Ghostly Reads

I love a good ghost story, especially if it takes place in a haunted house. So I thought I'd share a few of my favorite tales of ghostly suspense. (And if you know of another good one that you think I should read, please let me know.)

Any Simone St. James' Book -- (for that perfect
combination of mystery & suspense, ghosts & romance):

An Inquiry Into Love and Death
Silence For the Dead
The Other Side of Midnight
Lost Among the Living
The Haunting of Maddy Clare

Quiet Suspense at its Best:

The Dead of Winter by Chris Priestly
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
The Poisoned House by Michael Ford

For Fans of Buffy:

School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

This House is Haunted!

The Silence by Sarah Rayne
The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb
Amber House by Kelly Moore
The Silence of Ghosts by Jonathan Aycliffe
The Vanishing by Wendy Webb
The House That Death Built by John L. Probert
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by J. L. Bryan
The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates
Craven Manor by Darcy Coates

Good and Scary:

Delia's Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan
Asylum by Madeleine Roux
Insanity by Susan Vaught

Happy Reading!


  1. Wondered if you might be interested in us sending you an advance review copy of our forthcoming "The Corona Book of Ghost Stories" (pub date 1st October 2019) - we think the time is right for a great modern anthology of new ghost stories, which we believe this book is. Please email me if of interest or for more details:
    Sorry to contact you via a comment here, but I couldn't find any other way to do so. Many thanks, Lewis, Lewis Williams of

  2. Good morning! I write ghost mysteries mixed with romantic suspense and many of the books you've listed here are favorites of mine. I'm wondering if you consider review requests? Would love to connect ~ Kathrynknightbooks at