A skeptic of the paranormal spends the night in a supposedly haunted room in spite of the warnings of its owners. But as his candles go out one by one, he begins to understand what forces are at work inside the red room.
Less a book, more a short story really.
However, the unnamed narrator stays in an unnamed house to check out an apparently haunted room.
He starts out logical and confident, but during the story becomes unnerved and scared as the candles he has lit are snuffed out, individually at first and then en mass. Soon he is reduced to a wreck and changes his mind about the room.
Excellent short story and good for a scary read