Ghost Stories (Short Stories Book 1)

Rated 4.30 out of 5 based on 109 customer ratings
(110 customer reviews)

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Length: 60 pages

In his first collection of short stories, Ron Ripley delivers eight spine-tingling tales of the strange and the macabre. Weaving an intricate web of storytelling, readers are asked to join him on a journey through some of the darkest of his works.

Book a room at the old Crowe’s Bed and Breakfast, but be certain you can leave.

Join the Treasure Hunter as he digs up graves and awakens more than just the dead.

Lay beside a homeless man in a Shelter, but make sure you’re not trespassing.

Set up your cameras alongside The Ghost Hunters, just don’t follow them into the dark.

Ghost Stories promises to do more than just make you sleep with the lights on. It will plant a cold kiss on your cheek and draw you into the dark where no one will ever hear you scream!

This horror short story collection contains:

  1. Crowe’s Bed and Breakfast
  2. The Dog Tracker
  3. The Treasure Hunter
  4. The Rosary
  5. Shelter
  6. The Shepherd
  7. The Shortcut
  8. The Ghost Hunters

Description

 

Length: 60 pages

In his first collection of short stories, Ron Ripley delivers eight spine-tingling tales of the strange and the macabre. Weaving an intricate web of storytelling, readers are asked to join him on a journey through some of the darkest of his works.

Book a room at the old Crowe’s Bed and Breakfast, but be certain you can leave.

Join the Treasure Hunter as he digs up graves and awakens more than just the dead.

Lay beside a homeless man in a Shelter, but make sure you’re not trespassing.

Set up your cameras alongside The Ghost Hunters, just don’t follow them into the dark.

Ghost Stories promises to do more than just make you sleep with the lights on. It will plant a cold kiss on your cheek and draw you into the dark where no one will ever hear you scream!

This horror short story collection contains:

  1. Crowe’s Bed and Breakfast
  2. The Dog Tracker
  3. The Treasure Hunter
  4. The Rosary
  5. Shelter
  6. The Shepherd
  7. The Shortcut
  8. The Ghost Hunters

110 reviews for Ghost Stories (Short Stories Book 1)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    Really enjoyed these short stories. I will be reading more from this author.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    mary jane sporer

    just started to read it, I love the author descriptive words as I visual impaired person it give a lot of perspective. look forward to continuing reading.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer

    These stories are actually creepy and have twists that are scary. Won’t be going to old cemeteries any time soon especially after midnight. Read and enjoy

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pam

    I found Mr. Ripley’s first book, which I finished in one day!! I could not put it down!! Same with these short stories. They were short yes and had an ending….sort of. The were very tempting and made you think on what happened from where the book ended. Very mind stimulating for sure!! Keep up the good work!!l!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    natalie calamante

    I love all of Ron Ripleys books! They grab you in the very beginning of the book and keep up the pace until the last sentence!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shelley Willson

    Hee hee!! Had fun reading these stories!!!!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jurzey97

    Great reading for those sleepless nights. A nice variety of scary stories. I recommended this book to the horror lovers.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    CC. Nielsen

    I was entertained with this read and definitely wanted to read more. I will definitely recommend this to others. Again, good read.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dog Mom

    Loved all the stories in this short book! I look forward to reading more from this talented author.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    sean mcmahon

    Loved it

  11. Rated 4 out of 5

    atothewr

    A really entertaining set of short stories. I can easily recommend this one.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    BL

    Love these stories

  13. Rated 4 out of 5

    Barbara L. Rose

    If you want a quick read with loads of creepiness. Mr. Ripley doesn’t disappoint. Although not really a horror fan , I do enjoy his books. He makes me care about the characters, and a good author does that. Thanks again Ron Ripley.

