Last updated 2/24/17

 

HAAF, BEVERLY T.

 

Chanting, The  (Popular Library, 1991.)

 

                A surprisingly effective ghost story with unusually strong emphasis on character development.  The protagonist becomes aware of strange sounds from the house next door, the voices of children where there are in fact no children. 

 

HADDOCK, NANCY

 

Always the Vampire  (Berkley, 2011.)

 

Francesca Marinelli #3.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Last Vampire Standing  (Berkley, 2009.)

 

Francesca Marinelli #2.

 

A vampire living in seclusion has some unwelcome visitors.

 

La Vida Vampire  (Berkley, 2008.)

 

Francesca Marinelli #1.

 

Vampire romance.

 

HAGAN, CHET   (See Colin John.)

 

HAGBERG, DAVID  (Also writes Science Fiction. See also David James.)

 

Last Come the Children  (Tor, 1982.)

 

                When Frank Rader recovers from what appears to have been his death, it should have been a cause for rejoicing.  But then the grisly murders begin, and his wife notices a strange alteration in the way he behaves.  Competent but predictable.

 

HAGEN, LORINDA  (Pseudonym of Linda Dubreuil, whom see.)

 

Amy Jean  (Belmont Tower, 1977.)

 

                When Amy Jean dies at the age of eighteen, she promises her lover that she will return.  Believing her, he sets out to investigate the world of psychic phenomena, convinced that he can somehow locate her reincarnated self and consummate the love which was cut short.

 

HAGEN, MARK REIN  (See collaboration with Robert Weinberg.)

 

HAGGARD, H. RIDER  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Benita: An African Romance  (Cassell, 1906.  ?, as The Spirit of Bombatse.   See combined edition.)

 

                African adventure story involving a genuine ghost.

 

Spirit of Bombatse, The.  (See Benita: An African Romance.)

 

HAGUE, G.M.

 

Devil’s Numbers, The  (Pan Macmillan, 1997.)

 

                The ghost of a young boy murdered by a demon appears periodically through history when invoked by a mystical combination of numbers.

 

Ghost Beyond Earth  (Pan Macmillan, 1993.)

 

                Demons and ghosts appear aboard a space station where wealthy people are kept in suspended animation.  An unusual blend of science fiction and the supernatural.

 

Place to Fear, A  (Pan Macmillan, 1994.)

 

                Aliens invade a small Australian town, assisted by a variety of supernatural creatures.

 

Voices of Evil  (Pan Macmillan, 1996.)

 

                A cursed amulet has the ability to cause people in its vicinity to commit suicide, a discovery made by its current owners.

 

HAHN, MARY DOWNING  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Doll in the Garden, The  (Clarion, 1989.)

 

                A ghost story.

 

Look For Me by Moonlight  (?, 1995.)

 

                Not seen.  Vampires.

 

Time for Andrew  (Houghton Mifflin, 1994, Avon Camelot, 1995.)

 

                A boy living in a creepy house is wakened one night by the ghost of a boy who looks just like him, and who conducts him to a shadowy land where he learns about his ancestors.

 

Time of the Witch  (Clarion, 1982.)

 

                A witch tempts a young girl.

 

Wait Till Helen Comes  (Clarion, 1986.)

 

                Not seen.  A ghost story.

 

HAIG, MATT

 

Dead Father's Club, The  (Viking, 2007.)

 

A ghost story.

 

HAIGH, RICHARD  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

City, The  (Grafton, 1986.)

 

Pigs #2.

 

                More man eating pigs.

 

Farm, The  (Grafton, 1984.)

 

Pigs #1.

 

                Man eating pigs.

 

HALAM, ANN  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Crying in the Dark  (Orion, 1998.)

 

                A ghost story set in the 17th Century.

 

Don't Open Your Eyes  (Dolphin, 2000.)

 

                A teenaged girl becomes romantically involved with a troubled teen who is killed during a high speed car chase.  She reluctantly helps move his body from the cemetery to a place he loved, but that turns out to be the resting place of an evil spirit which reanimates his body.

 

Fear Man, The  (?)

 

                Vampires.

 

Haunting of Jessica Raven, The  (Orion, ?

 

                Not seen.

 

HALDANE, CHARLOTTE  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Shadow of a Dream, The  (?, 1952.)

 

                Not seen.

 

HALDEMAN, PHILIP

 

Shadow Coast  (Hippocampus, 2007.)

 

An archaeological dig uncovers evidence of a supernatural entity that is still alive.

 

HALE, MICHAEL

 

Other Child, The  (Avon, 1986.)

 

                The spirit of a child killed by an abusive father encounters that of a serial killer who terrorizes her even in the after life.

 

HALEY, WENDY

 

These Fallen Angels  (Diamond, 1995.)

 

Danilov #2.

 

A reluctant vampire tries to find a new life among his mortal descendants, but without much luck.

 

This Dark Paradise  (Diamond, 1994, Headline, 1995.)

 

Danilov #1.

 

This is a vampire romance novel in which a decaying family entertains a distant relative who is actually a vampire.  Needless to say, his unusual habits cause considerable consternation.

 

HALIDOM, M.Y.

 

Spirit Lovers and Other Stories, The  (Simpkin, 1903.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HALKIN, JOHN  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Bloodworm  (Arrow, 1987, Critic’s Choice, 1988.)

 

                 A pair of very strange, previously unknown insects appear, one a beautiful beetle, the other a worm that changes colors when it has fed.  The new lifeforms have another unique property; their prey of choice is human beings, and their attacks are generally fatal.

 

Fangs of the Werewolf  (Hutchinson, 1987, Barron’s, 1988.)

 

                 A werewolf story designed for younger readers, featuring the traditional monster stalking the moors of Wales in search of victims, finally vanquished when a woman with knowledge of the supernatural provides the key for its destruction.

 

Slime  (Hamlyn, 1984, Critic’s Choice, 1986.)

 

                Carnivorous jelly fish of all things appear in the waterways, stinging and killing their victims.  But their activities are soon no longer confined to the water, as they surge up onto dry land, spreading into reservoirs, sewers, and other portions of the water supply system, always looking for fresh blood.

 

Slither   (Hamlyn, 1980, Critic’s Choice, 1986.)

 

                Leech‑like creatures emerge from the sewers to attack human beings, feasting on their flesh, spreading panic throughout the countryside.  Can the tide of tiny monsters be stopped before the entire human race is in peril?  Is there any form of life writers can't use as the basis for an ecological horror story?

 

Squelch  (Hamlyn, 1985, Critic’s Choice, 1986.)

 

                A strange new breed of moth seems quite attractive, but unfortunately the larval stage is a caterpillar capable of boring into human flesh, killing their hosts, and threatening the dominance of humanity over the Earth.  Plenty of gore.

 

Unholy, The  (Hamlyn, 1982.)

 

                Not seen.

 

HALL, ANGUS

 

Scars of Dracula, The  (Sphere, 1971, Beagle, 1971, from the screenplay by Anthony Hinds.)

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                  More of a sequel to the original Bram Stoker novel than most, this follows the adventures of a new group of characters as they journey to the famous Count's castle and attempt to escape thereafter with their lives.

 

HALL, GIMEON

 

Witch's Suckling  (Manor, 1970.)

 

                Clairvoyance, witchcraft, and madness all abound in this romantic novel set in a dark old house with mysterious comings and going, murders in the night, and all the rest of the trappings one expects from this type of story.  Pretty tame.

 

HALL, KAREN

 

Dark Debts  (Random House, 1996, Ivy, 1997, Macmillan, 1997.)

 

                Members of a family descended from a satanist are being murdered one by one at the hands of a demonic force.  A priest and a reporter become involved with the last survivor, and help him resist the power of Hell itself, covering up several murders in the process.

 

HALL, KATHY

 

Parents from the 13th Dimension  (Minstrel, 1997.)

 

A Ghosts of Fear Street book.

 

                A teen wishes for a different family, and gets one from another universe.

 

Spell of the Screaming Jokers  (Minstrel, 1997.)

 

A Ghosts of Fear Street book.

 

                A mysterious deck of cards is linked to actual jokers who appear and place mysterious symbols in preparation for claiming their victims.

 

HALL, LELAND

 

Sinister House  (Houghton Mifflin, 1919.)

 

                Standard haunted house story with a woman’s life force stolen by the spirits.

 

HALL, LYNN

 

Dagmar Schultz and the Angel Edna  (Scribner, 1987.)

 

A Dagmar Schultz novel.

 

                Not seen.

 

Dagmar Schultz and the Powers of Darkness  (Scribner, 1989.)

 

A Dagmar Schultz novel.

 

                Not seen.

 

HALL, MANLY

 

Shadow Forms  (Philosophical Research Society, 1979.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HALL, STEPHANIE

 

Queen of Coins  (Popular Library, 1975.)

 

                The tarot cards warned the protagonist that something was threatening her soul as well as her life.  Then she is possessed by a demonic force that compels her to commit acts of evil.  Can she rescue herself from the supernatural, and can the tarot deck point the way to safety before it is too late?

 

HALL, STEPHEN

 

Raw Shark Texts, The  (Canongate, 2007.)

 

A man is pursued by a mental monster.

 

HALL, WILLIS

 

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hollins  (Bodley Head, 1988.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Last Vampire, The  (Bodley Head, 1982.)

 

                Not seen.

 

HALLAHAN, WILLIAM H.

 

Keeper of the Children  (Morrow, 1978, Gollancz, 1979, Avon, 1979.)

 

                A very frightening novel of out‑of‑body travel, one of the best attempts to make use of this plot device.  A young child falls under the influence of an evil man who can project his personality outside of the shell of flesh.  The child's father is determined to get her back, even if it means accepting training in astral projection and fighting the villain on his own turf.

 

Monk, The  (Avon, 1983, Morrow, 1983, Gollancz, 1983.)

 

                A young couple become involved in a struggle which may tip the balance in the war between Heaven and Hell.  Premonitions, clairvoyance, and other psychic powers abound in this ambitious and sometimes confusing story.

 

Search for Joseph Tully, The  (Bobbs Merrill, 1974, Macmillan, 1975, Avon, 1977.)

 

                A highly original novel of psychological and supernatural terror.  A man is tormented by a mysterious sound, one which terrifies him even though he cannot describe it or imagine what might be the cause. Super conclusion.

 

HALLAWAY, TATE  (Writes Science Fiction as Lyda Morehouse.)

 

Almost Everything  (NAL, 2012.)

 

Vampire Princess #3.

 

Witch vs vampire politics.

 

Almost Final Curtain (NAL, 2011.)

 

Vampire Princess #2.

 

A half vampire searches for a magic talisman.

 

Almost to Die For  (NAL, 2010.)

 

Vampire Princess #1.

 

The daughter of a witch and a vampire gets caught in the crossfire.

 

Dead If I Do  (Berkley, 2009.)

 

Garnet Lacey #3.

 

Marriage to a vampire has its humorous side.

 

Dead Sexy  (Berkley, 2007.)

 

Garnet Lacey #2.

 

                A witch has troubles with zombies, the FBI, and her vampire boyfriend.

 

Tall, Dark & Dead  (Berkley, 2006.)

 

Garnet Lacey #1.

 

                Comedic vampire romance.

 

HALLINAN, TIM

 

Teenage Ghost Stories  (Tiger Beat, 1973.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HALLIWELL, LESLIE

 

Dead That Walk, The  (Grafton, 1986.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Demon Close Behind, A  (Hale, 1987.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Demon on the Stair, A  (Hale, 1988.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Ghost of Sherlock Holmes, The  (Panther, 1984.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HALPERN, JAY

 

Jade Unicorn, The 1980.  (Macmillan, 1979, Avon, 1980.)

 

                 The world as we know it has become the battlefield between two non‑human forces so bizarre that we cannot even comprehend the nature of their struggle.  Nevertheless, the playing pieces in their struggle are human beings, sometimes expendable pieces.

 

HAMANTASCHEN, J.R.

 

With a Voice That Is Often Still Confused But Is Becoming Ever Louder and Clearer (Createspace, 2015.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror,

 

HAMBLY, BARBARA  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Blood Maidens (Severn, 2010.)

 

Vampires.

 

Bride of the Rat God  (Del Rey, 1994, Raven, 1995.)

 

A 1920's movie actress attracts the attention of the oriental Rat God, and the other members of her production company begin to succumb to a series of mysterious accidents.  A nicely done occult adventure.

 

Immortal Blood.  (See Those Who Hunt the Night.)

 

Renfield: Slave of Dracula  (Berkley, 2006.)

 

The story of Dracula told from Renfield's viewpoint.

 

Those Who Hunt the Night  (Del Rey, 1988.   Unwin, 1988, as Immortal Blood.)

 

Vampire #1.

 

                 In the London of Sherlock Holmes, a group of vampires have been living concealed from the view of ordinary humans. Suddenly, someone is murdering members of their society, and they are forced to resort to hiring a normal human detective to solve the mystery.

 

Traveling with the Dead  (Del Rey, 1995, HarperCollins, 1996.)

 

Vampire #2.

 

Dr. Asher returns, this time pursuing an English vampire who is being coerced into defecting to a foreign country.  Asher's wife convinces a master vampire to assist her in a rescue mission.

 

HAMILTON, ALEX

 

Beam of Malice  (Hutchinson, 1966, McKay, 1967, Corgi, 1968.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Flies on the Wall  (Hutchinson, 1972.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HAMILTON, EDMOND  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Vampire Master and Other Tales of Horror, The  (Haffner, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HAMILTON, JESSICA

 

Elizabeth   (Random House, 1976, Popular Library, 1977.)

 

                 A variation of Carrie.  Elizabeth is a young girl who discovers she has psychic powers which place her in a unique position to impose her will on her family and friends, and dispose of those who aren't cooperative.

 

HAMILTON, LAURELL  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Affliction (Berkley, 2013.)

 

Anita Blake #20.

 

Blake battles a new kind of zombie. 

 

Black Moon Inn  (1998)

 

                Omnibus of Burnt Offerings and Blue Moon.

 

Blood Noir  (Berkley, 2008.)

 

Anita Blake #15.

 

A powerful vampire makes a bid for control.

 

Bloody Bones  (Ace, 1996, Orbit, 2000, Berkley, 2005, Jove, 2010.)

 

Anita Blake #5.

 

Anita is hired to resolve a real estate dispute by raising the dead, but before she can do so, she gets involved with renegade vampires, an ancient serial killer, and a fairy passing for human.

 

Blue Moon  (Ace, 1998, Orbit, 2000, Jove, 2010.)

 

Anita Blake #8.

 

                This time Blake’s ex-boyfriend, the werewolf, has been framed on a rape charge in a small town run by a villainous sheriff, who is fronting for darker powers.  Unfortunately for Blake, the local vampire lord has forbidden her to enter his realm on pain of death.  Unfortunately for the vampire lord, she ignores him and goes to the assistance of her friend, saving a bunch of endangered trolls in the process.

 

Bullet  (Berkley, 2010.)

 

Anita Blake #17.

 

An ancient vampiric force menaces the world.

 

Burnt Offerings  (Ace, 1998, Orbit, 2000.)

 

Anita Blake #7.

 

                The ruling council of vampires isn’t happy with the death of one of its members, orchestrated by Anita, her vampire lover, and her werewolf ex-boyfriend.  A delegation is sent to deal with the upstarts, resulting in more complex maneuvering among the various parties.

 

Cerulean Sins  (Berkley, 2003, Orbit, 2003, Jove, 2010.)

 

Anita Blake #11.

 

                The former vampire hunter now must help defend her vampire lover against one of his kind sent to destroy his control of the city.

 

Circus of the Damned  (Ace, 1995, Orbit, 2000, Berkley, 2003, Jove, 2009.)

 

Anita Blake #3.

 

Two vampires contend for the protagonist's hand, even though she isn't interested in taking either for her lover.

 

Club Vampyre  (?, 1998.)

 

                Omnibus of Guilty Pleasures, The Laughing Corpse, and Circus of the Damned.

 

Crimson Death (Berkley, 2016.)

 

Anita Blake

 

 

 

Danse Macabre  (Berkley, 2006.)

 

Anita Blake #13.

 

                Blake discovers that she is pregnant and doesn't know whether the father is a vampire or a werewolf.

 

Dead Ice (Berkley, 2015.)

 

Anita Blake #21.

 

Zombies.

 

Death of a Darklord  (TSR, 1995.)

 

A Ravenloft novel.  A small village is thrown into turmoil when someone begins raising the dead and using them to terrorize the living.  So they hire a witch finder to discover, and stop, the person responsible.

 

Flirt  (Jove, 2010.)

 

Anita Blake #17.

 

?

 

Guilty Pleasures  (Ace, 1993, Orbit, 2000.)

 

Anita Blake #1.

 

Vampires have been vested with certain rights by the Supreme Court.  A tough investigator is coerced into investigating a serial killer who preys on their kind.

 

Harlequin, The  (Berkley, 2007.)

 

Anita Blake #14.

 

                The Harlequin is a boogeyman the vampires are afraid of.

 

Hit List  (Berkley, 2011.)

 

Anita Blake #18.

 

Blake is after the most dangerous vampire who ever lived.

 

Incubus Dreams  (Berkley, 2004, Jove, 2010.)

 

Anita Blake #12.

 

                Blake faces another crisis involving a murderous vampire.

 

Killing Dance, The  (Ace, 1997, Orbit, 2000, Jove, 2010.)

 

Anita Blake #6.

 

Anita is caught between her vampire and werewolf lovers even more tightly when an ailing rival vampire arrives in the city seeking help, and internal quarrels among the shapechangers threaten to erupt into open war.

 

Kiss the Dead  (Berkley, 2012.)

 

Anita Blake #19.

 

Blake has to rescue a girl kidnapped by vampires.

 

Laughing Corpse  (Ace, 1994, Orbit, 2000, Berkley, 2003, Jove, 2009.)

 

Anita Blake #2.

 

A voodoo queen raises a zombie that gets out of control and begins killing at random.  Anita Blake is chased by the head vampire and other enemies as she investigates the murder.

