The Ghost Hunters by Neil Spring

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Rating: 1 Star ★☆☆☆☆

There had always been rumours about the eighth floor.

Plot

Welcome to Borley Rectory, the most haunted house in England.

The year is 1926 and Sarah Grey has landed herself an unlikely new job – personal assistant to Harry Price, London’s most infamous ghost hunter. Equal parts brilliant and charming, neurotic and manipulative, Harry has devoted his life to exposing the truth behind England’s many ‘false hauntings’, and never has he left a case unsolved, nor a fraud unexposed.

So when Harry and Sarah are invited to Borley Rectory – a house so haunted that objects frequently fly through the air unbidden, and locals avoid the grounds for fear of facing the spectral nun that walks there – they’re sure that this case will be just like any other. But when night falls and still no artifice can be found, the ghost hunters are forced to confront an uncomfortable possibility: the ghost of Borley Rectory may be real. And, if so, they’re about to make its most intimate acquaintance.

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Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Rating: 2.5 Stars ★★★☆☆

Ada Goth sat up in her eight-poster bed and peered into the inky blackness.

Plot

Meet Ada Goth. She lives in Ghastly-Gorm Hall with her father, Lord Goth, lots of servants and at least half a dozen ghosts, but she hasn’t got any friends to explore her enormous, creepy house with.

Then, one night, everything changes when Ada meets a ghostly mouse called Ishmael. Together they set out to solve the mystery of the strange happenings at Ghastly-Gorm Hall, and get a lot more than they bargained for…

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The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

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Rating: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆

One evening, my father asked me whether I would like to become a ghost bride.

Plot

Li Lan, the daughter of a respectable Chinese family in colonial Malaysia, hopes for a favorable marriage, but her father has lost his fortune, and she has few suitors. Instead, the wealthy Lim family urges her to become a “ghost bride” for their son, who has recently died under mysterious circumstances. Rarely practiced, a traditional ghost marriage is used to placate a restless spirit. Such a union would guarantee Li Lan a home for the rest of her days, but at what price?

Night after night, Li Lan is drawn into the shadowy parallel world of the Chinese afterlife, where she must uncover the Lim family’s darkest secrets—and the truth about her own family.

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The Ghost of Molly Holt by Amy Cross

The Ghost of Molly Holt Amy Cross

Rating: 2.5 Stars

Bright morning sunlight streams down through gaps in the forest canopy, as two cars rumble closer along the dirt road.

Plot

When three teenagers set out to explore an abandoned house in the middle of a forest, they think they’ve found the location where the infamous Molly Holt video was filmed.

They’ve found much more than that…

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The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

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Rating: 4.5 Stars ★★★★☆

Of the first few hauntings I investigated with Lockwood & Co. I intend to say little, in part to protect the identity of the victims, in part because of the gruesome nature of the incidents, but mainly because, in a variety of ingenious ways, we succeeded in cocking them all up.



Plot

For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions.

Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive.
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Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Heart Shaped Box

Rating: 2 Stars ★★☆☆☆

Jude had a private collection.



About

Judas Coyne has a collection of occult artifacts, murderer’s art and even a snuff movie. When he finds a ghost for sale online, he doesn’t hesitate.

Soon, a dead man’s suit arrives in a heart-shaped box and the ghost of the man with him. A ghost that is determined to make Jude and everyone who helps him pay and drag him to death in the most horrible way possible.

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The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

The Little Stranger


Rating: 4.5 Stars ★★★★★

I first saw Hundreds Hall when I was ten years old.



Plot

Dr Faraday lives a quiet, unassuming life, when he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. He first fell in love with Hundreds as a boy, when he saw it in its glory days. Now, the Ayres family is struggling with keeping the house from falling apart. Their time, the time of squires and great Houses, is coming to an end. But is it just that they’re struggling with or is there something much more sinister at work in Hundreds Hall?

Soon Dr Faraday is deeply involved in the strange affairs of the family.


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