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From books about poltergeists to books on haunted places, our ghost books are sure to give you a spook and encourage you to learn more about hauntings.

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Ghost & Poltergeist Books

  • Ghosts of the Grand Canyon

    Judy Martinez

    Product Code: BXGBZ
    Paperback
    With its breath-taking views, amazing depths, and terrifying encounters with ghosts, ghouls, and UFOs, the Grand Canyon is indeed worthy of its title as one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. Journey to the canyon s most haunted locations and discover first-hand accounts of spirits and unexplainable events. Ghosts of the Grand Canyon is packed with extraordinary true tales from people who have encountered the paranormal in and around this awe-inspiring supernatural hotspot. Judy and Brian-James Martinez present the history of these sites, their significance to locals and tourists alike, and the facts, legends, and speculations about what caused such horrific hauntings. Also featuring photos of the canyon s breath-taking views and its spookiest sights, this book dares you to look deep into the abyss.
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  • Guestbook

    Leanne Shapton

    Product Code: CCNPB
    Hardback
    'Shapton has created a mystical territory - a performance, an exhibition, a guestbook - in which I felt the ghost within myself; the thing that will outlive me. A fearless and exquisite book' Miranda July Guestbook explores the glimmering, unsettling things that haunt us in the midst of life, combining stories, vignettes and an evocative curiosity cabinet of artifacts and images - found photographs, original paintings, Instagram-style portraits - to transform the traditional ghost story into something else entirely. 'Leanne Shapton has a way of making books entirely new, surreal, and uncanny ... Guestbook contains ghost stories for a world of images and captions, in which the ghosts are all of us, and our strange time' Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?
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  • The Wailing Woman

    Maria Lewis

    Product Code: CBVDP
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    Good girls don't talk back. Good girls don't cry. Good girls don't scream. Sadie Burke has been forced to be a good girl her entire life. As a banshee, she's the bottom of the ladder when it comes to the supernatural hierarchy. Weak. Condemned. Powerless. Silent. That's what she and her six sisters have been told their entire lives, since their species was first banished from Ireland. Yet when a figure from her childhood unexpectedly arrives on the scene, Sadie finds it harder than ever to toe the line. Texas Contos is the son of their greatest oppressor. He's also someone she's inexplicably drawn to, and as they grow closer, Sadie begins to question what banshees have been told for centuries about their gifts. But the truth comes at a cost. With Sadie and Tex forced to run for their lives, their journey leads them to new friends, old enemies, and finally to her true voice - one that could shatter the supernatural world forever. 'Maria Lewis is a must-read' Buzzfeed 'Pay attention urban fantasy fans - Maria Lewis is a name you'll want to remember' One More Page 'If you haven't heard about Maria Lewis you must have been living under a rock' Good Reading Magazine 'I can't wait to find out what happens next!' Keri Arthur 'Truly one of the best in the genre I have ever read' Oscar-nominee Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans, Punisher: War Zone, Arrow, Supergirl) 'Journalist Maria Lewis grabs the paranormal fiction genre by the scruff of its neck and gives it a shake' The West Australian 'An intriguing take on a classic monster with vibrant, modern characters' Sci Fi Bulletin
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  • The Big Book of Missouri Ghost Stories

    Troy Taylor

    Product Code: CBVNL
    Paperback
    Hauntings lurk and spirits linger in the Show Me State Reader, beware! Turn these pages and enter the world of the paranormal, where ghosts and ghouls alike creep just out of sight. Author Troy Taylor shines a light in the dark corners of Missouri and scares those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection. From a headless ghost who stalks the aptly named "Murder Rocks", to a large hairy monster that roams the banks of the Missouri River, there's no shortage of bone-chilling tales to keep you up at night. It's even rumored that the devil himself came to St. Louis in 1949, but nobody knows for sure if he ever left. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read.
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  • Haunted Rails

