Books about Occult

  1. Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction

    by Mike Mignola
    Supernatural detective investigates the dark and mysterious forces of the world.

    Dark Horse presents new editions of the entire Hellboy line with new covers, beginning with Seed of Destruction , the basis of director Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster films. Hellboy is one of the ... (Goodreads)

  2. At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror

    by H.P. Lovecraft
    Collection of horror stories about the unknown and unknowable, exploring the deepest fears of mankind.

    Few writers can evoke such nightmarish visions as H. P. Lovecraft—and few of his stories are as chilling as these canonical tales of terror. ,“H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth ... (Barnes & Noble)

  3. A Stir of Echoes

    by Richard Matheson
    An ordinary man discovers he has the power to read minds, leading him to a dangerous mystery.

    This eerie ghost story, from Richard Matheson, the award-winning author of, Hell House, and, I Am Legend, inspired the acclaimed 1999 film starring Kevin Bacon. Tom Wallace lived an ordinary life, ... (Goodreads)

  4. The Transition of H. P. Lovecraft: The Road to Madness

    by H.P. Lovecraft
    A collection of Lovecraft's early works, showcasing his descent into madness and the birth of cosmic horror.

    One of the most influential practitioners of American horror, H.P. Lovecraft inspired the work of Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Clive Barker. As he perfected his mastery of the macabre, his works ... (Barnes & Noble)

  5. Blood Rites

    by Jim Butcher
    A thrilling urban fantasy adventure, pitting a wizard against a powerful cult.

    For Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, there have been worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Dodging flaming monkey poo, for instance. Or going ... (Goodreads)

  6. The Club Dumas

    by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
    Thriller uncovering hidden secrets and lost knowledge while searching for an elusive book.

    Lucas Corso is a middle-aged book dealer with a reputation of doing anything—regardless of legality—for his privileged clientele. While in Madrid attempting to authenticate a previously unknown ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The Dunwich Horror and Others

    by H.P. Lovecraft
    Collection of horror stories exploring fear, dread and the unknown.

    Contents: ix · H.P. Lovecraft and His Work · August Derleth · in 10 · In the Vault · ss The Tryout Nov ’25; Weird Tales Apr ’32 19 · Pickman’s Model · ss Weird Tales Oct ’27 33 · The Rats in the ... (Goodreads)

  8. Ninth Key

    by Jenny Carroll
    A young girl's investigation into a mysterious crime, uncovering secrets of her past.

    At Kelly Prescott's pool party, Suze unknowingly contracts a poison oak rash after falling into some bushes while spying on her stepbrother Dopey. She also shares a slow dance with Tad, a student at ... (Wikipedia)

  9. The Keep

    by F. Paul Wilson
    Adventure to save humanity from an ancient evil force, with unexpected allies.

    German soldiers and SS Einsatzkommandos are being slowly killed off in a mysterious castle (the "keep" of the title) high in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania in April 1941. Theodore Cuza, a Jewish ... (Wikipedia)

  10. The Obsidian Chamber

    by Douglas Preston
    A thrilling adventure of supernatural mysteries and secrets, taking the reader on a journey through time and space.

    A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. A SHOCKING RETURN Sick with ... (Goodreads)

  11. Lost Among the Living

    by Simone St. James
    Struggling to cope with the loss of her husband, Jo Manders takes a job as a companion to a wealthy woman, only to uncover dark secrets from the past.

    England, 1921. Three years after her husband, Alex, disappeared, shot down over Germany, Jo Manders still mourns his loss. Working as a paid companion to Alex's wealthy, condescending aunt, Dottie ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Sentinel

    by Jeffrey Konvitz
    A young woman moves into a New York City apartment building, only to discover that it's haunted by a malevolent force.

    Alison Parker, a beautiful but troubled fashion model, moves into a gorgeous New York City brownstone house that is divided into apartments. The house is inhabited on the top floor by Father Francis ... (Wikipedia)

  13. The Amityville Horror

    by Jay Anson
    A family's terrifying ordeal in a haunted house, where the supernatural lurks in the shadows.

    The book, purportedly based on a true story, describes the house at 112 Ocean Avenue as remaining empty for 13 months after the DeFeo murders . In December 1975, George and Kathleen Lutz bought the ... (Wikipedia)

  14. The Dream Cycle of H.P. Lovecraft: Dreams of Terror and Death

    by H.P. Lovecraft
    A collection of Lovecraft's eerie and unsettling stories, exploring the dark and twisted corners of the human psyche.

