Last updated 8/22/22




Wolf's Bluff  (Leisure, 2010.)


Lupo #3.


A werewolf police officer tracks down rogues of his kind.


Wolf's Gambit  (Leisure, 2009.)


Lupo #2.


A good werewolf battles bad ones.


Wolf's Trap  (Yard Dog, 2003, Leisure, 2006.)


Lupo #1.


                A mix of serial killers and werewolves.


GAIMAN, NEIL AND TERRY PRATCHETT  (Both authors also write Fantasy.)


Good Omens  (Workman, 1990, Gollancz, 1990, Ace, 1993.)


                A wonderful, glorious spoof of Armageddon stories with a misplaced Antichrist being raised as a good little boy while demons and angel try to figure out what went wrong.  Filled with puns, farcicial situations, and some unexpected plot twists.  There's a good laugh on every page.




Blue Room and Other Ghost Stories, The  (Sarob, 1999.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Trainer's Ghost & Other Stories, The (Wordsworth, 2007, bound with The Shadow on the Blind & Other Stories by Louisa Baldwin.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Angel Among Witches  (Prestige, 1969.)


                Gothic romance with ghosts and witchcraft.




Unmasqued  (Signet Eclipse, 2007.)


                A retelling of The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux.


GALENORN, YASMINE (Also writes Fantasy.)


Harvest of Bones, A  (Berkley, 2005.)


A witch and a ghost solve a murder mystery.


Murder Under a Mystic Moon  (Berkley, 2005.)


                Detective story involving a genuine psychic.


Night Myst (Jove, 2010.)


Indigo Court #1.


A witch gets caught in a battle between vampires and even darker creatures.


Night Veil  (Berkley, 2011.)


Indigo Court #2.


A secret society of vampires plans to take over the world.




Pursuit to Kadath  (Theatre of Mind, 1983.)


A Cthulhu Mythos novel.


                Not seen.


GALLAGHER, DIANA S.  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Bad Bargain  (Simon, 2006.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


Items from a rummage sale begin to affect their new owners.


Beware What You Wish  (Pocket, 2001.)


A Charmed novel.


                One of the three witch sisters begins to be overwhelmed by precognitive dreams of disasters which are somehow linked to a mysterious statue.


Dark Vengeance  (Simon Pulse, 2002.)


A Charmed novel.


                Some mysterious force is affecting the witch sisters in different ways, stealing their powers.


Doomsday Deck  (Pocket, 2000.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                During an art festival, Buffy notices that one artist who specializes in the Tarot has an unusual effect on people, as well as vampires.  As her friends begin to succumb to some dark magic, she discovers that the goddess Kali is intervening in Sunnydale.


Mist and Stone  (Simon Pulse, 2003.)


A Charmed novel.


                The witch sisters have to save a trouble boy from a supernatural evil.


Obsidian Fate  (Pocket, 1999.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                Buffy and her friends battle an ancient Aztec god seeking to return to the world when they find a mirror that was part of a treasure carried by a Spanish galleon.  The mirror allows people to examine their own fates.


Prime Evil  (Pocket, 2000.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                The new teacher in Sunnydale is actually a generations old witch who has marked several of Buffy's friends to be sacrifices in a ceremony designed to enhance her powers.


Spark and Burn  (Simon, 2005.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                The early days of Spike and his battles with Vampire Slayers.


Spirit of the Wolf  (Simon Pulse, 2002.)


A Charmed novel.


                Three witches get caught in the middle of a battle between preservationists and developers when a supernatural force begins to prowl around a vacation resort.


Tale of the Curious Cat, The  (Minstrel, 1996.)


Are You Afraid of the Dark #10.


                A young girl accidentally causes the magical death of a black cat, so now she decides to help it return from the dead.


Tale of the Pulsating Gate, The  (Minstrel, 1998.)


Are You Afraid of the Dark #18.


                The gate to another universe proves more trouble than help to an unhappy youngster.


GALLAGHER, STEPHEN  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Chimera  (Sphere, 1982, St Martins, 1982.)


                A government research project creates an apeman whose unusual nature results in the deaths of numerous people..


Kingdom of Bones, The  (Shaye Arehart, 2007.)


In Victorian England, a demonic force sacrifices humans to stay alive.


Oktober  (Tor, 1989, New English Library, 1989.)


                A recently deceased man is brought back to life by an experimental drug, and finds that the people responsible are unwilling to let him return to his normal activities, preferring to keep him under close observation.  The drug is still active in his body, and is changing him into something that is no longer a human being.


Out of His Mind  (PS, 2004.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Plots and Misadventures  (Subterranean, 2007.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Spirit Box, The  (Subterranean, 2005.)


                A medical experiment leads to the development of psychic powers.


Valley of Lights  (New English Library, 1987, Tor, 1988. Telos, 2005, revised.)


                A brain‑dead person rises to walk the night and commit a series of murders.  Bodies are discovered in various locations, kept alive at great effort, but with no consciousness.  One policeman concludes that there is a being abroad who can move from body to body, virtually immortal, and who does not want his existence suspected.


White Bizango (PS, 2002.)






Be Not Afraid (Random House, 2015.)


A teenager has a confrontation with the supernatural.




Zombified (Kensington, 2015.)


Zombie #




Zomburbia (Kensingston, 2014.)


Zombie #.




GALLICO, PAUL  (Also writes Fantasy.)


House That Wouldn’t Go Away, The  (?, 1979.)


                Not seen.  A haunted house variant.




Charity Ghost, The  (Hutchinson, 1902.)


                Not seen.


GANNETT, LEWIS  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Gehenna  (Harper, 1997.)


A Millennium novel.


                Special operatives try to solve the mystery of piles of human ashes, apparently victims of a bizarre cult that has tapped into a genuine occult power.


Living One, The  (Random House, 1993, Plume, 1994.)


An ancient family curse involves psychic abilities, all mixed in with international intrigue and a variety of subplots.  Interesting ideas but frequently confusing.




Prodigy, The  (Zondervan, 2001.)


                A faith healer senses the presence of a supernatural evil.


GARDEN, NANCY  (Also writes Fantasy.)


My Brother, the Werewolf  (Bullseye, 1995.)


                A young girl discovers that her brother is a werewolf.


My Sister, the Vampire  (Bullseye, 1992.)


                Two children discover that playing at vampires isn’t so much fun when real symptoms begin to show up and one of them acquires a taste for blood.


Mystery of the Kidnapped Monster  (Minstrel, 1994.)


Monster Hunters #4.


                A youngster is kidnapped by the American equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster.


Mystery of the Midnight Menace  (Minstrel, 1991.)


Monster Hunters #2.


                A group of kids know that someone is a werewolf, but they have to wait for the moon to get full to find out who it is.


Mystery of the Night Raiders  (Minstrel, 1987.)


Monster Hunters #1.


                Something is mysteriously killing livestock on a farm.


Mystery of the Secret Marks  (Minstrel, 1993.)


Monster Hunters #3.


                Kids vs a poltergeist.


Mystery of the Watchful Witches  (Minstrel, 1995.)


Monster Hunters #5.


                The friends travel back through time to the Salem witch trials.


Prisoner of Vampires  (Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 1984.)


                Not seen.




Lamia  (Dell, 1981.)


                A lamia is an unearthly  but beautiful being who resembles a normal human, but who actually preys upon the men she allows to make love to her.  There's an unusual explanation of the lamia's existence along with an above average story of a successful man who falls under the creature's influence.


GARDNER, CRAIG SHAW  (See also Chris Blaine and collaboration with Matthew J Costello. Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Dark Mirror  (Simon, 2004.)


An Angel novel.


                Exact duplicates of Angel and his friends appear, each intent upon murdering the original.


Lost Boys, The  (Berkley, 1987, from the screenplay by Janice Fischer, James Jeremias, and Jeffrey Boam.)


                  A gang of juvenile delinquents are actually vampires, organized and under the leadership of a respectable businessman.  The novel is a bit more focused than the film, but obviously lacks the visual effects. 


Return to Chaos  (Pocket, 1998.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                An ancient order of Druids arrives to help Buffy watch over the Hellmouth, and perhaps close it at last.  Just as it seems relief is in sight, however, Buffy discovers that someone is stalking her friends.


GARDNER, JOHN  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Mickelsson’s Ghosts  (Knopf, 1982.)


                A man’s efforts to restore an old, decaying farm run into resistance when the ghosts of previous tenants try to prevent the project from being completed.




Curse of the Quintana Roo, The  (Popular Library, 1972.)


                The discovery of a fabulous treasure in Mexico is a decidedly mixed blessing.  Gigantic undead creatures emerge from under the earth, intent upon avenging the violation of ancient holy places.  A powerful supernatural being directs the monsters until the protagonists find a way to turn the tables.




Angriff Technique, The  (Lynx, 1988.)


                A new doctor in a small town finds that a plague of senseless violence is tearing the community apart.  She seeks a rational explanation but is slowly led to the conclusion that witchcraft is being used to work out a carefully planned vengeance against the entire community.




Dead Girls Are Easy  (Avon, 2007.)


Nicki Styx #1.




Match Made in Hell, A  (Avon, 2008.)


Nicki Styx #2.




You're the One That I Haunt  (Avon, 2009.)


Nicki Styx #3.


A woman who can hear spirits is taunted by the devil's minions.




Moondog  (St Martins, 1995.)


Moondog #1.


A series of brutal killings appears to be the work of a maniac, but a reclusive writer and a burglar suspect the truth, that there is a genuine werewolf living among the townspeople.


Room 13  (St Martins, 1997.)


Moondog #2.


                A bus driver who claims to be a werewolf helps a teacher deal with a haunted classroom.




Ghost Downstairs, The  (Longman, 1972.)


                Not seen.


Mister Corbett’s Ghost  (Pantheon, 1968.)


                Not seen.


Mr. Corbett’s Ghost and Other Stories  (Longman, 1969.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Restless Ghost, The  (Pantheon, 1969.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Can't Find My Way Home (Aqueduct, 2022.)


A ghost wants a friend to finish her quest.




Blood Moon Rising (Scholastic, 2001.)


                A group of teenagers figure out that a series of attacks in their Florida town is the result of a rampaging werewolf.


Return of Evil  (Schoalstic, 2001.)


                The police believe that a recent murder was the result of a vampire cult, but a group of teenagers believe it was actually the work of a real vampire, perhaps Dracula himself.




Night Music  (Zebra, 1992.)


                A band is held together by more than personal loyalty.  Their success has much to do with the satanic nature of their leader and the awful pact he has made with the supernatural.  When a nurse tries to help, she becomes a potential victim of the cult.  A rock 'n' roll horror story.




Crone, The  (Sphere, 1984, St Martin's, 1987.)


                Witchcraft creates a hideous monster which kills and absorbs everything living which it touches, growing until it can move to accomplish its supernatural mission of revenge.  Invulnerable to conventional weapons, it refashions its body when attacked, always ready to strike again.  Rival magic may be the only defense.


Down Bound Train  (Doubleday, 1972, Popular Library, 1973.  Revised and reprinted by St. Martin's Press in 1988 as Helltrain )


                 Five individuals, each of whose personal background is far from exemplary, board the same train, to set off on a journey unlike any they have ever experienced before.  Some truly nasty characters.


Helltrain.  (See Down Bound Train.)


Shadow, The  (Sphere, 1982.


                Not seen.


Unbegotten, The  (Hamlyn, 1982.)


                Not seen.




Intimations of Mortality, Boulevard, 1997.)


Forever Knight #2.


The reluctant vampire hero is given a doll that supposedly will help him to become mortal again, but instead it sends strange dreams of another world where the vampires rule.




Development Hell  (Cemetery Dance, 2006.)


An affair with a ghost.


Life in the Cinema, A  (Gauntlet, 2000.)


                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.




Bad Dog  (Bantam, 1995.)


A young adult horror novel about a vampire menacing a small town where a genetically engineered dog attacks people by having his fleas dissolve their bodies for easier consumption.  Wacky, sometimes funny, sometimes gross.


