Last updated 1/8/17

 

FABER, MICHAEL

 

Under the Skin  (Harcourt, 2001.)

 

                A female serial killer turns out to be non-human.

 

FAHERTY, JG

 

Cure, The  (Samhain, 2015.)

 

A woman with the power to heal becomes the focus of a supernatural struggle.

 

FAHY, CHRISTOPHER  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Dreamhouse  (Zebra, 1987.)

 

                When David and his father move into a house with a sordid past, he experiences a series of disturbing dreams.  Is he just over reacting to the environment, or is this the manifestation of an evil force from the past unwilling to relinquish its hold on the world of the living?

 

Matinee at the Flame  (Overlook, ?)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Nightflyer  (Jove, 1982.)

 

                A young boy discovers that he can leave his body and travel as a disembodied spirit, and affect the material world while doing so.  And there are a lot of people with whom he would like to even some old scores.

 

FAHY, THOMAS

 

Sleepless (Simon Pulse, 2009.)

 

Dreams become deadly.

 

Unspoken, The  (Simon Pulse, 2009.)

 

Teens start succumbing to a curse.

 

FAIG, KENNETH W.

 

Lovecraft's Pillows and Other Strange Stories  (Hippocampus, 2013.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Tales of the Lovecraft Collectors  (Necronomicon, 1995.)

 

                Collection of loosely related stories.

 

FAIN, JEFF

 

Burning, The  (Leisure, 1981.)

 

                Investigators looking into a series of strange deaths ‑ people burned to a crisp inside their clothing ‑ discover that a cult of satanists have unleashed a demon from hell, one with the power to alter its own shape and to move at will among normal people.  Before they can send the creature back, they must first figure out how to identify it.

 

FAIRMAN, PAUL   (See also  Ivar Jorgensen. Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Diabolist, The   (Lancer, 1967.  Previously published in shorter form by Monarch Books under the title Rest in Agony under the name Ivar Jorgensen.)

 

                When the hero receives a phone call from his recently deceased Uncle, it's pretty obvious that something peculiar is going on. Before long he is involved with the fate of a magical diary and a young woman kidnapped by satanists.

 

Devil’s Virgin  (Bedtime, 1961.)

 

                Pornography involving the devil.

 

Doomsday Exhibit, The  (Lancer, 1971.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Frankenstein Wheel, The  (Popular Library, 1972. )

 

                A misguided sequel to the classic tale by Mary Shelley.  A psychic foretells the return of the monster from its Arctic prison, and its quest for a mate.  Written in a deliberate imitation of the original style, it succeeds only in being ponderous rather than atmospheric.

 

FALCONER, L.F.

 

Through a Broken Window (Outskirts, 2014.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FALK, MARGARET

 

Darkscope  (Pinnacle, 1990.)

 

                A woman discovers a camera which reveals to her dark secrets about the satanic activities of her neighbors.  Although she'd rather not have known in the first place, the temptation to use the device again is too powerful to resist.

 

FALKNER, J. MEADE

 

Lost Stradivarius, The  (Blackwood, 1896, Penguin, 1945, Dover, 1982, Dutton, 1988, Oxford, 1991, Tartarus, 2000.)

 

                A man's fascination with music works to his disadvantage when he stumbles across an eerie violin that is a conduit for the spirit of a dead man.

 

Nebuly Coat, The  (?, 1903, Ash-Tree, 2004.)

 

                Minimal supernatural content in this early tale of mysterious events at a remote village.

 

FANE, BRON  (Also writes Science Fiction.  Note that the collections listed below included various stories written under different names most, if not all of which, were actually Robert Lionel Fanthorpe.)

 

Crawling Fiend, The  (Badger, 1960.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Macabre Ones, The  (Badger, 1964, Spencer, 1973.)

 

                A woman performs a dance that inadvertently revives a supernatural force.

 

Softly by Moonlight  (Badger, 1963.)

 

                A tormented man attempts to escape the visions of his own grave, but behind the illusion comes a genuine supernatural force.

 

Somewhere Out There  (Badger, 1963.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Storm God’s Fury  (Badger, 1962.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Thing from Sheol, The  (Badger, 1963.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Walking Shadow, The  (Badger, 1964.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FANTHORPE, ROBERT LIONEL  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy. Note that the collections listed below included various stories written under different names most, if not all of which, were actually Fanthorpe.  See also Olaf Trent, Bron Fane, Leo Brett, and Trebor Thorpe.)

 

Avenging Goddess  (Badger, 1964.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Bitter Reflection  (Badger, 1965.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Call of the Werewolf  (Badger, 1958.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Call of the Wild  (Badger, 1965.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Centurion’s Vengeance  (Badger, 1961.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Chariot of Apollo  (Badger, 1962.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Curse of the Khan   (Badger, 1966.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Curse of the Totem  (Badger, 1962.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Darker Drink, The  (Badger, 1962.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Death Has Two Faces  (Badger, 1964.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Death Note, The  (Badger, 1958.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Devil from the Depths  (Badger, 1961.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Fiends  (Badger, 1959.)

 

                Not seen.  Giant ants.

 

Face in the Dark  (Badger, 1961.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Fingers of Darkness  (Badger, 1961.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Flight of the Valkyries  (Badger, 1958.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Ghost Rider, The  (Badger, 1959.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Goddess of the Night  (Badger, 1963.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Graveyard of the Damned  (Badger, 1962.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Grip of Fear, The  (Badger, 1961.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Hand of Doom  (Badger, 1960.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Hell Has Wings  (Badger, 1962.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Man Who Couldn’t Die, The  (Badger, 1960.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Mermaid Reef  (Badger, 1959.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Moon Wolf  (Badger, 1963.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Out of the Darkness  (Badger, 1960.)

 

                Invaders of an Egyptian tomb discover an ancient curse.

 

Resurgam  (Badger, 1957.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Sealed Sarcophagus, The  (Badger, 1965.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Secret of the Snows  (Badger, 1957.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Shrouded Abbott, The  (Badger, 1964.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Stranger in the Shadow  (Badger, 1966.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Vision of the Damned  (Badger, 1965.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Voice of the Damned  (Badger, 1965.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Watchers of the Forest  (Badger, 1958.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Werewolf at Large  (Badger, 1960.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Whirlwind of Death  (Badger, 1960.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FARADAY, M.M.

 

Sharing, The  (Bantam, 1982.)

 

                An unusual mixture of the supernatural, illusion, and human devilishness.  A disturbed young woman seems unnaturally attached to a particular doll, a toy which apparently conceals a malevolent entity.

 

FARAGO, GINA

 

Ivy Cole and the Moon  (NeDeo, 2005, Berkley, 2006.)

 

Ivy Cole #1.

 

                A werewolf's friends are being murdered by another of her kind.

 

Luna  (?)

 

Ivy Cole #2.

 

                ?

 

FARBER, JAMES

 

Nightmare's Child  (Pocket, 1983, Collins, 1983, Panther, 1985.)

 

                A feral child is possessed not just by the savage spirit of the world in which he briefly lived, but also by a darker entity with an undying enmity for human beings.  Placed back among normal human beings, the boy and his unsuspected companion intend to slake a deadly thirst.

 

FARBER, SHARON  (See Sharon Bainbridge.)

 

FARJEON, B.L.

 

Devlin the Barber  (?, 1888.)

 

                Not seen.

 

FARJEON, J. JEFFERSON

 

Mystery in White (Wright & Brown, 1937. British Library, 2014.)

 

Mystery novel with some slight genuine clairvoyance.

 

FARMER, DEREK

 

Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb  (Hutchinson, 1986.  Barron’s, 1988, as by Derek Allen.)

 

                Revision of Bram Stoker’s Jewel of the Seven Stars for younger readers.

 

FARMER, PHILIP JOSE  (See collaboration which follows. Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Love Song  (Brandon House, 1970, Ramble House, 2004.)

 

                A sexy ghost story.

 

FARMER, PHILIP JOSE & ECKERT, WIN SCOTT

 

Evil at Pemberley House, The  (Subterranean, 2009.)

 

Haunted house.

 

FARNSWORTH, CHRISTOPHER

 

Black Site  (Jove, 2011.)

 

Vampire #2.

 

?

 

Blood Oath  (Jove, 2011.)

 

Vampire #1.

 

A secret agent working for the White House is actually a vampire.

 

President's Vampire, The  (Putnam, 2011.)

 

?

 

FARRADAY, TESS  (Pseudonym of Terri Sprenger.  Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Shadows in the Flame  (Jove, 1997.)

 

                A young woman with vague psychic abilities has resigned to herself to living alone, but the ghost in her cottage maneuvers her into a romantic involvement.

