Last updated 7/5/17

 

ABBOTT, ANTHONY  (Pseudonym of Fulton Oursler.)

 

These Are Strange Tales  (Winston, 1948.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories, all of which are supposedly based on actual events and not all of which are horror.

 

ABBOTT, TONY  (Also writes Fantasy and Science Fiction.)

 

Bayou Dogs  (Scholastic, 2009.)

 

Derek Stone #2.

 

The evil dead chase a live boy and his undead brother.

 

City of the Dead, The  (Scholastic, 2009.)

 

Derek Stone #1.

 

A young boy returns from the dead.

 

Ghost Road, The  (Scholastic, 2009.)

 

Derek Stone #4.

 

A teenager has to close a rift between the living and the dead.

 

Red House, The  (Scholastic, 2009.)

 

Derek Stone #3.

 

The living and the dead are at war.

 

ABDULLAH, ACHMED

 

Wings  (McCann, 1920.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

ABELLA, ALEX

 

Dead of Night  (Simon & Schuster, 1998.)

 

Charlie Morrell #2.

 

                A lawyer pits his wits against a modern day sorcerer.

 

Killing of the Saints, The  (Crown, 1991.)

 

Charlie Morrell #1.

 

                A lawyer appointed to defend a cult priest against murder charges discovers that he is facing genuine occult forces.

 

ACEVEDO, MARIO

 

Jail Bait Zombies  (Eos, 2009.)

 

Felix Gomez #4.

 

A vampire detective battles zombies.

 

Nymphos of Rocky Flats, The  (Rayo, 2006.)

 

Felix Gomez #1.

 

                Humorous vampire novel about an undead investigator looking into nymphomania.

 

Rescue from Planet Pleasure (Wordfire, 2015.)

 

Felix Gomez #6.

 

A vampire detective has to rescue an undead woman from hostile aliens.

 

X-Rated Bloodsuckers  (Leisure, 2006.)

 

Felix Gomez #2.

 

Vampire detective story

 

Undead Karma Sutra, The  (Eos, 2008.)

 

Felix Gomez #3.

 

A vampire detective searches for a mystical manuscript.

 

Werewolf Smackdown, The  (Harper Voyager, 2010.)

 

Felix Gomez #5.

 

A heroic vampire gets caught between warring werewolf factions.

 

ACHILLI, JUSTIN

 

Giovanni  (White Wolf, 2000.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                The search for a missing vampire is sidelined when fresh trouble among the clans threatens to alter the balance of power and change the world.

 

ADAMS, CARMEN (Pseudonym of Carol Anshaw.)

 

Band, The  (Avon Flare, 1994.)

 

Megan #1.

 

For young adults.  The in-group at Megan's new school dresses all in black and doesn't come out during the daylight much, and they're considering her for membership, whether she wants it or not.  Tepid vampire doings.

 

Claw, The  (Point, 1996.)

 

An escaped panther is blamed for claw marks that may have been left by something else.

 

Song of the Vampire  (Avon Flare, 1996.)

 

Megan #2.

 

For young adults.  Megan and her friends encounter a fresh crop of vampires and after the issue hangs in doubt for some time, they dispatch them.

 

ADAMS, CAT  (Also writes as C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp. Later titles in the Celia Graves series are in Fantasy.)

 

Blood Song  (Tor, 2010.)

 

Celia Graves #1.

 

A woman is half human, half vampire.

 

Demon Song  (Tor, 2011.)

 

Celia Graves #3.

 

The border between our world and one of vampires is breaking.

 

Siren Song  (Tor, 2010.)

 

Celia Graves #2.

 

A half vampire woman battles supernatural foes.

 

To Dance with the Devil (Tor, 2013.)

 

Celia Graves #4.

 

A half vampire bodyguard with telepathic powers has the usual adventures.

 

ADAMS, C.T. & CLAMP, CATHY

 

Captive Moon  (Tor, 2006.)

 

Werewolf #3.

 

                Intrigue and treachery among the various tribes of shapeshifters living secretly among us.

 

Cold Moon Rising  (Tor, 2009.)

 

Werewolf #7.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Howling Moon  (Tor, 2007.)

 

Werewolf  #4.

 

                A shapeshifting policeman investigates an attack that turned a woman into a were-jaguar.

 

Hunter's Moon  (Tor, 2004.)

 

Werewolf #1.

 

                A werewolf hitman and his girl friend have to dodge a variety of enemies, human and otherwise, in this romance novel.

 

Moon's Fury  ((Tor, 2007.)

 

Werewolf #5.

 

A displaced pack of werewolves tries to find a new home in Texas despite the opposition of a local pack.

 

Moon's Web  (Tor, 2005.)

 

Werewolf #2.

 

                A hitman turned werewolf tries to negotiate peace between organized crime and the secret culture of werecreatures.

 

Serpent Moon (Tor, 2010.)

 

Werewolf #8.

 

Romance, with werewolves.

 

Timeless Moon  (Tor, 2007.)

 

Werewolf #6.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Touch of Darkness  (Tor, 2008.)

 

Thrall #3.

 

Torrid passions among supernatural and natural beings.

 

Touch of Evil  (Tor, 2006.)

 

Thrall #1.

 

                A woman enslaved by vampires turns to a likable and handsome werewolf for her salvation.

 

Touch of Madness  (Tor, 2007.)

 

Thrall #2.

 

                Accused of murder, the protagonist must prove her own innocence, solve another mystery involving someone who preys on vampires, and continue her romance with a werewolf.

 

ADAMS, GUY  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Breath of God, The  (Titan, 2011.)

 

A Sherlock Holmes novel.

 

Holmes battles zombies.

 

Rain-Soaked Bride, The (Del Rey, 2014.)

 

Police battle a supernatural assassin.

 

ADAMS, NICHOLAS   (House pseudonym.  Not all titles in this series involved fantastic elements.)

 

Santa Claws  (Harper, 1991.)  (John Peel.)

 

                Teenagers struggle with a werewolf terrorizing their school.  One of the friends is a boy who fears that he is the very creature they are trying to destroy.

 

Vampire's Kiss (Harper, 1994.)

 

Not seen. Teenage vampire romance.

 

ADAMS, RICHARD   (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Girl in a Swing, The  (Knopf, 1980, Signet, 1981, Ulversoft, 1985.)

 

The author of Watership Down and other fantasies turned his hand to ghost stories in this slow moving but ultimately intriguing novel of a man who discovers that his wife is not entirely of this world.  A thoughtful romantic tale of the supernatural subsequently made into an interesting though not entirely successful film.

 

ADKINS, TRAVIS

 

Twilight of the Dead  (Permuted, 2007.)

 

A zombie novel.

 

ADLEMAN, ROBERT H.

 

Annie Deane  (World, 1971, Warner, 1973.)

 

                A seductive woman is reincarnated and preys upon susceptible men in modern Hollywood before making a fatal slip.  A competent if predictable effort with little overt action to keep the plot moving.  There are over thirty pages of notes at the end which contribute little if anything to the story.

 

ADLER, WARREN

 

Madeline's Miracles  (Lynx, 1989, Stonehouse, 2001.)

 

A young family's existence is turned topsy turvy when they meet Madeline, a strange young woman with psychic powers that allow her to predict and in some cases even change the future

 

ADORNETTO, ALEXANDRA

 

Ghost House (Harlequin, 2014.)

 

Ghost story for young adults.

 

ADRIAN, LARA  (Pseudonym of Tina Haack.)

 

Ashes of Midnight  (Dell, 2009.)

 

Midnight Breed #6.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Crave the Night (Delacorte, 2014.)

 

Midnight Breed

 

Vampire romance.

 

Darker After Midnight  (Dell, 2012.)

 

Midnight Breed #11.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Darker Than Midnight (Dell, 2012.)

