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Best Haunted House Books: The Ultimate List

Looking for the best Haunted House books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (2005)

 Best Haunted House Books: The Ultimate ListExpanded with great new stories, this is the biggest and best anthology of ghostly hauntings ever. Over 40 tales of visitation by the undead—from vengeful and violent spirits, set on causing harm to innocent people tucked up in their homes, to rarer and more kindly ghosts, returning from the grave to reach out across the other side. Yet others entertain desires of a more sinister bent, including the erotic.
Author(s): Peter Haining

The World’s Most Haunted House: The True Story of The Bridgeport Poltergeist on Lindley Street (2014)

 Best Haunted House Books: The Ultimate ListIn this unprecedented work, the story of the 1974 Bridgeport, Connecticut poltergeist is at last revealed. A crowd of more than 2,000 onlookers gathered.
Author(s): William J. Hall

Haunted House: An Adult Coloring Book with Scary Monsters, Creepy Scenes, and a Spooky Adventure (2017)

 Best Haunted House Books: The Ultimate List2019 Gift IdeasGet ready for a spooky adventure in this thrilling coloring book from bestselling publishing brand, Jade Summer.Our Haunted House coloring book takes you on a frightening adventure through scary surroundings as you come face to face with mysterious animals, terrifying clowns and alarming zombies. Along the way you’ll also see skeletons, snakes, skulls and spiders.
Author(s): Jade Summer

The Haunting of Winchester Mansion (A Riveting Haunted House Mystery Series) (2019)

 Best Haunted House Books: The Ultimate ListIn the small town of Black Bay, a vacant, forgotten house sits atop an overlooking bluff. When Bailey and Bodhi Taylor move in and begin renovations, the house seems perfect. But things move on their own, screams echo from the basement, and Bailey sees a shadowy figure out of the corner of her eye. Is the house haunted? And if it is, what does the ghost want with Bailey?
Author(s): Alexandria Clarke

The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics) (2006)

 Best Haunted House Books: The Ultimate ListFirst published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House.
Author(s): Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller

In the Haunted House Touch & Feel Lift-the-Flap Book (2013)

 Best Haunted House Books: The Ultimate ListThis is the house where the scary ones hide . . . Follow two pairs of sneakers, one large, one small, as they tour a dark, mysterious house in this safely spooky Halloween flap book. There are glittery ghosts, soft bat wings, and surprises behind every door in this novelty book with flaps and touch-and-feel elements throughout.
Author(s): Eve Bunting, Susan Meddaugh

The Haunting of Bechdel Mansion (A Riveting Haunted House Mystery Series) (2019)

 Best Haunted House Books: The Ultimate ListA paranormal phenomenon, a mysterious curse, and an unsolved murder forty years in the making.A young couple move into their dream home only to find a dark presence lurking from within. For Curtis and Mary, the small town of Redwood, Indiana seems too good to be true.
Author(s): Roger Hayden

Haunted House (2013)

 Best Haunted House Books: The Ultimate ListBEYOND AFRAIDIt was an experiment in fear.Eight people, each chosen because they lived through a terrifying experience. Survivors. They don’t scare easily. They know how to fight back.BEYOND TRAPPEDEach is paid a million dollars to spend one night in a house. The old Butler House, where those grisly murders occurred so many years ago. A house that is supposedly haunted. BEYOND ENDURANCEThey can take whatever they want with them. Religious items.
Author(s): Jack Kilborn, J.A. Konrath

The Haunted House (Choose Your Own Adventure – Dragonlarks) (2007)

 Best Haunted House Books: The Ultimate ListThe Haunted House by R. A. Montgomery takes YOU on an adventure through a spooky, old house in search of your dog (and best friend), Homer. Your 6-8 year old reader will RIDE A MAGICAL UNICORN, discover a hidden movie theater, encounter a crying crocodile, a talking turtle, and follow a mysterious mouse down a dark tunnel! Choose Your Own Adventure The Haunted House is an interactive adventure book in which YOU decide what happens next.
Author(s): R. A. Montgomery

This House is Haunted: A Novel by the Author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies (2013)

 Best Haunted House Books: The Ultimate List“A wonderfully creepy novel…magnificently eerie.” – The ObserverThis House Is Haunted is a striking homage to the classic nineteenth-century ghost story. Set in Norfolk in 1867, Eliza Caine responds to an ad for a governess position at Gaudlin Hall. When she arrives at the hall, shaken by an unsettling disturbance that occurred during her travels, she is greeted by the two children now in her care, Isabella and Eustace.
Author(s): John Boyne

Best Haunted House Books: The Ultimate List

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Haunted Houses: Chilling Tales From 26 American Homes

Author(s): Nancy Roberts; TARYN PLUMB
ID: 2549917, Publisher: Globe Pequot, Year: 2020, Size: 658 Kb, Format: epub

The Haunted House in Women’s Ghost Stories: Gender, Space and Modernity, 1850–1945

Author(s): Emma Liggins
ID: 2878705, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Magical Places: An Enchanted Journey through Mystical Sites, Haunted Houses, and Fairytale Forests

Author(s): Nikki Van De Car
ID: 2381356, Publisher: Running Press Adult, Year: 2019, Size: 27 Mb, Format: epub

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