 

FARRAR, STEWART  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Dance of Blood, The  (Arrow, 1977, Severn House, ?)

 

                A woman marries into the jet set, but the social circles into which she is introduced conceal a darker secret.  At night, her dreams are troubled by strange visions, and during the day, she wonders if they were in fact dreams or memories of acts she participated in against her will.  A novel of satanism with some unusual twists.

 

Sword of Orley, The  (Michael Joseph, 1977, Arrow, 1978,  St Martins, ?)

 

                A group of psychic investigators checking up on a reported ghost find that a satanic cult that has survived through the ages.  One of their number begins to hallucinate scenes of her own sacrifice, centuries in the past, along with strong premonitions that history might be about to repeat itself.

 

Twelve Maidens, The  (St. Martin's, 1974, Michael Joseph, 1974, Bantam, 1975.)

 

                An intriguing blend of witchcraft and superscience.  Newly developed equipment detects the existence of a psychic forcefield.  All attempts to investigate further result in the deaths of the researchers involved.  Could a force of evil magic exist that can ignore the advances of science and kill anyone who threatens to learn the truth?

 

FARREN, MICK  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Darklost  (Tor, 2000.)

 

Renquist #2.

 

                A small group of vampires discover that a religious cult is under the control of a man who is trying to return Cthulhu to our universe.  Farren's version of Cthulhu is more rationalized than H.P. Lovecraft's.  Their efforts to stop the cultists are complicated by the need to bring additional members into their group.

 

More Than Mortal  (Tor, 2001.)

 

Renquist #3.

 

                The leader of a vampire clan travels to Scotland when a triad of female vampires discover that the wizard Merlin – actually a superhuman alien – is about to be wakened from his centuries long sleep.  His investigation is complicated by the intervention of a clan of Scots vampires.

 

Necron  (Del Rey Books, 1991.)

 

                A down and out rock singer is contacted by an emissary from a secret group determined to thwart the invasion of Earth by demons from another dimension.  A blend of SF, comedy, and the supernatural.

 

Time of Feasting, The  (Tor, 1996.)

 

Renquist #1.

 

Renquist is the senior member of a coven of vampires living in New York City.  But one of the youngest converts is restless, convinced that the old ways are best.  Unfortunately, the series of drained bodies he leaves behind are drawing the attention of the authorities and an obsessed priest.

 

Underland  (Tor, 2002.)

 

Renquist #4.

 

                A vampire is recruited by the US government to oppose a band of Nazi's hiding in a hollow Earth, but the latter have allied themselves with survivors of an ancient reptilian race.

 

FARRINGTON, GEOFFREY  (Pseudonym of Geoffrey Smith.)

 

Revenants, The  (Dedalus, 1983. Revised edition in 2003)

 

                An introspective vampire story.

 

FARRIS, JOHN  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By  (Popular Library, 1977, Playboy, 1977, Macdonald, 1978, Tor, 1986.  Gollancz, 1989, as Bad Blood.)

 

                A superior mixture of African lore and modern horror.  An odd family becomes even odder when creeping evil begins to affect their personalities.  A detective trying to investigate possible murders is stymied at every turn.  Very effective resolution.

 

Avenging Fury (Forge, 2008.)

 

Fury #4.

 

A woman and her doppelganger fight a supernatural evil.

 

Axman Cometh, The  (Tor, 1989, Hodder, 1990, New English Library, 1990.)

 

                A mentally ill murderer disappeared without trace after slaughtering the protagonist's family.  Assuming a new identity after recovering from a mental collapse, the survivor appears to have adjusted until an accidental confinement in an elevator causes her to mentally recreate the murderer.  Very strange and often disquieting.

 

Bad Blood.  (See All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By.)

 

Elvisland  (Babbage Press, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Fiends  (Tor, 1990, Dark Harvest, 1990, Grafton, 1991.)

 

                A clearly inhuman body is uncovered in a rural area, and when a woman unwisely removes its bonds, she sets free an immortal brother of Adam and Eve, a member of a species of vampiric like creatures who through mischance never became fully human.  Interesting extrapolation of the story of creation.

 

Fury, The  (Playboy, 1976, Popular Library, 1977,  Macdonald, 1977, Tor, 1994, Severn House, 1994, Forge, 2000.)

 

Fury #1.

 

                This is more properly science fiction than horror, dealing with a brother and sister possessing psychic powers, and the corrupt man who wishes to gain control over them in order to enhance his own personal power.  Made into an interesting but uneven film.

 

Fury and the Power, The  (Forge, 2003.)

 

Fury #3.

 

                A woman who can generate her own doppelganger is stalked by an evil entity which wishes to gain ascendancy over the Earth.

 

Fury and the Terror, The  (Forge, 2001.)

 

Fury #2.

 

                A psychic discovers that elements within the government are actually conducting a clandestine, illegal campaign of terrorism.

 

High Bloods  (Tor, 2009.)

 

A plague of werewolves hits Los Angeles.

 

King Windom  (Trident, 1967, Tor, 1990.)

 

                Marginal tale about a minister who apparently has the genuine power to heal, but who may have slipped into the hands of evil.

 

Phantom Nights  (Forge, 2005.)

 

                ?

 

Scare Tactics  (Tor, 1989, New English Library, 1989.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Son of the Endless Night.  (St Martins, 1984, New English Library, 1985, Tor, 1986.)

 

                A suspenseful novel featuring the trial of a man whose defense is based on the principle of demonic possession.  Plenty of horrific scenes along the way, a strong supernatural presence, and highly effective writing.

 

Uninvited, The    (Delacorte, 1982, New English Library, 1983, Tor, 1987.)

 

                Deprived of the man she loves, the protagonist of this novel almost literally dreams a semblance of him back into existence. But this simulacrum can only continue to exist at the cost of the lives of others.  Increasingly eerie as the novel progresses.

 

When Michael Calls  (Trident, 1967, New English Library, 1970.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Wildwood  (Tor, 1986, New English Library, 1987.)

 

                An old estate, whose history is full of bizarre events and strange legends, is investigated by a man who discovers that one of his oldest friends may have gone off the deep end, imagining the forests to be filled with misshapen creatures who watch over the cursed estate.  Eventually there is doubt whether it is his friend or himself who is out of touch with the real world.

 

You Don't Scare Me  (Forge, 2007.)

 

                A dead man interferes with the life of the woman he abused as a child.

 

FARSHTEY, GREG  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Hell's Feast  (West End, 1994.)

 

A Bloodshadows novel. 

 

Private detective vs supernatural henchmen known as the sentinels in this game derived occult adventure.

 

FARSON, DANIEL

 

Clifton House Mystery  (Arrow, 1978.)

 

                A ghost story.

 

Curse  (Hamlyn, 1980.)

 

                Not seen.

 

FAST, JONATHAN  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Inner Circle, The  (Delacorte, 1979, Dell, 1980.)

 

                The deaths of such disparate people as James Dean and Marilyn Monroe are drawn together in this tale of a cult that exists to aid, but also to prey upon, the big names of Hollywood. Falters at times, but generally entertaining.

 

FAULCON, ROBERT  (Pseudonym of Robert Holdstock whom see.)

 

Ghost Dance, The  (Arrow, 1983, Charter, 1987.) 

 

Night Hunter #3.

 

                When a young girl is chosen by a demon to be the symbolic messenger of a new reign of horror on Earth, Dan Brady acts to prevent the completion of the ritual. Armed with his knowledge of the supernatural, he defeats the demon in due course.

 

Hexing, The  (Arrow, 1984, Charter, 1988.)

 

Night Hunter #5.

 

                Still looking for his kidnapped family, Dan Brady discovers a secret river and hidden temple underneath the city of London.  It is inhabited by a group of children who have tapped into forbidden powers, and when confronted with the Night Hunter's powers, they call upon their supernatural protector.

 

Hexing and the Nighthunter, The  (Legend, 1989.)

 

                Omnibus.

 

Labyrinth, The  (Arrow, 1987, Charter, 1988.)

 

Night Hunter #6.

 

                 Final volume in the Night Hunter series.  Dan Brady's quest for his missing family finally comes to an end when he learns that his daughter is slated for sacrifice in a supernatural ceremony.  He struggles and ultimately overcomes the forces of evil, repels their invasion of our world, and rescues his loved ones.

 

Night Hunter  (Charter, 1987.   Arrow, 1983 as The Stalking.)

 

Night Hunter #1.

 

                Dan Brady comes home one day to find that a cult has unleashed a supernatural force on his family and stolen them away.  Recovering from the attack, he sets about gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to track them down.  First in a series of six adventures.

