Last updated 6/2/22




Monsters Don't Scuba Dive  (Scholastic, 2007.)


Bailey School Kids #1.


The Loch Ness monster is missing.


Werewolves Don't Run for President  (Scholastic, 2007.)


Bailey School Kids #2.


The title says it all.


DAHL, ROALD  (Also wrote Fantasy.)


Best of Roald Dahl, The  (Vintage, 1990.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl, The  (Penguin, ?, Michael Joseph, 1961.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Collected Stories  (?, 2006.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Further Tales of the Unexpected.  (See More Tales of the Unexpected.)


Kiss, Kiss  (Knopf, 1960, Michael Joseph, 1960, Dell, 1961, Penguin, 1962, Isis, 1989.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


More Tales of the Unexpected  (Penguin, 1980, Michael Joseph, 1980,.  Chivers, 1981, as Further Tales of the Unexpected.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Someone Like You  (Scribners, 1948, Knopf, 1953, Random House, 1953, Secker & Warburg, 1954, Michael Joseph, 1961, Dell, 1961, Four Square, 1965.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of the Unexpected  (Vintage, 1979.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Tombstone Tea  (Running Press, 2009.)


A teen visits a haunted graveyard.




Cattle Mutilators, The  (Manor, 1980.)


                The protagonist learns the full truth behind the wave of cattle mutilations, mysterious disappearances, and other incidents. The government knows of and is concealing the facts about an alien invasion of the Earth.  Dreadful from beginning to end.




Hellhole (HMH, 2015.)


A teen finds a demon.


D'AMMASSA, DON  (Also writes Fantasy and Science Fiction.  See also Paul Alan Sheffield and Paula Sheffield.)


Blood Beast  (Pinnacle, 1988. Revised as The Gargoyle.)


                The gargoyle on the wall of the Sheffield mansion holds a strange attraction for several people in the town of Managansett, several of whom are inspired to commit increasingly horrible acts in their quest to prove themselves loyal to its evil nature.  Ultimately they give it life, but human evil proves even more durable than supernatural evil.


Caverns of Chaos (Managansett, 2015.)


Chaos #2.


Aliens from another reality fabricate counterfeit humans.


Date with the Dark (Managansett, 2015.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Gargoyle, The  (Neconebooks, 2011. Revised version of Blood Beast)


Completely rewritten version.


Little Evils (Managansett, 2015.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Living Things (Managansett, 2015.)


A teenager discovers that inanimate objects are plotting against her.


More Shadows Over R'Lyeh (Managansett, 2017.)


Collection of loosely related stories.


Passing Death  (Managansett, 2015.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Servants of Chaos  (Leisure, 2002, Managansett, 2015.)


Chaos #1.


                Some of the inhabitants of a  remote fishing village have opened a gateway to another dimension and are transporting monstrous creatures into our world.


That Way Madness Lies (Managansett, 2015.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Twisted Images  (Necronomicon, 1995.)


                Long story published as a pamphlet about a mirror that is the doorway to an evil world.


Wings over Manhattan  (Bad Moon, 2010.)


Chapbook about a detective's encounter with oriental demons.




On a Dark Wing (Harlequin, 2012.)






Blood of Dawn  (Kensington, 2012.)


Sloan Skye #3.


A woman investigates a force stealing blood from teenage girls.


Blood of Eden (Kensingston, 2011.)


Sloan Skye #1.


An FBI intern gets involved with the supernatural.


Blood of Innocence  (Kensington, 2012.)


Sloan Skye #2.


An FBI agent confronts a vampire.




Island of the Voodoo Dolls  (Pompeii, 1969.)


                Pornography involving voodoo magic.


DANIEL, COLIN  (Pseudonym of Patricia Windsor, whom see.)


Demon Tree  (Dell, 1983. )


                An orphaned girl goes to live with a relative she hardly knew, and discovers that her new home is a sinister place where the local residents pay ritual homage to an ancient tree.  Even the weather seems inimical and intelligently directed, as though an elemental spirit lived in the area.


DANIELS, CASEY  (See also Connie Laux.)


Chick and the Dead, The  (Avon, 2007.)


Pepper Martin #2.


A ghost talks the protagonist into investigating the activities of the dead woman's sister, a famous writer.


Dead Man Talking  (Berkley, 2009.)


Pepper Martin #5.


A reality show set in a cemetery encounters real ghosts.


Don of the Dead  (Avon, 2006.)


Pepper Martin #1.


After hitting her head against a grave maker, Pepper Martin can see and hear ghosts, and they compel her to solve mysteries.


Hard Day's Fright, A  (Berkley, 2011.)


Pepper Martin  #7.


A ghost contacts Martin and asks her to find and bury her body.


Night of the Loving Dead  (Berkley, 2009.)


Pepper Martin #4.


A woman who can see ghosts solves a murder mystery.


Supernatural Born Killers (Berkley, 2012.)


Pepper Martin #9.




Tombs of Endearment  (Avon, 2007.)


Pepper Martin #3.




Tomb with a View (Berkley, 2010.)


Pepper Martin #6.


Another mystery solved by a woman who talks to ghosts.


Wild Wild Death  (Berkley, 2012.)


Pepper Martin #8.






Apollo Fountain, The  (Warner, 1974.)


                A young woman with the power of precognition has a vision of herself being attacked.  Desperately she seeks to learn whether her power always foretells the future, or whether there is some way in which she can avert her death.


Exorcism of Jenny Slade, The   (Pocket, 1974.)


                An ailing man dies and the evil spirit that has possessed him seeks a new body, that of young Jenny Slade.  When her efforts to hold the disembodied spirit at bay falter, she looks for allies among her acquaintances who might help her cast the invader out.


Ghost Song  (Pocket, 1974, Curley, ?)


                A would be singer who lacks any real talent dreams of a successful opera singer who died more than a decade earlier.  When she wakens, her voice has changed, and she can suddenly sing with all the power and ability of the dead woman.  There is a catch, of course; the undead spirit wishes revenge against those who caused her death.


House of Many Doors, The  (Warner, 1971.)


                The Barclay family is cursed to die in fire, and Carina, the last of the line, seeks to avert the doom that claimed every one of her ancestors.  Then her father dies in a fire when all routes of escape are locked at the bidding of a supernatural force, and she realizes the full danger of the curse.


Island of Evil  (Paperback Library, 1970.)


Strange Paradise #2.


                A man obsessed with bringing his dead wife back to life agrees to make a deal with the devil.  Now he must find a way to renege on his portion of the bargain, or his soul will be lost forever.


Lady of the Shadows  (Warner, 1968.)


                A woman is confronted by a ghostly apparition that seems to be her exact duplicate.  The other residents of the house suspect that the ghostly figure is responsible for a series of recent deaths, and that the protagonist herself must be somehow linked to the apparition.


Possessed, The  (Pocket, 1975.)


                Supernatural mayhem galore in this tale of a supposedly evil spirit that survives the death of its body and takes possession of a young girl.  Spooky sounds in the night and a complex mystery ensue, until the heroine is able to discover the truth about the man's death and clear his name.


Possession of Tracy Corbin, The  (Warner, 1973.)


                A poorly conceived seance is held in a ghost town where two men were murdered, and what had been meant as a joke turns deadly serious.  Angry spirits are disturbed and take possession of one of the living, using her as an instrument of retribution against the others.


Prisoner of Malville Hall, The  (Warner, 1973.)


                A college student specializing in psychic research agrees as a favor to visit a house supposedly haunted by two elderly people.  But once she arrives, she cannot leave, because the ghosts are determined not to be left alone and powerless ever again.


Raxl, Voodoo Priestess  (Paperback Library, 1970. )


Strange Paradise #3.


                 Third in the Strange Paradise series.  Two people are granted shelter from a band of criminals on an island owned by a man who has dabbled in witchcraft.  But their lives continue to be in danger even here, although the cause is no longer human, but rather an evil force from beyond.


Strange Paradise  (Paperback Library, 1969.)


Strange Paradise #2.


                First in a series of three novelizations of the short lived television show designed to compete with Dark Shadows.  A rich but desperate man risks dealing with satanic powers in an effort to bring his dead wife back to the life.


Shadows of Tomorrow  (Paperback Library, 1969.)


                Cassie's mother was believed to be a witch, and although Cassie is skeptical, she has to acknowledge the resentment and fear that the local villagers feel.  When a series of attempts are made on her life, Cassie survives because she has clear premonitions of what is going to happen.  So reluctantly she accepts that there may have been some truth to the stories


Tormented, The  (Warner, 1969.)


                When the Aldrich family mansion is sold, Sharon expects never to return to its crumbling walls.  But the new tenants hire her, ostensibly as a tutor but actually because they wish her to drive away a family ghost which has made their stay there a distinctly unpleasant one.


Unearthly, The  (Lancer, 1970.)


