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BABBITT, NATALIE  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Devil's Other Storybook, The  (Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 1989.)


                Collection of related stories.


Devil's Storybook, The  (Farrar, Strauss Giroux, 1974, Bantam Skylark, 1977.)


                Collection of related stories.


BACHMAN, RICHARD  (Pseudonym of Stephen King, whom see.  Also writes Science Fiction.)


Regulators, The  (Dutton, 1996, Signet, 1997.)


                An enigmatic non-human creature torments an entire community by animating a group of cartoon characters with an evil twist and setting them loose in a pocket of space time where the normal rules of the universe no longer hold true.  They kill many of the residents of a small neighborhood before being destroyed.  The novel is linked to Desperation, as by Stephen King, which uses the same characters and some of the same plot elements for an entirely different story.


Thinner  (See listing under Stephen King.)


BACIGALUPI, PAOLO  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Zombie Baseball Beatdown (Little Brown, 2014.)


Humorous zombies.




Midnight Hour, The  (Pinnacle, 1988.)


When a woman moves into an apartment whose previous tenant committed suicide, she doesn't expect to feel squeamish about the situation.  But some of the things he left behind, particularly a painting which appears subtly different every time she looks at it, lead her to look into the circumstances of his death, and discover a horrible secret.


BACON-SMITH, CAMILLE (Also writes Fantasy.)


Face of Time, The  (DAW, 1996.)


An inspector from Scotland Yard accompanies his sergeant to the latter's home town and discovers that the community conceals the burial mound of a supernatural creature who has recently escaped.  The sergeant turns out to be the hereditary guardian whose destiny is to prevent the entity from leaving its entombment, a duty which he ignored as a consequence of which the entire world is in danger.


BAILEY, DALE  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Fallen, The  (Signet, 2002.)


                While investigating a series of murders, the protagonist discovers that an evil force resides in a nearby mine.


House of Bones  (Signet, 2003.)


                An abandoned housing complex is home to evil spirits.


BAINBRIDGE, SHARON  (Pseudonym of Sharon Farber & Sharon Rose.)


Blood and Roses  (Diamond, 1994.)


A Victorian vampire story similar in plot to Dracula but written as a romance novel.  Several young women have succumbed to a wasting sickness as a reclusive nobleman's lifestyle makes him suspect to a group of vampire hunters.




Alive (Hyperion, 2015.)


After a transplant, a teenager has strange experiences.




Face in the Mirror, The  (Arkham House, 1971.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


BAKER, NANCY  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Blood and Chrysanthemums  (Creed, 1996, Viking, 1996.)


Vampire #2.


The old and new vampire are free of their captors and for a while hunt together.  But eventually they part, until their lives get tangled up with that of a Japanese scientist menaced by the Yakuza.


Kiss of the Vampire  (See The Night Inside)


Night Inside, The  (Creed, 1995. Viking, 1995, Gold Medal, 1995, as Kiss of the Vampire.)


Vampire #1.


A young woman is kidnapped as a food source for a vampire held captive by two scheming men.  She and the vampire forge a secret alliance against their oppressors, and fall in love with one another, after a fashion.  They eventually escape and the woman becomes one of the undead.


Terrible Beauty, A  (Penguin, 1996.)


                A young man is held captive by a female vampire.


BAKER, SCOTT  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Ancestral Hungers  (Tor, 1995.)


Revised and expanded version of Dhampire.


Dhampire  (Pocket, 1982.)


                A young man discovers that his heritage, which supposedly includes Vlad the Impaler as an ancestor, is both true and supernatural.  He eventually becomes head of a clan that uses occult powers, vampirism, and other fantastic powers to get their way.


Webs  (Tor, 1989.)


                 A precocious student and an instructor investigate the extraordinarily large spiders which inhabit the estate where he is temporarily living, while the man's institutionalized wife somehow forges a bizarre telepathic link.  An offbeat and atmospheric story of the fragmentation of a personality.




Rotter Nation (Scott Baker, 2015.)


Zombie #2.


Zombie apocalypse.


Rotter World ( Permuted, 2012.)


Zombie #1.


Zombie apocalypse.


Vampire Hunters, The (Pill Hill, 2010.)






Crimson Kisses  (Pinnacle, 2002, Dark Oak Press, 2014.)


Crimson #1.


                A good vampire turned child psychologist discovers that the evil being who converted her is still alive and is now preying on her patients to avenge her attempt to destroy him.


Crimson Night  (Pinnacle, 2002, Dark Oak Press, 2014..)


Crimson #2.


                A reluctant vampire discovers she is pregnant by her maker, and that her child may be able to move about in daylight.


Crimson Revenant (Dark Oak Press, 2015.)


Crimson #4.


Vampire clan politics.


Crimson Shadows  (Pinnacle, 2003, Dark Oak Press, 2014.)


Crimson #3.


                Vampire family politics and an attempt to raise an army of the undead.


BAKER, W. HOWARD  (See Peter Saxon.)




Shadow on the Blind and Other Ghost Stories, The  (Dent, 1895.  Ash-Tree, 2001, as by Louisa Baldwin. Wordswoth, 2007, bound with The Trainer's Ghost & Other Stories by Lettice Galbraith)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




If Thoughts Could Kill  (Charter Diamond, 1990.)


                A childhood accident altered the protagonist's mind, providing the ability to physically manipulate the outside world, although she doesn't realize this until she experiences a clairvoyant vision of an assault, and uses her mental abilities to kill the attacker.


BALL, BRIAN  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Evil at Monteine, The (?, 1977, Borgo, 2012.)


Witchfinder #2.


A Satanic businessman.


Night Creature, The  (Gold Medal, 1974.  New English Library in slightly different form, ?, as The Venomous Serpent.)


A young woman takes a rubbing from a graveyard, unknowingly releasing the spirit of the person whose image she copied. During the night, it seeks new energy, draining it from the souls of the living.  Poltergeist phenomena enliven the subsequent quest to re-imprison the creature.


Venomous Serpent, The.  (See The Night Creature.)




Cry in the Woods, A  (Pinnacle, 1991.)


                A woman and her daughter are menaced by lurking figures in the woods which are reputed to be monsters.  As it turns out, they are apparently a mutated human species, or perhaps the descendants of a variant hominid species.


BALLINGER, W.A.     (Pseudonym of Wilfred McNeilly.  See also Errol Lecale and Peter Saxon.)


Drums of the Dark Gods  (Mayflower, 1966, Paperback Library, 1967.)


This tale of zombies, voodoo, and a magical plot to takeover the world is written in a brash, adventurous style that shouldn't work, but occasionally does.  The protagonists are a man and a woman who join a voodoo cult in order to prevent its leader from using his supernatural powers to rise to pre‑eminence in world politics.  Lots of derring do, near misses, and undead bodies.




Tamarind  (Legacy, 1999.)


                A demon launches an attack on a small town whose future is in doubt until they restore to his office an ousted minister.


BANGS, JOHN KENDRICK  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of John Kendrick Bangs, Volume I, The (Leonaur, 2010.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of John Kendrick Bangs, Volume II, The (Leonaur, 2010.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of John Kendrick Bangs, Volume III, The (Leonaur, 2010.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Ghost I Have Met  (Newcastle, 1971, Nabu, 2010.  Harper, 1898, Tredition, 2011, as Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others.  (See Ghosts I Have Met.)


Roger Camerden: A Strange Story  (?, 1887, Kessinger, 2010, General Books, 2012.)


                A man is driven mad by supernatural forces.


Toppleton's Client  (Webster, 1893.)


                A ghost story.


Water Ghost and Others, The  (Harper, 1894.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




My Wicked Vampire (Berkley, 2009.)


Wicked Brothers  #4.


Vampire romance.


Night Bites  (Lovespell, 2005.)


                A woman becomes romantically involved with a vampire.


Wicked Edge (Berkley, 2013.)


Wicked Brothers #8.


Vampire romance.


Wicked Fantasy  (Berkley, 2007.)


Wicked Brothers #3.


                A man is cursed to protect a woman who is herself hunting for evil, supernatural creatures.         


Wicked Memories (Berkley, 2013.)


Wicked Brothers #7.


Vampire romance.


Wicked Nights  (Berkley, 2005.)


Wicked Brothers #1.


                A sexy amusement park with supposedly fake vampires actually has a real one.


Wicked Pleasure  (Berkley, 2006.)


Wicked Brothers #2.


                Romance novel about a demon hunter.


Wicked Whispers (Berkley, 2012.)


Wicked Brothers #6.


Vampire romance.


BANKS, L.A.  (Pseudonym of Leslie Esdaile.)


Awakening, The  (St Martins, ?)


Vampire Huntress #2.




Bad Blood  (St Martins, 2008.)


Crimson Moon #1.




Bite the Bullet (St Martins, 2008.)


Crimson Moon #2.


A good werewolf battles a pack of rogues who prey on humans.


Bitten, The  (St Martins, 2005.)


Vampire Huntress #4.


                Vampires battle for religious artifacts that could affect Armageddon.


Cursed  (St Martins, 2007.)


Vampire Huntress #7.


More vampire battles as an important birth grows near.


Cursed to Death  (St Martins, 2009.)


A new kind of supernatural menace appears.


Damned, The  (St Martins, 2006.)


Vampire Huntress #6.


                The damned have been released from Hell and walk the Earth.


Forbidden, The  (St Martins, 2005. Gollancz, 2011.)


Vampire Huntress #5.


                A good vampire opposes the opening of a doorway to Hell.


Forsaken, The  (St Martins, 2006.)


Vampire Huntress #7.


                Battles among vampires become complicated by the return of a long absent player in the game.


Hunted, The  (St Martins, 2004.)


Vampire Huntress #3.




Masters of Ecstasy  (Lovespell, 2004.)


                Humorous vampire romance.


Minion  (St Martins, 2003.)


Vampire Huntress #1.


                A member of a secret organization that hunts vampires discovers that she is the potential prey for the most powerful member of the undead that ever existed.


Undead on Arrival  (St Martins, 2009.)


Crimson Moon #3.


After dealing with vampires, a woman comes down with a virus.


Wicked, The  (St Martins, 2006.)


Vampire Huntress #8.


                A new leader and a new schism among the vampire clans.




Back from the Undead  (St Martins, 2012.)


Bloodhound #5.


Vampire romance.


Better Off Undead  (St Martins, 2011.)


Bloodhound #4.


Vampire romance.


Death Blows  (St Martins, 2010.)


Bloodhound #2.


Vampire romance.


Dying Bites  (St Martins, 2009.)


Bloodhound #1.


Vampire romance.


Killing Rocks  (St Martins, 2010.)


Bloodhound #3.


Vampire Romance.


Undead to the World  (St Martins, 2012.)


Bloodhound #6.


Vampire romance.




Vampyres of Hollywood  (St Martins, 2009.)


Vampires use movies to mislead the public.




Ghosts, The  (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1969, Archway, 1975.)


One of the better young adult ghost stories.  Two murdered children from the past appear to their modern day counterparts, coaxing them to travel back through time and help avert their premature deaths.  More a time travel fantasy than a horror story.




Shadows Bend  (Ace, 2000.)


                H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard team up on a quest to warn the world about the danger it faces from the godlike alien Cthulhu.




Because Your Vampire Said So (Signet Eclipse, 2008.)


Broken Hearted Vampire #3.


Vampire romance.


Don't Talk Back to Your Vampire  (Signet Eclipse, 2007.)


Broken Hearted Vampire #2.


Vampire romance.


Holiday Bites (Michele Bardsley, 2015.)


Collection of vampire romance stories.


I'm the Vampire, That's Why (Signet Eclipse, 2006.)


Broken Hearted Vampire #1.


Vampire romance.


Over My Dead Body  (Signet Eclipse, 2009.)


Broken Hearted Vampire #5.


Vampire romance.


Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home (Signet Eclipse, 2008.)


Broken Hearted Vampire #4.


Vampire romance.




Book of Ghosts, A  (Methuen, 1904.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Margery of Quether and Other Weird Tales  (Sarob, 1999.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


BARKER, CLIVE  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Books of Blood  (Berkley, 1998.)


                Omnibus of the first three collections.


Books of Blood Volume I  (Sphere, 1984, Berkley, 1986.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Books of Blood Volume II   (Sphere, 1984, Berkley, 1986.)


                Collection of unrelated stories


Books of Blood Volume III  (Berkley, 1986, Sphere, 1986.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Books of Blood I-III  (Scream Press, ?)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Books of Blood Volume IV.  (See The Inhuman Condition.)


Books of Blood Volume V.  (See In the Flesh.)


Books of Blood Volume VI.  (See Cabal.)


Cabal  (Poseidon Press, 1988, Pocket, 1989.  Sphere, 1985, as Books of Blood Volume VI, Fontana, 1989, Pocket, 1989.)


A very strange short novel about a world of inhuman creatures living concealed underground.  Their existence is revealed through the machinations of a devious serial killer hoping to blame them for his excesses.  Made into a so-so film.  The novel is accompanied by four short stories.


Cabal/Lord of Illusions  (Pocket, 1996.)


                Omnibus of two short novels.


Coldheart Canyon  (HarperCollins, 2001.)


                An actor recovering from an operation takes refuge in a mysterious house, and discovers that occult powers are at work there.


Damnation Game, The  (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1985, Putnam's, 1987, Charter, 1988, Berkley, 1990.)


                An ageless monster poses as a man, commanding the dead to assist him in maintaining his existence.  A group of people become involved when a supernatural gambler decides to collect on an old debt. Exceptionally well plotted and original in concept.


Essential Clive Barker, The  (HarperCollins, 1999.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Everville  (HarperCollins, 1994.)


Book of the Art #2.


                Two people who have mastered magical powers engage in a duel that spans a century of time and involves this world and another.


Galilee   (HarperCollins, 1998.)


                Two powerful families possess magical powers, but both are put in an uproar when a magically young man falls in love with a woman from among their rivals.


Great and Secret Show, The  (Harper, 1989.)


Book of the Art #1.


Two men discover the secret to instant evolution and wage warfare through the devices of their spiritually conceived children.  A strange blend of horror and fantasy that doesn't always work.


Hellbound Heart, The  (Fontana, 1991, Harper, 1995.)


                Individual publication of the novella that was the basis for the first of the Hellraiser movies.  A man obsessed with evil becomes involved with creatures from another reality who glory in pain and horror.  He opens a door between worlds and becomes both their victim and their agent.


Inhuman Condition, The  (Poseidon Press, 1986, Pocket, 1987.  Sphere, 1985, as Books of Blood Volume IV.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


In the Flesh  (Poseidon Press, 1986, Pocket, 1988.  Sphere, 1985, as Books of Blood Volume V.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Mr. B Gone (Harper, 2007.)


A young demon is fished out of hell.


Scarlet Gospels, The  (St Martins, 2015.)


A sequel to The Hellbound Heart. Pinhead tries to take over Hell.


Thief of Always, The  (Harper, 1992.)


A fantasy for younger readers about an unhappy boy who visits a magical house dominated by a kind of vampire and finds that the alluring magic which led him there masked a more horrible fate.


Weaveworld  (Collins, 1987, Poseidon Press, 1987, Pocket, 1988.)


Fantasy and horror overlap in this very long novel of a man who inadvertently runs across a carpet that provides the means to move between worlds.  Pursuing him are a number of repulsive individuals, only some of whom are human, intent upon securing the carpet for their own use.  Moves from horror to fantasy as the novel progresses.  Many good scenes but wanders about at times.




Revenant of Rebecca Pascal, The  (Dark Renaissance, 2014.)


Ghostly possession.




Written With My Left Hand  (?, 1951, Tartarus, 2002.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Dark Sleeper  (Western Lights, 1998, Ace, 2000.)


Western Lights #1.


                In a very strange, remote town, a series of weird incidents tips off a pair of investigators that a supernatural entity is attempting to destroy the entire community.  The world has been transformed by an astronomical disaster with change effects on the flow of time.


House in the High Wood, The  (Ace, 2001.)


Western Lights #2.


                A new family moves into the strange, mystical house in a remote town, and the dark magic begins to stir again.  Unusual handling of the story of the angry dead cursing the living.




Eyes of the God  (Hippocampus, 2002.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Hoard of the Wizard Beast and One Other, The  (Necronomicon, 1994.)


                Two short stories published as a pamphlet.


BARNES, JOHNNY RAY JR.  (See collaborations with Marty Engle.)




Dracula's Child (Titan, 2020.)


The survivors of the Bram Stoker novel battle new vampires in Europe.


BARNES, STEVEN  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Iron Shadows  (Tor, 1998.)


                A detective is hired to recover the daughter of a rich couple after she disappears into a mysterious cult that claims miraculous powers.  During their investigation, they discover that those powers are more than just the power of suggestion.


BARON, NICK (Pseudonym of Scott Ciencin, whom see.)


Initiation, The  (Z-Fave, 1993.)


Membership in an exclusive club means a lot to young Kimberley, but she has second thoughts when dreams of a water spirit disturb her sleep and she realizes she has endangered her soul.


Mask, The  (Z-Fave, 1993.)


An unhappy teenager finds a mysterious mask which transforms her into a beautiful and alluring girl.  A supernatural creature is connected to the mask, and as payment for the gift, other teenagers begin to die.


Spring Break  (Z-Fave, 1994.)


For young adults.  A prolonged beach party turns ugly when people begin to die in the reputedly haunted hotel, only to rise from their graves at the bidding of a man long dead.  A comparatively restrained zombie story.




Twisted  (Leisure, 1992.)


