Although housebound following an eerie accident, teenaged Ryan continues to investigate the strange occurences in his hometown of Skeleton Creek, recording his findings in a journal and viewing email video clips sent by fellow detective Sarah. The reader may view Sarah's videos on a website by using links and passwords found in the book, which adds an even spookier dimension to the story. Sequels include Ghost in the Machine, The Crossbones, and The Raven.
Seventeen-year-old Amy Goodnight has long been the one who makes her family of witches seem somewhat normal to others, but while spending a summer with her sister caring for their aunt's farm, Amy becomes the center of weirdness when she becomes tied to a powerful ghost.
The show-shoers / George R. Stewart -- The birthday boys / Beryl Bainbridge -- The other side of luck / Greg Child -- Cadillac desert / Marc Reisner -- The seventh man / Haruki Murakami -- To build a fire / Jack London -- A descent into the maelstrom / Edgar Allan Poe -- The hyena / Paul Bowles -- "Come quick! I'm being eaten by a bear" / Larry Kanuit -- The wolves of Aguila / Peter Matthiessen -- The crematioin of Sam McGee / Robert W. Service -- The Marfa lights / Judith M. Breuske -- They bite / Antony Boucher -- The red man / Eric Martin -- Hunters in the snow / Tobias Wolff -- For everything its season / John Long -- McTeague / Frank Norris.
In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a New England scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy the Wendigo, a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh.