Last updated 7/10/21




Night of the Werewolf  (Bantam, 1995.)


A multiple path text adventure for young readers in which you attempt to unmask, and survive, a werewolf.




Dying to Live  (Permuted, 2007, Gallery, 2010.)


A zombie novel.




Surviving Frank  (Five Star, 2003.)


                A police detective is assigned to investigate his new partner, a werewolf with unorthodox methods.




Hephaestus Plague, The  (Putnam, 1973, Bantam, 1975.)


Filmed as Bug.  An unknown species of insect emerges from a cavern, one which feeds upon ashes, and starts fires in order to provide its own food supply.  They are as well possessed of a group intelligence that makes them the most formidable menace that humanity has ever faced.


Man Who Would Not Die, The  (Seaview, 1981, Signet, 1982.)


When Daniel dies, he is brought back from beyond the grave through the miracles of modern science.  Despite appearances, he is no longer the same person, however, is now in possession of incredible, supernatural powers, and is motivated by an abiding hatred for those he has disliked, and a perverted version of his former love.


Spirit, The  (Rawson, 1977, Ballantine, 1978.)


                A humanoid creature that many call Bigfoot is considered almost a sacred being by an Indian, who accompanies and assists it in a journey through the American wilderness.  Leagued against them is a party of hunters determined to make history, but who actually face a less distinguished future.


PAIGE, RICHARD  (Pseudonym of Dean R. Koontz, whom see.)




Exchange of Souls, An  (Nash, 1911.)


                A man's personality is shifted to another body.


Shadow of the Unseen, The  (Chapman & Hall, 1907.)


                A ghost story.


Stories in Grey  (?, 1911.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Stories in the Dark  (Richards, 1901.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Undying Thing and Others, The  (Hippocampus, 2011.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


PAINE, MICHAEL  (Pseudonym of John Michael Curlovich, whom see.)


Cities of the Dead  (Charter, 1988.)


In 1903, an expatriate Englishman in Egypt loses his job and finds new employment as a guide for rich Europeans.  Before long, he is involved with freshly manufactured mummies, attempts to raise the dead, and faces unnatural creatures which may have been brought to life by Christ himself.  Clearly not a wise career move.


Colors of Hell, The  (Charter, 1990.)


                The quest for fragments of glass made from the blood of saints runs into problems involving an ancient order of nuns guarding a supernatural secret.  Quite original and almost indescribable, exotic landscapes, truly strange characters and situations.


Dark Resurrection  (Dark Horse, 2006.)


A Mummy novel.


                Imhotep is alive and claiming fresh victims.


Night School, The  (Berkley, 2006.)


                Efforts to rejuvenate an old building stir up supernatural trouble.


Owl Light  (Charter, 1990.)


                Amid a controversy about the teaching of the theory of evolution at a local school, a town is visited by an enigmatic woman who can bring dead animals back to life and bend them to her will.  She becomes highly controversial by asserting pagan beliefs and powers.


Stage Fright  (Berkley, 2006.)


                The reopening of an old opera house is hampered by ghosts.


Steel Ghosts  (Berkley, 2005.)


                A haunted steel mill is actually a gateway to Hell.  The ghosts destroy virtually an entire town to prevent the razing of the structure.




Last Gamble, The  (Onyx, 1990.)


                A woman and her daughter are menaced by a man they thought of as husband and father.  Ross Devlin has discovered a powerful psychic force, the power of which has corrupted him utterly.  Their only salvation may be to find a counterbalancing magical ability of their own.


Lilith Factor, The  (Onyx, 1989.)


Two women spiritually descended from Lilith strive for power over the race descended from Adam and Eve.  A modern researcher discovers their secret and hopes to use their power constructively, but he is easily outclassed and manipulated for evil purposes.




Mad Swine: Dead Winter  (Permuted, 2012.)


Swine #2.




Mad Swine: The Beginning  (Permuted, 2012.)


Swine #1.






Lullaby  (Doubleday, 2002.)


                An ancient African culling song begins to cost modern lives despite efforts to suppress it.


PALMER, GEOFFREY.  (See collaboration with Noel Lloyd.)




Cradlesong  (Pocket, 1993.)


Standard haunted house fair with the evil spirit particularly interested in the new owners' unborn child and inordinately fond of grotesque appearances.


Dark Lullaby  (Pocket, 1991.)


                The malevolent spirit of a dead child locates and begins to influence her younger sister, using her an instrument of revenge against the rest of the family, against whom the spirit still holds a grudge.


Shadow Dance  (Pocket, 1994.)


A young girl disturbs an ancient grave and unleashes a demonic force that preys on residents of a small New England town.  Eventually she discovers that she must perform an age old ritual to banish the evil spirits.




Dream Science  (?, 1990, Fontana, 1992, Diamond, 1994.)


An ordinary man discovers he can enter the world of the paranormal.




Flying in Place  (Tor, 1992.)


                A rather untraditional ghost story about a young girl subject to repeated sexual abuse by her father.  An intensely emotional novel with a really horrible human villain and little emphasis on the supernatural.  An exceptional first novel.




Unwelcome Child, The  (Pinnacle, 2005.)


                A woman's miraculous pregnancy may be the result of the house where she lives rather than natural forces.




Links  (Berkley, 1979.  Houghton Mifflin, 1978, earlier version.)


                 Scientists use a form of hypnotic linkage to experiment with the afterlife, but something goes wrong and one member of the team appears to be permanently dead.  The protagonist, who loves the fatally stricken woman,  will not accept the situation, and decides to cross over and bring her back. 




Wind at Midnight, The  (Ash-Tree, 1999.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


PAOLETTI, MARC  (See collaboration with Patricia Rosemoor.)




Ghost Fire  (Pocket, 1983.)


After several residents have been driven from a house by unpleasant dreams and sensations, a woman moves in who seems to have no difficulty adjusting to the place.  Then she meets Ethan, a man who comes and goes mysteriously, and who appears to be merely masquerading as a human being.


Godchildren, The  (Charter, 1986.)


 Twin daughters parted at birth and raised separately represent two aspects of an eternal battle between good and evil. Now, grown to adulthood, the good sister senses that her sibling is nearby, and that their first, and last, meeting might spell the end of the world.


Sketch Me If You Can  (Berkley, 2010.)


Portrait of Crime #1.


Mystery with the detective aided by a ghost.




Boy Who Cried Werewolf, The  (Boulevard, 1998.)


Elvira #3.


                A young boy tries to convince people heís a werewolf, but no one will believe him until itís too late.


Camp Vamp  (Boulevard, 1997.)


Elvira #2.


A camping trip turns dangerous when a legendary killer beast shows up in the neighborhood.  TV personality Elvira is one of the campers, and naturally she's the one who manages to save the day.


Transylvania 90210  (Boulevard, 1996.)


Elvira #1.


Elvira has to deal with a house full of new neighbors, at least some of whom are vampires.  Campy, unsuspenseful, attempt to capitalize on her popularity as a TV personality.




Dance of Death  (Harper, .)


Dark Hearts #3.




Magic at the Crossroads  (Harper, ?)


Dark Hearts #1.




Tears of Blood  (Harper, 1996.)


Dark Hearts #2.


For young adults.  A young girl reluctantly joins a mysterious cult to protect the man she loves, and finds herself involved in satanic rituals.




Daughters of Lucifer  (Satan's Library, 1977.)






Isobel  ( Jove, 1977.)


An historical horror novel about a woman who leaves a convent only to find herself trapped in a cruel marriage.  For relief, she finally turns to the worship of Satan, and the power she receives allows her to destroy those she considers enemies.  An odd story that often seems to side with the devil.




Angeliqueís Descent  (Harper, 1998.)


A Dark Shadows novel.


                First in a new series of novels based on the television series.  This is the story of Barnabas before he was a vampire, a condition imposed upon him when he spurns the love of a woman well versed in voodoo and other evil arts.


Salem Branch, The  (Tor, 2006.)


A Dark Shadows novel.


                A vampire's humanity is restored and he falls in love, but there's a new, evil vampire in time.




Storytellers  (Design Image Group, 1998.)


                A horror novelist is intrigued by stories of a Native American demon.  His interest makes him vulnerable and he is eventually possessed by the ancient evil spirit.




This Shade of Night  (IUniverse, 2004.)


                A vampire detective solves a murder involving witchcraft.




Dementia  (Zebra, 1974.)


                A very strange blend of insanity and horror as a scientist performs a forbidden experiment on a villainous character who has fallen under his power.


PARRISH, BARNEY  (Pseudonym of George Wolk.  See also Janet Kidde.)


Closed Circle, The  (Playboy, 1976.)


