Free horror Kindle books for 17 Sep 18

The Last Photograph of John Buckley: A Ghost Story

by T. J. Brown

When a photographic retoucher is commissioned to fix the abnormalities on a Great War portrait, he finds his own past and that of the subject beginning to connect. Are his personal nightmares returning, or is it something more? A short ghost story in the M.R. James tradition, The Last Photograph of John Buckley is a dark tale of past crimes and unfinished business.

Dream Raiders

by G.L Keady

Sometimes circumstances of life and death can cause a person to enter a supernatural realm a place where angels fear to tread, a place inhabited by demonic Dream-raiders.
Flawed detective Bill Thackeray forms an unlikely alliance with a female detective to catch a cunning serial killer. It is a case no other cop wants or understands, a case where witchcraft, sacrifice, and murder coalesce in the realm of the preternatural.
From Sydney’s sun-drenched suburbs to moonlit dark rituals practiced by a coven, from scorching fires of the tinder-dry Blue Mountains to the darkest depths of the evil alternate reality of a Warlock’s primal mind, this sexually charged tale of cops, covens and corpses takes the reader on an original, electrifying, horrifying and darkly-humorous psychic suspense ride.

A hard-nosed, hard-drinking Sydney police detective crosses swords with a satanic serial killer who specializes in murdering little boys. DI Bill ‘Thacka’ Thackeray has been chasing the shadowy Moloch for 6 years, since the first time he was forced to examine the severed penis of an unknown six-year-old boy. Thacka thinks he knows who is responsible for the shocking crop of disembodied young genitalia but since he can’t find the bodies, he can’t prove it. Thacka knows he’s in pursuit of evil but his police colleagues think he’s a joke and his down to earth outlook cannot comprehend the extent of Moloch’s designs since they are beyond the bounds of any earthly understanding. The only ghosts Thacka knows about are the personal ones of his lost family who haunt his drunken nights. He’d never believed in anything but the reality of his police-trained senses, but the spirit of his dead son seems more and more real as the level in the bottle sinks. Thacka’s failing career is salvaged by his new partner, DI Jess Parker, a straight cop with her own way of getting things done who against all odds, starts to believe in Thacka’s phantom killer, and in Thacka the man.
Car accident victim Sarah Dixon is grieving her husband Wayne and praying for her little boy Russell, in a coma since the accident and given up for dead by the doctors.
Sarah is not the same since the crash that almost killed her too. She had always known she was psychic but is galvanized when she is able to enter the comatose mind of her six-year-old son and bring him back. Thacka finds a bond with little Russell, and even more so with the beautiful Sarah, whose psychic abilities are flowering – not necessarily a good thing as her sharpening window into Moloch’s evil universe looks both ways. Moloch’s coven is penetrated by Steve, a blundering oversexed n’er do well desperate, to embark on a writing career to impress his wife Niki and save his failing marriage, but despite his feelings for her as she distances herself, the coven is not the only thing Steve wants to penetrate.
Just as Thacka has found enough cause to bring Moloch in for questioning, the warlock seemingly escapes justice in a flaming motorcycle crash. Moloch is dying while his coven prepares a satanic ritual to transfer his ancient spirit to a new human vessel. Despite his earlier skepticism, Thacka has now realized that Sarah’s psychic abilities are real. He needs to know if Moloch is his serial killer, and there is only one way left to find out: he has to ask Sarah to do something she has sworn never to attempt again – to enter the mind of a brain dead person to find the evidence of the murdered boys and to give Thacka closure. But doing that she will be risking her life in a fight against evil Dream-raiders.

The Canterville Ghost

by Oscar Wilde

The Canterville Ghost is a popular 1887 novella by Oscar Wilde, widely adapted for the screen and stage.
“The Canterville Ghost” is a parody featuring a dramatic spirit named Sir Simon and the United States minister (ambassador) to the Court of St. James’s, Hiram B. Otis. Mr. Otis travels to England with his family and moves into a haunted country house. Lord Canterville, the previous owner of the house, warns Mr. Otis that the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville has haunted it ever since he killed his wife, Eleonore, three centuries before. But Mr. Otis dismisses the ghost story as bunk and disregards Lord Canterville’s warnings. When the Otises learn that the house is indeed haunted, they succeed in victimizing the ghost and in disregarding age-old British traditions. What emerges is a satire of American materialism, a lampoon of traditional British values, and an amusing twist on the traditional gothic horror tale.

