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MA, TOM TE-WU

 

Chinese Ghost Stories for Adults  (Barricade, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MABERRY, JONATHAN

 

Assassin's Code  (St Martins, 2012.)

 

Joe Ledger #3.

 

Genetically altered monsters.

 

Bad Moon Rising  (Pinnacle, 2008.)

 

Pine Deep #3.

 

The final battle with a supernatural serial killer.

 

Code Zero (St Martins, 2014.)

 

Joe Ledger

 

?

 

Dead Man's Song  (Pinnacle, 2007.)

 

Pine Deep #2.

 

Even though the supernaturally inspired serial killer who plagued the town of Pine Deep is dead, the murders continue.

 

Dragon Factory, The (St Martins, 2010.)

 

Joe Ledger #2.

 

A scientist genetically creates mythical creatures.

 

Dust & Decay (Simon & Schuster, 2011.)

 

Rot #2.

 

YA zombie novel.

 

Flesh & Bone (Simon & Schuster, 2012.)

 

Rot #3.

 

YA zombie novel.

 

Ghost Road Blues  (Pinnacle, 2006.)

 

Pine Deep #1.

 

                A town which survived a serial killer discovers that the murders have started again, but this time the killer isn't human.

 

Ghostwalkers (Tor, 2015.)

 

Tie-in to the Deadlands game system, with a madman raising zombies in the Old West.

 

Patient Zero  (St Martins, 2009.)

 

Joe Ledger #1.

 

Terrorists use a new weapon that turns people into zombies.

 

Rot & Ruin  (Simon & Schuster, 2010.)

 

Rot #1.

 

Zombie novel for young adults.

 

Wolfman, The (Tor, 2010, based on the screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker and David Self.)

 

A man becomes a werewolf.

 

MABEY, MARTHA

 

Anointing, The  (Dell, 1982.)

 

Two people inadvertently attract the attention of a secretive cult of serpent worshippers whose religion has links with an ancient power. Ambiguous supernatural element.

 

MABY, J. CECIL

 

By Stygian Waters  (Houghton, 1933.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MACALISTER, KATIE  (Pseudonym of Marthe Arends.)

 

Bring Out Your Dead  (Signet, 2011.)

 

?


Company of Vampires, The  (Signet, 2010.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

Confessions of a Vampire's Girlfriend  (NAL, 2010.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang  (Signet, 2009.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

Dragon Fall (Forever, 2015,)

 

?

 

Even Vampires Get the Blues  (Signet, 2006)

 

Vampire romance.

 

Girl's Guide to Vampires, A  (Signet, 2003.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

Just One Sip  (Signet, 2005.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

Last of the Red Hot Vampires, The  (Signet, 2007.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

Lifestyles of the Rich and Undead  (Signet, 2012.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

Sex and the Single Vampire  (Signet, 2004.)

 

                Vampire romance.

 

Sex, Lies, and Vampires  (Signet, 2005.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

Tale of Two Vampires, A  (Signet, 2012.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

Zen and the Art of Vampires (Signet, 2009.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

MACARDLE, DOROTHY

 

Dark Enchantment  (Doubleday, 1953, Peter Davies, 1953, Bantam, 1966.)

 

                Marginal story with hints of witchcraft.

 

Fantastic Summer.  (See The Unforeseen.)

 

Uneasy Freehold.  (See The Uninvited.)

 

Unforeseen, The  (Doubleday, 1946, Sun Dial, 1947, Bantam, 1951, Corgi, 1953.  Peter Davies, 1946, as Fantastic Summer.)

 

                Marginal story with hints of extrasensory perception.

 

Uninvited, The  (Doubleday, 1942, Sun Dial, 1944, Bantam, 1947, Corgi, 1966.  Peter Davies, 1941, as Uneasy Freehold.)

 

A low key and very traditional ghost story.  Two people move into an old house with an unsavory reputation and discover that it is haunted, that the resident ghosts are angry at the living because of an injustice done while they were still alive themselves.  Made into one of the most effective ghost story movies of all time.

 

MACDONALD, J.D.

 

Apocalypse Door, The  (Tor, 2002.)

 

                An occult adventure in which a special agent discovers the existence of a demonically powered artifact that could destroy the world.

 

MACGREGOR, ROB

 

Ghost Tribe, The  (Harper, 2000.)

 

                People stranded in the Amazon attempt to build a colony and encounter a mysterious tribe including a werecreature.

 

MACGREGOR, T.J.

 

Hanged Man, The  (Kensington, 1998.)

 

                A woman with psychic powers resists the efforts of the CIA to recruit her into their weapons division.

 

Seventh Sense, The  (Kensington, 1999.)

 

                A psychic woman tracks down a killer.

 

MACGREGOR, TRISH

 

Apparition (Tor, 2013.)

 

Dominica #3.

 

A group of angry ghosts seek to invade our world.

 

Esperanza  (Tor, 2010.)

 

Dominica #1.

 

A plague of ghosts besets a small town.

 

Ghost Key  (Tor, 2012.)

 

Dominica #2.

 

A malevolent ghost possesses a living woman and seeks power.

 

MACHALE, D.J. & DERBY, KATHLEEN

 

Tale of the Nightly Neighbors, The  (Minstrel, 1995.)

 

A brother and sister discover that their new neighbors are vampires, and that they're converting everyone else in town.

 

MACHEN, ARTHUR

 

Bowmen and Other  Legends of the War, The  (Wildside, 2005.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Fragment of Life, A  (Tartarus, 2001.)

 

                Marginal bit about a man's mystical journey into the supernatural.

 

Great God Pan, The  (Simpkin, 1916, Secker, 1926, Fantasy Press, ?.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

Great God Pan and Other Weird Tales, The  (Armed Forces, 1943.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Great God Pan and the Inmost Light, The  (Lane, 1894, Roberts, 1894, Richards, 1913, Secker, 1926.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Green Round, The  (Benn, 1933, Arkham House, 1968, Tartarus, 2000.)

 

                A man undergoing treatment for a psychological disorder begins to manifest genuine psychic powers.

 

Holy Terrors  (Penguin, 1946.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

House of Souls, The  (Richards, 1906, Knopf, 1922.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.

 

Strange World of Arthur Machen, The  (Juniper, 1960.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Tales of Horror and the Supernatural  (Knopf, 1948, Richards, 1949, Panther, 1953.)

 

                Includes both volumes of the Pinnacle editions.

 

Tales of Horror and the Supernatural  (Pinnacle, 1971.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Tales of Horror and the Supernatural Volume Two  (Pinnacle, 1973.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Tales of the Strange and Supernatural  (Haldeman Julius, 1926.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Terror, The  (Duckworth, 1917, Norton, 1965.)

 

                A series of mysterious murders is eventually revealed as the work of animals finally fed up with humanity’s propensity for war.

 

Terror and Other Stories, The  (Chaosium, 2005.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

White People, The  (Chaosium, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MACINERNEY, KAREN

 

Howling at the Moon  (Ballantine, 2008.)

 

Urban Werewolf #1.

 

?

 

On the Prowl  (Ballantine, 2009.)

 

Urban Werewolf #2.

 

A lone werewolf is pressured to join a pack.

 

MACKENZIE, NIGEL

 

House of Horror, The  (Wright & Brown, 1959.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MACKINNON, CYNTHIA

 

Light at the Edge of Darkness  (?, 2007.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MACLANE, JACK  (Pseudonym of Allen Billy Crider.)

 

Blood Dreams  (Zebra, 1989.)

 

Another tale of a psychic link between a young boy and a psychotic murderer.  In this case, the youngster is able to predict whom the next victim will be, but cannot convince anyone to take him seriously.

 

Just Before Dark  (Zebra, 1990.)

 

                After a man is killed in a local junkyard, strange sounds and movement occur there in the darkness.  The disabled equipment takes on new life and animation, menacing anyone unwise enough to venture into the area.  Not as silly as it sounds.

 

Keepers of the Beast  (Zebra, 1988.)

 

A small Texas town is the scene of a series of killings and mutilations, first animals, eventually  human beings.  When a man arrives to investigate the death of his brother, he finds a shunned house with an evil reputation, along with a local population that would much prefer that he disappear, one way or another.

 

Rest in Peace  (Zebra, 1990.)

 

A group of vaguely human but definitely abnormal creatures exist in the vicinity of a small rural cemetery, emerging in darkness to kill and/or rape their victims.  Routine monster fare.

 

MACLAREN, BERNARD

 

Day of Misjudgment  (Gollancz, 1956.)

 

                The dead walk again all over the worold.

 

MACLAREN, JACK

 

Stories of Fear  (Pendulum, 1964.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MACLAY, JOHN

 

Dreadful Delineations  (Delirium, 2007.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Little Red Book of Vampire Stories, The  (Borderlands, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Night Tales  (MacLay, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MACLEOD, BRACKEN

 

13 Views of the Suicide Woods (Chizine, 2017.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Stranded (Tor, 2016.)

 

The stranded crew of a ship in the Arctic finds a duplicate of themselves also stranded.

 

MACMANUS, VYONNE

 

Presence, The  (Pinnacle, 1982.)

 

A small girl discovers that her imaginary playfellow isn't imaginary.  The malevolent spirit teaches the girl to unleash a host of paranormal mental powers, firestarting, telekinesis, and so on.  Surrendering to the temptation, she strikes out at the adult world.

 

MACMILLAN, SCOTT  (See also collaboration which follows.)

 

At Sword's Point  (Roc, 1994.)

 

Knights #2.

 

A police detective is involved with an order of benevolent vampires from the Middle Ages, arrayed against undead Nazis with visions of grandeur.

 

MACMILLAN, SCOTT & KURTZ, KATHERINE

 

Knights of the Blood  (Roc, 1993, Raven, 1995.)

 

Knights #1

 

                First in a projected series about a six hundred year old knightly order of good vampires and their efforts to hunt down and exterminate a nasty organization of bad vampires that was organized by the Nazis.

 

MACTYRE, PAUL

 

Doomsday 1999  (Ace, 1962.  ? as Midge.)

 

The world has been nearly destroyed by an atomic war and the survivors are struggling to build a new society when a new menace arises to throw their future into jeopardy.  A mutated insect form with a mass mind begins to divide what remains of the human race, preventing them from organizing any effective resistance.  The protagonists are on the run from a variety of human foes when they discover that they alone can somehow communicate and co-exist with the swarms.

 

Midge.  (See Doomsday 1999.)

 

MADDEN, MICKEE

 

Everlastin'  (Pinnacle, 1995.)

 

A vacationer in Scotland falls in love with a ghost who's been hanging around for over a century.  A romance novel.

 

MADISON, J.J.

 

Oh, It Feels Like Dying.  (See The Thing!)

 

Thing!, The  (Belmont Tower, 1971.  Cameo, 1971, as Oh, It Feels Like Dying.)

 

A beautiful starlet who appears remarkably youthful is actually the leader of a band of vampires consisting of well known celebrities.  Nasty goings on and liberal doses of rather dull sex scenes and an occasion neck biting.

 

MADSEN, DAVID

 

Vodoun  (Morrow, 1994.)

 

                Voodoo practitioners are channeling the spirits of the dead into the bodies of the living in an attempt to instigate a new government in Haiti.

 

MAGINN, SIMON

 

Sheep  (Corgi, 1994, Borealis, 1996.)

 

James and Adele and their son take up residence in an old Welsh house that was once the scene of a mysterious death, a tragic fire, and violent insanity.  Within a few days, Adele's mind is affected by the atmosphere of the place, and a series of animal mutilations appears to indicate that someone is recreating events of the past.

 

Virgins and Martyrs  (Corgi, 1995, Borealis, 1996.)

 

An interesting psychological study of an unhappy and odd young man who takes a new apartment and finds his spirit possessed by that of the anorexic woman who lived there before him.

 

MAGUIRE, GREGORY

 

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister  (Regan, 1999, Harper, 2000.)

 

                The story of Cinderella set in 17th Century Holland and with a darker twist.

 

Dream Stealer, The  (Harper & Row, ?)

 

                A ghostly wolf appears once each generation to claim a host of victims from a small town.

 

Lost  (Regan, 2001, Harper, 2002.)

 

                A writer gets caught up in the investigation of a ghost that might be Jack the Ripper.

 

MAHFOUZ, NAGUIB

 

Seventh Heaven, The  (?, 2006.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MAHY, MARGARET

 

Changeover, The  (McElderry, 1984, Dent, 1984, Puffin, 1994.)

 

                Two teens learn to use magical powers in order to confront a demon that has possessed the brother of one of them. 

 

Dangerous Spaces  (Hamish Hamilton, 1991.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Haunting, The  (Apple, 1982, Dent, 1982, Atheneum, 1983.)

 

                Young adult.  Following the death of his uncle, young Barney has the feeling that someone is watching him, hears a  threatening voice, and slowly realizes that a supernatural force is taking an unpleasant interest.  Exceptional of its type.

 

Tricksters, The  (McElderry, 1986, Dent, 1986, Scholastic, 1988.)

 

                A family on vacation encounter three brothers who seem just the slightest bit odd.  In fact, they may well be either ghosts, or three aspects of a single personality, or something stranger entirely.  Ostensibly for young adults, this is more intelligently written than a lot of supposedly adult fiction.

 

MAILER, NORMAN

 

Castle in the Forest, The  (Random House, 2007.)

 

A demon manifests itself as a human.

 

MAITLAND, PIPER

 

Acquainted with the Night (Berkley, 2011.)

 

Vampires.

 

Hunting Daylight (Berkley, 2013.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

MAJORS, SIMON  (Pseudonym of Gardner Fox.)

 

Druid Stone, The  (Paperback Library, 1967.)

 

A psychic investigator in New Hampshire suspects that a series of sinister events may have been caused by a secret coven of witches.  What he doesn't realize until it is almost too late is that they are preparing to open a door between our world and Hell itself.  Pretty dull.

 

MALDEN, R.H.

 

Nine Ghosts  (Arnold, 1943, Ash-Tree, ?.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MALENKY, BARBARA

 

Human Oddities  (Delirium, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated storie..

 

MALET, LUCAS

 

Tall Villa, The  (Doran, 1919.)

 

                Society novel involving a protective ghost.

 

MALFI, RONALD

 

Cradle Lake (Medallion, 2013.)

 

A small lake has magical healing powers, but at a price.

 

Floating Staircase (Medallion, 2011.)

 

Psychological ghost story.

 

Little Girls (Kensington, 2015.)

 

Haunted house.

 

Night Parade, The (Kensington, 2016.)

 

A young girl's biochemistry may provide the cure for a plague of hallucinations.

 

Snow  (Leisure, 2010.)

 

Stranded motorists find themselves in a small town filled with creatures that materialize out of snow.

 

MALYN, THOMAS

 

Romance of a Demon, The  (Digby Long, 1892.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MALZBERG, BARRY  (See collaboration with Bill Pronzini.)

 

MAMATAS, NICK  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Last Weekend, The (Night Shade, 2016.)

 

Zombies.

 

Move Under Ground (Prime, 2006.)

 

Jack Kerouac gets involved with the Cthulhu Mythos.

 

Northern Gothic  (Soft Skull, 2001.)

 

                Short novel about a modern day activist who experiences psychic links to a draft protestor and multiple murderer who lived during the Civil War.

 

MANACHINO, ALBERT J.

 

Odd Lot, The  (Dark Regions, 1993.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MANCUSI, MARI

 

Bad Blood  (Berkley Jam, 2010.)

 

Blood Coven #4.

 

Teen vamps have a convention.

 

Blood Coven Vampires, The  (Berkley, 2011.)

 

Omnibus of Boys That Bite and Stake That.

 

Blood Forever  (Berkley, 2012.)

 

Blood Coven #7.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Blood Ties (Berkley, 2011.)

 

Blood Coven #6.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Boys That Bite  (Berkley Jam, 2006.)

 

Blood Coven #1.

 

                ?

 

Girls That Growl  (Jam, 2007.)

 

Blood Coven #3.

 

A vampire slayer's latest adventure.

 

Night School (Berkley, 2011.)

 

Blood Coven #5.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Soul Bound  (Berkley, 2012.)

 

Blood Coven #7.

 

YA vampire romance.

 

Stake That!  (Berkley Jam, 2006.)

 

Blood Coven #2.

 

                An imitation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with good and bad vampires.

 

MANDELIK, NINA

 

Entity, The  (Diamond, 1991.)

 

                A malevolent ghosts haunts Fort Riley, Kansas, driving people to acts of senseless violence against one another, ultimately thwarted by a teenaged boy who has the ability to see what is going to happen in advance of the event.

 

MANDRAKE, TOM  (See collaboration with Dan Mishkin.)

 

MANETTI, LISA (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Deathwatch  (Deathfall, 2011.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MANGELS, GEORGE

 

Frank’s World  (St Martins, 1995.)

 

                An amoral killer dies but his spirit manages to survive and begins to sap energy from the minds of the living.

 

MANKOWITZ, WOLF

 

Biggest Pig in Barbados, The  (Longmans Green, 1965.)

 

                Not seen.  Voodoo.

 

MANLEY, MARK

 

Blood Sisters  (Charter, 1985.)

 

Satanic rites and supernatural powers split a family. Two brothers struggle to survive as they struggle for their lives against a supernatural power that uses humans as its tools.

 

Devil's Coin, The  (Zebra, 1990.)

 

                A disquieting teenager discovers a magical coin which imbues him with supernatural powers.  Corrupted by his newfound superiority, he begins to feel invulnerable, and expresses his dislike and contempt for others in increasingly violent fashions.

 

Sorcerer  (Popular Library, 1988.)

 

The protagonist discovers almost by chance that he possesses supernormal abilities that could make him the most powerful man on Earth.  A society of sorcerers is unwilling to allow him to survive independently of their control, and a magical, supernatural duel ensues until one side is defeated.

 

Throwback  (Popular Library, 1987.)

 

A very peculiar novel of a strange genetic mutation which is actually the re-creation of an ancient structure, emerging unpredictably to alter the shape of human beings, causing them to become both more and less than human.

 

MANLEY, SEON

 

Ghost in the Fur Garden and Other Stories, The  (Lothrop Lee, 1977.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MANN, DEL

 

Sands of Desire  (Hustler, 1980.)

 

                Pornography about an ancient curse.

 

MANN, JACK  (Pseudonym of E. C. Vivian, whom see.)

 

Glass Too Many, The  (Wright & Brown, 1940, Bookfinger, 1973.)

 

A Gordon Green novel.

 

                Detective story with some minor supernatural content.

 

Grey Shapes  (Wright & Brown, 1937, Bookfinger, 1970.)

 

A Gordon Green novel.

 

                Occult detective story.

 

Her Ways Are Death  (Wright & Brown, 1940, Bookfinger, 1981.)

 

A Gordon Green novel.

 

                The feud between two families grows deadly when one of the principles turns out to be a practicing witch with authentic powers.

 

Maker of Shadows  (Wright & Brown, 1938, Bookfinger, 1977.)

 

A Gordon Green novel.

 

                An evil priest uses human sacrifice to increase his magical power, which he has directed against a family he hates.

 

Nightmare Farm  (Wright & Brown, 1937, Bookfinger, 1975.)

 

A Gordon Green novel.

 

                Elementals are tormenting a family until an occult detective finds a way to drive them off.

 

Ninth Life, The  (Wright & Brown, 1939, Bookfinger, 1970.)

 

A Gordon Green novel.

 

                A woman is revealed to be possessed by a cat goddess which periodically uses her body to manifest itself and commit murder.

 

MANNERING, PAUL & BALL, BILL

 

Dead! Dead! Dead! (Permuted, 2015.)

 

?

 

MANNETTI, LISA

 

Deathwatch (Shadowfall, 2011.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Gentling Box, The  (DarkHart, 2008.)