 A group of devil worshippers plots the deaths of rich and influential people, but their plans are seen in advance by a woman with clairvoyance.  The usual struggle ensues.




Survivor, The  (Hale, 1940.)


                Not seen.  Possession by a dead spirit.




Countess Dracula  (Beagle, 1971, Sphere, 1971, from the screenplay by Alexander Paal, Jeremy Paul, and Peter Sasdy. )


An aging countess can restore her youthful looks by sacrificing a virgin.  Having done so, she impersonates her own daughter in order to explain the change in her appearance.




Bad Intentions  ( Subterranean, 1996.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Bars on Satan's Jailhouse, The  (Roadkill, 1995.)


Short story in pamphlet form about a bizarre family dominated by a cruel man and its fate when a possibly supernatural visitor comes among them.


Dark Harvest  (Cemetery Dance, 2006, Tor, 2006.)


                A town has an annual festival in which a sacrificed victim rises from the dead to become the agent by which they choose the next to die.


Man With the Barbed Wire Fists, The  (Night Shade, 2001.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Mr. Fox & Other Feral Tales  (Roadkill, 1992.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Slippin' Into Darkness  (CD Publications, 1994.)


The unfortunate death of a young girl with less than high moral standards has repercussions among her classmates several years later when the ghosts of old memories return to stir up rivalries and animosities best left forgotten.


Spyder  (Subterranean, 1995.)


                Short story in pamphlet form.


Wicked Prayer, The  (Harper, 2000.)


A Crow novel.


                A woman refuses to help two villains become immortal because the process will leave her blind.


Wildest Dreams   (Subterranean, 1998.)


                A psychic hitman battles a variety of supernatural creatures in order to bring relief to the ghost of a young girl.




Save Johanna!  (Morrow, 1981, Berkley, 1982.)


A writer becomes too involved in her work, and can no longer easily differentiate between the real world and the one she is creating.  Or is it that she created all too well, and gave actual life of a sort to those about whom she writes?  Quite bizarre, foreshadows a recent Stephen King novel with a similar device.


PASSARELLA, J(OHN) G.  (Also writes Fantasy.)


Avatar  (Pocket, 2001.)


An Angel novel.


                Angel and friends track down a demon who is using on line chat rooms as his hunting ground for victims in a dangerous ceremony.


Chopping Block, The (Titan, 2014.)


A Grimm novel.


Someone is killing and eating humans.


Ghoul Trouble  (Pocket, 2000.)


A Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel.


                Buffy has to defeat a new band of inhuman maneaters without the help of her friends, who have been captured or hypnotized into inaction.


Halloween (Titan, 2018, based on the screenplay by Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride, and David Gordon Green.)


A supernatural killer stalks his prey.


Kindred Spirit  (Pocket Star, 2006.)


                A woman investigating the murder of her twin gets psychic messages.


Night Terror (Titan, 2011.)


A Supernatural novel




Rite of Passage (Titan, 2012.)


A Supernatural novel.




Wither  (Pocket, 1999.)


Wendy Ward #1.


                In a town with a history of witchcraft, a college student experiments with the occult and gets more than she wished for.  Elsewhere, a pregnant woman has prescient dreams, a child finds the artifacts of earlier witchcraft, and the evil spirits of the dead prepare for their revenge.


Wither's Legacy  (Pocket, 2004.)


Wendy Ward #3.


                A dead witch left behind a curse, a demonic creature with claws and teeth and a single mission in life.  Hunt down Wendy Ward and punish her for defeating the witch.


Wither's Rain  (Pocket, 2003.)


Wendy Ward #2.


                The ghost of a malevolent witch returns for another bout of battles with a benevolent contemporary witch.




Speak to the Rain  (Atheneum, 1989.)


                A teenager falls under the influence of the spirits of a long dead Indian tribe who offer to reunite her with her dead mother if she helps them escape their imprisonment on the earthly plane.




Visionary, The  (Warner, 1999.)


                Thriller about a woman with psychic visions of a murderer who eventually gets connected to a detective trying to track down a serial killer.  Predictably, the villain gets wind of the danger the psychic poses to him and decides to eliminate her.




Mystic Voices  (Ash-Tree, 2001.)


                Collection of interrelated stories.




Moontide  (Wildside, 2001.)


                The crew of a refurbished ship discover it is malevolent.




Dead Road, The (Thomas Dunne, 2018.)




Virgin, The  (McGraw Hill, 1980, Bantam, 1981.)


Another novel of the son of Satan incarnated on the Earth, but this time with an opposing force born at the same time, both in fulfillment of a secret prophecy known only to the highest officials of the Church.




Liars & Tyrants & People Who Turn Blue (Doubleday, 1980, Pinnacle, 1982.)


More of a spy novel than a horror story.  An ordinary housewife has the unique ability to detect whether or not people are telling a lie, which obviously makes her quite useful in certain international situations.  But as a consequence, certain parties are quite interested in terminating her career.




Master of the Undead  (Lancer, 1968.)


An evil, undead creature stalks the earth, bringing death on a grand scale.  Routine thrills and chills involving voodoo sorcery, zombies, and the usual cast of characters.




Familiar and Haunting  (Greenwillow, 2002.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Shadow Cage and Other Tales of the Supernatural, The  (Kestrel, 1977.)


                Not seen.


Who's Afraid? and Other Strange Stories  (Kestrel, 1986.)


                Not seen.




Young Frankenstein  (Ballantine, 1974, from the screenplay by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks.)


A spoof of the classic horror movies, with Frankenstein's unwilling relative reviving the monster and teaching it culture.  A cast of zany characters keep the action lively.  It works much better as a film, but the book is not without a charm of its own.




Border Ghost Stories  (Macdonald, 1919.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Shape of Fear and Other Ghostly Tales, The  (Macmillan, 1898.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Spirit Crossings  (Bantam, 1991.)


                A teacher descended from President Andrew Jackson discovers that the ghosts of several who died during the course of US history haunts his house and threaten his sanity.




Bodysurfing (2009)




Ghost Belonged to Me, The  (Viking, 1975, Avon, 1976.)


The ghost of a dead girl appears in a barn loft and begins to affect the life of a boy who sees her, as well as indirectly forewarning several people of ill events lying in their paths.

For younger readers.


Ghosts I Have Been  (Viking, 1977, Dell, 1979.)


                A girl with psychic powers and the ghost of a boy who died young combine in this low key tale aimed at younger readers. 




Tale of the Virtual Nightmare, The  (Minstrel, 1996.)


                A computer game sucks players into it.




Apocrypha  (White Wolf, ?)




Overseer, The  (White Wolf, 2003.)


A World of Darkness novel.


                A vampire enforcer confronts renegades of his king who indulge in slavery.


Puppet-Masters, The  (White Wolf, 2003.)


A World of Darkness novel.


                The vampire who has declared war on some of his own kind finally brings about their downfall.


Slave Ring  (White Wolf, ?)


A World of Darkness novel.


                A lone vampire battles a global slavery ring.




Dead Americans and Other Stories (ChiZine, 2014.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Nema and Other Stories  (Chapman & Hall, 1895.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


PEEL, JOHN  (See also Nicholas Adams, and collaboration with Mike Ford.)


Alien Prey  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1993.)


For young adults.  Mild variation of the aliens-are-controlling-our-neighbors story, this time in the form of spiders that live inside human bodies.


Blood Wolf  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1993.)


For young adults.  The bitter rivalry among brothers about succession to an ancient throne leads to assassination and civil war.  One of their number encounters a magical force that transforms him into a werewolf.


Bureau of Lost  (Avon Camelot, 1997.)


Eerie, Indiana #2.


                Not seen.


Dances with Werewolves  (Archway, 1995.)


Tombstones #1


Holly becomes popular at school when she saves another teen from a werewolf attack, but other shapechangers are planning to attend a school dance.


Dead End  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1994.)


A teenager's new car drives him to a very strange rock concert, one staged in Hell.


Ghost Lake  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1994.)


When Brooke steals a friend's boyfriend and the jilted girl dies, her ghost comes back from the dead seeking revenge.


Grave Doubts  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1993.)


For young adults.  A boy puzzled by his sister's murder receives messages from the dead, and attempts to discover who was responsible.


Last Drop, The  (Archway, 1995.)


Tombstones #2. 


A teen disappears after criticizing a local company that manufactures violent video games, and his friends break into the factory and discover an even darker secret.


Lost, The  (Tor, 1997, based on the screenplay.)


An Outer Limits novel.


                Stacy suspects that all the kids in her neighborhood are being brainwashed by some mysterious agency to make them perfectly behaved and conventional, so she sets out to find whoís responsible and stop them.


Night Wings  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1993.)


