I’ve got a little list – of 20 Ghost Story novels

here’s one author’s list of favorite ghost novels/novellas. Several haunted house gems on this list!

WILLIAM MEIKLE

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Yesterday’s list of horror novels caused a deal of discussion. so here’s another- probably my favorite sub-genre, and one I keep trying to do justice to in my own work.

I’ve stretched the definition of novel to allow some that are little more than novellas, but I thought they needed to be in here. I’ve also seen lists of haunted house books that include HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND, but I don’t think that place is haunted at all, so I haven’t included it in mine, although it is a personal favorite book.

  • THE HOUSE ON NAZARETH HILL – Ramsey Campbell
  • NAOMI’S ROOM – Jonathan Aycliffe
  • THE ELEMENTALS – Michael McDowell
  • THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE – Shirley Jackson
  • SWEETHEART, SWEETHEART – Bernard Taylor
  • A STIR OF ECHOES – Richard Matheson
  • CAST A COLD EYE – Alan Ryan
  • BURNT OFFERINGS – Robert…

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