    Matthew L. Swayne

    Product Code: CAVND
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    First you hear the mournful wail of the ghost train s horn. Then you hear the throaty diesel engines roar and the heavy wheels clatter and groan on the steel tracks. You see the bright searchlight cut the inky dark And, moments later, it s gone. Vanished in thin air. Haunted Rails is filled with stories of ghost trains, haunted locomotives, and spectral cabooses. Within these pages, you ll read the riveting stories of fatal crashes and the ghosts that linger in old railroad stations and museums. You ll discover engineers, conductors, and brakemen who perished on the job but have yet to cross over into the light. This book includes dozens of true ghost stories that take place on famous rail lines and in out-of-the-way locations that will delight even the most fervent railroad fan.
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  • The Horrors of Fox Hollow Farm

    Richard Estep

    Product Code: CAVNC
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    Fox Hollow Farm, the infamous Indiana property where Herb Baumeister allegedly murdered at least eleven men, has a grim past and an unsettling present. This riveting book pieces together the story of the tragic case and explores the paranormal encounters that continue to this day, delving into the psyche of a suspected murderer and the terrifying supernatural activity that lingers in the aftermath of such unspeakable evil. The Horrors of Fox Hollow Farm provides detailed insights from the original criminal investigation as well as testimony from key witnesses, including the man who survived Herb s attempt on his life. This chilling book also features actual supernatural evidence, from EVPs and psychic confirmations to first-hand accounts of the disembodied hands and voices that regularly manifest on the estate.
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  • Ghosts and the Spirit World

    Paul Roland

    Product Code: BZIUP
    Paperback
    This fully illustrated journey into the world of the supernatural provides invaluable guidance to those who wish to uncover what lies beyond the grave. This fascinating book includes tales of ordinary families whose lives have been destroyed by malevolent poltergeists, haunted lunatic asylums and apocalyptic messages from the dead channelled through a succession of mediums. These spine-tingling modern ghost stories have never seen the light of day before. The author has interviewed ghost hunters and paranormal investigators for up-to-date material that is as unnerving as it is authentic. There is no better introduction to the spirit world.
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  • The Witch Who Courted Death

    Maria Lewis

    Product Code: BXZUA
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    'Maria Lewis is a must-read' Buzzfeed 'Pay attention urban fantasy fans - Maria Lewis is a name you'll want to remember' One More Page Considering her status as the world's most powerful medium, Casper von Klitzing and her twin brother Baristan have lived a pretty normal life - until now. After a horrific incident in her home city of Berlin, orchestrated by the mysterious Oct, Casper is consumed with vengeance towards an enemy she doesn't understand. But the only other person ever to escape Oct was a witch - and so Casper is soon on her trail. But this witch does not want to be found. Diving headfirst into the supernaturally secretive world of spells, charms and covens, it's not long before Casper is crossing more than just the line between the living and the dead . . . Reinventing witches and ghosts with a much-needed feminist twist, this is an unmissable new read from one of the most exciting voices in fantasy: 'If you haven't heard about Maria Lewis you must have been living under a rock' Good Reading Magazine 'I can't wait to find out what happens next!' Keri Arthur 'Truly one of the best in the genre I have ever read.' Oscar-nominee Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans, Punisher: War Zone, Arrow, Supergirl) 'Journalist Maria Lewis grabs the paranormal fiction genre by the scruff of its neck and gives it a shake' The West Australian 'An intriguing take on a classic monster with vibrant, modern characters.' Sci Fi Bulletin 'Pay attention urban fantasy fans - Maria Lewis is a name you'll want to remember.' One More Page
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  • Haunted London

    Peter Underwood

    Product Code: BWTPE
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    This was the first book on London's ghosts, when Peter Underwood was President of the Ghost Club. He is uniquely qualified to write Haunted London, presenting a parade and gazetteer of the psychic phenomena of Britain's capital city - a city with nearly ten million living inhabitants and the ghosts of many dead ones. As well as all the famous hauntings - the Cock Lane ghost, the Grey Man at Drury Lane, the Tower ghosts, the haunted house at Berkeley Square etc. - the book contains many new and hitherto unpublished findings. Not all ghosts date back to earlier centuries: there are ghost motorcyclists, for instance, and new buildings on the sites of older ones are as likely to have ghosts as those which still stand. For easy reference, Haunted London has divided up London geographically. Ghostly associations are uncovered in churches, theatres, hotels, inns and scenes of murders. Poltergeist infestation is another phenomenon included in this work which is sure to fascinate anyone wanting to get to know London better - whether they be visitors, psychic researchers, students of history, of legend or folklore, or simply lovers of one of the world's finest cities.
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  • Haunted Castles of England

