Twenty-six terrifying tales set on the scariest night of the year by Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Helen Marshall, Richard Christian Matheson, Robert Shearman, Robert Silverberg, Angela Slatter, Steve Rasnic Tem, and many more. Along with a very special contribution by award-winning poet Jane Yolen.

Treat yourself to some very tricky stories! Halloween . . . All Hallows’ Eve . . . Samhain . . . Día de los Muertos . . . the Day the Dead Come Back . . . When the barriers between the worlds are at their weakest—when ghosts, goblins, and grisly things can cross over into our dimension—then for a single night each year the natural becomes the supernatural, the normal becomes the paranormal, and nobody is safe from their most intimate and terrifying fears.

The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories brings you a dark feast of frightening fiction by some of the most successful and respected horror writers working today:
OCTOBER IN THE CHAIR Neil GaimanREFLECTIONS IN BLACK Steve Rasnic TemTHE HALLOWEEN MONSTER Alison LittlewoodTHE PHÉNAKISTICOPE OF DECAY James EbersoleMEMORIES OF DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Nancy KilpatrickFRAGILE MASKS Richard GavinBONE FIRE Storm ConstantineQUEEN OF THE HUNT Adrian ColeTHE OCTOBER WIDOW Angela SlatterBEFORE THE PARADE PASSES BY Marie O’ReganHER FACE Ramsey CampbellA MAN TOTALLY ALONE Robert HoodBLEED Richard Christian MathesonTHE ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN PARTY APP Lisa MortonTHE FOLDING MAN Joe R. LansdaleI WAIT FOR YOU Eygló KarlsdóttirDUST UPON A PAPER EYE Cate GardnerNOT OUR BROTHER Robert SilverbergTHE SCARIEST THING IN THE WORLD Michael Marshall SmithTHE NATURE OF THE BEAST Sharon GoslingTHE BEAUTIFUL FEAST OF THE VALLEY Stephen GallagherIN THE YEAR OF OMENS Helen MarshallTHE MILLENNIAL’S GUIDE TO DEATH Scott BradfieldWHITE MARE Thana NiveauPUMPKIN KIDS Robert ShearmanLANTERN JACK Christopher FowlerHALLOWEEN TREATS Jane Yolen
Here you will encounter witches, ghosts, monsters, psychos, demonic nuns, and even Death himself in this spooky selection of stories set on the night when evil walks the earth . . .
Thirty-five uncanny and erotic tales of vampires written by supernatural fiction’s greatest mistresses of the macabre.
"Fashions change, and the urbane vampire created by Byron and cemented in place by Stoker has had to move on . . . Are you, like me, ready for the new dusk?" —Ingrid Pitt, from her Introduction
Prepare to arm yourself with garlic, silver bullets, and a stake. Featuring the only vampire short story written by Anne Rice, the undisputed queen of vampire literature, and boasting an autobiographical introduction and original tale by Ingrid Pitt, the star of Hammer Films' The Vampire Lovers and Countess Dracula, this is one anthology that every vampire fan—vampiric feminist or not—will want to drink deep from.

From the classic stories of Edith Wharton, Edith Nesbit, Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman, and Mary Elizabeth Braddon to modern incarnations by such acclaimed writers as Poppy Z. Brite, Nancy Kilpatrick, Tanith Lee, Caitlín R. Kiernan, and Angela Slatter, these blood-drinkers and soul-stealers range from the sexual to the sanguinary, from the tormented Good to the unspeakably Evil. Among those memorable Children of the Night you will encounter are Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Byronic vampire Saint-Germain, Nancy A. Collins' undead heroine Sonja Blue, Tanya Huff's vampiric detective Vicki Nelson, and Freda Warrington’s age-old lovers Karl and Charlotte.
Nominated for the World Fantasy Award and the International Horror Guild Award, and now revised and updated, The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women fulfils the bloodlust of the somnambulist horror fan, delivering the ultimate bite.
For twenty years The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror has been recognized as the world's foremost annual showcase of horror and dark fantasy fiction. Now, with one story from each year in which it has been published, from 1989 to 2008, representing the work of dozens of authors, many of them acknowledged as the foremost practitioners of the genre, multi-award-winning editor Stephen Jones looks back on two decades of superb writing to bring readers the ultimate horror fiction anthology.

With names such as Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Neil Gaiman, Michael Marshall Smith, Paul J. McAuley and Lisa Tuttle, this collection represents a true landmark in horror fiction publishing.


Praise for Stephen Jones:

'Horror's last maverick.' - Christopher Fowler

'Stephen Jones . . . has a better sense of the genre than almost anyone in this country.'- Lisa Tuttle, The Times Books

'The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones.' - Roz Kavaney, Time Out

'Edited by Stephen Jones, a member of that tiny band of anthologists whose work is so reliably good that you automatically reach out and grab hold of any new volume spotted if you are wise.'- Gahan Wilson, Realms of Fantasy

'One of the genre's most enthusiastic cheerleaders.' - Publishers Weekly

'Horror readers owe Stephen Jones a lot.' - Rue Morgue

'Edited by the prolific and reliable Stephen Jones.' - SFX Magazine

'Jones performs his usual exemplary job.' - Starlog (UK)

'A new horror anthology from Stephen Jones is always an event' - Dennis Etchison

The most infamous doctor of the gothic era once again delves into the forbidden secrets of the world, when literature's most famous creature lives again ...Frankenstein-his very name conjures up images of plundered graves, secret laboratories, electrical experiments, and reviving the dead.Within these pages, the maddest doctor of them all and his demented disciples once again delve into the secrets of life, as science fiction meets horror when the world's most famous creature lives again.Collected together for the first time, here are twenty-five electrifying tales of cursed creation that are guaranteed to spark your interest-with classics from the pulp magazines by Robert Bloch and Manly Wade Wellman; modern masterpieces from Ramsey Campbell, Dennis Etchison, Karl Edward Wagner, David J. Schow, and R. Chetwynd-Hayes; and new contributions from Graham Masterton, Basil Copper, John Brunner, Guy N. Smith, Kim Newman, Paul McAuley, Roberta Lannes, Michael Marshall Smith, Daniel Fox, Adrian Cole, Nancy Kilpatrick, Brian Mooney, Lisa Morton, Stephen Volk, and Jo Fletcher. Plus, you're sure to get a charge from three complete novels: The Hound of Frankenstein by Peter Tremayne, The Dead End by David Case, and Mary W. Shelley's original masterpiece Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.As an electrical storm rages overhead, the generators are charged up, and beneath the sheet a cold form awaits its miraculous rebirth. Now it's time to throw that switch and discover all that man was never meant to know.
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