Good Reads - Fiction
Thirteen haunting tales of tragedy, deception,
and mysterious happenings…
Goodman, Carol - The
Ghost Orchid - 2006, 336p.
A novelist uncovers century-old secrets surrounding a séance
and supernatural happenings at a wealthy family's
Hart, Erin - Haunted
Ground - 2003, 328p.
The discovery of a woman's severed head in a peat
bog links past and present crimes with events at an Irish
Harwood, John - The
Ghost Writer - 2004,
A 100-year-old ghost story chronicling a passionate crime
of revenge is discovered in a locked dresser drawer.
Kostova, Elizabeth - The
Historian - 2005,
A modern-day English professor's perilous hunt for
Dracula begins after finding a compelling manuscript.
Mason, Richard - The
Drowning People - 1999,
In a tale of obsessive love and blackmail, the 70-year-old
perpetrator confesses to murder at an English family manor.
Mills, Mark - The
Savage Garden - 2007,
A visiting Cambridge professor investigates two murders
committed 400 years apart in a remote Tuscan villa.
Mosse, Kate - Sepulchre - 2008, 572p.
A rare tarot deck and secret love affair at a mysterious
estate in the French countryside at the turn of the nineteenth
century puts a biographer's life in jeopardy.
Palliser, Charles - The
Unburied - 1999,
A professional historian researching a lost manuscript
witnesses a gruesome murder while visiting an old English
Priest, Christopher - The
Prestige - 1996,
A hidden diary re-tells the tale of two rival stage magicians' obsession
with each other, and the multiple tragedies that resulted.
Ruiz Zafon, Carlos - The
Shadow of the Wind - 2004, 486p.
Secrets surrounding the disappearance of an enigmatic author
in 1940s Barcelona sparks the curiosity of a bookseller's
Setterfield, Diane - The
Thirteenth Tale - 2006,
A dying writer reveals her tragic life story to a young
biographer mysteriously summoned to the author's
decrepit family estate.
Shepard, Lucius - Softspoken - 2007, 179p.
Ghostly voices reveal the dark and violent history of an
eerie South Carolina mansion.
Stott, Rebecca - Ghostwalk - 2007, 304p.
The mysterious death of a Cambridge student writing a biography
about Sir Isaac Newton is connected to a murder in the
Prepared by Debbie Deady, October 2008