 

Shrine, The  (Arrow, 1984, Charter, 1988.) 

 

Night Hunter #4.

 

                 An evil conjuration raises a monstrous creature from a mine shaft, one capable of rending a human body into pieces.  Only Dan Brady is in a position to drive the creature back before it wreaks havoc on local residents.

 

Stalking, The.  (See Night Hunter. )

 

Talisman, The  (Arrow, 1983, Charter, 1987.)

 

Night Hunter #2.

 

                Dan Brady must locate magical talisman that might provide the means by which to save the world from the encroachment of a horde of evil beings currently concealed in the sea.  So far their depredations have been limited to the immediate coastline, but they are preparing to strike inland.

 

FAUST, CHRISTA  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Coyote's Kiss (Titan, 2011.)

 

A Supernatural novel.

 

Aztec monsters kill some illegal immigrants.

 

Dreamspawn  (Black Flame, 2005.)

 

A Nightmare on Elm Street novel.

 

                The killer who lurks in dreams finds a way to return to the world of the living.

 

Final Destination III  (Black Flame, 2006, from the screenplay by ???)

 

                Death tracks down those that avoided their fated death.+

 

Jason Strain, The  (Black Flame, 2006.)

 

A Friday the 13th novel.

 

                Jason shows up in the midst of a reality television series.

 

FAUST, GABRIELLE

 

Regret  (Dark Regions, 2010.)

 

An encounter with demons.

 

FEARN, JOHN RUSSELL  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

No Grave Need I  (Harbottle, 1984.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form dealing with the living dead.

 

FEATHER, CHERI

 

Submission  (Heat, 2009.)

 

Supernatural eroticism and the death of an artist.

 

FEDAHK, FATIMA

 

Sexorcist, The  (Windsor, 1974.)

 

                Pornography.

 

FEEHAN, CHRISTINE  (Also writes Science Fiction and  Fantasy.)

 

Burning Wild  (Jove, 2009.)

 

Leopard People #2.

 

Romance involving were-leopards.

 

Cat's Lair (Jove, 2015.)

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Conspiracy Game  (Jove, 2006.)

 

Ghost Walker #4.

 

A pregnant woman is stalked by an evil force.

 

Dark Blood (Berkley, 2014.)

 

Dark Celebration  (Berkley, 2006.)

 

Dark #13.

 

                Benevolent vampires thwart a plot to wipe them out by killing off all the females.

 

Dark Challenge  (Leisure, 2000.)

 

Dark #5.

 

                ?

 

Dark Curse  (Jove, 2009.)

 

Dark #15.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Dark Demon  (Jove, 2006.)

 

Dark #12.

 

                A female vampire hunter encounters romance and adventure in Carpathia.

 

Dark Desire  (Leisure, 1999.)

 

Dark #2.

 

                ?

 

Dark Destiny  (Jove, ?)

 

Dark #10.

 

                ?

 

Darkest at Dawn  (Berkley, 2011.)

 

Omnibus of Dark Hunger and Dark Secret.

 

Dark Fire  (Leisure, 2000.)

 

Dark #6.

 

                ?

 

Dark Ghost (Berkley, 2015.)

 

Dark

 

?

 

Dark Gold  (Leisure, 2000.)

 

Dark #3.

 

                ?

 

Dark Guardian  (Leisure, 2002.)

 

Dark #8.

 

                ?

 

Dark Hunger  (Berkley, 2007.)

 

Dark #

 

?

 

Dark Hunter  (Berkley, ?)

 

?

 

Dark Legend  (Leisure, 2001.)

 

Dark #7.

 

                ?

 

Dark Magic  (Leisure, 2000.)

 

Dark #4.

 

                ?

 

Dark Melody  (Leisure, 2003.)

 

Dark #12.

 

                Contemporary vampire romance.

 

Dark Obsession  (Berkley, 2007.)

 

Dark #13.

 

A man struggles with the urge to turn vampire.

 

Dark Peril (Berkley, 2010.)

 

Dark #

 

Vampire romance.

 

Dark Possession  (Berkley, 2007.)

 

?

 

Dark Predator (Berkley, 2011.)

 

Dark #16.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Dark Prince  (Leisure, 1999.)

 

Dark #1.

 

                ?

 

Dark Promises (Berkley, 2016.)

 

?

 

Dark Secret  (Jove, 2005.)

 

Dark #11.

 

                A vampire hunter finds love.

 

Dark Slayer  (Berkley, 2009, Jove, 2010.)

 

Dark #14.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Dark Storm (Berkley, 2012.)

 

Dark

 

Vampire romance.

 

Dark Symphony  (Jove, 2003.)

 

Dark #9.

 

                A psychic entertainer and a vampire are drawn together.

 

Dark Wolf (Berkley, 2014.)

 

Dark

 

?

 

Deadly Game  (Jove, 2007.)

 

Ghostwalker #5.

 

A psychic is taken prisoner by his enemies.

 

Fever  (Berkely, 2005.)

 

                Omnibus of Wild Rain and a new novella.

 

Mind Game  (Jove, 2004.)

 

Ghostwalker #2.

 

                A secret society of psychics is caught up in a battle.

 

Murder Game  (Jove, 2009.)

 

Ghostwalker #5.

 

A psychic and a ghostwalker get involved in murder.

 

Night Game  (Jove, 2005.)

 

Ghostwalker #3.

 

                A woman badly treated by people using supernatural forces seeks revenge.

 

Savage Nature (Jove, 2011.)

 

Leopard People #4.

 

Shapeshifter romance.

 

Scarlet Curse, The  (Lovespell, 2001.)

 

                ?

 

Shadow Game  (Jove, 2003.)

 

                A secret military project to develop psychic powers is threatened by a series of murders.

 

Spider Game (Jove, 2016.)

 

Ghostwalker #12.

 

?

 

Street Game  (Jove, 2010.)

 

Ghostwalker #6.

 

A team of supernaturally equipped detectives runs into a mysterious woman.

 

Twilight Before Christmas  (Pocket Star, 2003.)

 

Drake Sisters #1.

 

                Friendly witches combat nefarious evil.

 

Wild Fire  (Jove, 2010.)

 

Leopard People #3.

 

Romance with leopard people.

 

Wild Rain  (Jove, 2004.)

 

Leopard People #1.

 

                A woman in Indochina falls in love with a wereleopard.

 

FEELEY, PAT

 

Best Friend  (Dutton, 1977, Crest, 1979.)

 

                 Man's best friend, or in this case, woman's best friend, is a remarkably loyal dog.  Or is it just loyalty?  Beau is strange even as a puppy, and as he matures, his attachment to his mistress is transformed into a terrifying obsession.  And something more than a mere dog looks out through his eyes.

 

FEIL, HILA

 

Blue Moon  (Atheneum, 1990, Harcourt, 2007.)

 

A mild ghost story for young adults.

 

FENN, LIONEL   (Pseudonym of Charles L. Grant, whom see.  Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

668: The Neighbor of the Beast  (Ace, 1992.)

 

A Kent Montana novel.

 

                Another lampoon of horror themes, this time mixing H.P. Lovecraft and others with the Amityville syndrome.  Kent Montana against a house full of evil gods from elsewhere.  Great title.

 

Kent Montana and the Once and Future Thing  (Ace, 1991.)

 

A Kent Montana novel.

 

                This title pits our hero against an ugly swamp monster and some human villains as well.  A broad farce poking fun at yet another conventional horror theme.

 

Mark of the Moderately Vicious Vampire, The  (Ace, 1992.)

 

A Kent Montana novel.

 

                While vacationing in Maine, Montana learns of a series of murders that suggest a vampire might be at large.  Ridiculous, he scoffs, until the body count rises.  A send-up of the vampire story.

 

FENN, WILLIAM W.

 

Twixt the Lights  (Drane, 1893.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Woven in Darkness  (Kelly, 1885.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FERENCIK, ERICA  (See also ghostwritten novel as K.A. Applegate in Science Fiction.)

 

Repeaters  (Waking Dream, 2011.)

 

Murder victims are forced to reincarnate until they can find true emotional attachments.

 

FERGUSON, ALANE

 

Overkill  (MacMillan, 1992, Simon & Schuster, 1992, Avon Flare, 1994.)

 

Fairly well told young adult novel about a girl who has psychic dreams about the murder of a friend, and then has visions of her own death at the same killer's hands.

 

FERGUSON, MARGARET

 

Sign of the Ram, The  (Doubleday, 1944, Paperback Library, 1966.)

