Books on Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal

Ghosts and Other Aberrations

Aberration is such a good word. The dictionary definition says it is 'a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically an unwelcome one'. Most of my stories contain such things. These tales are fictional, and for entertainment purposes only (as all the paranormal TV programmes state), but that doesn't mean that they COULDN'T actually happen, does it? Many of the stories are based on my own theories on ghosts, the afterlife and other supernatural occurrences. Some are meant as cautionary tales against using the paranormal and occult as a plaything. This book is a follow-on from my previous book 'Mysteria - An anthology of spooky and mysterious tales'. It is meant to be enjoyed in a quiet room when you are all alone. A room where the light throws certain corners into darkness. It is in those corners that the demons and anomalies in my book dwell - there.....and in your nightmares.








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Richard Jones
Expert on Jack the Ripper and writer of some of the best books on haunted Britain. Has been a historian on Most Haunted Live many times. I treasure his books.

The Skeptics Dictionary
Written by Robert T. Carroll, Ph.D - a website and a book. Both an excellent read.

Writer of several books on the paranormal.

Gay Baldwin
Writer of ghost books on the Isle of Wight


So, what is this book all about? The book is a collection of short stories on the subject of mysterious happenings of a paranormal nature. I haven't confined myself just to the spirit world either. I have written stories about UFO's, secret government experiments, vampires, time-slips. In fact, anywhere my imagination happened to take me.

Published by Bronwyn Books








After 25-year-old Jack is murdered, he finds himself required to perform a small but vital service to the rest of humanity before he can "rest in peace" in the afterlife. This allows him time to reminisce over his intense affair with the love of his life, Lily

Published by Bronwyn Books





M.R. James
M. R. James, was a noted British mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature. He wrote such stories as "Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You My Lad" "The Treasure of Abbot Thomas" and "Lost Hearts" - all of which creeped me out when I saw them dramatised on TV.

Algernon Blackwood
Algernon Henry Blackwood was an English writer of fiction dealing with the supernatural, who was also a journalist and a broadcasting narrator.

Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), American poet, critic, short story writer, and author of such macabre works as “The Fall of the House of Usher” (1840);

Charles Dickens
Not exactly a writer of ghost books, but in my humble opinion "A Christmas Carol" is one of the finest ghost stories ever. He also wrote the short story The Signal-Man - I remember a televised dramatisation of that story scaring the daylights out of me as a kid.

The Penguin Book of Ghosts
No, not a book written by a penguin about ghost stories, but an excellent book about haunted places and stories in Britain from the publishing company Penguin Books.
A great website boasting a collection of over 25,000 downloadable e-books. Search for "ghosts" and there are loads.

Bruce Barrymore Halfpenny
Bruce Barrymore Halpenny is a widely respected British military historian and author, specialising in airfields and aircraft, as well as ghost stories and mysteries.

Patrican Goodwin
Has released her latest novel "When Two Women Die". A paranormal thriller. Available to buy now through her website.