                 Hope returns to her home to find that her family has been strangely altered, that they do nothing without first contacting a resident, amicable ghost.  But there is a malevolent spirit loose as well, one to whom the lives of the living are expendable.




Black Castle, The  (Scribners, 1978, Berkley, 1979.)


Don Sebastian #1.


                A vampire is at large at the time of the Inquisition and the cruelties which he witnesses man inflicting upon others is much more evil than anything of which he is guilty.  Eventually he becomes a refugee from the Church and escapes.  One of the best historical vampire novels.


Citizen Vampire  (Scribners, 1981, Ace, 1983.)


Don Sebastian #3.


                The vampire hero returns, this time during the days of the French Revolution, and once again is shocked at how much evil humanity can inflict upon itself even without supernatural abilities.  Although not a ďgoodĒ person, the vampire is not wantonly cruel and his victims usually deserve everything they get.


Don Sebastian Vampire Chronicles  (Raven, 1994.)


Three in one volume including The Black Castle, The Silver Skull, and Citizen Vampire.


No Blood Spilled  (Tor, 1991, Raven, 1996.)


Don Sebastian #5.


                An amoral and resourceful vampire flees England to seek an avatar of Kali during the British colonial rule of the Indian subcontinent.  As with others in this series, the purely human characters are often far more evil than the vampire around which the story revolves.


Silver Skull, The  (Scribners, 1979, Ace, 1983.)


Don Sebastien #2.


                An alchemist travels to the New World, carrying among his possessions the skull of a destroyed vampire, which is in due course brought back to life, if that's the correct term, as Don Sebastian, the vampire horrified by man.  The Aztec sacrifices serve to convince him once again that he is a comparatively good natured entity.


Yellow Fog  (Tor, 1988, Raven, 1995.  (Donald M. Grant, substantially different, 1986.)


Don Sebastien #4.


                The charismatic vampire stalks the streets of Victorian England, trying to survive as best he can without killing, not so much out of a sense of mercy as to avoid calling attention to himself.  One of the strongest volumes in this popular series.




Voodoo Slave  (Warner, 1970.)


                An African sorcerer uses the secret power of voodoo sorcery in the New World in order to strike back at those who have enslaved him and his people, and eventually to achieve his own freedom.




Dracula Murders, The  (Robert Hale, 1983, Critics Choice, 1986, Ulversoft, 1992.)


                What better place for a vampire to put in an appearance than  a masquerade party at a plush country club?  A mysterious figure interrupts the festivities to warn that they have angered the powers of darkness.  Most of the guests are amused, until they begin to die.




Premature Burial  (Lancer, 1962, based on the screenplay by Charles Beaumont and Ray Russell.)


                The classic Edgar Allen Poe story was made into an above average film about a man who dreaded that his epileptic seizures would cause him to be buried alive, particularly since he is in fact guilty of making such a mistake himself.


DANSKY, RICHARD E.  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Firefly Rain  (Wizards of the Coast, 2008, Gallery, 2010.)


A man returns to his home town and finds himself mysteriously bound to the family house.


Lasombra  (White Wolf, 1999.)


A World of Darkness novel.


                A vampire assassin and a vampire bodyguard cross sword when the former's mission requires her to kill someone under the protection of the latter.




Dreamwalker  (Berkley Heat, 2008.)


A woman is trained to assassinate people through their dreams.


DANVERS, DENNIS  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Wilderness  (Pocket, 1992, Avon, 2000.)


                The protagonist is a reclusive young woman who avoids close human contact because she is secretly a werewolf.  When she confesses her secret to the man she loves, he recoils, and when he finally decides to accept her as she is, it may be too late.  A romance more than a horror story.




Walpuski's Typewriter  (Cemetery Dance, 2004.)


                A typewriter is possessed by a demon.




Unholy Relics and Other Uncanny Tales  (Arnold, 1947, Longmans, 1947, Ash Tree, 1997.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Satanís Victor  (Trojan, 1972.)


                Pornography about the devil on Earth.


DARKE, DAVID   (Pseudonym of Ron Dee, whom see.)


Blind Hunger  (Pinnacle, 1993.)


                A blind woman's husband dies, but his apparent double shows up a few days later, moving into the same house.  She is troubled by some odd sides of his behavior though, including the sucking noises in the night.  He's the vampiric reincarnation of her husband, obviously.


Horrorshow  (Zebra, 1994.)


Years after a horror show host died on camera while a family was being butchered in the same community, someone decides to do a revival and show some of his own tapes.  Shortly thereafter a new wave of strange events heralds the return of the host from beyond the grave. 


Last Rites  (Zebra, 1996.)


A group of friends decides to dabble in black magic in order to regain their lost youth, and instead they waken the dead, who begin to harvest the living.


Shade  (Zebra, 1994.)


Scarlett Shade's vampire novels are particularly since she is herself one of the undead.  Her fans are determined to get close to her, but some of them get too close.  But not for long.




Elemental, The  (Ash-Tree, 2006.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Ortha's Brood (Point, ?)




DAVID, JAMES F.  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Fragments  (Tor, 1997.)


An experiment aimed at combining several prodigies into an artificial gestalt goes awry when a malicious mutant and the ghost of a murdered girl join the mix.


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


Artful (47North, 2014.)


Vampires in the world of Oliver Twist.


DAVIDSON, MARYJANICE  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Dead and Loving It  (Berkley, 2006.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Derik's Bane  (Berkley, 2005.)


Wyndham Werewolves #3.


                 Light romance about a good natured werewolf who has to avoid the reincarnation of Morgan Le Fay, but falls in love with her.


Dying for You  (Berkley, 2012.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Jared's Wolf 


Wyndham Werewolves #2.




Love's Prisoner


Wyndham Werewolves #1.




Undead and Unappreciated  (Berkley, 2005.)


Undead #3.


                The newest vampire queen discovers that the sister she never knew is destined to rule the world.  What nerve!


Undead and Undermined  (Berkley, 2011.)


Undead #10.




Undead and Underwater (Berkley, 2013.)


Undead #12.




Undead and Uneasy  (Jove, 2007.)


Undead #6.


                Plans for a vampire wedding run into humorous glitches.


Undead and Unemployed  (Berkley, 2004.)


Undead #2.


                A valley girl vampire investigates a series of murders.


Undead and Unfinished  (Berkley, 2010.)


Undead #9.


The queen of the vampires has to visit Hell.


Undead and Unforgiven (Berkley, 2015.)




Vampire romance.


Undead and Unpopular  (Berkley, 2006.)


Undead #5.


                Visiting vampires from Europe complicate the protagonist's undead life.


Undead and Unreturnable  (Berkley, 2005.)


Undead #4.


                The queen of the vampires wants to celebrate Christmas.


Undead and Unstable  (Berkley, 2012.)


Undead #11.


Vampire romance.


Undead and Unwary (Berkley, 2014.)


Undead #13.


Vampire romance.


Undead and Unwed  (Berkley, 2004.)


Undead #1.


                Humorous romance novel about a valley girl style vampire.


Undead and Unwelcome  (Berkley, 2009.)


Undead #8.


A vampire visits an unfriendly clan of werewolves.


Undead and Unworthy (Berkley, 2008.)


Undead #7.


The newly married vampire queen has problems with a ghost.


Wolf at the Door (Berkley, 2011.)


Wyndham Werewolves #4.


Werewolf romance.




Small Deaths  (Sarob, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Devil's Promise, The (Titan, 2014.)


Sherlock Holmes prevents Satanists from calling up the devil.


Tangled Skein, The (Wordsmith, 2006.)


Sherlock Holmes battles Dracula.


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


Land of Leys, The  (Doubleday, 1979.)


Low key thriller involving witchcraft in a remote English village, a cursed burial ground, and some perfectly mundane nastiness.


DAVIES, ROBERTSON  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Gathering of Ghost Stories, A  (Penguin, 1995.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


High Spirits  (Penguin, 1982, Viking, 1983.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Murther and Walking Spirits  (McClelland & Stewart, 1991, Stevenson, 1991, Penguin, 1992.)


                A murder manís ghost has various adventures.




Bring on the Night  (Tor, 1993.)


There's a new serial killer in town and he drains the blood from his victims.  A police procedural vampire story with some good twists and a nicely evil villain.


Sins of the Flesh  (Tor, 1989.)


                 A young couple are cursed by a charismatic religious leader who may command genuine supernatural powers.  As a result, their firstborn son grows from a troubled childhood to maturity as a soulless creature whose very body transforms itself into a monstrous killing machine.  An effective variant of the werewolf theme.




Never Cry Werewolf  (Harper, 2010.)


Teenaged werewolves.


DAVIS, JAY  (See also collaboration above with Don Davis.)


Parting the Veil  (Forge, 2004.)


                Following a near death experience, a man has unusual powers.




Along Came a Spider  (Signet, 1970.)