For young adults.  A teenager whose neck is lined with metal following an automobile accident discovers he is thereby immune to vampire attacks and sets out to rid the countryside of their kind.


Shattered  (Archway, 1993.)


For young adults.  A teen gets involved with a magical curse and the creatures who live inside mirrors when she investigates a murder suicide. 


Simon and Marshallís Excellent Adventure  (Avon Camelot, 1997.)


Eerie, Indiana #4.


                An invisible creature is stealing the possessions of a young boy, and it is somehow linked to a strange kid who believes there are two new planets in the solar system.


Tale of the Restless House, The   (Minstrel, 1996.)


A plot to turn an abandoned building into a fake haunted house goes awry when a boy discovers that all of the doorways lead to other places and times.


Tale of the Sinister Statues, The  (Minstrel, 1995.)




Tale of the Three Wishes, The  (Minstrel, 1997.)


                Granted three wishes, a young boy chooses to become a superhero, but by doing so he finds himself facing evil supervillains more powerful than he can handle.


Tale of the Zero Hero, The  (Minstrel, 1997.)




Talons, Archway, 1993.


A young girl experiences clairvoyant dreams of several murders, each committed by an inhuman monster linked to the strange discovery of Viking graves and magically cursed silver coins.




Sparrows of Paris, The  (Philosophical Library, 1958.)


                A murder investigation is complicated by a pact of werewolves.




Wolfman, The  (Tor, 2008.)


A werewolf battles a brutal serial killer.


PELAN, JOHN  (See also collaboration with Ed Lee.)


Antique Vintage, An  (Gargadillo, 1999.)


                A store owner discovers that his new property is a gateway to evil when spirits begin to intrude in his dreams.


Colour Out of Darkness, The  (Cemetery Dance, 2006.)


                A drug is linked to an invasion from outside our world.


Darkness, My Old Friend (Fedogar & Bremer, 2016.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Blood Blade  (Eos, 2009.)


Skinners #1.


A secret corps of hunters protects the world from supernatural monsters.


Extinction Agenda  (Harper, 2011.)


Skinners #6.




Breaking, The (Harper, 2011.)


Skinners #5.


A band of monster hunters heads to a small, beleaguered town.


Howling Legion  (Eos, 2009.)


Skinners #2.


Our hero battles hordes of evil vampires.


Teeth of Beasts  (Eos, 2010.)


Skinners #3.




Vampire Uprising (Harper, 2010.)


Skinners #4.






Sacred Book of the Werewolf, The  (Viking, 2008, translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield.)


An oriental werewolf has satiric adventures in modern Russia.




Dust  (Avon, 1998.)


                A science fiction novel whose early chapters in particular are horrifying.  A cyclic event in the Earthís history leads to the sudden, inexplicable death of almost all of the insects.  The immediate result is that previously benign creatures like mites overbreed in such enormous quantities that they begin swarming and wiping out entire communities.




Weird O' It, The  (??, Midnight House, 2000.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Devil's Graveyard, The  (British Fantasy Society, 1988.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Thing of Darkness  (Darkside, 2006.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Nightscapes  (BJM, 1999.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




In the Dark and Other Ghost Stories  (Sarob, 1999.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Memoria  (Medium Rare, 2003.)


                Experiments on the human brain lead to discorporal existence and mystical revelations.




Red Moon  (Grand Central, 2013.)


Supernatural creatures are living among us.




Monster  (Westbow, 2005.)


                A forest creature abducts a woman.




Dead Is the New Black  (Harcourt, 2008.)


A teenager tries to discover the identity of a vampire.




Sistrum and Other Ghost Stories, The  (Sarob, 2001.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Virus  (Tor, 1998, based on the screenplay by Chuck Pfarrer and Dennis Feldman.)


                A freighter crew finds a derelict ship and decides to salvage it.  They are soon trapped aboard the vessel with a mutating lifeform that is killing them systematically.


PERRY, STEVE  (See also collaborations which follow.)


Earthhive  (Bantam, 1992.)


An Aliens novel.


                First in a series of original novels based on the comic book series based on the film series that began with Alien.  The all powerful, metamorphosing aliens are loose on Earth, and the entire planet's population is in jeopardy as they begin breeding in unprecedented numbers.


Nightmare Asylum  (Bantam, 1993.)


                Three survivors flee an Earth that has been overrun by hordes of aliens, finding refuge at a remote military installation.  Unfortunately, the local commander has hatched an insane plan to domesticate the aliens and organize them into an army, and he's not willing to let anyone stand in his way.




Female War, The   (Bantam, 1993.)


An Aliens novel.


Adapted from the comic books not the movie.  Ripley is back, part of a plan to free Earth of its alien infestation by importing a telepathic superqueen and using her as a lure.  Unfortunately, the aliens are almost always unpredictable.


Prey  (Bantam, 1994.)


An Aliens novel.


Colonists are caught between two violent alien species on a remote world, either of which is more than a match for even an armed human being.  Based on the comic book series.




Blind Rage  (?, Berkley, 2009.)


Blind #2.


A psychic detective investigates a series of suicides.


Blind Spot  (Doubleday, 2007, Berkley, 2008.)


Blind #1.


A detective with psychic powers helps track down a murderer.




Natural History  (Knopf, 1988, Ballantine, 1990, translated from the Spanish where it first appeared in 1960.)


                A very non-traditional horror tale with a 19th Century vampire who can change his shape at will sought after by a rational young man.  Provides quite a different perspective.




Satan's Daughters  (Zebra, 1975. Zebra, 1977, as Whispers from the Dark Side of Tomorrow.)


Lots of satanism, obscene rituals, a rescue in the nick of time, escapes, chases and captures.  Not much characterization, suspense, or logic.


Whispers from the Dark Side of Tomorrow.  (See Satan's Daughters.)




Making of a Monster, The  (Dell, 1993.)


                A young woman trapped in an often oppressive marriage is seduced by a vampire and cast loose to adjust to her new way of life, if that's the right term.  She joins a rock band and fortuitously runs into a string of muggers and would be rapists so that her early kills are at least marginally justifiable.  Itís an undead coming of age story.




Eat Slay Love (Orbit, 2011.)


Zombie #3.




Flip This Zombie  (Orbit, 2011.)


Zombie #2.




Married with Zombies  (Orbit, 2010.)


Zombie #1.


A couple on the verge of divorce find themselves in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.




Moonflowers  (Hutchinson, 1926.)


                Not seen.  Vampires.




Gifts of Blood  (OSFCI, 1990,Baen, 1992.)


                Collection of related stories about vampires.




Assamite  (White Wolf, 2002.)


A World of Darkness novel.


                A vampire uses the Crusades as a means to exterminate members of a rival vampire clan.


Blindsighted  (Razorbill, ?)


Time Tripper #3.




Blood Prophecy  (Grand Central, 2010.)


An historical vampire novel.


Dead Mann Running  (Roc, 2012.)


Zombie #2.


A zombie detective receives a mysterious package.


Dead Mann Walking  (Roc, 2012.)


Zombie #1.


A zombie detective.


Futureimperfect  (Razorbill, ?)


Time Tripper #4.




Inrage  (Razorbill, 2006.)


Time Tripper #2.


                A mysterious force leads to contagious, uncontrollable anger.


Shadow of Frankenstein, The  (DH, 2006.)


                The monster battles Jack the Ripper.


Yestermorrow  (Razorbill, 2006.)


Time Tripper #1.






Cheat the Grave (Eos, 2010.)

Joanna Archer #5.




City of Souls  (Eos, 2009.)


Joanna Archer #4.




Given, The (Harper, 2014.)






Lost, The (Harper, 2013.)






Neon Graveyard, The  (Eos, 2011.)


Joanna Archer #6.


A group of heroes invade the demon realm.


Scent of Shadows, The  (Eos, 2007.)


Joanna Archer #1.


A feisty female character discovers that the forces of supernatural good and evil are conducting a hidden war in Las Vegas.


Taken, The (Harper, 2012.)






Taste of Night, The  (Eos, 2007.)


Joanna Archer #2.




Touch of Twilight, The  (Eos, 2008.)


Joanna Archer #3.


A woman battles a doppelganger and other dangers.




Thin Line Between, The  (Cold Spring, 2005.)


                A study of the aborigines uncovers the presence of the supernatural.




Footsteps on the Stairs  (? in 1970, Archway, 1984.)


Three children who possess extra sensory perception use it to contact a mysterious ghost who only appears at midnight. Aimed at younger readers.




Uwharrie  (Tudor, 1993.)


                A resurrected shaman plots the death of the entire white race, starting with a series of sacrifices aimed at a specific group.




