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Subject: fictional Haunted House stories
Date Posted: 3/9/2009 11:30 AM ET
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Anyone know of any fictional Haunted House stories other than the ones I've listed below? I love a good fictional Haunted house story! Of course I've read everything by Stephen King, but not sure if "The Shining" counts as a Haunted house (hotel) story. I've ranked mine in order of best to worst books.

1. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

2. The House That Jack Built by Graham Masterson (I think)  this is on my bookshelf if anyone wants a good, scary read

3. The Amityville Horror

4. Hell House by Richard Matheson  --I just wasn't impressed.

Date Posted: 3/9/2009 7:55 PM ET
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 I can think of some I  liked of the top of my head---

The Dwelling by Susie Maloney

The Haunting by Ruby Jean Jensen

The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons

MIschief,  The Infinite and Nightmare House-    a trilogy by Douglas Clegg

666 by Jay  Anson


Date Posted: 3/9/2009 11:29 PM ET
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The Loveliest Dead by Ray Garton...

Haven't read this book yet, but just from the back description, I may have to sleep with the lights on after reading this one. This is the next on my list to read.

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Date Posted: 3/10/2009 11:57 AM ET
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The Loveliest Dead is a good one. You'll enjoy it.
Date Posted: 3/10/2009 11:57 PM ET
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Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco.  It's an oldie but goodie.

Date Posted: 3/11/2009 7:35 PM ET
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Another vote for Susie Maloney's The Dwelling.  One of the best haunted house stories I've read in a very long time.

Date Posted: 3/13/2009 8:54 PM ET
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Those are all good ones.

Also, House of Pain - by Sephera Giron

The Tower by Simon Clark

Prey - by Graham Masterton

There was one by Tamara Thorne that was excellent as well, Haunted?

I'm sure I'll think of some more by brainstorming.

Date Posted: 3/13/2009 9:03 PM ET
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OK. Also remembered:

Ghosts by Noel Hynd

The House on Orchid Street by T.M. Wright

House of Blood by Bryan Smith

Tower Hill by Sarah Pinborough


Date Posted: 3/22/2009 10:53 AM ET
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House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker is pretty good