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The summoning

Armstrong, Kelley.


After fifteen-year-old Chloe starts seeing ghosts and is sent to Lyle House, a mysterious group home for mentally disturbed teenagers, she soon discovers that neither Lyle House nor its inhabitants are exactly what they seem, and that she and her new friends are in danger.

Ghosts of Seattle


133.1097 ATHENA

Seattle, the Pacific Northwest's largest city, has something sinister nestled just beneath its magnificent borders. The city is haunted; ghosts adding to the population in the streets, buildings, and market places! Join an eerie tour of Seattles dark and spider-infested underground, historic sites, and crowded public markets where ghost stories and folklore mingle.

The seer of shadows

Avi, 1937-


In New York City in 1872, fourteen-year-old Horace, a photographer's apprentice, becomes entangled in a plot to create fraudulent spirit photographs, but when Horace accidentally frees the real ghost of a dead girl bent on revenge, his life takes a frightening turn.

Anna dressed in blood

Blake, Kendare.


For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.

Anya's ghost

Brosgol, Vera.


Anya, embarrassed by her Russian immigrant family and self-conscious about her body, has given up on fitting in at school but falling down a well and making friends with the ghost there just may be worse.

The graveyard book

Gaiman, Neil.


Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

The other side : a teen's guide to ghost hunting and the paranormal

Gibson, Marley.


Written by three real-life ghost hunters who have more than 50 years of experience, this guide imparts their knowledge and wisdom on to the next generation of ghost hunters. It includes advice on how to set up a ghost hunting team, information on the equipment needed and how to use it, where to look for spirits, and more.

Ghost huntress. Book 1, The awakening

Gibson, Marley.


Moving from Chicago to tiny Radisson, Georgia, awakens latent psychic powers in sixteen-year-old Kendall, who finds herself communicating with ghosts and forming a ragtag ghost hunting team to research and battle a belligerent spirit that is trying to harm her father.

Picture the dead

Griffin, Adele.


After Jennie Lovell's fiancé, Will, is killed during the Civil War, she forms an alliance with a spirit photographer and uses her ability to talk to the dead to investigate the secrets Will was hiding and how he really died.

Pemba's song : a ghost story

Hegamin, Tonya.


As fifteen-year-old Pemba adjusts to leaving her Brooklyn, New York, home for small-town Connecticut, a Black history researcher helps her understand the paranormal experiences drawing her into the life of a mulatto girl who was once a slave in her house.

Ghost flower

Jaffe, Michele.


Eve is a runaway with a shadowy past. Bain and Bridgett approach her as Eve is working at the Starbucks on the outskirts of Tucson. They want Eve, who looks exactly like their cousin Aurora, who disappeared three years ago, to stage Aurora's dramatic return, fool the family, and get the money Aurora is due to inherit and split it with Bain and Bridgett. Eve slips easily into the role of Aurora until the ghost of Eva's friend Liza, who died on the night Aurora disappeared, says that there is more to her own death than anyone thinks. And is Liza's ghost there to protect Eve, or does it have an agenda of its own?

Odd Thomas

Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-


"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn. He tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice, and Odd's otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo's police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it's different.


Larbalestier, Justine, author.


In 1932, in Sydney's deadly Razorhurst neighborhood, where crime and razor-wielding men rule, two girls with contrasting lives who share the ability to see ghosts meet over a dead body and find themselves on the run from mob bosses.

The night tourist

Marsh, Katherine.


In this haunting adventure, Marsh weaves together New York City's secret history and its modern-day landscape to create a highly vivid ghost world, full of magical adventure and page-turning action.

Jade green : a ghost story

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.


While living with her uncle in a house haunted by the ghost of a young woman, recently orphaned Judith Sparrow wonders if her one small transgression causes mysterious happenings.

Ghost hunting for beginners everything you need to know to get started

Newman, Rich, 1968-


If you're one of the fans of ghost hunting TV shows, itching to get off the couch and track some spirits on your own, this book provides everything you need to know to conduct a successful paranormal investigation.

The dead of winter

Priestley, Chris, 1958-


In Victorian England an orphaned boy goes to stay with his strange guardian in a desolate, moated manor house during a cold and snowy Christmas, where he soon realizes that the house and its grounds harbor many secrets, dead and alive.

Spook : science tackles the afterlife

Roach, Mary.


The author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers explores how science has attempted to study our post-mortem fate. Roach traces early psychical research to current US investigations of near-death experiences and case studies by the International Centre for Survival and Reincarnation Researches. The title belies her desire to get scientific validation for free-floating consciousness.

The lovely bones : a novel

Sebold, Alice.


Sebold's mesmerizing and luminous first novel--a #1 national bestseller--builds a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, and even joy, following an unspeakable tragedy.

Barbarian lord

Smith, Matt (Illustrator), author, artist.


Cheated of his lands and banished through the trickery of his enemies, Barbarian Lord recruits allies and battles monsters, ghouls, and bad poets in his quest for justice.

The afterlife

Soto, Gary.


A senior at East Fresno High School lives on as a ghost after his brutal murder in the restroom of a club where he had gone to dance.

Pacific Northwest haunts : a ghost hunter's field guide

Teeples, Joe.

133.1097 TEEPLES

Over 270 locations in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon that ghost hunters can visit.


TenNapel, Doug.


Garth Hale is as good as dead...The only problem is he's still alive. When Garth Hale is accidentally zapped into the ghost world by Frank Gallows, a washed-up ghost wrangler, he discovers that he has special powers. Soon he finds himself on the run from the evil ruler of Ghostopolis, who wants to use Garth's newfound abilities to tighten his grip on the spirit world. After Garth meets Cecil, his grandfather's ghost, the two search for a way to get Garth back home, nearly losing hope until Frank Gallows shows up to fix his mistake.


Webb, Stuart.


Recounts stories of ghost sightings, haunted places, and possession.

In the shadow of blackbirds : a novel

Winters, Cat.


In San Diego in 1918, as deadly influenza and World War I take their toll, sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort and, despite her scientific leanings, must consider if ghosts are real when her first love, killed in battle, returns.

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