    J.G. Montgomery

    Product Code: BSWMU
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    The sprawling, mysterious castles of England are incredible sights to behold, but even more captivating are the ghosts that dwell within them. This book invites you to explore nearly 100 English castles and meet the spirits that roam their grounds, from the tallest towers to the deepest tunnels. Discover fascinating stories, photos, and eyewitness accounts of hauntings across England, from the Tower of London to Oxford Castle to Castle Keep. Experience ghoulish prisoners rattling their chains, ghostly maidens in shimmering gowns, and gallant knights charging on their spectral steeds. Organised by region, Haunted Castles of England provides the history of each structure, reported hauntings, and more.
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  • Devon Ghost Tales

    Janet Dowling

    Product Code: BRYUU
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    THESE spooky ghost tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold by local storyteller Janet Dowling. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these stories are as eerie and mysterious as the windswept moorland, wild shorelines and rugged landscapes from which they derive. Here you will find stories of a voice beyond the grave, a ghost on the pivot between heaven and hell, and the spectres of Viking princes on moonlit roads. Richly illustrated by Vicky Jocher with original drawings, these atmospheric tales are perfect for reading aloud in front of a roaring fire or alone under the covers on dark, stormy nights.
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  • The Craftsman

    Sharon Bolton

    Product Code: BSJFX
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    The Craftsman is a chilling mystery that has been praised as "beautifully dark and disturbing" by Jenny Blackhurst and "an absolutely terrific crime novel" by Elly Griffiths.

    Florence Lovelady's career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Glassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago. Like something from our worst nightmares, the victims were buried...alive.

    Larry confessed to the crimes - it was an open and shut case. But now he's dead, and events from the past start to repeat themselves. Did she get it wrong all those years ago? Or is there something much darker at play?
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  • The Witch Who Courted Death

    Maria Lewis

    Product Code: BSMKD
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    Considering her status as the world's most powerful medium, Corvossier 'Casper' von Klitzing and her twin brother Barastin had a pretty normal life. Her unrivalled ability to speak with and control the dead had made her a living, made her notorious ... and made her a target. After a horrific incident in her home city of Berlin, Casper's life is forever changed. The sole survivor, she is consumed with vengeance towards an enemy she doesn't understand. The only other person ever to escape the legendary Oct was a witch - so Casper is soon on her trail. But this witch does not want to be found. Diving headfirst into the supernaturally secretive world of spells, charms and covens, it's not long before Casper is crossing much more than just the line between the living and the dead . . . Reinventing witches and ghosts with a much-needed feminist twist, this is a gripping, unmissable new read from one of the most exciting voices in fantasy - EVERYONE'S talking about Maria Lewis: 'If you haven't heard about Maria Lewis you must have been living under a rock.' Good Reading Magazine 'I can't wait to find out what happens next!' Keri Arthur 'Truly one of the best in the genre I have ever read.' Oscar-nominee Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans, Punisher: War Zone, Arrow, Supergirl) 'Journalist Maria Lewis grabs the paranormal fiction genre by the scruff of its neck and gives it a shake' The West Australian 'An intriguing take on a classic monster with vibrant, modern characters.' Sci Fi Bulletin 'Pay attention urban fantasy fans - Maria Lewis is a name you'll want to remember.' One More Page
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  • Ghosts

    Malcolm Day

    Product Code: BRVTO
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    Whether you want to discover trivia about historical ghostly happenings such as the Mary Celeste, learn which of Henry VIII's wives haunts the Bloody Tower, or explore the disappearances surrounding the Bermuda Triangle, there is something for every enthusiast to dip into.
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  • Ghosts of the Poconos