 

Gypsies battle a supernatural force.

 

MANNING-SAUNDERS, RUTH

 

Book of Ghosts and Goblins, The  (?, 1969, Dutton, 1973.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MANNION, MICHAEL

 

Death Cloud  (Leisure, 1976.)

 

A small town is menaced by a cloud which moves independently of air currents, and which brings death to those who fall within its shadow.  The cloud turns out to be a new form of malevolent life created from toxins emitted into the air.  An obvious and rather silly warning of the perils of polluting the environment.

 

MANNS, NICK

 

Operating Codes  (Hodder, 2000, Little, Brown, 2001.)

 

                A young boy suspects that not all of the residents in his new home are still among the living.

 

MANSBACH, ADAM

 

Dead Run, The (Harper, 2015.)

 

Galvan #1.

 

A man makes a deal with an Aztec monster.

 

Devil's Bag Man, The  (Harper, 2016.)

 

Galvan #2.

 

A man struggles to overcome being possessed.

 

MANTEL, HILARY

 

Beyond Black  (Holt, 2005.)

 

                The life of a genuine psychic troubled by her childhood.

 

MANVELL, ROGER

 

Dreamers, The   (Simon & Schuster, 1958, Gollancz, 1958, Bantam, 1963, Corgi, 1964.)

 

A superior novel of the contagious dream, one which can be fatal to the dreamer.  An angry African witchdoctor starts the cycle, a dream which grows in intensity as it passes from one person to another on its way toward the object of the witch doctor's wrath.  The protagonists must create a counterdream to strike back at the originator.

 

MANZAREK, RAY

 

Snake Moon  (Night Shade, 2006.)

 

                A ghost story.

 

MARANO, MICHAEL

 

Dawn Song  (Tor, 1998.)

 

                Two demons of Hell are engaged in a battle against one another.  One has created a succubus which it sends to live in a city in an apartment directly over an unhappy gay man, who is unwittingly about to play a major role in their battle.

 

Stories from the Plague Years (Chizine, 2012.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MARASCO, ROBERT

 

Burnt Offerings   (Delacorte, 1973, Dell, 1974.)

 

A family rents a large summer home for a ridiculously low price, only to discover that there's a good reason.  After a series of dangerous accidents and supernatural events, they attempt to leave, only to discover that the estate will not allow them to escape.  Filmed as a better than average movie.

 

MARCEAU, FELICIEN

 

By Invitation Only  (Barker, 1955, translated from the French by A. Rhodes.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MARCELIN, PIERRE THOBY

 

Beast of the Haitian Hills, The  (Rinehart, 1946, Oxford, 1951, Gollancz, 1951, Time, 1964.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MARCH, MELISAND

 

Mandrake Scream, The  (Mason/Charter, 1975, Avon, 1977.)

 

A complex and frequently fascinating mixture of supernatural themes, the central one being the return of an scheming woman as a succubus, a sort of discorporate demon who drains males sexually.

 

Site, The  (St Martins, 1988, Leisure, 1989.)

 

A newly opened high rise office building is the scene of increasingly violent and horrible events, as the edifice itself becomes the agent of vengeance for ancient wrongdoing.  I'm surprised it took this long for someone to write a haunted skyscraper novel.

 

MARFFIN, KYLE

 

Carmilla: The Return  (Design Image Group, 1998.)

 

                A sequel to Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu.  The vampire countess has survived into the 20th Century, where she reaps a fresh crop of victims in this occasionally erotic story.

 

Gothique  (Design Image Group, 2000.)

 

                A coven of vampires open a nightclub as a front.  Within its dark recesses, an increasing number of customers are turned into prisoners, sources of food for the undead.  Then someone discovers the truth, and their comfortable isolation is in danger.

 

MARION, ISAAC

 

Warm Bodies (Atria, 2011.)

 

Zombies absorb some of the memories of those whom they eat.

 

MARIOTTE, JEFF  (See also collaborations with Nancy Holder, Marsheila Rockwell, and Steve Niles. Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Boogeyman  (Pocket Star, 2004, from the screenplay by Eric Kripke, Juliet Snowdon, and Stiles White.)

 

                A man's memories of his father's abduction by a monster prove to be true.

 

Close to the Ground  (Pocket, 2000.)

 

An Angel novel.

 

                Angel accepts a job as bodyguard to a spoiled, airheaded producer's daughter.  Just when he decides that it's a waste of time, he discovers that a mysterious supernatural creature is following them.

 

Cold Black Hearts  (Jove, 2009.)

 

Attempts to revive a ghost town whose former residents were all murdered leads to a renewal of supernatural activity.

 

Haunted  (Simon Pulse, 2002.)

 

An Angel novel.

 

                A reality show set in a supposedly fake haunted house turns out to be real.

 

Hollywood Noir  (Pocket, 2001.)

 

An Angel novel.

 

                While investigating a mysterious murder, Angel and his cohorts discover a bevy of disappearing demons and a private detective who appears to have walked out of a motion picture.

 

Light of Day  (Pocket Star, 2009.)

 

A 30 Days of Night novel.

 

A secret war is underway between the government and vampires.

 

Missing White Girl  (Jove, 2007.)

 

The investigation of a routine abduction and murder turns strange when a police officer encounters the genuine supernatural.

 

River Runs Red  (Jove, 2008.)

 

A supernatural force in a cavern influences the lives of a group of visiting students.

 

Sanctuary (Simon Pulse, 2003.)

 

An Angel novel.

 

One of the crew disappears mysteriously.

 

Slab, The  (IDW, 2003.)

 

                The investigation of a gang of serial killers unearths an ancient evil force.

 

Solitary Man  (Simon Pulse, 2003.)

 

An Angel novel.

 

                Angel and friends attempt to solve a series of ghostly crimes while fending off the well meant services of an amateur detective.

 

Stranger to the Sun  (Pocket Pulse, 2002.)

 

An Angel novel.

 

                Mysterious packages send anyone who opens them into a magical coma.

 

Summer  (Simon Pulse, 2004.)

 

Witch Season #1.

 

                A teenager gets caught up in the search for an evil witch.

 

Witch's Canyon  (Harper, 2007.)

 

A Supernatural novel.

 

Animal spirits and human ghosts terrorize an area of desert.

 

Xander Years Volume 2, The   (Pocket Pulse, 2000.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                Novelization of selected episodes from the show.

 

MARKET, JAMES

 

Hell That Is Ice, The  (Chicago Spectrum, 1999.)

 

                A supernatural creature begins killing people at a research station in Antarctica.  Tied in mystically to the end of the millennium.

 

MARKLIN, MEGAN

 

Summoned, The  (Pocket, 1993.)

 

                A woman unaware she is descended from a long line of powerful witches is plagued by what she thinks is a demon seeking to possess her.  As she investigates her own ancestry, she learns that the creature has been her consort through the ages.  And now it's time to bear his child.

 

MARKS, JOHN

 

Fangland  (Penguin Press, 2007.)

 

A vampire discovers a new way to spread his evil.

 

MARLEY, STEPHEN

 

Mortal Mask  (Legend, 1991.)

 

Chia Black Dragon #2.

 

                The spirit of her defeated enemy returns to plague the life of a sorceress.

 

Shadow Sisters  (Legend, 1993.)

 

Chia Black Dragon #3.

 

                An immortal woman returns to China after an abortive attempt to overthrow the current Pope.

 

Spirit Mirror  (Collins, 1988.)

 

Chia Black Dragon #1.

 

                An oriental quasi vampire story with two immortals clashing in an ancient battle.

 

MARLIN, JEFFREY

 

Getting Out the Ghost  (Pacer, 1984.)

 

                A ghost story.

 

MARLOWE, STEPHEN  (Writes science fiction as Milton Lesser and Adam Chase.)

 

Translation  (Prentice‑Hall, 1976, Ballantine, 1977.)

 

A small New England town is stalked by unseen horror connected to a strange painting.  This is a tale of possession in which not a single person but an entire community is affected.  Very effectively constructed and carried out.

 

Valkyrie Encounter, The  (?, 1978.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MARMELL, ARI  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Gehenna: The Final Night  (White Wolf, 2004.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                The biblical Cain and his children are about to rise.

 

MARR, MELISSA

 

Orphans of the Devil  (Satan’s Library, 1977.)

 

                Pornography.

 

MARRYATT, FLORENCE

 

Blood of the Vampire, The  (Hutchinson, 1897.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Dead Man’s Message, The  (Reed, 1894, Bliss, Sands, 1898, as A Soul on Fire.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Ghost of Charlotte Cray and Other Stories, The  (Munro, 1884.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Soul on Fire, A.  (See The Dead Man’s Messages.)

 

Strange Transfiguration of Hannah Stubbs, The  (Hutchinson, 1896.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MARRYATT, FREDERICK

 

Phantom Ship, The  (Colburn, 1839, Bentley, 1847, Routledge, 1857, Macmillan, 1896, Estes, 1897, Lane, 1906, Art & Educational Books, 1948, Four Square, 1966, Wildside, 2000.)

 

                A young man discovers that his father is the captain of the Flying Dutchman.  Everyone who sees  the ship will die unless his son brings him a piece of the true cross.

 

MARS, KASEY

 

Dream, The  (Pinnacle, 1995.)

 

The ghost of a woman's husband affects her dreams just as she meets a troubled man who is also plagued by dreams influenced by the supernatural.  A romance novel.

 

Silent Rose, The  (Pinnacle, 1994.)

 

A romance novel that involves ghostly memories that spur the protagonist toward a mysterious revelation...and romance, of course.

 

MARSH, JOHN

 

Body Made Alive  (Stanley Smith, 1936.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MARSH, KATE  (Pseudonym of Katie MacAlister.)

 

Karma Marx #1.

 

Ghost of a Chance  (Obsidian, 2008.)

 

A professional exorcist solves a mystery involving ghosts.

 

MARSH, RICHARD

 

Beetle, The  (Skeffington, 1897, Mansfield, 1898, Pearson, 1908, Unwin, 1908, Putnam, 1917 World, 1959, Consul, 1965, Arno, 1976.  Westlake, 1912, as The Mystery of the Beetle.)

 

                A man who can transform himself into a giant beetle kidnaps a young woman and is chased by her lover  through a series of confrontations.

 

Both Sides of the Veil  (Methuen, 1902.)

 

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

 

Haunted Chair and Other Stories, The  (Ash-Tree, ?)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Mystery of the Beetle, The.  (See The Beetle.)

 

Seen and the Unseen, The  (Methuen, 1900.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Tom Ossington’s Ghost  (Bowden, 1898.)

 

                A ghost shows up to direct the living in a search for a missing fortune.

 

MARSON, G.F.

 

Ghosts, Ghouls, and Gallows  (Rider, 1946.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MARTEN, JACQUELINE

 

Forevermore.  (See Visions of the Damned.)

 

Let the Crags Comb Out Her Dainty Hair  (Popular Library, 1975.)

 

A standard gothic tale with supernatural overtones.  The protagonist is a young woman who has been plagued with visions of the future, including one scene where she faces death at the edge of a precipice.  Naturally the visions are not distinct enough for her to identify the specific time or the source of the danger, but obviously we'll find out before the book ends.

 

Nightmare in Red  (Playboy, 1981.)

 

A rape victim is troubled by nightmares of a brutal assault, not her own but rather that of a young woman of the late Eighteenth Century.  Now she must come to terms not only with that double outrage, but with the possibility that she is in communication with a spirit from the other side of the grave.

 

Visions of the Damned  (Playboy, 1980.  Pocket, 1988, as Forevermore.)

 

A young woman with precognitive visions seeks psychiatric help for what she believes to be a delusion, only to discover that she is reliving events which took place in the distant past, that she is in fact only the latest in a string of bodies occupied by the same personality over the years.  Standard reincarnation story, reasonably well told.

 

MARTIN A.E.

 

Shudder Show, The  (New South Wales Bookstall, 1948.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MARTIN, ED

 

Frankenstein ’69  (Traveller’s Companion, 1969.)

 

                Pornography about the return of Frankenstein’s monster.

 

MARTIN, GAIL Z.  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Deadly Curiosities (Solaris, 2014.)

 

A magic shop's owner tracks down dangerous supernatural entities.

 

MARTIN, GEORGE R. R.

 

Armageddon Rag  (Simon & Schuster, 1983, Nemo, 1983, New English Library, 1984, Pocket, 1985, Bantam, 2007.)

 

The ultimate mixture of rock and roll and supernatural horror.  A legendary rock band is being brought together for a reunion concert, but as the story unfolds we realize that the concert is more than that, is actually setting the stage for an event of supernatural significance.  Elegantly told, nostalgic and horrifying at the same time, one of the most original and compelling horror novels of all time.

 

Fevre Dream  (Poseidon Press, 1982, Gollancz, 1983, Pocket, 1983, Millennium, 2001, Bantam, 2004.)

 

An historical novel set in the river boat era of Mark Twain, with a paddlewheeler occupied and controlled by a truly nasty vampire and his ever growing legion of followers.  The enlightened vampires who have forsworn human blood prove ineffective in stopping their more aggressive fellows from eventually bringing about the destruction of their haven.  One of the most suspenseful and terrifying novels, and certainly in the first rank of vampire stories.

 

Pear-Shaped Man, The  (Pulphouse, 1991.)

 

                Short story in paperback form about a weird man who may or may not be imaginary.  First published in 1987.

 

Quartet  (NESFA, 2001.)

 

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

 

MARTIN, GRAHAM

 

Half a Glass of Moonshine  (Unwin, 1988.)

 

                Not seen.  A ghost story.

 

MARTIN, JACK  (Pseudonym of Dennis Etchison whom see.)

 

Halloween II  (Zebra, 1981, from the screenplay by John Carpenter and Debra Hill.)

 

The sequel to the classic horror film is novelized in this above average quality translation.  The author adds a bit along the way, including an ending which varies from either of the two I have seen in the film version.  The "Shape" stalks his victims through the corridors of a hospital, killing anyone it encounters, before the final confrontation.

 

Halloween III  (Jove, 1982, from the screenplay by Tommy Lee Wallace.)

 

Novelization of the third movie in this series, except that it really stopped being a series with this installment.  Instead, this is an entirely different story about a sorcerer who is using computers to cause a transformation of people into monsters.

 

Videodrome  (Zebra, 1983, from the screenplay by David Cronenberg.)

 

This is one of the most bizarre films (and hence books) of all time.  Strange television signals lead a man to a secret world, a milieu whose nature will change his view of reality itself.  Filled with sexual overtones, self obsession, bizarre images, and glimpses of a darker world not quite in focus.

 

MARTIN, JAY  (Pseudonym of Morton Golding.)

 

Laying the Ghost  (Berkley, 1970.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MARTIN, KAT

 

Summit, The  (Mira, 2007.)

 

Psychic powers vs a kidnapper.

 

MARTIN, LES  (See also collaboration which follows.)

 

Bride, The  (Random House, 1985.)

 

                Version of the film for younger readers.

 

MARTIN, LES & POLIDORI, JOHN

 

Vampire, The  (Random House, 1989.)

 

                Adaptation of Polidori’s story, for younger readers.

 

MARTIN, RALPH

 

Man Who Haunted Himself, The  (Award, 1970, Tandem, 1970.)

 

An interesting idea, made into a film and novelized here. Following an automobile accident, a staid businessman discovers that there is an exact replica of himself, although with a much more outgoing personality, gradually taking over his life.  Not particularly suspenseful, but a nice examination of the doppelganger story.

 

MARTIN, RUSSELL W.  (Several of these titles appears as by "Russ Martin".)

 

Desecration of Susan Browning, The  (Playboy, 1981.)

 

Devil #1.

 

The central character in this novel has her life ruined when her husband rescues a young woman, only to fall under her spell, quite literally.  Susan is dismayed by the transformation and concludes  that the other woman is using satanic powers to get what she wants.

 

Devil and Lisa Black, The  (Playboy, 1982.)

 

Devil #2.

 

Susan's ghost returns following her death, to play a part in the fate of another young woman, who is also drawn into a mesh of satanism and dark desires.

 

Education of Jennifer Parrish, The  (Tor, 1984.)

 

An exclusive school for teenagers masks a more insidious operation.  After a certain amount of preparation, selected individuals are used as vessels for the transplanted personalities of elderly members of the staff. 

 

Obsession of Sally Wing, The  (Tor, 1983.)

 

Secret Society #1.

 

A woman works secretly to undermine a secret society which is using supernormal powers to slowly take control of all aspects of human society.  Supernaturalism and suspense, with the feel of a spy thriller.

 

Possession of Jessica Young, The  (Tor, 1982.)

 

Secret Society #2.

 

A secret worldwide organization exists which uses  modern management techniques and the endowment of its members with supernatural powers to control others.  Their ultimate goal is world power, and they are well on their way to achieving it when they encounter one woman who is instrumental in the disruption of their plans.

 

Resurrection of Candy Sterling, The  (Playboy, 1982.)

 

A distraught woman seeks solace in the religious life, and falls under the influence of the Prophet.  But is this charismatic cult leader causing her to commit horrible crimes in his name, or is she doing it because of her own mental instability? 

 

Rhea  (Ermine, 1978, Playboy, 1980.)

 

A woman summons a demon in order to remain forever young, beautiful, and influential.  The creature grants her wishes, and she sets off to make a life for herself in Hollywood.  Unfortunately, supernatural wishes often have unpleasant side effects.

 

MARTIN, VALERIE

 

Great Divorce, The  (?, 1994.)

 

                Three intertwined stories involving voodoo and shapechanging.

 

Mary Reilly  (Doubleday, 1990.)

 

                The story of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, told from the point of view of the doctor’s spunky housemaid.

 

MARTINDALE, T. CHRIS

 

Curse of the Werewolf  (TSR, 1987.)

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

Demon Dance  (Pocket, 1991.)

 

                An Indian magician teams up with a broken down gunfighter and a perky young woman to combat a supernatural menace.  A sorceress has decided to drive the white man from the world even if it means destroying the entire human race in the process.

 

Nightblood  (Warner, 1990.)

 

                A Vietnam vet is visited by the ghost of his murdered brother and warned that a great evil exists in the world.  His first quest is to confront an evil vampire.  Their initial meeting is a limited success, but the vampire recruits an army of servants to assist him for the rematch.  Apparently planned as the opening volume of a series that never got off the ground.

 

Voice in the Basement, The  (Pocket, 1993.)

 

A really nasty reprise of the standard haunted house story.  After moving into their new home, a couple are beset with strange noises, apparitions, and the usual phenomena, but on a much more intrusive and violently sexual level than in most such stories.

 

Where the Chill Waits  (Warner, 1991.)

 

                A group of businessmen on a hunt in the wilds of Canada follow a phantom elk into the domain of a wendigo, the north woods creature who transforms its victims into duplicates of itself.  Easily this author's best work, a creepy, atmospheric, and ultimately terrifying little gem.

 

MARTINEZ, PEGGY

 

State of Decay and Ruin (Permuted, 2015.)

 

Zombie apocalypse.

 

MARVIN, SUSAN

 

Chalet Bougy‑Villars  (Zebra, 1975.)

 

A newly remarried woman living in Switzerland is forced to accept the fact that her young daughter's premonitions may be more than just fantasy.  Then the girl begins predicting her mother's death if she remains in that country, and a strange series of accidents seem to authenticate the child's powers.

 

Long Dark Night of the Soul, The  (Pocket, 1978.)

 

The protagonist is hired to tutor an orphaned ten year old boy in England, and it seems to her an ideal job until the inexplicable becomes commonplace.  There are apparitions in the darkness, an attempt is made on her life, and a subtle sense of menace colors her every waking hour. Her student has become the conduit for a malign spirit from four centuries in the past, and the pent up hostility is aimed directly at her.

 

MARTIN, VALERIE

 

Mary Reilly  (Doubleday, 1990, Pocket, 1991.)

