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Here Lie Frightening Strangers, Dark Secrets, Chilly Nights, Haunting Ghosts

From goulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night - Good Lord, deliver us!


The Ghost Writer

By following clues in ghost stories written by his grandmother - which are included in the novel - a librarian works to piece together a crime his mother may have committed, and the past and present merge in a horrifying way.


The Secret of Crickley Hall

This haunted house tale includes a kidnapped child, orphans, gloom, mist, and bumps in the night.


Jane Was Here

Jane appears in a New England town minus her memory, yet she seems to know the place. Reincarnation might be at work as the past and present collide.


The Red Tree

Presented as the journal of a novelist who moves into an old house in Rhode Island in order to live alone and complete a novel. Her writing project is interrupted when she finds a manuscript in the basement that contains haunted legends of the red oak tree she can see from the kitchen window, and she becomes obsessed with the tree and its history.


The Night Country

Ghosts haunt the survivors of a Halloween car crash in O'Nan's evocative novel.


Property of a Lady

A fresh version of a classic ghost story, featuring a haunted house, recurring nightmares, and family secrets.



History and horror overlap when Charles Dickens and his real-life friend and fellow novelist Wilkie Collins pursue a ghostly presence named Drood, the inspiration for Dickens's last, uncompleted novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.



Time and space, past and present tangle in this ghostly thriller, which moves between Isaac Newton's infatuation with alchemy, and the death of a Cambridge historian writing a study of the suspicious circumstances surrounding Newton's appointment as a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1667.


The Little Stranger

A proud but poor family lives in a grand house with peeling wallpaper and creaking pipes. They become friends with an unmarried physician, who falls for the daughter and the house, though possibly both are haunted.