                A policeman pursuing a band of drug using criminals is caught up in their psychic re-enactment of violence which occurred generations in the past.




Time Double  (Lynx, 1989.)


A young boy's terrifying dreams are more than delusions. One of the adults in his town has thrown himself open to a powerful, evil spirit whose sway over the world of the living can be challenged only if the boy can master his own supernatural powers.


BARRETT, WILLIAM  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Edge of Things, The  (Doubleday, 1960, Avon, 1974.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Phantom Feast  (Barclay, 2001.)


                A particularly nasty young girl murders her parents and then becomes involved with a psychic force that can alter the physical world.




Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All and Other Stories, The  (Night Shade, 2013.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Croning, The  (Night Shade, 2013.)




Imago Sequence and Other Stories, The  (Night Shade, 2007.)


Collection of unrelated stories.  Note that the limited edition contains one additional story.


Light Is the Darkness, The (Arcane Wisdom, 2012.)


An occult plot against the world.


Occultation and Other Stories (Night Shade, 2010.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Swift to Chase (Journalstone, 2016.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


X's for Eyes (Journalstone, 2015.)


A Lovecraftian novella about contact with an alien god.




Haunting of Hip Hop, The  (Doubleday, 2001.)


                A Black musician is troubled by ghosts who believe that his form of music is a disgrace.


BARRY, SCOTT IAN  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Streeter, The  (Tor, 1994.)


Chemical wastes transform a pack of dogs into clever, ruthless hunters who claim human prey.  The body count rises until someone notices the pattern.  Just when it looked like the ecology gone wild story had gone out of fashion, a new one shows up.




Real Vampires Don't Diet  (Berkley, 2009.)


Humorous vampire fantasy.


Real Vampires Don't Wear Size Six (Berkley, 2011.)


Vampire romance.


Real Vampires Get Lucky (Berkley, 2008.)


                Humorous vampire fantasy.


Real Vampires Hate Skinny Jeans (Berkley, 2012.)


Humorous vampire fantasy.


Real Vampires Hate Their Thighs  (Berkley, 2010.)


Funny vampire romance.


Real Vampires Have Curves  (Berkley, 2007.)


                Humorous vampire fantasy.


Real Vampires Have More to Love  (Berkley, 2010.)


Vampire romance.


Real Vampires Know Hips Happen (Berkley, 2013.)


Vampire romance.


Real Vampires Know Size Matters (Berkley, 2013.)


Humorous vampire fantasy.


Real Vampires Live Large  (Berkley, 2007.)


                Humorous vampire fantasy.


Real Vampires Make Waves  (Berkley, 2009)


                Humorous vampire fantasy.


Real Vampires Say Read My Hips (Berkley, 2015.)


Humorous vampire fantasy.


Real Vampires Take a Bite Out of Christmas (Berkley, 2015.)


Humorous vampire fantasy.


BARTON, DAN  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Banshee  (Worldwide Library, 1988.)


                A construction project unearths the body of a young woman, buried alive a month earlier.  The doctor who once loved her sets out to discover the reason for her death, working his way through hidden adoption records, discovering the existence of a twin sister and an ancient family curse.


Relife  (Pocket, 1991.)


                After a mysterious "accident", the protagonist wakens to find he has near total amnesia and that his blood has been replaced with a synthetic substitute.  Even worse, as he tries to make sense out of his past, he discovers that his body is slowly changing into a new form.


BARTON, LEE  (Pseudonym of Robert Lionel Fanthorpe, whom see.)


Unseen, The  (Badger, 1963.)


                Not seen.


BASSINGTHWAITE, DON  (See also collaboration which follows.)


Breathe Deeply  (White Wolf, 1995.)


A World of Darkness novel.


A tribe of werewolves is menaced by a strange plague that has been hatched by a corporation fronting for an evil society that wants to eliminate the shapechangers from the world.


Pomegranates Full and Fine  (White Wolf, 1995.)


A World of Darkness novel. 


A visitor to Toronto finds her own life and that of a friend in jeopardy when they run afoul of a coven of murderous vampires on a killing spree.


Such Pain  (Harper, 1995.)


Based on the Mage gaming system.  The new heir to an enormous corporation fires all of his father's cronies and takes control, only to discover that the secret ruler of the company is a demon.


BASSINGTHWAITE, DON & KILPATRICK, NANCY  (Bassingthwaite also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


As One Dead  (White Wolf, 1996.)


A World of Darkness novel.


Two vampires in Toronto battle over the future of an undead clan which has been held in captivity.  One plans to win their freedom, the other to continue their imprisonment.




Witch Blood (Berkley, 2007.)


Elemental Witch #2.


A witch battles a demon.


Witch Fire   (Berkley, 2007.)


Elemental Witch #1.




Witch Fury  (Berkley, 2009.)


Elemental Witch #4.


Good witches battle evil ones to control the world.


Witch Heart  (Berkley, 2009.)


Elemental Witch #3.


A playboy and a witch battle demons.




Heralds of the Storm  (White Wolf, 2001.)


A World of Darkness novel.


                A modern day sorcerer discovers that an ancient evil is awakening to menace the world.




Body Parts   (Bantam, 1995.)


A teen steals body parts from other students to build a female body to house the spirit of a dead girl.  Aimed at younger readers.


Ghosts of Time (Dreamspell, 2010.)


 A man communicates with the afterlife.


Gorgeous  (Bantam, 1995.)


                A new brand of beauty cream has some very strange side effects.


Immortal  (Bantam, 1995.)


                After an automobile accident, two teenaged girls discover that they have swapped personalities.


Irresistible  (Bantam, 1995.)


                Not seen.


Mesmerized  (Bantam, 1995.)


                Marginal juvenile about a psychiatrist who hypnotizes a teen into changing her personality.


Reckless  (Bantam, 1995.)


                A protein supplement turns a group of athletes into predatory monsters who stalk their victims when they’re not on the playing field.


Ultimate, The  (Bantam, 1995.)


                Wishes come true for a group of teens, one of whom regrets the choice she made.


BATTIN, B.W.  (See also Warner Lee.)


Boogeyman, The (Crossroads, 2015.)


A mysterious creature kills people in a small town.


Satan's Servant  (Paperjacks, 1984, Crossroad, 2014.  Originally published as Satan Help Me -publisher and date unknown..)


Everyone in a small Southwestern town begins to act strangely, eventually erupting into open violence.  Demons have broken through into our world, and only one man might hold the power to eject them.  Destruction and death follow as rival forces of the supernatural struggle for supremacy.  Fast paced but generally unconvincing.




Blue Ghost, The  (Random  House, 2006.)


                A child communicates with a helpful ghost.




Sacrifices (White Wolf, 2002.)


A World of Darkness novel.




Shadows  (White Wolf, 2002.)


A World of Darkness novel.


                Vampires discover that the enemy they seek is stronger than they expected.


Shards (White Wolf, 2002.)


A World of Darkness novel.






It Looks Alive to Me!   (Harper, 1976, Harper Trophy, 1977.)


                Young adult.  Mysterious events involving a disappearance in a museum can only be solved by an audacious and brilliant youngster willing to accept the existence of supernatural influences.


Out of Body  (St. Martin's, 1997.)


                A convict travels outside his body to solve a crime.




Woman Who Would Not Die, The  (Signet, 1969.)


                This slim little novel is set in a house haunted by the spirit of a woman who once lived there.  The new inhabitants are startled by low key supernatural phenomena, and the husband is compelled to paint a portrait of a woman he has never seen. Complete with a clairvoyant gardener.




Dark Vampire, The (St Martins, 2016.)


Last Vampire #3.


Vampire romance.


Last True Vampire, The (St Martins, 2015.)


Last Vampire #1.


Vampire romance.


Lost Vampire, The (St Martins, 2017.)


Last Vampire #5.


Vampire romance.


Untamed Vampire, The (St Martins, 2017.)


Last Vampire #4.


Vampire romance.


Warrior Vampire, The (St Martins, 2015.)


Last Vampire #2.


Vampire romance.


Wicked Vampire, The (St Martins, 2017.)


Last Vampire #6.


Vampire romance.




Jekyll & Hyde: Resurrection (Bayliss, 2021.)


A doctor finds Dr. Jekyll's formula and becomes a serial killer.


BEACH, LYNN  (Pseudonym of Kathryn Lance, who writes science fiction under that name. Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Curse of the Claw  (Minstrel, 1993.)


Phantom Valley #9.


A feckless teen recites an ancient curse aloud and every creature that has a claw immediately becomes his enemy.  Unless he can find a counterspell, he’s doomed.  For younger readers.


Dark, The  (Minstrel, 1991.)


Phantom Valley #2.


A blind boy battles the evil spirits in a phantom village in this better than average horror thriller for young adults.


Dead Man's Secret  (Minstrel, 1992.)


Phantom Valley #6.


Not seen.


Evil One, The  (Minstrel, 1991.)


Phantom Valley #1.


A magical doll makes wishes come true, but with unpleasant consequences.  For young adults, most of whom would have been smart enough to see that coming in the first place.


Headless Ghost, The  (Minstrel, 1992.)


Phantom Valley #8.


Not seen.


In the Mummy's Tomb  (Minstrel, 1992.)


Phantom Valley #7.


A young girl finds an ancient necklace, but when she wears it she begins to experience strange dreams and events resulting from its curse.  Is she the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian, or is another personality trying to invade her life?


Scream of the Cat  (Minstrel, 1991.)


Phantom Valley #3.


Shapeshifting Indians take the form of mountain lions and prowl the darkness in this thriller for young adults.


Spell, The  (Minstrel, 1992.)


Phantom Valley #5.


A jealous girl casts a magical spell on her popular roommate, and discovers that magic has unpleasant repercussions for the user as well as the victim.  For young adults.


Stranger in the Mirror  (Minstrel, 1992.)


Phantom Valley #4.


One of a pair of twins is captured in a bizarre mirror world until she is rescued by her sister.  For young adults.


BEALE, CHARLES WILLING  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Ghost of Guir House, The  (Editor Publishing, 1897, Echo, 2018.)


                A ghost story.




Loving Dead, The  (Nightshade, 2010.)


A humorous plague of zombies novel.




New Amsterdam  (Subterranean, 2007.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


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


Dead Lines  (Ballantine, 2004.)


                The protagonist discovers that a new communications device can actually link to the world of the dead.


Lost Souls  (See Psychlone.)


Psychlone   (Ace, 1979. Charter, 1982, as Lost Souls.)


                An unusual blend of horror and science fiction.  A wave of supernormal phenomena is advancing across the world, progressing in a geographically predictable fashion from the site of the first atomic explosion in Hiroshima.  The souls of those who perished in that city are reaching out to influence the living decades later. Quite unusual if a bit preachy.




Bloodletter  (Tor, 1994.)


A weird vampire novel set against the hectic, phony backdrop of Hollywood.  The action involves a bestselling horror writer and a serial killer, a genuine vampire, and a movie that seems to be drawing its inspiration from life, and influencing the outside world.


Shock Lines  (Zebra, 1993.)


                A new teacher discovers that one of his students has a very special power, that there is some kind of link between her and a series of recent minor earthquakes.  Unless he finds the key to neutralizing her abilities, she poses a serious threat to the lives of everyone around her.


Who Killed James Dean?  (Tor, 1995.)


Occult fans of the late actor steal his body and the wreckage of the car in which he died.  Having imprisoned his ghost and forced it to do their bidding, they plan a major occult event that will give them unprecedented power.


BEAUMONT, CHARLES  (Pseudonym of Charles Nutt. Also writes Fantasy.)


Best of Beaumont, The  (Bantam, 1982.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Charles Beaumont: Selected Stories.   (See The Howling Man.)


Edge, The  (Panther, 1966.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Howling Man, The  (Tor, 1992.  Dark Harvest, 1988, as Charles Beaumont: Selected Stories.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Hunger and Other Stories, The  (Putnam, 1957, Bantam, 1959, Valancourt, 2013. Panther, 1964, as Shadow Play.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Magic Man, The  (Gold Medal, 1965, Coronet, 1966.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Night Ride and Other Journeys  (Bantam, 1960.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Perchance to Dream (Penguin, 2015.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Selected Stories  (Dark Harvest, 1988.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Shadow Play.  (See The Hunger and Other Stories.)


Touch of the Creature, A  (Subterranean, 1999, Valancourt, 2015.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Yonder  (Bantam, 1958.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


BECK, GREIG  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Book of the Dead (Momentum, 2014.)


Lovecraftian monsters emerge.


BECK, J.K.  (Pseudonym of Julie Kenner, whom also see.)


When Blood Calls  (Bantam, 2010.)


An attorney finds herself prosecuting vampires.


When Darkness Hungers (Bantam, 2012.)


Vampire romance.


When Passion Lies  (Bantam, 2012.)




When Pleasure Rules  (Bantam, 2010.)




When Temptation Burns (Bantam, 2012.)


Vampire romance.


When Wicked Craves  (Bantam, 2010.)


Vampire romance.




Openers of the Gate, The  (?, 1930, DeVorss, ?)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Brains  (Eos, 2010.)


A zombie novel.




Lifeblood  (Scholastic, 2008.)


Darkside #3.


A boy solves a mystery in a part of London where magic is real.


Nighttrap (Orchard, 2008.)


Darkside #1.


A teenager in London discovers that vampires are real.


Timecurse (Orchard, 2009.)


Darkside #2.


Teenagers vs vampires.




Amazing Dreams of Andrew Latter, The  (Ash-Tree, 2002.)


                Collection of related stories.


BELCHER, R.S. (Also writes Fantasy.)


Six Gun Tarot, The  (Tor, 2013.)


Supernatural dangers in the Old West.




Blood Matters (Hades, 2015.)


Teenage vampire.




Reapers Are the Angels, The  (Holt, 2010.)


A plague of zombies.


BELL, NEIL  (Pseudonym of Stephen Southwold.)


Alpha and Omega  (Hale, 1946.)


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


Dark Page, The  (Eyre Spottiswoode, 1951.)


                Not seen.


Life Comes to Seathorpe  (Eyre Spottiswoode, 1946, Guild, 1953.)


                Not seen.


Who Walk in Fear  (Redman, 1953, Panther, 1961.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


BELL, THORNTON  (Pseudonym of R.L. Fanthorpe, whom see. Also writes Science Fiction.)


Chaos  (Badger, 1952. )


So bad it defies description.  A single supernatural force intervenes on Earth and becomes the basis for our legends of djinns, demons, and other supernatural creatures, but despite its immense power, it meets its match in the human race. 


BELLAIRS, JOHN  (See collaborations with Brad Strickland.  Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


BELLIS, NAOMI  (Pseudonym of Naomi Lester.)


Draw Down the Darkness (Signet, 2007.)


Historical romance adventure involving a cursed necklace.




By Lust Possessed  (Pleasure Reader, 1968.)


                Pornography involving demonic possession.


Sin Séance  (Candid, 1968.)


                Pornography involving communication with the dead.




Avatar  (Leisure, 1998.)


                A man’s fascination with a beautiful sculptor turns into quite another emotion when he discovers that she uses dark powers in the creation of her work.


Dead Love  (Leisure, 2001.)


                The protagonist returns to the town where the woman he loved died, and finds himself caught up with the spirits of the dead, one protective, one malevolent.


Taking, The  (Leisure, 1997.)


                An otherwise ordinary man finds his life falling apart and eventually recognizes that a supernatural force is striking at him by destroying everything that is important in his life, determined to drive him across the border into insanity.




Bliss House (Pegasus, 2014.)


Bliss House #1.


A haunted house variation.


Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts (Ballantine, 2008.)


A seductive lover turns out to be inhuman.


Charlotte's Story (Pegasus, 2015.)


Bliss House #2.


Haunted house.


Devil's Oven  (Gallowstree, 2012.)


A woman uses magic to create a lover, but something is wrong.


Isabella Moon  (Ballantine, 2007.)


The ghost of a murdered girl reappears to various characters.


BENEDICT, LYNN   (Pseudonym of Victor Banis.  See also Jan Alexander.)


Family Affair, A  (Avon, 1973. )


                Despite having been published as a gothic romance, this is actually an offbeat ghost story.  A woman comes to live among a group of strange people who seem to perform senseless acts compulsively.  She assumes that they are mentally disturbed, but eventually realizes that they are actually the ghosts of people who died in the area, now cursed to act out the routines of their lives forever.


Fatal Flower, The  (Avon, 1973.)


Ostensibly, this is a standard tale of the rivalry of two women for influence in a family, complicated by the fact that one of them might well be insane.  But things grow more complex when it is revealed that each of the two is somehow linked to a particular type of plant, drawing strength from them, more vulnerable in the darkness than in the daylight. 


Lucifer Cult, The  (Pocket, 1974.)


A young woman travels in search of her father, only to discover that he intends to sacrifice her in a ceremony designed to raise the devil.  The cult is real in this case, assisted by a hairy monster that appears at inopportune times for the protagonists. 


Twisted Tree, The  (Avon, 1973.)


A cult dedicated to achieving personal immortality menaces a young woman.  They are assisted by a group of animated trees that enfold and destroy their victims.  Most of the supernatural content takes place offstage but it's certainly an unusual plot for this genre.




To Seek Where Shadows Are  (Avon, 1973.)


When a couple moves into their new apartment, they discover the portrait of a young woman.  Its influence disrupts their lives, causing the man to become hostile for no apparent reason. Eventually the woman is able to communicate with the ghost imprisoned in the painting, and discovers that she died at another's hand.  Enter the ghost of the murderer, threatening to repeat his crime.




Wolf Hunter (Belfire, 2012.)


