The Shambling Guide to New York City

The Shambling Guide to New York City

Illustrator Jamie McKelvie
Author Mur Lafferty
Year 2013
Publisher Orbit
ISBN 978-0316221177

A travel writer takes a job with a shady publishing company in New York, only to find that she must write a guide to the city – for the undead!

Because of the disaster that was her last job, Zoë is searching for a fresh start as a travel book editor in tourist-centric New York City. After stumbling across a seemingly perfect position though, Zoë is blocked at every turn because of the one thing she can’t take off her resume – human.

Not to be put off by anything – especially not her blood-drinking boss or death-goddess coworker – Zoë delves deep into the monster world. But her job turns deadly when the careful balance between human and monsters starts to crumble – with Zoë right in the middle.

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Fighting Fantasy 10: House of Hell

Illustrator Ian Miller (cover), Tim Sell
Author Steve Jackson
Year 1984
Publisher Puffin
ISBN 0-14-031831-3

Taking refuge in the infamous House of Hell has to be the worst mistake of your life!

The dangers of the torrential storm outside are nothing compared to the blood-curdling adventures that await you inside. Who knows how many hapless wanderers like yourself have perished within its gruesome walls? Be warned! Tonight is going to be a night to remember…

Two dice, a pencil and an eraser are all you need to make your journey. YOU decide which way to go, which dangers to risk and which monsters to fight.

House of Hell available on Amazon

Late for Hallowe’en

Illustrator Eileen Armitage
Author Camilla Fegan
Year 1973 (first published 1966)
Publisher Scholastic
ISBN unknown

Judy made her way to the little cave-opening under the bushes and ducked through. ‘Come in, won’t you? And thank you for knocking!’ a thin crackly voice remarked.

Judy has found a witch living in the shrubbery—a witch called Murgatroyd and her cat, Hornsbydale. Murgatroyd makes a dragon from an old tray. But all the dragon wants to do is get back home!

What an exciting year lies ahead for Judy!

Late for Hallowe’en available on Amazon