Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “House of Ghosts” as Want to Read:
House of Ghosts
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

House of Ghosts

3.06  ·  Rating Details ·  48 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
House of Ghosts is a gripping mystery that takes readers through some of the most shrouded history of the twentieth century. In August 1944, Allied forces launched a top-secret aerial assault on the I. G. Farben oil and rubber plant, the flight plan taking bombers directly over the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp five miles away. Considering the known threat to the J ...more
Paperback, 309 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Winans Kuenstler Publishing (first published August 15th 2008)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about House of Ghosts, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about House of Ghosts

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Phoebe Kate Foster
When was the last time you read a piece of fiction with a truly original and unusual plot?

We've got vampires everywhere, whodunits where we all know from page 1 who did it (and we couldn't care less), international espionage, ghost stories, political thrillers and apocalyptic gloom-and-doom tales. To tell you the truth, the New York Times best-seller list contains no surprises and no new names -- and probably nothing I really want to read unless it shows up in my local library or in a used book
Jul 05, 2010 DROPPING OUT rated it did not like it
I came by this book in an strange manner - an ad on Facebook, of all places. The premise interested me because I had a friend (who died in 2005)who was a bombardier during World War II, and he told me of his frustration at not being able to bomb Auschwitz, which was only a short distance away from his primary targets. He said to me that he was forbidden even to suggest it. One wonders why ... or perhaps not.

Unreadable. The o
Wendy Hines
Jun 20, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it liked it
Joe Henderson hasn't had such a good time of it lately. Due to a bullet to the knee, the Detective has had to retire earlier than he anticipated. His wife left him, and now spends his days with his booze and nicotine. When the house across the street one afternoon is surrounded by police, Joe gets off his butt, using his golf club as a cane, and ambles across the street. The man who lived there for forty years was no friend of his or the neighborhood, so its no loss to Joe that the man is dead. ...more
Julie Failla Earhart
In House of Ghosts author Lawrence Kaplan introduces a new detective series. Ex-cop Joe Henderson is still suffers excruciating pain after a bullet shattered his leg in the line of duty. Like all police officers who fire their gun, Joe is forced to visit a psychiatrist in order to collect his disability. With his career in tatters, Joe turns to drink and pain pills, forcing his wife to leave him.

On an August day in 2000, Joe’s neighbor across the street, Preston Swedge, is found dead. Joe gets n
Dec 12, 2016 Ingrid rated it liked it
2,5 stars actually. At times I found the book brilliant and felt an urge to read on and on, but at other times I found it hard work. So much detail, not always that interesting. As the subject had my attention I managed to finish the book.
Nov 27, 2012 Holly rated it did not like it
Shelves: mystery, abandoned
Unreadably incoherent.
Louise Silk
Apr 26, 2010 Louise Silk rated it did not like it
Terrible- boring. I was excited to read this book to find out more about what was going on in the US during WWII but this couldn't keep my attention
Sep 12, 2010 Nancy rated it did not like it
A slow-moving mystery that jumps around in time quite a bit.
Mai-ana rated it really liked it
Mar 08, 2015
Margie rated it really liked it
Dec 16, 2014
Carol rated it really liked it
Feb 02, 2010
Bobby McDonell
Bobby McDonell rated it it was amazing
Jan 10, 2017
David Worrell
David Worrell rated it it was ok
Dec 21, 2009
Richard A. Ward
Richard A. Ward rated it really liked it
Mar 26, 2017
Kay rated it liked it
Nov 16, 2012
Biju Bhaskar
Biju Bhaskar rated it liked it
Nov 05, 2014
Katleen Jaspers
Katleen Jaspers rated it did not like it
Dec 21, 2014
Andi rated it it was ok
Jan 21, 2011
Zachary Harless
Zachary Harless rated it it was amazing
Jul 03, 2015
Katie rated it it was amazing
Oct 07, 2016
Hwiner rated it it was amazing
Jun 20, 2010
Unclejorge rated it it was ok
Nov 03, 2013
Kelley Wells
Kelley Wells rated it it was amazing
Aug 24, 2014
Linda Hyde
Linda Hyde rated it it was ok
Aug 30, 2015
Mark rated it did not like it
Jan 02, 2015
Jonathan rated it it was ok
May 12, 2010
BZ George
BZ George rated it liked it
Mar 18, 2013
Siraniko rated it liked it
Oct 23, 2012
Amanda rated it it was ok
Apr 03, 2011
Calvin rated it liked it
Jan 09, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Gratitude
  • Devil's Dream
  • Red Inferno: 1945
  • The Street Philosopher
  • Knights of the Cross (Demetrios Askiates, #2)
  • Hitler's Panzers: The Lightning Attacks that Revolutionized Warfare
  • Transgression
  • A Knife Edge (Vin Cooper, #2)
  • Beautiful Assassin
  • Young Bloods (Revolution, #1)
  • The Marrowbone Marble Company
  • Beastchild
  • Gifts of War
  • Gods Go Begging
  • Promise Bridge
  • Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure: The Bizarre Battle of Lake Tanganyika
  • Northfield
  • Hitler's Niece
Lawrence Kaplan is a 1979 graduate of New York University School of Dentistry, runs a dental practice in New Jersey, and lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with his wife and menagerie. House of Ghosts is his first novel.
More about Lawrence Kaplan...

Share This Book