Nightmare Matinee  (Bantam, 1994.)


A very unusual young adult horror novel.  A magical horror movie causes physical changes in the bodies of its viewers, some of them pretty disgusting.  Written in an interesting style and with a pretty complex plot line.


Party Till You Scream  (Bantam, 1995.)


A late night beach party turns into a carnival of terror when a group of teens stumbles into a torture chamber inhabited by malevolent ghosts.  For younger readers.


GARTON, RA(See also Joseph Locke. Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Bestial (Leisure, 2009.)


A plague of werewolves infest a town.


Crucifax  (Pocket, 1988.)


                A mysterious stranger appears in a California community, his arrival coinciding with the rise of a strange, almost cult‑like phenomenon in the community.  Only two people foresee the horrible consequences which might result, endangering every teenager in the area.  An unexpurgated version appeared in a limited edition hardcover.


Crucifax Autumn  (Dark Harvest, 1988.)


                A variant version of Crucifax with parts edited out by Pocket books.


Dark Channel  (Bantam, 1992.)


                The charismatic leader of a New Age cult is actually possessed by a demonic creature.  In a secret cavern, human sacrifices take place routinely, and converts are bound my more than just the power of religious fervor.


Darklings  (Pinnacle, 1985.)


                Evil creatures invade the bodies of humans.


Folks, The  (CD, 2001.)


                A disfigured young man finds his life complicated by a family each of whose members is physically deformed in some fashion, and one of whom is a serial killer.


Invaders from Mars  (Pocket, 1986, from the screenplay by Richard Blake, Don Jakoby, and Dan O’Bannon.)


                A young boy sees a spaceship land and bury itself in the ground, and shortly thereafter the people he knows begin to change, as though they were being controlled by another force.  The discovery of a buried Martian base forms the climax, after which the protagonist wakens from a dream into the same story he just dreamed.  This is taken from the second movie version of this story.


Live Girls  (Pocket, 1987, CD Publications, ?)


Vampires #1.


                A lonely man seeking entertainment finds himself in a club that offers live girls.  But the woman he meets there is more than he bargained for, a vampire whose allure traps him in a nightmare world of death and undeath.


Lot Lizards  (Ziesing, 1991.)


                A blizzard traps a group of people at a truckstop where the local prostitutes are actually vampires.


Loveliest Dead, The  (Leisure, 2005.)


                A family moves into a new house and become subject to ghostly manifestations.


Methods of Madness  (Dark Harvest, 1990.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


New Neighbor, The  (Charnel House, 1991, CD, 2003.)


                A succubus plays people against one another after moving into a small town.


Night Life  (Subterranean, 2005, Leisure, 2007.)


Vampires #2.


A man who killed many vampires is hunted down by the survivors.


Pieces of Hate  (Cemetery Dance, 1996.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Ravenous  (Leisure, 2008.)


A small town battles a plague of werewolves.


Resurrecting Ravana  (Pocket, 2000.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                Willow is feeling left out of the gang as they try to find out what force is responsible for a wave of mysterious violence at Sunnyvale High School, but her talents will prove crucial to the final battle.


Scissors  (Leisure, 2010.)


A ghost intervenes to stop an insane killer.


Seductions  (Pinnacle, 1984, Subterranean, 1998.)


                Living secretly among us are a group of creatures which appear to be extremely beautiful women, but are actually something else entirely.  There is an unsuspected presence living hidden in the ground which views human beings as fair prey and uses the women to lure men to their doom.


Warlock  (Ace, 1989, from the screenplay by David N. Twohy.)


                  Just as a powerful warlock is about to be burned at the stake, he is supernaturally moved through time by his Satanic master and lands in the middle of the Twentieth Century.  There is no rival to his power, no one who even understands what is happening, until a witchhunter from the past also travels through time, toward a final, magical confrontation.


Zombie Love  (Subterranean, 2003.)


                A man brings his lover back from the dead with the usual consequences.




Eye of the Fortune Teller  (Minstrel, 1996.)


A Ghosts of Fear Street novel.


For younger readers.  A teenager learns from a fortune teller that she is under a curse that involves jellyfish and other slimy creatures.


Grave Secrets  (Starscape, 2012.)


One of the pets in a pet cemetery is not an ordinary creature.


If He Hollers  (Avon Camelot, 1996.)


Kids are disappearing mysteriously, leaving only a baseball behind.  For younger readers.


Mirror Mirror ???


Witching Game, The  (Starscape, 2012.)


A game turns real when something comes out of a mirror.


GASKELL, ELIZABETH  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Dark Night’s Work and Other Stories, A  (Oxford, 1992.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


GASKELL, JANE  (Also writes Science Fiction and  Fantasy.)


Shiny Narrow Grin, The  (Hodder, 1964.)


                Not seen.  A vampire novel.


GATES, R. PATRICK  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Fear  (Onyx, 1988.)


                An inhuman lifeform which feeds on human terror uses its mental powers to possess and control members of a small New England community, turning them into psychopathic killers and worse before a psychic boy recognizes the existence of the creature.


Grimm Memorials  (Onyx, 1990, Pinnacle, 2005.)


Grimm #1.


                A family runs into trouble when they move next to a witch who kidnaps children for use in her bizarre rituals, directed at restoring her brother's life.  Sounds pretty tame and unoriginal but is actually quite inventive in execution.


Grimm Reapings  (Pinnacle, 2006.)


Grimm #2.


                A dead witch seeks to possess the body of a child.


Prison, The  (Pinacle, 2004.)


                The spirits of dead asylum patients begin to influence living prisoners when the building is turned into a prison.




Alice on the Shelf  (Bad Moon, 2010.)


The disappearance of a woman under mysterious circumstances is linked to a dark analog of Alice in Wonderland.


Catalysts  (Dark Discoveries, 2007.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Arena of the Wolf  (Dark Regions, 2012.)


A werewolf novel.


Hard Boiled Vampire Killers  (Dark Regions, 2010.)


Two young men hunt vampires.




At Fear's Altar  (Hippocampus, 2012.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Charnel Wine  (Rainfall, 2004.  Dark Regions, expanded, 2010.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Darkly Splendid Realm, The  (Dark Regions, 2009.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Omens  (Mythos, 2007.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


GAWSWORTH, JOHN  (See also T.I. Fytton Armstrong.)


Crimes, Creeps, and Thrills  (Samuel, 1936, Grant, 1937.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Masterpieces of Thrills  (Daily Express, 1936.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Strange Assembly  (Unicorn, 1932.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Thirty New Tales of Horror  (Hutchinson, 1935.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Better Part of Darkness, The  (Pocket, ?)


Charlie Madigan #1.




Darkest Edge of Dawn, The  (Pocket, 2010.0


Charlie Madigan #2.


Ancient evil powers concealed under Atlanta attempt to take over the city.




Heartless  (Obsidian, 2008.)


Murder mystery about a cult, a serial killer, but with a touch of the supernatural.


GEAR, KATHLEEN O'NEAL & GEAR, W. MICHAEL (Kathleen also writes Fantasy and Science Fiction. W. Michael also writes Science Fiction.)


Bone Walker  (Forge, 2001, Tor, 2002.)


Anasazi Mysteries #3.


                An ancient Anasazi witch has sent his spirit forward through time.  A pair of archaeologists are pitted against him without knowing which body he has occupied.


Summoning God, The  (Forge, 2000, Tor, 2001.)


Anasazi Mysteries #2.


                The spirit of an Anasazi serial killer who specialized in children is still active.  Two archeologists must discover the identity of the killer in order to protect the living.


Visitant, The  (Forge, 1999.)


Anasazi Mysteries #1.


                An archaeological dig in the Southwest is plagued by strange phenomena which are linked to an Anasazi mass murder of centuries before who was searching for knowledge about the human brain.


GEAR, W. MICHAEL  (See collaboration above with Kathleen O'Neal Gear.)




Dracula’s Diary  (Beaufort, 1982, Buchan & Enright, 1982.)


                Just exactly what the cover would lead you to expect.  Pokes fun at the Stoker story, and is mercifully short.


GEARY, PATRICIA  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Strange Toys  (Bantam, 1987.)


                A contemporary novel in which voodoo and other magic exists alongside modern, mundane values.  A woman spends her life as a kind of living ward against supernatural evil.




Twilight of Lake Woebegotten, The  (Night Shade, 2011.)


Quasi-benevolent vampires live in a small town.


Woebegotten #2.


Zombies of Lake Woebegotten, The (Night Shade, 2010.)


Woebegotten #1.


Spoof in which a town of geniuses deals with zombies.




Specters  (Bart, 1988.)


                A brutal and mysterious double murder sets the tone for this story of a demon seeking to expand its influence on Earth, while a young psychic boy struggles to understand his powers and convince other people that he really can see evil influences at work in the world.  The second half of the novel pits him against a possessed politician seeking the Presidency.




Mars Attacks  (Signet, 1996, based on his own screenplay by Jonathan Gems, based in turn on the trading card series.)


                Spoof of invasion stories with big brained, tiny bodied Martians destroying much of the world before they are destroyed by yodeling.




Judas Seed, The  (Dell, 1982.)


                Innocent people are marked for a pivotal role in the machinations of an evil society.  The police struggle futilely to combat a power that makes others willing to sacrifice their own children in return for abilities not available to normal people.


GENTILE, GARY  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Lurking, The  (Charter, 1989.)


                A tale of the New Jersey devil.  The mysterious creature emerges from the forest, foraging for dead flesh, killing when there is no other alternative.  A secret society which worships the creature performs even more cruel ritual sacrifices in its name.




When Spirits Walk  (Critic's Choice, 1988.)


                 A string of brutal and unlikely murders mystifies the police, eventually causing the protagonist to investigate the legend of a spirit who lives in a pit, emerging to stalk and kill its victims.  The cover gives away the fact that the spirit resembles a rabid rabbit.




Fatal Shadows  (Berkley, 1976, Macmillan, 1976.)


                A psychic woman capable of out of body experiences becomes involved with a man who doesn't believe them possible.  Together they begin to explore the possibilities, placing themselves in deadly danger before embracing a new type of existence.


GEORGE, STEPHEN R(See also Jack Ellis.)


Beasts  (Zebra, 1989.)


                A bizarre new virus causes people to erupt into uncontrollable rages.  The transformations seem to be a new epidemic, but it might also presage the advent of a newer, more violent strain of humankind.  An interesting variation of the werewolf theme.


Bloody Valentine  (Zebra, 1994.)


An occasionally confusing mix of psychic phenomena and serial killing as a misguided experiment leads to the creation of a larger than life murderer who can only be controlled if defeated on his own terms.


Brain Child  (Zebra, 1989.)


                A secret research institute guarded by the military is the site of dangerous investigations into the power of the human mind.  The children under treatment there aren't being cured so much as encouraged to use their unusual powers, and the results soon get completely out of control.  Not really surprising.


Dark Miracle  (Zebra, 1989.)


                A demonic force manifests itself initially in benign fashion, curing the ill, but always with unpleasant side effects. Eventually a hideous monster emerges to terrorize the countryside, and the fairly original plot turns into a standard monster hunt from there on.


Dark Reunion  (Zebra, 1990. )


                New arrivals in a small town become convinced that the older residents are united in a plot against them.  Eventually a supernaturally generated monster emerges, author of all the problems, renewing its own existence by killing innocent people.


Deadly Vengeance  (Zebra, 1993.)


                A young boy's new dog is a bit more than your ordinary pet.  Not only does he protect the boy from a gang of bullies, he hunts them down secretly and exacts the ultimate in revenge.  Apparently the dog is possessed by the soul of the protagonist's dead brother.


Forgotten, The  (Zebra, 1991.)


                A supposedly secure housing project actually has a mysterious new tenant, a half human creature which lurks in the secret passages beneath the buildings, imprisoned until a young boy sets it free.  Marginal.


Grandma's Little Darling  (Zebra, 1990.)


