Books By Paul Adams - Paranormal Author

My main areas of interest include haunted houses, mediumship and the history of psychical research. The following books are currently in print and available through online retailers such as Amazon, and can also be ordered through traditional booksellers.

The Borley rectory Companion

The Borley Rectory Companion
By Paul Adams, Eddie Brazil & Peter Underwood

The History Press (2009)
Hardback; 384 pp.; Illustrated.
ISBN: 0750950676


A comprehensive encyclopaedia on the famous Borley haunting, written in conjunction with writer and photographer Eddie Brazil and ghost hunter, Peter Underwood, former Chairman of the Ghost Club, whose involvement with the case spans sixty years. The book contains a concise overview of the case, an expansive A-Z dictionary of people, places, events and phenomena connected with Borley Rectory, together with a detailed chronology and an extensive bibliography. Foreword by Colin Wilson.

two haunted counties

A Ghost Hunter’s Companion to Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire

The Limbury Press (2010)
Paperback; 176 pp.; Illustrated
ISBN: 0956522807

The memoirs of Luton-born ghost hunter Tony Broughall (1932-2013), a former member of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) and the Ghost Club – I updated and edited Tony’s original manuscript, written between 1974-78, and published it through my own imprint, the Limbury Press. This was the first gazetteer covering haunted places in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire and contains accounts of many personal paranormal investigations and experiences by Tony and his wife, Georgina, a natural psychic medium. Foreword by Peter Underwood.

Shadows in the naive

A Guide to the Haunted Churches of England

The History Press (2011)
Paperback; 160 pp.; Illustrated
ISBN: 0752459202


My second collaboration with Eddie Brazil and Peter Underwood, a modern guide to over one hundred haunted English churches, chapels, abbeys and cathedrals. Each entry includes historical background, details of ghostly phenomena associated with the site, together with map references and travel information for visiting. Among the locations included are Westminster Abbey, Minsden Chapel, Clophill Old Church, York Minster, Highgate Cemetery and Netley Abbey. Original photographs by Eddie Brazil.

ghosts and gallows

True Stories of Crime and the Paranormal

The History Press (2012)
Paperback; 160 pp.; Illustrated
ISBN: 0752463391


A collection of true murder cases from the British Isles, all with connections to the world of the paranormal: prophetic dreams, crime-busting mediums, psychic detection, as well as ghosts of both murderers and victims. Cases include the Murder in the Red Barn, Robert Lees and Jack the Ripper, medium Estelle Roberts and Mona Tinsley, the alleged haunting of Wardle Brook Avenue (Moors Murders), and the psychic search for the Yorkshire Ripper.


haunted luton


The History Press (2012)
Paperback; 96 pp.; Illustrated
ISBN: 0752465481


My first contribution to the History Press’ on-going ‘Haunted’ series covers the Bedfordshire towns of Luton and Dunstable. Cases include the ghosts of Hockwell Ring, the phantom hitch-hiker of Stanbridge, the curse of the old Alma Theatre, haunted Wardown Park Museum, and the White Woman of Downs Road. There are also chapters covering haunted pubs, woods and open spaces, mediumship and UFOs. Foreword by Damien O’Dell.


extreme hauntings

Britain’s Most Terrifying Ghosts

The History Press (2013)
Paperback; 192 pp.; Illustrated
ISBN: 075246535X


Co-authored with writer and photographer Eddie Brazil, this book looks at some of Britain’s most dark and disturbing supernatural encounters over the past two hundred and fifty years. Cases include the ‘Electric Horror’ of Berkeley Square, the ghosts of Ardachie Lodge, the Enfield Poltergeist, the Black Monk of Pontefract, the mystery of the Hexham Heads, Killakee House, Hinton Ampner, and the haunting of Willington Mill. Foreword by Guy N. Smith.


