If you like gothic tales with a hint of the ghostly and a literary slant, you’ll probably like….
— John Harwood’s The Ghost Writer, which combines turn of the century ghost stories, a creepy inherited house, and a mysterious pen pal;
— Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale, in which a dark and twisted past is linked to a missing story;
— Barbara Michaels’ Houses of Stone— or pretty much anything by Barbara Michaels;
— The Collected Ghost Stories of E. F. Benson, which are just the sort of stories off which the modern authors are riffing;
— and ditto for The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton;
— Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw (how could I not?);
— and Jennifer Crusie’s quirky, modern take on The Turn of the Screw, Maybe This Time.
I’ve also been dying to read Simone St. James’ The Haunting of Maddy Clare, but haven’t worked my way through the pile to it yet.
Have I left anything out of my gothic extravaganza?