                 A woman's dead husband reaches out from beyond the grave to warn her of a menace to their child.  This encounter is followed by other indications that something is wrong, the strange habits of a new friend, the nightmares, and eventually an inexplicable death.




Forbidden Objects  (Tor, 1986.)


                A clairvoyant living on a decaying southern plantation inadvertently wakens the power of a voodoo sorcerer who died as a slave on that plantation generations in the past.  Now the angry spirit is at large, and unless it can be appeased or exorcised, it threatens everyone in the house.


DAVIS, RUSSELL  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Gathering of Shadows, A  (Ibooks, 2003.)


Twilight Zone #2.


                A family curse involves ghosts and other supernatural phenomena.




Unholy Ghost  (Lynx, 1989.)


                Ambiguous marginal tale about a woman tormented by a ghost that may be a product of her own subsconscious.




Dreaming Witness  (Berkley, 1978.)


                A woman seeks respite from the clairvoyant visions that plague her sleeping and even waking mind, and retreats to a small town.  There the visions persist, including one that warns of her own imminent death.




Grave Secrets  (Cinemaker, 1994.)


A Night Stalker novel.


                A sequel to the two novels by Jerry Rice that formed the basis for the Kolchak television series.




Servants of the Storm (Simon Pulse, 2014.)


A woman discovers that a devastating storm was supernaturally created.




Collected Supernatural & Weird Fiction of Emma Frances Dawson, The (See The Itinerant House and Other Stories.)


Itinerant House and Other Stories, The  (Doxey, 1896. Leonaur, 2011, as The Collected Supernatural & Weird Fiction of Emma Frances Dawson.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Hacker, The  (Pocket, 1989.)


                A computer network is infiltrated by an anonymous hacker who grows increasingly unbalanced as time passes.  In real life, he is a scientist investigating the interface between man and machine, and his unauthorized self experimentation has led to the development of extrasensory powers at the same time they aggravate his pre‑existing mental problems.


Halo  (Pocket, 1987.)


A conceited jock commits a series of gruesome murders.  Essentially a straight serial killer story, with vague hints that there may be something supernatural lurking in the background.  Very marginal.




Eternal Hunger  (Ballantine, 2007.)


Candace Steele #3.


                A vampire romance.


Luscious Craving  (Ballantine, 2006.)


Candace Steele #2.


                A vampire romance.


Passionate Thirst  (Ballantine, 2006.)


Candace Steele #1.


                Vampire romance.


DEAN, LISA  (See collaborations with Chris Curry.  See also L. Dean James.)


DEAN, SCARLETT  (Pseudonym of Mary Pierzchalski.)


Unfinished Business  (Amber Quill, 2003.)


                A professional ghost hunter runs into trouble with a coven of dead witches.


DEANDREA, WILLIAM & DEANDREA, MATTHEW  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Night of the Living Yogurt  (Avon Camelot, 1996.)


Jon #2.


An alien lifeform possesses some yogurt.


When Dinosaurs Ruled the Basement  (Avon Camelot, 1996.)


Jon #1.


Not seen.




Sticks, The  (Delirium, 2009.)


A young man encounters a monster while searching for his missing date.




In the Name of the Wolf  (Dufour/Blackstaff, 1999.)


                A partially rationalized werewolf story.




Village of Blood  (New English Library, 1975.)


                Villagers start disappearing while a movie is being made nearby, and the culprit turns out to be a vampire.




Voodoo  (Paperjacks, 1988.)


                A tourist in the Caribbean narrowly avoids death in a suspicious accident, but when she returns to New York City, the supernatural force which she encountered follows her, invading her dreams, and prowling the streets in search of victims.


DEBRANDT, DON  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Shakedown  (Pocket, 2000.)


An Angel novel.


                Angel must protect a band of peaceful demons who have been supporting themselves as telemarketers when they are attacked by another variety of demon which uses earthquakes to kill its prey.


DECANDIDO, KEITH R.A.  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Blackout  (Simon, 2006.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


Spike stalks a slayer in 1977 New York City.


Bone Key  (Harper, 2008.)


A Supernatural novel.


Ghosts and demons in Florida.


Darkness Falls  (Pocket, 2002, from the screenplay by Joe Harris, James Fasano, and James Vanderbilt.)


                The spirit of a woman unjustly lynched by her neighbors returns to exact vengeance.


Extinction (Pocket Star, 2007.)


A Resident Evil novel.


A group of survivors tries to reach Alaska when the nation is overrun by scientifically created zombies.


Nevermore  (Harper, 2007.)


A Supernatural novel.


While investigating a haunted house, two brothers get involved with a mysterious murder.


Xander Years, Vol 1, The  (Pocket, 1999, based on scripts by David Greenwalt, Matt Kiene, Joe Reinkemeyer, and Marti Noxon.)


                Novelization of three episodes of the television series about a group of teenagers and their battles against withcraft, a reanimated mummy, and other supernatural menaces.




Devil You Say, The  (Avon, 1993.)


Psychic #1.


                After serving as agent in the purchase of a magical book, a modern day psychic finds himself pursued by a demon and other supernatural terrors.


Strong Spirits  (AvoNova, 1994.)


Psychic #2.


A humorous ghostly fantasy about a man haunted by his reproachful father who discovers he is a latent psychic.




Hook House and Other Horrors  (Silverleaf, 2006.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Summer with the Dead, A  (Elder Signs, 2017.)


A woman running from her abusive husband encounters a ghost.




Norton Vyse Psychic  (Ash-Tree, 1999.)


                Collection of related stories about a psychic investigator.


DEDMAN, STEPHEN  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Art of Arrow Cutting, The  (Tor, 1997.)


Mage #1.


A wanderer befriends a girl and becomes the possessor of a magical talisman.  A Japanese sorcerer villain pursues him with some interesting new supernatural servants but is eventually defeated when the protagonist discovers the magical power he possesses.  Likeable characters and innovative situations.


Never Seen by Waking Eyes  (Infrapress, 2005.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Shadows Bite  (Tor, 2001.)


Mage #2.


                Humans with magical powers battle against one another over the fate of a colony of vampires.  Additional problems arise when an old enemy hires a famous assassin to kill one of the protagonists, and an escaped vampire starts a pyramid of followers that is expanding rapidly.


DEDOPULOS, TIM  (See also collaboration with Carl Bowen.)


Slave Ring  (White Wolf, 2003.)


A World of Darkness novel.


                A vampire dedicated to hunting down rogues of his kind uncovers an alliance between the undead and a group of criminals.


DEE, RON  (See also David Darke.)


Blood  (Pocket, 1993.)


Vampire #3.


A miraculous cure for terminal disease is actually the essence of vampirism, changing the recipients into bloodsucking undead creatures.  The FBI is called in when these newly created vampires begin leaving mutilated victims all over the country.


Blood Lust  (Dell, 1990.)


Vampire #1.


                A town is invaded by a vampire who spreads his disease quickly through the population.  A generally traditional but slightly more erotic than usual vampire novel.


Descent  (Dell, 1991.)


                A series of ghostly appearances, both good and evil, disturbs a young woman's life.  A somewhat confused blend of traditional ghost story motifs with cult practices.


Dusk  (Dell, 1991.)


Vampire #2.


                A ghost town on the Mexican border is actually home to a coven of vampires.  Several foolhardy converts to the undead travel to Dallas where their indiscriminate killing draws attention to their existence and imperils the entire colony.


Sex and Blood  (TAL, 1994.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Succumb  (Pocket, 1994.)


                An otherwise happily married man falls prey to a beautiful seductress who invades his dreams and leaves a lingering effect on his waking hours, revealing herself at last as a kind of succubus.




Very Little Ghost Book of Christina Rose, The  (Dell Yearling, 1998.)


                A young girl who believes she can communicate with ghosts proves that she really can when she encounters a pair of scary spirits whose history she must investigate.




Audrey Rose  (Putnam, 1975, Warner, 1976, Collins, 1976.)


Audrey #1.


                 One of the most successful novels of reincarnation of all time.  Audrey Rose met a fiery death, and her spirit is filled with rage and terror, emotions powerful enough that she can reach across time and space and take possession of another body.  But history seems fated to repeat itself.


Entity, The  (Putnam, 1978, Collins, 1979.)


                A woman is plagued by a series of sexual assaults by an invisible, supernatural force.  Although everyone believes it to be a delusion, eventually they are forced to recognize that it has a physical manifestation.  Filmed rather effectively.


For Love of Audrey Rose  (Warner, 1982, New English Library, 1982.)


Audrey #2.


                An infant is born with the personality of Audrey Rose incarnated once again, still terrified of her own death in a fiery automobile crash, still seeking a form of psychic escape.  Covers much of the same ground as its predecessor and really contributed nothing new.


Golgotha Falls  (Pocket, 1985.)


