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Horror & ghost stories

See below for a selection of the latest books from Horror & ghost stories category. Presented with a red border are the Horror & ghost stories books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Horror & ghost stories books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Dark Harvest

Dark Harvest

Author: Josh Reynolds Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

A nightmarish Warhammer Horror novel set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe . Harran Blackwood was a priest of Sigmar, full of righteous fury and zeal. Now, he's an embittered drunk, scraping a living on the edges of society. Blackwood haunts the back-streets of Greywater Fastness, offering his services to those who can't - or won't - go to the proper authorities. While Blackwood's faith has long since guttered to nothing, he still retains his knowledge of the workings of evil, something that comes in handy on the fringes of society. Blackwood receives a letter from an old friend - a plea for help to find his friends missing daughter. So begins Blackwood's journey to the isolated village of Wald, a community unwelcoming of outsiders and with secrets to hide. What Blackwood finds there threatens more than just his life - it threatens his very soul...

Invocations

Invocations

Author: Lora Gray, Ray Cluey, Richard Strachan, David Annandale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

A Lush and Seething Hell Two Tales of Cosmic Horror

A Lush and Seething Hell Two Tales of Cosmic Horror

Author: John Hornor Jacobs, Chuck Wendig Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

The award-winning and critically-acclaimed master of horror returns with a pair of chilling tales-both never-before-published in print-that examine the violence and depravity of the human condition. Bringing together his acclaimed novella The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky and an all-new short novel My Heart Struck Sorrow, John Hornor Jacobs turns his fertile imagination to the evil that breeds within the human soul. A brilliant mix of the psychological and supernatural, blending the acute insight of Roberto Bolano and the eerie imagination of H. P. Lovecraft, The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky examines life in a South American dictatorship. Centered on the journal of a poet-in-exile and his failed attempts at translating a maddening text, it is told by a young woman trying to come to grips with a country that nearly devoured itself. In My Heart Struck Sorrow, a librarian discovers a recording from the Deep South-which may be the musical stylings of the Devil himself. Breathtaking and haunting, A Lush and Seething Hell is a terrifying and exhilarating journey into the darkness, an odyssey into the deepest reaches of ourselves that compels us to confront secrets best left hidden.

Joe Hill The Graphic Novel Collection

Joe Hill The Graphic Novel Collection

Author: Joe Hill, Stephen King, Jason Ciaramella, Chris Ryall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2019

New York Times Best Seller Joe Hill is the creative force behind this collection of graphic novels that showcase the worldbuilding and bonechilling talents of the famed Locke & Key cocreator. This softcover edition includes: The Cape illustrated by Zach Howard, The Cape: 1969 illustrated by Nelson Daniel, Thumbprint illustrated by Vic Malhotra, Kodiak illustrated by Nat Jones, and Wraith illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III. Collects five separate graphic novels.

Dark Shadows: The Tony & Cassandra Mysteries - Series 3

Dark Shadows: The Tony & Cassandra Mysteries - Series 3

Author: Aaron Lamont, Jessica Smith, William Proudler, Zara Symes Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/11/2019

The private detective and the witch are back investigating four new exciting mysteries: 3.1 The Mystery of the Grandest Order by Aaron Lamont. When Professor P. Stone is shot dead in their office, Tony and Cassandra find themselves on the run. A ruthless assassin is on their trail, and it seems he'll stop at nothing to get hold of the Professor's research. 3.2 The Mystery of the Fisherman's Wife by Jessica Smith. It's not unusual in the mystery-solving business for a client not to want to give you any extra information about their lives; even if it's to help you solve the case. But when a shabby woman with a wad of cash asks Tony and Cassandra to purchase an artefact - in secret - and refuses to tell them what it is or what she wants it for, that lack of information could lead to her own murder...3.3 The Mystery of a Mother's Love by William Proudler. After the death of her grandmother, Alice's had a lot of thinking to do. She wants to be a detective, too. When Howard Finch storms into Tony and Cassandra's office, insisting they find his missing wife. Alice can't help but tag along. What seems at first like an open and shut case soon takes a sinister turn, as Alice finds herself confronted with something she's tried so hard to forget. Some things should be left alone, some things should never be found. 3.4 The Mystery of the Jack-in-the-Box by Zara Symes. If there's one thing that Tony and Cassandra have learned during their time working together it's that even the most innocent of objects can hide the most hideous of evils. But, when their gypsy friend Mari returns with a supposedly possessed Jack-in-the-Box, even our seasoned detecting duo are taken aback. CAST: Lara Parker (Cassandra Collins), Jerry Lacy (Tony Peterson), Sydney Aldridge (Alice Wilkes), Alan Flanagan (Compere/Television Announcer), Adam Hall (Professor Philip Stone/Waiter/Officer Hubert/Christoph/Circus Hawker/Workman), Zehra Jane Naqvi (Piper Daly/Mari/The Old Mother), Sarah Pitard (Tanya Golding/Rona Anderson/Sonia Finch/The Boy/Laura/Sophie/Edith/Elsa McKailey), Eva Pope (Briar Stevenson), Dan Starkey (Mr Mason/Tour Guide/Cab Driver/Thomas Anderson/Howard Finch/Eddie/The Toymaker). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Think Yourself Lucky