A werewolf supersoldier escapes Nazi Germany only to be pursued in the US.


BENET, STEPHEN VINCENT  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Devil and Daniel Webster, The  (Farrar & Rinehart, 1937.)


                Classic short story about a deal with the devil.


Tales Before Midnight  (Farrar & Rinehart, 1939, Heinemann, 1940.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Thirteen O'Clock (Farrar & Rinehart, 1937.)


Collection of short stories not all of which are horror.


BENFORD, TIMOTHY B  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Ardennes Tapes, The  (Pinnacle, 1989.)


Modern investigators reopen the investigation of an incident during the Battle of the Bulge when opposing soldiers momentarily turned against a greater foe, and were destroyed.  Eventually evidence leads to a monstrous creature now imprisoned in a series of caves under the Earth, whose re‑emergence must be prevented at all costs.




Ghost, The  (Chatto & Windus, 1907.)


                A ghost story.


BENNETT, JANICE  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Lady's Companion, A  (Zebra, 1994.)


Standard romance with a brief appearance by a not particularly frightening ghost.




I Ate the Sheriff (Pinnacle, 2012.)


Zombie #3.




Pay Me in Flesh  (Pinnacle, 2011.)


Zombie #1.




Year of Eating Dangerously, The  (Pinnacle, 2012.)


Zombie #2.


A zombie lawyer gets involved with human sacrifice.


BENNETT, NIGEL  (See collaborations with P.N. Elrod.)


BENNETT, ROBERT JACKSON  (Also writes Fantasy.)


American Elsewhere (Orbit, 2013.)


A small town hides a fantastic secret.


Troupe, The  (Orbit, 2012.)


A musical group is accompanied by inhuman presences.


BENSON, A.C.  (See also collaboration with R.H. Benson.)


Hill of Trouble and Other Stories, The  (Isbister, 1903.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Across the Stream  (Murray, 1919, Doran, 1919.)


                An occult novel.


And the Dead Spake and Horror Horn  (Doubleday Doran, 1923, Kessinger, 2004.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Colin   (Doran, 1923, Hutchinson, 1923, Millivres, 1994.)


Colin #1.


                A deal with the devil.


Colin II  (Doran, 1925, Hutchinson, 1925, Millivres, 1995.)


Colin #2.


                Not seen.  A deal with the devil.


Collected Ghost Stories  (Carroll & Graf, 1992, Robinson, 1992.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Face, The  (Ash Tree, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Flint Knife: Further Spook Stories, The  (Equation, 1988.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Horror Horn: The Best Horror Stories of E.F. Benson, The  (Panther, 1974.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Image in the Sand, The  (Heinemann, 1905, Lippincott, 1905, Forgotten Books, 2012.)


                Occult adventure including possession by an ancient Egyptian personality.


Inheritor, The  (Hutchinson, 1930, Doubleday, 1930, Millvres, 1992.)


                A genuine family curse.


Luck of the Vails, The  (Heinemann, 1901, Hogarth, 1986, Random House, 2014.)


                Supernatural murder mystery.


More Spook Stories  (Hutchinson, 1934.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Mrs. Amworth  (Ash Tree, 2001.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Passsenger, The  (Ash-Tree, 1999.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Raven's Brood  (Barker, 1934, Doubleday, 1934, Popular Library, 1993, Millivres, 1993.)


This story of a decaying English family is actually better as a period novel than as horror.  The supernatural element is almost an afterthought, a spirit briefly possessing an owl, the instrument of a search for revenge.  See listing of short story collections in the appendix for more typical work.


Room in the Tower and Other Stories, The  (Mills & Boon, 1912, Knopf, 1929, White Press, 2014.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Sea Mist  (Ash-Tree, 2005.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selected Ghost Stories  (Happy Hour Library, ?)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Spook Stories  (Hutchinson, 1928.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tale of the Empty House and Other Ghost Stories, The  (Black Swan, 1986.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Terror by Night, The  (Ash Tree, 1998.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Visible and Invisible  (Hutchinson, 1923, Doran, 1924.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


BENSON, ROBERT HUGH  (See also collaboration which follows. Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Light Invisible, The  (Isbister, 1903, Burns Oates & Washbourne, undated.)


                Collection of loosely related stories.


Mirror of Shalott, A   (Pitman, 1907, Black Heath, 2014.)


                Collection of loosely related stories.


Necromancers, The  (Hutchinson, 1909, Herder, 1909, Sphere, 1974, Wildside, 2002, Open Road, 2015.)


A young man attempts to reunite himself with the spirit of his lost love, and his ignorance of the intricacies of magic result in danger to his own soul.  A bit dated in style and language.


Supernatural Stories of Monsignor Robert H. Benson, The (Coachwhip, 2009.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Ghosts in the House  (Ash Tree, 1996.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Angelus (Harper, 2016.)


Gothic #3.


Demons try to take over the world.


Archon (Harper, 2011.)


Gothic #1.


A woman discovers that angels and demons are both real.


Covenant, The (Harper, 2014.)


Gothic #2.


Demons possess a young woman.




Victorian Album, The  (Doubleday, 1973, Hamish Hamilton, 1973, Dell, 1975.)


An old photograph album is the focus for this story of ancient evil striking out of time to endanger people in the present.  A noted writer of mysteries and thrillers, Berckman is particularly effective in evoking atmosphere and creating credible characters in this, perhaps her best novel.




Queen of the Witches  (Random House, 1993, Arrow, 1995.)


Mysterious goings on involving the rivalries among a coven of modern day witches.




Hamlet II: Ophelia's Revenge  (Pocket, 2003.)


                Teenagers visit a castle in Elsinore and are menaced by Ophelia's vengeful ghost.


Help Wanted  (Tor, 1995.)


A Freddy Krueger novel.


The killer who lives in dreams returns, this time menacing a young woman who has lost her job and her boyfriend in rapid succession.


Midsummer Night's Scream  (Pocket, 2003.)


                A visiting carnival is home to a host of evil spirits.


Terminal Case of the Uglies, A  (Harper, 1997.)


Bone Chillers #14.


                A photographer takes pictures of everyone at school except for one young boy, and everyone else begins to turn into monsters.  The lone exception attempts to foil the villain and return people to normal.


Virtual Terror  (Tor, 1995.)


A Freddy Krueger novel.


A teenager buys a poster that contains a three dimensional optical illusion, which turns out to be a gateway through which Freddy can seize control of his body.


Wes Craven's New Nightmare  (Tor, 1994, from the screenplay by Wes Craven.)


A Freddy Krueger novel.


An interesting twist for this Freddy Krueger movie.  The actors play themselves, as they begin filming the next in the series, and Freddy becomes so real in their imaginations that he emerges from the script into the physical world.  Heather Langenkamp loses her husband and almost her child before defeating Freddy in the dream realm with the aid of the ghost of his mother.




Shards of Darkness  (Mythos, 2000.)


                Collection of loosely related stories.


BERGSTROM, ELAINE  (See also Mira Kiraly.  Also writes Fantasy.)


Baroness of Blood  (TSR, 1995.)


A Ravenloft novel.


                A vampiric aristocrat preys among the unsuspecting.


Blood Alone (Jove, 1990, Ace, 1994.)


Austras  #2.


                Further romantic entanglements involving a charming vampire and a woman in search of true love.  This carries on the chronicles of the Austras, a vampire clan, who recruit a human to help them in their battle against Nazi Germany


Blood Rites  (Jove, 1991.)


Austras #3.


                A young woman comes to terms with her conversion to vampirism.  Erotic and one of the growing numbers of sympathetic vampires in recent years. 


Blood to Blood  (Ace, 2000.)


Mina #2.


                The Harkers thought themselves free of Dracula, but now his vampire sister has come to England looking for them, and for vengeance.


Daughter of the Night  (Jove, 1992.)


Austras #4.


                A noblewoman is tempted into drinking blood and converting to vampirism after being exposed to a corrupted visitor.


Mina  (Berkley, 1994, as by  Mira Kiraly.  Ace, 2000, as by Elaine Bergstrom.)


Mina #1.


A direct sequel, with some overlap, to Stoker's classic vampire story, this time concentrating on Mina.  Even following Dracula's death, she is not free of the taint of his blood and is drawn toward the existence of the undead.  Mostly romantic in its treatment.


Nocturne  (Ace, 2003.)


Austras #5.


                Vampires come to America hoping to find anonymity and to live a life of peace, but an old enemy follows them.


Shattered Glass  (Jove, 1989, Ace, 1994.)


Austras #1


A woman falls in love with a debonair man, only to discover that he is in fact a vampire, and one who enjoys preying on humans.  An erotic relationship between the two is the focus.


Tapestry of Dark Souls, A  (TSR, 1993.)


A Ravenloft novel.


The tapestry of the title holds imprisoned a number of monsters, and the order of monks who have been guarding it are nearing extinction.  With their passing, the creatures may be free to claim new victims.  Set in a fantasy realm rather than the mundane world.


BERLINER, JANET  (See Janet Gluckman. Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)




Trysts  (Lethe, 2001.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Vintage  (Haworth, 2007.)


A gay teenager encounters the ghost of a young athlete.


BERRIS, CARRIE A.  (See collaboration with William W. Connors.)




Ghost House, The (St Martins, 1979, Robert Hale, 1979, Ramble House, 2005. Rewrite of the 1940 version from Ward, Lock.)


Travelers take refuge in a haunted house.




Amorous Ghost  (Abelard Schumann, 1957.)


                A ghost story.




Condemned, The (Gray Friar, 2013.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Faceless, The  (Solaris, 2012.)


A group of child abductors turn out not to be human.


Hazy Shade of Winter, A  (Ash-Tree, 2004.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Pictures of the Dark  (Gray Friar, 2009.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Tide of Souls (Abaddon, 2011.)


Zombies overrun the British Isles.




Frozen Music  (Blood Doll, 1999.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


BEYER, KIRSTEN (Also writes Science Fiction.)


One Thing or Your Mother  (Pocket, 2008.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


Buffy battles a vampire.




Devil's Plague, The  (Abaddon, 2009.)


A Tomes of the Dead novel.


Oliver Cromwell recruits demons for his army.




Witch Creek (Harper, 2018.)




Sleep  (Paperjacks, 1986, St Martin's, 1986.)


Personified Sleep strikes into the subconscious minds of several people, forcing them to commit horrible acts.  One of several novels and movies exploring the effects of dreams and supernatural beings who live within them, but this one fails to deliver much that it promises.




Can Such Things Be?  (Cassell, 1893, Cape & Smith, 1909, Amereon, 1988, Citadel, 1990.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Civil War Stories of Ambrose Bierce, The  (University of Nebraska Press, 1988.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Collected Writings of Ambrose Bierce, The  (Citadel, 1946, Lyle Stuart, 1989.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce, The  (University of Nebraska Press, 1985.  Published in two volumes by Ballantine, 1971.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Eyes of the Panther.  (See Tales of Soldiers and Civilians.)


Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce  (Dover, 1964.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


In the Midst of Life  (Putnam, 1898, Boni & Liveright, 1918, Modern Library, 1927, Penguin, 1939, Signet, 1961, Amereon, 1982, Citadel, 1993.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Monk and the Hangman's Daughter, The  (Avon, ?)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories, The  (Dover, 1998.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of Soldiers and Civilians  (Steele, 1891, Boni & Liveright, 1924.  Jonathan Cape, 1928, as Eyes of the Panther.)


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




Wolf in the Garden, The  (Longmans, 1931, Centaur, 1972.)


                One of the earliest standard werewolf novels, out of print and hard to locate.  The story is set in the days shortly following the American Revolution, and the studiously formal style of the day works well in helping to convey the sense of traditional menace. 




Dream Demon  (New English Library, 1989, from the screenplay.)


                The basement of a house is a link to the dream world, and a new resident feels herself slipping away from reality until she is able to overcome its mysterious powers.


Ex, The (Createspace, 2014.)


A ghost story.


Stiff Lips  (Macmillan, 1996.)


                An unusual variation of the ghost story.


Suckers  (Pan, 1993, Atheneum, 1993.)


                Vampires are quietly seizing control of London by becoming executives in leading industries and gradually converting key members of the yuppie community to their undead state.


BINDER, OTTO  (Wrote Science Fiction as Eando Binder with his brother.)


Hospital Horror, The  (Popular Library, 1973. )


This tale of a caped monster performing his uncanny depredations within the confines of a large hospital is so badly written that it is frequently hilariously funny.  Don't miss the "fatal swan dive of the Hunchback Horror".




After Alice  (Popular Library, 1989.  Piatkus, 1986, as After Alice Died.)


                Just as he is about to marry the woman he loves, a man is seduced by the spirit of her dead cousin.  When he returns to pursue purely human pleasures, the restless spirit takes possession of the man's newborn child.


After Alice Died.  (See After Alice)


Children of the Night  (Piatkus, 1985, Popular Library, 1989.)


Judith discovers that her new husband and his five children are under the spell of his dead wife, and that the strange powers which the youngsters display may be mirrored in her own as yet unborn child.


Deadtime Story  (Popular Library, 1990.  Piatkus, 1989, as The Unquiet Dead.)


                An entire town lives in terror of its children, who have been universally possessed by demonic forces seeking a foothold in the human world.  A standard treatment of an overused theme.


Devil's Child  (Piatkus, 1983, Popular Library, 1987.)


An infant is born who seems to most people perfectly normal. But his mother recognizes that something is wrong, observes that the child seems to be able to compel others to do his bidding. It's another variation of the child of Satan story, with nothing remarkable to commend it.


Gateway to Hell  (Piatkus, 1991.)


                Two young children develop mind reading talents.


Seeds of Evil  (Piatkus, 1988, Carroll & Graf, 1990.)


                Two mysterious twins are visited by a man, or possibly something other than a man, who might be their long lost father.  And if he isn't human, what does that make them?  And if so, what supernatural powers might be theirs to control?  Pretty suspenseful until we start to figure out what's happening.


Unquiet Dead, The.  (See Deadtime Story.)


Village of Satan  (Piatkus, 1990.)


                A supernatural cult.


Waiting Darkness, The  (Piatkus, 1984.)


                Not seen.




And It Harm None  (Avon, 2009.)


Circle of Three #13.




Blue Moon  (Avon, 2001.)


Circle of Three #7.


                A rare blue moon causes one of the teenaged witches to awaken a magic she cannot control and her personality is supplanted by that of another person.


Challenge Box, The  (Avon, 2002.)


Circle of Three #14.




Five Paths, The  (Avon, 2001.)


Circle of Three #8.


                When one of a group of teenaged witnesses decides to wear the symbols of her craft, it causes a storm of controversy and places stress on her relationship with the others in her coven.


House of Winter  (Avon, 2001.)


Circle of Three #11.


                The three teenaged witches are marooned in a haunted house.


Initiation  (Avon, 2002.)


Circle of Three #15.


                Teenage witches face a critical choice in their development.


In the Dreaming  (Avon, 2001.)


Circle of Three #5.


                One of the three teenaged witches is about to be misled into the path of evil.


Making the Saint  (Avon, 2001.)


Circle of Three #10.


                A mysterious outsider traps one of the teenaged witches into misusing her powers.


Merry Meet  (Avon, 2001.)


Circle of Three #2.


                Three teenaged girls discover witchcraft and realize they all have the power to use magic, if they can figure out how to do so safely.


Ring of Light  (Avon, 2001.)


Circle of Three #6.




Second Sight  (Avon, 2001.)


Circle of Three #3.


                A missing girl communicates through the dreams of three young witches, and pleads with them to rescue her.


So Mote It Be  (Avon, 2001.)


Circle of Three #1.


                A teenaged witch casts a love spell, but it backfires with embarrassing results.  Unfortunately, she doesn't know how to reverse the spell.


Through the Veil  (Avon, 2001.)


Circle of Three #9.


                A teenaged witch decides to contact the spirits of the dead on Halloween.


What the Cards Said  (Avon, 2001.)


Circle of Three #4.


                A witch uses Tarot to glimpse the future, but her companions are concerned that she is shaping rather than just seeing events to come.


Written in the Stars  (Avon, ?-


Circle of Three #12.






Dark Menace  (Tandem, 1968.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Death Spawn  (Tandem, 1968.)


                Not seen.


Devil's Spawn  (Allen & Unwin, 1936.)


                Not seen.


Harlem Horror, The  (Midnight House, 2002.)


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


Haunting Beauty, A  (Midnight House, 2000.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Kiss of Death, The  (Tandem, 1964, Award, 1969.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


My Name Is Death   (Award, 1966, Panther, 1966.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Smell of Evil, The  (Tandem, 1965, Award, 1969, Valancourt, 2014.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


So Pale, So Cold, So Fair  (Tandem, 1970.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Spawn of Satan  (Award, 1970.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Where Terror Stalked and Other Horror Stories  (Tandem, 1967.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


BISCHOFF, DAVID  (See collaboration with Charles Sheffield.  Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Blob, The  (Dell, 1988, from the screenplay by Chuck Russell and Frank Darabont.)


                An amorphous blob inadvertently created as part of a secret government project wanders around dissolving people and incorporating their bodies into its own mass.  A rebellious teenager and his unlikely female companion cannot make anyone else believe them about the creature’s existence.  A secretive government agency is ready to sacrifice the local population to regain control of their experiment, but it proves beyond their ability.


Gremlins 2  (Avon, 1990, from the screenplay by Charlie Haas.)


