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1. Second Glance: A Novel
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2. Heart of the Sea: The Gallaghers
$6.99
3. The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library
$11.20
4. The Haunting of Hill House
$7.99
5. Bag of Bones
$6.99
6. Undead and Unreturnable (Berkley
$10.17
7. Lost: A Novel
$15.64
8. The Worthy: A Ghost's Story
$12.32
9. The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost
$6.99
10. The Ghost and the Dead Deb
$10.17
11. Wings to the Kingdom
$6.99
12. Ghost Of A Chance (bk I) (Chintz'n
$9.92
13. Casting the Runes and Other Ghost
$10.75
14. The Bell Witch: An American Haunting
$8.76
15. Haunted Houses: Chilling Tales
$10.20
16. The Haunted Doll's House and Other
$15.72
17. Candles Burning
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18. The Ghosts in Baker Street : New
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19. Haunted Heartland
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20. The GHOST STORIES OF EDITH WHARTON

1. Second Glance: A Novel
by Washington Square Press
Paperback (02 March, 2004)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Ghosts and ghost hunters collide in this compelling tale of the paranormal set in Vermont's green mountains. When the patriarch of the Abenaki Indian tribe that was nearly eradicated by that state's eugenics project in the 1930s encounters Ross Wakeman, the miraculous survivor of several attempted suicides who wants nothing more than to be reunited with the woman he loved and lost, they set in motion a chain of events that will unravel an ancient murder and lead to a second chance at life and love for the victim's descendants. Picoult, author of Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
I have read most of Jodi Picoult's books. This wasn't my favorite one of hers, nothing was as good as The Pact! But, I did really enjoy reading Second Glance. They way Picoult develops her characters makes you want to keep reading more and more about them. This was a very good read!

4-0 out of 5 stars A little airy fairy but a good read nonetheless...
It took me more than 100 pages to really get into this book but it was a good read anyway.I felt Ross's return from the dead a little "out there", but still really enjoyed this book.
5-0 out of 5 stars Simply wonderful!
I have never read any of this author's works before. I picked this book up because it had a supernatural edge to it that I was intrigued by. From the first chapter I was hooked. This book was phenomenal. I have to admit that I enjoyed every page and was not the least bit bored at any point. This book was both emotional and uplifting. The book took on the harsh topics of eugenics without taking too much of a personal opinion with it. I loved the interweaving of the characters. The characters were introduced early on in the story seemingly without much connection between them. This was at times a bit daunting, trying to keep them all straight. The characters themselves were interesting and they simply draw you in. The focus of this book was family in its many forms. I simply adored this book which to be honest is not something that happens very often with me. I loved how as the story progressed you got to see how those seemingly unconnected characters came together. I would recommend this book for anyone looking for a book that is both complex and thought provoking. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Fiction    2. Fiction - Espionage / Thriller    3. General    4. Ghost    5. Suspense    6. Crime & mystery    7. Fiction / General    8. Modern fiction   


2. Heart of the Sea: The Gallaghers of Ardmore Trilogy #3 (Irish Trilogy)
Paperback (05 December, 2000)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Bestselling author Nora Roberts has another classic on her hands withRead more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Heart of the sea
While this third book in the Irish trilogy has some fine moments, there is a bit too much treacle and not enough pancake for my taste.The parallel with the live characters and the ghost/faerie couple gets a few steps over the line and becomes just annoying.A second fault, in my view, is Trevor:I just didn't like him very much.It's hard to like a book if one doesn't like a central figure.He's just too--too sure of himself, too competent, and he is brought down to reality only by getting drunk.
5-0 out of 5 stars Heart of the Sea:The Gallaghers of Ardmore Trilogy #3 (Irish Trilogy) by Nora Roberts
Excellent, exciting!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great read.
The Gallaghers of Ardmore Trilogy are three wonderful book, I reccommend reading them in order, can't put them down. ... Read more

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3. The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library
by Berkley
Paperback (05 September, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars smart cozy
I really enjoy this series and found this installment to be the best so far. The protagonist is very likeable, and I love the sleepy New England setting.