 

                An interesting new perspective on the story of Jekyll and Hyde, told from the point of view of a young woman working as a maid in Jekyll's house.  A very serious and artful depiction of the war between good and evil in every one of us.  Made into a motion picture.

 

MARTINEZ, A. LEE  (Also writes Fantasy and Science Fiction.)

 

Chasing the Moon (Orbit, 2012.)

 

?

 

Gil's All Fright Diner  (Tor, 2005.)

 

                A werewolf and a vampire battle zombies and other horrors in this humorous sendup.

 

MASELLO, ROBERT

 

Bestiary (Jove, 2006.)

 

Carter Cox #2.

 

                Mythical creatures are discovered living in the modern world, although they are actually survivors from the age of dinosaurs.

 

Black Horizon  (Jove, 1989.)

 

A musician discovers that he has the ability to bring the dead back to life.  Shunning publicity, he tries to conceal the existence of his powers, but there are powers who want to exploit his ability, and others they hope to stop him at any cost.

 

Blood and Ice  (Bantam, 2009.)

 

A rationalized vampire story set at the South Pole.

 

Einstein Prophecy, The (47North, 2015.)

 

In the midst of World War II, an ancient artifact proves capable to summoning supernatural powers.

 

Jekyll Revelation, The (47North, 2016.)

 

A serum supposed to treat tuberculosis actually becomes the inspiration for Jekyll & Hyde as it transforms Stevenson into a monster.

 

Medusa Amulet, The (Bantam, 2011.)

 

Quest for a cursed amulet.

 

Private Demons  (Jove, 1992.)

 

                Pursued by a demonic creature, a frustrated and terrified man struggles to find a way to vanquish his tormentor.  A horror novel set among the jet set, heavy on suspense and characterization.

 

Romanov Cross, The  (Bantam, 2013.)

 

The dead walk when a graveyard is disturbed in Alaska.

 

Spirit Wood, The  (Pocket, 1987.)

 

Everything should have been perfect when Peter inherited a great deal of wealth from one of his relatives, along with an impressive rural estate.  But some animistic spirit inhabits the nearby forest, luring him from the safety of his new home into the clutch of primitive magic.

 

Vigil  (Berkley, 2005.)

 

Carter Cox #1.

 

                The discovery of the bones of a demonic creature begin a revelation that will shake humanity.  A fallen angel has been entombed on Earth and is now awake and plotting domination of the world.

 

MASON, PAMELA

 

Del Palma.  (See A Lady Possessed.)

 

Lady Possessed, A  (Hale, 1943. Dutton, 1949, as Del Palma.)

 

                Not seen.  Possession.

 

MASSA, WILLIAM

 

Occult Assassin (William Massa, 2015.)

 

Damnation Code #1.

 

A special forces soldier takes on the occult.

 

MASSEY, BRANDON

 

Dark Corner  (Kensington, 2004.)

 

                A small town is menaced by a supernatural force recently wakened, a nest of vampires

 

Thunderland  ???

 

Twisted Tales  (DaFina, 2006.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Within the Shadows  (Dafina, 2005.)

 

                A man moves into a southern mansion with the woman he loves and discovers a supernatural force living within the house.

 

MASSIE, DOUGLAS

 

Mr. Ciggers Goes to Heaven  (Sampson Low, 1931.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MASSIE, ELIZABETH  (See also collaboration with Stephen Mark Rainey.)

 

Fear Report, The  (Bloodletting, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Homeplace  (Berkley, 2007.)

 

A woman finds herself in a battle between two groups of witches.

 

Maryland: Ghost Harbor  (Z-Fave, 1995.)

 

Two teens run into a ghost in a museum, after which one of them is transported back through time to pre-Civil War America and arrested as a runaway slave.

 

Power of Persuasion  (Pocket, 1999.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                Some mysterious force is causing all of the women in Sunnyvale to act aggressively, and all of the men seem to be unnaturally in awe of them, even the male vampires.

 

Shadow Dreams  (Silver Salamander, 1996, Leisure, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Sineater  Pan, 1992, Carroll & Graf, 1994.)

 

                Marginal story about a man whose cannibalism may result from having absorbed too much evil.

 

Southern Discomfort  (Dark Regions, 1993.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Welcome Back to the Night  (Leisure, 1999.)

 

                The reunion of a dysfunctional family has terrifying consequences.  Their proximity reawakens an old supernatural force that is still capable of causing murder and mayhem.

 

MASTERS, ANTONY

 

Night of the Toxic Slime (Point, ?)

 

?

 

MASTERTON, GRAHAM  (See also Thomas Luke.  Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

5th Witch, The  (Leisure, 2008.)

 

Four powerful witches help organized crime.

 

Basilisk (Severn House, 2009.)

 

Nathan Underhill #1.

 

A cryptozoologist discovers that someone has created a basilisk.

 

Black Angel  (Severn House, 1991.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Blind Panic  (Leisure, 2010.)

 

Manitou #5.

 

An angry spirit sends a plague of blindness against modern America.

 

Bonnie Winter  (CD, 2001.)

 

                Short novel about a woman who cleans up murder scenes which have a growing impact on her personality.  Ambiguous fantastic content.

 

Burial  (Heinemann, 1992, Tor, 1994.)

 

Manitou #3.

 

Misquamacus is back, this time assisted by an Indian deity with the power to wipe entire cities from the face of the Earth.  A handful of the living try to find the key to severing the bond between the Indian sorcerer and the god who aids him.

 

Burning, The  (Tor, 1991.  Macdonald, 1991, as The Hymn.)

 

                A young woman is the first of many people to commit suicide by fire, the key to immortality according to an occult ritual discovered by the Nazis in the waning days of the war.  Now she walks the Earth, preparing it for the day when her kind will dominate the world, unless someone can prevent the final ritual from being performed.

 

Charnel House  (Pinnacle, 1978, Tor, ?)

 

An Indian demon returns to the world of the living by taking possession of a house, and killing horribly any who dare to challenge his presence.  A very effective story though explicitly gory at times. 

 

Charnel House and Other Stories  (Five Star, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Chosen Child, The  (Heinemann, 1997, Tor, 2000.)

 

                Headless corpses are appearing all over Warsaw, and the police, a private detective, and an ambitious hotel developer are all interested in finding the killer.  Unfortunately, the force responsible is a more than human creature that lives in the labyrinth of sewers beneath the city’s streets.

 

Darkroom (Severn House, 2004.)

 

A Jim Rook novel.

 

A man trapped in a painting kills people in the real world.

 

Death Dream  (Tor, 1988, Severn House, 1989.)

 

Night Warriors #2.

 

A group of ordinary human beings are recruited into an ancient order of occult warriors who fight in the world of dreams to protect the rest of humanity from the onslaught of a horde of demons who can physically manifest themselves in the world, entering through the unconscious minds of unsuspecting people.

 

Death Mask  (Leisure, 2009.)

 

A psychic tries to track down an odd looking killer who apparently dematerializes after each attack.

 

Death Trance  (Tor, 1986, Severn House, 1987.)

 

A man whose family has been savagely murdered attempts to visit them on the astral plane with the assistance of an Indonesian mystic.  He discovers a world of menacing creatures, one which can be even more dangerous than the real world. The dream landscapes are quite well developed.

 

Demon's Door (Severn House, 2010.)

 

A Jim Rook novel.

 

Psychic Rook battles a demonic force that can bring the dead to life and alter the flow of time.

 

Descendant  (Severn House, 2006.)

 

Vampire hunting in World War II and later.

 

Devil in Gray, The  (Leisure, 2004.)

 

                An invisible killer seeks revenge for his age long imprisonment.

 

Devils of D‑Day, The  (Pinnacle, 1978.)

 

This short and violent tale of a haunted tank left over from World War II is rapid paced and visceral.  The malevolent spirits trapped in the tank emerge to menace anyone who ventures near their resting place.

 

Djinn, The  (Pinnacle, 1977, Allen, 1982, Tor, ?, Telos, ?)

 

The legendary Arab demon of the title is released from its jar on Cape Cod, but the humans who think they can command the powers of ancient magic are soon to learn that the creature is not the slightly comical figure of legend but a powerful, intelligent, and malevolent monster.

 

Doorkeepers, The  (Severn House, 2001, Leisure, 2003.)

 

                While investigating his sister's murder, the protagonist is magically transported to an alternate version of London.

 

Edgewise  (Leisure, 2007.)

 

A woman employs a wendigo to find her kidnapped children and discovers that there is a high price to be paid.

 

Faces of Fear  (Severn House, 1996.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Family Portrait.  (See Picture of Evil.)

 

Feast  (Pinnacle, 1988.  Severn Housel, 1988, as Ritual.)

 

The very strange story of a restaurant reviewer whose son is lured into a cult that practices self cannibalization as part of its religion.  He attempts to rescue his son from what he considers a bunch of crazies, but instead finds that they have raised the powers of Heaven and Hell alike.

 

Fire Spirit  (Severn, 2012.)

 

The souls of people who were burned to death return to seek revenge on the living.

 

Flesh and Blood  (Heinemann, 1994.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Flights of Fear  (Severn House, 1996.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Fortnight of Fear  (Severn House, 1994.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Garden of Evil (Severn House, 2012.)

 

A Jim Rook novel.

 

Demons try to raise the dead.

 

Hair Raiser (Point, 2001.)

 

Young adult novel about a devil possessing hair cuttings.

 

Hidden World, The (Severn House, 2003.)

 

Two children discover that there is another reality hidden within the wallpaper.

 

House of Bones, The  (Severn House, 1998.)

 

                The discovery of bones in the walls of a house leads to revelation of a cult of human sacrifice designed to keep ancient gods alive.

 

House That Jack Built, The  ( Carroll & Graf, 1996, Heinemann, 1996, Leisure, 2000.)

 

A convalescing lawyer and his wife are caught up in the mysterious atmosphere of an abandoned mansion once owned by a supremely cruel man.  The lawyer becomes obsessed with restoring the building, while his wife experiences psychic visions of events that took place a generation earlier.

 

Hurry Monster  (Footsteps, 1988.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

Hymn, The.  (See The Burning.)

 

Manitou, The  (Neville Spearman , 1975, Pinnacle, 1976, Tor, ?, Olmstead, 2001)

 

Manitou #1.

 

An Indian sorcerer returns to the modern world and uses his magical powers to take control of an entire hospital, virtually unopposed until a group of people raise a new spirit with which the Indian is unfamiliar.  Made into a mediocre film..

 

Manitou Blood  (Leisure, 2005.)

 

Manitou #4.

 

                The people who defeated Misquamicus in the earlier volumes battle a plague of strigoi/vampires in New York City.

 

Manitou Man  (British Fantasy Society, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Master of Lies  (Tor, 1992.)

 

                The Fog City Satan is a serial killer who has easily eluded the police.  But he's also more than that, part of an ancient cult using the deaths as the means by which to free a demonic force to ravage the earth.

 

Mirror  (Tor, 1988, Severn House, 1988.)

 

A child actor who died young remains alive, existing in the world on the reverse side of a mirror.  He can return to the normal world if he can lure a living boy into making the exchange, and he is prepared to lie, kill, or even worse to bring this about.

 

Night Plague  (Tor, 1991, Severn House, 1991.)

 

Night Warriors #3.

 

                After being sexually assaulted in London, an American musician discovers that his waking and dream states overlap, and that some of his supernatural experiences have been shared by others.  He and several other gifted Night Warriors must discover the tomb of an ancient witch and thwart her plans for the world.

 

Night Warriors  (Sphere, 1986, Tor, 1987.)

 

Night Warriors #1.

 

  A series of horrifying incidents leads a group of people to unite and discover their identity as descendants of a secret society of occult warriors who battle demons in a dream landscape.  As dream warriors, they command weapons and powers unavailable to them in the real world. 

 

Night Wars  (Leisure, 2006.)

 

Night Warriors #4.

 

                Ordinary people become superwarriors in other people’s dreams.

 

Ninth Nightmare, The  (Severn, 2011.)

 

Night Warriors #5.

 

A band of dream warriors battles a malevolent circus.

 

Pariah  (Star, 1983, Tor, 1984.)

 

An elderly ship is raised from its watery grave, but instead of uncovering treasure, the men responsible discover that they have unleashed an old, supernatural horror which strikes  indiscriminately at every living soul within reach.

 

Petrified  (Severn, 2012.)

 

Nathan Underhill #2.

 

A scientist battles a man who is bringing gargoyles to life.

 

Picture of Evil  (Tor, 1985.  Arrow, 1985, as Family Portrait.)

 

A reclusive family which survives by killing people and devouring their lifeforce is finally thwarted when a particularly resourceful man vows vengeance against them.  The Gray family is the source from which Oscar Wilde drew the inspiration for The Portrait of Dorian Grey, we discover.  There is a particularly strange and inventive chase sequence through the landscapes of several famous paintings.

 

Plague of the Manitou (Severn House, 2015.)

 

The Manitou's sons show up to unleash a terrible plague.

 

Prey  (Severn House, 1992, Leisure, 1999.)

 

                Fortyfoot House exists in more than one period of time, and it is home to an ageless witch who is actually a creature that predates the human race.  This creature and its ratlike familiar are plotting to bring the Old Ones back to the Earth.  A man down on his luck takes a job remodeling the building, and finds himself fighting forces that make even Hell look tame.

 

Revenge of the Manitou  (Pinnacle, 1979, Piatkus, 1984, Tor, ?)

 

Manitou #2.

 

The thwarted Indian sorcerer  returns, accompanied by several of his fellow shamans, using a busload of school children as pawns in an attempt to avenge himself on the people who prevented him from reincarnating himself the first time around.  Lots of thrills but not up to the quality of the first.

 

Ritual   (See Feast.)

 

Rook  (Severn House, 1996.)

 

Rook #1.

 

                A college instructor gets caught up in a battle against a powerful voodoo sorcerer.

 

Rook & Tooth and Claw  (Pan, 1999.)

 

                Omnibus of the two novels.

 

Snowman  (Severn House, 2000.)

 

Rook #4.

 

                A psychic teacher helps one of his students avoid the consequences of making a deal with a demon.

 

Sleepless, The  (Heinemann, 1993.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Sphinx, The  (Pinnacle, 1978.)

 

A peculiar novel about a group of women who possess an unusual lineage, running back to the ancient creatures who served as models for the Egyptian pyramids.  Much to the surprise of their suitors, they have unusual feeding habits as well, involving their mates.

 

Spirit  (Heinemann, 1995, Leisure, 2001.)

 

                A young girl drowns and returns as a ghost to protect her sisters, whether they want protection or else.  The spirits of the dead return in the guise of fictional characters in this one, most notably the Snow Queen.

 

Swimmer (Severn House, 2001.)

 

Rook #6.

 

                The ghost of a drowned college student seeks revenge.

 

Tengu  (Tor, 1983, Allen, 1984.)

 

Japanese demons are employed in a plot to destroy the United States in this novel of frustrated revenge and supernatural horror on a major international scale.  The Tengu is a nearly indestructible force which can be imported into an ordinary human body and used as a virtually unstoppable weapon.  The key word is "virtually".

 

Terrible Beauty, A  (Pocket, 2003.)

 

                The discovery of eleven skeletons seems to point to a serial killer, but this time it's someone directed by a supernatural force.

 

Terror, The  (Severn House, 1998.)

 

Rook #3.

 

                A student unwittingly calls upon occult forces that release a demonic force, and a psychic teacher must use his talents to recapture the deadly enemy of all humanity.

 

Tooth and Claw  (Severn House, 1997.)

 

Rook #2.

 

                A man with the ability to see the dead and supernatural spirits tries to protect a girl from an ancient Navaho spirit.

 

Trauma  (Signet, 2002.)

 

                A woman whose job is to clean up the mess after murders and suicides is having trouble with her husband and son, as well as problems with her other job.  She begins to find traces of a rare butterfly at some of the crime scenes and discovers their connection to an ancient Mexican legend.  Ambiguous resolution only hints of the supernatural.

 

Unspeakable  (Pocket Star, 2005.)

 

                A deaf social worker becomes the target of a Native American prankster god.

 

Walkers  (Tor, 1990, Severn House, 1990.)

 

A frustrated businessman stumbles across an abandoned asylum which was closed when all of the inmates vanished one night.  They have been led into a strange world inside the walls, and now can move through material objects.  The only way back to the real world is through the sacrifice of human lives.  Many human lives.

 

Wells of Hell, The  (Pocket, 1980, Sphere, 1981, Tor, 1982, Telos, ?.)

 

An ancient evil sees light again in this story of a bizarre force which conceals itself in the ground.  A supernatural creature has been biding its time, waiting for the opportunity to strike against those who have stolen the earth from it and its kind.

 

MATASSA, M.S.

 

Well House, The  (Outskirts, 2014.)

 

A man confronts evil in an alternate reality. 

 

MATCHA, JACK

 

Teenage Mysteries Volume Two  (Tiger Beat, 1973.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MATHESON, RICHARD  (See also Logan Swanson. Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)

 

Bid Time Return  (Viking, 1975, Ballantine, 1976, Sphere, 1977, Tor, 1999.  Ballantine, 1980, as Somewhere in Time.)

 

Too gentle to really be called a horror novel, but definitely supernatural.  A love story that combines reincarnation and the power of human emotion to transcend time.

 

Bloodlines  (Gauntlet, 2006.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Box, The  (See Button, Button.)

 

Button Button  (Tor, 2008.  Tor, 2009, as The Box.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Collected Stories  (Scream Press, 1989.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Collected Stories Volume 2  (Gauntlet, 2005.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Come Fygures, Come Shadowes  (Gauntlet, 2003.)

 

                A trainee medium has adventures with the spirit world.

 

Duel  (Tor, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Duel and The Distributor  (Gauntlet, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Hell House  (Viking, 1971, Bantam, 1972, Corgi, 1973, Warner, ?, Gauntlet, 1996, Tor, 1999.)

 

Filmed as The Legend of Hell House.  A group of psychic investigators spend time in a supposedly haunted house, and discover that the ghosts here are decidedly unfriendly, that even as living creatures, the past master of the place was something of a monster.  One of the best novels of its type.

 

I Am Legend  (Gold Medal, 1954, Bantam, 1960, Corgi, 1956, Tor, 1995, Gauntlet, 1996, Orbit, 1997, Orb, 1997, Millennium, 1999, Gollancz, 2006.  Berkley, 1971, as The Omega Man.)

 

Filmed, once as The Last Man on Earth and once as The Omega Man, neither satisfactorily, and currently planned for a new version.  The last normal human being struggles to survive in a world where everyone else has been turned into a vampire.  Ultimately he becomes the monster, as they emerge as Earth's new masters. 

 

I Am Legend  (Tor, 1995.)

 

Collection of unrelated short stories plus the title novel.

 

Incredible Shrinking Man, The  (Tor, 1995.)

 

                The short novel plus several unrelated short stories.

 

Link, The  (Gauntlet, 2006.)

 

                Actually a screen treatment for a movie never made about paranormal phenomena.

 

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet  (Tor, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Offbeat  (Subterranean, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Omega Man, The.  (See I Am Legend.)

 

Other Kingdoms  (Tor, 2011.)

 

A man investigates a supposed haunted wood.

 

Seven Steps to Midnight  (Tor, 1993.)

 

                A doppelganger story.  The protagonist is replaced, and no one recognizes him any longer.  As he struggles to discover what has happened to his identity, he realizes that someone  still recognizes him and is trying to kill him.

 

Shock  (Dell, 1961, Corgi, 1962, Berkley, 1979.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Shock II  (Dell, 1964, Corgi, 1965.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Shock III  (Dell, 1966, Corgi, 1967.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Shock IV  (Sphere, 1980.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Shock Waves  (Dell, 1970, Berkley, ?)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Somewhere in Time.  (See Bid Time Return.)