 

Lunatic Cafe, The  (Ace, 1995, Orbit, 2000, Berkley, 2004, Jove, 2009.)

 

Anita Blake #4.

 

Torn between two lovers takes on a new meaning as Anita deals with a werewolf fiance and an amorous master vampire while trying to figure out why lycanthropes are disappearing.

 

Micah  (Jove, 2006.)

 

Anita Blake #13.

 

                Anita and a wereleopard lover plan to revive a dead witness.

 

Midnight Café  (1998)

 

                Omnibus of Lunatic Café, Bloody Bones, and The Killing Dance.

 

Narcissus in Chains  (Ace, 2001, Orbit, 2002, Jove, 2010.)

 

Anita Blake #10.

 

                Anita must form a mystic union with her vampire and werewolf lovers in order to defeat a sinister kidnapper.  She may also have been infected with lycanthrophy herself, which causes political problems within the various tribes of shapeshifters.

 

Obsidian Butterfly, The  (Ace, 1999, Orbit, 2001, Jove, 2010.)

 

Anita Blake #9.

 

                Blake deals with another evil, this time a creature that kills some of its victims, but causes the others to remain alive through magical means, even though the skin has been flayed from their bodies.  She may be in more danger from her human allies than from the monsters.

 

Skin Trade  (Berkley, 2009.)

 

Anita Blake #16.

 

A feisty woman confronts weretigers.

 

HAMLEY, DENNIS

 

Shirt off a Hanged Man’s Back, The  (Deutsch, 1984.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HAMMIL, JOEL

 

Limbo  (Arbor House, 1980, Pocket, 1982.)

 

                A mixture of science fiction and horror.  A woman with a brain tumor is clandestinely requisitioned by the CIA so that she can be turned into a psychic weapon in their war with similar creations from the Soviet bloc.

 

Trident, The  (Playboy, 1981, Arbor House, 1981.)

 

                 A child possessed by the power of Satan begins to exert her influence, until a handful of people recognize the danger.  The climactic battle scene in a church is well handled.

 

HAMPTON, LOU

 

Ghosts of My Study: A Book of Short Stories  (Authors & Publishers Corp, 1927.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HAND, ELIZABETH  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Black Light  (Flamingo, 1999, Harper, 2000.)

 

                A teenager living in a town where strange rituals are practiced eventually discovers that the town is home to a cult trying to restore ancient mysteries to the world.  She has visions, comes loose in time, and eventually helps to keep things right.

 

Bride of Frankenstein, The  (Dark Horse, 2007.)

 

                ?

 

Errantry (Small Beer, 2012.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Wylding Hall (Open Road, 2015.)

 

?

 

HAND, STEPHEN

 

Carnival of Maniacs  (Black Flame, 2006.)

 

                Someone is auctioning off Jason's body on Ebay.

 

Freddy vs Jason  (Black Flame, 2003, based on a screenplay by Damian Shannon and Mark J. Swift)

 

                The two movie monsters team up, sort of, when Freddy invades the dreams of the undead Jason.

 

HANDELAND, LORI

 

Any Given Doomsday  (St Martins, 2008.)

 

Phoenix Chronicles #1.

 

?

 

Apocalypse Happens  (St Martins, 2009.)

 

Phoenix Chronicles #3.

 

?

 

Blue Moon  (St Martins, 2004.)

 

Nightcreature #1.

 

                A werewolf romance.

 

Chaos Bites  (St Martins, 2010.)

 

Phoenix Chronicles #4.

 

?

 

Crescent Moon  (St Martins, 2006.)

 

Nightcreature #4.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Dark Moon  (St Martins, 2005.)

 

                A werewolf romance.

 

Doomsday Can Wait  (St Martins, 2009.)

 

Phoenix Chronicles #2.

 

?

 

Full Moon Dreams  (BMI, 1996.)

 

                A carnival is plagued by a series of mysterious killings that coincide with the full moon.  A young woman finds romance with a shapechanger while solving the crimes.

 

Hidden Moon (St Martins, 2007.)

 

Nightcreature #7.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Hunter's Moon  (St Martins, 2005.)

 

Nightcreature #3.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Marked by the Moon (St Martins, 2010.)

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Midnight Moon  (St Martins, 2006.)

 

Nightcreature #5.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Moon Cursed  (St Martins, 2011.)

 

Nightcreature #8.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Rising Moon  (St Martins, 2007.)

 

Nightcreature #6.

 

Voodoo and werewolves in New Orleans.

 

HANNER, MARY L

 

Rapid Growth  (Dell, 1993.)

 

                An epidemic of bizarre tumors leads to a series of unpleasant deaths.  A doctor and his wife struggle to deal with personal tragedy and a growing feeling that something in the environment is altering their bodies.  Authentically chilling at times, with some particularly gruesome and unsettling moments.

 

HANOVER M.L.N.

 

Darker Angels  (Pocket, 2009.)

 

Black Sun's Daughter #2.

 

A woman battles a body switching serial killer.

 

Unclean Spirits  (Pocket, 2009.)

 

Black Sun's Daughter #1.

 

A woman inherits a legacy of battling supernatural evil.

 

HANSEN, JAMIE LEIGH  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Cursed  (Tor, 2008.)

 

A man with clairvoyant dreams must rescue a woman in danger.

 

HANSEN, MATTHEW SCOTT

 

Shadow Killer  (Simon & Schuster, 2006.)

 

                The abominable snowman begins killing people.

 

HANSEN-HILL, N.D.

 

ErRatic  (Five Star, 2008.)

 

A team of psychic investigators help a woman battle demonic intervention.

 

HANSOM, MARK

 

Beasts of Brahm  (Wright & Brown, 1937, Midnight House, 2001.)

 

                A mysterious aristocrat has the power to move the souls of animals into humans.

 

Sorcerer’s Chessmen, The  (Wright & Brown, 1939, Dancing Tuatara, 2009.)

 

                A magician survives his death and takes vengeance on his enemies.

 

Wizard of Berner's Abbey, The (Wright & Brown, 1935, Dancing Tuatara, 2014.)

 

A man's spirit and willpower return from the dead.

 

HAPKA, CATHERINE  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Attack of the Vampire Worms  (Gold Key, 1998.)

 

A Ghosts of Fear Street novel.

 

                Two children stumble across a hidden cave in which strange worms prey on animal life, granting immortality in exchange for an inability ever to go out in the daylight again.

 

HARBAUGH, KAREN

 

Night Fires  (Dell, 2003.)

 

                Vampire romance set during the French Revolution.

 

Vampire Viscount, The  (Signet, 1995.)

 

                A woman finds herself purchased as bride to a reclusive man who fears the daylight.  Shortly after their marriage, she discovers even worse, that he’s a vampire, but not an evil one.  This one’s a romance novel.

 

HARBINSON, W.A.  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Crystal Skulls, The  (New English Library, 1997.)

 

                Ancient artifacts unearthed in South America are the focus of supernormal powers that may be the lingering effect of a lost form of science.

 

HARD, ANNETTE

 

Stranger at the Crossroads  (Warner, 1976.)

 

                A haunted house tale with a difference.  In addition to strange smells and sounds, comings and goings in the darkness, and mysterious attacks, there is the woman whose personality and physical form are being altered by exposure to the psychic phenomena.

 

HARD, T.W.

 

Sum VII   (Harper & Row, 1979, Ballantine, 1980.)

 

                 A very strange variation on the mummy story.  An ancient Egyptian sorcerer's body is brought to the United States for study, and slowly begins to resume cell activity, eventually waking into life and consciousness.  Eluding the scientists who were studying him, Sum VII sets out to explore this modern world, and exercise his supernatural powers in it.

 

HARDIE, RAYMOND

 

Abyssos  (Tor, 1987.)

 

                  A cult of devil worshippers is unearthed by a New York City policeman, who finds that the traditional methods of the police are inadequate to deal with the situation.  When the cult chooses his girlfriend as their next victim, the rulebook goes out the window.

 

HARDWICKE, CATHERINE

 

Red Riding Hood (Poppy, 2011, based on a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson.)

 

A dark retelling of the fairy tale.

 

HARDY, EARL & HARDY, NAOMI  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Valley of the Shadow  (ReGeJe, 1998.)

 

                A preacher and three unlikely gunfighters are recruited to travel to a remote part of the Old West and battle with zombies and other supernatural minions of an ancient evil force.

 

HARDY, ROBIN  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Call of the Wendigo  (Bantam, 1994.)

 

A surprisingly intense story for young adults concerning a Wendigo who besets a camping party, turning the teenagers against each other as it seeks to possess their souls. 

 

HARDY, THOMAS

 

Supernatural Tales of Thomas Hardy, The  (Foulsham, 1988.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HARINGTON, DONALD

 

Some Other Place, The Right Place  (Pyramid, 1974.)

 

                 A dead man is reincarnated in the body of a teenager.  In that guise, he makes the acquaintance of his own granddaughter.  What results is actually quite mellow, more reflective and intellectual than overtly frightening.

 

HARLAN, WILLIAM E.

 

Antioch  (Harlan, 2012.)

 

Zombies.

 

HARPER, HARRY  

 

Haunted House Hustlers  (Hotline, 1982.)

 

                Pornography.

 

HARPER, M.A.

 

Year of Past Things, The  (Harcourt, 2005.)

 

                The ghost of a musician returns to haunt his wife.

 

HARPER, MOLLY

 

Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf, The  (Pocket, 2011.)

 

Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires, The (Pocket, 2012.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire, The  (Pocket, 2015.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

Driving Mr. Dead  (2012)

 

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

 

Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors (Pocket, 2012.)

 

Vampire #4.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men  (Pocket, 2009.)

 

Vampire #2.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Pocket, 2009.)

 

Vampire #1.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Nice Girls Don't Live Forever (Pocket, 2009.)

 

Vampire #3.

 

Vampire romance.

 

HARPER, NINA

 

Succubus in the City  (Del Rey, 2008.)

 

Succubus #1.

 

A succubus wants a man who will last in this romantic comedy.

 

Succubus Takes Manhattan  (Del Rey, 2008.)

 

Succubus #2.

 

Humorous fantastic romance novel about a succubus who works as a private eye.

 

HARPUR, PATRICK  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Serpent's Circle, The  (St. Martin's, 1985, Macmillan, 1985, Warner, 1986.)

 

                 When the Pope decides to pay a visit to a secret monastic order, he does not anticipate that they have long nurtured not only a supernatural power, but also a glowering hatred of the Papacy.  One member of the order decides to attempt to break with tradition in order to foil their plans to destroy the Pontiff.

 

HARRELL, JANICE

 

Bloodchoice  (Harper, 1993.)

 

Vampire Twins #3

 

A young woman seeks a way to save her brother who has succumbed to the family curse, vampirism.

 

Bloodlines  (Harper, 1994.)

 

Vampire Twins #1.

 

A brother and sister cursed with vampirism struggle to establish their own identities and find a way to attain something approximating a normal life.

 

Bloodlust  (Harper, 1994.)

 

Vampire Twins #2

 

Not seen.

 

Blood Reunion  (Harper, 1994.)

 

Vampire Twins #4.

 

                In order to escape the curse of his vampire nature, a young man tries to locate his father.  But doing so might just make matters even worse.

 

HARRELL, SARA GORDON

 

Grove of Night  (Avon, 1981.)

 

                A Georgia plantation is the setting for this novel of the conflict a beautiful woman feels when tempted by the advances of a more than human admirer.  Legends indicate that previous tenants of the house were similarly menaced, and that one gave birth to an inhuman creature.

 

HARRINGTON, BARRY

 

Beyond, The  (Diamond, 1991.)

 

                A confusing blend of serial killers and ghosts in this story that also involves a device for recording after death experiences for playback in our world.  Too disjointed to maintain any real suspense.

 

HARRINGTON, KIM

 

Clarity (Point, ?)

 

Clarity Fern #1.

 

A teen uses psychometry to solve a murder.

 

Perception  (Point, 2012.)

 

Clarity Fern #2.

 

A teen with psychic powers solves a mystery.

 

HARRINGTON, LEN

 

Satan’s Stud  (Trojan, 1972.)

 

                Pornography involving an appearance by the Devil.

 

HARRINGTON, RICHARD

 

Hellfire Today  (New English Library, 1972.)

 

                A financier decides to recreate the disbanded Hellfire Club, enticing new members by some artfully contrived devices designed to counterfeit genuine supernatural phenomena.  But things get out of hand when some of the manifestations seem to take place on their own.

 

HARRIS, ALLEN LEE

 

Deliver Us from Evil  (Bantam, 1988.)

 

                An ancient well is the focus of this novel of an evil curse that plagues an entire town.  As the residents begin dying inexplicably and horribly, we learn that the only hope is a balancing force connected with two young boys, if they can discover how to make use of it in time.

 

Let There Be Dark  (Jove, 1994.)

 

                A horror writer creates a novel based on his childhood fear of a mysterious creature, and by doing so brings the creature to life.

 

HARRIS, CHARLAINE

 

All Together Dead  (Ace, 2007.)

 

Sookie Stackhouse #7.

 

                A woman is torn between two men, a vampire and a shapeshifter.

 

Club Dead  (Ace, 2003.)

 

Sookie Stackhouse #3.

 

                A woman pursues her vampire lover to a club that caters to the undead and finds him apparently cheating on her.

 

Day Shift (Ace, 2015.)

 

Midnight #2.

 

?

 

Dead and Gone (Ace, 2009.)

 

Sookie Stackhouse #9.

 

Werecreatures decide to come out of the closet.

 

Dead As a Doornail  (Ace, 2005, Gollancz, 2006.)

 

Sookie Stackhouse #5.

 

                Sookie must clear her brother's name by discovering who has been murdering the local shape changers.

 

Dead Ever After (Ace, 2013.)

 

Sookie Stackhouse #13.

 

?

 

Dead in the Family (Ace, 2010.)

 

Sookie Stackhouse #10.

 

Fairy and vampire politics converge.

 

Deadlocked  (Ace, 2012.)

 

Sookie Stackhouse #12.

 

?

 

Dead Reckoning  (Ace, 2011.)

 

Sookie Stackhouse #11.

 

Rival vampires clans battle among themselves.

 

Dead to the World  (Ace, 2004.)

 

Sookie Stackhouse #4.

 

                Sookie has vowed to have nothing further to do with the supernatural, but then an old vampire friend turns up with amnesia and she's dragged into another mystery.

 

Dead Until Dark  (Ace, 2001.)

 

Sookie Stackhouse #1.

 

                A young woman who can read minds is dating a vampire who insists he isn't a bad guy.  Then there's a murder and it looks like a vampire might be involved, and she starts to have second thoughts about their relationship.

 

Definitely Dead  (Ace, 2006.)

 

Sookie Stackhouse #6.

 

                The supernatural sleuthing waitress travels to New Orleans to uncover family secrets.

 

From Dead to Worse  (Ace, 2008.)

 

Sookie Sackhouse #8.

 

Battles between vampires and shapechangers in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.

 

Grave Secret  (Berkley, 2009.)

 

Harper Connelly #4.

 

A woman who can speak to the dead has family problems.

 

Grave Sight  (Berkley, 2005, Gollancz, 2007.)

 

Harper Connelly #1.

 

                A woman who can sense the moment and place of death solves a murder mystery.

 

Grave Surprise  (Berkley, 2006, Gollancz, 2006.)

 

Harper Connelly #2.

 

                A psychic solves a disappearance.

 

Ice Cold Grave, An  (Berkley, ?)

 

Harper Connelly #

 

?

 

Living Dead in Dallas  (Ace, 2002.)

 

Sookie Stackhouse #2.

 

                The telepathic waitress owes the vampire community a favor, so she travels to Dallas to use her psi powers to track down a missing vampire.

 

Midnight Crossroad (Ace, 2014.)

 

Midnight #1.

 

?

 

Night Shift (Ace, 2016.)

 

Midnight #3.

 

?

 

Touch of Dead, A  (Ace, 2009.)

 

A Sookie Stackhouse collection.

 

Collection of related stories.

 

HARRIS, JESSE

 

Catacombs, The  (Borzoi Sprinter, 1992.)

 

Power #6.

 

A teenager investigates mysterious events at an amusement park by exploring the caverns beneath it, discovering the living dead.

 

Fear Experiment, The  (Borzoi Sprinter, 1992.)

 

Power #3

 

The teenager with psychic powers finds herself in fresh danger as a school psychologist uses hypnotism to gain control of her abilities.

 

Obsession, The  (Borzoi Sprinter, 1993.)

 

Power #8

 

A psychic teenager is drawn into a murder investigation despite clairvoyant dreams that warn her of imminent danger if she becomes involved.

 

Possession, The  (Sprinter, 1992.)

 

Power #1.

 

                A psychic teenager experiences foreboding warnings when her friend purchases a shawl from a mysterious woman.  The shawl provides the means for a which to gain control of another's mind.

 

Witness  (Sprinter, 1992.)

 

Power #2.

 

                The talented teen witnesses a murder in her dreams and realizes she is the only person capable of bringing him to justice.

 

HARRIS, JOANNE

 

Evil Seed, The  (Warner UK, 1992.)

 

                The unsettling inscription on an old tombstone sticks in a woman's memory when a friend shows up with her new lover.  The newcomer's life seems to have many parallels with that inscription, too many to be entirely coincidental.

 

HARRIS, MARILYN

 

Bledding Sorrow  (Putnam's, 1976, Avon, 1977.)

 

                A gothic novel in the true sense.  There's an old English castle, a family curse, reincarnation, ghosts who come and go with dour looks and direful warnings, and a vulnerable protagonist who may not survive her new marriage. 

 

Conjurers, The   (Random House, 1974, Dell, 1976.)

 

                Stonehenge is the setting for this novel of a group of people who decide to see if they can re‑invoke the ancient magical powers of the Druids.  Unfortunately for some other people, the ceremony requires human sacrifice. 

 

Diviner, The  (Putnam's, 1983, Jove, 1984.)