Think Yourself Lucky

Author: Ramsey Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Campbell on vintage form. - Crime Time David Botham just wants a quiet ordinary life-his job at the travel agency, his relationship with his girlfriend Stephanie. The online blog that uses a title he once thought up has nothing to do with him. He has no idea who is writing it or where they get their information about a series of violent deaths in Liverpool. If they're murders, how can the killer go unseen even by security cameras? Perhaps David won't know until they come too close to him-until he can't ignore the figure from his past that is catching up with him... FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

Dawn/Vampirella

Dawn/Vampirella

Author: Joseph Michael Linsner, Joseph Michael Linsner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2019

Joseph Michael Linsner, the celebrated creator of Dawn, writes and illustrates the first-ever crossover event for his beloved goddess, teaming her -- and pitting her against -- horror icon Vampirella! When the silver-tongued demon Masodik kidnaps these beautiful, powerful women, he demands that the two engage in a catfight to prove which is best suited as his new paramour. The ladies suggest combat by a more sophisticated and feminine means: by engaging in a storytelling contest. Together, Dawn and Vampirella take us a on journey to the bloody shores of Drakulon, post-apocalyptic New York, and worlds beyond imagination. Ultimately, they know that they must join forces to overcome Masodik... but what common ground can be found between goddess and vampire?

Darkstalkers: Rise of the Night Warriors

Darkstalkers: Rise of the Night Warriors

Author: Ken Siu-Chong, Alvin Lee, Joe Vriens, Eric Vedder Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2019

New hardcover collection celebrating the 25th anniversary of Darkstalkers! Morrigan, Demitri, Felicia, Donovan, Victor, Talbain, and more of your favorite Darkstalkers battle it out for control of the night. Featuring both the complete Darkstalkers and Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors comic series, this oversized collection also includes every Darkstalkers bonus story and variant cover.

Gwendy's Magic Feather (The Button Box Series)

Gwendy's Magic Feather (The Button Box Series)

Author: Richard Chizmar, Stephen King Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2019

A CASTLE ROCK NOVEL WITH A FOREWORD BY STEPHEN KING Something evil has swept into the small Maine town of Castle Rock on the heels of the latest winter storm. Sheriff Norris Ridgewick and his team are desperately searching for two missing girls, but time is running out to bring them home alive. In Washington D.C., thirty-seven-year-old Gwendy Peterson couldn't be more different from the self-conscious teenaged girl who once spent a summer running up Castle Rock's Suicide Stairs. That same summer, she was entrusted - or some might say cursed - with the extraordinary button box by a mysterious stranger in a black suit. The seductive and powerful box offered Gwendy small gifts in exchange for its care until the stranger eventually returned, promising Gwendy she'd never see the box again. Gwendy has never told a soul about the button box - not even her husband. But one day the button box shows up without warning and without the man in the black suit to explain what she is supposed to do with it. The curious reappearance of the box, along with the troubling disappearances in Castle Rock, leads Gwendy home again...where she just might be able to help rescue the missing girls and stop a dangerous man before he does something too terrible to contemplate... From New York Times bestseller Richard Chizmar comes Gwendy's Magic Feather, a breathtaking novel that asks whether our lives are controlled by fate or the choices we make... and what price we might have to pay for those choices when we reach for the things we most desire. Prepare to return again to Stephen King's Castle Rock, the sleepy little town built on a bedrock of deep, dark secrets, which is about to awaken from its quiet slumber once more.

The Cape: Fallen Fallen

The Cape: Fallen Fallen

Author: Joe Hill Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2019

Writer Jason Ciaramella and artist Zach Howard uncover new folds in Hill's cautionary antisuperhero tale with a story that takes place between the scenes of the original series. Eric's already killed one person and soon he'll go after his mom and brother. But first he'll go missing for three torturous days. What other atrocities will Eric commit? What violent secrets does the Cape still hide? There's no telling, but the answers to those questions will further underline The Cape's central themethat no amount of power will make a bad person good. Joe Hill's latest book, the story collection Strange Weather, debuted October 2018. The television adaptation of his critically acclaimed graphic novel series Locke & Key is in development for Hulu.

Figments and Fragments

Figments and Fragments

Author: Deborah Sheldon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2019

Happy Sugar Life, Vol. 3

Happy Sugar Life, Vol. 3

Author: Tomiyaki Kagisora, Tomiyaki Kagisora Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2019

After a long, long night, Satou takes back her angel. Could anything scare her more than losing Shio? Nothing. Absolutely Nothing. But what is this uneasiness she feels? What is this bitterness piercing her tongue? Committing A crime Is something she must answer for. Punishment Is what she should receive...