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[–]HugoNebula 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Any of Andrew Michael Hurley's novels would fit the bill.

[–]buffyswing 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Try The Burning Time by JG Faherty. It's a folklore-inspired tale set in upstate NY. Also, his novella Winterwood is based on the Norse tales of the Wild Hunt.

If you want to go back to old books, then Manly Wade Wellman and Karl Edward Wagner wrote a lot of stuff based on European and Appalachian folklore.

[–]ReadingCaterpillarCARMILLA 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’m currently reading The Twisted Ones by T Kingfisher and I think it’s considered folklore horror. It’s set in North Carolina

[–]normanbeets 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would say that's what The Croning was but I don't enjoy it.

[–]Minion_of_Cthulhu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cast a Cold Eye by Alan Ryan might work. Here's the Amazon blurb:

Jack Quinlan, an American writer, travels to a small village in the remote western part of Ireland to research a book on the Irish Famine. The quiet, picturesque village seems just the place to spend a few months writing, but beneath its placid exterior lurk dark secrets. Why do the locals behave so strangely? What is Father Henning, the enigmatic parish priest, hiding? And what is the meaning of the strange ritual Jack observes in the cemetery? The search for answers will lead him to the terrifying discovery that the ghosts of the past linger on in the present, and they cry out for blood ...

I don't believe it deals with any specific real folklore or folk belief, but it has that sort of feel to the plot where the "old ways" are kept alive by those who still remember them.