Last updated 5/2/17

 

WADE, ELIZABETH

 

Ashes of Tamar, The  (Zebra, 1978.)

 

An ancient witch who exists in spiritual form somewhat like that of a genie escapes from her container when it is disturbed by a team of archaeologists.  Now she is free to roam the world and rebuild her arcane powers, if she can overcome a single obstacle ‑ a modern day sorcerer whose powers are devoted to good rather than evil ends.

 

WAGER, WALTER

 

My Side by King Kong  (C. Nichols, 1976, Star, 1977.)

 

This spoof has never to my knowledge been available in the United States.  The giant ape explains his side of the story, and proves Denham and his crew of kidnappers to be the true villains in the classic story. 

 

WAGGONER, TIM (See also collaboration with Jason Hawes.)

 

Darkness Wakes  (Leisure, 2006.)

 

                An exclusive club conceals a supernatural evil.

 

Dark War (Angry Robot, 2011.)

 

A detective battles vampires.

 

Deep Like the River (Dark Regions, 2014.)

 

Novelette about a fantastic vision published as a chapbook.

 

Dream Stalkers (Angry Robot, 2014.)

 

Night Terrors #2.

 

Incubi invade our reality.

 

Gangrel  (White Wolf, 2004.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                Rival vampire clans battle during the 13th Century.

 

Harmony Society, The  (Prime, 2003, Dark Regions, 2012.)

 

A college professor is pursued by a secret society with occult powers.

 

Killing Time, The (2014.)

 

Like Death  (Leisure, 2005.)

 

                The lone survivor of a massacre grows up and discovers that there is another world parallel to our own, where dark things live.

 

Mythmaker (Titan, 2016.)

 

A Supernatural novel.

 

?

 

Necropolis  (Five Star, 2004.  Expanded as Nekropolis.)

 

All the supernatural creatures go to an alternate world.

 

Nekropolis (Angry Robot,  2009.)

 

Expanded version of Necropolis.

 

Night Terrors (Angry Robot, 2014.)

 

Night Terrors #1.

 

?

 

Pandora Drive  (Leisure, 2006.)

 

                A woman has the ability to make other people's dreams turn real.

 

Protege (Black Flame, 2005.)

 

A Nightmare on Elm Street novel.

 

                Freddy Krueger takes an apprentice.

 

WAGNER, KARL EDWARD

 

Exorcisms and Ecstasies  (Fedogan and Bremer, 1997.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

In a Lonely Place  (Warner, 1983.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Unthreatened by the Morning Light  (Pulphouse, 1989.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Where the Summer Ends  (Pulphouse Paperback, 1991.)

 

                Short story in paperback form about the mysterious murders of several street people.  First published in 1980.

 

Why Not You and I?  (Tor, 1987, Dark Harvest, 1987.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WAGNER, SHARON

 

Country of the Wolf  (Lancer, 1970.)

 

Two women plan a vacation skiing in Montana, but never anticipate finding themselves the targets of a worshipper of an animalistic religion who has supernatural powers including the ability to control their minds from a distance.

 

Curse of Still Valley, The  (Lancer, 1969.)

 

An amnesiac is told that she is part of a remote and mysterious household, but her suspicions are aroused when she realizes what dark forces her supposed husband is dealing with.  After seeing him command a flock of birds to do his will, she fears for her own life.

 

Echoes of an Ancient Love  (Ballantine, 1976.)

 

A well written but familiar tale of two people who discover they are recreating a love affair from ancient times, and that if they do not find a way to alter a predestined fate, they will also recreate the fateful end to that earlier trysting.

 

Maridu   (Lancer, 1970.)

 

When Donna decides to cater to her fascination with the civilization of ancient Sumeria by joining a group reconstructing an archaeological site there, she is unaware that her presence serves a darker purpose.  An ancient line of Sumerian priestesses which has existed in limbo for millennia is prepared to enlist her into their number, willingly or not.

 

Shades of Evil  (Beagle, 1974.)

 

                A woman's new marriage goes from pleasure to terror when her husband vanishes and she finds herself the target of a vengeful woman assisted by others who worship at her satanic altar.  Resistance is difficult when the sorceress demonstrates that she can seize control of the woman's mind.

 

WAKEFIELD, H. RUSSELL

 

Best Ghost Stories of H. Russell Wakefield, The  (Murray, 1978. Academy Chicago, 1982.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Clock Strikes 12, The  (Jenkins, 1939, Arkham House, 1946, Ballantine, 1961, Ash Tree, 1998.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Ghostly Company, A  (Jonathan Cape, 1935.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Ghost Stories (Jonathan Cape, 1932.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Imagine a Man in a Box  (Appleton, 1931, Allan, 1931, Ash Tree, 1997.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Old Manís Beard  (Appleton, 1929, Ash-Tree, ?   Bles, 1929, as Others Who Returned.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Others Who Returned  (See Old Manís Beard.)

 

Reunion at Dawn  (Ash Tree, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Strayers from Sheol  (Arkham House, 1961, Ash ĖTree, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

They Return at Evening  (Appleton, 1928, Allan, 1928, Ash-Tree, 2005.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WALKER, JERRY

 

Mission Accomplished  (Cosmos, 1947, Mitre, 1947.)

 

                An atomic war.

 

WALKER, PAUL

 

Altar, The  (Pocket, 1983.)

 

An entire town lives in terror of a mysterious figure which kills young virgins, and some even make an attempt to appease the killer by performing pagan rituals.  For a while, it seems to work, but then the young women begin to disappear once more.  A blend of gangsters, mystery, and scientific experimentation gone horribly wrong.

 

WALKER, ROBERT W.  (See also Geoffrey Caine and Evan Kingsbury.)

 

Aftershock  (St. Martin's, 1987.)

 

 A secret biological laboratory working on a top secret government project that violates international law is disrupted when an earthquake devastates Los Angeles.  The ensuing plague is bad enough, but something has escaped from the laboratory, something which moves through the buried buildings, claiming its victims and murdering them horribly as it seeks revenge for its own horrible condition.

 

Brain Watch  (Leisure, 1985.)

 

A twisted genius experimenting with the powers of the human mind oversteps the boundaries of legitimate research and turns some of his subjects into virtual laboratory animals as he seeks to discover even greater sources of mental power.

 

Disembodied, The  (St Martin's, 1988.)

 

A psychic investigator is brutally murdered, but his personality continues to exist on the astral plane.  Then he contacts his former assistant and enlists her aid in defeating a disembodied intelligence which intends to embark on a larger campaign of death and destruction.

 

Salem's Child  (Leisure, 1987.)

 

 A boy becomes possessed by the evil spirits of the executed witches of Salem, powerless for so many decades but still nursing their old hatreds and dreams of power and horror.  Now they have an agent among the living, a conduit through which their dark powers can spread throughout the world.

 

WALKER, SHILOH

 

Hunter's Need (Berkley, 2009.)

 

Hunter #3.

 

A shapechanger is enslaved by a vampire.

 

Hunter's Salvation  (Berkley, 2007.)

 

Hunter #2.

 

A vampire hunter who wishes to return to a normal life gets involved with a psychic woman trying to track down a serial killer.

 

Hunting the Hunter  (Berkley, 2006.)

 

Hunter #1.

 

                A vampire romance involving a human policeman hunting a relatively benevolent vampire.

 

WALLACE, BARBARA BROOKS

 

Miss Switch to the Rescue  (Abingdon, 1981, Archway, 1982.)

 

Children's fare with storybook witches and warlocks kidnapping a young girl, who must be rescued by the resourceful Miss Switch.

 

WALLACE, KALI

 

Shallow Graves (Tegen, 2016.)

 

A teenager returns from the dead.

 

WALLACE, MAY NICKERSON

 

Ghost of Dibble Hollow, The  (SBS, 1965.)

 

                Young adult.  A ghost reappears to lead a living teenager to a lost treasure.  Light fair even for its target audience.

 

WALLACE, PATRICIA

 

Children's Ward, The  (Zebra, 1985.)

 

An innocent girl is sent to a hospital where the angry spirits of an old injustice reach out to invade her mind, turning her into an instrument of terror and death to the living.  Another demon child story, though intelligently handled.

 

Lullabye  (Zebra, 1990.)

 

Trapped in a coma, a woman seems totally uninvolved with a series of inexplicable tragedies that occur to those around her.  Only her daughter suspects the unconscious woman has escape her body and is causing the trouble through supernatural means.

 

Monday's Child  (Zebra, 1989.)

 

                 When Jill was born, her mother literally vanished.  Years later, a thoughtful teacher suspects that Jill is responsible for a series of bizarre events, but is unprepared for the frightening intensity of the girl's mental powers.

 

See No Evil  (Zebra, 1988.)

 

 When a dead child's eyes are transplanted into the heads of two living children, the consequences are decidedly distasteful. Not only are they able to look directly into the depths of the human soul, they are also able to strike out with immaterial weapons and destroy those who oppose them.

 

Taint, The   (Zebra, 1983.)

 

                 A drifting sailor whose life seems a matter of indifference to the rest of the world donates blood for money, and the curse that has been placed on him travels along with that fluid, infecting others, spreading a supernatural evil as it courses through the veins of innocent people.

 

Thrill  (Zebra, 1990.)

 

                A high tech amusement park in the near future becomes the scene of a deadly game when the programming of the master computer takes a deadly turn and the robot attendants are transformed into agents of death.

 

Traces  (General Paperbacks, 1982.)

 

                When a man suffers a cerebral hemorrhage, his doctors consider his chances of recovery minimal.  But he makes an outstanding improvement, and indeed seems to have thrown off the ill effects entirely.  Except that he no longer seems to have the same personality and he has developed extraordinary new powers, almost as if a new intelligence lived behind his eyes.

 

Twice Blessed  (Zebra, 1986.)

 

A pair of twins become ever closer as they grow older, sharing more than the intimacy of normal children, developing a mutual personality and the power to affect material objects through force of will.

 

Water Baby  (Zebra, 1987.)

 

 When a child loses her parents and sister in a boating accident, her new guardian worries about her mental balance. Then there are more tragic deaths, and the possibility of coincidence grows less likely.  The bond between the sisters, living and dead, still exists, and has opened a breach in the wall between the world of the living and that of the dead.

 

WALLER, LESLIE  (See C.S. Cody.)

 

WALLOP, DOUGLAS

 

Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, The  (Norton, 1954, Pocket, 1958.  Later reprinted in paperback by J. Lowell Pratt as part of the American Sports Library.)

 

 The novel which was the basis of the play and movie, Damn Yankees.  An amusing and near classic story of a baseball fan who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for the ability to become such a superior player that he can join a professional baseball team and win them a pennant.

 

WALPOLE, HORACE

 

Castle of Otranto, The  (Bathoe & Lownds 1765. Dodsley, 1791, Baynes, 1825, Bentley, 1834, Grey Walls, 1950, Collier, 1963, Wildside, 2002.)

 

Noteworthy for its historical significance, rather than its literary qualities.  A cavalcade of supernatural occurrences concerning a wealthy family under a curse.

 

WALPOLE, HUGH

 

Tarnhelm  (Tartarus, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WALSH, PAT

 

Crowfield Curse,The  (Chicken House, 2012.)

 

Crowfield #1.

 

?

 

Crowfield Demon, The  (Chicken House, 2012.)

 

Crowfield #2.

 

?

 

WALTER, ELIZABETH

 

Come and Get Me and Other Uncanny Invitations  (Harvill, 1973.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Davy Jonesí Tale and Other Supernatural Stories  (Harvill, 1971.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Dead Woman and Other Haunting Experiences  (Harvill, 1975.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

In the Mist and Other Uncanny Encounters (Arkham House, 1979.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Sin Eater, The  (Stein & Day, 1968.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Snowfall and Other Chilling Events  (Harvill, 1965, Stein & Day, 1966, Fontana, 1968.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WALTERS, R.R.

 

Ladies in Waiting  (Tor, 1986.)

 

A creepy mansion that once belonged to a famous painter who was murdered is the setting for this tale of horror and revenge. The new resident discovers a group of missing paintings, and notices a strange quality to the texture of the portraits, almost as if they held life.  The subjects of those paintings have had their very souls imprisoned in the canvas.

 

Lily  (Tor, 1988.)

 

 A modern woman engages in a struggle against an immortal angel of death, a female spirit who has existed through the ages, drawing nourishment by taking the lives of young children. 

 

Ludlow's Mill  (Tor, 1981.)

 

A lamia, a creature something like a succubus in the physical form of a serpent, hides near a mill, waiting for potential victims.  Two sisters come to visit the mill, enjoying its picturesque nature, unaware that they are exposing themselves to an incredible danger.

 

Ritual, The  (Charter, 1980.)

 

A group of teenagers embraces an evil older than time, willingly resorting to ritual sacrifice and cannibalism in order to increase their stature with the forces of Hell.

 

Wind Chimes  (Zebra, 1991.)

 

                Beneath an ancient tree lies the entrance to a fantasy world that is visible only to a young child.  Her parents dismiss it as her imagination, until a series of manifestations warns them that something beyond their experience is taking place.

 

WALTON, EVANGELINE

 

Witch House  (Arkham House, 1945, Skeffington, 1950, Monarch, 1962, Ballantine, 1979, Collier, 1991, Award,?, Centipede, 2014.)

 

                The terms of a will force the heirs to occupy the family home for period of time, but they are plagued by supernatural apparitions, the unexplained deaths of their pets, and other phenomena.  Finally they call in a professional exorciser, who tells them they are locked in a battle with the darkest sorcery of his experience.  One of the best haunted house tales.

 

WANDOR, MICHELENE

 

Guests in the Body  (Virago, 1986.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.

 

WANDREI, DONALD

 

Web of Easter Island, The  (Arkham House, 1948, Consul, 1961.)

 

                Not seen.  A Cthulhu Mythos novel.

 

WANDREI, HOWARD

 

Eerie Mr. Murphy, The  (Fedogan & Bremer, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WARD, C.E.

 

Vengeful Ghosts  (Sarob, 1998.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WARD, ELIZABETH STUART

 

Men, Women, and Ghosts  (Houghton Mifflin, 1869.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WARD, J.R.  (Pseudonym of Jessica Bird.)

 

Beast, The (NAL, 2016.)

 

Dagger Brotherhood

 

?

 

Dark Lover  (Signet Eclipse, 2005.)

 

Dagger Brotherhood #1.

 

                Vampire romance.

 

Envy (Signet, 2011.)

 

?

 

Lover Avenged  (Signet Eclipse, 2009.)

 

Dagger Brotherhood #7.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Lover Enshrined  (Signet Eclipse, ?)

 

Dagger Brotherhood #8.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Lover Awakened (Signet Eclipse, 2006.)