    This volume collects, for the first time, the entire Dream Cycle created by H. P. Lovecraft, the master of twentieth-century horror, including some of his most fantastic tales: THE DOOM THAT CAME TO ... (Goodreads)

  15. Hell House

    by Richard Matheson
    A group of paranormal investigators explore a haunted mansion, facing the horrors within.

    The story of Hell House concerns four people – Dr. Lionel Barrett, a physicist with an interest in parapsychology , his wife Edith, and two mediums (Florence Tanner, a spiritualist and mental medium, ... (Wikipedia)

  16. The Complete Fiction

    by H.P. Lovecraft
    A collection of horror fiction stories exploring the unknown.

    Another excellent edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft collects the author's novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories. Written between the ... (Goodreads)

  17. Rosemary's Baby

    by Ira Levin
    A woman's descent into darkness as she is unknowingly forced to carry a child of the Devil.

    The book centers on Rosemary Woodhouse, a young married woman who has just moved into the Bramford, a historic Gothic Revival-style New York City apartment building, with her husband, Guy, a ... (Wikipedia)

  18. The Coven

    by Cate Tiernan
    A teenage girl discovers she is a witch and must navigate the complexities of joining a coven while keeping her powers hidden from non-magical people.

    I am not who I thought I was. I am not a regular sixteen-year-old girl. I am a witch. A real, ancestral witch. My parents are not my biological parents. My sister and I share no blood. Even in the ... (Goodreads)

  19. The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories

    by H.P. Lovecraft
    A collection of eerie and unsettling tales that explore the limits of human knowledge and sanity.

    A definitive edition of stories by the master of supernatural fiction Howard Phillips Lovecraft's unique contribution to American literature was a melding of traditional supernaturalism (derived ... (Goodreads)

  20. Grave Peril

    by Jim Butcher
    Wizard Harry Dresden must protect Chicago from a powerful and malevolent supernatural force.

    Dresden and Michael Carpenter , a Knight of the Cross , try to track down a bewildered but dangerous ghost in Cook County Hospital, are nearly ensnared by Dresden's faerie godmother the Leanansidhe , ... (Wikipedia)

  21. The Demonologist

    by Gerald Brittle
    A true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators who confront demonic entities and haunted houses.

    If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in ... (Barnes & Noble)

  22. 'Salem's Lot

    by Stephen King
    A small town's battle against an ancient evil that threatens to consume its inhabitants.

    Ben Mears, a writer who spent part of his childhood in Jerusalem's Lot , Maine , has returned after 25 years. He quickly becomes friends with high-school teacher Matt Burke and strikes up a ... (Wikipedia)

  23. The Call of Cthulhu

    by H.P. Lovecraft
    A tale of horror and mystery, as a man investigates an ancient cult's dark secrets.

    The story's narrator, Francis Wayland Thurston, recounts his discovery of various notes left behind by his great uncle, George Gammell Angell, a prominent professor of Semitic languages at Brown ... (Wikipedia)

  24. Johannes Cabal the Detective

    by Jonathan L. Howard
    Eccentric necromancer Johannes Cabal solves a murder mystery in a steampunk world filled with supernatural creatures and dark humor.

    Johannes Cabal, necromancer of some little infamy, returns in this riotously clever and terrifically twisted tale of murder and international intrigue. In this genre-twisting novel, infamous ... (Goodreads)

  25. Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales

    by H.P. Lovecraft
    Collection of bizarre horror stories exploring the cosmic unknown.

    Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and 1930s, H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmology that are as powerful today as they were ... (Goodreads)

  26. The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

    by H.P. Lovecraft
    Collection of horror stories about a cult's dark rituals and the cosmic entity Cthulhu.

    This collection spans Lovecraft’s literary career, and charts the development of his ‘cosmicist’ philosophy; the belief that behind the veil of our blinkered everyday lives lies another reality, too ... (Goodreads)

  27. The Mephisto Club

    by Tess Gerritsen
    A series of gruesome murders lead a detective to a secret society obsessed with the devil. A thrilling and chilling mystery.

    In Gerritsens latest New York Times bestseller, medical examiner Maura Isles and detective Jane Rizzoli take on a society of scholars that studies the history of evil–and the grisly killer it has ... (Goodreads)

  28. Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

    by Sara Gran
    Private detective Claire DeWitt investigates the disappearance of a prosecutor in post-Katrina New Orleans.

    This knock-out start to a bracingly original new series features Claire DeWitt, the world’s greatest PI—at least, that's what she calls herself. A one-time teen detective in Brooklyn, she is a ... (Goodreads)

  29. The Shadow over Innsmouth

    by H.P. Lovecraft
    Unveiling the hidden secrets of an isolated coastal town, confronting an ancient evil.