Ghostly Tales  (Delacorte, 2000.)


                Collection of related short stories about 4 sisters and their encounters with the supernatural.




Goat's Head  (Manor, 1977.)


A Vietnam veteran returns after a horrifying experience overseas, only to discover cattle mutilations, disappearances, and other indications that occult forces are at work in his home town.  Now he must act quickly to save the life of a girl whose destiny seems to be sacrifice on a satanist altar.


Stickman  (Tor, 1987.)


A very fine horror novel set in Africa.  An expedition predictably offends the powers of local magic, and are subsequently stalked by a mysterious inhuman figure.  Their early skepticism vanishes with the realization that a supposedly legendary threat lurks just outside the circle of their lights.


PHILBRICK, RODMAN   (See also collaborations which follow.)


Coffins  (Forge, 2002, Tor, 2004.)


                Supernatural terrors in the early days of the Civil War.




Final Nightmare, The  (Apple, 1995.)


House on Cherry Street #3.


The babysitter has succumbed to a haunted house and now the uneasy spirits are after the two children she has left unprotected. 


Haunting, The  (Apple, 1995.)


House on Cherry Street #1.


A new family moves into a haunted house where a child died long ago and restless spirits want to disturb the living.  For younger readers.


Horror, The  (Apple, 1995.)


House on Cherry Street #2.


Although the kids in a new house think they've made peace with the local ghosts, things get sticky again when a babysitter comes to stay with them.




Walford's Oak  (Citadel, 1990.)


                Samuel Taylor Coleridge becomes involved with the ghost of a man executed for murder.




Game, The  (Tor, 1982.)


An occult battle between mother and daughter over control of the latter's two children is the central theme in this story of death and disfigurement.  More talk than action.


Tomb of the Shroud  (Dell, 1983.)


A charismatically evil figure arises on Earth, and when his initial plans are rebuffed, he vows to utterly destroy Christianity as an institution.  A Roman Catholic Cardinal prepares to marshal his forces, recognizing that this is more than just a man he faces, but an enemy far older and more powerful.




Church of the Divine Psychopath  (Black Flame, 2005.)


A Friday the 13th novel.


                Religious cultists begin worshipping Jason's spirit and bring him back to life.




Beneath the Skin (Pocket, 2010.)


Dante Baptiste #3.




Black Dust Mambo (Pocket, 2010.)


Voodoo romance.


Black Heart Loa (Pocket, 2011.)


Werewolf romance.


Etched in Bone  (Pocket,, 2011.)


Dante Baptiste #4.


Three supernatural forces attempt to control a unique individual.


In the Blood  (Pocket, 2008.)


Dante Baptiste #2.


Government conspirators cover up the existence of vampires, both good and bad.


On Midnight Wings  (Pocket, ?)


Dante Baptiste #5.




Rush of Wings, A  (Pocket, 2007.)


Dante Baptiste #1.


Futuristic vampire romance.




Call of the Deep  (Avon Flare, 1994.)


A teenager is drawn under the influence of a mysterious boy who has lured many others to their death in the ocean.


Evil in the Attic  (Avon Flare, 1995.)


When a child finds a music box owned by a girl long dead, she enrages its spirit who returns to possess the living.


PICCIRILLI, TOM  (See also collaboration with Ed Gorman.)


Bastards of Alchemy  (Necro, 2002.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Choir of Ill Children, A  (Bantam, 2004.)


                Witchcraft, magical dreams, murder and mayhem, and a gestalt personality in a rural southern community.


Dark Father  (Pocket, 1990.)


                One of a pair of twins becomes the leader of a pack of the reanimated dead.


Dead Letters, The  (Leisure, 2006.)


                An apparently reformed serial killer is actually the precursor of something worse.


Deceased  (Leisure, 2000.)


                A writer returns to his family home to face the memory of the murder of his parents and brother by his sister, and discovers that their spirits are at large, powered by the force of his own imagination.


Deep into That Darkness Peering  (Terminal Frights, 1999.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Fuckin' Lie Down Already  (Endeavor, 2003.)


                Short story published as a hardcover chapbook about a murdered cop who doesn't stop moving around until he avenges his family.


Hexes  (Leisure, 1999.)


                A man trying to clear a friend condemned to a hospital for the criminally insane discovers that a supernatural entity is behind the killings.  The creature's ultimate plans include the destruction of an entire community.


Lower Deep, A  (Leisure, 2001.)


                Sorcerers and demons battle among themselves in contemporary America.


Mean Sheep  (Delirium, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Midnight Premiere  (Cemetery Dance, 2007.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Midnight Road, The  (Bantam, 2007.)


A man has strange experiences after being technically dead.


Night Class, The  (Leisure, 2002.)


                A college student investigating a murder mystery encounters the supernatural and finds a secretive group operating within the university.


November Mourns  (Bantam, 2005.)


                A man investigates the death of his sister in a web of superstition, while experiencing prescient dreams.


Pentacle  (Pirate Writings Press, 1995.)


Five story sequence about a modern day necromancer and his encounters with demons, ghosts, and other characters in contemporary America.


PICKOVER, CLIFFORD  (See collaboration with Piers Anthony.)




Second Glance  (Atria, 2003.)


                Plans to build a shopping mall on land sacred to Native Americans results in supernatural phenomena.




Flashpoint  (Z-Fave, 1995.)


Spiderís Child #3.


Another magical book helps a youngster learn to handle the grief of a recent death.


Keeper  (Z-Fave, 1994.)


Spiderís Child #2.


A young boy finds a magical friend in a book and asks his advice during an emergency on a camping trip.


Trapped  (Z-Fave, 1994.)


Spiderís Child #1.


A ten year old gets trapped in a magical book and must escape back to the real world.




Dreamer, The  (Avon Flare, 1996.)


For young adults.  A teenager has a series of frightening dreams that are the symptoms of a demonic creature's efforts to seize power in the real world.




Creation, The  (Berkley, 1994.)


Frankensteinís Children #1.


When her boyfriend dies, a brilliant young scientist uses the journals of Dr. Frankenstein to bring him back from the dead.


Curse, The  (Berkley, 1994.)


Frankensteinís Children #3


The young woman who brought her boyfriend back from the dead now must track him down and destroy him again, to stop him from killing others.


Revenge, The  (Berkley, 1994.)


Frankensteinís Children #2


After bringing her boyfriend back from the dead, a young woman is forced to keep him penned in a cage, to prevent him from taking revenge on those who wronged him while he was alive.


PIKE, CHRISTOPHER  (Pseudonym of Kevin McFadden.)


Ancient Evil, The  (Archway, 1992, Hodder, 1992.)


Chain Letter #2.


                An evil force uses a chain letter to force teens to do its bidding.


Attack of the Killer Crabs  Minstrel, 1997.)


Spooksville #18.


                Not seen.


Black Blood  (Archway, 1994, Hodder, 1995.)


Last Vampire #2.


Two young vampires who believe themselves the last of their kind hear of a series of brutal killings elsewhere in the country that can only be the work of the undead.  So they set out to stop them.


Blind Mirror, The  (Tor, 2003.)


                Demonic possession and murder.


Bury Me Deep   (Archway, 1991, Hodder, 1993.)


                After experiencing a series of disturbing dreams about a dead boy, a teen gets involved with the mystery of another oneís death, and the possibility that his spirit hasnít completely left the land of the living.


Chain Letter, The  (Avon, 1986, Hodder, 1989.)


Chain Letter #1.


                A mysterious letter warns six teens that someone, or something, knows of a terrible crime they committed. Not fantastic, though the sequel retroactively makes it so.


Cold One, The  (Tor, 1995, New English Library, 1996.)


The Cold One is a being that destroys humans by its very existence, so the police have great difficulty dealing with what they think is a new serial killer.  Indian mysticism and police procedural mix in this uneven brew of horror.


Cold People, The  (Minstrel, 1996, Hodder,1996.)


Spooksville #5.


Young adult thriller about creatures who can turn people to ice with a single touch.


Creature in the Teacher   (Minstrel, 1999.)


Spooksville #13.


                Not seen.


Dangerous Quest, The  (Minstrel, 1998.)


Spooksville #20.


                A band of children enter the mirror world in order to find a cure for one of their number who is dying.


Dark Corner, The  (Minstrel, 1996, Headline, 1996.)


Spooksville #7.


Young adult novel about a land populated by creatures that can seize control of people's bodies.


Deadly Past, The  (Minstrel, 1996, Hodder, 1996.)


Spooksville #11.


                Not seen.


Evil House, The  (Minstrel, 1997.)


Spooksville #14.


                Not seen.


Haunted Cave, The  (Minstrel, 1995, Hodder,1995.)