5-0 out of 5 stars A charming who-done it
Rhode Island book store owner Penelope Thornton-McClure obtained a rare collection of Edgar Allan Poe works; however she learns that the seller died just after their deal was consumated.Not long afterward she sells her first volume only to learn the buyer died in a car crash soon after the sale. Read more

Subjects:  1. Fiction    2. Fiction - Mystery/ Detective    3. Ghost    4. Mystery & Detective - General    5. Mystery/Suspense    6. Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General   


4. The Haunting of Hill House
by Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback (05 June, 1984)
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Isbn: 0140071083
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite haunted house story
Isolated, brooding Hill House is reputed to be haunted. One summer, four people gather there to investigate. Dr. Montague wants to prove the existence of hauntings scientifically. Lovely Theodora needs a place to stay for the summer. Luke, the dashing young heir to the house, is supposed to keep an eye on the estate for his aunt. And Eleanor has been waiting all her life for something to happen - something like Hill House.
4-0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book is a short read.The pace and prose is circa 1959, but it fits this story very well.It is the quintessential haunted house book and offers plenty of creepy moments, always subtle and handled with care, more psychodynamic than cheap surprises or thrills.If you're looking for blood and guts or chase scenes this is not the book.It ended a bit abruptly and I was not satisfied with the ending for Eleanor, felt a little cheated in the end.Great book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Chilling and strange, better than either of the movies
A classic example of horror that does not rely on pornographic gore and shock value for its chill-factor. Of the two movies that have been adapted from this book, the 1963 black-and-white version is a greater achievement of film-making, while the 1999 version is more visually stunning. Neither movie, however, can quite contain how weird and wonderful this book is. Shirley Jackson, queen of the not-quite-sane heroine, unfolds a quietly disturbing piece that makes the reader question how much of the weirdness is external and how much of it is inside the narrator's head. Excellent companion piece for We Have Always Lived In the Castle, which puts a different spin on the same unreliable narrator technique. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Fiction    2. Fiction - Horror    3. Ghost    4. Gothic fiction    5. Haunted houses    6. Horror fiction    7. Psychological fiction    8. Fiction / Literary    9. Modern fiction   


5. Bag of Bones
by Pocket
Mass Market Paperback (01 June, 1999)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good but . . . .
Not to take anything away from my favorite author BUT I thought the book was way too long.The story was suspenseful and descriptive but I found myself getting lost in the superfluous background. (And this is someone who has read The Stand at least six times so it's not the length of the book that bothered me as much as the length of the storyline.)Stephen King fans will still enjoy the book but not as much as some others such as The Cell which I thought was great.

4-0 out of 5 stars Yes, Stephen King really IS that good
It's amazing how fast King drew me into this story. Then he broke my heart a few times before the end of chapter two, and after that I just read on like a man possessed. A few bits feel plotted, but I don't care. King's novels have never been about their plots. That's news to Hollywood, I think, but not to you and me.
4-0 out of 5 stars King Writes About What He Knows
It may seem self-indulgent for King to make his protagonist a writer of romantic suspense. King sounded a bit defensive on the promotional tape his publisher sent reviewers. Wambaugh was a cop, and he writes about cops, King says. You have to write about what you know, he goes on, just like he writes about Maine.
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Subjects:  1. Fiction    2. Fiction - Horror    3. Ghost    4. Horror    5. Horror - General    6. Literary    7. Suspense    8. Fiction / General    9. Fiction anthologies & collections    10. Horror & ghost stories   


6. Undead and Unreturnable (Berkley Sensation)
by Berkley
Paperback (30 May, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Vampire Queen Gets to Baby-Sit and Chase Down Serial Killer in 4th Undead Book
UNDEAD AND UNRETURNABLE is the fourth book in Mary Janice Davidson's snarky vampire series revolving a ditzy, shoe-obsessed vampire queen named Betsy.
4-0 out of 5 stars Why does the Queen have to do everything?
Betsy only wants to shop so why is some ghost bothering her about a serial killer?
2-0 out of 5 stars Mary what have you done????
The last 2 books, and the short stories are just not the same Betsy I fell in love with.After books 1&2 I had to read all the MJD books I could find, and I liked a few of the other books.But Betsy was my fav.Untill I got the 2005/2006 books(I only buy paperback) I find them to be rushed, and fall WAY short.If you want a good read try the Southern Vamp books by Charlaine Harris or the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich.Both are put out just as fast and the books keep getting better and better. I am not sure if I will get the next undead book now,to bad for the queen she will be missed. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Fantasy - Contemporary    2. Fiction    3. Fiction - Fantasy    4. Ghost    5. Humorous    6. Romance - General    7. Suspense    8. Fiction / Romance / Fantasy   


7. Lost: A Novel
by Regan Books
Paperback (17 September, 2002)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Not a ghost story
I read the synopsis and thought this book sounded like it had a great plot.That is if the book had ended in the first hundred pages.It started wandering after that and I wasn't sure where the author was trying to go.This is book was difficult to follow.I did not enjoy it one bit.I doubt I would read any other books by this author.