 

Midnight Breed #10.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Deeper Than Midnight (Dell, 2011.)

 

Midnight Breed #9.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Edge of Dawn (Dell, 2013.)

 

Midnight Breed

 

Vampire romance.

 

Kiss of Crimson  (Dell, 2007.)

 

Midnight Breed #2.

 

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Kiss of Midnight (Dell, 2007.)

 

Midnight Breed #1.

 

Romance involving murderous rogue vampires.

 

Midnight Awakening  (Dell, 2007.)

 

Midnight Breed #3.

 

A woman seeks revenge against vampires in Boston.

 

Midnight Rising  (Dell, 2008.)

 

Midnight Breed #4.

 

Good vs bad vampires in this romance.

 

Taste of Midnight, A  (Dell, 2011.)

 

Midnight Breed #8.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Touch of Midnight, A (Dell, 2013.)

 

Midnight Breed

 

Vampire romance.

 

Veil of Midnight  (Dell, 2008.)

 

Midnight Breed #5.

 

A psychic battles vampires.

 

AFFELD, COLLEEN

 

Seminole Landing  (Bedside, 2009.)

 

Children investigating a mystery invoke an evil spirit.

 

AHEARNE, LUKE

 

Euphoria Z  (Severed, 2015.)

 

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AHERN, JERRY & SHARON  (See also Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Werewolvess  (Pinnacle, 1990.)

 

The Nazis created a secret corps of werewolf soldiers toward the end of the war but were for some reason unable to make use of them.  Years later, several people stumble upon the secret of their continued existence, with unpleasant results.

 

AHLBORN, ANIA

 

Bird Eater, The (47North, 2014.)

 

A man is targeted by a supernatural force.

 

Devil Crept In, The (Gallery, 2017.)

 

A supernatural killer stalks a small town.

 

Seed  (47North, 2012.)

 

A young girl is possessed by a demon.

 

Shuddering, The  (47North, 2013.)

 

Strange creatures besiege a cabin.

 

Within These Walls (Gallery, 2015.)

 

Supernatural murder mystery.

 

AICKMAN, ROBERT

 

Cold Hand in Mine  (Scribners, 1975, Gollancz, 1975, Berkley, 1979, Lightyear, 1993, Faber, 2009.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Collected Strange Stories  (Tartarus, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Dark Entries  (Fontana, 1964, Collins, 1964, Faber, 2014.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Intrusions: Strange Tales  (Gollancz, 1980.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Late Breakfasters, The  (Gollancz, 1964.)

 

                Not seen.  A ghost story.

 

Model, The  (Arbor House, 1987, Robinson, 1988.)

 

                A Russian fairy tale with supernatural overtones.

 

Night Voices  (Gollancz, 1985.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Painted Devils: Strange Stories  (Scribners, 1979.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Powers of Darkness  (Collins, 1966.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Sub Rosa  (Gollancz, 1968, Scribner, 1977, Lightyear, 1993.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Tales of Love and Death  (Gollancz, 1977.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Unsettled Dust, The  (Mandarin, 1990, Faber, 2014.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

We Are for the Dark  (Chatto & Windus, 1951, Jonathan Cape, 1951, Mayflower, 1965.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Wine Dark Sea, The  (Arbor House, 1988, Faber, 2009. Mandarin, 1990 - does not contain all of the stories from the earlier edition.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

AIKEN, CONRAD

 

Collected Short Stories of Conrad Aiken, The  (World, 1960, Heinemann, 1966.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.

 

Short Stories of Conrad Aiken, The  (Duell, 1950.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.

 

AIKEN, JOAN  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Bundle of Nerves, A  (Gollancz, 1976, Penguin, 1978.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Cockatrice Boys, The  (Tor, 1996, Gollancz, 1996, Starscape, 2002.)

 

                A plague of mythical monsters appears from nowhere and kills most of the population of the British Isles in this seriocomic fantasy quite unlike her other novels.  There are elements of satire as a makeshift army sets out to restore order.

 

Creepy Company, A  (Gollancz, 1993, Dell, 1995.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Fit of Shivers, A  (Gollancz, 1990.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Give Yourself a Fright: Thirteen Tales of the Supernatural  (Delacorte, 1989.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Green Flash and Other Tales of Horror, Suspense, and Fantasy, The  (Rinehart, 1971, Dell, 1973.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Haunting of Lamb House, The  (Jonathan Cape, 1991, St Martins, 1993.)

 

                Episodic novel about various people’s experiences with a mysterious ghost residing in an historic building and the effect it has on their lives.

 

Shadow Guests, The  (Delacorte, 1980, Jonathan Cape, 1980, Puffin, 1986, Del Yearling, 1986, Starscape, 2003.)

 

                A ghost story for younger readers involving a family curse.

 

Touch of Chill: Stories of Horror, Suspense, and Fantasy, A  (Gollancz, 1979, Delacorte, 1980.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Whisper in the Night, A  (Peter Smith, 1981, Gollancz, 1982, Delacorte, 1984, Dell, 1988. )

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Windscreen Weepers and Other Tales of Horror and Suspense, The  (Gollancz, 1969.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Winter Sleepwalker and Other Stories, The  (Jonathan Cape, 1994, Red Fox, 1995.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

AINSWORTH, RUTH

 

Phantom Cyclist and Other Ghost Stories, The   (Scholastic, 1974, Follett, 1971.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

AINSWORTH, WILLIAM  HARRISON  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Auriol: Fragment of a Romance.  (See The Elixir of Life.)

 

Elixir of Life, The  (Routledge, 1865, Four Square, 1966, New English Library, 1975, Read How You Want, 2007, Kessinger, 2010.  Chapman & Hall, 1850, as Auriol: Fragment of a Romance.)

 

Although somewhat dated in style and approach, this story of an occult researcher who discovers the secret of immortality only to have it stolen from him is darkly atmospheric, well plotted, and often fascinating.

 

AKINARI, UEDA

 

Tales of Moonlight and Rain (Columbia, 2007, translated by Anthony H. Chambers.  Originally published in 1776.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

ALAMEDA, COURTNEY

 

Shutter (Fiewel, 2015.)

 

A woman who sees the auras of ghosts gets caught up in a mystery.

 

ALAN, A.J.

 

Good Evening, Everyone  (Hutchinson, 1928.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG

 

Widow's Tears  (Berkley, 2013.)

 

A ghost story surrounding the Galveston flood.

 

ALBRECHT, HOWARD    (See collaboration with Sol Weinstein.)

 

ALCOCK, VIVIEN  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Ghostly Companions  (Delacorte, 1987, Dell Yearling, 1990.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Haunting of Cassie Palmer, The  (Houghton Mifflin, 1997.)

 

                A young girl develops the ability to communicate with the world of spirits.

 

Red-Eared Ghosts, The  (Houghton Mifflin, 1997.)

 

                A young girl with the ability to see ghosts is surprised by the appearance of two new ones in her neighborhood.

 

Stonewalkers, The  (Methuen, 1981, Delacorte, 1983, Dell Laurel, 1985, Houghton Mifflin, 1998.)

 

                A young girl witnesses the awakening to life of an inimical statue and is subsequently menaced by the evilly animated spirit and its fellow creatures.  Of little interest to adult readers.

 

ALDISS, BRIAN W.  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Dracula Unbound  (Harper, 1991. )

 

                Dracula is the leader of a vampiric species which predates humanity.  He and his followers have seized the end of time by use of a train that travels through both time and space.  An industrialist and adventurer captures the train and recruits Bram Stoker in his quest to defeat the evil army. 

 

Frankenstein Unbound   (Random House, 1973, Crest, 1975.)

 

                A timeslip sends a high powered scientist back through time to meet Mary Shelley and discover that Frankenstein's monster was not just a story but based on a real series of events.  The science is a bit more rationalized than in the original.  Made into a motion picture.