                A series of horrible events involving the deaths of two priests lead to the virtual siege of a third who, assisted by a pair of scientists, tries to determine whether the events have a rational, mundane explanation, or whether the Devil really is preparing a major assault against the world.  The resolution leaves some doubt as to whether the Devil was indeed present or whether this was all just a psychic projection.




Tales of Piracy, Crime, and Ghosts  (Penguin US, 1945.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


DE HAVEN, TOM  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Green Candles  (Pocket, 1997.)


Not seen.  Satanism, but possibly not supernatural.




Black City Skyline and Darker Horizons (Hippocampus, 2022.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


DE LA CRUZ, MELISSA (Also writes Fantasy.)


Bloody Valentine  (Hyperion, 2011.)


Blue Bloods #7.


Teen vampire romance.


Blue Bloods  (Hyperion, 2006.)


Blue Bloods #1.


                Some of the Pilgrims were vampires and their descendants still are.


Gates of Paradise  (Hyperion, 2013.)


Blue Bloods




Keys to the Repository  (Hyperion, 2010.)


Blue Bloods #5.


Collection of related stories.


Masquerade  (Hyperion, 2007.)


Blue Bloods #2.


                Someone is murdering members of a secret society of vampires.


Lost in Time  (Hyperion, 2011.)


Blue Bloods #8.




Misguided Angel  (Hyperion, 2011.)


Blue Bloods #6.


Vampire romance for teens.


Revelations  (Hyperion, 2008.)


Blue Bloods #3.


A rift among different strains of vampire leads to complications.


Van Alen Legacy, The  (Hyperion, 2009.)


Blue Bloods #4.


Mild romance among teens and vampires.


Witches of East End, The  (Hyperion, 2011.)


Beauchamp #1.




DE LA MARE, WALTER  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Beginning and Other Stories, A  (Faber, 1955.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Ghost Stories  (Folio Society, 1956.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


On the Edge  (Faber, 1930, Knopf, 1931.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Out of the Deep (British Library, 2017.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Return, The  (Arnold, 1910, Putnam, 1911, Collins, 1992, Knopf, 1992, Penguin, 1936, Ayer, 1940, Pan, 1954, Dover, 1997.)


                An obscure, metaphysical novel of a man who falls asleep in a graveyard, only to awaken to the discovery that his body has physically altered to resemble that of one of the people buried nearby.  There follows some difficulty as he seeks to return to his family, as well as his internal struggle to puzzle out the question of his own identity.


Riddle and Other Stories, The  (Selwyn & Blount, 1923, Knopf, 1923.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Short Stories: 1927-1956  (Giles de la Mare, 2001.)


                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.


Wind Blows Over, The  (Faber, 1936, Macmillan, 1936.)


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




Jinn  (St Martins, 2003.)


                Demonic creatures begin killing people in the US shortly after a vessel sunk during the second World War is raised and brought to Boston.  A sinister billionaire knows that something living was found living in the wreck.


DEL CARLO, ERIC (Also writes Fantasy.)


Vampire Years, The  (Elder Signs Press, 2017.)


Vampires rule the world.




Celtic Wolves (Ace, 2014.)


Werewolf #1.




Summer Moon (Ace, 2014.)


Werewolf #2.




DE LINT, CHARLES   (See also Samuel Key. Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Mulengro  (Ace, 1985, Pan, 1997, Tor, 2003.)


                A first class blend of legend and outright horror as a gypsy sorcerer brings into the modern world a creature of darkness with which he can hunt down and destroy his enemies. The police are hampered by the subculture's reluctance to cooperate with the authorities, particularly if it means betraying one of their own.


DE L'ISLE-ADAM, VILLIERS  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Scaffold and Other Cruel Tales, The  (Black Coat, 2004.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Vampire Soul and Other Sardonic Tales, The  (Black Coat, 2004.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Indigo Springs  (Tor, 2009.)


Unusual story about a town resting on a pool of possibly evil magic.




Fall, The  (Harper, 2011.)


Vampire #2.


Vampires threaten to take over the world.


Hollow Ones, The (Grand Central, 2020.)


Search for a body hopping demon.


Night Eternal, The  (Harper, 2011.)


Vampire #3.




Strain, The  (Harper, 2011.)


Vampire #1.


A somewhat rationalized vampire disease threatens New York City.




Dark Side, The  (???)


Dark Side of Guy de Maupassant, The  (Xanadu, 1989.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Diary of a Madman and Other Tales of Horror, The  (Pan, 1976.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of Supernatural Horror  (Pan, 1972.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Bone Mother, The (Chizine, 2017.)


Collection of related stories.




God Tree, The  (Paperjacks, 1977.)


                An evil spirit resides in a tree and practices nasty pranks on passersby.




Miss Finney Kills Now and Then  (Tor, 1982.)


                Miss Finney has a remarkable talent.  Almost at will she can grow younger, despite the fact that she is crippled. All she has to do first is to commit a murder as a sacrifice to certain dark powers.   If her disability means she cannot perform these killings herself, then it becomes necessary to recruit someone to assist her.


DENNEHY, JOHN W. (Also writes Fantasy and Science Fiction.)


Icestorm (Macabre, 2016.)


Short story published as a pamphlet.




Harvest in Poland  (Heinemann, 1925.)


                Not seen.  Historical supernaturalism.




Conversations with a Corpse  (Bobbs-Merrill, 1974, Ballantine, 1976.)


Paul Reeder #2.


                A psychic has flashes of precognition involving a psychotic killer who chooses his victims at random, and whom the police otherwise have virtually no chance of catching in the foreseeable future.  But how does he get the authorities to take advantage of his second sight?  Reeder is one of the best of many clairvoyant detectives.


Sweat of Fear, The  (Bobbs-Merrill, 1973, Ballantine, 1976.)


Paul Reeder #1.


                An unwilling psychic has a clairvoyant flash when he handles a woman's piece of jewelry, and against his better judgment he tries to solve a murder. Unfortunately, his abilities disappear before he has reached a conclusion, but not before the murderer learns that he is using clairvoyance to attempt to identify him.




Island of Fear  (Avon, 1973. )


                The protagonist travels to Haiti when the man she loves dies there because of his involvement with the political struggles of that island.  But she is followed by the secret police almost as soon as she arrives, and when she reaches the rural areas, voodoo magic threatens to prevent her from ever leaving.


White Fog, The  (Avon, 1975.)


                During a masquerade party, a woman steps into a strange fog and emerges two centuries in the past, but at a similar function. Now everyone seems to believe she is someone else, and a series of attempts are made on her life.  Even if she can figure out how to return to her own time, she may not live long enough to do so.




Awakened (Bantam, 2014.)


Belladonna #2.


Chosen by Blood (Berkley, 2011.)


Para-Ops #1.


Supernatural creatures come out of the closet.


Chosen by Fate  (Berkley, 2011.)


Para-Ops #2.


A ghostly creature seeks information before it dies.


Revealed (Bantam, 2014.)


Belladonna #3.


Turned (Bantam, 2014.)


Belladonna #1.




Wrong Train, The (Fickling, 2017.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


DERLETH, AUGUST  (See also collaborations which follow. Also writes Science Fiction.)


Dark Mind, Dark Heart  (Arkham House, 1962.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Dark of the Moon  (Ayer, 1947.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Dark Things  (Arkham House, 1971.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Dwellers in Darkness  (Arkham House, 1976.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


In Lovecraft's Shadow  (Arkham House, 1998.)


                Collection of loosely related stories set in the Cthulhu Mythos.


Lonesome Places  (Arkham House, 1962.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Lurker at the Threshold  (Arkham House, 1945.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Mask of Cthulhu, The  (Arkham House, 1958, Consul, 1961, Beagle, 1971, Carroll & Graf, 1996.)


                Collection of related stories in the Cthulhu Mythos.


Mr. George and Other Odd Persons  (Belmont, 1964.  Arkham House, 1963, as by Stephen Grendon.  Tandem, 1965, as When Graveyards Yawn.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Not Long for This World  (Arkham House, 1948, Ballantine, 1962.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Quest for Cthulhu  (Carroll & Graff, 2000.)


                Omnibus of The Mask of Cthulhu and The Trail of Cthulhu.


Someone in the Dark  (Arkham House, 1941, Jove, 1978.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Something Near  (Arkham House, 1945.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Trail of Cthulhu, The  (Arkham House, 1962, Beagle, 1971, Carroll & Graf, 1996.)


                This is actually five related short stories set against the backdrop of the Cthulhu Mythos created by H.P. Lovecraft.  The protagonist is enlisted in a battle to prevent a race of older gods from regaining power in our universe, and have to defeat a variety of the evil creatures' allies in order to do so.


Watchers Out of Time  (Arkham House, 1974, Carroll & Graf, 1990.)


                Collection of stories related to the Cthulhu Mythos, sometimes listing Lovecraft as co-author, although thatís not true.


When Graveyards Yawn.  (See Mr. George and Other Odd Persons.)




