If you’re in an area of the country where a fire place is well used, beginning in October, and you love to read, then this list is for you. We’ve compiled a list of books that we think you might enjoy on those cold winter nights when mysterious scratching noises can be heard. Some are personal favourites and some are classics that are newly discovered.
- The Haunted House by Charles Dickens
- The Ghost That Haunted Itself by Jan Andrew Henderson
- The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories by Rudyard Kipling
- The Red Lamp by Mary Roberts Rinehart
- Footsteps in the Dark by Georgette Heyer
- anything by Edgar Allen Poe
- The Ghost that Screamed by Leslie Rule
- Coast to Coast Ghost by Leslie Rule
- anything by H.P. Lovecraft
- A Ghost a Day by Wood Maureen
- Phantom Army of the Civil War by Frank Spaeth
- all works of M. R. James
- all works of Stephen King
- The Banishing by Fiona Dodwell
- City of Masks by Daniel Hecht
I’ve heard good things about Susan Hill’s book “The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story”. It’s being made into a film starring Daniel Radcliffe. Looks to have potential.
Also, Agatha Christie books, while not “horror” are eerie enough to be added if we were doing a LONG list. =)
I know I helped contribute to this list… but it’s hard to think of things when put on the spot, ya know?