 

Dagger Brotherhood #3.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Lover Eternal  (Signet Eclipse, 2006.)

 

Dagger Brotherhood #2.

 

                Vampire romance.

 

Lover Mine  (NAL, 2010.)

 

Dagger Brotherhood #9.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

Lover Reborn  (Signet, 2012.)

 

Dagger Brotherhood #10.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Lover Revealed  (Onyx, 2007.)

 

Dagger Brotherhood #4.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Lover Unbound  (Onyx, 2007.)

 

Dagger Brotherhood #5.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Lover Unleashed  (NAL, 2011.)

 

Dagger Brotherhood #10.

 

A doctor stumbles upon the existence of vampires.

 

Shadows, The (NAL, 2015.)

 

Dark Brotherhood

 

Vampire romance.

 

WARDLAW, JAMES C.

 

Pools of Dreams  (PublishAmerica, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WARNER, SYLVIA TOWNSEND

 

Lolly Willows, or The Loving Huntsman  (Viking, 1926, Chatto & Windus, 1926, Women's Press, 1978.)

 

                A woman senses a supernatural presence and meets the devil.

 

WARNER‑CROZETTI, R.

 

Widderburn Horror, The  (Leisure, 1971.)

 

                An occult adventurer travels to a small village where he finds a cult of satanists who have opened a genuine link to Hell. This was apparently supposed to be the first in a series, but I don't believe any subsequent volumes ever appeared.

 

WARREN, CHRISTINE   

 

Big Bad Wolf (St Martins, 2009.)

 

?

 

Demon You Know, The  (St Martins, 2007.)

 

Others #3.

 

?

 

Drive Me Wild (St Martins, 2012.)

 

?

 

Heart of Stone (St Martins, 2013.)

 

?

 

Howl at the Moon  (St Martins, 2007.)

 

Others #4.

 

?

 

Hungry Like a Wolf (St Martins, 2013.)

 

Werewolf romance.

 

One Bite with a Stranger  (St Martins, 2008.)

 

Others #6.

 

Vampire romance.

 

On the Prowl (St Martins, 2012.)

 

?

 

She's No Faerie Princess  (St Martins, 2006.)

 

Others #2.

 

?

 

Walk on the Wild Side (St Martins, 2008.)

 

Others #5.

 

?

 

Wolf at the Door  (St Martins, 2006.)

 

Others #1.

 

?

 

You're So Vein  (St Martins, 2009.)

 

Others #7.

 

Vampire romance.

 

WARRICK, DOUGLAS F.

 

Plow the Bones  (Apex, 2013.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WARRINGTON, FREDA

 

Dance in Blood Velvet, A  (Pan, 1994.)

 

Vampire #2.

 

                ?

 

Dark Arts of Blood, The (Titan, 2015.)

 

Vampire #4.

 

Vampires.

 

Dark Blood of Poppies, The  (?, 1995.)

 

Vampire #3.

 

                ?

 

Dark Cathedral  (Signet UK, 1997.)

 

Witch #1.

 

                Not seen.  Witchcraft.

 

Dracula the Undead  (Penguin, 1997.)

 

                Dracula's spirit survives the death of his body and begins to stir again in this direct sequel.

 

Nights of Blood and Wine (Telos, 2017.)

 

Collection of vampire stories, some of which are related.

 

Pagan Moon  (Signet UK, 1997.)

 

Witch #2.

 

                Not seen.

 

Taste of Blood Wine, A  (Pan, 1992, Meisha Merlin, 2001.)

 

Vampire #1.

 

                Not seen. 

 

WARTOFSKY, VICTOR

 

Passage, The  (Tower, 1980.)

 

An experiment to prove the existence of consciousness after death backfires in frightening fashion, resulting in the death of a number of innocent people.

 

WASSER, MARGARET

 

Priory, The  (Pocket, 1989.)

 

                Murder and treachery in a creepy building rumored to be haunted, mostly explained as more conventional murder, but with a genuine ghostly appearance.


WATERS, DANIEL

 

Generation Dead  (Hyperion, 2008.)

 

Satiric horror in which teenagers begin returning from the dead and taking up their old lives.

 

WATERS, HEATHER

 

Devil's Possession, The  (Berkley, 2007.)

 

In historic Scotland, a woman helps the man she loves escape the devil's curse.

 

WATKIN, LAWRENCE EDWARD

 

Darby O'Gill and the Little People   (Dell, 1959, from the screenplay by H.T. Kavanaugh.)

 

Although this novel is taken from a Walt Disney film which was aimed at younger viewers, it is actually quite frightening at times, with its banshees wailing in the night and leprechauns kidnapping people and threatening to imprison them.

 

On Borrowed Time  (Knopf, 1937, Pocket, 1945.)

 

More of a parable than a horror novel, this deals with a mysterious figure imprisoned in a tree by an elderly man who suspects the figure is death personified.

 

WATKINS, E.F.

 

Dance with the Dragon  (Amber Quill, 2003.)

 

                A good psychic is enlisted to rescue a young woman from a cult of what turns out to be some non-traditional vampires.

 

WATKINS, GRAHAM

 

Dark Wind  (Berkley, 1989.)

 

As a child, the protagonist was captivated by the picture of a beautiful woman he discovered among his father's things.  Now an adult, he is settling the estate when he encounters the same picture and decides to investigate, only to discover that the woman was not a human being.

 

Fire Within, The  (Berkley, 1991.)

 

                A group of people all of whom suffer from particularly unpleasant and violent nightmares  win a vacation to an island resort.  Shortly after arriving, they discover that their dreams are linked to bizarre rituals performed among the native population, and that they have been selected to play a pivotal part in rituals to come.

 

Kaleidoscope Eyes  (Carroll & Graf, 1993.)

 

A mysterious kaleidoscope provides unspecific but oddly stimulating images which involve three couples in increasingly violent and eventually dangerous erotic rituals.

  

WATKINS, IVOR

 

Demon  (Macdonald, 1983, Futura, 1983.)

 

An embodied demon stalks England, and the only man with the power to defeat it refuses to believe in his own abilities.

 

WATSON, IAN

 

Fire Worm, The  (Gollancz, 1988.)

 

                A psychiatrist discovers that people are being preyed on by primordial intelligences.

 

Meat  (Headline, 1988.)

 

                A war between vegetarians and meat eaters is triggered by a supernatural force..

 

Power, The  (Headline, 1987.)

 

                A supernatural entity triggers a new world war.

 

WATSON, JUDE (Pseudonym of Judy Blundell, whom see.  Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Disappearance  (Scholastic, 2005.)

 

Premonitions #2.

 

A teenager with psychic powers must deal with the sudden return of her father.

 

Premonitions  (Scholastic, 2004.)

 

Premonitions #1.

 

A teenager has psychic powers.

 

WATT-EVANS, LAWRENCE

 

Hazmat & Other Toxic Stories (Misenchanted, 2016.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Nightmare People, The  (Onyx, 1990, Wildside, 2002.)

 

                A very original monster story.  The protagonist discovers that everyone in his apartment building except himself disappeared briefly one night, and believes that they have been replaced by supernatural creatures never before known on Earth.  Clever plot and some nicely conceived monsters.

 

WAUGH, HILLARY

 

Shadow Guest, The  (Doubleday, 1971, Dell, 1972.)

 

                 An excellent murder mystery that appears to be a genuine ghost story up until the concluding chapter, where almost everything is explained in mundane terms.  There is, however, a genuine psychic event during the course of the story.

 

WAUGH, MICHAEL

 

Back from the Dead  (Vampire Mystery, 1955.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

Living Dead, The  (Vampire Mystery, 1955.0

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

WEAGLY, JOHN

 

Undertow of Small Town Dreams, The  (Twilight Tales, 2003.)

 

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

 

WEATHERSBY, LEE

 

Kiss of the Vampire  (Zebra, 1992.)

 

                An evil vampire escapes imprisonment and seeks revenge on his brother, also a vampire, but one who has decided to abandon preying on human beings.  But the evil one is the older, and has more powerful abilities, and the younger's resolution is wavering.

 

WEBB, DON

 

Through Dark Angles (Hippocampus, 2014.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WEBB, WENDY

 

Bee Movie  (Marietta, 2003.)

 

Beluga Stein #2.

 

                A psychic detective on the set of a cheap horror film gets mixed up with murder and sabotage.

 

Last Resort   (Marietta, 2003.)

 

Beluga Stein #1.

 

                A psychic visiting a health resort gets mixed up with murder and the supernatural.


WEBBER, MINDA

 

Bustin'  (Love Spell, 2007.)

 

Humorous vampire romance.

 

Reinvented Mrs. Bluebeard, The  (Love Spell, 2007.)

 

Humorous romance about an asylum for monsters.

 

Reluctant Miss Van Helsing, The  (Lovespell, 2006.)

 

                A young woman from a family of vampire killers doesn't want to follow the family tradition.

 

Remarkable Miss Frankenstein, The  (Love Spell, 2005.)

 

?

 

WEBSTER, JOSH

 

Beckoning, The  (Dell, 1980.)

 

 A doctor whose belief in the rational world seems unshakable must contend with a young boy under his care who seems to be possessed by a bodiless devil, as a result of which, evil forces walk the hospital corridors, claiming victims one by one.

 

Ceremonies  (Berkley, 1982.)

 

 A young woman returns to her home town, expecting to be resented because of her past attitude, discovering instead an ambivalent acceptance.  Then she learns of a secret cult that practices forbidden ceremonies in a concealed cave, ceremonies in which she is scheduled to have a starring role.

 

WEDEL, STEVEN E.

 

Darkscapes  (PublishAmerica, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Little Graveyard on the Prairie  (Bad Moon, 2008.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Murdered by Human Wolves  (Scrybe, 2008.)

 

Werewolves.

 

Shara  (Scrybe, 2006.)

 

Werewolves.

 

Ulrik  (Scrybe, 2008.)

 

Werewolves.

 

WEINBERG, LARRY

 

Curse, The  (Bantam, 1984.)

 

                ?

 

Frankenstein  (Random House, 1982, based on the novel by Mary Shelley.)

 

                Young readersí adaptation.

 

Ghost Hotel  (Rainbow Bridge, 1994.)

 

                A young girl runs into some friendly ghosts as well as the mystery of a girl who disappeared more than a century before.  Shortly thereafter, she finds herself cast back through time to the days of the Underground Railroad.

 

Island of the Walking Dead  (Wanderer, 1986.)

 

A Chuck Norris novel.

 

                ?

 

WEINBERG, ROBERT  (See also collaboration which follows.)

 

Armageddon Box, The  (Wildside, 1991, Leisure, 1991.)

 

                A legendary box contains the source of a magical power to shape the entire future of mankind.  It appears to have fallen into the possession of forces prepared to unleash its powers, and unless it can be retrieved before they learn to make full use of its potential, a new Dark Age looms on the horizon.

 

Black Lodge, The  (Pocket, 1991.)

 

                A psychic detective becomes involved with a secret society which practices magic.  A malevolent sorcerer conjures a creature to wreak havoc among those he feels do not deserve to live.  Has much the feel of pulp adventure novels of a generation ago.

 

Bloodwar  (White Wolf, 1995.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                More battles among the various clans of vampires.

 

Dead Man's Kiss  (Pocket, 1992.)

 

                A white supremacist steals a magical artifact as part of his quest to reunite himself with an ancient aspect of his personality.  But the spirit he seeks is more powerful than he expects, and threatens indiscriminate slaughter.

 

Devil's Auction, The  (Owlswick,  1988, Leisure, 1990.)

 

                A fantastic adventure story as much as a horror novel.  An object of great mystical value is about to be auctioned off, and several warlocks and magicians share a determination to possess it. With werewolves, golems, and other supernatural entities.

 

Dial Your Dreams  (Darktales, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Occult Detective, The  (Twilight Tales, 2006.)

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Unbeholden, The  (White Wolf, 1996.)

 

A White Wolf novel.

 

                A vampire intent upon seizing control of secret societies that rule the world is unaware that his demonic allies have their own agenda.  Opposed to him are two humans who are determined to prevent him from getting his way.

 

Unholy Allies  (White Wolf, 1995.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                More battles between an ambitious vampire and his followers, backed by creatures from another universe, and opposed by two shrewd mortals.

 

WEINBERG, ROBERT & HAGEN, MARK REIN

 

Embrace, The  (White Wolf, 1995.)

 

The journal of a young man tormented by dreams, ultimately seduced by and turned into a vampire.  When he is driven to murder the women he loves, he contrives to commit suicide.

 

WEINSTEIN, SOL & ALBRECHT, HOWARD

 

Exerciser, The  (Ballantine, 1974.)

 

An unfunny satire of The Exorcist featuring a woman possessed by the demon of gluttony.

 

WEISER, MELVIN

 

Trespasser, The  (Avon, 1981.)

 

When Sharon died, that should have been the end of it. But some new persona seems to have taken possession of her corpse, which has returned to life and seeks lovers to embrace in a hideous parody of affection before leading them to their deaths.

 

WEISS, BOBBY JG  (See collaborations with David Cody Weiss.)

 

WEISS, DAVID CODY  (See also collaborations which follow.)

 

Tale of the Shimmering Shell, The  (Minstrel, 1997.)

 

                ?

 

WEISS, DAVID CODY & WEISS, BOBBY JG.

 

Tale of the Ghost Cruise, The  (Minstrel, 1998.)

 

                ?

 

Tale of the Stalking Shadow, The  (Minstrel, 1998.)

 

                ?

 

WELLES, PATRICIA

 

Ghost of S.W. 1, The.  (See Saraís Ghost.)

 

Sara's Ghost  (Paperjacks, 1987. Donald Fine, 1986 as The Ghost of S.W. 1.)

 

A psychic researcher in London discovers that her apartment is the home of the ghost of a Victorian man who is saddened by his separation from the woman he loved, a woman who was virtually the researcher's double.  Now her goal is to find a way to reunite the two spirits, and remove his affectionate concentration from herself.

 

WELLINGTON, DAVID

 

Frostbite: A Werewolf Tale  (Three Rivers, 2009.)

 

Werewolf #1.

 

A werewolf story.

 

Monster Island  (Thunder's Mouth, 2006.)

 

                Zombies take over the world, but one of them retains his self identity.

 

Monster Nation  (Thunder's Mouth, 2006.)

 

                This prequel to Monster Island describes the initial outbreak of the plague of zombies.

 

Monster Planet  (?)

 

?

 

99 Coffins  (Three Rivers, 2007.)

 

Laura Caxton #2.

 

Long dormant vampires return to unlife.

 

Overwinter  (Three Rivers, 2010.)

 

Werewolf #2.

 

A women obsessed with werewolves talks them in the Arctic wilderness.

 

Positive (Harper Voyager, 2015.)

 

Zombies.

