Occult Detective

Occult detective stories combine the tropes of the detective story with those of supernatural horror fiction. Unlike the traditional detective the occult detective is employed in cases involving ghosts, curses, and other supernatural elements. Some occult detectives are portrayed as being themselves psychic or in possession of other paranormal powers.

Portals: Modern Magics, Book 2
The Complete John Silence Stories (Dover Horror Classics)
Carnacki, the Ghost Finder
Storm Front
Rivers of London (Rivers of London, #1)
Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2)
The Black Veil & Other Tales of Supernatural Sleuths
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4)
Dark Detectives: An Anthology of Supernatural Mysteries
Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7)
Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6)
Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3)
Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5)
Something from the Nightside (Nightside, #1)

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