Shadow Out of Time and Other Tales of Horror, The  (Gollancz, 1968.)


                Collection of loosely related stories.


Shuttered Room and Other Tales of Horror, The  (Panther, 1970.)


                Collection of loosely related stories.


Survivor and Others, The  (Arkham House, 1957, Ballantine, 1962.)


                Collection of stories related to the Cthulhu Mythos.


Watchers Out of Time and Others, The  (Arkham House, 1974.)


                Collection of loosely related stories.




Colonel Markesan and Less Pleasant Persons  (Arkham House, 1966.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Alta in the Shadows  (Freeway, 1974.)


                This was supposed to be the first of a series, but none of the subsequent volumes ever appeared.  An enigmatic household is upset by the arrival of a young relative, but the latter is equally perplexed when she realizes that her family is part of a circle of occultists.




Adams Fall  (St Martins, 2000.)


                Routine serial killer story but there's a ghost involved.




One Year Gone  (Titan, 2011.)


A Supernatural novel.


Two brothers use the Neconomicon to open the gates to Hell.


War of the Sons  (Titan, 2010.)


A Supernatural novel.




DESTEFANO, TONY  (See also Anthony John.)


Sorceress, The  (Manor, 1977.)


                A young girl finds herself heir to a fortune when her dying father succumbs to the black forces of his ex‑wife, a full blown sorceress.  But can the daughter survive if she challenges the magical powers of her own mother?




On the Devil's Court  (Little, Brown, 1988, Avon Flare, 1991, Little, Brown, 2009.)


                A teenager wants so badly to be a basketball star that he makes an unholy wish.  Suddenly he has the ability to be a top ranked player, but he has the frightening feeling that he has made a deal he doesn't want to keep.




Caliban and Other Tales  (Leisure, 2002.)


                A novel and five unrelated stories.  The novel is a contemporary version of the legend of Caliban involving shapechanging and sorcery.


Deadweight  (Dell, 1994.)


A woman who killed her abusive husband finds herself drawn daily to visit his grave.  There, her power to instill life gives him the ability to rise from the dead, after which he sets out to kill everyone who annoyed him in life, including his wife.


Walking Wounded  (Dell, 1996.)


Katt is ambivalent about her husband, who is in the first stages of a terminal disease.  Because Katt has the power to heal with her hands, but can also reverse the gift, killing instead of curing.


DEVLIN, DELILAH  (Pseudonym of Deloris Lynders.)


Into the Darkness  (Red, 2007.)


Two good vampires solve a murder.


DEWEESE, GENE  (See also Jean DeWeese. Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Adventures of a Two Minute Werewolf, The  (Doubleday, 1983, Pacer, 1984.)


                An amusing novel for younger readers about a boy who is periodically transformed into a werewolf, although fortunately each transformation lasts only for about two minutes.  Nevertheless, it makes his life considerably more complicated than usual.


Different Darkness, A  (Playboy, 1982.)


Curse #2.


                Sequel to The Reimann Curse, which appeared as by Jean DeWeese.  Although the Reimann mansion and family was destroyed more than sixty years ago, the amulet that provided them with supernatural powers was not found.  Now it reaches out into the dreams of others, luring them toward the ruined estate, tempting them with the power which it can offer.


Lord of the Necropolis  (TSR, 1997.)


A Ravenloft novel.


                A blend of fantasy and horror involving a long lived lord who finally escapes more than a century of captivity to face supernatural powers.


Nightmare in Pewter  (Doubleday, 1978.)


                Every twenty-five years there is a rash of suicides in Farrell County.  Or are they suicides?  A young woman's curiosity about the history of the area, and her investigation of a mysterious statue, lead to unpleasant and dangerous discoveries.


Something Answered  (Dell, 1983.)


                 A successful novelist returns to his home town where he throws a gala party for all those people from his past who thwarted or angered him.  Secretly he prays for revenge upon them all, and some supernatural force hears his plea and decides to act upon it.


Wanting Factor, The, Playboy, 1980.


                A woman with psychic powers discovers that several people in her town are animate but unliving, that their minds and spirits are dead even though they appear perfectly normal.  Each also has a short period of time missing from his or her life, and bears a small scar.  If she can't figure out who's responsible and why, the entire community may be in peril.


DEWEESE, JEAN  (Pseudonym of Gene DeWeese, whom see.)


Carnelian Cat, The  (Ballantine, 1975.)


                A writer doing a history of a prominent family begins suspect something is wrong when a cat keeps appearing, giving her the impression that it is trying to communicate. Subsequently, she finds herself being drawn into an investigation of the circumstances surrounding the murder of the last of the Howalds. Very low key supernatural elements.


Cave of the Moaning Wind  (Ballantine, 1976.)


                While visiting Alaska, a woman acquires an odd map that seems to have been directed to her by the spirits of people now dead.  What are they trying to tell her, and does she really want to find out?


Doll with Opal Eyes, The  (Doubleday, 1976, Popular Library, 1978.)


                A woman experiences increasingly frightening dreams that are somehow connected to the existence of the doll of the title.  As it turns out, the major villains are entirely human, although there is supernatural involvement.


Moonstone Spirit, The  (Ballantine, 1975. )


                A young woman receives a pendant that belonged to a friend who unexpectedly committed suicide, but when she puts it on, she discovers that it is the instrument of a supernatural force that saps her will, and which might cause her own death as well if she cannot summon the strength to resist its power.


Reimann Curse, The  (Beagle, 1975.)


Curse #1.


                The Reimann mansion dominates the community in which it sits, although most of the neighbors never realize that it is possessed by a supernatural force that influences the actions of all who venture within its walls.  Certain members of the Reimann family have found a way to survive the ages, by moving through time from one body to another, displacing whoever was previously there.


DEXTER, CATHERINE  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


I Dream of Murder  (Beech Tree, 1999.)


                Young adult thriller about a boy who dreams repeatedly about a murderer, and then encounters him in real life.




Swap Around the Ouija, The  (Danish Library, 1971.)


                Pornography involving the occult.


DICKENS, CHARLES  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Annotated Christmas Carol, The  (Norton, 1976.)


                An annotated version of the story edited by Michael Patrick Hearn.


Christmas Carol, A  (Chapman and Hall, 1843, Carey & Hart, 1844, Dover, 1971, Scholastic, 1972, Pendulum, 1978, Dent, 1978, St Martins, 1979, Troll, 1980, Southern Illinois University, 1981, Pocket, 1984, Ideals, 1985, Simon & Schuster, 1986, Holiday House, 1986, Longman, 1988, Tor, 1990, Pelican, 1990, Running Press, 1990, Penguin, 1990, Apple, 1990, Unicorn, 1991, Watermill, 1992, Houghton Mifflin, 1992, Oxford, 1993, Yale, 1993, Candlewick, 1993, Signet, 1994, Airmont, 1994, Everymans, 1994, Berliner, 1994, Lake, 1994, Puffin, 1995, Creative, 1995, Modern Library, 1995, Bantam, 1995, McElderry, 1995, Buccaneer, 1996, Books of Wonder, 1996, Andrews & McMeel, 1996, Focus on the Family, 1997, Dell Yearling, 1997, Barbour, 1997, Dorling-Kindersley, 1997, Tor, 2007.)


Complete Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens, The  (Washington Square, 1983.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Desmond: A Novel of Love and the Modern Vampire  (Alyson, 1998.)


                A modern day vampire deals with his homosexuality, his need for blood, the rise of AIDS, and other contemporary problems.




Shrine of Death and Other Stories, The  (Routledge, 1886.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


DILLARD, J.M.  (Also writes Science Fiction. See also Jeanne Kalogridis.)


Specters, Dell, 1991.


                A child molester who murders his victims is troubled by the physical manifestation of ghosts of those he has killed.  When he encounters a woman who escaped his clutches as a child, the stage is set for a final confrontation and the end of his reign of terror.




Suffer the Children (Gallery, 2014.)

All the children in the world become bloodsucking fiends.




Christ Ghost Story  (Rosebriar, 1996.)


                A family reunion in an old house is further complicated by the spirits of the dead.


Seattle Ghost Story  (Rosebriar, 1998.)


                Following an accidental death, friends of the victim begin experiencing disturbing, supernatural dreams.


University Ghost Story  (Rosebriar, 1997.)




DISCH, THOMAS M.  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Businessman, The  (Harper & Row, 1984, Jonathan Cape, 1984, Berkley, 1993.)


After murdering his wife, Bob Glandier is haunted by her spirit, her mother's spirit, and her brother's living presence.  A very unusual ghost story.


M.D., The  (Harpercollins, 1991, Knopf, 1991.)


                The young protagonist of this eerie novel is visited by a supernatural entity claiming to be the god Mercury.  The boy receives the power to magically alter the lives of others, and although his intentions are usually good, many of his conjurations go distinctly awry.  Superior writing and characterization.


Priest: A Gothic Romance, The  (Knopf, 1995.)