                A young girl is adopted into a new home, but has second thoughts about the matriarch of the family, who seems determined to find a way to escape her aged and dying body.  Even if it means dispossessing someone else of their own.


Near Dead  (Zebra, 1992.)


                A businessman is plagued by visions of his dead wife, and a medium is visited by the ghost of his child.  Both were murdered years before by a psychopath who is still active, and they have returned to guarantee that he will be stopped.


Nightscape   (Zebra, 1992.)


                Strange, frightening creatures invade a young boy's dreams, while a bitter man seeks the killers of his brother.  Their two worlds intersect as the dreams become real and inhuman creatures threaten the lives of both.


Torment  (Zebra, 1994.)


A particularly nasty child dies in an accident, then returns from the dead to possess the soul of another child.  The father of the latter suspects the truth, but can he find a way to save his daughter before her true identity is lost forever?




Valiant Dust  (Scribners, 1922.)


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


GERRARE, WIRT  (Pseudonym of William Greener.)


Rufin’s Legacy  (Hutchinson, 1892.)


                An evil woman uses the occult, drugs, and a cult to launch a campaign of death and destruction.


GHOSE, ZULFIKAR.  (See collaboration with B.S. Johnson.)




Bat Woman, The  (World Press, 1938, Bruin, 2017.)


Mad scientist creates a kind of rationalized vampire.




Out of the Ruins and Other Little Novels  (Hutchinson, 1927,Doubleday, 1928.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Dance of Death  (Scholastic, 1996.)


                A pair of shoes are cursed, and each teenager who wears them has an accident shortly thereafter.


Dead Girl, The  (Z-Fave, 1993.)


A teenager has waking and sleeping dreams in which she assumes the personality of another, now dead.  This leads her to investigate the circumstances of that other personality's death.  Somewhat ambiguous in its resolution, but clearly some element of the supernatural is involved.




Dead Pulse Rising (Severed, 2015.)


Zombie apocalypse.


GIBSON, WALTER B.  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone  (Tempo, 1965.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Revisited  (Tempo, 1967.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


GIDEON, JOHN  (Pseudonym of Lonn Hoklin.)


Golden Eyes  (Berkley, 1994, Headline, 1994.)


                An historian returns to his home town after many years and discovers that it has long been dominated by vampires, to which he has a special link.


Greely's Cove  (Jove, 1991.)


                A small town is host to a series of supernatural events, some seemingly benevolent such as miraculous cures, but there are also deaths, and the stirrings of evil.  Heavy on atmosphere and an air of mysteries never quite seen, light on action and rationalization.


Kindred  (Jove, 1996.)


A Vietnam veteran who lost his legs discovers that he has supernatural powers, and that he has become a kind of vampire.  As his senses strengthen, he realizes there are others of his kind in the area, and that they are less fastidious than he about claiming human victims.


Red Ball  (Headline, 1995.)


                Not seen.




Midnight Kiss  (Pinnacle, 1994.)


Vampire #1.


A vampire romance novel featuring a dashing, handsome bloodsucker and the beautiful woman who falls for him despite his nature.  Heavy on romance, light on action and plot.


Midnight Surrender  (Pinnacle, 1995.)


Vampire #3.


A turn of the century reporter tries to track down a vicious serial killer, aided by her vampire lover, and discovers there are creatures even more evil than the undead.


Midnight Temptation  (Pinnacle, 1994.)


Vampire #2.


More vampiric doings in post Revolutionary Paris, more romance than horror despite the supernatural element.


GIFT, THEO  (Pseudonym of Dorothy Henrietta Havers.)


Not for the Night-Time  (Sarob, 2000.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Bleeding Season, The  (Delirium, 2003.)


                A reunion of childhood friends leads to suicide, murder, and the discovery of a demonic force.


Blood in Electric Blue  (Delirium, 2009.)


A lonely man discovers that he is being stalked by a supernatural creature.


Children of Chaos  (Delirium, 2009.)


Childhood friends unite to battle a demonic horror.


Deep Night  (Delirium, 2006.)


                Marginal story of disturbing dreams.


Dominion  (Delirium, 2008.)


A man discovers that his dead wife still exists.


Down to Sleep  (Goddess of the Bay, 1999.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Gardens of Night  (Uninvited, 2011.)


An accident allows a man to alter his perception and see things hidden to the rest of us.


Heretics  (Delirium, 2001.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


View from the Lake, A  (Blindside, 2006.)


                The disappearance of a man is followed by apparitions.


GILBERT, STEPHEN  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Ratman's Notebooks  (Viking ,1968, Michael Joseph, 1968, Lancer, undated.  Reprinted, Lancer, 1971, as Willard.)


                This is the creepy novel that resulted in the movie Willard, and a sequel entitled Ben.  A socially inept young man makes friends with a pack of rats, except that one member of the pack is antagonistic.  And Willard has enemies among his human acquaintances as least for a while.


Willard.  (See Ratman’s Notebooks.)




Basilisk and Other Tales of Dread, The  (Ash Tree, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Night on the Moor & Other Tales of Dread, A (Wordsworth, 2006.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Stone Dragon and Other Tragic Romances, The  (Methuen, 1894, Charon House, 1998.)


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


GILDEN, MEL  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Born to Howl  (Avon Camelot, 1987.)


                Not seen.


How to Be a Vampire in One Easy Lesson  (Avon Camelot, 1990.)


                Not seen.


Island of the Weird  (Avon Camelot, 1990.)


                Not seen.


M Is for Monster  (Avon Camelot, 1990.)


                Not seen.


Monster Boy  (Avon Camelot, 1991.)


                Not seen.


Monster in Creeps Head Bay, The  (Avon Camelot, 1990.)


                Not seen.


Monster Mashers  (Avon Camelot, 1989.)


                Not seen.


Pet of Frankenstein, The  (Avon Camelot, 1988.)


                Not seen.


Secret of Dinosaur Bog, The  (Avon Camelot, 1991.)


                Not seen.


Things That Go Bark in the Park  (Avon Camelot, 1989.)


                Not seen.


Troll Patrol  (Avon Camelot, 1991.)


                Not seen.


Werewolf, Come Home  (Avon Camelot, 1990.)


                Not seen.


Yuckers  (Avon Camelot, 1989.)


                Not seen.


Z Is for Zombie  (Avon Camelot, 1988.)


                Not seen.


GILES, ELIZABETH  (Pseudonym of John Robert Holt.  See also Raymond Giles.)


Children of the Griffin  (Lancer, 1971.  New English Library, 1971, as by Raymond Giles.)


                A skeptical woman becomes involved with a coven of witches. Initially she believes that there is nothing really supernatural involved, but then the consequences of her halfhearted vows begin to bother her, and she suspects that Satan might indeed be involved.  Somewhat ambiguous ending, but the protagonist concludes that at least some of the supernatural events were authentic.


GILES, RAYMOND  (See also Elizabeth Giles.)


Night of the Vampire  (Avon, 1969.)


                A man and his wife return to the family home in answer to a strange psychic summons, called to fulfill an ancient vow.  The man realizes the evil nature of the vow, that a strain of vampirism persists within his bloodlines.


Night of the Warlock  (Paperback Library, 1968.)


                A dead man conjures from beyond the grave, competing with two of the living for influence over the mind and body of a beautiful young woman.  Can she survive the onslaught of these three separate evil forces and escape?




When Darkness Calls  (Avon Flare, 1996.)


For young adults.  The new kid in school discovers that the local clique has a dark secret.  They're paying homage to a demonic power.


GILMAN, CHARLOTTE PERKINS  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Yellow Wallpaper, The  (Feminist Press, 1971, Maynard, 1989.)


                Long story published as a book.


Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories, The  (Oxford, 1995.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings, The  (Pantheon, 1980,  Bantam, 1989.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


GILMAN, LAURA ANN & SHERMAN, JOSEPHA  (Gilman also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.  Sherman also writes Fantasy and Science Fiction.)


Deep Water  (Pocket, 2000.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                Willow rescues a Selkie from an oil spill, but as her friends try to restore its magical powers, Buffy begins to suspect that all is not well.


Visitors  (Pocket, 1999.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                A flood tide of student teachers is making life more complex than usual for Buffy when she discovers she is being stalked by a creature whose song magically compels its victims to dance themselves to death.


GILMORE, FORD LYTLE  (See collaboration with Christopher Golden.)




Rattlers  (Signet, 1979.)


                Nature goes wild yet again.  An underground colony of rattlesnakes swells to enormous proportions, slowly advancing toward an outlet on a mountaintop.  As it happens, a brand new resort hotel is about to be opened there, and the entertainment is likely to be a bit more unusual than expected.


GILMOUR, H.B.  (See also collaborations which follow.)


Eyes of Laura Mars  (Bantam, 1978, from the screenplay by John Carpenter and David Zelag Goodman.)


                  A tough cop and a photographer become linked when she begins to experience psychic connections with a mass murderer.  The nature of this link is never explained very well and the novel is fast paced but unfocused.


GILMOUR, H.B. & REISFELD, RANDI  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Power of Two, The  (Scholastic, 2001.)


ToWitches #1.


                Two teenaged witches, one prescient, one telepathic, discover that they are identical twins who were separated at birth by a mysterious organization.


GIPE, GEORGE  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Gremlins  (Avon, 1984, from the screenplay by Lewis John Carlino.)


                A magical creature gives birth to a horde of malevolent versions of himself, who then go on a killing rampage in a small town until two teenagers and the original creature team up to destroy them.


Resurrection  (Pocket, 1980, from the screenplay.)


                  The protagonist is briefly dead as the result of an accident, and sees figures urging her to cross over from the land of the living.  At the last minute, she recovers and lives, but somehow has gained the ability to heal others.  Nevertheless, she fears that the gift will have a price she is unwilling to pay.




Altered Egos  (Pinnacle, 1983.)


                 Ventriloquist's dummies have assumed pivotal roles in a number of classic horror tales.  In this novel, a woman is the target of a demonically possessed dummy.


Calling, The  (Pinnacle, 1980.)


                 A mixture of Satanism, a deal with the devil, and the secret society known as the Illuminati feature in this tale of a man who makes a corrupt bargain in order to save his daughter's life, and then seeks to find a way of renouncing his agreement.




Madeleine’s Ghost  (Delacorte, 1995, Delta, 1996, G.K. Hall, 1996.)


                While conducting an investigation concerning a nun who may be elevated to sainthood, the protagonist discovers ghosts in his new apartment and is forced to re-examine his own life and beliefs.


Vaporetto 13, Delacorte, 1997.  (Delta, 1998.)


                A man searching for meaning in his life encounters and falls in love with a mysterious woman who turns out to be a vampire.




Birds and the Bees, The  (Leisure, 2002.)


                A woman learns to mentally control birds and insects and uses them to attack others.


Borrowed Flesh  (Leisure, 2004.)


                A woman commits several murders to fuel her immortality.


Eternal Sunset  (Darktales, 2000.)


                A college student encounters a werewolf and an occult book.


House of Pain  (Leisure, 2001.)


                A couple builds their new home on the ruins of a house where brutal killings took place, and are troubled by the spirits of the uneasy dead.


Mistress of the Dark  (Leisure, 2005.)


                ??? May not be supernatural


GIROUX, LEO   (See also H.M. Morrow.)


Rishi, The  (M. Evans , 1986, Ivy, 1987.)


                A big novel of Thuggee magic with the ancient Indian cult transplanted to the modern United States.  A beautiful American woman with roots in India is suddenly consumed by an irresistible sexual obsession, as she is turned into an instrument of the Thuggee religion.


GLASBY, JOHN  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Dark Destroyer, The  (Sarob, 2005.)


                A construction project releases an ancient evil.  Don't they all?


Substance of a Shade, The  (Sarob, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Shadowy Third and Other Stories, The  (Doubleday, 1923.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Blood  (Simon & Schuster, 2000.)


Susan Shader #2.


                A psychic helps police track down the perpetrator of a series of vampirelike killings.


