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Frozen Horrors: Books to Chill Your Blood

One heat wave's behind us.  The weather forecasters predict that more scorching temperatures are on their way.  Walking around outside at noon feels a bit like vacationing on Mercury.  But hey, no sweat-- I have just the book for you! 

When your air conditoner is laboring and it's too hot to sleep, you can always rely on a good, gripping horror novel to freeze you to the marrow.  As a bonus, all the titles I've selected are set in icy climes: Antarctica, Scandinavia, Alaska, Russia, northern Canada-- even deep space!  Let the library help you beat your soaring electric bill this month with our own brand of chilling out.  (And if these don't work... don't forget that the library is air conditioned!)

Lord of Snow and Shadows by Sarah Ash (Fantasy Ash)
Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear (SF Bear)
The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier (Fantasy Brockmeier)
Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child (Fiction Child)
Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton (Fiction Crichton)
Underland by Mick Farren (Horror Farren)
Mother of Winter by Barbara Hambly (Fantasy Hambly)
An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris (Mystery Harris)
The Town that Forgot How to Breathe by Kenneth J. Harvey (Horror Harvey)
The Silent Land by Graham Joyce (NEW Horror Joyce)
Twelve by Jasper Kent (Horror Kent)
Brother Odd by Dean Koontz (Horror Koontz)
30 Days of Night by Tim Lebbon (Pbk-Horror Lebbon)
Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Horror Lindqvist)
Blood and Ice by Robert Masello (Pbk-Horror Masello)
The Ice Limit by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Fiction Preston)
Fifty Degrees Below by Kim Stanley Robinson (SF Robinson)
Ice Hunt by James Rollins (Fiction Rollins)
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Horror Shelley)
Ancestor by Scott Sigler (Horror Sigler)
The Terror by Dan Simmons (BCD Simmons)
Ice by Vladimir Sorokin (Fiction Sorokin)
Ghost Story by Peter Straub (Horror Straub)
Overwinter by David Wellington (Horror Wellington)
Dark of the Sun by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Horror Yarbro)

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