Just in time for Halloween! Found in the stacks …
Murgatroyd, Ebenezer, with illustrations by Herb Roth. Cooking to Kill! The Poison Cookbook. Mount Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper Press, ca. 1951.
This book is a great source of “comic recipes for the ghoul, cannibal, witch & murderer.” It also includes inspired illustrations after each recipe.
Carole Boston Weatherford. The Library Ghost. Fort Atkinson, WI: Upstart Books, 2006.
A librarian discovers a ghost lurking around her library at night trying to solve a riddle.
And last, but not least, a general interest essay titled, “All Halloween” by E.A. Hawes, published in the 1902 University Magazine. This essay accounts several Halloween practices and superstitions, my favorite being: “A similar rite is removing the yolk of a boiled egg, filling one half with sale and eating at “bed-time,” without drinking water. If your dreams are of water, you will marry, if not, death will find you single.”