You wouldn’t expect to read about brothels, human psychology, Victorian architecture, even a suburban Toys R’ Us, and come out the other side with an entirely different understanding and appreciation for ghosts. But Colin Dickey’s writing is just that good. Ghostland is strange and un-settling in the best possible way.

—Caitlin Doughty, author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Always fascinating, sometimes horrifying. Ghostland is a remarkable portrait of the ways that the walking dead—or our beliefs in them—wander through, and shape, American history.

—Deborah Blum, author of The Poisoner’s Handbook