Best Books of the Month Shop Men's Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Janet Jackson All-New Amazon Fire TV Grocery Amazon Gift Card Offer blacklist blacklist blacklist  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 Kindle Voyage Fall Arrivals in Amazon Outdoor Clothing Learn more
Ghosts Know and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $25.99
  • Save: $6.87 (26%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Ghosts Know has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: exlibrary hardcover book in jacket with light wear, shows some light reader wear throughout ,all the usual library marks and stamps.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Ghosts Know Hardcover – October 1, 2013

8 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$3.88 $0.01

The Florentine Deception: A Novel by Carey Nachenberg
"The Florentine Deception" by Carey Nachenberg
Check out one of the new releases this month in Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, by Carey Nachenberg. Learn more | See related books
$19.12 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Graham Wilde is an opinionated and troublemaking talk-radio host, and he’s just been told to kick it up a notch by his producer in the interest of impressing the station’s buyers. Inviting Frank Jasper, a so-called psychic, to be on his show seems like the perfect opportunity to do just that. When Wilde uses Jasper’s fake psychic tricks, and a shared history, to expose him as a charlatan on air, he enrages many of his listeners—and entertains others. He’s gone too far, though: when he next encounters Jasper, the “psychic” manipulates circumstantial evidence to apparently point to Wilde as a murderer. Wilde’s reactions to this perceived threat—and the reactions of his colleagues and fans—all lead to increasing alienation and despair for Wilde. Ghosts Know is an interesting exploration of a very particular, internalized type of psychological horror; Wilde’s spiral into paranoia and rage is abrupt and unnerving. Campbell’s prose is sure enough to pull the story along steadily, despite the unreliability and confusion of the narrator. --Regina Schroeder

About the Author

Ramsey Campbell has won more awards than any other living author of horror or dark fantasy, including four World Fantasy Awards, nine British Fantasy Awards, three Bram Stoker Awards, and two International Horror Guild Awards. Critically acclaimed both in the US and in England, Campbell is widely regarded as one of the genre's literary lights for both his short fiction and his novels. His classic novels, such as The Face that Must Die, The Doll Who Ate His Mother, and The Influence, set new standards for horror as literature.  His collection, Scared Stiff, virtually established the subgenre of erotic horror.
Ramsey Campbell's works have been published in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and several other languages. He has been President of the British Fantasy Society and has edited critically acclaimed anthologies, including Fine Frights. Campbell's best known works in the US are Obsession, Incarnate, Midnight Sun, and Nazareth Hill.

See all Editorial Reviews
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 77%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; 1 edition (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765336332
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765336330
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,766,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Gary Fry on January 12, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Ramsey Campbell's fiction is not for those who like their thrills served up in a conventional manner. Although cleanly pared down, his prose is complex and suggestive, requiring keen attention to earn its copious rewards. But once it all clicks into place, there really is no equal. Reading Campbell as his best -- and in his later work (including Ghost Knows), that's what he often is -- is an experience and not just a quick reading diversion. His stories commonly involve meandering plots where nothing is quite what it seems. In Ghosts Knows, Campbell draws upon almost Hitchcockian pacing skills developed in fine, earlier crime novels (The Count of Eleven, Silent Children, The Last Voice They Hear) and serves up some seriously troubling and, ahem, eye-wateringly dark delights. You'll see. Another fine contribution to a branch of the genre that is almost the exclusive domain of Ramsey Campbell.

(I bought the original PS Publishing version of this novel.)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Zach @ The Mouths Of Madness Podcast on February 26, 2015
Format: Hardcover
I have to say it's not what I expected going in. I really enjoyed the back and fourth between Frank and Graham in what was at it's core a very interesting story. Graham trying to expose a phony psychic while said psychic tries in influence Graham as a suspect in a disappearance/ murder. And had Graham responded in a more believable/ cooperative manner I may have been more involved in the tale. As it is, Ghosts Know is an interesting character study of people in aggressive/ confrontational media.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ken Hursh on April 30, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Campbell is a prolific and vaunted horror writer. I have enjoyed his books in the past and looked forward to Ghosts. In the book’s acknowledgements, Campbell said it was a story he had been mulling since the 1970s. If it had been fermenting that long, it had to be terrific!

Well—Graham Wilde is a confrontational radio talk show host who thinks a psychic, Frank Jasper, who has been called in for help on the murder of a local girl, is a fake. Wilde knows Jasper from childhood and embarrasses Jasper when he has him appear on the radio show. Then Jasper has a vision regarding the murdered girl that implicates Wilde in the murder. So far, so good. Looked like the plot would be Wilde and Jasper backstabbing each other. But, no, the intriguing Jasper antagonist simply drops out of the story at that point, and Wilde proceeds, in bumbling fashion, to try and expose the real killer to clear his name. He does expose the real killer—a character with which Wilde had no prior conflict—by getting the real killer to confess on the air.

Only he doesn’t. I read through the salient parts several times to make sure I hadn’t missed something. There was no logical reason at all for Wilde to suspect this person was the real killer, and in the on-air exchange, the real killer said nothing remotely approaching a confession. The killer didn’t even mention the crime. How this “mystery” was solved was the only real mystery, along with why the book was called Ghosts Know, since there was no ghost or other supernatural element whatsoever.

If your main character has an enemy, then that is who or what your main character should ultimately confront. And if the story is about solving a crime, then the crime should be solved in a way that makes some kind of sense.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a good book, but I'm not sure why it's called horror. Even among literary horror novels, it doesn't quite seem to fit. It's my first reading of Campbell, although he's been recommended to me many times, and I will read more by the author, because he's a fine writer, and his characters are wonderfully real. I hope other novels by Campbell are creepier.

Graham Wilde is fascinating. His struggles with rage could easily have become overbearing or clichéd, but they did not, primarily because he never loses the struggle, never lets his rage take over, making this reader wonder if his anger was transferred, originally targeted at himself for being a coward and then redirected at everyone else. Wilde is not a coward, reacting to danger in the same way most anyone would, but I wonder if he sees himself subconsciously as cowardly. Psychologically, he is complex.

The story is a murder mystery, and Wilde is the primary murder suspect. He could be an unreliable narrator. It's a fascinating story. And the despair he sinks into is profound. But as I read the jacket cover, which promises a "kaleidoscope of terror", I wonder if I missed something. I didn't feel that I had while reading. Perhaps it's a book that reads better the second time.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Ghosts Know
This item: Ghosts Know
Price: $19.12
Ships from and sold by

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?