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Books for Readers Who Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts

Our Teen Ghost Hunt Lock-In on October 27th is full with a waiting list, but it's not hard to scare up some books to read! We have plenty of ghostly books for teens and adults who are fearless enough to read them! Check out these suggestions for some fun literary tricks and treats, perfect for reading around Halloween.

Nonfiction Ghost Stories

Here are some true stories of haunted places and people who claim the ability to communicate beyond the veil.


	Ghosts and legends of the Merrimack Valley
Ghosts and legends of the Merrimack Valley
by C. C. Carole

C.C. Carole has visited some of the most historic places in the Merrimack Valley and has found them buzzing with the ghostly energy and presence of those who came before. Join C.C. as she recounts her adventures and paints a historical backdrop of the region's haunts.  As C.C. treks across New Hampshire and Massachusetts, the region's historic spirits reveal themselves in surprising ways.

	Ghosts of New England : true stories of encounters with the phantoms of New England and New York
Ghosts of New England : true stories of encounters with the phantoms of New England and New York
by Hans Holzer

Presents true accounts of spine-tingling encounters with spirits in New England's most haunted places from an expert in the field of the paranormal and the author of Life Beyond and Window to the Past.

	Boston's haunted history : exploring the ghosts and graves of Beantown
Boston's haunted history : exploring the ghosts and graves of Beantown
by Christopher Forest

For more than 350 years, America's beloved Beantown (Boston) has held a special spot in American history. It should be of no surprise that Boston has also been a major center of ghostly activity since the first Europeans stepped foot on the land in the early 1600s. No stone has been left unturned to find these local legends and urban myths that loom like shadows in Boston.

	When ghosts speak : understanding the world of earthbound spirits
When ghosts speak : understanding the world of earthbound spirits
by Mary Ann Winkowski

A consultant to the popular show Ghost Whisperer describes the author's childhood discovery of her ability to talk with spirits, her efforts to help the departed to make peace with their lives and cross over, and the steps non-psychics can take to identify when they are not alone.

	I am haunted : living life through the dead
I am haunted : living life through the dead
by Zak Bagans

An award-winning documentarian and paranormal expert describes his life exploring the mysterious of the beyond, including his induction into the Sabertooth Vampire Clan in Paris, his search for Dracula in a Romanian forest and his purchase of a haunted house. By the New York Times best-selling authors of Dark World.

	Ghostland : an American history in haunted places
Ghostland : an American history in haunted places
by Colin Dickey

Takes readers on a road trip through some of the United States' most infamously haunted placesùand deep into the dark side of American history.

	Weird encounters : true tales of haunted places
Weird encounters : true tales of haunted places
by Joanne Austin

Presents over seventy-five supernatural stories of hauntings from across the United States, including an Illinois inn haunted by its dead owner, and a bridge in Mississippi haunted by a serial killer and his victims.

	Don't read this book before bed : thrills, chills, and hauntingly true stories
Don't read this book before bed : thrills, chills, and hauntingly true stories
by Anna Claybourne

A treasury of spine-tingling true stories about real-life monsters, doomed domains and strange disappearances, many attributed to ghosts and other supernatural encounters, are complemented by vibrant National Geographic photography. 

	Good grief : heal your soul, honor your loved ones, and learn to live again
Good grief : heal your soul, honor your loved ones, and learn to live again
by Theresa Caputo

The star of Long Island Medium and best-selling author of You Can't Make This Stuff Up shares inspiring, spirit-based lessons on how to work through and overcome grief in a guide that also offers example testimonies about the experiences of her clients.

	The apparitionists : a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost
The apparitionists : a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography, and the man who captured Lincoln's ghost
by Peter Manseau

The story of "spirit photographer" William Mumler documents how his images of the ghosts of loved ones were highly sought and infamously denounced, tracing the story of his successful defense against charges of fraud, the yet-unsolved mystery behind his photography and what his successes reveal about period culture. 25,000 first printing.

Fiction Ghost Stories

Even if you don't believe the allegedly true ghost stories, these fictional books for teen and adult readers are frighteningly fun reads!


	The name of the star
The name of the star
by Maureen Johnson

Rory, a teenager from Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved in the highly unusual investigation.

	The girl from the well
The girl from the well
by Rin Chupeco

Okiku has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the innocent ghosts of the murdered-dead and taking the lives of killers with the vengeance they are due, but when she meets Tark she knows the moody teen with the series of intricate tattoos is not a monster and needs to be freed from the demonic malevolence that clings to him.

	The haunting of Sunshine girl. Book one
The haunting of Sunshine girl. Book one
by Paige McKenzie

Moving from Texas to Washington, Sunshine, an adopted sixteen-year-old, discovers that her new home is haunted and that the ghosts may have revelations about her past.

	The white road of the moon
The white road of the moon
by Rachel Neumeier

A girl who is hated by her family and community because of her ability to see and communicate with ghosts runs away to escape being sold into an abusive apprenticeship before encountering a mysterious stranger and a ghost boy who are desperate for her help. By the author of The Keeper of the Mist.

	Just kill me
Just kill me
by Adam Selzer

After taking a summer job with a Chicago ghost tour company, eighteen-year-old Megan is interrogated for murder, when the reports of "real" ghost sightings increase along with the number of missing tourists.

	Anna dressed in blood
Anna dressed in blood
by Kendare Blake

For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.

	Rooms
Rooms
by Lauren Oliver

After Richard Walker dies, leaving behind a vast country estate, his estranged family arrives for their inheritance, while long-dead former residents bound to the house observe the family and reminisce about their past lives--until both the human and spirit worlds collide.

	Dusk or dark or dawn or day
Dusk or dark or dawn or day
by Seanan McGuire

After dying too soon, Jenna works to regain the years that were lost to her, while facing something that has come for the ghosts of New York.

	Ghostly : a collection of ghost stories
Ghostly : a collection of ghost stories
by Audrey Niffenegger

Chosen and introduced by the best-selling author of The Time Traveler's Wife, a collection of the best ghost stories of all time includes work from Edgar Allen Poe, Kelly Link, M.R. James and Neil Gaiman.

	The clairvoyants : a novel
The clairvoyants : a novel
by Karen Brown

A young woman who wants to escape the challenges of being able to see ghosts pursues a college education and a budding romance before the apparition of a missing young woman prompts her to help. By the award-winning author of Little Sinners and Other Stories.

	Ghost summer : stories
Ghost summer : stories
by Tananarive Due

A collection that includes a novella and short stories takes readers to Gracetown, a small Florida town that has both literal and figurative ghosts.

	The haunting of Hill House
The haunting of Hill House
by Shirley Jackson

Dr. Montague, an occult scholar, and his team--Theodora, his assistant; Eleanor, a fragile young woman with a close acquaintance with the paranormal; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House--conduct an unusual research project in a reputedly haunted house.