 

                A classic gothic tale featuring astrology as the secret force behind the battle of wills between two women.  The heroine must defy the stars to avoid her fate, as well as defeating merely human adversaries. 

 

FERM, BETTY

 

False Idols  (Putnam, 1974, Crest, 1975.)

 

                This is sort of a Jewish version of The Exorcist.  Following the death of a friend, the protagonist is plagued by supernatural visitations, the apparent possession of her son, and various assaults on her sanity.  Naturally no one else believes that anything supernatural is occurring, and it is left up to her to devise an escape.

 

FERRARIO, KEITH

 

Deadly Friend  (Leisure, 1994.)

 

A dead child's spirit remains behind in the world of the living, still playing with his old friends.  And when one of those friends is killed, the ghost decides to exact revenge on those responsible.

 

FERREIRA, RICK

 

Darling Fishes, and Other Tales of Fantasy, Horror, and the Supernatural, The  (Kimber, 1977.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FERRIE, RICHARD

 

Bloodrock  (Leisure, 1987.)

 

                A mysterious gemstone allows its possessor to make use of powers beyond the capacity of normal human beings.  But everything has its price, even if the bill is not presented until a subsequent generation.

 

FEVAL, PAUL  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Vampire City  (Sarob, 2000, translated from the French by Brian Stableford.  Originally published in French in 1875.)

 

                A spoof of the British Gothic novel of the time, featuring vampires.

 

FIELD, RUTH BAKER

 

Wild Violets  (Zebra, 1980.)

 

                A strange tale of murder, with a series of disappearances caused by a man tormented by compulsions from his childhood.  A young woman must struggle to survive and solve the mystery, while avoiding becoming the next of his victims.

 

FIELDING, JOY

 

Transformation, The  (Playboy, 1976.)

 

                 A group of Hollywood film people become enmeshed in a dangerous webs of events when they become involved in a cult that dabbles with the occult.  Murder might be the immediate danger, but their very souls may also be in peril.

 

FIELDS, MORGAN    (See also J.M. Morgan.  Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Deadly Harvest  (Zebra, 1989.)

 

                 Several young girls encounter a mysterious house in the forest, and one of their number is trapped within it. When she is recovered later by adults, an ancient consciousness has somehow used her as a portal to the present.

 

Shaman Woods  (Zebra, 1990.)

 

                A stand of ancient forest sacred to local Indians is the scene of a number of ghostly sightings and macabre incidents.  A young boy and his family discover that their vacation has exposed them to vengeful spirits from another time.

 

FILES, GEMMA

 

Book of Tongues, A  (Chizine, 2010.)

 

Hexslinger #1.

 

?

 

Experimental Film (ChiZine, 2015.)

 

A ghost story.

 

Kissing Carrion  (Prie, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Rope of Thorns, A  (Chizine, 2011.)

 

Hexslinger #2.

 

?

 

Tree of Bones, A  (Chizine, 2012.)

 

Hexslinger #3.

 

?

 

We Will All Go Down Together (Chizine, 2014.)

 

A coven terrorizes a small town.

 

FINCH, PAUL

 

Aftershocks  (Ash-Tree, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Cape Wrath  (Telos, 2002.)

 

                An ancient Viking sorcerer's spirit takes possession of a contemporary Englishman.

 

Darker Ages  (Sarob, 2004.)

 

                Collection of two unrelated stories.

 

Dark Satanic, The  (Enigmatic, 1999.)

 

                A short story chapbook.

 

Ghost Realm  (Ash-Tree, 2008.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Shadows Beneath, The  (Enigmatic, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Stains  (Gray Friar, 2007.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Stronghold  (Abaddon, 2010.)

 

Medieval magicians raise an army of zombies.

 

FINE, ANNE  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Bad Dreams  (Delacorte, 2000, Dell Yearling, 2001.)

 

                The new girl in school has prescient visions of the future, but this talent is a curse rather than a blessing.  Her new friend decides to help her dispose of the power.

 

FINGERMAN, BOB
 

Pariah  (Tor, 2010.)

 

Comic version of a zombie apocalypse.

 

FINK, JON STEPHEN

 

If He Lived  (Vintage, 1997.)

 

                A woman struggling to accept the fact that her daughter has run away slowly realizes that there is a ghost in her house.

 

FINLAY, WINIFRED

 

Ghosts, Ghouls, and Spectres  (?)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Tales of Fantasy and Fear  (Kaye and Ward, 1981.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Tales of Sorcery and Witchcraft  (Kaye and Ward, 1980.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Vampires, Werewolves, and Phantoms of the Night  (Methuen, 1983.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FINNEY, JACK  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Body Snatchers, The   (Dell, 1955.  Crowell‑Collier, 1954; Award , ?, as The Invasion of the Body Snatchers)

 

                One of the truly classic science fiction horror novels, twice filmed.  An alien lifeform from outer space matures in a small town, growing exact simulacra of living people in enormous pods, slowly replacing the town's inhabitants.  Only a few  realize what is really happening, and they have little chance of convincing anyone of the truth.  Filmed three times.

 

Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  (See The Body Snatchers.)

 

Marion's Wall   (Simon & Schuster , 1973, Warner, 1974.)

 

                The ghost of a dead screen actress returns to inhabit the body of the protagonist's wife, and he suddenly finds himself married to an entirely different woman.  The new state of affairs doesn't unfold to his liking, but how can he convince anyone else of the truth.

 

FINSTER, E. BURKE

 

Walk with the Dead  (Dimenovels, 1990.)

 

                The dead begin to walk in this gory but predictable novella.

 

FIRTH, N. WESLEY

 

Spawn of the Vampire  (Bear Hudson, 1957.)

 

                Not seen.

 

FISCH, SHOLLY  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Ghostbusters: The Return  (Ibooks, 2004.)

 

                One of the Ghostbusters runs for mayor.

 

FISHER, MARY

 

Ghost in the Garret and Other Stories, The  (Aberdeen, 1910.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FISHER, STEVE

 

Saxon's Ghost   (Sherbourne Press, 1969, Pyramid, 1972.)

 

                 A make believe magician must call up a real ghost in order to solve a murder and the disappearance of his assistant.  Pretty good detective story underlies this unusual story of contact with the hereafter.

 

FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT

 

This Side of Paradise  (Scribner, 1920, Burt, 1920, Collins, 1921, Grey Walls, 1948, Dell, 1948, Grosset, 1957, Penguin, 1963, Amereon, 1978, Ulversoft, 1981, Macmillan, 1982, Washington Square, 1995, Signet, 1996, G.K. Hall, 1996, Bantam, 1996, Cambridge, 1996, Everyman, 1996, Ivy, 1996, Modern Library, 1996, Penguin, 1996, Dover, 1996, .)

 

                Supernatural events affect a man’s life.

 

FITZPATRICK, JANINE

 

Dreamwalker, The  (Pocket, 1975.)

 

                The protagonist of this novel has great difficulty distinguishing between dreams and reality.  Routine thrills and chills as she attempts to discover what secret message might be lying in the symbolism of her nightmares.

 

FLAIR, TIFFANY

 

Psychic Passion  (Tec Giant, 1968.)

 

                Pornography involving occult powers.

 

FLANAGAN, RICHARD

 

Hunting Variety, The   (Putnam's , 1973, Popular Library, undated.)

 

                A cult of satanists is involved in this story of a series of brutal murders, primarily of children.  The hero must figure out what is going on, solve the murders, and destroy the cult, all before they discover his interest and add him to their list of victims.

 

FLANDERS, ERIC

 

Night Blood  (Zebra, 1993.)

 

                A ruthless vampire travels across the US, pursued by a band of people determined to hunt him down and avenge the loss of those they loved.  Emphasis on blood and gore and not much suspense.

 

FLEISCHER, LEONORE  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Flatliners  (Tor, 1990, from the screenplay by Peter Filardi.)

 

                Scientists experimenting with near death experiences run into stranger phenomena than they counted on.

 

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein  (Signet, 1994, from the screenplay by Steph Lady and Larry Darabont, based on the novel by Mary Shelley.)

 

                Novelization of another filmed interpretation of the classic tale.

 

FLEMING, GHERBOD

 

Assamite  (White Wolf, 1999.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                A vampire famous for her ability to assassinate others of her kind is sent against a prominent member of a rival clan.

 

Brujah  (White Wolf, 2000.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                A clan of relatively benevolent vampires are under siege when a feral clan threatens their turf.

 

Dark Prophecy  (White Wolf, 1998.)

 

Blood Curse #3.

 

                Not seen.

 

Devil’s Advocate  (White Wolf, 1997.)

 

Blood Curse #1.