                Unclassifiable satire in which a priest, possessed by the soul of an Inquisitor, presides over a secretive church run prison designed to prevent women from having abortions.


Sub, The  (Knopf, 1999.)


                A substitute teacher discovers that she has the power to turn people into their totem animals, and promptly begins transforming men she encounters into pigs.  With each use of the power, she grows more arrogant, manipulating the lives of those around her, until eventually she encounters a man with even greater magic.




It Lives Again!  (Ballantine, 1978, from the screenplay by Larry Cohen.)


                The hideous mutant infants born in the movie It's Alive are being exterminated by the authorities, but a few parents are determined to save their offspring, and a few more callous individuals want to salvage some in order to perform experiments.  But the violent and powerful children have plans of their own.




Scent of Darkness  (Signet, 2007.)


Darkness Chosen #1.


A woman discovers the man she loves is a werewolf.


Touch of Darkness (Signet, 2007.)


Darkness Chosen #2.


Werewolf romance.




Devilís Domain, The  (Headline, 1997.)




Haunting, The  (Headline, 1998.)


                A Victorian ghost story.


Rose Demon, The  (Headline, 1998.)


                An historical novel about the battle against a well hidden demon.


Soul Slayer, The  (Headline, 1997.)


                A hunt for a demon in medieval times.


DOHERTY, ROBERT  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Project Aura  (Dell, 2001.)


Psychic Warrior #1.


                A team of special government agents who can make use of astral projection are given the job of defeating an evil group known as the Priory.




Gatehouse, The  (Delacorte, 1971, Dell, 1973.)


                After moving into the Gatehouse, formerly occupied by a brutish man whose sexual activities were notorious, a woman is drawn into depraved sexual encounters of her own, as though his spirit had somehow survived death and touched her soul.




Blue Moon  (Z-Fave, 1995.)


A teenager finds a Civil War statue particularly fascinating, unaware that it is a living man who has been cursed to stand stonily until true love sets him free.


Eternally Yours  (Z-Fave, 1994.)


An unhappy girl finds what she believes is true love in the arms of a charming rock musician.  Turns out he's a vampire seeking the lives of young girls to prolong his existence.  Don't you just hate it when that happens?


Haunted by Desire  (Pocket, 2000.)


A Charmed novel.


                One of three sister witches gets a crush on a guy she meets taking a college course, but then starts receiving threatening messages of a supernatural nature.


Heart's Desire  (Z-Fave, 1995.)


A teenager uses a magical amulet to bring back to life an ancient Egyptian Prince with whom she falls in love.  More romance novel than horror.


Here Be Monsters  (Pocket Pulse, 2000.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                Buffy kills two young vampires, but their mother is still alive and has the ability to summon occult forces of her own.  She kidnaps Buffy's mother and prepares to sacrifice her in retribution for her own loss.


Love Me, Love Me Not  (Z-Fave, 1995.)


Odd tale for younger readers about a boy who promises undying love, and who reveals an unearthly and supernatural power to influence the mortality of living creatures.


Summoned, The  (Pocket, 2001.)


An Angel novel.


                Angel tries to track down a serial killer who incinerates his victims while Doyle gets involved with an apparently innocent young girl.


Talisman, The  (Z-Fave, 1994.)


                  When her friend is murdered, Gina discovers that magic is real and dangerous to boot.  She finds an enchanted talisman, then realizes that shadowy figures are following her.  Her only hope lies in mastering the talisman's secrets.




Blood on the Bayou, St Martins, 1991.)


                Investigators refuse to accept that a werewolf is responsible for a series of brutal killings in the New Orleans area until the shapechanger begins stalking one of them.




Bane  (Barrie & Jenkins, 1989.)


                A prehistoric creature entombed in the ground begins to kill the people of the small town above it.


Havock Junction  ( Arrow, 1995.)


A woman opposing a cult that stole her family rescues her children.  Driving cross country, she finds herself on a weird journey through a landscape straight out of Hell. 


Incubus  (Michael Joseph, 1996.)


                A horrible creature starts off in the guise of an infant, preying upon the motherly instincts of women it encounters.  As it matures, its appetite grows larger and more gruesome.


Shee, The  (Ebury, 1991, BCA, 1992.)


                The morrigan is released from the tomb where she has been imprisoned and begins killing people.


Shrike  (Century, 1994.)


                An evil spirit is set loose following a seance.


Still Life  (Century, 1993.)


                A magical wood is home to ancient magic and inhuman creatures demanding human sacrifices.


Stone  (Barrie & Jenkins, 1990.)


                A new home is built on the former site of a ring of standing stones.  This opens a gateway to another realm from which monstrous creatures emerge to prowl the countryside.


Twitchy Eyes  (Michael Joseph, 1997.)


                Not seen.


DONOVAN, DICK  (Pseudonym of James Edward Muddock.)


Corpse of Light and Other Tales of Horror, The  (Midnight House, 1999.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of Terror  (Chatto & Windus, 1899.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


DONSON, CYRIL  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Draco the Dragon Man  (New English Library, 1974.)


                A sort of wereserpent stalks the English countryside in search of victims to be rent asunder with his powerful muscles and sharp claws.  A laughable monster story that is not intended to be funny.


DORER, FRANCES & NANCY  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Sentinel Point  (Manor, 1978.)


                A woman's body displays supernatural stigmata, following which serpents infest her house.  Desperate, she turns to a local priest, begging him to exorcise the evil spirit which has taken control of her life.  With noticeable reluctance, he agrees to help, but doesn't realize the real danger until it's almost too late.




Saving Elijah  (Putnam, 2000.)


                A woman allows a ghost to possess her body in exchange for saving the life of her son.




Darker Loves (Dark Regions, 2008.)


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




Alive in Necropolis  (Riverhead, 2009.)


A young police officer discovers the dead are not at rest.




This Body  (Back Bay, 1998.)


                A dead woman's soul immediately migrates to another body.




Double Vision  (Diamond, 1993.)


Suzanne is plagued by precognitive dreams, true visions of the death of strangers.  But one night she recognizes the face of a murder victim, and the face is her own.  Can she evade the fate she has foreseen and unmask the murdered before he commits his crime?


DOUGLAS, CAROLE NELSON (Also writes Fantasy.)


Vampire Sunrise (Pocket, 2009.)


Delilah Street


Werewolves and vampires in Las Vegas.


DOUGLAS, DRAKE  (See also collaboration which follows. Also writes Science Fiction.)


Undertow  (Leisure, 1984.)


                The setting is a lonely house on the coast, where a family slowly slides toward decay, torn apart by an ancient curse.  One of their ancestors made a pact with an evil creature that lives in the ocean, and periodic sacrifices are required to appease its unnatural appetites.  Human sacrifices.




Death Song  (Leisure, 1987.)


                A pianist buys a new home, one with an unsavory background, and shortly after moving in, his personality seems to change to suit the atmosphere of his surroundings.  His music changes as well, growing violent, compulsive, and increasingly evil.


DOUGLAS, GARRY  (Pseudonym of Garry Kilworth, who writes Science Fiction and Fantasy under his own name.)


Street, The  (Grafton, 1988.)


                The tar on a small town's streets becomes a sentient and malevolent creature which attacks pedestrians and causes vehicle accidents.




Nest, The  (Zebra, 1980.)


                Indiscriminate use of pesticides results in a mutated insect form which emerges from its nest in Cape Cod by the millions, in search of prey...human beings included.  The oversized insects spread destruction on a wider and wider scale until a way is found to defeat them.  Monster movie plot handled adequately but with no real spirit.


DOUGLAS, JOHN  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Cursed  (Hodder, 1995.)


Entertaining new version of M.R. James' "Casting the Runes".  The ghost of a murdered man haunts a spoiled young man and hounds him into solving the mystery of his death and outsmarting an evil sorcerer.


Hard Shoulder  (Hodder, 1996.)


                Not seen.  A woman kills people she dislikes through her dreams.


Late Show, The  (New English Library, 1994, Hodder, 1994.)


An all night horror show takes the usual twists when it turns out an evil supernatural creature lives in the theater.  Pretty good handling of an overly familiar theme.


Zoo Event  (Hodder, 1997.)


                Not seen.




Wolf Tales  (Aphrodisia, ?)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Wolf Tales II (Aphrodisia, 2006.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Watchers (Severed, 2015.)




DOWLING, TERRY  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Basic Black  (Cemetery Dance, 2006.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Blackwater Days  (Eidolon, 2000.)


                Collection of loosely related stories, not all of which are horror.




Dreams of Shreds and Tatters (Solaris, 2015.)


Lovecraftian monsters menace the world.


DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Best Horror Stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The  (Academy, 1988.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Best Supernatural Tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The  (Dover, 1979.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales, The  (Longmans, 1890, Ash-Tree, 2004.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Darkness Tell Us  (???)


