Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Ten top ghost stories

Sandra Greaves was born in Edinburgh and now lives in Devon with a husband and several badly-behaved chickens, midway between the moor and the sea. She won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Undiscovered Voices competition in 2012 for her first novel, The Skull in the Wood.

One of her top ten ghost stories, as shared with the Guardian:
Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Only for the strong of stomach, this one – and may well put you off cats for ever. Not aimed at children, but a favourite of older teenagers with a taste for the seriously gruesome. A resting place for beloved pets, an Indian burial ground, and an assortment of creatures that just won't lie down. Nasty. And compelling.
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see: Rebecca Armstrong's ten best ghost stories, the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books of ghost stories, Kate Mosse's top 10 ghost stories, Peter Washington's top ten ghost stories, and Brad Leithauser's five best ghost stories.

--Marshal Zeringue