    The narrator explains how he instigated a secret investigation of the ruined town of Innsmouth , Massachusetts , — a former seaport isolated from other nearby towns by vast salt marshes — by the U.S. ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Hellboy, Vol. 3: The Chained Coffin and Others

    by Mike Mignola
    A thrilling supernatural adventure of a demon on a mission to save humanity from destruction.

    This Hellboy short-story collection includes the following stories with the author’s notes preceding each tale: “Wolves of Saint August”; “The Corpse and the Iron Shoes”; “A Christmas Underground”; ... (Goodreads)

  31. Books of Blood, Volume One

    by Clive Barker
    A collection of horror stories exploring the depths of the darkest realms of human imagination.

    The Books of Blood combine the ordinary with the extraordinary while radiating the eroticism that has become Barker's signature. Weaving tales of the everyday world transformed into an unrecognizable ... (Goodreads)

  32. Call of Cthulhu: Horror Roleplaying

    by Sandy Petersen
    A tabletop roleplaying game based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, where players take on the roles of investigators facing eldritch horrors.

    CALL OF CTHULHU is Chaosium's classic roleplaying game of Lovecraftian horror in which ordinary people are confronted by the terrifying and alien forces of the Cthulhu Mythos. CALL OF CTHULHU uses ... (Goodreads)

  33. Down a Dark Hall

    by Lois Duncan
    A group of troubled girls attend a mysterious boarding school where they uncover dark secrets and supernatural powers.

    Kit Gordy is forced to go to a boarding school in Upstate New York named the Blackwood School for Girls. She arrives at her home for the school year with her new stepfather and her mother, who are ... (Wikipedia)

  34. Taltos

    by Anne Rice
    A vampire's pursuit of immortality, set against a backdrop of ancient secrets and dark magic.

    Rice's new novel continues the epic occult saga that began with The Witching Hour and Lasher. Taltos takes readers back through the centuries to a civilization part human and part of wholly ... (Goodreads)

  35. Lair of Dreams

    by Libba Bray
    A young woman discovers supernatural abilities to navigate through a world of dreams and nightmares.

    The thrilling supernatural sequel in The Diviners series by #1, New York Times, bestselling author Libba Bray! The longing of dreams draws the dead, and this city holds many dreams. After a ... (Barnes & Noble)

  36. Danse Macabre

    by Stephen King
    A suspenseful tale of horror, with a supernatural twist.

    Before he gave us the “one of a kind classic” (The Wall Street Journal) memoir On Writing, Stephen King wrote a nonfiction masterpiece in Danse Macabre, “one of the best books on American popular ... (Goodreads)

  37. Deadspeak

    by Brian Lumley
    Psychic investigator Harry Keogh battles an ancient evil that speaks through the dead. A thrilling horror novel.

    Several years after his return to earth Harry Sr. is troubled by nightmares of resurgent Vampires. These nightmares are messages from the dead who he is unable to communicate with when awake due to ... (Wikipedia)

  38. The Vesuvius Club

    by Mark Gatiss
    A darkly humorous adventure of a debonair Edwardian dandy, Lucifer Box, who uncovers a sinister plot in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.

    Joshua Reynolds, of the British Secret Service, briefs Lucifer Box to pick up the threads of an investigation started by the recently murdered Jocelyn Utterson Poop of the Diplomatic Service. The ... (Wikipedia)

  39. Something from the Nightside

    by Simon R. Green
    Detective uncovers the secrets of a mysterious and dangerous world, hidden in the shadows of London.

    John Taylor is not a private detective per se , but he has a knack for finding lost things. That's why he's been hired to descend into the Nightside, an otherworldly realm in the center of London ... (Goodreads)

  40. The Historian

    by Elizabeth Kostova
    An adventurous search for the truth behind Dracula's legend, spanning centuries.

    The Historian interweaves the history and folklore of Vlad Țepeș , a 15th-century prince of Wallachia known as "Vlad the Impaler", and his fictional equivalent Count Dracula together with the story ... (Wikipedia)

  41. Gravity Falls: Journal 3

    by Alex Hirsch
    A mysterious journal filled with secrets and supernatural phenomena discovered by twins Dipper and Mabel in the town of Gravity Falls.

    Journal 3 brims with every page ever seen on the show plus all-new pages with monsters and secrets, notes from Dipper and Mabel, and the Author's full story. Fans of Gravity Falls will simply love ... (Barnes & Noble)

  42. Hellblazer: Original Sins

    by Jamie Delano
    A supernatural detective story set in the dark and gritty world of London.