                A fresh batch of the little creatures is hatched in a shopping mall of the near future.  This time they’re prepared to take a variety of different physical forms in order to protect themselves, but our hero saves the day once again.  The humor is even darker than in the previous film, with some of the gremlins becoming outright monsters.


H.P. Lovecraft Institute, The  (Wildside, 2002.)


                A variety of familiar monsters begin attacking people in a small town after a mysterious old man rents a mansion.


Phantom of the Opera, The  (Scholastic, 1976.)


                 I don't know why we needed a new version of Gaston Leroux's classic novel of the same name, but here it is.  A bitter composer deformed as the result of a fire lurks in the basements of a large opera building, waiting for an opportunity to avenge himself.  With photographs from the 1925 film version.


Quoth the Crow  (Harper, 1998.)


A Crow novel.


                A writer returns from the dead to exact revenge on those who wronged him during his lifetime and systematically kills them all.


Tripping the Dark Fantastic  (Wildside, 2000.)


                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.


BISHOP, ANNE (Also writes Fantasy.)


Lake Silence (Ace, 2018.)


BISHOP, DAVID  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Blood Red Army, The  (Black Flame, 2006.)


Fiends of Eastern Front #2.


                Vampires rise during the siege of Stalingrad.


Fiends of the Eastern Front  (Black Flame, 2007.)


                Omnibus of Operation Vampyr, The Blood Red Army, and Twilight of the Dead.


Fiends of the Rising Sun  (Black Flame, 2007.)


Following the Eastern Front series, this tells the story of the Japanese army aided by the undead.


Operation Vampyr  (Black Flame, 2005.)


Fiends of Eastern Front #1.


                A German soldier in World War II discovers that some of the Romanian troops are vampires.


Suffer the Children  (Black Flame, 2005.)


A Nightmare on Elm Street novel.


                Six young people test an insomnia drug and find themselves trapped in a dream world.


Twilight of the Dead  (Black  Flame, 2006.)


Fiends of Eastern Front #3.


                As the German army retreats from Russia, vampires switch sides and join the Communists.


BISHOP, GEORGE  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Apparition, The  (Bantam, 1979.)


When a group of young men play a practical joke on a man capable of journeying outside of his body, they get more than they bargain for.  Will the psychic vigilante wipe out everyone who annoyed him or will he be thwarted in the end?  Despite the predictable plot, there's moments of genuine terror here.




Everlasting, The  (Poseidon Press, 1982, Pocket, 1984.)


A big, lurid, explicit novel of reincarnation and sexual obsession lasting through the centuries.  The protagonist is a priest plagued by memories of past lives whose faith is put to the ultimate test when he is forced to resist the temptation of are incarnated woman with designs on his morality. 


BISHOP, MICHAEL  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Who Made Steve Crye?  (Arkham House, 1984, Fairwood, 2014.)


                A writer finds that her word processor is possessed.




Curse of Yig, The  (Arkham House, 1953.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Door of the Unreal, The  (Nash, 1919, Ash-Tree, 2002.)


                Supernatural mystery involving werewolves.


BIXBY, JEROME  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Call for an Exorcist  (Brandon, 1974.  Brandon, 1964, as The Devil’s Scrapbook.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Devil’s Scrapbook, The.  (See Call for an Exorcist.)




Lake of the Dead, The (Valancourt, 2022. Originally published in Norwegian in 1942.)


When friends of an apparent suicide investigate his death, they are subjected to a supernatural influence.


BLACK, CAMPBELL  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Letters from the Dead  (Villard, 1985, Pocket, 1986, Grafton, 1987.)


                A slightly different twist to a standard ghost story scenario, in which two youngsters  find an old ouija board that is the key to an unholy pact.  They quickly get in over their heads and have to scramble to find a way to escape what appear to be an unpleasant ending.


Wanting, The  (McGraw Hill, 1986, Jove, 1987, Mandarin, 1991.)


A young couple and their twelve year old son are living in a pleasant summer cottage, where they hope to spend a quiet few months.  The elderly couple living nearby strike them as quite nice, until certain changes start to become obvious in their son, as though he were being possessed by another personality.  Then the mother uncovers evidence that the couple may be even older than they appear, much older.  Well developed suspense from a successful writer of thrillers.


BLACK, JAID  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


One Dark Night  (Berkley, 2004.)


                A psychic battles a serial killer.


BLACK, JENNA  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Devil's Due, The  (Bantam, 2008.)


Morgan Kingsley #3.


An exorcist tries to help a boy possessed by a demon.


Devil Inside, The  (Bantam, ?)


Morgan Kingsley #1.




Devil's Playground, The (Dell, 2010.)


Morgan Kingsley #5.


An exorcist deals with an influx of demons.


Devil You Know, The  (Bantam, 2008.)


Morgan Kingsley #1.


An exorcist possessed by a demon gets caught in a war among evil forces.


Hungers of the Heart  (Tor, 2008.)


Guardians of the Night #4.


A vampire romance.


Nightstruck (Tor, 2016.)


Becket #1.




Secrets in the Shadows  (Tor, 2007.)


Guardians of the Night #3.


A vampire dedicated to protecting humans from the evil undead falls in love with a private investigator.


Shadows on the Soul  (Tor, 2007.)


Guardians of the Night #2.


A reformed vampire tries to right old wrongs.


Speak of the Devil  (Dell, 2009.)


Morgan Kingsley #4.


An exorcist is sued for making a crucial mistake.


Watchers in the Night  (Tor, 2006.)


Guardians of the Night #1.


                Romance against a backdrop of good and bad vampires.




Revenge of the Computer Phantoms  (Bullseye, 1993.)


Shadowzone #4.


                Several electronic villains escape from a boy’s computer when it is frazzled during a lightning storm, so he has to find a way to get them to go back in.




Red Right Hand (Tor, 2016.)


A woman is given magical weapons to fend off a monster.


BLACK, ROBERT  (Pseudonym of Robert Holdstock, who writes Fantasy and Science Fiction under that name.)


Legend of the Werewolf   (Sphere, 1976, from the screenplay by Anthony Hinds.)


                The feral boy in a circus is actually a werewolf.


Satanists, The  (Futura, 1977, from the screenplay.)


                A supernatural cult.




Death Angel  (Pageant, 1988.)


A psychopathic killer whose victims are all children strikes again and again during the Great Depression, in each case warning his victims twice in advance, but persevering despite every attempt to protect them.  Only one boy escapes, and fifty years later he returns to his home town to attempt to solve the mystery, only to discover that the Death Angel is still alive. Although there is no clear supernatural element in this novel, the killer is a larger than life character, who may be possessed by an evil force.


BLACK, WILLIAM D.   (See collaboration with Christopher Keane.)


BLACKBURN, JOHN  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Devil Daddy  (Jonathan Cape, 1972, Valancourt, 2015.)


                Dark magic causes a woman to age years in days and leads to darker events.


BLACKMOORE, STEPHEN  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Broken Souls (DAW, 2014.)


Neuromancer #3.


A man who can communicate with ghosts is linked to another supernatural entity.


City of the Lost  (DAW, 2012.)


Neuromancer #1.




Dead Things  (DAW, 2013.)


Neuromancer #2.


A man speaks to the dead.


Hungry Ghosts (DAW, 2015.)


Neuromancer #4.


One man battles supernatural evil.




Miss Fenny (See The Woman in the Woods.)


Woman in the Woods, The (Ballantine, 1965. Hodder, 1957, as Miss Fenny.)


Murder mystery with a genuine ghost.


BLACKWOOD, ALGERNON  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Ancient Sorceries and Other Stories  (Collins, 1927, Penguin, 1968, Fantasy House, 1974, Wildside, 2002.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood  (Dover, 1973, Peter Smith, ?)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Best Supernatural Tales of Algernon Blackwood, The  (Causeway, 1973.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Centaur, The  (MacMillan, 1911, Penguin, 1938, Ayer, 1976, Wildside, 2002.)


                Not seen.  Strange events aboard a cruise ship.


Complete John Silence Stories, The  (Dover, 1998.)


                Collection of related stories.


Dance of Death and Other Tales, The  (Jenkins, 1927, Dutton, 1928, Pan, 1963.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Day and Night Stories.  (See Tales of the Mysterious and the Macabre.)


Doll and One Other, The  (Arkham House, 1946.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Empty House and Other Ghost Stories, The  (Nash, 1906, Vaughn, 1915, Lightyear, 1993, Wildside, 2005.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Empty House and Other Ghost Stories, The/The Listener and Other Stories  (Stark House, )


Collection of unrelated stories.


Face of the Earth and Other Imaginings, The (Stark House, 2015.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Incredible Adventures  (MacMillan, 1914, Stark House, 2002, Hippocampus, 2004.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Insanity of Jones and Other Tales, The.  (See Tales of Terror and the Unknown.)


In the Realm of Terror  (Pantheon, 1957.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Jimbo: A Fantasy  (MacMillan, 1909.)


                A young boy is transformed by his encounter with a mysterious house.


John Silence: Ancient Sorceries  (Wildside, 2002.)


                Collection of related stories.


John Silence: Physician Extraordinary  (Nash, 1908, Luce, 1909, Richards, 1947.)


                Collection of related stories about an occult detective.


John Silence: A Psychical Invasion  (Wildside, 2002.)


                Collection of related stories.


Listener and Others, The    (Nash, 1907, Vaughn, 1914, Ayer, 1971.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Lost Valley and Others, The   (Nash, 1910, Vaughn & Gomme, 1914, Ayer, 1970, Star House, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Magic Mirror: Lost Supernatural and Mystery Stories, The  (Thorsons, 1989.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Mysterious House, A  (Tragara, 1987.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Pan's Garden  (Tartarus, 2000.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selected Short Stories of Algernon Blackwood  (Armed Forces, 1946.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selected Tales of Algernon Blackwood  (Penguin, 1948.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Shocks  (Grayson & Grayson, 1935, Dutton, 1936.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Strange Stories  (Heinemann, 1929, Ayer, 1976, Arno, 1976.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of Algernon Blackwood, The  (Secker, 1938, Dutton, 1939.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of Terror and Darkness   (Hamlyn, 1977, Transatlantic Arts, 1978.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of Terror and the Unknown  (Richards Press, 1964, Dutton, 1965.  Penguin, 1966, as The Insanity of Jones and Other Tales.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of the Mysterious and the Macabre  (Hamlyn, 1967, Spring, 1972, Castle, 1974, Amereon, 1989, Book of Month Club, 1993.  Dutton, 1917, Cassell, 1917, as Day and Night Stories.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of the Mysterious and the Macabre Volume I  (Amereon, 1962.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of the Mysterious and the Macabre Volume II  (Amereon, 1962.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural  (Nevill, 1949, Spring, 1967, Castle, 1974, Amereon, 1983, Book of the Month Club, 1992.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Ten Minute Stories  (Murray, 1914, Dutton, 1914.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tongues of Fire and Other Sketches  (Jenkins, 1924, Dutton, 1925.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Wendigo, The  (Wildside, 2002.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Willows, The  (Wildside, 2002.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Willows and Other Queer Tales, The  (Collins, 1934.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


BLAINE, CHRIS  (House pseudonym.)


Dark Whispers  (Berkley, 2005.)   (Craig Shaw Gardner.)


An Abaddon Inn novel.


                The new owners of a Victorian era inn are influenced by the lingering spirits of previous tenants.


Drowned Night  (Berkley, 2005.)  (Matthew Costello.)


An Abaddon Inn novel.


                Mysterious disappearances near a supposedly haunted inn rouse an ex-cop from his funk.


Twisted Branch  (Berkley, 2005.)   (Elizabeth Massie.)


An Abaddon Inn novel.


                A tutor living at a restored inn discovers his name among those of guests from a generation earlier.




Curse, The  (Harper, 1993.)


Dark Moon #1.


A three sided love affair involving an ancient curse that threatens to lure a young girl to a fate at the hands of an ancient evil.  More emphasis on romance than horror.


Rebellion, The  (Harper, 1993.)


Dark Moon #3.


True love lifts the curse at last and the protagonists will finally live happily ever after.


Seduction, The  (Harper, 1993.)


Dark Moon #2.


The plot thickens as our heroine discovers she is trapped by her own love.


Temptation  (Ballantine, 1993.)


                A woman’s life turns around after she makes three wishes on a stone statue with magical properties.




Killing Frost  (Press-Tige, 1998.)


                A good werewolf teams up with Native American protesters to prevent a land developer from destroying a plot of land that contains his refuge during periods of transformation.




Anna Dressed in Blood  (Tor, 2011.)


A ghost hunter encounters an unusual ghost.


Girl of Nightmares  (Tor, 2012.)






Haunted Dollhouse, The  (Dell, 1984.)


                A teenager and her mother run afoul of various supernatural beings during their sojourn at a seaside hostelry.  An intricate but somehow disturbing doll house appears to be the focus of their experiences.




Tales of the Callamo Mountains (Lulu, 2008.)


Collection of loosely related stories set in the Old West.




Mistress of Terror and Other Stories (Dancing Tuatara, 2014.)


Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.


Tongueless Horror and Other Stories, The (Ramble House, 2010.)


Collection of unrelated, marginal stories.


BLATTY, WILLIAM PETER  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Elsewhere (Cemetery Dance, 2009.)


A standard haunted house story.


Exorcist, The  (Harper, 1971, Bantam, 1972, Blond & Briggs, 1972, Gauntlet, 1995, Buccaneer, 1997.)


Exorcist #1.


This is certainly one of the best known horror novels of all time, a bestseller that helped create the emergence of horror fiction as a separate genre.   A young girl is possessed by a powerful demon, forcing her body to commit obscene and supernatural acts as a pair of priests attempt to drive the demon out of her body.  But their own self doubt provides an avenue by which the demon can manipulate their minds.


Exorcist III: Legion.  (See Legion.)


Legion  (Simon & Schuster, 1983, Collins, 1983, Pocket, 1984,Tor, 2011.  Pocket, 1990, as Exorcist III: Legion.)


Exorcist #2.


A series of murders reflects the methods of the Gemini Killer, but the latter has been dead for over a decade.  The same detective who figured prominently in the first novel returns, and this time he solves the mystery only after realizing that the line between life and death is not as final as he once believed.




Nightmare Tales  (Theosophical Publishing Society, 1892.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


BLAYLOCK, JAMES P.  (Also writes Fantasy.)


All the Bells of Earth  (Ace, 1995.)


Unusual story of a man who sold his soul to the Devil and who is now in pursuit of a magical dead bird that grants wishes in an effort to reclaim himself.  Filled with odd characters, spontaneous human combustion, and other odd goings on.


Night Relics  (Ace, 1994.)


Two ghostly presence lurk in the background as a series of interpersonal conflicts work themselves out in a rural California community.  Low key traditional ghost story with heavy emphasis on the characters - the living ones, that is.


Rainy Season, The  (Ace, 1999.)


                A recently widowed man is trying to adjust to life when he is unexpectedly forced to assume the role of guardian of a young child.  The two are adjusting to one another when they are both affected by supernatural forces gathering around their home, forces which the child has a unique ability to perceive.


Thirteen Phantasms and Other Stories  (Edgewood, 2000, Ace, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Winter Tides  (Ace, 1997.)


A woman haunted by her nasty minded dead sister and a troubled young man struggle to expose a villain who is stealing his father's property, dispossessing tenants, and killing to conceal his secrets.  The ghost is almost peripheral to the conflict among the living characters.


BLAYRE, CHRISTOPHER  (Pseudonym of Edward Heron-Allen.)


Purple Sapphire and Other Posthumous Papers, The  (Philip Allan, 1921.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Strange Papers of Dr. Blayre, The  (Philip Allan, 1932, Arno, 1976.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.

BLEDSOE, ALEX  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Blood Groove  (Tor, 2009.)


Vampire #1.


An elderly vampire forges an alliance with the younger generation.


Fairies of Sadieville, The (Tor, 2018.)


Gather Her Round (Tor, 2017.)


Tufa #?


A strange beast is killing people.


Girls with Games of Blood, The  (Tor, 2010.)


Vampire #2.


A vampire matches wits with a redneck sheriff.


Hum and the Shiver, The  (Tor, 2011.)


Tufa #1.


A soldier is followed home from the war by a ghost.


Wisp of a Thing  (Tor, 2013.)


Tufa #2.


A man discovers magic in a rural area.


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


Black Easter  (Doubleday, 1968, Faber, 1968, Dell, 1969, Avon, 1977, Gregg, 1980, Lightyear, 1993.  Magazine title Faust Aleph Null..)


After Such Knowledge #1.


A superb tale of what happens when God really does die and the demons decide to overthrow Heaven and take possession of the Earth.  It sounds like an unworkable concept for a novel, but Blish handles the plot with consummate skill, turning it into one of the all time classics of modern horror literature, an understated masterpiece with great emotional impact.


Black Easter/The Day After Judgment (Random House Australia, 1981. Easton Press, 1996, as The Devil's Day.)


Omnibus of the two novels.


Day After Judgment, The  (Doubleday, 1971, Penguin, 1974, Avon, 1982.)


After Such Knowledge #2.


After God dies and hordes of demons have taken over the world, the US government attempts to destroy them with nuclear weapons.  Not likely.  The hosts of Hell then try to restore order to creation and discover that, in order to do so, they must first reinvent God.  Evil cannot exist in a vacuum.




Golem: Mystical Tales from the Ghetto of Prague, The  (Steiner, 1972, Kessinger, 1997.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Witch, Witch, Burning Bright  (Tempo, 1972.)


                This is actually a brief screenplay for an episode of the television series, inexplicably published as the first and only in a projected series of such.  A parapsychologist and his wife are menaced by strange goings on in a remote fishing village.