  14. Rated 3 out of 5

    Wes Caldwell

    This was a collection of short stories and was an interesting read, but not a five star book. The stories were good and interesting, just nothing really new or unexpected, but worth reading and enjoyable.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Helen V. Ortiz

    Great short stories

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    PATTI L. BARBER

    My goodness if you haven’t gotten this book, What are you waiting for? These were wonderful short stories, great for around a campfire or maybe a slumber party (if they still do that). I read it so fast, I didn’t realize it was over. We need more short stories, Ron. Thanks.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kim Railey

    I loved these little short horror stories very well written I want to read more of them. I recommend this author

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Frances Cristina

    I loved listening to ghost stories as a kid. The older I got the scarier I wanted them to be. This book was awesomely scary. There are eight tales in the book. Usually I can pick out my favorite story and my least favorite. This time, though, I can’t choose a favorite and I have no least favorite. All of the stories are creepy. They each turn into heart pounding, heavy breathing, scream stuck in the throat, terror. There aren’t any truly gory scenes. These are the type of stories that engage the mind. You are in the moment with the characters. They hear creaking and you look around. In the words of Alice Cooper, “Welcome to my nightmare. I think you’re going to like it.”

  19. Rated 4 out of 5

    CatsnBooks

    Read this in one sitting. I love ghost stories and Ripley delivered the goods. Well done, sir. Well done.

  20. Rated 3 out of 5

    candace

    Great read. Spooky. Exactly the right length of short stories. Very enjoyable and would recommend this book to my friends

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    Love this! Great stories for around the camp fire!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jorge Morales

    Great stories. A must read for horror fans..

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Heaven Riendeau

    The stories were short but full of detail. I think there were parts that I’d read before, but overall amazing work as usual!!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hermit Hank

    Ripley’s stories are pretty darn good! I had a few laughs on some of them and some had a twist at the end but I enjoyed all of them. Great reading!!:

  25. Rated 4 out of 5

    sixxammary

    Good read

  26. Rated 3 out of 5

    thomas washburn

    The writing is superb and the build up throughout every story was great. Would’ve been nice if every story didn’t end the same way though. That was disappointing being that the build up had so much to work with only to end with a quick kill.

  27. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer

    If you like stories that scare you but does not keep you up at night then this is the book for you. And if you like ghost stories try reading Ron Ripley’s Moving In series. There are six books in the series and each one makes you want more.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anonymus

    I really like this book. Its one of the BEST horror books I have read. Its recommend no to read at night tho.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    I really liked this book, of course. I like anything Mr.Ripley writes. He is a great writer. Exciting and funny.

  30. Rated 2 out of 5

    Ron Baker

    Mostly lightweight and very familiar ghost/monster/paranormal stories. For my taste the bulk of these shorts were not far enough out there or simply cover ghost/monster/paranormal stories that have been done to death. I found no new ideas or takes on the genre here.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    cathy dupree

    Great read.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    C.M. – Tennessee

    Wow! Loved it

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rick

    Not the scariest book I’ve read but the stories are well written, and have a bite to them. Highly recommend

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    paul james cata jr

    Good read , not to Long great bookWould recommend to every one.Liked it a lot. It to lo g great short stories.

  35. Rated 3 out of 5

    Paiger

    Kind of predictable but good

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    kathy rice

    It wasnt really for me

  37. Rated 3 out of 5

    Mary Martinson

    Didn’t care for this book that much.

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    I Love all of Ron Ripleys books and this one is no exception! Gripping suspense with a twist and a turn. Really quick read very entertaining.

  39. Rated 4 out of 5

    Judy

    I enjoyed the stories very much the were captivating and well written with some interesting characters

  40. Rated 1 out of 5

    Jennifer M.

    None of these stories, in my opinion, were all that good. Too much gore and not enough real scary stories. They all could have been so much better.

  41. Rated 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth W.

    Definitely an easy read, and a super fun scare. Hope to see more from this writer in the future.

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    This book was awesome I couldn’t put it down until I had read all the ghost stories a great read and a great buy

  43. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer

    I really liked this book.

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    slb1396

    Love this book. Excellent collection of stories.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    This is a great “let’s sit around and scare each other to death” book. All of the stories were short and very good. They got right to the scream. Nothing like a good scare to get your blood flowing. I want more. If you want a quick fix this will give it to you.🙌

  46. Rated 3 out of 5

    wenda meadows

    Spooky

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tom Sjoberg

    Scary read. Do you want to stay up all night. Then read this book scary scary scary

  48. Rated 4 out of 5

    Miss-BookWorm

    It is always so difficult to do a book review. Many individuals understand stories in different ways with different meanings. However, I’ll try my best to review this book of ghost stories for you. I’m fairly new to the Ron Ripley Stories. After reading one of his previous books; I decided to purchase a couple more. This novel of ScareStreet Horror Stories is not necessarily scary. It’s more on the entertaining aspect of ghost stories. The imagery in this book is excellent. I can feel the vibe of the old England town, I can visualize the decrepit mansions/buildings that were described through out the book, and I can sense the mood of each individual character as I went from story to story. My favorite story was the last one titled “The Ghost Hunters”. It was a mixture of paranormal laced with creepiness. The other stories were pleasant to read however, they did not bring the fear factor for me. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this entertaining book of short stories. It was engaging and I look forward to purchasing more of this series. A great novel to read on a cloudy rainy day. The only con I could see regarding this novel were some grammatical errors. However, it was not enough to take away from the book.