Rotten Hearts: Darkness Bites book 4

by Justin MacCormack

From the winner of the Blackfeather Award for Best New Horror 2014!
“A powerful myriad of horror styles… deeply chilling!”
“Terrifying and personal!”

Justin MacCormack’s “Tales of Terror” – Book Four

A kingdom on the edge of the abyss. A winter never-ending. A prophecy uttered on the lips of a madman. In this dark fantasy tale, a king struggles to stand strong against the machiavellian forces of his neighboring fiefdoms, all the while straining from the rot that has corroded his own lands from within. A terrifying look beyond the dark mirror of the soul in the bleak lands of the human psyche.

In his breakthrough short story “Return to ‘Return to Oz'”, Justin MacCormack creates a shocking and disturbing tale of raw psychological horror, which has been hailed as ‘shocking and personal’!

This anthology collects tales of Genre-Bending Dark Fantasy and Horror, including the popular “Black Feathers” and many more!

Included here is the nightmarishly chilling horror “The Next Station” – A young woman experiences a shocking discovery on a train ride which will change how she looks at the world forever…

Also included is the disturbing nightmare tale “Letters of the Whitechapel Particulars”. Learn the true history of Jack the Ripper as these documents are revealed for the first time in the light of day – and tremble at what they will mean for the world…

And more tales of dark fantasy and horror!

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Where Dying Flowers Lie

by Randy Eberle

From the Bestselling author of “Gemini”…


An ancient evil terrorizes the small town of White River, Indiana. Six brave souls stand against him, determined to put an end to his reign of terror, once and for all…

Four Weird Tales

by Algernon Blackwood

These stories first appeared in Blackwood’s story collections: “The Insanity of Jones” in The Listener and Other Stories (1907); “The Man Who Found Out” in The Wolves of God and Other Fey Stories (1921); “The Glamour of the Snow,” and “Sand” in Pan’s Garden (1912).

Pandemonium: A Dark Fantasy Adventure

by Sean Farley

Jackson Armstrong is blessed with an extraordinary memory and a young son who loves him. He is also cursed with a compulsion to gamble that has cost him nearly everything. While chasing another big win, Jackson is killed in a car theft gone wrong and finds himself trapped in Pandemonium, a hellish, urban netherworld where demons rule over man.

Before long, Jackson begins having visions of a mysterious portal. Convinced his visions are the key to escaping Pandemonium and returning home to his son, Jackson forms an unlikely alliance with Lilith, an enigmatic demon who has an agenda all her own. As the two are relentlessly pursued by an evil older than time itself, they must navigate their way across a brutal, fantastical landscape and find the portal before it closes forever.

Pandemonium is a dark fantasy adventure that will take readers to the depths of a richly imagined hell unlike any they have experienced before.

H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction

by H. P. Lovecraft

Here is the complete collection of fiction by H. P. Lovecraft.

The Stories included are:

The Nameless City
The Festival
The Colour Out of Space
The Call of Cthulhu
The Dunwich Horror
The Whisperer in Darkness
The Dreams in the Witch House
The Haunter of the Dark
The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Discarded Draft of “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”
The Shadow Out of Time
At the Mountains of Madness
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
Beyond the Wall of Sleep
Cool Air
Ex Oblivione
Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
From Beyond
Herbert West-Reanimator
In the Vault
Pickman’s Model
The Book
The Cats of Ulthar
The Descendant
The Doom That Came to Sarnath
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
The Evil Clergyman
The Horror at Red Hook
The Hound
The Lurking Fear
The Moon-Bog
The Music of Erich Zann
The Other Gods
The Outsider
The Picture in the House
The Quest of Iranon
The Rats in the Walls
The Shunned House
The Silver Key
The Statement of Randolph Carter
The Strange High House in the Mist
The Street
The Temple
The Terrible Old Man
The Thing on the Doorstep
The Tomb
The Transition of Juan Romero
The Tree
The Unnamable
The White Ship
What the Moon Brings
The Very Old Folk
Old Bugs
Sweet Ermengarde, or, The Heart of a Country Girl
A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson
The History of the Necronomicon

Herbert West: Reanimator

by H.P. Lovecraft

“Herbert West: Reanimator” is a short story by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft. It was written between October 1921 and June 1922. It was first serialized in February through July 1922 in the amateur publication Home Brew. The story was the basis of the 1985 horror film Re-Animator and its sequels, in addition to numerous other adaptations in various media.