BLOCH, ROBERT  (See also collaboration which follows. Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Best of Robert Bloch, The  (Ballantine, 1977.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Bitter Ends  (Underwood, 1988, Citadel, 1990.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Blood Runs Cold  (Popular Library, 1961, Simon & Schuster, 1961, Corgi, 1964.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Bogey Men  (Pyramid, 1963.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Chamber of Horrors  (Award, 1966, Corgi, 1977.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Cold Chills  (Leisure, 1977, Doubleday, 1977, Hale, 1978.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Devil With You!, The  (Subterranean, 1999.)


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


Dragons and Nightmares  (Belmont, 1969, Mirage, 1969.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Early Fears, The   (Fedogan and Bremer, 1993.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Fear and Trembling  (Tor, 1989.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


 Fear Planet and Other Unusual Destinations, The  (Subterranean, 2005.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Final Reckonings  (Underwood, 1988, Citadel, 1990.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Flowers from the Moon and Other Lunacies  (Arkham House, 1998.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Hell on Earth  (Subterranean, 2000.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Horror 7  (Belmont, 1963,  Horwitz, 1963, Four Square, 1964, Corgi, 1965.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


House of the Hatchet, The.  (See Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper.)


Last Rites  (Underwood, 1988, Citadel, 1991.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


King of Terrors  (Mysterious Press, 1976, Hale, 1978.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Living Demons  (Belmont, 1967, Sphere, 1970.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Lori  (Tor, 1990.)


Lori's parents are murdered on the day of her graduation, and within hours she has been warned by a psychic that she is scheduled to die as well.  Two men enter her life, but one is destined to cause her death unless she takes steps to protect herself.


Midnight Pleasures  (Doubleday, 1987, Tor, 1991.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


More Nightmares  (Belmont, 1962.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Mysteries of the Worm  (Zebra, 1981, Chaosium, 1993.)


                Collection of related stories pertaining to the Cthulhu Mythos.


Nightmares  (Belmont, 1961.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Opener of the Way, The  ( Arkham House, 1945, Spearman, 1974, HarperCollins, 1976, Panther, 1976.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Out of the Mouths of Graves   (Mysterious Press, 1978, Hale, 1980.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Pleasant Dreams  (Arkham House, 1960, Jove, 1979.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Sea Kissed  (Utopian, 1945.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Skeleton in the Closet and Other Stories  (Subterranean, 2008.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Skull of the Marquis de Sade, The  (Pyramid, 1965, Hale, 1975.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Skull of the Marquis de Sade, The  (Pulphouse, 1992.)


                A short story in paperback form, Bloch's famous story of the dark magic that surrounds the notorious villain's skull.


Strange Eons  (Pinnacle, 1979,  Whispers, 1979.)


                The author of literally scores of the best short horror stories of all time, as well as the famous Psycho, used the supernatural rarely in his novels.  This exception is set within the context of the Howard Phillips Lovecraft universe.  In the near future, a group of people realize that Lovecraft was not writing fiction but actually warning the world of the imminent menace of supernatural beings from another order of reality. 


Such Stuff As Screams Are Made Of  (Del Rey, 1979,  Hale, 1980.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales in a Jugular Vein  (Pyramid, 1965, Sphere, 1970.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Twilight Zone: The Movie  (Warner, 1983, Corgi, 1983, from the screenplay by Rod Serling and John Landis.)


                Novelization of the individual episodes from the movie.


Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper  (Belmont, 1962. Tandem, 1965, Panther, 1976, as The House of the Hatchet.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper  (Pulphouse, 1991.)


                Short story in pamphlet form.




Jekyll Legacy, The  (Tor, 1990.)


                The niece of Dr Jekyll has inherited his estate, but as she struggles to find her new place in the world, dark events cloud the horizon.  A series of murders seems to indicate Hyde has somehow managed to survive the death of Dr. Jekyll.


BLOOR, EDWARD (Also writes Fantasy and Science Fiction.)


Story Time  (Harcourt, 2004.)


                Young adult novel about a strange school with a supernatural presence haunting the corridors.


BLUE, LUCY  (Pseudonym of Jayel Wylie.)


Dark Angel  (Pocket, 2007.)


Bound in Darkness #2.


Historical romance involving vampires.


Devil's Knight, The (Gallery, 2010.)


Bound in Darkness #3.


Vampire romance.


My Demon's Kiss (Pocket, 2004.)


Bound in Darkness #1.


Vampire romance.


BLUMLEIN, MICHAEL  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Brains of Rats, The  (Scream Press, 1990, Dell, 1997.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


X,Y  (Dell, 1993.)


A very strange novel about a woman whose personality is displaced by that of a man after being exposed to an unusual siren.  As he/she struggles with a combination of gender confusion and amnesia, her boyfriend tries to redefine their relationship.


BLUNDELL, JUDY    (Also writes Horror and Science Fiction as Jude Watson.)


Sight, The  (SBS, 2010.)


Omnibus of Premonitions and Disappearance, both of which previously appeared as by Jude Watson.)




Floaters (Crystal Lake, 2021.)


Zombies in Victorian London.


Stage Fright


BOATMAN, MICHAEL (Also writes Fantasy.)


God Laughs When You Die  (Dybbuk, 2007.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Who Wants to Be the Prince of Darkness? (Angry Robot, 2016.)


A new, humorous war in hell.




Wood, The  (Feiwel, 2017.)


A cursed woodland.




Ghost of a Smile  (Kodansha, 2000.)


                Collection of Japanese supernatural stories.




Snow Man  (Dell, 1978.)


A ridiculous monster story with the abominable snowman walking around with a heat ray of some sort emanating from its eyes, destroying everyone it doesn't like.  The carnivorous beast preys on human beings, for which it has developed a taste.  A complete waste of your time.


BOHNHOFF, MAYA KAATHRYN  (Also writes Fantasy. See collaboration with Michael Reaves.)




Choice Cuts  (Dutton, 1966, Barker, 1966, Bantam, 1968, Panther, 1968, translated from the 1965 French edition by Brian Rawson.)


A blend of black humor and horror makes this a peculiarly successful work. A murderer's body is carved up and parts donated as grafts for people in need of limbs, organs, etc. Unfortunately for the recipients, the body has a mind of its own, and the dispersed portions plot against their new owners, intending to be reunited and bring the murderer back to life. Absurd, grotesque, and effective, basis for the recent film, Body Parts.


Evil Eye, The  (Hutchinson, 1959, Four Square, 1961,  translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury and James Kirkup.)


                Not seen.




House in Half Moon Street and Other Stories, The   (Cobden Sanderson, 1935.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Black Mariah, The  (Warner, 1994.)


Two truckers run afoul of a curse that prevents them from ever coming to a stop when they take the side of a young man against whom the magic is originally directed.


Bloodhound  (Onyx, 1999.)


                A police psychic has to use her powers to protect witnesses from professional killers.


Descent (Thomas Dunne, 2014, St Martins, 2015.)


A Walking Dead novel.


Zombie apocalypse.


Fall of the Governor, The (Thomas Dunne, 2014, St Martins, 2015, in two volumes.)


A Walking Dead novel.


Zombie apocalypse.


Invasion (Thomas Dunne, 2015, St Martins, 2017.)


A Walking Dead novel.


Zombie apocalypse.


Lucid (Permuted, 2015.)


A teenager discovers that she can enter another world through her dreams.


Oblivion  (MacMillan, 2000, Pan, 2001, Cemetery Dance, 2004.)


                A fallen priest goes to the White House to deal with a spirit that haunts the building.


Rise of the Governor (Thomas Dunne, 2011, St Martins, ?.)


A Walking Dead novel.


Zombie apocalypse.


Road to Woodbury The (St Martins, 2012.)


A Walking Dead novel.


Zombie apocalypse.


Sick  (Orion, 1995, Warner, 1995.)


A prostitute with a brain tumor becomes a chameleon like characters whose body changes into that of the Escape Artist, a psychopathic killer with the qualities of Harry Houdini.  In that persona, she commits murder, of which she is unaware when back in her normal personality and form.




Doomway  (Beagle, 1971.)


A young woman is attempting to put her life back together after the death of the man she loved when she receives a written communication from him.  Throw in the rumors of a werewolf to complicate things and you have a confused if standard thriller, at the conclusion of which virtually everything is explained away in non‑supernatural terms, only to have a totally pointless but genuinely supernatural event at the end.


BOND, NELSON  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Nightmares and Daydreams  (Arkham House, 1968.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Glory Hand, The  (Berkley, 1983.)


A young girl accedes to her dying mother's last wish and attends a special camp.  It isn't long before she learns that the lessons awaiting her are not about wildlife and getting along with others but rather an initiation into dangerous arcane lore. 


BOOTHBY, GUY  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Curse of the Snake, The  (White, 1902.)


                Not seen.  Occult adventure.




Tom Sawyer and the Undead  (Tor, 2010.)


Zombie incidents grafted onto the classic novel.




Deathsong  (Onyx, 1989.)


A secret society dedicated to the worship of an unknown, ancient, and cruel god survives in the modern world.  When a young rock singer inadvertently writes a song that has mystical significance in their religion, they are ordered to murder her to prepare the way for their master's return.


Dreamhouse  (Onyx, 1989.)


An interesting twist on the haunted house story.  In this case, it's a mansion built at the request of a brilliant but twisted film maker.  Now a new family has moved in, but they are soon to discover that the house has a life, and a purpose, of its own.


Kane  (Onyx, 1990.)


The last 23 residents of a dying town are all in danger when a mysterious figure arrives and begins killing them one by one. Although his origin is never clearly explained, he has supernatural powers and an abiding malevolence.


Shadow Dance  (Signet, 1991.)


                A discorporate, evil force that has existed since ancient times possesses the bodies of those sensitive to its presence and uses them to perform evil acts.


BOSTON, BRUCE  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Dark Tales and Light  (Dark Regions, 1998.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Naked Came the Sasquatch  (TSR, 1993.)


                A spoof of one particular brand of horror fiction.  Crusading editor in a small town tries to track down the monster killing his readers.  Although a sasquatch is in fact living in the area, the real culprit is a fanatically religious werewolf.




Yesterday Knocks  (Ash-Tree, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Killing Jar, The (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2016.)


A teenager is menaced by the supernatural.




Madness of Priests, The  (White Wolf, 2003.)


A World of Darkness novel.


                In Victorian England, a woman tries to rescue her mother from the clutches of sorcerers, and finds herself facing the undead.


Morbid Initiation, A  (White Wolf, 2002.)


A World of Darkness novel.


                A Victorian vampire novel.


Red Talons & Fianna (White Wolf, 2001.)


A World of Darkness novel.




Wounded King, The  (White Wolf, 2003.)


A World of Darkness novel.


                A pursuit by vampires of vampires across Victorian Europe.


BOURNE, J.L.  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Beyond Exile  (Pocket, 2010.)


Zombies #2.


Zombies ravage the world.


Day by Day Armageddon  (Permuted, 2007.)


Zombies #1.


A soldier fights zombies.


Day by Day Armageddon: Origin to Exile  (Gallery, 2011.)


Omnibus of Day by Day Armageddon and Beyond Exile.


Ghost Run (Gallery, 2016.)


Zombies #4.


A possible cure for the zombie plague raises new hope.


Shattered Hourglass  (Gallery, 2012.)


Zombies #3.


A military assault to end the zombie menace.




Vinegar and Cream  (Murray, 1941.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


BOWEN, CARL  (See also collaboration which follows.  Also writes Fantasy.)


Predator & Prey: Vampire  (White Wolf, 2000.)


A World of Darkness novel.


                A newly made vampire wonders if it's all worth while when someone he loves is destroyed.


Silent Striders  (White Wolf, 2001.)


A World of Darkness novel.


                A tribe of werewolves battles a mysterious supernatural force in Serbia.




Silver Fangs & Glass Walkers  (White Wolf, 2002.)


                Not really a collaboration.  This consists of two separate novellas, one by each author, about the rivalries among werewolf clans.


BOWEN, GARY  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Diary of a Vampire  (Rhinoceros, 1995.)


A very sexy vampire novel, heavy on the erotic, light on the horrific.




Demon Lover and Other Stories, The  (Jonathan Cape, 1945. (Knopf, 1946, as Ivy Gripped the Steps and Other Stories.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Ivy Gripped the Steps and Other Stories.  (See The Demon Lover and Other Stories.)


BOWEN, MARJORIE  (Pseudonym of Gabrielle Margaret Long.  Also wrote as Joseph Shearing, whom see.)


Bishop of Hell and Other Stories, The  (Bodley Head, 1949, Wordsworth, 2006.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Black Magic  (Alston Rivers, 1909, Hodder, 1912, Sphere, 1974.)


Long before The Omen, Marjorie Bowen had written this adventurous story of the Antichrist.  Two former friends become bitter enemies in a power struggle that involves witchcraft, demons, and other supernatural beings.  A bit dated for modern tastes, but a fascinating tale.


Collected Twilight Stories (Oxford, 2010.)


Collection of loosely related stories.


Dark Ann and Other Stories  (Lane, 1927.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Grey Chamber, The (Hippocampus, 2021.)


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


Kecksies and Other Twilight Tales  (Arkham House, 1976.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Last Bouquet: Some Twilight Tales, The  (Lane, 1932.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Twilight and Other Supernatural Romances  (Ash Tree, 1998.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Dust Devil on a Quiet Street (Lethe, 2013.)


A young man can communicate with the dead.




Death Prayer, The  (Gollancz, 1995, Gallopade, 1995, Vista, 1996, Borealis, 1997.)


First in a projected but aborted detective series about a police officer who can communicate with the dead.  In the opener, his unique talents allow him to track down a serial killer by “talking” to the victims. 


BOYCZUK, ROBERT (Also writes Fantasy and Science Fiction.)


Horror Story and Other Horror Stories (Chizine, 2008.)


Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.


BOYD, DONNA  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Awakening, The  (Ballantine, 2003.)


                A complex ghost story in which not everything is what it seems.


Passion, The  (Avon, 1998.)


Werewolf #1.


                A series of killings of werewolves in the present leads to a retroactive look at the age long rivalries among the various clans of shapechangers.


Promise, The  (Avon, 1999.)


Werewolf #2.


                Werewolves are secretly responsible for most of the major advances of the human race, but their existence has been kept secret throughout the ages.  Now a woman discovers evidence that may change the situation irrevocably.


Renegade (Blue Merle, 2011.)


A man discovers that werewolves are now working on Wall Street.


BOYETT, STEPHEN  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy. See also Ben Leech.)


World’s Smallest Werewolf, The  (Macdonald, 1996.)


                Not seen.




Holy Terror  (Piatkus, 1994, St Martins, 1995, Magna, 1996.)


                A woman is troubled by visions she experiences in a neighbor’s house, apparently the activities of a ghost troubled by recent investigations into the story of a heroic figure from the 16th Century.




After Sundown  (Charter, 1989, Corgi, 1991.)


A party snowbound in a cabin discovers that the spirits of people who died there at the hands of a religious fanatic are still active.  Trees grow up blocking their escape and horrible apparitions of the long dead victims create a genuine and immediate threat to their lives.


Chiller  (Jove, 1992.)


                The protagonist of this creepy novel is on the run from the FBI because he kidnapped the dead but still conscious body of his daughter from an experimental clinic.  Her body continues to decay as he escapes a series of traps and chases.  Some very unsettling scenes.


Darkman  (Jove, 1990, from the screenplay by Chuck Pfarrer, Sam Raimi, Ivan Rami, Daniel Goldin, and Joshua Goldin.)


                A blend of comic book hero adventure and horror as a man terribly disfigured by criminals returns as a vigilante style avenger.  His knowledge of disguise enables him to pass for and even impersonate others.


Demon Knight  (Pocket, 1995, from the screenplay by Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris.)


                A handful of people are besieged by an army of demonic creatures.


Katastrophe  (HarperCollins, 2000, Avon, 2001.)


                During a hypnotic session, a man begins to speak German and claims to be the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler, setting off a series of traumatic events around the world.


Mongster  (Berkley, 1991.)


                An abused child learns the location of an ancient treasure and a powerful supernatural force, and finds himself being chased by two ruthless men intent upon possessing the keys to both.  So he raises the dead to help in his own defense.  Alternates between humor and horror rather confusingly.


Shocker  (Berkley, 1990, Corgi, 1990, based on the screenplay by Wes Craven.)


                A condemned prisoner makes a deal with satanic forces and survives his execution by becoming a part of the electrical force designed to kill him, escaping through the city’s power system.  He can then materialize in television sets or any other device that uses electrical power.


BRACKEN, MICHAEL  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Canvas Bleeding  (Wildside, 2002.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


In the Town of Dreams Unborn and Memories Dying  (Barley Books, 2000.)


                Long chapbook about the only survivors of a high school disaster being reunited with the ghosts of their fallen classmates.


BRADBURY, RAY  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Bradbury Stories  (Morrow, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Dark Carnival  (Arkham House, 1947.  Hamish Hamilton, 1948, with some stories left out.  Gauntlet, 2001, with some additional stories.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


From the Dust Returned  (Morrow, 2001, Earthlight, 2001, Avon, 2002.)


                An episodic novel that makes use of characters originated in Bradbury's early fiction, a family of vampires and other monsters who get together for an occasional homecoming.


Halloween Tree, The  (Hart-Davis, 1972, Knopf, 1972, Bantam, 1974, Corgi, 1975, Granada, 1978.)


