No, not books about bookies, just books. I finished two recently, and they were both good reads. Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill is a horror novel- a genre I pretty much exhausted my junior year of high school. Seriously, I read a boatload of horror novels. Several boatloads. Anyway, I read a couple reviews of this book and the premise sounded interesting; and then I found out that Joe Hill is really a pseudonym for Stephen King’s son, and I felt prompted to read it out of curiosity. That and it was on a one day sale for 50% off. Can’t beat that.
Anyway, the premise of the book is that Judas Coyne, a heavy metal superstar with a collection of macabre items, is made aware of a ghost being auctioned off on an e-bay type site. He wins the auction and the ghost, who turns out to be very real, very creepy, and very much out for vengeance. Scary ghosty style vengeance. Why is he out for vengeance? Turns out Judas has a propensity for dating damaged women and then dumping them, and one of them committed suicide after he sent her away. The ghost is her stepfather, a spiritualist in life who figured out how to return as a ghost and planned out all the vengeance stuff before his death.