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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.

Reviews

'A quality primer for initiates to the genre' Time Out.
Time Out
'[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 splendid collection that showcases everything that's best about both the short story and the horror anthology' SFX.
SFX
'Excellent' TLS.
TLS
Jones has put horror back on the bookshelves in fine style
Black Abyss
Outstanding anthology
Black Static
Will ensure deliciously sleepless nights for many a reader
Crimetime
Looks too good to be passed by
Dark Wolf's Fantasy
The abundance of talent will provide ample delights and frights for anyone in search of true classic horror
Publishers Weekly
Showcases everything that's best about both the short story and the horror anthology
SFX
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
A quality primer for initiates to the genre
Time Out