A lyrical horror tale for younger readers dealing with a strange manifestation during the Halloween season.  No thrills for the more sophisticated, however, although the evocation of childhood is impressive.


Long After Midnight  (Hart-Davis, 1975, Knopf, 1976, Bantam, 1978,  Buccaneer, 1997, Earthlight, 2000.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


October Country, The  (Ballantine, 1953, Ace Uk, 1961, Four Square, 1963, Knopf, 1970, Gauntlet, ?)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Small Assassin, The  (Ace UK, 1962.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Something Wicked This Way Comes  (Simon & Schuster, 1962, (Bantam, 1963, Hart-Davis, 1963, Corgi, 1965, Knopf, 1983, Granada, 1983, Gauntlet, 1999, Avon, 1999, Gollancz, 2006.)


One of the great horror classics of all time.  A carnival appears mysteriously in a small town, but the exhibits found therein are not what would normally be expected.  There's the merry‑go‑round that changes your age, the mirror that steals souls, and other dangers.  Two young boys and their father confront the evil that has entered their town.  Made into a motion picture.


Stories of Ray Bradbury, The  (Knopf, 1980, Granada, 1980.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




At Chrighton Abbey and Other Horror Stories  (Wildside, 2002.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Cold Embrace and Other Ghost Stories, The  (Ash-Tree, 2000.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Ralph the Bailiff and Other Tales  (Ward Lock, 1867.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


BRADFIELD, SCOTT  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Dream of the Wolf  (Knopf, 1990.)


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


What’s Wrong with America  (St Martins, 1994.)


                A woman is haunted by the ghost of her repulsive husband after she arranges his death.


BRADLEY, MARION ZIMMER  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.  Some of the Ghostlight books were written at least in part by Rosemary Edghill.)


Dark Satanic  (Berkley, 1972, Tor ,1988.)


Satanists #1.


                A better than average gothic plot involving a secret group of Satanists looking for converts and victims.  One of the characters is a genuine psychic, but most of the action is of a non‑supernatural nature.


Drums of Darkness  (Ballantine, 1976.)


An apparently typical gothic heroine becomes embroiled with voodoo and a woman seeking revenge from beyond the grave, showing more spirit than is usual in this formula.  An unusually good entry in this sub‑genre.


Ghostlight  (Tor, 1995.)


Ghostlight #1.


The daughter of a famous occultist who disappeared while she was an infant decides to write a biography of him after inheriting several of his magical artifacts.  She becomes involved with a group trying to recreate his magical rituals and nearly loses her life during an attempt to open a gateway between worlds.


Gravelight  (Tor, 1997.)


Ghostlight #3.


A team of researchers shows up in a small town that is the site of a large number of psychic events.  Enter the series protagonist, who is convinced that a dangerous gate has been opened between our world and one of infinite evil.


Heartlight  (Tor, 1998.)


Ghostlight #4.


                Shortly after World War II, an American ex-soldier learns that a group of people are using occult forces to manipulate the public.


Inheritor, The  (Tor, 1984.)


Satanists #2


A young woman moves into a new home, expecting to create a renewed life for herself.  But instead she discovers she has latent psychic powers, and has become sensitized to the presence of something else in the house, something from another realm of existence which resents her intrusion, and which holds a fate for her even worse than death. Interesting and well constructed variation on the haunted house theme.


In the Steps of the Master  (Tempo, 1973.)


                This novel is based on the "Sixth Sense" television series, although it is not clear whether or not this particular story was ever filmed.  Michael Rhodes is a parapsychologist who becomes involved with an apparently haunted house and its sinister inhabitants before he is able to ferret out the secret.


Witch Hill  (Tor, 1990.)


Satanists #3.


                Despite a tradition that says everyone in her bloodline must be a witch, Sara is determined to enjoy normal life and love.  But when she encounters members of a Satanic cult, she discovers that she possesses knowledge of the occult on some subliminal level and is unable to ignore her heritage.


Witchlight  (Tor, 1996.)


Ghostlight #2.


A young woman with few memories of her childhood is plagued by a variety of poltergeist events, so she turns to the daughter of an occultist for help to solve the mystery of her past and her present.




Alternate Lives  (Enigmatic, 1999.)


                A short story chapbook.




Kitty's Wish   (Avon Camelot, 1995.)


The Darkest Wish #1.


Kitty wishes that her sister would break up with her boyfriend, but (to no one's surprise I'm sure) the wish backfires and causes more trouble than it fixes.


Lorna's Wish  (Avon Camelot, 1996.)


The Darkest Wish #2.


A magical charm gets a teenager into the singing group she wanted, but she discovers the other members have a dangerous secret.


Wendy's Wish  (Avon Camelot, 1996.)


The Darkest Wish #3.


Wendy gets a new friend by magical means, but spends most of the book trying to get rid of her.




Instar  (Doubleday, 1976, Ballantine, 1977.)


This very strange little novel of the supernatural seemed to come and go without notice.  When a man intervenes to save a dog, inadvertently causing a man's death, he and the dog become linked in a strange duality that ends in violence and death. 




Birthpyre  (Avon, 1980.)


                A strange windstorm in the Mideast leads a team of archaeologists to a previously unsuspected pyramid lying buried in the sand.  But when they open it, they unleash on the world the might of a superhuman race of inhuman beings who live under the eternal sands.  If they don't act in time, the entire human race may be wiped out.


BRAND, REBECCA  (Pseudonym of Suzy McKee Charnas, whom see.)


Ruby Tear, The  (Forge, 1997.)


An actress discovers that her fiance is subject to a family curse.  A vampirelike survivor from the past assaults each generation seeking the return of a precious gem stolen centuries earlier from his family.  Despite his evil acts, the villain isn’t entirely unlikable.


BRANDEL, MARC  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Hand, The  (Berkley, 1981.  Simon and Schuster, 1979, as The Lizard's Tail.)


                This eerie little book was filmed with Michael Caine in the major role.  A cartoonist loses his hand in an accident, but then begins to fear that it has become animate, that it intends to harm the people he loves.  The film and book diverge at times, and the literary version is superior.


Lizard’s Tail, The.  (See The Hand.)


BRANDNER, GARY  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Brain Eaters, The  (Gold Medal, 1985, Hamlyn, 1985, Severn House, 1992, Prologue, 2012.)


                This story of parasites which gestate in the human brain, driving their hosts to acts of mindless violence, is science fiction as well as horror.  Rather than being confined to a small geographical area, the novel spreads the action over the entire country as the infestation grows unchecked.


Cameron's Closet  (Gold Medal, 1987, Evil Jester, 2012.  Severn House, 1988, as Cameron’s Terror.)


A powerful imagination can sometimes create effects out of all proportion to the cause.  Cameron has an unbearable dread of what might live concealed in his closet, and his fear becomes strong enough to make that creature real, real enough to emerge and claim its prey unless Cameron can find the key to returning it to nothingness.


Cameron’s Terror.  (See Cameron’s Closet.)


Carrion  (Gold Medal, 1986, Severn House, 1991, Prologue, 2012.)


                A fake magician discovers that his talents are more real than he ever imagined.  When he tries to raise the dead, he succeeds, but without knowledge of the finer points of the process, his resurrectees are soon rotting as they walk around, and all are possessed by an insensate rage against the living, particularly the person who disturbed their deathsleep.


Cat People  (Gold Medal, 1982, Science Fiction Book Club, 1982, Sphere, 1982,  from the screenplay by DeWitt Bodeen.)


This is a novelization of the remake of the original film. A beautiful young woman and her brother are actually descendants of women who mated with jungle cats, as the result of which, she is transformed into a dangerous beast whenever she mates with a man.


Death Walkers.  (See Walkers.)


Death Walking  (Severn House, 1980, Hamlyn, 1984.)


                Not seen.  May be mistitling of Death Walkers.


Doomstalker  (Gold Medal, 1989, Severn House, 1990.)


                A child witnesses the death of his father at the hands of a demon.  Years later, the creature returns and begins stalking the members of his family, until only he remains alive, determined not only to survive but to have vengeance.


Floater  (Gold Medal, 1988.)


                A group of selfish children indulge in a prank that unfortunately results in the death of their target.  But the boy was capable of astral projection, and now his spirit is free. Twenty years later, it decides to wreak its vengeance on those who destroyed his body.  A standard slasher film plot with no new twists and a few unexplained questions, like why the victim waited so long.


Hellborn  (Gold Medal, 1981, Hamlyn, 1981, Severn House, 1988.)


                A young woman and her son become the target for a devil incarnate on Earth.  But even though we know what is planned, the identity of the human within whom the demon lurks is concealed in what is more a mystery than a horror novel.


Howling, The  (Gold Medal, 1977, Hamlyn, 1978, Severn House, 1978, Books of the Dead, 2011.)


An excellent film was made from this above average novel of a colony of werewolves living secretly within our own society.  Their latest intended victim succeeds in escaping and destroying their refuge, but not all of the werewolves are killed, thereby allowing Brandner to write two pretty good sequels.


Howling II  (Gold Medal, 1978, Books of the Dead, 2011.  Hamlyn, 1979, Severn House, 1979, as The Return of the Howling.)


This is the sequel to The Howling, at the end of which a colony of werewolves is scattered.  Now the heroine of that first book is back, pursued by her transformed werewolf husband and his mate.  This book bears no relationship whatsoever to the film of the same title.


Howling III  (Gold Medal, 1985, Books of the Dead, 2011.  Hamlyn, 1985, Severn House, 1987, as Howling III: Echoes.)


The third in this series took an unusual twist.  A young child who survives the disruption of the colony of werewolves is adopted into a normal family, but it isn't long before his mark him as strange.  One of the adult werewolves who lived through the conflagration is looking for him as well.


Howling III: Echoes.  (See Howling III.)


Howling Trilogy, The (Books of the Dead, 2013.)




Quintana Roo  (Gold Medal, 1984.  Hamlyn, 1984, Severn House, 1989, as Tribe of the Dead.)


                An adventure novel with some doses of horror thrown in.  An expedition is off into the jungles of the ancient Mayans, searching for a missing billionaire, but encountering instead dangers and terrors both natural and supernatural.


Return of the Howling, The.  (See The Howling II.)


Rot  (CD Publications, 1999.)


                A woman is magically raised from the dead and sets out to track down the three men who raped her before her body decomposes.


Tribe of the Dead.  (See Quintana Roo.)


Walkers  (Gold Medal, 1980.  Hamlyn, 1980, Severn House, 1982, as Death Walkers.)


                When a young woman drowns accidentally, her life might well have ended.  But rescuers are able to bring her back, despite the fact that her spirit had crossed over to another realm.  Now the inhabitants of the afterlife are pursuing her into this world, determined that she shall rejoin them.




Nonce  (Coward‑McCann , 1944, Avon, 1953.)


An interesting novel set in an unusual rural setting.  A fugitive from society shelters in the Deep South, where he murders a strong minded woman in a moment of rage.  She returns through the body of a voodoo sorceress to exact her vengeance.




Winds of Change  (Nocturne, 2006.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




My Name Is Memory  (Riverhead, 2011.)


A young woman discovers that she is the reincarnation of another teen's lover.


BRAUN, MATTHEW  (See also Warren Burke.)


Second Coming of Lucas Brokaw, The  (Dell, 1977.)


A very rich man arranges for a fortune to be held in trust for his own reincarnated self.  Thirty years later, a claim is made on the estate, one which seems incontrovertible. Nevertheless, it is a hoax, and the only man who can prove it is the dead man himself, so he comes back from the grave to do so.


BRAUNBECK, GARY A.  (See also collaboration which follows. Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Coffin County  (Leisure, 2008.)


Various supernatural events converge in a small town.


Destinations Unknown  (Cemetery Dance, 2006.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Far Dark Fields (Leisure, 2009.)


Two mass murder sprees are linked to the legend of a bogeyman.


From Beneath These Fields of Blood  (Demonic, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Halfway Down the Stairs (Journalstone, 2015.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Home Before Dark  (Earthling, 2005.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Indifference of Heaven, The  (Obsidian, 2000.)


                A fetus is stolen when a woman dies, and her husband follows a bizarre trail from a malformed man to the discovery of the mystical creation of the woman he loved.


In Silent Graves  (Leisure, 2004, Journalstone, 2015.)


                A recent widower is plagued by a masked figure who leads him through a series of false realities.


In the Midnight Museum  (Necessary Evil Press, 2005.)


                Short novel about a man whose altered perception makes him aware of a supernatural threat to the world.


Keepers  (Leisure, 2005.)


                The protagonist is able to see mysterious men in bowler hats and savage dogs, precursors of attacks by the mysterious Keepers.


Mr. Hands  (Leisure, 2007. Journalstone, 2016, revised.)


A woman crazed by the murder of her child brings to life a supernatural monster to wreak revenge against child abusers.


Things Left Behind   (CD Publications, 1997.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


This Flesh Unknown  (Foggy Windows Books, 2001.)


                An erotic ghost story about a couple whose troubled marriage is made more complicated by the intervention of the uneasy dead.




Escaping Purgatory  (IFD, 2001.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Hawkline Monster, The  (Simon & Schuster, 1974, Pocket, 1976.)


                This is subtitled a "gothic western" and is a typical Brautigan spoof.  Set in Oregon in 1902, it involves the quest to kill a monster that lives in the basement of a local house.  The author's iconoclastic style pokes fun at genre cliches and the premise is treated in a deliberately absurd fashion.




Diviners, The (Little, Brown, 2012.)


Diviners #1.


Psychic teenagers.


Great and Terrible Beauty, A  (Delacorte, 2005.)


Gemma Doyle #1.


                A young girl at a private school has the ability to attract the supernatural.


Lair of Dreams (Little, Brown, 2015.)


Diviners #2.


A woman with psychometry solves mysteries.


Rebel Angels (Delacorte, 2006.)


Gemma Doyle #2.


A school girl has visions of the supernatural.


Sweet Far Thing, The (Delacorte, 2009.)


Gemma Doyle #3.


Evil magic at a private school.




From the Deep (Severed, 2014.)


From the Deep #1.


A prehistoric sea creature emerges from hiding.


Return to the Deep (Severed, 2015.)


From the Deep #2.


The offspring of a prehistoric sea creature is kept in captivity.


Spawn of the Deep (Severed, 2015.)


From the Deep #3.


The release of a sea creature into the ocean causes chaos.


BRENCHLEY, CHAZ  (Also writes Fantasy and Science Fiction.)


House of Bells  (Severn, 2012.)


Haunted #1.


Haunted house.


House of Doors  (Severn, 2012.)


Haunted #1.


Haunted house.


Keys to D'Esperance, The  (Subterranean, 1998.)


                A man with suicidal urges causes by his war experiences gains entrance to a mysterious house where he confronts ghost from his past.




Candace  (Paperback Library, 1970.)


A young woman is torn between the spirit of the man who bequeathed her a house and a young doctor who is apparently in love with her.  Through dreams and other forms of compulsion, the dead man tries to force her to kill herself rather than lose her to someone else, even after death.


To Kill a Witch  (Lancer, 1972.)


 Standard gothic plot about a woman on a lonely island who is involved with some mysterious deaths, and then becomes the object of a murder plot herself.  The former owner of the island, however, was a witch who could somehow communicate with the gulls that nest there, and these birds take a hand to alter the outcome of the climactic scene.  Marginal but real supernatural influence.




Carnal Sin  (Ballantine, 2010.)


Sin #2.


A woman battles demons.


Original Sin  (Ballantine, 2010.)


Sin #1.


A woman once possessed by demons tries to stop her sorcerous mother.




Adventures of Lucius Leffing, The  (Grant, 1989.)


Leffing #2.


                Collection of related stories.


Borders Just Beyond, The  (Grant, 1986.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Casebook of Lucius Leffing, The  (Macabre House, 1973.)


                Collection of related stories.


Chronicles of Lucius Leffing, The  (Grant, 1977.)


Leffing #1.


                Collection of related stories.


Creep to Death  (Grant, 1981.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Dark Returners, The  (Macabre House, 1959.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Evil Always Ends  (Donald Grant, 1983.)


                Marginal supernatural mystery.


Feaster from Afar (Midnight House, 2008.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Nightmare Need  (Arkham House, 1964.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Nine Horrors and a Dream   (Arkham House, 1958, Ballantine, ?)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Scream at Midnight  (Macabre House, 1963.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Shapes of Midnight, The  (Berkley, 1980.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Stories of Darkness and Dread  (Arkham House, 1973.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Dark Ascension (Roc, 2015.)


Vampire #4.


The son of a vampire seeks redemption.


Generation V (Roc, 2013.)


Vampire #1.


A vampire hunter.


Iron Night (Roc, 2014.)


Vampire #2.


A nondescript man rules a vampire family.


Tainted Blood (Roc, 2014.)


Vampire #3.


Vampire families have differences of opinion.


BRENNERT, ALAN  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Her Pilgrim Soul  (Tor, 1990.)


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


Ma Qui and Other Phantoms  (Pulphouse, 1991.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Sex Demon of Vangal, The  (Brentwood, 1964.)


                Pornography involving a supernatural creature with a taste for twisted sex.


BRETT, LEO   (Note that the collections listed below included various stories written under different names most, if not all of which, were actually Robert Lionel Fanthorpe.)


Druid, The  (Badger, 1959.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


From Realms Beyond  (Badger, 1963.)


                A woman buys a mysterious elixir from a strange Asian vendor and finds herself prey to a supernatural power.


Frozen Tomb, The  (Badger, 1962.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Nightmare  (Badger, 1962.)


                Not seen.


