Last updated  7/24/16

 

NACE, PIERCE

 

Eat Them Alive  (Manor, 1977.)

 

A twisted man uses legions of giant insects to work vengeance on humanity.  Embarrassingly bad.

 

NAHA, ED

 

Breakdown  (Dell, 1988.)

 

A guilt ridden man doubts his sanity when it appears that ghouls, werewolves, and other monsters are at large, but is soon to learn that reality is even stranger and more frightening than the possibility he is insane.

 

Ghostbusters II  (Dell, 1989, Corgi, 1989, based on the screenplay by  Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.)

 

                The Ghostbusters are called out of their involuntary retirement when the city faces a new supernatural menace, an ancient sorcerer whose soul has survived in a painting.

 

Orphans  (Dell, 1989.)

 

A young teacher relocates to a small town only to discover there is something very strange about her pupils.  One by one, they are spirited off, returning later with altered personalities and supernatural powers. 

 

NANCE, KATHLEEN

 

Phoenix Unrisen  (Love Spell, 2007.)

 

Animal activists uncover an evil force in the swamps.

 

NASAW, JONATHAN

 

Shadows  (Signet, 1998.)

 

Vampire #2.

 

                A benevolent and not exactly supernatural vampire becomes the target of a Romanian vampire hitman, and is ultimately saved by the intercession of a genuine witch who is in love with him, after a fashion.

 

World on Blood, The  (Dutton, 1996, Signet, 1997.)

 

Vampire #1.

 

Non-supernatural vampires who gain mild superhuman powers after drinking blood form a Vampires Anonymous group to control their urges.  But internal rivalries destroy the organization.

 

NASSISE, JOSEPH N.  (See also collaboration with Drew Williams. Also writes Fantasy as Alex Archer.)

 

By the Blood of Heroes  (Harper, 2012.)

 

Corpse Gas #1.

 

Zombie soldiers during World War I.

 

Eyes to See  (Tor, 2011.)

 

Jeremiah Hunt #1.

 

A man develops the ability to see ghosts and fight evil.

 

Heretic  (Pocket, 2005.)

 

                A secret Vatican organization battles modern day necromancers.

 

King of the Dead  (Tor, 2012.)

 

Jeremiah Hunt #2.

 

A man with the ability to see the dead detects a magical threat.

 

More Than Life Itself  (Telos, 2006.)

 

                Novelette about a man who performs a magic ritual to save his dying daughter.

 

On Her Majesty's Behalf (Harper, 2014.)

 

Corpse Gas #2.

 

The Germans turn London and New York into zombie apocalypses.

 

Riverwatch  (Barclay, 2001, Pocket, 2003.)

 

                Construction under an old house reveals a hidden chamber and releases a malevolent monster.

 

Watcher of the Dark  (Tor, 2013.)

 

Jeremiah Hunt #3.

 

A desperate man battles predators both human and supernatural.

 

NATAS, SETH

 

Exorcism  (Lexington House, 1972.)

 

A girl discovers that there are intruders poking around in her mind in this boring novel of demonic possession.

 

NAVARRO, YVONNE  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy. See collaboration with Weston Ochse.)

 

Afterage  (Bantam, 1993, Overlook, 2003.)

 

The vampires have taken over the world and surviving humans are either imprisoned as food stock or live in isolated, frightened groups.  New hope arises when one woman's blood proves poisonous to the creatures, and a brilliant but naive doctor designs a plague intended to wipe them from the face of the earth.

 

Broken Sunrise  (Simon, 2004.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                Wicked Willow battles the Scoobies and summons Tara's ghost.

 

Deadrush  (Bantam, 1995.)

 

Jason Spiro is an introspective, obsessive religious fanatic with the power to raise the dead.  Unfortunately, he passes this ability along to everyone he revives, and since the act of resurrection is addictive, they start killing people in order to bring them back.

 

Darkening, The  (Simon, 2004.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                An alternate ending to the sixth season in which Willow, turned evil by the death of her lover, continues to seek a spell to bring Tara back to life.

 

DeadTimes  (Darktales, 2000.)

 

                A woman makes a deal with a demon for multiple lifetimes, but each incarnation ends horribly.

 

Hellboy  (Pocket Star, 2004, based on the screenplay by Guillermo Del Toro)

 

                A demon is raised on the side of good and fights against the forces of evil.