 

Stir of Echoes, A  (Lippincott, 1958, Cassell, 1958, Crest, 1959, Corgi, 1960, Tor, 1999.)

 

An understated but very effective tale of a series of psychic visions that lead to the unraveling of a murder mystery. Matheson pulls us quietly into a world of apparitions, psychic messages, and buried secrets, so effectively that terrifying implications sneak up when the reader isn't looking.

 

Shrinking Man, The  (Gold Medal, 1956, Bantam, ?, Tor, 1995.  Muller, 1956, Sphere, 1988, as The Incredible Shrinking Man.)

 

A mysterious fog affects the protagonist's biochemistry in such a way that he begins to shrink.  Science is unable to help him, and a series of accidents leads to his abandonment and subsequent battle against a comparatively gigantic spider in the basement of his home.  Filmed quite effectively as The Incredible Shrinking Man.

 

Through Channels  (Footsteps, 1989.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

Visions of Death  (Gauntlet, 2007.)

 

Collection of screen adaptations.

 

What Dreams May Come  (Putnam, 1978, Joseph, 1979, Berkley, 1979, Gauntlet, 1996.)

 

Following his death, a man reaches out across the bridge between worlds to contact the woman he loved.  Based on research into the survival of consciousness after death, and more sentimental than horrifying.

 

MATHESON, RICHARD CHRISTIAN

 

Barking Sands  (Gauntlet, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Created By  (Bantam, 1993.  (Macmillan, 1994.)

 

When his enemies begin to die in horrible ways, an ambitious television producer fears that his imaginary character, a brutal killer, has somehow become real. 

 

Dystopia  (Gauntlet, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Holiday  (Footsteps, 1988.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

Leading Man, ?

 

                Not seen.

 

Scars and Other Distinguishing Marks.  (Scream Press, 1987, Tor, 1988.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MATTHEWS, A.J.  (Pseudonym of Rick Hautala, whom see.)

 

Follow  (Jove, 2005.)

 

                A woman has visions of the dead following an automobile accident.  The ghosts of victims of a serial killer have returned to seek vengeance.

 

Looking Glass  (Berkley, 2004.)

 

                Residents of a new house begin seeing a scarred woman's reflections even though no one is there.

 

Unbroken  (Berkley, 2007.)

 

                A woman believes her unborn twin may be interfering in her life.

 

White Room, The  (Berkley, 2001. Dark Regions, 2012, as Rick Hautala.)

 

                A fairly typical haunted house story with a child's ghost appearing after some mysterious human remains turn up.

 

MATTHEWS, ANDREW

 

Crawlers  (Point, 2001.)

 

?

 

Darkening, The (2004)

 

Darker (1998)

 

Dissolvers (Point, 2000.)

 

?

 

Knowing, The (1996)

 

Moonchildren (Point, 2002.)

 

?

 

MATTHEWS, JACK

 

Ghostly Populations  (Johns Hopkins, 1987.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MATTHEWS, PATRICIA  (See Laura Wylie and Pat Brisco.)

 

Mist of Evil  (Severn House, 1990.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Unquiet, The  (Severn House, 1991.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MATURIN, CHARLES ROBERT

 

Melmoth the Wanderer  (Constable, 1820, Hurst & Robinson, 1820, Wells & Lily, 1821, Harper, 1892, Bentley, 1892, University of Nebraska, 1961, Bison, 1961, Oxford University, 1968.)

 

An historically interesting but almost unreadably melodramatic and plodding story of supernaturalism, one of the true gothic novels.  The manuscript is basically a collection of interwoven stories, the blend of which doesn't always work.

 

MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET

 

Magician, The  (Heinemann, 1908, Pocket Cardinal, 1957.)

 

A beautiful woman falls under the compelling and perhaps supernatural power of a repulsive but impressive man.  An often overlooked novel of psychic compulsion from this well known writer.

 

MAVERICK, LIZ

 

Crimson & Steam  (Lovespell, 2009.)

 

A Crimson City novel.

 

Vampires and werewolves battle in a city of the future.

 

Crimson City  (Lovespell, 2005.)

 

A Crimson City novel.

 

                Romance and adventure in a future Los Angeles where vampires and werewolves share the world with humans.

 

Crimson Rogue  (Lovespell, 2006.)

 

A Crimson City novel.

 

                A woman returns from the world of demons.

 

MAXIM, JOHN R.

 

Platforms  (Putnam, 1980, Pocket, 1982, Tor, ?)

 

A man with psychic powers begins to see dead people in a train station.  Unsettled by this, as one might expect, he is even more startled to learn that there is an actual malevolent power reaching out from the station, and that he might be the only person who can prevent a tragic series of deaths.

 

Time Out of Mind  (Houghton Mifflin, 1986, Tor, 1987.)

 

One of the most impressive and well realized ghost stories. Whenever it snows, the protagonist has visions of himself in another life, another time, one in which he has committed a brutal murder.  Now he must solve that murder, even though it took place before his own birth, in order to prevent another tragedy in the present.

 

MAYHAR, ARDATH

 

Mean Little Old Lady at Work  (Dark Regions, 1994.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Wall, The  (Space & Time, 1987.)

 

                A mysterious walled estate wards off a supernatural threat which grows stronger when new tenants arrive.

 

MAYNARD, L.H. & SIMS, M.P.N.  (See also Maynard Sims.)

 

Black Cathedral  (Leisure, 2008.)

 

Department 18 #1.

 

A supernatural force swallows up the living in order to bring them back as the walking dead.

 

Demon Eyes  (Leisure, 2007.)

 

A woman discovers that her new boss is not entirely human.

 

Echoes of Darkness  (Sarob, 2000.) 

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Hidden Language of Demons, The  (Prime, 2001.)

 

                Triplets with psychic powers battle among themselves.

 

Moths  (Enigmatic, ?)

 

                A chapbook.

 

Night Souls (Leisure, 2010.)

 

Department 18 #2.

 

A secret organization battles a race of soul drinking vampires.

 

Secret Geography of Nightmare, The  (Cosmos, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Seminar, The  (Sarob, 2003.)

 

                A child is menaced by witchcraft.

 

Shadow at Midnight  (Kimber, 1979, Sarob, 1998.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Shelter (Leisure, 2006.)

 

                While restoring a house, a woman discovers that not is all right with it.

 

Silent Turmoil (Dream Zone, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MAYNARD, WILLIAM PATRICK

 

Destiny of Fu Manchu, The (Black Coat, 2012.)

 

A Fu Manchu novel.

 

Fu Manchu uses occult powers on the brink of World War II.

 

Terror of Fu-Manchu, The  (Black Coat, 2009.)

 

A Fu Manchu novel.

 

Fu Manchu calls upon demonic forces in this pastiche.

 

MAYOR, F.M.

 

Room Opposite and Other Tales of Mystery and the Imagination, The  (Longmans, 1935.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MAZER, ANNE

 

Sliver of Glass and Other Uncommon Tales, A  (Hyperion, 1996.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MCABEE, K.G.

 

Bewitched by Darkness  (Wild Cat, )

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MCALLISTER, ANGUS

 

Canongate Strangler, The  (?, 1990.)

 

                Not seen.  Doppelgangers.

 

MCALLISTER, ANNIE LAURIE  (Pseudonym of Bruce Cassiday, whom see.)

 

Queen of the Looking Glass  (Berkley, 1978.)

 

A woman leading a double life joins an acting company, but her ability to travel out of her body lands her in trouble not only with the local ghost, who is all too real, but with an entirely human enemy who has designs on her person.  No surprises.

 

MCBRIDE, MICHAEL

 

Bloodletting  (Delirium, 2009.)

 

A series of mutilation killings reveals an experiment in human genetic engineering.

 

MCBRIDE, SCOTT

 

Devil’s Phallus  (?, 1978.)

 

                Pornography involving satanism.

 

MCBRIER, PAGE

 

Escape of the He Beast  (Gold Key, 1998.)

 

A Ghost of Fear Street book.

 

                A precocious teenager uses a computer to release a comic book monster into the real world.

 

MCBRYDE, JAMES

 

Story of a Troll Hunt, The  (?, 1904, Ghost Story Press, 1994.)

 

                ?

 

MCCABE, SEAN

 

Cross, The  (Signet, 2011.)

 

Vampire Federation #2.

 

?

 

Uprising  (Signet, 2011.)

 

Vampire Federation #1.

 

A secret organization enforces the rules of a vampire civilization hidden from humans.

 

MCCAMMON, ROBERT R.

 

Baal  (Avon, 1978, Sphere, 1979.)

 

A child born of rape exudes an aura of power and influence greater than that of any normal human being, gathering followers by the score as he seeks to establish himself as a power in the world. This evil presence is opposed by a small group who are willing to risk their lives to save the world from a terrible fate.

 

Bethany's Sin  (Avon, 1980, Sphere, 1980, Kinnell, 1989.)

 

A family discovers that the small town to which they have moved is actually home to a secret cult of women who use supernatural powers to reduce men to virtual slavery  Their malign influence seems to be influencing the newcomers' relationships as well.

 

Blue World  (Grafton, 1989, Pocket, 1990.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Boys' Life  (Pocket 1991, Joseph, 1992.)

 

                A kitchen sink novel filled with fantastic images and events.  This indescribable novel deals with a boy growing up in the rural South, in a town filled with ghosts, dinosaurs, bullies, magic, and a variety of bizarre characters.   All of the disparate plot elements eventually converge.

 

Gone South  (Pocket, 1992, Joseph, 1993.)

 

                Marginally supernatural, involving a cult that might have some vaguely magical powers, a clairvoyant, and a man with a twin brother living within his own body.

 

Hunter from the Woods, The  (Subterranean, 2011.)

 

Wolf #2.

 

Collection of related stories.

 

I Travel by Night  (Subterranean, 2013.)

 

A man deals with becoming a vampire.

 

Mystery Walk  (Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 1983, Ballantine, 1984, Pan, 1985.)

 

A primordial force is loose in the world.  Two rivals whose experience of the supernatural grows as the novel progresses are ultimately placed in a situation where they must join forces to oppose a creature with superhuman abilities.

 

Night Boat  (Avon, 1980, Kinnell, 1990.)

 

A diver discovers a sunken German submarine from the second world war, and to his amazement, something inside seems to be signaling that it wishes to escape.  Subsequent attempts to salvage the vessel allow its unholy occupants to extend their influence into the surface world.

 

Stinger  (Pocket, 1988, Kinnell, 1989.)

 

A science fiction novel, although not packaged as such. Earth has been invaded by a single alien creature who possesses both incredible cruelty and irresistible power, whose ship isolates a small Texas town from the rest of the world while biological devices move through secret underground passages in search of prey.

 

Swan Song  (Pocket, 1987, Sphere, 1988.)

 

Following a nuclear war, a supernatural creature which is more or less analogous to the devil stalks the ruins, while a group of human beings takes advantage of a magic talisman  to hold the Earth for the human race against this most frightening of enemies. 

 

They Thirst  (Avon, 1981, Kinnell, 1990.)

 

A horde of vampires takes possession of Los Angeles in this logical extension of the supposed contagion of vampirism.   City life will never seem the same after you have read this frightening, and sometimes bizarrely funny novel of bloodsucking creatures who decide to replace the human race as masters of the world.  Don't miss the undead disk jockey.

 

Usher's Passing  (Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 1984, Ballantine, 1985, Pan, 1986.)

 

A decaying family in a remote rural district is all that survives of the real Usher family, the one upon which Edgar Allen Poe based his classic tale.  And although he changed things slightly for literary reasons, Poe got the story almost right. The Twentieth Century sets the stage for the final resolution of the curse on that family.

 

Wolf's Hour, The  (Pocket, 1989, Grafton, 1989.)

 

Wolf #1.

 

Inside Nazi occupied Europe, a British secret service agent is brought out of retirement to solve the mystery of a secret German project.  He has one very surprising advantage in his mission; he's a werewolf.  Even in animal form, he retains his human personality sufficiently to make him an effective agent, although he has some close calls despite his supernatural powers.

 

MCCARTHY, ERIN

 

Bit the Jackpot  (Berkley, 2006.)

 

Vegas Vampire #2.

 

A vampire works as a Presidential campaign coordinator in this romance.

 

Bled Dry  (Berkley, 2007.)

 

Vegas Vampire #3.

 

A reluctant vampire discovers he's going to be a father.

 

Fallen  (Jove, 2008.)

 

Deadly Sins #1.

 

A murder mystery involving angels.

 

High Stakes  (Berkley, 2006.)

 

Vegas Vampire #1.

 

                A vampire leader seeks a new queen in this comedic vampire romance.

 

My Immortal  (Berkley, 2007.)

 

Deadly Sins #2.

 

A man buys immortality from a fallen angel in return for a lifetime of seduction.

 

Sucker Bet  (Berkley, 2007.)

 

Vegas Vampire #4.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Taking, The  (Berkley, 2010.)

 

Deadly Sins #3.

 

Paranormal romance involving voodoo and a haunted mansion.

 

MCCARTNEY, P.

 

Who Sups with the Devil?  (New English Library, 1975.)

 

A police detective finds himself possibly in over his head as his investigation of a series of murders becomes entangled with a complex plot by satanists to victimize nuns and the students in an exclusive girls' school. 

 

MCCARTY, JOHN

 

Deadly Resurrection  (St Martins, 1990.)

 

A serial killer stalks the streets of a small New England town.  The mother of one of his victims is so distraught that she finds a way to communicate with the dead, inadvertently releasing a horrible demonic creature into our own world.  Don't you hate it when that happens?

 

MCCARTY, MICHAEL  (See collaborations which follow and with Joe McKinney.)

 

Hell of a Job, A  (Damnation, 2010.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Laughing in the Dark (Damnation, 2014.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Liquid Diet  (Black Death, 2008.)

 

A sexy vampire novel.

 

Liquid Diet & Midnight Snack (McCarty, 2016.)

 

Two novellas about vampires.

 

Little Creatures (Samsdot, 2008.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Little Help from My Fiends, A  (Samsdot, 2009.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MCCARTY, MICHAEL & LAGRECA, JODY R.

 

Bloodless (McCarty, 2015.)

 

A vampire survives historical disasters and makes a new life in the Americas.

 

MCCARTY, MICHAEL & MCLAUGHLIN, MARK

 

Dracula Transformed (Wildside, 2016.)

 

Collection of loosely related stories.

 

Monster Behind the Wheel  (Sarob, 2007, Medallion, 2011.)

 

The protagonist wanders back and forth between the land of the living and the land of the dead.

 

Partners in Slime  (?, 2011.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MCCARTY, MICHAEL & QUIGLEY, LINNEA

 

Scream Queen, The 

 

?

 

MCCARTY, MICHAEL & QUIGLEY, LINNEA & SWANSON, STAN

 

Return of the Scream Queen (Dark Moon, 2013.)

 

Spoof of horror movies.

 

MCCARTY, SARAH

 

Reaper's Justice (Berkley Sensation, 2010.)

 

Shadow Reapers #1.

 

Werewolf romance set just after the Civil War.

 

Reaper's Vow (Berkley, 2014.0

 

Shadow Reapers

 

?

 

Running Wild  (Berkley Heat, 2008.)

 

Collection of werewolf stories.

 

Wild Instinct  (Berkley Heat, 2009.)

 

Werewolf romance.

 

MCCLEAVE, ANNETTE

 

Drawn into Darkness  (Signet Eclipse, 2009.)

 

Soul Gatherer #1.

 

A secret organization battles demons for the souls of the dead.

 

MCCLOY, HELEN

 

Mister Splitfoot  (Dodd, Mead, 1968, Avon, 1969.)

 

A practical joke backfires as a young girl calls up what appears to be an actual demon, perhaps the devil himself.  This novel actually has a mundane explanation of all the supernatural elements although it was packaged as a horror novel.

 

Through a Glass, Darkly  (Random House, 1950, Gollancz, 1951.)

 

                Not seen.  Doppelganger.

 

MCCLUSKIE, THORP

 

Loot of the Vampire  (Weinberg, 1975.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MCCONNELL, ASHLEY  (See also collaboration which follows.)

 

Days of the Dead  (Diamond, 1992.)

 

                Halloween takes on an new significance as the dead reach out from beyond the grave during the Mexican Festival of the Dead.  A little slow to get going but quite spooky in the long run.

 

Unearthed  (Diamond, 1991.)

 

                In the remote recesses of an abandoned mind, a malevolent Earth spirit lies dormant until fresh attempts to use its home awaken it.  Manifesting itself as a series of visions, it extends its influence to the surface world.  Will anyone realize the danger before it's too late?

 

MCCONNELL, ASHLEY & KOOGLER, DORI

 

These Our Actors  (Simon Pulse, 2002.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                Willow gets involved in a stage production during which ceremonies actually invoke supernatural forces.

 

MCCORMACK, DEREK

 

Haunted Hillbilly, The  (Soft Skull, 2004.)

 

                Satiric novel about a vampire hair dresser.

 

MCCULLOUGH, COLLEEN

 

Ladies of Missolonghi, The  (Harper & Row, 1987.)

 

                Not seen.  A ghost story.

 

MCCUNIFF, MARA   (See collaborations with Tracy Briery.)

 

MCDANIELS, ABIGAIL  (Pseudonym of Dan & Lynda Trent.)

 

Althea  (Zebra, 1995.)

 

Another variation of the doll inhabited by an evil intelligence that exerts its influence over the child who discovers it.

 

Dead Voices  (Zebra, 1994.)

 

A pleasant little town has a population that doesn't consist entirely of the living.  An odd little ghost story that starts off slow but builds rapidly as the main characters discover that a supposedly moved cemetery is actually empty.

 

Playmates  (Zebra, 1993.)

 

A young girl falls under the spell of a malicious doll with its own agenda.  Will she be just the latest of a series of children to perish at the (plastic) hands of this unholy creature?

 

Uprising, The  (Zebra, 1994.)

 

A group of teenagers commits mass suicide while under the influence of a charismatic leader who promises them great power.  He survives, and begins to assemble a new following, but the spirits of the dead aren't quite ready to abandon this world.

 

MCDONAGH, DOMINIC

 

Pretty Young Things  (Telos, 2006.)

 

                Female vampires fight over a male victim for whom one feels affection.

 

MCDONALD, COLIN

 

Nightwaves  (Cobblehill, 1990.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MCDONALD, IAN

 

King of Morning, Queen of Day  (Bantam, 1991.)

 

                Although this is primarily a fantasy story, the creation of the creatures of legend out of the unformed matter created by human experience is frequently terrifying.  Regardless of genre, it's one of the most terrifying novels I've ever read, the kind that derives it's effect so smoothly that the implications start to hit even when you're not actually reading..

 

MCDOWELL, MICHAEL  (See also collaboration which follows.)

 

Amulet, The  (Avon, 1979, Fontana, 1982.)

 

The amulet of the title is an ornament whose possession dooms those who possess it and everyone around them to a quick and violent death.  As familiar as the plot sounds, McDowell has a few surprises waiting.

 

Cold Moon Over Babylon  (Avon, 1980, Fontana, 1982.)

 

A vengeful ghost rises from a river to seek retribution against the man who murdered her.  McDowell is a master at creating a moody, threatening atmosphere, and a handful of deftly portrayed characters this novel mark him as a writer to watch.

 

Elementals, The  (Avon, 1981, Fontana, 1983.)

 

A ruined house is occupied by spirits not of the dead, but of some primordial supernatural force linked to the physical world.  The manifestations are low key at first, but they accelerate rapidly with fatal consequences for the unwary intruder.

 

Flood, The  (Avon, 1983, Corgi, 1985.)

 

Blackwater #1.

 

Volume I of the Blackwater Saga.  This is the initial installment of a generational novel set in the South, featuring a family some of whose members possess supernatural powers.  An interesting experiment, this series has its ups and downs, but the separate volumes really don't work at all individually.