Phantom Crusader  (Badger, 1963.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Return, The  (Badger, 1959.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


BREUER, MILES J.   (See collaboration with Jack Williamson.)




Eight Grade Bites (Speak, 2008.)


Tod #1.


Teenage vampire.


Eleventh Grade Burns (Speak, 2010.)


Tod #5.


Teenager vampire.


First Kill (Dial, 2012.)


Slayer #1.


A young man discovers his destiny is to hunt vampires.


Ninth Grade Slays (Speak, 2009.)


Tod #2.


Teenage vampire.


Second Chance (Dial, 2014.)


Slayer #2.


Teenage vampire slayer.


Tenth Grade Bleeds (Speak, 2010.)


Tod #3.


Teenager vampire.


Third Strike (Dial, 2014.)


Slayer #3.


Vampire hunter.


Twelfth Grade Kills  (Speak, 2011.)


Tod #5.


Teenage vampire adventures.


BRIDGES, LAURIE  (See also collaborations which follow.)


Ashton Horror, The  (Bantam, 1984.)


A group of fantasy role‑players perform a ceremony that is supposed to release an age old demon, only to discover they really have done so.  The plot's an instant cliche.




Devil Wind  (Bantam, 1983.)


Two teenagers use an antique whistle and inadvertently awaken a supernatural monster.  Naturally they have great difficulty convincing anyone of what they have done, let alone finding a way to get rid of the entity.


Magic Show  (Bantam, 1983.)


                A teenage boy finds a book of spells that are real, and when he starts performing magic tricks, his girlfriend suspects they may not be illusory.  What's worse, inexplicable things start happening around town, and her boyfriend seems to get whatever he wants.


Swamp Witch  (Bantam, 1983.)


A young girl is the target of the wrath of a voodoo priestess, who raises monstrous things from the swamp in order to exact her vengeance.  Some nice monsters enliven an otherwise predictable plot. 




Silver Crown, The  (White Wolf, 1995.)


A World of Darkness novel.


Based on the Rage card game.  Two rival werewolves struggling for leadership take their battle to a metaphysical world parallel to the real one.




Vampire Journals, The  (Zebra, 1993.)


Mara McCuniff #2.


                A two centuries old vampire explains why she chose to cross over from the living to the undead, and relates the joys of living forever and dining on human blood.


Vampire Memoirs, The  (Zebra, 1991.  Published as a “collaboration” with the protagonist, Mara McCuniff.)


Mara McCuniff #1.


                McCuniff is also the central character of this "diary" of 1600 years in the "life" of a vampiress, so it is unclear whether or not she is a real person, or whether Briery is the true author.  The usual tale of adjustment to a new existence, her method of hiding among the normal as the centuries pass.  There have been rumors of a sequel in the works.


Werewolf Chronicles, The   (Zebra, 1995.)


Werewolf #1.


A young woman is attacked by a mysterious creature and returns to Los Angeles, only to discover that she has been turned into a werewolf.  But she's still a nice person, so she resists her violent impulses and searches for others of her kind.  And finds them.


Wolfsong  (Zebra, 1996.)


Werewolf #2.


A female werewolf is suspected of being a killer, although the actual culprit is a rogue member of her pack.  She and her mortal lover head for the remote woods to escape the attention, but a determined police officer follows.




Tallow Image, The  (Orion, 1995.)


                A condemned witch fashions two dolls which, generations later, allow her spirit to take possession of an innocent woman.




Devil's Valley  (Harcourt, 1999, Harvest, 2001.)


                The vision of a woman with four breasts leads a man to investigate a remote town and uncover the fact that the locals are united in covering up the existence of supernatural forces within their community.


BRISCO, PATTY  (Pseudonym of Patricia Matthews.  See also Laura Wylie.)


Crystal Window, The  (Avon, 1973.)


A fortune teller encounters a young girl who insists her baby was stolen, even though no one else believes she ever had a child in the first place.  Through her powers of divination, the seeress discovers the truth of the matter and decides to help the woman recover the baby.


Other People, The  (Powell, 1970.)


                An interesting tale of witchcraft and shapechangers living unsuspected among normal people.  Some of the supernatural forces side with the good guys this time.  Very hard to find.


BRITE, POPPY Z.  (See also collaboration which follows.)


Antediluvian Tales (Subterranean, 2007.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Are You Loathesome Tonight?  (Gauntlet, 1998.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Devil You Know, The  (Subterranean, 2003, Gauntlet, 2005.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Drawing Blood  (Dell, 1993, Penguin, 1994.)


Two troubled young men find love and terror in a magical house where the father of one murdered most of his family years before.  And now the house is reaching out to touch two more lives.


Lazarus Heart, The  (Harper, 1998, Gauntlet, 1999.)


A Crow novel.


                The spirit of a man killed in prisoner after being framed for the murder of his lover returns to Louisiana to influence the search for the real killer and clear his name.


Lost Souls  (Dell, 1992, Penguin, 1994.)


                A very unusual vampire tale in which the bloodsuckers are actually another, non-supernatural, species living secretly among humankind.  The novel follows a variety of characters and shows how they adapt to their true natures.  The details of the vampire subculture are often fascinating.


Seed of Lost Souls, The  (Subterranean, 1999.)


                The novella version of Lost Souls, published as a chapbook.


Self-Made Man, The  (Orion, 1999.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Swamp Foetus.  (See Wormwood.)


Wormwood  (Dell, 1996.  Borderlands, 1994, as Swamp Foetus.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Wrong Things  (Subterranean, 2001.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


BROADDUS, MATHEW (Also writes Fantasy.)


Devil's Marionette  (Shroud, 2009.)


Ghosts of the past claim members of a television crew.




Hollow Tree, The  (Titan, 2018.)


BRODIE-INNES, J.W.  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Devil’s Mistress, The  (Rider, 1915.)


                Not seen.  Witchcraft.


For the Soul of a Witch  (Rebman, 1910.)


                Not seen.  Witchcraft.


Old As the World  (Rebman, 1910.)


                Not seen.  Reincarnation.




Strange Case of Miss Annie Spragg, The  (Harper & Brothers, 1928, Stokes, 1928, Cassell, 1951, Berkley, 1956, Wooster, 2006.)


An extremely well written, low key story of reincarnation, but this is one of those unclassifiable novels where it is not really certain ultimately whether everything has a rational explanation or not.




Kiss of Darkness  (Silhouette Shadows, 1994.)


A supernatural romance novel featuring a vampire who is ordered by Death himself to kill a scientist on the verge of discovering a way to indefinitely postpone death.  The scientist turns out to be a beautiful woman, the vampire falls in love with her, and turns on his master.


BRONTE, LOUISA  (Pseudonym of Janet Louise Roberts, whom see.)


Devil's Own, The  (Avon, 1972.   Pocket Books, 1978 as by Janet Louise Roberts.)


A beautiful young woman is swept up in the social circle to which her aunt has introduced her, including a captivating and handsome man.  But as she surrenders to him physically, she begins to detect something odd in his nature, ultimately realizes she has mated with the Devil himself.


Her Demon Lover  (Avon, 1973.  Pocket, 1978, as by Janet Louise Roberts.)


                A woman and her husband are vacationing in Europe when she falls under the spell of an aristocrat when he demonstrates his supernatural powers and offers her the opportunity to acquire them herself.  Eventually she decides to sever the relationship, but the villain has more magical abilities than she ever expected.  Quite unusual variations from standard gothic formulas.


Lord Satan  (Avon, 1972.  Pocket, 1979, as by Janet Louise Roberts.)


A young bride begins to suspect that her new husband has concealed much of his nature.  There are repeated dreams of strange rituals in which she seems to be taking part, and it appears ‑ correctly ‑ that he possesses more than human powers.


BROOK, MELJEAN  (Pseudonym of Melissa Kahn. Numbering on this series is inconsistent at Amazon and I have not seen all of the titles. Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Demon Angel  (Berkley, 2007.)


Guardians #1.


                A half human, half demon woman working for Hell falls in love with a Guardian angel working for Heaven.


Demon Blood  (Berkley, 2010.)


Guardians  #6.


Vampires battle demons.


Demon Bound  (Berkley, 2008.)


Guardians #2.


A woman agrees to betray a Guardian to the demons.


Demon Forged  (Berkley, 2009.)


Guardians #5.


Romance among the demon hunters.


Demon Marked  (Berkley, 2011.)


Guardians #7.


An identity crisis for a demon hunter.


Demon Moon  (Berkley, 2007.)


Guardians  #3.


An encounter with a vampire who is shunned by his own kind has dark consequences.


Guardians   (Berkley, 2007.)


Demon #4.


Vampire romance.


BROOKES, OWEN  (Pseudonym of Dulan Barber.)


Deadly Communion  (Holt Rinehart Winston, 1984,  Pinnacle, 1985, Futura, 1985.)


                A hospital administrator believes himself to be suffering from a brain disease but learns he has somehow become psychically linked to a serial killer.  A mixture of horror and murder mystery.


Forget Me Knots  (Henry Holt, 1986, Futura, 1986.)


A woman's life is unsettled when an imaginary playmate from her childhood reappears and begins threatening the man to whom she is engaged.


Gatherer, The   (Holt, 1982, Pocket, 1983, Futura, 1985.)


Although this story of ambulant scarecrows committing murder has a completely rational resolution, it is worth including because of its extraordinarily fine development of terror and suspense, and the overall atmosphere of the supernatural that lasts through most of the novel, at least until we realize what is really taking place.


Inheritance  (Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1980, Hutchinson, 1980, Pocket, 1981.)


                A woman plots her revenge by operating a school for unusual children, children who possess powers beyond anything known to the normal world ‑‑ out of body travel, psychokinesis, and such. But will the kids allow themselves to be used as her instruments or will they play their own game?


Widow of Ratchets, The  (Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1979,  Ace, 1980, Fontana, 1980.)


A brooding, moody novel of a widow who becomes involved in a remote community's strange, pagan religious activities, reminiscent in some ways of The Wicker Man, the supernatural elements being ambiguous and peripheral to the story.




Manipulator, The  (Zebra, 1989.)


Soul Eater #2.


An all powerful supernatural force follows a boy fleeing a disaster in his home town.  A scattershot of horrors with no clear pattern but lots of carnage.


Soul‑Eater  (Zebra, 1985.)


Soul Eater #1.


An untenanted house is the source of strange, evil manifestations, causing normal people to perform terrifying, violent acts against one another.  Worse, it is being consciously used by one resident of the town who has a grudge against her neighbors.  Only a single twelve year old boy is in a position to oppose her.  Gory but basically uninteresting.




Mad Doctor Merciful  (Hutchinson, 1932.)


                A novel of possession.




Closure Ltd (Duckworth, 2012.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


World War Z  (Crown, 2006.)


Zombies menace the world.




Couching at the Door  (Heinemann, 1942, Ash Tree, 2001, Wordsworth, 2007.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Fire of Driftwood, A  (Heinemann, 1932.)


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




Rhoda Broughton’s Ghost Stories and Other Tales of Mystery and Suspense  (Watkins, 1985.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales for Christmas Eve  (See Twilight Tales.)


Twilight Stories  (Home & Van Thal, 1947.  ?, 1873, as Tales for Christmas Eve.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Late Great Creature, The  (Popular Library, 1971.)


Not strictly speaking a horror novel at all.  A legendary horror actor, Simon Moro, decides to use his career and his new film, along with some extraordinary stunts, to awaken the entire nation to horror.  An odd little book that deals with horror as a subject rather than a method.




Empire of Death and Other Strange Stories, The  (Ash Tree, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Wieland, or The Transformation  (Caritat, 1798, Colburn, 1811, Harcourt Brace, 1926, Hafner, 1958, Doubleday Dolphin, 1962, Hafnr, 1967, Harbinger, 1969, Kent State University, 1977, Anchor, 1989, Reprint Services, 1989, Penguin, 1991, Oxford, 1994, Prometheus, 1997, Wildside, 2002, Aegypan, 2006, Hackett, 2009, Dover, 2010.)


Difficult to wade through but of historical interest. Although this novel is tame and awkward by contemporary standards, it was quite original in its day, predating Edgar Allen Poe.  A farmer is killed by a mysterious flash of light, but something of his spirit survives to influence his family in the years that follow.




Tombley's Walk  (Avon, 1991.)


                A small town is terrified by a series of brutal mutilation deaths and mysterious disappearances in this updated variant of the traditional werewolf novel, based on a particularly virulent form of rabies.  Well written but with nothing new to say.




At Night  (Royal Fireworks, 1997.)


                Young adult nonsense about night creatures stealing part of a young boy’s soul.




Megalodon  (Michael Joseph, 1981, Coward McCann, 1981, Playboy, 1982.)


A prehistoric ancestor of the shark, over two hundred feet in length, appears in the North Pacific, where it destroys an atomic submarine.  An expedition is launched to kill the monster, using dolphins and a whale along with technology in a battle to make the oceans once again safe for humanity. 


                BROWNE, S.G. (Also writes Fantasy and Science Fiction.)


Breathers (Broadway, 2009.)


Breathers #1.


A newly made zombie seeks to find a place for himself in modern society.


I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus  (Gallery, 2012.)


Breathers #2.


Good zombies hide from the authorities.


BROWNWOOD, MARK   (See collaboration with Warren Murphy.)




Whisper in the Dark  (Harper, 2005.)


                Young adult novel about an encounter with a malevolent native American spirit.




Initiation, The  (Dell, 1982.)


                Bodies start popping up at a high school, and other students disappear, never to be heard from again.  The new kid in school is asked to join a secret society, which he eventually learns is actually a band of vampires.  Not as bad as it sounds.  Not quite.


BRUST, STEVEN  (Also writes Science Fiction and  Fantasy.)


Agyar  (Tor, 1993, Orb, 2004.)


                A very unconventional vampire novel where the details are always mentioned in roundabout fashion.  The circumlocution actually enhances the atmosphere, and the presence of an amiable ghost and an elderly witch provide a rewardingly mysterious atmosphere.




Her Husband's Ghost  (Westerbrook, ?)


                A romantic ghost story.


BRYANT, EDWARD  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Aqua Sancta  (Roadkill, 1994.)


                Vampire short story in pamphlet form.


Fetish  (Pulphouse, 1991.)


                A young woman with magical powers is invited to visit an old friend only to discover that he has run afoul of an evil sorcerer intent upon seizing control of a magical artifact.


Flirting With Death  (CD Publications, 1997.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Predators and Other Stories (Createspace, 2014.)


Collection of unrelated stories. Not seen. Might be an anthology.


Sad Last Love at the Diner of the Damned, A  (Wormhole, 2001.)


                Short story about zombies published as a chapbook.




Satisfaction House, The  (Warner, 1997.)


                A young boy is threatened with witchcraft.


BUCHAN, JOHN  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Best Supernatural Stories of John Buchan, The  (Hale, 1991.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Gap in the Curtain, The  (Hodder, 1932. Houghton Mifflin, 1932, House of Stratus, 2008.)


                Borderline fantasy about prescient dreams.


Supernatural Buchan (Leonaur, 2006.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Watcher by the Threshold and Other Tales, The  (Blackwood, 1902, Ash Tree, 2005.  Doran, 1918, with additional stories.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Anima  (Crest, 1973. (St Martin's, 1972, as Greenshards.)


                A quite effective story of a young woman who falls increasingly under the influence of a person whose influence survives beyond the grave.  Very skillful development of suspense as the plot unfolds and the two personalities clash.


Dark Backward, The  (Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1975, Ballantine, 1976.)


                A researcher exploring an ancient mound finds that his personality has fallen under the influence of someone from the distant past, either through possession or an awakening of an earlier incarnation of himself.  Can he escape this baleful influence before his family is endangered as well?


Greenshards.  (See Anima.)


Unofficial Breath, An  (St Martins, 1973, Crest, 1975.)


                A woman slowly realizes that she possesses unusual powers of the mind, that she can see the thoughts of others and can mentally voyage in time.  But then she encounters someone who appears to be aware of her powers, and whose intentions are not likely to be to her benefit.




Cardinal’s Sin, The  (Llewellyn, 1996.)


Committee #2.


                A team of psychics sets out to defeat a highly placed church official who is secretly using black magic to advance his career.


Committee, The  (Llewellyn, 1993.)


Committee #1.


A team of psychics foils an international plot to subjugate the US.  The author's previous work includes a number of non-fiction (?) works about psychic phenomena.




Between Two Fires (Ace, 2012.)


Demons and angels in 14th Century Europe.


Lesser Dead, The (Berkley, 2014.)


Vampires are no longer safe in their hiding places.


Necromancer's House, The  (Ace, 2013.)


A man must use magic to defeat a legendary Russian creature.


Suicide Motor Club, the (Berkley, 2016.)


A gang of vampires specialize in causing highway crashes.


Those Across the River (Ace, 2011.)


A family curse turns out to be real.




Chosen Girl.  (See The Pyx.)


Pyx, The  (Popular Library, 1959.  Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, as Chosen Girl. )


                This story of a man looking into the death of a prostitute has only a slight supernatural element, but it's a pretty well constructed mystery‑suspense novel.  Produced as a forgettable movie.


BULWER‑LYTTON, EDWARD  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Haunted and the Haunters, The  (Blackwood, 1859, Gowan, 1905, Rajput, 1911, Read How You Want, 2006.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Zanoni: A Rosicrucian Tale  (Saunders & Otley, 1842, Harper, 1842, Tauchnitz, 1861, Routledge, 1878, Wanamaker, ?,  Garber, 1971, Steiner, 1971.)


