Supernatural

The Servants

By Michael Marshall Smith

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For young Mark, the world has turned as bleak and gray as the Brighton winter. Separated from his real father and home in London, he's come to live with his mother and her new husband in an old house near the sea. He spends his days alone, trying to master the skateboard, while other boys his age are in school. He hates the unwanted stepfather who barged into Mark's life to rob him of joy. Worst of all, his once-vibrant mother has grown listless and weary, no longer interested in anything beyond her sitting room. But on a damp and chilly evening, an accident carries Mark into the basement flat of the old woman who lives at the bottom of his stepfather's house. She offers tea, cakes, and sympathy . . . and the key to a secret, bygone world. Mark becomes caught up in the frenetic bustle of the human machinery that once ran a home, and drawn ever deeper into a lost realm of spirits and memory. Here below the suffocating truths, beneath the pain and unhappiness, he finds an escape, and quite possibly a way to change everything. –Catalog Summary
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The Séance

By John Harwood

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Wraxford Hall, a decaying mansion in the English countryside, has a sinister reputation. Once, a family disappeared there. And now Constance Langton has inherited this dark place as well as the mysteries surrounding it. Having grown up in a house marked by the death of her sister, Constance is no stranger to mystery, secrets, and the dark magic around us. Her father was distant. Her mother was in perpetual morning for her lost child. In a desperate attempt to coax her mother back to health, Constance took her to a seance hoping she would find supernatural comfort. But tragic consequences followed, leaving her alone in the world-- alone with Wraxford Hall. Saddled with this questionable bequest, she must find the truth at the heart of all these disappearances, apparitions, betrayal, blackmail, and villainy, even if it costs her life. –Book Description
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The House Next Door

By Anne Rivers Siddons

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Thirtysomething Colquitt and Walter Kennedy live in a charming, peaceful suburb of newly bustling Atlanta, Georgia. Life is made up of enjoyable work, long, lazy weekends, and the company of good neighbors. Then, to their shock, construction starts on the vacant lot next door, a wooded hillside they'd believed would always remain undeveloped. Disappointed by their diminished privacy, Colquitt and Walter soon realize something more is wrong with the house next door. Surely the house can't be "haunted," yet it seems to destroy the goodness of every person who comes to live in it, until the entire heart of this friendly neighborhood threatens to be torn apart. –Catalog Summary
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The Infinite

By Douglas Clegg

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Harrow House, a place of nightmares and tragedy, is alive once again, desperate to wreck havoc upon a new group of victims. –Catalog Summary
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The Haunting of Hill House

By Shirley Jackson

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The four visitors at Hill House—some there for knowledge, others for adventure—are unaware that the old mansion will soon choose one of them to make its own. –Catalog Summary
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Superstition

By David Ambrose

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University psychologist Sam Towne has gathered a small group of volunteers to examine the power of the human mind, instructing the group to think up a fictitious spirit of a man named Adam, who would have lived and died over a century ago. As the group spends night after night trying to contact him through a ouija board, eventually Adam answers back and enters the physical world as a hostile spirit, and is determined to remain. When all attempts to terminate the ghost fail, a desperate struggle for survival escalates as each member of the original group falls victim to the heinous forces of the unknown. –Book Description
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Coraline

By Neil Gaiman

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Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
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Bitten

By Kelley Armstrong

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Elena is the last female werewolf left in the world, but she has left her pack to live a life in secret with humans. When the pack calls her back to help deal with a band of renegades, Elena must decide where she truly belongs.

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The Devil You Know

By Mike Carey

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Freelance exorcist Felix Castor takes what should be a simple exorcism at a museum, but instead finds his life in danger.
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Storm Front

By Jim Butcher

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Harry Dresden is a wizard in modern day Chicago. Unfortunately, being a wizard doesn't pay very well, so when Harry is asked by the Chicago police department to consult on a strange double homicide, he jumps at the chance to make some easy money. But these homicides are more complicated and strange than he thought. This investigation might just get Harry killed.
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