The long winter nights invite us to snuggle down under a throw on the sofa or a duvet in bed with a steaming hot drink and a good read. Reading choices in winter are more often the one's with winding plots and plenty of twists characteristic of thriller and horror stories. It's also a season when writers might find more time for writing with the dark nights combined with inclement weather conjuring up the right atmosphere for penning something filled with suspense. Many classic thrillers and horrors are set in winter and no doubt their authors used the fog, or snow and ice filled days and nights to trap their characters in hair-raising and unpredictable situations. All time favourite winter heart stoppers range from detective thrillers, classic horror to sci-fi listing just a few here: The Shining (Steven King), The Ghost (Peter Straub), At The Mountains of Madness (H P Lovecraft), Freezing Point (Karen Dionne), One Day in Budapest (J F Penn), Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow (Peter Hoeg), Cold Earth (Sarah Moss). Below we've compiled a great collection of resources to help get you started on your journey in dark winter writing.