Eyes  (Simon & Schuster, 1998.)


Susan Shader #1.


                Not seen.




Bleeding Dusk, The  (Signet, ?)




Rest Falls Away, The  (Signet, 2006.)


Gardella #1.


                A vampire hunters falls in love with one of the undead.


Rises the Night  (Signet, 2007.)


Gardella #2.


Vampire romance.


When Twilight Burns  (Signet, ?)




GLUCKMAN, JANET  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Rite of the Dragon  (Donning, 1981.  Wildside, 2001, as by Janet Berliner.)


                A violent love story and a tale of witchcraft set against the background of modern South Africa.  Fanatic black insurgents and racist white government officials clash as well against this unfamiliar setting.


GLUT, DONALD F.  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Bones of Frankenstein, The  (Mews, 1977.)


                Another story of Frankenstein's monster, still alive in the modern world.


Bugged!  (Manor, 1974.)


                Beetles have their turn at destroying the human race in this novel of ecological warfare.  There is startling evidence that the sudden hostility of the insects is not a natural development, but the result of their manipulation by an evil man for purposes of his own.


Frankenstein Lives Again!  (Mews, 1977, Donning, 1981.)


                The creature walks the Earth yet again, its evil presence opposed by a small group of heroic characters.


Frankenstein Meets Dracula  (Mews, 1977.)


                The title says it all.


Terror of Frankenstein  (Mews, 1977.)


                This is the second in a series of at least three novels of the Frankenstein legend published in England and never available in the United States.  Other titles include Frankenstein Lives Again and The Bones of Frankenstein.  In this adventure, modern scientists create a super robot with which to hunt down and destroy the monster.




Whistling Ancestors, The  (Stanley Smith, 1936, Dancing Tuatara, 2009.)


                Voodoo practitioners hatch a plot to take over the world. 




Blood of the Wolf  (Leisure, 1987.)


                A frequently overly melodramatic but basically sound werewolf novel in the traditional mode.  Terror stalks dark streets as the lycanthrope searches for victims, while the rest of the characters slowly waken to the menace and seek to discover its identity and hunt down the beast.


Living Dead, The  (Leisure, 1987.)


                 Rotting dead bodies stalk the earth, attacking the living with mindless violence.  Voodoo magic and zombies abound, but the carnage doesn't quite measure up in the long run. 


GODWIN, PARKE     (See also collaborations with Marvin Kaye.  Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Truce with Time, A  (Bantam, 1988. )


                A gentle novel about a professional loser who finds a new meaning to life when he meets a girl whom he loves.  But the course of true love doesn't always run smoothly, particularly when restless spirits get involved.




Grave Images  (Scholastic, 2013.)


Is the gravestone carver killing people or just guessing who will die?




Black Dog, The  (Belmont, 1971.)


                A teacher investigating psychic phenomena as a hobby suspects that a strange newcomer in town is actually a psychic who has attained a kind of near immortality, appearing periodically to obtain the horrible sacrifice he needs to maintain his unnatural existence.




Breed  (Signet, 2002.)


                Three New Age witches inadvertently open a gateway between realities and inflict a shapechanging, demonic creature on the world.  A skeptical police officer and a woman who can see ghosts team up to save the world.


Coyote Rage (Independent Legions, 2019)


Two Native American shapechangers duel over the lives of two humans.


Crota  (Donald Fine, 1996, Signet, 1998.)


An intelligent, prehistoric creature is freed by an earthquake and begins killing people until a police officer and an Indian medicine man penetrate its subterranean lair and destroy it.


Darker Than Night  (Signet, 1999.)


                A horror writer inherits his grandmother's house and moves in.  He discovers that the shadowy creatures which she feared all her life are real.  The house sits on the border between worlds, and he has inadvertently removed the wards that prevent them from invading our reality.


Evil Whispers  (Signet, 2001.)


                A young girl becomes obsessed and then possessed by the spirit of a dead voodoo sorcerer who uses her as a way to physically return to the world.


Shaman Moon  (Included in the White Wolf omnibus The Essential World of Darkness, 1997.  Not published separately.)


A World of Darkness novel.


                A young orphan girl escapes a brutal institution and is befriended by a shaman who tells her she has powerful potential as a guardian of the gate between worlds.  The subsequent attempt by supernatural forces to invade our world is avoided only when she acknowledges and masters her abilities.


Tribal Screams (Independent Legions, 2018.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


GOLDBERG, D.G.K.  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Doomed to Repeat It  (Design Image Group, 2001.)


                A wild and woolly cowgirl gets involved with the ghost of a long dead highlander.


GOLDEN, CHRISTIE  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Enemy Within, The  (TSR, 1994.)


A benevolent nobleman periodically changes into an evil serial killer in this Jekyll and Hyde treatment set in the Ravenloft fantasy series.


GOLDEN, CHRISTOPHER  (See also collaborations which follow and with Mike Mignola. Also writes under his own name and as Jack Rogan in Science Fiction)


Angel Souls and Devil Hearts  (Berkley, 1995, Ace, 1998.)


Vampires #2.


Further adventures of fugitive vampires seeking sanctuary as they are pursued by a militant wing of the Roman Catholic church.  Their efforts are undermined by schisms within their own ranks.


Ararat (St Martins, 2017.)


Noah's ark is found, along with the corpse of a demon.


Bones of Giants, The  (Pocket Star, 2004.)


A Hellboy novel.


                A good demon battles an army from Viking legends.


Borderkind, The  (Bantam, 2007.)


Myth #2.


                As the magical and rational begin to overlap, an ordinary finds himself among extraordinary creatures.


Boys Are Back in Town, The  (Bantam, 2004.)


                At a high school reunion, the protagonist discovers that his memories don't agree with those of other people, and eventually that someone has moved through time and changed the past.


Dark Times  (Pocket, 2001.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                Buffy has switched bodies with someone from the future and finds herself in a world where vampires rule and her former allies have all become seasoned adults.


Dead Ringers (St Martins, 2015.)


Revenants take on the appearance of living people.


Ferryman, The  (Signet, 2002.)


                A young couple seek to reunite after an emotional crisis, but they are menaced by uneasy ghosts with a grievance against the living.


Gathering Dark, The  (Ace, 2003.)


Vampires #4.


                An ex-vampire magician must defend the world against an invasion of supernatural creatures.


King of the Dead  (Pocket, 2001.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                In an alternate future world, Buffy finds herself facing the king of the vampires, Giles.


Lost Army, The  (Dark Horse, 1997, Pocket Star, 2004.)


A Hellboy novel.


                A demon who fights for good battles an ancient army brought back from the dead.


Lost Ones, The  (Bantam, 2008.)


Myth #3.


The final battle for the future of two worlds.


Myth Hunters, The  (Bantam, 2006.)


Myth #1.


                An alternate reality where the supernatural is real begins to infringe upon and displace our own.


Of Masques and Martyrs  (Ace, 1998.)


Vampires #3.


                Vampires split into two groups, one wishing to live secretly within the human race, without killing those from whom they drink.  The other is more predatory, and this difference of opinion leads to a war between the two branches of vampirism.


Of Saints and Shadows  (Jove, 1994, Ace, 1998.)


Vampires #1.


The Church has a hidden militant wing of priests who use banshees and demons to hunt down their enemies, the vampires living hidden among us.  Peter Octavian is one of the undead who has forsworn human blood, but who must make common cause with his bloodier minded kin to survive.


Original Sins  (Pocket, 2001.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                Buffy defeats a vampiric Giles and his minions and finds a way to return to the present.


Oz: Into the Wild   (Simon Pulse, 2002.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                The reluctant werewolf character left the show, and this volume details his travels around the world in an attempt to find a way to control his lycanthropy.


Pretty Maids All in a Row  (Pocket, 2000.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff novel.


                During World War II, Spike and Drusilla meet a demon who gives them a list of prospective vampire slayers.  They travel the world, killing the young girls before the Council can develop their abilities, even attacking the Council itself.


Prophecies  (Pocket, 2001.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                Buffy makes an error of judgment while combating a new band of vampires and finds herself in a future where the undead rule the world.


Predator and Prey  (Pocket, 2001.)


Prowlers #2. or is it 3?


                A man who can communicate with the dead learns that there is a particular vicious supernatural creature active, so he enlists the aid of his friends in destroying it.


Prowlers  (Pocket, 2001.)


Prowlers #1.


                A bar owner and his friends find their lives in jeopardy when a tribe of inhuman creatures that slightly resemble traditional werewolves move into Boston.  The ghost of a friend appears and helps them find the lair and hunt down the creatures.


Shell Collector, The  (Cemetery Dance, 2006.)


                A mysterious sea creature begins attacking.


Sins of the Father  (Pocket, 1999.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                A boy from Buffy's past shows up, involved in a plot against her friends.


Snowblind (St Martins, 2014.)


The ghosts of people who died in a blizzard return a decade later.


Straight on 'Til Morning  (CD, 2001, Roc, 2006.)


                A teenager becomes suspicious of the new boyfriend of the girl he secretly loves.  He watches the newcomer and his friends and eventually has to follow them into an alternate reality to rescue the girl.


Strangewood  (Signet, 1999.)


                A writer of children's books discovers that his created fantasy world is real.  Inhabitants of that realm kidnap his son's spirit, and the only way to effect a rescue is if the writer himself can find a way to enter the fantasy world himself.


Waking Nightmares (Ace, 2011.)


Vampires #4.


A vampire with magical powers tries to live among humans.


Wildwood Road  (Bantam, 2005.)


                Following an accident the protagonist is pursued by shadowy figures and discovers that the world is slowly changing around him.


Wisdom of War, The  (Simon Pulse, 2002.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                Buffy is told by the Council to avoid battling a new humanoid creature, and Faith is released from jail to take her place. 




Accursed  (Del Rey, 2005.)


Ghosts of Albion #2.


                Two people sworn to protect England from supernatural attack recruit ghosts to help them stop monsters spreading a plague.


Astray  (Subterranean, 2004.)


Ghosts of Albion #1.


                Two occult investigators look into a series of baby swappings.


Initiation  (Subterranean, 2005.)


                Three scripts for the Ghosts of Albion television series.


Witchery  (Del Rey, 2006.)


Ghosts of Albion #3.


                Another supernatural assault on England is repulsed.




Hollow, The  (Razorbill, 2005.)


Horseman #1.


                Teens visit Sleepy Hollow and discover the legend has a real basis.




Blooded  (Archway, 1998.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                Buffy has to track down an Oriental vampire whose soul was imprisoned in a magic sword, until it was inadvertently released in modern day America.


Child of the Hunt  (Pocket, 1998.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                Buffy has her hands full this time when a medieval fare comes to her town.  It has attracted the attention of a band of dark fairies led by an evil king, and their plans are not likely to endear themselves to the local people.


Gathering Dark  ()


Vampires #4.




Ghost Roads  (Pocket, 1999.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                Buffy is searching for a new gatekeeper to protect the world from invading monsters when the Flying Dutchman sets sale for her home town and a sea monster rises from the depths of the ocean.


Halloween Rain  (Archway, 1997.)


A  Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                As if Buffy didn’t have enough on her hands, being a full time high school student and part time vampire slayer, now she has to deal with a supernatural scarecrow that comes to life during rainstorms.


Immortal  (Pocket, 1999.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                Buffy has to deal with her mother's serious medical problems while simultaneous defeating a vampire who immediately reincarnates in a new body every time she is destroyed.


Laws of Nature (?, 2001).


Prowlers #2.




Out of the Madhouse  (Pocket, 1999.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                Buffy and Angel are off to Boston to find out why the Gatekeeper is allowing monsters to escape from his house.  They find him terminally ill and realize that they must search for his heir apparent to prevent a new source of deviltry from menacing the world.


Songs of Entropy  (Pocket, 1999.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                A cult of fanatics is hoping to destroy the mythical border world that separates us from a supernatural realm, but Buffy and her friends are equally determined to thwart them.


Wild Things  (2002.)


