Friday, October 26, 2012

Five notable books of ghost stories

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books of ghost stories:
Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories
by M. R. James

The classic short fiction of M. R. James -- in which scholarly sorts stumble into uncanny encounters while puttering about libraries or country houses or libraries in country houses -- is splendidly elegant, chilling, and creepy; top-notch entertainment for an autumn evening. This is the first of two volumes of the master's complete ghost stories. You can find the second volume here -- if you dare.
Read about another book on the list.

Also see: Kate Mosse's top 10 ghost stories, Peter Washington's top ten ghost stories, and Brad Leithauser's five best ghost stories.

--Marshal Zeringue