 

13 Bullets  (Three Rivers, 2007.)

 

Laura Caxton #1.

 

                A policewoman discovers that vampires are real.

 

23 Hours  (Three Rivers, 2009.)

 

Laura Caxton #3.

 

A vampire hunter finds herself in prison, and menaced by a super vampire.

 

Vampire Zero  (?)

 

?

 

WELLMAN, MANLY WADE

 

After Dark  (Doubleday, 1980, Berkley, 1984.)

 

A Silver John novel.

 

An ancient race that lives hidden in Appalachia, masquerading as humans, tries to trick a wandering musician with magical powers into providing them with the key to a resurgence of their former power and supremacy over the human race.

 

Beyonders, The  (Warner, 1977.)

 

A sleepy Appalachian town is menaced by a mysterious creature which roams the hills, and which we eventually learn is the harbinger of an invasion of Earth from another dimension.

 

Devil Is Not Mocked and Other Warnings, The  (Night Shade, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Fearful Rock and Other Precarious Locales (Night Shade, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Hanging Stones, The  (Doubleday, 1982, Berkley, 1984.)

 

A Silver John novel.

 

 An eccentric millionaire attempts to build an amusement park with an occult theme in a remote part of Appalachia.  What he doesn't realize is that he is disturbing the supernatural beings who inhabit the forests nearby, and who do not take kindly to anyone poking fun at their nature.

 

John the Balladeer  (Baen, 1988.)

 

                Slightly different contents from Who Fears the Devil?

 

Lonely Vigils  (Carcosa, 1981.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Lost and the Lurking, The  (Doubleday, 1981, Berkley, 1984.)

 

A Silver John novel.

 

 A powerful witch begins operating in a remote rural area, extending her influence so widely that even the government has to take notice.  Silver John, a wandering musician with unique knowledge of the occult, is asked to investigate and bring an end to her arcane practices.

 

Old Gods Waken, The  (Doubleday, 1979, Berkley, 1984.)

 

A Silver John novel.

 

A group of men who wish to carry on Druid traditions in the New World come to Appalachia and begin a series of ceremonies designed to waken ancient Indian spirits. The occultist hero and an Indian companion must overcome several supernatural barriers in order to stop them.

 

Owls Hoot in the Daytime and Other Omens  (Night Shade, 2003.)

 

                Collection of Silver John stories.

 

Sin's Doorway and Other Ominous Entrances  (Night Shade, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Third Cry to Legba and Other Invocations, The  (Nightshade, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Valley So Low  (Doubleday, 1987.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Voice from the Mountain, The  (Doubleday, 1985.)

 

A Silver John novel.

 

                ?

 

Who Fears the Devil?  (Arkham House, 1963, Ballantine, 1964, Dell, ?, Star, ?, Baen, 1988, Paizo, ?)

 

                Collection of Silver John stories.

 

Worse Things Waiting  (Carcosa, 1973.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WELLS, DAN  (Also writes Science Fiction.)

 

Devil's Only Friend, The (Tor, 2015.)

 

John Cleaver #4.

 

?

 

Hollow City, The  (Tor, 2012.)

 

A schizophrenic sees real monsters.

 

I Am Not a Serial Killer  (Tor, 2010.)

 

John Cleaver #1.

 

A teenager battles a murderous demon disguised as a human.

 

I Don't Want to Kill You  (Tor, 2011.)

 

John Cleaver #3.

 

A troubled young man battles demons.

 

Mr. Monster  (Tor, 2010.)

 

John Cleaver #2.

 

Demons seek to wreak revenge on the human who killed one of their kind.

 

Over Your Dead Body (Tor, 2016.)

 

John Cleaver #5.

 

Two demon hunters have multiple problems.

 

WELLS, GEORGE

 

Taurus  (Signet, 1982.)

 

Several women are found brutally slaughtered, and further examination reveals that they were sexually assaulted first by a creature unknown to human science.  A supernaturally intelligent bull with a secret purpose that bodes no good for humanity is the culprit, searching for the key by which to fulfill its destiny. Not as silly as it sounds.  Not quite.

 

WELLS, H.G.

 

Croquet Player, The  (Chatto & Windus, 1936, Viking, 1937, Bison, 2004.)

 

                A ghost story.

 

Inexperienced Ghost & Nine Other Stories, The  (Bantam, 1965.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Invisible Man, The  (Pearson, 1897, Arnold, 1897, Harper, 1898, Grosset, 1933, Collins, 1933, Penguin, 1938, Dell, ?, Pocket, 1956, Fontana, 1959, Chariot, 1960, Scholastic, 1963, Berkley, 1964, Airmont, 1964, Popular Library, 1964, Award, ?, Aerie, ?, Fontana, ?, Gollancz, 2001.)

 

 The classic story of invisibility.  Having discovered a method of making himself invisible to human sight, a researcher loses his rationality as he interprets this new ability as a source of unassailable power.

 

Island of Dr. Moreau, The   (Stone Kimball, 1896, Heinemann, 1896, Penguin, 1946, Ace, 1958, Ballantine, 1963, Berkley, 1964, Airmont, 1966, Lancer, 1968, Magnum, 1968, Easton, 1995.)

 

At least three films have been made from this story of an unprincipled scientist who experiments with genetic manipulation of animals, turning them into creatures of limited intelligence, but keeping them cruelly subject to an artificial religion with himself as the supreme being.

 

Valley of Spiders, The  (Fontana, 1964.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

War of the Worlds, The  (Heinemann, 1898, Harper, 1898, Grosset, 1938, Dell, 1938, Armed Services, 1945, Penguin, 1946, Pocket, 1953, Looking Glass, 1960, Popular Library, 1962, Whitman, 1964, Berkley, 1964, Magnum, 1967, Scholastic, 1968, Golden Press, 1978, Ace, 1988, Pan, 1975, Andor, 1976, Aerie, 1988, Tor, 1988.)

 

The most famous novel of interplanetary invasion of all time.  Explosions on the surface of Mars are followed by the arrival on Earth of gigantic cylinders which prove to be vessels carrying Martian invaders.  Using enormous machines and rays of unknown nature, they advance across the face of the world, destroying everything which humanity attempts to bring to bear against them.

 

WELLS, WILLIAM K.

 

Effigies  (Dell, 1980.)

 

                An evil force manifests itself in a small community, warning of its coming in cryptic fashion, thus alerting a few individuals that something very strange, and very evil, has come into their homes and is about to exert its influence over their lives.  A bit too cryptic at times.

 

WENDIG, CHUCK

 

Blackbirds (Angry Robot, 2012, Saga, 2015.)

 

Miriam #1.

 

A clairvoyant woman has a vision of murder.

 

Blue Blazes, The  (Angry Robot, 2013.)

 

A crime boss with supernatural connections is opposed by his own daughter.

 

Cormorant, The (Saga, 2015.)

 

Miriam #3.

 

?

 

Double Dead  (Abaddon, 2011.)

 

A Tomes of the Dead novel.

 

A vampire struggles to survive in a world of zombies.

 

Mockingbird  (Saga, 2015.)

 

Miriam #2.

 

?

 

Thunderbird (Saga, 2016.)

 

Miriam #4.

 

?

 

WENK, RICHARD

 

Tales from the Crypt Volume III  (Random House, 1991.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WERLIN, MARVIN & MERLIN, MARK

 

Savior, The  (Simon & Schuster, 1978, Dell,1979, Severn House, 1979.)

 

Christopher possesses the power to heal the ill and perform other small miracles, and it appears that he might have been blessed somehow.  But there is a counterbalancing force within him, one which pushes him toward more evil acts, and the balance may be more precarious than is comfortable for those around him.

 

WERNICK, SAUL

 

Blood Tide  (Dell, 1979.)

 

 A vacationer goes scuba diving and recovers an odd bracelet from the ocean floor, one which appears to have been lost from a Nazi ship during the war.  Unfortunately, the artifact is more than just a tragic memento, it's also the harbinger of the return of an evil, possessive force.

 

Fire Ants, The  (Award, 1976.)

 

 Insects on the rampage once again.  This time it's a ravenous horde of fire ants, stirred up into a fervor of activity, attacking and killing animals and eventually human beings.

 

WESCOTT, EARLE

 

Winter Wolves  (Yankee, 1988, Bantam, 1989.)

 

                A very strange variation of the werewolf legend.  A disenchanted reporter moves to a remote town in Maine only to find himself involved with a mysterious woman and a pack of ghostly wolves with bloody intentions.

 

WEST, LINDSAY

 

Empire of the Ants  (Ace, 1977, from the screenplay by Bert I. Gordon and Jack Turley.)

 

Loosely based, so they say, on the story by H.G. Wells.  A resort community is devastated when a slowly escalating invasion of swarms of ants culminates in the siege of a hotel and all who dwell within it.

 

WEST, OWEN  (Pseudonym of Dean Koontz, whom see.)

 

Funhouse, The  (Jove, 1980, Sphere, 1981, from the screenplay by Larry Block.  Headline, 1993, Berkley, 1994, as by Dean R. Koontz..)

 

Essentially a slasher film with a bit more class than most, but not much.  A group of teenagers hide out in a haunted house ride at a carnival, and find themselves facing a real horror in the form of an apparently mutated, or at least horribly disfigured character who lives secretly among the staff.

 

Mask, The  (Jove, 1981. Berkley, 1988, Headline, 1989, under the name Dean Koontz. )

 

 A young girl appears mysteriously, with no record of her past and bereft of memories.  Two people feel sympathetically disposed and try to help, and by doing so expose themselves to the wrath of a tormented, and angry, soul.

 

WEST, REBECCA  (Pseudonym of Cecily Andrews.)

 

Harriet Hume: A London Fantasy  (Doubleday Doran, 1929.)

 

                A woman lives with the ghost of her dead lover.

 

WESTALL, ROBERT

 

Antique Dust  (Kestrel, 1989, Viking, 1989.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Blitzcat  (Macmillan, 1989, Scholastic, 1990.)

 

                ?

 

Break of Dark  (Chatto & Windus, 1982, Greenwillow, 1982.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Creature in the Dark, The  (Blackie, 1988.)

 

                ?

 

Demons and Shadows  (HarperCollins, 1993, Farrar Strauss, 1993, Sunburst, 1997.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Devil on the Road, The  (Greenwillow, 1978, Macmillan, 1978, Ace, 1985.)

 

                This is a time travel fantasy rather than a pure horror story, despite the trappings of magic and witchcraft.  A motorcyclist stumbles upon a doorway through time, by the use of which he becomes involved in a love affair with a witch.

 

Fearful Lovers and Other Stories  (Macmillan, 1992.  Scholastic, 1993, as In Camera and Other Stories.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Ghost Abbey  (Macmillan, 1988, Scholastic, 1989.)

 

                ?

 

Ghosts and Journeys  (Macmillan, 1988.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Haunting of Chas McGill and Other Stories, The  (Macmillan, 1983, Greenwillow, 1983.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

In Camera and Other Stories  (See Fearful Lovers and Other Stories.)

 

Promise, The  (Macmillan, 1990, Scholastic, 1991.)

 

                ?

 

Scarecrows, The  (Chatto & Windus, 1981, Greenwillow, 1981.)

 

                ?

 

Shades of Darkness  (Farrar, Strauss, 1994.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Stones of Muncaster Cathedral, The  (Vikiing, 1991, Kestrel, 1991, Farrar Strauss, 1991.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Watch House, The  (Knopf, 1977, Macmillan, 1977, Greenwillow,1978, Borzoi Sprinter, 1990, Beech Tree, 1998.)

 

                Ostensibly a novel for young adults, this makes minimal concessions for younger readers in content or packaging.  The protagonist is spending some time away from her parents, who are struggling to determine the future of their marriage, when she becomes obsessed with a series of supernatural sightings.  Determined to investigate the mystery of an old wrong, she is soon in danger of being caught forever in an other worldly limbo.

 

Wheatstone Pond, The  (Penguin, 1993.)

 

                ?

 

WESTERFELD, SCOTT

 

Blue Noon  (Eos, 2006.)

 

Midnighters #3.

 

                Five teenagers protect a magical hour from the creatures that live beyond our world.

 

Secret Hour, The  (Eos, 2004.)

 

Midnighters #1.

 

                A group of teenagers discover that during one hour each night, magic is real.

 

Touching Darkness  (Eos, 2004.)

 

Midnighters #2.

 

                Teens explore the mysteries of a magical hour.

 

WESTFIELD, MORVEN

 

Darksome Thirst  (Harvest Shadows, 2003.)

 

Alicia #1.

 

                Good witchcraft thwarts an evil vampire.

 

Old Power Returns, The  (Harvest Shadows, 2007.)

 

Alicia #2.

 

Contemporary witches help a woman haunted by the undead.

 

WESTON, LUCY

 

Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer, The  (Gallery, 2011.)

 

Vampire romance involving Queen Elizabeth and Mordred as vampire king.

 

WETZELL, GEORGE

 

Gothic Horror and Other Weird Tales, The  (Weirdbook, 1978.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WEVERKA, ROBERT  (See also collaboration with Charles Sellier.)

 

Boogens, The  (Bantam, 1981, from the screenplay by Thomas C. Chapman, Bob Hunt, and David OíMalley.)

 

 An abandoned mine is about to be reopened and creatures who lived there are on the move, using secret passageways to enter a home and terrorize the people who there.  Your basic ho-hum monster story.

 

Spectre  (Bantam, 1979, from the screenplay by Sam Peeples and Gene Roddenberry.)

 

A pair of psychic adventurers get involved with Asmodeus himself, who is prepared to use a Druidic cult to re-establish himself in the world.

 

WEYN, SUZANNE

 

My Brother the Ghost  (Harper, 1994.)

 

                Two youngsters battle an evil spirit in their new house.

 

Rest in Pieces  (Harper, 1994.)

 

                A dog digs up a disembodied claw and a terrible spirit takes possession of the animalís body.

 

WEYRICH, BECKY LEE

 

Contents for Sale  (Manor, 1978.)

 

A woman whose parents were murdered when she was a child returns to the family home with a new husband.  There she discovers that malevolent spirits inhabit her home, and that the curse that claimed her parents has room for another victim or two.

 

Through Caverns Infinite  (Manor, 1978.)

 

                An occasionally interesting novel about a woman who uses hypnotherapy to discover a number of her past lives, ranging back to the construction of the Great Pyramid.  Minimal supernatural content.

 

WHALEN, PATRICK

 

Deathwalker  (Pocket, 1992.)

 

                A retired spy flees the agency determined to silence him forever.  At the same time, a hideous demon stalks the woods of a remote, mountainous area, seeking new victims.  They meet, and each has his fate determined as a consequence.

 

Monastery, The  (Pocket, 1988.)

 

Vampire #1.

