One more spooky book for Halloween. (And the pirate costume, incidentally, was a big hit!)
Being Dead by Vivian Van Velde
A collection of ghost stories. “Drop by Drop,” the first story, is a truly creepy, engaging take on an urban legend about a hit-and-run accident, and the waterbed scene was definitely shiver-inducing. Some of the stories have their roots in traditional folklore, one or two others, like the one about the boy killed in Vietnam haunting his father, miss their mark. But for the most part, the stories are well-told, engaging, and a few are genuinely spooky.