Haunted St Albans

Haunted St Albans

The History Press (2013)
Paperback; 96 pp.; Illustrated
ISBN: 0752465473


My second book for the History Press' 'Haunted' series covers the historic Hertfordshire city of St Albans, described as being the 5th most haunted city in the country. Cases covered include the phantom monks of the Abbey Church, Sandpit Lane's spectral cyclist, the screaming men of the former Abbey Gateway prison, together with the many ghosts of much haunted Fishpool Street and the long-lost Battlefield House. Foreword by William H. King.

Witten in Blood

Written In Blood

A Cultural History of the British Vampire
The History Press (2014)
Paperback; 224 pp.; Illustrated
ISBN:  0752497154

A new examination of vampires and vampirism in British literature, film, music and television together with real-life cases including the Highgate Vampire, the Gorbals Vampire and Stoke-on-Trent's Vampire of the Villas. Contains in-depth chapters on Stoker's Dracula, the history of Hammer Films, Gothic and modern vampire literature and vampire-related murderers.  Publication date: 1 July 2014.

The Little Book Of Ghosts

The Little Book Of Ghosts

The History Press (2014)
Hardback; 192 pp.; Illustrated
ISBN:  0752498681

My contribution to the History Press'  Little Book of...series, a trivia book of all things haunted and ghostly. Contains chapters on haunted houses, poltergeists, famous ghost hunters, paranormal organisations and societies, haunted churches, chapels and castles, as well as hauntings and ghosts from around the world. Publication date: 1 September 2014.

Haunted Stevenage

Haunted Stevenage

The History Press (2015)
Paperback; 96 pp.; Illustrated
ISBN: 0750953772


My third book for the History Press' 'Haunted' series covers the Hertfordshire Old and New Towns of Stevenage. Cases include the many ghosts of Knebworth House; the eerie coffin of Henry Trigg; the headless apparition of Monks Wood; the ghost hounds of the Six Hills, together with many new and original first-hand accounts of hauntings including the first published account of the extraordinary Stevenage Poltergeist. Available for pre-order. Publication date : 5 October 2015.

Haunted Stevenage

The Enigma of Rosalie

White Crow Books (2017)
Paperback; 296 pages; Illustrated
ISBN: 178677013X


In 1939, ghost hunter Harry Price claimed to have attended a séance at a private house in London where, under his own control conditions, the solid form of a little girl materialised among the sitters. The case of ‘Rosalie’, the spirit child, is perhaps Price’s most controversial investigation and has remained a mystery for eighty years. In this book I have carried out the most detailed examination of the ‘Rosalie’ case ever undertaken, and now the true story of this extraordinary chapter in the history of twentieth century psychical research can be told. Publication date: 7 March 2017.
Is it possible to update the homepage of the Harry Price website as well with the cover image and some text? I am thinking that something along the lines of the following would be okay for the HP site:
Of all of Harry Price’s many cases, that of the spirit child ‘Rosalie’ is without doubt the most astonishing and controversial. In 1939, Price claimed to have recently visited a private home circle at a house in London where, under impressive conditions of control, he experienced the solid materialisation of a six-year-old girl who had been dead for over fifteen years. Subsequently championed by many Spiritualists as powerful proof of survival and at the same time derided by contemporaries within the Society for Psychical Research as a publicity stunt, the ‘Rosalie’ séance has remained an enigma for eighty years.
Was Harry Price telling the truth? Had he himself been fooled by a clever trick? Or was ‘Rosalie’ genuine evidence of the reality of both life after death and spirit materialisation? In this book, Paul Adams, co-author of The Borley Rectory Companion, offers the most detailed, original and comprehensive study undertaken of Harry Price and ‘Rosalie’. Extensively researched and compiled from numerous sources including the Harry Price archives at the University of London as well as private and unpublished collections, this is the true story of one of psychical research’s most enduring and engaging mysteries.


MUSIC MACABRE: Horror & the Supernatural in Western Music
PETER UNDERWOOD: The Life & Times of a British Ghost Hunter