 

ALEXANDER, BRANDON

 

Kiss of Darkness  (Pocket, 2000.)

 

A Charmed novel.

 

                One of the three witch sisters kisses a strange man, during the course of which she is cursed.  With every kiss that she compulsively gives to others, her life force becomes weaker.

 

ALEXANDER, CASSIE

 

Bloodshifted (St Martins, 2014.)

 

Edie Spence #5.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Deadshifted (St Martins, 2013.)

 

Edie Spence #4.

 

Vampire romance.

 

 

Moonshifted (St Martins, 2012.)

 

Edie Spence #1.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Nightshifted (St Martins, 2012.)

 

Edie Spence #2.

 

Vampire romance.

 

 

Shapeshifted (St Martins, 2013.)

 

Edie Spence #3.

 

Vampire romance.

 

ALEXANDER, JAN  (Pseudonym of Victor Banis.  See also Lynn Benedict.)

 

Blood Moon  (Lancer, 1970.)

 

                Typical story of the defenseless young woman in a large dark house, trying to discover the secret of a family which may include actual vampires.  Low key psychological interpretation of vampirism with no overt supernatural element, although we don't realize this until the final chapters.

 

Blood Ruby  (Ballantine, 1975.)

 

                Possession of a fabulous gemstone brings with it the gift of good luck and wealth.  But the young protagonist realizes that her husband has grown hostile and suspicious despite their sudden fortune.  An ancient curse connected to the stone turns it into a double edged sword.  Standard suspense fare.

 

Darkwater  (Pocket, 1975.)

 

A young woman travels to a Southern plantation shortly after the end of the Civil War, only to find that a jealous rival is using voodoo magic to maintain her control of the family.  The only way for the protagonist to survive is to learn some arcane arts of her own and strike back.

 

Shadows  (Lancer, 1970.)

 

                Although most of the ghosts that manipulate the characters in this novel turn out to be hoaxes, a real spirit returns ultimately to thwart the villains, in the proverbial nick of time.

 

Wolves of Craywood, The  (Lancer, 1970.)

 

Several young woman are killed in brutal, animal like attacks.  The protagonist comes to believe that the man whom she loves is a werewolf, either actually changing into a canine form or at least believing that he does so.  The psychological rather than physical manifestation of lycanthropy is used here, with no supernatural element, but as with several of this author's novels, that fact isn't apparent until the final chapter.

 

ALEXANDER, KARL   (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Curse of the Vampire, The  (Pinnacle, 1982.)

 

An actress visiting the land of her ancestors falls prey to seizures and visions which lead to the discovery of a dead body, apparently the victim of a vampire.  Has she been infected with an ancient family curse and turned into one of the undead, or is something even more bizarre taking place in the background?

 

ALEXANDER, MARSHA

 

Demon Fire  (Pinnacle, 1982.)

 

A woman goes to live in the deserted castle that once belonged to her late aunt.  Bizarre events begin to occur almost immediately, evidence that her dead aunt's spirit is determined to drive her out.  She becomes equally determined to stay.  Spooky happenings but the protagonist is not particularly sympathetic, which detracts considerably from the suspense.

 

ALEXANDER, PAUL  (See collaborations with Laurie Bridges.)

 

ALEXANDER, ROBERT

 

Demon-Strand  (Corgi, 1982.)

 

                Evil spirits trouble a remote part of England.

 

ALEXIS, KATINA

 

Scorpion  (Leisure, 1986.)

 

The rather gory tale of an Indian witch woman who invokes the power of ancient demons, setting them loose upon the modern world.  Weaving her web of magical power, she reaches out to strike in the darkness until her ultimate defeat.

 

Souls  (Pocket, 1992.)

 

                A powerful witch from colonial times returns in the present, determined to acquire a new body and use her supernatural powers to rule the world.  She is aided by living occultists who are dedicated to the pursuit of evil.  As usual, she is thwarted at the very last moment.

 

Witch  (Pocket, 1990.)

 

                A small southern town falls under the influence of a charismatic preacher whose female adherents begin to die under mysterious circumstances.  A young woman recognizes the danger and struggles to alert people of a pact between the preacher and an evil woman who wishes to conquer death itself.

 

Young Blood  (Tor, 1982.)

 

A doctor suspects that there is something secret and unnatural about her new patient.  Subsequent events bear out this suspicion as a tale unfolds of blood sacrifice, forbidden rituals, and the birth of a non‑human child destined to change the world.

 

ALLEN, DEREK

 

Blood from the Mummy's Tomb  (Barron's, 1988. Century Hutchinson, 1986, as by Derek Farmer.)

 

This is an updated, simplified version of Bram Stoker's The Jewel of the Seven Stars aimed at younger readers, which see for the plot summary.

 

ALLEN, GRANT  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Beckoning Hand and Other Stories, The  (Chatto & Windus, 1887, Kessinger, 2010, Tebbo, 2012.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Indian Mystery, The.  (See Kalee’s Shrine.)

 

Ivan Greet’s Masterpiece  (Chatto & Windus, 1893, British Library, 2011.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories, not all of which are horror.

 

Kalee’s Shrine  (Arrowsmith, 1886, Ulan, 2012. New Amsterdam, 1897, as The Indian Mystery.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Strange Stories  (Chatto & Windus, 1884, Kessinger, 2010.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Twelve Tales  (Richards, 1899.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories, not all of which are horror.

 

ALLEN, JOHN PAUL

 

Gifted Trust  (1st Books, 2002.)

 

                A serial killer is reincarnated several times.

 

ALLEN, MARILYN

 

White Mambo   (Berkley, 1977.)

 

A fashion model visiting Haiti discovers that her presence at a voodoo ceremony has awakened hidden magical powers.  She joins a movement to depose a dictator, but actually plans to satisfy her own lust for power by turning the organization to her own purposes.  Plenty of voodoo, but with very few sympathetic characters.

 

ALLEN, MARY ANN  (Pseudonym of Rosemary Pardoe.)

 

Angry Dead, The  (Crimson Altar, 1986.  Fawcett, 2000, is slightly expanded.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

ALMQUIST, GREGG

 

Beast Rising   (Pocket, 1987.)

 

Beneath the quiet waters of a secluded lake, a gigantic serpentlike creature lives.  Having decided that he is a failure in life, Laird Menton retreats to the lake, not suspecting that he will become involved with a series of horrible deaths.

 

Wolf Kill  (Pocket, 1990.)

 

                A proud family labors under a horrible curse.  One of their number is a werewolf, doomed to exact bloody vengeance on friend and foe alike. A fairly suspenseful treatment but extremely predictable.

 

ALPHIN, ELAINE MARIE

 

Ghost Cadet  (Apple, 1991, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1991.)

 

                A visitor from the north makes friends with the ghost of a young cadet killed during the Civil War and helps him to find eternal rest by locating a missing watch.

 

ALTON, STEVE

 

Fire Hills, The  (CarolRhoda, 2005.)

 

Charly #2.

 

                A coven of good witches protects the world from supernatural evil.

 

Malifex, The  (CarolRhoda, 2002.)

 

Charly #1.

 

                A videogame fan battles supernatural evil

 

AMARE, ROTHAYNE  (Pseudonym of Stuart Byrne, whom see.)

 

Visitation, The  (Major, 1977.)

 

 Following the mysterious disappearance of a woman, her family gathers and learns of an ancient curse.  Then a "ghost" appears and warns them of the imminent arrival of the Devil himself, culminating in a psychic encounter in a dark cavern. Tedious, confusing, and unfrightening.

 

AMBUEHL, JAMES

 

Correlated Contents  (Mythos, 1999.)

 

                Collection of loosely related Cthulhu Mythos stories.

 

AMBROSE, DAVID  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Coincidence  (Aspect, 2002.)