 

Mirror Me  (Overlook, 2004.)

 

                A woman experiences spontaneous wounds that reflect what is actually happening to someone else.

 

Paleo  (Pocket, 2000.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                A pair of high school geniuses with a passion for dinosaurs bring some of the ancient creatures back to life.

 

Shattered Twilight  (Simon, 2004.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                Buffy and crew try to control Wicked Willow's powers.

 

Species  (Bantam, 1995, based on the screenplay by Dennis Feldman.)

 

Species #1.

 

                An alien child escapes from a government laboratory and begins to transform as she grows to maturity.  Eventually a team of scientists led by a professional killer track her down and destroy her just as she is about to reproduce.

 

Species II  (Tor, 1998, based on a screenplay by Chris Brancato.)

 

                A clone of the alien creature is being studied when astronauts returning from Mars bring back one of her full blooded alien relatives.  This one is male, more powerful, and is soon producing offspring in preparation for a conquest of the Earth.

 

Tempted Champions  (Pocket, 2002.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.

 

                Buffy runs into a new vampire who was formerly a slayer, and that makes her consider being brought over with her soul restored so that she can resume her love affair with Angel.

 

Willow Files Volume I, The  (Pocket, 1999, from the screenplays by Ashley Gable, Thomas A. Swyden, Rob DesHotel, Dean Batali, and Marti Noxon.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer book.

 

                Novelization of three episodes from the television program in which she deals with a demon in a robot body and falls in love with a werewolf.

 

Willow Files Volume II, The  (Pocket, 2001, from the screenplays by Joss Whedon, Jane Espenson, Thomas St. John, and David Fury.)

 

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer book.

 

                Three episodes in which Willow escapes being burned as a witch, discovers that she is a vampire in an alternate universe, and battles Faith, the renegade vampire slayer.

 

NAYLOR, PHYLLIS REYNOLDS

 

Bernie and the Bessledorf Ghost  (Atheneum, 1990.)

 

Besseldorf #2.

 

                Children attempt to discover why a ghost has suddenly become active.

 

Witch Herself, The  (Atheneum, 1978.)

 

Lynn #3.

 

                Not seen.

 

Witch Returns, The  (Delacorte, 1992.)

 

Lynn #6.

 

                A youngster suspects that the new neighbor is a witch with a sinister plan.  And she’s right!

 

Witch’s Eye, The  (Delacorte, 1990.)

 

Lynn #4.

 

                A dead witch tries to take possession of the body of one of the girls who defeated her.

 

Witch’s Sister, The  (Atheneum, 1975.)

 

Lynn #1.

 

                Not seen.

 

Witch Water  (Atheneum, 1977.)

 

Lynn #2.

 

                Not seen.

 

Witch Weed  (Delacorte, 1991.)

 

Lynn #5.

 

                Not seen.

 

NAZEL, JOE

 

Black Exorcist, The  (Holloway, 1974.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Satan’s Master  (Holloway, 1974.)

 

                Not seen.

 

NEBRENSKY, ALEX  (Pseudonym of Parley Cooper whom see.)

 

Unholy, The  (Signet, 1982.)

 

                When a wealthy man dies under strange circumstances, the townspeople where he lived are mostly relieved because of his nearly universally unpopularity.  But a series of bizarre events follows, with innocuous people suddenly flying into fits of violence, as the dead man's lingering malign influence wreaks havoc among the living.

 

NEIDERMAN, ANDREW

 

After Life  (Berkley, 1993.)

 

A blind woman struggles to understand the voices she hears, voices inaudible to everyone else, warning her that the recently dead are subject to the whims of Satan.  A blend of demonic possession and zombies.

 

Bloodchild  (Berkley, 1990.)

 

An adopted infant with peculiarly sharp teeth draws its nourishment in an untraditional fashion, by drinking blood rather than milk.  And where there's one vampire, surely there are more.

 

Brainchild  (Pocket, 1981, Arrow, 1983.)

 

A singleminded woman conducts a series of investigations in behavioral science which culminate in a series of clandestine experiments on the people around her.  Marginally fantastic.

 

Dark, The  (Pocket, 1997.)