 

Fortune, The  (Avon, 1983, Corgi, 1985.)

 

Blackwater #5.

 

?.

 

House, The  (Avon, 1983, Corgi, 1985.)

 

Blackwater #3.

 

?

 

Katie  (Avon, 1982.)

 

Katie is a young woman whose parents turn a blind eye to her habit of murdering people, particularly when the killings turn a profit.  Catching Katie presents a problem, since she possesses clairvoyance and precognition.

 

Levee, The  (Avon, 1983, Corgi, 1985.)

 

Blackwater #2.

 

?.

 

Rain  (Avon, 1983, Corgi, 1985.)

 

Blackwater #6.

 

?.

 

War, The  (Avon, 1983, Corgi, 1985.)

 

Blackwater #4.

 

?.

 

MCDOWELL, MICHAEL & KING, TABITHA

 

Candles Burning  (Berkley, 2006.)

 

                A southern gothic ghost story, completed posthumously by King.

 

MCEWAN, IAN

 

Black Dogs  (Doubleday, 1992, Jonathan Cape, 1992.)

 

                Marginal story about a probably supernatural vision of evil that changes the lives of several people.

 

MCFALL, KATHLEEN  (See collaboration with Clark Hays.)

 

MCFARLAND, DENNIS

 

Face at the Window, A  (Broadway, 1997.)

 

                A couple stay at a London hotel that is peopled by ghosts and each becomes emotionally caught up in events from another time.

 

MCFARLAND, MATTHEW

 

Ventrue  (White Wolf, 2004.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                Vampire clans battle during the middle ages.

 

MCGACHEY,. DANIEL

 

Sherlock Holmes: The Impossible Crimes  (Dark Regions, 2010.)

 

Collection of Holmes pastiches involving the supernatural.

 

They That Dwell in Dark Places  (Dark Regions, 2009.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MCGEE, CHAZ

 

Desolate Angel  (Berkley, 2009.)

 

Dead Detective #1.

 

A ghost solves a murder.

 

MCGEE, JOE

 

Reaper, The  (?, 2008.)

 

?

 

Snow Hill (?, 2008.)

 

?

 

MCGILL, GORDON

 

Abomination, The  (Signet, 1985.)

 

Omen #5.

 

Damien Thorn, the son of the devil himself, is dead, but not before he fathered a child of his own, one who may regain the summit of power that was wrested from his father.

 

Amityville 3-D  (Signet, 1984, based on the screenplay by David Ambrose and William Wales)

 

                Not seen.

 

Armageddon 2000  (Signet, 1982.)

 

Omen #4.

 

The son of Damien Thorn survives the death of his father, a focal point for his disciples who wish to keep the possibility of satanic control of the Earth alive.

 

Final Conflict, The  (Signet, 1980.)

 

Omen #3.

 

 Damien Thorn, son of Satan, is now running a large corporation and using his supernatural influence to gain popularity in the wake of a series of apparently natural disasters.  But a few know his sinister plans for the human race, and haven't yet surrendered to the inevitable.

 

Stallion  (Futura, 1989, Diamond, 1991.)

 

                Tom McEvoy moves to a remote part of England to pursue his career breeding horses, and is no more than amused by legends of a horse god living nearby.  His amusement turns to fear when his daughter is targeted by a supernatural entity from the dawn of history.

 

MCGIVERN, WILLIAM & MAUREEN

 

Seeing, The  (Tower, 1980.)

 

A young girl's amazing ability to see the future turns out to be more of a curse than a blessing as she begins to foresee events of death and horror, and wonders if perhaps the very act of foreknowledge is somehow causing them to happen.

 

MCGRATH, PATRICK

 

Blood and Water and Other Tales  (Poseidon, 1988, Penguin, 1989, Ballantine, 1989.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Ghost Town  (Bloomsbury, 2005.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MCGREW, CHANDLER

 

Cold Heart  (Dell, 2002.)

 

                ?????

 

Darkening, The  (Dell, 2004.)

 

                Most of the people in the world suddenly disappear, and a mystical battle with the supernatural unfolds in the aftermath.

 

In Shadows  (Dell, 2005.)

 

                A blind and deaf boy gets involved with voodoo which might restore his lost senses.

 

Night Terror  (Dell, 2003.)

 

                A woman whose son is missing has psychic visions.

 

MCINTEE, DAVID A.

 

Destination Zero  (Black Flame, 2005.)

 

A Final Destination novel.

 

                Death tracks down a number of people who cheated death.

 

White Darkness  (Dr Who Books, 1993.)

 

This original novel involving the characters from the long lived British SF program visit pre-World War I Haiti in time to get involved with an army of zombies and a secret German spy mission.  The atmosphere is more one of adventure than of horror.

 

MCINTYRE, VONDA N.

 

Bride, The  (Dell, 1985, from the screenplay by Lloyd Fonvielle.)

 

Novelization of the recent remake of the classic film, The Bride of Frankenstein.  The original monster is considerably more frail, and is played for more sympathy than horror, with the Machiavellian scientist filling the role of villain.

 

MCKAY, KENNETH

 

Indecent Relations  (Playboy, 1982.)

 

A teenager recognizes that there are serious problems with her mother's marriage.  The discovery that she possesses  extrasensory powers including clairvoyance promises at first to be helpful, but inevitably it leads to a violent confrontation.

 

MCKEAN, DAVE

 

Vampire Vacation  (Avon Camelot, 1986.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MCKEAN, THOMAS

 

Into the Candlelit Room  (Putnam, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MCKENNA, GEORGE

 

Rites  (Leisure, 1981.)

 

A man retreats to a remote island where he becomes embroiled with a primitive cult which may actually possess the key to another universe, from which they obtain occult powers that can be used to change the balance of power in our own world.

 

MCKENNA, LINDSAY

 

Unforgiven (Silhouette, 2006.)

 

Warriors for the Light #1.

 

A man has to track down a shapeshifting killer.

 

Hangar 13  (Silhouette Shadows, 1994.)

 

A young woman becomes involved with a Cherokee medicine man when she encounters an evil supernatural presence.  The involvement quickly becomes romantic and the romance overwhelms the plot.

 

MCKENNEY, KENNETH

 

Changeling, The  (Avon, 1985.)

 

Changeling #2.

 

An undead creature is freed from his grave, one capable of changing its appearance and masquerading as a normal human being, even planting its seed within a woman unaware of the real nature of her lover.  Yet another demonic infant story.

 

Fire Cloud, The   (Simon & Schuster, 1979, Macdonald, 1980, Avon, 1980.)

 

The massive eruption of a Mexican volcano might appear to be the plot of just another disaster novel, but when it is tied to an obscure American Indian god, the result is eerily different.   The blend doesn't always work, but holds together well enough to hold onto the reader.

 

Moonchild, The  (Simon & Schuster, 1978, Avon, 1979.)

 

Changeling #1.

 

When a young boy briefly dies, his physical body becomes the vessel in which another form of life acquires a new chance at life.  One after another, those who move within the boy's influence are claimed by horrifying deaths, until ultimately even his parents want nothing more than to destroy what was once their son.

 

Offspring, The  (Ballantine, 1990.)

 

Changeling #3.

 

                Not seen.

 

Plants, The  (Putnam, 1976, Bantam, 1977.)

 

Another reprise of the ecology gone mad story, with the inhabitants of a small village falling prey one by one to malevolent plants.  Naturally it's quite some time before anyone but the victims realizes what is really taking place, and by then they're in no condition to do anything.

 

MCKINLEY, ROBIN

 

Sunshine  (Berkley, 2003.)

 

                A woman spared by a vampire attempts to help him survive.

 

MCKINNEY, JOE  (See collaboration which follows.)

 

Apocalyse of the Dead  (Pinnacle, 2010.)

 

Zombies #2.

 

An outpost of surviving humans fights a horde of zombies.

 

Crooked House  (Dark Regions, 2012.)

 

Haunted house.

 

Dead City  (Pinnacle, 2006.)

 

Zombies #1.

 

                A hurricane releases a toxin that brings the dead to life.

 

Flesh Eaters (Pinnacle, 2011.)

 

Zombies #3.

 

Various people flee zombie infested Houston.

 

Inheritance (Evil Jester, 2012.)

 

A police officer is haunted by the ghost of his evil father.

 

Mutated  (Pinnacle, 2012.)

 

Zombies #4.

 

Mindless zombies are starting to act cooperatively.

 

Savage Dead, The  (Pinnacle, 2013.)

 

Plague Years #1.

 

A flesh eating virus creates human zombies.

 

MCKINNEY, JOE & MCCARTY, MICHAEL

 

Lost Girl on the Lake (Bad Moon, 2012.)

 

A ghostly woman leads me into a lake.

 

MCKISSACK, PATRICIA C.

 

Dark-Thirty, The  (Knopf, 2006.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MCKNIGHT, JENNY  (Pseudonym of Ginny Schweiss.)

 

Love in the Fast Lane  (Avon, 2007.)

 

Romance with ghosts.

 

MCLAREN, MRS. JACK

 

Which Hath Been  (Palmer, 1926.)

 

                Not seen.  Reincarnation.

 

MCLAUGHLIN, MARK  (See also collaboration with Michael McCarty.)

 

Hideous Faces, Beautiful Skulls (Wildside, 2014.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Motivational Shrieker  (Delirium, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Once Upon a Slime  (Catalyst, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Shoggoth Cacciatore and Other Eldritch Entrees  (Delirium, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Slime After Slime  (Delirium, 2006.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MCLEAN, PETER   

 

Damnation (Angry Robot, 2017.)

 

Burned Man #3.

 

Adventures of a demon hunter.

 

MCMAHAN, JEFFREY N.

 

Somewhere in the Night  (Alyson, 1997.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories with gay themes.

 

Vampires Anonymous  (Alyson, 1991.)

 

                A suspenseful, witty, and sometimes iconoclastic vampire novel written from a gay perspective.  The story reflects the current ambivalence toward vampires, treating its protagonist in a neither entirely favorable nor unfavorable light.

 

MCMAHON, GARY

 

Beyond Here Lies Nothing (Solaris, 2012.)

 

Concrete Grove #3.

 

An ancient evil reawakens.

 

Concrete Grove, The  (Solaris, 2011.)

 

Concrete Grove #1.

 

Mundane plots collide with a supernatural presence.

 

Dead Bad Things (Angry Robot, 2011.)

 

Thomas Usher #2.

 

?

 

Pretty Little Dead Things  (Angry Robot, 2010.)

 

Thomas Usher #1.

 

A psychic detective story.

 

Silent Voices  (Solaris, 2012.)

 

Concrete Grove #2.

 

Several lives are altered by supernatural events.

 

Tales of the Weak & the Wounded  (Dark Regions, 2012.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MCMAHON, JEREMIAH

 

Devil's Channel  (Pyramid, 1972.)

 

A woman is compelled to function as the medium for satanic messages to our world, sometimes communicated directly through a television set.   Awkward and sometimes almost funny rather than frightening.

 

MCMURDIE, ANNIE LAURIE  (See also Anne Laurie McAllister.  Writes Science Fiction as Carson Bingham.)

 

Nightmare Hall  (Lancer, 1973.)

 

This is labeled as the first in the Aleister Burke occult‑gothic series, but I don't know of any subsequent titles and they probably didn't appear.  A sinister figure conveys a woman to a mansion tenanted by several ghosts. The sequel, if it ever appeared, was to have been titled Castle Perdido.

 

MCNALLY, CLARE

 

Addison House  (Avon, 1988.)

 

A traditional haunted house story with some unusual twists. The restless spirits masquerade as living people, fooling those really alive, at least temporarily.

 

Come Down  into  Darkness  (Corgi, 1989.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Cries of the Children  (Onyx, 1992.)

 

Three young children are the pawns of an evil psychic power intent upon using them to fulfill twisted dreams of power.  Meanwhile, the foster parents who love the children attempt to find out who has kidnapped them and why.

 

Ghost House  (Bantam, 1979, Corgi, 1980.)

 

Ghost House #1.

 

A family moves into their new home, only to discover that they face more than the usual problems of acclimatization.  A malevolent, active force from beyond the grave is already in residence, and determined to make their stay an unpleasant one.  Above average haunted house fare.

 

Ghost House and Ghost House Revenge  (Doubleday, 1981.)

 

                Omnibus of the two novels.

 

Ghost House Revenge  (Bantam, 1981, Corgi, 1981.)

 

Ghost House #2.

 

The Van Buren family believes its home to be finally free of supernatural influences, but they are in fact about to confront a new undead spirit, one even nastier and more powerful than the one that menaced them in the first volume.  An okay but not particularly noteworthy follow up.

 

Ghost Light  (Bantam, 1982.)

 

A little girl killed in a fire returns from the grave sixty years later, intent upon revenge, of course.  The action revolves around a creepy theater, the scene of the original fire, and a handful of people who are chosen to be victims.

 

Good Night, Sweet Angel  (Tor, 1996.)

 

Well written but very familiar story of a child menaced by the ghost of her psychopathic father on the one hand, and the threat of possession by a supposedly sympathetic child ghost on the other.

 

Hear the Children Calling  (Onyx, 1990, Severn House, 1990.)

 

Another variation of the experimental drug used on children to see if they develop superhuman powers.  As usual, it is a successful effort, but with results that weren't quite what was expected, and with powers too strong for those who masterminded the plot to control.

 

Somebody Come and Play  (Tor, 1987, Corgi, 1987.)

 

The ghost of a dead child returns to entice a number of living children into a deadly game designed to kill them.  One of her playmates realizes that something is wrong, but cannot summon the will to resist her supernatural companion.

 

Stage Fright  (Tor, 1995.)

 

The ghost of an ambitious and self centered director returns to a theater company, possessing the body of an actor and using it to gain revenge on his old enemies.

 

What About the Baby?  (Bantam, 1983, Corgi, 1990.)

 

                A woman whose infant was murdered in the early Nineteenth Century reaches across time to possess a teenager in the modern world, part of a bizarre scheme to recover her own lost child.

 

MCNAUGHTON, BRIAN

 

Downward to Darkness  (See Satan's Mistress.)

 

Even More Nasty Stories  (Wildside, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Gemini Rising  (See Satan's Love Child.)

 

Nasty Stories  (Wildside, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Satan's Love Child  (Carlyle, 1977. Wildside, 2000, revised as Gemini Rising.)

 

A confused and generally uninteresting story about a remote town with a horrifying secret, and its connection to an apparently innocent young girl.  Standard satanist fare.

 

Satan's Mistress  (Carlyle, 1978.  Wildside, 2000, revised as Downward to Darkness.)

 

A man attempts to raise one of his ancestors from the dead after finding some forbidden magical documents, but instead conjures up a supernatural being that appears as a beautiful woman, but whose real nature is rather less pleasant. Contains references to H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.

 

Satan's Seductress  (Carlyle, 1980. Wildside, 2000, as Worse Things Waiting.)

 

A woman's pact with the devil has unfortunate consequences for everyone else who lives in her apartment building.  As with other novels by this author, there are Cthulhu references, but the story is really quite conventional horror fare.

 

Satan's Surrogate  (Carlyle, 1982.)

 

A series of songs about the supernatural have a cumulative effect, opening a gate between the world of the living and a dark, nether realm.  Vampirism and cannibalism follow.

 

Worse Things Waiting  (See Satan's Seductress.)

 

MCNEILLY, WILFRED  (See W.A. Ballinger, Errol Lecale, and Peter Saxon.)

 

MCSHANE, MARK  (Also writes as Marc Lovell, whom see.)

 

Seance.  (See Seance on a Wet Afternoon.)

 

Seance on a Wet Afternoon  (Cassell, 1961, Pan, 1963, Crest, 1965.  Doubleday, 1961, as Seance.  .)

 

More of a mystery than a novel of the supernatural, and the film version removed all traces of the central character's genuine clairvoyant abilities.  A kidnapping plot by two gentle but twisted people goes horribly awry when the child dies.

 

MEAD, RICHELLE  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Bloodlines  (Razorbill, 2012.)

 

Bloodlines #2.

 

Teen vampire romance.

 

Frostbite  (Razorbill, 2008.)

 

Vampire Academy #2.

 

?

 

Shadow Kiss (Razorbill, 2008.)

 

Vampire Academy #3.

 

?

Succubus Blues  (Kensington, 2007.)

 

Succubus #1.

 

An inhuman woman can be all things to all men.

 

Succubus Dreams  (Kensington, 2008.)

 

Succubus #3.

 

A succubus in love with a human discovers that something is stealing her energy.

 

Succubus on Top (Kensington, 2008.)

 

Succubus #2.

 

?

 

Vampire Academy  (RazorBill, 2007.)

 

Vampire Academy #1.

 

Battling vampires of various varieties contend for dominance.

 

MEDEIROS, TERESA

 

After Midnight  (Avon, 2005.

 

                A woman finds herself attracted to a reclusive aristocrat who never ventures outside during the daylight.

 

Vampire Who Loved Me, The  (Avon, 2006.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

MEEK, D. SCOTT

 

Dying Light  (Parallel Worlds, 2010.)

 

A rationalized vampire novel.

 

MEIK, VIVIAN

 

Devils’ Drums  (Allan, 1933.)

 

                Collection of related stories set in Africa

 

Veils of Fear  (Allan, 1934.)

 

A handful of men battle against a succession of supernatural enemies.

 

MEIKLE, WILLIAM . (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Berserker (Barclay, 2001.)

 

The 45 #1.

 

                Not seen.

 

Carnacki Heaven and Hell (Dark Regions, 2011.)

 

Collection of related stories about a ghost hunter.

 

Carnacki: The Watcher at the Gate (Ghost House, 2015.)

 

Collection of related stories.

 

Crustaceans  (Dark Regions, 2012.)

 

?

 

Dark Melodies  (Dark Regions, 2012.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Dunfield Terror, The (Dark Fuse, 2015.)

 

House on the Moor, The (Dark Renaissance, 2015.)

 

A man investigating his grandfather's death experiences bizarre events at an isolated manor house.

 

Island Life  (Barclay, 2001.)

 

                Archaeologists open a burial mound on a Scottish island and inadvertently release a gaggle of ancient horrors who set out to denude the island of its human inhabitants.

 

Kew Growths and Other Stories, The (Dark Renaissance, 2014.)

 

Collection of related stories.

 

Millennium Macabre  (Enigmatic, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Ravine, The (Dark Regions, 2013.)

 

Weird western.

 

Sherlock Holmes Revenant  (Dark Regions, 2011.)

 

Holmes battles Moriarty and the supernatural.

 

Watchers of the Wall  (Barclay, 2001.)

 

The 45 #2.

 

                An army of vampires battles its way across ancient Scotland.

 

MELNICZEK, PAUL

 

Mischief Night  (Bad Moon, 2010.)

 

An evil creature stalks on Halloween in this chapbook.

 

Monsters  (Dark Regions, 2010.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Restless Shades  (Double Dragon, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MELTON, PATRICK & DUNSTAN, MARCUS & ROMANO, STEPHEN

 

Black Light  (Mulholland, 2011.)

 

A ghost catcher is a passenger on an experimental high speed train.

 

MELROSS, ALEC GURNEY

 

Thirteen Strange Stories  (Dumfries, 1983.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MENDELSOHN, JANE

 

Innocence  (Riverhead, 2000.)

 

                A teenager discovers that her stepmother is a vampire.

 

MENDOZA, GEORGE

 

Crack in the Wall and Other Terribly Weird Tales  (Dial, 1968.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MENEGAS, PETER

 

Nature of the Beast, The  (Bantam, 1975.)

 

An American family living in England is menaced when Celtic magic is used to tempt the children into accepting supernormal powers in return for their complicity in certain horrifying acts. The mother must find a way to counter the evil influence and prevent her sons from being corrupted.