Great Keinplatz Experiment, The  (Rand McNally, 1894.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Haunted Grange of Goresthorpe, The  (Arthur Conan Doyle Society, 2000.)


                The story of  a night in a haunted building, never previously published.


Horror of the Heights and Other Tales of Suspense, The  (Chronicle, 1992.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Mystery of Cloomber, The  (Ward and Downey, 1889, Caldwell, ?)


                Supernatural thriller.


Parasite, The  (Constable, 1894, Harper, 1895.)


                Psychic powers used for nefarious purposes.


Ring of Thoth, The  (John Murray, 1968.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Supernatural Tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The  (Foulsham, 1988.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of Unease (Wordsworth, 2000.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


DOYLE, DEBRA & MACDONALD, JAMES D. (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Bad Blood  (Berkley, ?)


Vampire #1.


                Not seen


Hunter's Moon  (Berkley, 1994.)


Vampire #2.


A teenager inflicted with lycanthropy struggles to maintain his freedom from the influence of a pack of vampires with supernatural power to control wolves.


DRAGO, TY  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Queen of the Dead (Jabberwocky, 2012.)


Undertakers #2.


Aliens inhabit the bodies of the dead.


Rise of the Corpses (Jabberwocky, 2011.)


Undertakers #1.


A teen battles a zombie.


Secret of the Corpse Eater (Jabberwocky, 2014.)


Undertakers #3.


Aliens possess the dead.




Lagoon  (Ballantine, 1990.)


A small town (where else?) is the scene of increasingly bizarre distortions of normal life forms, mutated plants and animals some of whom appear to be undertaking an organized plan to ensure their continued existence, at the expense of the human race.


DRAKE, ASA  (Pseudonym of C. Dean Andersson, and Nina Romberg, whom both see.)


Crimson Kisses  (Avon, 1981.)


                A gypsy woman entices Vlad Dracula into a torrid love affair that is so all consuming that she is willing to join the ranks of the undead in order to have him.  Dracula is presented in a more favorable light than usual, a man whose weakness leads him into the satanic relationship which eventually results in his becoming a vampire.


Lair of Ancient Dreams, The  (Avon, 1982.)


Demonic doings against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition with a dollop of low key sex.




Remedy, The  (?, 1925.  Vanguard, 1928, as The Shadowy Thing.)




Shadowy Thing, The.  (See The Remedy.)


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


Balefires  (Night Shade, 2007.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


From the Heart of Darkness  (Tor, 1983.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Children of the Wind.  (See Hush-a-by Baby.)


Cursed Be the Treasure  (Lane, 1926, Burt, 1928.)


                Not seen.


Hush-a-by Baby  (Falcon, 1952.  Lippincott, 1954, as Children of the Wind.)


                Not seen.  Poltergeists.


Remedy, The  (Long, 1925. Macy Masius, 1928, Hippocampus, 2010, as The Shadowy Thing.)


                Possession as the result of hypnotism.


Shadowy Thing, The.  (See The Remedy.)




Dayhunter  (Eos, 2009.)


Dark Days #2.


A human and a vampire have to defend the world against supernatural forces.


Nightwalker  (Eos, 2008.)


Dark Days #1.


A woman with a psychic power over fire has difficulties when she meets a vampire hunter.




Sacrifice  (Leisure, 1990.)


                A police officer and a psychic detective team up to solve a series of mysterious murders and discover a secret cult sacrificing people in order to call up a supernatural entity willing to do their bidding.


DRAKE, SHANNON  (See also Heather Graham.)


Awakening, The  (Zebra, 2003.)


                Visitors to Salem find themselves drawn to a mysterious ceremony and discover there is a vampire in town.


Beneath a Blood Red Moon  (Zebra, 1999.)


                A vampire romance novel.


Dead by Dusk  (Zebra, 2004.)


                While visiting a small town, a young woman gets caught up in a series of mysterious killings, eventually revealed as the work of vampires.


Deep Midnight  (Zebra, 2001.)


                A chance encounter during a carnival leads a woman into the hidden world of vampires.


Realm of Shadows  (Zebra, 2002.)


                An ancient tomb is opened, and a vampire escapes to prey on the people of Paris.  A visiting archaeologist is contacted by a mysterious man who claims he wants to protect her from a supernatural menace.


When Darkness Falls (Zebra, 2000.)


                A vampire romance novel.




Bitternest  (IUniverse, 2007.)


Against a backdrop of widespread avian flu, the protagonist discovers a nest of vampires.


DREADSTONE, CARL  (A pseudonym reportedly used by more than one writer, including Ramsey Campbell.  Two titles also appeared as by E. K. Leyton.)


Bride of Frankenstein, The  (Berkley, 1977, Star, 1978, from the screenplay by William Hurlbut. (Ramsey Campbell.)


                Frankenstein creates a female mate for his unhappy monster, but she is repelled by his appearance and the plan to appease the creature backfires tragically. 


Classic Library of Horror Omnibus, The  (Wingate, 1978.)


                Omnibus of The Mummy and The Werewolf of London.


Creature from the Black Lagoon  (Berkley, 1977 from the screenplay by Arthur Ross and Harry Essex.  Star, 1980, as by E.K. Leyton.)


                A group of scientists exploring the Amazon River run into recurring legends of a gill man and decide to investigate further.  They finally encounter the beast, but it isn't clear which is the hunter and which is the hunted, as they attempt to capture the creature and it attempts to abduct the sole female member of the expedition.


Dracula's Daughter  (Berkley, 1977 from the screenplay by John L. Balderston. (Ramsey Campbell)  Star, 1980, as by E.K. Leyton.)


                A moody piece about the surviving vampire daughter of Count Dracula himself.  Although she disavows the lust for blood, she is unable to resist the compulsion, and Abraham Van Helsing must return to prevent her from claiming more victims.


Mummy, The  (Berkley, 1977 from the screenplay by John L. Balderston.)  (E.K. Leyton)


                An ancient Egyptian sarcophagus returns to life in accordance with the dictates of a curse leveled against any who might disturb the tomb in which it is buried. After removing its wrappings, the mummy masquerades as a normal human being, and sets out to reunite himself with the reincarnation of a woman from his past.


Werewolf of London, The  (Berkley, 1977, from the screenplay by John Colton.) (Walter Harris, who also writes Science Fiction.)


                A man bitten by a werewolf in Tibet contracts the same disease, and retreats to his laboratory in London while he attempts to find some cure for the malady.

Unsuccessfully, of course.


Wolfman, The  (Berkley, 1977, Star, 1980,  from the screenplay by Curt Siodmak.)  (Ramsey Campbell)


                When a man strikes and kills a wolf in the forest, he is horrified to discover the body has transformed itself into that of a man.  Now he begins to exhibit the same tendency to shift shapes when the moon is full, having fallen victim to a slight wound he suffered in the encounter.


DREW, MARY ANNE  (Pseudonym of Bruce Cassiday, whom see.)


Diabolist, The  (Avon, 1975.)


                Aimee enjoys her new job working at a home for young girls, but she is mystified by some of the strange occurrences that take place.  There follows a series of deaths, apparently accidents, but hinting of a sinister plot involving voodoo magic, witchcraft, and the powers of darkness.  A somewhat confused mix.




Sleepers 6 (Permuted, 2015.)






Tell Me What You See  (Scholastic, 2007.)


A strange plant growing in a coffin has odd effects on a teenager.




Devilís Spoon, The  (Stokes, 1930.)


                A man is possessed by a spirit.


DUBREUIL, LINDA  (See also Kate Cameron and Lorinda Hagen.)


Evil, Evil  (Belmont Tower, 1973.)


                A woman with the power of precognition discovers that her ability has a single blind spot ‑‑ she cannot view anything which has a direct impact on her own life.  Then her husband's personality begins to change, supplanted by that of his evil natured father.  The only way to save her marriage is to master sufficient diabolical forces to defeat the dead man at his own game.


Nightmare Baby  (Belmont, 1970.)


                A pregnant woman begins to hate and fear the new life growing within her, convinced that an ancient evil spirit has been waiting for this opportunity to return to life, incarnated in the flesh of her child.   There is a quite effective surprise ending in this otherwise undistinguished formula story.




Between, The  (Harper Collins, 1995.)


A man whose family is tormented by racial prejudice begins to experience dreams that indicate he was foredoomed to die as a child, averted his faith by accident, but will eventually be called to balance the old score.


Blood Colony  (Atria, 2008.)


A tribe of immortal in Africa has to deal with AIDS.


Ghost Summer: Stories (Prime, 2015,)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Good House, The  (Atria, 2003, Washington Square, 2003.)


                Residents of a house have to deal with revenant voodoo spirits.


Joplinís Ghost  (Atria, 2005.)


                A musician finds himself communication with the ghost of Scott Joplin.


Living Blood, The  (Pocket, 2001.)


