Stories that inspired M.R. James

Twelve tales of terror recommended by the master of the genre!

Buy our eBook


If you like the ghosts stories of M.R. James, you'll love all the stories that inspired him! This ebook brings together the next 12 stories that we will be covering on the podcast, each of them recommended by M.R. James as a classic example of the genre.

From early tales of real-life ghosts from Daniel Defoe, to Victorian classics from masters of the genre such as Sheridan Le Fanu and Charles Dickens, and even stories written by James's contemporaries like E.F. Benson, these stories are sure to elicit a 'pleasing terror' in all fans of M.R. James!

By buying the ebook directly from us, not only can you choose your own price, but you'll be supporting the podcast, helping us cover our costs and keep the podcast free to listen to for all.

Name your price £ (min £0.30)

Also available for

  • Kindle logo
  • iTunes logo
  • Kobo logo
  • Nook logo



  • A True Relation of the Apparition of Mrs. Veal by Daniel Defoe
  • The White and the Black by Erckmann-Chatrian
  • The Familiar by Sheridan Le Fanu
  • The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The Signalman by Charles Dickens
  • The Open Door by Margaret Oliphant
  • The Upper Berth by F. Marion Crawford
  • Featherston’s Story by Mrs Henry Wood
  • The Story of the Moor Road by Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard and Kate O’Brien Ryall Prichard
  • The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs
  • The Death-mask by Henrietta Dorothy Everett
  • Negotium Perambulans by E.F. Benson
Store Link

Help Support the Podcast