Books Ghost Story by Peter Straub Paperback, 567 pages, Pocket Books, List Price: $7.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleGhost StoryAuthorPeter Straub Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Questions arise concerning the connections between a strangely detached young girl's captivity in a seedy Florida motel, a death that occurs at a party for a visiting actress, and a young California instructor's obsession with one of his students Genres: Fiction Also by Peter Straub H.P. Lovecraft American Fantastic Tales Interior Darkness Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Ghost Story iStockphoto.com Three Books... Devilishly Good Books Terrify ... And Delight October 30, 2009 How long has it been since you felt the needle jab of panic or were startled to glimpse a pale face in the window? Nothing makes you feel more alive — or cherish the relative safety and normalcy of life — than dangling your foot over the edge of a cliff and then withdrawing it. These books will do just that.