 

                A psychologist becomes abnormally interested in one of his patients, who seems to have unnaturally detailed knowledge about a series of brutal murders.  The doctor’s wife suspects that the patient is exerting a supernormal influence over her husband’s mind.

 

Deficiency  (Pocket Star, 2004.)

 

                A medical experiment results in a kind of vitamin vampire.

 

Devil's Advocate  (Pocket, 1990, Legend, 1990.)

 

When an ambitious but disgruntled lawyer is asked to join a prestigious law firm, he believes his career is now assured.  Then he notices that all of the firm's clients are criminals, that no one ever loses a case, and that in some instances, the defense was prepared before the crime was committed, as though someone had foreknowledge of what was to come.  Made into an impressive film.

 

Finding Satan  (Pocket, 2006.)

 

A new technology proves capable of detecting the existence of evil. 

 

Immortals, The  (Pocket, 1991.)

 

                A woman's life is thrown into disorder when her husband accepts a job from the mysterious manufacturer of a youth cream that actually seems to reverse the effects of age.  What she doesn't know is that all executives of the firm are compelled to kill their spouses in order to share in eternal life.

 

Imp  (Pocket 1985, Severn House, 1985, Arrow, 1986.)

 

                A disturbed woman conceals the existence of a young child who lives beneath her home, but it's not a human child but rather a creature fathered by the Devil.  It lives in hiding, waiting for conditions to be right for its emergence into the light of day.

 

Love Child  (Tor, 1986.)

 

A teenager has a genetic trait that makes her a kind of werewolf.  At some times she is gentle and loving, at others she is consumed with rage and possessed of superhuman strength and cunning.  Somehow she must find a way to reconcile these two aspects of her nature before she destroys everyone she loves.

 

Need  (Putnam , 1992, Berkley, 1993.)

 

An interesting vampire variant, with a brother and sister sharing the same body, and possessed equally by the desire to slake their thirst for human blood.  Neiderman's best novel to date.

 

Night Howl  (Pocket, 1986, Severn House, 1987.)

 

                The close relationship between a boy and his dog is put to the test when the dog dies, but its spirit lives on, attacking and killing people, eventually threatening even its former master.  Routine thrills and chills.

 

Perfect Little Angels  (Berkley, 1989, Severn House, 1990.)

 

Life in the protagonist's new home town just seems too idyllic to be true, as though everyone had been programmed to behave properly.  Then things start to go horribly wrong, as a secret project to control people by radio waves goes awry.

 

Pin  (Pocket, 1981, Arrow, 1982.)

 

 An imaginary tutor created to help a pair of children assumes a life of their own when their parents die, but the lessons take a malign turn at the same time.  One of this author's most original ideas, but unfortunately made into a deadly dull film.

 

Sight Unseen  (Zebra, 1987.)

 

David is an unusual boy who appears to be too smart for his own good.  As he matures and his powers grow, they take on an even darker tint, because he possesses both clairvoyance and telepathy, without any moral objections to using them for his own purposes.

 

Sister, Sister  (Berkley, 1992, Legend, 1992.)

 

                A bizarre variation of the evil child story.  In this case, two sisters are Siamese twins, still joined and living in isolation.  A new teacher overcomes her revulsion in order to educate them, but sis dismayed to discover that they can literally merge their separate minds and demonstrate superhuman mental powers.

 

Surrogate Child  (Berkley, 1988, Legend, 1989.)

 

A bright and promising teenager commits suicide, driving his parents to despair.  They take in another child, hoping to mask their the loss, only to find that they have made a horrible mistake, that the new boy is a monster.

 

Teacher's Pet  (Zebra, 1986.)

 

A charismatic teacher is dispensing more than simple lessons in his classroom.  Through supernormal means he is altering the personalities of his students, and outside the classroom, they begin to work his evil will.

 

Unholy Birth  (Pocket, 2007.)

 

An infertility clinic is actually run by minions of Satan.

 

NEILL, CHLOE

 

Biting Cold  (NAL, 2012.)

 

Chicagoland Vampires #6.

 

?

 

Blood Games (NAL, 2014.)

 

Chicagoland Vampires #9.

 

Vampire politics.

 

Charmfall (Indigo, 2012.)

 

Dark Elite #3.

 

?

 

Dark Debt (NAL, 2015.)

 

Chicagoland Vampires #10.

 

Vampires.

