Best Ghost Mysteries Books
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Author: by Stephen King
Published at: Hard Case Crime (March 2, 2021)
A STUNNING NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME! The #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.”I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts.
That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being.
Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book.” Stephen King
3. Haunted Hibiscus (A Tea Shop Mystery)
Author: by Laura Childs
Published at: Berkley (March 2, 2021)
Tea maven Theodosia Browning brews up trouble in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs. It is the week before Halloween and Theodosia Browning, proprietor of the Indigo Tea Shop, and her tea sommelier, Drayton, are ghosting through the dusk of a cool Charleston evening on their way to the old Bouchard Mansion.
Known as the Gray Ghost, this dilapidated place was recently bequeathed to the Heritage Society, and tonight heralds the grand opening of their literary and historical themed haunted house. Though Timothy Neville, the patriarch of the Heritage Society, is not thrilled with the fund-raising idea, it is the perfect venue for his grandniece, Willow French, to sign copies of her new book, Carolina Crimes & Creepers.
But amid a parade of characters dressed as Edgar Allan Poe, Lady Macbeth, and the Headless Horseman, Willow’s body is suddenly tossed from the third-floor tower room and left to dangle at the end of a rope. Police come screaming in and Theodosia’s boyfriend, Detective Pete Riley, is sent to Willow’s apartment to investigate.
4. The Luminaries
Author: by Eleanor Catton
Published at: Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (October 7, 2014)
The winner of the Man Booker Prize, this “expertly written, perfectly constructed” bestseller (The Guardian) is now a Starz miniseries. It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to stake his claim in New Zealand’s booming gold rush. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: a wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous cache of gold has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk.
Moody is soon drawn into a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky. Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, The Luminaries is at once a fiendishly clever ghost story, a gripping page-turner, and a thrilling novelistic achievement.
It richly confirms that Eleanor Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international literary firmament.
5. The Stranger Diaries
Author: by Elly Griffiths
Published at: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (October 1, 2019)
International Bestseller Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel “This lively whodunit keeps you guessing until the end.” People Death lies between the lines when the events of a dark story start coming true in this haunting modern Gothic mystery, perfect for fans of Magpie Murders and The Lake House.
Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R.M. Holland, she even teaches a course on him. But when one of Clare’s colleagues is found dead, with a line from Holland’s iconic story The Stranger left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with her favorite literature.
The police suspect the killer is someone Clare knows. Unsure whom to trust, she turns to her diary, the only outlet for her suspicions and fears. Then one day she notices something odd. Writing that isn’t hers, left on the page of an old diary:Hallo Clare.You don’t know me.
Clare becomes more certain than ever: The Stranger has come to terrifying life. But can the ending be rewritten in time?
6. The House on Vesper Sands
Author: by Paraic O'Donnell
Published at: Tin House Books (January 12, 2021)
Named Most Anticipated Book by Time, Newsweek, and O, The Oprah Magazine”Funny, eerie, tender, haunting and unsettling, smokily atmospheric, and fantastically enjoyable.” Helen MacDonald, author of Vesper FlightsLondon, 1893: high up in a house on a dark, snowy night, a lone seamstress stands by a window.
So begins the swirling, serpentine world of Paraic O’Donnell’s Victorian-inspired mystery, the story of a city cloaked in shadow, but burning with questions: why does the seamstress jump from the window? Why is a cryptic message stitched into her skin?
And how is she connected to a rash of missing girls, all of whom seem to have disappeared under similar circumstances? On the case is Inspector Cutter, a detective as sharp and committed to his work as he is wryly hilarious.
Gideon Bliss, a Cambridge dropout in love with one of the missing girls, stumbles into a role as Cutter’s sidekick. And clever young journalist Octavia Hillingdon sees the case as a chance to tell a story that mattersdespite her employer’s preference that she stick to a women’s society column.
7. The Whisper Man: A Novel
Author: by Alex North
Published at: Celadon Books (August 20, 2019)
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*”WORKS BEAUTIFULLY… If you like being terrified, The Whisper Man has your name on it.”The New York Times, Editor’s Pick”SUPERB”Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review”BRILLIANT… Will satisfy readers of Thomas Harris and Stephen King.”Booklist, Starred Review”POIGNANT AND TERRIFYING”Entertainment WeeklyIn this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town.
After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town.Featherbank. But the town has a dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents.
Until Frank Carter was finally caught, he was nicknamed “The Whisper Man,” for he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night. Just as Tom and Jake settle into their new home, a young boy vanishes.