2-0 out of 5 stars Oh yes, Lost is the right word.
The novel Lost, by Gregory Maguire, whose name will not be repeated again, is a story about a writer who has writer's block and is trying to find a story, a plot, a seed of a tale by going to London to research Jack the Ripper.Her idea seems to be derailed when she ends up finding what might be a ghost in the house of Ozias Rudge.Not only is Winnie related to him but it was said he was the man who Scrooge was based on - and family history said he heard ghosts too.
1-0 out of 5 stars If I could give it negative stars, I certainly would.
I found myself utterly disappointed with Gregory Maguire's LOST.The writing is pedantic and downright boring.Maguire seems to profit from making intelligent readers feel smug because they pick up on some semi-obscure literary reference.I had a difficult time getting through the book out of sheer boredom, but kept plodding through knowing it had to get better.It didn't.
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8. The Worthy: A Ghost's Story
by Simon & Schuster
Hardcover (27 June, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Nothing New To See Here
As a college student and Kappa Alpha brother at a large university, I am always interested to read novels about fraternities.I like Mr. Clarke's writing, but the problem with this book as it relates to fraternities- it's just more of the same. The characters are the cookie cutter frat boys that seem to appear in just about every book, movie, or television show. The fraternity aspects are not believable. I don't know if Mr. Clarke intended the hazing, partying, and sex to be so exaggerated and overdone, but he has accomplished this like many others before him. EPSILON ZETA has this beat hands down for a depiction of fraternities.
5-0 out of 5 stars Wow,what fun!
Will Clarke's "The Worthy" is the best novel I've read in some time.When LSU Gamma Chi frat boy Conrad Sutton is viciously
2-0 out of 5 stars Another trite fraternity bashing
Will Clarke's story of a physhopathic murderer, and the ghost of the pledge he killed, is a quick light read. If fraternity life at LSU is as sotten as Will describes, and I am led to think the entire campus has an alcohol problem, not just the fraternity system, one wonders if there is anything at LSU remotely associated with the higher learning. This is another of a long list of fraternity-related novels that employs the base and the banal as if fraternity life were centered on debauchery, and fraternity men were involved only with pubic education.
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Subjects:  1. Fiction    2. Fiction - General    3. Ghost    4. Ghost stories    5. Greek letter societies    6. Humorous    7. Popular American Fiction    8. Revenge    9. Fiction / Ghost   


9. The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories
by Oxford University Press, USA
Paperback (24 April, 2003)
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Isbn: 0192804472
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Just the thing for a rainy thunderous autumn evening
I have to say these sorts of stories have gotten me through grad school... Though I own more than one Victorian horror anthology, this was my latest acquisition and undoubtedly high ranking amongst my favorites...most of the time I'dstudy all day and just want something relaxing to read a 20 minute getaway and since most of the stories areshort enough to not be imposingand if you have quite an imagination about you, you'll enjoy the ornate details which will carry you back to a more decadent era filled with mystery... I felt thoroughly entertained by the eloquence and detailed verbal imagery. I was able to sustain myself through yet another day...The book is a compilation of many authors such as sir Arthur Conan Doyle... it is a nice medley... so you'll always have a "surprise me"trust me you will not regret this buy.. If you want a break from the politics, economics, social structure of the world around you to your private little sanctuary... then just turn on a few candles on a chilly autumn evening and prepare to be delighted with any one of these tales... ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 19th century    2. Anthologies (multiple authors)    3. English fiction    4. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    5. Fiction    6. Ghost    7. Ghost stories, English    8. Literature - Classics / Criticism    9. 19th century fiction    10. Fiction / Ghost    11. Fiction anthologies & collections    12. Horror & ghost stories    13. Literature/English | British Literature | 19th C   


10. The Ghost and the Dead Deb
by Berkley
Paperback (06 September, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Good Series Becomes Great
I love this series!I was iffy on the first book wondering just how the author was going to convince me that there was a palpable heat between a ghost and a very much alive young woman, but she did, and now I'm into this series for the long haul.The frequent glimpses into Jack's past were enjoyable and the construct of Penelope joining him is an interesting twist with room to grow.This entry was a great deal more enjoyable than the series entry, though the first wasn't bad, quite the contrary.The main characters, both living and dead, have become fleshed out and three-dimensional.The plotline involving a tell-all is relevant to today's unfortunate influx of people who are famous for simply being omnipresent, young, and wealthy and the ridiculous gossip they generate to keep themselves in the spotlight.I love the shots the book took at some of these celebutantes and their unnecessary and tiring antics.The secondary characters are also coming along nicely and the quaint setting is simply delicious.I highly recommend this series, especially if you love the movie, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, this is a must read for you, in fact it is just a must read.