 

                Ambiguous book about a man investigating coincidences who may have stumbled upon a supernatural force.

 

Man Who Turned Into Himself, The  (St Martins, 1994.)

 

Unclassifiable story of a man who finds himself sharing the body of an alternate version of himself in a world slightly different than his own.  Gives schizophrenia a whole new meaning.

 

Superstition  (Macmillan, 1997, Warner, 1998.)

 

                An experiment to create a “ghost” to discredit fraudulent spiritualists has an unexpected result and upsets a scientist’s sense of reality.  Then members of the group begin to die, their lives claimed by the personality that is either a ghost or a construction of their own imagination.

 

AMES, JOHN EDWARD

 

Asylum, The  (Zebra, 1994.)

 

A crazed doctor running an asylum for the violently insane indulges a personal whim and uses experimental drugs on the patients under his care, with terrifying results.  Apparent genuine possession is the fantastical element in an otherwise bizarre but mundane horror tale.

 

Death Crystal, The  (Leisure, 1990.)

 

                A madman finds a magical jewel that survived the destruction of Atlantis.  With it, he is able to affect the minds of others, and sets out to rid the world of those he considers unworthy of life.  More adventure than horror.

 

Force, The  (Leisure, 1987.)

 

Mental invasion from a distance is the main menace in this story of a man who can send evil images into the minds of others, controlling some, causing the death of anyone he dislikes or who poses a threat to his power. 

 

Spellcaster  (Zebra, 1989.)

 

                Mysterious goings on as an obsessed man masters voodoo and the evil eye and begins striking at his victims during the onset of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.  No real surprises but effective use of local color and characterization.

 

AMES, MEL D.

 

Tales of Titillation and Terror  (Mosaic, 1996.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

AMIES, CHRIS

 

Dead Ground  (Big Engine, 2001.)

 

                An archaeological expedition in the South Pacific uncovers ancient ruins and sets free an ancient evil.

 

AMIS, KINGSLEY  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Green Man, The  (Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich , 1969, Jonathan Cape, 1969, Ballantine, 1971, Panther, 1971, Academy Chicago, 1991.)

 

                The story of a dead spirit striking from beyond the grave to return to the land of the living, accompanied by witty writing, barbed satire, moments of genuine humor, and some first rate characterization.  His victim is a desperate man who has descended into alcoholism and self loathing.  Filmed as a BBC mini-series.

 

AMOS, BETH

 

Cold White Fury  (Harper, 1996.)

 

A freak accident gives a child the power to eavesdrop on other people's thoughts and he overhears a sinister plot to undermine the entire country by using “lower class” people as subjects for genetic experiments.  Passable thriller with supernatural overtones.

 

Second Sight  (Harper, 1998.)

 

                Following an operation, a woman discovers she can see things invisible to others, which works to her advantage in a murder investigation.

 

ANDERSON, JOHN AUBREY

 

Black or White  (Broadman &  Holman, 2005.)

 

                A woman’s life is influenced by the interference of a demon.

 

ANDERSON, KEVIN DAVID & STALL, SAM

 

Night of the Living Trekkies  (Quirk, 2010.)

 

Zombies at a Star Trek convention.

 

ANDERSON, KEVIN J.  (See collaboration below and others with Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Death Warmed Over  (Kensington, 2012.)

 

Dan Shamble #3.

 

A zombie detective.

 

Tucker's Grove  (Phoenix Pick, 2012.)

 

Collection of loosely related stories.

 

Unnatural Acts  (Kensington, 2012.)

 

Dan Shamble #2.

 

A zombie detective.

 

ANDERSON, KEVIN J. & KOONTZ, DEAN R

 

Prodigal Son  (Bantam, 2005.)

 

Frankenstein #1.

 

                A modernized version of Mary Shelley's story Frankenstein.  A police detective tracks down a serial killer who was actually manufactured from dead parts.

 

ANDERSON, KURT

 

Devour (Pinnacle, 2016.)

 

A giant prehistoric shark appears.

 

Resurrection Pass (Pinnacle, 2017.)

 

An amorphous and very large creature lives beneath a forest.

ANDERSON, LINDA

 

Secrets of Sadie Maynard, The  (Pocket, 1999.)

 

                A photojournalist solves a murder and deals with unhappy ghosts.

 

ANDERSON, MARY

 

Haunting of Hillcrest, The  (Dell Yearling, 1987.)

 

Mostly Ghosts #4.

 

                The two teens team up to battle a sinister menace at their high school.

 

Leipzig Vampire, The  (Dell Yearling, 1987.)

 

Mostly Ghosts #1.

 

                A vampire livens up a party.

 

Terror Under the Tent  (Dell Yearling, 1987.)

 

Mostly Ghosts #2.

 

                A circus magician uses evil magic.

 

Three Spirits of Vandermeer Manor, The  (Dell Yearling, 1987.)

 

Mostly Ghosts #3.

 

                Young adult ghost story.

 

ANDERSON, MICHAEL FALCONER

 

Black Trinity (Hale, 1988.)

 

Not seen.

 

Blood Rite  (St. Martin's, 1988.  Robert Hale, 1986, as The Woodsmen.)

 

A young woman stranded by her unruly date wanders into a church just in time to witness a ritual murder.  The two men responsible begin to chase her across the countryside, but when she finally reaches help, it is revealed that the two men are inhuman, and cannot be killed by normal means.  Graphic but not very convincing horror.

 

Clans of Golgotha Scalp, The (Hale, 1989.)

 

Not seen.

 

Covenant, The (St Martins, 1988.)

 

A policeman vacation in a small town in Scotland encounters reincarnation and evil magic.

 

God of a Thousand Faces (Hale, 1987, Heywood, 1989.)

 

A man is [pssessed by a demon after observing a ritual in India.

 

Unholy, The  (Jove, 1987, St Martins, 1987.)

 

                The horror of Nazi Germany returns in supernatural form. Gory murders abound as the same, discorporate evil force that caused the worst excesses of World War II returns in the present, preying on the living, taking possession of their wills, compelling them to commit horrible crimes.

 

Woodsmen, The  (See Blood Rite.)

 

ANDERSON, M.T.  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Thirsty  (Candlewick, 2003.)

 

                Young adult novel about vampires.

 

ANDERSON, POUL  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Devil's Game, The  (Pocket, 1980, Baen, 1985.)

 

The devil Samael has apparently chosen to reward a human being with riches beyond the dreams of avarice.  But the condition of this arrangement is that seven chosen people be gathered together for a very special convocation.  An interesting variation on an old theme from a writer famous for his science fiction.

 

ANDERSSON, C. DEAN  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Buried Screams  (Zebra, 1992.)

 

                An abandoned mine shaft is inadvertently opened, allowing restless spirits to send forth their ghostly influence and inspire people in the vicinity to violence and death.  The body count rises until three individuals with unhappy backgrounds discover the source of the disturbances.

 

Fiend  (Zebra, 1994.)

 

A serial killer specializing in children is brought to life at the Dallas comic book convention where a writer discover that he can create costumed superheroes through the power of sexual magic.  Very dark humor mixes with horror.

 

I Am Dracula  (Zebra, 1993.)

 

The "true" memoirs of Dracula, born Vlad Tepes, as told to the author.  In this version, he still survives in the contemporary world, and Stoker's book was simply a wish fulfillment fantasy.  It’s a far nastier and more explicit version of his personal history than Stoker provided.

 

I Am Frankenstein  (Zebra, 1996.)

 

The monster tells his side of the story, in which he is pursued by supernatural or perhaps extraterrestrial entities and powers that consider him no more than an expendable tool to be used to wreak havoc on those believed to be his innocent victims.

 

Raw Pain Max  (Popular Library, 1988.)