Spooksville #3.


Explorers discover a cave which they can enter but cannot leave.  And something is stalking them.


Hidden Beast, The  (Minstrel, 1996, Hodder, 1996.)


Spooksville #12.


                Not seen.


Howling Ghost  (Minstrel, 1995, Hodder, 1996.)


Spooksville #2.


A ghost steals Ginger's younger brother but everyone else believes he drowned.  Ginger decides to get her brother back.


Immortal, The  (Archway, 1993, Hodder, 1993.)


                After taking an artifact from a Greek ruin, a teenager discovers that an ancient goddess is trying to return to the land of the living, killing her in the process.


Invasion of the No-Ones  ( Minstrel, 1996.)


Spooksville #15.


                Not seen.


Last Vampire, The  (Archway, 1994, Hodder, 1994.)


Last Vampire #1.


A 5000 year old vampire poses as a teenager in order to get information from a young boy about the mysterious figure who has been stalking her.  First volume in a series.


Listeners, The  (Tor, 1995, New English Library, 1995.)


A group that is able to mentally reach into the past and recover lost knowledge attracts the attention of a supernatural creature who plans to use their power to extend its influence into the modern age.


Little People, The  (Minstrel, 1996, Hodder, 1996.)


Spooksville #8.


A horde of leprechauns and fairies shows up in a small town, initially playing mild pranks, gradually moving up to nastier tricks.


Living Dead, The  (Minstrel, 1998.)


Spooksville #21.


                Not seen.


Night of the Vampire  (Minstrel, 1997.)


Spooksville #19.


                A bunch of vampires move into Spooksville and almost manage to convert everyone there.


Phantom  (Archway, 1996, Hodder, 1996.)


The Last Vampire #4.


A sorcerous spell brings a vampire woman back to life, and makes her pregnant as well.  But what will the child be - human, vampire, or something worse?


Red Dice  (Archway, 1995, Hodder, 1995.)


Last Vampire #3.


The government discovers that vampires are real and seize one of the two surviving undead in order to unlock the secret of their powers.


Sati  (St Martins, 1990, Hodder, 1993.)


                A hitchhiker claims to be God, and although she doesnít convince the protagonist that she's right, strange events begin to happen after he meets her.


Season of Passage, The  (Tor, 1992.)


                The second expedition to Mars is searching for an explanation of the failure of the first.  When they find an apparent survivor, they fail to realize that they have just encountered an alien intelligence, that the vampires of legend actually originate on the red planet.


Secret Path, The  (Minstrel, 1996, Hodder, 1996.)


Spooksville #1.


There's a path in this town that leads to another world where evil monsters and scary scenery is the order of the day.


See You Later  (Archway, 1990.)


                Not seen.


Thing in the Closet, The  (Minstrel, 1997.)


Spooksville #17.


                Not seen.


Time Terror  (Minstrel, 1996, Hodder, 1997.)


Spooksville #16.


                Not seen.


Visitor, The  (Archway, 1996, Hodder, 1996.)


Tom is the new boy in town, and he frightens people because of his peculiar looks, and possibly some unhuman powers.


Wicked Cat, The  (Minstrel, 1996, Hodder, 1996.)


Spooksville #10.


                Thereís a black cat in this one that really does cause bad luck, a string of disasters following in its wake, and perhaps caused intentionally by a malevolent spirit.


Wishing Stone, The  (Minstrel, 1996, Hodder, 1996.)


Spooksville #9


Not seen.


Witch, The  (Archway, 1990, Hodder, 1992.)


A good teenage witch has a clairvoyant vision of the death of the boy she falls in love with, so she decides to find out if her magical powers provide a means of changing the future and saving his life.


Witch's Revenge, The  (Minstrel, 1996, Hodder, 1996.)


Spooksville #6.


For younger readers.  A castle in another dimension is filled with magical devices designed to lure children to their doom.


PINBOROUGH, SARAH  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Breeding Ground  (Leisure, 2006.)


                Mutant children begin preying on adults.


Chosen Seed, The  (Gollancz, 2012.)


Dog Faced Gods #2.




Feeding Ground  (Leisure, 2009.)


London is attacked by oversized spider creatures.


Hidden, The  (Leisure, 2004.)


                An amnesiac slowly becomes aware that she is the focus for an inhuman creature.


Matter of Blood  (Gollancz, 2011, Ace, 2013.)


Dog Faced Gods #1.




Mayhem (Jo Fletcher, 2014.)


Mayhem #1.


A supernatural creature haunts Victorian London.


Murder (Jo Fletcher, 2015.)


Mayhem #2.


The Doctor who killed Jack the Ripper discovers that the entity which controlled him is back in London.


Reckoning, The  (Leisure, 2005.)


                A man returns to confront a house in his home town where he had a bad, supernatural experience as a child.


Shadow of the Soul  (Gollancz, 2011, Ace, 2013.)


Dog Faced Gods #2.




Taken, The  (Leisure, 2007.)


The ghost of a dead child returns for revenge.


Tower Hill (Leisure, 2008.)


Excavation at a church releases an ancient evil.




Great Mischief  (Viking, 1948, Chapman Hall, 1949, Popular Library, 1964.)


                 A highly literate and entertaining story of two people with magical powers who fall to the temptation of their use.  They are undaunted by the possibility that practicing witchcraft might ultimately cost them their souls.




Night School  (Berkley, 1994.)


A generally unconvincing story of a dislikable teenager whose tutor turns out to be a vampire.


Science Project  (Berkley, 1994.)


This time the monstrous creations of a scientific prodigy avenge a joke played at his expense.


PINEIRO, CARIDAD  (Pseudonym of Caridad Pineiro Scordato. See collaboration which follows.)


Blood Calls  (Silhouette, 2007.)


Calling #6.


Vampire romance.


Danger Calls  (Harlequin, 2005.)


Calling #2.


Vampire romance.


Darkness Calls  (Harlequin, 2004.)


Calling #1.


                A vampire romance.


Death Calls  (Silhouette, 2006.)


Calling #4.


Vampire romance.


Desire Calls  (Silhouette, 2006.)


                A vampire romance.  This may have been retitled and not issued under this one.


Devotion Calls  (Silhouette, 2007.)


Calling #5.


Vampire romance.


Temptation Calls  (Harlequin, 2005.)


Calling #3.


Vampire romance.




Holiday with a Vampire (Silhouette, 2007.)


Vampire romance.




Scattered Remains  (Tanjen, 1997.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Summoning, The   (Avon, 1979.)(


A series of horrible murders disturbs a small town, particularly because there is no evidence indicating any physical person or agency which might be responsible.  The explanation is that they were destroyed by creatures who sprang full blown from the unconscious minds of others, products of fear and hatred made manifest.


PISERCHIA, DORIS  (See also Curt Selby.)


Fluger, The  (DAW, 1980.)


A virtually invulnerable monster is set free on Earth following an apparent accident, and nothing the authorities can do will stop it.  Eventually they must hire another alien being to do the job for them.


Spinner, The  (DAW, 1980.)


A scientific experiment goes awry and opens a gate into another dimension, allowing an alien creature to enter our world. Prowling through a city, it preys upon human beings, and spins an enormous web in preparation for the production of more of its kind.




Exorcist: The Beginning  (Pocket Star, 2004, based on the screenplay by Alexi Hawley, William Wisher, and Caleb Carr.)


                An archaeological expedition wakens a demon in this prequel to the books by William Peter Blatty.


Plague Room


A Ghost Whisperer novel.






Alone in the House  (Avon Flare, 1991.)


A teenager has trouble fending off a vampire who decides to move into her house.


Garden of Evil  (Leisure, 1988.)


A lonely little girl discovers a packet of seeds and sets out to create a garden for her amusement.  The crop, unfortunately, is not what she expected but rather a harvest of evil and deadly creatures.


Last Date  (Avon Flare, 1993.)


For young adults.  A nasty kid uses magic to kill anyone who displeases him, but he would rather have one teenager remain alive as his companion in crime. 


Transformation  (Leisure, 1987.)


A pregnant woman begins to change physically as an alien lifeform matures within her body.  A species of nearly immortal creatures has come to Earth, and they plan to use human beings as hosts in a parasitical method of reproduction.


Trapped  (Leisure, 1989.)


 A family finds itself trapped in a remote cabin, under siege by a group of supernatural creatures who can use mental powers to influence human beings and turn the members of the family against one another.  Probably inspired by the movie, The Evil Dead.




Tales of the Supernatural  (Simpkin, Marshall, 1894.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Die Laughing  (Medium Rare, 2002.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


PLATT, KIN  (See also Wesley Simon York.)