 

Dark Elite, The  (NAL, 2011.)

 

Omnibus of Firespell and Hexbound.

 

Drink Deep  (NAL, 2011.)

 

Chicagoland Vampires #5.

 

The precarious acceptance of vampires by humans is in jeopardy.

 

Firespell  (Signet, 2010.)

 

Dark Elite #1.

 

A teenager discovers that some of her friends are fighting supernatural monsters.

 

Friday Night Bites  (NAL, 2009.)

 

Chicagoland Vampires #2.

 

The discovery that vampires are real makes normal humans uneasy.

 

Hard Bitten  (NAL, 2011.)

 

Chicagoland Vampires #4.

 

Vampires in jeopardy.

 

House Rules  (NAL, 2013.)

 

Chicagoland Vampires #7.

 

Vampires.

 

Midnight Marked (NAL, 2016.)

 

Chicagoland Vampires #11.

 

Vampires.

 

Some Girls Bite  (NAL, 2009.)

 

Chicagoland Vampires #1.

 

?

 

Twice Bitten  (NAL, 2010.)

 

Chicagoland Vampires #3.

 

A convention of supernatural creatures leads to difficulties.

 

Veil, The (NAL, 2015.)

 

Devil's Isle #1.

 

A supernatural war breaks out in New Orleans.

 

Wild Things (NAL, 2014.)

 

Chicagoland Vampires #8.

 

?

 

NEILL, ROBERT

 

Mist over Pendle  (Arrow, 1969.)

 

                A novel of witchcraft.

 

NELSON, J.C.  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Reburialists, The (Ace, 2016.)

 

A special agency deals with supernatural threats.

 

NESBIT, EDITH

 

E. Nesbit’s Tales of Terror  (Methuen, 1983.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Fear  (Stanley Paul, 1910.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Grim Tales  (Innes, 1893.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

In the Dark  (Equation, 1988, Ash-Tree, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Power of Darkness, The (Wordsworth, 2006.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Something Wrong  (?, 1893.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

NETTER, SUSAN

 

Storm Child  (Dell, 1983.)

 

A better than average horror tale for teenaged readers.  In a resort community, a series of thunderstorms imbue a young boy with the ability to cause fatal accidents to people whom he dislikes.

 

NEVILL, ADAM L.G.

 

Banquet for the Damned  (PS, 2004.)

 

                A supernatural evil sickens people in the vicinity.

 

House of Small Shadows, The (St Martins, 2014.)

 

A woman discovers a dark secret in an old house.

 

No One Gets Out Alive (St Martins, 2015.)

 

A haunted apartment.

 

Ritual, The  (Pan, 2012.)

 

Hikers are stalked by a creature.

 

NEVILLE, KRIS

 

Invaders on the Moon  (Belmont, 1970.)

 

Routine adventure as alien beings attack the Earth from their secret base on the Moon. 

 

Mutants  (Belmont, 1966.)

 

                A horde of mutated creatures is preparing for an assault on all of humanity.  Standard grade "B" movie fare in book form.

 

NEVILLE, ROBERT  (Pseudonym of Shaun Hutson, whom see.)

 

Deathday  (Leisure, 1986.  Star, 1987, as by Shaun Hutson.)

 

An ancient amulet is discovered in a remote English village. Its advent is followed by the return of an ancient supernatural force.  Murder and mutilation hover around everyone who touches the artifact.

 

NEWBOUND, ANDREW

 

Ghoul Strike!  (Chicken House, 2010.)

 

Humorous story in which a girl uses magic against ghosts.

 

NEWMAN, JAMES  (See collaboration with James Futch.)

 

NEWMAN, KIM  (See also Jack Yeovil.)

 

Andy Warhol's Dracula  (PS, 1999.  Millennium, 2000, bound with The Vaccinator by Michael Marshall Smith.)

 

                Novella about vampires published as a chapbook.

 

Anno Dracula  (Carroll & Graf, 1992, Simon & Schuster, 1992, Avon, 1994.)

 

Vampires #1.

 

                An alternate version of Earth where vampires are real and Dracula became the consort of the Queen of England, legitimizing his kind and turning normal people into inferior citizens of the new order.   Filled with historical and fictional characters, including some determined vampire hunters.

 

Bad Dreams  (Carroll & Graf, 1991, Simon & Schuster, 1991.)

