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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!

The Cape Fallen

The Cape Fallen

Author: Joe Hill Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2019

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.

The Remaking A Novel

The Remaking A Novel

Author: Clay McLeod Chapman Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2019

This novel is perfect for fans of supernatural thrillers/horror, as well as true-crime podcasts like My Favorite Murder, Last Podcast on the Left, Serial, and more.

Blood Communion A Tale of Prince Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles 13)

Blood Communion A Tale of Prince Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles 13)

Author: Anne Rice Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

FROM INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND 'QUEEN OF THE UNDEAD', ANNE RICE The Vampire Chronicles continue with a riveting, rich saga - part adventure, part fairy tale - of Prince Lestat and the story of how he came to rule the vampire world From his ancestral chateau high up in the mountains of France, Prince Lestat grapples to instil a new ideology of peace and harmony among the blood-drinking community. Accustomed to welcoming the Undead from far and wide, one night he awakes to news of a ruthless attack by a group of maverick vampires. After fleeing to investigate the terror, Lestat learns of several new enemies who are intent on disrupting the harmony he tries so hard to maintain. But is Lestat strong enough to take on such evil alone or will sacrifices have to be made? Will his cry for peace be heard in a world riddled with violence?

In the Night Wood

In the Night Wood

Author: Dale Bailey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

A FOREST. A BOOK. A MISSING GIRL. BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR - TOR.COM NOMINATED FOR THE SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL Charles Hayden has been fascinated by a strange Victorian fairy tale, In the Night Wood, since he was a child. When his wife, Erin - a descendant of the author - inherits her ancestor's house, the couple decide to make it their home. Still mourning the recent death of their daughter, they leave America behind, seeking a new beginning in the English countryside. But Hollow House, filled with secrets and surrounded by an ancient oak forest, is a place where the past seems very much alive. Isolated among the trees, Charles and Erin begin to feel themselves haunted - by echoes of the stories in the house's library, by sightings of their daughter, and by something else, as old and dark as the forest around them. A compelling and atmospheric gothic thriller, In the Night Wood reveals the chilling power of myth and memory.

The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eleven

The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eleven

Author: Ellen Datlow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror readers crave. Now, with the tenth volume of the series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night. Table of Contents I Remember Nothing -- Anne Billson Monkeys on the Beach -- Ralph Robert Moore Painted Wolves -- Ray Cluley Shit Happens -- Michael Marshall Smith You Know How the Story Goes -- Thomas Olde Heuvelt Back Along the Old Track -- Sam Hicks Masks -- Peter Sutton The Donner Party -- Dale Bailey Milkteeth -- Kristi DeMeester Haak -- John Langan Thin Cold Hands -- Gemma Files A Tiny Mirror by Eloise -- C. C. Shepherd I Love You Mary-Grace -- Amelia Mangan The Jaws of Ouroboros -- Steve Toase A Brief Moment of Rage -- Bill Davidson Golden Sun -- Kristi DeMeester, Richard Thomas, Damien Angelica Walters, and Michael Wehunt White Mare -- Thana Niveau Girls Without Their Faces On -- Laird Barron Thumbsucker -- Robert Shearman You Are Released -- Joe Hill Red Rain -- Adam-Troy Castro Split Chain Stitch -- Steve Toase No Exit -- Orrin Grey Haunt - Siobhan Carroll Sleep -- Carly Holmes

A House of Ghosts A gripping murder mystery set in a haunted house

A House of Ghosts A gripping murder mystery set in a haunted house

Author: W. C. Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

A gripping mystery with a classic feel: And Then There Were None meets The Silent Companions. Winter 1917. As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives. At Blackwater Abbey, on an island off the Devon coast, Lord Highmount has arranged a spiritualist gathering to contact his two sons who were lost in the conflict. But as his guests begin to arrive, it gradually becomes clear that each has something they would rather keep hidden. Then, when a storm descends on the island, the guests will find themselves trapped. Soon one of their number will die. For Blackwater Abbey is haunted in more ways than one . . . An unrelentingly gripping mystery packed with twists and turns, A House of Ghosts is the perfect chilling read this winter. 'Almost unbearably creepy and beautifully written' Liz Nugent, bestseller author of LYING IN WAIT 'A splendid tale of wartime skullduggery, featuring both kinds of spooks - perfect fireside reading' Mick Herron, CWA Gold Dagger Award Winning author of DEAD LIONS 'Hugely enjoyable, A House of Ghosts has the bones of a taut thriller wrapped up in the gorgeous romance of its ghostly island setting' Jane Casey 'Perfect for a dark and stormy evening: a truly creepy and ingenious ghost story and murder mystery with an irresistible setting' Ragnar Jonasson