 

                An abandoned naval base is the home of a magical woman who can transform herself into a hawk.  The two protagonists who innocently stumble into this situation discover that they are linked to an old battle of wills, and that they must complete the struggle started years earlier.  A not always believable story of predestination and magic.

 

Night Games  (Doubleday, 1987, Tor, 1989.)

 

                A woman troubled by the unexpected death of her parents seeks peace and the chance to restructure her life, but cannot escape memories of the past.  A low key, very moody ghost story.

 

Portent, The   (Putnam's, 1980, Jove, 1982.)

 

                There's some very effective scenes in this novel of an aroused Earth that begins to strike back at the species which is polluting its atmosphere and oceans.  Residents of a remote community begin dying and disappearing in bizarre ways, until they realize what is happening.  A difficult theme to write well, but Harris handles it with reasonable success.

 

HARRIS, STEVE

 

AdventureLand.  (See The Eyes of the Beast.)

 

Angels  (Headline, 1993.)

 

                Visitations from the dead ruin a man’s life and send him on a perilous journey across Europe to discover the secret of an evil intelligence which has been given admission to our world.

 

Black Rock  (Vista, 1996.)

 

Black Rock #1.

 

                A woman discovers a manuscript that parallels, and perhaps controls, her life.

 

Devil on May Street, The  (Vista, 1997.)

 

Black Rock #2.

 

                Not seen.

 

Eyes of the Beast, The  (Tor, 1993. Headline, 1990 as AdventureLand.)

 

The arrival of a traveling circus in town heralds several disappearances.  Friends of the missing invade the ghost train ride to find them, and cross over into a magical world of demons, giants, and other monsters.

 

Hoodoo Man, The  (Headline, 1992.)

 

                A young boy has visions of violent events, which he can sometimes ameliorate, but then he becomes psychically linked to a serial killer and his own life is at stake.

 

Straker’s Island  (Gollancz, 1998.)

 

                A popular horror writer has sponsored a getaway to a remote island, about which he has created an elaborate creepy history.  But it turns out that he has tapped into a psychic force, and his story isn’t as fictional - or as innocuous - as he expected.

 

Wulf  (Headline, 1991.)

 

                An evil presence from a blighted field affects a number of local residents who go on a killing rampage.

 

HARRISON, BARBARA

 

Cold Night's Death, A  (Award, 1973, from the screenplay by Christopher Knopf.  The film is also known as The Chill Factor.)

 

                When the single man staffing an isolated research station ceases communication with the outside world, two investigators are sent to find out what happened. They start cleaning up the mess, seeing to the contingent of monkeys which were the basis of the experiment, before they suddenly realize that the rules have changed, and it might not be the animals who are the subjects of study any longer.

 

HARRISON, EMMA

 

Garden of Evil  (Simon Pulse, 2002.)

 

A Charmed novel.

 

                One of the witch sisters meets a great guy who turns out to have an evil garden.

 

Something Wiccan This Way Comes  (Simon Pulse, 2003.)

 

A Charmed novel.

 

                The witchy sisters investigate a series of murders at a Wiccan convention.

 

Tale of Two Pipers, A  (Simon, 2004.)

 

A Charmed novel.

 

                A witch makes a duplicate of herself to split the work, but that just causes a whole lot of new problems.

 

HARRISON, KIM  (Also writes Fantasy as Dawn Cook.)

 

Black Magic Sanction (2010.)

 

?

 

Dead Witch Walking  (Harper, 2004.)

 

Rachel Morgan #1.

 

                A bounty hunter who is also a witch have adventures in a Cincinnati that is home to hordes of vampires.

 

Ever After (2013)

 

?

 

Every Which Way But Dead  (Harper, 2005.)

 

Rachel Morgan #3.

 

                Morgan is in danger of forfeiting her soul to a demon for all eternity.

 

Fistful of Charms, A  (Harper, 2006.)

 

Rachel Morgan #4.

 

?

 

For a Few Demons More  (Harper, 2007.)

 

Rachel Morgan #5.

 

Someone is murdering werewolves.

 

Good, the Bad, and the Undead, The  (Harper, 2004.)

 

Rachel Morgan #2.

 

                A supernatural bounty hunter gets mixed up with secret research and a demon.

 

Once Dead, Twice Shy  (HarperCollins, 2009.)

 

Madison Avery #1.

 

A teenager battles the supernatural.

 

Outlaw Demon Wails, The  (Eos, 2008.)

 

Rachel Morgan #6.

 

Demon lore is required to solve a murder.

 

Perfect Blood (Harper, 2012.)

 

Rachel Morgan #10.

 

?

 

Undead Pool, The  (Harper, 2014.)

 

Rachel Morgan

 

?

 

HARRISON, M. JOHN  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Course of the Heart, The  (Night Shade, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Things That Never Happen  (Night Shade, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HART, JAMES  (See collaboration with Fred Saberhagen.)

 

HART, JEFF

 

Eat, Brains, Love (Harper, 2013.)

 

Zombies #1.

 

Humorous zombie story.

 

Undead with Beneifts (Harper, 2014.)

 

Zombies #2.

 

Humorous zombie story.

 

HART, RAVEN

 

Vampire's Betrayal, The  (Ballantine, 2008.)

 

Vampire #4.

 

An ancient goddess menaces the human race, which must be protected by a benevolent vampire. 

 

Vampire's Kiss, The  (Ballantine, 2007.)

 

Vampire #3.

 

?

 

Vampire's Revenge, The  (Ballantine, 2009.)

 

Vampire #5.

 

Vampires threaten to erupt in Savannah.

 

Vampire's Secret, The  (Ballantine, 2007.)

 

Vampire #2.

 

?

 

Vampire's Seduction, The  (Ballantine, 2006.)

 

Vampire #1.

 

                Two rival vampires use voodoo and other powers in their struggles.

 

HART, VERONICA  (Pseudonym of Victor Kelleher, whom see.)

 

House That Jack Built, The  (Mandarin, 1994.)

 

                A seance brings back the spirit of Jack the Ripper.

 

HART, VIVIAN

 

In Her Wildest Dreams  (Liquid Silver, ?)

 

                ?

 

HARTL, HAROLD W.

 

Things…and Other Things  (Exposition, 1973.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HARTLEY, L.P.  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Collected Short Stories of L.P. Hartley, The  (Hamilton, 1968, Horizon, 1969.)

 

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

 

Complete Short Stories of L.P. Hartley, The  (Hamilton, 1973.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.

 

Killing Bottle, The  (Putnam, 1932.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Miss Carteret Receives and Other Stories  (Hamilton, 1971.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.

 

Night Fears and Other Stories  (Putnam, 1924.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Night Fears and Other Supernatural Tales.  (See The Travelling Grave and Other Stories.)

 

Travelling Grave and Other Stories, The  (Arkham House, 1948, Hamish Hamilton, 1957.  ?, 1948, as Night Fears and Other Supernatural Tales.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

White Wand and Other Stories, The  (Hamilton, 1954.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HARVEY, ALEXANDER

 

Toe and Other Tales, The  (Kennerley, 1913.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HARVEY, ALYXANDRA

 

Blood Feud  (2010.)

 

Drake #

 

YA vampire romance.

 

Haunting Violet (2011)

 

?

 

Hearts at Stake  (Walker, 2009.)

 

Drake #1.

 

YA vampire romance.

 

My Love Lies Bleeding  (Walker, 2010.)

 

YA vampire romance.

 

Out for Blood (Walker, 2011.)

 

Drake #

 

YA vampire romance.

 

Whisper the Dead (Bloomsbury, 2014.)

 

Teenaged witches.

 

HARVEY, JAMES NEAL

 

Headsman, The  (Jove, 1993.)

 

                A woman has a psychic link to a serial killer and witnesses his crimes through his own eyes.

 

HARVEY, JOHN D.

 

Cleansing, The  (Arkham House, 2002.)

 

                An Indian spirit organizes wolves and wild dogs into a deadly weapon against the human race.

 

HARVEY, WILLIAM FRYER

 

Arm of Mrs. Egan and Other Strange Stories, The  (Dent, 1951, Dutton, 1952.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories only a few of which are horror.

 

Beast With Five Fingers, The.  (See Midnight Tales.)

 

Beast With Five Fingers, The (Wordsworth, 2009, has different contents.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Beast With Five Fingers and Other Tales, The  (Dent, 1928, Dutton, 1928.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Midnight House and Other Tales  (Dent, 1910.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Midnight Tales  (Dent, 1946.  Dutton, 1947, as The Beast With Five Fingers.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HARWOOD, JOHN

 

Ghost Writer, The  (Harcourt, 2004.)

 

                Marginal ghost story.

 

Seance, The  (Harcourt, 2009.)

 

A quest to discover the truth about a dead sister leads to supernatural phenomena.

 

HASFORD, GUSTAV

 

Short-Timers, The  (?, 1979.)

 

                Not seen.  War with demons and the ghosts of tanks.

 

Phantom Blooper, The  (?, 1990.)

 

                Not seen.

 

HASKINS, JIM

 

Moaning Bones  (Lothrop Lee, 1998.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HASTINGS, MICHAEL

 

Nightcomers, The  (Delacorte, 1972.)

 

                A prequel to The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

 

HASTINGS, ROOK

 

Immortal Remains (HarperCollins, 2015.)

 

A curse.

 

Nearly Departed (HarperCollins, 2010.)

 

Weirdsville.

 

?

 

HATCHELL, DANE

 

Resurrection X (Severed, 2015.)

 

Zombie apocalypse.

 

HATFIELD, GENE

 

Chocolate Chicanery  (Dorrance, 1993.)

 

A well intentioned but confusing novel about a genuine clairvoyant during the days preceding the second World War.

 

HATHAWAY-NAYNE, ANNE

 

These Our Revels  (Boulevard, 1998.)

 

A Forever Knight novel.

 

                In the time of Shakespeare, a vampire begins to question his way of life after encountering a remarkable woman.

 

HATRICK, GLORIA

 

Nightmare in 3-D  (Minstrel, 1996.)

 

A Ghosts of Fear Street novel.

 

The preying mantis in an elaborate hologram escapes into the real world and menaces a young boy.  For younger readers.

 

HAUF, MICHELLE  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Captivating the Witch (Harlequin, 2016.)

 

A witch battles demons.

 

From the Dark  (Silhouette, 2006.)

 

                Vampire romance.

 

 

Vampire's Fall, The (2015)

 

HAUFF, WILHELM

 

Tales by Wilhelm Hauff  (Bell, 1890.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HAUTALA, RICK  (See also A.J. Matthews. Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Bedbugs  (Cemetery Dance, 2000, Leisure, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Beyond the Shroud  (White Wolf, 1996.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

A dead man finds himself in a shadowy other world where his daughter's spirit implores him to help his ex-wife escape the attention of a man possessed by the spirit of Jack the Ripper’s knife.

 

Cold River  (CD Publications, 2003.)

 

                A widower is menaced by strange shapes that emerge from the waterways.

 

Cold Whisper  (Zebra, 1991.)

 

                A young girl's imaginary friend caused the death of her infant brother, so she repudiates him.  Years later, a rapist kills her mother and threatens her own life, and her only chance for escape is the possibility of invoking him once more.

 

Dark Silence  (Zebra, 1992.)

 

                When a family takes up residence in an ancestral home, they are unprepared for the ghosts who cluster in a nearby deserted mill.   The uneasy spirits are filled with hatred because of a past injustice, and following the death of the protagonist's psychic mother, there is no longer anyone with the skill to control them.

 

Dead Voices  (Warner, 1990.)

 

                Following the accidental death of her daughter, an unhappy and almost suicidal young woman leaves her husband and returns to her hometown.  Shortly thereafter, the grave of one of her relatives is desecrated as an amateur sorcerer seeks the assistance of the dead in acquiring powers on earth.

 

Demon's Wife, The (Journalstone, 2013.)

 

A demon takes a wife.

 

Four Octobers  (Cemetery Dance, 2006.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Ghost Light  (Zebra, 1993.)

 

After stealing her brother-in-law's children from their murderous father, a young woman discovers that he has followed them cross country.  Meanwhile, the children are disturbed by appearances of a spectral woman.

 

Hidden Saint, The  (Ace, 1999.)

 

A Poltergeist: The Legacy novel.

 

                A secret organization dedicated to fighting the supernatural must intervene when a woman seeks vengeance and is tricked into endangering herself and others.

 

Little Brothers  (Zebra, 1988.)

 

                Indian legends tell of the "little brothers", fierce small creatures which emerge once every few years to kill and devour human beings.  A boy who witnessed the slaughter of his own mother discovers that he is a likely candidate to die during the next onslaught, unless he can find some way to protect himself.

 

Moonbog  (Zebra, 1982.)

 

                This is basically just a psychotic killer story with a remote, bog ridden setting, although there are implications of a compulsive supernatural force luring children into the bog where the madman can commit his murders.

 

Moondeath  (Zebra, 1980.)

 

                A blend of witchcraft and werewolves as yet another New England town is plagued by a brutal, mysterious killer who comes and goes in the night, leaving his victims to be discovered with the coming of dawn.  Better than average.

 

Moonwalker  (Zebra, 1989.)

 

                Citizens in a small New England town grow increasingly reticent and unfriendly toward newcomers with the advent of mysteriously uncommunicative people roaming the fields.  An outsider finds himself unprepared for an encounter with the walking dead.

 

Mountain King, The (?, 1996, Leisure, 2001.)

 

                A hiker sees his friend carried off by a large, humanoid creature and sets out to find him.  Eventually he will uncover an entire tribe of creatures living secretly in the mountains and preying on the unwary.

 

Night Stone  (Zebra, 1986.)

 

                When her family moves to a new home, Beth is unhappy with the situation, although somewhat mollified by the strange doll she finds there.  But then nightmares come, the doll seems to be telling her something, and her parents begin to feel strange supernatural compulsions as well.

 

Occasional Demons  (Cemetery Dance, 2006.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Shades of Night  (Zebra, 1995.)

 

A newlywed discovers that her husband is violent and manic when a series of prescient dreams and visions of her dead mother alter her perception of the world.

 

Winter Wake  (Warner, 1990.)

 

                 John and his family return to the island where he grew up, and are soon beset by the apparition of a dead woman.  Years earlier, she died blaming him for the problems in her life, and now has returned to avenge herself on his family.

 

HAWES, JASON & WILSON, GRANT & WAGGONER, TIM

 

Ghost House  (Gallery, 2012.)

 

An army of ghosts attack the living.

 

HAWES, LOUISE

 

Spaghetti and Spooks  (Avon Camelot, 1996.)

 

Tales from the Cafeteria #1.

 

Ghosts make an appearance at a Thanksgiving feast held in a school cafeteria built on ancient burial grounds.

 

Things That Go Bump in Your Soup  (Avon Camelot, 1996.)

 

Tales from the Cafeteria #2.

 

Kids and ghosts team up to prevent a school expansion that will disturb ancient burial ground.

 

HAWK, DOUGLAS D.

 

Devouring, The  (Leisure, 1994.)

 

Giant, humanoid bat creatures are claiming human victims near a small town, while a nasty FBI agent breaks the laws in order to hush things up. 

 

Moonslasher  (Critic's Choice, 1987.)

 

                A cult calls up an ancient Egyptian entity, one which transforms a normal man into a powerful engine of destruction, a werewolf variation, but with even more vicious inclinations.  A magical talisman may be the only defense, if its bearer can  figure out how to use it in time.

 

Occult Madonna, The  (Critic's Choice, 1988.)

 

                An incredibly repulsive creature from another order of existence intrudes into our world, compelling obedience from those it desires.  A modern day Druid and others gather to oppose her power, and find themselves enmeshed in a struggle for their very souls and those of everyone around them.

 

HAWK, RHODI

 

Tangled Bridge, The  (Tor, 2011.)

 

LeBlanc #2.

 

Supernatural danger in New Orleans.

 

Twisted Ladder, A  (Forge, 2009.)

 

LeBlanc #1.

 

Psychological thriller with real demons.

 

HAWKE, SIMON  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Friday the 13th  (Signet, 1987, from the screenplay by Victor Miller and Sean S. Cunningham.)

 

                The supernatural content in the first in this series is ambiguous at best, limited to the possibly hallucinatory ending, as a group of camp counselors are stalked and killed by an insane woman.

 

Friday the 13th Part II  (Signet, 1988, from the screenplay by Ron Kurz.)

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                  Jason makes his first real appearance, the adult version of a boy supposedly drowned many years earlier, seeking revenge because of the death of his insane mother at the end of her murder spree.  From the hack and slash school of movie making.

 

Friday the 13th Part III  (Signet, 1988, from the screenplay by Martin Kitrosser and Carol Watson.)

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                  Jason returns from the dead once again, this time to pursue a new group of teenagers as they decide to spend a weekend at the deserted summer camp.

 

Jason Lives:  Friday the 13th Part VI  (Signet, 1986, from the screenplay by Tom McLoughlin.)

 

                Novelization of yet another reprise of this mindless series about a supernatural and unkillable murderer.

 

Predator 2  (Jove, 1990, from the screenplay by Jim Thomas and John Thomas.)

 

                An alien hunter is stalking the streets of a city torn by drug wars.  One tough cop avoids government agents in his quest to bring the creature's reign of terror to a halt.  Lacking the too-loud soundtrack, the book version actually reads quite smoothly.

 

HAWKES, ANGELINE

 

Shades of Blood and Shadow  (Dark Regions, 2009.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HAWKES, JUDITH

 

Heart of a Witch, The  (Signet, 1999.)

 

                Two teenagers take a job at an inn about which strange rumors have circulated since they were children.  Now they are introduced to the magic of witchcraft, a power that could help or hurt them.

 

Julian's House  (Ticknor & Fields, 1989, Signet, 1991.)

 

                A sexy, otherwise traditional haunted house story with the new owners finding their lives and even their personalities affected by restless spirits tied to their new home.

 

My Soul to Keep  (Dutton, 1996.)

 

                A haunted house story.