 

MENEN, AUBREY

 

Prevalence of Witches, The  (Chatto & Windus, 1947, Scribners, 1948, Penguin, 1957.)

 

                Not seen.  Witchcraft.

 

MERAK, A.J.

 

Dark Conflict  (Badger, ?)

 

                A man tries desperately to discover the whereabouts of a witch doctor's mask which has been cursed.  When the moon is full, an evil spirit will take possession of the body of whoever possesses the mask.

 

MEREDITH, RICHARD C.  (Also wrote Science Fiction.)

 

Awakening, The  (St Martins, 1979.)

 

                A ghost story.

 

MERRILL, CADE

 

Blood Nightmare  (Bantam, 2000.)

 

A Blair Witch novel.

 

                A teenager stumbles across a mysterious town where he finds a girl who has dreamed of his death.

 

Dark Room, The  (Bantam, 2000.)

 

A Blair Witch novel.

 

                A series of photographs by a teenager provides information about a mysterious series of killings.

 

Death Card, The  (Bantam, 2001.)

 

A Blair Witch novel.

 

                A teenaged girl has secret knowledge surrounding the disappearance of a boy in the vicinity of the Blair Witch's stomping ground.  She hopes to remain safe by remaining silent, but it doesn't work.

 

Drowning Ghost, The  (Bantam, 2000.)

 

A Blair Witch novel.

 

                A drowned woman reappears to lure teenagers to their death in the same creek in which she perished two centuries earlier.

 

Prisoner, The  (Bantam, 2001.)

 

A Blair Witch novel.

 

                ?

 

Witch's Daughter, The  (Bantam, 2000.)

 

A Blair Witch novel.

 

                A young woman is suspected to be behind a series of supernatural murders, apparently because she is the daughter of the Blair Witch.

 

MERRITT, A.

 

Burn Witch Burn  (Liveright, 1933, Methuen, 1934, Avon, 1942, Corgi, 1963.)

 

Lowell #1.

 

A detective story of sorts, in which a series of murders is ostensibly linked to a sinister woman who makes dolls.  Are the dolls themselves committing the murders, possibly at her bidding, possibly for reasons of their own? 

 

Burn Witch Burn/Creep Shadow Creep  (Leisure, 1996.)

 

                Omnibus of the two novels.

 

Creep Shadow.  (See Creep Shadow Creep.)

 

Creep, Shadow Creep  (Methuen, 1935, Sun Dial, 1938, Avon, 1947, Grandon, 1950.  Doubleday, 1934, as Creep Shadow.)

 

Lowell #2.

 

Ancient sorceries spill over into the modern world in this hard to locate paperback.  Merritt is better known for his fantasies, but this understated occult thriller deserves a better fate.

 

Seven Footprints to Satan (Boni & Liveright, 1928, Richards, 1928, Avon, 1942.)

 

An American explorer finds his most challenging adventure right within the United States when he is kidnapped by members of a secret cult who pay homage to a sinister and frightening figure which might well be Satan himself.

 

Seven Footprints to Satan  (Boni & Liveright, 1928, Richards, 1928, Grosset & Dunlap, 1929, Avon, 1942.)

 

                Omnibus of the two novels.

 

Three Lines of Old French  (Bizarre, 1937.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

MERTZ, STEPHEN

 

Night Wind  (Five Star, 2002.)

 

                Romance involving a psychic shaman, serial killings, and mysterious evil.

 

MERZ, JON F(Also writes fantasy under his own name and as Alex Archer.)

 

Destructor, The  (Pinnacle, 2003.)

 

Fixer #3.

 

                Our vampire hero meets his match this time, a woman who is half vampire, half werewolf, and who has a long string of vampire hitmen kills to her credit.

 

Fixer, The  (Pinnacle, 2002.)

 

Fixer #1.

 

                A vampire hit man is assigned to take down one of his kind who has decided to abandon secrecy and openly slaughter human prey.

 

Invoker, The  (Pinnacle, 2002.)

 

Fixer #2.

 

                Fleeing his own kind as well as humans, a vampire enforcer must also track down those who seek to invoke a new supernatural force.

 

Syndicate, The  (Pinnacle, 2003.)

 

Fixer #4.

 

                A group of vampire gangsters kidnap the cousin of a vampire cop in order to pressure him into joining them.

 

MESSMAN, JON

 

Deadly Deep, The  (Signet, 1976.)

 

A new form of life appears in the oceans, one which organizes other creatures and uses them to attack boats, swimmers, anything they can reach.  Has humanity's dominance of the oceans finally come to an end?

 

Phone Call, The  (Signet, 1979, from the screenplay.)

 

More of a scientific murder mystery than anything else, with the telephone lines being used as the means to transmit a lethal force into selected victims.

 

METCALFE, JOHN

 

Feasting Dead, The  (Arkham, 1954.)

 

                A creature that bears some similarities to conventional vampires preys on a young man despite the efforts of his family to save him.

 

Judas and Other Stories  (Constable, 1931.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Nightmare Jack and Other Stories  (Ash Tree, 1998.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Smoking Leg, The  (Jarrolds, 1925, Doubleday, 1926.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

METZ, MELINDA  (See collaboration with Laura J. Burns.)

 

METZGER, THOM

 

Shock Totem  (Onyx, 1991.)

 

                A young boy possesses such powerful psychic abilities that governments, agencies, and individuals all contend for the right to study him.  As it happens, the boy has some ideas of his own, and they don't include being cooped up by others.

 

MEYDAN, LENA

 

Twilight Forever Rising  (Tor, 2010.)

 

Romance and rivalry among vampire clans.

 

MEYER, JOHN

 

Nightchild  (Pocket, 1978.)

 

A full array of voodoo magic set against a show business background as a child is used by her mother as an instrument of revenge against her husband.

 

MEYER, STEPHENIE

 

Breaking Dawn  (Little, Brown, 2008.)

 

Bella #4.

 

A teenage girl is caught in a love triangle with a vampire and a werewolf.

 

Eclipse  (Little, Brown, 2007.)

 

Bella #3.

 

A teenager struggles to keep peace between vampires and werewolves against a backdrop of murder.

 

New Moon  (Little, Brown, 2006.)

 

Bella #2.

 

                Two teenagers battle a female vampire.

 

Twilight  (Little, Brown, 2005.)

 

Bella #1.

 

                A benevolent vampire tries to fit in to normal life.

 

MEYERS, HELEN R.

 

Whispers in the Woods  (Silhouette, 1994.)

 

                Creepy romance about an experiment that results in hideous mutations.

 

MEYERS, RIC  (Writes science fiction as Richard S. Meyers.)

 

Fear Itself  (Dell, 1991.)

 

Fear #1.

 

                A Darkman clone with supernatural elements.  A disfigured man turns into a secretive avenger tracking down the criminals who tried to kill him Black magic and crime mix in this story of a disfigured vigilante who pits himself against supernatural powers.

 

Living Hell  (Dell, 1991.)

 

Fear #2.

 

                A horribly mutilated man survives to become an avenger, intent on destroying a cult of modern day satanists.  At least in part an imitation of the Darkman.

 

Worst Nightmare  (Dell, 1992.)

 

Fear #3.

 

                A supernatural avenger tracks down a brutal child molester.

 

MEYRINK, GUSTAVE

 

Golem, The  (Gollancz, 1928, Houghton, 1928, Ungar, 1964, Dover, 1976, translated from the German by Madge Pemberton.  German version, 1914.  .)

 

                Famous story based on Jewish folklore about an artificial being created to help a beleaguered man.

 

MICHAEL, DAVID J.

 

Death Tour  (Bobbs‑Merrill, 1978, Signet, 1979.)

 

Beneath a major city, a strange world filled with living creatures, both human and non‑human, remains hidden from the world above.  A small group of people penetrate this world, and discover what lurks beneath their feet.  Marginally fantastic without being overtly supernatural.

 

MICHAELS, BARBARA  (Pseudonym of Barbara Mertz.)

 

Ammie, Come Home  (Meredith, 1968, Crest, 1969, Berkley, ?.)

 

During a seance, a young woman is possessed by the spirit of a dead soul, a ghost whose presence is both visible and audible. Nor can the spirit rest until a secret from the past has been uncovered and an old wrong put right.  A mixture of mystery and romance.

 

Be Buried in the Rain  (Atheneum , 1985, Crest, 1987.)

 

                Low key but well written romantic suspense involving a mysterious death.  The protagonist possesses extra sensory possession and may have been briefly possessed by the spirit of the deceased.

 

Crying Child, The  (Dodd, Mead, 1971, Crest, 1972.)

 

A ghostly child cries in the night but cannot be found, only the first in a series of supernatural manifestations which can only be ended by restoring a balance upset years before. Formula supernaturalism, but skillfully done.

 

Dark on the Other Side, The  (Dodd, Mead, 1970, Crest, 1972.)

 

A woman is terrified when her psychic powers reveal that one of the two men in her life is possessed by a demon, but without being able to determine which of them it might be.  An old family curse holds the secret, to his identity and her survival.

 

Here I Stay.  (Congdon & Weed, 1983, Tor, 1988.)

 

A young woman attempts to turn an abandoned house into an inn, but there's already an uneasy spirit already in residence.   What follows holds few surprises, but Michaels carries it off with her usual ease.

 

House of Many Shadows  (Dodd, Mead, 1974, Crest, 1975.)

 

While spending a few days in an old house in Pennsylvania, a woman experiences visions of a murder which took place years earlier.  Puzzled and disturbed, she resolves to solve the mystery and bring peace to the restless spirits.

 

Other Worlds  (HarperCollins, 1999.)

 

                Several historical figures get together to investigate paranormal sightings including some genuine manifestations of ghosts.

 

Prince of Darkness  (Meredith, 1970, Crest, 1971.)

 

An ambiguous novel about a coven of witches consisting of influential community leaders who plot to drive off a man who has expressed romantic interest in the woman they have chosen to become rather intimately involved in an upcoming ceremony.

 

Sea-King's Daughter, The.  (Dodd, Mead, 1975, Crest, 1976.)

 

Although reincarnation is involved in this tale of love and intrigue on a small Greek island, the actual menace is entirely human.  A complex mystery story with supernatural overtones that could just as easily have been left out.

 

Someone in the House   (Dodd, Mead, 1981, Berkley, 1989.)

 

An interesting variation of the haunted house story, this one involving a home that is in some way a living thing in itself.  A couple staying there temporarily find themselves affected by the conscious ambience that surrounds them.

 

Sons of the Wolf  (Jenkins, 1968.)

 

                Not seen.  Werewolves.

 

Wait for What Will Come  (Dodd, Mead, 1978, Crest, 1979.)

 

In her ancient family home in Cornwall, Carla is warned by a family retainer that she is prey to a family curse.  A more imminent danger is considerably more mundane, and the supposed curse - which involves a legendary sea creature - might be her salvation rather than her doom.

 

Walker in Shadows, The  (Dodd, Mead, 1979, Crest, 1981.)

 

A traditional ghost story intertwined with a genuinely intriguing mystery story provide the main plot elements.  The house next door to that of a young couple is reopened and occupied after many years of emptiness.  Unfortunately, the new influx of life has reawakened a brooding, darker spirit.

 

Witch  (Dodd, Mead, 1973, Crest, 1974.)

 

 When a woman moves into a house supposedly haunted by the ghost of a witch, she considers it no more than an amusing bit of atmosphere.  At least, that's how she feels until strange manifestations disturb her sleep, neighbors react in a peculiar fashion, and evidence grows that she has placed herself in deadly danger.

 

Wizard's Daughter, The  (Dodd, Mead, 1980, Crest, 1982.)

 

                Against a background of Victorian gentility, a reluctant psychic is convinced she should participate in a seance.  The spirits that appear disturb her greatly, and she fears as well that she will acquire a reputation for practicing witchcraft.

 

MICHAELS, BILL  (Pseudonym of William Carney, whom see.)

 

Witchcraft  (?, 1997, Pinnacle, 2001.)

 

                An evil witch controls the citizens of a nearby town, but to enhance her power, she seeks the life of the daughter of a good witch.

 

MICHAELS, FERN  (Pseudonym of Mary Kuczkir and Roberta Anderson.)

 

Without Warning  (Pocket, 1981.)

 

A girl troubled by premonitions has a vision of a terrible disaster, but her parents wish to suppress knowledge of her ability, and even those who hear of it refuse to believe that what she sees will come true.  Until it's too late, of course.

 

MICHAELS, PHILIP

 

Come, Follow Me  (Avon, 1983.)

 

An immortal creature stalks across America, sustaining an unnatural life by destroying talented children.  The father of the victims dedicates his life to tracking down the monster and destroying it.

 

Grail  (Avon, 1982.)

 

The discovery of the Holy Grail might have been a wondrous event, but the reality is very different, the opening event in a sequence that might result in the end of the human race. The Grail is the key to a realm of inhuman creatures whose hatred cannot be appeased except by the utter destruction of the world.

 

MIDDLETON, RICHARD

 

Ghost Ship and Other Stories, The  (Unwin, 1912, Kennerley, 1912, Gollancz, 1964.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Pantomime Man and Other Stories, The  (?, 1933, Wildside, ?)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MIGLIS, JOHN

 

Killing Eyes  (Gold Medal, 1984.)

 

When a murderer dies, his eyes are transplanted into another's body, an act of charity which has its darker side.  The spirit of the dead man is not gone, but is retained in the eyes. As time passes, they begin to influence their new host now reaching out to overcome the will of their host, and force him to perform acts that are a repeat of the ones those same eyes witnessed once before.

 

MIGNOLA, MIKE & GOLDEN, CHRISTOPHER

 

Baltimore  (Bantam, 2007.)

 

A World War I soldier gets involved in a feud with vampires.

 

MILES, KEITH  (Pseudonym of Robert Tralins, whom see.)

 

Dragon's Teeth  (Popular Library, 1973.)

 

A legion of undead Indian warriors are wakened by magical means, and set out to destroy the non‑Indian population of the North American continent.  Unintentionally funny at times.

 

MILLARD, JOSEPH

 

Gods Hate Kansas, The  (Monarch, 1964.  Magazine version 1941.)

 

A standard story of invasion from outer space.  Meteorites land in the midwest, and when scientists attempt to investigate, their minds are captured and they are turned into involuntary workers preparing for a more massive invasion.  Filmed as They Came from Beyond Space.

 

MILLER, G. WAYNE

 

Thunder Rise (Arbor House, 1989, Jove, 1992.)

 

                Children are terrorized by a supernatural force that strikes through their dreams, a force that dwells on a nearby mountain.  What appears to be a contagion of hysteria is actually the result of a demonic creature's intervention.  Quite nicely brought off.

 

MILLER, JOHN J.

 

Shades of Night, Falling  (Ibooks, 2003.)

 

#1 in the Twilight Zone trilogy.

 

                In 1840s New York, a man with magical powers battles ghosts and the malevolent spirit of a dead soldier.

 

MILLER, LINDA LAEL

 

For All Eternity  (Berkley, 1994.)

 

Tremayne #2.

 

Historical vampire romance during the Civil War and a young vampire woman who dares to deny her evil heritage and seek true love with one of the living.

 

Forever and the Night  (Berkley, 1993.)

 

Tremayne #1.

 

A senator's aide falls in love with a vampire, and has to deal with the fact that human love is denied him by his very nature..

 

Into the Night  (Berkley, 2002.)

 

Tremayne #5.

 

                A vampire romance in which the undead hero tries to reclaim his lost love.

 

Out of the Shadows  (Berkley, 2001.)

 

                Omnibus of Forever and the Night and For All Eternity.

 

Time Without End  (Berkley, 1995.)

 

Tremayne #3.

 

Vampire romance in which the romantic protagonist is allowed to briefly meet a reincarnation of his lost love once each century.

 

Tonight and Always  (Berkley, 1996.)

 

Tremayne #4.

 

A vampire romance featuring the daughter of an earlier vampire protagonist.  The child has psychokinetic powers as well as a hint of her vampire forebears.

 

MILLER, PHYLLIS  (See collaboration with Andre Norton.)

 

MILLER, REX

 

Chaingang  (Pocket, 1992.)

 

                The serial killer featured in the Jack Eichord series is on his own this time, subject of a secret government experiment.  Included only because Chaingang has some vaguely defined precognitive ability.

 

Savant  (Pocket, 1994.)

 

Another Chaingang novel.  Chaingang is a brutal serial killer who is able to evade detection in many cases because of a vaguely described precognitive talent.  Very marginally horror fiction.

 

Slice  (Onyx, 1990. )

 

The possibly superhuman serial killer Chaingang survived their first encounter, and now he is back to accumulate a new string of victims.  It is clearly implied that Chaingang possesses some kind of precognition.

 

Slob  (Signet, 1987, Pan, 1988.)

 

A brutal, psychic murderer has killed an unprecedented number of people, so a detective who specializes in this sort of thing is brought into the case.  Minimal supernatural content.

 

Stone Shadow  (Onyx, 1989.)

 

Jack Eichord #3.

 

The detective believes that he has captured a new serial killer because a confession contains intimate knowledge of the crimes.   Nevertheless, the prisoner insists he is innocent, and the killings continue.   The imprisoned man is somehow psychically linked to the real criminal.

 

MILLER, SUTRO

 

H Is for Horrific  (Sentinel, 1947.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MILLHISER, MARLYS

 

Death of the Office Witch  (Penzler, 1993.)

 

Psychic #2.

 

                Not seen.

 

Mirror, The  (Doubleday, 1978, Crest, 1980.)

 

A prospective bride gazes into an antique mirror and is transported magically into the past, and into the body of her own grandmother.  Simultaneously, her grandmother has gone forward through time and stolen her descendant's body.  Can the process be reversed, or will the heroine be forever trapped in the past?

 

Murder at Moot Point  (Doubleday, 1992.)

 

Psychic #1.

 

                Not seen.  Psychic abilities help to solve a crime.

 

Nella Waits  (Putnam, 1974, Crest, 1975.)

 

Nella is a dead woman whose ghost refuses to surrender its fixation upon her only son.  When he falls in love with a young woman, Nella's angry spirit decides that the wedding shall never take place.

 

Nightmare Country  (Putnam, 1981, Crest, 1982.)

 

Two individuals who have never met experience vivid dreams in which the other plays a key role.  The mental link seems innocuous enough, but tensions grow as they realize that the dreams are warning of a deadly menace threatening their lives.

 

Threshold, The  (Putnam, 1984, Crest, 1985.)

 

A doorway through time opens in Colorado, and two contemporary characters find themselves interacting with others from the turn of the century.  Romantic adventure rather than horror despite a couple of creepy scenes.

 

MILLS, DANIEL

 

Lord Came at Twilight, The  (Dark Renaissance, 2013.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Moriah (Chizine, 2017.)

 

After the Civil War, a man investigates the supernatural.

 

MILLS, ROBERT E.

 

Under the Eye of Night  (Leisure, 1980.)

 

Minions of organized crime are contemptuous of the police, but they find themselves easily outmatched when they offend a sorcerer who can call upon the forces of darkness to strike at his enemies.

 

MILTON, HILARY

 

Craven House Terror  (Wanderer, 1982.  Methuen, 1984, as Horror House.)

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

Dining With Dinosaurs.  (See Museum of the Living Dead.)

 

Dungeon Demons  (Wanderer, 1985, Magnet, 1985.)

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

Escape from High Doom  (Wanderer, 1984, Magnet, 1984.)

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

Fun House Terrors  (Wanderer, 1984, Magnet, 1985.)

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

Grand Hotel of Horror.  (See Horror Hotel.)

 

Horror Hotel  (Wanderer, 1983. Magnet, 1984, as Grand Hotel of Horror.)

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

Horror House.  (See Craven House Terror.)

