A Book of Horrors
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A Book of Horrors

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Don't turn out the lights . . . but open the cover, if you dare, and reveal the chilling delights that await you within the pages of A Book of Horrors.

'Stephen King, John Ajvide Linqvist, Lisa Tuttle and many more masters of the macabre issue a call to arms for the horror story in this collection of the very best in chiller fiction edited by Stephen Jones, one of the world's premier anthologists' - Crime Time

Stephen Jones, Britain's most acclaimed horror editor, has gathered together masters of the macabre from across the world in this cornucopia of classic chills and modern menaces. Within these pages you will discover the most successful and exciting writers of horror and dark fantasy today, with a spine-chilling selection of stories displaying the full diversity of the genre, from classic pulp style to more contemporary psychological tales, to cutting-edge terror fiction that will leave you uneasily looking over your shoulder, or in the wardrobe, or under the bed . . .

An original anthology of all-new horror and dark fantasy fiction, in all of its many and magnificent guises, by those devoted to the dark side.

Including stories by Ramsey Campbell, Peter Crowther, Dennis Etchison, Elizabeth Hand, Brian Hodge, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Stephen King, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Richard Christian Matheson, Reggie Oliver, Robert Shearman, Angela Slatter, Michael Marshall Smith and Lisa Tuttle.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 132 x 197 x 30mm | 320g
  • Jo Fletcher Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857388118
  • 9780857388117
  • 61,890

Table of contents

Introduction: Whatever Happened to Horror? - Stephen Jones. The Little Green God of Agony - Stephen King. Charcloth, Firesteel and Flint - Caitlin R. Kiernan. Ghosts with Teeth - Peter Crowther. The Coffin-Maker's Daughter - Angela Slatter. Roots and All - Brian Hodge. Tell Me I'll See You Again - Dennis Etchison. The Music of Bengt Karlsson, Murderer - John Ajvide Lindqvist. Getting it Wrong - Ramsey Campbell. Alice Through the Plastic Sheet - Robert Shearman. The Man in the Ditch - Lisa Tuttle. A Child's Problem - Reggie Oliver. Sad, Dark Thing - Michael Marshall Smith. Near Zennor - Elizabeth Hand. Last Words - Richard Christian Matheson.
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'Excellent' TLS. * TLS * 'a splendid collection that showcases everything that's best about both the short story and the horror anthology' SFX. * SFX * '[An] outstanding collection ... Stephen Jones has put horror back on the bookshelves in fine style and makes sure it stays there' Black Abyss. * Black Abyss * 'A quality primer for initiates to the genre' Time Out. * Time Out * A quality primer for initiates to the genre * Time Out * A superb collection of horror stories. What the hell happened to the horror genre? It may have just received a life-saving jolt * Shadows and Tall Trees * Showcases everything that's best about both the short story and the horror anthology * SFX * The abundance of talent will provide ample delights and frights for anyone in search of true classic horror * Publishers Weekly * Looks too good to be passed by * Dark Wolf's Fantasy * Will ensure deliciously sleepless nights for many a reader * Crimetime * Outstanding anthology * Black Static * Jones has put horror back on the bookshelves in fine style * Black Abyss *
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About Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones is the multiple-award-winning editor and author of more than 100 books in the film, horror and fantasy genres. A former television director/producer and movie publicist and consultant (including the first three Hellraiser movies with Clive Barker), he has edited the critically acclaimed anthology series Best New Horror for more than 20 years. He lives in Wembley, Middlesex, and travels widely. His website can be found at www.stephenjoneseditor.com.
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2 8% (74)
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