 

HAWKES-CRAIG, ANGELINE

 

Memento Mori  (Scars, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HAWKINS, RACHEL  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Demonglass  (Hyperion, 2012.)

 

Hex Hall #3.

 

?

 

Hex Hall (Hyperion, 2011.)

 

Hex Hall #1.

 

?

 

School Spirit (Hyperion, 2013.)

 

Hex Hall

 

?

 

Spell Bound (Hyperion, 2012.)

 

Hex Hall #2.

 

?

 

HAWKS, LEE   (Pseudonym of David Pedneau.  See also Marc Elliott.)

 

Night, Winter, and Death  (Ballantine, 1990.)

 

                When the oldest resident of Yocum Valley dies, no one pays attention when an elderly woman insists that he be buried before the sun sets.  Because they fail to heed her warning, a malevolent spirit leaves the body, infecting the living with lycanthropy.  The newly born werewolf is pursued by a young boy trying to make a mark for himself as a newspaper reporter.

 

HAWTHORNE, HILDEGARDE

 

Faded Garden: The Collected Ghost Stories of Hildegarde Hawthorne  (Strange Company, 1985.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HAWTHORNE, JULIAN  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

David Poindexter’s Disappearance  (Appleton, 1888, Chatto & Windus, 1888.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.

 

Kildhurm’s Oak: A Strange Friend  (Burt, 1889.)

 

                A curse is carried out by a tree that is able to move its limbs.

 

Mr. Dunton’s Invention and Other Stories.  (See Six Cent Sam’s.)

 

Professor’s Sister, The  (Belford Clarke, 1888. Chatto & Windus, 1888, as The Spectre of the Camera.)

 

                Not seen.  Occultism and suspended animation.

 

Rose of Death and Other Mysterious Delusions, The  (Ash Tree, 1997.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.

 

Six-Cent Sam’s  (Price McGill, 1893.  Merriam, 1896, as Mr. Dunton’s Invention and Other Stories.)

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Spectre of the Camera, The.  (See The Professor’s Sister.)

 

HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Ghost of Doctor Harris, The  (Tucker, 1900.)

 

                A brief, low key ghost story supposedly based on a real event.

 

HAWTHORNE, VIOLET

 

Black Moon Rising  (Ballantine, 1979.)

 

                This is basically a romance novel set in the wilds of Mexico, with a young woman falling under the spell of the magic of a primitive tribe of Indians.

 

HAYDOR, MO

 

Pig Island  (Penguin, 2008.)

 

Marginal story about black magic and crime.

 

HAYES, ALEXA

 

Vampire Beach  (Ibooks, 2005.)

 

                Vampire romance involving a good vampire who opens a nightclub.

 

HAYES, GWEN

 

Dreaming Awake (NAL, 2012.)

 

Demon Lover #2.

 

Teenage romance with an embodied demon.

 

Falling Under  (NAL, 2011.)

 

Demon Lover #1.

 

A teenaged girl has a demon lover.

 

HAYNES, BETSY

 

Attack of the Killer Ants  (Harper, 1996.)

 

For younger readers.  Giant ants menace a pair of children.

 

Back to School  (Harper, 1994.)

 

                Kids suspect the cafeteria is serving bugs.

 

Beware the Shopping Mall  (?)

 

                Not seen.

 

Frankenturkey  (Harper, 1994.)

 

                A nasty, demonic turkey makes Thanksgiving uncomfortable for a family.

 

Frankenturkey II  (?)

 

                Not seen.

 

Ghost of the Gravestone Hearth, The  (Nelson, 1977.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Little Pet Shop of Horrors  (Harper, 1994.)

 

For younger readers.  A pet shop owner transforms children into animals.

 

Power, The  (Dell, 1982.) 

 

                A teenager receives a note implying that a magical compulsion has been set upon her.  Plagued by dreams, no longer in control of her own will, she sets out to discover the identity of her tormentor in order to bring the manipulation to a stop.

 

Shadows of Jeremy Pimm, The  (Beaufort, 1981.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Strange Brew  (?)

 

                Not seen.

 

Teacher Creature  (Harper, 1995.)

 

For younger readers.  Two kids suspect that their new teacher is an alien creature who eats children.

 

Welcome to Alien Inn  (Harper, 1996.)

 

                For younger readers.  A family is stranded in a hotel filled with aliens secretly visiting the Earth.

 

HAYNES, JAMES

 

Voices in the Dark  (Dell, 1982.)

 

                Christie already has enough problems adjusting to her adolescence when she begins to suffer as well from strange dreams of horseback riding.  Or are they dreams?  She soon learns that during the night, she is transported to another world where she is under the power of a sorcerer.  The story's tone shifts too often to sustain itself.

 

HAYNES, MELINDA RUCKER

 

Essence of Trust  (Five Star, 2005.)

 

                Romance involving a psychic.

 

HAYS, CLARK & MCFALL, KATHLEEN

 

Cowboy and the Vampire, The  (Llewellyn, 1999.)

 

                A woman reporter and a cowboy run afoul of a power struggle among the secret race of vampires.  Lightly humorous vampire story in which the undead aren't necessarily evil and the interclan rivalry is as dangerous as their preying on the living.

 

HAYTER, SPARKLE

 

Naked Brunch  (Three Rivers, 2003.)

 

                A psychiatrist discovers that one of her patients is a werewolf.

 

HAYWARD, AMBER

 

Darkness of the God  (Edge, 2007.)

 

A psychic child realizes that a miracle worker is evil.

 

HEADLEY, MARIA DAHVANA & HOWARD, KAT

 

End of the Sentence, The (Subterranean, 2014.)

 

A man begins a correspondence with a supernatural entity.

 

HEARD, H.F.  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Black Fox, The  (Cassell, 1950, Harper, 1951.)

 

                A minister jokingly invokes a curse that works, eliminating a rival.  Shortly thereafter, he notices a sinister fox following him about, and other signs of decay and corruption begin to impinge on his life.

 

Dromenon  (Tartarus, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Great Fog and Other Weird Tales, The  (Vanguard, 1944, Cassell, 1947.  Sun Dial, 1946, as Weird Tales of Terror and Detection.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Lost Cavern and Other Tales of the Fantastic, The  (Vanguard, 1948, Cassell, 1949.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Weird Tales of Terror and Detection.  (See The Great Fog and Other Weird Tales.)

 

HEARN, LAFCADI(Also writes Fantasy.)

 

In Ghostly Japan  (Sampson Low, 1899, Little, Brown, 1900, Tuttle, 1971, Capricorn, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories and essays.

 

Some Chinese Ghosts  (Roberts, 1887, Little Brown, 1906, Modern Library, 1927, New Collectors, 1948, Wildside, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HEATHWOOD, CECILIA

 

Strange Tales of Mystery and the Paranormal  (Excalibur, 1991.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HEBERT, ANNE

 

Children of the Black Sabbath  (Crown, 1977, Musson, 1977, translated from the French by Carol Dunlap-Hebert.)

 

                A nun is tormented by memories and visions of a monstrous evil involving human sacrifice, and is slowly driven toward an evil fate.

 

HECHT, DANIEL

 

City of Masks  (Bloomsbury, 2003.)

 

                A psychic investigator deals with a stubborn ghost.

 

Skull Session  (?, 1998.)

 

                Not seen.  A haunted house story.

 

HECK, VICTOR

 

Darkness Inbred, A  (Darktales, 2000.)

 

                A couple are kidnapped by hill people and forced to participate in a rite that includes the reanimated dead.

 

HEDAYAT, SADEGH

 

Blind Owl, The  (John Calder, 1957, Grove, 1969.)

 

An ambiguous short piece about an insane man who encounters what appears to be an incarnation of the woman about whom he has been dreaming.  Translated from the Persian.

 

HEIDISH, MARCY

 

Torching, The  (Simon & Schuster, 1992, Avon, 1993.)

 

An historian's research into the history of a witch trial and execution is terrified when incidents from the past begin to repeat themselves in the present.   A dark force wakened, or a contemporary villain with a psychic link?

 

HEIDL, R. ANDREW

 

Desperate Moon  (PS, 2007.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HELD, RHIANNON

 

Reflected (Tor, 2014.)

 

Werewolf #3.

 

?

 

Silver (Tor, 2012.)

 

Werewolf #1.

 

A werewolf romance.

 

Tarnished (Tor, 2013.)

 

Werewolf #2.

 

A werewolf romance.

 

HELLER, JANE

 

Infernal Affairs  (Kensington, 1996.)

 

A business woman discovers that her soul is forfeit to the devil in return for the granting of several wishes for good lucks, success, and personal power.

 

HENDEE, BARB  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Blood Memories  (Vision, 1999, Roc, 2008.)

 

Vampire Memories #1.

 

                A vampire newly relocated to the West Coast begins to suspect that another group with psychic abilities is plotting to wipe out all of her new friends.

 

Ghosts of Memories  (Roc, 2012.)

 

Vampire Memories #4.

 

?

 

Hunting Memories  (Roc, 2009.)

 

Vampire Memories #2.

 

A vampire who hates killing discovers a way to spare her victims.

 

Memories of Envy  (Roc, 2010.)

 

Vampire Memories #3.

 

A female vampire tries to convince one of her kind not to kill when drinking human blood.

 

HENDERSON, ALICE

 

Night Terrors  (Simon Spotlight, 2005.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer book.

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

Portal Through Time  (Simon Spotlight, 2007.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

The Master returns to Sunnydale through a loop in time.

 

Voracious  (Jove, 2009.)

 

A woman with a form of clairvoyance is stalked by an evil force.

 

HENDERSON, C.J.  (See also collaboration which follows. Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Degrees of Fear and Others  (Dark Regions, 2008.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Lost World, The  (Moonstone, 2012.)

 

A Night Stalker novel.

 

Kolchak tracks down a mystic cult in South America.

 

Occult Detectives of C.J. Henderson, The  (Marietta, 2003.)

 

                Collection of sometimes related stories.

 

HENDERSON, C.J. & LOVECRAFT, H.P.

 

Tales of Inspector Legrasse, The  (Mythos, 2005.)

 

                Collection of related short stories, only one of which is by Lovecraft.

 

HENDERSON, MARK P.

 

Rope Trick  (Ash-Tree, 2008.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HENDERSON, PATTY G.

 

Burning of Her Sin, The  (Barclay, 2001.)

 

                After a near death experience, a woman discovers psychic powers which help her solve a chilling mystery.

 

HENRICK, RICHARD P.  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Vampire in Moscow  (TSR, 1988.)

 

                An ancient vampire cult surfaces in the Soviet Union, and a series of bizarre killings leads to an unlikely alliance between Russian and American adventurers intent upon suppressing the rising evil before it spreads beyond the borders of that nation.

 

HENRY, CHRISTINA

 

Alice (Ace, 2015.)

 

A woman on the run is pursued by an inhuman force.

 

Black City  (Ace, 2013.)

 

Black #4.

 

A woman fights vampires.

 

Black Howl  (Ace, 2012.)

 

Black #3.

 

?

 

Black Night  (Ace, 2011.)

 

Black #2.

 

?

 

Black Spring (Ace, 2014.)

 

Black #5.

 

Supernatural beings find themselves discriminated against.

 

Black Wings  (Ace, 2010.)

 

Black #1.

 

?

 

HENSLEY, SHANE  (Also writes Fantasy and Horror.)

 

Leftovers  (Pinnacle Entertainment, 1998.)

 

                Chapbook adventure tie in to the Dead Lands role playing game.

 

HENSTELL, DIANA  (Pseudonym of Diana Silber.)

 

Deadly Friend.  (See Friend.)

 

Friend  (Bantam, 1985.  Bantam, 1986, as Deadly Friend.)

 

                A scientific genius is devastated when his new love is killed, but instead of mourning for her, he discovers a way to bring her back to life.  The problem is, she's not quite the same girl she was before, and he certainly cannot allow anyone else to see her.  A sometimes scary variation on the Frankenstein story, filmed as Deadly Friend.

 

New Morning Dragon  (Bantam, 1987.)

 

                A mysterious stranger comes to the small town of New Morning, but only one resident realizes that he is not just another man but the Devil himself.  Unless someone finds a way to expel him from their midst, the souls of everyone in town may be in jeopardy.

 

Other Side, The  (Bantam, 1984.)

 

                Following the tragic lost of two of her children, the heroine becomes desperate when it appears that something is wrong with her remaining son.  She starts to wonder if he is just pretending that a bodiless voice is dictating his actions, or whether the strain of loss has unhinged her mind.  And then she sees that other version of her son in the mirror.

 

HERBER, KEITH

 

Dark Prince  (Harper, 1994.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

This is a vampire novel involving warring factions among the undead with San Francisco as their battlefield.  Based on the White Wolf role playing game, Vampire:  The Masquerade.

 

Prince of the City  (White Wolf, 1995.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                Cults of vampires living in San Francisco during the days of the Gold Rush indulge their rivalries in internecine warfare.

 

HERBERT, BRIAN & LANDIS, MARIE  (Herbert also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Blood on the Sun  (Harper, 1996.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

A patriotic vampire working as a secret agent for the US Army during World War II has to deal with conflicting loyalties when she falls in love with a Japanese mortal.

 

HERBERT, JAMES  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Ash  (MacMillan, 2012, Tor, 2012.)

 

David Ash #3.

 

A haunted castle.

 

Creed    (Hodder, 1990, New English Library, 1991.)

 

                Creed is a celebrity photographer who gets into trouble when he takes pictures of a strange man performing an obscene act on a fresh grave.  He has inadvertently stumbled across a secret society with the power to overcome death.

 

Dark, The  (Signet, 1980, New English Library, 1980.)

 

                An evil, perhaps unstoppable force out of ancient times is loose upon the world.  People begin to exhibit homicidal tendencies, murders and mutilations are committed, and an army of subhuman soldiers gathers in the sewers.

 

Deadly Eyes, The.  (See The Rats.)

 

Domain  (New English Library, 1984, Signet, 1985.)

 

Rats #3.

 

                The novel starts with a nuclear war, after which a small group of survivors trapped underground discovers that their lives are threatened by mutated rats, grown in ferocity and intelligence and now threatening to challenge man's faltering pre‑eminence in the world.

 

Fog, The  (Signet, 1975, New English Library, 1975.)

 

                An earthquake releases billowing clouds of fog, and contained within it is a mysterious gas which turns everyone who breathes it into a ruthless, brutal killer.  As the affected area spreads, a group of researchers race against time to solve the problem before all of civilization is torn apart.

 

Ghosts of Sleath, The  (Bantam, 1995, Harper, 1995.)

 

David Ash #2.

 

The remote village of Sleath is plagued by a rash of ghost sightings, which seem to be accelerating toward a terrible conclusion.  The resolution involves a secret satanic cult that has existed in Sleath for generations.

 

Haunted  (New English Library, 1988, Putnam, 1988, Hodder, 1988, Jove, 1990.)

 

David Ash #1.

 

                A fairly traditional story of a psychic detective hired to investigate a supposedly haunted house.  He begins to experience visits from an ethereal woman to whom he is powerfully attracted, possibly endangering his very soul.  Filmed under the same title.

 

Jonah, The  (Signet, 1981, New English Library, 1981.)

 

                A policeman who has dedicated his life to the combating of evil is simultaneously plagued with a curse that brings death and destruction to everything he touches.  Now he is falling in love and must confront whatever it is within himself, or without, that had dogged his footsteps with tragedy piled upon tragedy.

 

Lair  (Signet, 1979, New English Library, 1979.)

 

Rats #2.

 

                 Having been frustrated in its first forays against the human race, a gigantic mutated rat breeds its army in secret, then launches them on a new campaign to destroy the hated creatures that live on the surface. 

 

Magic Cottage   (NAL, 1986, Hodder, 1986, Onyx, 1988.)

 

                 A variation of the haunted house story, with a rustic cottage placed near a mysterious forest, two rival magicians striving against one another, and onlookers unaware of the battle going on within their community.

 

Moon   (New English Library, 1985, Crown, 1986, Onyx, 1987.)

 

                 On a remote island, a quiet man discovers that he is psychically linked to a fiend who murders and mutilates for the sheer joy of it.  Then the monster discovers the tenuous link, and follows it back to the island, determined to take the life of his unseen observer.  I guess every horror writer has to use this theme at least once, and Herbert does a credible job with it.

 

Moon/Shrine/The Dark/Fluke  (Methuen, 1988.)

 

                Omnibus of the four novels.

 

Nobody True (Pan, 2004, Tor, 2005.)

 

                A murdered man survives the death of his body and tracks down his killer.

 

Once  (Tor, 2002.)

 

                A man visiting an ancient castle discovers that fairy tales mask a sinister reality including witches and other creatures of legend.

 

Others  (Forge, 1999, Tor, 2000.)

 

                A detective investigating a kidnapped infant discovers a secret cult in a home for the elderly.

 

Portent  (Hodder , 1992, New English Library, 1993, Harper, 1997.)

 

Natural disasters are destroying civilization while two telepathic children are menaced by a voodoo priestess and her followers.  Only peripherally horror, this is actually a mystical SF novel, and not a very good one.

 

Rats, The  (New English Library, 1974, Signet, 1975.  Signet, 1983, as The Deadly Eyes.)

 

Rats #1.

 

                Rats begin attacking people in broad daylight, organized bands that seem to have an almost intelligent cunning.  The attempts to combat the menace ultimately bring a group of people into contact with an oversized, mutant rat, whose greater intelligence has allowed her to dominate and direct the activities of her fellows.

 

Secret of Crickley Hall, The (Macmillan, 2006, Tor, 2011.)

 

The ghosts of refugee children haunt a house.

 

Sepulchre  (Hodder, 1987, Putnam, 1988, Jove, 1989.)

 

                Concealed in a remote part of England is a Sumerian demon whose presence imbues its worshippers with supernatural powers. Human assassins mix with mystic forces as the world of high finance interfaces with ancient horror.

 

Shrine  (New English Library, 1983, Signet, 1984.)

