystery does it again. Immerse yourself in the world of Baker Street as Sherlock Holmes unravels his latest case.
  3. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie: A clever, gripping and thoroughly unpredictable work of detective fiction with enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat for days.

Which scary classics make your spine tingle? Tell us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #scaryclassics.