                A man dabbles in the occult despite warnings to the contrary and is exposed to a supernatural being who extends his presence into our world.  Very metaphysical and almost unreadable at times.




Curse Dark as Gold, A  (Scholastic, 2007.)


Young adult ghost story.


BUNTING, EVE  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Ghost Children, The   (Houghton Mifflin, 1989, Bantam Skylark, 1991.)


                Two children go to live with their aunt, who has a collection of dolls she refers to as her children.  When someone begins to play tricks on the woman, the dolls take on a life of their own.


Ghosts of Departure Point, The  (Point, 1982.)


                Two teenagers who died on a dangerous stretch of road return from the dead and haunt the location, trying to prevent further accidents from happening.


Strange Things Happen in the Woods  (Lippincott, 1979, Archway, 1984.)


                A young adult novel about a young girl's startling discovery that some of her friends have been replaced by robots.  Misfires badly throughout.




Ruthless  (Medallion, 2005.)


Lords of Darkness #2.


                Vikings mix with vampires in this dark historical.


Soulless, The  (Medallion, 2004.)


Lords of Darkness #1.


                A vampire is charged with protecting humanity from evil.




Accursed, The  (Playboy, 1982. )


                A plastic surgeon suspects that the chain of fatal accidents involving his patients is not just a coincidence but the consequence of an evil force directed against him.  His family is heir to a curse of sorts, and a man with supernatural powers and his monstrous companion are actually causing his humiliation as part of the working out of an ancient plan of revenge.


BURGER, NEAL R.   (See collaborations with George E. Simpson.)




Blood Moon  (Leisure, 1986.)


                A reporter looking into legends of the Wendigo discovers more than he bargained for.  Some of the human characters are nearly as nasty as the monster, which kills and devours anyone who trespasses on its territory.


Child of Demons  (Leisure, 1985.)


                A young girl possesses unusual powers and is visited in her dreams by a supernatural being who promises to one day come in the flesh.  Ranged against this demonic creature is a man determined to confront him and save the child, banishing the creature from the world forever. 


Graveyard, The  (Leisure, 1987.)


                The class nerd dies as the result of a practical joke that went further than intended.  But now he has left the grave, determined to achieve vengeance against those who tormented him, using the physical appearance of others to attain his ends.  Maddeningly predictable.


BURKE, JOHN  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Black Charade, The  (Coward McCann, 1977, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1977.)


Caspian #2.


                Satanism and genuine supernatural visitations.


Devil's Footsteps, The   (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1976, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1976, Popular Library, 1978.)


Caspian #1.


                A remote English town is the scene of a series of eerie manifestations.  Footprints appear in the ground where no one has walked, footsteps not exactly human.  Then a series of deaths follows, ostensibly accidents, but too horrible and too closely spaced to be dismissed.  Something evil is abroad, and perhaps the only way to stop it is to enlist the aid of a travelling magician.  Very unusual treatment.


Dracula: Prince of Darkness  (Pan, 1967, from the screenplay by Anthony Hinds and Jimmy Sangster.)


                The famous vampire returns.


Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors  ( Pan, 1965, from the screenplay by Milton Subotsky.)


                Collection of loosely connected stories.


Hammer Horror Omnibus, The  (Pan, 1966, from screenplays by various writers.)


                Collection of short film novelizations.


Hammer Horror Omnibus Volume II, The  (Pan, 1967, from the screenplays by various writers.)


                Collection of short film novelizations.


Ladygrave  (Coward McCann, 1978, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1978.)


Caspian #3.


                An occult investigator runs into trouble.


We’ve Been Waiting for You  (Ash-Tree, 2000.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Currency of Souls  (Subterraean, 2007.)


A supernatural force upsets a small town.


Hides, The  (Cemetery Dance, 2005.)


Ghost #2.


                Ghosts haunt an old factory.


Master of the Moors  (Necessary Evil, 2008.)


A mysterious figure appears on the moors and inhuman creatures begin claiming victims.


Number 121 to Pennsylvania, The (Createspace, 2012.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Secret Faces (Createspace, 2016.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Turtle Boy, The  (Necessary Evil, 2004.)


Ghost #1.


                Novella in hardcover, about a boy whose spirit returns from the dead to bring justice in a child abuse case.


Vessels  (Bloodletting, 2006.)


A bunch of ghosts threaten a small town.


You In?  (Bad Moon, 2007.)


Short story published as a chapbook.


BURKE, THOMAS  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Golden Gong, The  (Ash-Tree, 2001.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Night Pieces  (Constable, 1935, Valancourt, 2016.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


BURKE, WARREN  (See also Matthew Braun.)


Killing Touch, The  (Charter, 1983.)


                When a woman discovers that she has the power to heal, she doesn't realize at first that she also has the power to kill. But then she seeks to ease the pain of a terminally ill patient by ending his life, and when that goes well, she continues to use her powers until inevitably someone is sent to investigate the suddenly elevated death rate.  And the ability which she holds begins to corrupt her as well, and her motives become considerably less charitable.


BURKS, ARTHUR J.  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Black Medicine  (Arkham House, 1966.)


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


Look Behind You  (Shroud, 1954.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Wizard of Weird Tales, The (Armchair, 2022.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Beyond the Lamplight  (Jack O Lantern, 1996.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Four Shadowings  (Necronomicon, 1994.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Lemon Drops and Other Horrors  (Hobgoblin, 1993.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Wait for the Thunder  (Hippocampus, 2010.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


BURMAN, MICHAEL  (See Gertrude Gruesome.)




Freaks  (Hodder, 1994.)


                A man discovers he has the ability to heal the seriously ill or injured.  He rockets to notoriety before everything starts to fall apart.


Glittering Savages  (Hodder, 1995, New English Library, 1996.)


An odd variation of the vampire novel in which the two century old predator absorbs the memories and skills of those whose blood she drinks.




Righteous Blood  (PS, 2003.)


                Collection of two unrelated novellas.


BURNS, LAURA J. & METZ, MELINDA  (Burns and Metz both write Science Fiction.)


Apocalypse Memories  (Simon, 2004.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                Willow has to decide whether or not to use her dangerous powers when a new threat endangers her friends.


BURRAGE, A.M.  (See also Ex-Private X.)


Acquital & Other Stories, The (Burrage, 2013.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Box in the Attic & Other Stories, The (Burrage, 2013.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Browdean Farm & Other Stories (Burrage, 2013.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Druid's Croft & Other Stories, The (Burrage, 2013.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Fellow Mortals & Other Stories (Burrage, 2013.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Hawthorn Tree & Other Stories, The (Burrage, 2013.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Intruders: New Weird Tales  (Ash Tree, 1995.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Occult Files of Francis Chard: Some Ghost Stories, The  (Ash Tree, 1996, Burrage, 2013.)


                Collection of related stories.


Seeker to the Dead  (Swan, 1942.)


                A modern day magician attempts to raise the dead.


Smee & Other Stories (Burrage, 2012.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Some Ghost Stories  (Palmer, 1927.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Someone in the Room  (Ash Tree, 1997.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Warning Whispers  (Equation, 1988, Ash-Tree, 1999, Burrage, 2013.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Waxwork & Other Stories, The (Burrage, 2013.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Alan Wake  (Tor, 2011.)


A supernatural presence affects the minds of people in a small town.




Tiki Doll of Doom  (Harper, 1997.)


Bone Chillers #15.


                A magical bracelet gives a young girl everything she dreams about.  But she can’t control her dreams, or the form in which she will receive her visions, and the bracelet seems to have a mind of its own as well.




Even Odder  (Burt, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Freek Camp (Burt, 2010.)


Freek #1.


Psychic kids solve a mystery.


Freek Show  (Burt, 2012.)


Freek #2.


Kids with paranormal powers team up with a ghost to decipher a mystery.


Oddest Yet  (Burt, 2005.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Odd Lot  (Burt, 2001.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Blood Justice  (By Light Unseen, 2010.)


A vampire helps a man avenge the murder of his daughter.




Darkest Touch, The  (Dell, 2008.)


Demon Hunters #3.


A woman gets caught up in danger and romance when she meets a demon hunter.


Hunting the Demon  (Dell, 2007.)


Demon Hunters #2.


A man gets caught in the battle between demons and those who hunt them.


Surviving Demon Island  (Dell, 2006.)


Demon Hunters #1.


A reality show runs into real demons.




Shadow Play  (Pocol, 2005.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Vikram & the Vampire  (Tylston and Edwards, 1893, Dover, 1969, Forgotten Books, 2012, Zubaan, 2016. Park Street Press, 1993, as King Vikram and the Vampire.)


                Translation of Oriental legends. 




Blood Rites  (Roc, 2004.)


Dresden Files #6.


                A wizard infiltrates the world of adult movies to uncover the source of a malignant curse.


Changes  (Roc, 2010.)


Dresden Files #12.


Dresden is vulnerable to a vampire who plots to use his old girlfriend against him.


Cold Days  (Roc, 2012.)


Dresden Files




Dead Beat  (Roc, 2005.)


Dresden Files #7.


                Dresden must discover the truth about a magical artifact when a vampire blackmails his friend.


Death Masks  (Roc, 2003.)


Dresden Files #5.


                Dresden has a host of problems this time, including vampires, hitmen, the Shroud of Turin, mutilated corpses, and an unhappy ex-girlfriend.


Fool Moon  (Roc, 2001.)


Dresden Files #2.


                A resident wizard in the city of Chicago is enlisted by the police to help in the investigation of a series of brutal murders.  He discovers that there are werewolves, of more than one variety, hunting after dark, and risks his own life to find out who is responsible.


Ghost Story (Roc, 2011.)


Dresden Files #14.




Grave Peril  (Roc, 2001.)


Dresden Files #3.


                Harry Dresden is puzzled by an upsurge in ghostly activity, particularly since so much of it seems to be directed at people he knows personally.


Proven Guilty (Roc, 2006.)


Dresden Files #7.


                The wizards in Chicago have been weakened by their war with vampires so Harry Dresden is drafted to help.


Side Job  (Roc, 2010.)


Dresden Files #13.


Collection of related stories.


Small Favor  (Roc, 2008.)


Dresden Files #10.


A wizard gets caught between two powerful forces.


Storm Front  (Roc, 2000.)


Dresden Files #1.


                A wizard is hired to help the police investigate murders committed by black magic, but by assisting them, he puts himself at risk.


Summer Knight  (Roc, 2002.)


Dresden Files #4.


                The fourth adventure of Harry Dresden, wizard and private investigator, is more fantasy than horror.  He's hired to find out who murdered a fairy lord's bodyguard.


Turn Coat  (Roc, 2009.)


Dresden Files #11.


A man accused of treason to the council of wizards appeals to Harry Dresden for help.


White Night  (Roc, 2007.)


Dresden Files #8.


                A wizard solves the mystery of the disappearances of a number of his peers.




Darkling, The   (Orion,1998, McElderry, 1998.)




Death of a Ghost (HarperCollins, 2006.)


A young boy confronts ghosts.


Fetch of Mardy Watt, The (Collins, 2011.)


A young girl has been placed under a mysterious magical spell.


Hand of Blood (Barrington Stoke, 2009.)


A girl with a transplanted hand discovers it has its own will.


Kiss of Death (Barrington Stroke, 2007.)


A teen receives text messages from a dead friend.


Timon’s Tide  (Orion, 1998.)


                The older brother of the protagonist has apparently come back from the dead, but are his intentions protective or sinister?




Nightshade  (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989.)


                The protagonist is a genuine vampire living in a Martian colony whose nature is known to a man who extorts him into investigating the janglers, electronically augmented humans who have formed a secret society.  Novel approach, carried out skillfully.


BUTLER, MICHAEL  (See collaboration with Dennis Shryack.)


BUTLER, NATHAN  (Pseudonym of Jerry Sohl, whom see.)


Kaheesh  (Gold Medal, 1983.)


Marginal bit about a man with super hypnotic powers who insinuates himself into the lives of an innocent couple.




Fledgling  (Seven Stories, 2005, Warner, 2007.)


                A young girl discovers that she is part of a race of vampires.




Fell the Angels (Stark House, 2015.)


Abby Marquise #2.


A secret organization fends off supernatural dangers.


Thief of Midnight  (Stark House, 2010.)


Abby Marquise #1.


A woman battles a horde of boogeymen.




Strange  (Warner UK, 1994.)


An imprisoned detective looks into a series of strange deaths and associated oddities to pass the time and stumbles across a terrifying evil involving ghosts and the doorway to another existence.


Wishing Tree, The  (Orion, 1996.)


A woman and her son discover that their new neighborhood has some strange new perils.  There's a tree that grants wishes, a pack of mysterious children who may or may not be fairies, or perhaps ghosts, and a serial killer lurking in the background.


BYARS, BETSY (Also writes Fantasy.)


McMummy  (Viking, 1993, Troll, 1993, Puffin, 1995.)


                While house sitting a botanist’s experiment plants, a boy discovers that one of them has developed extraordinary mental powers.  For younger readers.




Little Black Book of Stories  (Knopf, 2004.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


BYERS, RICHARD LEE  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Caravan of Shadows  (White Wolf, 1997.)


A World of Darkness novel.


                A dead prize fighter returns from the dead, which understandably upsets his associates and opponents.  As always, there’s a terrible cost to be paid for cheating death, however briefly.


Dark Fortune  (Diamond, 1993.)


A troubled priest receives the gift of healing from a mysterious man, but the gift has its darker side.  The cured are changed by the process, not just physically, but their very souls twisted.


Dead Time  (Zebra, 1992.)


                To save his murdered sister's wife, a man attempts to step outside of time and thwart the serial killer responsible.  He finds himself in a bizarre other world where the normal rules of life and death no longer apply.


Deathward  (New Infinities, 1989.)


                A man wakes up in a mental ward, confused about how he came to be there.  The local police suspect that he is involved in a series of murders, and to a certain extent, that's perfectly true.  But the real killer is a demon.


Ebon Mask  (White Wolf, 1996.)


A World of Darkness novel.


First in a dark fantasy trilogy about a charismatic man in the world of the dead who struggles for power, then confronts a supernatural menace.


Fright Line  (New Infinities, 1989.)


                A woman discovers that her home has been infiltrated by an evil presence, a sorcerous entity from the past who uses her own family as weapons against her.


Joy Ride  (Z-Fave, 1993.)


An alcoholic teen has an invisible girlfriend who urges him to drive while under the influence.  A friend gradually becomes able to see the other girl as well, and recognizes her as a restless ghost taking her pain out on others.


Netherworld  (Harper, 1995.)


A World of Darkness novel.


A fugitive from the law trying to solve the mystery of his missing girlfriend gets involved with a clanless vampire.


On a Darkling Plain  (White Wolf, 1995.)


A World of Darkness novel.


A prominent member of the vampire community must forget his personal losses and organize his companions when he discovers that they are pawns in an age old war between two far more ancient vampire rivals.


Party Till You Drop  (Z-Fave, 1993.)


An illicit party becomes a real nightmare when monstrous creatures take advantage of the confusion to claim victims. 


Soul Killer  (Boulevard, 1999.)


An X-Men novel.


                A team of mutants must battle a genuine vampire and an apparent demon when one of their number is possessed.


Tale of the Terrible Toys, The  (Minstrel, 1998.)


                A chest full of toys has an added surprise; the toys are alive.


Vampire's Apprentice, The  (Zebra, 1992.)


                After willingly allowing himself to be converted to vampirism, a young man learns that his mentor has no intention of helping him through the transition.  So not only must he adjust to his new form of existence, he must discover the means by which to avenge himself.


Warlock Games   (Z-Fave, 1993.)


A series of interschool pranks takes on a new dimension when one of the pranksters realizes he is being manipulated by a sorcerer, from whose influence he must escape or perish.




Edge of Danger  (HQN, 2009.)


Edge #2.


A shapechanger seeks a woman with magical powers.


Edge of Desire  (HQN, 2009.)


Edge #3.


Supernatural romance.


Edge of Hunger  (HQN, 2009.)


Edge #1.


A man discovers that he is a shapechanger.




Fear Book  (Warner, 1988.)


                Catalogs start appearing in the mail box of the new couple in a small town, catalogs containing products so offensive that the husband destroys them and forbids his wife to look inside should another arrive.  But they arrive every day, and their power to reach out and change people's attitudes is frightening. Strong sexual content in this novel.


Whipping Boy  (Dell, 1992.)


                A tent show revival with religious overtones proves to be more than a simple hoax.  The teenaged boy who claims to be able to assume other people's pain is genuine, but his use of that pain to compel obedience is a secret only revealed when it is too late.


BYRNE, STUART J.  (See also Rothayne Amare. Also writes Science Fiction.)


Alpha Trap, The  (Major  1976.)


                 A small group of government leaders suddenly realize that there is another power operating on Earth, one determined to push the world toward nuclear destruction.  Their investigations reveal that this agency is not human, but is actually demonic, the direct intervention of Hell on Earth.  Pretty dull discovery, actually.




Warning, The  (Dell, 1985. )


                The idea in this variant of a traditional ghost story is fairly original.  A teenage girl is content to be going steady with one of the most popular boys in school, until she starts receiving messages telling her that she'd be better off without him.  It's particularly unsettling when the messages begin appearing with no physical agency responsible.   Eventually she realizes it is a communication from her own as yet unconceived child.




Gift of Evil  (Bantam, 1983.)


                A woman with an odd psychic ability believes it to be a power for good.  Unfortunately, its use tends to corrupt her own soul, and when the people she knows start dying, apparently murdered, she begins to believe there is a link between her ability and their deaths.