SLEEP IS FOR SISSIES
That master of the macabre Alfred Hitchcock has only scorn for people who dream their nights away. No one should waste those deliciously dark hours between dusk and dawn when the wind howls the loudest and the smallest sounds can reap the greatest dividends of dread. Therefore in his latest collection Hitch has personally selected tales tailored to break the stranglehold of slumber and make sure that all your nightmares are waking ones.
Seventeen spinetinglers by: William Arden, Charlotte Armstrong, Frances Beeding, Robert Bloch, Lawrence G. Blochman, Joseph Payne Brennan, Marguerite Dickinson, Charles Einstein, Guy Fleming, Anthony Gilbert, Joe Gores, Dion Henderson, Morris Hershman, Edward D. Hoch, James Holding, Adobe James, Day Keene
I will tell you that, having been published in 1971, the stories have an old-fashioned feel to them. Having adjusted to that, the stories are pretty good. They aren't the best I've read, but many do carry that twist at the end for which Hitchcock is famous. An enjoyable read.