Elizabeth Foxwell, editor of Clues: A Journal of Detection, notes that just in time for Halloween, Clues 30.2 has been published—a theme issue on paranormal mysteries guest edited by Agatha and Macavity nominee A. B. Emrys.
What better way to celebrate Halloween than snuggling down with a dim light (candlelight would be pretty awesome) and some Edgar Allan Poe stories? GalleyCat very helpfully posted links to free Poe eBooks from Project Gutenberg.
Are you stuck trying to think of a perfectly horrorific word to use? Dictionary.com compiled "Seven Spooky Words for Halloween."
Audible has released a new audio short story from author Neil Gaiman titled "Click-Clack the Rattlebag." Audible will donate $1 per download through Halloween to the literary charities DonorsChoose.org and Booktrust.
Here's a chance for you to win 10 horror movies on DVD. Simply snap photos of your TV or movie-inspired costumes, either from this year or excellent ones from years past, and e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on Friday, November 2, to be entered in a drawing.
What can you do with a giant pumpkin? Ray Villafane of Villafane Studios took one 1,800-pound pumpkin and created a ghoulish (zombish?) masterpiece for the New York Botanical Garden's Haunted Pumpkin Garden. The Mirror newspaper online has several other amazing pumpkin masterpieces.
BookRiot compiled its own gallery of Bookish Pumpkins (part one and part two), from Winnie the Pooh to Harry Potter.
Lucy Burdette, one of the authors who make up the Mystery Lovers' Kitchen blog, has an easy-peazy recipe for a Pumpkin Cornmeal Halloween Cake (that can be gluten-free if you use GF flour). Bonus points to Lucy for wearing the Kermit costume...
Over at the Criminal Element, Deborah Lacy offers up drink recipes to go along with some favorite crime dramas on TV (The Castletini) and mystery authors and books (Poirot Pumpkin Coffee).
Don't forget man's best friend, with these 25 Crazy Pet Costumes for Halloween.
Here are 10 classic short Halloween cartoons you can watch online, from Disney’s 1929 Skeleton Dance to The Duxorcist starring Daffy Duck.