The Jewel of Seven Stars

by Bram Stoker

The Jewel of Seven Stars is a horror novel by Irish writer Bram Stoker, first published by Heinemann in 1903. The story is a first-person narrative of a young man pulled into an archaeologist’s plot to revive Queen Tera, an ancient Egyptian mummy. It explores common fin de siècle themes such as imperialism, the rise of the New Woman and feminism, and societal progress

The Power of Darkness

by Edith Nesbit

The figure of my wife came in… it came straight towards the bed… its wide eyes were open and looked at me with love unspeakable’ Edith Nesbit, best known as the author of The Railway Children and other children’s classics, was also the mistress of the ghost story and tales of terror. She was able to create genuinely chilling narratives in which the returning dead feature strongly. Sadly, these stories have been neglected for many years, but now, at last, they are back in print. In this wonderful collection of eerie, flesh-creeping yarns, we encounter love that transcends the grave, reanimated corpses, vampiric vines, vengeful ghosts and other dark delights to make you feel fearful. These vintage spooky stories, tinged with horror, are told in a bold, forthright manner that makes them seem as fresh and unsettling as today’s headlines.

There are No Guilty People

by Leo Tolstoy

MINE is a strange and wonderful lot! The chances are that there is not a single wretched beggar suffering under the luxury and oppression of the rich who feels anything like as keenly as I do either the injustice, the cruelty, and the horror of their oppression of and contempt for the poor; or the grinding humiliation and misery which befall the great majority of the workers, the real producers of all that makes life possible. I have felt this for a long time, and as the years have passed by the feeling has grown and grown, until recently it reached its climax. Although I feel all this so vividly, I still live on amid the depravity and sins of rich society; and I cannot leave it, because I have neither the knowledge nor the strength to do so. I cannot. I do not know how to change my life so that my physical needs â?? food, sleep, clothing, my going to and fro â?? may be satisfied without a sense of shame and wrongdoing in the position which I fill.

Darkly Wood

by Max Power

When a new arrival to the village of Cranby discovers a small leather bound book called ‘Tales of Darkly Wood’ she soon discovers that not all of the stories within are as fantastic as they first appear.

The book tells of supposedly terrible events which have occurred in the Wood that overlooks the village. What begins as an innocent stroll with her new admirer up by Darkly Wood soon turns into a nightmare for young Daisy, one from which it seems impossible to escape.

The line between reality and fantasy soon begins to blur, as a fledgling love affair is tested in the most terrifying circumstances. Swept up in her emotions, the young girl soon discovers that while sometimes love is all you need, sometimes love is not enough. There is something wrong up in Darkly Wood, and soon Daisy has to fight to save more than her life.

This spine chilling love story builds momentum and maintains excitement and pace right to the astonishing and jaw dropping climax. Along the way stories from the book ‘Tales of Darkly Wood’ help reveal the strange truth behind the mysterious Wood high on the hill above Cranby.
If you like a thrilling ride and enjoy storytelling at its best, Darkly Wood will keep you on the edge of your seat and lead you into a wonderful world of storytelling all at the same time.

’50sVille Vol. 5

by Paul Ibbetson

Welcome to â??50sVille: The town you will absolutely love, or elseâ?¦

Imagine a town where the people perpetually live in the 1950s, a place where time has all but stopped and where everyone loves his family, job, and life. In this strange place, only a select few people ever leave the city limits and even then, they leave reluctantly. This is what fifteen and a half year old Benjamin Granault faces as, through a string of amazing events, he finds himself living in a town where he can never talk about modern technology or current events, a place where being an outsider can cost a person his life and being part of the community may very well cost more. Follow the adventures of Benjamin Granault in â??50sVille, the strangest town Indiana has ever been unaware of.

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