 

                 Following the miraculous recovery of a deaf‑mute girl, an even more remarkable series of miracles begins to occur. Everyone she touches is cured of whatever ailment afflicts them. Everything seems to indicate that she is a powerful force for good, but then subtle things start to indicate otherwise.

 

Spear, The  (New English Library, 1978, Signet, 1980.)

 

                Hitler's fascination with the occult is recalled in this modern story of a man investigating the disappearance of a secret agent, finding instead a Neo‑Nazi movement armed  with occult powers and about ready to emerge and strive once more to subdue the entire world.

 

Survivor, The  (New English Library, 1976, Signet, 1977.)

 

                A terrible air crash leaves only a single person alive.  But the town he lives in is plagued by visions and events that seem to have been sent directly from Hell.  The survivor struggles to understand what is happening, and learns something about himself that he would probably rather not have known.

 

HERMAN, J.B.

 

Black Sabbat  (Major, 1979.)

 

                When a woman realizes she has been reincarnated, she enlists a medium in her quest to discover the secrets of her own past. But that union also brings the knowledge that one of the two men in her life is utterly evil.  The problem is, she doesn't know which one is which.

 

HERON, E & H.  (Pseudonym of Hesketh Pritchard and Kate Pritchard.)

 

Flaxman Low: Occult Psychologist (Benediction, 2012.)

 

Collection of related stories.

 

Ghosts: Being the Experiences of Flaxman Low  (Pearson, 1899.)

 

                Collection of stories about an occult investigator.

 

HERRON, RITA

 

Dark Hunger  (Grand Central, 2009.)

 

A reporter stumbles into a struggle between good and evil demons.

 

Insatiable Desire  (Grand Central, 2008.)

 

A psychic battles a killer.

 

HERSEY, JOHN  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Too Far to Walk  (Bantam, 1976, Knopf , 1976.)

 

                A well written novel about life, love, and the nature of sin set on a college campus in the 1960's, with drugs, sex, and rock music.  Included here only because of an ambiguous presence hinted to be the Devil himself.

 

HERTER, LORI

 

Confession  (Berkley, 1992.)

 

Vampire #3.

 

                More low key chills and erotic thrills involving vampires .

 

Eternity  (Berkley, 1993.)

 

Vampire #4.

 

                Although his lust for blood has been dormant for a long time, a charming vampire begins to feel the old urges and his human lover has mixed feelings about it.

 

Obsession  (Berkley, 1991.)

 

Vampire #1.

 

                First in a series of vampire romance novels.  Here a beautiful young woman first encounters the mysterious man of her dreams.

 

Possession  (Berkley, 1992.)

 

Vampire #2.

 

                A brilliant musician finds true romance in the arms of a charismatic but mysterious young man, who is actually a vampire.  Blends traditional romance with the supernatural.

 

Willow File, The   (Silhouette Shadows, 1994.)

 

Occasional psychic powers show up in this story of a young woman trying to uncover a long hidden mystery.  Romance with a touch of suspense.

 

HERVEY, MICHAEL

 

Creeps Medley  (Hampton, 1946.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Horror Medley  (Hampton, 1945.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HETHERINGTON, KEITH

 

Patrick  (Sun, 1978, Avon, 1980, based on the screenplay by Everett De Roche.)

 

                A psychotic killer has been kept comatose for years, the object of intense scientific scrutiny. But Patrick is conscious in at least one sense, and has developed psychokinetic powers.  When he falls in love with a nurse, he's ready to use those powers to further his interests.

 

HEUVELT, THOMAS OLDE

 

Hex (Tor, 2016.)

 

A town is cursed by a dead witch who appears every day and walks the streets.

 

HEYSE, PAUL

 

Fair Abigail, The  (Dodd, Mead, 1894.)

 

                A man encounters the woman he once loved and is fascinated by her, eventually discovering that she’s a vampire.

 

Forest Laugh, The  (Dodd, Mead, 1894.)

 

                Minor ghost story about a boy who falls from a tree and dies.

 

House of the Unbelieving Thomas, The  (Dodd, Mead, 1894.)

 

                Not seen.  A ghost story with witchcraft.

 

Mid-Day Magic  (Dodd, Mead, 1894.)

 

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

 

HICHENS, ROBERT  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Black Spaniel and Other Stories, The  (Methuen, 1905, Stokes, 1905.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.

 

Dweller on the Threshold, The  (Methuen, 1911, Century, 1911.)

 

                Marginal story about two men who use occult forces to transfer some personality traits from one to the other.

 

Flames  (Heinemann, 1897, Stone, 1897.)

 

                A novel of the occult, possession by the dead, and the corruption of the soul.

 

Folly of Eustace and Other Stories, The  (Heinemann, 1896.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.

 

Return of the Soul and Other Stories, The  (Midnight House, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Snake-Bite and Other Stories  (Cassell, 1919, Doran, 1919.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.

 

HICKMAN, LAURA  (See collaboration with Tracy Hickman.)

 

HICKMAN, TRACY & HICKMAN, LAURA  (Also write Fantasy.)

 

Unwept (Tor, 2014.)

 

Nightbirds #1.

 

A young woman with amnesia discovers she is being watched by a cult.

 

HIGGS, ERIC

 

Doppelganger  (St. Martin's, 1987.)

 

                A man who seems just too nice and gentle to be true has a dark secret, concealed even from his own conscious mind.  For he has a doppelganger, a physical manifestation of his urges toward sex and violence, who acts without any consideration of normal codes of behavior, and without fear of retribution.

 

HIGHAM, CHARLES

 

Midnight Tree, The  (Pocket, 1979.)

 

                Druid magic abounds in this story, billed as a "fairy tale of terror".  Earth spirits require appeasement, and they begin striking at people through their most favorite possessions.  Only by performing a specific ritual can the wrath be prevented from destroying the entire community.

 

HIGHSMITH, PATRICIA

 

Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes  (Bloomsbury, 1987.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.

 

HIGMAN, DENNIS J.

 

Pranks  (Leisure, 1983.)

 

                On Halloween, a group of children set out to upset things by performing a series of pranks.  But a peculiar and unsettling storm is nearing town, and as it gets closer, the violence and danger of their actions grows until people begin to die.  And still they go from one plot to another, caught up in a tidal wave of terror.

 

HIGSON, CHARLIE

 

Dead, The (Hyperion, 2012.)

 

Zombies #2.

 

?

 

Enemy, The  (Hyperion, 2010.)

 

Zombies #1.

 

A group of teenagers struggle amidst what is essentially a zombie plague.

 

Fallen, The (Hyperion, 2014.)

 

Zombies #5.

 

?

 

Fear, The (Hyperion, 2013.)

 

Zombies #3.

 

?

 

Sacrifice, The  (Hyperion, 2013.)

 

Zombies #4.

 

?

 

HILBURN, LINDA

 

Dark Harvest  (Medallion, 2008.)

 

Kismet Knight #2.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Vampire Shrink, The (Medallion, 2007.)

 

Kismet Knight #1.

 

Story of a vampire psychologist.

 

HILDICK, E.W.  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Ghost Squad and the Ghoul of Grunberg  (Dutton, 1984.)

 

A Ghost Squad novel.

 

                ?

 

Ghost Squad and the Halloween Conspiracy, The (Dutton, 1985, Tor, 1986.)

 

A Ghost Squad novel.

 

                Part of a series of young adult novels in which a group of young ghostly children team up to oppose a nasty spirit.

 

Ghost Squad and the Menace of the Malevs, The  (Dutton, 1988.)

 

A Ghost Squad novel.

 

                ?

 

Ghost Squad and the Prowling Hermits, The  (Dutton, 1987.)

 

A Ghost Squad novel.

 

                ?

 

Ghost Squad Breaks Through, The  (Dutton, 1984.)

 

A Ghost Squad novel.

 

                ?

 

Ghost Squad Flies Concorde, The (Dutton, 1985, Tor, 1986.)

 

A Ghost Squad novel.

 

                The ghostly crew must conjure up an elemental to stop a living crook.

 

HILL, JOE  (Pseudonym of Joseph H. King. Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

20th Century Ghosts  (PS, 2006, Gollancz, 2007.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Heart-Shaped Box  (Gollancz, 2007.)

 

                An aging rock star is troubled by a malevolent ghost.

 

hodg  (PS, 2005.)  Does this exist?

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Horns  (Morrow, 2010.)

 

A man grows a set of horns and sets out for a supernatural encounter.

 

NOS4A2  (Morrow, 2013.)

 

A young woman battles a creature who haunts dreams and reality.

 

HILL, JOEY W.

 

Beloved Vampire  (Heat, 2009.)

 

Vampire #4.

 

Vampire erotica.

 

Bound by the Vampire Queen (Heat, 2011.)

 

Vampire #6.

 

Vampire erotica.

 

Mark of the Vampire Queen  (Heat, 2008.)

 

Vampire #2.

 

?

 

Vampire Instinct (Heat, 2011.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

Vampire Mistress  (Heat, 2010.)

 

Vampire #5.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Vampire Queen’s Servant, The  (Heat, 2007.)

 

Vampire #1.

 

                Vampire erotica.

 

Vampire's Claim, A  (Heat, 2009.)

 

Vampire #3.

 

Erotica and vampires.

 

Vampire Trinity  (Heat, 2010.)

 

Vampire #6.

 

Vampire romance.

 

HILL, KATE

 

Vampire Crusader  (Changeling, ?)

 

                ?

 

HILL, SANDRA (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Even Vampires  Get the Blues (Avon, 2015.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

HILL, SUSAN

 

Mist in the Mirror, The  (Sinclair Stevenson, 1992.)

 

                A writer is conducting research into the life of a mysterious man whose past is tainted with a tragic death.  He sees a ghost at various times during his investigation.

 

Woman in Black, The  (Hamish Hamilton, 1983, Penguin, 1984, Godine, 1986, Mandarin, 1992.)

 

                A traditional ghost story in which a young man sees and hears various manifestations of the ghost of a former tenant, one of which anticipates an accident affecting his own family.

 

HILL, WILL

 

Battle Lines (HarperCollins, 2013.)

 

Dept 19 #3.

 

?

 

Darkest Night (HarperCollins, 2015.)

 

Dept 19 #5.

 

?

 

Devil in No Man's Land, The  (HarperCollins, 2013.)

 

Dept 19 #2

 

?

 

Rising, The (HarperCollins, 2012.)

 

Dept 19 #1.

 

?

 

Zero Hour (HarperCollins, 2015.)

 

Dept 19 #4.

 

?

 

HILL, WILLIAM  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

California Ghosting  (Otter Creek, 1998.)

 

                The new owners of a building discover that there are some nasty resident ghosts that hamper their efforts to solve a murder.

 

Dawn of the Vampire  (Pinnacle, 1991.)

 

                Two secret vampire groups contend for power, one with the ability to walk the earth by day, the other keeping to the old ways.  Enlivened with werewolves, ghosts, and other dangers as a group of adventurers find out about the conflict and attempt to destroy both factions.

 

Vampire Hunters, The  (Otter Creek, 1998.)

 

                A young adult novel about a group of youngsters who suspect that one of their neighbors is a vampire.  They eventually encounter Mister Shade, a nasty member of the undead, and defeat him after a series of adventures and near misses.

 

Vampire's Kiss  (Zebra, 1994.)

 

A horror writer gets more than he bargains for when his number one fan turns out to be a genuine vampire.  She turns him, of course, but the results are sometimes unintentionally funny.

 

HILLIARD, MAURICE

 

Witchfinder, The   (Heinemann, 1974, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1974, Berkley, 1975.)

 

                Devil worship and witchcraft menace a young woman when she marries an older man and moves to a remote part of England. Slow moving but heavily based on historical depictions of witchcraft.

 

HILLS, BALDWIN

 

Simon, King of the Witches  (Dell, 1971, based on the screenplay.)

.

                A disgruntled and bored magician becomes involved with police work and other non‑magical matters, using his special powers to find the solution.  Slow moving throughout.

 

HINDLE, LEE J.

 

Dragon Fall  (Avon Flare, 1984.)

 

                This publisher ran a contest to which only teenaged writers could submit, and this was the winning novel, produced by an eighteen year old.  The young protagonist designs toy monsters for extra money, but one day he discovers that several real monsters have for chosen to become involved in his life. 

 

HINE, AL  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Bewitched  (Dell, 1965, Mayflower, 1965.)

 

                Novelization of the television show.  Comedy rather than horror despite the witchcraft.  A suburban housewife uses magic to get what she wants.  But things don’t always go exactly as planned.

 

Signs and Portents  (Avon, 1973.)

 

                The charismatic head of an occult business empire is generally believed to have perpetrated an enormous hoax.  But the fact is that at least some of his precognitive visions are authentic.

 

HINKEMEYER, MICHAEL T.  (Also writes as Jan Lara, whom see.)

 

Dark Below, The  (Gold Medal, 1975.  Pocket Books, 1979, as Sea Cliff.)

 

                A better than average haunted house story.  When the Adamson family takes up residence in a seaside home, they witness a series of strange incidents, cutlery rearranged by unseen hands, the feeling that there is another presence sharing their home.  As time passes, there is increasing evidence that whatever intelligence is responsible has designs on their young daughter.

 

Harbinger, The  (Pocket, 1980.)

 

                Another variation of the traditional haunted house story.  At first the incidents are minor poltergeist phenomena, but then things escalate as the new owners discover they are the targets of a malevolent and ancient power.

 

Sea Cliff.  (See The Dark Below.)

 

Summer Solstice  (Berkley, 1977.)

 

                When Katie returns to the rural community where she was born, she notices several changes in the town.  The signs of traditional religion are giving way to those of a primitive fertility cult.  Later she realizes that she is intended to play pivotal, if not entirely pleasant, role in the proceedings to come.

 

HINTON, S.E.

 

Hawkes Harbor  (Tor, 2004.)

 

                After many adventures at sea, a young man settles in a small town and encounters a vampire.

 

HINTZE, NAOMI A.

 

Cry Witch  (Random House, 1975, Bantam, 1976.)

 

                 A traditional murder mystery in a romantic setting is intermixed with witchcraft and strange apparitions in the darkness. 

 

Ghost Child  (Gold Medal, 1983.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Listen, Please Listen  (Random House, 1974, Bantam, 1975.)

 

                In order to conceal her past and protect her future, a woman changes her identity and seeks to make a new life for herself.  But the strange psychic phenomena that plagued her and her daughter in the past are about to repeat themselves, and this time she may have to face up to the consequences instead of running away.

 

Stone Carnation, The  (Random House, 1971, Bantam, 1972.)

 

                Caroline Cole finds an interesting cemetery head stone in a state of disrepair, and brings it home.  Almost immediately, she is caught up in a psychic struggle between two spirits, one the dead girl whose stone she moved, the other the domineering woman who murdered her.  And the battlefield for their renewed struggle is going to be Caroline, body and soul.

 

HIRSHBERG, GLEN

 

Motherless Child (Tor, 2014.)

 

An unconventional vampire novel.

 

Two Sams, The  (Carroll & Graf, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HIVERT-CARTHEW, ANN

 

Ghostly Lights Return  (Wilderness Adventure, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories all involving lighthouses.

 

HJORTSBERG, WILLIAM  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Fallen Angel  (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1978.)

 

                Subsequently filmed as Angel Heart.  A detective is hired by a mysterious man to investigate a disappearance.  He becomes involved with voodoo and the seamier side of life before discovering that several strange deaths have their origin in the supernatural.

 

Nevermore  (Atlantic Monthly, 1994, Orion, 1994.)

 

                Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini team up with the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe to track down a serial killer in this strange story of spirits, reincarnation, and sudden death.

 

HOCH, EDWARD (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

City of Brass and Other Simon Ark Stories  (Leisure, 1971.)

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Judges of Hades and Other Simon Ark Stories, The  (Leisure, 1971.)

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Quests of Simon Ark, The  (Mysterious Press, 1984.)

 

                Collection of related stories about an occult investigator.

 

HOCHERMAN, HENRY W.

 

Gilgul, The  (Pinnacle, 1990.)

 

                On her wedding day, a young Jewish bride is transformed into a repulsive monster, fanged and blemished, possessed by a long dead spirit who refuses to leave her body.  The only way to restore her is to investigate the identity of the spirit.  An exorcism story from a somewhat different philosophical viewpoint.

 

HOCKENSMITH, STEVE

 

Dawn of the Dreadfuls  (Quirk, 2010.)

 

Jane Austen with zombies.

 

Dreadfully Ever After  (Quirk, 2011.)

 

Jane Austen with zombies.

 

HODDER, MARK

 

Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack, The  (Pyr, 2010.)

 

Werewolves appear in 1861 London.

 

HODDER, WILLIAM

 

Vampire, The  (Rider, 1913.)

 

                Not seen.

 

HODGE, BRIAN

 

Convulsion Factory, The  (Silver Salamander, 1996.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Dark Advent  (Pinnacle, 1988.)

 

                A new plague devastates the civilized world, wiping out most of the population.  In the aftermath, a small group of people sheltered in a department store are menaced by the stirring of a force that was previously considered no more than a superstition.

 

Darker Saints, The  (Dell, 1993.)

 

An advertising agent gets involved with voodoo and zombies when his new client turns out to have unconventional ideas about how to do in the opposition.  Has much the feel of a conventional thriller and the supernatural elements, while key, do not dominate.

 

Deathgrip  (Dell, 1992.)

 

                A disk jockey with the power to heal through touch discovers that he also has the power to inflict illness on others.  He struggles to remain free of the taint of power, but is drawn into the tangled private life of a charismatic preacher and driven over the edge.

 

Falling Idols  (Silver Salamander, 1998.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Lies and Ugliness  (Night Shade, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Nightlife  (Dell, 1991.)

 

                A strange new narcotic from South America causes those who use it to regress physically and mentally through stages of evolution, turning them for brief periods into brutal, inhuman monsters.  The drug lords in the story are worse than the creatures.

 

Oasis  (Tor, 1989.)