 

                A woman investigating the death of her sister discovers that she was the victim of a supernatural plot, and the protagonist finds herself targeted for elimination as well, unless the dead themselves will come to her assistance.

 

Bloody Red Baron, The  (Carroll & Graf, 1995, Simon & Schuster, 1995, Pocket, 1996.)

 

Vampires #2.

 

                In an alternate world where vampires dominated European society, a world war breaks out in which vampires refashion their bodies into weapons.

 

Dracula Cha Cha Cha (Simon & Schuster, 2000.  Carroll & Graf, 1998, Avon, 1999, as Judgment of Tears.)

 

Vampires #3.

 

                It’s 1959 in an alternate world where vampires revealed themselves long ago and have attained positions of considerable influence in Europe.  Dracula has been thrown out of England and is about to marry a princess when a mysterious murderer begins targeting senior vampires for murder.

 

Famous Monsters  (Pocket UK, 1995.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Jago  (Simon & Schuster, 1991, Carroll & Graf, 1993.)

 

                In a remote English village, a bizarre religious cult has tapped into a genuine supernatural force which allows all of the monsters and fears of the human unconscious to manifest themselves.  Two innocent visitors realize that they alone stand between the cult leader and the end of the world.

 

Judgment of Tears  (See Dracula Cha Cha Cha.)

  

Man from the Diogenes Club, The  (Monkey Brain, 2006.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Original Doctor Shade and Other Stories, The  (Pocket UK, 1994.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Quorum, The  (Carroll & Graf, 1994, Simon & Schuster, 1994.)

 

Four young men make a pact with a powerful financial figure who emerged full grown from the Thames River and who is actually an aspect of the devil.  An original twist to the Faustian tale that also satirizes our fascination with the material world.

 

Seven Stars  (Pocket UK, 2000.)

 

                A sequel to The Jewel of the Seven Stars by Bram Stoker.  A mummy is guarded through the ages so that it cannot be used to give power to those that would promote evil.

 

Unforgivable Stories  (Pocket UK, 2000.)

 

                Collection of sometimes related stories.

 

Where the Bodies Are Buried  (Airgedlamh & Alchemy Press, 2000.)

 

                Collection of related stories about a man who returns from the dead.

 

NEWMAN, RICHARD LOUIS

 

On Wings of Evil  (Leisure, 1988.)

 

 Good and evil supernatural forces contend within the body of an innocent young girl.  Once she masters the psychic powers that she has somehow acquired, she has to struggle against the temptation to use them for evil purposes.

 

NEWSOME, MURIEL

 

Watchful Eyes  (Diamond, 1992.)  

 

                Published as a gothic romance, this involves a clairvoyant young woman who seems to be communicating with the spirits of the dead.  But is she controlling the conversations, or are they?

 

NEWTON, KURT

 

Dark Demons  (Delirium, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

House Spider and Other Strange Visitors, The  (Delirium, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

NICHOLAS, ANNA

 

Out of the Past  (Ghost Story Society, 1991.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

NICHOLAS, DEBORAH

 

Shattered Reflections  (Zebra, 1996.)

 

A woman with psychic powers teams up with an undercover detective to infiltrate a mysterious construction company which may have had something to do with the death of her sister.  Sometimes uneasy blend of mystery, romance, and the supernatural.

 

NICHOLAS, DOUGLAS

 

Wicked (Atria, 2014.)

 

Evil lurks in a remote 13th Century village.

 

NICHOLS, LEIGH  (Pseudonym of Dean Koontz, whom see.  These entries have subsequently been reprinted under Koontz's name.)

 

Eyes of Darkness, The  (Pocket, 1981, Fontana, 1982.  Dark Harvest, 1989, as by Dean R. Koontz.)

 

When her child is killed, a woman struggles to find a new meaning for her life.  Suddenly, inexplicable messages begin to appear, indicating not only that the boy is still alive after a fashion, but that he is able to communicate with her.

 

House of Thunder, The  (Pocket, 1982, Fontana, 1983.  Dark Harvest, 1988, as by Dean R. Koontz.)

 

An accidental death during a hazing seems nothing more than a very unpleasant memory in the life of Susan Thornton, except that the other participants all die under mysterious circumstances in the years that follow.  When she suffers a nearly fatal accident, she wakens uncertain where dream ends and reality beings.