 

A mysterious monastery is the resting place for a powerful vampire and his minions.  The guardians responsible for imprisoning them fail through a series of mishaps, and the evil creatures are free to wreak havoc in the world.

 

Night Thirst  (Pocket, 1991.)

 

Vampire #2.

 

                A good vampire sets out to stop a bad one in the aftermath of the cataclysmic destruction of the previous novel.  Government authorities turn out to be even more cruel than the villain, adding realism to this story of the fantastic.

 

Out of the Night  (Pocket, 1990.)

 

                A series of sacrificial murders is committed for the purpose of the revival of several demons, banished from the Earth generations previously when they were lynched by local inhabitants during a brief period of vulnerability.

 

WHARTON, ALTHEA

 

White Ghost of Fenwick Hall, The  (Pocket, 1974.)

 

A ghostly apparition appears in the night, causing an automobile accident.  When the driver recovers, she finds herself in a sprawling mansion, where entirely human conflicts pose just as much of a danger as the supernatural.  Her only hope to survive the experience is to call upon the ghost who caused her to end up here in the first place.

 

WHARTON, EDITH

 

Ghosts  (See The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton.)

 

Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton, The  (Scribners, 1937, as Ghosts.  Popular Library, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Here and Beyond  (Appleton, 1926.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Tales of Men and Ghosts  (Scribner, 1910, Macmillan, 1910.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Xingu and Other Stories  (Scribner, 1916, Macmillan, 1916.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WHEATLEY, DENNIS

 

Black Magic Omnibus, The  (Hutchinson, 1956.)

 

                Omnibus of The Devil Rides Out, Strange Conflict, and To the Devil a Daughter.

 

Devil Rides Out, The  (Hutchinson, 1935, Arrow, 1954, Bantam, 1967.  Hutchinson, 1987, is adapted by Alison Sage.)

 

A Duke de Richleau novel.

 

 Part of the Duke de Richleau series, not all of which are supernatural.  A group of men discover that one of their friends has fallen under the influence of a black magician who has conjured demons to his aid.  They kidnap their friend, and thus earn the enmity of the sorcerer, who sets out to reclaim his victim.

 

Devil Rides Out and Gateway to Hell, The  (?, 1992.)

 

                Omnibus of the two novels.

 

Devil Rides Out,The Haunting of Toby Jugg, Gateway to Hell, To the Devil Ė A Daughter, The  (Heinemann, 1977.)

 

                Omnibus of the four novels.

 

Gateway to Hell  (Hutchinson,  1970, Ballantine, 1973.)

 

A Duke de Richleau novel.

 

The Duke and his companions discover that one of their number has apparently embezzled and absconded with his family's fortune, and they pursue him to South America, determined to discover what could have caused this change of character.  There they discover that a secret group of Satanists plans to use the forces of Hell to plunge the entire world into war.

 

Gunmen, Gallants, and Ghosts  (Hutchinson, 1943.)

 

                Collection of short stories not all of which are horror.

 

Haunting of Toby Jugg, The  (Hutchinson, 1948, Arrow, 1959, Ballantine, 1972.)

 

An invalided entrepreneur begins to witness supernatural manifestations and realizes that he is the object of a plot by black magicians who wish to replace him and seize control of the money and power which he possesses.  He is magically cured and sets out to destroy the evil powers ranged against him.

 

Irish Witch, The.  (Hutchinson, 1973, Arrow, 1978.)

 

A Roger Brook novel.

 

Part of the Roger Brook series, not all of which are supernatural.  Early in the Nineteenth Century, a group of satanists plans to revive the Hellfire Club, and one of the first women they choose as a sacrifice turns out to be the love of a two fisted hero unwilling to take this sort of thing sitting down.  Minimal supernatural content.

 

Ka of Gifford Hillary, The  (Hutchinson, 1956, Arrow, 1961, Bantam, 1969.)

 

A financier is "murdered" by an experimental ray, but although his body appears dead, his consciousness has been set free and can now range around the world, witnessing whatever he likes but without the ability to communicate. He investigates a complicated bit of espionage, then returns to reanimate his body and tell all.

 

Rape of Venice, The  (Hutchinson, 1959, Arrow, 1965.)

 

A Roger Brook novel.

 

During the Nineteenth Century, a secret agent becomes involved peripherally with black magic.

 

Satanist, The.  (Hutchinson,  1960, Arrow, 1962, Bantam, 1967.)

 

Satanist #2.

 

                A fast paced mishmash of occult adventure and spy thrillers with plots to explode atomic bombs in Europe, a group of secret cults in England led by genuine magicians, an imp conjured up during a satanist ceremony, and a host of other thrills and chills.

 

Strange Conflict  (Hutchinson, 1941, Ballantine, 1972.)

 

A Duke de Richleau novel.

 

The Nazis have allied themselves with a voodoo practitioner from the Caribbean in order to obtain information about Allied plans.  The Duke and his friends travel to the astral plane where they have a variety of problems with the voodoo sorcerer until he is finally defeated.

 

They Used Dark Forces  (Hutchinson, 1964, Arrow, 1968.)

 

A Gregory Sallust novel.

 

Part of the Gregory Sallust series, not all of which are supernatural.  The hero finds himself facing the possibility of using the forces of Hell to defeat Adolf Hitler and his armies.  Muddled but has its moments.

 

To the Devil ‑ A Daughter  (Hutchinson, 1953, Arrow, 1957, Bantam, 1968.)

 

Satanist #1.

 

An enigmatic woman who seems to have a different personality at night than she does during the day is eventually recognized as a minion of the Devil.  A mixture of occult adventure and espionage. 

 

White Witch of the South Seas, The  (?, 1968.)

 

                Voodoo.

 

WHEELER, THOMAS

 

Arcanum, The  (Bantam, 2004.)

 

                Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.P. Lovecraft, and Harry Houdini team up to track down an occult society with a powerful magical book.

 

WHITBOURN, JOHN

 

Binscombe Tales  (Haunted Library, 1989.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Binscombe Tales: Sinister Saxon Stories  (Ash-Tree, 1998.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

More Binscombe Tales: Sinister Sutangli Stories  (Ash-Tree, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Rollover Night  (Haunted Library, 1990.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WHITCOMB, LAURA

 

Fetch, The  (Houghton Mifflin, 2009.)

 

A rift between the world of the living and the world of the dead in revolutionary Russia.

 

WHITE, ALICEN

 

Watching Eye, The  (Dell, 1977.)

 

While accompanying a young child to a Caribbean island, Anstice never expected to find anything more exciting than possibly a romantic encounter.  But that was before she knew the boy had psychic powers, and that they would allow him to uncover knowledge which might put both their lives in danger.

 

WHITE, EDWARD LUCAS

 

House of the Nightmare, The  (Midnight House, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Lukundu and Other Stories  (Doran, 1927.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Sesta and Other Strange Stories  (Midnight House, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Song of the Sirens and Other Stories, The  (Dutton, 1919.)

 

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

 

Stuff of Dreams, The (Miskatonic, 2012, Dover, 2016.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WHITE, JOHN MANCHIP

 

Echoes and Shadows  (Tartarus, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WHITE, KAREN

 

Girl on Tregare Street, The  (NAL, 2009.)

 

Melanie #2.

 

A ghost story.

 

House on Tradd Street, The  (NAL, 2008.)

 

Melanie #1.

 

A gentle ghost story.

 

Strangers on Montagu Street, The  (NAL, 2011.)

 

Melanie #3.

 

An attempt to help a troubled teen attracts the attention of a malevolent ghost.

 

WHITE, MARIE ARDELL & JAMES GORDON WHITE

 

Beast, The  (Leisure, 1994.)

 

A low key horror novel involving a cult that worships an all too real monster, although most of the supernatural events take place off stage.

 

WHITE, SKYLER

 

And Falling, Fly  (Berkley, 2010.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

In Dreams Begin  (Berkley, 2010.)

 

Romance involving body switching.

 

WHITE, WRATH JAMES  (See also collaboration with Edward Lee and one that follows..)

 

His Pain (Deadite, 2011.)

 

?

 

Resurrectionist, The  (Leisure, 2009.)

 

A man with the power to bring the dead back to life discovers it is not a blessing.

 

Succulent Prey  (Leisure, ?)

 

?

 

WHITE, WRATH JAMES & DUZA, ANDRE

 

Son of a Bitch (Deadite, 2013.)

 

A demon possesses the body of a dog.

 

WHITEFEATHER, SHERI

 

Demonic (Heat, 2011.)

 

Erotica involving demons.

 

Feral (Berkley, 2011.)

 

Erotica with demons.

 

WHITEHEAD, HENRY S.

 

Black Beast and Other Voodoo Tales, The  (Mayflower, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories  from Jumbee & Other Uncanny Tales.

 

Jumbee & Other Uncanny Tales  (Arkham House, 1944.  Spearman, 1974.  Mayflower, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Jumbee & Other Voodoo Tales  (Mayflower, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories  from Jumbee & Other Uncanny Tales.

 

Passing of a God and Other Weird Tales  (Ash-Tree, 2007.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Voodoo Tales (Wordsworth, 2012.)

 

Collection of sometimes loosely related stories.

 

West India Nights  (Arkham House, 1946.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WHITEHOUSE, WES

 

Scurrying, The  (Futura, 1983.)

 

  Due to a combination of circumstances, the population of rats breeding in the sewers below London explodes into such an enormous mass that they boil over into the surface world above, adding human beings to their menu.

 

WHITESIDE, DIANE

 

Bond of Blood  (Berkley, 2007.)

 

Texas Vampire #1.

 

                A vampire who rules over his people in the American Southwest must confront a challenger.

 

Bond of Darkness  (Berkley, 2009.)

 

Texas Vampire #3.

 

?

 

Bond of Fire  (Berkley, 2008.)

 

Texas Vampire #2.

 

Vampire romance.

 

Hunter's Prey, The  (?, 2005.)

 

                Collection of loosely related vampire stories.

 

WHITESON, LEON

 

Scanners  (Tower, 1980, from the screenplay by David Cronenberg.)

 

A group of people live hidden from the rest of us, people with the power to use their minds as a deadly weapon.  Among themselves, there is a terrible rivalry to demonstrate the strongest use of the power.  Without the visceral visuals, this is pretty humdrum.

 

WHITFIELD, KIM  (Also writes Fantasy.)

 

Benighted  (Del Rey, 2006.)

 

                The settings is an alternate world where lycanthropy is the rule and the few who don't change shape are a minority.

 

WHITMAN, DAVID

 

Deadfellas  (DarkTales, 2001.)

 

                Mobsters have problems when the targets of their killings turn out to be zombies.

 

WHITTEN, LESLIE H.

 

Death of a Nurse  (See Moon of the Wolf.)

 

Fangs of Morning, The  (Leisure, 1994, bound with The Alchemist, also by Whitten but not horror.)

 

                A short, standard vampire story about a police detective who tracks down the undead killer, but who becomes infected himself.

 

Moon of the Wolf  (Doubleday, 1967, Ace, undated. Hale, 1969, as Death of a Nurse.)

 

                A likable detective in a rural Mississippi town is perplexed by a string of brutal murders, until he accepts the possibility that the responsible party might not be human.

 

Progeny of the Adder  (Doubleday, 1965, Ace, undated.)

 

                One of the better traditional vampire novels.  A brutal serial killer is loose in Washington, D.C., dumping the bodies of his victims in the Potomac.  A procedural detective story with a supernatural twist as the killer is actually a virtually invulnerable vampire.

 

WHITTINGTON, DON

 

Spook House  (Avon Camelot, 1995.)

 

Brock & Winston #3.

 

Two young boys travel to the original House of Usher and encounter a woman who is 150 years old.

 

Vampire Mom  (Avon Camelot, 1995.)

 

Brock & Winston #1.

 

Winston's mother is turning into a vampire.  Can the boys save her in time?

 

Werewolf Tonight  (Avon Camelot, 1995.)

 

Brock & Winston #2.

 

Two boys form a strong friendship against a common enemy, a bully, but then find themselves facing a werewolf.

 

Zombie Queen, The  (Avon Camelot, 1996.)

 

Brock & Winston #4.

 

This time the two friends travel in time back to 1812 New Orleans in order to tangle with the queen of the zombies.

 

WIBBERLEY, LEONARD

 

Crime of Martin Coverly, The  (Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux, 1979, Vagabond, 1980.)

 

A fifteen year old encounters a ghost in a relative's home, as the result of which he is sent back in time to solve a mystery so that the restless spirit can be at peace.  Aimed at younger readers.

 

WIEBE, JOANNA

 

Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant, The  (Benbella, 2014.)

 

V #1.

 

?

 

Wicked Awakening of Anne Merchant, The (Benbella, 2015.)

 

V #2..

 

A young girl discovers the supernatural is real.

 

WIECK, STEWART

 

Malkavian  (White Wolf, 2000.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                A vampire believes that legendary super vampires are about to arise and destroy all of the existing members of his race.

 

Toreador  (White Wolf, 1999.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                A member of the Toreador vampire clan, which consider themselves the dilettantes of the undead, develops an intriguing plan to seize control of Atlanta.

 

WIEHE, FRED

 

Strange Days  (?, 2005.)

 

                A monster strikes from another dimension.

 

WIERSEMA, ROBERT J.

 

Before I Wake  (St Martins, 2007.)

 

A comatose child becomes the battleground between good and evil.

 

WILBER, RICK

 

Cold Road, The  (Forge, 2003.)

 

                A woman with mild psychic powers gets involved with two sets of murders.

 

WILD, KATE

 

Fight Game  (Scholastic, 2008.)

 

Freedom Smith #1.

 

?

 

Firefight  (Scholastic, 2009.)

 

Freedom Smith #2.

 

Young adult novel about a super powered boy fighting the supernatural.

 

WILD, MIKE

 

Better the Devil  (Black Flame, 2007.)

 

A Caballistics novel.

 

                Good magicians are forced to use magic openly to defeat a supernatural enemy in London.

 

Hell on Earth  (Black Flame, 2006.)

 

A Caballistics novel.

 

                A group who battle supernatural menaces face a fallen angel.

 

WILDE, D. GUNTHER  (Pseudonym of Bernhardt Hurwood, whom see.)

 

Claws  (Leisure, 1978.)

 

A series of mysterious killings is finally solved when investigators realize that the cats in the city are hunting cooperatively in packs.

 

WILDE, KELLY

 

Angel Kiss  (Tor, 1993.)

 

                Three evil Chinese women seize control of living bodies and renew their age old war against the entire male gender.  They are aided by the fact that incredibly strong tentacles are hidden within their bodies, strong enough to crush a man to death. 

 

Makoto  (Tor, 1990.)

 

                Following the suicide of her brother, a young Japanese woman makes a new life in the US.  Unfortunately, his tormented soul is not at rest and evolves into an Oni, a demonic force determined to end her life.