 

                A young man's life takes a bizarre twist when one of his friends disappears literally within a few meters of him. Later, he has a vision of having drifted back through time to a world where Vikings rule, and in the ensuing months, the similarities in a series of murders leads him to believe he is acting out the consequences of a blood feud that reaches across time.

 

On Earth As It Is in Hell  (Pocket, 2005.)

 

A Hellboy novel.

 

                Hellboy tries to find out why angels have attacked the Vatican library.

 

Prototype  (Dell, 1996.)

 

                A strange young man is discovered in a hospital after he successfully defeated three muggers.  A doctor discovers that he has superhuman abilities that seem to be the result of conscious manipulation of his genetic structure.

 

Shrines and Desecrations  (TAL, 1994.)

 

                Collection of related stories about a vampire.

 

World of Hurt  (Earthling, 2006.)

 

                A man temporarily dead but revived knows the truth, that our conceptions of Heaven and Hell are wrong and that death is not an escape but a trap.

 

HODGE, COLBY  (Pseudonym of Cindy Holby.)

 

Star Shadows  (Love Spell, 2007.)

 

Futuristic romance.

 

HODGMAN, ANN

 

My Babysitter Is a Vampire  (Minstrel, 1991.)

 

                Not seen.

 

HODGSON, SHEILA

 

Fellow Travellers and Other Ghost Stories, The  (Ash Tree, 1998.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HODGSON, WILLIAM HOPE  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Adrift on the Haunted Seas  (Cold Spring, 2005.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Boats of the Glen Carrig, The  (Chapman & Hall, 1907, Ballantine, 1971, Wildside, 2002.)

 

                Members of a freighter's crew go ashore on an island covered with strange and dangerous lifeforms.  Despite the somewhat dated style, this remains one of the most frightening novels in the field.

 

Boats of the Glen Carrig and Other Nautical Adventures, The  (Night Shade, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Carnacki, the Ghost Finder  (Reynolds, 1910, Nash, 1913, Mycroft & Moran, 1947, Panther, 1973, Sphere, 1974, Wildside, 2002.)

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Deep Waters  (Arkham House, 1967.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Demons of the Sea  (Necronomicon, 1992.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Down Among the Weeds  (Hobgoblin, 1997.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Dream of X and Other Fantastic Visions, The  (Night Shade, 2005.)

 

                Collection of unrelated items.

 

Ghost Pirates, The  (Stanley Paul, 1909, Hardingham, 1920, Hyperion, 1976, Wildside, 2002, Ash Tree, 2003.)

 

                One man survives aboard a haunted sailing vessel which is beset by ghostly figures that emerge from the sea to kill its crew and passengers.

 

Ghost Pirates and Other Revenants of the Sea, The  (Night Shade, 2005.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Haunted Pampero, The  (Ferret, 1980.)

 

                Short story published as a pamphlet.

 

Haunted Pampero, The  (Donald Grant, 1991.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Horrors from Haunted Seas  (Creation Oneiros, 2012.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

House on the Borderland, The  (Chapman & Hall, 1907, Ace, undated,  Freeway Press, 1974, Carroll & Graf, 1983, New English Library, 1996, Wildside, 2002.)

 

                An indescribable book, part horror, part fantasy, part science fiction.  The protagonist is living a reclusive life when he is suddenly besieged in his home by alien creatures who prowl the darkness.  Eventually he follows them to a newly formed chasm in the ground, and passes through into another kind of existence.

 

House on the Borderland and Other Mysterious Places, The  (Night Shade, 2004.)

 

Collection of unrelasted stories.

 

House on the Borderland and Other Novels, The  (Arkham House, 1946.)

 

                Omnibus of The House on the Borderland, The Ghost Pirates, The Boats of the Glen Carrig, and The Night Land.

 

House on the Borderland and Other Novels, The  (Arkham House, 1946.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Masters of Terror Volume I  (Corgi, 1977.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Men of the Deep Waters  (Nash, 1914, Hardingham, 1921.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Night Land and Other Romances, The  (Night Shade, 2005.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Out of the Storm  (Donald Grant, 1975, Centaur, 1980.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Poems and the Dream of X  (Paget, 1912.)

 

                Collection of short stories and verse.

 

Spectral Manifestations  (Bellknapp, 1984.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Terrors of the Sea  (Donald Grant, 1996.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.

 

HOFFE, ARTHUR

 

Something Evil  (Avon, 1968.)

 

                This is a horror novel in that there is a feeling throughout that something unnatural, perhaps even supernatural, is taking place, even though everything is explained away in the end as madness.  An insane woman is kept in her room by a doting brother, but some particularly ugly sculpture in the house seems to hold an arcane significance.

 

HOFFMAN, BARRY

 

Eyes of Prey  (?)

 

Eyes #1.

 

                A woman experiences such terrible treatment that her rage triggers a physical transformation, making her a werewolfish killer.

 

Judas Eyes  (Gauntlet, 2001, Leisure, 2002.)

 

                More adventures of a woman whose anger turns her into a monster.

 

HOFFMAN, E.T.A.  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Best Tales of Hoffman, The  (Dover, 1967, Constable, 1968.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Devil’s Elixir, The  (Blackwood, 1824, Calder, 1963.)

 

                A man drinks some of a magical elixir, loses part of his soul, becomes involved in murder and other problems.

 

Golden Pot and Other Tales, The  (Oxford, 1992.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Hoffmann’s Strange Stories from the German  (Burnham, 1855.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Selected Writings of E.T.A. Hoffmann  (University of Chicago, 1969.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.

 

Tales of Hoffmann  (Harrap, 1932.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Tales of Hoffman  (Wyn, 1946.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Tales of Hoffmann, The  (Heritage, 1943.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Weird Tales  (Nimmo, 1885.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Weird Tales of E.T.A. Hoffmann, The  (Scribner, 1885.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HOFFMAN, NINA KIRIKI  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Body Switchers from Outer Space  (Minstrel, 1996.)

 

A Ghost of Fear Street book.

 

                A young boy makes use of a body switching machine, unaware that he is being manipulated by an alien from another planet.

 

I Was a Sixth Grade Zombie  (Gold Key, 1998.)

 

A Ghost of Fear Street book.

 

                Teenagers are being brainwashed inside a mysterious building.

 

Stir of Bones, A  (Viking, 2003.)

 

                A teenager makes friends with a ghost.

 

Why I’m Not Afraid of Ghosts  (Minstrel, 1997.)

 

A Ghosts of Fear Street book.

 

                A pair of ghosts find it frustrating that every effort they make to scare the new boy in their house goes wrong.

 

HOGAN, CHUCK  (See collaborations with Guillermo Del Toro.)

 

HOGG, JAMES

 

Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner Written by Himself  (Longman, 1824, Cresset, 1947, Chanticleer, 1949.  Longman, 1828, as The Suicide’s Grave.)

 

                Not seen.  Complex novel of the occult.

 

Suicide’s Grave, The.  (See Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner Written by Himself.)

 

Tales and Sketches of the Ettrick Shepherd  (Blackie, 1837.)

 

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

 

Winter Evening Tales Collected Among the Cottagers in the South of Scotland  (Oliver & Boyd, 1820, Leavitt & Allen, 1873.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HOH, DIANE  (Note that only some in the Nightmare Hall series are actually horror.)

 

Accident, The  (Scholastic, ?)

 

Deadly Visions  (Scholastic, 1995.)

 

Nightmare Hall #20.

 

                A teenager sees visions of impending deaths when she looks at paintings in a museum.

 

Monster  (Scholastic, 1994.)

 

Nightmare Hall #13.

 

                A teenager feels menaced personally by the changeling monster stalking the campus, but it turns out she is the creature herself.

 

Vampire's Kiss, The  (Scholastic, 1995.)

 

Nightmare Hall #22.

 

                The new kid at school turns out to be a vampire.

 

Wish, The  (Scholastic, 1993.)

 

Nightmare Hall #4.

 

                A fortune telling booth grants wishes.

 

HOLDEN, RICHARD

 

Snow Fury  (Dodd, Mead, 1955, Perma Books, 1956.)

 

                People start disappearing during snowstorms, and when their bodies are found, they give the appearance of having been dead for a long period of time, as their skeletons are picked clean. A scientific experiment has gone awry and a new form of life has been created, a crystalline creature indistinguishable from normal snow.

 

HOLDER, NANCY.  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy. See also collaborations with Melanie Tem and with Christopher Golden, and those which follow.)

 

Angel Chronicles, The  (Pocket, 1998, from the screenplays by David Greenwalt and Josh Whedon.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                Three episodes of the television series, in which the vampire slayer finds one good vampire and begins to fall in love with him.

 

Angel City of  (Pocket Pulse, 1999, from the screenplay by David Greenwalt & Josh Whedon.)

 

An Angel novel.

 

                The reluctant vampire, trying to atone for his past sins, relocates to Los Angeles and sets up an office. He's just in time to cross trails with another vampire, one less squeamish about killing human beings.

 

Blood and Fog  (Simon Pulse, 2003.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                The pursuit of a demon causes Spike to remember a time past when he was forced to ally himself with a slayer against Jack the Ripper.

 

Book of Fours, The  (Pocket, 2001.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                Buffy deals with her vampire slaying predecessor in adventure that crosses time periods as the twosome battle an evil sorcerer.

 

Cannibal Dwight’s Special Purpose  (Roadkill, 1996.)

 

                Not seen..

 

Carnival of Souls  (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2006.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire novel.

 

                A mysterious carnival brings out the worst part of everyone's personality.

 

Chosen  (Simon Pulse, 2003.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                A novelization of the complete final season of the series, with the destruction of the Hellmouth. Note that the author is not credited anywhere on the book.

 

Dead in the Water  (Dell, 1994, Raven, 1996.)

 

A disparate group of travelers sets sail on a decrepit freighter, only to be set loose on a lifeboat after their ship sinks.  They are rescued almost immediately, unfortunately by a captain who has sailed for centuries without coming to shore, and who can cast a web of illusion around his guests.

 

Evil That Men Do, The  (Pocket, 2000.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                Not seen.

 

Heat  (Simon Spotlight, 2005.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel novel.

 

                Buffy and Angel team up to defeat a sorcerer who wants to raise a demonic army.

 

Hotblooded  (2012)

 

Journals of Rupert Giles, The  (Pocket, 2002, from the screenplays by David Fury, Jane Espenson, and Steven S. DeKnight.)

 

A Buffy novel.

 

                Three episodes in which Giles has a prominent part, including one in which he is turned into a demon.

 

Keep Me in Mind  (Simon Spotlight, 2005.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                Multi-path gamebook in which you try to help Buffy defeat an ancient sorcerer.

 

Not Forgotten  (Pocket Pulse, 2000.)

 

An Angel novel.

 

                While investigating several cases of spontaneous human combustion, Angel gets involved with a band of pre-teen pickpockets and discovers that the two cases are linked to a mysterious and corrupt man who has revived an ancient ritual.

 

On Fire  (Gallery, 2012.)

 

A Teen Wolf novel.

 

A teenage werewolf finds life complicated.

 

Possessions  (Razorbill, 2009.)

 

A teen discovers that her classmates are possessed.

 

Screaming Season, The  (Razorbill, 2011.)

 

Possessions #3.

 

A possessed teenager solves a mystery at a private school.

 

HOLDER, NANCY & MARIOTTE, JEFF

 

Burning, The  (Pocket, 2001.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel novel.

 

                A crossover novel in which Buffy and her friends travel to Los Angeles to deal with an identity crisis and a cult that worships vampires.

 

Door to Alternity  (Pocket, 2001.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel novel.

 

                A group of renegade scientists open a portal between dimensions in the vicinity of Sunnydale.  What they don't realize is that they have allowed a horde of supernatural creatures to enter our reality.

 

Endangered Species  (Simon Pulse, 2003.)

 

An Angel novel.

 

                An evil creature threatens to destroy all the vampires in the world at once, and Angel has to decide whether or not to help.

 

Long Way Home  (Pocket, 2001.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel novel.

 

                After saving the day in an alternate dimension, Buffy and Angel must return to their own universe, if they can.

 

HOLDER, NANCY & VIGUIE, DEBBIE

 

Wicked Curse  (Simon Pulse, 2003.)

 

Wicked #2.

 

                Three teenaged witches have to rescue a member of a rival coven from the evil forces that threaten them all.

 

Wicked Witch  (Simon Pulse, 2002.)

 

Wicked #1.

 

                A teenager is suddenly orphaned and forced to live with her cousins.  Shortly after arriving, she discovers they are witches and is herself enlisted into their cause.

 

HOLDSTOCK, ROBERT  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy. See also Robert Black and Robert Faulcon.)

 

Necromancer  (Futura, 1978, Avon, 1979.)

 

                Several people are drawn into an intricate web of intrigue and terror when they investigate a stone font in an abandoned church.  An evil being has been imprisoned in the stone for centuries, and now is reaching out to impose its will. A psychic may hold the key to imprisoning it once again.

 

HOLLAND, CECILIA

 

Witches' Kitchen, The  (Forge, 2009.)

 

Viking fantasy with real magic.

 

HOLLAND, DAVID

 

Murcheston: The Wolf’s Tale  (Forge, 2000, Tor, 2001.)

 

                A Victorian age werewolf writes his memoirs, in which he confesses to feeling that lycanthropy has made him a superior being rather than a simple monster.

 

HOLLAND, SHEILA

 

Masque, The  (Zebra, 1979.)

 

                A young woman is invited to a masquerade party by a group of people she has never met, and foolishly decides to attend.  It isn't until she has been there for a while that she realizes that she is the reincarnation of a witch, and that knowledge of her spirit has been nurtured in the town for generations, waiting for this very night.

 

HOLLAND, TOM

 

Deliver Us From Evil  (Little, Brown, 1997.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Lord of the Dead  (Pocket, 1990.  Little, Brown, 1995, as The Vampyre: Being the True Pilgrimage of George Gordon, Lord Byron.)

 

                Lord Byron encounters a vampire and is cursed to become one of their kind, not quite the literary immortality which he no doubt craved.

 

Slave of My Thirst  (Little, Brown, 1996, Pocket, 1997.  Warner, 1997, as Supping With Panthers.)

 

                A doctor survives an adventure among a village of vampires in India and returns to England, where he recovers from the emotional trauma after agreeing to help a woman find her missing husband, leading to an encounter with more vampires in London. 

 

Supping with Panthers.  (See Slave of My Thirst.)

 

Vampyre: Being the True Pilgrimage of George Gordon, Lord Byron, The.  (See Lord of the Dead.)

 

HOLLEMAN, GARY L.

 

Demon Fire  (Leisure, 1995.)

 

The protagonist inherits a vast estate in the Hawaiian Islands, but when he takes up residency he discovers that goblins and other creatures claim the land as their own.

 

Howl-O-Ween  (Leisure, 1996.)

 

Cyrus is a werewolf, but he's actually a pretty nice one.  That is, until he gets involved with hired killers, a beautiful girl, a witch doctor, and other nasties.

 

Ungrateful Dead  (Leisure, 1999.)

 

                The protagonist takes on a client who claims that her dead mother has returned from the dead and is taking control of her body.  Initially skeptical, he eventually discovers she is right, and that the possession could cost him his own life as well as hers if he interferes.

 

HOLLES, ROBERT

 

Spawn   (Doubleday, 1978, Berkley, 1980.)

 

                A scientific rather than supernatural horror in this one.  A woman learns that she has been impregnated with the sperm of Adolf Hitler, and that the baby to come is the focal point for a movement that might tear the world apart.

 

HOLLIGAN, SHEILA

 

Nightrider  (Creed, 1995.)

 

A troubled young woman inherits a witch's house from her father, discovers strange, erotic photographs in a hiding place, and is then visited by an incubus that grows more physical with each encounter.

 

HOLLY, EMMA  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Angel at Dawn  (Berkley, 2011.)

 

Vampire #8.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Breaking Midnight  (Berkley, 2009.)

 

Vampire #5.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Catching Midnight  (Jove, 2003.)

 

Vampire #1.

 

                A fourteenth century orphan is raised by a pack of werewolves  in this romantic historical.

 

Courting Midnight  (Berkley, 2005.)

 

Vampire #3.

 

                Regency vampire romance.

 

Devil at Midnight, The  (Berkley, 2010.)

 

Vampire #7.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Hunting Midnight (Berkley, 2003.)

 

Vampire #2.

 

                A vampire falls in love with a mortal woman.

 

Kissing Midnight  (Berkley, 2009.)

 

Vampire #4.

 

A good vampire finds love.

 

Saving Midnight  (Berkley, 2009.)

 

Vampire #6.

 

Vampire romance.

 

HOLM, CHRIS F.

 

Dead Harvest  (Angry Robot, 2012.)

 

Soul Collector #1.

 

A soul collector believes his latest assignment is an error.

 

Wrong Goodbye, The  (Angry Robot, 2012.)

 

Soul Collector #2.

 

A soul collector may be doomed to hell if he cannot find a way to avert the apocalypse.

 

HOLMES, CLARA

 

Floating Fancies Among the Weird and Occult  (Neely, 1898.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HOLMES, JEANNIE

 

Blood Law  (Dell, 2010.)

 

Alexandra Sabian #1.

 

A vampire police officer tracks down renegades.

 

Blood Secrets (Dell, 2011.)

 

Alexander Sabian #2.

 

Vampire detective.

 

HOLT, JOHN R

 

Convocation, The  (Bantam, 1993.)

 

                Within the upper crust of society, a secret satanic cult has found the key to invoking supernatural forces on their behalf.  But the mysterious and powerful figure which appears to them seems to have an agenda of its own.

 

When We Dead Awaken  (Bantam, 1990.)

 

                After going on a berserk rampage, Billy dies, but his personality survives, invading the dreams of his brother, menacing his ex-wife, avenging itself on all those he considered his enemies.

 

Wolf Moon  (Bantam, 1997.)

 

A young woman struggles with the heritage of her now otherwise extinct family.  Although she hoped not to become a werewolf, there are indications that she has not escaped the curse, and she seeks the man she loves hoping he will help her free herself at last.

