Halloween Week!

GHOST STORIES & THE SUPERNATURAL IN FICTION

OCTOBER – Who says ghost don’t exist?  Certainly within fiction,  ghosts are part of our “reality.”  Sometimes even vampires and zombies and demons and even scarier “other-world” type creatures. With Halloween almost upon us, I started thinking about all the books that MostlyFiction.com has reviewed that include “ghost stories” and other supernatural events.

If you are in the mood for a little “spiritual” reading, here are some recommendations… and expect a spooky week of reviews….

Dead Lines by Greg Bear

The Dwelling by Susie Moloney

All That Lives: A Novel of the Bell Witch by Melissa Sanders-Self

The Spiritualist by Megan Chance

Susannah Morrow by Megan Chance

From a Buick 8 by Stephen King

Diary by Chuck Palahniuk

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris

From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris

Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton

Lost Souls by Poppy Brite

The Terror by Dan Simmons

Drood by Dan Simmons

An Unpardonable Crime by Andrew Taylor

The Lamplighter by Anthony O’Neill

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan (China)

Peony in Love by Lisa See (14th century China)

Secrets of the Sea by Nicholas Shakespeare (Tasmania)

The Sound of Building Coffins by Louis Maistros

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

Darling Jim by Christian Moerk

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

The Pig Comes to Dinnerby Joseph Caldwell

Death of a Murderer by Rupert Thomson

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

Smonk by Tom Franklin

Miss Corpus by Clay McLeod Chapman

Fangland by John Marks

Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow

The Devil You Know by Mike Carey

Vicious Circle by Mike Carey

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Perfect Circle by Sean Stewart

The Stranger House by Reginald Hill

Cemetery Dance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Sorcerers of the Nightwing by Geoffrey Huntington

The Ghost Writer by John Harwood

Joplin’s Ghost by Tananarive Due

The Price of Silence by Kate Wilhelm

Second Glance by Jodi Picoult

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Bannerman’s Ghost by John R. Maxim

Mr. Timothy by Louis Bayard

Versailles by Kathryn Davis

Ghost Riders by Sharyn McCrumb

The White Road by John Connolly

From the Ashes by Meghan Brunner

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende

The Yellow Rain by Julio Llamazares

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands by Jorge Amado

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott

The Giuliana Legacy by Alexis Masters

The Prince of Lost Places by Kathy Hepinstall

The Disapparation of James by Anne Ursu

The Madman’s Tale by John Katzenbach

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue

Yes, My Darling Daughter by Margaret Leroy

The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow

Child’s Play by Carmen Posada

Isabella Moon by Laura Benedict

What Happened to Henry by Sharon Pywell

The Worthy: A Ghost’s Story by Will Clarke

The Duppy by Arthur C. Winkler

Gentlemen of Space by Ira Sher

The Boy on the Bus by Deborah Schupack

Beyond This Time by Charlotte Banchi

Threads by Nell Gavin

Marguerita Dolce Vita by Stefano Benni

The Bondwoman’s Narrative by Hannah Crafts

Lost Souls by Michael Collins (set at Halloween)

Stalin’s Ghost by Martin Cruz Smith

Widows of Eastwick by John Updike

Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult

October 25, 2009 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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