~Spooky~ Books to Read this Halloween

Celebrate Halloween with one of these books! From ghost stories, to paranormal romance, to murder mysteries, we have all your Halloween reading needs covered. 


Haunted London

9781848682627This 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 of 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 — the book contains many new and hitherto unpublished findings.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, theaters, 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 Gardens

9781848682610Haunted Gardens is a brand new book from the renowned supernatural writer, Peter Underwood.
The world today is fascinated by life after death, and the affect that the ‘other side’ has on our lives. Paranormal expect Peter Underwood has decided to explore ghostly gardens for the very first time in history, and shows, with examples from all over the world, just how spooky gardens can be!
Countries include: the UK and Ireland, the USA, France and Germany.
Carefully researched and fully illustrated with Peter’s own photographs, this new book is sure to be an ideal gift for anyone interested in ghosts and the paranormal.
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Supernatural Wales

9781445611518Wales is a land of ghosts and dark legends, strange animals and unexplained phenomena. From the Abergele Ghost Ship to the Witch Lakes of the Brecon Beacons, Alvin Nicholas takes the reader on a comprehensive A-Z tour.
Supernatural Wales is the definitive guide to Welsh ghosts, hauntings, monsters and mysteries. Here you will find haunted castles and manor houses, mountain specters and ghost ships. Learn how to track mystery panthers, try your hand at ghost hunting and explore a land of lake monsters, sea serpents, vampires and werewolves. With well over 100 entries, Supernatural Wales covers everything from spooky secret passages to phantom armies and mystery light phenomena.
This book includes new information and thorough first-hand research that will lead you to the heart of mysterious Wales. The book includes never-before-published OS grid references so you can walk where ghosts walk and stand, if you dare, where disembodied voices are heard and where grim goblins, spectral horsemen and dogs of darkness appear.
Sure to delight both armchair enthusiasts and serious researchers alike, Supernatural Wales is packed with fascinating stories and intriguing information that will compel readers to refer to this book again and again.
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Strange Victoriana

9781445658858This book makes use of a privately held archive of the old periodical ‘Illustrated Police News’ to describe strange, macabre and uncanny episodes from the Victorian era. Dog-Faced Men are exhibited on stage, the doctors congregate around the bed of the Sleeping Frenchman of Soho, Miss Vint demonstrates her Reincarnated Cats, and scantily dressed Female Somnambulists tumble from the roofs. From the spectral world, we have the Haunted Murder House near Chard, the Ghost of Berkeley Square, the Jumping Spectre of Peckham and the Fighting Ghost of Tondu. The White Gorilla takes a swig from its tankard of beer, eagles come swooping from the sky to carry off little children, heroic Newfoundland dogs plunge into the waves to rescue drowning mariners, and the Rat-Killing Monkey of Manchester goes on a rampage in the rat-pit, swinging a hammer.
How is that Britain’s most straitened and sober era produced these most fantastical myths and case studies? For all of its infamous restraint and repression, a seething underworld of urban legend and vice, accompanied by the shadow of unconscious nightmare, stalked Victorian life. Each one of these tales is a window into an era that encapsulated public probity and private hysteria in the strangest of ways. After reading this book, your views on Victorian culture will change forever.
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Hubble Bubble

9781781890127Holly Grey only took up witchery to keep her friend out of trouble – and now she’s knee-deep in hassle, in the form of apocalyptic weather, armed men, midwifery…and a sarcastic Welsh journalist. Be careful what you wish for… Kai has been drawn to darkest Yorkshire by his desire to find out who he really is. What he hadn’t bargained on was getting caught up in amateur magic and dealing with a bunch of women who are trying really hard to make their dreams come true. Together they realize that getting what you wish for is sometimes just a matter of knowing what it is you want… Jane’s Please Don’t Stop the Music won the 2012 Romantic Novel of the Year award.
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Vampire State of Mind

9781906931742Jessica Grant knows vampires only too well. She runs the York Council tracker program making sure that the Otherworlders are all where they should be, keeps the filing in order and drinks far too much coffee. To Jess, vampires are annoying and arrogant and far too sexy for their own good, particularly her ex-colleague Sil, who’s now in charge of Otherworld York. But when a demon turns up and threatens not just Jess but the whole world order, she and Sil are forced to work together, and when Jess turns out to be the key to saving the world it puts a very different slant on their relationship. The stakes are high. They’re also very, very pointy and Jess isn’t afraid to use them, even on the vampire that she’s rather afraid she’s falling in love with… Jane’s UK debut, Please Don’t Stop the Music won the 2012 Romantic Novel of the Year and Romantic Comedy awards.
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Death in the Cotswolds

9780749020941After two disastrous house sitting incidents in which she unwittingly became embroiled in murder and mayhem, Thea Osbourne is only too happy to have a bit of peace and quiet. The only positive thing that came out of her experiences is her blossoming relationship with DI Phil Hollis and she relishes the thought of their spending some quality time together. Even meeting Phil’s childhood acquaintance, the eccentric Ariadne, cannot detract from Thea’s happiness. But the bad luck the plagues the hapless Thea and her beloved spaniel Hepzipah is never far away. With autumn drawing in, preparations for Samhain, or Halloween, are well underway when Ariadne discovers a very tangible reminder of the season of death on Notgrove Barrow: a body laid out like a sacrificial victim. Unlikely companions, Thea and Ariadne are thrown together as they try to uncover the events that led to the fatality. It soon becomes apparent that the cozy village has more than its share of secrets. But just how far will some go to keep them hidden.
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Evil for Evil

9780749013455Lovatt Island is one of a group of beautiful, uninhabited islands, near the isolated village of Innellan in south-west Scotland. The skeleton found in one of its sea-caves, shackled to the rock, looks like the relic of some long ago conflict between rival smuggling gangs, but the modern watch clasped around its bony wrist gives the lie to that.
It presents a challenging, if not perhaps an urgent case for DI Marjory Fleming. But in the village there is an atmosphere of fear and tension and seemingly unconnected incidents start to happen: unpleasant vandalism; a house is set on fire. The rank smell of hatred is in the air and Fleming, desperate to prevent more violence senses a pattern she cannot see, a deadly uncompleted design becoming uglier and uglier.
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Death at the Clos du Lac

9780749015770Picardie, France 1964. Midnight at the exclusive and mysterious Spa St Jean des Eaux, near Poissons-les-Marais. A man is standing in the therapy pool. But he’s not there for his health; someone has chained him to the bottom and let him to die very, very slowly. Along with the unusual and elaborate method of execution, the dead man has Inspector Lucas Rocco’s name and number in his pocket… Patrons at the Clos du Lac refuse to speak and the ministry officials sent from Paris to ‘assist’, only attempt to derail Rocco’s efforts to find answers. With the clock ticking away precious minutes, the body count rises and Rocco realizes he must fight against time as well as the ministry. And Rocco’s digging begins to uncover secrets far better left hidden and he wonders if this investigation will end his career or his life.
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Please Release Me

9781781893005What if you could only watch as your bright future slipped away from you?
Sally Cummings has had it tougher than most but, if nothing else, it’s taught her to grab opportunity with both hands. And, when she stands looking into the eyes of her new husband Peter on her perfect wedding day, it seems her life is finally on the up.
That is until the car crash that puts her in a coma and throws her entire future into question.
In the following months, a small part of Sally’s consciousness begins to return, allowing her to listen in on the world around her – although she has no way to communicate.
But Sally was never going to let a little thing like a coma get in the way of her happily ever after…
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