Ghost Stories

Ghost stories deal with subjects and situations focusing on hauntings, spirits, and interactions with the dead. These may be in the form of fiction or non-fiction.

Haunting is used as a plot device in horror fiction and paranormal-based fiction. Legends about haunted houses have long appeared in literature. For example, the Arabian Nights tale of "Ali the Cairene and the Haunted House in Baghdad" revolves around a house haunted by jinns. The influence of the Arabian Nights on modern horror fiction is certainly discernable in the work of H. P. Lovecraft. In his early years as a child, he would i
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New Releases Tagged "Ghost Stories"

The Fade
Daughters of the Lake
Craven Manor
The Broken Girls
The Silent Companions
The End of Temperance Dare
The Winter People
Kill Creek
The Carrow Haunt
Dead Lake
The Girl in the Locked Room: A Ghost Story
Thornhill
Berkley Street (Berkley Street #1)
Rooms
The Creeping Shadow (Lockwood & Co., #4)
The Widow's House
The Woman in Black
The Haunting of Hill House
The Turn of the Screw
The Graveyard Book
Her Fearful Symmetry
The Little Stranger
Collected Ghost Stories
Wait Till Helen Comes
A Christmas Carol
This House is Haunted
Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)
Heart-Shaped Box
The Shining (The Shining, #1)
The Small Hand
Dark Matter
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Historical Ghost Fiction
140 books — 221 voters

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71 books — 14 voters

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