    John Constantine is an unconcerned, somewhat amoral occultist with a British working-class background. He's a hero, of sorts, who manages to come out on top through a combination of luck, trickery, ... (Goodreads)

  43. Night Chills

    by Dean Koontz
    A small town is plagued by a mysterious force that causes people to turn into violent killers. A chilling thriller that will keep you on edge.

    #1, New York Times, bestselling author Dean Koontz unleashes a contagion on a small Maine town–one that triggers the darkest desires of the soul. Designed by top scientists and unleashed in a ... (Goodreads)

  44. Omens

    by Kelley Armstrong
    A small town is plagued by strange occurrences, and a young woman must uncover the truth before it's too late.

    Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is ... (Goodreads)

  45. A Perfect Blood

    by Kim Harrison
    A supernatural detective must investigate a series of mysterious killings that threaten the centuries-old balance between humans and the supernatural.

    “I wouldn’t miss a Kim Harrison book for anything.” —Charlaine Harris There’s nothing more darkly satisfying than time spent in the Hollows—,New York Times, bestseller Kim Harrison’s alternate urban ... (Barnes & Noble)

  46. The Hypnotist

    by Lars Kepler
    A police detective investigates a mysterious and violent death, uncovering a dark and sinister past.

    A man is discovered murdered in the bathroom of a locker room. Upon going to the man's residence, a policeman finds the man's wife and young daughter brutally murdered as well as his son, Josef Ek, ... (Wikipedia)

  47. A Vision of Murder

    by Victoria Laurie
    Psychic Abby Cooper is hired to investigate a murder at a haunted bed and breakfast, but the killer may be closer than she thinks.

    Professional psychic Abby Cooper has invested in a fixer-upper, hoping to make a killing in the real estate market. But a killing of another kind puts her plans awry, as the ghost of a murdered woman ... (Goodreads)

  48. Herbert West—Reanimator

    by H.P. Lovecraft
    A medical student becomes obsessed with reanimating the dead, leading to disastrous consequences.

    Lovecraft originally serialized the story in Home Brew Vol. 1 #1–6, an amateur magazine published by his friend George Julian Houtain. The narrator recounts his history with the title character , who ... (Wikipedia)

  49. Unholy Ghosts

    by Stacia Kane
    In a world where ghosts are real, a drug-addicted exorcist must save her city from a powerful entity. Dark, gritty, and intense.

    THE DEPARTED HAVE ARRIVED. The world is not the way it was. The dead have risen, and the living are under attack. The powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to ... (Goodreads)

  50. Tales of H.P. Lovecraft

    by H.P. Lovecraft
    Collection of horror stories that delve into the unknown and the macabre, often featuring cosmic entities and ancient gods.

    “H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the 20th century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.”—Stephen King The most important tales of the godfather of the modern horror genre—a ... (Goodreads)

  51. Ink and Bone

    by Lisa Unger
    A woman's search for her missing daughter leads her to a mysterious town with a dark past and dangerous secrets.

    New York Times, bestselling author Lisa Unger “builds a sense of place for The Hollows that rivals Stephen King’s Castle Rock for continuity and creepiness.” —The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) “For ... (Barnes & Noble)

  52. Galilee

    by Clive Barker
    A wealthy man's life is turned upside down when he discovers his family's dark secrets and supernatural abilities.

    The novel begins with an introduction to the manor of L'Enfant where Cesaria lives along with three of her children, Marietta, Zabrina and Luman. Also living there is Edmund Maddox, the son of ... (Wikipedia)

  53. The Scarlet Gospels

    by Clive Barker
    The final battle between Pinhead and Harry D'Amour, as they fight for control over Hell and Earth.

    The Scarlet Gospels takes readers back many years to the early days of two of Barker's most iconic characters in a battle of good and evil as old as time: The long-beleaguered detective Harry ... (Goodreads)

  54. The Fate of Mercy Alban

    by Wendy Webb
    After inheriting her ancestral home, Grace Alban uncovers dark secrets and a family curse. Gothic mystery with supernatural elements.

    From award-winning novelist Wendy Webb comes a spine-tingling mystery about family secrets set in a big, old haunted house on Lake Superior. Grace Alban has spent twenty years away from her childhood ... (Goodreads)

  55. Miramont's Ghost

    by Elizabeth Hall
    A young woman in 19th century France becomes a governess at a remote estate, where she encounters a malevolent spirit.

    Miramont Castle, built in 1897 and mysteriously abandoned three years later, is home to many secrets. Only one person knows the truth: Adrienne Beauvier, granddaughter of the Comte de Challembelles ... (Barnes & Noble)

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