4-0 out of 5 stars Mystery in the Mystery Book Store
Alice Kimberly has once again piqued the entertainment quotient of the reader. She has the ability to cause out-loud laughter, particularly in the dialogue between her central character, Penelope Thornton-McClure (bookstore owner) and her ghost PI, Jack Shepard, who mysteriously died in 1946. Although her romantic notions are a little bit of a stretch, you, as the reader, cannot help but read on....knowing the farce is provided as a "fun-filled scenario".
5-0 out of 5 stars This series keeps getting better!
I ran across the first title in this series, The Ghost and Mrs, McClure, in my local library.After finishing it, I made a trip to my used bookstore and was lucky enough to find both titles in stock.I am now anxiously awaiting the third. Penelope and her ghost private detective Jack must solve another mystery.This one has some overtones which remind Jack of one of his cases from 1940s. Jack uses dreams to show Penelope what his life was like.The quirky townspeople are back as well to lend a hand in solving the mystery.Fans of 1940s film noir and fans of cozy mysteries will definitely love this book. ... Read more

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11. Wings to the Kingdom
by Tor Books
Paperback (17 October, 2006)
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12. Ghost Of A Chance (bk I) (Chintz'n China)
by Berkley
Paperback (05 August, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome series!
First in the Emerald O'Brian Chintz n China Mysteries and it grabs you from the beginning.If you like a little fright with your mystery, you will love this series. This book got me hooked and made me crave more Emerald adventures and a nice hot cup of tea!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Working Single Mom Running a Successful Business, Solving Murders, and Battling Ghoulies
As if a main character named Emerald O'Brien isn't intriguing enough.Emerald O'Brien is a working single mom who's getting used to raising her two children without much support from their father (her ex-husband).She owns her own tea shop where she also provides warm meals and tarot readings.She also sees dead people, but she's okay with that.Until one night a woman appears to tell her that she'd been murdered by her husband.The next morning, Emerald reads that a local romance novelist died of natural causes.Emerald enlists the help of her children, her best friends, and a new (and of course single man) friend.They battle live murderers, paranormal ghoulies, and a busy Christmas shopping season in an entertaining and sometimes downright scary read.Think twice before reading this one in bed!A fun read.I'm looking forward to more Chintz & China Mysteries!

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastik first in the series
I really enjoyed this book. I started out with the newest book and worked my way back. This book is just as good as the newest one.
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13. Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories (Oxford World's Classics)
by Oxford University Press, USA
Paperback (03 June, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Spooky as all get up
I bought this book in Paris. It was the cheapest most interesting book in English, so I grabbed it for the flight. It's one of the best book buys I've ever had.
5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect
I first read these stories when I was 13, and after 40 years, they still flash into my mind if I have to walk a dark road at night. Where authors like King and Straub (excellent in their own ways in the genre)need to float gruesome stuff our way to be effective, James does it all with mood.Even if ghost stories are not something you like, these are worth reading just to observe his beautiful use of the English language.I recommend this collection highly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Most but not all of MRJ's supernatural stories
If you don't want to pay big bucks for Ash-Tree Press's "A Pleasing Terror" (2001), the complete and heavily annotated supernatural writings of M. R. James (MRJ), then this book might be the next best thing.Cox has collected most of MRJ's stories in this volume and has added a short but decent introduction to this master of the antiquarian ghost story.Read more

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14. The Bell Witch: An American Haunting
by St. Martin's Griffin
Paperback (June, 2000)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars good book about a witch
who was messin' with these hillbillies. this ghost was flyin around slapping people and telling funny jokes. good book dawg.

