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Author Spratford, Becky Siegel.

Title The readers' advisory guide to horror / Becky Siegel Spratford.

Edition Second edition.
Publication Info. Chicago, IL : American Library Association, 2012.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  016.80883 SPR    AVAILABLE
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Description xi, 170 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series ALA readers' advisory series.
Note First edition published as The horror readers' advisory: the librarian's guide to vampires, killer tomatoes, and haunted houses--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-156) and index.
Contents A brief history of horror : how the past haunts the present -- The appeal of horror : feel the fear, find the readers -- Horror 101 : a crash course in today's tales of terror -- The classics : time-tested tales of terror -- Ghosts and haunted houses : home, scream home -- Vampires : books with bite -- Zombies : follow the walking dead -- Shape-shifters : nature morphs into something terrifying -- Monsters and ancient evil : Cthulhu comes calling -- Witches and the occult : double, double, toil and trouble -- Satan and demonic possession : the devil inside -- Comic horror : laughing in the face of fear -- Moving beyond the haunted house : whole collection options for horror readers -- Sowing the seeds of fear : horror resources and marketing.
Summary A guide to horror fiction for librarians that provides an overview of the genre and includes tips on advising readers and promoting a collection as well as reading lists.
Subject Fiction in libraries.
Libraries -- United States -- Special collections.
Readers' advisory servicess.
Horror tales -- Bibliography.
Added Title The horror readers' advisory.
ISBN 9780838911129 (pbk.)
0838911129 (pbk.)
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