 

Mastery  (Dell, 1991.)

 

                A shapechanging vampire with extraordinary new powers is one of a group of people on a train which travels back in time to turn of the century San Francisco, just in time for the great earthquake.  Written in a non-linear style and with a very bizarre cast of characters.

 

Suiting, The  (Tor, 1988.)

 

                A particularly appealing suit of clothing has a profound and not quite reasonable influence upon the man wearing it.  One of the strangest novels in the field.

 

WILDE, OSCAR

 

Canterville Ghost, The  (Luce, 1906.)

 

                An irascible but likable ghost helps a youngster.

 

Picture of Dorian Gray, The   (Ward Lock, 1891, Penguin, 1949, Dell, 1960,  Pyramid, 1961, Signet, 1996.)

 

One of the all time horror classics.  A man with too great a love for youth makes an unholy pact, as the result of which he can lead a life of dissolution without showing any evidence of it, while a portrait of himself changes slowly with time, illustrating the depravity of his soul.

 

Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings, The  (Bantam, 1982.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WILDER, CHERRY

 

Cruel Designs  (Piatkus, 1988.)

 

                An evil house affects its residents.

 

WILDER, ERIC

 

Black Magic Woman (Gondwana, 2014.)

 

A voodoo curse in New Orleans.

 

WILHELM, KATE  (See also collaboration with Theodore L. Thomas.)

 

WILKINS, KIM

 

Fallen Angel  (Gollancz, 2002.)

 

                A reporter investigating an occult society learns of the appearance of an evil angel.

 

Giants of the Frost  (Warner, 2005, Gollancz, 2005.)

 

                At a remote weather station in Scandinavia, a young woman discovers that she is menaced and aide by supernatural creatures from Viking legends.

 

Grimoire  (Gollancz, 1999.)

 

                Occult lore, the summoning of Satan, and other supernatural phenomena in a disjointed story that alternates between the 19th and 20th Centuries.

 

Infernal, The  (Oriel, 1999.)

 

                The followers of a charismatic musician are being slaughtered in ghastly fashion.  A female admirer suspects that this is the consequence of an unholy pact he and she made in a previous life.

 

Resurrectionists, The  (Orion, 2001.)

 

                A young woman tries to escape her overbearing family and finds herself menaced by a village full of people who have used witchcraft to prolong their lives.

 

WILKINS, MARY  (See also Mary Wilkins-Freeman.)

 

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

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WILKINS-FREEMAN, MARY  (See also Mary Wilkins.)

 

Collected Ghost Stories  (Arkham House, 1974.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WILKS, EILEEN

 

Blood Challenge (Berkley, 2011.)

 

Werewolf #6.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Blood Lines  (Berkley, 2007.)

 

Werewolf #3.

 

                A police officer, her werewolf lover, and a psychic track down a killer demon.

 

Blood Magic  (Berkley, 2010.)

 

Werewolf #5.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Death Magic (Berkley, 2011.)

 

Werewolf #7.

 

Werewolf romance with ghosts.

 

Mortal Danger  (Berkley, 2005.)

 

Werewolf #2.

 

                A werewolf romance.

 

Mortal Sins  (Berkley, 2009.)

 

Werewolf #4.

 

A werewolf romance.

 

Mortal Ties  (Berkley, 2012.)

 

Werewolf.

 

Werewolf romance.

 

Originally Human  (Berkley, 2012.)

 

Romance involving a succubus.

 

Tempting Danger  (Berkley, 2004.)

 

Werewolf #1.

 

                Werewolf romance blended with police procedural.

 

WILLARD, ELIZA

 

Power of Three, The  (Pocket Pulse, 1999, based on the screenplay by Constance Burge.)

 

A Charmed novel.

 

                Three sisters read an incantation which gives each of them a different supernatural power.  The major drawback is a nasty warlock who plans to kill them and steal their powers for himself.

 

WILLEFORD, CHARLES

 

Machine in Ward Eleven, The  (Belmont, 1963, Four Walls, Eight Windows, 2001.)

 

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

 

WILLIAMS, CHARLES

 

All Hallow's Eve  (Faber, 1945, Avon Bard, 1969.)

 

                Two people killed in an accident find themselves revived in a very different London, one occupied by the spirits of the dead.  This is more of an allegory than a horror novel, but some of Williams stage setting is haunting, no pun intended.

 

Descent into Hell  (Faber, 1937,Pellegrini & Cudahy, 1949, Eerdmans, ?.)

 

                Ghosts and time travel.

 

Greater Trumps, The  (Gollancz, 1932, Pellegrini & Cudahy, 1950, Noonday, 1962, Avon Bard, 1969.)

 

A deck of Tarot cards is the key to a great metaphysical game which is being played with the universe as its setting.  A fantastic allegory with an occult superstructure.

 

War in Heaven  (Gollancz, 1930,  Faber, ?,  Sphere, 1976.)

 

A routine murder mystery becomes anything but when it is revealed that the Holy Grail still exists, and that a group of satanists plan to seize it and use it to strengthen their supernatural powers.

 

WILLIAMS, CONRAD

 

Decay Inevitable  (Solaris, 2009.)

 

A monster is created and escapes to wreak havoc in the world.

 

Unblemished, The  (Earthling, 2006.)

 

The entire population of London is possessed.

 

WILLIAMS, DAVID

 

Second Sight  (Simon & Schuster, 1977, Jove, 1979.)

 

When she begins to hear voices and catch glimpses of a man who died decades earlier, the heroine feels strangely drawn to the apparition, and the strength of that pull increases until she steps back in time to help him avert his fate.

 

WILLIAMS, DREW  (See also collaboration which follows.)

 

Night Terrors  (Barclay, 2001.)

 

                In a town plagued by unexplained murders and suicides, a man is visited in his mind by a menacing figure known as Dust.

 

WILLIAMS, DREW & NASSISE, JOE

 

Spectres and Darkness  (Medium Rare, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WILIAMS, ERIK

 

Bigfoot Crank Stomp (Deadlite, 2013.)

 

A drug addicted sasquatch.

 

Demon (Harper Voyager, 2015.)

 

Demon #1.

 

?

 

Guardian  (Harper Voyager, 2015.)

 

Demon #2.

 

Demons in the Mideast.

 

Walking Shadows (Createspace, 2013.)

 

Supernatural apocalypse.

 

WILLIAMS, MARK  (See collaboration with J.F. Gonzalez.)

 

WILLIAMS, MARY

 

Chill Company  (Kimber, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Dark God, The  (Kimber, 1979.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Dark Land, The  (Kimber, 1975.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Ghostly Carnival  (Kimber, 1980.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Haunted Garden, The  (Kimber, 1986.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Haunted Valley and Other Ghost Stories, The  (Kimber, 1978.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Haunted Waters  (Kimber, 1987.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Ravenscarne and Other Ghost Stories  (Piatkus, 1991.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

They Walk at Twilight  (Kimber, 1977.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Unseen Footsteps  (Kimber, 1977.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Where No Birds Sing  (Kimber, 1978.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Where Phantoms Stir  (Kimber, 1976.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Whisper in the Night  (Kimber, 1979.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WILLIAMS, MONA

 

Messenger, The  (Rawson, 1977, McClelland and Stewart, 1977, Signet, 1978.)

 

Several people travel to a small island, unaware of the fact that it is the prowling ground of an ancient force which will test their individual and collective characters. Great emphasis on psychological tension.

 

This House Is Burning  (Rawson, 1978, McClelland and Stewart, 1978, Signet, 1979.)

 

The family around whom this story revolves has achieved the apparent impossible. Despite the fact that the mother was barren, she had several children, although there were rumors that she attempted to have one of them killed at birth.  What strange pact have they entered into which gave them whatever they desired, and what was their side of the deal?

 

WILLIAMS, PATRICK & WILLIAMS, CHRIS

 

Dead Meat (Permuted, 2012.)

 

Zombies.

 

WILLIAMS, ROBERT MOORE

 

Seven Tickets to Hell  ( Popular Library, 1972.)

 

A narcotics agent is confronted with a supernatural cult of the walking dead, as well as a group of gigantic worms that prowl through underground caverns. 

 

WILLIAMS, SIDNEY  (See also Michael August.)

 

Azarius  (Pinnacle, 1989.)

 

A vindictive demon prowls around the edges of our world until he discovers a woman with the unique ability to serve as a bridge by which he may interact once more with the world of the living.

 

Blood Hunter  (Pinnacle, 1990.)

 

                An old fashioned monster story, this one dealing with a legendary swamp creature that lives concealed in the bayou country of Louisiana.  No real new twists, but neatly brought off. 

 

Gnelfs  (Pinnacle, 1991.)

 

                A young girl is troubled by dreams of transformed, evil versions of television cartoon creatures.  The dreams manifest themselves physically as time passes, threatening her life and those of everyone around her.  Very effective at times.

 

Night Brothers  (Pinnacle, 1989.)

 

                A vampire at large in Louisiana uses wild animals as allies in her quest for power.  Voodoo witchcraft blends with reasonably traditional vampire lore in this entertaining but uninspired thriller.

 

When Darkness Falls  (Pinnacle, 1992.)

 

                A pack of mysterious wolves begins killing people, a dog is found with a bizarre wound, and the new teacher in town seems drawn to participate in a mysterious rite in this suspenseful evocation of old magic reborn in a modern setting.

 

 

WILLIAMSON, CHET

 

Ash Wednesday  (Tor, 1987.)

 

The town of Merridale is transformed when the silent specters of everyone who has died reappear, silent, reproachful, lurking throughout the community.  A very unique and disturbing ghost story.

 

City of Iron  (Avon, 1998.)

 

Ancient Evil #1.

 

                Investigators believe that the disappearance of a prominent artist is part of a plot by a cult to introduce genuinely supernatural forces into the contemporary world.

 

Clash by Night  (Harper, 1998.)

 

A Crow novel.

 

                Terrorists from a right wing militia group blow up a day care center, killing the manager and several children.  The crow brings the manager back from the dead, giving her a nearly invulnerable body in which to track down and kill the people responsible.

 

Dreamthorp  (Dark Harvest, 1989, Tor, 1989.)

 

                A strange story about a remote resort town which erupts into violence following the arrival of a woman fleeing the memory of a terrible murder she witnessed.  Highly charged atmosphere and well drawn characters.

 

Empire of Dust  (Avon, 1998.)

 

Ancient Evil #2.

 

                CIA operatives find evidence that a demon has been admitted to our world and set out to track it down and expel it.

 

Figures in Rain  (Ash-Tree, 2002.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

House of Fear, The  (Footsteps, 1989.)

 

                Short story in pamphlet form.

 

Lowland Rider  (Tor, 1988.)

 

Following the murder of his family in New York City, the protagonist enters the subterranean world of thugs and homeless people, only to discover that a strange figure dominates that milieu, the source of much of its squalidness and evil, and possibly an agent of unearthly forces.

 

Mordenheim  (TSR, 1994.)

 

Part of the shared universe Ravenloft series.  This is a dark retelling of the Frankenstein story, very atmospheric, with psychics, werewolves, and other trimmings added. 

 

Reign  (Dark Harvest, 1990.)

 

                An actor is suspected of a series of grisly killings, but eventually the man's duplicate is seen in the act and killed.  The supposedly mundane resolution of what appeared to be nearly supernatural events is then turned on its head when we find out the killer was an exact duplicate, more precise than a twin, perhaps a creation of the original's anger.

 

Second Chance  (?, 1995, Leisure, 2002.)

 

                A group of old college friends find themselves traveling back through time, where they avoid the deaths of two friends, and acquire a deadly enemy.

 

Siege of Stone (Avon, 1999.)

 

Ancient Evil #3.

 

                Three secret agents win the final battle with a supernatural entity from hell itself.

 

Soulstorm  (Tor, 1986.)

 

A disparate group of individuals is offered a staggering sum of money if they will agree to spend a short period dwelling in a house rumored to be haunted.  They agree, and become prisoners in the building, which is inhabited by a force so dreadful and powerful that it can alter not only their minds, but their bodies.

 

Story of Noichi the Blind, The  (Cemetery Dance, 2007.)

 

A ghost story. 

 

WILLIAMSON, J.N.  See also Julian Shock.)

 

Affinity  (Leisure, 2001.)

 

                A man begins to lose bits of his memory and gain the memories of someone else, and with those memories come supernatural power.

 

Babel's Children  (Dell, 1984.)

 

A pair of twins share a bond that is even stronger than that normal between such close siblings.  They also share the ability to reach out and kill those they dislike through the power of their unaided minds.

 

Banished, The  (Playboy, 1981.)

 

A strange ball of light appears at various places on the Earth, scooping up groups of orphaned children and carrying them off.   Not science fiction exactly, but pretty close.

 

Black School  (Dell, 1989, Severn House, 1990.)

 

A teacher's daughter is kidnapped by a satanic cult, and he abandons his old life in order to rescue her.  And this is no simple coterie demented perverts, but a society actually in communication with Satan and his demons.

 

Bloodlines  (Longmeadow, 1994, Leisure, 1998.)

 

Vampire family values in this one.  The daughter of a vampire suspects that his curse may be communicable through heredity and seeks to find her missing brother to save him from a fate worse than undeath.

 

Brotherkind  (Leisure, 1982.)

 

A Martin Ruben story.

 

A parapsychologist becomes involved with the kidnapping of a young woman.  Shortly thereafter it becomes obvious that the "men" who are discouraging an investigation of the crime are not human, but are the Men in Black who reputedly are associated with UFO sightings.  It turns out to be the first step in the creation of a new type of lifeform, a blending of human and alien.

 

Dead to the World  (Leisure, 1988.)

 

Existing within the familiar world are numerous people who are actually dead, ghosts of a sort, mimicking ordinary life. The protagonists suddenly discover that the world is not the safe, predictable place they always believed it to be, that their knowledge has placed them in jeopardy.

 

Death‑Angel  (Zebra, 1981.)

 

Lamia #2.

 

The evil vampiress is not about to accept defeat, and launches a new plan to ensure the survival of herself and her kind despite the best efforts of mere humans to destroy her.

 

Death‑Coach  (Zebra, 1981.)

 

Lamia #1.

 

 An immortal vampire and her companion dominate a small midwestern town.  She is a shapechanger, able to use a variety of forms to achieve her purposes.  A particularly brutal and unmitigatedly evil pair of vampires.

 

Death‑Doctor  (Zebra, 1982.)

 

Lamia #4.

 

The female vampire who is featured in this series poses as a doctor in order to create a newborn vampire infant, as once again she seeks to insure her future.  Although this was the last to be published, the ending is still not conclusive.

 

Death‑School  (Zebra, 1982.)

 

Lamia #3.