8. The Dirty South: A Thriller (18) (Charlie Parker)
Author: by John Connolly
Published at: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (November 3, 2020)
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Mr. Connolly’s slam-bang thriller is studded with memorable characters and boasts cliffhangers within cliffhangers. The Wall Street Journal Brilliant… Connolly is writing at the top of his game. Publishers Weekly, starred review The New York Times bestselling author of A Book of Bones and one of the best thriller writers we have (Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author) goes back to the very beginning of Private Investigator Charlie Parker’s astonishing career with his first terrifying case.
It is 1997, and someone is slaughtering young women in Burdon County, Arkansas. But no one in the Dirty South wants to admit it. In an Arkansas jail cell sits a former NYPD detective, stricken by grief. He is mourning the death of his wife and child, and searching in vain for their killer.
Obsessed with avenging his lost family, his life is about to take a shocking turn. Witness the dawning of a conscience. Witness the birth of a hunter. Witness the becoming of Charlie Parker.
9. Ink and Shadows: A Witty & Page-Turning Southern Cozy Mystery (A Secret, Book and Scone Society Novel)
Author: by Ellery Adams
Published at: Kensington (January 26, 2021)
“Entertaining…Packed with mystery, romance, and sisterhood.” -Kirkus ReviewsNew York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams is back with the latest in her acclaimed Secret, Book, and Scone Society series. Local bookstore owner Nora Pennington is back on the case in Miracle Springs, North Carolina when an accidental death turns out to be something much more sinister…
Nora Pennington is known for her window displays, and as Halloween approaches, she decides to showcase fictional heroines like Roald Dahl’s Matilda and Madeline Miller’s Circe. A family-values group disapproves of the magical themes, though, and wastes no time launching a modern-day witch hunt.
Suddenly, former friends and customers are targeting not only Nora and Miracle Books, but a new shopkeeper, Celeste, who’s been selling CBD oil products. Nora and her friends in the Secret, Book, and Scone Society are doing their best to put an end to the strife-but then someone puts an end to a life.
Though the death is declared an accident, the ruling can’t explain the old book page covered with strange symbols and disturbing drawings left under Nora’s doormat, a postcard from an anonymous stalker, or multiple cases of vandalism. The only hope is that Nora can be a heroine herself and lead the Secret, Book, and Scone Society in a successful investigation-before more bodies turn up and the secrets from Celeste’s past come back to haunt them all …
10. Cross Her Heart: A Novel
Author: by Sarah Pinborough
Published at: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (January 14, 2020)
From the author of Behind Her Eyes, now a Netflix Original Series hit”Sarah Pinborough is about to become your new obsession.” Harlan CobenLisa is living a lie and everyone is about to find out. Lisa lives for her daughter Ava, her job and her best friend Marilyn.
But when a handsome client shows an interest in her, Lisa starts daydreaming about sharing her life with him, too. Maybe she’s ready now. Maybe she can trust again. Maybe it’s time to let her terrifying secret past go. But when her daughter rescues a boy from drowning and their pictures are all over the news for everyone to see, Lisa’s world explodes.
As she finds everything she has built threatened, and not knowing who she can trust, it’s up to Lisa to face her past in order to save what she holds dear. But someone has been pulling all their strings. And that someone is determined that both Lisa and Ava must suffer.
Because long ago Lisa broke a promise. And some promises aren’t meant to be broken.
11. The House Between Tides: A Novel
Author: by Sarah Maine
Published at: Atria Books; Reprint edition (August 2, 2016)
An atmospheric debut novel about a woman who discovers the century-old remains of a murder victim on her family’s Scottish estate, plunging her into an investigation of its mysterious former occupants. Following the death of her last living relative, Hetty Deveraux leaves London and her strained relationship behind for Muirlan, her ancestral home in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides.
She intends to renovate the ruinous house into a hotel, but the shocking discovery of human remains brings her ambitious restoration plans to an abrupt halt before they even begin. Few physical clues are left to identify the body, but one thing is certain: this person did not die a natural death.
Hungry for answers, Hetty discovers that Muirlan was once the refuge of her distant relative Theo Blake, the acclaimed painter and naturalist who brought his new bride, Beatrice, there in 1910. Yet ancient gossip and a handful of leads reveal that their marriage was far from perfect; Beatrice eventually vanished from the island, never to return, and Theo withdrew from society, his paintings becoming increasingly dark and disturbing.