 

Shadowfires  (Avon, 1987, Collins, 1987.  Dark Harvest, 1988, Headline, 1994, Berkley, 2008, as by Dean R. Koontz.)

 

When her husband dies in a freak accident, Rachael feels more relief than sorrow because he was an oppressive, brutal man.  Unfortunately, he is not actually dead, but is in fact undergoing a transmutation into a creature even more hideous than he was in human form.

 

NICHOLSON, JOHN

 

Costello, Psychic Investigator  (Stockwell, 1954.)

 

                Collection of related stories about a occult detective.

 

NICHOLSON, SCOTT

 

Farm, The  (Pinnacle, 2006.)

 

                A newlywed discovers that the town she has moved to is periodically visited by a supernatural entity.

 

Harvest, The  (Pinnacle, 2003.)

 

                A woman who has vaguely prescient dreams feels that something evil is coming, and shortly thereafter a malevolent presence takes up residence in her town.

 

Home, The  (Pinnacle, 2005.)

 

                A boy in foster care has unusual mental powers that become active during a psychiatric session.

 

Manor, The  (Pinnacle, 2004.)

 

                An artist colony in a remote location is prey to a dead man who wishes more than artistic immortality.

 

Red Church, The  (Pinnacle, 2002.)

 

                The red church stood empty for twenty years after its minister proclaimed that Antichrist was on Earth, sacrificed a child, and was lynched by his congregation.  Now a series of brutal murders and the appearances of a deformed creature warn the world that the terror is not over.

 

Scattered Ashes  (Dark Regions, 2008.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

They Hunger  (Pinnacle, 2007.)

 

                A nest of dormant vampires – not very bright ones – are wakened.

 

NICOLSON, JOHN U.

 

Fingers of Fear   (Covici Friede, 1937, Paperback Library, 1966, Midnight House, 2002.)

 

A routine murder mystery with supernatural overtones, some of which the protagonist ultimately concludes were genuine spiritual manifestations including a ghost.  Of marginal interest.

 

NICKLE, DAVID

 

'Geisters, The (ChiZine, 2013.)

 

A woman is troubled by a poltergeist.

 

NICKLES, JASON  (Pseudonym of T. Lucien Wright, whom see.)

 

Immortal  (Zebra, 1996.)

 

                A vampire is inadvertently set loose in New York City, with the expected results.

 

NICOLAY, SCOTT

 

Ana Kai Tangata  (Fedogan & Bremer, 2014.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

NIGHTINGALE, URSULA

 

Deviltower  (Popular Library, 1971.)

 

 Standard gothic romance with hints of ghostly intrusions, ambiguously resolved so that the reader never knows whether the ghosts were or were not really active in the resolution of the plot.

 

NILES, STEVE  (See also collaboration which follows.)

 

Savage Membrane  (?, 2002, Ibooks, 2005.)

 

Monster Hunter #1.

 

                A magically empowered detective battles a killer who steals brains.

 

NILES, STEVE & MARIOTTE, JEFF

 

30 Days of Night  (Pocket Star, 2006.)

 

A Thirty Days of Night novel.

 

                An FBI agent deals with difficulties when his partner turns into an inhuman monster.

 

Eternal Damnation  (Pocket Star, 2008.)

 

A Thirty Days of Night novel.

 

A secret government group battles vampires.

 

Immortal Remains  (Pocket, 2007.)

 

A Thirty Days of Night novel.

 

A serial killer is just the tip of the iceberg, a harbinger of supernatural intervention in the world.

 

Rumors of the Undead  (Pocket Star, 2006.)

 

                FBI agents discover that vampires exist.

 

NISBET, HUME

 

Haunted Station and Other Stories, The  (White, 1894.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Stories Weird and Wonderful  (White, 1900.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

NISWANDER, ADAM

 

Blurring the Edges of Dream  (Prime, 2005.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Charm, The  (Integra, 1993.)

 

Shaman #1.

 

                After inadvertently releasing a demon into the world, the protagonist enlists the aid of various southwestern Indian tribes to re-imprison it.

 

Hound Hunters, The  (?, 1995, Hippocampus, 2009.)

 

                A drug opens the doorway between realities.

 

Nemesis of Night, The  (Hippocampus, 2011.)