3-0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, but no heebie jeebies on me.
Entertaining, but not really all that scary, horror novel based on the "true" story of the haunting of the Bell family in Tennessee in the 1800's. The novel is supposedly made up of an actual record of the events written by someone who was there -- Richard Powell, a schoolteacher who was a friend of the family and who later married Elizabeth, the young girl who seemed to be the primary target of the witch. Powell is our narrator, and he begins with the theory everyone seemed to have at the time, which was that the Bell Witch was thrust upon the family by a neighbor named Kate Batts who hated John Bell (the head of the family) because of a land dispute. However, as the story progresses, we come to find out the "truth" about the reason for the haunting, which is far more dastardly, even while it's not all that terribly original.
5-0 out of 5 stars Good Book...
I really liked this book.I had never heard of the Bell witch until I saw the commercials for the movie.I was curious and I like to read the book before seeing the movie so I bought it.It, for me, was very thought provoking as well as a good read. ... Read more

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15. Haunted Houses: Chilling Tales from 24 American Homes, Third Edition
by Globe Pequot
Paperback (01 August, 1998)
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Sales Rank: 72711
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Not all that
I bought this book, because some one had told me a story about a house I was looking for was in it. Even though that person was mistaken, I was still up for a good ghost story. (ALWAYS!!)
5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT ghost book!
This book is among my very large collection of ghost books. It is way up there as one of my favorites.
1-0 out of 5 stars Couldn't even finish, it was so silly
At least the author's impressed with herself--she quotes herself in her preface.Badly written, barely edited, this book smells of "vanity press".Sorry I wasted my money on it. ... Read more

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16. The Haunted Doll's House and Other Ghost Stories (The Complete Ghost Stories of M.R. James, Vol. 2)
by Penguin Classics
Paperback (26 September, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 176699
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17. Candles Burning
by Berkley Hardcover
Hardcover (May, 2006)
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Isbn: 0425210286
Sales Rank: 25601
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A healthy dose of the unexpected.
Michael McDowell is best known for his Blackwater horror series: he left the unfinished manuscript for Candles Burning upon his death in 1999 - and Stephen King's wife Tabitha, a novelist in her own right, took up the challenge to finish it. The two powerful talents combine to create a chilling Southern gothic revolving around murder, corruption and a child and mother's exile after a horrible murder. A fine novel of intrigue and murder holds plenty of twists and turns - and a healthy dose of the unexpected.
5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating characters .......Spooky twists and turns!
This is a haunting story with twists and turns that shocked me. Not often do I read a book that has me temporarily closing the book, my eyes wide open in disbelief. But never once did I put the book down! The characters are engaging and after "Candles" I ran not walked to the library to find more books by Tabitha King.

3-0 out of 5 stars Welcome back Tabitha
After a long absence from writing, Tabitha King is back finishing a manuscript by the late Michael McDowell. I've always enjoyed Tabitha King's work, and was happy to see her back with another novel. Despite it being a collaboration, her voice shines loud and clear and is mostly a joy to read. With a typical (or sterotypical) decadent southern family and its demise as the centerpiece much of the story is one cliche after another. That doesn't especially bother me if its done well which it is here: what bothered me was that towards the middle of the booka fact about the protaganist, 7 year old Calley, comes to light it pretty much comes from left field. Billed as a gothic ghost story, it's neithger scary nor especially suspenseful; instead to me its more of a character study. When the "supernatural" part does come into play its not as unnerving or dread inducing as it should be. I won't go into the story here as other reviews have done so, suffice it to say there's murder and mayhem; resentment and betrayal, greed and revenge all rolled into a 400+ page read.
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18. The Ghosts in Baker Street : New Tales of Sherlock Holmes
by Carroll & Graf
Paperback (February, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 109132
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars "This agency stands ftat-footed......"
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3-0 out of 5 stars All right but hardly edge of your seat stuff.
Any book that contains Sherlock Holmes and the supernatural has some conflicting issues to begin with. As Holmes clearly did not believe in 'ghosts' its hard to think of ways around this dilemna if you're the writer. This book assembles a veteran cast of Holmes writers, from Loren Estleman to Daniel Stashower plus some newcomers, namely H. Paul Jeffers, whom I've read before as a biographer, not a mystery writer. He does a good job in a classic mummy story.But most of this collection of stories is strangely inert; not much exciting ever happens. There is not a bad story among them, although Stashower's choice of a short story from Seldon's (of Hound of the Baskervilles) POV is curious at best but most of the stories are not very memorable. After you're done, that's that. It doesn't help that the best writer here, Caleb Carr, only does an essay but it is as scholarly and witty as all his other works. (If you like his style, be sure and check out The Italian Secretary, which is a Holmes ghost story that works!) The best stories here are Gillian Linscott's Adventure of the Late Orange Outang (a nice bit of the surreal here), Death in the East End by Colin Bruce, a truly spooky story, Scandal in Drury Lane by Carolyn Wheat and Bill Crider's Adventure of the St. Marylebone Ghoul, a rousing story of bodysnatchers - or is it? If your taste runs to a bit stronger helpings of suspense, just plain weirdness and craziness like space aliens in your Holmes stories doesn't bother you, you might want to check out the older Shadows Over Baker Street, a potent mix of Holmes in the Lovecraft universe. For traditionalists, this is the better collection.