 

HOLT, SIMON

 

Devouring, The  (Little Brown, 2008.)

 

Demons #1.

 

A magic book allows demons into the world.

 

Soulstice  (Little, Brown, 2009.)

 

Demons #2.

 

The demons are back.

 

HOLT, TOM  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Someone Like Me  (Orion, 2006.)

 

                Short novel about the appearance of predatory humanoid creatures.

 

HOLZER, HANS

 

Alchemy Deception, The  (Award, 1973.)

 

A Randy Knowles adventure.

 

                Psychic detective Randy Knowles investigates a series of events, including flying saucers, satanists, etc. in this episodic story.

 

Amityville Curse, The  (Tower, 1981.)

 

                This novel makes no pretense to be non‑fiction, unlike many other Amityville books, but it's not very original either.  A series of couples looking for a new home are frightened off by the supernatural phenomena that surround a house.

 

Entry, The  (Tower, 1981.)

 

                A parapsychologist investigating an ancient manuscript inadvertently unleashes an age old horror on the modern world. Routine thrills and chills before they save the day.

 

Red Chindvit Conspiracy, The  (Award, 1972.)

 

A Randy Knowles adventure.

 

                 Randy Knowles, psychic detective, uses his clairvoyance to good effect in breaking up an international conspiracy.

 

Secret of Amityville, The  (Leisure, 1985.)

 

                After the destruction of a cursed house, all seems calm, but evil spirits linger even in the bare ground where once it stood.

 

Unicorn, The  (Manor, 1976.)

 

A Randy Knowles adventure.

 

                The third, and best, adventure of a psychic detective, was incorrectly labeled as the first when Holzer changed publishers.  This time he pits his ability to read minds against a group of drug dealers.

 

HONEYCOMBE, GORDON

 

Dragon Under the Hill, The  (Simon & Schuster, 1972, Hutchinson, 1972, Crest, 1974.)

 

                A couple and their young son are vacationing in a remote part of Europe when the man inadvertently uncovers the grave of a Norse king.  The spirit of the man is awakened and invades their son, possessing him body and soul.  Other frightening events follow, the unseen thing on the roof, sounds in the darkness, and a growing sense of imminent danger.

 

Neither the Sea Nor the Sand  (Weybright & Talley, 1969, Hutchinson, 1969, Signet, 1970.)

 

                A macabre love story.  When Annie meets Hugh, he tells her that he loves her so much he will never leave her.  Then he dies. But his spirit, and his body, refuse to accept the fact, and she discovers a pledge of undying love isn't necessarily such a good thing after all. 

 

HOOD, ROBERT  (See also collaborations which follow.)

 

Ancient Light  (Hodder, 2002.)

 

Shades #3.

 

                ?

 

Black Sun Rising  (Hodder, 2002.)

 

Shades #4.

 

                ?

 

Day-dreaming on Company Time  (Five Islands, 1988.)

 

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

 

Night Beast  (Hodder, 2002.)

 

Shades #2.

 

                ?

 

Shadow Dance  (Hodder, 2002.)

 

Shades #1.

 

                A man is attacked by a supernatural creature and finds himself living in a state between the living and the dead.

 

HOOD, ROBERT & CONDON, BILL

 

Bone Screamers  (Headline, 1996.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Brain Sucker  (Headline, 1997.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Feeding Frenzy  (Headline, 1997.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Freak Out!  (Headline, 1996.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Ghoul Man  (Headline, 1996.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Humungoid  (Headline, 1997.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Loco-Zombies  (Headline, 1996.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Rat Heads  (Headline, 1997.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Slime Zone  (Headline, 1996.)

 

                Not seen.

 

HOOPER, KAY  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Fear the Dark (Berkley, 2015.)

 

?

 

Haunted (Berkley, 2014.)

 

The undead become restless.

 

Hiding in the Shadows  (Bantam, 2000.)

 

Noah Bishop #2.

 

                When the protagonist recovers from a coma, she discovers that a close friend has disappeared, a woman about whom she begins to have disturbing dreams.

 

Out of the Shadows  (Bantam, 2000.)

 

Noah Bishop #3.

 

                A woman who experiences psychic visions helps the authorities track down a serial killer.

 

Stealing Shadows  (Bantam, 2000.)

 

Noah Bishop #1.

 

                A psychic tries to assist the police in trapping a serial killer, but they consider her advanced knowledge of the crimes evidence that she herself is the one responsible.

 

Wait for Dark  (Berkley, 2017.)

 

Whisper of Evil  (Bantam, 2002.)

 

                A psychic tracks down another serial killer.

 

HOOVER, DALE

 

65mm  (Dell, 1994.)

 

A frustrated man abandons his job to buy a derelict theater in a small town, unaware that there is a pre-ordained role set for him involving a malevolent force that resides there.

 

Shadow Twin  (Dell, 1991.)

 

                A frustrated man discovers a hole in his, a hole which appears to lead into some other form of reality.  Often surreal and heavily slanted toward the psychological disintegration of the protagonist, who may have manifested the hole mentally even though it is detectable by others.

 

HOPKINS, BRIAN

 

Cold at Heart  (Sovereign Seal, 1997.)

 

                Short novel about a werewolf in the Arctic.

 

El Dia de los Muertos  (Earthling, 2002.)

 

                An archaeologist employs an ancient rite in an attempt to restore his daughter to life, and instead finds himself facing duplicitous spirits.

 

Salt Water Tears  (Dark Regions, 2001.)

 

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

 

Something Haunts Us All  (Macabre, 1995.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HOPKINS, THURSTON

 

Cavalcade of Ghosts  (Worlds Work, 1956.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Horror Parade  (Mitre, 1945.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Uncanny Tales  (Mitre, 1945.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Weird and Uncanny Stories  (Mitre, 1945.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HOPPE, JOANNE

 

April Spell  (Frederick Warne, 1979, Archway, 1982.)

 

                When a young girl conducts research into an ancient religion that claims to communicate with the dead, she didn't expect to expose herself to authentic occult forces.  Now her life is in danger as inexplicable messages and a chain of strange accidents follows her.

 

HORLAK, E.E.  (Pseudonym of Sheri Tepper.)

 

Still Life  (Bantam, 1989, Corgi, 1989.)

 

                A mysterious woman supports herself giving art lessons, but the paintings seem to be imbued with some kind of supernatural power.  When a series of accidental deaths follows, the protagonist is convinced that the artist is evil, and that the only way to defeat her is to raise the powers of good magic in opposition.

 

HORLER, SYDNEY  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Curse of Doone, The  (?, 1928, Paperback Library, 1966.)

 

                Interesting chiefly because of its age, this is a stilted portrayal of a young girl menaced in a dark, remote house.  There's a vampire abroad, but not a very efficient one.

 

Vampire, The  (Hutchinson, 1935.)

 

                Thriller about an aristocratic vampire who takes refuge under the cover of his country’s embassy, lending the novel much of the window dressing of a spy novel.

 

HORNSBY, JASON S.

 

Every Sigh, the End  (Permuted, ?)

 

A zombie novel.

 

HOROWITZ, ANTHONY (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Devil's Door-Bell, The  (Hardy, 1983, Holt Rinehart Winston, 1983, Berkley Pacer, 1985.)

 

Demons #1.

 

                A young adult novel pitting a young boy against supernatural forces that plan to subvert a nuclear power plant for their own evil purposes.

 

Evil Star  (Scholastic, ?)

 

Gatekeepers #2.

 

A secret organization battles an ancient evil.

 

Necropolis  (Scholastic, 2009.)

 

Gatekeepers #4.

 

An evil corporation uses magic.

 

Night of the Scorpion, The  (Patrick Hardy, 1985, Berkley Pacer, 1986.)

 

Demons #2.

 

                A novel for young adults involving a boy with occult talents who discovers that demonic forces from another universe are preparing to invade our own.

 

Nightrise  (Scholastic, 2007.)

 

Gatekeepers #3.

 

Telepathic teens must save the world from a supernatural menace.

 

Raven's Gate  (Scholastic, ?)

 

Gatekeepers #1.

 

?

 

Silver Citadel, The  (Berkley Pacer, 1986.)

 

Old Ones #3.

 

                Not seen.

 

HOROWITZ, LOIS

 

She-Devil  (Pageant, 1989.)

 

                A typical American family moves to what should be a perfect community, only to discover that they are meant to serve a particular, very unusual function.  Their neighbors are a group who worship a supernatural power which will extend their lives at a certain cost.  And it may be the protagonists who end up paying the bill.

 

HORSNELL, HORACE

 

Castle Cottage  (Hamish Hamilton, 1940.)

 

                Not seen.  A ghost story.

 

HORTON, HONEY

 

Sexorcist, The  (Pleasure, 1976.)

 

                Pornography involving supernatural possession.

 

HOUARNER, GERARD  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Beast That Was Max, The  (Leisure, 2001.)

 

Max #1.

 

                A special agent for the government is assigned to protect a girl from a sorcerer, and has to fight off legions of zombies to complete his mission.

 

Dead Cat Bounce  (Space & Time, 2000).

 

                Short story chapbook about a dead cat that escapes from Hell.

 

I Love You and There Is Nothing You Can Do About It  (Delirium, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Painfreak  (Necro, 1996.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Road to Hell  (Necro, 1999, Leisure, 2003.)

 

Max #2.

 

                Unusual horror novel about a child that grows to maturity in record speed, and whose life is dominated by a series of encounters with supernatural creatures and a visit to a bizarre other world.

 

Visions Through a Shattered Lens  (Delirium, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HOUGHTON, GORDON

 

Damned If You Do  (Picador, 2000.)

 

                Humorous horror about a detective brought back from the dead to be death's assistant.  He begins to feel sympathetic toward his victims.

 

HOUSEHOLD, GEOFFREY  (Also writes Science Fictionand Fantasy.)

 

Sending, The  (Joseph, 1980, Little, Brown, 1980, Penguin, 1981.)

 

                Plagued by depression and a formless  fear of the future which he cannot explain, a man discovers that all of his friends are beginning to suffer calamities.  Unwilling to accept that this is coincidence, he decides that he is the target of an evil force, directed by some unknown intelligence.

 

HOUSMAN, CLEMENCE

 

Were-Wolf, The  (Lane 1896, Arno, 1976.)

 

                One man falls in love with a beautiful but deadly werewolf, and his brother, recognizing the truth, tries to kill her.  Instead, he dies at her hands, but his purified blood destroys her.

 

HOUSTON, DAVID & WEIN, LEN  (Houston also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Swamp Thing, The  (Tor, 1982, from the screenplay by Wes Craven.)

 

                The Swamp Thing is a horrible looking hero who learns to adjust to his appearance and sets out to thwart an evil scientist and his henchmen, and rescue a beautiful woman while he is at it.  Comic book stuff, appropriately.

 

HOWARD, A.G.

 

Splintered  (Amulet, 2013.)

 

A young girl discovers there is a menacing land hidden within our world.

 

HOWARD, ELIZABETH JANE  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Three Miles Up  (Tartarus, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

We Are For the Dark  (Jonathan Cape, 1951, Mayflower, 1965.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HOWARD, JONATHAN 

 

Johannes Cabal, the Necromancer  (Doubleday, 2009.)

 

A spoof of deal with the devil stories.

 

HOWARD, JOSEPH

 

Damien: Omen II  (Signet, 1978, from the screenplay by Harvey Bernhard, Stanley Mann, and Michael Hodges. )

.

                The second in this series of films deals with the childhood of Damien, son of Satan himself, as he methodically destroys all those who oppose his rise to power.

 

HOWARD, KAT  (See collaboration with Maria Dahvana Headley.)

 

HOWARD, ROBERT E. (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.  See also collaboration with Richard Lupoff.)

 

Black Canaan  (Berkley, 1978.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Book of Robert E. Howard, The  (Zebra, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Cthulhu - The Mythos and Other Kindred Horrors  (Baen, 1988.)

 

                Collection of mostly related stories.

 

Dark Man and Others, The  (Lancer, 1963.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Dark Man Omnibus I, The  (Panther, 1978.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Dark Man Omnibus II, The  (Panther, 1979.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Graveyard Rats and Others  (Wildside, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Hand of Kane, The  (Centaur, 1970.)

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Hills of the Dead, The  (Bantam, 1979.)

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard, The  (Del Rey, 2008.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Moon of Skulls, The  (Centaur, 1969, Wildside, 2005.)

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Nameless Cults  (Chaosium, 2001.)

 

                Collection of loosely related stories.

 

Pigeons from Hell  (Eclipse, 1988.)

 

                Chapbook.

 

Pigeons from Hell  (Ace, 1979.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Pigeons from Hell and Other Weird and Fantastic Adventures  (Zebra, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Return of Skull-Face, The (FAX, 1977.)

 

                ?

 

Second Book of Robert E. Howard, The  (Zebra, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Skull-Face  (Berkley, 1978.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Skull-Face & Others  (Arkham House, 1946.  Spearman, 1974, as Skull-Face Omnibus.  Panther, 1976, as Skull-Face Omnibus I, II, & III, 1976)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Skull-Face Omnibus.  (See Skull-Face & Others.)

 

Skulls in the Stars  (Bantam, 1978.)

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Solomon Kane  (Centaur, 1971.)

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Wolfshead  (Lancer, 1968.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HOWATCH, SUSAN

 

Devil on Lammas Night, The  (Ace, 1970.)

 

                A mysterious man captures the attention of a woman who is recovering from a failed love affair.  But he is involved with satanists, and she is ultimately slated for sacrifice in one of their ceremonies.

 

HOWE, DEBORAH & HOWE, JAMES

 

Bunnicula  (Avon Camelot, 1979, Atheneum, 1979.)

 

Bunnicula #1.

 

                Amusing story for younger readers about a vampire bunny.

 

HOWE, IMOGEN

 

Fatal Attraction  (Dell, 1982.)

 

                The new girl in town disrupts everyone's lives.  For one thing, she seems to be able to capture the attention of any boy she desires.  For another, anyone who stands in her way suffers headaches, nightmares, and other uncomfortable symptoms.

 

Vicious Circle  (Dell, 1983.)

 

                Children wander off mysteriously, then reappear but with their personalities changed, as if all the life had gone out of them.  Two teenagers suspect that some psychic force exists which is literally draining the souls out of its victims, and they decide to do something about it.

 

HOWE, JAMES  (See also collaboration with Deborah Howe.)

 

Celery Stalks at Midnight  (Atheneum, 1983, Avon Camelot, ?.)

 

Bunnicula #3.

 

                ?

 

Howliday Inn  (Atheneum, 1982, Avon Camelot, 1983.)

 

Bunnicula #2.

 

                The family pets are boarded for a few days, and have to solve a mysterious disappearance.

 

Nighty-Nightmare  (Atheneum, 1987, Avon Camelot, 1988.)

 

Bunnicula #4.

 

                Various pets have an adventurous night when evil spirits walk the land.

 

Return to Howliday Inn  (Avon Camelot, ?)

 

Bunnicula #5.

 

                ?

 

Scared Silly: A Halloween Treat  (Mulberry, 1998.)

 

Bunnicula #6.

 

                A witch steals the vampire rabbit for purposes unknown.

 

HOWELL, WILLIAM DEAN  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Between the Dark and the Daylight  (?, 1907.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HOWLAND, H.R.  (Pseudonym of Holly Newstein and Ralph W. Bieber II.)

 

Ashes  (Berkley, 2005.)

 

                An evil presence drives various people to acts of murderous violence.

 

Epicure  (Berkley, 2005.)

 

                A young girl has prescient dreams of a deadly cult.

 

HOYLE, TREVOR  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Kids  (Sphere, 1987, Berkley, 1990.)

 

                A variation of the demon child story.  A secret military project to develop psychic forces has gotten out of control and the children who are the subjects of the experiment are striking out against adults.

 

Stigma, The  (Sphere, 1980.)

 

                The curse of an executed witch echoes down through the centuries and affects the life of a modern day girl.

 

HUBBARD, L. RON  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Death's Deputy  (Fantasy Publishing Company, 1948, Leisure, 1970.)

 

                A pilot bails out of his plane, only to discover that his parachute is defective.  Nevertheless, he survives the fall miraculously, following which a series of incredible accidents take place around him, each claiming the life of a bystander.  Somehow he has become an active agent of the power of death itself.

 

Fear  (Galaxy Novels, 1951, Bridge, ?)

 

                Two demons overhear a man scoffing at the possibility of their existence, so they steal a portion of his life.  Disturbed by his temporary amnesia, the man attempts to discover what happened during that period.  Very interesting psychological suspense.

 

HUBBARD, SUSAN

 

Society of S, The  (Simon & Schuster, 2007.)

 

A young woman comes to terms with being a vampire.

 

HUBIAK, BILL

 

Embodiment of Evil  (Publish America, 2010.)

 

A horror writer's death reveals genuinely supernatural events.

 

HUDSON, JAN  (Pseudonym of George Henry Smith.)

 

Satan’s Daughter  (Epic, 1961.)

 

                Pornography involving Satan’s minions.

 

HUFF, TANYA (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Blood Bank  (See Blood Books Volume III.)

 

Blood Books Volume I, The  (DAW, 2006.)

 

                Omnibus of Blood Trail and Blood Price.

 

Blood Books Volume II, The  (DAW, 2006.)

 

                Omnibus of Blood Lines and Blood Pact.

 

Blood Books Volume III, The (DAW, 2006.)

 

                Omnibus of Blood Debt and Blood Bank, the latter of which is a collection of related short stories not previously published.

 

Blood Debt  (DAW, 1997.)

 

Blood #5.

 

A vampire romance writer is plagued by the appearance of a mysterious and dangerous ghost, so he reluctantly enlists the aid of another vampire to discover the mystery of the man's death.

 

Blood Lines  (DAW, 1991. )

 

Blood #1.

 

                A good witch and a gentle werewolf team up with the police to track down a malevolent supernatural entity murdering people in Toronto.

 

Blood Pact  (DAW, 1993.)

 

Blood #4.

