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Ranking Author Darcy Coates’s Best Books (A Bibliography Countdown)

“What are Darcy Coates’s Best Books?” We looked at all of Coates’s authored bibliography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the books written by Darcy Coates and looked at their Goodreads, Amazon, and LibraryThing scores, ranking them against one another to see which books came out on top. The books are ranked in our list below based on which titles have the highest overall score between all 3 review sites in comparison with all of the other books by the same author. The process isn’t super scientific and in reality, most books aren’t “better” than other books as much as they are just different. That being said, we do enjoy seeing where our favorites landed, and if you aren’t familiar with the author at all, the rankings can help you see what books might be best to start with.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

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The Top Book’s Of Darcy Coates

16 ) The Haunting of Gillespie House

	The Haunting of Gillespie House

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 16
  • Amazon: 14
  • LibraryThing: 10

Some houses breathe…. Elle is thrilled to spend a month minding the beautiful Gillespie property. More than an hour’s drive from the nearest town and surrounded by forest, the aging mansion is ideal for someone seeking solitude. But things start to go very wrong very quickly. Elle discovers a crum…

15 ) Small Horrors

	Small Horrors

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 9
  • Amazon: 14
  • LibraryThing: 15

Something mimics human voices as it lures you into the woods. One of the morgue’s corpses is missing. Your friend wants to meet late at night, but they’re not acting like themselves. Immerse yourself in the macabre, the gothic, and the chilling with this collection of fifty short stories….

14 ) Dead Lake

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 15
  • Amazon: 14
  • LibraryThing: 6

Keep the door locked. Sam is excited to spend a week at her uncle’s remote lake cabin. It’s a chance for her to focus on her art without distractions: no neighbors, no phone, and a small radio as her only contact with the outside world. But there’s something deeply unnatural lingering in the lake. T…

11 ) The Haunting of Rookward House

	The Haunting of Rookward House

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 11
  • Amazon: 8
  • LibraryThing: 14

She’s always watching…. When Guy finds the deeds to a house in his mother’s attic, it seems like an incredible stroke of luck. Sure, the building hasn’t been inhabited in 40 years and vines strangle the age-stained walls, but Guy is convinced he can clean it up and sell it. He’d be crazy to turn d…

11 ) Ghost Camera

	Ghost Camera

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 13
  • Amazon: 11
  • LibraryThing: 9

When Jenine finds an abandoned camera in a lighthouse, she takes a photo for fun. But there’s something very, very wrong with the picture: it contains ghosts. Jenine and her best friend, Bree, realise the camera is capable of capturing the dead. But with each new photo taken, the spectres become mor…

11 ) The Haunting of Blackwood House

	The Haunting of Blackwood House

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 14
  • Amazon: 11
  • LibraryThing: 8

Could you survive a week in a haunted house? Mara is the daughter of spiritualists. Her childhood was filled with seances, scam mediums, and talk of ghostly presences. When Mara left her family’s home, she vowed she would never allow superstition into her life again. She’s ready to start over with h…

9 ) Parasite


Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 5
  • Amazon: 11
  • LibraryThing: 15

They’re closer than you think… A guard discovers an unusual lifeform on her remote moon outpost. She disregards protocol to investigate it, with catastrophic consequences. The parasitic alien wears its victims’ skins and adopts their personalities. It’s a perfect disguise, and allows the creature …

9 ) The Folcroft Ghosts

	The Folcroft Ghosts

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 12
  • Amazon: 8
  • LibraryThing: 11

Tara and her brother Kyle are sent to stay with their estranged grandparents. May and Peter Folcroft seem warm and loving at first, and the house, hidden in the base of the mountains, is idyllic. But strange things keep happening. Figures watch them through the fog. Objects move on their own. Tara b…

8 ) The House Next Door

	The House Next Door

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 10
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 12

I live next to a haunted house. I began to suspect something was wrong with the gothic building when its family fled in the middle of the night, the children screaming, the mother crying. They never came back to pack up their furniture. No family stays long. Animals avoid the place. Once, I thought …

7 ) The Haunting of Ashburn House

	The Haunting of Ashburn House

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 12

There’s something wrong with Ashburn House…. The ancient building has been the subject of rumours for close to a century. Its owner, Edith, refused to let guests inside and rarely visited the nearby town. Following Edith’s death, her sole surviving relative, Adrienne, inherits the property. Adrien…

6 ) Quarter to Midnight

	Quarter to Midnight

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 7
  • Amazon: 8
  • LibraryThing: 3

Fifteen chilling tales of gothic horror and suspense. Push past the curtains of the rational, safe world and explore the un-nameable horrors living in the darkest corners of our conscience. This is the realm of monsters and shifting shadows, where a single wrong step can plunge you into a terrifying…

5 ) Craven Manor

	Craven Manor

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 8
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 7

Daniel is desperate for a job. When someone slides a note under his door offering him the groundskeeper’s position at an old estate, it seems too good to be true. Alarm bells start ringing when he arrives at Craven Manor. The mansion’s front door hangs open, and leaves and cobwebs coat the marble fo…

4 ) House of Shadows

	House of Shadows

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 4
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 5

Sophie’s world is shattered when disaster bankrupts her family. She’s still reeling from the news when she’s offered an unexpected solution: Mr. Argenton, a wealthy stranger, asks for her hand in marriage. Marrying Mr. Argenton will restore her family’s fortunes and save them from scandal, but conde…

3 ) Hunted


Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 2
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 4

She went off the trail for only a moment…. Twenty-two-year-old Eileen goes missing while hiking in the remote Ashlough Forest. Five days later, her camera is discovered washed downriver, containing bizarre photos taken after her disappearance. Chris wants to believe Eileen is still alive. When the…

2 ) House of Secrets

	House of Secrets

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 1
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 1

Sophie and Joseph’s escape from Northwood is short-lived. The beast survived, and attached itself to Joseph’s young cousin, Elise. Garrett writes to beg for their help. Joseph and Sophie travel to meet him at Kensington, a long-abandoned mansion that overlooks a dead town. The house offers a small h…

1 ) The Carrow Haunt

	The Carrow Haunt

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 3
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 1

The dead are restless here…. Remy is a tour guide for Carrow House, a notoriously haunted building. When she’s asked to host seven guests for a week-long stay to research Carrow’s phenomena, she hopes to finally experience some of the sightings that made the house famous. At first, it’s everything…

Darcy Coates’s Best Books

Darcy Coates Review Website Bibliography Rankings

BookGoodreadsAmazonLibraryThingOveral Rank
The Carrow Haunt 3 1 1 1
House of Secrets 1 4 1 2
Hunted 2 4 4 3
House of Shadows 4 6 5 4
Craven Manor 8 1 7 5
Quarter to Midnight 7 8 3 6
The Haunting of Ashburn House 6 1 12 7
The House Next Door 10 6 12 8
Parasite 5 11 15 9
The Folcroft Ghosts 12 8 11 9
The Haunting of Rookward House 11 8 14 11
Ghost Camera 13 11 9 11
The Haunting of Blackwood House 14 11 8 11
Dead Lake 15 14 6 14
Small Horrors 9 14 15 15
The Haunting of Gillespie House 16 14 10 16