 

                Someone or something has begun preying on vampires in this unusual role reversal.

 

Executioner  (White Wolf, ?)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                ?

 

Gangrel  (White Wolf, 1999.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                Vampires battle against their own bad nature and lust for blood as they move toward the final stages of a battle for control of the world.

 

Nosferatu  (White Wolf, 2002.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                Members of a minor vampire clan try to stay out of the line of fire when two of the major clans go to war.

 

Predator  (White Wolf, ?)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                ?

 

Prey  (White Wolf, ?)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                ?

 

Shadow Lords and the Get of Fenris  (White Wolf, 2001.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                Tribes of werewolves battle against an even greater evil.

 

Ventrue  (White Wolf, 1999.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                War among vampire clans turns the entire East Coast into a battleground.

 

Werewolf  (White World, 2001.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                A woman struggles to stay in our world but is drawn to another by supernatural forces.

 

Winnowing, The  (White Wolf, 1998.)

 

Blood Curse #2.

 

                Vampire spies try to weaken opposing clans and make use of the periodic bloodlusts to lure their enemies into making unwise decisions.

 

FLEMING, KEITH

 

Can Such Things Be?  (Routledge, 1889.)

 

                Not seen.

 

FLEMING, NIGEL

 

To Love a Vampire  (Hustler, 1980.)

 

                Pornographic story of a vampire who seduces a young woman to the consternation of her husband.

 

FLEMING, ROBERT

 

Havoc After Dark  (Dafina, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FLETCHER, ADRIAN   (Pseudonym of Rosemary Guiley.  See collaboration with Ryder Syvertsen.)

 

FLETCHER, TOM

 

Leaping, The (Quercus, 2010.)

 

A Call Center novel.

 

Strange blend of werewolves and British mythology.

 

Ravenglass Eye, The (Jo Fletcher, 2012.)

 

A woman with psychic powers makes a deal with a supernatural entity to solve a murder.

 

Thing on the Shore, The (Quercus, 2011.)

 

A Call Center novel,.

 

A telephone service center is secretly communicating with a creature from another reality.

 

FLINT, KENNETH C.  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Darkening Flood, The  (Bantam, 1995.)

 

                Upon returning to a small Irish village, a couple discover that their former friends are now withdrawn and even openly hostile.  Their persistence uncovers a terrorist plot, but even more frightening is evidence that an ancient demonic force has been awakened.

 

Otherworld  (Bantam, 1992.)

 

                A government agent opposes a cult which is preparing to breach the barrier between our world and another reality peopled by monstrous forces.  An interesting blend of fantasy and horror devices.

 

FLOOD, E.L.

 

Ghost of a Chance  (Rainbow Bridge, 1994.)

 

Welcome Inn #2.

 

                In the tunnels under an elderly building, a young girl encounters the ghost of a woman unjustly condemned for a crime she didn’t commit.

 

Secret in the Moonlight  (Rainbow Bridge, 1994.)

 

Welcome Inn #1.

 

                Not  seen.

 

Skeleton Key, The  (Rainbow Bridge, 1994.)

 

Welcome Inn #3.

 

                Not seen.

 

Spell of the Black Stone, The  (Rainbow Bridge, 1995.)

 

Welcome Inn #4.

 

                Not seen.

 

FLUKE, JOANNE

 

Stepchild, The  (Dell, 1980.)

 

                Young Kathi is driven toward her doom by strange voices and a dark presence which is able to reach her even across the barrier that separates the living from the dead.

 

FLYNN, CONNIE  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Shadow of the Wolf  (Topaz, 1998.)

 

Lily #2.

 

                A werewolf romance.

 

Shadow on the Moon  (Topaz, 1997.)

 

Lily #1.

 

A werewolf romance in which a biologist investigating a series of apparent wolf attacks falls in love with a man whom she believes to be a shapechanger.

 

FLYNN, J.M.

 

Warlock  (Pocket, 1976.)

 

                More detective fiction than horror, this deals with a psychic detective and his daughter, a teenaged witch.  When the protagonist is offered a very large retainer to investigate the kidnapping of an irresponsible but potentially very wealthy young man, he has to use his supernatural abilities to solve the case.

 

FOGARTY, JOHN

 

Haunt, The  (Popular Library, 1990.)

 

                After escaping death at the hands of a psychopathic killer, an American couple travel to Ireland, where the husband becomes interested in researching his personal ancestry.  Unfortunately, druidic traditions abound in the area, and his personality is increasingly warped by magical powers.

 

FOBES, TRACY

 

Forbidden Garden  (Sonnet, 2000.)

 

                A romance novel in which a naturalist is studying some strange varieties of plants, some of which have a supernaturally evil nature.

 

FOLEY, LOUISE MUNRO

 

Bird Brained Fiasco, The  (Tor, 1996.)

 

Vampire Cat #2.

 

                A boy resists the efforts of a vampire to reclaim its lost cat.

 

Catnap Cat-Astrophe, The  (Tor, 1997.)

 

Vampire Cat #4.

 

                The cat with magical powers is missing and everything is falling apart without him.

 

Ghost Train  (Gareth Stevens, 1995.)

 

Choose Your Own Adventure #120.

 

                Multi-path gamebook about a haunted train.

 

My Substitute Teacher Has Gone Batty  (Tor, 1996.)

 

Vampire Cat #1.

 

                When he adopts a stray cat, a young boy is unaware of the fact that its real owner is a vampire.

 

Phoney Baloney Professor, The  (Tor, 1996.)

 

Vampire Cat #3.

 

                The vampire's cat has the ability to talk.

 

FORD, JOHN B.

 

Dark Shadows on the Moon  (Hive, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Tales of Devilry and Doom  (Rainfall, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FORD, MICHAEL THOMAS

 

Jane Bites Back  (Ballantine, 2009.)

 

Jane #1.

 

Jane Austen is a vampire.

 

Jane Goes Batty  (Ballantine, 2011.)

 

Jane #2.

 

Jane Austen was a vampire.

 

FORD, MIKE  (See also collaboration which follows.  Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Attack of the Two-Ton Tomatoes  (Avon Camelot, 1998.)

 

Eerie, Indiana #7.

 

                All the kids in a small town begin to really love their vegetables after a new strain of tomatoes is sold in the area.  The protagonists suspect that something fishy is up, particularly when their neighbors start spending a lot of time in the sun and display a greenish tinge.

 

Dollhouse That Time Forgot, The  (Avon Camelot, 1998.)

 

Eerie, Indiana #11.

 

                A teen discovers that he is being magically pulled into a dollhouse, shrinking to fit, at the whim of a new girl in town.

 

Eerie Triangle, The  (Avon Camelot, 1997.)

 

Eerie, Indiana #3.

 

                A group of people in this small town appear not to have aged for many decades.

 

Halloweird  (Avon Camelot, 1998.)

 

Eerie, Indiana #15.

 

                A make believe invasion radio show during Halloween may turn out to be more than just a joke when a bunch of kids discover that some of the people wearing costumes aren’t people, and aren’t wearing costumes.

 

Have Yourself an Eerie Little Christmas  (Avon Camelot, 1997.)

 

Eerie, Indiana #5.

 

                A youngster gets magically trapped inside a snowy village desk decoration.

 

Return to Foreverware  (Avon Camelot, 1997.)

 

Eerie, Indiana #1.

 

                A mysterious container keeps things fresh forever, including people.

 

Switching Channels  (Avon Camelot, 1998.)

 

Eerie, Indiana #13.

 

                Two boys from Eerie notice that a television set allows them to look at versions of themselves from an alternate dimension.

 

They Say  (Avon Camelot, 1998.)

 

Eerie, Indiana #12.

 

                The town is the setting for a meeting of “they”, the ones we refer to when we say “they say…”

 

Who Framed Alice Prophet?  (Avon Camelot, 1998.)

 

Eerie, Indiana #8.

 

                Two youngsters help rescue a girl who has been trapped inside a painting.

 

FORD, MIKE & PEEL, JOHN

 

Bureau of the Lost  (Avon Camelot, 1997.)

 

Eerie, Indiana #2.

 

                Several historical characters who have disappeared escape from a cryogenic vault hidden beneath a small town.

 

FORD, ROBERT CURRY

 

Hex  (Playboy, 1980.)

 

                 A dead woman is apparently determined to strike at her rivals from beyond the grave, using hex dolls and other voodoo methods to do so.  A doctor must find a way to communicate with those who have already died in order to save the woman he loves from a magical doom.

 

FOREMAN, ROBERTA  (See collaboration with Robin Moore.)

 

FOREST, SALAMBO

 

For the Witch, A Stone  (Olympia, 1971.)