                A woman travels through remote parts of Africa after learning that she and her daughter were infected by the blood of a tribe of immortals.


My Soul to Keep  (HarperCollins, 1997.)


                A woman discovers that her husband has achieved immortality by performing an evil ritual, and wants to keep his family changeless as well.




House of Echoes (Ballantine, 2015.)


Haunted house.




Night Comes On, The  (Ash Tree, 1998.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


DUIGON, LEE  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Lifeblood  (Pinnacle, 1988.)


                An unprepossessing vampire who has lived long enough that he can blend in quite well with normal humans, even live briefly in the sunlight, moves to a small New Jersey town.  There he starts to recruit new servants, but an error of judgment sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually make his presence and nature known.  Not badly done, but the vampire's quick succession of mistakes doesn't jibe with his longevity.


Precog   (Pinnacle, 1990.)


                In his childhood, the protagonist lost both parents, his mother apparently murdered, his father simply vanished while the boy sank into a trance that lasted for years.  Now a young adult, conscious again, possessed of erratic powers of precognition, he decides to search for his father and discover the truth about his past.




Horror at Fontenay  (Sphere, 1975, translated from the French by Alan Hull Watson.)


                This rambling, episodic horror novel set against the backdrop of the French Revolution is primarily of interest because of its famous author, but contains some interesting scenes as well, including a vampire that preys on people as they sleep.


Return of Lord Ruthven, The  (Black Coat, 2004.)


                A book length play written in 1851, sequel to "The Vampire" by John Polidori.


Tales of the Supernatural  (Methuen, 1907.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Wolf-Leader, The (Myebook, 2017. Originally published in France in 1857.)


A werewolf novel.




Stranger, The  (Ballantine, 1977.  Originally published in France in 1975.)


                When she sees her identical double lying dead at the scene of an accident, Madeleine decides to put aside everything else in her life and investigate.  She knows instinctively that the similarity is not coincidental, knows as well that there is a psychic element which she must understand if her life is to continue.


DU MAURIER, DAPHNE  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Classics of the Macabre  (Doubleday, 1987, Gollancz, 1987.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Don't Look Now  (Doubleday, 1971, Avon, 1972, Penguin, 1981.  Gollancz, 1971, as Not After Midnight and Other Stories.)


                A disparate group of characters, each with a tenuous link to some occult mystery, find their lives interlocking in this story by the popular novelist.  Psychic sisters experience premonitions of the future and an experiment is performed which might change our understanding of the difference between life and death.


Echoes from the Macabre  (Doubleday, 1976, Gollancz, 1976.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Not After Midnight and Other Stories.  (See Donít Look Now.)




Pines, The  (Leisure, 1989.)


Jersey Devil #1.


                A story about the New Jersey devil.  A woman struggles to save herself and her son when she learns the boy is psychically linked to the mysterious, deadly creature.  Her own personal problems complicate the issue.  Based on a genuine legend.


Shore, The  (Leisure, 2009.)


Jersey Devil #2.


A yeti type monster kills people in a small town.




Deadworld (Kensington, 2011.)


Deadworld #1.


More fantasy than horror. The heroes include a ghost and a good vampire. The bad guy is an evil vamp.


Lingering Dead, The  (Kensington, 2012.)


Deadworld #3.


Urban fantasy.


Vengeful Dead, The  (Kensington, 2011.)


Deadworld #2.




DUNCAN, LOIS  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Eyes of Karen Conners, The.  (See The Third Eye.)


Gallows Hill  (Dell, 1997.)


                A young girl has disturbing dreams of a previous life in which she was accused of witchcraft in Salem.


Gift of Magic, A  (Little, Brown, 1971, Archway, 1972, Dell Laurel, 1999.)


                Nancy has always enjoyed the gift of extrasensory perception, clairvoyance and perhaps a hint of precognition.  When her parents divorce and the family is disrupted, she gives in to evil impulses.  The realization that she can manipulate the emotions and thoughts of others is disquieting, and Nancy must struggle to control her own impulses.


Stranger with My Face  (Little, Brown, 1981, Dell, 1982.)


                Laurie suspects that she is being watched, and cannot dismiss the feeling as paranoia.  Then people report seeing her do things of which she has no recollection.  Eventually she discovers that a doppelganger has appeared, an indistinguishable duplicate of herself who is trying to supplant the original Laurie and take her place.


Summer of Fear  (Little, Brown, 1976, Dell, 1977.)


                When Rachel's cousin Julia comes to live with them after the deaths of both of her own parents, Rachel expects to have a new friend.  Indeed, Julia charms everyone else whom she meets. But Rachel recognizes that there is something seriously wrong with her cousin, although it is a while before even she suspects that Julia might have used witchcraft to kill her own parents.


Third Eye, The  (Little, Brown, 1984, Dell, 1985.  Hamilton, 1985, as The Eyes of Karen Conners.)


                A teenaged girl has extrasensory perception which allows her to locate a missing child and rescue him.  But using her power will expose the fact of her abnormality to the new friends she has made.  But then more children become lost, and the stakes in the game are raised significantly.




Sound of Wings, The  (Heinemann, 1984, Tor, 1988.)


                A commercial pilot spots an obsolete plane, which flies close enough for him to recognize the woman in the cockpit. Although he reports the incident, no one takes him very seriously, and he might have dismissed the entire thing as an hallucination if he did not subsequently see the spectral plane again, after which he is visited by woman's ghost.  Unless he solves the mystery of the plane's disappearance decades in the past, her spirit will never be at peace.




By These Ten Bones (Square Fish, 2011.)


Young adult werewolf story.

House of Dead Maids, The  (Holt, 2010.)


A ghost story and prequel to Wuthering Heights.




Pink Marble and Never Say Die  (Wormhole, 2001.)


                Two unrelated stories published as a chapbook.


Walk on the Dark Side, A  (?, 1998.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




And So Forever  (Butterworth, 1929.)


                Not seen.  The Elixir of life.


Mark of the Bat, The  (Butterworth, 1928.)


                Not seen.  Vampires.


Unholy Depths  (Butterworth, 1926.)


                Not seen.  Ghosts.




Geek Love  (Knopf, 1989.)


                A very strange novel about a carnival family that features Siamese twins, a malformed fishman, and a psychokinetic baby, and their adventures in the world.  A decidedly macabre panorama of the underside of modern life.


DUNN, PAULINE  (Pseudonym of Susan Hartzell and Dawn Dunn.)


Crawling Dark, The  (Zebra, 1991.)


                An entire town is slaughtered, prey to a supernatural force which breeds clouds of insectlike creatures in their bodies, sometimes animating them, drawing more and more outsiders into its circle of power.  Partially plagiarized from Phantoms by Dean Koontz.


Demonic Color, The  (Zebra, 1990.)


                A series of deaths occur in which a mysterious cloud causes bodies to literally dissolve upon contact.  As the death toll mounts, the protagonists learn that the clouds are intelligently directed, not a natural phenomenon.


Flesh Stealer  (Zebra, 1990.)


                An ancient creature wakens to a new round of murder, seeking victims at random, slaughtering them and dining on their flesh, the only way in which it can sustain its own body.  A handful of desperate people try desperately to find a way to destroy it before it learns of their existence and destroys them.


DUNSTAN, MARCUS  (See collaboration with Patrick Melton.)




Dark Entities  (Dark Regions, 2009.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Empire: A Zombie Novel  (Permuted, 2008.)




DURGIN, DORANNA  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Fearless (Simon Pulse, 2003.)


An Angel novel.


Angel loses his strength.


Impressions  (Simon Pulse, 2003.)


An Angel novel.


                Angel discovers that someone is impersonating him.


Revenge  (Pocket Star, 2008.)


A Ghost Whisperer novel.


A murdered man's ghost seeks revenge.




Rotting to the Core (Permuted, 2015.)


Zombie apocalypse.




Bloodlust (Simon Pulse, 2006.)


Vampire Beach #1.




Initiation  (Simon Pulse, 2006.)


Vampire Beach #2.


                A teenager runs into unusual problems at the beach Ė vampires.


DUZA, ANDRE  (See collaboration with Wrath James White.)


DVORKIN, DAVID  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Insatiable  (Pinnacle, 1993, Wildside, 2000.)


Vampire #1.


A newly converted vampire tries to kill himself and instead changes his form into a new creature, one satisfied only with the blood of vampires.  And that's just the beginning of this very surprising examination of the vampire legend.


Unquenchable  (Zebra, 1995, Wildside, 2002.)


Vampire #2.


The protagonist has gone from human to vampire to super-vampire to human, and now he wants to be a vampire again.  Unfortunately, his former enemy has him in her power, and she destroys his body repeatedly before he is able to escape.  Plays wild games with vampire lore.


DWYER, K.R.  (Pseudonym of Dean R. Koontz, whom see.)




Bloody Mary and Other Tales for a Dark Night  (Barnes & Noble, 2000.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.