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Quails from the Crypt

Quails From the Crypt explores the shadowy and sinister side of literature across genres and from a diversity of authors: Gothics, Bizarro, Weird, Dark Fantasy, Non-fiction, Short-fiction, obscure, commercial, whatever. If it makes the Normies uncomfortable, we're probably into it. Bring your lantern and shovel and let's go digging. 

Moderated by Quail Ridge staffer and life-long horror enthusiast, Jon Carroll Thomas. The club meets the first Sunday of each month. Contact Jon to get on our mailing list as we meet in various locations. 


  • November 7: The October Country by Ray Bradbury
  • December 5: "Year-end Potluck!" (no assigned reading) Time to share something (horror-related) you read in 2021 and want to discuss.
  • January 2: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James
  • February 6: Shiver by Junji Ito 
The October Country: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345407856
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Del Rey - September 24th, 1996

The October Country is Ray Bradbury’s own netherworld of the soul, inhabited by the horrors and demons that lurk within all of us.

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Cover Image
By M. R. James, Leslie Klinger (Editor), Eric Guignard (Editor)
ISBN: 9781464215155
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Sourcebooks - October 1st, 2021

Dive into this collection of exquisite, classic horror stories--just make sure to have the lights on and the doors locked

First published in 1904, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary contains eight tales of supernatural horror by genre master M.R. James. Highly regarded as a masterwork of horror, this collection is a must-have for fans of the frightful.

Shiver: Junji Ito Selected Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781421596938
Availability: On our shelves
Published: VIZ Media LLC - December 19th, 2017

A best-of story selection by the master of horror manga.

This volume includes nine of Junji Ito’s best short stories, as selected by the author himself and presented with accompanying notes and commentary. 

An arm peppered with tiny holes dangles from a sick girl’s window… After an idol hangs herself, balloons bearing the faces of their destined vi