Prowlers #4.






Chamber of Ten, The  (Spectra, 2010.)


A vault under Venice contains the spirit of a dead magician.


Map of Moments, The  (Bantam, 2009.)


Hidden Cities #1.


A man finds a way to travel back through time and rescue the woman he loves from an evil creature.




Bloodstained Oz  (Earthling, 2006.)


                A storm in Kansas is followed by horrible events related to Oz.




Crashing Paradise  (Ace, 2007.)


Menagerie #4.


A vampiric Eve threatens to destroy Eden.


Monster Island  (Simon Pulse, 2003.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                Angel and Buffy team up to solve the mystery of who is slaying halfbreed humans and demons.


Nimble Man, The  (Ace, 2004.)


Menagerie #1.


                A variety of supernatural beings are called together to battle a common enemy.


Stones Unturned  (Ace, 2006.)


Menagerie #3.


                An escaped demon tries to subvert a member of a force dedicated to fighting evil.


Tears of the Furies, The  ( Ace, 2004.)


Menagerie #2.


                The supernatural answer to the X-Men investigate a group of people turned into stone.


GOLDING, LOUIS  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Honey for the Ghost  (?, 1929.)


                Not seen.  Possession.


Miracle Boy, The  (?, 1927.)


                Not seen.  The dead are brought back to life.




Werewolf Wars  (Commonwealth, 1997.)


                A teenager sets up a trap to capture the werewolf that has been murdering his friends.




Crimson Spell, The  (Pocket Pulse, 2000.)


A Charmed novel.


                A coven of warlocks decides that the sister witches are rivals and plots to infiltrate their lives and destroy them.




Paul Is Undead  (Gallery, 2010,)


Zombie Beatles.


GOLDSMITH, HOWARD  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Shadow and Other Strange Tales, The  (Xerox, 1977.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Terror by Night and Other Strange Tales  (Weekly Reader, 1977.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Dr. Phibes   (Award, 1971, from the screenplay by James Whiton and William Goldstein.)


                This excellent Vincent Price vehicle features a horribly disfigured man who seeks vengeance on a number of London doctors.  The murders are performed in witty and gruesome fashion.  Minor supernatural content. The sequel is Dr. Phibes Rises Again!.


Dr. Phibes Rises Again!  (Award, 1972, from the screenplay by Robert Fuess and Robert Blees.)


                  In this sequel to Dr. Phibes, the insane murderer returns, now intent upon unlocking the secret of immortal life.  But to obtain it, he has to remove a number of people from his path, permanently. 


GOLDSTON, ROBERT C.  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Catafalque, The  (Rinehart, 1958.)


                Not seen.




Gilda Stories, The  (Firebrand, 1991.)


                A black lesbian vampire tours the country in this episodic novel which is actually about prejudice and unjust social conditions rather than the drinking of blood.




Deadly Rhyme, A  (Dell, 1986.)


                Not seen.


GONZALEZ, J.F.  (See also collaborations which follow.  Also writes Science Fiction.)


Beloved, The  (Midnight Library, 2005, Leisure, 2006.)


                The story of a pair of emotional vampires.


Maternal Instinct  (Delirium, 2002.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Old Ghosts and Other Revenants  (Prime, 2002.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Shapeshifter  (?, 2000, Leisure, 2008.)


A werewolf novel.




Restore from Backup  (Bad Moon, 2007.)


A secretive company uses computers to hold back plagues.




Clickers  (Darktales, 2000.)


                A small town is beset by a plague of poisonous crabs which have emerged after millennia hidden from humans.




Rapture of the Deep (Hippocampus, 2016.)


Collection of loosely related stories.




Rip Tyde (Severed, 2015.)






Ghost Orchid, The  (Ballantine, 2007.)


                Strange psychic phenomena affect the protagonists.





Gideon (Harper Voyager, 2015.)


Witch #1.


A young woman discovers her late father was involved with the supernatural.


Jericho (Harper Voyager, 2016.)


Witch #2.


A young witch battles demons.




Disciples of Darkness  (Beeline, 1968.)


                Pornography involving genuine satanism.


GORDON, FRANCES  (Writes Fantasy as Bridget Wood.)


Blood Ritual  (Headline, 1994.)


                Not seen.


Devil's Piper, The  (Headline, 1995.)


                A man inherits a musician's estate and finds a piece of music which apparently can raise the devil and give the player power over the minds of the living.


Thorn: An Immortal Tale  (Headline, 1997.)


                Not seen.  An ancient family curse.


GORDON, JOHN  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Burning Baby and Other Ghosts, The  (?, 1992, Candlewick, 1996.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Catch Your Death and Other Ghost Stories  (Hardy, 1984.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Ghost on the Hill, The  (Kestrel, 1976, Viking, 1977.)


                Not seen.  A mysterious witch dominates a village.


Giant under the Snow, The  (Hutchinson, 1968, Harper Trophy, 1970.)


                Young adult.  A mysterious presence in the woods, strange goings on in a museum, the surreptitious presence of a malevolent animal all add up to terror and supernatural suspense for two teenagers.


Gilray’s Ghost  (Walker, 1995.)


                Occultists summon a ghost whose appearances are linked to the deaths of children.


House on the Brink, The  (Hutchinson, 1970, Harper, 1971.)


                Unusual story of a man more or less haunted by an enigmatic, inanimate object.


Left in the Dark  (Medusa, 2006.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Quelling Eye, The  (Bodley Head, 1986.)


                Not seen. 


Spitfire Grave and Other Stories, The  (Kestrel, 1979.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Vampires: Mademoiselle Reseda  (Lippincott, 1891.)


                Not seen.




Psychic and the Swamp Man, The  (Viking, 1981.)


                An unhappy witch woman living in the Everglades in a blend of romance, horror, and suspense, featuring ghosts, magic, and an ancient creature concealed in the swamp.




Back from the Dead  (Avon Flare, 1995.)


A practical joke results in the death of a child, who appears to have returned from the dead to track down those responsible.


GORMAN, ED  (See also collaborations which follow.  Also writes Science Fiction.)


Cages  (Deadline, 1996.)


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


Dark Fantastic, The  (Leisure, 2001.)


                Collection of unrelated stories not all of which are horror.


I, Werewolf  (Little, Brown, 1992, Fantail, 1993.)


                Not seen.


Moving Coffin, The  (PS, 2007.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Prisoners and Other Stories  (CD Publications, 1992.)


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


Rituals  (DAW, 2002.)


                Secret warfare erupts between two different strains of witches hiding in contemporary America, one good and one evil




City of Night  (Bantam, 2005.)


Frankenstein #2.


                Artificially created humans in modern day New Orleans go on a rampage despite efforts by their creator to control them.




Cast in Dark Waters  (CD, 2002.)


                A Caribbean pirate discovers an island infested with vampires.




Place Called Dagon, The  (???, Hippocampus, 2003.)


                A country doctor investigates a mysterious household and discovers that they are practicing genuine witchcraft.


GOROG, JUDITH  (Also writes Fantasy.)


In a Creepy, Creepy Place and Other Scary Stories  (Harper, 1996.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


In a Messy, Messy Room and Other Scary Stories  (Harper, 1994.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


No Swimming in Dark Pond and Other Chilling Tales  (Philomel, 1987.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Taste for Quiet and Other Disquieting Tales, A  (Philomel, 1982.  Gollancz, 1986, as When Flesh Begins to Creep.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Three Dreams and a Nightmare and Other Tales of the Dark  (Philomel, 1988.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Lawyers of Hell, The  (Fell, 1978.)


                Not seen.


Soul, The  (Zebra, 1977.)


                In a strange plot twist, the protagonist of this novel is obsessed with an angel, a messenger from God whose existence is threatening to throw the entire organized religious community into turmoil.  But there is some question as to whether he really is what he claims to be, and whether he truly represents good as opposed to evil.


GOSHGARIAN, GARY (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Rough Beast  (Donald Fine, 1995, Leisure, 1997.)


A government breeding experiment results in a child which, unknown to his parents, is capable of extreme acts of violence.  Interaction with his peers inevitably lets the cat, at least partially, out of the bag.


Stone Circle, The  (Donald Fine, 1997.)


                While excavating an ancient burial site, a researcher has disturbing dreams about the horrible deaths of people around him.  Then he unearths the skeleton of a woman he believes to be a witch, and encounters the ghost of his dead wife.




Love Bite  (Warner, 1994.)


Vampire #1.


A vampire seeking love begins to leave bodies of her male parties all over the city, causing the police detective investigating the case to believe that the supernatural exists.  Unusual blend of dark humor with mystery and horror themes, and even a touch of romance.


Worse Than Death  (Forge, 2000.)


Vampire #2.


                A retired police officer and his vampire lover investigate a Hollywood blackmail plot.  They discover that the party responsible is a shapeshifter with a long string of murders to her credit, but their own activities are equally corrupt.




Trailor Trash  (Dark Hart, 2007.)


A man seeks revenge on the vampires who killed his parents.




Dowry, The  (Morrow, 1949, Wingate, 1950, Pyramid, 1975.)


                When Jonathan steals the wife of a man with the ability to cast spells and curses, he gets more than he had bargained for. The furious husband sets out to avenge his honor by striking at the couple through their first born child.


GOULART, RON  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Curse of the Obelisk, The  (Avon, 1987.)


                A send‑up of the entire occult adventure genre, with ancient curses, mummies, giant bats, immortality, vampirism, magic, assassins, and a full collection of plots, subplots, chases and escapes, and broad satire.


Island of Dr. Moreau, The  (Ace, 1977 from the screenplay by Al Ramrus and John Herman Shaner.)


                  H.G. Wells' classic tale of a man experimenting with the possibility of turning beasts into men was filmed at least twice, and this is taken from one of the more recent versions.  A fair rendition, but the original novel is far superior.




Dowry, The  (Morrow, 1949.)






Ghost Radio  (Morrow, 2008, Harper, 2010.)


A radio station that makes use of occult themes runs into genuinely supernatural phenomena.




Harrowgate  (Dell, 1993.)


A frustrated artist becomes involved with a mysterious woman who apparently died years before.  His investigations lead to the discovery of a cult of immortal sorcerers who guard the gate between our world and a very unconventional Hell.


Orpheus Process, The  (Dell, 1992.)


                A thoughtless scientist experimenting with reanimation of the dead uses the process on his child following her death.  Although she appears to recover completely, he soon discovers that a change is taking place in her body, transforming her into a creature previously unknown on the earth.




Devil and Ben Camden, The  (Belmont, 1970.)


Ben Camden #2.


                Ben Camden battles against evil forces in the small town where he lives.  In this volume, he discovers a plot to corrupt a young girl and turn her into a creature of evil.  Surprisingly good.


Place of Demons, A  (Belmont Tower, 1972.)


Ben Camden #3.


                Ben Camden is pitted against the returned spirit of Increase Sewall, now stronger than ever, exerting his demonic forces toward the destruction of his earthly enemies.


Revenge of Increase Sewall, The  (Belmont, 1969.)


Ben Camden #1.


                The spirit of Increase Sewall returns to plague a small town, until he is discovered, opposed, and eventually defeated by Ben Camden, who appeared in two further adventures from this same author.




Dark Domain, The  (Dedalus, 1994.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Motion Demon, The  (Ash-Tree, 2005.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


GRABOWSKY, NICHOLAS  (See also Nicholas Randers.)


Halloween 4  (Guild, 1988, from the screenplay by Alan B. McElroy.)


                  Michael Myers wasn't dead after all, and now he is after the daughter of his former prospective victim.  Considering the monotonous body count of the film, this gives new meaning to the term "hack" writer. 




House at Swansea, The  (Lancer, 1972.


                A poorly written exploration of a standard theme, with a young woman lured into deathly danger, seeing ghostly figures that are invisible to everyone else, perhaps warning her, perhaps leading her on toward her doom.




Whispers  (Berkley, 2006.)


                Romance novel about a woman who senses the emanations of a supernatural force.


