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    • ISBN:9780857388117
    • Publication date:27 Sep 2012

A Book of Horrors

By Stephen Jones

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The best new horror and dark fantasy, from the world's best writers.

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 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... A Book of Horrors: 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 all-original 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.

Biographical Notes

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

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  • ISBN: 9780857388094
  • Publication date: 29 Sep 2011
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: Jo Fletcher Books
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