A Touch of Gothic

If you enjoy the trappings of classic Gothic fiction – dark family secrets, crumbling mansions, hints or more of madness, perversity, and the supernatural – you might enjoy these recent novels with a Gothic touch. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Adams, Poppy. The Sister. 2008.
     Also available: CD

Barry, Brunonia. The Lace Reader. 2005.
     Also available: CD, eBook

Beauman, Sally. The Sisters Mortland. 2006.

Bolton, S.J. Blood Harvest. 2010.

Carey, Edward. Observatory Mansions. 2000.

Dunmore, Helen. A Spell of Winter. 1995.
     Also available: Large Type

Egan, Jennifer. The Keep. 2006.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Gilbert, Anna. A Hint of Witchcraft. 2000.
     Also available: Large Type

Goldstein, Rebecca. Properties of Light: A Novel of Love, Betrayal and Quantum Physics. 2000.

Goodman, Carol. The Ghost Orchid. 2006.
     Also available: CD

Groff, Lauren. The Monsters of Templeton. 2008.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Harris, Joanne. Sleep, Pale Sister. 1994.

Hart, Erin. Haunted Ground. 2003.
     Also available: CD

Harwood, John. The Ghost Writer. 2004.

Hay, Sheridan. The Secret of Lost Things. 2006.
     Also available: CD

Joss, Morag. Half Broken Things. 2004.

Morton, Kate. The House at Riverton. 2006.
     Also available: CD

Mostert, Natasha. Season of the Witch. 2007.

Oates, Joyce Carol. First Love: A Gothic Tale. 1996.

Picardie, Justine. Daphne. 2008.

Ruiz Zafón, Carlos. The Shadow of the Wind. 2004.
     Also available: CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Savage, Tom. The Inheritance. 1998.

Scott, Joanna. The Manikin. 1996.

Setterfield, Diane. The Thirteenth Tale. 2006.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Shepard, Lucius. Softspoken. 2007. (Adult Science Fiction SHE).

Smith, Sarah. The Vanished Child. 1992. (Adult Mystery SMI).

Stott, Rebecca. Ghostwalk. 2007. (Adult Mystery STO).
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Whitehouse, Lucie. The House at Midnight. 2008.
     Also available: CD