 

The Queen of the Vampires returns to the small town which was nearly destroyed during her last battle with normal humans.  Now, posing as a school teacher, she attempts once more to establish her absolute authority.

 

Dentist, The  (Dell, 1983.)

 

A perfectly respectable dentist becomes involved romantically with a woman who possesses a talisman of magical properties and knowledge of a method of achieving immortality.  Unfortunately for the dentist's patients, one of the necessary prerequisites is the causing of pain, which a dentist is in a very unique position to arrange.

 

Don't Take Away the Light  (Zebra, 1993.)

 

An offbeat ghost story about a child with a psychologically abusive mother who discovers mysterious visitors during the darkness.  More psychologically motivated than most of this author's work.

 

Evil Offspring  (Leisure, 1987.)

 

The central menace in this interesting novel is an almost bodiless force, an entity which has survived from a prehistoric civilization that preceded humanity.  Now it has sprung forth again, spawned from a corpse dead for several millennia, and it seeks to accomplish enigmatic goals with powers and abilities beyond human comprehension.

 

Evil One, The  (Zebra, 1982.)

 

A psychic detects the evil presence of an insane woman whose mental powers are terrifying in their magnitude.  Her discovery sets off a brutal campaign of murder and terror as the woman seeks to protect her existence.

 

Fifth Season, The  (Detours, 1993.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Frights of Fancy  (Leisure, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Ghost  (Leisure, 1984.)

 

A man dies unexpectedly, and for some time doesn't even realize what has happened.  When he accepts his new state as  a bodiless spirit who can only interact with the world of the living in the most subtle fashion, he panics, but eventually adjusts and learns the advantages of this new type of existence.

 

Ghost Mansion  (Zebra, 1981.)

 

Minnifield #1.

 

Minnifield Place is a large, apparently abandoned and untenanted building.  Except that it really isn't untenanted; it's just that the current inhabitants have no bodies, are in fact ghosts.  A group of living visitors tries to explain the paranormal phenomena that occur during their visits to the building, with sometimes unpleasant results.

 

Haunt, The   (Leisure, 1999.)

 

                A ghost story variation.  The supernatural force in this house isn't the spirit of someone who died, it's the spirit of someone who never lived.

 

Hell Storm  (Dell, 1990.)

 

The caretaker of a powerful book of magic must find allies to prevent it from falling into the hands of Satan himself, because with it in his possession, he can operate without hindrance in the world of humankind. 

 

Horror House  (Playboy, 1981.)

 

Thomas Edison visits a supposedly haunted house in order to experiment with communication between this world and the next, apparently without success.  But many years later, a new group of people move into the long vacant building, only to discover that Edison's experiments have aroused a powerful and angry supernatural force determined to express its displeasure in the most forceful possible terms.

 

Horror Mansion  (Zebra, 1982.)

 

Minnifield #2.

 

                A new owner moves into the once haunted Minnifield Place, and isn't there long before the uneasy spirits who dwell there waken again.  Before he leaves, if he leaves, he will have his view of reality shaken to its core.

 

Houngan, The  (Leisure, 1980.  Leisure, 1984, as Profits.)

 

An ad writer takes a new job with a prosperous agency, only to discover that there is a strange in‑groupishness about his fellow employees. They are, we learn, held in thrall by a voodoo magician, a houngan. 

 

Longest Night, The  (Leisure, 1985.)

 

A vicious killer murders several prostitutes whose resentful spirits are caught between the worlds of life and death.  An interesting exchange between the living and several ghosts who cannot quite accept the fact that they are dead is the high point.

 

Monastery, The  (Zebra, 1992.)

 

                A family take refuge from a snowstorm in a mysterious monastery whose inhabitants are of both sexes, and who have a rather open attitude toward sex and nudity.  They are actually members of an ancient European cult, with supernatural power over animals, preparing to use human sacrifice to gain temporal power.

 

Naked Flesh of Feeling, The  (Pulphouse, 1991.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Night Seasons, The  (Zebra, 1991.)

 

                An innocent man is tricked into helping drive a group of criminals to commit horrible, murderous acts.  A shorter version of this novel appeared elsewhere under the same title and achieved considerable recognition.

 

Noonspell  (Leisure, 1987.)

 

During a television program, a mysterious man warns the protagonist that he is under a curse, that he will die in less than two months by his own hand.  Although the hero scoffs, his friends begin to die mysteriously, one by one, leading to the conclusion that he must commit suicide in order to save those he loves.

 

Offspring, The  (Leisure, 1984.)

 

                A newborn child appears human but has actually been spawned by an ancient evil, a creature which possesses paranormal powers.  With the child as its key, the creature plans a horrible fate for the world.

 

Playmates  (Leisure, 1982.)

 

                A child's imaginary playmates assert themselves.  Actually they are Irish demons whose depredations are foreshadowed by the wailing of a banshee.

 

Premonition  (Leisure, 1981.)

 

A Martin Ruben story.

 

A parapsychologist journeys to a privately owned island where a group of people appear to be elevating health and vigor to the status of a religion.  But as time passes, he realizes they hold the secret of immortality, although it may be achieved only by enslaving their souls to a monstrous creature.

 

Profits  (See The Houngan.)

 

Queen of Hell (Leisure, 1981.)

 

                A young girl discovers she is the reincarnation of Hecate.

 

Ritual, The  (Leisure, 1979.)

 

A Martin Ruben story.

 

                While investigating an apparent case of demonic possession, parapsychologist Ruben discovers that he is conversing with a minion of Satan.

 

Shadows of Death  (Dell, 1989.)

 

A story of a break in the wall between the world of the living and the dead, with an innocent young woman discovering she is the fulcrum upon which the balance of the future rests.  Dead people speak to her, and promise to return to the world of light and life.

 

Tulpa, The  (Leisure, 1981.)

 

                An elderly man discovers to his horror that he is the vessel through which a supernatural entity is slowly gaining life and vigor, a creature which thrives on the terror of its victims, and which hungers for power.

 

WILLIAMSON, JACK

 

Darker Than You Think  (Magazine serial in 1940. Fantasy Press, 1948, Lancer, 1963, Berkley, 1969, Garland, 1975, Sphere, 1976,  Dell, 1979, Bluejay, 1984, Collier, 1989, Orb, 1999.)

 

Werewolves, witches, and other supposedly supernatural beings are explained as part of a non‑human species which was nearly wiped out by homo sapiens in the distant past.  Now they are re‑emerging, though still hidden among normal humans, and there is but a single weapon which might prevent their seizing control of the world.

 

WILLIS, CONNIE

 

Distress  (Roadkill, 1996.)

 

                Short story in chapbook format.

 

WILLIS, MAUD  (Pseudonym of Eileen Lottman, who writes science fiction under that name.)

 

Devil's Rain, The  (Dell, 1975, from the screenplay by James Ashton, Gabe Essoe, and Gerald Hopman.)

 

An evil spirit in human form takes advantage of a cult of satanists to establish itself in a dying town.  A group of casual passersby pass through at an inopportune time and become potential victims, as well as potential heroes.

 

WILSON, CHARLES

 

Deep Sleep  (St Martins, 1981.)

 

                Most of the voodoo magic and other apparent fantastic content is explained away in this story of murder surrounding a dream clinic, but there are actual visions and hints that some voodoo might be real.

 

 WILSON, COLIN

 

Lifeforce.  (See The Space Vampires.)

 

Space Vampires, The  (Arkham House, 1967, Bantam, 1968, Panther, 1969, Oneiric, 1972, Pocket, 1977.  Random House, 1976, Warner, ?,  under the title of the film made from the novel, Lifeforce.)

 

                An expedition stumbles across a derelict alien spacecraft, and carries back to Earth several apparently dead aliens, who becomes reanimated and break loose, draining human beings of their life force.  Before theyíre destroyed, they nearly devastate all of London.

 

WILSON, CONNIE CORCORAN

 

Hellfire & Damnation  (Sam's Dot, 2010.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WILSON, DAVID NIALL

 

Ancient Eyes  (Bloodletting, 2007.)

 

An evil spirit takes over a church.

 

Ennui and Other States of Madness  (Dark Regions, 2008.)

 

Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Fall of the House of Escher and Other Illusions, The  (Macabre, 1995.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Lasombra  (White Wolf, 2003.)

 

A World of Darkness novel.

 

                Vampire clans battle in ancient Constantinople.

 

Path of the Meteor  (Mystique, 2000.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Roll Them Bones  (CD Publications, 2003.)

 

                Ambiguous story about an encounter with a possibly authentic witch.

 

This Is My Blood  (Terminal Frights, 1999.)

 

                Jesus Christ wanders into the wilderness to be tempted, and that comes in the form of a seductive vampire.

 

To Dream of Dreamers Lost  (White Wolf, 1998.)

 

Grails #3.

 

                Just as it appears that possession of the Grail is within his grasp, a vampire discovers that his enemies have not abandoned their quest to deny him its power.

 

To Sift Through Bitter Ashes  (White Wolf, 1997.)

 

Grails #1.

 

                Vampires battle Knights Templar for possession of the Holy Grail.

 

To Speak in Lifeless Tongues  (White Wolf, 1997.)

 

Grails #2.

 

                An intricate story of rivalries among the most ancient vampires as they battle to gain possession of the Holy Grail and use its power to enhance their own.

 

WILSON, F. PAUL

 

Aftershock & Others  (Forge, 2009.)

 

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

 

All the Rage  (Forge, 2000, Tor, 2001.)

 

Repairman Jack #4.

 

                The Jack of all trades is back, this time combating a new drug that turns people into murderous maniacs.  The drug is derived from the blood of an inhuman creature, and its main distributor is a ruthless gangster nastier than most monsters.

 

Barrens and Others, The  (Wildside, 1992, Forge, 1998.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Bloodline  (Gauntlet, 2007, Forge, 2007, Tor, 2008.)

 

Repairman Jack #11.

 

A routine background check uncovers the supernatural.

 

Buckets   (Pulphouse Paperbacks, 1991.)

 

                Short story in paperback form.  Controversial story of the spirits of aborted fetuses returning.  First published in 1989.

 

By the Sword  (Tor, 2008.)

 

Repairman Jack #12.

 

Jack battles a cult that is trying to bring about an apocalypse.

 

Cold City (Tor, 2012.)

 

Repairman Jack.

 

Marginal.

 

Conspiracies  (Forge, 2000.)

 

Repairman Jack #3.

 

                Jack attends a convention of conspiracy theorists while looking for clues about a mysterious disappearance.  He encounters a variety of oddballs, and begins experiencing dreams which seem to warn him that the supernatural entities he once escaped are after him again.

 

Crisscross  (Forge, 2004.)

 

Repairman Jack #8.

 

                Two routine jobs both lead Jack into a fresh confrontation with the supernatural.

 

Dark at the End, The  (Tor, 2011.)

 

Repairman Jack.

 

?

 

Dark City  (Tor, 2013.)

 

Repairman Jack.

 

The early days of his career. Not really fantastic.

 

Fear City (Tor, 2014.)

 

Repairman Jack.

 

A supernatural secret society.

 

Gateways  (Forge, 2003, Tor, 2006.)

 

Repairman Jack #7.

 

                Jack encounters a woman who can summon creatures from a remote spot in the Everglades.

 

Ground Zero  (Tor, 2009.)

 

Repairman Jack #13.

 

Jack finds a supernatural cause for the 9/11 attacks.

 

Harbingers  (Forge, ?)

 

Repairman Jack #10.

 

?

 

Haunted Air, The  (Gauntlet, 2002, Forge, 2002, Tor, 2004.)

 

Repairman Jack #6.

 

                Jack has to deal with a house haunted by the ghosts of murdered children, and a secret circle of sorcerers who have obtained immortality through the sacrifice of the young.

 

Hosts  (Forge, 2001.)

 

Repairman Jack #5.

 

                A new drug makes all who take part of a shared mind.

 

Infernal  (Forge, 2005.)

 

Repairman Jack #9.

 

                Jack and his dissolute brother find an ancient magical artifact that threatens them both.

 

Jack: Secret Circles  (Tor, 2010.)

 

A Repairman Jack YA novel.

 

Jack investigates an area inhabited by monsters.

 

Jack: Secret Histories  (Tor, 2010.)

 

A Repairman Jack YA novel.

 

Jack finds a corpse and a mysterious artifact.

 

Jack: Secret Vengeance  (Tor, 2011.)

 

A Repairman Jack YA novel.

 

Jack uses supernatural creatures to counter a bully.

 

Keep, The  (Morrow, 1981, New English Library, 1982, Berkley, 1982.)

 

Keep #1.

 

A Nazi military group takes possession of a decaying castle, and some of their number disturb an ancient, evil spirit which has been imprisoned there since time immemorial.  Although its initial attacks very much resemble those of the traditional vampire, it is eventually revealed to be a different creature entirely, and one far more dangerous.

 

Last Rakosh, The  (Overlook, ?)

 

                A novella related to the Repairman Jack series.

 

Legacies  (Forge, 1998.)

 

Repairman Jack #2.

 

                Marginal thriller about the plot to control a house filled with secrets.

 

Midnight Mass  (Axolotl Press, 1990.  Tor, 2004, greatly expanded.)

 

                In a world where vampires have virtually taken over, a drunken priest is cajoled by one of the last surviving Jews to recover his church from a horde of unholy invaders.

 

Nightworld  (Dark Harvest, 1992, New English Library, 1992, Jove, 1993. Tor, 2012, revised.)

 

Keep #4.

 

Conclusion to a cycle of loosely linked novels that began with The Keep.  The two supernatural beings are locked in battle again, but this time it seems that evil will triumph as Earth is robbed of its sunlight and hordes of monstrous creatures are released in the darkness.

 

Pelts  (Footsteps Press, 1990.)

 

                Actually a short story published as a limited edition pamphlet.  Two poachers brutally kill and skin several raccoons, but the pelts take on a life of their own, compelling their owners to commit horrible acts.

 

Reborn  (Dark Harvest, 1990, New English Library, 1990, Jove, 1990, Tor, 2009.)

 

Keep #2.

 

Jim Stevens grew up ignorant of his parents until a prominent scientist died and left him an inheritance.  But rather than a normal child, he is actually a clone of the dead man, and a group of religious fanatics are convinced he is the antichrist. A sequel to The Keep, although the link is slight.

 

Reprisal  (Dark Harvest, 1991.  New English Library, 1991, as Reprisals.)

 

Keep #3.

 

                ?

 

Reprisals  (See Reprisal.)

 

Secret Circles  (Tor, 2010.)

 

A Repairman Jack novel.

 

Young Jack investigates a mysterious creature.

 

Secret Histories  (Tor, 2008.)

 

A Repairman Jack novel.

 

Marginal supernatural adventure, prequel to the series.