  49. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scotte Burns – Lovin America

    Excellent! I am a new fan and Mr. Ripley has thus far never failed to surprise. I am a lover of descriptive writing and he adroitly weaves a story for the senses – sight, sound, taste, and texture – culminating in a deliciously horrific feast of fear. Bravo! My only regret is that his short stories aren’t longer. Happy me – he has also published novels. Looking forward to experiencing more fright at Mr. Ripley’s adept hands!

  50. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susan L. Johnstonbaugh

    Pretty good. Fast read. Scary. Left me wanting just a little more. I enjoyed these short scary stories. I would recommend reading this.

  51. Rated 5 out of 5

    Geneva Roybal.

    Amazing and scary little stories! Quite imaginative, it’s hard to keep me on edge and this does just that! Thank you

  52. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christopher

    Awesome collection of stories and there still kinda part of the whole story

  53. Rated 5 out of 5

    MissScarlett

    Fantastic, especially “The Treasure Hunter” and “The Shortcut”.

  54. Rated 4 out of 5

    BILLIE

    This book left me wanting more of your writing. Plaee writ more book!!

  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vitina

    Ghosts are wonderful delights to have as. Your guests . This was one fine. Collection from children that take delight in destruction to others that discover that some. Things and places are simply. Better left alone. I have no trouble giving this book the five stars that I have. I loved this and seriously suggest you take the time to do the same. Ron has not let anyone down with this collection.

  56. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daryl Koons

    I truly enjoyed reading this. It was very well written.

  57. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen Strom

    Really enjoyed each story.

  58. Rated 5 out of 5

    T S Sanderson

    Loved this somuch! Have never been let down by a Ron Ripley yet! Great stories, hope to see some more come out from this, especially a follow up on Ghost Hunters!!

  59. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    Great short stories, very creepy, definitely want to read more of Ron Ripley’s dark mind

  60. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    Absolutely scary and very fascinating! Lived it

  61. Rated 3 out of 5

    John B.

    Not very exciting

  62. Rated 4 out of 5

    Benjamin D. Baker

    I was surprised by how unique many of the stories were. Just when I thought a story would play out a certain way it changed.The cover art I’d also really sinister.

  63. Rated 3 out of 5

    shay sez

    I would recommend this book solely because it is a quick easy read and has an interesting ‘creep factor’ to a few of the stories. Some seeded predictabl and rushed.

  64. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bobby V. Rhoton

    Very interesting stories. I really enjoyed reading them. Great book.’

  65. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    Love it

  66. Rated 1 out of 5

    Kathryn A St John

    I wanted to like this book because I love horror stories and ghost stories, but these were all predictable and boring. Except for the last one. That one took me by surprise, raised my interest, and then slammed my face into the dirt. That’s not a good thing, that’s a bad thing. It means that it was too damn short. All of the stories were too short. There was no character development, no building of atmosphere, no real story. Just little snippets and then BAM! Done. Some characters seemed nice until the baddie pops up and then the character is sneering and mean. In those cases it felt like they were deliberately turned ugly so we wouldn’t feel bad or angry that they died. “Oh, this character is about to die, let’s give the ghost a reason to kill them so the audience will think it’s justified.” What?I was seriously disappointed with this book of horror stories, especially since the author writes such gripping novels. Maybe he should stick with novels or at least put more effort than 3 pages of story will allow.

  67. Rated 4 out of 5

    D. Micco

    I enjoyed the book. The stories are interesting but not to scary. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys short ghost stories.

  68. Rated 5 out of 5

    LisA Hayek

    Always love a spooky story!

  69. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maureen

    I thought each individual Story was good. All of them. I had a favorite but will leave it to you as they were all good. Good way to spend an evening!