 

                Pornography involving witchcraft.

 

Moonglow.  (See Night of the Wolf.)

 

Night of the Wolf  (Olympia, 1969.  Midwood, 1974, as Moonglow.)

 

                Pornography involving a werewolf.

 

Pan on a Rampage  (Olympia, 1970.)

 

                Pornography involving an appearance of the god Pan.

 

Witch Power  (Olympia, 1971.)

 

                Pornography involving witchcraft.

 

FORESTAL, SEAN

 

Dark Angel  (Dell, 1982.)

 

                A renegade priest leaves the protection of his church when he learns of the existence of a murdering succubus.  Despite the opposition of his superiors, he sets out on a chase across several countries, determined to destroy the evil creature and put an end to her predation upon human beings.  Some original twists and a good climax.

 

FORREST, DAVID  (Pseudonym of David Eliades and Robert Forrest Webb. Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Undertaker’s Dozen, The  (Tandem, 1974.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FORREST, ELIZABETH  (Writes Fantasy and writes science fiction as Charles Ingrid.)

 

Bright Shadow  (DAW, 1997.)

 

An FBI raid on a religious cult frees a group of children, each of whom possesses a superhuman power.  The cult leader is after them, the National Security Agency wants them, the FBI wants to know what's going on, and one innocent man wants them all to go away.

 

Dark Tide  (DAW, 1993.)

 

                As an adult, Parker returns to the child where he almost died in a tragic accident.  Even now he has no memory of the incident, although with the passage of time, he has glimpses of his own past, and a non-human will that influenced his life.

 

Death Watch  (DAW, 1995.)

 

A woman flees her abusive husband and is nearly arrested for attempted murder herself.  Her confused life becomes even more complex when she becomes the prey of a mysterious and perhaps not entirely human serial killer who stalks her in virtual reality as well as the material world.

 

Killjoy  (DAW, 1996.)

 

Complicated thriller with supernatural overtones. A secret CIA mission to Haiti to investigate authentic voodoo powers gets mixed up with a young boy who has had the personality of a serial killer implanted in his brain.

 

Phoenix Fire  (DAW, 1992 )

 

                Despite the packaging, this is a contemporary horror novel featuring an Oriental demon and his minions who emerge from a vault in China, seeking a counterbalancing force buried underground in California.  The demon is a shapechanger who assumes various monstrous forms.

 

Retribution  (DAW, 1998.)

 

                A child prodigy paints pictures of murder scenes which are transmitted to her in her dreams, although she doesn’t recognize their significance until she has become an adult.  Very light supernatural elements in what is otherwise a conventional suspense novel.

 

FORSYTH, FREDERICK  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Shepherd, The  (Hutchinson, 1975, Viking, 1976, Bantam, 1977.)

 

                This is an illustrated short story rather than a novel, telling of an encounter in the sky with a ghostly World War II bomber.  Predictable, but a good example of this type of story.

 

FORSYTHE, RICHARD

 

Bishop's Landing  (Leisure, 1980.)

 

                 A psychologist and four volunteers take up temporary residence in a supposedly haunted house, in order to test his theories about people's reaction under stress.  He never expects that the house might really be haunted, until it is far too late for them all.

 

Fangs  (Leisure, 1985.)

 

                An unusual variation on the werewolf theme.  A girl is born in a very remote rural region, and displays an unusual sympathy for the packs of wolves that run wild in the area. Eventually she mates with one of the pack, and the results are fairly predictable.

 

FORTUNE, DION  (Pseudonym of Violet Mary Firth. Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Demon Lover, The  (Noel Douglas, 1927, Star, 1976, Aquarian, ?, Weiser, 1980.)

 

                 An occultist steals secrets from the society of which he is a part, determined to consolidate power for himself.  He is eventually sentenced to death by the cult, which results in his becoming a sort of ethereal vampire.  There are so many occult phenomena in this book, it's almost a parody of the genre.

 

Goat-Foot God, The  (Williams & Norgate, 1936, Aquarian, ?, Weiser, 1971, Star, 1976, HarperCollins, 1990.)

 

                A disgruntled and unhappy man becomes immersed in an ancient religion that worshipped Pan.  More restrained than most of this author's work, and proportionately more successful.

 

Moon Magic  (Originally published in 1956, Aquarian, ?, Star, 1976, Wesier, 1979.)

 

Sea Priestess #2.

 

                A priestess of an occult religion involves a disheartened man in a symbolic sacrificial ceremony.  A great deal of ritual detail, which becomes tedious after a while, slowing the pace of the story.

 

Sea Priestess, The  (Inner Light, 1938, Aquarian, ?, Star, 1976, Weiser, 1979.)

 

Sea Priestess #1.

 

                A real estate agent meets a woman who is actually high priestess of an occult religion which has secretly survived into the modern age.  The encounter transforms both their lives, as each struggles to incorporate the values of the other into their own belief system.

 

Secrets of Dr. Taverner, The  (Douglas, 1926, Llewellyn, 1962, Ariel, 1989, Ash-Tree, 2000.)

 

                Collection of related stories about an occult detective.

 

Winged Bull, The   (Williams and Norgate, 1935, Kyle, 1935, Aquarian, ?, Star, 1976, Weiser, 1980, HarperCollins, 1990.)

 

                A young man becomes entangled with a woman whom he is attempting to protect from a nasty black magician and his followers.  To do so, he acts as a double agent, infiltrating the group to discover their plans.  Lots of occult nonsense thrown in for atmosphere.

 

FOSTER, ALAN DEAN  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Alien  (Warner, 1979, from the screenplay by Rockne S. O'Bannon.)

 

Alien #1.

 

                A spaceship answers a mysterious distress call and inadvertently brings aboard their vessel a creature which evolves from shape to shape, growing ever more deadly with each transformation.   The small crew attempts to destroy the creature, then simply to escape.  Much of the suspense is lost without the visual effects.

 

Aliens  (Warner, 1986 from the screenplay by James Cameron.)

 

Alien #2.

 

                A team of space marines is sent to a colony world when it ceases communication, discovering that it has been overrun by a species of alien creature which is malevolent and extremely dangerous. What's more, the reactor has been damaged and the colony is about to explode.  Emphasis is on action rather than suspense.

 

Alien 3  (Warner, 1992, from the screenplay by David Giler, Walter Hill, and Larry Ferguson.)

 

Novelization of the third film in the series, and the least interesting.  Ripley's journey home is interrupted by a crash into a prison colony where a single alien warrior emerges to menace the entire installation.  The creature's DNA has been altered as well, and it displays attributes Ripley has never seen before.  She commits suicide when she discovers an alien queen embryo is inside her body.

 

Horror on the Beach, The  (Ken Krueger, 1978.)

 

                A short story of the Cthulhu Mythos in which an indescribable horror from another plane of reality crosses into our universe and menaces some vacationers.

 

Into the Out Of  (Warner, 1986, New English Library, 1987, Wildside, 2002.)

 

                A refreshingly different horror novel, drawing on African legends.  A horde of diminutive but deadly demons are loose in North America, and an African wiseman must recruit skeptical westerners in order to defeat them and send them back to the other reality where they originate.

 

Pale Rider  (Warner, 1985, Arrow, 1985,  from the screenplay by Michael Butler and Dennis Shryack.)

 

                A strange figure rides into a small settlement in the American West, just as they are about to be broken up and dispersed by a wealthy but unprincipled local and his gang of thugs.  The rider is a ghost of sorts, a dead gunfighter returned to assist them and avenge himself.

 

Thing, The  (Bantam, 1982, Corgi, 1982, based on the screenplay by Bill Lancaster, based on the short story “Who Goes There?” by John W. Campbell, Jr.)

 

                Novelization of the new version of the movie, both of which are based on the classic short novel, "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell Jr.  An Antarctic research station encounters an alien being which can change its shape and multiply at will, imitating and replacing members of their complement.

 

FOSTER, BLAIR

 

Love's Unearthly Power  (Leisure, 1983.)

 

                A pair of lovers exchange their souls for apparent immortality, dedicating themselves to a pagan god.  Slow moving tale of their relationship and the power of the warlock who oversees the transformation.

 

FOSTER, L.L.  (See also Lori Foster.)

 

Servant: The Acceptance  (Berkley, 2008.)

 

Gabrielle Cody #2.

 

?

 

Servant: The Awakening  (Berkley, 2007.)

 

Gabrielle Cody #1.

 

A young woman has the power to see monsters disguised as humans, and the duty to destroy them.

 

FOSTER, LORI  (See also L.L. Foster.)

