5 Spooktacular Books for this Halloween

By Nicky M. | Arcadia Staff
With Halloween right around the corner, we’re gearing up for our favorite holiday of the Spooky Season. But Halloween is more than a night of ghouls and ghosts; it also a night for tall tales, legends, and your favorite fables. To celebrate our love of American folklore, we’ve gathered up 5 of our favorite books of legends and lore – haunted or otherwise!

Charleston Mysteries: Ghostly Haunts in the Holy City book cover.1) Charleston Mysteries: Ghostly Haunts in the Holy City, by Cathy Pickens

Charleston is a Southern city known for its history, which dates back far into the Colonial era. With such a long history, ghostly haunts can be found around every corner of the Holy City. In Charleston Mysteries: Ghostly Haunts in the Holy City, author Cathy Pickens gives readers a guide to some of Charleston’s most popular haunted sites, from the Old Exchange to St. Philip’s church graveyard. Explore Charleston history, haunted or otherwise, and learn a couple of old Southern legends along the way!






 

Eerie Florida: Chilling Tales from the Panhandle to the Keys book cover.2) Eerie Florida: Chilling Tales from the Panhandle to the Keys, by Mark Muncy & Kari Schultz

Most know Florida as the land of endless sunny beaches, but the state is home to numerous eerie legends and mysterious creatures. Did you know, for instance, that you might find the elusive Skunk Ape deep in the Everglades? Authors Mark Muncy and Kari Schultz uncover this strange beast and many others in Eerie Florida: Chilling Tales from the Panhandle to the Keys, while also exploring some of the Sunshine State’s most noteworthy folktales. Happy cryptid hunting!








 

Legends and Lore of Lake Ontario book cover.3) Legends and Lore of Lake Ontario, by Susan Peterson Gateley

Named by the Hurons, "Ontario" means "Lake of Shining Waters." Beneath this gleaming surface, though, the easternmost of the Great Lakes hides enigmas from thousands of years of history. From strange lake monsters hunting and scaring sailors, to the smugglers of the Prohibition era, Lake Ontario has plenty of strange, sordid history. Author Susan Peterson Gateley explores all of these odd tales about the last of the Great Lakes in Legends and Lore of Lake Ontario.










 

Cleveland Curiosities: Eliot Ness & His Blundering Raid, A Busker's Promise, the Richest Heiress Who Never Lived, and More book cover.4) Cleveland Curiosities: Eliot Ness & His Blundering Raid, A Busker's Promise, the Richest Heiress Who Never Lived, and More, by Ted Schwarz

This isn't your Kevin Costner version of Eliot Ness, and this isn't your standard collection of Cleveland eccentrics. From “last of the big-time bank robbers” Eddie Watkins to the creator of the striptease, The Rock and Roll Capital of the World has been called home by many more than just your average rockstar. Author Ted Schwarz takes his readers on a journey to meet all of these strange Clevelanders in Cleveland Curiosities: Eliot Ness & His Blundering Raid, A Busker's Promise, the Richest Heiress Who Never Lived, and More. Explore the antics of many a criminal, conman, and the standard oddity of the 216.





 

New Mexico Book of the Undead: Goblin & Ghoul Folklore book cover.5) New Mexico Book of the Undead: Goblin & Ghoul Folklore, by Ray John de Aragón

New Mexico is a land of shadow and mystery. From the old coal mines near Raton and the isolation of Isleta Pueblo, to the peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and beyond, ghouls and spirits lie in wait. These ghouls and spirits live in the tall tales of the Land of Enchantment – tales author Ray John de Aragón has carefully catalogued in the New Mexico Book of the Undead: Goblin & Ghoul Folklore. Discover the story of La Llorona or the fables of the Comancheros, and trace the ghosts of New Mexican lore.
 
 








Celebrate the spookiest of seasons with our Halloween sale – place an order now through Thursday, October 31st, and receive 20% off your total order. Happy Halloween!
 
ON SALE Charleston Mysteries
SC
$14.99$11.99
ON SALE Cleveland Curiosities
OH
$19.99$15.99
ON SALE Legends and Lore of Lake Ontario
NY
$19.99$15.99
ON SALE New Mexico Book of the Undead
NM
$16.99$13.59
ON SALE Eerie Florida
FL
$21.99$17.59