To celebrated Haunted Happenings Month I put together a list of my favorite Halloween-themed books. These are all different genres (some are even nonfiction), but they all put me in the Halloween mood. Many of them (particularly the nonfiction titles) also inspired both the Banshee Creek and Witches of Main Street series. Enjoy!
Hallow’s Eve by Pippa Jay A lovelorn warlock seeks to reincarnate his lost love. I loved this cute romance novella. I haven't written a warlock book yet, but I hope to do one soon.
The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World. Victorian spiritualism at its best. Great book. Did you watch the Houdini and Doyle television show? If you liked that, you'll like this book. The next Main Street Witches, book is inspired by this story.
Hallow’een Party: A Hercule Poirot Mystery. A Halloween-themed Agatha Christie mystery? Sign me up!
A Season With the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachussetts. A writer spends a Halloween season in the witchiest town in the world. This was one of my Banshee Creek research books, and it’s fantastic!
Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places. Another research book. Excellent work.
Trickery by Sabrina York. A rebellious witch casts an unsanctioned spell in order to seduce a mortal. However, her target is no mere human, he’s a powerful warlock with mischief on his mind. Thrilling romance by a great author.
Spooked: A Lacey Luzzi Mystery. Mafia hijinks on Halloween night. Gina Lamanna’s mysteries are always funny, but this one is insanely hilarious.
Bite Me Your Grace by Brooklyn Ann. A delicious regency paranormal inspired by the classic Victorian book that launched a genre, The Vampyr.
One Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny. Funny, well-written romp through the genre.