Seriously Scary Fiction

Discerning readers with a taste for literary fiction will enjoy these well-written tales of supernatural horror. All titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library, unless otherwise noted.


Ajvide Lindqvist, John. Let Me In. 2010.

Blake, Sarah. Grange House. 2000.

Clegg, Douglas. Isis. 2009.

Cottam, F.G. The House of Lost Souls. 2007.

Evans, Justin. A Good and Happy Child. 2010.
     Also available: CD

Grabien, Deborah. Matty Groves. 2005. (Adult Mystery GRA).

Gran, Sara. Come Closer. 2003.

Gutcheon, Beth Richardson. More Than You Know. 2000.

Harvey, Kenneth J. The Town That Forgot How to Breathe. 2003.

Harwood, John. The Ghost Writer. 2004.

Hill, Susan. The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story. 1983.

Jackson, Shirley. The Haunting of Hill House. 1959.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories. 1899.

Kostova, Elizabeth. The Historian. 2005.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook

Nevill, Adam L.G. Banquet for the Damned. 2008.

Oates, Joyce Carol. The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense. 2007.
     Also available: CD

Rayne, Sarah. Property of a Lady. 2011.

Sánchez, Albert Piñol. Cold Skin. 2005.

Simmons, Dan. Drood. 2009.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Thompson, Alice. Pharos. 2003.

Waters, Sarah. The Little Stranger. 2009.
     Also available: CD, eBook

Webb, Wendy. The Tale of Halcyon Crane. 2010.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Wharton, Edith. The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton. 1937.