BIRLINN (dist. by Interlink)
The Gaelic Otherworld: Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands and Witchcraft and Second Sight in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland (Sept., $20) by Rev. John Gregorson Campbell places these beliefs in their social context.
JOHN F. BLAIR
Haunted Halls of Ivy: Ghosts of Southern Colleges and Universities (Oct., $13.95) by Daniel W. Barefoot recounts 39 yarns that have chilled students in 13 Southern states.
The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves and Other Monsters (Jan., $24.95) by Rosemary Ellen Guiley is an A-to-Z guide with more than 600 entries.
GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS
Cursed in New England: Stories of Damned Yankees (Sept., $14.95) by Joseph A. Citro. Each state provides its favorite tales.
From the Land of Sheba: Yemeni Folk Tales (Nov., $15), collected by Carolyn Han, gathers stories from one of the world's least-known regions.
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: The Book of Scary Urban Legends (Oct., $13.95) by Jan Harold Brunvand assembles the creepiest tales, including the classic hook-man story.
Ancient City Hauntings: More Ghosts of St. Augustine (Sept., $8.95) by David Lapham tells chilling tales about America's oldest city.
REPUBLIC OF TEXAS PRESS
Texas: Land of Legend and Lore (Oct., $16.95) by Bill Cannon contains intriguing facts about the people who settled the state.
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV. PRESS
Texas and Christmas: A Collection of Traditions, Memories and Folklore (Oct., $12), edited by Joyce Gibson Roach, has stories, recipes and legends about how ranchers celebrate Christmas.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Stories from the Haunted South (Sept., $18) by Alan Brown profiles dozens of spooky places.
Queen of the Night: The Celtic Moon Goddess in Our Lives (Jan., $24.95) by Sharynne MacLeod NicMhacha explains the role of the moon in ancient religions of Ireland and the British Isles.