    Hoffman,,L'Aura Hladik

    Product Code: BLOGQ
    Hardback
    The Poconos in the hills of picturesque Pennsylvania is home to beautiful resorts, lively casinos, and stunning waterfalls. Yet, stand in any one spot long enough and chills will run up your spine. Journey with paranormal investigator LAura Hladik Hoffman to twenty haunted locations within this tourist mecca. Dine at Tannersville Inn with the ghost of Mabel or stay the night at The Shawnee Inn with a Lady in White. Discover the Pennsylvania Dutch beast Siwweyaeger or the phantom of the Poconos Cinema and Cultural Center as it "strikes again". The Hotel of Horror theatre will challenge you to discern between actor and spectre at every turn. Examine local legends, haunted artefacts and attractions, ghost photography, and more. Included is a directory of local paranormal organisations, researchers, and tours to plan your own investigations. It won't take long for you to discover that the ghosts of the Poconos are ever present, so join the hunt!
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  • Photography and Spirit

    John Harvey

    Product Code: BJYHU
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    Can film capture what our eyes can't see? There are many examples both historical and contemporary of photographs of spirits or ghosts. These images have been both derided as hoaxes or, at the other extreme, held up as irrefutable proof of the otherworld. One of two books in Reaktion's new series "Exposures", "Photography and Spirit" examines these tantalizingly blurred images of phantoms, psychical emanations and religious apparitions. Drawing on eighty images taken between 1860 and today, John Harvey explores spirit photography from the various perspectives of religion, science and art. Some of the photographs were taken by scientists, others by amateur and commercial photographers or mediums, and still others by robotic surveillance devices. The diverse origins of spirit photographs have inspired a multiplicity of interpretations and engendered, in some cases, high levels of scepticism. Harvey's analysis probes the connections between the images, human imagination, larger cultural traditions and scientific thought. "Photography and Spirit" transforms what are often fringe objects of kitsch into revelatory artifacts of cultural history, drawing from them thought-provoking insights into the historical connections between the material and spiritual worlds, representations of grief, and human culture's enduring fascination with the supernatural. Uniquely blending art, science and human imagination, photo images of ethereal spirits blur the border between what is real and what is fantastic. "Photography and Spirit" challenges our preconceived notions and offers an intriguing new perspective on the nature of photography.
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  • Preston's Haunted Heritage

    Jason Karl

    Product Code: BJXPE
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    Genuine contemporary ghost stories are few and far between, but as the accounts in this thrilling book show, Preston and its surrounding area boast a plethora of spectres just waiting to be discovered by the brave - or the foolhardy! Join ghost hunter and TV presenter Jason Karl and Adele Yeomans as they visit sprawling halls, ancient manor houses, theatres, inns and haunted homes. Encounter a ghost caught on film, a haunted underground restaurant, a smelly apparition, a slip in time itself, and much more ...Whether you believe in the spirit world or not, prepare to be entertained as you take a walk on the OTHER SIDE in this spine tingling tour of Preston's haunted heritage.
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  • When Ghosts Speak

    Mary Ann Winkowski

    Product Code: BIRJV
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    Mary Ann Winkowski is a happily married mum just like any other, except for one thing: she talks to dead people. Mary Ann realised she had a gift when she was a little girl, when earthbound spirits began communicating with her. Thus began a lifetime of helping the departed make peace with whatever kept them from crossing over into the next realm - a loved one, unresolved emotions, a home they couldn't leave. In this incredible book, Mary Ann shares fascinating stories of her many paranormal encounters, as well as advice on how to recognise when you're not alone, and what to do if you find yourself in the presence of a ghost.
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  • Ghosts of Hershey and Vicinity