GRAHAM, HEATHER  (Pseudonym of Heather Graham Pozzessere.  See also Shannon Drake.)


Blood Red  (Mira, 2007.)


A woman is caught between vampires and those who hunt them.


Dead Room, The  (Mira, 2007.)


Ghost story.


Dying Breath (Mira, 2017.)




Haunted  (Mira, 2003.)


                A psychic helps a detective solve a series of ghostly appearances.


Haunted Destiny (Mira, 2016.)


Ghosts and a serial killer aboard a ship.


Hexed (Mira, 2014.)


Romance as a paranormal investigator looks into the ghosts of witches.


Night Is Alive, The (Mira, 2013.)




Seance, The  (Mira, 2007.)


Murder story with ghosts.


Waking the Dead (Mira, 2014.)






Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter (2010.)


Lincoln #1.


Lincoln vs vampires.


Last American Vampire, The (Grand Central, 2015.)


Lincoln #2.


Abe Lincoln vs Vampires.


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies  (Quirk, 2009.)


An expanded version of the Austen classic, with zombies.


Unholy Night  (2012)


Zombies and sorcery at the time of Jesus.




Fallen  (Signet, 1998, from the screenplay by Nicholas Kazan.)


                A police detective believes that the man he brought to justice, now dead, has managed to disengage his spirit, actually a demonic force, which moves from one person to another at the slightest touch.  And the dead man wants vengeance against the man who brought him in.




Come Closer  (Solo, 2003, Berkley, 2007.)


                A woman's mind is invaded by that of a dead person.




Dark Spirit  (Dimenovels, 1990.)


                An archaeologist disturbs an ancient Indian spirit which haunts his dreams.




Magician's Daughter, The  (Manor, 1977.)


                A dead stage magician may or may not be communicating from beyond the grave.  A fortune in emeralds is missing and only the dead know where the jewels have gone.  Someone is willing to kill in order to obtain them, and the magician's daughter might be the only one who can still contact her dead father and avert further killings.


GRANT, CHARLES L.    (See also Felicia Andrews, Steven Charles, Simon Lake, Lionel Fenn, and Deborah Lewis. Also writes Science Fiction.)


Black Carousel, The  (Tor, 1995.)


An Oxrun Station novel.


Episodic novel about several people whose lives are altered by supernatural events connected to a black carousel at a fair.  Phenomena include a phantom child who steals lives, a woman who drains the life from soil and plants, and hallucinated visions that parallel real deaths.


Bloodwind, The  (Popular Library, 1982, Tor, 1989.)


An Oxrun Station novel.


                An enigmatic novel about a town plagued by a supernatural beast whose presence is tied to the wind.  The protagonist is a woman attempting to adjust to severe changes in her life, and who seems to arouse unreasoning enmity from all around her.


Chariot  (Forge, 1998.)


Millennium Quartet #3.


                A man who refuses to acknowledge his own supernatural talents and his importance in opposing the forces of evil at the turn of the century is importuned by a powerful benefactor, but he is opposed by an evil minded religious leader.


Curse, The  (Major, 1977.)


                Despite a poor ending, this novel of a couple attempting to find direction in their lives at the same time that they are drawn into a web of danger arising from old Indian magic is entertaining.  Some new wrinkles on the haunted house theme.


Dark Cry of the Moon, The  (Donald M. Grant, 1985, Berkley, 1987.)


An Oxrun Station novel.


                A classic werewolf story full of transformations, creepy night scenes, and terrified characters. Grant was uncharacteristically traditional in some of the novels written against this setting.


Dialing the Wind  (Tor, 1989.)


An Oxrun Station novel.


Strange music fills the night in Oxrun Station and four individuals discover that their futures depend upon their understanding the message it carries.


Fire Mask  (Bantam, 1991, Bantam Starfire, 1992.)


                Aimed at young adults but written on an adult level.  A teenager becomes involved with people who prolong their own lives by sacrificing innocent victims.


For Fear of the Night  (Tor, 1987, Futura, 1988.)


                A more conventional story than most of this author's work, with the ghost of a young girl appearing after she dies in a mysterious fire.  Quietly told, compelling, and effectively terrifying as the story moves toward its inevitable conclusion.


Genesis  (Roc, 1998.)


Black Oak #1.


                The head of a detective agency investigates the death of one of his vacationing employees and discovers that the local authorities are trying to cover up murder as an accident.  His subsequent poking around reveals that a local widow has mentally summoned a physical manifestation of her dead husband and that this “ghost” has been killing people for years.


Glow of Candles and Other Stories, A  (Berkley, 1981.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Goblin  (Harper Prism, 1994.)


An X Files original novel about an experiment that goes wrong, giving its subject superhuman powers to use against their enemies, but ultimately fatal.


Grave, The  (Popular Library, 1981.)


An Oxrun Station novel. 


                A man is investigating a series of  bizarre incidents in a small town when he starts to believe that he is being hunted as well, hunted by something supernatural which objects to his trying to discover what has caused the walking corpses, bloodless bodies, and other incidents.


Hour of the Oxrun Dead, The  (Popular Library, 1977, Doubleday, 1977. Tor, 1987.)


An Oxrun Station novel. 


                A policeman is killed under strange circumstances, his body brutally savaged.  Now his widow hears sounds in the night, and subsequently learns that a group of people in town have made contact with a supernatural force that demands human sacrifices.  She seems as well to have been nominated to take a central, and deadly, role in their affairs.


Hunting Ground (Roc, 2000.)


Black Oak #3.


                The head of a supernatural detective agency is forced by his staff to go on vacation.  He promptly runs into a fresh mystery as an apparent cross between a vampire and Jack the Ripper is stalking victims with the assistance of a woman who wants to become immortal.


Hush of Dark Wings, The  (Roc, 1999.)


Black Oak #2.


                Ethan Proctor travels to a small town when summoned by an old client.  There he discovers that a cult of women with the ability to shapeshift into giant flying creatures is in league with a force determined to seize the entire community.


In a Dark Dream  (Tor, 1989, New English Library, 1990.)


                A released psychopathic killer vows insane revenge while a young girl has terrifying, precognitive dreams.  Her father, a police officer, is torn between two conflicting pressures, the desire to protect his daughter and his sworn duty to uphold the law.


In the Mood  (Forge, 1998, Tor, 1999.)


Millennium Quartet #2.


                A man with minor magical powers tries to survive in a world beset by plague and famine as the millennium approaches, unaware that he is sought after by a superhuman force.


Jackals  (Tor, 1994, New English Library, 1995.)


                Marginal horror about a man battling a gang of serial killers who may have devolved to something less than human.


Last Call of Mourning, The  (Doubleday , 1979, Popular Library, 1980, Tor, 1988.)


An Oxrun Station novel. 


                A woman returns to her home town to visit her family, and discovers that something very strange has happened.  For one thing, she is convinced that she saw her father's dead body, but he greets her shortly thereafter.  Many of the family's valuables have disappeared as well.  Her investigations all point to a strange doctor, who appears to have found a way to raise the dead.


Long Night of the Grave, The  (Donald M. Grant, 1986, Berkley, 1988.)


An Oxrun Station novel. 


                Through a complicated series of events, a genuine mummy is abroad in the streets of Oxrun Station, risen from its age‑old grave, searching for fresh victims as it wanders. 


Nestling, The  (Pocket, 1982, Hamlyn, 1983.)


                The tensions between two groups of inhabitants of a rural community are exacerbated by a series of brutal killings, which some think are designed to look like the work of a supernatural being.  But both sides are helpless when faced with a genuine force from another world, a creature which can change its shape and take flight.


Nightmare Seasons  (Doubleday, 1982, Tor, 1983, Futura, 1989.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Night Songs  (Pocket, 1984.)


                A scary little tale of an island which is beset by supernatural forces from the sea.  Murders and mayhem on every side as the main character attempts to figure out what is happening, and then to escape with his life.


Orchard, The  (Tor, 1986, Macdonald, 1989.)


An Oxrun Station novel. 


                An orchard on the outskirts of town seems an idyllic spot, but it has dark connotations which eventually spread into the town itself, causing death, panic, and terror.  Another of Grant's impossible‑to‑pigeonhole stories, heavy on atmosphere and quietly horrifying.


Pet, The  (Tor, 1986, Futura, 1987.)


                A psychopathic killer stalks the streets of a small town in New Jersey, but one of his teenage victims escapes, at least temporarily. Unfortunately, there are worse things than psychopaths, particularly those things which have entered our world from another.  An exceptionally good climax.


Riders in the Sky  (Forge, 1999.)


Millennium Quartet #4.


                The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are preparing to end the world, but a handful of people who have become aware of the threat to humankind are preparing to oppose them as 1999 comes to a close.


Scream Quietly (PS, ?)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Soft Whisper of the Dead, The  (Donald M. Grant, 1982, Berkley, 1987.)


An Oxrun Station novel. 


                An historical novel of Oxrun Station, featuring a traditional vampire lurking in a dark mansion, roving at night to draw blood from unsuspecting travelers. 


Something Stirs  (Tor, 1991.)


                When one of their number dies, a group of young boys is strangely affected by a series of terrifying deaths in their community, as though they are somehow linked to the force responsible, and possibly hold the key to bringing them to an end.


Sound of Midnight, The  (Popular Library, 1978, Doubleday, 1978. Tor, 1987.)


An Oxrun Station novel. 


                The local children frequently buy toys in a particular toy shop and play in an abandoned orchard.  But what no one suspects is that their playing is actually a ritual directed at an unsuspected god, and that the lives of the adults in town might be subject to the outcome of that ceremony.


Stunts  (Tor, 1991, New English Library, 1991.)


                An American professor working in England has a bizarre encounter with an acquaintance, who seems to have acquired supernatural powers and an urge to kill.  Back in his home town, a traditional day of practical jokes threatens to take on terrible overtones.


Symphony  (Forge, 1997, Tor, 1998.)


Millenium Quartet #1.


A small town minister discovers that he has developed the power to perform minor miracles, a power which he might need when a handful of people with supernatural abilities of their own arrives in his town.


Tales from the Nightside  (Arkham House, 1981, Futura, 1988, Tor, 1990.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tea Party, The  (Pocket, 1985, Raven, 1995.)


                There's something distinctly wrong with Deerfield.  Animals avoid it, the children don't act normally, and strange legends can still be heard from adults who live nearby.  And the really frightening thing is the stone walls, the walls which don't always seem to be in exactly the same place.


Werewolf  (White Wolf, 1997, Harper, 1997.)




When the Cold Wind Blows  (Roc, 2001.)


Black Oak #4.


                Ethan Proctor and friends are off to investigate a series of mutilation killings in Georgia, and discover that they are the work of a werebeast.


Whirlwind  (Harper Prism, 1995.)


An X Files novel.


                Enigmatic mystery about government agents investigating a series of deaths that seem to have been committed by a sentient natural force of nature.


Winter Knight  (Roc, 1999.)


Black Oak #3.


                The security agency specializing in the supernatural goes to a remote English village this time, where the local villagers have a legend of a ghost who grants wishes, but at a terrible price.  The protagonist discovers that the ghost has found a way to return to life.




Dead Tryst and a Haunted Life, The  (Routledge, 1882.)


                Two unrelated short novels.


GRANT, JOAN  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Castle Cloud  (Ace, 1971.  Methuen, 1949 as The Laird and the Lady.)


                Typical romance in a moldering castle, with a dark and handsome but reticent lover and a vulnerable female who believes there is some mysterious secret to be unearthed.  There are  ghostly apparitions which seem intent on bringing her some new knowledge, whether she wants it or not.


Laird and the Lady, The.  (See Castle Cloud.)




Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde  (?, 1995.)


                A retelling of the Stevenson story for younger readers.


GRANT, LINDA  (Pseudonym of Linda Williams.)


Vampire Bytes  (Scribners, 1998.)






Messenger of Fear (Tegen, 2014.)


A teenager has a supernatural encounter.


