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Autumn mists are rising and slowly engulf the world… Not everything in the gloomy shadows finally reveals itself as a simple tree… Say hello to the ghosts hiding in the twilight with 10 gems from our catalog.

Something lies hidden in the little lake behind the old farmhouse Roger Locke recently bought. A woman appears to warn him of The Thing From the Lake, but who is she – and on whose side? Find out what will be revealed in the horror novel by Eleanor M. Ingram.

The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford tells the story of a caliph who renounces Islam and thus loses his wordly power. Now, Vathek wants to gain supernatural powers and is ready to sacrifice anything and anybody to get them.

Alexandre Dumas tells of real life villains in his series Celebrated Crimes. The first volume puts the powerful Florentine Borgia family in the spotlight; they played an influential role in 15th and 16th century Italian politics and religion.

Religious expression? Hellish possession? Mass hysteria? Between the 14th and 17th century, The Dancing Mania befell groups of people of all ages all across Europe. Justus Hecker tries to find the reason for the societal phenomenon.

Helen Vaughan is a dangerous woman who leaves destroyed men in her wake wherever she ventures. In the end, she is urged to kill herself, but on her death she transforms… Read Arthur Machen’s book The Great God Pan to find out about Helen’s life and death.

The nature of death is one of the great questions of mankind. In Emily Dickinson on Death we find a collection of letters and poems of the famous poetess dealing exclusively with this subject.

Not dead, but mentally and physically ruined are all the former apprentices of a great master. Nevertheless, in George Sylvester Viereck’s novel, a young novice writer moves in with the old man into The House of the Vampire.

Another haunted house mystery was written by Charles Goddard and Paul Dickey, and it is full of strange characters, heroes and villains. Listen to our dramatic version of the famous story The Ghost Breaker.

William Hope Hodgson pictures in all spooky details the last voyage of a haunted ship, from being besieged by ugly sea-devils to the final sinking. Let yourself be captivated by The Ghost Pirates.

Hopefully, you won’t get bad dreams from our selection above. If you do, have a look at The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud. There may be more to your dreams than you had thought…

Enjoy – but don’t get scared!


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