 

Jamie  (Zebra, 2005.)

 

                Psychics battle evil in this romance novel.

 

FOSTER, P.T.   (See also Prudence Foster.)

 

Vow, The  (Leisure, 1989.)

 

                 A young artist seeking peace and quiet takes up residence among a secret Satanist cult plotting to replace the Pope with one of their own.  The protagonist is the reincarnation of someone they had tried to sacrifice to this purpose a thousand years earlier, and this time they are determined to be more successful.

 

FOSTER, PRUDENCE   (Pseudonym of Prudence Board.  See also P.T. Foster.)

 

Blood Legacy  (Pocket, 1989.)

 

                A woman falls under the influence of a European vampire and his followers, and a Florida police officer must find a way to convince her of the danger before she is converted to vampirism.

 

FOWLER, CHRISTOPHER  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Bureau of Lost Souls, The  (Hutchinson, 1989, Ballantine, 1991.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

City Jitters  (Sphere, 1986, Dell, 1988, Warner, 1992.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

City Jitters Two.  (See More City Jitters.)

 

Darkest Day  (Little, Brown, 1993, Warner, 1984.)

 

A receptionist stumbles into a dark, supernatural underworld hidden in the heart of London.  She allies herself with a pair of aging detectives to uncover a murderous cult dabbling with ancient evils.

 

Dracula's Library  (?, 1997.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Flesh Wounds  (Warner, 1995.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Hell Train (Solaris, 2012.)

 

Passengers on a ghostly train encounter supernatural tests.

 

More City Jitters  (Dell, 1988, Sphere, 1996.  ?, 1988, as City Jitters Two.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Nyctophobia (Solaris, 2014.)

 

A haunted house.

 

Personal Demons  (Serpent's Tail, 1998.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Red Bride  (Little, Brown, 1992, Roc, 1993.)

 

                A beautiful and talented actress is helped in her rise to power by a series of brutal murders involving anyone who might stand in her way.  Her publicity manager is drawn irresistibly into her web, abandoning his family, and endangering his own life.

 

Roofworld  (Ballantine, 1988, Legend, 1988.)

 

                 Above the streets of London exist two rival groups who have dropped out, or perhaps dropped up out of modern society.  One group appears to be good, the other evil, the latter led by a monomaniac who is eventually revealed to be on a quest for more than human powers.

 

Rune  (Century, 1990, Ballantine, 1991.)

 

                A number of accident victims have something in common, each had in his or her possession a scrap of paper inscribed with mysterious hieroglyphics.  An advertising executive discovers that he is linked to each of the dead, a situation which attracts the attention of the local police.

 

Sharper Knives  (Warner, 1992, Little, Brown, 1994.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Spanky  (Warner, 1994.)

 

                A deal with the devil results in an evil doppelganger.

 

Uncut  (Warner, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FOWLER, D.A.

 

Book of the Damned, The  (Pocket, 1993.)

 

A woman finds herself reliving events she read in a bad horror novel during periods of blackout.  Unless she can destroy the book, she is doomed to an endless repetition of pain and terror.

 

Devil's End, The  (Pocket, 1992.)

 

                Years after two evil people make a pact with the devil, a young girl learns their secret and prepares to sacrifice an innocent in exchange for supernatural powers and the devil's favor. 

 

Flesh and Blood  (Pocket, 1993.)

 

A reporter covering a series of grisly killings suffers a series of blackouts that coincide with the murders, while elsewhere a violent woman threatens to tear apart the boundaries between their two personalities.

 

FOWLER, DENNIS

 

Ladies of Holderness, The  (Berkley, 1976. )

 

                The protagonist of this novel agrees to keep house for a group of thirteen ladies, apparently never suspecting the significance of that number.  It isn't long, however, before she realizes that she is intended to play a more intimate role in the activities of a coven of witches.

 

FOX, ANDREW (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Bride of the Fat White Vampire  (Ballantine, 2004.)

 

Vampire #2.

 

                A vampire investigates someone who has been systematically killing the vampires of New Orleans.

 

Fat White Vampire Blues  (Ballantine, 2003.)

 

Vampire #1.

 

                An overweight vampire who has become set in his ways is plagued by a younger undead who seems to delight in tormenting his foe.

 

FOX, DEREK

 

Demon  (Tanjen, 1998.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Recluse  (Tanjen, 1997.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Treading on the Past (Enigmatic, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FOX, GARDNER   (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy. See Simon Majors.)

 

FOX, JANET 

 

Witch's Dozen  (Wildside, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FOX, LESLIE

 

Vampire and Sixteen Other Stories, The   (Alliance, 1945.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FOX, MARION

 

Ape's Face  (?, 1914, Ash-Tree, 2006.)

 

Occult forces inspire murders.

 

FOX, RANDY

 

Not Broken, Not Belonging  (Roadkill, 1994.)

 

                Short story pamphlet about a near death experience and possession.

 

FRADELLA, FRANK

 

Valley of Shadows  (Cove Press, 2004.)

 

                When his girlfriend dies as a result of spontaneous human combustion, a man goes to Hell itself in order to restore her to life.

 

FRANCES, STEPHEN  (See Peter Saxon.)

 

FRANCIS, DOROTHY BRENNER

 

Blink of the Mind  (Dell, 1982.)  

 

                A teenager has a frightening premonition of violent death, and although everyone dismisses it as coincidence when reality follows her vision, she remains unconvinced.  But the precognition continues, revealing she is in deadly danger unless she can learn to master her newfound power.

 

Ghost of Graydon Place, The  (Scholastic, 1982.)

 

                Two teenagers become involved with a ghost in an old mansion when the girl is contacted by a spirit who claims to have murdered her sister.  There can be no rest for the living girl until she solves the mystery and puts the ghostly soul at ease.

 

FRANK, GARY

 

Forever Will You Suffer  (Medallion, 2006.)

 

                A grieving man gets involved with zombies, reincarnation, and curses.

 

FRANK, JACQUELYN  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Adam  (Ballantine, 2011.)

 

Nightwalkers #5.

 

?

 

Damien  (Zebra, 2008.)

 

Nightwalkers #4.

 

?

 

Ecstasy  (?, 2009.)

 

?

 

Elijah  (Zebra, 2007.)

 

Nightwalkers #2.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Forever  (Ballantine, 2013.)

 

Nightwalkers #6.

 

A man is possessed by the spirit of an ancient Egyptian.

 

Forsaken (Zebra, 2014.)

 

Nightwalkers #7.

 

?

 

Gideon  (Zebra, 2007.)

 

Nightwalkers #3.

 

A benevolent demon wrestles with his love of a human.

 

Hunters (Zebra, 2014.)

 

Nightwalkers #8.

 

?

 

Jacob  (Zebra, ?)

 

Nightwalkers #1.

 

?

 

FRANKLIN, MAX

 

Dark, The  (Signet, 1978, from the screenplay by Stanford Whitmore.)

 

                A series of slasher killings appear initially to have a fairly mundane solution, but they are eventually revealed to be the work of an alien marooned on Earth. The creature is blindly hostile and possessed of uncanny powers of destruction.  Almost as silly as the film version.

 

FRANKLIN, PAT  (Pseudonym of Jack Cady, whom see.)

 

Dark Dreaming  (Diamond, 1991.)

 

                A malevolent entity imposes itself on a woman's dreams, then seems to be manifesting itself physically as well.  Primarily psychological terror with supernatural overtones.

 

Embrace of the Wolf  (Diamond, 1993.)

 

Unusual, moody tale of a town wrapped in legends about mythical places that might once have been real, and a man whose spirit is that of a wild animal.

 

FRANZ, DARREN

 

Ghost Train  (Publish America, 2004.)

 

                A ghost train visits a small town.

 

FRASER, ANTHEA

 

Laura Possessed  (Dodd, Mead, 1974, Milton House, 1974, Bantam, 1975.)

 

                 Laura begins to experience strange visions, conversations with people invisible to everyone else, sights of things not actually present.  At first she believes she is losing her mind, but then realizes that a disembodied spirit is trying to communicate with her.

 

FRASER, SIR RONALD

 

Work of Imagination, A  (Colin Smythe, 1974.)

 

                Not seen.

 

FRASIER, ANNE

 

Garden of Darkness  (Onyx, 2007.)

 

Pale Immortal #2.

 

A vampire novel.

 

Pale Immortal  (Onyx, ?)

 

Pale Immortal #1.

 

 A vampire novel.

 

FRATER, RHIANNON

 

Dead Spots (Tor, 2015.)

 

Zombies.

 

Fighting to Survive  (Tor, 2011.)

 

First Days #2.