 

Soft, The  (Tor, 1989.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Tomb, The  (Whispers, 1984, Berkley, 1984, New English Library, 1985, Forge, 1999.  Revised Borderlands Press, ?, Tor, 2006.)

 

Repairman Jack #1.

 

A shipload of monstrous creatures is transported to the United States, where they disembark intending to act out the dictates of an old curse.  An entire city finds itself threatened by forces with which the government is not prepared to deal.

 

Touch, The  (Jove, 1986, Putnam, 1986, New English Library, 1986, Forge, 2009.)

 

A bit of high tech and horror mix in this novel, most of which is set within the confines of a major modern hospital.  An ancient secret is passed on almost by accident, and the results will be catastrophic unless the protagonists can succeed.

 

WILSON, GAHAN

 

Cleft and Other Odd Tales, The  (Tor, 1998.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.

 

WILSON, GAYLE

 

Bogeyman  (Mira, 2006.)

 

Romance blossoms in a haunted house.

 

WILSON, GRANT  (See collaboration with Jason Hawes.)

 

WILSON, MEHITOBEL

 

Dangerous Red  (Necro, 2003.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WILSON, RACHEL

 

Restless Spirits  (Jove, 1998.)

 

                A romance novel in which a woman who believes herself a confirmed bachelor gets involved with the ghostly possession of an old friend and finds romance while trying to rescue him from his fate.

 

WILSON, ROBERT C.

 

Crooked Tree, The  (Putnam, 1980, Berkley, 1981.)

 

A combination of Indian magic and gruesome murder enlivens this tale of a supernatural force which prowls the woods in search of victims.  It's another tale of modern civilization menaced by the demons of nature, but not badly done.

 

Icefire  (Putnam, 1984, Berkley, 1984.)

 

A group of imprisoned killers whose mental balance has been undermined suddenly seem united in a new, deadly purpose.  Packs of wolves normally careful to avoid human beings start hunting them.  What strange new force is moving in the world, and how can a man and his family survive against such odds?

 

Second Fire  (Jove, 1993.)

 

                The discovery of a potentially important archaeological site carries a dangerous secret.  An ancient cult that once lived in that area worshipped fire, and its spirit still has the ability to direct flames in pursuit of its desire for vengeance against the living.

 

WILSON, STACY LAYNE

 

Horrors of the Holy  (Running Free, 2000.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WIMBLE, EDWARD

 

Death in Dunwich  (Theater of the Mind, 1983.)

 

                Short Cthulhu Mythos story in pamphlet form.

 

WIND, D.M.

 

Others, The  (Leisure, 1993.)

 

Creatures from a parallel universe enter our world, beings with the ability to assume the form of dangerous animals.  An offbeat variation of the werewolf story.

 

WINDSOR, ANNA

 

Captive Spirit (Ballantine, 2010.)

 

A woman fights the supernatural.

 

WINDSOR, PATRICIA  (See also Colin Daniel.)

 

Blooding, The  (Scholastic, 1996.)

 

A young American girl working as a governess in England discovers that the man she is working for is a werewolf.  Following his wife's suicide, Derek talks her into becoming one as well, and the tension between her civilized and natural selves threatens to tear her apart.

 

Killing Time  (Harper & Row, 1980, Dell, 1983.)

 

While his father investigates Druid lore, a young boy becomes convinced that some inhuman power inhabits their temporary home, and he is uncertain whether or not it intends to harm them.

 

Two Weirdos and a Ghost  (Dell Yearling, 1991.)

 

                ?

 

WINFREY, ELIZABETH

 

Tale of the Blue Monkey, The  (Gold Key, 1998.)

 

Ghosts of Fear Street #29.

 

                A babysitter tells two children about the curse of the blue monkey, which they learn is true.

 

WINSLOW, DORIAN  (Pseudonym of Daoma Winston, whom see.)

 

Sorcerers, The  (Avon, 1973.  Severn House, 1988, as by Daoma Winston.)

 

An ambiguous ending caps this story of a woman whose doll collection begin to show wounds which strangely parallel those of real murder victims in the area.  Fortune telling and other supernatural overtones pervade the novel, although the heroine remains uncertain whether some of the witchcraft was authentic or not.

 

WINSTEAD, REBECCA NOYES

 

Tunnel of Darkness  (Canyon, 1974.)

 

                Ambiguous mystery involving an apparently genuine psychic.

 

WINSTON, DAOMA  (See also Dorian Winslow.)

 

Seminar in Evil  (Lancer, 1972, Pocket, ?)

 

A group of psychology students are led to a large house by their teacher to take part in a series of experiments in shared consciousness.  But as time passes, they begin to act in peculiar ways, as though their individual personalities were being changed, or supplanted by a group mind with a will of its own. There's a human villain as well, and the ending does not make it clear whether or not he was solely responsible somehow, or whether a discorporate consciousness also contributed.

 

WINTER, PAT

 

Driver  (Pinnacle, 1982.)

 

A man with telepathic abilities uses his consciousness to invade the mind of a woman, urging her into various sexual activities.  Although she believes it to be her imagination at first, she eventually realizes that there is in fact another presence within her mind, one whose demands grow ever more repulsive.

 

 

WINTERBOTHAM, RUSS

 

Space Egg, The  (Avalon, 1958, Monarch, 1962.)

 

                An egg from space invades the body of a pilot, taking control of his mind and using incredible powers to lay siege to an entire military installation, infecting other human beings and turning them into an army that cannot be killed by ordinary means.

 

WINTERS, LOGAN

 

Hunt the Beast Down  (Tower, 1981.)

 

Spectros #2.

 

                The good master magician versus the bad sorcerer in this supernatural western series.  In this volume, they are involved with a treasure laden shipwreck, and the villain transforms himself into Bigfoot in his bid to dispose of his pursuer.

 

Natchez  (Tower, 1981.)

 

Spectros #3.

 

                The dueling magicians in the Old West find themselves both worrying about river pirates, but eventually they face off for the final battle, with the sorcerer creating an undead creature to do his bidding.

 

Silverado  (Tower, 1981.)

 

Spectros #1.

 

                This was the first in a mix of the supernatural and the traditional western.  Against that setting we have an evil sorcerer who has kidnapped the lover of a good magician, who in turn has enlisted a number of allies as he sets out to track down and destroy his nemesis. 

 

Silver Canyon, The  (Tower, 1981.)

 

Spectros #4.

 

The final volume in this saga of two men who use magic as the instrument of their endless duel, although it does not bring their conflict to a close.  Additional titles were probably planned but never published.

 

WINTERS, MICK  (See also Ron Wolfe & John Wooley.)

 

Full Moon  (Berkley, 1989.)

 

The rising of a full moon over a small town coincides with an explosion of inexplicable events.  Only one man suspects that there is a connection, and that danger threatens the entire world if a way cannot be found to counter the magical influence of the Earth's satellite.

 

WINTLE, WILLIAM J.

 

Ghost Gleams  (Heath Cranton, 1921, Ash-Tree, 1999.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WISDOM, LINDA RANDALL

 

After the Midnight Hour  (Silhouette, 2005.)

 

                Romance novel with a genuine ghost.

 

WISEMAN, REX

 

Okora Mask, The  (Belmont Tower, 1979.)

 

 An expedition to Africa to investigate an archaeological site uncovers more than was bargained for, including a ceremonial mask which endows its wearer with the ability to influence the minds of others.

 

WISMAN, KEN

 

Weird Family Tales  (Dark Regions, 1993.)

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Weird Family Tales II  (Dark Regions, 1995.)

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

Weird Family Tales III  (Dark Regions, 1998.)

 

                Collection of related stories.

 

WISSMAN, RUTH

 

Claws of the Crow, The  (Warner, 1974.)

 

Although her aunt conceals the fact that she practices voodoo witchcraft, the protagonist of this novel discovers the dark secret, and is uncertain how to deal with the situation. Her ambivalence makes her a potential victim of a dark curse.

 

WITCOVER, PAUL

 

Asylum  (DH, 2006.)

 

                Dracula is reawakened during World War I.

 

WITHERS, JULIA

 

Shuttered Room, The  (Dell, 1966, from the screenplay by D.B. Ledrov and Nathaniel Tanchuck.)

 

Novelization of the movie, which is very loosely taken from the works of August Derleth and H.P. Lovecraft, with most of the supernatural element left out.  The heroine returns to the island of her youth, struggling to adjust to the unpleasant and incomplete memories of her childhood, and dealing with a number of real menaces as well, including a crazy sister chained in a loft. There is a genuine psychic link between the twins, but the monstrous nature of the concealed one is entirely human.

 

WOLF, CRAIG

 

Pressure Points  (Fine Tooth, 2004.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WOLF, JOYCE

 

White Spider  (Leisure, 1987.)

 

                A supernatural spider possessed by the soul of an evil man preys on a young child.

 

WOLFE, GENE

 

Castleview  (Tor, 1990.)

 

                Properly speaking, this is a contemporary fantasy novel, but there are enough elements of terror to include it.  Visions of a mysterious, chimerical castle greet Tom Howard in his new home, quickly followed by disappearances, apparitions, and a definite feeling that some climactic event is imminent. 

 

WOLFE, RON  (See collaboration with John Wooley.)

 

WOLFE, THADD L.  (Pseudonym of Stephen Cosgrove and Larry Knighton.)

 

Brothers Goon  (Bitín, 1998.)

 

Files #4.

 

                A dying woman lays a curse on two men who tormented her, and they are bothered by a weird creature following her death.

 

Die Laughing  (Bitín, 1998.)

 

Files #1.

 

                A ghost story for younger readers.

 

Digger  (Bit'n, 1999.)

 

Files #16.

 

                A metal worker has to deal with a monster.

 

E. Phil the Clown  (Bitnín, 1998.)

 

Files #7.

 

                An evil clown who is actually an inhuman creature menaces a group of kids.

 

Falcon Staff  (Bit'n, 1999.)

 

Files #13.

 

                Supernatural wolves threaten a town.

 

Grays, The  (Bit'n, 1999.)

 

Files #15.

 

                A town has a visit from an inhuman creature.

 

Great Aunt Sam  (Bitín, 1998.)

 

Files #3.

 

                A brain parasite spreads to everyone who is kissed by affectionate Aunt Sam.

 

Hiram's Mist  (Bit'n, 1999.)

 

Files #14.

 

                A teen is trapped by the influence of another's soul.

 

Ice Scream  (Bitín, 1998.)

 

Files #2.

 

                Toxic waste causes the creation of a living snowman.

 

Kindly Old Mr. Grimm  (Bitín, 1998.)

 

Files #5.

 

                The local mortician has a sinister secret, and heís not averse to attacking the living to preserve it.

 

Patches  (Bitín, 1998.)

 

Files #6.

 

                A youngster is menaced by a strange creature that has been attacking local animals and is now after him.

 

Roses  (Bit'n, 1999.)

 

Files #10.

 

                A mummy takes refuge in a small town in Oregon.

 

Weird Walter  (Bit'n, 1999.)

 

Files #11.

 

                A mysterious, spiderlike creature claims victims in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Wick'ed  (Bit'n, 1999.)

 

Files #9.

 

                A magical spell creates a being who stalks the night.

 

Wind Song  (Bit'n, 1999.)

 

Files #12.

 

                A creature living underground uses its ability to sing magically to claim victims on the surface.

 

Witches Brew  (Bitín, 1998.)

 

Files #8.

 

                Youngsters run into trouble in the form of a nasty witch.

 

WOLFF, NICHOLAS

 

Binding, The (Gallery, 2016.)

 

Several residents of a New England town are menaced by a zombie master.

 

WOLFF, VERONICA

 

Isle of Night  (NAL, 2011.)

 

Vampire romance.

 

WONG, DAVID

 

John Dies at the End  (Permuted Press, 2007.)

 

Aliens and other monsters romp through a convoluted but funny story..

 

This Book Is Full of Spiders (Thomas Dunne, 2012.)

 

A spoof of zombie novels.

 

WOOD, BARBARA

 

Basement, The  (Morrow, 1995, Avon, 1996.)

 

A woman senses something evil about her basement even before she learns that the house was built on the site of a witch hanging.  When people she dislikes begin to have peculiar accidents, she realizes she has tapped into the psychic power of the dead witch.

 

Magdalene Scrolls, The  (Doubleday, 1978, Avon, 1979.)

 

                An occult adventure that starts when an archaeological expedition unearths ancient scrolls which appear to be contemporaneous with the life of Christ.  But the scrolls also possess a supernatural aura which can affect those who tamper with them.

 

Watch Gods, The  (Dell, 1981.)

 

An expedition to Egypt uncovers not only the remains of its ancient history, but a supernatural force which has abided through the years and which waits to protect those items which have been placed in its charge.

 

WOOD, BARI

 

Amy Girl  (New American Library, 1987, Onyx, 1988.)

 

                An apparently sweet young girl discovers that she possesses a power that allows her to strike at those who displease her, stealing control of their minds and bodies, compelling them to do whatever horrifying acts she pleases.

 

Doll's Eyes  ( Morrow, 1993.)

 

                Usual tale of a woman with psychic abilities who clairvoyantly eavesdrops on a murder, tries to help track the killer down, and finds herself his latest target.

 

Killing Gift, The   (Putnam, 1975, Signet, 1977.)

 

                A beautiful woman possesses the power to cause the death of those who offend her, particularly those who risk trifling with her affections.  A well written tale of supernormal powers, and the tendency of such abilities to corrupt those who possess them.

 

Tribe, The  (Signet, 1981.)

 

A group of survivors of a World War II concentration camp appear to have been protected by a supernatural force.  Years later, another group of people experience a remarkable parallel to that earlier event, a group who have chosen to take a human life and sacrifice it in return for unspecified advantages.

 

WOOD, EDWARD

 

Orgy of the Dead  (Greenleaf, 1966.)

 

This is the novelization of a soft core porn horror film.  It is, however, one of the most ineptly made films of all time, with a couple of supernatural baddies holding two people captive and parading a number of damned souls (all women in scanty or no dress at all) in front of them.

 

WOOD, GARETH

 

Age of the Dead  (Permuted, 2012.)

 

Zombies #2.

 

Zombies.

 

Rise (Permuted, 2012.)

 

Zombies #1.

 

Zombies.

 

WOODING, CHRIS

 

Haunting of Alaizabel Cray, The  (?, 2001, Point, 2005.)

 

                A teenager helps free another who is possessed by an evil spirit in an alternate Victorian England.

 

Silver (Scholastic, 2014.)

 

Zombie apocalypse.

 

WOODLEY, RICHARD

 

It's Alive!  (Ballantine, 1977, from the screenplay by Larry Cohen.)

 

First in the series of three films, this relates the events surrounding a series of births of creatures with human parents, but who are born with a hideous shape and vicious disposition.