12. Murder in an Irish Bookshop: A Cozy Irish Murder Mystery (An Irish Village Mystery)
Author: by Carlene O'Connor
Published at: Kensington (February 23, 2021)
In Carlene O’Connor’s seventh installment of her USA Today bestselling Irish Village Mystery series, the grand opening of a new bookstore in Kilbane becomes the closing chapter of an author’s life-and a whodunit that tests even Garda Siobhn O’Sullivan’s deductive reasoning…”A mlange of clues from classic mysteries plus plenty of Irish charm produce an enjoyable read.”-Kirkus ReviewsJoin a bestselling author and travel to County Cork in Ireland to solve a bookish mystery full of twists in a cozy whodunit perfect for fans of Sheila Connolly, Kate Carlisle, and Laura Childs!
Between training the new town garda and trying to set a wedding date with her fianc, Macdara Flannery, Siobhn O’Sullivan is feeling a bit overwhelmed. She’s looking forward to visiting the new bookshop and curling up with an exciting novel-only to discover the shelves contain nothing but Literature with a capital L.
The owner not only refuses to stock romances, mysteries, and science fiction, but won’t even let customers enter his store unless they can quote James Joyce or Sean Hennessey. Despite the owner deliberately limiting his clientele, he’s hosting a reading and autographing event featuring up and coming Irish writers who will be taking up residency in Kilbane for a month.
13. The Clockmaker's Daughter: A Novel
Author: by Kate Morton
Published at: Washington Square Press; Reprint edition (May 21, 2019)
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn ambitious, compelling historical mystery with a fabulous cast of charactersKate Morton at her very best. Kristin HannahAn elaborate tapestryMorton doesn’t disappoint. The Washington Post “Classic English country-house Goth at its finest.” New York PostIn the depths of a 19th-century winter, a little girl is abandoned on the streets of Victorian London.
She grows up to become in turn a thief, an artist’s muse, and a lover. In the summer of 1862, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, she travels with a group of artists to a beautiful house on a bend of the Upper Thames.
Tensions simmer and one hot afternoon a gunshot rings out. A woman is killed, another disappears, and the truth of what happened slips through the cracks of time. It is not until over a century later, when another young woman is drawn to Birchwood Manor, that its secrets are finally revealed.
Told by multiple voices across time, this is an intricately layered, richly atmospheric novel about art and passion, forgiveness and loss, that shows us that sometimes the way forward is through the past.
14. Tall Tails Secret Book Club: The Secret Library Cozy Mysteries
Author: by CeeCee James
Published at: Independently published (December 27, 2020)
A mysterious mansion, a suspicious death, and a cat too smart for its own goodWhen Laura Lee took the summer job as a housekeeper at the old Thornberry Estate, she knew it was a creepy place, but she had no idea how creepy.
Mrs. Fitzwater warned her to keep her mind on her work and her nose in her own business, but one thing after another leads her astray, between the mansion giving up its puzzles as she goes about her work, fun secrets to share with the clever ladies in her book club who are always up for a mystery, and a cat that seems to know more than she does.
The death of a chauffeur just outside the estate gates changes everything and suddenly creepy turns to deadly as Laura Lee finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. When the police seem unable to solve the crime, can Laura Lee and her intrepid club find the killer before the killer finds Laura Lee?
15. Three in Death
Author: by J. D. Robb
Published at: Berkley; 1st edition (January 29, 2008)
#1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb delivers a potent combination of futuristic suspense, thrills, and passion in these three favorite In Death storiestogether in one volume for the first time. INTERLUDE IN DEATHLieutenant Eve Dallas is resigned to the fact that she’s been ordered to give a seminar at a police conferenceand that she’ll have to leave Earth to do it.
But her dedication to her job only goes so far. And when a legendary commander sets his sights on taking her husband, Roarke down, Eve will do everything in her power to stop him MIDNIGHT IN DEATH Eve’s name has made a Christmas list, but it’s not for being naughty or nice.
It’s for putting a serial killer behind bars. Now the escaped madman is dogging her steps. With Roarke at her side, Eve must stop the man from exacting his bloody vengeanceor die trying HAUNTED IN DEATH At the scene of a murder, Eve uncovers the remains of beautiful singer who went missing eighty-five years earlier.
Both victims were shot with the same gun, in a building rumored to be haunted by the singer’s ghost. But Eve focuses her attention on those in the here-and-now who had a bone to pick with the dead