 

Museum of the Living Dead  (Wanderer, 1985.  Magnet, 1985, as Dining With Dinosaurs.)

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

Nightmare Store  (Wanderer, 1982, Magnet, 1983.)

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

Space-Age Terrors!  (Wanderer, 1983, Magnet, 1984.)

 

                A multi-path gamebook.

 

Two From the Dead  (Houghton Mifflin, 1983.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MINNS, KAREN MARIE CHRISTA

 

Bloodsong  (Bluestocking, 1997.)

 

                A young woman involuntarily turned into a vampire struggles to survive and protect her lover, who is menaced by the vampire who attacked her, and a lethal serial killer from the inner city. 

 

Virago  (Naiad, 1990.)

 

                Not seen.  A vampire novel.

 

MINTON, T.M.

 

Offerings  (Leisure, 1986.)

 

A group of scientists visit a remote island in the South Pacific and discover to their horror a race of anthropoid creatures who carry off their women and kill anyone who tries to interfere.  A decidedly odd story.

 

MIRABELLO, MARK

 

Cannibal Within, The  (Mandrake, 2003.)

 

                Surreal short novel about a man's revelation that we are playthings of higher beings.

 

MISHKIN, DAN & MANDRAKE, TOM

 

Woodlark's Shadow  (Actionopolis, 2006.)

 

The Forest King #1.

 

                A teenager senses that there is an evil, supernatural presence in the forest.

 

MITCHELL, BRIAR LEE

 

Dark Lights (Permuted, 2015.)

 

Strange deaths following a hurricane on an island.

 

MITCHELL, DAVID

 

Ghostwritten  (Sceptre, 1999.)

 

                A skein of separate stories involving discorporate entities and other fantastical elements, all woven into a single plot line.

 

MITCHELL, LINDA

 

Cursed!  (Barbizon, 1973.)

 

                Pornography.

 

Witch’s Mouth, A  (Copenhagen, 1974.)

 

                Pornography involving witchcraft.

 

MITCHELL, MARK

 

Tale of the Egyptian Mummies, The  (Minstrel, 1998.)

 

                ?

 

MITCHELL, MARY ANN

 

Ambrosial Flesh  (Leisure, 2001.)

 

                A man obsessed with eating human flesh kills his wife and falls under the sway of a similarly inclined individual who may be supernatural. 

 

Cathedral of Vampires  (Leisure, 2002.)

 

De Sade #3.

 

                Victims of the vampire De Sade try to track him down and destroy him.

 

Drawn to the Grave  (Leisure, 1997.)

 

                Carl steals the lifeforce from the woman who loves him, consigning her to a premature death.  But even as her body begins to disintegrate, she refuses to relinquish her hold on this world, and instead acts to prevent her ex-lover from claiming another victim.

 

In the Name of the Vampire  (Leisure, 2005.)

 

De Sade #6.

 

                De Sade, a relatively benevolent vampire, search for a rogue undead preying on the citizens of Paris.

 

Quenched  (Leisure, 2000.)

 

De Sade #2.

 

                The Marquis de Sade and his fellow vampires prey on people who visit sleazy clubs in San Francisco.

 

Sips of Blood  ( Leisure, 1999.)

 

De Sade #1.

 

                The Marquis de Sade has survived into the modern era because he is actually a vampire, pursuing his sadistic eroticism even as one of the undead.

 

Siren's Call  (Medallion, 2006.)

 

                A stripper has some unusual powers.

 

Street of Death  (Medallion, 2007.)

 

                Witchcraft and the Spanish Inquisition.

 

Tainted Blood  (Leisure, 2003.)

 

De Sade #4.

 

                The vampire De Sade decides to track down an old enemy, a member of a different kind of vampire race.

 

Vampire De Sade, The   (Leisure, 2004.)

 

De Sade #5.

 

                A vampire encounters voodoo when he visits New Orleans.

 

Witch, The  (Medallion, 2006.)

 

                A boy is lured by a box left by a witch.

 

MITCHELL, SAUNDRA

 

Shadowed Summer  (Delacorte, 2009.)

 

?

 

MITCHELL, V.E.

 

Tale of the Bad Tempered Ghost, The  (Minstrel, 1997.)

 

                ?

 

MITCHISON, NAOMI

 

Travel Light  (Small Beer, ?)

 

An episodic journey through time and space.

 

MITTELHOLZER, EDGAR

 

My Bones and My Flute  (Secker & Warburg, 1955, Corgi, 1959.)

 

                Not seen.  A ghost story.

 

MITTELMARK, HOWARD

 

Age of Consent  (Signet, 2007.)

 

A family is influenced by evil spirits in their house.

 

MOESTA, REBECCA

 

Little Things  (Simon Pulse, 2002.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                Tiny evil beings begin plaguing Sunnydale and the Slayer is distracted by mundane problems.

 

MOFFETT, CLEVELAND

 

Mysterious Card, The  (Small Maynard, 1912.)

 

                Two related short stories about a magical card.

 

Possessed  (McCann, 1920.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MOFFETT, MARTHA & COOK, SY

 

Sharing, The  (Avon, 1984.)

 

Ritual murder, a malicious man with the ability to draw people into the circle of his own personal power, and occult rituals in this unfocused novel of the supernatural and its effects on the real world.

 

MOHR, CLIFFORD  (Pseudonym of Morton Reed.)

 

Requiem  (Berkley, 1992.)

 

A retarded boy goes from musical prodigy to brilliant musician, but the change isn't quite natural.  At the height of his career, he begins to exhibit other tendencies, performing the bidding of a satanic power lodged within his body.

 

MOLESWORTH, MARY LOUISA

 

Collected Ghost Stories  (Side Real, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Four Ghost Stories  (Macmillan, 1888.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Uncanny Tales  (Hutchinson, 1896, Longmans Green, 1896.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Wrong Envelope and Other Stories, The  (Macmillan, 1906.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MOLLES, D.J.

 

Aftermath (Orbit, 2014.)

 

Remaining #2.

 

Allegiance (Orbit, 2015.)

 

Remaining #5

 

Extinction (Orbit, 2015.)

 

Remaining #6.

 

Zombie apocalypse.

 

Fractured (Orbit, 2014.)

 

Remaining #4.

 

Refugees (Orbit, 2014.)

 

Remaining #3.

 

Remaining, The (Orbit, 2014.)

 

Remaining #1.

 

MOLONEY, SUSIE

 

Bastion Falls  (Key Porter, 1995, Dell, 1999.)

 

                A series of mysterious events in a small town reach a climax when a young woman has visions of what is happening behind the scenes.

 

Dry Spell, A  (Delacorte, 1997, Island, 1998.)

 

                Moody novel about a town experiencing its fourth year without rain, and the arrival of a rainmaker.  This causes a confrontation with the ghostly spirits responsible for the town's bad times.

 

Dwelling, The  (Atria, 2003.)

 

                Three part novel each dealing with a different family living in a house where strange things happen.

 

Things Withered (ChiZine, 2013.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MONACO, RICHARD

 

Unto the Beast  (Bantam, 1987.)

 

A supernatural beast who exists independently of time and space exerts his influence over the world, and one avenue for its intrusion is the person of Adolph Hitler.  A fantastic adventure story with elements of horror.

 

MONAHAN, BRENT

 

Bell Witch, The  (St Martins, 1997.)

 

Supposedly based on an actual case.  An interfamily feud leads to threats of a curse and the appearance of an increasingly dangerous poltergeist.

 

Blood of the Covenant, The  (St Martins, 1995, Hodder, 1996, New English Library, 1996.)

 

Vampire #2.

 

  A demonic force enlists two evil vampires to continue its quest to destroy a set of ancient scrolls.  The scrolls contain evidence that a plague of vampires is preparing to destroy the entire human species.

 

Book of Common Dread, The  (St. Martins, 1993, New English Library, 1995.)

 

Vampire #1.

 

DeVilbiss is a non-traditional vampire, mortal though barely, able to live briefly in the daylight, unafraid of the usual wards.  He is employed by a disembodied satanic force to destroy a set of ancient scrolls which may reveal their existence to the world.

 

Satan's Serenade  (Pocket, 1989.)

 

An opera singer dies and her spirit returns to take possession of her student.  When he rebels, she begins killing his friends so that he will be loyal only to her.

 

Uprising, The  (Pocket, 1992, New English Library, 1996.)

 

Irish witches return from the dead in the 20th Century and begin a series of human sacrifices in order to restore others of their tribe to life.

 

MONAHAN, HILLARY

 

Mary: The Summoning  (Hyperion, 2014.)

 

A teenager summons a spirit.

 

MONCHINSKI, TONY

 

Eden (Permuted, 2008, Gallery, 2011.)

 

Zombie #1.

 

Zombies take over the world.

 

MONCRIEFF, DAVID SCOTT

 

Not for the Squeamish  (Background Books, 1948.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Vaivasukko's Bride, The  (Scots Digest, 1949.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MONETTE, PAUL

 

Nosferatu the Vampire  (Avon, 1979, from the screenplay by Werner Herzog.)

 

A more traditional view of the vampire than modern films would have it.  Nosferatu is almost a force of nature rather than a separate individual.  Plague, rats, and the vampire's pallid presence make this an atmospheric and oppressive novel, but the film is better.

 

MONTELEONE, THOMAS F.  (See also collaboration which follows.)

 

Blood of the Lamb  (Tor, 1993, Orion, 1993.)

 

Antichrist #1.

 

                In the waning years of the 20th Century, a priest discovers that he has supernatural healing powers, and ponders the mystery of his origin, and the strange interest in his life demonstrated by the Vatican.

 

Eyes of the Virgin  (Forge, 2002.)

 

                A woman falsely accused of murder is enlisted in an effort to retrieve an object that provides direct communication with God.

 

Fantasma  (Tor, 1989.)

 

Deteriorating relations between two organized crime families erupt into open conflict.  One gangster meets a woman who claims to be a witch, and who enlists a demonic creature to help. Unfortunately, such assistance always has its price.

 

Fearful Symmetries  (Cemetery Dance, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Horn of Plenty  (Borderlands, 2004.)

 

                A short story published as a chapbook.

 

Little Brown Book of Bizarre Stories, A  (Borderlands, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Lyrica  (Berkley, 1987.  Revised as Serpentine.)

 

Lyrica is an immortal creature who moves from man to man, luring them with her undeniable sexiness, feeding off their lifeforce.  The darker side of eroticism.

 

Magnificent Gallery, The  (Tor, 1987.)

 

A traveling carnival contains an unusual exhibit, one which provides dire warnings of the deaths of some of its customers. At first it seems the carnival is warning of death, but then a few people begin to wonder if it is identifying victims, or choosing them.

 

Night of Broken Souls  (Warner, 1997.)

 

Concentration camp survivors are reincarnated along with at least one of the worst of those who preyed upon them.  A psychiatrist tries to figure out what's going on when those experiencing flashbacks begin to die at the hands of a renegade CIA agent.

 

Night Things  (Popular Library, 1980.)

 

A horde of horrible beasts, individually ineffective, but overwhelming in their enormous numbers, strikes after the fall of  night, claiming victim after victim.  American Indian sorcery and modern science team up in order to combat ancient evil.

 

Night Train  (Pocket, 1984, Arrow, 1987.)

 

 Something evil lurks in the subway system where an entire train disappeared, never to be found again.  A magical artifact hidden in the subterranean tunnels may be the key to repelling a subhuman race that exists even deeper in the earth.

 

Reckoning, The  (Forge, 1999.)

 

Antichrist #2.

 

                The new Pope is actually a supernatural being, the Anti-Christ himself, who is systematically eliminating all of the mystical weapons that can be used to prevent him from destroying the world.

 

Resurrectionist, The  (Warner, 1995.)

 

A Presidential candidate discovers that he can bring the dead back to life.  Unfortunately, a super secret government agency believes him and kidnaps him to revive people they want to question.

 

Serpentine  (Borderlands, 2007.)

 

Revised edition of Lyrica.

 

MONTELEONE, THOMAS & DECHANCIE, JOHN

 

Crooked House, The  (Tor, 1987.)

 

A large house is home to a number of strange characters, some of whom might not be entirely human, or entirely alive for that matter.  A very strange story with allusions to nuclear warfare.

 

MONTES, MARISA

 

Something Wicked's in Those Woods (Harcourt, 2000.)

 

                An imaginary friend turns out to be a ghost, and a youngster has to solve an old crime to end a string of ghostly attacks.

 

MONTROSE, CATHERINE

 

Wendigo Border, The  (Tor, 1995.)

 

A young woman learns that she is fated to be a guardian, protecting our world from an invasion of malevolent demon wendigoes from another universe.

 

MOODY, DAVID

 

Autumn  (?, 2002, Infected Press, 2007.)

 

Zombies #1.

 

Zombies rise from the dead.

 

Autumn: Aftermath  (Avon, 2012.)

 

Zombies #3.

 

After the zombie plague.

 

Autumn: Disintegration  (Avon, 2011.)

 

Zombies #2.
 

Zombies.

 

Dog Blood (Thomas Dunne, 2010.)

 

A zombie apocalypse.

 

MOORAT, A.E.

 

Henry VIII: Wolfman (Pegasus, 2011.0

 

The king is a werewolf.

 

Queen Victoria, Demon Hunter (Eos, 2010.)

 

The title says it all.

 

MOORE, ALAN

 

From Hell  (Borderlands, 1994.)

 

A lengthy script with additional notes for a graphics novel based on the investigation of the Jack the Ripper slayings.  An interesting concept which reads surprisingly well in this format.

 

MOORE, BRIAN

 

Cold Heaven  (McClelland & Stewart, 1983, Farrar Straus, 1983, Cape, 1983, Plume, 1997.)

 

                A ghost story.  A woman is troubled by the spirit of her husband, who died accidentally just as she was preparing to leave him.

 

Fergus  (McClelland & Stewart, 1970, Holt Rinehart, 1970, Cape, 1970.)

 

                A ghost story.

 

Great Victorian Collection, The  (McClelland & Stewart, 1975, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1975, Ballantine, 1976.)

 

A collection of items left over from Victorian times is the key to a transformation of the protagonist's life.  No plot summary can really do justice to this finely crafted and very unusual story.

 

MOORE, CHRISTOPHER

 

Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story  (Simon & Schuster, 1995.)

 

                A reluctant vampire and the man she loves try to solve the mystery of her conversion, while simultaneously solving a series of grisly murders.

 

Dirty Job, A  (Morrow, 2006.)

 

                Humorous bit about a man who can see death.

 

Practical Demonkeeping  (St Martins, 1991, Spike, 1999, Avon, 2000.)

 

                Satire about a man attempting to extricate himself from a long standing relationship with a demon.

 

Stupidest Angel, The  (Morrow, 2004.)

 

                A child wishes that a department store Santa be restored to life and an angel obliges, producing a zombie.

 

You Suck  (Morrow, 2007.)

 

Humorous vampire story.

 

MOORE, ELAINE

 

Eternal Embrace  (Authorlink, 2002, Ibooks, 2004.)

 

Dark Madonna #2.

 

                A reluctant vampire wakens from a lengthy sleep and tries to adjust to the modern world.

 

Madonna of the Dark  (Authorlink, 1999, Ibooks, 2004.)

 

Dark Madonna #1.

 

                A vampire pursues the woman he turned across two continents and two centuries.

 

MOORE, E.S.

 

Blessed by a Demon's Mark  (Kensington, 2012.)

 

Kate Redding #3.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Tainted Night, Tainted Blood (Kensington, 2012.)

 

Kate Redding #2.

 

Someone is imitating the work of a vampire enforcer.

 

To Walk the Night (Kensington, 2012.)

 

Kate Redding #1.

 

A good vampire battles evil ones.

 

MOORE, HARRIS  (Pseudonym of Alfred Harris and Arthur Moore.)

 

Marrow Eaters, The  (Popular Library, 1972.)

 

A monster from the past is revived and sets out to killing every human who comes within reach, the better to dine on their inner essence.  More silly than scary.

 

MOORE, JAMES A  (See also collaboration which follows and another with Christopher Golden. Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Blood Red  (Earthling, 2005, Berkley, 2007.)

 

                A coven of vampires lays waste to a small town.

 

Chaos Bleeds  (Simon Pulse, 2003.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                Ethan Rayne returns to seek Buffy's assistance in fighting off the First, a discorporate evil creature that appears only in the form of those who have died.

 

Dark Carnival  (Jove, 2005.)

 

                The final third of Serenity Falls.

 

Deeper  (Berkley, 2009.)

 

Divers find a strange and dangerous creature.

 

Fireworks  (?, 2001, Leisure, 2003.)

 

                A crashed flying saucer influences the inhabitants of a small town.

 

Harvest Moon  (Cemetery Dance, 2006.)

 

Supernatural children appear on Halloween.

 

Haunted Forest Tour, The  (Earthling, 2007.)

 

Tourists get stranded in a demon infested forest.

 

Hell-Storm  (White Wolf, 1996.)

 

A World of Darkness novel. 

 

Werewolves team up with Mafia hitmen in a battle for control of the underside of Las Vegas.

 

Pack, The  (Jove, 2005.)

 

                The middle third of Serenity Falls.

 

Possessions  (Leisure, 2004.)

 

                The protagonist discovers that his mother's legacy includes a supernatural power and an evil and envious enemy.

 

Rabid Growth  (Leisure, 2005.)

 

                The protagonist is the focal point for a series of rapid mutations among those around him.

 

Serenity Falls  (Meisha Merlin, 2003.  Published in three volumes by Jove as Writ in Blood, The Pack, and Dark Carnival.)

 

                Long novel about a disembodied evil force that occupies a human in a small town and systematically undertakes to destroy the community.

 

Under the Overtree  (Meisha Merlin, 2000, Leisure 2002.)

 

                A teenager goes through a magical physical transformation in order to win the girl he admires.  Eventually, as you might expect, he discovers there’s a downside to his luck.

 

Writ in Blood  (Jove, 2005.)

 

                The first third of Serenity Falls.

 

MOORE, JAMES A. & MURPHY, KEVIN

 

House of Secrets  (White Wolf, 1995.)

 

Based on the card game "Vampire: The Eternal Struggle".  Various clans of vampires contend for the secret of a magical pact that might eliminate their world forever.

 

MOORE, PETER

 

Red Moon Rising  (Hyperion, 2011.)

 

Humorous teenage vampires.

 

MOORE, ROBIN & FOREMAN, ROBERTA

 

Prince Freddoferra’s Revenge  (Neptune, 1976.)

 

                Murderous revenge seven centuries later as an aristocrat’s curse for his wife’s infidelity manifests itself.

 

MOORE, ROBIN & GRIFFIN, GERALD G.

 

Death Disciple, The  (Condor, 1977.)

 

A duel of wills and wits as a Mafia hit man sets out to kill a witch who has vowed a personal vendetta against organized crime.  His initial skepticism disappears when he realizes she has genuine psychic powers.

 

MOORE, STANLEY R.

 

Nightshade  (Onyx, 1989.)

 

What seem to be ordinary houseflies begin biting people, inevitably resulting in their painful deaths.  Rather than supernatural, this is a science fictional thriller with gruesome overtones, including a well written sequence where the survivors battle a motorcycle gang.

 

MORAN, THOMAS

 

World I Made for Her, The  (Riverhead, 1998.)

 

                A comatose man is able to enter the dreams of one of the nurses, with severe effects on both parties.

 

MORDANE, THOMAS

 

Bloodroot  (Dell, 1982.)

 

A small town in Northern New England falls under the spell of an ancient tree that is home to an evil spirit which requires human sacrifices to appease its unnatural urges.  A young couple is chosen to be the subject of a terrifying ritual.

 

MORECAMBE, ERIC

 

Reluctant Vampire, The  (Metheun, 1982.)

 

Vampire #1.

