We have works by Edgar Allan Poe in all of our library branches, as well as on Overdrive, where you can read them online or download them to your Kindle or another eReader.  If you would like an ebook to keep, check out Project Gutenberg.  For free audiobooks, visit Librivox.

To get you in the Halloween mood, here are some of Poe's creepiest short stories:

"The Pit and the Pendulum" (1842)--A fanciful version of the Spanish Inquisition.  Read or listen to it on Wikisource.

"The Cask of Amontillado" (1846)--A tale of revenge, but for what crime?  Read or listen to it on Wikisource.

"The Tell-Tale Heart" (1843)--Murder never pays.  Read or listen on Wikisource.

"The Fall of the House of Usher" (1839)--One of Poe's most Gothic stories, set in an old house with the last of a dying family line.  Read it on Wikisource.

"The Masque of the Red Death" (1842)--A medieval tale about the inevitability of death.  Read or listen on Wikisource.

"The Black Cat" (1843)--"The Tell-Tale Heart" for animal-lovers.  Read or listen on Wikisource.

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