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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 29 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Ghost Woods by C.J. Cooke
    The Ghost Woods - by C.J. Cooke

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780008515942 | ISBN 10: 0008515948

    ‘Haunting’ Sara Sheridan  ‘Intriguing, atmospheric, thought-provoking’ Alexandra Bell   ‘Beautifully crafted, thrilling and atmospheric’ Rebecca Netley   In the midst of the woods stands a house called Lichen Hall.   This pla ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dark Between The Trees by Fiona Barnett
    The Dark Between The Trees - by Fiona Barnett

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781786187147 | ISBN 10: 1786187140

    1643: A small group of Parliamentarian soldiers are ambushed in an isolated part of Northern England. Their only hope for survival is to flee into the nearby Moresby Wood… unwise though that may seem. For Moresby Wood is known to be an unnatura ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dead of Winter: Ten Classic Tales for Chilling Nights by Various authors, Edited by Cecily Gayford
    The Dead of Winter: Ten Classic Tales for Chilling Nights - by Various authors, Edited by Cecily Gayford

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781800817753 | ISBN 10: 1800817754

    In the dead of winter, the veil between worlds is as thin as ice   Not everything that goes bump in the night brings gifts ...   As the nights draw in, the veil between worlds thins, and all sorts of ghosts and ghouls come tumbling in. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Folklore of Wales: Ghosts by Delyth Badder and Mark Norman
    The Folklore of Wales: Ghosts - by Delyth Badder and Mark Norman

    £14.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781915279507 | ISBN 10: 191527950x

    Wales is a land with a vast wealth of ghost stories, including fantastical animals, flickering death omens and unseen things that go bump in the night. Whether these tales are based on true events, or are the creations of active imaginations, is know ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Winter Spirits: Ghostly Tales for Frosty Nights by Various authors
    The Winter Spirits: Ghostly Tales for Frosty Nights - by Various authors

    £16.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781408727584 | ISBN 10: 1408727587

    FROM THE CREATORS OF THE HAUNTING SEASON COMES A DAZZLING COLLECTION OF NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN GHOSTLY TALES.  ‘Terrific – every bit as good as an MR James collection’ ROSIE ANDREWS, author of THE LEVIATHAN  Featuring new and original storie ... more

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  • Cover image of book Night Side of the River by Jeanette Winterson
    Night Side of the River - by Jeanette Winterson

    £18.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781787334175 | ISBN 10: 1787334171

    The genre-bending and masterful new collection of ghost stories from Jeanette Winterson.  A ghost has no substance, but it has power - and presence - and it can appear in alternative forms. In the metaverse, we are all alternative forms. The Dead ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tell Me I
    Tell Me I'm Worthless - by Alison Rumfitt

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781838390020 | ISBN 10: 1838390022

    "Punk in every sense of the word, this is a debut unlike anything you’ve read before. Tell Me I’m Worthless builds a thoroughly British haunted house, and terrorises its readers inside; Rumfitt’s horrifying talent shrieks out from every page an ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Snow Ghost and Other Tales: Classic Japanese Ghost Stories by Various authors
    The Snow Ghost and Other Tales: Classic Japanese Ghost Stories - by Various authors

    £14.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781784878726 | ISBN 10: 1784878723

    Enter the haunted world of Ancient Japan in this spine-tingling collection of ghostly tales told and retold across the centuries.  From Goblin infested caves and haunted Tombs, to vengeful spirits and strange, sinister happenings, Ancient Jap ... more

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  • Cover image of book Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez
    Our Share of Night - by Mariana Enriquez

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781783788224 | ISBN 10: 1783788224

    Translated by Megan McDowell  His father could find what was lost. His father knew when someone was going to die. His father had talked to him about the dead who rode in on the wind. The dead travel fast.  Gaspar is six years old when the Ord ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
    The Sentence - by Louise Erdrich

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781472157010 | ISBN 10: 147215701x

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2022 PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE NIGHT WATCHMAN   In this stunning and timely novel, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich creates a wickedly funny gh ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke
    The Lighthouse Witches - by C.J. Cooke

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780008455446 | ISBN 10: 0008455449

    Don’t miss the brand-new chilling gothic thriller from the bestselling author...  ’Cooke has creatively interwoven the darkness of reality with a magical realism that will truly have you gripped’ Woman & Home ‘Fascinating and enthral ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer Little Nightmares: An Anthology of Monstrous Fiction and Poetry by David Ly and Daniel Zomparelli (Editors)
    Queer Little Nightmares: An Anthology of Monstrous Fiction and Poetry - by David Ly and Daniel Zomparelli (Editors)

    £17.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781551529011 | ISBN 10: 1551529017

    The fiction and poetry of Queer Little Nightmares reimagines monsters old and new through a queer lens, subverting the horror gaze to celebrate ideas and identities canonically feared in monster lit. Throughout history, monsters have appeared in popu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth
    Plain Bad Heroines - by Emily M. Danforth

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780008346959 | ISBN 10: 000834695x

    'It’s a terrible story and one way to tell it is this: two girls in love and a fog of wasps cursed the place forever after...’  1902, Brookhants School for Girls: students Flo and Clara are madly in love with each other, as well as completely ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers: And Other Gruesome Tales by Jen Campbell, illustrated by Adam de Souza
    The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers: And Other Gruesome Tales - by Jen Campbell, illustrated by Adam de Souza

    £14.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780500652589 | ISBN 10: 0500652589

    'Guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck' Neil Gaiman   Jen Campbell's collection of terrifyingly gruesome tales lends a modern edge to fairy tale collections for young readers. Drawing on her extensive knowledge of fairy tale histo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Figurehead by Carly Holmes
    Figurehead - by Carly Holmes

    £10.00   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781914595059 | ISBN 10: 191459505x

    'Beneath her soft skin covering, my mother was once made of twigs and branches. Sometimes in the autumn I swear there was a gleam of berry in her eye, a sloe-shine peep between the thorny tangle of her lashes.’   In this debut collectio ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez
    The Dangers of Smoking in Bed - by Mariana Enriquez

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781783788217 | ISBN 10: 1783788216

    "Mariana Enriquez is a mesmerizing writer who demands to be read. Like Bolano, she is interested in matters of life and death, and her fiction hits with the full force of a train"(Dave Eggers) Welcome to Buenos Aires, a city thrumming with murdero ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women
    Women's Weird 2: More Strange Stories by Women, 1891-1937 - by Melissa Edmundson (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781912766444 | ISBN 10: 1912766442

    Women’s Weird 2 contains thirteen remarkably chilling stories originally published from 1891 to 1937, by women authors from the USA, the UK, New Zealand, Canada, India and Australia.   Read thoroughly frightening fiction by the most unexpected ... more

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  • Cover image of book Things We Say in the Dark by Kirsty Logan
    Things We Say in the Dark - by Kirsty Logan

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529111286 | ISBN 10: 1529111285

    So here we go, into the dark.  Some things can’t be spoken about in the light of day. But we can visit our fears at night, in the dark. We can turn them over and weigh them in our hands and maybe that will protect us from them. But maybe not.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where The Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda, translated by Polly Barton
    Where The Wild Ladies Are - by Aoko Matsuda, translated by Polly Barton

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781911284383 | ISBN 10: 191128438x

    Winner of an English PEN Award Named a ‘new book you need to read in 2020‘ by i-D Named a ‘best book of the year so far‘ by Tatler  Witty, inventive, and profound, Where the Wild Ladies Are is a contemporary feminist retelling of tr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women
    Women's Weird: Strange Stories by Women, 1890-1940 - by Melissa Edmundson (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781912766246 | ISBN 10: 1912766248

    Early Weird fiction embraces the supernatural, horror, science fiction, fantasy and the Gothic, and was explored with enthusiasm by many women writers in the United Kingdom and in the USA in the late Victorian period and in the early twentieth centur ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Daniel Mallory Ortberg
    The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror - by Daniel Mallory Ortberg

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781472154125 | ISBN 10: 1472154126

    A collection of darkly mischievous stories based on classic fairy tales. Sinister and inviting, familiar and alien all at the same time, The Merry Spinster updates traditional children’s stories and fairy tales with elements of psychological horror ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mr Godley
    Mr Godley's Phantom - by Mal Peet

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910989524 | ISBN 10: 1910989525

    This novel is a masterpiece and something of an enigma. Part ghost story, part detective story and part something else entirely...  It's 1945 and Martin Heath, like many men at that time, is struggling to settle, to find his place again after ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories by Various authors
    Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories - by Various authors

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781910463864 | ISBN 10: 1910463868

    A rich collection of unnerving ghosts and sinister histories by Mark Haddon, Jeanette Winterson, Andrew Michael Hurley, Sarah Perry, Stuart Evers, Kate Clanchy, Kamila Shamsie and Max Porter.  Rooted in place, slipping between worlds – a ri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Thin Air by Michelle Paver
    Thin Air - by Michelle Paver

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781409163367 | ISBN 10: 1409163369

    A terrifying tale of a dark and deadly secret, beautifully told by million-copy bestseller, Michelle Paver.   The Himalayas, 1935.   Kangchenjunga. The sacred mountain. Biggest killer of them all.   Five Englishmen set out to conquer it. But ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dark Matter by Michelle Paver
    Dark Matter - by Michelle Paver

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781409121183 | ISBN 10: 1409121186

    January 1937. Clouds of war are gathering over a fogbound London. Twenty-eight year old Jack is poor, lonely and desperate to change his life. So when he's offered the chance to join an Arctic expedition, he jumps at it. Spirits are high as the ship ... more

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  • Cover image of book White Is For Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
    White Is For Witching - by Helen Oyeyemi

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780330458153 | ISBN 10: 0330458159

    Angela Carter meets Edgar Allen Poe in this mesmerizing spine-tingler from the talented author of The Icarus Girl. High on the cliffs near Dover, the Silver family is reeling from the loss of Lily, mother of twins Eliot and Miranda, and beloved ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean
    The Graveyard Book - by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780747598626 | ISBN 10: 0747598622

    When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning abou ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Virago Book of Ghost Stories by Edited by Richard Dalby
    The Virago Book of Ghost Stories - by Edited by Richard Dalby

    £11.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781844085385 | ISBN 10: 1844085384

    Bringing together the finest tales from the outstandingly successful Virago anthologies The Virago Book of Ghost Stories (Volumes I and II) and The Virago Book of Ghost Stories, comes this chilling new omnibus.  Lost loves, past enmities and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Oxford Book of Ghost Stories by Michael A Cox & R A Gilbert (editors)
    The Oxford Book of Ghost Stories - by Michael A Cox & R A Gilbert (editors)

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199556304 | ISBN 10: 019955630x

    An enjoyable and wide-ranging anthology including some of the most frightening ghost stories ever written. Writers included: M. R. James, T. H. White, Elizabeth Bowen, Sir Walter Scott, H. G. Wells, J. S. Le Fanu, Vernon Lee, and W. S. Maugham. "h ... more

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