 

When her mother's body disappears from the morgue, a young woman decides to investigate, never suspecting that she is about to find herself dealing with scientists attempting to bring the dead back to life.  An unusual variation of the zombie story.

 

Blood Price  (DAW, 1993.)

 

Blood #3.

 

                The witch and vampire are in league against a revived mummy with powerful sorcery and a goal of world domination.

 

Blood Trail  (DAW, 1992. )

 

Blood #2.

 

                A vampire who makes a living writing romance novels is called to intercede when someone starts killing off benevolent werewolves living in Canada.

 

Scholar of Decay  (TSR, 1995.)

 

A Ravenloft book.  A scholar and his brother search for an ancient book of magic and are menaced by two beautiful but avaricious ladies as well as a family of wererats.

 

HUFFMAN, MARLYS

 

Afternoon of the Gosling  (Zebra, 1989.)

 

                A minister's daughter discovers she has powerful mental abilities which allow her to influence other people.  Inclined toward evil, she commits a series of horrible mutilations of animals, but with the realization of her superhuman powers, she turns her attention to human beings.

 

HUGGINS, JAMES BYRON  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Cain  (Simon & Schuster, 1997, Pocket, 1998, Orion, 1988.)

 

                The CIA has turned a dead man’s body into an assassination machine, but the soulless body is a perfect receptacle for a demonic creature that has its own agenda.

 

HUGHART, SARAH

 

Girl from Yesterday, The  (Avon, 1970.)

 

                The modern day incarnation of a woman who was murdered years before finds herself in an old house occupied by the spirits of the people who murdered her the first time.  Now history is about to repeat itself unless she can discover a way to break out of the cycle.

 

HUGHES, RHYS  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Bone Idle in the Charnel House (Hippocampus, 2014.)

 

Collection of uncollected stories.

 

Worming the Harpy and Other Bitter Pills  (Tartarus, 1995.)

 

                Collection of sometimes related stories.

 

HUGHES, ROBERT

 

School Days  (Charter, 1982.)

 

                This is science fiction rather than supernatural horror, and pretty tame at that.  A man experimenting with mind control is using it to turn people into brutal killers, and experimenting on the local townspeople.

 

HUGHES, RODNEY

 

Dragon Keepers, The  (Popular Library, 1974.)

 

                A government investigator in a remote area discovers a patch of shunned ground where nature has gone mad, turning out mutations at an appalling rate.  Then he learns that the neighboring Indians have been affected as well, perhaps turned into something that is no longer human.

 

HUGHES, WILLIAM

 

Lust for a Vampire  (Beagle, 1971, Sphere, 1971, from the screenplay by Tudor Gates.)

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                A vampire tale loosely based on the LeFanu story "Carmilla" rather than Stoker's creation.  A female vampire at Karnstein castle is delighted to learn of a nearby girls' finishing school.

 

HULL, EDITH MAYNE  (See collaboration with A.E. van Vogt.)

 

HULT, GENE

 

Queen of the Gargoyles, The  (Harper, 1997.)

 

                A rash of disappearing children leads one of their number to suspect that the stone gargoyles outside her building are coming to life.

 

HUNT, CHARLOTTE  (Pseudonym of Doris Hodges.)

 

Casebook of Doctor Holton, The  (Ace, 1978.)

 

                Omnibus of The Gilded Sarcophagus and The Cup of Thanatos.

 

Casebook of Doctor Holton, The  (Ace, 1978.)

 

                Omnibus of The Lotus Vellum and The Thirteenth Treasure.

 

Chambered Tomb, The  (Ace, 1975. )

 

A Paul Holton adventure. 

 

                Holton, an occult investigator, is approached by a desperate woman who describes someone who can be none other than one of his old enemies, whom he had assumed dead in an earlier volume in this series.  There follows a battle for control of a book with magical properties.

 

Cup of Thanatos, The  (Ace, 1968.)

 

A Paul Holton adventure. 

 

                The evil Dr. Blackton returns, this time as head of the Thanatos Cult, a sort of Satanist society which knows how to conjure up an elemental.  Unfortunately, a sacrifice is required. Holton must foil the plot before Blackton becomes too powerful.

 

Gilded Sarcophagus, The  (Ace, 1967.)

 

A Paul Holton adventure.  

 

                Paul Holton made his debut as an occult investigator in this book.  He starts as a psychiatrist, investigating the disappearance of his fiance's brother, whereafter he becomes convinced that the mysterious Dr. Blackton and his cult may actually have found a way to communicate with the Devil.

 

Lotus Vellum, The  (Ace, 1970.)

 

A Paul Holton adventure. 

 

                Holton finds his path crossing that of Dr. Blackton for the third time.  Now the evil sorcerer and corrupter of the innocent is searching for possession of an ancient manuscript that will allow him to utilize even more powerful magic in his quest for world domination.

 

Thirteenth Treasure, The  (Ace, 1972. )

 

A Paul Holton adventure. 

 

                An ancient family laboring under a curse attracts the attention of occultist Holton, who eventually learns that his old enemy Blackton is active again, this time seeking a magical artifact.

 

Touch of Myrrh, A  (Ace, 1974.) 

 

A Paul Holton adventure. 

 

                Holton learns that his old enemy, Dr. Blackton, has perished in a fire.  But before he has an opportunity to relax, he learns of another mysterious figure, apparently searching for the fabled Philosopher's Stone.  Worse, he suspects that Blackton survived the fire.

 

HUNT, LEE  (Rumored to be a pseudonym of Christopher Hyde.)

 

Vampire of New York, The  (Signet, 2008.)

 

Dracula is pursued to New York by Van Helsing's children.

 

HUNT, VIOLET

 

More Tales of the Uneasy  (Heinemann, 1925.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Tales of the Uneasy  (Heinemann, 1911.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HUNTER, FAITH  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Black Arts (Roc, 2014.)

 

Jane Yellowrock #7.

 

?

 

Blood Cross  (Roc, 2010.)

 

Jane Yellowrock #2.

 

A skinwalker is hired by vampires to hunt down a rogue.

 

Blood in Her Veins (Roc, 2016.)

 

A Jane Yellowrock collection.

 

Collection of related stories.

 

Blood Trade (Roc, 2013.)

 

Jane Yellowrock #6.

 

?

 

Dark Heir (Roc, 2015.)

 

Jane Yellowrock #8.

 

?

 

Death's Rival (Roc, 2012.)

 

Jane Yellowrock #5.

 

?

 

Mercy Blade (Roc, 2011.)

 

Jane Yellowrock #3.

 

?

 

Raven Cursed  (Roc, 2012.)

 

Jane Yellowrock #4.

 

?

 

Shadow Rites (Roc, 2016.)

 

Jane Yellowrock #8.

 

?

 

Skinwalker  (Roc, 2009.)

 

Jane Yellowrock #1.

 

A Cherokee skinwalker battles supernatural evil.

 

HUNTER, MOLLIE (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Haunted Mountain, The  (Hamish Hamilton, 1972, Harper, 1972, Harper Trophy, 1973.)

 

                Young adult.  Treads the border between horror and fantasy.  A stubborn man defies the spirits of a haunted mountain and is eventually captured and held in their secret stronghold until his son decides to come to the rescue.

 

Stranger Came Ashore, A  (Harper, 1975, Harper Trophy, 1977.)

 

                Young adult. The only survivor of a shipwreck turns out to be an inhuman creature potentially of great danger to those who shelter him.  Mixes fantasy and horror.

 

Thirteenth Member, The  (Harper & Row, 1971, Avon, 1972.)

 

                 During the Sixteenth Century, King James I ruled in Great Britain.  This historical horror novel deals with a plot to assassinate the monarch, using witchcraft and a pact with Satan to accomplish the deed.  Two young people discover the plot and attempt to thwart the villains.

 

Walking Stones, The  (Harper, 1970, Harper Trophy, 1971.)

 

                Young adult. A Scottish sorcerer survives into the modern age, and a young boy learns his secrets.  Another blend of fantasy and supernatural elements.

 

HURD, FLORENCE

 

Legacy  (Avon, 1977.)

 

                Over several generations, a large family is disturbed by murders and the periodic appearances of a mysterious ghost.  More tedious than tense.

 

HURLEY, TONYA

 

Ghostgirl  (Little Brown, 2008.)

 

A gradeschool ghost finds the afterlife not very different.

 

HURRY, GRAEME  (See collaboration with William Meikle.)

 

HURWOOD, BERNHARDT J.  (Also writes Science Fiction. See also D. Gunther Wilde and Mallory Knight.)

 

By Blood Alone  (Charter, 1979.)

 

                One of the earlier novels sympathetic to vampires.  Zachary Sexton consults a psychiatrist about his "delusion" that he can change his form and drink blood.  At the same time, a detective is seeking the perpetrator of a series of bizarre murders.

 

Chilling Ghost Stories  (Scholastic, 1973.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Eerie Tales of Terror and Dread  (Scholastic, 1973.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Ghosts, Ghouls, and Other Horrors  (Scholastic, 1971.

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Invisibles, The  (Gold Medal, 1971.)

 

Out of Body #1.

 

                When a man discovers that he can leave his physical body and roam the world psychically, he feels at once elated and terribly alone.  Then he discovers a woman with similar powers, and everything should have been perfect.  Except that they discover an incredible plot that has consequences for the entire human race, unless they can act to prevent its execution

 

Kingdom of the Spiders  (Ace, 1977, from the screenplay by Alan Caillou, Stephen Lodge, Richard Robinson, and Jeffrey M. Sneller.)

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                A farmer is startled when a prize bull falls mysteriously ill and dies.  Then mounds are discovered, home to thousands of spiders whose behavior seems much more hostile and organized than normal.

 

Mind Master, The  (Gold Medal, 1973.)

 

Out of Body #2.

 

                Armed with their psychic powers, our two heroes discover yet another plot against all of humanity, this time when they determine that someone else has been dipping into the minds of prominent people, and manipulating their actions.

 

Strange Curses  (Scholastic, 1975.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Demons  (Scholastic, 1972.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HUSON, PAUL

 

Keepsake, The  (Warner, 1981.)

 

                A stone fashioned in the shape of a human face is kept as a souvenir of a trip to Ireland, but it is in actuality more than a simple lump of inert matter.  Instead, it is the key by means of which a supernatural horror from another plane of existence can cross into our own world. 

 

HUSTON, CHARLIE

 

Already Dead  (Del Rey, 2005.)

 

Joe Pitt #1.

 

                A somewhat rationalized vampire tracks down a zombified serial killer.

 

Every Last Drop  (Del Rey, 2008.)

 

Joe Pitt #4.

 

A good vampire gets caught between rival clans.

 

Half the Blood of Brooklyn  (Del Rey, 2007.)

 

Joe Pitt #3.

 

?

 

My Dead Body (Del Rey, 2009.)

 

Joe Pitt #5.

 

A vampire searches for a missing girl.

 

No Dominion  (Del Rey, 2006.)

 

Joe Pitt #2.

 

                What is making vampires go berserk, endangering the secret of the existence of their society?

 

HUTSON, SHAUN  (See also Robert Neville. Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Assassins  (Allen, 1988.)

 

                Dead gangsters are returned to life to commit further crimes.

 

Breeding Ground  (W.H. Allen, 1985, Leisure, 1988.)

 

Slugs #2.

 

                This sequel to Slugs continues in much the same vein as the first novel.  Ravenous, disgusting hordes of slugs emerge from the sewers, attacking by stealth and by force of numbers, devouring everything in their path.  Adding to the chaos this time is a plague that turns people into violent maniacs.

 

Captives  (MacDonald, 1991.)

 

                Two murder sprees end with bizarre suicides by the guilty parties, leaving London police with an unsatisfactory solution.  Then someone notices that the crimes mimic those of convicted murderers, and the trail leads to a prison where unauthorized experiments are turning people into programmed engines of destruction.

 

Erebus  (Star, 1984, Leisure, ?)

 

                A strange malady begins to affect the residents of a remote village, causing them to shun the daylight, grow long fingernails and fangs, and develop a quest for raw flesh.  A variation of vampirism, with an entire community succumbing to the unholy thirst for blood.

 

Heathen  (Little, Brown, 1992, Warner, 1993.)

 

A widow discovers that her husband was mixed up with a gang of thugs who conceal a secret society that sacrifices children in order to extend the lives of its members.

 

Hybrid  (Warner, 2002.)

 

                A writer suffering from block discovers that his new book is being written even without his participation.

 

Lucy’s Child  (Little, Brown, 1995, Orbit, 1996.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Relics  (W.H. Allen, 1986, Star, 1987, Sphere, 1990, Warner UK, 1993.)

 

                The discovery of a chamber filled with the skulls of murdered children is the prelude to a series of hideous killings that are apparently directed by an ancient supernatural force.

 

Renegades  (Sphere, 1991, MacDonald, 1991.)

 

                A mixture of terrorism and the supernatural in this violent adventure story.  Gunrunners search for the secret of immortality and run up against a mysterious and unknown force.

 

Shadows  (W.H. Allen, 1985, Star, ?, Leisure, 1990.)

 

Experiments designed to unlock the extrasensory powers of the human mind backfire when instead they unleash the subconscious hatreds of the experimental subjects.

 

Skull  (Hamlyn, 1982, Leisure, 1989.)

 

                An oversized skull is unearthed at an excavation site, clearly not that of a human being.  When it comes into contact with human blood, the skull begins to reconstitute its original body.  Before the protagonists can destroy the creature, the skull is stolen by a misguided man who wants to see what the regeneration will create.

 

Slugs   (Star, 1982, Leisure, 1988.)

 

Slugs #1.

 

                A new breed of slug is set loose upon the Earth, one which slithers up from its cold, dark home to attack people in their beds, penetrating their bodies and devouring them from within. Designed to turn your stomach.  Made into a film.

 

Spawn  (Star, 1983, Allen, 1983, Leisure, 1988.)

 

                A mentally disturbed hospital worker has been secretly stealing aborted fetuses and burying them privately. Unexpectedly, they refuse to remain dead.  A lightning strike not only brings them back to life, but somehow mutates them into hideous creatures who decide to avenge themselves on the women who discarded them.  Many readers will find this extremely offensive.

 

Stolen Angels  (Orbit, 1996, Little, Brown, 1996.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Terminator, The  (Star, 1984, from the screenplay by James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd.)

 

                A robot from the future travels back to the present to kill a woman.

 

Victims  (Allen, 1987.)

 

                A transplanted eye gives a man a supernatural ability.

 

HUYSMANS, J.K.

 

Down There  (Boni, 1924, Dover, ?, Sphere, 1974.  Fortune, 1946, as La Bas.)

 

                There has been no softcover edition in the United States to my knowledge other than a large sized Dover edition of this occult classic.  Satanism is the central theme, but there are incubi and other evil deeds scattered throughout as well.  The style is rather dense by contemporary standards.

 

La Bas.  (See Down There.)

 

HYDE, JOHN

 

Prediction, The   (Futura, 1980, Pocket, 1983.)

 

                An ancient prophecy is about to become fact.  A swarm of mutated locusts has emerged from the Mideast, killing and devouring human beings, spreading through Europe, threatening to cross to the Americas next.  Even worse, it appears that a human agency might be responsible for releasing them upon the world.

 

HYDE, SHELLEY  (Pseudonym of Kit Reed, who writes Science Fiction under that name.)

 

Blood Fever  (Pocket, 1982.)

 

                A mutated virus affects only one sex, sending the women of a town into murderous rages directed at the men.  The unaffected residents struggle to understand what is going on as friends and neighbors erupt into violent and unpredictable behavior.

 

HYDER, ALAN

 

Vampires Overhead  (Allan, 1935, Ash-Tree, 2002.)

 

                Vampire bats from outer space destroy most of the world's population.

 

HYDE‑THOMPSON, RODNEY

 

Alternative, The  (Paperback Library, 1972.)

 

                 When Jo becomes pregnant, everything that she and Herman planned for seems to be coming true.  But then Herman starts developing all of the symptoms of pregnancy as well, up to and including stretch marks.  The resolution implies some form of mental aberration instead of supernatural intervention, but it's pretty ambiguous and the novel itself is very, very strange.

 

HYMAN, JACKIE

 

Echoes  (Morrow, 1990.)

 

                Natural and political disasters plague the world.  Several prominent people find that they seem to have committed acts they cannot remember.  One woman holds the key as evil doppelgangers scheme to replace the living.

 

HYMAN, TOM

 

Perfect Child, The  (Onyx, 1996?  May have been retitled Jupiter's Daughter.)

 

An unusual child is born in the year 2000, with supernatural powers.

 

HYND, LAVINIA

 

Vampire and Other Stories, A  (Christopher, 1927.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

HYND, NOEL  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Cemetery of Angels  (Kensington, 1995.)

 

A blend of ghosts and psychological terror as two children disappear after moving into their new home near a celebrity studded cemetery.  Eventually we learn that the father is responsible, but the children are saved due to the intervention of ghosts.

 

Ghosts  (Zebra, 1993.)

 

A long ghost story set on Nantucket.  A mysterious and brutal murder is just the first sign that a malevolent spirit has returned from the other side to wreak his vengeance on the living.

 

Prodigy, The  (Kensington, 1998, Pinnacle, 1999.)

 

                A pianist is haunted by the intrusive spirit of his one time teacher, who refuses to relinquish his influence on the younger man's life.

 

Rage of Spirits  (Pinnacle, 1998.)

 

                In the near future, the President is in a coma and the Vice President is a man aware of the fact that supernatural powers are at large in the world.  An unusual mix of politics and the occult and a sinister plot against the government of the US.

 

Room for the Dead  (Pinnacle, 1995.)

 

A disillusioned New Hampshire policeman raises the eyebrows of his associates when he begins to link a recent series of killings with those perpetrated by a man he arrested some time before.  The man was subsequently executed, but the policeman believes his ghost has returned to continue his killing spree.

 

HYNES, JAMES

 

Lecturer's Tale, The  (Picador, 2001.)

 

                A man's severed finger is reattached, after which he can control the will of others by touching them.