On my main blog, I posted an overview of six different story archetypes as presented in classic horror novels. Take a look.
In the meantime, check out Shelley’s Daughters, a roundup of contemporary horror by women in the New York Times book review that inspired my reading and, in part, this blog.
Or go classic by exploring the works of Daphne du Maurier, Patricia Highsmith, or Shirley Jackson. Penguin Classics has reprinted wonderful editions of many of Jackson’s novels–that should get you started!