The UK’s most acclaimed horror editor, Stephen Jones, is back at it again with A Book of Horrors – a collection of page-turning and bone-chilling short stories from some of the greatest names in horror literature. Everything you could ever want from a horror thriller is included in this anthology; from classic pulp-style fiction to cutting-edge terror, dark fantasy and everything in-between. A Book of Horrors will have you looking over your shoulder and under the bed from beginning to end.
What’s great about this book is not only the quality of the writing but the sheer diversity. This anthology is packed to the teeth with something for everyone and contains some of the best work from the best writers in the business. Each story is also proceeded by a short introduction and explanation from the authors – something which gives you true insight into the macabre nightshades of terror you will experience in this spine-chilling thrillscape.
If you’re looking for a classic possession and exorcism story, check out “The Little Green God of Agony”, a unique story from horror master Stephen King, which contains dark undertones of grim comedy. For those looking for more plain terror, “The Music of Bent Karlsson, Murderer” by John Ajvide Lindqvist will be right up your alley. The legendary author even states at the beginning of his tale, “It might be the one story I have written that has scared me the most…”
This anthology also contains something truly unique – a collection of female writers. Stories include tales from greats new and old like Caitlin R. Kiernan, Angela Slatter, Lisa Tuttle and Elizabeth Hand, all of which bring a breath of fresh air to the classic genre.
So, if you’re looking for a great new read why not check out A Book of Horrors by Stephen Jones? We don’t think you’ll regret it.