    Christopher E. Wolf

    Product Code: BHZYA
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    Explore the strange and shadowy side of Chocolatetown U.S.A. Meet the spirits of Milton S. Hershey and his wife Kitty who still check-in at The Hotel Hershey. Read about the cross dressing ghost of millionaire Cyrus Rex who still likes to play dress-up in Rexmont, or a nameless phantom cadet drummer who can be heard at the Carson Long Military Institute. Find out if Milton Hershey still strolls through Hersheypark at night and learn about the murderous secret of the "Blue Eyed Six" at Moonshine Church. Chocolate has never been so ghostly!
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  • Haunted Plantations of Virginia

    Beth Brown

    Product Code: BHZUA
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    Look into Virginia's paranormal past through the haunted plantations of its most famous residents. Journey to some of the earliest settlements of the New World at the Adam Thoroughgood House and Bacon's Castle and discover why spirits of their founders refuse to leave. Explore homes of founding fathers at Berkeley and Red Hill and learn one mysterious trait they sharethe ghosts of children. Visit sixteen more Old Dominion houses to learn why spirits linger. Tales of murder, suicide, hidden fortune, and heartbreak in Virginia will haunt you.
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  • Haunted Alexandria and Northern Virginia

    JJ Smith

    Product Code: BHZAJ
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    Northern Virginia is full of stories of bravery, tragedy, and ghosts. Take a tour of some of the most well-known haunts in the region, including Gadsby's Tavern, where a strange couple left a mystery behind, the Carlyle House, where a jealous female ghost resides, and the Woodlawn Plantation, where the ghosts of slaves still work. But hauntings are not limited to Alexandria. In Occoquan, there's a story of lust, jealousy, and murder that keeps an Indian ghost at the Occoquan Inn. In Dumfries, learn about the spirit of a girl who died in seclusion because people believed she was demon-possessed. In Leesburg, meet a little ghost girl looking to play Hide and Seek. From ghostly strangers and nightmares, to body parts found in unknowing residents' homes, you'll find them in Haunted Alexandria.
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  • Ghosts Among Us

    James Van Praagh

    Product Code: BHXXG
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    James Van Praagh knew he was different from a young age. Not only could he see ghosts, but he could talk to them and interact with them. He realised that whereas some ghosts can be full of malice, others actively want to help the living. In this extraordinary book, he tells his incredible ghost stories and reveals the lessons he learned from his amazing encounters with the spirit world. He explains what it is really like to see ghosts, how to recognise which sort of energies surround a person or place, ways to protect ourselves from negative presences, and techniques for becoming closer to those spirits who truly want to guide us. Uncovering the truth about the Other Side, Ghosts Among Us also shows us how to develop our psychic powers and how we can all transform our fears of the paranormal into a source of inner strength and support.
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  • Kentucky Spirits Undistilled

    Lisa Westmoreland-Doherty

    Product Code: BHKAE
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    Discover ghostly history right in the heart of the Bluegrass State. Visit Bobby Mackey's haunted music world where you may see the headless ghost of Pearl Bryan. Pull up a chair to dine with the ghost of Jesse James at the Talbott Tavern, but watch out...he likes to startle diners. Head over to the Old Jailer's Inn to spend the night where condemned prisoners scream and ghostly figures wander from room to room. Whether you hunger for a taste of the grisly and macabre or just want to be entertained by a good, old-fashioned ghost yarn, Kentucky is the place for you. Just don't say we didn't warn you
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  • Haunted Historic Greensboro

    Theresa Bane

    Product Code: BHJZY
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    Historic Greensboro, North Carolina, is infested with ghosts. Go "behind the scenes" to meet some of the citys most famous haunted areas. You'll learn the history surrounding each haunting and hear frightening eyewitness accounts. Find out why nothing has grown in the Devil's Tramping Ground for more than 200 years. Learn the connection between the famous Lydia ghost and the phantom hitchhiker that has been scaring drivers since the 1920s, or is the phantom even older? Tremble as you hear the stories of the vampire beast's killing sprees. Read about ghostly Revolutionary soldiers, a piano player and miner spirits, poltergeist, and other unsettled souls that call the city of Greensboro home. Stop by for a visit...if you dare.
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