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The Visitant: A Venetian Ghost Story

Lake Union Publishing
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A crumbling palazzo in nineteenth-century Venice holds a buried secret.

After she nearly ruins her family with a terrible misstep, Elena Spira is sent to Venice to escape disgrace and to atone by caring for the ailing Samuel Farber. But the crumbling and decaying Ca’ Basilio palazzo, where Samuel is ensconced, holds tragic secrets, and little does Elena know how profoundly they will impact her. Soon she begins to sense that she is being watched by something. And when Samuel begins to have hallucinations that make him violent and unpredictable, she can’t deny she’s in mortal danger.

Then impoverished nobleman Nero Basilio, Samuel’s closest friend and the owner of the palazzo, arrives. Elena finds herself entangled with both men in a world where the past seeps into the present and nothing is as it seems. As Elena struggles to discover the haunting truth before it destroys her, a dark force seems to hold Samuel and the Basilio in thrall—is it madness, or something more sinister?

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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

Dover Publications
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In the twentieth-century literature of the supernatural, the single most important book, in the opinion of most scholars and enthusiasts, is Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, by Montague Rhodes James. First printed in 1904, it is the landmark book that established the modern horror story. It has been reprinted more times than any other book in this field, and it contains several of the best ghost stories in the English language.
The antiquary here is M. R. James, Provost of Eton, one of the most formidable scholars that England has ever produced, who has drawn upon an unmatched knowledge of the hidden byways of the past to form a series of inimitable stories. Among them are such favorites as "Number Thirteen," "Canon Alberic's Scrap-book," and "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad." Common to all of them is the breath of "the evil that dieth not but lieth in wait."
This edition reprints for the first time in recent years the four original illustrations that James McBride prepared while James was working on this, his first collection.
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50 Real American Ghost Stories: A journey into the haunted history of the United States – 1800 to 1899

Hob Hill Books
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Bestselling author and ghost historian MJ Wayland explores America's haunted heritage. As well as visiting some of the most famous ghost cases of the time, the author also uncovers ghost stories that have never seen print in over a hundred and fifty years!
From the downright chilling, to scary and the weird, this collection of REAL ghost stories is ideal for a Halloween thrill or an insight into a unique haunted history.
The real life ghost cases include:
Faces in the Windows
The Haunted Bedstead
The Ghost Clock of Boston
Poor Bessie Brown
The Jonah
Three Stories of Hauntings
Good News for Ghosts
Des Moines's Plague of Ghosts
Shooting a Ghost
A Live Spook
The Return of Dr. Jewel
Forbes Manor
Ghosts in the Capitol
Jonelle Lambkin Rings the Bell
Mrs. Warfield’s Haunted House
Mumler's Spirit Photography
Scared to Death by a Ghost
The Bones of Timothy Felt
A Ghost Hunt of Louisville
The Ghost of Henry Smith
Giant Ghost of Benton
A Real life Daphne and Velma – Sixty Years Before!
The Haunted Chamber
Investigation of a haunted church
The Haunting of Clara Robertson
Hoffman Family Poltergeist
Indiana Ghost Frenzy
The Tipton Ghost
An Indianapolis Haunted House
Piano-Maker’s Ghost
The Restless Spirit of Flatbush
Return of the Union Officer
In Search of a Spectral Calf
Unseen Terror of Dubuque
The White Mountain Ghost of Lizzie Bourne
A Séance Too Far
Benjamin Stiver’s Ghost Attack!
The Big Joke
Death by Ghost
A Civil War Ghost Story
AND MORE!
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The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World

Riverhead Books
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A National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year

It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure. As the cholera outbreak takes hold, a physician and a local curate are spurred to action-and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time.

In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking, Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of disease, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry, offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in.

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Ghost Stories (Witch Woods Funeral Home) (Volume 4)

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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A fun, humorous cozy mystery - with ghosts!

Ghost Stories (Witch Wood Funeral Home Book 4) When Laurel’s mother, Thelma, hosts a group of writers in the belief they are writing about the Holy Ghost, she is horrified to find they are, in fact, writing ghost stories. Thelma decides to go on a road trip. Her GPS cannot get her there, so she hires an escort to show her the way. This turns out to be a grave mistake. Things go south when the escort’s naked body is found in Thelma’s bedroom. Will Laurel be able to steer the police in the right direction before they arrest her mother? Or will she come to a dead end?
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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

Houghton Mifflin
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In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold Ii of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the twentieth century, in which everyone from Mark Twain to the Archbishop of Canterbury participated. King Leopold's Ghost is the haunting account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions, a man as cunning, charming, and cruel as any of the great Shakespearean villains. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who fought Leopold: a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure and unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust. Adam Hochschild brings this largely untold story alive with the wit and skill of a Barbara Tuchman. Like her, he knows that history often provides a far richer cast of characters than any novelist could invent. Chief among them is Edmund Morel, a young British shipping agent who went on to lead the international crusade against Leopold. Another hero of this tale, the Irish patriot Roger Casement, ended his life on a London gallows. Two courageous black Americans, George Washington Williams and William Sheppard, risked much to bring evidence of the Congo atrocities to the outside world. Sailing into the middle of the story was a young Congo River steamboat officer named Joseph Conrad. And looming above them all, the duplicitous billionaire King Leopold Ii. With great power and compassion, King Leopold's Ghost will brand the tragedy of the Congo--too long forgotten--onto the conscience of the West.
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Great Ghost Stories.

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Great Ghost Stories by Joseph Lewis French, (1858–1936) was a novelist, editor, poet and newspaper man. The New York Times noted in 1925 that he may be "the most industrious anthologist of his time." He is known for his popular themed collections, and published over twenty-five books between 1918 and his death in 1936. He founded two magazines, The New West (c. 1887) and The Wave (c. 1890). Afterwards he worked for newspapers "across the country" contributing poetry and articles. He struggled financially, and in 1927 the New York Graphic, a daily tabloid, published an autobiographical article they convinced him to write, entitled "I'm Starving – Yet I'm in Who's Who as the Author of 27 Famous Books." Twelve Great Tales of the Supernatural.
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Eyes On You: A Ghost Story

Different Cloud Publishing
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“SHE’S ALWAYS WATCHING.” Having found the perfect flat, Matthew and Aimee settle into their new home with all the hopes of a young couple in love. But something hideous resides within its walls. Before long, curious incidents turn violent, and it becomes increasingly difficult for the sceptic Matthew to deny that an unholy ghost has descended upon his happy home. Tormented by the wrath of this angry spirit, Matthew and Aimee’s relationship begins to crumble under the weight of their terror, and have no choice but to flee into the night, leaving their beloved flat behind. But you can never run from your past…because dark secrets have a way of hunting you down. “Once again, Jenkins has managed to move, surprise, and terrify all in one glorious novel.” ANDREW MARMION – Author of Ghost Lady
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Took: A Ghost Story

HMH Books for Young Readers
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“Folks say Old Auntie takes a girl and keeps her fifty years—then lets her go and takes another one.” 
  
Thirteen-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn’t believe Brody Mason’s crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster’s Hill with Bloody Bones, her man-eating razorback hog. He figures Brody’s probably just trying to scare him since he’s the new kid . . . a “stuck-up snot” from Connecticut. But Daniel’s seven-year-old sister Erica has become more and more withdrawn, talking to her lookalike doll. When she disappears into the woods one day, he knows something is terribly wrong. Did the witch strike? Has Erica been “took”?
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