 

Shaman #4.

 

Native American superstitions prove to be real.

 

Repository, The  (Meisha Merlin, 1999.)

 

                A man develops his psychic powers in secret in order to battle a malevolent witch who is pursuing him.  Includes Ambrose Bierce as a character.

 

Sand Dwellers, The  (Fedogan & Bremer, 1998.)

 

                A novel loosely associated with the Cthulhu Mythos.  A series of strange events in the American Southwest are linked to a species of aliens using mind control to urge the US military into launching a nuclear war.

 

Serpent Slayers, The  (Integra, 1994.)

 

Shaman #2.

 

                An earthquake frees a demon and its army of giant snakes.

 

War of the Whisperers, The  (Hippocampus, 2009.)

 

Shaman #3.

 

A mysterious compound may be the focus of a plan to introduce supernatural creatures into the world.

 

NIXON, JOAN LOWERY

 

Ghost Town  (Delacorte, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Haunting, The  (Delacorte, 1998, Dell Laurel, 2000, Dell Yearling, 2004.)

 

                Despite her misgivings, a young girl moves into an old home, then must conduct extensive research to understand and defeat the evil presence that resides there.

 

NOBEL, PHIL  (Pseudonym of Robert Lionel Fanthorpe, whom see. Note that the collection listed below included various stories written under different names most, if not all of which, were actually Fanthorpe.)

 

Hand from Gehenna, The  (Badger, 1964.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

NOBLE, MARTIN

 

Trance Mission  (Henderson, 1996.)

 

                Strange hypnotic trances, a mysterious visitor from the past, and the terrifying secret of the basement in this young adult horror novel.

 

NOLAN, MADEENA SPRAY

 

Burning Ground, The  (Pocket, 1987.)

 

                The spirit of a dead writer returns to possess the body of the woman living with her former husband.  A traditional blend of ghost story and possession.  Minor variant of an all too familiar formula.

 

NOLAN, WILLIAM F.

 

Dark Dimensions  (Darkwood, 2010.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Dark Universe (Stealth, 2001, Leisure, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Helltracks  (Avon, 1991, CD, 2000.)

 

                An evil sentient train and a demented serial killer meet head on.

 

Night Shapes  (CD Publications, 1995.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Nightshadows  (Darkwood, 2008.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Nightworlds  (Leisure, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Things Beyond Midnight  (Scream Press, 1984, Babbage, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

NOONAN, R.A.

 

Beware the Claw!  (Aladdin, ?)

 

Monsterville #5.

 

                Not seen. 

 

Don't Go into the Graveyard!  (Aladdin, 1995.)

 

Monsterville #2.

 

                On Halloween, a bunch of supernatural creatures take advantage of the situation to seek revenge on an old enemy.

 

Enter at Your Own Risk  (Aladdin, ?)

 

Monsterville #1.

 

                Not seen.

 

My Teacher Is a Zombie  (Aladdin, 1995.)

 

Monsterville #3.

 

                The substitute teacher has uncanny powers and the protagonist suspects he isn't human.

 

New Grrrl in Town  (Aladdin, ?)

 

Monsterville #6.

 

                Not seen.

 

Wild Ghost Chase  (Aladdin, 1996.)

 

Monsterville #4.

 

                A youngster makes friends with a poltergeist and gets into trouble.

 

NOONAN, ROSALIND

 

Whispers from the Past  (Pocket Pulse, 2000.)

 

A Charmed novel.

 

                One of the three sister witches has been kidnapped into the past by a malicious demon, and the other two discover that they are turning evil.

 

NOONE, EDWINA  (Pseudonym of Michael Avallone whom see.)

 

Craghold Creatures, The  (Beagle, 1972.) 

 

Craghold #3.

 

                A slasher movie is being filmed in the lonely old Craghold house, but more sinister things are being planned.  An ambiguous ghostly appearance is the sole supernatural event.

 

Craghold Crypt, The  (Curtis, 1973.) 

 

Craghold #4.

 

A woman has a premonition that the house which she is visiting contains an unspeakable menace, and subsequently discovers that Druid magic survives within its confines.

 

Craghold Curse, The  (Beagle, 1972.)

 

Craghold #2.