 

                A man and woman run afoul of a sorceress, the reincarnation of the Countess Bathory, who maintains her continued existence by sacrificing people in horrible fashion to a demon who eats pain.  Although they kill her, the woman's soul possesses a new body and comes in search of vengeance. 

 

Torture Tomb  (Popular Library, 1987.)

 

Two young women are kidnapped by a group of devil worshippers while several people decide to use psychic powers to locate and rescue them.  Dwells primarily on the horrible things done to the kidnapped women, with the supernatural element not much more than an afterthought, mostly concerned with psychic location of the victims. There was considerable objection to the explicit torture scenes when this novel appeared.

 

ANDREASSI, ROBERT

 

Gargantua  (Tor, 1998, from the screenplay by Ronald Parker.)

 

                A tropical paradise is troubled by a series of mysterious events, culminating in the appearance of a gigantic mutated creature from the depths of the ocean.  In due course, the military manages to repel the monster, but only after a predictable amount of death and destruction.

 

ANDREOTA, PAUL

 

Sweet Taste of Burning, The  (David McKay, 1973, Warner, 1974,  translated by A.M. Sheridan Smith from the 1972 French version.)

 

A reporter becomes involved with a young woman reputed to be a witch.  Shortly thereafter, his wife falls mysteriously ill and he begins to suspect that there might be more going on than simple superstition.  What might have been a routine novel of its type is saved by some exceptionally good writing, translated quite skillfully.

 

ANDREWS, FELICIA     (Pseudonym of Charles Grant, whom see.)

 

Moon Witch  (Jove, 1980.)

 

                A prominent woman who is also a practicing witch has an affair.  A romance novel with minimal supernatural content.

 

Mountain Witch  (Jove, 1980.)

 

                An Indian sorceress practices her arts in this romantic novel of life in the old West.  Very little supernatural content.

 

River Witch  (Jove, 1979.)

 

Early American adventure romance with traces of supernatural magic as trimming.

 

ANDREWS, MARK  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Satan's Manor  (Leisure, 1977.)

 

A movie crew arrives to make their latest horror film in an abandoned house with a bad reputation.  Shortly after their arrival, the special effects seem to be generating themselves with fatal results.  A sometimes rather awkward story of satanism.

 

ANDREZEL, PIERRE    (Pseudonym of Baroness Karen Blixen.)

 

Angelic Avengers, The  (Putnam, 1946, Random House, 1947, University of Chicago, 1975, Ace, ?, Turtle Point, 1997.)

 

                Two young women fall into the clutches of a mysterious, sinister figure who is eventually revealed to be a white slaver who has made a pact with the Devil, in return for which he has received a form of immortality.  With smatterings of voodoo thrown in for atmosphere.  Excellent suspense often interpreted as an allegory of Hitler's threat to Europe.

 

ANNANDALE, DAVID  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Gethsemane Hall  (Dundurn, 2012.)

 

A haunted house.

 

ANSCOMBE, RODERICK

 

Secret Life of Laszlo, Count Dracula  (Hyperion, 1994, Harper, 1995, St. Martins, 2006.)

 

Dracula is a doctor in this unusual retelling, gradually obsessed by blood and driven to slaughter and drain his victims while leading an otherwise exemplary life.  Despite his abhorrence of his own actions, he is unable to resist the temptations offered by his profession and gradually drifts further from sanity.

 

ANSON, BARBARA

 

Golem  (Leisure, 1978.)

 

There is no suspicion of foul play surrounding the death of a rabbi, at least insofar as the police are concerned.  But the dead man's son thinks otherwise, and decides to seek revenge through use of a golem.  Much better than it probably sounds. 

 

ANSON, JAY

 

666  (Simon & Schuster, 1981, Pocket, 1982.)

 

                The author of the supposedly non‑fiction The Amityville Horror wrote this tale of a haunted house that flits about through time, wreaking its havoc on any who should be so bold as to wander inside.  Plenty of horrific action, but the narrative is uneven and the plot unconvincing.

 

ANTCZAK, STEPHEN L.   (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Daydreams Undertaken  (Marietta, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

ANTHONY, MARK  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Tower of Doom  (TSR, 1994.)

 

A Ravenloft shared universe blending fantasy and horror.  This one is a variation of the Hunchback of Notre Dame involving a tormented, deformed man and his obsessions.

 

ANTHONY, PIERS  (See also collaboration which follows. Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Firefly  (Morrow, 1990, Avon, 1992.)

 

                A supernatural creature lures victims to their deaths by exuding psychic pheromones.  Its presence also stimulates more emotional relations among people living nearby.  Strong sexual content.

 

Shade of the Tree  (Tor, 1987.)

 

A Florida estate turns out to be haunted, much to the initial distress of a young widower and his two children, who retreat there for a breather after their life is shattered by murder.  Anthony infuses a standard plot with elements of more traditional fantasy.

 

ANTHONY, PIERS & PICKOVER, CLIFFORD

 

Spider Legs  (Tor, 1998.)

 

                A giant sea spider, the size of an elephant, rises from the ocean to stalk human prey along the shores or aboard ships.  Reaction to initial reports is skeptical, but the protagonists eventually survive a direct attack and organize countermeasures.  The creature itself has been designed by an unbalanced scientist who believes that humans don’t deserve to survive as a species.

 

ANTIEAU, KIM  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Trudging to Eden  (Silver Salamander, 1994.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

APPEL, WILLIAM

 

Watcher Within, The  (Gold Medal, 1983, Paperjacks, 1987.)

 

A man who is terrified of being out in the open sees something from the window of his room which leads him to believe a monster is loose in the world.  In order to act, he must somehow overcome his own psychological problems. 

 

Water World  (Gold Medal, 1983, Paperjacks, 1986.)

 

                The very peculiar story of a disturbed young woman who believes she is a fish, and who demonstrates some paranormal powers in the process.  The complicated plot involves a human murderer as well as dreams laden with literal and symbolic significance.

 

ARBUCCI, JOHN

 

Blood of Innocents  (Onyx, 1990.)

 

                A young boy suffering from paranoia about the adult world finds life complicated as well by the weakness of his body.  His introspection leads to the discovery of a strange ability to control his physical form, to heal himself and others, but he gains these powers without the emotional balance to control them.  The boy, we discover, will eventually become Jack the Ripper.

 

ARDEN, TOM (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Shadow Black  (Big Engine, 2001.)

 

                A get together at a seaside mansion is complicated by the presence of a supernatural force.

 

ARENSBERG, ANN

 

Incubus  (Knopf, 1999.)

 

                A small town is plagued by a series of increasingly unpleasant manifestations which some see as alien invaders, others as supernatural forces.  A doubting minister and a die hard rationalist both find their world views changing.

 

ARKHAM, CANDICE   (Pseudonym of Alice Ramirez.)

 

Ancient Evil  (Popular Library, 1977.)

 

                Typical gothic plot with a lonely mansion and a menaced heroine.  Ranged against her is a four hundred year old witch who is jealous of the new arrival.  Predictable throughout, and with little suspense.

 

Deadly Friendship  (Avon, 1973, Linford, 1991.)

 

                A mishmash of voodoo, lycanthropy, an ancient family curse,a remote mansion, brutal murders and magic.  A young woman disregards advice to stay away from the area where a number of children have recently disappeared, with pretty much the results you might expect from this sort of thing.

 

ARLEN, MICHAEL  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Ghost Stories  (Collins, 1927, Arno, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

ARMINTROUT, JENNIFER

 

All Souls' Night  (Mira, 2008.)

 

Blood Ties #4.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Ashes to Ashes  (Mira, 2008.)

 

Blood Ties #3.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Possession  (Mira, 2007.)

 

Blood Ties #2.

 

A destroyed vampire returns to unlife to torment a recently converted but good hearted vampire.

 

Turning, The   (Mira, 2006.)

 

Blood Ties #1.

 

                A vampire romance.

