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#1 Holly

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 11:23 PM

I haven't been able to find a good "haunted house/ghost" book in the longest time. Has anyone come across one lately that you'd recommend? I'm looking for fiction!

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 02:03 PM

the talisman (stephen king with peter straub)
the shining (king)
misery (not paranormal, but creepy)(king)
the vampire lestat series (anne rice)
where the wind blows (james patterson)
thinner (stephen king)
four past midnight (has secret window)(king)
tale of the body thief (rice)
memnoch the devil (rice)
ghost story (peter straub)
that's all i have off the top of my head. for anymore i'd have to go upstairs and look in my collection.
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 11:46 AM

For the Love of Audrey Rose
The graves End
Cost to Cost Ghosts
Unexplained Phenomina

These are all realy good Books I highly recomend them :)
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 06:58 PM

For fiction, I recommend the Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card. Card rarely ventures outside of sci-fi, but this story is beautifully told.

Dr. Glen Grant wonderfully captured Hawaii's ghost stories. Smoe of his works are anthologies (Chicken Skin Tales, Obake Files), while others are fictionalized stories based on local culture (A Chilling Tale of Shave Ice: Mrs. Sugihara Haunts a Village). He even created a mostly true set of books (Secret Obake Casebook)

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 07:19 PM

I'll have to check some of those out.
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Posted 26 March 2006 - 05:06 PM

I sure do appreciate all the good suggestions - Thank you!!

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 10:06 PM

I'd also recommend The Haunting by P.C. Doherty. Set in Victorian times, it's a Catholic priest and his sister, sent to perform an exorcism on a manor house. The spirit is just delightfully sinister, and since it's Doherty, it's a smacking good mystery too.

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 04:16 PM

"Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Ray Bradbury
"The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allen Poe
"The Woman in White" by Wilke
"Summer of Night" and "A Winter Haunting" by Dan Simmons
""Speaks the Nightbird" series by Robert McCammon
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 04:56 PM

Hi Holly, I came across this book by accident almost and it has really stuck with me:

Essence, This Little Girl Ghost Wants To Tell You Her Story

http://home.bellsout...geid=190564&ck=

You can buy it on Amazon or they were selling hard covers at the site above. It is
based on a real ghost and real haunted house in Savannah, GA

Terrific read and hard to put down
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 05:09 PM

While the link I posted above is a good on the book Essence - here is the one I should have posted: http://essence.cc/
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 03:36 PM

Terrific!! Thank you all!
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 02:52 AM

James Herbert, any of his.
I like Anne Rice's books as well ..
Diane Guest wrote 3 books I know of.

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 12:38 PM

"Beloved" ...name of the woman who wrote it is on the tip of my tongue..er..typing fingers
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Toni Morrison
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Posted 09 April 2006 - 10:08 AM

I read a decent paperback in 1981 about a girl being haunted / followed by a red fox. In the fasion of Kevin Bacon catching red hooded glimpses in Flatliners, the fox appears all the time, I recall it seemed menacing with glowing eyes. It's been a long time...lol...I really wish I could find it!

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 09:26 AM

The mammoth book of haunted house stories :lol: very good book
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