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‘Harem Scarem!’: 2017’s Spookiest Thrillers to Read on Halloween

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When you think of October, you may think of ghosts, mysteries, thrills, and chills. So do we! We LOVE Halloween! The costumes, the candy and mostly, all the”creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky” reads that come with this season. Here are some of our favorite new thrillers just in time for Halloween! When They Come for You, James W. Hall When They Come for You puts front and center everything that makes James W. Hall one of our finest novelists and not just thriller writers, even though his seminal series hero Thorn is nowhere to be found. Taking Thorn’s place is photographer Harper McDaniel who finds herself in her own private hell after her husband and baby are burned to death. Finding…

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Dean Koontz, Peter Lerangis, and More Discuss the Power of Words for National Bullying Prevention Month

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October may be the season of Jack-O-Lanterns, candy corn, and ghost stories—but for many, it’s also an opportunity to address a pervasive social issue: bullying. Often a learned and cyclical behavior, bullying affects more than 1 in 5 students in the USA. It’s a statistic that PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center has worked tirelessly to reduce since launching their first anti-bullying campaign in 2006. Every October, they educate schools, businesses, and communities across the country about bullying prevention and promoting inclusion. Their efforts span from hosting support walks and online pledges to advocating for improved student protection laws. Books, too, can play a role in the movement by being champions for diverse voices. Such stories can broaden children’s understanding of the world…

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October is National Cookbook Month – Get Cooking!

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It’s fall and in most regions it’s beginning to get a little chilly in the evenings. Sweaters are starting to come out of the mothballs they’ve been resting in all summer long, blankets are being tucked into beds once again, decorative throws are being tossed on sofas, and logs from outside are being brought in for a crackling evening fire in the fireplace or wood-burning stove. If all this coziness is making you want to grab a cookbook and experiment with a new recipe for a hearty soup or stew, pot roast, chili (meatless or otherwise), steaming, in-season vegetables such as kale, butternut squash, turnips, brussels sprouts or broccoli, you are not alone. If you love to cook, as I…

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Hollywood ‘Whodunnits’ and More: Murder Mysteries Perfect for October

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Now that we’re finally into October, people are starting to wear scarves again, the leaves are starting to turn red and yellow, and pumpkin everything has made its usual revival, which is why we can’t imagine a better time to curl up with a cup of your favorite hot drink (we recommend some hot spiced cider), and sink into one of these mysteries. With the weather turning colder, and the days getting shorter, there’s no better time to read some good murder mysteries, so, from classic ‘whodunnits,’ to hair-raising thrillers, here’s our list of seven murder mysteries, perfect for the season. If I Live (If I Run Series), Terri Blackstock Casey Cox is still on the run after being indicted…

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Dead Birds, Retired Spies, and Mental Breakdowns: 12 2017 Fall Thrillers

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Halloween is around the corner, but you don’t have to wait until October 31 for thrills and chills. If you want to get the party started early, this is the list for you. Whether you’re itching to read the latest Stephen King and Owen King novel or dive back into the world of John le Carré and the beloved George Smiley, there’s something here for everyone. Grab some candy corn and apple cider: It’s going to be a good fall. A Legacy of Spies, John le Carre John le Carré is unquestionably one of the most famous mystery and thriller writers of our time, and he’s back with a new novel featuring George Smiley—the…

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