 

ARMSTRONG, ANTHONY  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Strange Case of Mr. Pelham, The  (Methuen, 1957.)

 

                An inhuman creature disguised as a man commits a murder.

 

ARMSTRONG, F.W.  (Pseudonym of T.M. Wright, whom see.)

 

Changing, The  (Tor, 1985.)

 

Werewolf #1.

 

                A werewolf novel with an unusual setting, for this particular lycanthrope chooses his victims from among the corps of middle managers of a large corporation.  A string of hideous killings perplexes a police detective until he finally agrees to call in a parapsychologist.

 

Devouring, The  (Tor, 1987.)

 

Werewolf #2

 

                A parapsychologist finds that his latest investigation has very personal implications.  Not only is there evidence that a vampirish creature is abroad in Buffalo, New York, but it is clear that there is a link between the creature and the woman the protagonist loves.

 

ARMSTRONG, KELLEY  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Amityville Horrible  (Subterranean, 2012.)

 

An Otherworld novel.

 

A psychic with a werewolf lover does a reality show.

 

Angelic  (Subterranean, 2009.)

 

An Otherworld novel.

 

A group of djinn revolt.

 

Bitten  (Viking, 2001.)

 

An Otherworld novel.

 

                A headstrong but non-malevolent your werewolf journalist is summoned back to the pack stronghold when they need her help to hunt down renegades whose activities have put the entire pack in jeopardy.

 

Broken  (Bantam, 2006.)

 

An Otherworld novel.

 

                 A pregnant werewolf opens a gateway to Victorian London and finds herself pursued by Jack the Ripper.

 

Calling, The  (Harpercollins, 2012.)

 

Darkness Rising #2.

 

Young adults with supernatural powers confront an evil cabal.

 

Deceptions (Dutton, 2015.)

 

Cainsville #3.

 

A series of visions hints at a town's secrets.

 

Driven (Subterranean, 2016.)

 

An Otherworld novel.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Forsaken (Subterranean, 2015.)

 

An Otherworld novel.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Frostbitten  (Bantam, 2009.)

 

An Otherworld novel.

 

The only female werewolf finds herself in demand.

 

Gathering, The (HarperCollins, 2012.)

 

Darkness Rising #1.

 

A teenager discovers she has supernatural powers.

 

Haunted  (Bantam, 2005.)

 

An Otherworld novel.

 

                A witch returns from the dead to fight evil.

 

Hunter and the Hunted, The  (Dutton, 2012.)

 

An Otherworld collection.

 

Two short werewolf romances.

 

Led Astray (Tachyon, 2015.)

 

Collection of sometimes related stories.

 

Living With the Dead  (Bantam, 2008.)

 

An Otherworld novel.

 

A woman gets caught between two secret supernatural societies.

 

Men of the Otherworld (Bantam, 2009.)

 

An Otherworld novel.

 

A coming of age novel involving werewolves.

 

Missing (Crown, 2017.)

 

?

 

No Humans Involved  (Bantam, 2007.)

 

An Otherworld novel.

 

                A reality show involving psychics raises a real ghost.

 

Omens (Plume, 2014.)

 

Cainsville #1.

 

A young woman discovers that the town where she lives hides supernatural secrets.

 

Otherworld Secrets (Plume, 2016.)

 

Collection of related short stories.

 

Personal Demon  (Bantam, 2008.)

 

An Otherworld novel.

 

Adventures of a woman who is half demon.

 

Rising, The (HarperCollins, 2014.)

 

Darkness Rising #3.

 

A handful of people with supernatural powers flee an evil cult.

 

Stolen  (Viking, 2003, Plume, 2004.)

 

An Otherworld novel.

 

                A werewolf, along with a vampire, a witch, and other supernatural entities, are kidnapped by a billionaire for a hunting party.

 

Thirteen  (Dutton, 2012.)

 

An Otherworld novel.

 

Warfare among the witches.

 

Visions (Dutton, 2015.)

 

Cainsville #2.

 

A supernatural force lies buried in a small town.

 

Waking the Witch  (Dutton, 2010.)

 

An Otherworld novel.

 

Typical urban fantasy with demons.

 

ARMSTRONG, SARAH

 

Blood Red Roses  (Dell, 1982. )

 

A magical mirror reaches into our own world and affects the dreams of a teenaged girl, sometimes influencing her waking hours as well, so that she can no longer separate reality from illusion.  Is she losing her mind or is something supernatural really going on?  It's the latter in this low key novel of an evil spirit reaching out from beyond the grave.

 

ARMSTRONG, T.I. FYTTON  (Pseudonym of John Gawsworth, whom see.)

 

Full Score  (Cowan, 1933.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

ARNESON, D.J.  (See also collaborations which follow. Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Aliens Are Here!  (Watermill, 1980.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Most Famous Ghost of All and Other Stories, The  (Simon & Schuster, 1978.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Strange Ghost Stories  (Watermill, 1979.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Strange Monster Stories  (Watermill, 1979.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

ARNESON, D.J. & TALLARICO, TONY

 

Beware of the Supernatural   (Watermill, 1980.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Haunted Planet, The  (Watermill, 1980.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Monster Madness  (Watermill, 1980.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

ARNETT, MINDEE  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Nightmare Affair, The (Tor, 2013.)

 

Arkwell Academy #1.

 

?

 

Nightmare Charade, The  (Tor, 2015.)

 

Arkwell Academy #2.

 

A private school is the focus of supernatural events.

 

Nightmare Dilemma, The (Tor, 2015.)

 

Arkwell Academy #3.

 

A crisis at a school beset by the supernatural.

 

ARNOPP, JASON

 

Last Days of Jack Sparks, The (Orbit, 2017.)

 

A writer has humorous encounters with the occult.

 

ARNZEN, MICHAEL A.

 

Fluid Mosaic  (Wildside, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Grave Markings  (Dell, 1994.)

 

Primarily a serial killer novel about a demented tattoo artist, but there are overtones of the unreal in his portrayal as capable of creating scenes in flesh so terrifying that people commit suicide to escape them.

 

Needles and Sins  (Dark Regions, 1993.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Proverbs for Monsters (Dark Regions, 2007.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

ARNOPP, JASON

 

Hate – Kill – Repeat  (Black Flame, 2005.)

 

A Friday the 13th novel.

 

                Two serial killers try to join forces with Jason,  unsuccessfully.

 

ARONOVITZ, MICHAEL   

 

Phantom Effect (Night Shade, 2016.)

 

A serial killer battles a ghost.

 

Seven Deadly Pleasures  (Hippocampus, 2009.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Witch of the Wood, The  (Hippocampus, 2014.)

 

A man discovers that witches are real, and that something evil is stalking them.

 

ARSENAULT, T.G.

 

Bleeding the Vein (Gallows Press, 2012.)

 

A woman returns from the dead.

 

Forgotten Souls  (Five Star, 2005.)

 

                A woman is troubled by the spirits of the restless dead, and a greater evil that seeks to keep them forgotten.

 

ARTHUR, KERI  (Many of these are arguably fantasy rather than horror. Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Ashes Reborn (Berkley, 2017.)

 

Souls of Fire #3.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Beneath a Darkening Moon  (Dell, 2012.)

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Beneath a Rising Moon  (Dell, 2012.)

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Bound to Shadows  (Dell, 2009.)

 

Riley Jensen #8.

 

A half vampire, half werewolf detective deals with a series of mutilation killings.

 

Chasing the Shadows (Dell, 2013.)

 

Nikki #3.

 

A woman has a psychic link to a killer.

 

Circle of Death (Dell, 2014.)

 

A Damask Circle novel.

 

Shapeshifter romance.

 

Circle of Desire (Dell, 2014.)

 

A Damask Circle novel.

 

Shapeshifter romance.

 

Circle of Fire (Dell, 2014.)