Mystery of the Witch Who Wouldn't, The  (Chilton, 1969, Dell, 1973.)


 Witchcraft, secret inventions, a coven of Black Magicians plotting the acquisition of greater powers, a handful of original and captivating characters, and a remote island make up this blend of mystery and supernatural.  For young adults.


POE, EDGAR ALLAN  (Note that since Poe wrote a relatively small number of stories which have been collected in numerous combinations, many of these titles are virtually slightly varying editions of each other.  Similarly, books with the same title may have some variation in the stories included, although they are close enough that I have for the most part listed them as alternate versions of each other.)


Assignation and Other Tales, The  (Lovell, 1884.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Best Known Works of Edgar Allan Poe, The  (Blue Ribbon, 1931.)


                Collection of unrelated stories and other material.


Best of Edgar Allan Poe, The  (Royce, 1945.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Best Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, The  (McClurg, 1903, Modern Library, 1946.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Bizarre and Arabesque  (Panther, 1967.)


                Collection of unrelated stories and poems.


Black Cat and Other Short Stories, The  (Todd, 1943.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Black Cat and Other Stories, The  (Vallancey, 1945.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Book of Poe, The  (Doubleday, 1929.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Centenary Poe, The  (Bodley Head, 1949.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Choice Works of Edgar Allaen Poe, The  (Chatto & Windus, 1899.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Complete Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe, The.  (See Poe's Short Stories.)


Complete Stories and Poems  (Doubleday, 1966.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Complete Tales and Poems  (Vintage, 1975.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, The  (Modern Library, 1938, Hamilton, 1938.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Descent into the Maelstrom  (Digit, 1961.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Descent into the Maelstorm and Other Stories, A  (Nicholson & Watson, 1948.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Edgar Allan Poe  (Doubleday, 1901.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Edgar Allan Poe Bedside Companion, The  (Gollancz, 1980.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Edgar Allan Poe's Dark Dreams  (Wormhole, 2002.)


                Collection of unrelated stories and poems.


Edgar Allan Poe's Tales  (Cassell, 1904.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Eight Tales of Terror  (Scholastic, 1961.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Eighteen Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe  (Dell, 1967.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Fall of the House of Usher, The  (Digit, 1961.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Fall of the House of Usher, The  (Watts, 1967, Target, 1986.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales, The  (Signet, 1960.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales of Imagination, The  (Ward Lock, 1899.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings, The.  (See Selected Writings.)


Famous Tales of Mystery and Horror  (Watermill, 1980.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Fantastic Tales  (New English Library, 1969.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Fiction and Poetry, The  (Barnes & Noble, 2006.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Forty-Two Tales  (Octopus, 1979.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Gold Bug, The  (Digit, 1960.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Gold Bug and Other Selections from the Work of Edgar Allan Poe, The  (Johnson, 1912.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Gold Bug and Other Stories, The  (World, 1940.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Gold Bug and Other Tales, The  (Downey, 1898, Burt, 1902, Macmillan, 1930, Grosset & Dunlap, 1936, Dover, 1991.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Gold Bug, The Purloined Letter, and Other Tales, The  (Houghton Mifflin, 1898.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Great Short Works of Edgar Allan Poe  (Perennial, 1970.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, The  (Pocket, 1940. Also released as Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Great Tales of Edgar Allan Poe  (Pocket, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Great Tales of Horror  (Bantam, 1964.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe, The  (Jupiter, 1976.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Indispensible Edgar Allan Poe, The.  (See The Portable Edgar Allan Poe.)


Masque of the Red Death and Other Stories, The  (Holerth, 1924.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Masque of the Red Death and Other Tales, The   (Halcyon, 1932.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Murders in the Rue Morgue & Other Stories.  (Sears, 1920, Pulp Fictions, 1998.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales, The  (Porter & Coates, 1880.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Mystery and Imagination  (Pocket, 1940.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Pit and the Pendulum, The  (Nicholson, 1948.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Pit and the Pendulum, The  (Digit, 1962.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Pit and the Pendulum and Five Other Tales, The   (Watts, 1967.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Pit and the Pendulum and Other Stories, The  (Nicholson & Watson, 1948.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Poe  (Doubleday Page, 1922.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Poems and Tales by Edgar Allan Poe  (University, 1924.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Poe's Short Stories  (Harcourt Brace, 1927. Sun Dial, 1943, as The Complete Short Stories of Edgar Allen Poe.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Poe's Tales  (Education Publishing, 1906.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Poe's Tales of Mystery and Terror  (Lancer, 1967.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Poe's Tales of Terror  (Lancer, 1962.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Popular Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, The  (Wood & Clarke, 1891.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Portable Edgar Allan Poe, The  (Viking, 1957. (Book Society, 1950, as The Indispensible Edgar Allen Poe.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Prose Tales, The  (Crowell, 1897.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Prose Tales of Mystery and Imagination  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1903.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Purloined Letter and Other Tales, The  (Holerth, 1924.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher, and Other Poems and Tales, The  (Houghton Mifflin, 1897.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Representative Selections  (American Book, 1935.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selected Poems and Tales of Edgar Allan Poe  (Burdett, 1906, American Book, 1914.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selected Poetry and Prose of Edgar Allan Poe  (Modern Library, 1951.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selected Prose and Poetry  (Rinehart, 1950.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selected Short Stories  (Fine Editions, 1952.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selected Stories  (Armed Forces, 1944.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selected Stories and Poems   (Airmont, 1962.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selected Stories of Edgar Allan Poe  (Armed Forces, 1943.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selections from Edgar Allan Poe  (Cassell, 1885.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selected Tales  (Penguin, 1956, Oxford, 1967, Heron, 1969.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selected Tales and Poems  (Black, 1943.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selected Tales of Mystery  (Lippincott, 1909.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selected Writings  (Houghton Mifflin, 1956.  Penguin, 1986, as The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selections from Edgar Allan Poe  (Cassell, 1886, Stanwix, 1968.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selections from Poe  (Ginn, 1907.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Selections from the Prose Tales of Edgar Allan Poe  (Macmillan, 1901.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Select Works of Edgar Allan Poe, The  (Middleton, 1880.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Short Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe, The  (Bobbs-Merrill, 1976.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Short Stories  (MacLellan, 1908.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Six Stories by Edgar Allen Poe  (Ballantine, 1961.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Some Tales of Mystery and Imagination  (Penguin, 1938.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Stories  (Dutton, 1908, Prentice Hall, 1962, McGraw Hill, 1968.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Stories and Poems  (University, 1904, Globe, 1951.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Stories: Twenty Eight Thrilling Tales by the Master of Suspense  (Pratt & Munk, 1961.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales, The  (Wiley & Putnam, 1845.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales  (Hurst, 1888, Century, 1901, Duffield, 1909, Roycrofters, 1922, Oxford, 1927, Macmillan, 1928, Lakeside, 1930, Dodd, Mead, 1952, West Virginia Pulp, 1964.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe.  (See The Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe)


Tales, Criticism, Poems  (Doubleday Doran, 1929.)


                Collection of unrelated stories and other material.


Tales Grotesque  (Collins, 1931.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales Grotesque and Weird  (Haldeman Julius, 1926.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of Adventure, Mystery, and the Imagination  (Ward Lock, 1890.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of Edgar Allen Poe  (Wiley & Putnam, 1845, Scribner, 1927, Random House, 1944, Whitman, 1963, Parents Magazine, 1964, Books of Wonder, 1991.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of Effect   (Art & Education, 1948.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of Imaginative Science  (Haldeman Julius, 1926.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of Mystery  (Bell, 1903, Jack, 1940, Award, 1965.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of Mystery and Terror  (Baronet, 1994, adapted by Marjorie P. Katz.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of Mystery and the Imagination  (Milner & Sowerby, 1855, Routledge, 1882, Richards, 1902, Pearson, 1905, Long, 1905, Dent, 1908, Nelson, 1910, Harrap, 1919, Brentano's, 1923, Tudor, 1933, Lippincott, 1935, Spencer, 1936, Heritage, 1941, Burgess & Bowes, 1948, Fountain, 1949, Bruce, 1953, Oxford, 1956, Folio Society, 1957, Pan, 1960, Longmans, 1964.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of Mystery and Terror  (Lancer, 1967, Puffin, 1990.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of Terror and Fantasy  (Dent, 1971.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque   (Lea and Blanchard, 1840, Scribner, 1902, Dolphin, 1960.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales, Poems, Essays  (Norton, 1952, Collins, 1955.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tales Psychological and Gruesome  (Haldeman Julius, 1926.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tell-Tale Heart & Other Stories, The   (Lehman, 1948, Scholastic, 1969.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings, The  (Bantam, 1982.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Ten Great Mysteries  (Scholastic, 1960.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Three Tales  (Wellwood, 1907.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Uncanny Tales  (Little Blue Book, 1925.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Visions of Darkness  (Hallmark, 1971.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Weird Tales  (Altemus, 1895.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Works of Edgar Allan Poe, The   (Black, 1927.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Black Cat, The  ??