 

WOODRUFF, ELVIRA

 

Ghost of Lizard Light, The  (Dell Yearling, 2001.)

 

                Young readers book about a boy who makes friends with a young ghost.

 

Magnificent Mummy Maker, The  (Apple, 1994.)

 

                A mummy gives a young boy the power to get whatever he wishes for, but naturally thereís a catch.  There always is.

 

WOODS, JACK

 

Wolffile  (Pageant, 1988.)

 

A man retreats to a small, isolated island, seeking peace, only to discover that the series of brutal murders taking place there has a source in the supernatural, that a wolflike creature which can masquerade as a human being during the daylight is claiming one victim after another.

 

WOODS, PAUL A.

 

Hell Lake  (Black Flame, 2005.)

 

A Friday the 13th novel.

 

                Jason returns from Hell with some of his new friends.

 

WOODS, STUART

 

Under the Lake  (Simon & Schuster, 1987, Avon, 1988.)

 

A proud family is slowly adjusting to the fact that it has fallen onto hard times, hiding away in a moldering family estate. There's a standard mystery plot, a ghostly presence, and an exciting finish.  Minimal supernatural content.

 

WOODWORTH,  STEPHEN

 

From Black Rooms  (Bantam, 2006.)

 

Natalie Lindstrom #4.

 

                A psychic who is trying to sever her relationship with the police discovers that her old enemies havenít forgotten her.

 

In Golden Blood  (Dell, 2005.)

 

Natalie Lindstrom #3.

 

                A psychic travels to South America to uncover ancient artifacts, but encounters modern day murder.

 

Through Violet Eyes  (Dell, 2004.)

 

Natalie Lindstrom #1.

 

                A murderer is killing all the psychics who help the police track down killers.

 

With Red Hands  (Dell, 2004.)

 

Natalie Lindstrom #2.

 

                A psychic agrees to help the police track down a serial killer.

 

WOOLEY, JOHN  (See also collaborations which follow.)

 

Dark Within  (Hawk, 2000.)

 

                A mysterious stranger manifests himself in a small town, placing coffinlike boxes at various locations which are bigger on the inside than on the outside.  He manipulates the local people and their technology in a bizarre game.

 

WOOLEY, JOHN & WOLFE, RON  (See also Mick Winters.)

 

Death's Door  (Dell, 1992.)

 

                A policeman returns to life after being clinically dead, but his view of the world has altered radically.  At the same time, a doctor with rather flexible moral standards is experimenting with the nature of life, and death, and sees in the policeman a perfect subject.

 

Old Fears  (Franklin Watts, 1982, Berkley, 1984, Hawk, 2000.)

 

When Mick returns to his home town, he expects to revive old memories.  What he doesn't expect is that the irrational fears of his childhood will return as well, except that this time they seem to have the power to reach out into the real world, even affect other people.

 

WOOLFOLK, WILLIAM

 

Sendai, The  (Popular Library, 1981.)

 

A blend of science fiction and horror.  A scientific experiment goes horribly awry and the result is a form of life that presents a terrifying danger to the entire world.

 

WOOLRICH, CORNELL  (See also George Hopley.)

 

Fantastic Stories of Cornell Woolrich, The  (Southern Illinois University, 1981.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Vampire's Honeymoon  (Carroll & Graf, 1985.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WOON, YVONNE

 

Dead Beautiful  (Hyperion, 2011.)

 

Vampire #1.

 

?

 

Life Eternal (Hyperion, 2012.)

 

Vampire #2.

 

?

 

WORMSER, G. RANGER

 

Scarecrow and Other Stories, The  (Midnight House, 2001.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WORTH, MARGARET  (See also Helen Arvonen.)

 

Red Wine of Rapture, The  (Avon, 1973.)

 

The obligatory beautiful young woman finds herself falling under the sway of a vampire and his offspring. An unusual, comparatively benign view of what would ordinarily be the villains of the piece.  Or given the recent rehabilitation of vampires, the heroes.

 

WRAIGHT, CHRIS 

 

Iron Company  (Black Library, 2009.)

 

A Warhammer novel.

 

A man comes out of retirement to help in a magical battle.

 

WRIGHT, BETTY REN

 

Christina's Ghost  (Holiday House, 1985, Apple, 1985.)

 

                A series of ghostly apparitions tip a teenager off about a dark secret.

 

Ghost Comes Calling, The  (

 

                Not seen.

 

Ghost in the House, A  (Scholastic, 1991.)

 

                Not seen.

 

Ghost in the Window, A  (Holiday House, 1987, Apple, 1987.)

 

Secret Window #2.

 

                A girl with prescient dreams has an encounter with a ghost.

 

Ghosts Beneath Our Feet  (Holiday House, 1984.)

 

                An unhappy teenager encounters a ghost.

 

Ghost of Ernie P., The  (Holiday House, 1990.)

 

                ?

 

Ghosts Beneath Our Feet  (Holiday House, 1984.)

 

                ?

 

Ghosts of Mercy Manor, The  (Apple, 1993.)

 

                While adjusting to her new home with foster parents, a young girl discovers at the same time that their house is haunted.

 

Pike River Phantom, The  (Holiday House, 1988, Apple, 1990.)

 

Two teens encounter a not particularly frightening ghost.

 

Secret Window, The  (Holiday House, 1982.)

 

Secret Window #1.

 

                ?

 

 

WRIGHT, LAURA

 

Timeslips & Terrors  (Penknife, 2005.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WRIGHT, S.L.  (Also writes Science Fiction as Susan Wright.)

 

Confessions of a Demon  (Roc, 2009.)

 

A woman with demonic qualities is attacked by a real demon.

 

WRIGHT, T. LUCIEN  (See also Jason Nickles.)

 

Blood Brothers  (Pinnacle, 1992.)

 

                A successful writer who is secretly a vampire returns to torment his brother, who has recently broken into print in his own right.  The longstanding hatred between the two brothers leads to a terrifying confrontation.  T.M. Wright is the author's brother, leading to interesting speculations.

 

Dark Visions  (Pinnacle, 1993.)

 

A young girl is troubled by terrifying dreams of a mysterious tunnel, and even more so by a telepathic link to a brutal serial killer who promises that eventually they will meet.

 

Hunt, The  (Pinnacle, 1991.)

 

                A supposedly haunted house is actually the refuge of a vampire hidden in the cellar.  When a young boy decides to prove his courage by entering the building, he discovers there are worse things than ghosts.

 

Thirst of the Vampire  (Pinnacle, 1992.)

 

                A two hundred year old vampire with a grudge against the Marat family of French Revolution fame is hunting down Marat's descendants in order to kill them all.

 

WRIGHT, T.M.  (See also F.W. Armstrong.  Many of the ghost stories below are loosely related.)

 

Ascending, The  (Tor, 1994.)

 

Wright gives a new twist to the psychic detective story.  Ryerson Biergaten seems incapable of identifying a serial killer who wraps his victims in plastic, until he realizes that the murderer has been invaded by another personality.

 

Boundaries  (Tor, 1990.)

 

                When his sister is murdered and her presumed murderer commits suicide, the protagonist uses an experimental drug to enter the world of the dead, determined to confront the criminal.  But things are not what they seem, on either side of the barrier between realities.

 

Carlisle Street  (Tor, 1983.)

 

                One of the most accomplished writers of quietly chilling stories presents us this time with a street on which unseen children laugh in the darkness.  A woman moves to the neighborhood seeking refuge from a brutally demeaning past, only to find herself facing a new, insidious danger.

 

Children of the Island, The  (Jove, 1983.)

 

A race which preceded humanity on Manhattan Island has not died out, it has merely been waiting and biding its time. Now they are ready to strike again, but their slowly escalating campaign for supremacy goes almost without notice in New York City.

 

Cold House  (Catalyst, 2003.)

 

                One of two lovers is a ghost, but which is it?

 

Earthmun (Gollancz, 1995.)

 

A police detective investigates supernatural murders.

 

Eyes of the Carp, The  (Cemetery Dance, 2005.)

 

                Time has no meaning in this haunted house.

 

Goodlow's Ghosts  (Tor, 1993.)

 

                The ghost of a murdered man returns to solve the mystery of his own death, aided by a reluctant psychic.  At the same time, others of the living seem to be crossing over into the land of the dead, as though the fabric between the two were fraying.

 

House on Orchid Street, The  (Leisure, 2003.)

 

                A woman discovers that her new home is supernaturally linked to a series of murders and other abuses in the 1930s.

 

Island  (Tor, 1988.)

 

Something stirs in the waters of a remote lake, something which reaches forth to claim the lives of those unwise enough to stumble within its clutches.   The events are linked to a tragic disaster years in the past, an interesting variation of "the bad place".

 

Last Vampire, The  (Gollancz, 1991, Leisure, 2001.)

 

                Fifty years from now, a vampire considers the possibility that he is the last of his kind and reflects on his life as a vampire.

 

Laughing Man (Leisure, 2003.)

 

                A police detective with an affinity for the dead uses supernatural resources to help him solve crimes.

 

Little Boy Lost  (Tor, 1992, Gollancz, ?)

 

                An archaeologist is plagued by the disappearances of his wife and son and visions of another, more primitive world which seems somehow linked to the discoveries made at a recent excavation.  A very strange, non-traditional horror tale.

 

Manhattan Ghost Story, A  (Tor, 1984, Telos, 2006.)

 

The ghost story in modern form as restless spirits rise in the night to travel the streets of America's most populous city. They have a long standing grudge against those who remain alive, and unlike traditional wraiths, they can interact with the real world.

 

Nursery Tale  (Playboy, 1982.)

 

A pregnant woman is the only person who sees that something very strange is going on, involving the death of two people under mysterious circumstances and the disappearances of a number of children.  At first she thinks it is "just" a ghost, but ultimately realizes that it is far, far worse.

 

People of the Dark, The  (Tor, 1985.)

 

                A suburban development built near another where a series of unexplained deaths occurred is opened to the public, and the new inhabitants are prey to a group of supernatural entities who dwell in the Earth, waiting for the unwary.

 

Place, The  (Tor, 1990.)

 

A mysterious figure ambushes a family on a remote road, and only the husband escapes.  Search parties are unable to locate the captives, but the protagonist is dissatisfied and sets out to find them on his own.  His daughter, who did not accompany them, is psychically linked to the killer, who feels the attraction so strongly, it overcomes the barrier between life and death.  A very odd story that doesn't always work.

 

Playground, The  (Tor, 1982.)

 

An entire community meddles with the supernatural but what was supposed to be the road to power backfires.  Instead, they have set loose a demonic force which masquerades as innocence to fulfill a deadly purpose.

 

The School  (Tor, 1990.)

 

A couple try to turn an old school building into a bed and breakfast, but they are hampered by the presence of the ghosts of children.

 

Sleepeasy  (Leisure, 2001.)

 

                A man dies and finds himself in a new life, playing the role of detective searching for a woman in a strange town.

 

Spider on My Tongue, A  (Nyx, 2006.)

 

                Ambiguous ghost story.

 

Strange Seed  (Everest House, 1978, Playboy, 1980, Tor, ?)

 

Her new marriage becomes a nightmare when Rachel's husband withdraws into himself.  And the abandoned children who live in the forest near her home are neither abandoned, nor really children at all.

 

Waiting Room, The  (Tor, 1986.)

 

Probably the best of this author's novels about ghosts in Manhattan.  This time a man discovers that an old friend of his has somehow crossed the border that separates the living from the dead, and cannot find his way back unassisted.  Worse, he may himself have drawn the attention of supernatural powers.

 

Woman Next Door, The  (Playboy, 1981.)

 

Everything is going right for Marilyn until the strange woman moves in next door, after which nothing is ever the same again.  Her son's imaginary playmate takes on a frightening reality, and something seems to have moved into her house, something conscious and disembodied and malevolent.

 

WRIGHTSON, PATRICIA

 

Little Fear, A  (Hutchinson, 1983, McElderry, 1983.)

 

An elderly woman and her dog move into a deserted cottage and disturb an ancient creature that has been living there undisturbed for decades.  For younger readers.

 

WULFFSON, DON

 

Fright Mask & Other Stories to Twist Your Mind, The  (Rainbow Bridge, 1995.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

WYLIE, LAURA  (Pseudonym of Patricia Matthews. See also Patty Brisco.)

 

Night Visitor, The  (Pinnacle, 1979.  Severn House, 1988, as by Patricia Matthews.)

 

An incubus prowls an apartment building, inspiring residents to uncharacteristic behavior.  One family realizes something occult is affecting them, and they flee halfway across the world.  Distance, unfortunately, is not always a barrier.

 

WYLIE, PHILIP

 

Murderer Invisible, The  (Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 1931, Popular Library, undated..)

 

One of only two novels about invisibility ever to rival in stature the classic by H.G. Wells.  A series of impossible deaths can only be explained if one assumes that the party or parties responsible were invisible to human sight.

 

WYNDHAM, JOHN

 

Chocky  (Ballantine, 1968.)

 

A young boy's imaginary friend may not be as unreal as everyone believes.  He is the source of odd tidbits of knowledge which the boy could not have known, and his appearances seem directed toward a specific end.  The ending leaves the question open as to whether it was a demon, an alien, or something else entirely.

 

Day of the Triffids.  (Joseph,  1951, Crest, undated, Dolphin, ?. Popular Library, 1952, as Revolt of the Triffids.)

 

An unprecedented meteoric display leaves most of the human race blind.  The few survivors find they must also contend with the triffids, a new species of tree which is ambulatory, and which kills its prey by attacking them with poisonous stingers.

 

Kraken Wakes, The.  (See Out of the Deeps.)

 

Out of the Deeps  (Ballantine, 1953.  Penguin, ?, as The Kraken Wakes.)

 

                Aliens from outer space land in Earth's oceans, from which they launch a series of attacks on the surface world, melting the icecaps and inundating the land.  One of the most plausible and terrifying stories of this type ever written.

 

Midwich Cuckoos, The  (Ballantine, 1957. Reprinted by Ballantine as Village of the Damned, the title of the movie version.)

 

An English village is cut off from the outside world by a force field, after which every woman in the area is pregnant. The children all bear a striking resemblance to each other, and they possess mental powers unknown to the rest of the human race.

 

Revolt of the Triffids, The.  (See The Day of the Triffids.)

 

Tales of Gooseflesh and Laughter  (Ballantine, 1956.)

 

                Collection of unrelated stories.

 

Village of the Damned.  (See The Midwich Cuckoos.)

 

WYSOR, BETTIE

 

Stranger's Eyes, A  (Jove, 1981.)

 

A man dies in a plane crash, but his eyes are salvaged and used to restore the sight of another man injured in the same accident.  Things don't look quite the same to him afterward, as though they were being filtered through the personality of the dead man.