 

A Damask Circle novel.

 

Something is draining victims of their blood.

 

City of Light (Signet, 2016.)

 

Outcast #1.

 

A future war opens a gateway through which supernatural monsters can enter our world.

 

Dancing With the Devil (Dell, 2013.)

 

Nikki #1.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Dangerous Games  (Bantam, 2007.)

 

Riley Jensen #4.

 

                A werewolf/vampire crossbreed encounters a new kind of evil trap.

 

Darkest Kiss, The  (Bantam, 2008.)

 

Riley Jensen #6.

 

A vampire hunter chases an undead with mental problems.

 

Darkness Devours  (Signet, 2012.)

 

Dark Angels #3.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Darkness Falls (Signet, 2014.)

 

Dark Angels #8.

 

Supernatural romance.

 

Darkness Hunts  (Signet, 2012.)

 

Dark Angels #4.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Darkness Rising  (Signet, 2011.)

 

Dark Angels #2.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Darkness Splintered (Signet, 2013.)

 

Dark Angels #7.

 

Supernatural romance.

 

Darkness Unbound  (Signet, 2011.)

 

Dark Angels #1.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Darkness Unmasked  (Signet, 2013.)

 

Dark Angels #5.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Deadly Desire  (Bantam, 2009.)

 

Riley Jensen #7.

 

A woman uses witchcraft to enlist the dead in her cause.

 

Destiny Kills  (Bantam, 2008.)

 

A Myth and Magic novel.

 

Two people with supernatural powers battle a band of killers.

 

Embraced by Darkness  (Bantam, 2007.)

 

Riley Jensen #5.

 

A woman with supernatural powers looks into the mystery of a girl's disappearance.

 

Fireborn (Signet, 2014.)

 

A Souls of Fire novel.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Flameout (Berkley, 2016.)

 

Souls of Fire #2.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Full Moon Rising  (Bantam, 2006.)

 

Riley Jensen #1.

 

                In a world where vampires and werewolves are openly acknowledged, two crossbreeds have romantic adventures.

 

Generation 18 (Dell, 2014.)

 

A Spook Squad novel.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Hearts in Darkness (Dell, 2013.)

 

Nikki #2.

 

A psychic discovers vampires.

 

Kiss the Night Goodbye (Dell, 2013.)

 

Nikki #3.

 

Evil sorcery.

 

Kissing Sin  (Bantam, 2007.)

 

Riley Jensen #2.

 

                Erotica mixed with a plot to create an army of super-powered monsters.

 

Mercy Burns (Bantam, 2011.)

 

A Myth and Magic novel.

 

Shapeshifter romance.

 

Moon Sworn  (Dell, 2010.)

 

Riley Jensen

 

Vampires and werewolves, oh my!

 

Penumbra (Dell, 2014.)

 

A Spook Squad novel.

 

A woman battles to unearth a supernatural secret.

 

Tempting Evil  (Bantam, 2007.)

 

Riley Jensen #3.

 

                A police officer charged with watching supernatural creatures investigates a geneticist.

 

Wicked Embers (Signet, 2015.)

 

Souls of Fire #1.

 

A plague begins to kill off vampires.

 

ARTHUR, ROBERT

 

Ghosts and More Ghosts  (Random House, 1963, Windward, 1972.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

ARTHUR, RUTH M.

 

Candle in Her Room, A  (Aladdin, 1966, McClelland and Stewart,?, Atheneum, 1972, Peter Smith, 1985.)

 

                For young adult readers.  A wooden doll is the focal point for a series of unpleasant supernatural events which plague a family through three generations.

 

ARVONEN, HELEN  (See also Margaret Worth.)

 

Witches of Brimstone Hill, The  (Gold Medal, 1971.)

 

                A young girl with psychic powers locates the concealed body of a murdered girl and advises the authorities.  Unfortunately, this brings her abilities to the attention of a secret group of devil worshippers who decide that she should become more intimately involved in their activities.

 

ASBURY, HERBERT

 

Devil of Pei-Ling, The  (Macy, 1927, Ramble House, 2013.)

 

                An evil mastermind uses supernatural powers to get his way.

 

ASCHER, EUGENE  (Pseudonym of Harold Kelly.  Wrote SF as Preston Yorke.)

 

Uncanny Adventures  (Everybody’s, 1944.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

ASHLEY, ALLEN

 

Urban Fantastic  (Crowswing, 2006.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

ASHLEY, AMANDA  (Pseudonym of Madeline Baker.)

 

After Sundown (Zebra, 2003.)

 

Vampire #2.

 

                A vampire romance.

 

Dead Sexy  (Zebra, 2006.)

 

Vampires, werewolves, and romance in the future.

 

Desire After Dark  (Zebra, 2006.)

 

Vampire #3.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Embrace the Night (1995.)

 

Embrace #1.

 

Vampire romance.

 

His Dark Embrace (2012.)

 

Embrace #3.

 

?

 

Midnight Embrace  (Love Spell, 2001.)

 

Embrace #2.

 

                A vampire romance.

 

Night's Kiss  (Zebra, 2005.)

 

Children of Night #1.

 

                A vampire romance.

 

Night's Master (Zebra, 2008.)

 

Children of Night #3.

 

                A vampire romance.

 

Night's Mistress (Zebra, 2013.)

 

Children of Night #5.

 

                A vampire romance.

 

Night's Pleasure (Zebra, 2008.)

 

Children of Night #4.

 

                A vampire romance.

 

Night's Promise (Zebra, 2014.)

 

Children of Night #6.

 

                A vampire romance.

 

Night's Surrender (Zebra, 2015.)

 

Children of Night #7.

 

                A vampire romance.

 

Night's Touch (Zebra, 2007.)

 

Children of Night #2.

 

                A vampire romance.

 

Shades of Grey  (Leisure, 1998.)

 

Vampire #1.

 

                A vampire romance.

 

Sunlight, Moonlight  (Leisure, ?)

 

                A vampire romance.

 

Whisper of Eternity, A  (Zebra, 2004.)

 

                A vampire romance.

 

ASHWOOD, SHARON (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Ravenous  (Signet, 2009.)

 

Dark Forgotten #1.

 

A small time witch battles a big time demon.

 

Scorched (Signet, 2009.)

 

Dark Forgotten #2.

 

A monster hunter finds prey.

 

Unchained (Signet, 2010.)

 

Dark Forgotten #3.

 

A woman battles monsters.

 

ASKEGREN, PIERCE  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Afterimage  (Simon Spotlight, 2006.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                Buffy encounters a werewolf and other mysterious characters.

 

ASKEW, ALICE & ASKEW, CLAUDE

 

Aylmer Vance: Ghost-Seer  (Ash Tree, 1998, Wordsworth, 2006.)

 

                Collection of related stories about a ghost hunter.

 

ASKEW, CLAUDE  (See collaboration above with Alice Askew.)

 

ASLIN, DAVID REUBEN

 

Loup Garou (Winlock, 2015.)

 

Ian McDermott #1.

 

Werewolf.

 

Red Tide: Vampires in the Morgue (Winlock, 2015.)

 

Ian McDermott #2.

 

A hero hunts down vampires.

 

ASQUITH, CYNTHIA

 

This Mortal Coil  (Arkham House, 1947.  Barrie, 1951, with slightly different contents as What Dreams May Come.

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

What Dreams May Come.  (See This Mortal Coil.)

 

ATHERTON, GERTRUDE  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Bell in the Fog and Other Stories, The  (Macmillan, 1905, Harper, 1906, Wordsworth, 2006.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Foghorn, The  (Houghton Mifflin, 1934, Jarrolds, 1935.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

ATHERTON, NANCY  (These are all mystery novels with a peripheral appearance by a ghost.)

 

Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea (2006)

 

Aunt Dimity and the Duke (1994)

 

Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree (2011)

 

Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince (2013)

 

Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin  (2005.)

