Carnacki, the Ghost Finder

10 best books like Carnacki, the Ghost Finder (William Hope Hodgson): Madam Crowl's Ghost & Other Stories, Ghost Stories, Hauntings and Other Fantastic Tales, Tales of Unease, The Three Impostors and Other Stories, More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Black Spirits and White - A Book of Ghost Stories, The Collected Ghost Stories of E.F. Benson, The Complete John Silence Stories, Strange Tales

AuthorJ. Sheridan Le Fanu
Included in this volume of J. Sheridan Le Fanu's marvellous ghost stories are "Madam Crowl's Ghost"; "Squire Toby's Will"; "Dickon the Devil"; "The Child That Went with the Fairies"; "The White Cat of Drumgunniol"; "An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street"; Ghost Stories of Chapelizod,...
AuthorHenry James
With an Introduction and Notes by Martin Scofield, University of Kent at Canterbury. Henry James was arguably the greatest practitioner of what has been called the psychological ghost story. His stories explore the region which lies between the supernatural or straightforwardly marvellous and...
AuthorVernon Lee

Violet Paget (given-name of writer Vernon Lee) was a lesbian, a female dandy, a disciple of Walter Pater, and an acquaintance of Oscar Wilde, so it should not be a surprise that these four tales of the supernatural are filled with gorgeous descriptive passages (particularly of Italy ad it's art)...
AuthorArthur Conan Doyle

One of the impressive things about this book is that its worst stories, in spite of their trivial or absurd denouements, still offer a satisfying reading experience. Conan Doyle is a master of narrative prose and draws you into the world of his stories even when their essential conception may be...
AuthorArthur Machen
Some of the finest horror stories ever written. Arthur Machen had a profound impact upon H.P. Lovecraft and the group of stories that would later become known as the Cthulhu Mythos. This first volume of Chaosium's Arthur Machen collection begins with the chilling "The Three Impostors" in its complete...
AuthorM.R. James
The follow-up volume to "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary" collects seven more of Montague Rhodes James's classic horror stories, including "A School Story," "The Rose Garden," "Casting the Runes," and "Martin's Close."

"...gifted with an almost diabolic power of calling horror by gentle...
AuthorRalph Adams Cram
Sewn hardback printed on 130gsm acid-free paper, and bound by Bath Press in black wibalin cloth stamped in silver, with silk ribbon marker and head and tailbands.

300 copies.
(Out of print).

With an Introduction to Black Spirits & White by Stefan Dziemianowicz, and an Introduction...
AuthorE.F. Benson
United by a perfect chilling atmosphere and graceful literary style, these ghostly stories range from the horror of vampires, homicidal ghosts and monstrous spectral worms and slugs (appearing in the classic "Negotium Perambulans" and "And No Bird Sings") to the satire of humorous tales that poke...
AuthorAlgernon Blackwood
One of the foremost British writers of supernatural tales in the twentieth century, Algernon Blackwood (1869–1951) wrote stories in which the slow accumulation of telling details produced a foreboding atmosphere of almost unendurable tension. Blackwood's literary renown began in 1908 with...
AuthorRudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling, celebrated author of The Jungle Book, the Just So Stories and other entertaining fictions, was also a master of the short story in which he was able to combine the strange and unnerving in order to draw the reader into the world of his own dark imaginings. This collection presents the...
AuthorOliver Onions
With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies.

Oliver Onions is unique in the realms of ghost story writers in that his tales are so far ranging in their background and substance that they are not easily categorised. His stories are powerfully charged explorations of psychical violence, their...
AuthorE. Nesbit
The figure of my wife came in... it came straight towards the bed... its wide eyes were open and looked at me with love unspeakable' Edith Nesbit, best known as the author of The Railway Children and other children's classics, was also the mistress of the ghost story and tales of terror. She was able to create...
AuthorMay Sinclair
May Sinclair was an innovator of modern fiction, a late Victorian who was also a precursor to Virginia Woolf. In her Uncanny Stories (1923), Sinclair combines the traditional ghost story with the discoveries of Freud and Einstein. The stories shock, enthral, delight and unsettle.
Two lovers...
AuthorGertrude Atherton
Gertrude Atherton was born in San Francisco in 1857, and died in 1948. She eloped at the age of nineteen, took up writing against her husband's wishes, and after his death became a protegee of Ambrose Bierce, whose influence can be seen here in those stories, The Dead and the Countess, Death and the Woman...
AuthorMarjorie Bowen
Marjorie Bowen (1885-1952) spent the early part of her working life providing for a demanding and ungrateful family. We are lucky that she did so, since among the results were these short stories of rare quality. In their use of dreams, ancient anecdote, and ruined or dilapidated buildings ('Florence...
AuthorF. Marion Crawford
As I fell the thing sprang across me and seemed to throw itself upon the captain. When I last saw him on his feet his face was white and his lips set. It seemed to me that he struck a violent blow at the dead being, and then he, too, fell forward upon his face, with an inarticulate cry of horror'. This unique collection...
AuthorAmbrose Bierce
Nothing is so improbable as what is true' Of all the writers of ghost and horror stories, Ambrose Bierce is perhaps the most colourful. He was a dark, cynical and pessimistic soul who had a grim vision of fate and the unfairness of life, which he channelled into his fiction. And in his death, or rather his...
AuthorGeorge W.M. Reynolds
Only one of the following 19 things does NOT happen in WAGNER, THE WEHR-WOLF - can you guess which one?
1. A Christian Italian in Turkey renounces his faith and becomes a Muslim to win the heart of a beautiful woman!
2. A werewolf battles a giant python!
3. Skeletons in a closet - LITERAL skeletons!
AuthorRobert W. Chambers

5 Stars for the wonderful opening story "The Repairer of Reputations".

although i wonder if 'wonderful' is the correct word. after all, this is a story that opens with a bizarre, sometimes dire alterna-history leading up to a 1920s America where on-lookers gather to contemplate...
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