Return to the House of Usher  (Forge, 1996.)


Poe #1.


Usher House has been transformed into a sanitarium, and the descendants of that family struggle to cope with the family curse.  An interesting sequel written by one of Edgar Allen Poe's descendants.




Sins of the Angels  (Ace, 2011.)


Grigori Legacy #1.


Police battle a fallen angel.


Sins of the Sons  (Ace, 2012.)


Grigori Legacy #2.






Charming, The  (Bantam, 1984.)


                An ambitious teenager is tempted step by step into pledging her soul to an evil witch in return for success.




Vampire, The  (Sherwood Neely & Jones, 1819, Dover, ?)


                Short vampire novel written by one of Mary Shelley's friends, almost unreadable by today's standards.




Bureau 13   (Ace, 1991.  Wildside, 2000, revised, as Bureau 13: Judgment Night.)


Bureau 13 #1.


                This is a spoof rather than a serious novel, a secret government organization of people with supernatural powers organized to oppose the onslaught of monsters.  In this, which may be the first in a series, isolated incidents give way to a nationwide assault involving all the monsters of legend as well as the return of Atlantis to the surface of the ocean.


Bureau 13: Judgment Night  (See Bureau 13.)


Doomsday Exam  (Ace, 1992.)


Bureau 13 #2.


                Unkillable creatures escape from a magical prison.  A training exercise turns into the real thing.  A government agency designed to deal with the supernatural finds itself undergoing a crucial test.


Full Moonster  (Ace, 1992.)


Bureau 13 #3.


                A host of otherworldly monsters use psychic powers to create a breach between our universe and theirs, and only Bureau 13's operatives stand in their way.




Loving Ghosts, The  (Hutchinson, 1988.)


                Not seen.  A ghost story.


Moon Eyes  (Hutchinson, 1965.)


                Not seen.


Scared to Death and Other Ghostly Stories  ( ?, 1994.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Visitor, The  (Harper & Row, 1972.)


                Not seen.




Lodge in the Wilderness, The  (Hobson, 1945.)


                Not seen.  Reincarnation.




Birth of the Pack  (Tor, 2007.)


Weregirls #1.


Teenage girls with shapechanging powers battle evil.


In Hot Blood  (Gold Medal, 1989.)


                An unhappy woman travels to New Orleans in search of a better life and falls under the sway of a powerful but secretive family.  Romance beckons, but there is a darker side, as her lover turns out to be a full fledged vampire.  More an erotic romance than a horror novel.




Darkening, The  (Love Spell, 2008.)


Immortals #2.


Werewolf romance.


Haunting, The  (Love Spell, 2008.)


Immortals #3.


Werewolf romance.


Immortals, The  (Love Spell, 2007.)


Immortals #1.


Werewolf romance.


Lord of the Night  (Grand Central, 2007.)


Night Slayer #4.


 A woman trained to kill bad vampires is accused of killing one of the good ones.


Out of the Night  (Warner, 2005.)


Night Slayer #1.


                Searching the jungles for her missing father, a woman encounters a charming vampire.


Seduced by Night  (Warner,?)


Night Slayer #2.




Tempted by Night  (Warner, 2006.)


Night Slayer #3.


                Vampire romance involving an undead serial killer.




Mirror and Other Strange Reflections, The  (Ash-Tree, 2002.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Dark Souls   (Zebra, 1989.)


An ageless being of pure evil rises from its grave to attack human beings, turning each of its victims into a tool for its own accumulation.  Essentially a vampire story, although the transformed victims are physically malformed and the treatment is in many ways non‑traditional.


Junkyard  (Zebra, 1989.)


The junkyard of the title is home to a growing swarm of oversized, overly intelligent rats (one of which is the size of a small automobile).  Several people are killed before the community realizes what is happening and wipes out the verminous pack.




Day of the Animals, The  (Ballantine, 1977, from the screenplay by Edward L. Montoro, Eleanor E. Norton, and William W. Norton.)


Nature goes amuck in a major way, and a group of hikers find that there is a very good chance they will never live to return to civilization.




When I Cast Your Shadow (Tor, 2017.)


A teenager brings her brother back from the dead.




Manuscript Found in Saragossa, A  (Viking, 1995.)


                Collection of loosely related stories almost identical to The Saragossa Manuscript.


New Decameron, The  (Orion, 1967.)


                Collection of loosely related stories.


Saragossa Manuscript, The  (Avon, 1960, Orion, 1960, Penguin, 1996.)


                Collection of loosely related stories.


Tales from the Saragossa Manuscript.  (See Ten Days in the Life of Alphonse Van Worden.)


Ten Days in the Life of Alphonse Van Worden  (?, 1990.  Dedalus, 1990, as Tales from the Saragossa Manuscript.)


                Collection of loosely related stories.




Snake, The   (Lane, 1912.)


                A woman transfers her soul into a giant snake.




Remembrance  (Pinnacle, 1995.)


Two reincarnated lovers ignorant of their past are drawn together in this turgid romance novel.




Bible Repairman, The  (Subterranean, 2006.)


Short ghost story published as a booklet.


Declare  (Morrow, 2001.)


                A remarkable novel alternating between the 1940s and 1963.  The protagonist is a British spy who was involved in efforts to destroy a colony of djinn, fallen angels, living on Mount Ararat.  The mission fails, but twenty years later he is called out of retirement to complete the plan.


Hide Me Among the Graves (Morrow, 2012.)


Christina Rossetti and others are menaced by Victorian vampire/ghosts.


Night Moves and Other Stories  (Subterranean, 2001.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


On Stranger Tides  (Ace, 1987, Grafton, 1988.)


                A fascinating mixture of pirates, ghosts, swashbuckling and terror.  Treachery, derring do, beautiful maidens, brawny heroes, and a lost treasure.  One of the really great crossover books between fantasy and horror.


Stress of Her Regard, The  (Ace, 1989, Charnel House, 1989, Grafton, 1991.)


                A superior historical horror novel in which the romantic poets become involved with a succubus/vampire who specializes in preying on artists and other creative people.  Highly atmospheric and very skillfully handled.




Morwyn  (Cassell, 1937, Sphere, 1977.)


Although this has been touted as a classic tale of human beings on a tour of Hell, it is often confused, clumsy, and difficult to follow.  There are some interesting scenes, but their sparsity may explain why there has not been a softcover edition in the US.




Affinities  ( Bentley, 1885.)


                A story of psychic possession.


As a Watch in the Night  (Chatto & Windus, 1901.)




Body of His Desire, The  (Cassell, 1912.)


                Occult battle for control of a man's soul.


Brother of the Shadow, The  (Routledge, 1886.)


                Communication with the dead.


Insane Root, The  (Unwin, 1902.)




Mystery Woman, The  (Cassell, 1913.)




Soul of Countess Adrian, The  (Trischler, 1891.)


                Not seen.  Possession.


PRATT, TIM  (Also writes Fantasy. Writes Science Fiction as T. Aaron Payton.)


Strange Adventures of Rangergirl, The  (Bantam, 2005.)


                An ancient entity revives a dead woman and sets out to spread its influence in the contemporary world.




Harbinger, The  (Vantage, 2000.)


                A man is revived from the dead and finds himself compelled to murder a series of people.




Dark Waters (Bantam, 2011.)


Rachel Matre #2.


A woman communicates with demons.


Night Tides  (Bantam, 2010.)


Rachel Matre #1.


A woman encounters supernatural phenomena in a lake.




Attic  (See Relic.)


Cabinet of Curiosities, The  (Warner, 2002.)


Pendergast #3.


                A rash of serial killings, the discovery of a century old burial chamber, and mysterious documents lead an FBI agent to believe that a man discovered the secret to extending his life unnaturally, but only through the death of others.


Cemetery Dance  (Grand Central, 2009.)


Pendergast #9.


A mostly rationalized zombie story.


Relic  (Tor, 1995.  Attic is an English translation of the German translation, published by GMBH & Co.)


Pendergast #1.


                A South American drug gives rise to a genetically unique monster that travels to the US and commits a series of grisly murders in a major natural history museum until it is tracked down and killed.


Reliquary  (Tor, 1997.)


Pendergast #2.


                The plant that caused the mutation in the original book was not completely destroyed, and a group of people have been taking a drug extracted from it in order to achieve immortality, but instead have become deformed creatures that lurk in the subway tunnels beneath Manhattan.