 

Quasi-humorous zombies.

 

First Days, The  (Tor, 2011.)

 

First Days #1.

 

Zombies overwhelm civilization.

 

Last Bastion of the Living, The  (Createspace, 2012.)

 

Zombies.

 

Pretty When She Dies  (CreateSpace, 2008.)

 

Vampires.

 

Siege  (Tor, 2012.)

 

First Days #3.

 

The zombie plague continues.

 

Tale of the Vampire Bride, The (CreateSpace, 2009.)

 

Vampires.

 

FRAZER, SHAMUS  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Where Human Pathways End  (Ash-Tree, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FREDERICKS, HARRIET

 

Dream Hunter, The  (Beagle, 1974.)

 

                A woman is strangely drawn to a house that is offered for sale.  Unaccountably, she knows details of a murder committed there some time in the past.  As she moves through the building, she realizes that she is a reincarnation of the spirit that died there, and that if she isn't careful, she might well die a second time.

 

FREDRICK, OTTO

 

Count Dracula’s Canadian Affair  (Pageant Press, 1960.)

 

                Not seen.

 

FREED, L.A.

 

Blood Thirst  (Pinnacle, 1989.)

 

                 A young woman attacked by and transformed into a vampire sets out to track down the undead creature which has destroyed her life.  At the same time, she must deal with her own evil urges and find a way to come to terms with this new existence.  Vampire identity crises became a major plot device about this time.

 

FREEMAN, BARBARA

 

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall  (Manor, 1978.)

 

                One of a pair of twin sisters disappears, and the other sets out to find her, guided by a psychic linkage.  But she finds more than she expected, for the attributes of good and evil were also split between the two, and what appears to have been an abduction is actually a trap.

 

FREEMAN, BRIAN JAMES (See also collaboration with Richard Chizmar.)

 

Painted Darkness, The  (CD, 2010.)

 

A man's fears from a childhood tragedy manifest themselves when he is an adult.

 

FREEMAN, DON L

 

Children of the Shadows  (Zebra, 1990.)

 

                A group of children who were horribly deformed as the result of chemical warfare discover the ability to astrally project themselves and affect other people's perception of reality.  They set out on a campaign to achieve revenge for their deformity in a particularly gruesome version of this familiar plot.

 

FREEMAN, MARY WILKINS

 

Collected Ghost Stories  (Arkham House, 1974.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Uncollected Stories of Mary Wilkins Freeman, The  (University Press of Mississippi, 1992.)

 

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

 

Wind in the Rose-Bush and Other Stories of the Supernatural, The  (Doubleday Page, 1903, Murray, 1903, Academy Chicago, 1986.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FREMLIN, CELIA

 

By Horror Haunted  (Gollancz, 1974.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FRENCH, LAURA

 

Grimm's Ghost Stories  (Whitman, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated ghost stories set in the old West, for younger readers.

 

FRIEDMAN, HAROLD LEE

 

Crib  (Pocket, 1982.)

 

                When Joni's baby dies, her life seems to be falling apart, particularly since she shared a psychic link with the child. In the days that follow, she concludes that her child is still alive, that she has stumbled across an incredible, evil plot, and that she must rescue the infant quickly if it is to live.

 

FRIEDMAN, MICHAEL JAN  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Hunter's Moon  (Dark Horse, 2006.)

 

A Wolfman novel.

 

                A mysterious order offers to free Talbot of his curse of shapechanging.

 

FRIESNER, ESTHER  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Playing With Fire  (Contained in the White Wolf omnibus The Essential World of Darkness, 1997, but not published separately.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                A half breed human/fairy living in Chinatown suppresses his magical lineage.  But when a friend is kidnapped into the Fae otherworld, he is forced to acknowledge his supernatural abilities in order to effect a rescue.

 

FRISWELL, HAIN

 

Ghost Stories and Phantom Fancies  (Bentley, 1958.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

FRITH, NIGEL  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Snow  (?, 1993.)

 

                Not seen.  A ghost story.

 

FROST, JEANIENE

 

At Grave's End  (Avon, 2009.)

 

Night Huntress #3.

 

A woman battles vampires and an enemy from her past.

 

Bound by Flames (Avon, 2015.)

 

Night Prince #3.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Devil to Pay  (Avon, 2011.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

Halfway to the Grave  (Avon, 2007.)

 

Night Huntress #1.

 

A half vampire woman helps a hunter track down the evil undead.

 

Happily Never After  (Avon, 2011.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

Once Burned  (Avon, 2012.)

 

Night Prince #1.

 

Vampire romance.

 

One Foot in the Grave (Avon, 2008.)

 

Night Huntress #2.

 

Vampire romance.

 

One Grave at a Time (Avon, 2011.)

 

Night Huntress

 

?

 

This Side of the Grave (Avon, 2011.)

 

Night Huntress

 

?

 

Twice Tempted (Avon, 2013.)

 

Night Prince #2.

 

?

 

Up from the Grave (Avon, 2014.)

 

Night Huntress

 

?

 

FROST, MARK  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

List of Seven, The  (Morrow, 1993, Avon, 1994.)

 

Conan Doyle #1.

 

Arthur Conan Doyle becomes involved with a cult of black magicians who seek to use supernatural powers to seize control of the English monarchy.  His ally is a brilliant amateur detective clearly the model for Sherlock Holmes.  A fast paced, witty, and tirelessly entertaining occult adventure.

 

Secret History of Twin Peaks, The (Flatiron, 2016.)

 

Epistolary novel about UFOs and supernatural events in the famous town.

 

Six Messiahs, The  (Morrow, 1995, Avon, 1996.)

 

Conan Doyle #2.

 

Conan Doyle is visiting America after the success of his Sherlock Holmes stories, but once again he becomes involved with the occult.  Six undistinguished people are being drawn by visions to a single spot in the Southwest, where they will, once united, open a gateway for an evil power.

 

FRY, GARY

 

Fearful Festivities  (Screaming Dreams, 2012.)

 

?

 

FULBRIGHT, CHRISTOPHER

 

Bone Tree, The  (Bad Moon, 2010.)

 

Young boys battle a supernatural evil.

 

Of Wolf and Man (Lachesis, 2009.)

 

A werewolf novel.

 

FULGHAM, STEVEN RAY

 

Forsaken, The  (Diamond, 1991.)

 

                A deformed creature lurks on the rooftops, snaring unsuspecting victims from the streets below.  Pretty much a gorefest, with some interesting side plots.

 

Summoned, The  (Diamond, 1991.)

 

A hideous lizard creature lures its victims to their deaths by taking on the appearance of the person they love most.  The incubus myth with a gruesome monster to flesh it out.

 

Whisper of Wings, A  (Diamond, 1992.)

 

                An ancient winged creature that feeds on human flesh is nearing the end of her existence.  When she encounters a motorist one evening, she realizes that there might be a way to extend her lifespan, at his expense.

 

FULLER, JOHN (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Pack, The  (St Martins, 1989.)

 

                 A troubled nuclear plant's continued existence is imperiled when local rats are discovered to have been contaminated with radioactive materials.  The usual conflict ensues between those determined to hush things up and those who want the entire issue aired, but the radioactive rats pre‑empt the choices of both by attacking the population at large. 

 

FULTON, LIZ

 

Palm Dome, The  (Bantam, 1991.)

 

                While cataloging the contents of the house left to a friend, a man discovers that the enclosed garden is haunted by a woman who died under mysterious circumstances a generation earlier.  Very atmospheric but a bit too hesitant at times.

 

FUMENTO, ROCCO

 

Devil by the Tail  (McGraw, 1954, Chatto & Windus, 1955.)

 

                An evil man refuses to die.

 

FUNKE, CORNELIA

 

Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost  (Scholastic, ?)

 

Ghosthunters #2.

 

?

 

Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost  (Scholastic, 2006.)

 

Ghosthunters #1.

 

?

 

Ghosthunters and the Muddy Monster of Doom (Scholastic, 2007.)

 

Ghosthunters #4.

 

The ghosthunting kids catch up on their school work.

 

Ghosthunters and the Totally Moldy Baroness  (Scholastic, 2007.)

 

Ghosthunters #3.

 

Kids battle an angry spirit.

 

FUREY, MICHAEL  (Pseudonym of Sax Rohmer.)

 

Wulfheim  (Jarrolds, 1950.  Bookfinger, 1972, as by Sax Rohmer.)

 

                An ancient curse affects people generations later.

 

FUTCH, JAMES & NEWMAN, JAMES

 

Night of the Loving Dead  (Demonic Clown, 2005.)

 

                The dead come back to life for an orgy.