Dark Delicacies III: Haunted

Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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In this third installment of the Bram Stoker Award-winning anthology series, editors Del Howison and Jeff Gelb examine what it means to be Haunted in all of its different permeations. From the constant haunting visits of a locale to being haunted by our own thoughts and memories to being haunted by the spirit of evil, Haunted explores the emotions of obsession, desire and pain. We are all haunted by something. The horror is in how we deal with it. Join twenty of the genres finest authors as they deal with their ghosts.

Includes stories by Kevin J. Anderson, Clive Barker, Michael Boatman, Heather Graham, Richard Christian Matheson, David Morrell, Chuck Palahniuk, Victor Salva, Simon R. Green, and many more!
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About the author

Del Howison, founder of the world's most famous horror emporium and bookstore, Dark Delicacies, has used his extensive friendships in the horror field to compile this second anthology. He is an esteemed expert in the genre and has made cameo appearances in a number of horror films. Howison lives in Los Angeles.

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Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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Published on
Oct 13, 2017
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Pages
280
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ISBN
9781625672919
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Fiction / Horror
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