GRANT, MIRA  (Writes Fantasy as Seanan McGuire.)


Blackout (Orbit, 2012.)


Newsflesh #3.




Deadline  (Orbit, 2011.)


Newsflesh #2.


Zombies might not be the worst thing facing a post apocalyptic world.


Feed  (Orbit, 2010.)


Newsflesh #1.


A plague of zombies in the aftermath of an apocalypse.


Rolling in the Deep (Subterranean, 2015.)


Malevolent mermaids.




Ollie Ollie Oxen Free  (Self Published?, 2004.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


GRAVERSEN, PAT  (See collaboration which follows.)


Black Ice  (Zebra, 1993.)


                Three dead young girls cast a spell on a nine year old boy when he falls into the lake where their bodies lay.  Using him as a bridge, they can venture forth in search of vengeance against the man responsible for their deaths.


Dollies  (Zebra, 1990.)


                The protagonist meets a strange man who gives her a particularly repulsive doll as a gift for her daughter.  The doll, much to no one's surprise, begins to move on its own, and has dark designs on the child's soul.


Fagin, The  (A & W, 1982, Zebra, 1992.)


                A young boy is kidnapped and held captive as one of several candidates for selection by a monstrous creature who requires a living priest.  His mother searches for him while a cult of demon worshippers attempts to prevent her from discovering the truth.


Graythings  (Zebra, 1995.)


A new widow finds a medium who can communicate with her dead husband, and discovers that he is trying to warn her about strange creatures who live in the world between life and death, and who are hungry for her soul.


Invisible Fire  (Gold Medal, 1981.)


                A ten year old girl begins to act very strangely, and anyone who displeases her dies, apparently as the result of freak accidents.  But one man notices that strange electrical storms coincide with the deaths, and he surmises that she is drawing upon the power of the storm to get her way.


Precious Blood  (Zebra, 1993.)


Vampire #2.


Two vampires who have been incarnated in various forms over the centuries are father and daughter in the year 2005, when vampires are acknowledged as real and hunted.  At the same time, a renegade vampire threatens to drive a wedge between them.


Stones  (Zebra, 1991.)


                A woman and her son line their garden with a mysterious set of stones from Turkey, but unbeknownst to them, they have magical properties.  Each day, the pattern has altered subtly, marking a steady progression toward one in which an ancient goddess will be able to cross the bridge of realities and occupy a living body once more.


Sweet Blood  (Zebra, 1992.)


Vampire #1.


                The seduction of a young man by a beautiful vampire leads to a strange relationship between the victim and his domineering mother, unwilling to relinquish her hold.  A moody, kinky vampire novel in a relatively low key style.




Ghost Train  (Z-Fave, 1994.)


For young adults.  A ghostly adventure story in which two young people are sent back in time by the appearance of a phantom train, there to try to avert a horrible tragedy.


GRAVES, DAMIEN  (House pseudonym for the Midnight Library series.)


Blood and Sand  (Scholastic, 2006.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Catch, The (Scholastic, 2007.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Cat Lady, The  (Scholastic, 2007.)  (Allan Frewin Jones.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Deadly Catch, The (Scholastic, 2007.)  (Allan Frewin Jones.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


End Game  (Scholastic, 2006.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Liar  (Scholastic, 2007.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Shut Your Mouth  (Scholastic, 2007.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Voices  (Scholastic, 2006.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Black River  (Berkley, 1993.)


The newcomer to a small town detects an air of terror in the community and discovers that a witch has used her magical powers to dominate the town. 


GRAVES, SAMANTHA  (Pseudonym of C.J. Barry.)


Sight Unseen  (Warner, 2007.)


A clairvoyant helps solve a mystery.




Blackwell's Ghost  (Lancer, 1972.)


                This routine gothic thriller features a ghostly apparition that follows an actress around, claiming to be the spirit of a dead author.  In due course, the ghost is unmasked as a very earthbound villain, but a real spirit appears as well.


Nightmare at Riverview  (Lancer, 1973.)


                 A murderer locked in prison has vowed the death of his victim's daughter.  Now an ethereal spirit stalks her home.  Either he has found a way to remove the spirit from his still living body or someone is managing an elaborate hoax.  The explanation is silly, but supernatural.


GRAY, CLAUDIA  (Pseudonym of Amy Vincent.  Also writes Fantasy.)


Afterlife (Harper, 2011.)


Vampire #4.


Vampire romance.


Balthazar (Harper, 2012.)


Vampire #5.


Teen vampire romance.


Evernight  (Harper, 2009.)


Vampire #1.


Teen vampire romance.


Hourglass (Harper, 2011.)


Vampire #3.


Teen vampire romance.


Stargazer  (Harper, 2009.)


Vampire #2.


Teen vampire romance.




Mama's Boy  (Tor, 1989.)


                 A disturbed young man who was psychologically enslaved by his mother keeps her mummified body near at hand while he seeks to interact with normal human beings, animating her through his psychokinetic powers.  Gruesome.


Satyr  (Playboy, 1981.)


                An earthbound Pan preys on beautiful women, making use of their bodies as he desires.  At the same time, murder and mutilation are complicating the lives of the local police force. An interesting blend of Mideastern mythology and contemporary settings.


Scryer  (Tor, 1987.)


                A satanic cult seeks to absorb the extrasensory powers of others by sacrificing them during the proper ritual.  Their victims are those who have demonstrated uncanny luck, as though they had some power to know in advance what was going to happen. But their ultimate victim is aware of the power, and foresees that they will eventually attempt to sacrifice her as well.


Siren  (Playboy, 1982.)


                A scary blend of the psychosexual and the supernatural.  The protagonist is the only male in a strange family of extremely beautiful women.  Unfortunately for him, they are not human beings at all, but a far more unusual brand of creature.


Tangerine  (Tor, 1988.)


                The spirit of a dead nightclub piano player returns to occupy her piano, intent upon avenging herself on the small time criminal who murdered her, a man who during the interim has established himself as a prominent member of society.




Furnace, The  (Doubleday, 1998, HarperCollins, 1998.)


                A trucker fights for his life when he uncovers the supernatural secret concealed by the entire population of a small town.


Trickster, The  (Doubleday, 1995, St Martins, 1997, UK, 1994.)


Excavation in a mountain unleashes an ancient Indian spirit called the Trickster, who begins killing people in highly ingenious and mystifying ways.  A police officer of native American blood experiences blackouts at the same period, fears he is responsible, but he is actually the best hope of controlling the creature.


GRAY, RUSSELL (Pseudonym of Bruno Fischer.)


Hostesses in Hell and Other Stories (Dancing Tuatara, 2011.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Ghosts of Eden  (Five Star, 2005.)


                A woman discovers that an ancient evil being is on the verge of transforming the world from its lair under an old house.




Autumn Moon (Permuted, 2014.)






Thinning the Predators  (Warner, 1996.)


                A man with telepathic powers sets out to track down a serial killer.


GREATSHELL, WALTER  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Terminal Island  (Night Shade, 2012.)


Something evil lives on an island.


Xombies  (Berkley, 2004. Ace, 2009, as Xombies: Apocalypse Blues.)


Xombies #1.


                A new plague turns masses of people into zombies.


Xombies: Apocalypso  (Ace, 2011.)


Xombies #3.


Zombified heroes try to save the human race.


Xombies: Apocalypticon  (Ace, 2010.)


Xombies #2.


A submarine full of survivors deals with an East coast turned into zombies.




Blanket of White  (Damnation, 2010.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


GREEN, CHRIS MARIE  (Also writes Fantasy as Green and as Christine Cody.)


Break of Dawn  (Ace, 2008.)


Vampire Babylon #3.


A  young woman penetrates the vampire underworld in a quest to find her father.


Deep in the Woods  (Ace, 2010.)


Vampire Babylon #6.


A pack of female vampires goes after our hero.


Drop of Red, A  (Ace, 2009.)


Vampire Babylon #4.


A team of vampire hunters travels to London.


Midnight Rising  (Ace, 2008.)


Vampire Babylon #2.


A stuntwoman battles vampires in California.


Night Rising  (Ace, 2007.)


Vampire Babylon #1.


                A stuntwoman discovers that vampires are real.


Path of Razors, The  (Ace, 2009.)


Vampire Babylon #5.


A psychic battles vampires.




Mark of Lucifer, The  (Dell, 1974.)


                 An odd variation on the theme of satanic possession, with a woman seeking help to escape the looming presence of an inhumanly evil figure troubling her dreams.




Dry Skull Dreams  (Pocket, 1995.)


An African witch doctor infects a woman with cursed seeds that take control of her body back in the US and force her to spread their infection to family and friends.


Jim-Jams, The  (Pocket, 1994.)


On a resort island, a hive of bizarre, malevolent creatures poses a threat to a boatload of tourists.  They take possession of their victims, enlisting one after another into a growing army of mind-controlled slaves.




Fear of Samuel Walton, The  (Oxford, 1984.)


Sam Walton #1.


                Not seen.


Lengthening Shadow, The  (Oxford, 1986.)


Sam Walton #2.


                A young boy battles to escape the prophecy of his own death at the whim of an evil stone standing near his home.


GREEN, SHARON  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Werewolf Moon  (Harlequin, 1993.)


                The protagonist is upset about the death of her friend, apparently the victim of a werewolf attack, and strangely fascinated with a mysterious man who might be the one responsible.




Abbott of Montserrat  (Newman, 1826.


                Gothic yawner about a deal with the devil that, to no one’s surprise, backfires.




It Happened in Boston  (Random House , 1968, Crest, 1970.)


                A novel that defies categorization.  Set in Boston, a group of disparate characters interact, one of whom may well be the Devil himself.  Truly superb writing throughout, and an ambiguous resolution which may or may not rely on the fantastic.




Guardian, The  (Berkley, 1990.  Macmillan, 1987 as The Nanny.)


                A pair of yuppies decide to take on a nanny to raise their daughter, but the woman they hire is incredibly set in her ways. When they attempt to fire her, she begins to use superhuman powers to resist, powers which have their origin on the opposite side of the border between the living and the dead.


Nanny, The.  (See The Guardian.)




Golden Army, The  (Dark Horse, 2008, based on the screenplay by Guillermo Del Toro.)


Hellboy helps turn back an invasion from Hell.


GREENFIELD, IRVING A.  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Succubus  (Dell, 1970.  Manor Books, ?, under the same title, but as by Campo Verde.)


                 A man is horrified to discover his wife is possessed by a demonic succubus, that she preys on men, killing them horribly after having sexual relations.  His only hope to save her is to find a way to expel the creature.




Childgrave  (Pocket, 1982.)


                The murder of a small child years in the past may be repeated when a man and his daughter travel to the town of Childgrave.  Low key but relentless development of suspense as fate seems about to strike once more.


Companion, The  (Pocket, 1988.)


                Although there are some spooky goings on involving a photograph that may or may not be magically created, and a blind man who can heal the fatally ill, most of the suspense in this novel revolves around a professional companion who believes her employers want to die, and a transsexual whose greed leads to murder.


Hell Hound   (Zebra, 1977.)


                A moody peace about an introspective man and a dog that seems perfectly normal at times, even helpful.  But at other times an unearthly intelligence seems to peer out through its eyes.




Tales of the Supernatural  (Stockwell, 1954.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Arabesques  (Roberts, 1872.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




What Rough Beast  (Prime, 2003.)


                Reincarnations of Jesus Christ and the Wandering Jew in contemporary America.


GREGORY, DARYL (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Devil's Alphabet, The  (Del Rey, 2009.)


 A disease causes people in a small town to mutate.


Harrison Squared (Tor, 2015.)


A young boy encounters Lovecraft's Deep Ones.


Raising Stony Mayhall  (Del Rey, 2011.)


A zombie novel.




White Wolf, The  (Random House, 1941, Macmillan, 1952.)


                A family is plagued by a lycanthropic curse.




Dark Sanctuary  (?, 1940s.  Midnight House, 2001.)


                Two psychic investigators are actually plotting to unleash occult forces.