  70. Rated 2 out of 5

    Avid Reader

    Just didn’t do it for me. I was looking for some creepy/scary reading around Halloween and this wasn’t, but it was free. Others may enjoy the stories, though.

  71. Rated 5 out of 5

    Catatonic

    Now that’s what I call a ghost story (or stories). Absolutely wonderful, scared the bejesus out of me, and I enjoyed it immensely – thanks a bunch!

  72. Rated 5 out of 5

    Natalie @ BookLoversLife

    Since these are short stories, it’s hard to summarise them without spoiling something, so all I’ll say is that this is 8 chilling and creepy tales. I’ve read a lot of Ron Ripley’s books and always enjoyed them, and these are no different. Each is a little slice of creepy and scary and each is well written. Being short stories, there isn’t much character development nor world building, but they are enjoyable little snippets into the authors mind. Good tales to tell around a camp fire!! :)Jack Nolan did a good job with the narration, his voice is easy to listen to and is clear, but I found the production quality to be a bit echoey. It felt like he was talking in a big empty room.*I received this as a gift, but voluntarily reviewed it. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.*

  73. Rated 4 out of 5

    Wen H

    These stories were okay, but not really scary to me at all. i would still say they were entertaining though, and since the book was free I can’t complain 🙂

  74. Rated 4 out of 5

    messeycat

    Well written but not very scary for me,sorry

  75. Rated 3 out of 5

    Sherri L. Smith

    I really enjoyed these short stories! Although some felt predictable, others had wonderful, scary twists. My only criticism would be that they felt rushed at times. Highly recommend!!

  76. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicole reader

    Campfire stories , some felt rush and others great. But love the quick reads , great to have with you.

  77. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeanne G Pocius

    This book is great. Several original twists on classic ghost stories that get under your skin, and, well, read them for yourselves and find out! Bravo!

  78. Rated 4 out of 5

    Michael P. McParland

    This is a good and fun collection of some quick horror stories. It was just perfect for an afternoon or evening of good light reading and it was perfect to read a bit while I was in the waiting room at the doctors. I definitely recommend this as a solid 4 stars.

  79. Rated 2 out of 5

    Aurora M. Long

    Very immature writing. None of the set-ups made any sense, there was basically zero lead in or character development, and every story was just a terrible rip off of some worn out cliche.

  80. Rated 3 out of 5

    Ozichi Alimole

    A truly horror stuff! I would have liked to know what became of the original owners of the haunted house!

  81. Rated 4 out of 5

    ubavka seirovska

    I have read some ghost stories in my life, but those were mild comparing to these. My favorite was Shortcut and the most scary was Ghost hunters. I enjoyed reading the lot.

  82. Rated 3 out of 5

    Christy

    I chose this story because this type of topic is kind of interesting; everyone has their own thoughts, I for one don’t think ghosts/spirits exist, at least not in the sense this story and other stories/books portray them to be. However, I won’t 100% rule out the possibility either. Though this story kept my attention, it’s one job I would pass up – it doesn’t me that much; besides, I don’t like to meddle in such things. Am I scared? No, it just simply doesn’t appeal to me.

  83. Rated 4 out of 5

    Voracious Life

    Short quick easy read ghost stories. Not too violent, could be read by pre-teens and older. Great read for around a Halloween bon fire.

  84. Rated 2 out of 5

    Donna Opsal

    The cover art is quite good. However.the stories just didn’t hold my interest. I love reading about the paranormal and occult, both fiction and non-fiction, and I cannot, for the life of me, remember anything about this collection. Great ideas, perhaps they can be expanded a bit, or maybe a bit of a twist in the middle or the end would be more effective. Not one real scare in the book.

  85. Rated 3 out of 5

    Maria

    Headline says it all. Easy readying. Sort and yes scary. It is a good beach while working on your tan.

  86. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    I really enjoyed reading the short spooky stories. Can’t wait to read more.

  87. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer

    A small collection of short stories to stir up troubled dreams. Good structures, story line estate, and a lot of fun. Recommend reading.

  88. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carla Lussier

    Excellent book. Will definitely look into more from this author. A new go to author for me. Remind me not to read scary books in bed. I am so awake now!