2-0 out of 5 stars The ghosts didn't apply
I had hoped this volume would be a combination of the best of Doyle - his Holmes stories and his horror stories.It fails to do justice to either.It's more like Ann Radcliffe writes a Holmes horror story, with everything neatly explained in the end.Only Loren Estelman's tale of Holmes and Watson facing a man claiming to be the devil really worked, Estelman left the ending in doubt as to what really took place.The essays at the end were nothing more than padding for an already slim volume. ... Read more

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19. Haunted Heartland
by Warner Books
Mass Market Paperback (10 October, 1988)
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Isbn: 0446357251
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This is the second collaborative effort of Scott and Norman, described by the authors as a collection of "genuine, if gentle, chills in a section of the country not known for its gothic mansions...or abandoned ghost towns." While this book didn't give me nightmares, its stories are told in an engaging voice. Some are humorous, some intriguing but all are entertaining. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A nice collection of Ghosts
This is a very detailed collection of this gendre, it is subdivided in USA States, each one of them has it's own legends on ghosts and this book collects them all, though i have to admit I had problems finishing it since many of these ghost stories become a little bit repetitive. It is a nice collection even if there are many similar to this world wide.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun!
These roughly 150 stories of supposed true-life hauntings from across the American Heartland are an entertaining and not too spooky collection that make a fun read for anyone with a bent toward accounts of ghostly goings-on. These reports challenge the niceties of the accepted axiom "there are no such things as ghosts!" From decaying haunted houses, to fraternity hangouts, to whole towns infected with preternatural unease, from playful spirits to hate-filled demons, the authors have scoured the folklore banks of the Midwest and retold Resurrection Mary, the spirit of the dunes, Lincoln's phantom funeral train, and an Illinois house so overrun with evil that no one has ever successfully spent the night in its attic. I didn't find anything in here overpoweringly chilling but I know some people who spent nights sleeping with the lights on because of things they read in this book. I think it comes down to your tolerance levels but in my opinion these bits of folklore, tall tale and urban legend combine with the genuinely unexplained and set a reader up for a mind-twisting ride that's sure to kick start even the most sluggish imagination.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent book
This was indeed good reading.The stories were well written.
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20. The GHOST STORIES OF EDITH WHARTON
by Scribner
Paperback (10 October, 1997)
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Isbn: 0684842572
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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"'No, I don't believe in ghosts, but I'm afraid of them,' is much more than the cheap paradox it seems to many. To 'believe,' in that sense, is a conscious act of the intellect, and it is in the warm darkness of the prenatal fluid far below our conscious reason that the faculty dwells with which we apprehend ghosts." Edith Wharton, known for her keen observations of an emotionally stifling upper-class social world, was so afraid of ghosts that for many years she couldn't even sleep in a room with a book containing a ghost story. As horror scholar Jack Sullivan writes, "It is this sharply felt sensation of supernatural dread filtered through a skeptical sensibility that made Wharton a master of the ghost story." This collection contains 11 of her elegant, chilling tales, including "Afterword," "The Triumph of Night," and "Pomegranate Seed," plus Wharton's 1937 preface and an autobiographical postscript. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A timeless treasure of tales
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton. Highly recommended.3-0 out of 5 stars Not your average ghost stories
When I saw this collection in the book store, I was intrigued because, although I'm not a fan of Edith Wharton's, I do admire her skills as a writer. The stories themselves are good, well plotted, have good characterizations, are compelling, etc.; however, they aren't typical ghost stories. Some of them don't even involve ghosts, and still others offer little explination to the nature of the ghost, i.e. why they are still around. While they are creepy at times, they didn't really scare me. Some might argue that I, as a 24 year-old young woman, exposed to countless graphic horror films, such as the Scream series, might simply be desensitized to the subtleness of Wharton's stories (as some of the other reviewers have described them), but I'd have to disagree because I scare very easily - the Harry Potter books gave me a fright, so you can just imagine. So if you are looking for a good scare, I'd look elsewhere. But if you're looking for good stories and/or you're an Edith Wharton fan, then I recommend this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Delayed Impact
The impact of these stories may hit you long after you've read them.These are stories you don't forget, yet you're compelled to reread them.Edith Wharton has given us one of the most delightful ghost storycollections I've ever read.It is the characters that make an impression. Long after you've put the book down, they come back to you... ... Read more

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