ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Chemung County Library District is recommending its popular books for the month of October. And with a theme of witchcraft and magic, these reads will tap into your spooky spirits. 

The Tale Teller (Leaphorn & Chee #23), by Anne Hillerman (ongoing series)

Joe Leaphorn may have retired from the Tribal Police, but he finds himself knee-deep in a perplexing case involving a priceless Navajo artifact. His investigation takes a sinister turn when the leading suspect dies under mysterious circumstances and he receives anonymous warnings to beware—witchcraft is afoot.

A Hero Born (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1), by Jin Yong

After his father, a Song patriot, was murdered, Guo Jing and his mother fled to the plains and joined Ghengis Khan and his people. But what Guo Jing doesn’t know is that he’s destined to battle an opponent that will challenge him in every way imaginable and with a connection to his past that no one envisioned.

The Devil's Slave (Frances Gorges Trilogy #2), by Tracy Borman

Frances Gorges is pregnant with the child of her dead lover, Thomas Wintour, who was executed for his role as a conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Now, Frances is compelled to return to the dangerous court where she has been suspected of witchcraft. A surprising ally emerges in the person of Sir Walter Raleigh, himself a prisoner in the Tower of London. With more lives than merely her own on the line, Frances soon finds herself caught in a spider's web of secrets, promises, and plots.