  89. Rated 4 out of 5

    mattys_mama

    I will admit I am not a huge fan of 99% of the self published stuff on Amazon. This was a big, happy, scary surprise on that horizon. 🙂 I loved it. The editing wasn’t great, but it wasn’t horrible and there’s been an update since I read it so it should be pretty good by now! If you like scary/suspenseful stuff, definitely give this one a shot.

  90. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jerri

    Good reading of horror short stories. Unexpected plots and twists. Worth reading.

  91. Rated 4 out of 5

    Trish Franks

    Great stories of terror. Each one a little bit scarier. Loved it! If you enjoy horror, read this! I have read all this Authors books, can’t get enough!

  92. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jim keily

    I love spookie story’s.these are great reads.Keep em coming…..

  93. Rated 4 out of 5

    L Ensign

    Nice little spooky short stories that entertain but don’t terrify. I would love to see the Ghost Hunters written into a full novel. It has a lot of potential. All the stories could easily be expanded but that one was especially interesting to me. Very unique.

  94. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    Keeps you on the edge of your seat. Warning: do not read after dark, before bed. You will be up all night. A can’t-be-put-down book of delicious short stories.

  95. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer

    Great scary story before bedtime. Short enough to read before bed and scary enough to keep the covers tight. Awesome☺

  96. Rated 4 out of 5

    CindyD

    As with all collections of short stories, some are better than others. However, the collection as a whole was pretty good. The stories are a bit scary and disturbing.

  97. Rated 5 out of 5

    GRAY

    Another great book. This one are little stories with some twists. Yes, they’re Ghosts (never go out without one).In a little comparation, from other Ripley’s books…these had Ghosts Galore, Shapeshifter and all of them are: angry, mad, want vengeance, hate living things, feed, destroy and is one very deeply disturb people.Do I like it? Heck Yeah🙀😻💕. Every little story more macabre, twisted, scary…All characters without too much description (some do), let the reader know how Ripley’s is mastered and mix different genres.All so well written, even the tiniest story. I really recommend to every fan of Ripley’s and good readings with ghosts, mystery, ect..not to let this book pass by, to buy and enjoy a few hours 🙀I support Indie authors, they make an interesting twist on writing. The Publishers Houses had to be following more of them because they’re are writing incredible stories.I’m very honest with my Reviews, not only for me, the author or other readers, how an author know when did something good or need improvement?How another reader believe in my review? If I didn’t read the book, I don’t Review. If the book is good, Review. If the book isn’t good, Review.With that we all benefit, readers, authors & readers searching for something new or special.My opinions are my own. You can find me at Amazon under: MASTERI

  98. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer

    It was very scary I think I could say a 5 stars of any of u read this u shall put a review too I would like to see how u liked it or not but not everyone in this world likes scary things I ain’t no big fan of this book so I’ll just put a 4 star not 5 well if u have read this book I feel bad for u if u have nightmares because now I do!!!!

  99. Rated 3 out of 5

    willie

    Cool, really wished the stories would have continue. The settings and tone took you into the tale. A quick read, but enjoyable.

  100. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yvonne Kiriakoutsos

    It’s a cool book

  101. Rated 5 out of 5

    Real Hero

    I will definitely be looking for more from Ron Ripley. I read these stories at bedtime and looked forward to them with anticipation!

  102. Rated 5 out of 5

    J.Protsman

    This was a great short story book, the right amount of scarieness to keep it going to the last one.

  103. Rated 4 out of 5

    kenR

    I would have given a 5 star rating, but some of the stories were similar to other short stories. All in all it was good reading

  104. Rated 2 out of 5

    Granmas

    Sorry but ghost stories I thought are suppose to be scary but these stories were far from that. I was looking forward to a scared of the shadow type. Afraid I was disappointed.

  105. Rated 5 out of 5

    squirrel42

    Once again this author keeps you turning pages with a great variety of horror stories to keep your imagination going. Definitely a great read I recommend for those who love a great short horror mix .

  106. Rated 5 out of 5

    jo pearsall

    I really enjoyed this one, it just wasn’t long enough.

  107. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer

    Pretty good short stories

  108. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kim Brownlee

    Started reading on my lunch break. Had a difficult time getting back to work! Must read, you won’t be disappointed!

  109. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    I love short stories and horror novels. Put the two together and you get Ron Ripley’s excellent collection of original tales. Great for a quick scare before bed!

  110. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    Awesome! Don’t read in the dark.

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