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Collected Ghost Stories
by M.R. James Details
M.R. James is probably the finest ghost-story writer England has ever produced. These tales are not only classics of their genre, but are also superb examples of beautifully-paced understatement, convincing background and chilling terror.
Duel: Terror Stories
by Richard Matheson Details
Duel, Steven Spielberg's acclaimed first film, was adapted by Richard Matheson from his story of the same name. But "Duel" is only one of the classic suspense tales in this treasure trove of terror, which also contains Matheson's legendary first story, "Born of Man and Woman," as well as several stunning shockers that inspired memorable episodes of The Twilight Zone.
by H.P. Lovecraft Details
The visionary master of cosmic horror joins The Library of America with this collection of classic stories of the strange and fantastic.
The Complete Stories
by Edgar Allan Poe Details
Sixty-eight short stories by the nineteenth century American master of the macabre. Contains familiar favorites such as The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Gold Bug, and The Pit and the Pendulum, and lesser known works such as MS. Found in a Bottle, King Pest, The Man That Was Used Up, The Devil in the Belfry, The Balloon-Hoax, and Some Words with a Mummy.
The Hair Wreath and Other Stories
by Halli Villegas Details
Girls and boys disappear; couples caught in the heat and suppressed rage of urban life are haunted by the ghosts of their own making; neighborhoods drift in the murky atmosphere of buried emotions, where the echoes of distrust and dissonance prove that something just isn't right. These strange stories gather and weave themselves together into a wreath of memories, rife with an atmospheric and ominous creep redolent of Shirley Jackson. This eerie collection illustrates the disconnect amongst people and the places they inhabit: the gap that allows the supernatural to flourish.
The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mystery and Suspense
by Joyce Carol Oates Details
In these stories, Joyce Carol Oates explores with bloodcurdling insight the ties that bind (or worse). The Museum of Dr. Moses is another chilling masterpiece from the author The Nation called "one of the great artistic forces of our time".
Updated 03/12/2016
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