 

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King (2015)

 

Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch (2012)

 

Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well (2014)

 

Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil (2000)

 

Aunt Dimity: Detective (2001)

 

Aunt Dimity Digs In (1998)

 

Aunt Dimity Down Under (2010)

 

Aunt Dimity Goes West (2005)

 

Aunt Dimity: Paranormal Detective (2009)

 

Aunt Dimity's Christmas (1999)

 

Aunt Dimity's Death (1992)

 

Aunt Dimity's Good Dead (1996)

 

Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon (2009)

 

Aunt Dimity: Snowbound (2004)

 

Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday (2003)

 

Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter (2008)

              

ATKINS, MEG ELIZABETH

 

By the North Door  (Harper, 1975, Ballantine, 1976.)

 

                A young woman is swept up in her new romance, but has doubts when her new husband displays no inclination toward sex.  Then she discovers his links with a cult of witches, and the significance of his behavior is suddenly terrifying. Highly developed psychological suspense with minor supernatural elements.

 

Samain  (Harper, 1976, Ballantine, 1977.)

 

                A woman's spirit is drawn through time to a rendezvous with a man who refuses to accept the possibility of supernormal events.  As with Atkins' earlier novel, the suspense is developed largely subliminally with little overtly supernatural content.

 

ATKINS, PETER

 

Morningstar  (Harper, 1992, HarperCollins, 1992, Stealth, 2000.)

 

                When a brutal serial killer decides to tell his story to a freelance journalist, he provides undeniable proof that his victims deserved it, that they were all vampires.  An offbeat, very unusual approach to this subject matter.

 

Wishmaster, The  (Pumpkin, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

ATTANASIO, A.A.  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Hellbound  (Harper, 2001.)

 

A Crow novel.

 

                The crow gets involved with a demon trying to escape from Hell and a young criminal trying to make a break with the gangs.

 

Twice Dead Things  (Elder Signs, 2006.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

ATWATER-RHODES, AMELIA  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

All Just Glass (Ember, 2012.)

 

Teen vampire romance.

 

Demon in My View  (Delacorte, 2000.)

 

                A teenager who writes vampire stories discovers that one of the new kids in school is a real one.

 

In the Forests of the Night  (Delacorte, 1999, Dell Laurel, 2000.)

 

                An apparent seventeen year old girl is actually a much older vampire, and her existence is threatened by tokens left by someone who clearly knows her true nature.  For younger readers.

 

Midnight Predator  (Delacorte, 2002, Dell, 2003.)

 

                A vampire poses as human in order to infiltrate another clan and assassinate one of its leaders.

 

Persistence of Memory  (Delacorte, 2008.)

 

Young adult vampire romance.

 

Shattered Mirror  (Delacorte, 2001.)

 

                A young vampire hunter encounters two of the undead, one good, one evil.

 

Token of Darkness (Ember, 2011.)

 

A teen meets a girl with psychic powers.

 

AUGUST, MICHAEL  (Pseudonym of Sidney Williams, whom see.  All titles under this byline are aimed at young adult readers.)

 

Deadly Delivery  (Z-Fave, 1993.)

 

A game that involves the creation of imaginary monsters gets out of hand when some of the creatures actually come to life and begin killing people.

 

Gift, The  (Z-Fave, 1994.)

 

A doll house is inhabited by an evil presence that influences anyone in its vicinity.   The teenage protagonist is terrified by the mysterious deaths that follow, never suspecting that her elaborate toy is the source of the problem until it’s almost too late.

 

New Year's Evil  (Z-Fave, 1993.)

 

A pair of teenagers entice a witch into helping them against a bully, only to discover they've traded one danger for a greater one when she decides to collect the price for her assistance.

 

AUSTEN, JANE  (See collaboration with Seth Grahame-Smith.)

 

AUSTIN, F. BRITTEN

 

On the Borderland  (Hurst & Blackett, 1922.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

AUSTIN, SHERRY

 

Mariah of the Spirits  (Overmountain, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

AVALLONE, MICHAEL  (See also Sidney Stuart and Edwina Noone.  Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Devil, Devil  (Warner, 1975.)

 

Satan Sleuth #3.

 

                A marginal detective novel with satanist overtones, this deals with young women victimized by a cult of devil worshippers until the hero reveals them to be clever fakes, although it is left open whether real satanists exist.

 

Fallen Angel   (Warner, 1974.)

 

Satan Sleuth #1.

 

Marginal.  The origin of the Satan Sleuth, whose only love is murdered by Satan worshippers, causing him to devote his life to stamping out their breed.  The supernatural overtones are never more than that although the reality of the supernatural is left open.

 

Friday the Thirteenth Part Three  (Leisure, 1982, from the screenplay by Martin Kitrosser, Carol Watson, and Petru Popescu. )

 

Novelization of the film later novelized again by Simon Hawke.  This was the last of this ongoing series of films to pretend to have much of a plot, but there's still not enough to justify a novel as Jason wanders around the nearly empty camp slaughtering everyone who gets in his way.

 

Tales of the Frightened  (Belmont, 1963, Mayflower, 1964.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Where Monsters Walk  (Scholastic, 1978.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Werewolf Walks Tonight, The  (Warner, 1974.)

 

Satan Sleuth #2.

 

                A series of horrible murders resembling the work of werewolves attracts the attention of the Satan Sleuth, a detective determined to wipe out all who worship the devil and prove that there is no truth to their beliefs.  He succeeds again, exposing a deformed but human murderer, although we still don’t know whether genuine satanists exist.

 

AVI  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Devil's Race, The  (Harper, 1984, Avon Flare, 1987.)

 

                A young boy encounters the spirit of one of his ancestors, a man executed as a demon over a century earlier.  Now he has reached out through time to take control of the life of one of his own descendants and return to the world of the living. 

 

AYCLIFFE, JONATHAN  (Pseudonym of Denis MacEoin.  Writes thrillers and science fiction as Daniel Easterman.)

 

Garden Lost in Time, A (Bruin, 2013.)

 

A ghost story.

 

Lost, The  (HarperPrism, 1996.)

 

Short but intense novel of a man who returns to his family holdings in Romania only to discover that he is descended from a line of strigoi, vampirish creatures whose bodies never decay but who can roam the night in discorporate form draining the life force of the innocent.

 

Matrix, The  (Harper, 1995.)

 

                Grieving after the loss of his wife, a scholar delves into ancient manuscripts at the direction of a sinister occultist and discovers an old, pervasive evil force.

 

Naomi's Room  (Harper, 1991, Corsair, 2013.)

 

After his young daughter is murdered, a man struggles with the clear evidence of her ghost, which shows up in photographs and elsewhere.  She has returned to point the direction toward her killer, but her father’s guilt, and the spirit of Jack the Ripper, confuse the outcome.

 

Shadow on the Wall, A  (Severn, 2000, Night Shade, 2015.)

 

                An exorcism leads to a discorporate but still angry soul from the past which exerts its influence over the unwary.

 

Silence of Ghosts, The (Night Shade, 2015.)

 

A ghost story.

 

Talisman, The (Ash-Tree, 1999, Severn House, 2001.)

 

                A family moves into a new home and encounters an ancient statue which has been imbued with an evil force, thanks to the former owner.  It begins to influence the minds of the family members in its quest to break free.

 

Vanishment  (Harper, 1994.)

 

An effective haunted house story set on the Cornish coast.  A writer's retreat turns terrifying when his wife disappears after complaining that she has bad feelings about the house, a sense that something terrible may have happened there.  The new inhabitants may be re-enacting an old tragedy.

 

Whispers in the Dark  (Harper, 1992.)

 

                Historical novel of the Victorian era.  Most of the villains are humans, but there are some pretty nasty ghosts as well who interfere in the lives of the living.