The Secret of Cold Hill

The Secret of Cold Hill

Author: Peter James Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The Secret of Cold Hill by Peter James is the spine-chilling follow-up to The House on Cold Hill. Now a smash-hit stage play. Cold Hill House has been razed to the ground by fire, replaced with a development of ultra-modern homes. Gone with the flames are the violent memories of the house's history, and a new era has begun. Although much of Cold Hill Park is still a construction site, the first two families move into their new houses. For Jason and Emily Danes, this is their forever home, and for Maurice and Claudette Penze-Weedell, it's the perfect place to live out retirement. Despite the ever present rumble of cement mixers and diggers, Cold Hill Park appears to be the ideal place to live. But looks are deceptive and it's only a matter of days before both couples start to feel they are not alone in their new homes. There is one thing that never appears in the estate agent brochures: nobody has ever survived beyond forty in Cold Hill House and no one has ever truly left . . .

The Secret of Cold Hill

The Secret of Cold Hill

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The Secret of Cold Hill by Peter James is the spine-chilling follow-up to The House on Cold Hill. Now a smash-hit stage play. Cold Hill House has been razed to the ground by fire, replaced with a development of ultra-modern homes. Gone with the flames are the violent memories of the house's history, and a new era has begun. Although much of Cold Hill Park is still a construction site, the first two families move into their new houses. For Jason and Emily Danes, this is their forever home, and for Maurice and Claudette Penze-Weedell, it's the perfect place to live out retirement. Despite the ever present rumble of cement mixers and diggers, Cold Hill Park appears to be the ideal place to live. But looks are deceptive and it's only a matter of days before both couples start to feel they are not alone in their new homes. There is one thing that never appears in the estate agent brochures: nobody has ever survived beyond forty in Cold Hill House and no one has ever truly left . . .

Poetic Justice Oxford

Poetic Justice Oxford

Author: Fran Raya Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2019

The dynamic and mysterious Randal Forbes calls his dark powers `the gift'. His startling, slate grey eyes radiate when he is in the throes of his telepathic reprisals. His trail of destruction has caught the attention of the police, who are investigating him under potential murder charges. But proving his guilt is difficult. Now a student at Beaumont College in Oxford, he revels in his own success and is well on his way to becoming a celebrated author. There are new `enemies' to deal with in Oxford and Randal seeks to remove those who suspect his paranormal leanings. He has a twisted sense of poetic justice but also a chivalric loyalty to his family. Randal Forbes has a dark side so malevolent that only someone with a similar `gift' would be able to challenge him. But, who would dare?

How to Survive A Horror Movie All the Skills to Dodge the Kills

How to Survive A Horror Movie All the Skills to Dodge the Kills

Author: Seth Grahame-Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2019

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid. From ghosts, vampires, and zombies to serial killers, cannibalistic hillbillies, and haunted Japanese videocassettes, How to Survive a Horror Movie shows how to defeat every obstacle found in scary films. Readers will discover: How to Perform an Exorcism What to Do If You Did Something Last Summer How to Persuade the Skeptical Local Sheriff How to Vanquish a Murderous Doll How to Survive an Alien Invasion How to Tell If You ve Been Dead Since the Beginning of the Movie and much, much more. Complete with useful instructions, insane illustrations, and a list of 100 important films to study, How to Survive a Horror Movie is essential reading for prom queens, jocks, teenage babysitters, and anyone employed by a summer camp.

Promethean Horrors Classic Tales of Mad Science

Promethean Horrors Classic Tales of Mad Science

Author: Xavier Aldana Reyes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

From the imaginations of Gothic short-story writers such as Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mary Shelley and H.P. Lovecraft came one of the most complex of villains - the mad scientist. Promethean Horrors presents some of the greatest mad scientists ever created, as each cautionary tale explores the consequences of pushing nature too far. These savants take many forms: there are malcontents who strive to create poisonous humans; technologists obsessed with genetic splicing; mesmerists interested in the way consciousness operates after death and inventors who believe in a hidden reality. United by an unhealthy obsession with wanting to reach beyond their circumstances, these mad scientists are marked by their magical capacity to alter the present, a gift that always comes at a price. . .

Monster, She Wrote The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction

Monster, She Wrote The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction

Author: Lisa Kroeger, Melanie Anderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2019

Everyone knows about Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein; but have you heard of Margaret Cavendish, who wrote a science-fiction epic 150 years earlier? Have you read the psychological hauntings of Violet Paget, who was openly involved in long-term romantic relationships with women in the Victorian era? Or the stories of Gertrude Barrows Bennett, whose writing influenced H.P. Lovecraft? Monster, She Wrote shares the stories of women past and present who invented horror, speculative, and weird fiction and made it great. You ll meet celebrated icons (Ann Radcliffe, V.C. Andrews), forgotten wordsmiths (Eli Coltor, Ruby Jean Jensen), and today s vanguard (Helen Oyeyemi). And each profile includes a curated reading list so you can seek out the spine-chilling tales that interest you the most.