 

A young girl in peril, a creepy old house, and a supernatural presence whose motives are initially unclear.  Romance and intrigue with just a hint of the paranormal.

 

Craghold Legacy, The  (Beagle, 1971.)

 

Craghold #1.

 

A group of Satan worshippers make use of a remote, rambling house.  The Devil himself intervenes but the results are generally low profile.

 

NORTHCOTE, AMYAS

 

In Ghostly Company  (Lane, 1921, Ash-Tree, Wordsworth, 2010 .)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

NORTON, ANDRE  (See collaboration with Robert Bloch, and others that follow.)

 

Iron Butterflies  (Crest, 1980.) 

 

When the protagonist learns that her fortunes are about to be reversed and that she has become an heiress, life seems to hold no more uncertainty.  Then she finds a magical necklace that is linked to her fate, and a prophesy of doom threatens to cut short her joy.

 

Octagon Magic  (World, 1967, Archway, 1978.)

 

A teenager befriends a reticent neighbor rumored to be a witch, and discovers a magical dollhouse with living inhabitants. Aimed at younger readers, but suspenseful enough for adults.

 

Opal-Eyed Fan, The  (Dutton, 1977, Crest, undated.)

 

 Following a shipwreck, a woman discovers that the island she is living on is under a sway of a long‑standing native curse.  Although drawn to the man who rescued her, she begins to entertain suspicions about his intentions, and fears that she is about to become the latest victim of the curse.

 

Sea Siege  (Harcourt & Brace,1957, Ace, 1962.)

 

                A handful of people struggle to survive on an island while the rest of the world consumes itself in a nuclear war.  Soon there is an additional danger; monstrous new forms of life from the ocean floor decide to take this opportunity to seize the world for themselves.

 

Velvet Shadows  (Crest, 1977.)

 

                Hired as a companion, Tamaris Penfold is not prepared for the intricate web of deceit, malice, and magical menace that faces her in a house tainted by ancient evil.

 

White Jade Fox, The  (Dutton, 1975, Crest, 1976.)

 

A mansion freighted with magical legends, occupied by a  mysterious, secretive staff.   The heroine is puzzled by the appearance of a band of foxes, only later discovering that they are the manifestations of oriental magic.

 

NORTON, ANDRE & MILLER, PHYLLIS

 

House of Shadows  (Atheneum, 1984, Tor, 1985.)

 

 Magical dolls allow a girl to travel back through time, where she must solve a mystery in her own ancestral past if she is to survive in the present.  For younger readers.

 

NORTON, MICHAEL C.

 

Abomination  (Leisure, 1987.)

 

A group of children playing in a graveyard disturb an obscene monster who begins to brutally murder them.  There turn out to be two monsters, one good and one bad, able to transform their shapes into anything they want to resemble, including each other, confusing the characters as well as the reader.

 

Blizzard  (Leisure, 1988.)

 

A group of people isolated by a winter storm in a remote cabin find any even greater menace in the prowling presence of a mutated lifeform possessed by an insane desire to destroy them.

.Scion, 1953.

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Jacare #6.

 

                There are real werewolves in this jungle action adventure story.

 

Night of the Black Horror  (Badger, ?)

 

                A living mass of slime rises from the ocean floor and begins ravaging the landscape.  The government resorts to nuclear weapons without stopping it, and it is up to one plucky couple to discover the secret that will prevent the creature from overrunning the entire world.

 

NOVAK, MIROSLAV & CERNY, VACLAV & CERNA, ZLATA

 

Tales of the Uncanny  (Hamlyn, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

NUETZEL, CHARLES

 

Queen of Blood  (Greenleaf, 1966, from the screenplay by Curtis Harrington.)

 

Novelization of the movie from a softcore pornography publisher.  A space vessel rescues an inhuman woman, only to discover that she is actually of a race which preys vampirically on others, including human beings.  Deadly dull.

 

NUGENT, JAMES

 

Brass Halo, The  (Critics Choice, 1987.)

 

A private investigator gets involved with a house filled with occult powers including animated dolls and other nifty little dangers.

 

NUTMAN, PHILIP

 

Wet Work  (Jove, 1993.)

 

A comet appears in the skies and the dead begin to work, armies of zombies that recruit their victims, threatening the extinction of humankind.

 

NYE, ROBERT

 

Lord Fox  (Orion, 1997.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.