Still Life with Crows  (Warner, 2003.)


Pendergast #4.


                A series of brutal murders in a small Kansas town attracts the attention of an unconventional FBI agent.  Other than a brief bit of mental time travel, there is no fantastic content in this one.


Wheel of Darkness, The  (Warner, 2007.)


Pendergast #8.


A Tibetan painting suppresses the good side of anyone who looks at it.




Satanic Mill, The  (Abelard Schuman, 1971, Collier, 1972.  Translated from the German by Anthea Bell.)


A member of a group studying occult forces falls in love with an innocent girl and decides that he has chosen the wrong course for his life.  Now he must find a way for them to both survive the wrath of his fellow sorcerers, and the demonic lord they serve.




Pact, The  (Leisure, 1989.)


                A sorcerer brings a supernatural entity into our world which possesses the power to destroy humankind forever.  A blend of Indian magic and more traditional demonic doings.




Ghosties and Ghoulies  (Chelsea House, 1923.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Satan's Daughter and Other Tales from the Pulps  (Wildside, 2004.)


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


Strange Gateways  (Arkham House, 1967.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


PRICE, J.L.  (See collaboration with Arthur W. Upfield.)




Bone Dog, The  (Hodder, 2000.)


                Children's tale about a supernatural pet.


Ghost Dance  (Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 1994.)


                Children's book about dark magic.


Ghost Drum: A Cat's Tale  (?, 1987.)


                Children's book about a supernatural cat.


Ghostly Tales  (Ladybird, 1987.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Ghosts at Large  (Faber, 1984.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.


Ghost Song  (Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 1992.)


                Children's book about werecreatures.




Flaxman Low: Psychic Detective  (Ash-Tree, 2003.)


                Collection of related stories.


Ghosts, Being the Experiences of Flaxman Low  (Pearson, 1899.)


                Collection of related stories.




Eyes of the Doll  (Dorrance, 2000.)


                A man falsely accused of murder must solve the crime to save his freedom.  He discovers that several local people used voodoo to make an unholy pact.




Monster in the Moat, The  (Manor, 1979.)


                An uneven adventure story about two people whose lives become involved with a variation of the Loch Ness monster.  An offbeat romance for the most part.


PRIEST, CHERIE  (Also writes Science Fiction.)


Agony House, The  (Scholastic, 2018.)


Illustrated story of a haunted house.


Bloodshot (Spectra, 2011.)


Cheshire Red #1.


A vampire battles a conspiracy by predator humans.


Brimstone (Ace, 2017.)


A tormented war veteran faces the supernatural with the assistance of a clairvoyant.


Chapelwood (2015.)


Dreadful Skin  (Subterranean, 2007.)


A nun battles a werewolf.


Family Plot, The (Tor, 2016.)


A salvage operation on an abandoned house runs into angry ghosts.


Fathom  (Tor, 2008.)


A band of unusual people battle a race of monsters that existed from pre-Biblical times.


Four and Twenty Blackbirds  (Marietta, 2003, revised Tor, 2005.)


Eden Moore #1.


                A woman must solve the mystery of her own family before an assassin can kill her, and while three benevolent ghosts look on.


Hellbent (Spectra, 2011.)


Cheshire Red #2.


A vampire solves a murder.


Maplecroft: The Borden Dispatches (Roc, 2014.)


Lizzie Borden believes her parents were being transformed into monsters, and she's right!.


Not Flesh Nor Feathers  (Tor, 2007.)


Eden Moore #3.


The dead rise to claim the living.


Toll, The (Tor, 2019.)


A creature from another reality steals people along a lonely stretch of road.


Wings to the Kingdom  (Tor, 2006.)


Eden Moore #2.


                Ghosts haunt a Civil War battlefield.




Other Place and Other Stories of the Same Sort, The  (Heinemann, 1953, Harper, 1953, Corgi, 1963.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Dating Secrets of the Dead  (Subterranean, 2002.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Fred & Anthony Escape from the Netherworld  (Hyperion, 2007.)


Fred & Anthony #1.


                Two boys battle humorous supernatural creatures.


Fred & Anthony Meet the Demented Super-DeGerm-O Zombie  (Hyperion, 2007.)


Fred & Anthony #2.


                More humorous encounters with the supernatural.




Ghost Within, The  (Methuen, 1984.)


                Ghost story for younger readers.


Haunted Children, The  (Methuen, 1988.)


                Ghost story for younger readers.


Haunting Refrain, A  (Methuen, 1988.)


                Ghost story for younger readers.




Angels of Mourning   (HarperCollins, 1995.)


Razoxane #2.


                Razoxane returns from the dead for another battle, this time involving demonic forces from the past.


Dark Ages  (HarperCollins, 1998.)


                An amateur investigator into the occult unwittingly attracts the attention of an ancient, supernatural cult who decide to silence him.


Night Sisters  (HarperCollins, 1993.


Razoxane #1.


                The hospital is the scene for a series of bloody murders when a powerful and ruthless woman crosses swords with a group of immortal doctors who have mastered the art of sorcery.


Witching Hour, The  (HarperCollins, 1997.)


Razoxane #3.


                A family trying to recover from the apparent accidental death of one of their number uncovers the malevolence of a witch.




Deviltry Afoot (Infinity, 2013.)


A woman battles a Satanic cult.




Coffin Nails  (Ash-Tree, 2008.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


PRONZINI, BILL  (See also collaboration which follows.)


Night Freight  (Leisure, 2000.)


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




Night Screams  (Playboy, 1981.)


 A psychic has visions of a brutal murder, but it is quite a while before she realizes that she herself was the victim.  Or will be, if she can't find a way to change the future. A fine blend of the supernatural and more conventional mystery techniques.




Stoker's Manuscript (Putnam, 2013.)


An antiquities expert discovers that Dracula's brothers are still alive.


PTACEK, KATHRYN  (See also Les Simons. Writes Fantasy as Kathryn Grant.)  CHECK SEQUEL


Blood Autumn  (Tor, 1985.)


Brooding horror in a small town as a mysterious fever strikes at children, a fever not caused by normal infections but by something which owes its origin to events which took place in India many years earlier. 


Ghost Dance  (Tor, 1990.)


                An ancient Indian magic curse is invoked, and all over the country, people are mysteriously killed, with a feather left at the scene of the crime.  A malevolent intelligence has finally decided to expel modern civilization from the world.  One of the better variations of this theme.


Hunted, The  (Walker, 1993, Diamond, 1993.)


                Jessie is a young girl struggling to deal with a stepfather and an alcoholic mother.  After visiting a new doctor, Jessie is subject to sudden fits of terror and begins speaking in a foreign language.  Enter a Nazi hunter and a solicitous mystery writer.


In Silence Sealed  (Tor, 1988.)


An intriguing historical horror novel which deals with Byron, Keats, and Shelley.  Two Greek women, sisters, appear to have involved themselves in the lives of these young men, but their purpose is far darker than sexual libertinage.  In fact, they intend to devour the very lifeforce which made these men great.


Kachina  (Tor, 1986.)


The wife of an anthropologist finds her view of reality utterly shattered as Indian magic reaches out to touch her world, infiltrating her dreams, threatening to destroy everything she loves. 


Looking Backward in Darkness (Borgo, 2013.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Shadoweyes  (Tor, 1984, Arrow, 1986.)


A horde of tiny creatures are set free from their place of imprisonment and run amuck in the American Southwest, killing and devouring anything human that has the mischance to run into them.  Better than average suspense.


PUGMIRE, W.H.  (See also collaboration with David Barker.)


Dreams of Lovecraftian Horror  (Mythos Books, 1999.)


                Collection of loosely related stories.


Fungal Strain and Other Dreams, The  (Hippocampus, 2006.)


                Collection of loosely related stories.


Sesqua Valley and Other Haunts  (Delirium, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Count Karlstein  (?, 1982, Knopf, 2000.)


                Young readers spoof of horror.  An evil uncle decides to sacrifice his two young nieces to a demon in order to save his own life, but the nieces beg to differ with him.




Blood Will Have Its Season (Hippocampus, 2009.)


Collection of unrelated stories.


Sin & Ashes  (Hippocampus, 2011.)


Collection of unrelated stories.




Silent Companions (Penguin, 2018.)




Owel and Osmosis  (Xtramaxhard, 2003.)


                Collection of unrelated stories.




Neighbors  (Leisure, 1991.)


                A woman has premonitions that her move to a new neighborhood will be dangerous, one borne out by the mysterious disappearance of a number of local children.  Her neighbor, as it happens, is a werebeing, preying on human flesh.