GREGORY, STEPHEN  (Pseudonym of Stephen Jones.)


Blood of Angels, The  (?, 1994, Borealis, 1995.)


Atmospheric novel of a man whose encounters with strange women seem part of a bizarre pattern connected to his visions of an angel.


Cormorant, The  (St. Martin's, 1986, Heinemann, 1986, White Wolf, 1996.)


                A highly literate, low key novel of psychological suspense involving a man who inherits an estate that includes a tame bird. The relationship between the man and the animal becomes more and more unsettling both to himself and to his family.


Wakening the Crow (Solaris, 2014.)


A bird exerts supernatural power over a family.


Waking That Kills, The  (Solaris, 2013.)


Ambiguous story about possession.


Wood Witch, The  (Heinemann, 1988, St Martins, 1988.)


                Sexual obsession and the magic of the rural English countryside result in a startling confrontation.


GRENDON, STEPHEN  (See August Derleth.)


GRESH, LOIS (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Adventure of the Deadly Dimensions, The (Titan, 2017.)


Sherlock Holmes battles the cult of Cthulhu.


Adventure of the Neural Psychoses, The (Titan, 2018)


GRESHAM, STEPHEN  (See also J.V. Lewton.)


Abracadabra  (Zebra, 1988.)


                A group of stage magicians once dabbled in the authentic occult, then dropped the idea, keeping only a skeleton key as a memento of that time.  Now the key has been given to a young girl, and something has been awakened.  One by one, members of the circle of magicians are dying and the key may hold the answer.


Blood Wings  (Zebra, 1990.)


                 A young boy's dreams of a hideous, flying vampiric creature come horribly true when it emerges from the swamps of Florida, killing its victims after brutal attacks from the air.


Dark Magic (Pinnacle, 2002.)


                Three benevolent witches battle a supernatural entity that threatens to extend its control over the world of the living.


Demon's Eye  (Zebra, 1989.)


                 Three families pool their resources to purchase a decrepit tavern and restore it.  At first, only the children notice that something is not quite right about the building, but when people start to die, even the adults realize they have wakened a ghostly, malevolent force.


Dew Claws  (Zebra, 1986.)


                A young boy struggles with the horrible memories of the death of his family, sucked down into the darkness of a treacherous swamp.  But something from the swamp is not satisfied with his escape, and follows him into his new life.


Fraternity, The  (Pinnacle, 2004.)


                Two rival fraternities get involved with a kidnapping against a backdrop in which pledges gain immortality in return for their souls.


Half Moon Down  (Zebra, 1985.)


                 The town of Half Moon is devastated by a tornado, and by birds which seem to have been driven into a frenzy.  A small boy survives, but discovers that he must battle almost alone against a supernatural being that controls the very elements.


Haunted Ground  (Pinnacle, 2003.)


                Children are menaced by ghosts.


In the Blood  (Pinnacle, 2001.)


                The demolition of a house filled with dead bodies causes a number of people to turn into vampires.


Living Dark, The  (Zebra, 1991.)


                A woman with magical powers creates a spectral wolf to protect her children, but it is inadvertently set free to seek prey among the citizens of a small town.


Midnight Boy  (Zebra, 1987.)


                A psychopathic killer walks the streets of a small town, seeking out children to brutally murder.  He is clever enough to elude capture, at least until the intervention of a particular child, one with the ability to foresee the future.


Moon Lake  (Zebra, 1982.)


                A honeymooning couple plan to spend a quiet time on Moon Lake.  Unfortunately, there is something lying concealed within those waters, a monstrous creature that hates living creatures.


Night Touch  (Zebra, 1988.)


                 A blind boy is given unusual and unearthly powers by a mysterious stranger, powers which enable him to function almost normally.  But any gift of this nature carries with it an obligation, and in this case, the obligation involves a series of murders.


Runaway  (Zebra, 1988.)


                Most of the thrills and chills in this novel are pretty mundane, with a home for runaway children actually being a den of sin and iniquity.  There is a hint of the supernatural at the end, but for the most part, this is a routine thriller.


Shadow Man, The  (Zebra, 1986.)


                 The title character is a kind of boogeyman, an elusive creature who begins to haunt a small boy.  The first warning appears on a computer screen, but that respite is brief as the Shadow Man occupies the computer itself, corrupting the child's strongest support, threatening the stability of his world.




Cry for the Demon  (Warner, 1980.)


The charming man Ann meets in the South Pacific seems too good to be true, and of course it turns out to be true.  He's actually a wereshark, jealous of the woman he has decided to own, and deadly to his rivals.




Tremere  (White Wolf, 2000.)


A World of Darkness novel.


                A magician helping to prevent feral vampires from seizing control of the undead society hidden in our world must solve a murder that is distracting attention from the battle to come.


Tzimisce  (White Wolf, 1999.)


A World of Darkness novel.


                A traditional vampire party is the scene of a climactic battle when a rival clan decides to crash.


Widow's Weeds  (White Wolf, 2001.)


A World of Darkness novel.


                Ghost story of sorts involving vampires.




Corruptors, The  (Condor, 1977.)


                A promising young businessman learns the hard way that the road to power is through manipulation of other people. Eventually he penetrates to the Inner Circle, a society of people who use psychic powers to compel others to do their bidding. Revolted at the concept, he finds his own life in danger, until his own, even greater powers, awaken.




Blood Forge  (Leisure, 1989.)


                An ancient demon stalks the world, now inhabiting the substance of a deadly handgun.  Each person who possesses the weapon is driven to commit violent crimes.  Fairly original and decently plotted.


Calling, The  (Zebra, 1994.)


An ancient Egyptian sorceress is reincarnated as a separate self awareness inside a modern woman and helps her through several crises.  But she wants help in return, in order to right a wrong that has survived the centuries.


Evil Stalks the Night  (Leisure, 1984.)


                 Only two survive when a number of children are mysteriously killed in the woods.  Years later, the survivors return, and discover that the demonic force responsible is active again, claiming new victims, and has been waiting for another chance at those it missed before.


Last Vampire, The  (Zebra, 1992.)


                Following a series of worldwide earthquakes and plagues, a young survivor finds her life even further disrupted by her conversion to vampirism, and struggles to control the impulse to claim human victims from among the survivors..


Predator  ( Zebra, 1991.)


                Not seen.  A prehistoric beast claims human prey.


Vampire Blood  (Zebra, 1991.)


                A clan of vampires living in an abandoned theater is split into two factions, one of whom prefers to keep a low profile and allow their victims to live, the other advocating wholesale death and destruction.


Witches  (Zebra, 1993.)


                A good witch battles an evil black witch whose return to the world of the living is aided by a host of monstrous creatures born of hell.  Plenty of magic and sorcerous battles. 




Driven  (Aspect, 2002.)


Hess #1.


                Investigation of an automotive homicide reveals a demonic force possessed the driver.


Takedown  (Warner Faith, 2003.)


Hess #2.


                A police officer fights a reincarnated demon when it escapes from a prison.


GRIMSHAW, NIGEL & GROVES, PAUL  (Grimshaw also writes Science Fiction and  Fantasy.)


10 Ghosts  (Arnold, 1984.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


10 Strange Tales  (Arnold, 1985.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


13 Ghosts  (Arnold, 1976.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


13 Horror Stories  (Arnold, 1978.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


13 Weird Tales  (Arnold, 1977.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Brand New Cherry Flavor  (HarperPrism, 1996.)


                A woman recruits a voodoo practitioner to help get revenge on some enemies, and finds herself caught up in a world of evil magic that she can no longer escape.


Stainless  (HarperPrism, 1996.)


                A young man falls in love with a beautiful vampire and becomes her chauffeur, but is then caught in the middle when one of her old enemies shows up seeking revenge.


GRIMWOOD, KEN  (Also writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.)


Breakthrough   (Doubleday, 1976, Ballantine, 1977, Ace, 1992.)


                Because of an experimental operation on her brain, Elizabeth Austin's consciousness has been sent back through time, into the body of an evil woman with murderous intentions. Can she escape a fate intended for another woman and find away to return to her own time?




Horrid Mysteries  (Minerva, 1796.)


                Not seen.  A gothic horror novel.


GROVES, PAUL  (See collaborations with Nigel Grimshaw.)




One Foot in the Grave.  (See Twelve Tales of suspense and the Supernatural.)


Siege of Thirteen, The  (Back Fork, 1978.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Twelve Tales of Suspense and the Supernatural  (Scribners, 1964, Crest, 1965.  Arrow, 1967, as One Foot in the Grave.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


You Never Believe Me  (St Martins, 1989.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Night of the Jaguar  (HarperCollins, 2006.)


A detective tracks down a were-jaguar.


Tropic of Night  (Morrow, 2003.)


                A detective and an anthropologist track down a serial killer who is using genuine shamanistic magic.




Boris Bigfoot’s Big Feat  (Harper, 1995.)


                Not seen.


Curse of Cleo Patrick’s Mummy, The  (Harper, 1996.)


                Cleo discovers that she has been cursed by her own mother.


Drak’s Slumber Party  (Harper, 1995.)


                Not seen.


Frank’s Field Trip  (Harper, 1995.)


                Not seen.


Harry Goes to Camp  (Harper, 1994.)


                A boy tries to conceal the fact that he’s a werewolf while attending summer camp.


Zelda's Zombie Dance  (Harper, 1996.)


Book for very young readers about zombies enlivening a school dance.


GRYPHON, TALIA  (Pseudonym of Kristine Mayer.)


Key to Conflict  (Ace, 2007.)


Gillian Key #1.


A psychiatrist who specializes in treating paranormal creatures locks horns with an evil vampire.


Key to Conspiracy (Ace, 2008.)


Gillian Key #2.


A team of psychics search for monsters in Russia.


Key to Justice  (Ace, 2010.)


Gillian Key #4.


A woman in love with one vampire is nearly seduced by another.


Key to Redemption  (Ace, 2008.)


Gillian Key #3.


A secret war is underway between psychics and Dracula's army.




Dark Rock Chronicles (Diego, 2014.)


A rock band encounters a demon.




American Ghost (Talos, 2017.)


A man's ghost has to solve his murder.


GUEST, ELIZABETH (Pseudonym of Suzanne Simmons Guntrum.)


Night Life  (Berkley, 2007.)


                Vampire romance with some Egyptian magic.




Ballymoon  (Enigmatic, 2000.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Miracle, The  (Atria, 2003.)


                A clairvoyant and a serial killer.


GURNEY, DAVID  (Pseudonym of Patrick Bair. Also writes Science Fiction.)


Conjurers, The.  (See The Demonists.)


Demonists, The  (Manor, undated.  New English Library, 1971 as The Conjurers.)


Satanism #1.


                When residents of a small town begin investigating the sinking of a small ship years before, the widow of one of the victims of that disaster uses her powers of clairvoyance to contact something not of this world.  As a consequence, she releases upon the town an evil force intent upon destroying every living creature within reach.


Devil in the Atlas, The  (New English Library, 1976.)


Satanism #2.


                Not seen.




Black Magic Woman  (Solaris, 2008.)


Quincey Morris #1.


Quincey Morris, supernatural investigator, battles vampires and a family curse.


Evil Dark (Angry Robot, 2012.)


Occult Crime #2.




Evil Ways  (Solaris, 2009.)


Quincey Morris #2.


A billionaire tries to evoke an ancient evil force.


Hard Spell (Angry Robot, 2011.)


Occult Crime #1.


Police battle the supernatural.


Known Devil  (Angry Robot, 2014.)


Occult Crime #3.


A demonic gang war.


Sympathy for the Devil (Solaris, 2011.)


Quincey Morris #3.




GUSTAVE, OLGA  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Devil You Lay, The  (Pendulum, 1970.)


                Pornography about a woman who deals with the devil in order to be rid of a husband who can no longer satisfy her.




More Than You Know  (Morrow, 2000.)


                A woman moves into a haunted house and eventually unravels the mystery of a woman who died there years earlier.