Thursday, May 22, 2014

Haunted Stuff: Demonic Dolls, Screaming Skulls and Other Creepy Collectibles by Stacey Graham

I love a good ghost story (even if most of them do end up giving me nightmares)!  I was so excited to get a review copy of Stacey Graham's book Haunted Stuff, through NetGalley from Llewellyn Publishing.  Check out the cover and blurb:

Finding a one-of-a-kind antique doll at a garage sale is a great feeling--until you bring that doll home and discover it's haunted. Objects with restless spirits attached to them can quietly invade a home through auctions, antique dealers, estate sales, garage sales, and inheritance. This spooky collection examines a wide variety of haunted items, from screaming skulls to demonic dolls, and how they affect the owner's life. Haunted Stuff provides true accounts of possessed possessions, often found in the strangest places. Discover chilling stories of the island of haunted dolls, the tumbling coffin, Rudolph Valentino's cursed ring, and even the Queen Mary ocean liner--one of the largest haunted items of all. Experience these true accounts that will make you look closer at the antiques on your shelf . . . and wonder if that creepy doll just blinked.

I found this book to be extremely well written and interesting.  I really enjoyed that the objects discussed are not all things that are included in just about every ghost story book.  It was fresh and new in a lot of ways.  I read through the entire book in about a day.  It really kept my interest.  I also enjoyed the way that the writer drew the reader into the past with her story telling.  All in all this is a great book for those who like ghost stories and history.

You can click here to find Haunted Stuff on Goodreads.  Author Stacey Graham can be found on her website, Facebook and Twitter.  I give Haunted Stuff 4 Fairies for a well written and interesting book of real haunted items through history.

1 comment:

Paij Slater said...

that cover is creeptastic!!!!!!!