10/31/2011 09:04 am ET | Updated Dec 31, 2011

Sexy Ghosts: 12 Authors We'd Love To Be Haunted By

Ghosts and books go hand-in-hand. Be it William Shakespeare or Stephen King, writers have long been penning poltergeists. While most literary ghosts are peevish (I'm looking at you, Moaning Myrtle), Dickens taught us that some make for good company. We're not sure we'd want a run-in with The Overlook Hotel, or even The Ghost of Christmas Past, but there are a few deceased writers we wouldn't mind being haunted by, for their looks if not their insight.