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Looking for the title and author name of a book about supernatural and ghost stories that are all intertwined and re-use characters in the same town. I think the author's first name is Charles (not Dickens). From the 1980s or 1990s.

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    If you would, go to scifi.stackexchange.com/tags/story-identification/info and answer as many of the questions as you can, editing them into your question. – FuzzyBoots Dec 8 '17 at 3:18
  • The Ghosts of Manacle by Charles G. Finney is a couple decades too early, and I don't recall the stories being so intertwined. So it's probably not that. Can you tell us in what region the town is set: England, Scotland, China, New England, the American South, the American desert southwest, Central Europe? – user14111 Dec 8 '17 at 5:11
  • Something by Charles de Lint possibly? He has set lots of stories in a (fictional) North American city called Newford. The timing would be about right. – John Rennie Dec 8 '17 at 11:34
  • The author might be Peter Straub. “Lost boy lost girl” is a ghost story, which has the recurring character Tim Underhill. – IconDaemon Dec 10 '17 at 1:00