 

                Not seen.

 

Vampire’s Revenge, The  (Methuen, 1983.)

 

Vampire #2.

 

                Not seen.

 

MORELAND, BRIAN

 

Shadows in the Mist  (Blue Morpho, 2006, Berkley, 2008.)

 

An ancient evil awakens during World War II and is still at large many years later.

 

MORGAN, CHRISTINE

 

Black Roses  (Sabledrake, 2003.)

 

                A novel of erotic demonic possession.

 

Changeling Moon  (Sabledrake, 2005.)

 

                Werecreatures go on a rampage.

 

Gifted Children  (Sabledrake, 2004.)

 

Trinity #2.

 

                Children with psychic power are drawn by a mysterious house.

 

Tell No Tales  (Sabledrake, 2007.)

 

 

 

MORGAN, FRED T.

 

Revolt, The  (Bandit, 2004.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MORGAN, J.M.  (See also Morgan Fields.)

 

Between the Devil and the Deep  (Pocket, 1992.)

 

                Divers exploring a previously unknown underwater connection between Loch Ness and the American West encounter a prehistoric and deadly creature living unsuspected in those waterways.

 

MORGAN, NICOLA

 

Mondays Are Red  (Delacorte, 2003.)

 

                A teenager emerges from a coma and begins communicating with a creature who appears on his computer screen.

 

MORGAN, ROBERT  (Pseudonym of C.J. Henderson, who writes mysteries and other fiction under that name.)

 

All Things Under the Moon  (Berkley, 1994.)

 

A Teddy London Supernatural Mystery. 

 

Teddy has contacts with the spiritual world that help him on his cases, this time tracking down a reluctant werewolf who indulges in periodic murder sprees.

 

Only Thing to Fear, The  (Berkley, 1994.)

 

A Teddy London Supernatural Mystery. 

 

Teddy is all over the place this time as he visits Asia to try to head off the end of the world at the hands of supernatural forces.  The creature is a sort of Oriental Cthulhu. 

 

Some Things Come Back  (Berkley, 1994.)

 

A Teddy London Supernatural Mystery. 

 

His old vampiric nemesis has returned and Teddy London, private eye, needs all of his resources this time.  Because the vampire's greatest weapon this time is the promise of eternal life.

 

Some Things Never Die  (Diamond, 1993.)

 

A Teddy London Supernatural Mystery.

 

                London must battle Oriental vampires in Chinatown.

 

Things That Are Not There  (Diamond, 1992.)

 

A Teddy London Supernatural Mystery.

 

                Cultists are planning to use an innocent woman as the means to manifest a superdimensional occult entity on Earth.

 

Thing That Darkness Hides, The  (Diamond, 1993.)

 

A Teddy London Supernatural Mystery.

 

                A detective accepts a case in which he must fool the Devil into returning a soul.

 

MORGAN, WENDY  (Pseudonym of Wendy Corsi Staub, whom see.)

 

Possession  (Pinnacle, 2003.)

 

                One of a pair of twins uses magic to put her sister into a coma.

 

MORIARTY, TIMOTHY

 

Vampire Nights  (Pinnacle, 1989.)

 

A secret organization of ordinary humans is engaged in the most dangerous sport of all.  They hunt vampires, as much for recreation as anything else.  The protagonist discovers the reason for her boyfriend's frequent disappearances, is initially worried about his mental stability, later learns that he is in physical danger from the dangerous prey he pursues.

 

MORLAN, A.R.

 

Amulet, The  (Bantam, 1992.)

 

Ewerton #2.

 

                The town of Ewerton faces a new series of murders which appear to revolve around an elderly and eccentric woman and her menacing cat.

 

Cat With the Tulip Face, The  (Pulphouse, 1991.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form, a prequel to The Amulet.

 

Dark Journey  (Bantam, 1991.)

 

Ewerton #1.

 

                Masquerading as a beautiful woman, a vengeful spirit returns to a small, corrupt town in a quest for vengeance.  Better than most at capturing the spirit of a small town, no pun intended.

 

Smothered Dolls  (Overlook, 2007.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MOROZ, ANNE

 

No Safe Place  (Questar, 1986.)

 

A scientific mystery as a group of explorers attempt to make sense out of a collection of strange alien artifacts, and the peculiar lifeforms which seem to have survived among the wreckage of a dead civilization.  A villainous corporate executive manipulates several people into a return investigation which involves a lifeform that can become literally inanimate for long periods of time, but which carries an apparently deadly disease.

 

MORRELL, DAVID

 

Black Evening  (CD Publications, 2000, Warner, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Nightscape  (Subterranean, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Totem, The   (M. Evans, 1979, Crest, 1980, Pan, 1981, Donald Grant, 1994.)

 

An uneasy spirit stalks the streets of a small town in Wyoming, apparently the force behind a series of supposedly accidental tragedies.   Another blend of modern setting and ancient magic, but done this time with considerable skill.

 

MORRIS, ANTHONY

 

Candlelight Ghost Stories  (Enigmatic, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MORRIS, GOUVERNEUR

 

It and Other Stories  (Scribners, 1912.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MORRIS, KEITH LEE

 

Travelers Rest (Little, Brown, 2016.)

 

Haunted hotel variation.

 

MORRIS, MARK

 

Birthday  (British Fantasy Society, 1992.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

Close to the Bone (Piatkus, 1995.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Dead Island  (Transworld, 2011.)

 

Zombie apocalypse.

 

Deluge, The  (Leisure, 2007.)

 

Shapechanging creatures attack humanity after a mysterious flood.

 

Genesis  (Piatkus, 1999.)

 

                A man develops the power to predict murders, which makes him a target both for the police and for a society of secret masters of the world who don't wish him to make the existence of psychic powers generally known.

 

Horror Club, The  (Bantam, 1991.  Piatkus, 1989, as Toady.)

 

                A social club with a horror theme becomes more than just a game when a new member demonstrates genuine supernatural powers.  A long novel of a shapechanger who can imitate the other characters and alter their lives.

 

Horror Hospital (Running Press, 2014.)

 

A Zombie Apocalypse novel.

 

Zombies.

 

Immaculate, The  (Piatkus, 1992, Borealis, 1996, Leisure, 2006.)

 

A horror writer with an unhappy childhood returns to his home town after confronting his father's ghost, there bedeviled by a childhood friend and his insane daughter.

 

Longbarrow  (Piatkus, 1997.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Secret of Anatomy, The  (Piatkus, 1994.)

 

                A battle between two secret societies, one good and one evil, each armed with supernatural powers.

 

Stitch  (Piatkus, 1990, Dell, 1992.)

 

                Stitch is a supernatural creature masquerading as a human.  He corrupts others, providing supernatural powers in order to enlist them in his campaign against humanity.  Suffers from occasionally inconsistencies in the plot but develops a nicely eerie mood.

 

Toady.  (See The Horror Club.)

 

Uglimen, The  (PS, 2002.)

 

                The protagonist must find an artifact held sacred by an ancient cult because of its magical powers.

 

Wolves of London, The (Titan, 2014.)

 

Obsidian Heart #1.

 

A man is coerced into stealing a carved stone heart and finds himself pursued by supernatural enemies.

 

Wrapped in Skin (Chizine, 2016.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MORRIS, PAULA

 

Dark Souls  (Scholastic, 2011.)

 

A ghost story.

 

Ruined  (Scholastic, 2009.)

 

A young girl encounters a ghost.

 

MORRISON, ARTHUR

 

Fiddle O Dreams and More  (Hutchinson, 1933.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MORRISH, FURZE

 

Bridge over Dark Gods  (Rider, 1946.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MORROUGH, E.R.

 

Temple Servant and Other Stories, The  (Longmans, 1930.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MORROW, H.M.  (Pseudonym of Leo Giroux, whom see.)

 

Black Madonna, The  (Dell, 1990.)

 

                A gang of bikers falls under the influence of a mysterious woman with the power to reshape their personalities to satisfy her own evil desires.  One by one they become the tools of her evil plans for all humanity.

 

MORROW, JILL

 

Angel Café  (Pocket, 2003.)

 

Angel Cafe #1.

 

                A woman uses a psychic to get messages from her dead husband, but instead finds herself being influenced by an entity with its own agenda.

 

Open Channel, The  (Pocket, 2005.)

 

Angel Cafe #2.

 

                A couple is forced to resume their supernatural efforts when their daughter begins experiencing horrible visions.

 

MORROW, W.C.

 

Ape, the Idiot, and Other People, The  (Lippincott, 1897, Richards, 1898.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Collected Supernatural & Weird Fiction of W.C. Morrow, The (Leonaur, 2012.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Monster Maker and Other Stories, The  (Midnight House, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MORSE, ERIC

 

Carnival  (Berkley, 1994.)

 

Third in the Crystal Lake series. 

 

Teens fall prey to Jason's thirst for revenge when a carnival sets up its tents on the grounds of Crystal Lake.

 

Jason's Curse  (Berkley, 1994.)

 

Second in the Crystal Lake series. 

 

Kelly goes to camp Crystal Lake to try to destroy the monster who killed her brother while a fisherman finds the mask of Jason Voorhees in the depths of the lake.

 

Mother's Day  (Berkley, 1994.)

 

First in the Crystal Lake series for young adults,

 

Based on the Friday the 13th movies.  A handful of teens decide to risk the curse of Jason Voorhees and camp out in his stalking ground.

 

Road Trip  (Berkley, 1994.)

 

Fourth in the Crystal Lake series.

 

                Not seen.

 

MORTON, LISA

 

Samhanach, The  (Bad Moon, 2010.)

 

Chapbook about a Halloween curse.

 

Washington Deceased (Running Press, 2014.)

 

A Zombie Apocalype novel.

 

Zombies threaten to take over the world.

 

MOSES, RYAN O.

 

Evilway  (Zebra, 1990.)

 

An inhuman creature whose origin is shrouded in American Indian legend has returned to the material world, seeking a body to possess as the first step in its campaign to pens the interloping white man. 

 

MOSIMAN, BILLIE SUE

 

Craven Moon  (DAW, 2003.)

 

Malachi #3.

 

                A halfbreed vampire who wants to live a normal life sets out for vengeance when vampires kill his family.

 

Dark Matter  (Betancourt, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Malachi's Moon  (DAW, 2002.)

 

Malachi #2.

 

                A crossbreed between humans and vampires becomes a pivotal player as various undead powers jockey for power within their hidden culture.

 

Red Moon Rising  (DAW, 2001.)

 

Malachi #1.

 

                A vampire who has learned to survive without killing becomes the prey for a millionaire who believes vampirism may cure his illness.

 

MOSSE, KATE  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales, The (Orion, 2013.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Sepulchre  (Orion, 2007, Putnam, 2008.)

 

Ghosts, a demon, and Tarot magic are involved in a suspense thriller that alternates between the 1890s and the present.

 

Winter Ghosts, The (Putnam, 2009.)

 

A man stumbles on a town where he is able to communicate with ghosts from centuries earlier.

 

MOSTERT, NATASHA

 

Keeper of Light and Dust  (Dutton, 2009, NAL, 2010.)

 

A psychic encounters a vampire who drains life force instead of blood.

 

Midnight Side, The  (Morrow, 2001.)

 

                A man uses lucent dreaming to contact the dead.

 

Season of the Witch  (New American Library, 2008.)

 

Murder mystery involving witchcraft.

 

Windwalker  (Tor, 2005.)

 

                A woman finds ghostly images on the pictures she takes, while a man has clairvoyant visions of her living in his house.

 

MOULTON, COURTNEY ALLISON

 

Angelfire  (Tegen, 2012)

 

Angelfire #1.

 

?

 

Wings of the Wicked  (Tegen, 2012.)

 

Angelfire #2.

 

?

 

MOYER, JAIME LEE

 

Barricade in Hell, A  (Tor, 2014.)

 

A woman discovers she can see the world of the dead.

 

MUDDOCK, J.E. PRESTON

 

Scarlet Seal, The  (?, 1902.)

 

                Not seen.  A tale of witchcraft.

 

Shining Hand and Other Tales of Terror, The  (Midnight House, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Stories Weird and Wonderful  (Chatto & Windus, 1889.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MUELLER, RICHARD

 

Ghostbusters  (Tor, 1985, from the screenplay by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.)

 

                A band of misguided adventurers find a way to capture and store ectoplasmic force, but an interfering public official fouls everything up and endangers the entire city.  The mayor is finally forced to reinstate their business in order to avert a supernatural threat to the entire city.  Zany horror comedy.

 

MULLEN, VICTOR

 

Toy Tree, The  (Paperjacks, 1988.)

 

Tree #1.

 

 A tree which is host to a demonic spirit corrupts a young boy, causing him to organize his friends into a gang which ruthlessly kills one of its own members.  The presence is the angry spirit of one of the boy's ancestors, who died unjustly.

 

Tree House  (Zebra, 1989.)

 

Tree #2.

 

An evil young boy enlists his friends in acts of escalating evil at the urging of a spirit entombed in an ancient tree.  Essentially a rehash of the first in the series.

 

MULLER, JOHN

 

Exorcists, The  (Badger, 1965.)

 

                The protagonist discovers that some people have access to demonic powers and use them against their enemies.

 

Eye of Karnak, The  (Badger, 1962.)

 

                Twentieth Century weapons are brought to bear on the manifestation of an ancient, evil god.

 

Out of the Night  (Badger, 1966.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Spectre of Darkness  (Badger, 1965.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Unpossessed, The  (Badger, 1961.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MULLER, MARCIA

 

Beyond the Grave  (Walker, 1986.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MULVANY, CATHERINE

 

Something Wicked  (Pocket, 2007.)

 

An archaeologist runs afoul of a vampire biker gang.

 

MUNBY, A.N.L.

 

Alabaster Hand and Other Ghost Stories, The  (Dobson, 1949, Macmillan, 1950, Four Square, 1963, Ash-Tree, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MUNDIS, JERROLD J.  (See Richard Calder.)

 

MUNDT, MARTIN

 

Crawling Abattoir, The  (11th Hour, 1999.  Twilight Tales, 2005, expanded.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MUNN, H. WARNER

 

Werewolf of Ponkert, The  (Grandon, 1958, Centaur, 1976.)

 

Two related short novels about werewolves, originally published in the 1920's.  The setting is the Fifteenth Century, and the central character is a man who is magically compelled to join a group of werewolves and become a shapechanger himself.

 

MURCHISON, MYLES

 

Deathless, The  (Ballantine, 1989.)

 

A search for the fabled Fountain of Youth backfires when a band of treasure seekers attract the attention of psychic forces arrayed to conceal its location.

 

MURPHY, C.E.

 

Urban Shaman  (Luna, 2005.)

 

                A police officer who has magical powers finds herself cast as savior of a world faced by a supernatural threat.

 

MURPHY, GLORIA

 

Nightmare  (Popular Library, 1987.)

 

                A family jumps at the chance to become residents of an experimental underground community where their son will be raised free of the crime and corruption of the surface world.  To their horror, there's a secret agenda, and the invitation was specifically designed to provide access to their son.

 

MURPHY, JAMES

 

Haunted Church, The  (Spencer and Blackett, 1889.)

 

                Not seen.  A ghost story.

 

MURPHY, KEVIN  (See collaboration with James A. Moore.)

 

MURPHY, MARY ELIZABETH

 

Virgin  (Berkley, 1996.)

 

                Marginal story about the search for the mummified corpse of the Virgin Mary and an ancient curse.

 

MURPHY, WARREN & RICHARD SAPIR  (See Will Murray listing.)

 

MURPHY, WARREN & BROWNWOOD, MARK

 

Destiny's Carnival  (Gold Medal, 1992.)

 

                When he takes a job as palm reader in a carnival, the protagonist has no suspicion that he will soon be helping the owner's daughter escape from a monster reincarnated from the past, none other than the infamous Gilles des Rais.

 

MURRAY, DOUG

 

Blood Relations  (Harper, 1996.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

A vampire nightclub is the scene of sinister plots and dangerous doings as two vampires find themselves manipulated by opposite forces in a decades old rivalry.

 

Call to Battle  (White Wolf, 1996.)

 

A young boy in a strict school discovers that he is a werewolf and that outside forces are trying to exploit his abilities for their own purposes.

 

MURRAY, EARL

 

Ghosts of the Old West  (Tor, 1998.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Hotel Nevada, and Other Stories (Tor, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MURRAY, E. PATRICK

 

Dream House  (Charter, 1991.)

.

                A young girl has a series of frightening dreams about a strange dark house.  Shortly thereafter, she and her mother are forced to a new home and, you guessed it, it's the same one she dreamed about.  And she knows that if she stays, she's likely to die there.

 

Ten Little Indians  (Zebra, 1988.)

 

                A runaway child has visions of ghostly apparitions emerging from the earth, visions which she is unable to dismiss as fantasy.  In fact, they are ageless evil spirits aware of her knowledge and planning to use her special abilities for their own aims.

 

MURRAY, PATRICIA HAGAN  (See collaboration with Florence Stevenson.)

 

MURRAY, WILL

 

Mars attacks.

 

Ultimate Death, The  (Signet, 1992.)

 

                This is the 88th Destroyer novel in the series created by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir.  This time our two fisted hero and his oriental adviser confront a world plot masterminded by a more than human villain.   As far as I know, this is the closest thing to a brush with the supernatural in the entire series.

 

MUSK, JUSTINE

 

BloodAngel  (Roc, 2005.)

 

Demons #1.

 

                A charismatic rock singer, an artist with prescient dreams, and an orphan destined to save the world, or destroy it.

 

Lord of Bones  (Roc, 2008.)

 

Demons #2.

 

Two people travel around the country killing people who have been taken over by demons.

 

Uninvited  (Pocket, 2007.)

 

Teenagers are troubled by a biker gang whose leader isn't human.

 

MUSPRATT, ROSALIE  (See also Jasper John.)

 

Tales of Terror  (Walker, 1931.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

MYERS, BARRY

 

Shanee, The  (Zebra, 1975.)

 

An interesting blend of Indian folklore and satanism.  The last priestess of an ancient Indian cult which supposedly made a pact with the ultimate creature of darkness attempts to destroy all links to that dark past, but discovers that the inevitable confrontation is to take place in her own lifetime.

 

MYERS, BILL

 

Presence, The  (Zondervan, 2005.)

 

                An attempt to expose a psychic as a hoax leads to a supernatural danger.

 

MYERS, GARY

 

Dark Wisdom  (Mythos, 2007.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

House of the Worm, The  (Arkham House, 1975.)

 

                Not seen.

 

MYERS, HELEN R.

 

Whispers in the Woods  (Silhouette Shadows, 1994.)

 

A mixture of heavy romance, mild doses of  psychic phenomena, and a quest to save animals from amoral scientific experimentation.

 

MYERS, ROBERT J.

 

Cross of Frankenstein, The  (Lippincott, 1975, Pocket, 1976.)

 

                The first of two sequels by this author to Mary Shelley's classic novel.  In this volume, Frankenstein's son is kidnapped by a strange man who has been in contact with the monster.  The monster is still determined to assume full humanity, no matter what the cost to others.

 

Slave of Frankenstein, The  (Lippincott, 1976, Pocket, 1977.)

 

The second sequel to the classic horror novel by Mary Shelley.  Frankenstein's son faces the monster near Harper's Ferry, in a battle of wills that may well have implications for the entire future course of history.

 

Virgin and the Vampire, The  (Pocket, 1977.)

 

                 During the Nineteenth Century, a woman who secretly lives as a vampire learns of a series of poorly concealed vampire style murders, and realizes that another of her kind is hunting in her territory.  She decides to eliminate the competition.

 

MYRA, HAROLD

 

Children in the Night  (Zondervan, 1991.)

 

                Odd underground adventure involving two people from the surface who encounter genuine, embodied evil lying beneath their feet.